Daily Light #7 ~ God Who Saves!

“Praise the Lord; praise God our savior!  For each day he carries us in his arms.  Our God is a God who saves!  The Sovereign Lord rescues us from death.”  Psalm 68:19-20, New Living Translation

Verse 28, “Summon your might, O God.  Display your power, O God, as you have in the past.” NLT


“The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life.”   

Proverbs 11:30, NLT

The Untaken

Untaken ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #223

Patrick Jennings, at https://pixtowords.com/, offers a prompt each week which combines a photo and word.  Click the link above to meet him, and join in.  Current word prompt: “Untaken”.


‘Twas almost Christmas

Fruitcakes baked

Because he liked them

His birthday, same week

Cards included for both

Special days, in shiny

Holiday gift bag…

She phoned several times &

Knocked at his door, no answer

Left the gift bag hanging on

Doorknob…he’d find it later

When he went out.

Authorities arrived, another

Neighbor gave her news…

In silent night angels

Came, took Tim home

To God’sParadise.

Mixed with shocked pain and

Mourning, relief for Tim’s release

From torment…a resentment

Ripped ragged rent

In her soul.

Mere 17 steps…angels

Could have tapped

At her door, too

But she was left behind

…The Untaken.

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Imprisoned (Crimson’s Creative Challenge)

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #66

Imprisoned by love

Within exquisite stone edifice

Heart remains…withering, shivers

Ached with longing, as eyes dim

Murmur last prayer

To glimpse you once more

Passion e’er stays winter’s chill

But renders mind fraught

With a fraying madness

Vespers, your ghost visits

Drifts past cracked window

On midnight wings

Mute mist of tears

Veil ‘tween our worlds

I beg, “take me away with you”

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Cute TV Ad

I don’t have children, by choice…but I enjoy other people’s kids…from a distance…for short periods of time.  Some TV ads that feature kids (or adults) are more entertaining than programs they sponsor, so I’m sharing one that’s especially touching. 😉 Rhen

Sighing Heart

Heart some days sighing

Miss you more than ghost might guess

Delusions live on

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations,  2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Grief’s Entity

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12, New King James Version

Seems an entity

Akin to Death lives within

Grief which fills all cells

Skin to muscle, marrow, heart

Like yeast in dough raises bread


Tentacles constrict

Wrapped around throat, lungs and head

Till tears pulse, explode

Can’t predict what triggers it

Takes me down, complete surprise

Leaves body, mind limp, bled dry

Curled up, begging, ‘let me die’…

“The LORD is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?” Psalm 27:1, NLT

“Though an army encamps around me, my heart will not fear; though a war breaks out against me, I will keep my trust. One thing I have asked of the LORD; this is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and seek Him in His temple.…” Psalm 27:3-4, Berean Study Bible

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.