Saturday, March 26, 2016

It's Nice to be Back

I hope everybody has a Happy and Blessed Easter. I am so sorry that I have not been on in such a long time, however, I had three major surgeries, and lost my brother in February of last year, so it's been a trial no doubt, and I am happy to say that I am now coming to the point where I feel I can do God's work with a clear mind and hear the Holy Spirit so that I can reach those that he needs to reach through me without any influence of my personal feelings. Below please find a poem that I wrote for this Easter I pray that it makes you think of the Glorious, most loving, most forgiving Father, that ever could be, and how blessed we are that He chose us to be His children and give us His gift of Grace.

An Easter Blessing

Our Father gave to us,
The most precious gift He could,
To let us understand with certainty,
 That eternally, He has and would,

Love us unconditionally,
And forgive our every sin,
For He was the one who caused it,
So we all could choose to win,

Joy, forgiveness, mercy, and love,
That would begin and have no end,
For He gave His only begotten Son,
Who became Our Savior, brother, and friend,

So on this Easter Sunday,
As we rejoice and give Him Glory,
Let us remind ourselves how real this is,
And just not some written story.

Patricia Vandenburg

Friday, June 12, 2015

*******There Are No Words*******

Sometimes the smallest of things make a ripple effect, My birthday is next week and one of my loving friends and sister's in Christ sent me a note with a beautiful Piano Musical CD called "No Words" by Michelle Margiotta. I have never heard her simply beautiful, and Piano tapes are my favorite, I am sure the Holy Spirit led her to that one, He is so awesome.

As I played the tape on my laptop my pen started moving across the page with such ease to the peaceful, calming imagery playing in my mind, and when I was done I thought how beautiful I will share this on my blog and in my part 2 of Layers of the Heart that I am being motivated by the Spirit to finish by August.

Music is all about the layers and the Journey, as are we, so I hope you enjoy what came from this soothing, comforting music, and in some way my words convey how she made me feel through her gift. And Neicy thank you for my gift and the gift of this Eternal friendship which God hand selected for us.

May we all have a safe week, remember to walk upright in His light, love, and courage, here are a few verses from the Heart of our loving Father,

Psalm 84:11New Living Translation (NLT)
11 For the Lord God is our sun and our shield.
    He gives us grace and glory.
The Lord will withhold no good thing
    from those who do what is right.
Isaiah 57:2New International Version (NIV)
Those who walk uprightly
    enter into peace;
    they find rest as they lie in death

1 John 1:7New International Version (NIV)
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[a] sin.

There Are No Words


Patricia VanDenburg 6/12/15


There are no words,
just beauty,
through the wind of the trees,
sound of the leaves,
melody of sounds,
that completely surround,
all those with eyes,
but not on their face,
no, their eyes are within,
another place,
the heart beats though,
we cannot see,
still we know,
this to be,
just as such,
our Heavenly Father,
Savior, and Holy Spirit's,
beauty abounds,
and can be found,
when we close our eyes,
sit still,
and wait on their will......

Monday, May 11, 2015

"Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick" Teddy Roosevelt

There have been many interpretations of this famous quote, but one written Six years ago in a topic room really spoke to my heart, it read;

 "Every leader needs a large touch of diplomacy to influence others, create vision, and achieve goals. The "big stick" can also be a sort of inner resolve - authenticity, if you will, and integrity."         
Cynthia LY · 6 years ago
Keeping Religion and politics separate for some things such as  taxes, laws, and such is fine, but the reality is, Religion and Politics have always been at the root of wars all throughout history.
Jesus didn't die so we good receive the gift of Grace, just so we can fold now. We watch programs that in the 50's and 60's would have been unable to produce, never the less watch. Who puts on their T.V. for a show called "Pretty Little Liars" allow their children to watch it, and than those same people call the school when their child is  bullied or worse.
We buy tabloids that have led to death, because we truly think that buying them isn't the power behind why they chase people, and invade privacy, and ruin marriages, but we know we are lying to ourselves, so we can pretend to have a clear conscious. While we are here to fulfill a purpose, to be a vessel for our loving Savior ;
Ephesians 5:15-17New American Standard Bible (NASB)15 Therefore [a]be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 [b]making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
James 4:17New American Standard Bible (NASB)17 Therefore, to one who knows the [a]right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.
Psalm 119:105  New King James Version (NKJV) Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
Joshua 1:9  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
We have to get back to the word, this need to feel good, which God clearly repeatedly tells us in His word where feelings initiate, why the enemy uses our feelings to trick us, He uses our human mind, but our God lives in us, with us, and upon us. Our Heart belongs to Jesus and the greatest of these gifts is Love.
So I pray we all give much prayer to what we fill our minds with this week, news T.V. Radio etc., so that the thinner the file cabinet, the more God can fill it wit His plan, purpose, and will for our lives. I pray we all have an awesome week. God Bless in the blood and name of Jesus amen
Below please find two of my Poems showing both sides of this post hugs, may they bring you  hope and empowerment hugs, love and prayers Patricia
My Ray of Light
Through all he hard times in my life,
through all the good times too,
there's been one constant, solid source,
my ray of light....You,
You guide me through life's valleys,
You protect me from life's wrath,
You lead me in the right direction,
along life's bumpy path,
for I am just a little piece,
in a puzzle that's so grand,
but still in all I'd lose my place,
without You're guiding hand,
so though I cannot see at times,
and I stumble through the night,
I am always sure I'll find my way,
for I have my Ray of Light...
Patricia VanDnburg 2/2/99
A Dim Light
What's going on, what's taking place,
smiles gone, and now replaced,
with looks of horror, sheer disbelief,
for all life's joy has turned to grief,
jobs are scarce, money too,
come month's end the rent is due,
parent's work still not enough,
all around things are tough,
let's not forget the little ones,
who played with toys, and switched to guns,
they go to school but not to learn,
gangs and drugs are their concerns,
we seek an answer, it's all so strange,
oh how much our world has changed,
we can't give up, we must not quit,
until our torch within is lit,
for not till than will our world be one,
not till than will our part be done...
Patricia VanDenburg 11/26/91







Friday, April 10, 2015

Trouble is Inevitable Misery is Optional

I want to let everyone know I have been away, as I had 3 Major Surgeries with complications and was in NYC for a year and only came home because my loving younger brother went home to be with our loving Father, until the Savior comes and the New Earth and Heaven are finished, and we will all rise who believe, and be reunited with those we love, I will sorely miss him every day.

As humans it is the worst , most incomprehensible, helpless feeling, leaving a hole where there once was a space reserved for daily memories with that specific loved one, as I struggle I keep rereading the many promises our loving Father gives us and His words of wisdom written through the pens of others, such as Psalm 4:19 and Isaiah 61:3, I read 4 versions of the Lords word, and for these particular verses I would like to quote the living Translation Bible which says;

Psalm 94:19Living Bible (TLB)
19 Lord, when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me and give me renewed hope and cheer.

Isaiah 61:3Living Bible (TLB)
To all who mourn in Israel he will give: beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning; praise instead of heaviness. For God has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory.

Jesus walked this earth as a human, though perfect, to understand all we would feel. physically, emotionally, and spiritually. He than suffered, died, and rose again, so we would receive the gift of Grace from the Father and we would all be with Him and begin Eternal love, peace, and joy, all together when His purposes that He needed His children for are fulfilled, and every living being has had an opportunity for Eternal serenity and peace.

I thought after the trials of 2014, 2015 would be a better year and it was just the opposite, but as Job said in,

 Job 2:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

But He promised to never leave us nor forsake us, and believe me I feel Him all day, and He gets me through, for I believe in Romans 8:28, along with the many other awesome promise and blessings, that all things work together for our good either here or in Heaven. So I pray for my many Brothers and Sisters suffering in any way, and I pray for us to remember all these, as well as 1Corinthians 10:13.

I pray we all have a safe, loving weekend, full of wisdom and discernment ,and that we remember that He is the lamp at our feet, and guides our path which is why the more we stay the course, the more He can accomplish through us as His earthly vehicles. I pray the below poem encourages your weekend, hugs love and prayers Patricia xox

Have a Nice day Unless You have other plans
Life's a choice
God made that clear
we can choose to feel safe
or live in fear,
but when in fear
God's not in control
because that's not the way
our loving Father rolls,
He wants each day
to bring us joy
so we can shine
 for all girls and boys,
for it's through us
that He shines his light
so that others
can see His glorious might,
so that others may ask
about His ways
and spend eternity
in peace not flames,
but the choice is ours
 for we have free will
and sadly He knows
many doubt Him still,
so we pray for all
that it's part of your plan
to get to know the father
and feel His hand.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

****A Healthy Blessed New Year****

I want to Start the New Year off with 2 inspirational readings one is a Psalm from our Lord filled with His glorious promises, and the other is one that we tend to forget.

I pray for all those whose trials may seem heavy, yet the Lord gave us 1Corinthians 10:13, followed up with Romans 8:28. I pray we remember to wear all our armor so we can be a vehicle for Him to light our paths through the dark.

For those who lost a loved one and suffered tragedy, know the Lord is still and has been and always will be by our side. May we all stay humble, ask for the Holy Spirit's discernment, and try and be as Christ like as possible so we can fulfill our purpose. We lift this and all prayers up in the blood and name of Jesus amen. God Bless.  The below scripture speaks to our Eternal being and below this will be a reminder for our carnal being, while trying not to be deceived we can recall both

The Happiness of Those Who Trust in God

A Psalm of David when he pretended madness before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.

34 I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.
This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel[a] of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
11 Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 Who is the man who desires life,
And loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
20 He guards all his bones;
Not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
22 The Lord redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.
A thought to start the new year love and hugs
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question.
Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed.
In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”
She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night.
 Remember to put the glass down!

Safe travels for you and all you love Patricia xoxox