Samson and Delilah

I reread the story of Samson and Delilah this past week. Judges 13-16 KJV. It has always amazed me how Samson kept going back to Delilah after each attempt she made to help his enemies capture him. There are many lessons in the story but the one that stood out for me when I read it this time was:

“You can’t successfully fight your enemies during the day if you are sleeping with them at night.”

E.A. Fussell

10/19/2019

Being Humble Isn’t Easy

Sometimes I am humble

Sometimes I am not

Situations that require the most Humbleness

Are the ones that test and try me

A lot

Pride rushes in

Ego takes over

I feel compelled to defend

And lose my composure

Lord help me get out of

My own way

Help me to remember to be humble

As I serve You today

E.A. Fussell

10/12/2019

Fly in your own Direction

Be brave with your life

Fly in your own direction

Swim in waters of distant places

Listen to the wind

Chase it where ever it blows

Take rest in the arms of nature

Renew your mind

Walk barefoot along

Moss covered trails

Breath in wild flowers

Dance in the fresh dew

Sleep under the stars

Find out who you really are

E.A. Fussell

9/9/2019

Mountains as far as the eye can see

My soul longs to be

Where there are mountains

As far as the eye can see

And sometimes it longs

For sand between my toes

And sunsets along the coast

When I retire I will become

A full blown wanderer

Who experiences the world

In total wonder

Unencumbered by schedule dates

And deadlines

I will take advantage of time

Trekking through the mountains

Camping by a stream

Walking along the coastline

Living my full blown dreams

E.A.Fussell

9/7/2019

(Photo by Distant Horizons Photography)

Waterfalls Renew

Good decisions

Some bad

Bad choices

Teach lessons

Lessons learned

Bring wisdom

Wisdom hides

Evasive, elusive

Elusive dreams

Come alive

Alive, flowing

Like waterfalls

Waterfalls renew

Positive energy

Energy exists

In everything

Everything impacts

Our lives

Lives change

For good

Good decisions

Some bad

Make you

E.A. Fussell

8/6/2019

Damn Hard

Life ain’t always beautiful

Sometimes

It’s damn hard

There are moments

I may feel like giving up

But

It’s just not in my blood

So

I give myself a swift kick

In the keister

Jerk my attitude

Back into the right shape

And

Determine to do

Whatever it takes

E.A. Fussell

7/4/2019

Waiting for a Flight

Flying during major holidays

Is not the wisest choice

Advised my all too familiar

Still small voice

But it’s my dad’s birthday

And my mother’s too

I haven’t been home in months

It seemed like the thing to do

Now flight delays

Causing airport stays

Has me thinking

There has to be a better way

I was supposed to land

In Florida last night

But here I sit in Georgia

Still waiting for a flight

E.A. Fussell

7/4/2019