NATURE HELPS BRING PEACE WITH POETRY
It has been awhile since I used the Magnetic Poetry kit online. So I decided to go to the website and play around with the nature kit.
After a busy week ending with a car accident, I needed an outlet for stress.
Creating poetry was just what I needed. Here is what the web page looked like when I was finished:
On the far right are the word choices, and you click the More Words button to scroll through all the words in the nature kit. Using the mouse I click and move the words I want to the far left to write my poem. If I’m not sure of a word, I’ll move it to the middle. It will stay there while I move through other pages of words.
After I finished the poem I used a free program called GIMP to cut away everything from the screen shot except the poem. Then I exported it to my desktop and used the photo editor to enhance the photo a bit. This is what it looked like when I finished.
My next step was to look for a photo that would go along with the poem.
I found it among those I took at the Botanical Gardens in Clemson, SC. I opened it with GIMP and added the poem photo to it, but I wasn’t sure I liked the way it looked.
After that I copied the poem into the word processor and layered it on the photo. The result is the photo below. Now I’m not sure which I like better – the one using the screenshot of the poem or the one below. What do you think?
NATURE HELPS BRING PEACE
Since the weather has been cold and rainy, and I had been sick. I didn’t want to go walking outside. The Nature Magnetic Poetry was a good substitute as I thought of the beauty of God’s creation. It was also good therapy for me after a busy week that ended with a car accident involving myself, a son, and a daughter and her 3 children. We were traveling home from a party celebrating the Winter Equinox at my oldest daughter’s house when it happened.
God’s hand of protection was on us, and we were thankful as it could have been much worse.
We are all fine, though tired and a little achy, but our car needs some work. After the initial shock everyone was pretty calm. When my son-in-law came to pick us up, the children began singing Christmas songs as we drove home. I praise God for His goodness and mercy and protection.
I love you, Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer,
my God, my rock where I seek refuge, my shield and
the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO YOU ALL
This Christmastime may we find joy whether at home or traveling.
If you have no home I pray that someone will include you in their celebrations.
If you are missing someone, I pray that you will find comfort in Jesus.
May you find joy in memories and making new ones with those you love.