I Dream Along a Tranquil Shore

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I Dream Along a Tranquil Shore

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I dream along a tranquil shore

a quiet rest between the waves

that crash upon this shore of life

to wash away all tear-stained days

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My heart seeks solace on the wings

of those who’ve braved the biggest storms

and yet have landed without harm

their souls intact and barely worn

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I listen closely to their call

and hear the notes of Love’s refrain

that I need face the tides of life

for there’s no glory without pain

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That I should close my eyes to Love

and wish for ease knowing it’s wrong

will stunt my wings so I won’t fly

and I would miss the ocean’s song.

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Wendy ❀ 2014

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This post is born from having walked on Williams Beach

last Sunday and by some questions I had recently asked God.

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Later, after the walk,

I listened to an old interview with the author, P.D. James, on CBC radio

where she shared how having pain in her early years

probably made her a better writer. 

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God gives every bird his worm,

but He does not throw it into the nest.

~ P.D. James

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P.D. James died last week at the age of 94.

She had written many mystery novels

and won numerous awards.

As I listened to her speak, my eyes welled up with tears 

because she spoke of writing not just typical mysteries,

but novels that dug deep into the human heart. 

She wanted her characters to have been changed in some way

by the end of the book.

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I think change is good.

Especially if it entails growth.

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Have you ever listened to an interview

and heard your own heart being expressed?

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What the detective story is about is not murder

but the restoration of order.

~ P.D. James

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To him who  hides away overcomes,

I will give the right to eat from the tree of life,

which is in the paradise of God.

Revelation 2:7

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Bold Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

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Have you read an inspiring novel lately?

What did you like best about it?

Did the main characters grow? 

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