Myrtle, the turtle

Myrtle went into her shell,
and inside it, pleased to dwell.
Refused to come out,
Because she didn't want carnal thinking and doubt.
No, no. Myrtle was not afraid.
Nobody could, her shell and territory invade.
It doesn't bother her, every time they ask.
How are you, to gather fodder for gossip, their priority task.
Their 'how are you' is really not true.
If she answers it with words, she'll let destruction come through. 
Well, some of them turtles, actually really care.
But don't understand they'd make things worse by just being aware.
Instead Myrtle, she chose to do some introspection.
Within the walls of her shell, some pensive reflections.
Ignoring the world and spending time with God. 
In the time spared, put on His ephod.
She was investing in soul-health, instead of unreliable beings and worldly wealth.
She sat in her turtle shell,
And refused to come out to tell.
Protected her shell and gathered her food.
And all that was needed to be physically good.
She was happy in her shell and gained some weight.
With all that was blessed and gathered on her plate.
Outwardly, it may seem she was wasting away.
In the time and age meant to make hay.
One day Myrtle will come out and see.
Like the other sea turtles on the beach, she'll roam free. 

- Ruelha
www.ruelha.com 

Photo credits: The image is borrowed from whisper.sh

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  1. Love that Myrtle, she’s a wise young turtle!~ Bet she has a great Mom and Dad! She can have some fun in her shell reading about one of her kind that I met one day when to my dismay I found this little baby turtle was walking in a place where she shouldn’t play! Now Lost and too young to survive alone when she decided to roam, I had to think quick and so she found a new home! She wasn’t as wise as Myrtle but at least in time she got a chance to still be a turtle! ✝
    https://lawrencemorra.com/2019/07/06/mission-accomplished/

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      1. Thanks Ruelha! Nice bumping into another turtle supporter! I think at the time I thought of the first one as Lucky Lil Turtle and the second rescue as Curious Baby; but the things I might call them on any given day can vary depending on the mood or how they behave in their captivity, especially the Lucky One that was with me for months. Now I have a Mourning that got run over by a feisty or very spunky young rabbit as the dove was with others sun bathing in some tall grass on my property. It was injured and couldn’t fly when I came upon it late in the day just before night fall. I remembered seeing the rabbit hours earlier running about like a crazy rabbit so two and two added up to four. That was nearly a month ago and the dove who I mostly call Hey Bird or Lovey Dovey is just yesterday I noticed actually fully recovered with both wings perfectly aligned and folded up against its body with no more dropping having luckily been a soft tissue injury and not broken bone which would have required setting. So, I kind of think of this bird as a Lucky One too; that God willing, able to fly off with its friends again very soon, possibly today or tomorrow after I examine the bird and make sure its regained full flight capability or strength, and that both wings are functioning unhindered with full power. Had another I wrote about which was the Miraculous Mourning Dove because it had flown through a window pane and only ended up with soft tissue injury, amazingly no broken neck or wings and with many weeks of recuperation was able to fly high off into the sky again! I have a photo of that release from a video which was a crazy day and only one frame on the video captured it airborne but free as a bird again!
        Here is the link to that hard to believe tale. Let me know how you feel about this later on! And thank you again for the input my friend. πŸ˜…πŸ˜€ 🐒 🐒 ✝️ πŸ•ŠπŸ™ πŸ™β€πŸŒΉπŸŒˆπŸŒž
        Lawrence

        https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/01/11/the-miracle-mourning-dove-the-miracle-continues-release-update/

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        1. Wow, you really rescue a lot of animals Lawrence. Actually I’m not a turtle supporter. I dont have a turtle named Myrtle. The poem has a deeper meaning. Most of my poems that are not obviously religious have a deeper meaning. I like hiding things in words….gives me the satisfaction of speaking/confiding without really revealing anything. That is why I love writing poems…..they an have multiple interpretations. I’m sorry if I misled you into believing I am a turtle enthusiast. We do have a lot of fish tanks at home though. But it is not really my own hobby. Those are some very cute pet names. I’m sure all of these wonderful creatures could see kindness and love reflecting in all of your actions and interactions with them πŸ˜ŠπŸ€©πŸŽ€πŸ’πŸ•ŠπŸŽ€πŸŒŸ

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          1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€©πŸŽ€πŸ’πŸ•ŠπŸŽ€πŸŒŸπŸ˜ŠπŸ€©πŸŽ€πŸ’πŸ•ŠπŸŽ€πŸŒŸ
            Hi Ruelha… I’ll let you in on a little secret my friend and sister in Christ! I knew what you were saying and I took the tangent or put the twist on it that seemed best at the time and I actually do rescue many animals over the years and will I suppose as long as I’m here! But, I was talking to you as well as Myrtle as having certain similar good qualities and keeping them as my dad would say under your hat or in this case shell! See I tend to give out way too much information about myself when I don’t need to or probably shouldn’t either, regardless. But, that is me because of things that happened so I changed my not letting the world know who I am so much, to saying this is who I am and if you don’t like it that is your problem; haters and bad guys! I was what you could say forced out of my shell and exposed to harshness that cost me in certain serious ways but it also grew me maybe like molting too and made me stronger and wiser, you know how that say, β€œwhat don’t kill you makes you stronger,” so the revealing of who I am being hidden isn’t so important anymore, because there are bigger fish to fry or things to be concerned with now in this very out of control world; which means I’m much more interested in fighting the good fight than ever; so if they or the bad in the world thought to subdue me they only motivated me and made sure I got a leg up on what counts now. I will never go looking for trouble, but it had better steer clear of me, because I don’t put up with malfeasance of any kind, and in the end, I’m willing to stand up to any enemy if God wills it! Being a protector of what is honored and valued as most important is much better than being into self-glorification or standing on the sidelines playing it safe.
            You are doing perfectly and your style of writing is wonderful in my eyes and I actually wasn’t misled or would I think you should adjust anything, just keep doing exactly how you are doing it and keep expressing in your own way as you please in your heart with caution always! I can’t wait to read more and see the fun things you come up with! But, it is important to even see how Myrtle is always using the protective means that God blessed her with and rightly so, those traits are there for good reason! All good here and there too I bet! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ πŸ™

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            1. I’m trying not to be curious. But it would be a lie if I said I wasn’t intrigued. It would be lovely to read your testimony if you write about it someday. I’m not trying to make you uncomfortable….I know I wouldn’t want to talk about myself….not today at least. I’m still under construction. Some major work happening inside and outside of me. πŸ˜…πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜Š But it’s beginning to get enjoyable because I just throw my hands up and say….Jesus, can you deal with that instead. And I can imagine Him rolling His eyeballs at me saying….Woman, you were never meant to carry those mountains! Thank you Lawrence πŸ€—πŸŽ€πŸ™βœοΈYes Myrtle is a happy turtle. All is great here as well…by the grace of GodπŸ™βœοΈπŸ•Š
              Take care Lawrence…..
              Have a lovely Sunday πŸ’

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              1. πŸ˜…πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜Š Well indeed some playfulness mixed in with the serious side there Woman!!! πŸ€—πŸ™βœοΈ His eyes don’t roll but they sure looking straight at you; like a good Father waiting to see more of the changing you’ve been working on. Very interested and sure you will, just wanting to see what you come up with on your own, like that resourceful Myrtle! πŸ˜‰
                Without being there Ruelha, all in all I say you’re doing very well…and nothing wrong at all with being reserved or resistant to opening up any floodgate or any window for someone to look in! Keep it under your hat my dad always said! I say nothing wrong with a Lady holding it back as much as possible that’s an amiable thing and wise to do in this world! Dad, he didn’t mean just my hair, LOL! My mom said why don’t you become an auctioneer; seeing how I like to talk so much, and that was when I was a teen; but never became one of those and still talking till the cows come home! You won’t make me uncomfortable so don’t worry about that, just be careful you don’t bite off more than you can chew, because to get me going is risky business, if your mind overloads too easily, lol! One of my sisters when I even talk to her on the phone somewhere about an hour she says, I have to go I’m really not able to listen anymore my head feels funny! Maybe she needs to laugh more huh? πŸ€£πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Although she does laugh at and with me quite a lot I just think some people can’t handle me too long, I can be nonstop. Had an old GF call me on a landline that was still in service and we hadn’t talked in a lot of years, but, she had been married and had two children and her husband passed away from an illness. She was clear across the country. So, being compassionate of course and also loving to have conversation, believe it or not we talked about everything into the late Friday night and no sleep, kept talking into Saturday morning. We had a few more not as long convo’s after that and then life goes on and haven’t talked in almost two years. You know what they say about curiosity and the cat? But, we’re not cats and I see only good coming out of talking or writing, good communication which was one thing I did study in college, among other things.
                But, seriously all the kidding aide I’m humbled you would like to hear more and that is very nice of you to say. I’ll offer to expand on any of what we talked about already or start into some new uncharted territory anytime! Bit by bit on here or if that metering out method isn’t so helpful my email is on here which is fine with me to see how much can be packed into one email!πŸ˜‰
                I have to start cooking a Lemon Pie then get a meal ready of Sockeye Salmon along with Sea Scallops baked with a medley of vegetables, potatoes and rice. I’m hungry thinking about it all now and I get to eat it all myself, lol, or actually share it with my dog but she is a good girl, so I love sharing the best with her, I bet here and Myrtle have many of the same best qualities!
                Tell you what here you go you can read a bit about her and what brought us together.
                https://lawrencemorra.com/2019/03/18/a-god-sent-ray-of-hope-and-light-on-thanksgiving-for-a-dog-and-a-man/

                I’ll be back and forth here if you happen to not be too late to continue but as the meal cooks I’ll be checking in here.
                Thank you again Ruelha for being so thoughtful and liking the idea of communicating well. πŸ™βœοΈπŸ•Š
                πŸ’ I hope this Sunday has been beautiful there for you and is going to be a lovely evening to relax and then have sweet dreams with great sleep to wake to a perfect new dawn tomorrow! πŸ€—πŸŽ€πŸ™βœοΈ
                See you later!

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                1. Wow Lawrence….firstly, you said scallops. So that’s 80% of what I have processed….because I really like them and we don’t get them here in India at all. Sometimes we get frozen imported ones that are just insanely priced.That menu is making my mouth water…so many things….you must be a good cook. I hope your dinner was enjoyable. I will check out your article soon. Not yet seen it.
                  Oh my, so many warnings and examples..should I be worried….lol….I’m just joking. Nice having you as a chatty friend, Lawrence.
                  Today, they just announced that the city I live in will be under total lockdown again until the end of the month….That’s been my day here….
                  Anyways take care Lawrence and catch you later….πŸ™πŸΌπŸ•ŠβœοΈπŸ˜€πŸŒŸπŸŽ€πŸ’πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί
                  And yes, Myrtle sends her regards!

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                  1. Where to begin Ruelha, that is my dilemma at the moment after reading this wonderful letter and I see I should start by saying you are funny! That truly is a tremendous quality to have to see the humor in life around us at times but especially in ourselves when we are being very honest and facing the fact that we all are a little ridiculous at times because why wouldn’t not; we are so far from perfect how can we not be nincompoops! I really like you; you’re a very nice lady and you have some interesting perceptions of things along with perspectives on them too!πŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌπŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌπŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌβœοΈπŸ•ŠπŸ™πŸΌπŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌπŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌ
                    I know you have plenty of shrimp from what I recall hearing about there, but I had no idea no Sea Scallops other than those expensive frozen ones. I used to get some from a brother in-law who bought a huge fishing trawler from his Captain/Owner boss years ago and was doing great with it before my sister and he got divorced and that’s another story which I was so sad about because it seemed so wrong on so many levels but he would sometimes while trawling for the fish snag hundreds of pounds of fresh Deep Sea Scallops and would call me when he got to the port to either come get a bunch or he would freeze some for me; so I would rush down if I wasn’t working and they were incredible being as fresh as can be! I actually love to bake them and use Turmeric with other spices and olive oil with bread crumb stuffing herb topping and I just had the last of them tonight with my dog who does eat like a queen but I guess that means I eat like a king; right?! That was cute and sweet too; to say, “nice having you as a chatty friend;” because I am way chatty! LOL! Yes, let’s be chatty friends, that is good and I like it!
                    Sorry to hear about the city quarantine and lock-down and this global pandemic, is so wicked and I think part of sinister plots or just political designs, but either way very sad! Too bad we live in such a tumultuous world Ruelha, I dream of a perfect place, not Shangri-La but even much better than what our frail human capacities can come up with; but more like the Heaven of God’s domain where His power and glory are endless and all is perfection, but, the highest plane of consciousness we can fathom then exponentially beyond that, yet still so down to our earthy or simple reality of the type we cling to here, when it’s feeling and looking so good we don’t want it to end! Caught up in a moment of joy and contentment, but always they are so fleeting!
                    So, now I can say I’m sorry I couldn’t share the Scallops with you; but in heart I wish I could and I send you my genuine considerations that hopefully can touch you in a good special way! As far as being worried you shouldn’t be at all, but if you were close by then you would have to be careful of my nonstop talk it’s been known to render people’s minds numb or in need of a long nap! Could that be because their minds become tired and weary from all of the processing or is it more of a hypnotic effect? Food for thought there; wouldn’t you say? Perhaps with a side of Sea Scallops and vegetable medley along with a portion of the Salmon!
                    I love your lingo, you make me smile, saying catch you later which is something me and friends would say some years back when I was in a certain job and lifestyle mindset, or even some family members would exchange that farewell greeting with me! But, I love it to be frank, and so we will catch each other later for sure! That Myrtle is so considerate too, like you; tell her I’ve been thinking about her almost as much as you Ruelha! Both good friends in my book! All the good and love back at ya! πŸ™πŸΌπŸ•ŠβœοΈπŸ˜€πŸŒŸπŸŽ€πŸ’πŸ•πŸ¦Ί
                    Rest well and have a lovely day as you are close to waking I estimate! Bye until later Ruelha! Lawrence πŸ˜…πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜Š
                    πŸ™ ✝️

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                    1. Funny….wow, thank you Lawrence. I’m actually quite boring and awkward around people so writing is my thing. But, funny….that’s a compliment πŸ˜€πŸŽ€. Yes, it’s great to have a chatty pal. Blogging is a great way to make friends all across the globe and share ideas and thoughts. It’s just so awesome. Hmm…I don’t know if a perfect place were possible because we live in a fallen world. But I guess we can try our best to contribute in small ways …towards peace and joy and share the love of God with others. Wow, thank you….you’d share your scallops….I dont think I would 🍽. Hahhaha….render people’s minds numb. Catch you later Lawrence. Have a beautifully blessed day. Give my regards to Penny please πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί

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                    2. Hi Ruelha…you’re funny enough as far as I’m concerned and don’t feel awkward just keep your faith strong and be alert, as you know the world is in a bad way like never before. We can get into all of that soon enough what you said here. I had a bad 36 hours since I made a big mistake yesterday causing the demise of a Dove I was caring for since April. It suffered and died when we were so close to a release in maybe days, but I was too distracted and made an error, all my fault; so I’m not just going to get over it. Well, I guess I just burst that bubble about perfect places when I couldn’t keep this Dove improving. You just helped in this by saying fallen world, which I wrote in a comment in the only blog I wrote today where I say it all started with Satan and the fall from grace. We have to remember where we are and why! Be vigilant always, I had a bad glitch or lapse of focus and waited too long to check on the Dove. You’re so right about making a difference basically which I also wrote and spoke today about as the best mantra, even if the world were going to end tomorrow is to make a difference; even tiny ones. You would really enjoy the Scallops! I hope you had a blessed day and evening and will repeat it today! I’ll hug Penny for you and say Ruelha a new friend far away is thinking so many nice things about you, and she loves everyone but ladies are her favorite for sure, when I just say the name of my closest sister sibling, she is all animated and when she sees her happy as anything could be!πŸ•πŸ¦Ί πŸ˜€πŸŽ€.
                      Catch you soon and you be careful!
                      Lawrence

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                    3. I’m sorry to hear about your dove. I did read about it in your blog but I didnt know what to say. I’ll just pen what I feel. .I think you did extremely well because your intentions were so kind and full of grace. You did very well Lawrence. Not many would care to turn back and try to nurse a dove back to health.
                      You know your words really hit me….I’m thinking of other situations in my own little world. We just cannot afford to be lax because our adversary is constantly on the prowl looking for someone to devour. Everytime I let my guard down and rationalize without visualizing the other realm within ours, I just fall. Now-a-days I kinda recognize when something really bad is about to happen…..it always begins with conflict and strife…..mental/verbal/emotional….there’s always that loss of peace. Then I get alarmed and realise it’s time to bring out the big guns. That’s Myrtle language now….she loves talking in Morse…sorry ‘turtle’ code…lol
                      Oh no….I really missed the scallops☹🍽
                      Thank you lots of hugs and kisses for PennyπŸ•β€πŸ¦ΊπŸ’ŸπŸ•β€πŸ¦ΊπŸ’ŸπŸ•β€πŸ¦ΊπŸ’ŸπŸ•β€πŸ¦ΊπŸ’ŸπŸ•β€πŸ¦ΊπŸ’ŸπŸ•β€πŸ¦ΊπŸ’Ÿ
                      Have a blessed day πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜€βœοΈπŸ•ŠπŸŽ€

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                    4. Hi Ruelha…This is a very powerful message, and you out of anyone who knows me and what happened to this innocent Dove this week didn’t put into words what you have with your sharp mind but most important good kind heart but tempered with true genuine faith in Jesus. Here your own words that stood out to me as being the answer i was waiting for to advise me as to the WHY? ” Every time I let my guard down and rationalize without visualizing the other realm within ours,” Why did I fail after so much good had been done to that point and the Dove even recognized al this good and me as the agent of it; yet I was the one whose hands this delicate life was held trusting me to follow through to a good place and in the end it was a horrid place because I failed and the innocent waiting Dove cried out where are you and I was not there while it suffered and died, I did exactly what you said not to do which was I let down my guard but yet I’m usually the opposite so overly cautious and analytical about even little things but this was a huge error and i ignored the gravity of doing something different out of the usual routine with the Dove on that one occasion, thinking I will allow his patient helpless Dove get a sense of the outdoors again after all this time since it had been free and outdoors so I would put its temporary home out around the natural sounds and odors with all of the other birds singing out there to give it more of an encouragement that we are on a path that will soon get much better for this Dove, that was my focus but though I meant well and my intentions are always from the heart I didn’t consider all factors well enough this one important time and it caused all that pain and suffering! Some people like a woman working for my utility company who just had a baby boy and is working from home because of the work restrictions due to the pandemic told me when I mentioned this tragic event and I had just cried over it that I’m only human and it was an accident and I did try my best and did so much good having a good heart but to me that wasn’t resolving my conflict now because I shouldn’t have made this one mistake and I’m ashamed but more importantly I can’t stop thinking how the Dove suffered for a time with no loving care or mercy when yet I was so close and could have stopped it too! I was the problem here and I ruined something that had gone exceptionally well but then the proverbial rug was pulled out from under the Dove making a full recovery to once again be FREE and FLY with its own kind to a happy ending that God created it for! I am a complete ass in my mind for doing this and I want to cry again. I know the nice lady working from home and another married lady who is a good Catholic wise woman and now you are very right in all you say but I’m still the problem and the guilty fool who did the dirty trick to this innocent Dove and if there was no suffering that would be less to deal with but only a little less because the failure on my part was unacceptable to me and then the added suffering and pain is too much for me to ever change or forgive myself for! I was on a mission as I had been in the past which had great positive results so yes this one case i screwed it up big time! Maybe this could be compared to how some of my relatives over the decades had developed heart trouble and needed massive intervention if they were to live much longer so an Indian Heart Surgeon Dr. Singh had worked on their hearts and every one was a great success with beautiful results leading to many more years of life for these relatives and others. Then i look at this and wonder if i were in his shoes saving so many and having the best track record for saving lives like he actually did, a phenomenal history then to have suddenly something go wrong with one patient and lose that one wouldn’t he be devastated and not want to forgive himself too? Jesus did and does search for the one lost lamb over all the others that one is precious to protect and bring home. This Dove maybe was my lost lamb for a little time and then I botched it all up with my own human propensity for error being imperfect and at the worst time allowing that imperfection to take hold. I helped the Dove to that point to feel secure and like there was real hope which came to its rescue in this man who picked it up off the ground where it would have soon suffered and died, and while all this hope and sense of security grew, also this other truth was in motion also in your concise words, “We just cannot afford to be lax because our adversary is constantly on the prowl looking for someone to devour.” Even my father when growing up he would tell me or my siblings you can’t be lax and often you are even with important responsibilities, I guess the term you and he are referring to is constant vigilance, we can’t afford the luxury of “throwing caution to the wind” or “only fools rush in where angels do not thread.”
                      This is it Ruelha my lax and perhaps tired vulnerable period this week was when I needed to be extremely vigilant to be extra careful but especially not to change major routine and protocol when in that state or condition, that to me was STUPID, and I, nobody else made that Dove suffer and lose its life in a sad painful way. I’m really terrible in my own mind for allowing this because if it were truly an accident I could accpet that I did all I could to prevent harm but then some extreme unfathomable incident occurred but this was me taking a step in the wrong direction while being lax or too nonchalant and that was my fault and shame, to me a crime, as you know there is criminal negligence so that is on me. I’ve had a few half-cocked doctors injure me while supposedly treating me because of their negligence because they either didn’t care enough or they are inferior doctors that shouldn’t be practicing medicine but the crooked system here will back them up and not me the injured patient, I just recognized this moment as composing this very long reply as I looked back at what you wrote how this all has come full circle in our initial exchange about Myrtle and how you were saying when loss of peace how you then get alarmed and in Morse code but Myrtle turtle code but you need to bring out the Big Guns and that is all true and right! We started our discussions with tuning into helping Myrtle and Turtle and then did a Segway to the Doves and all of this was for our both attuning to inner conflicts and worry to help and do good when we can for something or someone in need which is our goal and a passion but there is always an enemy to this concept or action, the resistance is out there always looking to trip up or do harm and that is why you are spot-on saying the Big Guns are required and I think we both know is the biggest one is when we turn directly to the source of all that is good and great our Lord and Savior, Jesus. I should have prayed on it before I took that change from protocol and I was in a bad state of mind the evening before from seeing some world events and another bloggers getting overly concerned it seems with the Floyd case when I see too much MSM emphasis on many of the wrong things and not on the most relevant or truly urgent matters so my flustered condition was a bad time to go it alone without praying right before I was to make this decision. I didn’t and was lax so I make a big mistake and though I found that it died with its eyes wide open and beak too, pleading to you Lord I only ask God to please in his awesome unfathomable power and grace to erase the Dove’s suffering and pain from existence and allow it to only have felt, remembered and carried forth the happy kindness it was experiencing with me and my dog, then the following sad page is deleted forever, please Jesus as I cry again.
                      πŸ•πŸ¦ΊπŸ’ŸπŸ•πŸ¦ΊπŸ’ŸπŸ•πŸ¦ΊπŸ’ŸπŸ•πŸ¦ΊπŸ’ŸπŸ•πŸ¦ΊπŸ’ŸπŸ•πŸ¦ΊπŸ’Ÿ
                      Have a blessed day πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜€βœοΈπŸ•ŠπŸŽ€
                      All these same blessing to you Ruelha and though I say to God I will take all my suffering and blame I deserve; I appreciate this gesture from Ruelha as a confirmation of God’s greater mercy than we can understand.
                      Thank you too Ruelha!

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                    5. No, no, Lawrence, my dear friend…..you cannot languish in guilt and pain like this. You must not. I have poor communication skills. Let me try again. You cannot blame yourself. You must not live with it. God always sees the heart and does not judge like man. I think our loving merciful Father would appreciate that you went out of your way and took all that trouble. Your intentions were so good and stemmed from a kind and merciful heart. That reflects the nature of God within you. We are all human. Bad things happen all the time. Sometimes, we are the cause and sometimes it’s circumstances. If it’s our fault, we must not dwell in guilt. Because the accuser of our brethren is the one who wants to stop us in our tracks with guilt and pain and remorse and shame. As long as we acknowledge our mistake and take it to the Lord, we must not look back time and again because that means we don’t have faith in his mercy/grace and salvation. The devil likes to keep us down. If he cant get us to sin and do evil, he just gets us depressed or reminds us of our forgiven past. But Jesus wants us to just have good intentions and love. And against love there is no law. You did everything with love. But you didnt see the fruit if your labour. It’s sad what happened to the dove. But now, it’s time to move on and be happy that you tried. Be happy knowing God is proud of your efforts. It’s not always the final answer….you get a lot of points for the working of the math. It’s not just the destination, the journey, the effort….the intention and the love that matters. Yes the devil comes to steal our prize, to jeopardize our efforts. But he cannot steal our hearts when the are aligned with God. Bad things can be done to us, around us…..but not within us. And within us, there are emotions and intentions amongst other things. These are the things we control. If intentions are good and done with love, no matter what the outcome….God is so proud of everything you did….and continue to do. Sometimes, we are being prepared and trained for bigger battles with our present loses. Sometimes, it is to keep us grounded. Sometimes it’s just a reminder that we live in a fallen world and despite our best intentions and efforts, bad things just happen. That’s why we need grace.
                      YOU DO NOT DESERVE SUFERING AND BLAME EVER. You need to be smiling about the time the dove experienced the love and care at your hands.
                      When we pick a doctor, we tend to look at his credentials and years of experience, right? Because a younger doctor is probably( not necessarily) making his mistakes and learning new things with every patient. But that’s just how people learn with time and experience and mistakes. We never learn to walk without falling and we wont ever learn to run without walking or crawling. So, faling is great and so is crawling. We cry after a fall….then we move on and say….someday I’m gonna sprint or run a marathon….
                      You did very very very well…..
                      Have a blessed night and sleep peacefully knowing God is so proud of youπŸ•ŠπŸ™πŸΌπŸ’πŸŽ€πŸ•β€πŸ¦ΊπŸ’

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                    6. πŸ•ŠπŸ™πŸΌπŸ’πŸŽ€πŸ•πŸ¦ΊπŸ’ Hi Ruelha! WOW!!! What a perfect explanation and I was very good with what you said before, but, now I’m over the moon good! You concisely pointed out here just how God is working with each of us and never letting go of our right hand, but the difficulties slip in when we lose sight of that fact that He is in control and we need to allow Him to lead us not the other way around. I think what keeps throwing me is after so much time and effort making good happen I may have dropped the ball, maybe by accident or not trying hard enough to think through my actions. (lax) But, the real clincher is when I think of how the Dove most likely felt and suffered in the heat of the sun, I think how terrible and sad; but like you have said regardless of outcomes all is in God’s hands in the end, so we always must move forward not backward and leave all things with our Redeemer the Lord; the good, the bad and the ugly must all be left with Him who is able to make right all things; for only He can judge every heart and every intention and does! Still I must admit, there is this thing in me, call it stubborn, that says I wish I could undo this thing and give a very happy departure to that Dove, which was my human personal desire and intention of course, whether it be to fly away again a free Dove or to die in peace and comfort, I want smoothness and peace in as much as I possibly can have anything to do with; the opposite of pain and sorrow. But, at the end of the day again it’s not up to me I just do my best and even fail sometimes but it’s all in God’s hands, life, death and everything in-between, it all belongs to Him and He will make it all come out right because He is the judge and God after all, He knows all things, He created all of this, so we should rest assured He knows what He is doing! Amen.
                      πŸ–– πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ–– πŸ˜‡ πŸ’— ✝️ πŸ’— πŸ˜‡ πŸ–– πŸŒˆπŸŒžπŸ––

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                    7. Amen. May the peace and joy of Christ be with you Lawrence. πŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌβœοΈπŸ•ŠπŸŒŸπŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌπŸ§ΈπŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌ

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                    8. πŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌβœοΈπŸ•ŠπŸŒŸπŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌπŸ§ΈπŸŽ€πŸ™πŸΌ Thank you again Ruelha…and that all makes a huge difference coming from you; especially just sharing in the fellowship with Christ Jesus in these matters in particular is a saving grace. Amen.

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      1. πŸ˜…πŸ˜€ That’s very good of you and I’m happy to hear that you keep in touch with your animal creature friends, that must be why Myrtle is such a wise turtle, apparently you have rubbed off on her!!! πŸ’πŸ˜€πŸ’πŸ˜€πŸ’
        I bet after you’ve read my other long comment you’ll have plenty of new thoughts and maybe secretsπŸ˜‰ to share with her; and imagine the gossip later between her and her turtle friends! 🀣 πŸ˜‰ πŸ‘ πŸ™ πŸ™ And, I won’t mind a bit being a big turtle fan and supporter like you; πŸ˜€πŸ’πŸ˜€πŸ’ so go for it!
        Happy as can be!
        Lawrence

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        1. Sorry Lawrence….Myrtle is actually a person.πŸ™Šβ˜ΊπŸ™ƒ…a friend who shut herself to the curious world momentarily…

          Still,
          Happy as can be….
          Love and Light
          Ruelha πŸ’

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          1. πŸ™Šβ˜ΊπŸ™ƒ I said I went with the obvious to play with that in a writing way and offer something of value too, even though I thought you like turtles like me or at least writing a cute story about one; but I wasn’t sure so I just assumed you do, and I knew either you or someone close was experiencing some dilemma. I figured this Myrtle was a metaphor, a writing device but to me turtles can be that or also literally creatures that need help or saving at times. Lots to learn either way, wouldn’t you say!
            You said it so right Ruelha, the whole thing! Especially this which I want to quote and repeat!
            β€œStill,
            Happy as can be….
            Love and Light
            Ruelha πŸ’β€
            That goes for me too! πŸ˜…πŸ˜€
            Lawrence πŸ’

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            1. Most definitely…..lots to learn…..always πŸ€“πŸ‘©β€πŸ«πŸ‘©β€βš–οΈπŸ€“πŸ’πŸ™
              Happy the heart that lives in the heart of God, the heart of love.
              Happy the heart that learns to love with the love of God.
              πŸŒŸπŸ’πŸŽ€πŸŒŸ

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              1. πŸ€“πŸ‘©πŸ«πŸ‘©βš–οΈπŸ€“πŸ’πŸ™ Great messages here Ruelha and I’m quite impressed and happy to know you! I’m sure we’re good friends already being kindred spirits and of the same kind of heart. You take good care! Ruelha, I was busy copy pasting the emojis from your message to put at the start of my text and didn’t read the whole message you sent yet and then saw what I said about hearts and that you were on that same page too! Isn’t that special how God is showing us things all the time! That’s making me smile and want to say a special prayer for you as the food cooks!
                “Happy the heart that lives in the heart of God, the heart of love.
                Happy the heart that learns to love with the love of God.” Just Perfect Ruelha!!! πŸŒŸπŸ’πŸŽ€πŸŒŸ
                God bless you.
                Lawrence

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