“Home is where the heart is,” I’ve often heard it said.
“All that’s really needed is a place to lay your head.”
For some a home may have very little measure
No thoughts of what to make it, no memories there to treasure
But home is so much more than just a place to me
Home should be a shelter from the storms of life we see
Much more than just a simple place we find ourselves to live
But one in which we often share the things we have to give
A home should be a sanctuary for all who make it such
A place of love for others, a place their hearts to touch
My childhood home was such a place, of that I do recall
Deep love and understanding there was given to us all
Seven little children were taught to love the Lord
To walk in all His perfect ways, to love His Holy Word
Brothers and sisters there who dearly loved each other
And tried to live in such a way as was taught by our dear mother
It was my earthly home, though not a perfect place
That shaped me as I am today and helped me run this race
Reminding me of the path to take that’s always in the right
So that one sweet day to heaven above, I’ll take my final flight
Yes, home is what you make it, and I’ve tried to do my best
To make a place where love abounds and offers needed rest
Although we are not perfect, may the traits of who we are
Show love and understanding to those both near and far
In that heavenly realm above where love and joy abound
One day my earthly sorrows will forever be laid down
For such a place of majesty I surely long to see
There at last to dwell forever, in my heavenly home I’ll be.
Author: Carolyn Canizales, 2020
I love this. I used to try to write poetry, but I was never good at it. I may not be good at fiction, either, but it’s easier for me and I enjoy it.
Thanks so much, Jackie. I came about writing poetry when least expected, as I had never even attempted it. I wrote about 8 poems and that was it. Hopefully, some more inspiration will come my way very soon, as I enjoyed it very much.
You are a great writer and I know that you worked hard to become a published author of the Chance On Love series. Six books! Do you have more coming out? I have not read them all, but I will. God bless you and your family. Thanks for stopping by here at The Resting Place. ❤️
I just now saw your reply to my comment. I actually have 11 books. There are the 6 in the Chance on Love series. Then 1 is a “spin off” with a daughter as the main character, Seasons for Sara series (Sara’s Season of Faith is the first one.) I also started another series (crazy, right? But the story was there and I HAD to write it!) It’s called the Rose series; Solitary Rose is the first book. Then I have 3 Bible studies. The first I wrote because I just had to and taught it in our ladies’ Bible study. It’s Profile of Virtue (Proverbs 31). I didn’t publish it then. Our national ladies group, WMA in our BMA denomination, asked me to write a missionary biography. I did and our Baptist Publishing House published it, but I’ve never been able to get it on Kindle. They since quit publishing anything except SS literature so I have the remaining copies of it. Then I got my first Bible study published and the national ladies (unofficially) asked me to do another. I did one on our motto, 2 Peter 1:5-7. It’s called Add to Your Faith…. However, Covid and the lockdown seemed to have locked out my creative genes. I have not been able to write during all of this! It also didn’t help that my computer somehow lost part of what I had already written for Promise Rose! Thank you for your sweet comments.
Congratulations, Jackie! That’s a wonderful accomplishment! You have been a very busy lady with your writing! I will be praying that your creative juices will begin flowing once again. My writing definitely can’t be compared with yours, but I went through the first six months of this year unable to write. Had Covid in January and wasn’t up to par until late June. I cried, thinking I’d never be able to put my thoughts onto paper again. Little by little some inspiration has returned, for which I am very thankful. It’s been a time of trusting the Lord with what He will have me do in that regard. I’m trying not to get ahead of Him. Keep writing, sweet friend! I’m sure there is much more that He would have you say. Bless you! Merry Christmas!