My Eternal Home

To seek His face and sing to Him—
Oh! What joy to me it will bring.
Even when my eyes are dim,
I will always be there, with my King.

To sit at His feet or dance for Him—
Oh! What music, oh what hymns;
Angels all around the throne will sing
With joyful sounds, on might wings.

To tend His garden and meet with Him—
Oh! What happiness this will bring;
Just to know I’ll walk with Him
Forever, my eternal home to win.

© Chrissy Siggee

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From my book: Glimpses of His Glory

Lost – (September is World Alzheimer’s Month)

Lost

Tears roll down her sunken cheeks
Sorrow falls from all she seeks
Memories
Where have they gone?

Silent weeping, full of dread
Photos stand beside her bed
Treasures
No longer mean a thing.

Recollections of a lifetime friend
She cannot comprehend
Inquires
What was her name again?

Misplaced images, shapeless faces
Times past gone, she embraces
Snapshots
Within a puzzled mind—

Unsure of the man beside her lies
Sleep won’t come to heavy eyes
Confused
Why can’t she remember?

Dark hours bring loss and sadness
Barely surviving utter madness
Loneliness
Tortures a baffled mind.

Laughter echoes through the day
Someone brought a big bouquet
Mystified
Who was that nice young man?

Foreign words, vague identities
Now she speaks obscenities
Misunderstood
Unable to say things clear—

Caring physicians calm her protests
Guide her through painless tests
Frustration
Why can’t she tell the time?

Rejecting yet another embrace
To just become another face
Heartache
Mirrored in her children’s eyes.

© Chrissy Siggee

This poem is dedicated to those who suffer from Dementia,
Alzheimer’s
and to those that have been forgotten.

Archived in Poetry Mix by Chrissy at Riverside Peace

Out of the Shadows – Jenna’s Secret (the book)

🦋  Out of the Shadows – Jenna’s Secret

JennaFinalFrontCoverIs the story of a girl who, at the brink of going too far, learns from her mistakes and from witnessing the devastating effects to those who crossed the line.

Note: Out of the Shadows – Jenna’s Secret was first published in 2009 and reprinted in 2018 with out-dated language revised for the modern teen reader.

The original cover design by Debbie Sickler, USA has been given a brighter appearance.

The back cover still exhibits a note about the author Chrissy Siggee and an update review by original reviewer Tammy Johnson, a pastor’s wife and teacher from the Northern U.S.

Tammy says: I couldn’t be happier with the latest overall presentation.

To order click the title above at the right of the butterfly. Follow the prompts to order. PayPal will convert the British pounds to your country’s currency.

Tuesday Blog Promo – Sept 17th

This week’s Blog Promotion is:

Live, Love, Breathe

Don’t Forget:
Riverside Peace is an Award Free Blog and I won’t be setting up another Award. Tuesday Blog Promotion will be my way of showing my appreciation of my followers. There’s nothing for you to do to earn the promotion. Just simply keep blogging the way you do.

Chrissy at Riverside Peace

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Questions

Psalm 22:1 – My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?

I believe God is big enough to carry our doubts, criticisms, anger, confusion and frustration, but there often seems to be no explanation to why things happen. Yes, we are free to question God, but we need to develop patience for God will reveal the answers only when we are ready to hear them.

Our world is not at all perfect, and neither are we. God is perfect. He wants us to continue to read His Word so our faith may be strengthened for He sent Christ to show us the way. Don’t look to find meaning to the suffering, but let the suffering add meaning to our lives. If we have never suffered, how can we empathize with others who suffer? If we never fail, we can’t lift up those who also fail. Our suffering adds meaning to our lives. Our pain adds to our love for others who also suffer, as we suffer, as Christ suffered.

Hebrews 4:16 says: Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

We need to ask God to help us to become more patience and more like what he wants us to be. Thank Him for the good things, and seek the resilience to endure the bad. To live, not in the shadow of fear and despair, but in the light of God’s love.

Perhaps one day, God will answer our questions of ‘why?’ Perhaps we are just impatient, and want to know the answers before we are ready to understand or accept them. Whatever the reason, trust Him and know it’s all right to ask Him questions. Allow God to develop patience and trust.

Father, as we call on you in our times of need, help us to grow in patience and understanding as we learn to trust you in all things, bad and good, in our life. Amen

© Chrissy Siggee 2019

Scripture Verses used are from the New International Version of the Bible

Archived in Christian Devotions at Riverside Peace

Meet my Adopted Koala

Unfortunately, my first adopted koala, Breeza Grant, died a few months ago while recovering from a brain damage caused by a train accident. I have now transferred my adoption support to Barrington Xavier, another train accident victim. He is in permanent residence at the Koala Hospital due to his injuries. As you can see he is doing well despite being totally blind. However, he is often found by the staff walking in circles and needing assistance to be reunited with his favourite tree. This disorientation is due to brain injury as well as his blindness. I was very impressed to see Barrington Xavier thriving in the care of the hospital staff and volunteers when I visited the hospital recently .

Photography by Norm & Chrissy Siggee for Riverside Peace