189 results for 'Barbara MacDonald '
Love creates in abundance
Also, having the power to rip apart
Within contained the breath of life
Sometimes leaving us gasping ...
Finding within this love
All we ever wanted, needed . sought
Our hearts so vulnerable
Rational is left wanting...
Love heals our afflictions
Wounds us beyond any measure
Enveloping of treasures
Never is it truly gone
Even death can not... (more)
In the twilight of this eclipse
As if a perfect painting of
My resplendent contemplation...
A thunderous current of emotions
Dancing inside my quieted essence
The reign of silence and solitude...
Let me knell in veneration
Humbled by the breathe of Him
Who knows my heart...
In this womb of all that was
Meant to be my destiny
Gently touching these memories...
This moon soaked visage
Can not touch or reflect
Adorations of my life....
Held in free inspiration... (more)
I recently heard some very interesting news about a man I had worked with in the drop-in...a very difficult case. If I am totally honest, I use to worry what would happen next with this man. My reason for the worry, was he had a tendency to be violent at times. Few people could relate in any way with him...but it was my job to keep this, and him under control.
Herbie had severe Paranoid Schizophrenia. He seemed to have lost total touch with reality. Let me tell you a few things that I had to deal with on an everyday basis. I never knew what was coming next with him. One day,... (more)
As I lay in despair
At the bottom of the stairs
It has taken me years to
Ascend the summit
Only to fall to the abyss...
"Why?", I cry out to you
As I lay weeping and lost
Cursing life and bewildered
"It's not fair" , what do I need to learn
That you have struck such sorrow upon me...
Surrendering, no more will to fight
Hope has certainly taken flight
Then from a distance I look upon
A light so bright I lose my breathe
Clarity shining when nothing was left...
Having recently seen this posted on Facebook by a dear friend, my friend and I thought that we should make Tim Horton's aware of this with the intention that they may get on board and have this also running in their stores. Timmie's is Number One in Canada, and I am sure that this would help so many people ...let's just see what they will do. Also a petition may be started for this. We all can do our part to better this world, this is a perfect example of how...
Everyday people meet here to drink coffee and share...At one point, I use to meet there with some others for a Bible Study...I... (more)
There is a window from my heart to yours
We opened this with trust, laid our souls bare
Inhaling your breathe within my being
Trusting in the sacred power of love....
When I heard my first love song
I knew I would find my way to you
I started searching for you long ago
Waiting patiently for God to bless us...
Love does not come to us on our terms
It is destiny flown on wings of hope
Neither can we control or demand love
It is freely gifted as grace from above....
We did not meet somewhere... (more)
In order to actually let go of something that is holding us back, we have to analyze the feelings associated with it. It is very interesting, although we think it is anger we feel, in reality it is perhaps hurt. That is the thing about emotions, they can blend and being totally honest with ourselves to get to the core of what we are feeling can be confusing. This is a very hard process when we are talking negative emotions, which we do not want to acknowledge to ourselves, let alone someone else.
Powerful emotions like love, regret, anger, grief, fear, hopelessness,... (more)
I just watched such a beautiful movie that I felt I had to pass this on. It was not a main stream known movie, but rather an independent drama written and directed by Ben Levin. The Surrogate , debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival , where it won the Audience Award (U.S. Dramatic) and a U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting. It was later named The Sessions. Helen Hunt was nominated best supporting actress (2012) for her role as the sex surrogate.
Based on the true story of the life of Mark O'Brien, a journalist, poet, and advocate for the disabled... (more)
After over 25 years working in social services and with many types of issues, if I have learned anything, it is that we all have the ability to make a difference in this world. I have witnessed this over and over again. Too often people are written off in our "throw away" society. Let me explain what I mean by this...and I am certainly not saying this is always the case. I would like to think that as society has become more educated ; they have a better understanding and have more compassion thus. I always say "walk a mile in someones shoes before you judge them " . This certainly would... (more)
Tears flowing in thankfulness
Of all gifts bestowed undeserved
Given like a river in the desert
Quenching my barren heart...
Life brings the wind fiercely
Dissipated dreams broken
Lost in a sea of regret
Lessons learned through pain...
My parched soul longing
Finding strength within this blessing
Eradicating all repentance
Discovering the eternal fountain of life...
The earth shuddered
Shaking to awaken my soul
The swell of tears released
Surrendered to God's love...... (more)