Tears of Healing

I have experienced tears of healing

Tears of fear, tears of joy

Words of encouragement that were employed

Being forced to face life and my feelings.

My experience of tears started as a little boy

This may seem normal as life goes

But challenges came early and the tears flowed

Their were surgeries and mentions of life, death and no time to play coy.

So I prayed for my mom and dad when life seemed uncertain

By the grace of God, prayers and the surgeon’s hands

My tears of fear, became tears of joy as I wanted out of that hospital bed to stand

The dark feelings of sadness gone as my mom pulled back the curtain.

So in the coming years my tears of healing came

Now and then as I am grateful for life

Even when disappointments of the world cut like a knife

Due to my second chance to live I will never be the same.

I do not know were you tears in life have come from

My hope is that your tears of sadness are replaced

By tears of healing and joy on your face

As your life is full of love, grace and peace under the sun.

By Ty Stingel

January 29, 2014

Take Courage

Take courage my friends

The journey we are will have it’s ups and downs

To get up from a tough challenge and know God’s grace abounds

We can get up and see what adventure the day lends.

May we have experienced negative things

The answer is yes and varies with everyone

Grieving is healthy as we go threw the dark reaching for the sun

With the hope that tomorrow will bring good things.

Let us reach out to those who care

And listen when people need a ear

Living life without judgement and fear

Be of a kind heart and fair.

There is no timetable for grief

When challenges come I will be their for family or friends

And I know my Father in Heaven showers mercy that He lends

While others will be kind, loving which will be a relief.

Pushing through fear is not a easy feat

To take courage is a witness to others

Sometimes this is just asking for help today

May you find a listening un critical ear I pray

You are a hero my sister and brother.

You all have so much to give

Others have so much to learn from you

Sharing the darkness and light and see it through

Taking courage, to love and to care and truly live.

By Ty Stingel

January 26, 2014