Category Archives: jpoetry/prose

FLAMES OF PROTEST

Burning in the night – a blazing image of protest. Flames lick the sky as people chant and cry. Voices screaming for vengeance – hearts broken. A life lost – another saved – an angry crowd. God tells us that … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, LORD!

I’m thankful for my life, though I don’t always say it. It sometimes takes a special day to coax words out and pray it. I thank God for His Only Son, who came to bring me life; I’m grateful for … Continue reading

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End of Autumn

The once brilliant crimson and gilded leaves have all fallen. Only a few persistent “hanger-onners” cling to empty branches. The ominous grey clouds fill with crystals of ice and in no time the desolation will be covered with a blanket … Continue reading

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God Is Not Dead!

One nation under God,” is what our founders said, But something happened on the way. They now say God is dead. I know our God lives on. He stands at heaven’s gate. And He will bring our nation back from … Continue reading

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Guilt

I’m met by guilt on every day. It sweeps my peace of mind away. It starts with little things at dawn – why did I go and sleep so long? My socks don’t match – my hair’s a mess. Did … Continue reading

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Alpha and Omega

You’re always there to pick me up when others pass me by. You always open up your arms and hear my mournful cry. You watch me as I sleep each night, you guard my very soul. You guard my steps, … Continue reading

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THANK YOU, JESUS!

I come in deep humility in hopes that you will set me free. I pray that you forgive my sin and save me from the hurt within. I know that you have died for me.  You gave your life to … Continue reading

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LIFE REFLECTIONS

The autumn trees display their final brilliance before they die and leave only a skeletal remembrance of what was. Our days are numbered too. What shall we do in those final days to fulfill our final purpose on this planet? God … Continue reading

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MOM

My mother was a wonderful lady who had to endure so much loss and pain in her life.  She was sister to seven others and lost five of them in her lifetime to tragic accidents or terminal disease.  Her father … Continue reading

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Walking with Jesus

Footprints in the sand pressed deeply by two sets of feet. They have a purpose in walking side by side. But when one set disappears it easy to see, by the weight carried by those lone prints, that one has … Continue reading

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What is life.

Two join together as one and allow God to do His handiwork. Carefully He knits each cell together Into intricate patterns. He places vital organs into protected areas which otherwise might be vulnerable. He slowly determines the exact number of … Continue reading

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DRESSED UP!

The following was posted on September 9th under the title “New Clothes.”  I wanted to share it again to let others know that we need to take care of ourselves as we go through life.  We often work too hard.  … Continue reading

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Enduring Love

Shorter days surrender to a sky of crystal blue. Woodland creatures make a last ditch effort to gather all they can, Before an endless night creates a lifeless winter hue. Shades of amber, rust and crimson fall untouched by any … Continue reading

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YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW

The giant reaper opens it massive jaws and its teeth consume the hay – It spits out bales of  golden chunks as it forages through fields of fodder – food that will keep the cattle happy for the cold months ahead. … Continue reading

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A PERFECT ROLE MODEL

Do we place upon a pedestal the heroes of our time? We sometimes make them idols. Do we think they are divine? When they show that they are human, they quickly tumble down. They lose that place of honor. They … Continue reading

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NEW CLOTHES

When we wrap our lives around the everyday, we often forget to look after ourselves. We cloak ourselves in the garment of “work and discipline.” When it’s finally served its usefulness, we’ve missed the things that really matter. When we … Continue reading

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Autumn

The smells of summer still hang in the air. The potent fragrance of fertile soil. The aroma of a bonfire after dark to whisk away the mosquitoes. The blooming roses cast their lovely scent as they cling to life, knowing … Continue reading

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words

At first I took a pencil in my hand and etched words onto a lined tablet. Penmanship was still alive and cursive script soon covered linen pages. As time passed by, my fingers learned to fly across a manual typewriter. … Continue reading

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LIFE SAVER

When fears and worries are so real, We sometimes wonder why we feel, The pangs of deep depression. The weight’s extreme – we lose all hope, Our hearts grow sad – for strength we grope, To lighten this progression. We … Continue reading

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PRAY!

Why is it when we come in prayer We just don’t have the words to share? The struggles still continue on, Our hopes diminish and are gone. We lift our voices, but we fear That God’s too far away to … Continue reading

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