Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Who Took Over Our Christmas?

“Peace on earth, Good Will to Men” the music plays.
While the Christian sees the crowds and prays.
Shopping and buying seems to be the big pastime.
And patience is forgotten as people stand in line.

Where is Our Christ in all this buying rush?
People want to buy and to be able to do so they push.
Manners are forgotten along with Our God.
Christ’s birth is celebrating our love of this season.

We as a Country have strayed far from the way;
Founded on Godly principles many do not even pray.
Santa takes pride of place in each and every store
And a small box at the side of the door is for the poor.

Looking back to the days when our parents were young.
One gift was fine and in the evening Carols were sung.
Now it is the computer, Ipod, Chat Lines, and Phones.
Our family is fractured and we fear for our homes.

We need to grab on to the new Conspiracy plan.
Refuse to submit to Satan, for we know that we can.
Remember, it is God who is in charge of our plans.
And we can place pride of place back in His hands.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Rush

Rushing and pushing from home to work,
But there is one thing you must not shirk
Stopping to take time out of your busy day
To draw close to God and take time to pray.

Forget all the things that need to be done.
And worship, lifting praise to God’s Son.
Our Christian world has become a race in time.
Sometimes as Christians we need a STOP sign.

Our priorities become jumbled, we need to decide
If we’re too busy for Christ we’ll surely backslide.
The Spirit will call you to take time to pray,
But if you keep ignoring Him each busy day

Soon His voice is quiet and you are in a place
Where you are ashamed to look upon His face.
Don’t let the rush of shopping be all the worth.
Happier you will be focusing on Christ’s Birth.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My Deliverer

You Oh Lord art my deliverer from the dangers I face.
And it is only by the protection of Thy amazing grace.
You Oh Lord art called Comforter and I truly know,
For when troubles beset me, to You I will always go.
My Advocate who speaks for me when I know not how to pray.
Thou knowest all my needs,”My deliver” I always say.
Wonderful Counselor, my refuge from whence I come.
I am asking only that Thy will in my life will be done..

Thursday, October 25, 2012

God's Names

You are my deliverer from the dangers that I face.
And it is only by the protection of Thy amazing grace.
You are called the great comforter and I truly know,
For when troubles beset me to You I always go.
My advocate speaking for me when I don’t know how to pray
Thou knowest all of my needs, my deliverer I always say.
Wonderful Counselor, my refuge I will always come
Asking only Thy will in my life will be done.

Deliverer: Romans 11:26
Comforter: Jeremiah 8:18
Advocate: 1 John 2:1
Refuge: Isaiah 25:4

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mirror's Reflections

We are mirrors for each other.
That is how we learn and grow.
The lessons we desire to learn
Are for us to clearly show.

When I take a good look at you.
And there’s something I see wrong.
You must know there is something within me
That you have shown me to make me strong.

I know that I am beginning to heal
When someone says to me.
“Did you see how she treated you?”
And I honestly did not see.

Now whenever I am upset,
Or angry at someone.
It only takes but a moment
To remind me of God’s own Son.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Everyone Believes

There is none that can say he does not believe.
He lies down to sleep at night expecting to awake at dawn.
The gardener plants his seeds beneath the sod
Fully expecting to see the Spring flowers push away the clod.
                    He has faith.

What man says when clouds are seen in the sky
Take heart, have patience, for it will clear by and by.
Trust in God most high who sees beneath Winter’s fields of snow
The silent harvest of Spring’s future grow.
God’s power he must know
                    He has faith.

He who lies down on his bed to sleep.
Content to forget troubles locked in slumber deep.
Puts his worries aside for another to keep.
For he hopes that God is not asleep.
                   He has faith.

Whoever says “tomorrow” or “the unknown”
“The future” he trusts in God alone.
He dare not to disown.
                   He has faith.

The man that watches the child’s eye-lids close.
He secretly knows each breath God bestows.
He dares to live when his life offers only woes.
God’s comfort he knows.
                  He has faith.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Our all sufficient eternal God.
In whom our faith hath revealed
Sustenance for all our needs.
I call upon Thee now
Desirous of Thy intervention.
El Shaddai ~ God Almighty

“He who changeth not”
Whose word endureth forevermore.
I claim Thy promises for me, Thy servant.
For I have need of Thy healing power.
Cast me not away in my hour of need.
El Shaddai ~ Almighty God

All seeing eye of heaven and earth
Look upon this mortal body.
Cast Thy discerning eye o’er it.
Knit together the broken parts
Sealing it with Your great physician’s eye.
El Shaddai ~ God Almighty

You who heareth all my prayers.
Who formed this body in my Mother’s womb.
Cast me not aside in my affliction
For I have great need of Thee.
My body grows weary from the incessant pain.
El Shaddai ~ Almighty God

You who art the great comforter,
Let me hide beneath the shadow of Thy wings.
I am fearful of a dreadful outcome.
Grant me Thy peace that I might sleep secure
In the knowledge that Thou are with me.

My Redeemer and my Guide
God of Heaven watch over me.

El Shaddai: “God Almighty” - The Septuagint   - or in early translations “God who is sufficient”
Yaweh - A Mosaic {However, the Greek of the Septuagint translation of Psalm 91:1 “Shaddai” is translated “God of Heaven”
Yaweh ~ A Tetragrammaton meaning “A God who is sufficient in Himself, that is, a self determined eternal being.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kind Words

Kind words make such good echoes.
They touch one person and then move on.
Until the echo reverberates all around,
Soon telling others of the happy sound.
People giving loving gifts of kind words!

Kind words make people feel so good.
Echoes come back to you unchanged.
Nothing added, deleted or re-arranged.
Words reverberate as you hear the sound.
God loves it when kind words are found!

Kind words are like music to the ears.
Speak as you would like to be spoken to.
God’s word instructs you what to do.
When angry words are hurled at you
The Spirit speaks words through you too!

Kind words start your day out right.
Setting your sights on God’s daily path.
A soft answer soon turneth away wrath.
Living for God teaches us how we can give
Witness as Christians so others too can live!

Ephesians 4:31 & 32   “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Our Lives

Our lives are like songs
But God writes each word.
Set to the music of His will
The sweetest ever heard.
We can conduct our lives to the
Music created for His pleasure.
Each beat we can choose to fashion
Each and every measure.
And the songs can be sad, or
They can be sweet and glad.
It depends upon the amount of time
We have spent with God alone.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Sufficiency

You, Oh Lord, art my encourager.
You lift me up when I am down
You establish my coming and going.
You, Oh Lord, art my sufficiency.

You, Oh Lord, give me sustenance.
You fill my mind with Your word.
You art my source, my tributary.
My heart craves Your approval.

You, Oh Lord, art all that I need.
For You have given me forgiveness
Through the travail of the cross.
What an all-sufficient God You are!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My Church Family

My church family helps me to keep a sky in my life
              and to always look up.
My church shows me how I can keep my hand in God’s
              and to hold on to Him.
My church seeks to see eternal values above the material
              and to extemporize to others.
My church family seeks to live life above self to
              worship and serve Christ.
My church family endeavours to see the good in others,
              to acknowledge and praise it.
My church family endeavours to keep sweet and to
              keep busy for Him.
My church seeks to have a seeing eye, a feeling heart,
              and a helping hand.
My church family sees others needs and meets them
              in praying and serving ways.
My church endeavours to test the motive of life and
              to choose the best,
To do justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly
              before our God.

Friday, June 29, 2012

God's Word

Scriptures are guideposts showing the way.
They are also the Spirit's guide when we pray.
Words penned by man but inspired by God.
Ensuring in battle our feet are well shod.

Scriptures tell of God’s love revealing the cost
That was paid for our sins, His Son on the cross.
The Bible is a shining light pointing the way,
And it is the words therein leading us to pray.

Scriptures are the way we learn and we grow.
So precious is God’s word, we need to know
God’s word ordains and the Spirit sustains,
Food for our minds and heaven still remains.

Scriptures need to be  hidden in our hearts,
That way when Satan throws his fiery darts
The Spirit gives answers from God’s word,
We respond with what we’ve read and heard.

“Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee.”

Thursday, June 14, 2012


You, my Redeemer, give me such hope!
You bring joy after sorrow, peace after anxiety.
You who offers mercy after waywardness.
You who serves as my refuge in trouble.
You gather me up when I am in pain,
You ease my afflictions with Your words.

Weeping only endure but for a season,
But joy surely comes in the morning!
You have taught me to trust in You,
And not rely on the promises of men.
This world is not my home; here I serve,
I long for the day I will kneel before You!

I gather up ‘hope’ as a treasure in my hands.
And I warm it daily with Your Words.
It is as sweet savour, food for my body.
Nourishment for my mind which desires
To dwell on Your promises, for therein
Is the blessed hope of eternity with You!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Our Church

Our church has a heart that beats as one.
We all work together until a job is done.
It does not matter who gets the credit,
For no-one is standing over us to edit.

Here at our church there’s give and take.
We all unite together when we celebrate.
We share the burdens and divide the grief,
We are united together as one in our belief.

We love one another despite our mistakes
Because we believe our God undertakes.
There is joy in doing and love in giving,
God left us His word to teach about living.

We want to tell others about Jesus Christ,
How He died on the cross, His sacrifice.
His great commission is leading us on.
We won’t rest until our work here is done.


Ephesians 4: 11 - 15 ~ “And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, to the building up of the body of Christ;
Until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result we are no longer to be children, tosses here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ.”  NAS

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


What hope I have in You, my Redeemer.
In you who brings joy after sorrow,
peace after anxiety.
You who offers mercy after wrath,
who serves as my refuge in trouble.
You will gather me up when I am in pain,
and ease my affliction.
Weeping may endure for a night,
but joy comes in the morning.
You have taught me to put my hope in You,
and not in the hands of man.
I know that this world is not my home,
I linger for a while and I hope
For an eternity of life in heaven with You!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

True Happiness

The happiness that brings enduring worth to our lives
Is not superficial happiness dependent on circumstance.
It is happiness and contentment that fills the soul.
Even in the midst of the most distressing circumstances
It is the kind of happiness that can smile through the tears.
The happiness for which our souls ache, is one not distracted
by success, or fortune, or disturbed by failure.
Deeply rooted inside, it can give relaxation and peace.
No matter what problems, yea heartache beset upon us
That kind of happiness stands in need of no outward stimulus.
It comes from knowing God, the author and finisher of our faith.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

To Give

To give reluctantly, the gift of the hand, not of the heart.
“Tis better not to have given at all for it doth impart
A spirit of meanness within a pocket of plenty.

To give cheerfully but not in proportion to need
Does not look to the receiver to help and to feed
A spirit of pride fullness lying within a cold heart.
To give cheerfully and proportionately does impart

A kindness of spirit, from one who risks all to win
Not just a pocket cache but the man deep within.
And to give in such a way that the distressed do
Not now their benefactor, that is a secret too.

One goal is to teach a man a trade or to help find
Him valued work so that it challenges his mind
Foregoing the need for charity which demeans all.
Christ’s promise is to provide our needs as we call

For it gives such joy and pours bountiful blessings.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Count all the days of preparation.
Not as yet the day of celebration.
Days for us to remember Christ,
His suffering, death and sacrifice.
All that He gave up for you and I.
Think not of your years gone by.
Look ahead to eternity with Him.
Sins paid for, redeemed by Him.

Heaven’s gates will be open wide.
Christ and our family awaits inside.
This our reason for celebrating Lent
To remember that God willingly sent
His Son to suffer and die on that tree
Give up something together with me.
As a reminder of the Son God sent.
To unite us all in these days of Lent.

Matthew 21:42: ‘Jesus said to them, “Have you never read the scriptures: ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, and is marvellous in our eyes.’  

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Lent is looking back.
Remembering, Reflecting
Lent is thinking of the Cross
And its silent suffering.
Lent is our repentance,
Not just for past sins, but
Present and future too.
Lent is daily renewal,
It is a starting again.

Lent really means less,
Thinking less of self and
Focussing more on others.
Despite obstacles in our path.
Despite what we have become.
Confessing and moving on.
Lent is laying our hearts bare.
Preparing us for the Cross,
Christ’s Death and Resurrection.

That is what Lent means to me.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


When I am sore oppressed I always come to Thee in prayer.
Thou art there, Thou art always there.

When I feel the world’s troubles are encroaching upon me.
Thy word is like the signal man, his light waves safety to me.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet.

Thus I must need to declare Your word to everyone that I meet.
Should I ever feel that my prayers lie unanswered, not heard.
I am reminded to give heed to Your word.

Heaven and earth shall pass away but Thy word shall remain.
I spend my time interceding for those in pain, and needful others.
You are the one that blesses, and covers.

With Thy Communion comes confession and sweet renewal.
I feel refreshed, my spirit shines, set upon me like a fine jewel.
I go out, knowing that Thou art alive!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Gray on White ~ White on Gray

A gray Winter’s day, clouds scudder, ones most nigh.
Longings for warm sun, rain hitteth my cold thigh!
Whence comes the wind, scuttering leaves we rake?
Spring seemeth far; this day I canst no longer take!
A voice speaketh not afar; t’is of me yet not from me.
Quietly t’is the peace of God, that sets my heart free.

Today sun so bright, skies are blue; I shade my eyes.
And yes, I stop, and whence cometh ‘The Why’s”?
Oh what changes hath an attitude clearly wrought?
One whose heart and mind are willing to be taught?
For truly, out of man’s heart and mind one reads
The child of God who willingly, Christ intercedes.

Psalm 90:14: NIV “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love that we may sing for joy.”

Philippians 4:12 NIV : “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is t have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Morning Choices

Morning comes, sunshine comes too.
I quickly rise up; so much I have to do!
Too soon I forget my promise to God.
Without taking time, my feet not shod.

My day starts so wrong, I wonder why.
At noon, pulled up short, I stop and sigh!
The discipline is hard and I wonder why?
Christ speaks softly, and He says to me.
“This morning I looked and I did not see
Your head bent in prayer and ready to be

Filled with my Spirit, replenished to go
Out in the world, your faith will show.
People see Me in your face you know.

Satan fights against mornings with Me.
With My word in your heart, others will see.
Recall your feet are shod with the gospel.
When you feel my Spirit urging you to tell

That man at work when he asks you why
Your language is clean, and you do not sigh
At the angry customer who shouts at you.
You have My Spirit and My word too.
So My Spirit’s power is living in you!”

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year

The New Year can be a time for our reflection.
Determine to set our path in a new direction.
Apply the scripture gleaned from God’s word.
Messages we were taught, those we have heard

It is a clean white sheet, unmarked by time.
With God’s guidance we write each daily line.
We can confidently walk ahead, head held high.
To daily walk with God, His word we must apply.
Knowledge is superb, but only if it is applied

To our daily walk with Him, in every situation.
And New Year is a chance for our evaluation.
Did we follow through when this year was new?
Resolutions fail, it is what God in you can do.

Rededicate a New Year to God before it starts
It gives us a chance to re-examine our hearts.
Recognize where we failed; confession is good.
God understands, and we’re always understood.

And with a sigh, we can happily say “good-bye”
To 2011, another year that has quickly gone by.
And look forward to what God has in store for us
In 2012, every new day can be for us a ‘plus’.

Storms of life, adversity, no matter the weather.
We put our hand in God’s, face the year together.