Inspirational · Spirituality

Storms of life…

Welcome, we are having a different tea & reflection time together today, it has been raining here for three weeks now with some mighty powerful storms passing through, with only three days of sunshine in between.

I have a Gf Apple Strudel cake with homemade lemon butter ready with a cup of lemon grass tea or if you would prefer I do have coffee.

I have found that the flavours of Apple & lemon are great companions & they don’t disappoint.

Today’s cake is particularly moist, the lemon grass tea is both home grown & brewed.

I thought we would have a simple time of reflection with a poetry reading…

big waves under cloudy sky


Rain, rain, rain & more rain!

Wind blowing strong,

Chilling cold creeping into bones,

Chattering teeth,

Muscles tense & shivering,

Increasing cold, cold & freezing!

Warmth introduced,

Spreading through,

Muscles relax,

Cold decreasing,

Warm, warmer, warmest…

On a cold, windy & rainy day we seek a warm sheltered place & a hot cuppa, Don’t we?

To bring warmth & comfort to our bodies which brings a sense of wellbeing, as we thaw from our exposure to the bad weather.

Let’s change the poem now to the times when we are in the midst of a soul storm exposed to life’s battering & heartache;


Stress, stress, stress & more stress, 

Wrenching soul winds blowing,

Anxiety creeping into heart places, 

Wrestling sleep,

Increasing worry, worry & more worry!

Jesus introduced,

Spreading His peace through,

Heart places relax,

Anxiety, stress & worry decreased,

Peace, peace, perfect peace…

We need to seek a sheltered place for our souls too, don’t we?

And to drink the continual cup of His love that is available to us that brings comfort to our weathered souls.

Let us ask ourselves, in this time of poetic reflection.

Where are we seeking shelter for our souls when facing life’s storms?

In things & people or in the One who can truly bring peace to our weary souls, Jesus.

He said;

 “Come to me all those of you who are

weary & burdened

& I will give you rest [for your souls].”

Matthew 11: 28

I enjoyed sharing our poetry reading together today, our delicious treat & cuppa are now finished.

But you’re welcome to stay & linger awhile dear friend & enjoy my reflection in Home sweet home…

Until next time…


You’re most welcome to join me in The Reading Nook

Or in Prayer

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22 thoughts on “Storms of life…

  1. Beautiful poetry. Spectacular picture. Love the connection to tea and would love a slice of cake! Thanks for the post. Think I’ll have that cup of tea … make mine Lady Grey please!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry with us, Jennifer! I love how you compared the cold of the rainy weather to the stress of life’s storms around us. Just this morning, I warmed up with a cup of Thai tea brought back special from my kids’ mission there last spring. And as I was resting with the tea, the peace of Jesus did soothe the storm in my soul as I lifted my cares to Him. He is so good to meet us in the midst of the hard times. Blessings to you!

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  3. I loved everything about this. I’ve never had lemongrass tea; I tend to stick with English breakfast. But this sounded so appealing that I wish I was there. The best part would be our conversation about Jesus.

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  4. It’s strange to think you have had so much rain when we have had unusually beautiful and sunny weather here for the last few weeks! I love your poems- and yes, we definitely need to turn to Jesus to find a secure place of shelter when we are in the midst of life’s storms.

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  5. I was reflecting on the Peace of God yesterday and truly, His peace surpasses all human understanding.
    I love the poems and the post.
    God bless you

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