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  • goldenraes 30w


    As I sat on the bench outside resting my mind, body, and soul,

    as I gazed at the soft yet purposeful rain,
    as I saw the great heights of these eucalyptus trees, the terrain,

    You showed me life is NOT just about the highs.

    Life is NOT how high you can get, how fast you can go.
    LIFE, my friend, is WHO you become in the highs and lows.
    Who am I in the highs and lows of life?

    I am becoming. I am becoming always. As I visit time, and time visits me, I am infinite, I feel serenity provoking me.

    God, now I see:

    A tree starts in the low ground, in the depths of the earth down below.

    It does not stay there. It is there for its purpose and time,
    Leaving all of its old ways behind,
    It then breaks through the cement and is welcomed by the highs...

    As it climbs higher and higher, soaking in every inch of rain, every droplet of every moment,
    It then climbs higher and suddenly, birds are soaring over, to, and from its branches, its shade, it's nesting spaces...

    It's not very long until the tree produces fruit.
    The fruit matures then drops to the ground only to find it's no longer going higher, yet, it must now fall down lower, and lower, and lower, until suddenly it slowly decays....
    yet before it withers away,
    there is a seed in the core of it

    Hm... Now it's buried in the ground.

    It's now in the lowest of the lows... Yet there is a purpose.
    This journey of the seed is not by accident.

    This journey blooms and produces new seeds, births new life,
    climbing higher into a new space and time.

  • goldenraes 79w


    I am not a product of my environment. I am loved in the heights of His sky, the depths of His sea, brighter than the moon, and beyond Saturn's rings, into the infinite cosmos and galaxies, and yet His love resides in me.

  • goldenraes 81w

    Your gifts

    Thank You Lord for all that You are, You are the teeming waves of the deep sea, constantly, loving, fighting, glistening of love for me,
    You are constantly constant. You are within my breath and never distant,
    Your love creates tidepools, pulling me in, wrapping your shore around my ankles, gently,
    It's elevating me, it's generating within me a new heart and mind, wild ideas to use my brilliance as to find,
    Inspiration, beauty inside, to send off into the waves for You to do as only You can, bring people to sea, to give people new sight to see what You see.

  • goldenraes 92w

    Simple Pleasures

    I said yes today,

    I said yes to Rae's needs,
    I said yes to what she pleased,
    The ocean, sun, the rain, the hail, Peet's Coffee I went,
    What a beautiful day well spent

  • goldenraes 98w


    Letter to Pain:

    When you come into my space, it aggravates yet provokes me,
    to be in close proximity,

    With the thought processes that are etched within me,
    between the files of my intellect and insecurities,
    And with the memories that interrupt my day to day colloquy,

    Startled, stunned, staggered,

    You're messin up my vibe and the plans I had mapped out,

    As dreadful and agonizing as it is when you make your visit,
    We both know I'd rather be lightyears in space than be in your presence,

    I can't even fathom being in arms-length listening to your two cents,

    But as much as I hate to admit it,
    I receive epiphanies, I'm brutally challenged to shift ancient scripts and perspectives within me,

    Even though I don't like how you speak, how you look, your preferences,
    In an odd way I respect you & your unorthodoxed perspectives,

    Cuz Fighting you is like trying to stop the seismic waves of the sea,

    See without you,(chuckle) I'd either be stagnant, proud, arrogant,
    Without you, yeah, I wouldn't acknowledge my emotions or actions, or say yes to guidance in daunting situations,

    So I guess.. what I'm sayin.. is

    I'll leave the door slightly cracked for you,

    because without your blunt, harsh reminders, I would've stayed ungrateful, naive too.

  • goldenraes 114w

    Most High

    He reached down from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of deep waters.
    He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
    They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because he delighted in me.
    You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
    As for God, His way is perfect:
    The Lord ’s word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in Him.
    For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?
    It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.
    He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He causes me to stand on the heights. You make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains me; Your help has made me great.
    You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.

    Psalms 18:16‭-‬19‭, ‬28‭, ‬30‭-‬33‭, ‬35‭-‬36 NIV

  • goldenraes 114w

    Trading Places

    Life lately has me trailing behind,
    I'm trudging through the mud, so much is heavy in my heart and mind,
    This place, I've been too many times before,
    I'll follow you Lord, to your calming ocean shore,
    Show me, what am I doing in the places you've sent me?
    What is it that you want me to see?
    The more I plow through here, so much of what I feel is fear,
    But You never designed me to live according to fear,
    You called me to be courageous, victorious, You're always in my presence,
    Open my eyes, increase patience, boldness, faith,
    Open my heart to joy, to receive your peace today.

  • goldenraes 151w

    Test Drive

    Even though I had fun with you, it's time to let you go! You seemed like a great person, however this is better for us both,
    Things on my end are better left unsaid,
    because during our time I spoke novels while you only spoke crumbs of bread.

  • goldenraes 152w

    Most High

    You are the highest form of Love,
    You are my moon, my stars, my sun.

  • goldenraes 152w

    Dating Avenue

    It's been a while Rae, since we've been in this position,
    As God steers the boat, I found myself balanced while a bit losing my footing,
    My foundation has been selflove since the beginning of my walk with you, Rae,
    I want to commend you for the pace that you have been setting each day,
    Continue to be intentional on Rae's vivacious journey,
    Full of compassion, joy, insight, and calling,
    It's a path that God has now brought you to,
    Instead of controlling, it's time to close your eyes and fall as He catches you.