I choose to swim…

Been going through a lot, my heart still bares threads. Torn to shreds. I start over yet, AGAIN!
I am not poor

I am not shabby

Jesus is my caddy

I am not inferior, or low quality

Jesus is superior

I can’t change the status of my life, I have a new name. Scratch wife

I am not subpar

I am not second rate

Jesus is written on my hearts slate

So when you look at my page, and see I am now Lisa M. O’Day, all is okay

I am back to write, because I know no matter the goings on in my life I am not substandard

I will rise above yet another test that God has given me, my plea is that I swim and not sink 

Hey I know I am not too shabby, just another journey to walk. Not just talk

A new road road now unfolds, imperfect yep. God makes up the difference, substandard not with Jesus as my right hand man. For with Him I will stand

Time to swim, catch my breath. Tread the water I used to sink

Watch me take flight, as Eagles soar for Jesus I adore through all the tribulations. This will not get under my skin. Sink or Swim. 

I choose swim until the very end…  

Word Prompt: Substandard


Author: Lisa O'Day, Cries from an unkempt garden

I write to tell my story of how I overcame self affliction, and great despair in this life. For I write to share the death to self that took place. That I may Glorify God in all I do. May my writings be a refelction of freedom, for I am no longer in captivity of self. May they be warm, and inviting. For I write because God has given me words that drip from my mouth to be seen.

25 thoughts on “I choose to swim…”

      1. We are adding more or more house projects. My husband painted the shed. Now he is going to work on part of the roof and the eaves. I’m cleaning the dust of 10 years in several of my China cabinet, curio… major cleaning this summer. Hope your painting is done!

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      2. I’m sorry to hear that. It must be hard for you. I’m sure you tried, but there’s a limit of what you can do in a marriage. It takes two to work on a marriage. Don’t turn off your tears, cry as much as you want, cry until your tears dry. Cry your heart out. I wished we could talk, but I understand! Are you working?

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      1. Oh no! Good things I hope! 😎 I know, I have been MIA. Been on holiday, plus I haven’t been on WP so much. But I’m back baby! Trying to catch up on all the blogs I have missed, how are you keeping? I have missed our chats 🦄


  1. Oh Lisa, so sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to you hunni. Praying for strength and peace for you. You are awesome & will come through this stronger than ever before. Lots of love, Hayley 😘

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  2. You are saying your present love is no longer? I have missed you so much … I have been off grid, too. I’ve been sinking in my own boggy swamp … nothing like what you have shared, though. I have thought of you often and wondered why you were not writing. I have so many emails I haven’t answered … just stared at them. I am shocked at this sad news. But if anyone can swim out of this … you can. I know God has all manner of lifesavers He has and is sending to you … He won’t let you sink !! Grab onto Him with all you have … He is there … He knows everything … He loves you with an EVERLASTING love … He wants only the best for you, His child in whom He delights. I love you Lisa … jan

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  3. I’ve been missing your posts and wondered if you were ok. I’m so sorry about what you’ve been going through. I admire your strength. I’m so glad that you are holding on to your faith and knowledge that even in times of uncertainty, God is holding you tightly in His arms and loves you so. Welcome back! 😊

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  4. Swimming in water is Great for all our Bodies!! God Bless All my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

    I Love You all Everyone through Christ Jesus-Yeshua, Because HE LOVED ❤ EVERYONE FIRST!!

    Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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