Poetic Inspirations and Practical Applications for Blissful Living

Poem: Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies Poem

Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies Poem

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“…because of the tender mercy of our God,

by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven

to shine on those living in darkness

and in the shadow of death,

to guide our feet into the path of peace.” (Luke 1:78-79)



Tender mercies are falling
Like soft kisses of dew,
Showers of grace are streaming
Through everything you do,

Oceans of love are flowing
From My heart to yours,
Sweet songs are springing from you
As your heart adores,

My joy is gleaming through you
As bright rays of light,
Happiness is beaming from you
Shining ev’n through night…

Yes, My child, I love you,
More than your heart can know,
Which is why these sweet gifts
To you forever flow.

So smile and dance,
Look up and radiantly rejoice,
Frolic through the wide green fields,
With music lift your voice,

And share with one and all
These gifts with you I share,
Tell to all you touch
Of My gifts beyond compare,

That they, too, may know
The heavenly light you see,
That they, too, may taste
The bliss of eternity,

That they may also smile
As My torrents of grace flow,
That they too may rejoice
In My love to know.

Feel My kiss now,
Upon your sweet forehead,
Feel so deep in your soul
The endless grace I shed,

Yes, feel My sunshine streaming
To you in all you do —
Amen, My precious child,
Bask in the love I have for you!


© 2015 Caroline Gavin

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Guest Post: Letting Go

Letting Go

Guest Post by Heart and Soul Health Coach Mike Fenton


The thoughts, ideas and emotions we hold onto consciously or unconsciously effect our life daily. How we react, when we react, and what we react to can be traced back to feelings and beliefs we have buried deep within ourselves. It’s important to examine how we react to what life throws our way and ask ourselves, why do I feel this way? Why do I react the way I do in certain situations?

Once we identify the root cause of our reaction it is important to decide if these thoughts and beliefs are still practical for who we are today. Sometimes the root cause of our problem(s) can be traced all the way back to childhood. Something that happened to us as a child certainly may not be applicable today and at this point is nothing more than a self-limiting belief.

Self-limiting beliefs are thoughts, feelings and beliefs we hold on to from past experiences that can prevent us from living life to its full potential. We hold to a belief that took place at some part in our life and it continually affects how we view things and how we react in certain situations. It is so important to evaluate what we are holding on to. Yesterday’s events should not dictate today’s business. We can learn from them (and should) but not let them become a self-limiting belief.  

The beliefs we hold onto can also affect our energy level because it takes energy to keep negative beliefs suppressed. When we let go of negative beliefs we have more energy, positive energy, to do the things in life that gives us pleasure, to be more productive.

As it’s written in Proverbs 2:11 “Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe”. Making wise choices in what we think, feel and believe can help us to let go of negative emotions and in turn we are happier, and those around us are happier too. As we read in Proverbs 15:13 “A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit”. Living with negative beliefs crushes our zest for life. It affects everything from productivity to our relationships with others.

When we enter into advanced states of awareness we become enlightened to things we never knew or thought about before. Life takes on new meaning and we find our true purpose. We have a renewed zest for life.


Guest Post: Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Guest Post by Heart and Soul Health Coach Mike Fenton


A term that has been used many times which usually means a happy ending to a story. But living happily ever after means something different to each of us. What one person perceives as happiness another finds nothing to be happy about. We all have something in life that brings us happiness and it is unique to each one of us.

We will also find that as we go through life the things that once brought us happiness no longer do, however, we should not consider that a problem because if we are open to experiencing new things we will find there are many things in life to enjoy.

We are reminded not to seek our happiness in materialistic things as it is written in Ecclesiastes 5:10 “Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness!”

Rather we should look to store our treasures in heaven. It is written in Matthew 6:20 “Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal”. While finding happiness in our earthly life is important, more importantly is finding eternal happiness and living life happily ever after.