It Helps

ANIMAL’S GREETINGS

Hello my friends

How have you been handling the weather?  LOL  I hope
you have been weathering it well hehehe.  The snow has
begun to melt a little up this way,  though we still have a
whole bunch out there.  There’s some rain in our forecast
for this week.  Not much,  but maybe enough to melt the
snow a bit.  The high today is supposed to be 39 F which
it is at this moment.  It’s bright as all get out.  There’s a
few clouds floating in the sky,  but not enough to block
out the sun hehehe.  Benny and Milo needed to go out
and go potty and after looking outside,  I was snow blind
for a bit LOL.  They have hair covering their eyes that
protects them.  Of course after the snow is gone,  so will
the hair over their eyes be gone.  We let them keep their
winter coats until it warms up a bit.  We do put sweaters
on them,  but they only cover parts of their bodies. They
don’t seem to be bothered too much with the cold and
snow.  Milo has even taken to exploring in the snow :).
You can see little footprints all over the place hehehe.
You can always tell where they’ve been with all of the
snowy tell tell signs LOL.  They were in here for a bit,
but soon wanted to go in the bedroom with Judy so the
scratching at the door commenced.  Judy heard them
and let them in.  Now they’re lying on the bed with Judy
watching cartoons.  There’s not much new happening up
here.  We live a kind of mundane lifestyle aside from
our overkill of snow and cold weather LOL.  Yeppers,
we’re pretty boring :).  I went on line and ordered me
a couple more asthma inhaler respirators a few days
ago.  Both of mine died a bit ago and it’s scary when
I have an asthma attack.  I can in most cases control
it by just focusing on something like music and letting
myself relax,  but there are times when I am trying to
sleep that it hits me and that does not work or after I
have come in from shoveling snow outside.  Anyways,
I’ll have new ones soon.  Judy bought her a brand new
coffee maker.  It makes one cup at a time which works
for us,  being I don’t drink coffee.  It’s a Keurig brand.
This way the coffee doesn’t sit in the pot all day and
turn old and bitter before it is empty.  I’m still drinking
my Mountain Dews hehehe.  Got one right now,  though
I often drink orange juice when I am eating breakfast.
Judy doesn’t like orange juice.  Oh well,  hehehe more
for me.  I had to turn the radiator heater down a little,
because with the door closed,  it does get a tad warm in
here.  It was 80 degrees a minute ago,  but it’s going
down slowly.  Of course the rest of the house is in the
mid 60’s hehehe.  Our furnace quit again,  but we’re
not going to worry about it right away,  being it seems
to be warming up and our radiator heaters that we’ve
got in our bedroom and PC room keep us warm enough.
I just looked out of the window and it looks like I can
see our neighbors riding lawnmower peaking out from
under the snow.  I at least see the steering wheel LOL.
Yep,,  the snow is melting a little at a time.  Hey the
temperature outside is now 43 F degrees.  We might
yet get a glimpse of spring if this keeps up hehehehe.
Haven’t seen it since we moved up here over 6 years.
ago.  I just fixed Judy and I a Jimmy Deans breakfast
croissant and I had me a tall glass of orange juice :).
Judy had her a cup of coffee.   Yes,  I fixed two of the
croissants LOL.  One for her and one for me :).  What
did ya freaken think LOL?  I just opened the window
in here to let in some fresh air and cool it down for a bit.
I turned both the heater in here and the bedroom off.
The sun is heating up our house.  It helps with our light
bill hehehe.  It’s cooled to 75 F degrees in here now.
The sky has lost most of the clouds that were floating
about earlier.  Now it’s 74 F degrees :).  So what else
is going on around here?  Good question and I wish I
had a good answer hehehe.  Judy and I are still doing
our walks on the treadmill.  They seem to be doing us
some good although it does hurt a bit.  Yet the motto is
no pain,  no gain huh hehehe.  I sure hope it doesn’t
hold totally true, because we want to lose weight,  not
gain LOL.  Judy’s taken to doing the same as me by
turning on the radio and walking to the music.  It makes
it to be not so boring being there’s no scenery passing
by hehehe.  Ok Benny and Milo might run around us
time to time,  but that’s it LOL.  A few of you have
seen videos of Benny running around me while I am
playing my conga drums :).  I haven’t done a video in
a while.  I did one of me last month in a snow storm
trying to play my drums while being covered up with
snow hehehe.  Benny was running around me then too.
He was having a blast playing in the snow while my
fingers almost froze off hehehe.  In any sense it was
a 2:22 minute video of me in a blizzard brrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Yes I do strange things to entertain myself and others.
That’s me hehehe.  Welcome to my world :).  Well,  it
seems that the room has cooled down a bit more and
it’s now 71 F degrees 🙂  Almost perfect,  but I might
have to close the window if gets much cooler in here.
I’m quite sure that Judy will be coming in here in a
bit after the movie she’s watching is over.   She’s
watching a movie titled (I Married Who?) hehehe.
it should be over in a few minutes.  I’m sure we’ve
all had similar questions in our lives.  (I did what).
Especially the recovered alcoholics or even the
ones still participating in that world.  Yes,  even
ones that have never drank or used drugs will have
similar questions as emotions run awry.  Don’t
kick yourself too hard.  Just learn the lessons
and grow.  The past will remain the past,  but our
future can be changed by using what we learned
to prevent the past from repeating itself or being
worse in the future.  Let God be your guide as
His lessons are written in the bible.  For every
problem we have,  there is an answer for it in
the bible.  Also let God work through others to
help you grow.  Yet,  use your common sense to
determine if their words are helpful or hurtful.
There are many out there that feed on peoples
ignorance and lead them astray.  Look it up in
the bible for what they are saying and if it’s not
there,  then you might want to be leery of their
motives.  I always try to focus on the truth as
humanity throws both truth and deception our
way.  Find the truth through deceptive people.
It is there and maybe just a mere action away.
Now with that said I guess I need to begin my
little search back through all that I’ve written
here to see if I can find a good word or phrase
that will work for the title for today’s brand new
poem.  So,  it’s away I go to that little place of
my recollection that I seem to always like to call
RECOLLECT VILLE.  I think I found a good title
and after to checking to see if it has or has not
been used,  I find it’s a go hehehe,  so here goes.

It Helps

When troubles come knocking
and you are found weak
it helps to begin praying
for peaceful you seek.
As doorways are opened
and troubles arrive
it helps to kneel down then
and let Jesus drive.
When your faith is tested
with now and agin
it helps to look back on
what God’s entered in.
The past has some flavors
some sour some sweet,
but it helps to determine
what made you complete.
A lifestyle you’re living
might surely need change
and it helps to let Jesus
to then rearrange.
It might not be all bad
your lifestyle in phase,
so it helps to let Jesus
to help with His praise.
Yes it helps when a moment
is put in God’s Hand
when you’re in confusion
and don’t understand.
Look within the bible,
it helps to find peace
then a few troubles
you’ll learn to release.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 6,  2014

There ya go.  I hope the poem came out in a way that you
understood it.  Sometimes,  I feel like I’m just writing to
myself LOL.  Hey,  in the beginning back in 1995 I was
just writing to myself,  then someone read it and asked me
to send it to them and then others started sending email
requests.  Now about 19 years later,  my email list has
grown to the multi thousands LOL.  Who of thought that
anyone would want to read my ramblings hehehehehehe!
Yeppers,  it’s been a growing process.  I thank God for
this special gift that He gave me.  It has helped me to
deal with my life’s distresses through relationships and
health depreciation.  It also helps me with my day to
day life as God speaks to me through words I seem to
always find to write.  It’s Him guiding my thoughts and
often typing.  I remember many years back in my old
drinking days,  that I wrote a poem that I called Many
Questions.  It’s somewhere amongst my scribbles on
paper hehehe.  On one side I asked questions about
my life and many problems then on the reverse side
(which I do not recall ever writing)  were the answers
in the order they were asked in my hand writing :).
Yes,  even back in the 80’s God was giving me the
answers on how I needed to change.  That in a sense
is what lead me to committing myself in a recovery
clinic for 31 days in 1990.  I found while there that I
had been writing the answers all of the while,  but
was just too caught up in life to see it.  So I guess I’ll
stop now before I ramble any further,  because it’s
time for me to be telling you what I tell you every
week and that is,  I wrote some more poems and
haiku.  Yeppers,  10 more poems, but none of them
are Christmas poems this week.  I also wrote once
again 22 more haiku for all of my haiku lovers
out there.  With that said,  I reckon I need to start
looking for that confounded off switch,  but not
before I wish you a most wonderful and God Filled
week.  Remember,  Jesus loves you and we do too.
Now to find that off switch.  LOL,  I see ya dude.
I know it was warm in here,  but thinking that
trying to get some fresh air while hiding behind
the curtains wasn’t a great place to hide hehehe.
The curtains tend to blow a tad dude,  peekaboo!
Gotcha,  see ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

God bless from Bill and Judy Pearce

Now on with the poems and haiku
10 and 22 hehehehehehehehehe 🙂

Close To Home

While miles apart
my heart will roam
so faraway
and close to home.
The minutes found
as thoughts array
are close to home
from faraway.
The passing breeze
brings me a view
so close to home
of thereunto.
My memories
are always found
so close to home
with sight and sound.
I remember
friends and more
so close to home
what I adore.
Lingering thoughts
of all I’ve known
are deep in side
so close to home.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 5,  2014

Radio Ballet

A ballet of music
prancing around
the radio plays
a wonderful sound.
Songs with good rhythms
bringing embrace
Making me think of
another place.
Floating around
amongst the stars
so far away
near Venus and Mars.
A radio ballet
with dancing shoes
helps to change
my daily views.
For when I’m sad
not full of cheer
the radio plays
a song so dear.
It brings me smiles
from faraway
a drifting tuneful
radio ballet.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 5,  2014

A Path

Step by step
a path is made
with our actions
surely laid.
A Path to Heaven
maybe Hell
is derived
from how we dwell.
Are God’s ways
the way you strive
within your heart
to stay alive?
A path of love
that times foretold
are now found
from young to old.
This journey found
of Jesus love
is so sweet
from up above.
Yet that love
with God applied
can be found
now deep inside.
Let His blessings
ease your wrath
as you journey
down a path.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 5,  2014

Choose The Divine

When choices seem
to be unclear
choose the Divine
that’s so sincere.
As troubles come
in days affairs
find some peace
within some prayers.
Choose the Divine
of God and Grace
through Lord Jesus
great embrace.
Don’t let troubles
conquer you
in the things
you try to do.
Find some strength
through God’s design.
as you daily
choose the Divine.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 5,  2014

Nostalgia

As I sit here
daily dreaming
my own mind is
always scheming.
Thinking seeking
ways now gone
as nostalgia
dusk to dawn.
Favorite places
I remember
that are now
a burning ember.
Nostalgic dreams
so faraway
now are found
a brand new day.
For I’m making
new days found
as nostalgia
going around.
Yesterdays
as whitest snow
then the flowers
how they grow.
My nostalgia
lives and breathes
as some Texas
tall Oak trees.
Yet as minutes
turn to days
my nostalgia
changes phase.
All those moments
found back then
are nostalgia
where I’ve been.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 5,  2014

A Day To Day Venture

When within pathways
of a moments time mile
a day to day venture
can bring you a smile.
A simple little moment
that comes into frame
can be a blessing
from Lord Jesus Name.
A day to day venture
with footsteps we take
can become greater
with choices we make.
Often our choices
of a daily cuisine
can create nightmares
out of a dream.
A day to day venture
with Jesus in mind
can create better
in days time to time.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 5,  2014

Tiny Footsteps

Heard as pitter
and a patter
tiny footsteps
seem to clatter.
Each is heard as
paws just dancing
tiny footsteps
running prancing.
Smiling greatly
running around
tiny footsteps
make a sound.
Seeming as a
herd so small
of some horses
not so tall.
Tiny footsteps
then are best
when they find
a place to rest.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 5,  2014

(About Benny and Milo)

Always Riddled

Confusions illusions
are always riddled
with many pennies
we thought second fiddled.
Distortions contortions
so riddled with time
might shed some light
on a nickel and dime.
Sometimes the designs
we think that we’re seeing
are piddled and riddled
while just disagreeing.
With each phase of days
we might be confused
as voices bad choices
determined abused.
It’s our own rocks thrown
that get surely diddled
when we are found as
just always riddled.
Once in a whiles turnstiles
can bring a good view
found all around
in the things that we do.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 5,  2014

Distant Memories

Found as my echoes
of times long ago
are distant memories
now full of woe.
Scenes I remember
so clearly today
are now as echoes
so far faraway.
Distant memories
stay on my mind
as I continue
with now days design.
All of the blessings
found in my past
are now as memories
shadows to cast.
Those times will survive
as distant memories
places I’ve been to
with oceans and seas.
Yet,  now I must focus
on now and today
for now will be distant
memories in a way.
Distant memories
will change in a sense
as they are further
put in past tense.
Remembering the good
while losing the bad
the distant memories
will be best I’ve had.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 5,  2014

Promenade

A simple dance
or walking style,
a promenade
can last a while.
Making actions
straight ahead
or just maybe
in your head.
A promenade
of dusk to dawn
can be our dreams
as they move on.
Leaving sorrows
waters wade
as a peaceful
promenade.
A simple dance
of moments smile
can become
your daily style.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 5,  2014

Haiku
for Apr 5,  2014

Today is a day
that cannot be repeated.
Only a likeness.

When the sunshine fades
it gives a chance for echoes
found in the shadows.

Mornings perception
can be either from inside
or what your eyes see.

Our lives are echoes
of distant ways of living,
yet with some changes.

Time will repeat things
as lessons we never learned,
but are needing learned.

Mysteries of God
live as many perceptions
beyond our thinking.

Looking for answers
often finds you more questions
filled with confusion.

A dismal today
can often be within you
and how you view it.

Beyond what we see
are things that go unnoticed
that are needing seen.

A white cloud above
could soon fill up with raindrops
if the settings right.

When cherishing things
remember,  they are just things
and can be replaced.

Without a foothold
you’ll surely slip and fall down,
so find good footholds.

Kindred type spirits
might stay around after death
to watch over you.

Perfection is flawed
when we think we are better
than anybody.

Disasters of life
often pull ones together
with differences.

A lakes reflections
are as ripples of lifestyles
caused by a rock thrown.

As time moves along
it leaves pieces of itself
found within our lives.

Various turnstiles
open and close with ventures,
some good and some bad.

Too simple the trial,
too weak are the lessons learned
and forging will fail.

Lives of deceivers
are often with many lies
that soon come to light.

Never isn’t true,
for the word is misconceived
with lack of knowledge.

A forest of trees
can hide valleys behind it
that no one has seen.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 5,  2014

God bless from Bill and Judy

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