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A Simile Of Me and Life in Metaphor
©By Pamela Jane Tennant

(An Iambic Pentameter Shakespearian Sonnet)

I'm like the zephyr on a new spring day
flowing through life in gentle joy and peace,
whilst being blessed by those who come my way
stilling for a while in the storms' caprice.
Tornadic winds funnel through, to destroy
But my Maker hides me in His Refuge!
So I am snuggled safely, from it's ploy
Unharmed by the debris of its deluge.
Behind darkened clouds, shines golden the sun
Ever there to dry, warm, and give it's light--
Reminder of a greater type of "Son",
In Whom all can shelter from each storm's fright.

I am like the zephyr on a new Spring day
Breezing through this life's intricate ballet.

(May all be blessed by the music of the
winds of life and the joy of it's dance...)

Hello :) My name is Pami and I'm a food addict and emotional eater.

I wrote this poem during a time of great stress and struggle. At my lowest ebb the Lord put these thoughts in my heat and they filtered down to my heart, then absorbed by and forever written into my spirit. We can choose to be a victim or we can choose to be an overcomer. The secret to life is the power to choose and to know that you are in control of your own life and decisions. No, it doesn't come easy, but the fight makes you strong, which is good, because the battles never get any easier. I choose every day to be an overcomer. I don't worry about tomorrow. I just do everything I can to make TODAY count, and to do everything just the way I'm supposed to and just the way I've pledged to myself to. I don't say "Oh well, if I slip up, I can make it up tomorrow." Because there may not be a tomorrow. I don't want to give myself a cushion to fall back on, because in my case, the cushion is very comfortable and I may end up staying on it.

Today I choose to get up with a prayer and smile in my heart.
Today I choose to eat a healthy breakfast.
Today I choose to stretch all my muscles.
Today I choose to walk at least 30 minutes.
Today I choose to exercise each portion of my body.
Today I choose to have a healthy lunch.
Today I choose to not eat junk or fast, fried or fatty food.
Today I choose to have five helpings of fruit and five helpings of veggies.
Today I choose to drink 104 ounces of water.
Today I choose to be true to my commitments and pledges.
Today I choose right living!

©By Pamela Jane Tennant

You can soar to new heights
Make your dreams reality
Focus not on the dark past
But the now, and future to be.

Kick all dogs to the curb
Yapping, biting mongrels all
Toss away all heavy baggage
Listen to Hope's yearning call.

Feast not on wretched remains,
Or sour dregs from bitter wine--
Only the fresh fruit of God's grace
Abundant on Heaven's sweet Vine.

Let not pain or disappointment
Bog you down in stagnant waters
For even in this world's chaos
We are yet His son's and daughters!

So spread your arms and soar
Freely 'neath His covering wings--
With God all things are possible
In the deliverance His love brings.

Addictions and Benedictions

By Pamela Jane Tennant


I want to smoke

to inhale the seductive poisons.

Though it makes me choke

wheeze and gasp for air--

I want to smoke.

But. I want to live more

to breathe in clean air

when I walk out my door--

So I don't, I want to breathe.

Yes, I want to live more.

Everything's hard

it used to all be so easy.

I can't walk a yard--

without crippling pain -- yes

everything's hard.

So It takes all day

to do just one or two things

and fatigue has its way--

I do what I can, even if...

it takes me all day.

Now, nothing worthwhile

ever comes to us effortlessly--

That's not God's style.

Enduring makes us strong,

all trials worthwhile.

It is a fight --

A choice to be made,

wrong or right;

everyday to be master or slave

It is a God fight!

Because of Him...

I won't give in to addiction

and I won't give into the pain.

I will not give in to dereliction

of flesh's affliction over my will

I won't give in to addiction--

Because of Jesus...

I am master of my body

God is Master of heart and soul

I won't allow my choices to steal His glory

His love is the only key

Unlocking the chains of slavery.

I seek out God in all my choices

His wisdom is paramount, and

I'll not join in all the sad voices...

I will choose serenity not anxiety

My heart and soul rejoices--

Another thing I have found,

emotions and 'feelings'

betray, muddle and confound.

Profound thought to be used instead

Or so I have found.

~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~

Each addiction is victory awaiting

Every pain, a blessing in disguise

Trials of tears and fears abating

as the veils are lifted from my eyes.

Every trial is a victory awaiting!

~Author's Note~

What the mind believes, the body receives! We

do not have to let our bodies and its desires

rule our lives and make us miserable. I've been

fighting to understand this in both heart and mind

all my life, and I have finally figured it out. I just

hope it's not to late for me to enjoy! Viva La Logic!

Member Since: 2/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,175

My Goals:
A gallon or more water per day.

At least 5 fruits and veggies daily.

One serving of heart healthy fish per day.

A balance daily portion of:

Grains, nuts, dairy, soy, legumes, beans.

Chicken once in a while, red meat as a treat once a month, but never pork.

To live a longer and happier and healthier life with my hubby. To go horseback riding, camping, and enjoy all the good things in life God blesses us with!

Lose 50 pounds from August 1st to Dec. 15th.

My Program:
Using the pool in the spa part of the gym:

Pool walk 30 minutes

Do my aerobics class with total body workout and cardio 3 times a week. My goal is 6 days eventually.

Pool walk another 30-60 minutes.

Commit and stay committed to the challenges I accept and above all, my own daily challenges for better health and fitness!

Personal Information:
My name is Pami, Pamela really but I have so many nicknames and this one stuck. I live with my beloved husband and my two little furpurrs in Conway Arkansas, about 20 miles or so north of Little Rock. I am a humble true follower of Jesus Christ who is Lord of my everything, a poet, writer, and warrior.

My email is

Other Information:
Life is neither good nor just is. It is how we deal with it that makes it good or bad for us. I choose to deal with whatever it throws my way in a positive manner.

The body achieves what the mind believes...

I believe I can do this!

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