Easter Preview Music

It’s Saturday, the day before Easter (Resurrection Sunday)—I wanted to bring you plenty of GOOD NEWS ‘message in the music’ this weekend.  I hope you’ll enjoy today’s songs, and come back tomorrow for more, as we celebrate the Risen King.  And, if some of it sounds like “rock music” rather than hymns….well, JESUS IS MY ROCK😊

Whatever the challenges, sorrows, losses in your life right now (perhaps since the pandemic began), this weekend is your holy-engraved invitation to receive HOPE and Eternal Salvation—to be rescued by Jesus Christ, Redeemer.  Say “YES” to Him, and walk through the door into new life (not a perfect life, but far better than you’ve dreamed or imagined)—I speak from my true experience. 

The Passover door is marked with the Blood of the Lamb, Jesus’ blood—now, visualize Him standing guard at the door to your life, your home…receive Him, and He promises He won’t let the “Destroyer” enter: you’re safe, secure…you can breathe, and rest in Him forever.

My prayers of blessing and love embrace you today💖 Zelda


Vista Behind Closed Eyes

Vista behind closed

Eyes, within hope’s longing heart

Respect, honor reign

Trust is never compromised

Peace, goodwill, “just how we roll”

All living souls are valued

Love flourishes unblemished

©Zelda Rene, 2021 ~ All rights reserved.


Allowing Ourselves — a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

This is a perfect Monday post–it will lift your spirits and bless your heart. Please leave comments for Paul on his original blog post, thank you!


Photo: found at shutterstock.com

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hilary

Allowing Ourselves

Changing our relationship with the past,
refusing to keep it alive in the present,
the embers of yesterday are passing,
allowing ourselves to dwell in possibility.

Refusing to keep it alive in the present,
not letting the incomplete shape us,
allowing ourselves to dwell in possibility,
accepting the strange value of ambiguity.

Not letting the incomplete shape us,
stepping back from self-defeat and doubt,
accepting the strange value of ambiguity,
creatively embracing silent imperfections.

Stepping back from self-defeat and doubt,
the embers of yesterday are passing,
creatively embracing silent imperfections,
changing our relationship with the past.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Some Days Genial

Some days genial

Speaking to strangers as though

Fantasy family

Exuding God’s love, true light

Maybe seeming old-crazy

Somebody has to

Take that kind of risk, offer

Hope of better times

©Zelda Rene, 2021 ~ All rights reserved.


Grateful List 1

(Photo is of candle in a pizza sauce jar filled with wooden buttons, my rare ‘craft brilliance’/gift to friends this past Christmas)

I’m glad and oh so grateful for God’s unfailing love.  The Good Shepherd never loses track of me; He finds me when I’m lost and scared, picks me up and carries me back to the Grace Path; He feeds me daily from His Word, tucks me into bed at night, and wakes me up the next day so we can do it all again.

I’m thankful for blogging.  I began the journey in 2011, have had many blogs since then—and I’m still learning things.  It brought me back to writing, the gift I thought was destroyed in the fires of life.  WordPress is the BEST, offering free blogs and helpful support—and an open door to the whole wide world.

I’m glad and grateful to meet people here that I’d otherwise never encounter—lots of personalities and boatloads of talent!!!

I’m ever thankful for diamonds tucked in the “darkness which can be felt” (Exodus 10:21)…God never forsakes us in the worst of times, nor does He leave us totally empty.  He’s the God of Much More.

Despite my periods of irritable dissatisfaction, I’m thankful the pandemic has impacted me only in minimal ways.  I appreciate that most people have suffered tremendous losses, greater than my inconveniences.

I’m way grateful for Biblehub.com—no more trying to read the tiny print in my old Concordance when I’m searching for a scripture verse!😉

I’m amazed and grateful to have made it to March, as surely Spring isn’t far off in the Pacific NW/USA.  Daylight Savings Time will be here, yippie!  And Hope’s plant may flourish again🙂

Special thanks to Lisa, whose Thankful posts remind me I should be posting my own lists!  And thank you, brother Frank—you’re a loyal follower, a fine writer and photographer, and I really enjoy our discussions about faith and scripture.

Until next time, thanks to all who visit here—may God bless you with His unfailing love, protection and strength, and give you fresh Hope and JOY Zelda

©Zelda Rene, 2021 ~ All rights reserved.

Hope’s Humility

Hope’s meager, fragile

Frayed commodity stretches

Shared among many

Nurture with prayers, praise to God

Posture of humility*


Pompous will be mocked

Sense of entitlement reeks

Manmade castles melt**



*“All of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5, NLT

*“O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8, NLT

*“A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.” Proverbs 29:23, New King James Version

** “Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it…” Psalm 127:1, NKJV

*“The high and lofty one who lives in eternity,

the Holy One, says this:

“I live in the high and holy place

with those whose spirits are contrite and humble.

I restore the crushed spirit of the humble

and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.

I have seen what they do,

but I will heal them anyway!

I will lead them.

I will comfort those who mourn,

bringing words of praise to their lips.

May they have abundant peace, both near and far,”

says the LORD, who heals them.

Isaiah 57:15, 18-19, New Living Translation

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. Bible Hub

Soul’s Songs (2/28/21)

Lyrics to “Stay” are posted following the 2nd song.


“Stay” lyrics:

I know what it’s like
To be in the presence of the Lord
And not know what time it is
Because time stood still
And bodies were healed
And families restored
Because we stayed here
In the presence of the Lord
No one had to say a word
Couldn’t even make a sound
But I’d give up everything
For this treasure I’ve found
I never want it to end
I don’t want You to go
Cause my heart is burning
In Your presence, Lord
Please, stay
I don’t want You to go
‘Cause my heart is burning
In Your presence, Lord
I want more
I want more
I want more
Jesus, I want more
I want more
I want more
I want more
Jesus, I want more
I want more
I want more
I want more
Jesus, I want more
I want more
I want more
I want more
Jesus, I want more
I want more
I want more
I want more
Jesus, I want more
So I’ll stay
Where else would I go
‘Cause my heart is burning
My heart is burning
My heart is burning
My heart is burning
My heart is burning
My heart is burning
My heart is burning
In Your presence, Lord
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: William Mcdowell