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Unending Presents
by Kimmy Van Kooten

Saturday, November 03, 2007
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Photograph of Christmas at my house (2006)

Be Blessed with ALL your "Unending Presents!"

Lord, I will forever ask you for more wisdom
Ďtil I neíer, ever, bespeak, "Why . . . ?"
Even when life and all me, living
thinks, itís all exceeded my mind!

You taught me how right will guide me, the way
You let me learn on my own, O' how my wrongs taught me to pray!
With age, so comes wisdom . . . youíve heard it before
And, Yes, it is true when they say that, "Life is so much, much, more!"

Lord, Iím still asking you for more wisdom
For, You see, I sit, quite some, confused
...while, Iím sure all my perplexing is begetting you amused!
"Why me?", He laughs, ". . . and why not you?", He gasped

Please help me, Lord, to fully understand
I feel, Iíve been, lately, treading uphill through sand
This one big quandary, seems just too much for me, Man!
...and so I lit a candle, and remembered . . .

The Lord doesnít give us anything we canít handle!"

(He must have high hopes for me!)

Copyright 2007
Kimmy Van Kooten

Throughout my life, my father repeated this outloud when things got rough...but,  I still find I'm constantly reminding myself over and over. . . 
 I seem to forget it so easily, thinking,
"I'm all alone on this one and I'll never survive!"
But, even when I do lose my faith,  I do know,  that God knows...I WILL get through it all!

So, why fret?
Just look at all the presents!

Love and Peace~


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Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 11/26/2007
Such a beautiful poem...such beautiful thoughts! And I love this line "Please help me, Lord, to fully understand I feel, Iíve been, lately, treading uphill through sand..."
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 11/8/2007
The Lord never gives us more than we can handle - because He is always there to guide us. We are so blessed! Awesome poem.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Dale Clark 11/5/2007
Such a nice piece Kimmy.
I loved it. You seem very
wise to me and I thought that
of your other work ;)
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 11/4/2007
awesome I love this.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 11/4/2007
Beautiful prayer. So full of wisdom as it is. Walking uphill in sand is a bit difficult at times, but you get to the top and the slide down is fun. It all comes together as you say. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 11/4/2007
Oh Kimmy! This is a fabulous prayer! I never pray for patience, that is a sure way to Him teaching you patience the hard way! But I do pray for wisdom, and for discernment.
Reviewed by John Van Kooten (Reader) 11/4/2007
My Dearest Kim, It does my heart good that you remember some of my preaching to my kids. God made us in his image and likeness and we are all working to become God like. Love you Dad.
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 11/4/2007
Lord please give me patience....NOW!!!
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 11/4/2007
A most beautiful prayer.
God Bless,
Reviewed by Tamara Perlin (Reader) 11/4/2007
It is hard to believe sometimes~ But you are right, and you have told me this my whole life... "The Lord doesnít give us anything we canít handle!" Preach it baby... and Believe it!
Love you!!!

X o X o


Reviewed by Art Sun 11/4/2007
Sometimes we can't see our gifts beyond the takes a person who has found the wisdom to trust their Faith trulu understand that God is always there...

nice work...

Art Sun...
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 11/4/2007
Beautiful pen sweet lady,HUgsssssss
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 11/4/2007
Problems come and problems go--in time, but God's love and mercy always prevail with daiy blessings sometimes seemingly too small to be thankful for. Yet, if we are busy thanking for those small blessings, we won't have our minds on our problems quite so much. Many small blessings and big ones, too, to you, Kimmy.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/4/2007
We should be able to wrap a few kind thoughts to go under that tree so He can unwrapped them and get a smile.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/4/2007
Yes it so often seems we get lost or wrapped up in our own worlds when pressures and stresses not of our own making even, seem to land on our shoulders in an unbearable weight. Great write and search for understanding in this one dear Kimmy.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/3/2007
Faith. Belief. Blessing of life, of nature all around us. Indeed: the best presents are free. Beautiful, Kimmy. Thank you for blessing ME with this gift of verse!!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 11/3/2007
Believing is the best part of life that will give us harmony.
I believe!

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