Our Hearts and Minds

ANIMAL’S GREETINGS

Hello my friends

It’s Easter Sunday and I hope you’re enjoying it.  The sun
is shining bright today at least it is up here :).  Judy and
I gave the boys a little trimming last night,  but they are
still in need of a little touching up due to them getting just
a bit antsy.  They had a lot of hair hehehe. Filled up two
WalMart bags LOL!  They seem to be enjoying the hair
loss hehehe.  Judy is in the kitchen fixing some vittles
to take to her sisters house today for Easter.  I think me
and the boys are gonna stay home.  I hate to be in crowds
and there are gonna be a lot of her family at Trudy’s in
their trailer house.  Also I am a bit sad that I cannot see
any of my family or friends for Easter and that is wearing
on my mind.  I miss my old church and Brother Roger’s
character sermons that he does every Easter.  He always
did the greatest reenactments of a person from the bible.
Yes,  I miss Van Sickle Baptist church dearly.  They are
my family from faraway.  It’s more than a church.  It’s
my a family of friends.  Anyways,  hopefully I will be able
to visit when we finally make it to Texas sometime next
month hopefully.  That’s if our old little car will make the
the journey.  It is 24 years old and showing its age LOL.
Flying is out of the question being it cost more and we
can’t leave Benny and Milo at home 🙂  plus my health
makes it real hard to handle any flying.  My mom and
sister plus many friends want to meet the boys.  Oh well,
one day we will make it down south and say HOWDY.
So,  now it’s time for me to find another topic to ramble
about.  The snow is slowly melting away.  There were
floods all over Maine due to ice melt and rivers getting
blocked by big chunks of ice.  None the less,  we can
see our driveway and even the field has some spots
without snow and ice on it.  We’re having no shortage
of water up here.  Sure wish I could pipe some of it
down south to Texas.  They’re almost out of water
due to a terrible drought.  It’s where they can only
water their yards (I think my mom said) once a week.
It might of been once a month,  but I forget.  In any
case,  the grass and flowers will not survive,  not
to mention peoples crops.  Please Lord,  send them
and others in need some rain.  LOL Judy’s mixer
burned up.  She said she could see sparks coming
from it.  That’s what we get for buying a cheap one
huh.  I’ll buy her a better one later.  She finished
the mixing in her food processor hehehe.  Milo was
wanting a treat and he has been a good boy,  so I
gave him a Duck Jerky.  Benny is in the living room
more than likely on his recliner :).  I call it his, being
he seems to have taken claim to it.  We have two
and the brown faux leather one is his favorite.  He’s
out little guard dog/doorbell.  Milo will often join in
with Benny barking if he thinks it’s important LOL.
Little Benny is hating it that the snow is melting :(.
Now,  when he goes outside he locates all of the
remaining snow mounds and sits and plays on them.
You will hardly ever see him on the snowless ground.
LOL,  he’s a Peekapoo Snow dog that likes to play
peekaboo around corners hehehe.  He likes to hide
in the snow and being he’s whitish,  he does a pretty
good job :).  Judy’s getting ready to head off to her
sister’s house.  I guess it will be just me and the
boys hanging out together while she’s gone.  When
I finish writing,  I might go outside with them for a
bit and play with them.  It’s 46 F degrees right now.
This is maybe as spring as it’s gonna get hehehe,
although it’s supposed be in the mid 50’s maybe
for Monday and Tuesday.  Then of course it’s back
to the mid to lower 40’s LOL.  Our nights are still
often freezing.  This morning it was 24 F degrees.
Though it’s supposed to be above freezing most
of the week which should also help with the melting
of the freaking snow.  Our landlord started repairing
our toilet in the master bathroom that the kids he
hired totally messed up with their cross threading
and all,  but the toilet is still sitting in the bathroom
floor not hooked up.  He said he would be back
to fix it Friday or Saturday,  but those days have
passed.  Hopefully he will be back tomorrow to fix
it.  With my freaking health issues, it’s a whole lot
of walking back and forth to the bathroom at the
other end of the house LOL.  Time to change topics!
I fixed Judy and I some breakfast about an hour or
so before she left to go to her sisters house,  but
I’m getting the munchies hehehe.  I might stop
and fix myself some left overs from last night.
Waste not want not I always say hehehehehehe.
I just went to get myself another soda water :).
How do ya do,  I love Mountain Dew hehehe.
The boys are playing chase from the bedroom
to the living room hehehe.  Benny tears out so
fast that he slides the area rug in the kitchen
on his take offs and stops hehehe.  Thank You
God for giving us such a blessed home.  I can
see so many blessings.  We even get to enjoy
the Christmas snow that emulates Your Son’s
forgiveness and washing of our sins that makes
our slate clean.  My wonderful wife and our two
little boys fill this house with love of which You
magnify.  Yes we have our struggles of a day to
day life,  but we know you are in control and we
will be OK.  The years have brought us many
miles together as we have endured the Texas
heat together as well as Maine’s cold winters.
The seasons show us how you can display so
much beauty no matter the weather or the day.
Thank You for the memories that you allow us
to share and record in our hearts and minds.
Easter is a day that celebrates the return of
Jesus Christ from the dead,  yet we know not
the origin of the name Easter.  There are a few
claims,  but none are for sure.  None the less we
celebrate it.  Here’s some words about it that
I found at www.history.com  that will explain
a bit.  “Easter is really an entire season of the
Christian church year, as opposed to a single
day observance. Lent, the 40-day period leading
up to Easter Sunday, is a time of reflection and
penance and represents the 40 days that Jesus
spent alone in the wilderness before starting
his ministry, a time in which Christians believe
he survived various temptations by the devil.
The day before Lent, known as Mardi Gras or
Fat Tuesday, is a last hurrah of food and fun
before the fasting begins. The week preceding
Easter is called the Holy Week and includes
Maundy Thursday, which commemorates Jesus’
last supper with his disciples; Good Friday,
which honors the day of his crucifixion; and
Holy Saturday, which focuses on the transition
between the crucifixion and resurrection. The
50-day period following Easter Sunday is called
Eastertide and includes a celebration of Jesus’
ascension into heaven.”  Many celebrate it in
a different way.  So,  there ya go hehehehehe.
Our lives are filled with different viewpoints
as we are all with our own choices.  I myself
love and trust in Lord Jesus and God The
Father as their spirit is all around us.  Benny
is barking his fool head off because he  thinks
someone is here,  but it’s just the neighbors
getting ready to go somewhere as they open
and close their car doors hehehe.  He finally
piped down.  Now I think it’s time for me to
be taking my little venture back through all
that I’ve written here to see if i can find a
good word or phrase that I can use for the
title for today’s brand new poem.  So it’s away
I go to that little place of my recollection that
I always like to call RECOLLECT VILLE.
I believe I may have found a decent title and
after checking I see that I have not used it
YET.  So,,,,,,  Here goes.

Our Hearts and Minds

The times we’ve seen
that now remembers
our hearts and minds
stoke burning embers.
Places we’ve been to
and touched and smelled
our hearts and minds
are oh so detailed.
For when we are older
and cannot go
our hearts and minds
will travel so.
Remembering good times
of distant affairs
our hearts and minds
give answers to prayers.
A picture we’ve taken
of so far away
our hearts and minds
remember that day.
Thank You Lord Jesus
for walking in stride
our hearts and minds
while living inside.
The momentous echoes
that we have explored
are blessings from Heaven
and gifts from The Lord.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 20,  2014

Well,  there ya go.  I hope and pray that I brought you
a smile that you can take with you in your day to day
life.  The poem might not of been one of my best ones,
but I tried LOL.  Also I hope you enjoyed my rambling
and maybe even learned something.  I know I did :).
Milo is lying in his doggie bed just looking up at me
with his little puppy dog eyes hehehe.  Benny is still
in the living room lying on his favorite recliner LOL.
I guess 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 are
Christmas related this week :).   Also I wrote 22 more
haiku for all of my haiku lovers out there.  So,  now
it’s about time for me to be searching for that elusive
or should I say attempting to be elusive off switch,
but not before I wish you a most wonderful day
and a blessed week.  Remember,  Jesus loves you
and we do too.  Now to find that ornery off switch,
but not before I take a trip to the restroom at the
other end of the freaking house.  Ok,  I’m back.
I saw ya you little varmint.  This time it was a bit
harder to find ya with you hiding in the kitchen
in front of the coffee maker hehehehe,  but I saw
ya as I strolled through to to restroom LOL.
Gotcha,  see ya CLICK zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

God bless from Bill and Judy Pearce
and yes of course Benny and Milo 🙂

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

Without A Dream

As silence enters
through despair
there is need for
time for prayer.
Without a dream
a peaceful night
might be found
within much fright.
Let your dreaming
grow with peace
and the nightmares
will then cease.
Don’t let worry
find your views
without a dream
and just bad news.
Find the blessings
rushing stream
not just sad
without a dream.
Seek the flavors
day and night
and make dreams
to come in sight.
Yet those flavors
that you seek
need Lord Jesus
week to week.
For when found
without a dream
you might need to
then redeem.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 19,  2014

An Angel’s Breath

A breath of peace
from Heaven’s place
is breathed on
my smiling face.
An angel’s breath
of daily prayer
fills me with
God’s love and care.
The stormy nights
that times unfold
an angel’s breath
makes not so cold.
For when troubles
come to me
an angel’s breath
will blow me free.
Giving breezes
prayer is found
an angel’s breath
gives solid ground.
Breathing Heavens
wondrous view
found with Jesus
oh so true.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 19,  2014

Sky of Grace

The sky above
so bright blue
gives to me
a wondrous view.
The sky of grace
so peacefully
might show clouds
that I can see.
A wondrous view
of far and wide
that my heart
can bring inside.
A sky of grace
above my head
might display
a riverbed.
The certain scenes
that times displace
is up above
a sky of grace.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 19,  2014

Antarctic Echoes

As winter’s shadows
are falling from sight
Antarctic echoes
still live deep inside.
Scenes found still frozen
as sun does not dance
then there in shadows
of morning times glance.
Antarctic echoes
are cold as wind blows
yet maybe not so
as Antarctic knows.
But as the weather
continues its phase
Antarctic echoes
are seen as a glaze.
It’s not quite as cold
as Antarctic weather,
but it is seeming
to last on forever.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 19,  2014

April Skies

When the clouds
float overhead
the April skies
seem as spring fed.
Bringing glimmers
times expose
found as springtime’s
colored rose.
Scattered colors
come to be
from April skies
to you and me.
Then the raindrops
one by one
make more grow
with brightest sun.
Seasons patterns
come in sight
in April skies
through day and night.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 19,  2014

The House of Pooches

When silence comes
then barks are heard
the house of pooches
word for word.
The silence gives
a way to hear
and those pooches
bark so clear.
Words they’ve spoken
not so good,
for they’re often
misunderstood.
The house of pooches
shouts with glee
with them barking
look at me.
Every sentence
from each pooch
seems to ask for
just a smooch.
A little kissing
in their way
licking faces
day to day.
So there’s love
in the house of pooches
often seen as
many smooches.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 19,  2014

The Renewing

Amidst a stormy
worried night
there might be
a little light.
A single light
that shines so great
the renewing
to instate.
Times of burdens
raining down
the renewing
gives you ground.
A firm place
to stand with peace
the renewing
gives release.
Often doorways
open wide
tempting you
to go inside,
but so often
they are bad
so take heed
before you add.
Let not footsteps
start in stride
without looking
deep inside.
The renewing
from what’s done
brings you lessons
one by one.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 19,  2014

Digging Ditches

From my childhood
years ago
I dug ditches
to and fro.
Digging ditches
troubles ware
while displaying
all aglare.
Sense of youthful
while not knowing
dug my ditches
times bestowing.
Oh so many
dig them true
ditches deep
without a clue.
Then as age is
counted by
digging ditches
show you why.
It’s so often
childish ploys
men and women
girls and boys.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 19,  2014

Let Me Sleep

While my aching
makes me weep
I ask God to
let me sleep.
Aching bones of
age to age
seem to want my
center stage.
Let me sleep please
rest to gain,
before I one day
go insane.
Pages turning
showing true
stories written
in my view.
Times I lay there
in a heap
asking God to
let me sleep.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 19,  2014

The Kids Pool

That swimming pool
that winter hid
now has found
a little kid.
Him together
with his bro
trying to dig out
ice and snow.
The kids pool
of cheapest state
now has found
a place to skate.
Frozen solid
it’s still cool
found in April
the kids pool.
They still try
to have some fun
before it melts
beneath the sun.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 19,  2014

Haiku
for Apr 19,  2014

Looking for blue skies
can be done from within you
for they can be found.

A times miracle
lives in its own existence
while often not seen.

Found as a problem
times can be changed to blessings
seen with clearer eyes.

While storms might be seen
there could be a rainbow found
inside of your heart.

While time ticks away
it leaves its many footprints
found in our footsteps.

We all have problems,
but it’s how you look at them
that makes them larger.

Looks of a liar
are often found in their eyes
filled with deception.

Many challenges
are but only from within
as ones doubt themselves.

Behind some stories
could be different viewpoints
that think they are true.

Life is like water
as it flows in many ways
peaceful and torrent.

When ones awaken
they are often still asleep
in their frame of mind.

Springtime’s perception
is viewed from where you are at
either green grass or snow.

In windows of time
holds the visions of hopeful
that might need some prayer.

Looking for starlight
needs nighttime to be in view
or you’ll see sunshine.

When we’re competing
it’s often our own follies
that we’re competing.

Learning how to be
will often come with mistakes
from point A to B.

The length of eyesight
is determined how you see
and what’s being sought.

Leftover turnstiles
that you kept in your hope chest
might fall out of style.

Thoughts of deception
thrive in the hearts of many
for fear of the truth.

Wisdom often hurts
when it’s gathered throughout time,
but lessons are learned.

A challenge of strength
often finds you the weakest
with somebody stronger.

Morning brings new light
with chances to change your views
and learn how to smile.

©By Bill Pearce
Apr 19,  2014

God bless from Bill and Judy

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