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All I Ever Wanted

all I ever wanted

Photograph courtesy of Martin Watson

All I ever wanted – how can I describe it with words…

“Sometimes life fills you with the thing that you’ve longed for the most…when you finally have it, how is it that you ever lived without it?”  Felecia R. Weber

All I Ever Wanted

All I ever wanted;

How can I describe it with words?

You can’t capture the beautiful simplicity of a clear blue sky, and trap it inside a bottle…for it is too vast to be harnessed, it is the essence of freedom.

All I ever wanted;

What is it about finally having it that makes your life seem like someone suddenly unveiled the most exquisite painting…the kind that invites you to step right into its beckoning magnificence.

All I ever wanted;

It is an amazing thing that happens when what your heart craves is not simply a fleeting desire, not just a moment in time…rather, it is something that is so essential it becomes a part of you.

Felecia R. Weber 2016, OntheWingofaDove.com

When you receive the thing that you’ve longed for, when it unfolds before your very eyes…it shakes your world like a violent storm.  Yet the calmness, the peace, the wholeness that follows, is like the freshness of a dew soaked meadow…it waters your soul, continuously.

Peace and love,

Felecia

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I’ll Never Forget

never forgetI’ll never forget the gentle way in which you spoke my name, your voice was so soothing, like the cooing of a mourning dove.

“Your blessings are with him forever, and your presence fills him with joy.”  Psalm 21:6

I’ll Never Forget

(a tribute to the life of my late husband, Stephen Cullen Weber)

I’ll never forget that enchanting evening when we met,

how when I turned around and saw your smiling face; you asked me to dance.

You were so thoughtful and considerate; always thinking of me first.

Your light-hearted ways that made me laugh; how you comforted me when I cried.

I’ll never forget the day we were married; joined together “until death do us part.”

Oh, how special I felt when I first introduced you as “my husband.”

My love and respect for you grew more and more over the years.

Your integrity, your compassion, your diligence and determination;

be assured my love, they never went unnoticed.

I admire your unquestionable character still.

I’ll never forget the gentle way in which you spoke my name,

your voice was so soothing, like the cooing of a mourning dove.

Although your soft, brown eyes will never stare into my soul again,

they have said “I love you” to me so many times, that the words are engraved on my heart.

You have given me so much to remember, those memories will continue to fill my days.

Felecia R. Weber 2015, OntheWingofaDove.com

“My prayer is that you will always look to our Heavenly Father for His comfort and consolation, and that you will have a deep and abiding sense of His peace.”  Stephen Cullen Weber (from his last words to me)

Tomorrow will be the anniversary of my beloved’s passing.  It is hard to believe that it has been a year since I shared his last day with him.  Every time I think about my Stephen, which seems to be constantly, I can’t help but realize how deeply he has enriched and blessed my life.  There are so many things that I could write about my precious husband, indeed he was such a beautiful soul.  I’ll never forget the years that God has given us to live our lives together…whenever I recall them, they fill my heart with joy.

Continue to rest in peace my darling one.

never forget

My beloved husband, Stephen Cullen Weber, February 9, 1956 – August 13, 2014

Peace and love,

Felecia

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When I Am Thirsty

When I Am Thirsty

“Christ and the Woman of Samaria Among Ruins (Detail),” Rembrandt (Rembrandt Van Rijn). Image from a page of the 2013 Desk Calendar, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

When I am thirsty and my soul is dry; it seems all I can do is question “why?”…

“‘Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.  Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'” John 4:13-14

When I Am Thirsty

(a poem about spiritual thirst)

When I am thirsty and my soul is dry,

it seems all I can do is question “why?”

Surrounding me there is an endless stream,

but sometimes, it seems only to be a dream.

When I am thirsty, I feel frail and weak;

I become so parched, I can hardly speak.

So what is it that will thoroughly quench my thirst?

Quickly, please tell me so that I may seek it out first!

When I am thirsty, isn’t there anything I can give?

For without sustaining  water I surely cannot live.

To me that water is like the blood running through my veins.

Without it, a shriveled up shell of me is all that remains.

When I am thirsty I long to be filled to overflowing;

an abundant supply that will help  to keep me growing.

When my soul is ready for God’s will to me to show;

Only then does His true life giving water flow.

Felecia R. Weber 2015, OntheWingofaDove.com

Being thirsty happens on both physical and spiritual levels.  It is generally easy to satisfy physical thirst.  Drinking the proper amount of water helps to keep our bodies functioning optimally.  But how can we quench our spiritual thirst?  As depicted in the illustration above, the woman at the well asked Jesus, “Where can you get this living water?”  In time, she realized that her answer was there right before her eyes…and He is here for us too, ready to fill us eternally.

May you seek out and find the oasis of “living water” that God has prepared for you today, and may it continuously fill your heart so abundantly that your soul will never be thirsty again.

Peace and love,

Felecia

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Within Me

within me

“Awakening,” photograph by Felecia R. Weber 2013, OntheWingofaDove.com

Within me there is a light that guides me day and night…it feeds my soul…

“Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you.”  Deuteronomy 31:6

Within Me

Within me there is a light,

that guides me day and night.

Wherever I go, whatever I do,

it leads me in all that I pursue.

Within me there is a calmness,

it is what keeps my world steady.

It feeds my soul, I’m never lacking,

when called to serve, I am always ready.

Within me there is a boldness,

that keeps me courageous and strong.

Whatever my task, I shall not falter,

even though the road is rocky and long.

Felecia  R. Weber 2014, OntheWingofaDove.com

Lightness, strength, confidence, boldness, courage …Where do these qualities come from?  How can we experience them no matter what is going on around us?  What is “within” us that enables such a thing?  For those who put their trust in God, there is an assuredness that emboldens a desire to live life fully.  There is a vitality that beams around them.   His promises are true, He never forsakes us and we can trust Him completely to see us through whatever we face, good or bad.  His truth, His protection, His love, His saving grace…all of these things are within me.

Peace and love,

Felecia

 

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A Quote to Carry You – August 5, 2013

a quote to carry youA Quote to Carry You

August 5, 2013

 

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.  It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” (Judy Garland)

Love is a tangible thing that is expressed in so many ways.  We can experience it through all of the human senses as it reaches down into our souls.  May your love reach someone today and make their senses become alive and their heart filled to the brim.

Peace,

Felecia

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