Cold Shoulder



Cold Shoulder


I’ve been here before

Your cold shoulder

doesn’t make me shudder

My eyes perceive ice

but my hallowed heart

dwells within the Sun

where warmth embraces

regardless of  elements


Still – I offer you

a seat near Me

in this Eden

if you will

Let go of freezing thoughts

and melt in this moment

of unconditional Love

Lingering long enough

til all residual frost

has fallen.


Warm Hearted Blessings ~ Wendy

I often feel the most loved when creation reveals beauty that causes me to catch my breath.  When do you feel closest to Divine Love?


41 thoughts on “Cold Shoulder

  1. Wonderful poem and photos, as always, Wendy! In answer to your question, I find that He catches me with His love–off guard, at the oddest moments. Yesterday I was just in the kitchen, doing mundane, everyday things–and suddenly He was just flowing all around and over me. And I love to have Him hovering, as I write–Heaven on earth! God bless you Big–love, sis Caddo

  2. I loved this Wendy . .. if you will let go of freezing thoughts and melt in this moment. Thank you for the beautiful way you capture His messages in your photos and poems and bring them to us! God bless you!

    1. Debbie, I love those moments when I’ve chosen to think upon lovely thoughts when tempted to ride the whiny bus, and then I notice His Presence right there with me!

      Blessings of His Presence, dear friend ~ Wendy xo

    1. Hi & hugs, Paulama. How are you and the Llamas doing? I’ve been a taxi-mama today. Tomorrow is an easier shift. 😉 I look forward to our little visits. If you lived a little closer I’d come and give you a hug in person! My daughter just brought me home a cute little garden angel ornament for my desk. I love little surprises too!

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

        1. I can give hugs…but the peace I have is from putting my trust in Jesus – otherwise I’m a sorry mess! 😉 Paula, today I spotted more spring bulbs poking through the soil as I applied a ground cover of homemade leaf mold. Signs of spring remind me of hope… xo

    1. Thank you, Heidi! I’m looking forward to seeing what lovely words and pictures you have on yours! The combination of poetry and photos is my favorite…

      Blessings ~ Wendy xo

  3. Wendy, this poem, together with the last one (haiku) both reminded me of what God has been speaking to me about lately… that I need to “take every thought captive” and be careful what I dwell on. When I think about His “unconditional love” as you wrote, and all I have been blessed with, it definitely affects my mood, my outlook, my day. Thanks for, as always, sharing your heart. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Daisy! When I gain ground in one area then I notice weeds in another. The “walk” is much like tending a garden! But I love the beauty that blooms when good thoughts are cultivated and negative ones are pulled out. It’s way worth the discipline…

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  4. In this context I feel closest to the Divine when near greenery and water! 🙂 I love it! Also when I reflect on how He wonderfully takes care of me.
    What an enchanting poem!

    1. I love photographs that have water in them ( you may have noticed). 😉 Thank you, and may His care always be very visible to you!

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  5. Sometimes when we look at lovely things, we realize that our Lovely Lord is looking at them with us, we can even feel His delight in out delight.
    Keep writing, Wendy, keep sharing the Blessing.

    1. Oh, yes, I have wondered if He is like a parent who rejoices seeing his children delight in his landscaping! Wonderful thought you have presented here…

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  6. ‘I’ve been here before’ – true learning to go deep must be revisited. But that feeling of deja vu helps our hearts to press on even through the winters – we know by experience that spring will come again! I love those moments of sheer beauty, too – but I also feel close to God when my heart is humbled, or tried, or sore. Those, too, are learning places…

    1. Repetition is commonly used in my life’s classroom, Melody. 😉 I agree there is added intimacy with God in our humility and pain. But “there’s no better road than the one that leads to Heaven.”

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  7. Wendy wendy….what a dear you are to me!!!! Thanks for your kind words on the memorial post today. It meant alot…your words of HIS unconventional love is beyond. In my grieving period…I was not the most lovable and he was still there. Blessings.

    1. Laurie, I had a hard time when my dad died 15 yrs ago and I think I know just what you mean… Then when a teen niece died 5 yrs ago I chose to trust no matter what – but it still hurt a lot. Pain in grief is so intense and unavoidable. It’s a fire that just has to be left to burn out in its own time. I wish there was a shortcut! Hugs!

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  8. Beautiful and thought provoking poem, Wendy! I’m not sure if it’s Divine Love, but every day with snow and sun fills me up with a feeling of love, happiness and lots of energy. Hugs my friend!

  9. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

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