Dear Vincent (NaPoWriMo)

There have been few days of NaPoWriMo that I’ve been able to somewhat satisfy the optional prompt, however today offers fulfillment (hope readers agree) ๐Ÿ™‚

Dear Vincent, kindred

Soul to me, heart’s brother far

How I long to meet

Clasp hands that brushed starry night

Filled canvases iris-full


I would have fed you

From small kitchen’s steaming pots

Breads, delicious baked

Listened as you spoke of God

Your desire to preach denied


Happy days unshared

They wait, pastel Tomorrows

Soon I’ll join you, Home

ยฉEnnle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.


Miracles, Everyone Qualifies (A to Z Challenge, Letter M)

โ€œThere are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.โ€

โ€• Albert Einstein

The letter “M” immediately brought to mind ‘Miracles’.ย  In the Bible, Jesus performed miraculous healings for believers and non-believers alike; He wowed the crowd by multiplying provisions more than once to feed thousands.ย  That’s the vast, infinite love of God, whose mercy doesn’t differentiate, but is purposeful:ย  He longs to draw all people to Himself, into His grace for salvation.ย  His heart for us is frankly unfathomable.ย 

It’s clear to me, God is still in the miracle-working business today.ย  Some are headline-making ones that grab people’s attention—the faithful, and doubting critics alike; some are quiet, subtle, known only to those who receive and perceive them.

My life is a miracle…not the kind that warrants media mention, but BIG to me.ย  I’m an Overcomer, by faith and strength which come from partnering with God—not the result solely of intellect or creativity, by self-effort diligently applied.ย  I’ve learned to tune-in and appreciate “everyday miracles” which some people miss or call coincidence, positive energy, karma, etc.ย  No, the favor God shines on my life—evident through His protection, provision, and presence in the center of my circumstances—is Miraculous.ย 

Often we forget to consider as miracles, all the devastating things God prevents from happening.ย  Example:ย  when we’re impatient due to slow traffic…we may not realize He’s kept us from a fatal accident ahead.

Believe what you like.ย  Each day that I don’t throw myself under a bus is a miracle…and I give all honor, praise, glory to GODโ™ฅ

ยฉEnnle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.