On Being Understood…Ponder

January 26, 2009

I wish I had a safe place

Somewhere I could just go and say what I want

Somewhere I could be depressed if that is what I was feeling


I used to have a safe place

A friend so close and kind

But she left and departed to another place

One I can’t follow


I miss that

Being understood

It is a beautiful thing to be understood


As a matter of fact 

I think it is one of the most valuable things in life

To be understood


And you know what?

I think God wants that too

Is that why He wrote a book?

Is that why His interaction with man is recorded?

I think so


Did you know that He once said

That the actions of mankind “crushed Him”

Like the heart of a man that finds his wife in adultery

Giving herself to another lover


That’s deep

Why do we think that God does not feel?

Why do we think that He does not have emotions?

Because He is so big and powerful?

It doesn’t work that way


Why did He make us?

He wanted a family

Yep – the God of the Universe wanted kids

And His Son a bride


Take another look

Our God has feelings

And how often we hurt Him

Oh yes – He’s big and strong

But He feels deeper than we can imagine


So take another look

A look at your sins

Is it worth it

When you know it causes Him pain?


Random Thoughts

January 26, 2009

A bleeding heart

Who can see

It’s deep inside


Does anyone care?

Probably not

Is there love anywhere?

Good question


The answer is Yes

His name is Jesus

And the cool thing is

He’s always there

Sees every tear

Hears every cry

That’s the cool thing about being Omnipresent

Everywhere – all the time


Although I guess it’s not so cool for Him

Though He chose to walk the path

He catches our tears with love

He could have just let us die


But He didn’t

Does that make you curious?

How He must feel

How He must think

Why in the world does He see us as so important?


He chose to value us

Chose to love us

Guess that’s just what He wanted


So I challenge you my friend

Aren’t you curious?

He’s a treasure to find

But it’s all in His book

He made it real easy

Just have to pick it up and read

Dig around and ask Him to show you who He is


You won’t regret it

Then you will never be alone

I hope for you – you will never be alone


Jean Chamblee Thomas    2009

Capture A Moment Of Normal

January 9, 2009

Capture a moment of normal



Don’t forget what’s important to see

Those ones very dear that surround you

The ones in your own family


With a world that is in so much turmoil

Easy to forget to believe

That there’s still a few moments of normal

Still a few moments to breathe


So grab that Grandbaby and hold her

Bounce that toddler around on your knee

Call a truce with your sister

And treasure your own family


Time is a gift swiftly fleeing

So quickly it runs away

So capture a moment of normal

And by all means,  ENJOY THE DAY!!!


By Jean Thomas  2008