This is what I see exaggerated. That is why this is fiction! With me a new twist of the conscious. We think but never speak about the sensitive side. Place in metaphors and statements, presenting reality and a bonus of fiction. Welcome to my sighting, vision, and exaggeration of what could be true. Become my eyes, as you focus on the words. Now can you see what I see? Twisting scenes, transferring thoughts to an emotion, touching the unseen, holding hands with fear, realizing it's truth to an open opinion. This is why I felt compelled to tell the story. A plan from deep within set a sail for my new adventures of what I see, and what I think I see, and to learn the difference. Taught speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil, so I wrote it instead. These rules were never clarified outside the main ingredients. So telling the story this way makes it easier for my conscience, releasing a poison that was slowly trying to kill a humble soul. Sins and unwanted memories can be at peace, through the conclusion of a fictional story. Or is it? My gift of a fictional horror with an inspirational meaning. Read my exaggeration, and form your opinion of a book called Can You See What I See? I'm not a big fan of gambling, but I bet a pocket full of coins that this book is different, heads or tails. P.S. Remember three is a charm. Two more will follow.
If a poll were taken of Old Testament Jews on the birth of their Lord and Savior, what percentage do you think would have predicted that the cast of characters would be a virgin teenager betrothed to a lowly carpenter, barnyard animals, and stinky shepherds? Probably not many. In Do You See What I See? pastor Ross Parsley shows how God uses ordinary people to fulfill His plan and purpose. He gives a warm, humorous, and uniquely honest look into the nativity story. Along the way he highlights how God's favor and plans are often followed by dashed hopes, heartache, and disappointment. But he also shows that if we're faithful with what God puts in front of us we can accomplish the extraordinary.
“Do you see what I see?” is a book designed to reveal the principles of Godly wisdom needed to establish, maintain and guard our self esteem. We are made in the image of God; so male or female we are beautiful inside and out. The word of God say’s in Psalm 50:2, “From Zion, perfect in beauty God shines forth.” (KJV) This is a classic description of self esteem established from biblical principles. This does not come from a manual of intellectual rules. The book speaks to readers about our mind, our heart, the principles, and the foundation on which we build our self esteem. The book also explains the difference between authentic and camouflaged self esteem, men who suffer from low self esteem and walking in the beauty of godly self esteem. Believe it or not there are women in the Body of Christ who are suffering from low self esteem. They come to church Sunday after Sunday dressed up, flawless make-up, hair flowing or stacked and inside they have no idea who they really are because there is so much pain and torment. The outward appearance is dressed up to hide what is on the inside. But the devil is a liar, what is outside should just be an enhancement of the beauty that is on the inside of them. The two must link up; the inside and outside have to connect in order to walk in the truth of God given self esteem. Self esteem is the inner strength, confidence, and beauty that we possess as human beings. It is not arrogant or haughty it is powerful. The enemy wants to take this from you. The bible says, the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). The enemy hates God’s children, and the self esteem that reflects the glory of Jesus Christ blinds him from seeing and getting a shot to destroy it. The building up of self esteem starts in the mind. When a woman looks into the mirror, if she likes what she sees then her thoughts register and it is displayed outwardly. If she doesn’t like what she sees, she first analyzes if it is something she can quickly fix; such as a small flaw. Anything beyond her immediate control causes her to develop a complex which begins to develop in her subconscious mind and travels to her heart. This is the plan of the enemy leading to the destruction of her self esteem. The enemy seeks to devour our self esteem. His mission is to attack us with low self esteem in order to entangle us and hold us captive. He plays tricks with our minds to try to make us believe his lies. It is imperative that we do not come into agreement with him. Our mind and our thoughts must be subject to the Lord Jesus Christ. We have the power to command every thought that comes in our mind to be subject to Jesus Christ. We have to guard our hearts. God tells us in His word to guard our hearts for out of it springs the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23). In other words it is what is in our hearts that show people who we really are. This is why we must be hidden in Christ; our place of refuge. He will keep us in His care so that who He say’s we are, will reflect to those who see us. As long as we walk this earth we will have enemies. King David was a giant killer. He defeated his enemies because the confidence inside of him came from God. The more confident we become, the more the enemy will try to destroy our self esteem. However, we already have power over him and his tactics so there is no need to fear him. In order to be all that God has created us to be we must build our self esteem on His foundation, it is a sure and eternal foundation. Self Esteem established by God is authentic. There used to be a saying, “Is it live or is it Memorex?” Is the sound of what we hear live, real, is it recorded, or is it someone else’s voice? Camouflaged self esteem is derived from someone else’s voice. Authentic self esteem is eccentric. Its beauty is exuberant. The principles of godly self esteem are not gender specific. God created men in His image and beauty so that same truth applies to men
Kids will have fun using their eagle eyes to spy the 1,000 hidden objects in this colorful search-and-find activity book. Author Walter Wick is the photographer of the bestselling I Spy series as well as the author and photographer of the bestselling Can You See What I See? series.
Poetry has been used as means of expression. Embedded are hidden or even straight-forward messages held deep within one's mind, heart, and soul. See What I See is a collection of artistry made to expose people to small glimpses of one's journey. Many of these poems and short stories will leave you happy, sad, angry, united or rather speechless. Some poems will even leave you feeling at peace. This written collection will have you pondering thoughts and appreciating the smaller things in life.