A Journey of Blessings: Living Life Daily, Through God!

A Journey of Blessings: Living Life Daily, Through God!

by Ponethetta Ivy Taylor

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Overview

God's goodness is everywhere. In A Journey of Blessings, author Ponethetta Ivy Taylor sings her praises to God through this collection of inspirational poetry.
These works serve as a daily reminder to reflect on your relationship with God, to express your gratefulness, and to show your appreciation.

The rhyming poems support and nurture His greatness and unconditional love as in the selection "Reflect Reflect." Reflect Reflect / Oh how I never forget / God has brought me a mighty long way / And my journey is not done yet. / All His plans reveal / As I continue to Praise His wonderful name / Abundantly, He Blesses me / As well as you and this will never change.
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Following each poem, space is provided to note the significance and understanding of each selection. In addition, a journal, included at the end of the book, allows you to keep a daily record of how God has been so good to you. A Journey of Blessings helps you stay connected with God's goodness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426928482
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2010
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ponethetta Ivy Taylor earned master's degrees in secondary education for students with disabilities, and school supervision and administration.
She worked in the New York City Public Schools before relocating to Virginia.

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A JOURNEY OF BLESSINGS

Living Life Daily, Through God!
By Ponethetta Ivy Taylor

Trafford Publishing

Copyright © 2010 Ponethetta Ivy Taylor
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4269-2848-2


Chapter One

Everyday Praises

7 Days A Week!

On Monday

I bowed my head and gave God Thanks

Tuesday

Was very similar to add, what Joy He brings

Wednesday

I remained the same as I praised Him loud and clear

Thursday

Came, so grateful and I was filled with many tears

Friday

I lifted my hands high in wanting to touch

On Saturday

I recognized how He loves me so much

Sunday

Is no different because I praise Him everyday As He prepares me for another week, Thank You God for making a way!

Reflect Reflect

Reflect Reflect Oh how I never forget

God has brought me a mighty long way And my journey is not done yet.

All His plans reveal As I continue to Praise His wonderful name

Abundantly, He Blesses me As well as you and this will never change.

So Reflect Reflect and Never forget

God has brought us a mighty long way And our journey is not done yet.

Oh how He keeps thee everyday So continue to pray

He is so Awesome So stay out of His way.

God is in control and His plans will bring you through

Reflect Reflect for the good things and the challenging times too.

Reflect Reflect!

I Pray

My mind is made up And only heaven knows

So many thoughts in my head When I pray to stop, drop, and flow.

If I had to put a time As to how long this should last

Yester-years, would be right here And more time would truly pass.

There's so much to pray about Sometimes I don't know where to begin

For each I do, so here's to you Cause really there is no end.

Open Eyes!

I'm turned upside down Things are all in a mess, As I look at my life I still have no less.

Confused and unstable to do As I wish, Unclear frame of mind The thoughts still exist.

I feel I have nothing But something is there, Although I'm turned upside down Now it's all clear.

I was tossed into frenzy Just to realize, God sure has a way to really open my eyes.

Ahead of Time

Ahead of time, I say Thank You! I feel Goodness moving inside

Ahead of time, I say Thank You! My tears well up and down my face, They continue to slide.

Ahead of time, I say Thank You! I know I could never repay

Ahead of time, I say Thank You! I make sure to say it each and every day.

Ahead of time, I say Thank You! Cause do I really deserve?

Ahead of time, I say Thank You! As I utter over and over these words, Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Too Blessed

I went to count my Blessings And Oh what a job

I tried to put them in a sack And it was very hard.

I grabbed one and then another came So I had to move real fast

The Blessings just kept falling Didn't know how long this would last.

Even as I write And even as I breathe

Too many Blessings surrounding, Can't believe it's all for me. One may question, What have I done to obtain such a pile?

If you understood, how God is so good, You too would want to Smile!

A Wall

Sometimes there is a wall, In which you feel you cannot climb.

A block in your way, Just pushing you further behind.

The thought of crawling over, Is not going to do.

Feeling forced to proceed But nothing works for you.

Your back you have turned, Head down as you sob,

Just the very thought of this blockage, Seems very hard. A challenge as you struggle To get through this ordeal,

Understand the wall will not fall, Until God is revealed.

An Everlasting Praise!

I need this time to Thank Him, Pardon me as I step into my zone.

God has kept me wholesome, And still has not left me alone.

Speak to Him on your time, But I need to Praise Him now.

Excuse Me! Once again, not to ignore, This may take a while.

I will talk to you later, I hope you can understand.

See when I praise Him for me, I pray for you, we are all a part of His plan.

I don't need to wait until Sunday, It's a daily thing I do,

If it was not for His Goodness and Mercy, I would not be speaking to you.

Like selfishly I praise, To give all Worship and Glory.

Thanks for your time, while listening to, My non ending, Grateful story.

Regardless of..................

Regardless of, He Blesses any day, As many don't deserve, He will pave our way.

Catch us when we fall so low to the ground, Place a smile on our faces, instead or a frown.

Regardless of, He Blesses every day, God's time is valuable; we would be broke, if we had to pay.

No one could ever do things for us with such love and care, Twenty-four, seven, by our side and truly sincere.

Regardless of, He Blesses abundantly, Filling our basket of opportunities.

However, it's up to us, to obey His commands, As we comfortably sit in the palm of His hands.

Regardless Of....................!

Letting Go!

Let go of yesterday Begin a new chapter.

Forget and leave behind the old But bring on the laughter.

For only when you release All that baggage once claimed.

Replace with the love of God And a new outlook you have gained.

You will be able to smile While others will not understand.

Even if you can't put the words together, Just simply wave your hands.

However, you need to move on So you can fill your purpose. You will realize through God, It was all worth.......

Letting Go Yesterday!

Accept My Friend

Get Away, Stay Away, From my soul.

I have a very special friend And His hand I hold.

He leads me and guides me, Not to drift astray.

I would not trade Him for the world, He is the maker of my day.

When you approach my zone, I feel tense in the air.

However, if you make Him your friend, I am willing to share. Believe me when I say, He is like no one else.

But you have to accept Him in your life, And see for yourself!

God Within Me I Am A Rocket!

I feel like I can fly, through the sky across the ocean to see, Am I really a rocket? Or Is that God within me?

Climbing the tallest mountain to touch its white peak, Am I really a rocket? Or Is that God within me?

Soaring to a high level where no bird has ever reached, Am I really a rocket? Or Is that God within me?

Stretch out like an airplane, flying with no wings, Am I really a rocket? Or Is that God within me?

Sit like a helicopter while remaining in air on my feet, Am I really a rocket? Or Is that God within me?

When you have God in heart all limits are obsolete, Yes, I do feel like a rocket cause God Is Within Me!

P is for Purpose

P is the Plan He has for your life, U is so Unique, created by Him especially right. R is for the Road in which He has set, P is for the Pleasure of being so Blessed. O He is always On time for your every need, S gives Strength to nurture you, the seed. E is for Everything so Praise Him every day, P is for Purpose, Now you are well on your way!

What's Stress!

What's stress if you rest? Through the Goodness of God.

What's stress if you rest? Whether easy or hard.

What's stress if you rest? Casting all your concerns as you pray.

What's stress if you rest? Knowing God will make a way.

What's stress if you rest? Wait until your seasoned time.

What's stress if you rest? God's way, guaranteed things will be fine.

What's stress if you rest? Believe with all your heart.

No Stress, Just the Best, Which comes from God!

On This Day!

On this day, someone did not breathe like yesterday. On this day, someone will be unable to see things come their way. On this day, someone will not hear the Goodness of His work. On this day, someone does not understand his value and all He is worth. On this day, someone will have no food to nourish their soul. On this day, someone will be living outside in the cold. On this day, someone will not have money to pay their bills. On this day, someone will treat another wrong, maybe even kill. On this day, someone will not see any future plans. On this day, someone will be unable to use both of their hands. On this day, someone will have no gas in their car to go. On this day, someone will send a resume and told later no. On this day, someone will not be able to purchase medical supplies. On this day, someone's heart is broken due to unfortunate lies. On this day, someone will have aches and pains having to remain in bed. On this day someone will believe in God and listen to what He said: On this day, I have provided for each and every one of your needs. On this day, I have forgiven each and every, and love you unconditionally. On this day, I was the same as yesterday and be tomorrow still. On this day, I have never left your side and I never will! On This Day!

Un Stress!

Too Blessed to be stressed As many of you have said.

With God in your heart No need for stress in your head.

Although you may get tripped Or blocked in your way.

Maybe you are not close enough To God, to hear Him say.

How He will provide All needs At His given time,

Your wants are instant, Causing stress in your mind.

So undress the stress, talk to Him, move near,

Guaranteed you will not go wrong, You are in the best hands, His Care!

Keep Lifting

When you lifted me once, I was able to see under

When you lifted me twice, Those around began to wonder.

Three times was too much Many questions asked

Ridiculously a fourth, However long this will last.

I get higher and higher Whether you move me just a bit,

God, I appreciate you instilling Into my life, to give me such a lift.

Direct Me

See, at times I may place my left then my right.

Into an obstacle of a matter feeling blind through my sight.

God, I ask whichever way I go direct me with your touch.

I was able to get this far because you love me so much.

As I continue my journey guide my course the right way.

Direct Me! Direct Me! through another Blessed Day!

Back It On Up!

Ya Better Back It On Up! Mr. Devil Man

Ya! Better Back It On Up! I'm in the care of God's hands

Leave me alone Because you won't get over

Come near me You will feel much colder

See, I am Blessed by Thee Best Get it in your hot head

Ya! Better Back It On Up! As I already said.

It's so funny how you thought You had, had me

Get a whip of this script You need Grace and Mercy

As I continue My Journey of Blessings each day

Ya! Better Back It On Up! And Move Out of My Way!

So Back It On Up!

(Continues...)



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Table of Contents

Contents

Somehow!....................vii
Everyday Praises....................1
Reflect Reflect....................4
I Pray....................7
Open Eyes!....................10
Ahead of Time....................13
Too Blessed....................16
A Wall....................19
An Everlasting Praise!....................22
Regardless of....................25
Letting Go!....................28
Accept My Friend....................31
God Within Me....................34
P is for Purpose....................37
What's Stress!....................40
On This Day!....................43
Un Stress!....................46
Keep Lifting....................49
Direct Me....................52
By God....................58
So Excited!....................61
Over Qualified....................64
I Stumbled!....................67
A Prayer To You....................71
Stop Drop and Flow!....................75
Celebrating God....................78
A Touch!....................81
Just A Product....................84
Always!....................87
Gee!....................90
Just Not Enough!....................93
Praying Tears....................97
Getting In Touch With God!....................100
Closed Door!....................104
Sister Brute or Sister Drop!....................108
Steps!....................112
Time!....................115
Dear. Devil,....................118
Just Can't Stop!....................121
I'm Blessed!....................125
A Dose of O-P!....................128
A Blessed Chance....................131
Recess To Be Blessed....................135
What's Inside?....................138
"Keeping Faith"....................141
Inside Out!....................144
Dear. God,....................147
Feel It!....................150
For Me!....................154
There All The Time!....................157
Through You!....................160
Falling!....................164
Complete!....................167
Inner Peace....................170
Right Time!....................173
Others!....................176
No Mess!....................179
Thank You Always!....................182
One More!....................186
Without You!....................189
A Journey of Blessings for _________________....................192

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