Time is a healer

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Every day is getting easier to cope with
Being with you I feel now was a myth
But this wasn’t the case I can tell you now
Now I can move on from here and blend into the crowd

I feel easier now and less under the weather
At least now for sure I can hold things together
For the last several months this wasn’t the case
But at last now I am in a much better place

I have so much to look forward to in the coming year
Now I can move on without feeling so much fear
Wondering, whispering alone in the dark
Starting to move forwards this feels like an art

Only time will tell how well I am doing
I thought I was going forward before but alas without moving
The cry from my heart is to gain more solid ground
Whereas before I was crying inside and sometimes out loud

With lots of help from my Faith and friends all over
I didn’t have to rely on things like four leaf clover
To get me through the days and weeks ahead
Where as in the past I was so low I would take to my bed

Now Spring is in full of lots of sunshine and warmth
I no longer have to pretend let alone just perform
For things seem so much brighter now which is great
I no longer feel annoyed, angry or even the slightest irate

The seasons have come and gone over the past several months
I can face the future so bright and even buy flowers by the bunch
To cheer me up in the coming days and months that lay before me
I can get up in the mornings with lustre and at last believe

In my Saviour who is there for me through and through
He is right beside me and in every little thing that I do
I no longer have to just cope or let alone just get by
Or even at times say everything is fine when in fact I have lied

Now things don’t always appear as blatant black or white
I can move on forwards where you alone are now out of sight
I don’t have to pretend or put on a show for all to see
I can finally move on and at last finally of you be set free
Copyright: Page Alexanda April 2018

Every Blessing,

The issues of Modesty - Part Two

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Is modesty an issue in the church today, well yes, I believe it is. Sadly, things have changed from even a couple of centuries ago when women would wear hats/head coverings to church and their Sunday best. But even during the rest of the week the women would dress in modest apparel.
God invented clothes. He clothed Adam and Eve after sin entered the Garden of Eden. At first Adam and Eve never had to wear clothes. Nakedness was not shameful, and clothing was not necessary. But they immediately recognized the need for covering their bodies after sin entered the picture. It was the first effect of sin-shame and a need to cover up their nakedness.

God’s dress code from the beginning has been to cover our nakedness and God designed the clothing to cover the whole body, not just the private parts. Clothes were not for revealing the body’s shape or drawing attention to body parts; rather they were intended by God to take attention away from the body.

1 Timothy 2.9 reads “Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire”,
Paul is not saying it is wrong for Christian women to have nice hair, jewellery or dresses. What he is saying is that the church assembly should not turn into a fashion show. Unfortunately, in many of our modern churches today – that is just the case. Paul is not saying women cannot wear nice Sunday dresses, he is just saying women should not go overboard or be trying to compete with one another in what they wear for worship.
v  We should dress modestly, with decency and propriety.
v  We should not wear clothes or accessories for the purpose of trying to draw attention to ourselves or to “show off”.
v  Inner beauty is far more important than outer beauty and it should be far more highly desired that outward things we do to look good. What does it mean to dress modestly with decency and propriety? Though styles have changed from generation to generation, modesty never changes. Modesty may take different looks, but it will always be modest, no matter what generation we are in or what the current fashion may be.
v  Modest cloths do not exploit a woman’s body or features. Modest clothes will not display body parts for the purpose of drawing attention to them. Not only does modesty require that certain body parts should be completely covered, but also that the shape of our bodies should not be unnecessarily and immodestly emphasized with tight fitting clothes.
v  Dressing with propriety means dressing appropriately. It means there is a difference in the way we dress for a sports activity, for a casual event, and for more structured, formal occasions, such as worship. But all occasions call for modesty in our dress, whether we’re on the beach or sitting in church.
v  Modest dress will not say “sex” or “pride” or “money”. But it certainly can say “good taste”, “attractive”, “pretty”. A Christian woman should want to do the best she can with what God has given her. There is nothing to be gained spiritually by looking drab or dowdy. Our clothes don’t need to scream “Christian”, but they should quietly say “modest”, “appropriate”, “carefully chosen”.
1 Peter 3:4 reads “It should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight”.

People need to see Jesus when they look at our lives, reactions, wardrobes, and facial expressions.
Modesty in the way we dress is not just for church; it is to be the standard for all Christians at all times. The key to understanding what constitutes modesty in dress is to examine the attitudes and intents of the heart. Those whose hearts are inclined toward God will make every effort to dress modestly, decently, and appropriately. Those whose hearts are inclined toward self will dress in a manner designed to draw attention to themselves with little or no regard for the consequences to themselves or others.

A Godly woman endeavours to do everything with a “God-ward” perspective. She knows that God wants His people to be concerned for His glory and the spiritual state of their brothers and sisters in Christ. I fa  woman professes to be a Christian yet she dresses in a way that will unduly draw attention to her body, she is a poor witness of the One who bought her soul by dying for her on the cross. She is forgetting that her body has been redeemed by Christ and is now the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). She is telling the world that she determines her own worth on a purely physical basis and that her attractiveness depends on how much of her body she reveals to them. Further, by dressing in an immodest fashion, displaying her body for men to lust after, she causes her brothers in Christ to sin, something condemned by God (Matthew 5:27-29), (Proverbs 7:10) mentions a woman “dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent” – here the woman’s heart condition is displayed by her manner of dress.

The scripture says that we are to dress modestly, but what exactly does that mean in modern society? Does a woman have to be covered from head to toe? There are cults and religions in the world that demand this of women. But is that the biblical meaning of modesty? Again, we have to go back to the matter of the attitudes of the heart. If a woman’s heart is inclined toward godliness, she will wear clothing that is neither provocative nor revealing in public, clothing that does not reflect negatively upon her personal testimony as a child of God. Everyone else in her circle may be dressing immodestly, but she resists the temptation to go along with the crowd. She avoids clothing designed to draw attention to her body and cause men to lust, for she is wise enough to know that type of attention only cheapens her. The idea of causing men to sin against God because of her dress is abhorrent to her because she seeks to love and honour God and wants others to do the same.

Modesty in dress reveals a modesty and godliness of the heart, attitudes that should be the desire of all women (and men) who live to please and honour God.
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Modesty is not first an issue of clothing. It is primarily an issue of the heart. If you find yourself rebelling against the idea that there is a standard of dress required of you a s a Christian woman, and if you want to wear those low-cut fashions that reveal cleavage or the tight pants or short skirts that reveal shape, then I would suggest you may have a heart problem, which is evidenced by the way you dress. Anytime we rebel against biblical principles, it is because we don’t want to obey God. We want to be our own god, if you please, and live by our own standards.

Fathers please teach your daughters from an early age of how to dress appropriately, compliment your daughters on their choice of clothing – teaching your daughters from an early age is important.

Do you want a man or a boy to be attracted to you simply because of sexual desire or lust? That’s what prostitutes do. Or do you want to attract a man because he sees something much more valuable in you than just outward beauty? What kind of man do you want to attract? The way you dress sends that message.
In the end, whatever, we do as men or women, or whatever we wear should all be done in a manner that would bring glory to God and not bring shame to him in the eyes of the world:

Other scriptures to ponder are:

1 Corinthians 6: 19-20, 1 Peter 3:3-4, Matthew 5:28, Proverbs 31: 25, James 1: 15, Proverbs 7:10, 1 Peter 5:5, Romans 12:1 Titus 2:3-5 and 1 Corinthians 12: 22-24

If you have not read it yet please read “the issues of Modesty – Part 1” – click here:

Every Blessing,

The most beautiful book there is

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

One day at a time I must take
If I am to do anything more than just win this race
Over sin over victory my life I must take
In every single day without any mistakes

Oh, how eager am I to do what is right
But this must mean that I can’t do whatever I like
For you I must soldier on to fight this battle
For your record I live in the UK and not in Seattle

What do I do all day you may wonder so?
For starters in the morning I sometimes tie my hair with a bow
And then I get ready to start my day
Which often starts with such a gentle phase

My bible is laid down beside my bed
This is a book that I have more than once read
Of all my reading that I often do
This is the one book that is so very true

From Genesis to revelations this is quite a stance
Not a book to contend with let alone just look at with a glance
For this well-known book has many tales to tell
And I am sure that for many dollars this book will alone sell

The Word of God is in homes far and wide
For it’s words alone have been tested and tried
Not one to be found thoughtless in either word or deed
If you read through the pages you will see many seeds

Seeds of wisdom and nuggets to ponder
This book holds stories of might and wonder
Not a page to be taken lightly at that
To read it I am found quite often on a chair where I am sat

Holding mysteries and fragments from coast to coast
To say you have read it over and over please kindly do not boast
For it holds wisdom far beyond my years
But it is certainly for those with itchy ears

For you can read it out loud to your heart’s content
The stories come together that they are found to blend
From how God made the world in the first six days
To a new heaven and a new earth are coming as the bible for says

In between the old and the new testament are words of poetry
That are so beautiful, and the words just read so flowingly
The words bring many tears to your eyes
That you will need a box of tissues right by your side

So, if you have not heard of or even read this wondrous book so far
Then I would get a copy and read it at home or even in a local bar
For questions will be asked about this book you behold
And if you know it enough you can tell others the stories this book alone unfolds
Copyright: Page Alexanda April 2018

Every Blessing,

You have overcome

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Into our lives you came
For us you fired the flame
you took away our shame
Your bore our sins on the cross
For you are here for the lonely and lost

For the rich and the poor alike
You have given us a new freedom
Hallelujah you have given us wisdom
And we are no longer slaves to sin
For from the heavens you were set to win

The victory of the cross in our lives
We are caught in wonder for what you did
For our old lives once saved you got rid
How could we be the same again
For through your grace we have everything to gain

We are changed in an instant
By your love by your grace
For it is by you that we are saved
Nothing more, nothing less
For us you did more than your very best

You have overcome the world
You have brought us a new
Into your kingdom for which you rule
For you gave your love for us
We have given up our old selves without a fuss

Wondrous freedom is ours to take
Every blessing and every word of your truth
For which we have absolutely nothing to lose
Heavens rejoice at the sound of your name
And so, must we do nothing but the same

Let us reach out to one another
For you have called us to witness like a flame
And so, we reach out to others without blame
This glorious Father we have in you
For you have overcome and so must we too

You are our precious redeemer to the very end
Through you our lives have just begun
For we are in a race which is now set to run
Praying into your kingdom is a must
For it is in you alone that we are to trust
 Copyright: Page Alexanda April 2018

Every Blessing,

Trusting in God

Friday, 13 April 2018

This is a fictional story for Faith Writers and this week’s subject is “rash”

This one particular day I just knew I had to get out of bed and get started for the day ahead but Oh I was having so much me time just enjoying the comfort of my bed that it was hard to shift myself but shift myself I must. So, after a long stretch I just mumbled to myself ok girl you really do need to get going. I then put my feet on the floor and got up and had another stretch whereby I then decided I needed a cup of coffee.

After I had showered and dressed for the morning and had my second cup of coffee (yes, I like my coffee, but it has to be weak), I then did my bible study which was fun and was on Ephesians 6, basically all about the Armour of God – so that was good. I spent some time in prayer as well thinking and remember friends and family that I needed to pray for before going to look at my “to do list” for the day. Whilst I was reading through I heard the phone ringing, so I thought I had better answer the call-in case it was important.

As it happened the call was from a dear friend who had been struggling health wise up until a few days ago. Anyway, she needed to get to the doctor’s surgery that morning as her car had broken down. The appointment was an important one. I knew I had a lot on today and I wasn’t sure if I could fit in taking this friend for her appointment. Oh decisions, decisions  had to be made. I needed to make a rash decision and it had to be the right decision whereby I could see if another friend could take her otherwise I would need to take her in my car and forgo something else I had to do which was equally important. Oh, my what was I to do, I hated making rash decisions and sometimes when I did do this for other reasons they weren’t always the right decisions.

I decided to take this to The Lord in prayer, so I did. Not long after I had prayed the phone rang again and basically this was from another friend saying that she felt I should take this other friend to the doctors that morning and she would take care of one of the other important things on my list that I had to do. Now how did this friend possibly know about the predicament I was in - this only had to be from the Lord. So, I breathed a sigh of relief knowing my prayer had indeed been answered.

I took my friend to the doctors and as it happened I am pleased I went with her as she had some good news, you see she had been suffering from Fibromyalgia and the week before I had forgotten that I had prayed for her healing. The doctor who saw her this morning gave her a clean bill of health and she was no longer in pain or suffering from any of the symptoms of this horrible illness – how on earth could I have forgotten that I had prayed with her. We got in the car and we both thanked Jesus for her healing and then we decided to go for a well-deserved lunch – so we did 😊. Just knowing that our prayers had been answered was a true blessing from God as He always knows what we need right at the anointed time. He is indeed a Father who answers prayers and we just need to trust in Him.

So, I know that before I make any rash decisions in life that I need to take them to The Lord and I just know He will be faithful in answering my prayers as He will yours too.
Copyright: Page Alexanda April 2018

Every Blessing,

A troubled young girl

Thursday, 12 April 2018

When I was a young girl
There was often abuse at me hurled
Unwanted attention from middle aged guys
They showered me with love and affection, but it was a disguise
For all they wanted was to abuse me inside
And I often felt that I had nowhere to hide

At the bottom of the road from me
Lived a couple I would often see
But when the guy was on his own,
He would turn into a different person who I later condoned
He would turn on the affection and charm
And at that young age I thought he wasn’t doing any harm

I was craving so much love and attention
That what happened to me are to many times to mention
I was often showered with sweets
That my life I felt was on a very short leash
For things at home were quite bad a lot
That at times I felt as if I had lost the plot

My parents would argue much of the time
That space by myself alone I would quite often find
For I needed time out and away from the house
That backwards and forwards I would very often bounce
With shouting and beatings that did occur
After all of these years now most of it is a blur

I was a loner even though I had quite a few friends
Visiting the elderly though had become much of a trend
To their bungalows I would go at noon for a chat
And would end up doing their shopping & looking after their cats
I found this ideal for me to get away from home
Where out of proportion things were quite often blown

When we moved from the town where we used to live
The abuse still continued with my mother being manipulative
Other abuse would continue, and I would often run away
Oh, how I wished the hours would go by until the beginning of the next day
Whereby things would be better at least for awhile
I would have loved to have answered back to my folks, but this wasn’t my style

Despite what was happening at home my childhood was great
And there were very few times whereby I would become irate
My friends were great fun and very sound
And there were times I wanted to live with them, but I wasn’t allowed
So, moving on swiftly I knew the abuse had to come to an end
At eighteen I moved away to Vienna to a family where I would finally blend
Copyright: Page Alexanda April 2018

Every Blessing,


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Once upon a time many years ago
Is this story of a girl I used to know
She was funny and kind
And all things sweet
She was also so very sublime

She had a faith that was so strong
And I have no doubt in Jesus she belonged
Naomi was her name
She was so nice if it is all the same
She loved life
And she would put many people to shame

She had a disability it was plain to see
But still her clothes sense was very neat
I remember she made me a cross
And alas I have lost it
So, this I know is my loss

Naomi, lived with her family in Vienna
She was I have to say indeed very clever
She could sing and sew
And would attend church
But what happened to her who knows

I would get to see her at least once a week
When it was at these times that God I would seek
She knew her bible so well
And would read to me sometimes
So often in His Word she would dwell

We became quite close friends
And to me she led a very good trend
She would always be happy
And so carefree in life
It never happened that with me she would get snappy

This young lady was so close to her family
But due to her health there were times she was in agony
No matter what she was always cheerful
And would be found quite often smiling
I often wondered back then why my life wasn’t also so blissful

She was slow to anger and rich in love
And her faith as I said came from above
She was always very patient
And loved everyone she met
Her life was God given and I am sure to Him was very fragrant

I miss her and think of her quite often
As she would love to know my heart towards God has softened
And I am a different person now
I really pray she is in a good place
She would love to hear of my faith in God I have now found
Copyright: Page Alexanda April 2018

Every Blessing,