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Today is June 7, 2015, so much has happened in the years since my last update here. On February 28,2014 I suffered a Heart Attack. Probably one of scariest events of my life but deeply grateful that the Lord has spared me. So because of Him I am here today and able to give Him praise. We are enjoying the warm months of summer here in Georgia as we watch the spring like weather fade. I hope all are enjoying the blessings of our great God!

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"For I know my thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will harken unto you. And ye shall seek me and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:11-13

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Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
Barbara Carlan is a self taught artist living in the southeast. She was born in Washington D.C., was primarily raised in the panhandle of Florida and traveled all over southeastern United States and parts of Washington state as a child of the military. Barbara from an early age showed a passionate interest in art. She began painting and writing poetry in the late 1980's. Now that her life is free from the responsibilities of parenting and the necessary demands of having a growing family, she's able to pursue her true passions, painting, writing, photography and sewing. Barbara has discovered through art that life with it's complexities can find a sweet fragrance of release through the creative process.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

"Take Me Back"

Lord, I wanna go back to some simpler times,when a scoop of ice cream, cost only a dime.
When you could buy candy for just a penny,and the cheeks of my fanny were really skinny.
I want to have time for a front porch swing, and try to slot nickles just to get me a ring.
Like maybe a walk in the park with some friends or discover a bow after pouring down rain.
A time when kids played with marbles and jax and liked to leap frogs by jumping your back.
Let me have moments to search through the clouds for those mean ugly lions and tigers that growl.
I wanna go back to when families all ate the table then snuggled at sundown to laugh and read fables.
When kids in pajama's gathered close in the evening,to hear scary stories that would start them to screaming.
I'd like to watch movies at Drive-In Theaters and fall sound asleep on our drive home much later.
To again know the comfort of dad's arms carrying me as I lay in his clasp, while my minds fast asleep.
I wanna play hopscotch with my sisters and brothers and feel those warm hugs as mom tucks me in covers.
To again hear the laughter of my sweet parents at play and smell mom's dinner cooking at the end of the day.
I'd like to go back when dad's prayed on their knees and their children were taught to say pretty please!
When kids wouldn't think, of talking back to their mothers nor steal from their neighbors, in the night under cover.
Lord, I wanna go back to those simplier times, when my worries were few and life seem to be fine.
A time when our families use to spend time together and talk to each other, about more than the weather!

Written by: Barbara A. Carlan 5/8/2009

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