I am

img-20160904-wa0028I’m a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i’s
And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise.
Sometimes I wonder, ‘if I’d become everything I wanted as a girl,
Would I be better than this or caught up in a different whirl?’
I close my eyes and hear the voices of those who look up to me,
The hopeful eyes in their pictures…..I think I can see what they see,
I want to wake up one morning and see the people I care about happy.
I’m a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i’s
And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise.

I pretend I’m not hurt even when I am,
‘Cause when fighting ain’t an option,the least we can do is keep calm.
There’re times when I feel terribly overwhelmed,
But bless everything through which I’ve helmed,
There’s been God, there’s been you, to pull me through.
I oft’n worry that the things I so believe in may not be true,
And you can trust me to cry at the idea of failing in what I set out to do.
I’m a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i’s
And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise.

I understand that it’s hard to please everyone,
But if I could, there’s nothing I’d want more than to see a smile on the face of every man.
I believe and so say everyone deserves a second chance,
I judge not…at least never at first glance.
I dream of the day when I can look at my life and say ‘this is where I wanted to be.
I have, I do, I always will try the best in everyone to see,
And I hope at the end of my life, I will not have left a trail of broken hearts behind me.

©Pastor Lucy Paynter


KEEP ON THE FIGHT. It’s difficult to separate the past from the present, Not everything that has been bent can be unbent, You cannot unmeet people, or un-go places you’ve went, You cannot un-cry your tears or un-argue an argument, You cannot un-break a heart or take back an ill comment, You cannot un-say words you said because you needed to vent, You cannot take back time or wish away time you’ve spent, Things get messed up every once in a while, with or without intent, Some scars will remain and not every grain of dreg can sediment, Some things just can’t be put back together once they fragment, You can choose to be better or spend the rest of your life in lament, You can make a choice to forgive or live with that hateful torment, You can take a new dimension in life or spiral down the pitiful descent, There’s nothing you can do about the past, it’s the past and that’s just it, Sometimes the least you can do about your mistakes is just to admit, And then find a new path in life and pray that your ego can permit, Not everything’s your fault, some situations and people are just a total misfit, Not every fight can be won, not every situation in life will be for your benefit, Your next new best-friend may just turn out to be the worst hypocrite, You just might lose your new job no matter how much you commit, Once in a while you’ll be flattered by a smile that’s full of deceit, You may give out your heart to someone and they turn out to be a cheat, But it doesn’t mean that you give up on people or concede to defeat, Sometimes what breaks you is what is meant to make you complete, It’s not all times that you’ll win; and a wise man knows when to quit, But sometimes the worst mistake you can make is to take the backseat. And when it feels like the tunnel is endless or at the end there’s no light, Look up to the one who feeds the sparrows, mere birds of flight. Have faith that He watches over you, He that separated day from night, That even at that moment when your strength is failing, His is not finite, He authored your life, He knows what’s going on, trust Him to make it right, Not all situations in life have answers, not all wars can be won by might, Sometimes the only way up is down on your knees, make it your delight, Have a little more faith in yourself and in people, put on a little more fight, Hold on a little bit longer even though your pain may not go away overnight, Fight for the sake of those who see you as their definition of ‘alright’, And whether the whole world has faith in you or holds you in spite, There’s always a reason to take the next breath, to keep your goal in sight, Someone’s been where you are; keep alive the faith, keep on the fight.

Be insipired

Life happens…..
Just like the earth is created with mountains, valleys,hills, rivers, oceans, wilderness deserts , forests and plains.The world is beautiful because of all this .
So is life there are times when it’s smooth and well.sometimes it’s uphill or downhill.Other times it’s stormy and total confusion.But that’s the beauty of life.
So when life happens just hang in there the creator of the heavens and earth is in control….


Strife is the greatest drawback to any progress.
How much can we do together if we don’t strife.
How fast can we accomplish our goals if we don’t strife.

So much time and energy goes to waste while we strife.
So many wounds in minds and hearts while we strife.

Why do we strife with one another
Why do we think we are better than the other
Remember we are all unique
Remember we are all indispensable
Finally always remember that the bible warns us against strife.
A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses
Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,
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