Category Archives: jpoetry/prose

A MAN & HIS DOG

This is an older writing of mine, but it is one of my favorite memories of looking for the beauty in living.  Sometimes we can get so lost in the busyness of life, we fail to notice the lessons we can … Continue reading

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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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Jesus is our light

Our daily walk is empty when we fail to share God’s light. He shows us how to do this by example through Christ’s life. He’ll ask us when we get there, what we ever did for Him. We can rest assured … Continue reading

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The Price of Freedom

What is the price of liberty? Where lies the victor’s prize? Is it in bodies laying still, beneath the cold, dark skies? The cost to win our freedom cannot be seen in life, But in the brave hearts smitten to take away … 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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My Halloween Blood Test

My day started out on a rather weird note. I was met at the lab by a girl in black coat. There was blood on her hands and her hair was a flutter. She rolled up my sleeve. Not a … Continue reading

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Death Has No Power Over Me

When death approaches our front door, it seems a dreadful thought, But just imagine what’s in store. With Angels we’ll be brought. The gates of heaven opened wide, the throne of God we’ll see. Our Savior at the Father’s side, … Continue reading

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Halloween for a Costumer

Clothes for a pirate, a sword and hat too – Some mermaids, a puppy, a high button shoe – A cowboy, a jail bird, and Winnie the Pooh. Hair of all sorts even red, orange and blue – Moustaches and … 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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word painters

I sit here at my keyboard trying to create pictures with words. The time spent often seems wasteful and futile. I could be enjoying the genuine images- not just pixalized versions, but the genuine article. Maybe when the words run out, … 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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THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

The sassy winds of autumn swirl through the trees of gold, Undressing each and every branch exposing signs of age. The life is being sapped from things both young and old. The brilliance of each final growth is now exposed … 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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