The Red Sea Place

Have you come to the Red Sea place in your life,
Where in spite of all you can do,
There is no way out, there is no way back,
There is no other way but through?

Then wait on the Lord with a trust serene
Till the night of your fear is gone;
He will send the wind, He will heap the floods,
When He says to your soul, “Go on.”

In the morning watch, ‘neath the lifted cloud,
You shall see but the Lord alone,
When He leads you on from the place of the sea
To a land that you have not known;
And your fears shall pass as your foes have passed,
You shall no more be afraid;
You shall sing His praise in a better place,
A place that His hand has made.

~ Annie Johnson Flint

“He rebuked the Red Sea, and it became dry, and he led them through the deep as through a desert. So he saved them from the hand of the foe and redeemed them from the power of the enemy.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭106:9-10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:29‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Posted in Faith - Hope - Love - Grace, Finding Inspiration, Poetry, Quotes, Scripture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eternally

“For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

~ John 3:16

It is not about us.

The greatest gift we can give is to forgive and show grace. Forgive others – even if they don’t forgive us. Love them anyway. Love them as Jesus does.

It is not about us.

We represent Him during our time on earth so that we might bring others to know Him eternally.

Posted in Faith - Hope - Love - Grace, Finding Inspiration, Scripture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Habits

There it is
that same old song

You keep singing
ridiculously wrong

There I go
letting you in

Playful eyes
and that stupid grin

This is it
you’re not mine

Never again
until next time

~ Kristie Bueno

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Maybe

Where did I go you ask
Was it me, did I say goodbye
Did you let me slip away
Finding silence in my cries

Maybe I did

Wander to where I was wanted
To places too dark to see
Hearing the absent words
Healing the holes inside of me

I don’t remember the journey
The path to where I landed
Only waking up surrounded
By everything you abandoned

Maybe I did

Lose myself along the way
Not seeing you in front of me
Forgetting your touch
And your smile that set me free

It could have happened
Falling so far away
To that place that wanted me
Wandering and wanting to stay

Maybe you did

Come back for me
From where you wandered to
And maybe now you see
It was me who wanted you

~ Kristie Bueno

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

loved…

loved2

“The Lord your God is in your midst,
A mighty one who will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness;
He will quiet you by His love;
He will exult over you with loud singing.”

Zephaniah 3:12 ESV

I have continued struggling with doubts and insecurities in relationships with family, friends and co-workers. I find myself in fear of abandonment and I become consumed with trying to control what I cannot, justifying my pattern of leaving before they can leave me.

I realize that I hold others accountable for circumstances that they had nothing to do with. Why do I do this? They are not responsible for my past rejections. I create and receive inaccurate intentions – hearing something worse than what they actually said or did.

So, how can I allow myself to be vulnerable without fearing the worst, constantly questioning if these relationships are genuine and that maybe they don’t intentionally want to break what is already broken. Maybe I have been lying to myself all along believing that I have dealt with my past and maybe my habits cannot be considered healing coping skills.

The truth is, and I must continue to tell myself, that my identity is not made of my past. I am already loved by the One who created me – and this is where my identity resides. Reminding myself of this, every day, will begin the real healing. I was seeking reassurance from everyone but the only One who can provide it, setting myself up for failure from the beginning.

I am loved! Without question, without hesitation and without conditions…I am loved.

love > fear

Posted in Faith - Hope - Love - Grace, Finding Inspiration, New Beginnings, Scripture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Glorious

© Copyright 2018 Kristie Bueno Photography, All Rights Reserved

“…the skies proclaim the work of His hands.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭19:1‬b NIV‬‬

Posted in Faith - Hope - Love - Grace, Finding Inspiration, My Photography, Scripture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Conflicted

Stuck in the memories
Of the good and the bad

Distracted and stumbling
Lost in the past

Keep telling myself
It’s underserving of my time

Too high up this mountain
That I have fought to climb

Desperate for the peace
Praying it will come

Keeping the faith
Remembering where my strength comes from

~ Kristie Bueno

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment