Harvesting from Pain

We have a choice of what we do with pain,

We can submit to its suffering and intensify it,

We can become bound to it

Or we can rein it in,

Allowing us to be led into new or expanded directions,….

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Why Lord?

These are excerpts from a recently written poem with a partial response of the Holy Spirit.

It is up to you to share these lessons [of peace and love] with those around you,/Whether they be family members, friends, or strangers./ No one is too insignificant to do this./Smiles and joyous laughter show positive ways, Opening the door, Saying “Thank you” and “You’re welcome.”  Sharing with others,….

Just look around you and you will find ways to make the world we live in a better place./  I can’t promise you will be featured in the news,/ But you make someone feel better with your act of love and peace,/ Also you will feel better yourself./Remember,/We are team members who are on the winning team!

Why Lord?

This is an excerpt of a poem that I wrote with the guidance of the Holy Spirit in response to all the tragedies in the news in recent days, months, and years.

“Together, we have an enormous task

To change the ways of the world,

I have taught you the ways of peace and love,

It is up to you to share these lessons with those around you….

No one is too insignificant to do this.

Smiles and joyous laughter show positive ways,

Opening the door,

Saying ‘Thank you’ and ‘You’re welcome.’

Sharing with others,….

Just look around you and you will find ways to make the world we live in a better place.”

 

Out of Destruction

One of the poems in People of God-One and All: Saints and Sinners is entitled “Out of Destruction.”  This poem is in memory of the massacre in Aurora, Colorado in July 2012.

An excerpt from this poem is:

“Heroes known and unknown,

Did their part to protect and aid others,

Some by sacrificing their life like….”

 

Reason for My Blog

I started this blog in order to promote my book People of God-One and All:  Saints and Sinners (available on Amazon and at Outskirts Press).  My belief is that I have been called by God to share His message and have written many poems with the guidance and support of the Holy Spirit.  Although the theme of the poems have been around for centuries, the message is the same for some while others have been modernized for today’s world.  Many of the poems have scripture passages to provide the reader with more background and insight to the message of the individual poems. Due to the fact that I was an elementary school teacher for forty-one years there is an instructional focus for the majority of the poems.