1999: A Year to Struggle and Complete

Nineteen Hundred and Ninety Nine… what a year.
For me it has been a year to struggle and complete.
From school to relationships, to health and strength.
This was the year to shout the victory or face defeat.
I began it with joy and confidence, and peace, and strength.
I walked through blinding light and deceiving signs.
I fought the war of keeping my sanity, as well as family and friends.
And though I may have lost a little of each, God’s light still shines.
Friends have passed on, babies were born, families continued to fight.
Relationships fell apart, some began, some were declared forever.
People turned their back on each other, some thought only of themselves
But praise the Lord for those who made up and faced thing together.
So much began, so much continued, so much came to an end.
So much life and death took place in this year that is passing us by.
Love was found, love prevailed, love continued to grow.
And even when love seemed forsaken, God’s love heard the cry.
For me it was the year my schooling would be complete.
Now I am to seek God’s purpose in my education,
And praise Him that His guiding light never fades.
The year 2000 we are approaching is the Big Y2K,
And a new millennium for God’s created art.
But no matter what may happen I will always be convinced
That God holds us in His loving and caring heart.

12-30-1999 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire

War and Peace

The difference between war and peace
Is one will cause you pain,
While the other one can save the world
And give so much to gain.
The similarity found in war and peace
Is they both can be of value.
While for one they both save lives,
They also destroy too.
When it comes to war and peace,
I don’t know what to say,
For they both kill our loved ones,
Yet again save our day.
War and peace is like love and pain,
To truly have the best
You must have reason to appreciate,
To feel you’ve passed the test.

11-29-1990 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire
PS. A friend asked me to write on War and Peace. He chuckled when he read this because he didn’t know I never heard of the book War and Peace. And no, I still haven’t read it.