Sunday, August 10, 2014

Broken Fences

 "In All thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths"
                                                          Proverbs: 3:6

As I drove to town one day this week, my eyes fell on this fence up the street from my home. The broken fence and all the weeds that surround it, hasn't been taken care of.

I thought, " How sad, that this pretty white fence has been neglected". It reminds me of other things in our lives that are like this, broken and unamended, relationships in our friendship, marriages, our spiritual lives and many others!

Here is a poem I found, by Milica Franchi DeLuie

My broken heart
My broken spirit
My broken mind
My broken family
My broken dreams
My broken life

Through out the years
I've tried and tried
with much persistence
I've tried to fix
my broken existance
Only to learn to my dismay
My shattered life
As is will stay.

How sad! I wanted change that last line and insert
"doesn't have to be this way,
With Faith and Trust in God,
it can be fixed some day!"

 If our time and energy isn't worth putting the effort into making our lives what God intended it to be, then we have failed, but by His Grace we can mend our fences, not only with each other but with Him!

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9 niv

The author of the poem, to me, seems to have given up.
Take care to mend your fences and face tomorrow with
Faith, Love and Hope!
 Never give up!

Have a Blessed Sunday,


  1. Very good. Love these thoughts today about mending our broken fences. I could apply that to so many facets of life right now. Thank you. Happy Birthday!

    1. Thanks Pamela, it's been a great day!

  2. Hey Sylvia!
    I so much agree with you about that poem! Perfectly good, until you get to that last line! I have done that a lot in my life, read books that everyone else have raved about but I sometimes find them much too negative and not enough importance placed upon our hope and faith in the Lord. xx

  3. Oh Sylvia! Happy Birthday! I love the poem with the last lines changed,.

  4. This is a great it...

  5. Great thoughts-thank you for posting this!

  6. What wonderful thoughts. I needed this today.
    Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie


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