Monday, 27 February 2012

Peace and *New poem too called "Trust"*

Before I went to sleep last night, I came up with this poem and today the 27th I put the finishing touches on it :).

Finding peace where does it begin, in submitting to God. Trusting Him to show us the way.


The road is long,
The road is steep
But you can make it.
God hears your call, He hears your weep.

He knows your needs,
No chance to hide
Just have faith in Him
He will be your guide.

Where the path leads
We do not know
But in God we trust
With God we'll go.

Step by step, day by day,
On this journey as we pray
God is with us
He knows the way.

Poem by Nicola Hill

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 4:7.

Here's a song for this post :)! It's such a happy song, feel free to dance and celebrate ;)! For we have a lot to celebrate - we have God :)!

Until I write again,
Love and God Bless,
Nicola Hill

Thursday, 23 February 2012


On the 14th of this month, I said my next blog post would be on Love. I had been thinking about Love long before that mainly because I was thinking about loving everyone around us. Love is a big topic to cover, I am sure I will have other posts in the future on it too - I couldn't ever write everything on love. We all love. We all want to be loved. We all have different ways of expressing our love.

The Wikipedia definition of love is this:
Love is an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment. Love is also a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection; and "the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another". Love may also be described as actions towards others (or oneself) based on compassion, or as actions towards others based on affection.

A four letter word. Love. One of my first poems when I was 13 was a poem for Valentines day for a competion and it was a poem called "I Love You" and that's where I began writing poetry properly, many poems followed after that and a few more on love. A beautiful topic. There's a lot to explore on the topic of love but there's one particular part of love I want to start with.

We all love in our lives. There are many things we say, "I love my city,","I love this music", "I love food", "I love movies", "I love my friends," "I love my family", "I love my dog", I love my job", there are endless ways where we love.

I go back to where I began where this whole topic of Love came to mind in the first place - Loving everyone around us. Loving all people. Reading those two sentences you'll notice two things "everyone" and "all". In other words speading love everywhere you go. Everywhere you go. I am not saying you should go up to a stranger tomorrow and say "I love you." They make think you're a bit weird. I am not telling you in fact anything about what you should or shouldn't do. I am going on a journey with this thought I had on love.

I think a verse is very fitting here to explains what love is.
"Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irratable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never eneds; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away." ~ 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

These are a few verses I posted on love:

"The foremost is, 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' "The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." ~ Mark 12:28-31

"Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses." Proverbs 10:12

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God." 1 John 4:7.

And thinking on love and how to love I come now the greatist example of love:
"But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us." ~Romans 5: 8

"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifise to God." ~Ephesians 5: 1-2

This verse below which I will end with is my favourite bible verse.

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you salute only your brethren, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." ~Matthew 5:43-48

That concludes my first post, I don't think I need to say anymore on love here because in the verses what God says on love speaks volumes :)!

With that I shall love and leave you,
Until I write again,
God Bless,
Nicola Hill

Monday, 6 February 2012

Daily Blessings

"The gift of a day."

One of my favourite movies is called the Ultimate Gift. In it at the end of the movie it talks about twelve gifts. One of them is the "the gift of a day." Yes, the gift of a day.... The gift of a day. I have run out of words to write so I thought if I'd write that a few times it will help lengthen my blog post. I'm sure by now you've realised that my sense of humour does tend to seep through in my writing. I have been pondering this gift of a day because as I was thinking of starting this blog post and what I'm going to write, I was thinking about the daily blessings in our lives.

Yes even today on a Monday, everyone's favourite day of the week there are blessings. Daily blessings that happen each and every single day.

Did you wake up? Blessing.
Did you get out of bed this morning? Blessing.
Are you able to go to school? Blessing.
Did you have a job you went to? Blessing.
Did you have food? Blessing.
Did you have a roof over your head? Blessing.
Can you walk? Blessing.
Can you talk? Blessing.
Do you have people who love you? Blessing.

There are so many, it could go on and on. Whatever your blessings are there are so many blessings all around us. That calls for a "WOW!"

Everyday we have something to appreciate, something to be thankful for.

Did you have the gift of a day? Blessing.

Remember that God loves you, He want to bless you. Everyday He's saying, "I'm here."

I like this quote, Focus on what you have not what you don't have. Everyday we have so much.

This is what I pray for you all.

Thank God for the blessings each day :)!

God Bless,
Nicola Hill