Wednesday, May 20, 2015


When one door closes another opens is a common phrase that signifies endings and new beginnings on our journey of life.  As I researched songs that discuss this theme, I found one, Brand New Sun, that is termed "an ode to embracing a new chapter in life." Jason Lytle provides a breathy song that is uplifting and hopeful, as all new beginnings should be.

On the endless journey of life
endings bring closure
a fresh start
a new chapter
new beginnings
a journey of faith-filled forevers.

With a focused, positive frame of mind follow the path.

Meander through gardens and byways 
turning your gaze upward
listening for breathe's cues.
gently spread your wings.
With perseverance and patience,
fly to greater heights than you knew.

As each step leads you on,
read the road.
Still the chatter. 
Steady any restless steps.
Look for guideposts along the way.
Dive into refreshing pools waiting ahead.
Carefully stretch your limits. Find the challenge
that will shape your tomorrows and bring you rest.

Reach into the vast open spaces of possibilities. 
Your new journey awaits.
Carol Varsalona © 2015

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.   
Jeremiah 29:11

Today the Spiritual Journey Thursday writers under the direction of Holly Mueller, explore the topic of Endings/Beginnings. The poem above incorporates the one little words of the original group of writers. 

What is your perspective on endings and beginnings?

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