A Piece of Me...


Like the dusty tumbleweed blowing on a hot summer day,

I wander aimlessly, not knowing if we should go or stay.

Is this all that life has to offer someone like me?

Is this who I am and what God wants me to be?

It’s hard to find purpose in situations such as these.

I’m praying for a great revelation that will make me hit my knees.

He’s given me a love that’s more pure that I have ever knew.

I just want a purpose. I want my cake and eat it too.

Bouncing from idea to idea on what I’m supposed to do with my life,

I know that there’s got to be more for me than just being a wife.

Living in the dessert is the greatest irony that I have ever seen,

If you get lost, there’s no way to find your way out. It can be mean.

Ferocious heat, scorching sand, and no direction can be found.

That’s the way I feel. I’m in the silence waiting for a sound.

When do you think He will tell me? Will it be clear?

Or more importantly, will I take to heart what I hear?

I pray, Oh God, that you hear my desperate plea.

Fill my heart with wisdom that will set this wanderer free.

Vanessa K. Eccles
(c) Copyright 2009

My Christmas

My Christmas

It was the night before Christmas,

And as I look around,

Every pup is sleeping,

No one makes a sound.

My hubby is resting,

But I’m still awake.

Waiting patiently for tomorrow,

And thinking about the dishes I will make.

Presents decorate the floor,

Lights glitter in the dark.

The stars light up the sky,

Reminding us of how Jesus made His mark.

Gentle wind is blowing,

As I reflect on it all.

Why Christmas is Christmas,

He was born, and I am in awe.

For now the world seems perfect,

In it’s warm embrace,

But soon it will be over,

And reality we will face.

Christmas will soon be gone,

In January it will all fade,

But for now I will rejoice,

In the sacrifice that was made.

So… It was the night before Christmas,

And as I look around,

I thank God for His blessings,

And His love that I’ve found.

So before I lay my head down,

To fall asleep tonight,

I wish you all a Merry Christmas,

And a good night.

Vanessa K. Eccles
(c) Copyright 2009

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas! I've enjoyed my time here in Alabama, spending time with friends and family... but unfortunately, it's time to go back to Texas. Although, I won't physically be home for Christmas, my heart will always be.

Be sure that you remember the real reason for the season. Love like there won't be a next year, hope like life will change tomorrow, and have faith that every day will be better than the last.

Spend time with your family; that's the greatest gift of all. Tell them you love them, and be sure to offer thanksgiving for the one who created it all.

Thank God for your sacrifice to me. I pray I never forget that you let your son die for me because you loved me that much.

Merry Christmas, my friends.