Don’t Lose Heart
Let not your heart be troubled
that's what the Good Book says,
be anxious for nothing
let your soul resonate with this. . . .
The Lord is on Your Side
. . .sometimes God changes our plans. A family situation arose, I had to go home early.
To say I was unhappy and emotional would be an understatement. Confusion set in, and I became unsure I’d heard the Lord clearly all these months.
Tired and anxious, I lay down in our room. Almost immediately an old hymn I haven’t heard in years wormed its way through my mind.
A Refuge in Times of Frustration
Trying to worship You
out of an empty heart.
A vessel broken, sharp shards
can’t say I’ve tried very hard,
to keep You first in all things
though I’ve prayed often in this dark.
When it's all too much to handle, just breathe Jesus.
All Those What-Ifs
God’s Word calls us to not worry. To be “anxious for nothing”. When the “what ifs” of life begin rummaging around in our brain, we have a choice to make. We can either worry or we can set our focus on God.
Lead Me, Holy Spirit
A quick poem of encouragement to put God first, and let the Holy Spirit be the leader of your heart and life.
Let the Holy Spirit lead
in action, speech and thought
in each decision He must lead the way
through every path that must be trod. ...
Can You See Him Now?
I was 5 years old, walking into the girl’s bathroom at school, when another girl popped out from behind the door to scare me. Somehow, she poked me in the eye and her fingernail scratched the cornea. …My eye hurt so much I couldn’t even open it. Laser surgery removed the scratch, but for a month I had to wear a patch over my eye all of the time.
It’s really hard to see and to focus when something is blocking our view.
I wonder, what is keeping us from seeing God clearly today?
In the In-Between
in the in-between
we strive to see
what we lived
what is yet to be
in the in-between
there’s a pause
a simple plea
to find our “me”
All I can think about this week is the idea of the “in-between”. In-between these two great holidays are some of the most solemn days we will live. As we strive to determine what happened over this year—what we have done or didn’t do, or those great dreams that were accomplished, started, or never happened.
So, in this in-between, take a breath, close your eyes, and pray for wisdom, mercy, grace, and peace as you walk into this next year of your life. Don’t let this moment pass you by.
Blanketed in Snow White Grace
For out of His fullness [the superabundance of His grace and truth] we have all received grace upon grace [spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favor upon favor, and gift heaped upon gift]. John 1:16, AMP
Soft white flakes
joy and happiness make
when child-like faith
moves through our aches
bringing peace when
we’re all alone.
And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7...
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Did you see the sun rise
awakening the day
bringing forth life
in such an extraordinary way
when was the last time
you stared into the night sky
moon and stars playing
twinkling so bright. . .
End of Month Blessings
30 Days of Thanksgiving Poems, Day 30!
Thank you, dear Lord, for this month of blessings
a time to celebrate all You’ve given
some days full of cheer, some full of woe
but always there is something to be thankful for.
And now as we transition to focus on Jesus’s birth
let us not grow weary, let us not go in haste
instead to choose each day to bring each other grace . . .
30 Days of Thanksgiving Poems, Day 29
Praise the Lord for blessings dear
From those we have so close and near
For the things from our Lord we hear
At just the right time.