bright countryside dawn daylight

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searching a dense forest,

no sunlight can reach me,

its vastness surrounds me and I cannot find my way,

I whisper his name…..

and all I can hear is my own voice calling back to me…….saying

……..where are you?


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~ wendi is the author of two books, you can view them here.

72 thoughts on “forest

  1. Hello dear Wendi 🙂
    I worry about getting older and being financially secure ‘enough’ with the broken body I have. My health no longer allows me to ‘work hard’ to get anywhere that could secure my future – unless my writing pays off???
    It’s worth knowing though, that there ARE people who understand what being ill all the time is like, because they have it too – and there are those who will stand by us despite being ill because we are loved by them.
    Wishing and praying better health for you. Keep strong my friend, love Faith xox

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    • I worry about the very same things my friend. I am currently not working d/t health issues, I keep thinking……….maybe I’ll get a miracle and/or maybe I will be able to publish a book or two………who knows……but CI sucks! and I am so sorry you understand what I am saying……..

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    • With a name like Faith, comes Hope! 😊🙏🏽 Have hope. And I’m still young and thats one thing I worry about often having Chiari and not being able to work. My mind is constantly thinking of ways to make ‘it’ happen. I recently created my YouTube channel, again trying to find ways to make it happen. Of course! I can’t even begin to describe what my days have been like since starting the channel. I’ve felt the wrath of the extra load, but when won’t I?! I can physically work anymore, but then ‘simple’ things like blogging and YouTube make me want to ‘chop’ my own head off from the intense pain I’m under!
      Have you placed ads in your blog?
      That won’t make you money overnight but it will definitely help.
      Ana ☺️

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      • Hella Ana 🙂
        Good luck with your You Tube channel. But, making money now with YT is almost impossible since Google bought it up and has imposed almost impossible rules before you can make a penny…I tried but gave up on that in the end. You need 1000s of subscribers and thousands of ‘thumbs-ups’ to make anything.
        What else can you do? What do you like doing? Do you craft?
        I feel for you, I know how hard it is living with a chronic illness.
        I’m trying to make money from my books. Selling on kindle first, hopefully finding an agent and a traditional publisher.
        Wishing you all the best, love, Faith xo

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      • Yes, thank you. That’s it, I enjoying doing nails – always have. I’m an artist at heart. I’m not a nail technician though. But I love all things nails.
        Yes, I’ve read the terms and things and it’s basically not based on subscribers now. Its on likes, once you hit 1,000 likes then you’ll start seeing something and of course advertisers, perhaps later collars with companies. I’ve already done the ‘paper’ work on that, so it’ll generate itself once I hit the 1,000 mark. The idea behind the channel, is that I just took my Nail File Friday’s from my blog and moved it to YouTube. It’s actually a lot easier for me now that it’s on YouTube. Of course the process is 10x’s longer due to the editing more than anything. But I love it, I’m not in the best of health, so that’s a struggle, but I’m enjoying it.
        I’m making a couple change on my blog every month, nothing out of this world amazing! But it’s a start.
        The problem I’m having is that I don’t have social media, no instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. And so, the growth has been and I’m sure will continue to be slow. The promoting part, being the blog or YouTube is that social media is the driving force behind everything now. Without social media to get your name out there, you’re really working twice as hard.

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      • Ah, I didn’t know that about them changing the rules – again(!) – the 1,000+ likes to start generating income.
        I wish you the best 🙂
        And, yes it is HARD work.
        I don’t have the other social media either as I find ONE platform (this blog) already takes up my time. And, since I’m focused on my writing more now, this is where I want to be. But, like you say, they DO DRIVE TRAFFIC to your main piece.
        It’s very difficult now to keep off the internet as it demands so much of you – and we do have offline lives too. You must be very busy with your little chlldren too.

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      • Yes! The latest ‘guidelines’ are that you have 4,000 viewing hours and 1,000 plus likes and then you qualify to start generating income. BUT all is well, with patience. Aside from just starting the YouTube channel, I’m just starting to learn how to record and edit videos. I had zero clue going in. But I’m learning as I go, everyday I know something different, that can be done and added on a video. It’s true what they say, it’s work.
        Yes, social media today is the driving force behind your growth. Ugh, but I don’t want to get into that. I have enough on my plate for now.
        Yes, very true indeed. I try not to be on the phone on my desktop but unfortunately when my husband is home, I try to get as much done as I can. I schedule posts or pre-record videos. Anything to get ahead, not necessarily finish, but at least get started!
        The children are so understanding. I’m not in the best of health, so I also have to do as much as I can depending on how I’m feeling. I try to take advantage of my ‘good’ days.

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  2. Sometimes we find ourselves lost, even though there’s so much people around; you still feel so alone, they’re not who your looking for. You soul cries out, but all you hear; is loneliness within. Your heart feels lost, your soul hasn’t yet found its peace! Lovely piece Wendi! May you find the peace, your heart is looking for!

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  3. God bless you! I also have a chronic illness, well two actually. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease on 1-6-2012. At that time I only weighed 128 pounds due to the severe damage in my small intestine. I am 1 inch over 6 feet tall, so that was deathly thin! The Lord has healed me to a certain point, but I suffer from Cachexia now due to the damage done to the villi in my small intestine. I weigh around 140 on the days I’m not suffering another Cachexia episode, and I weigh around 132 when I am.

    I have been fighting this thing for almost 7 years now. The Lord is so faithful and good and He has brought me through victorious! My prayers are with you!

    Grace and peace to you!

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  4. I SEE YOU!.. I honour You.. I LOVE you… When are you going to SEE Your Own Beautiful Self as that bright light stood in the forest? .. For HE is within YOU… 💕💖💕 Much love dear Wendi..
    Those were thought provoking words in your poem.. ❤

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