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The Father I Never Had

Artist: Morgan Weistling

 

There I am at the age of two
Playing with my doll as little girls do.

Sitting on the front porch with my mother.
Tear filled eyes that soak and cover
Her face reveals sadness like none other.

How could he leave?
It’s hard to believe.
He chose not to stay.
Oh, how my mother prayed!

God, help me to understand.
This was not your plan.
The love of my Father
I have wanted for so long.
What did I do wrong?

Seeing other daughters with their dads.
Oh, such a huge part of me was missing.
Something I never had was those
precious moments of reminiscin’.

Asking myself Why?
Doesn’t He love me?
Why wasn’t I the apple of his eye?
The pain of his absence I cannot deny.

What if he had stayed?
Would I be different?
So many times I’ve prayed.
And God would answer and say
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
You are not insignificant.

My earthly Father, no he wasn’t there.
The pain and hurt were so unfair.
In God, I found the strength and the love to bare.
The forgiveness in my heart I humbly share.

I’m grateful for the woman I have become.
I finally found my place in the ‘Son.’
I choose to live out His love
as the purpose of my life.
While reminding others that
His love will always suffice.

Whenever I start to feel sad.
I remember how He has carried me this far.
Never will He abandon me or leave a scar.
His love makes my spirit glad.
He’s the Father I never had.

– Love, By Tina…💗
Expressions of His Love with Tina Unsell Seamon
©2019/Tina Unsell Seamon

Artist: Morgan Weistling

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Gentle Flower

Artist: “Mothers Gentle Touch” by Sandra Kuck

There’s a beautiful flower
That stands among the fields.

In stillness, hour after hour,
It’s fragrance so pleasantly yields.

A sweetsmelling savour it often reveals.
Giving thanks, in prayer my mother kneels.

Like lovely pink petals of grace,
God’s love illuminates my mother’s face.

This gentle flower so faithful and true.
Mother, I am so grateful for you.

– Love, By Tina…🌷
Expressions of His Love with Tina Unsell Seamon
© 2019/ Tina Unsell Seamon

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“And walk in love (be constantly ordering your behavior within the sphere of love), as Christ also hath loved us (presents the Apostle passing from Father to the Son as our example), and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. (Christ fulfilled all the symbolic Blood Offerings of the Levitical system [Heb. 10:8]. He fulfilled those by becoming an Offering for sin on the Cross. The ”sweetsmelling Savor” describes the atoning Sacrifice as accepted by God.)”
‭‭- Ephesians‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

• Expositor Notes taken from -JSM Expositor’s Study Bible – KJV 📖

Artist: “Mothers Gentle Touch” by Sandra Kuck

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A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY

Artist: “A Country Gem” by Artist: Nicky Boehme

A place in the country…

Is where I want to return to be.

It feels just like home to me.

The grass between my toes

Brings back memories of not so long ago.

When life was a much simpler time

And a sense of wonder was all mine.

Through my childhood years and into my youth

It was here that I found my God and Truth.

Growing in Faith and in the knowledge of His Word

I learned to depend and trust solely on the Lord.

While walking through these fields that I have returned

I have never forgotten the lessons that I learned.

I can still feel the gentle breeze of His love upon my face

The trip back to the country was more than just a kind embrace.

God’s grace is still abundantly present in this place.

Love, By Tina… 🌻

© 2019 / Tina Unsell Seamon

Artist: “A Country Gem” by Artist: Nicky Boehme

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Love…

 

Image Text & Design: Tina Unsell Seamon

Image: Pixabay

I wrote this piece two years ago not realizing at the time that this love that I dream of…
I already have…

His name is Jesus and His love is enough…

Love…
I dream of a love that believes in me more than I believe in myself.
A love where I can be totally and utterly myself.
Accepted and unmasked without fear of hiding any of the pieces of my broken heart.
One that seeks to help me mend the pieces back together again.
Patiently and without any resistance, lovingly weaving all the sorrow, pain and hurt into a perfect tapestry.
© 2017/ Tina Unsell Seamon

Love, By Tina…🌸💗🌸
Expressions of His Love with Tina Unsell Seamon
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Image Text & Design: Tina Unsell Seamon

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Springtime Has Come

Artist: Vesna Delevska

Springtime has come
The rains are gone at last.
Draw near to me says, the Lord.
The winters have passed.

Springtime has come
The Kingdom Age begins
And trials and tribulations end.
Flowers blossom and bloom
And fill the earth,
Bringing with them
renewal and rebirth.

Springtime has come
The turtle dove is heard.
A time for singing is at hand
As life springs forth
Far across the land.

Springtime has come
The fig trees show her green
With tender vines of grapes.
Purified, restored and clean
His children He will not forsake.

Springtime has come
Come away with me, Oh Israel!
Can you hear His voice declare?
It will be a time of great peace and joy.
Arise, my love, mine so fair.

A lovely fragrance fills the air
The second coming of the Lord is near.
Israel has cast thy love to His utmost sum,
The Springtime has come.

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~ Verse Of The Day ~

“For, lo, The winter is past, the rain is over and gone; (the shepherd is telling his betrothed that hindrances such as the rains are now “over and gone”; he is attempting to draw her near.) The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. (“turtle” should read “turtle dove”; the entirety of this Passage speaks of the beginning of the great Kingdom Age; the “winter” [signifying terrible war and tribulation] is past, now “flowers appear on the Earth”); The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. (This speaks of the coming of the Lord [Mat. 24:28-31]. At that time, the Lord will bid Israel to come to Him, which she will. Zechariah, as possibly no other Prophet, spoke of this moment [ Zech. 13:8-9].)
– ‭‭Song of Solomon‬ ‭2:11-13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Love, By Tina…🕊
Expressions of His Love
© 2019 / Tina Unsell Seamon

Artist: Vesna Delevska

Expositor Notes taken from -JSM Expositor’s Study Bible – KJV 📖

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THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

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Put on the full Armor of God
So that you may withstand the evil day.
Resisting the powers of darkness who cannot tread
Against the believer who gives not one single inch or dismay.

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth.
Blessed are those who pursue
The breastplate of righteousness.
A life lived honorable to God is priceless.

With your feet fitted with preparation
That comes from the gospel of peace.
Above all, with shouts of a declaration
Temptations from the wicked will flee.

Take up your helmet of salvation.
The cross has made you free.
You are no longer under Satan’s obligation.
Jesus Christ has redeemed thee.

The sword of the spirit, the Word of God,
His gift we have received.
Blessed are the saints to inherit
The kingdom of God to all who believe.

The sword of the spirit, the Word of God,
Is our greatest weapon of defense.
Did you not know? Did you not hear?
That no evil forces can stand against.

It is by the sword of the spirit
That the enemy is crushed.
It is God who gives the victory.
His sword is what will deliver us.

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~ Verse of The Day ~

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”
‭‭- Ephesians‬ ‭6:12-14, 16-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

~ A Prayer for Today ~

Heavenly Father, there is a war going on in the spiritual realms. There are foes who are continually fighting for our souls. Satan often uses humans to carry out his malicious schemes. Lord, we know that the battle is not against flesh and blood! Give us the strength to always stand firm. Lord, we need you, this is our daily battle cry! Lord, help us, to remain watchful and faithfully devoted to Christ who loves us and gave His life for us. Then, like Paul, we can say in that last hour, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” (‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬) In Jesus’ name. Amen

Love, By Tina… 🗡 📖
Expressions of His Love
©2019/Tina Unsell Seamon

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BOOK OF ROSES

Art: Still Life with Opening Roses by Anne Cotterill

As I entered the room,
I turned to take a look.
And thereupon the table
Was a beautiful book.

Laying beside it was a lovely rose.
So supple, delicate and frail.
Through my window winds,
Oh so softly blow.
The fragrance filled the air.
I wondered who put it there.

I walked a little closer
To take a better look.
My eyes filled with joy
As I opened the book.

I held the book up high
As I looked at the title.
I smiled and started to cry
Realizing it was my bible.

There in black and white
Were the Words of God.
His manual given to us
To teach, instruct and guide.

So softly, I heard Him whisper.
My heart glistened and gleaned.
As I leaned in closer to listen,
His presence was felt but unseen.

Daughter, I love you dearly.
Yes, this is very true.
This is my love letter clearly
Written just for you.

My heart could not contain
The admiration I deeply felt.
His Love will forever remain.
In solace, before Him, I knelt.

Today, God gave me a rose.
A gentle expression of His love.
To show how He often bestows
His grace from heaven above.

With gratitude, the Bible I chose.
Word of God speak!
My blessed book of roses.
A true treasure to keep.

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~ Today’s Verse ~

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”
‭‭- Isaiah‬ ‭40:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

~ A Prayer For Today ~

Heavenly Father, Your love for me is astounding. From the flowers in the field. Their beautiful fragrance fills the air. From the birds singing in the trees. Oh, how I love their sweet melodies. From the mountain tops high above the clouds. I can’t help, but wonder how far and wide your love abounds. From the oceans deep. Your love for me runs even deeper. Lord, of all the wonderful blessings you have given, my most valued treasure is Your Word. Help me, Father, to always cherish Your Word and keep it close to my heart. Your guidebook is essential to walking in communion with you. For without it, Your children would be lost. Help me, to continually apply scripture to my everyday life and living. So that I may know the right path to take when the storms of life begin to rage. Thank you, Father, for the gift of the Bible. Your inspired, infallible and authoritative written Word, is my most prized possession. As your humble servant, may I walk worthy of such a valuable gift. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

Love, By Tina…🌹
Expressions of His Love
© 2019/Tina Unsell Seamon

Artist: Still Life with Opening Roses by Anne Cotterill

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