The Un-Worry Process (poem by me)

I put on a coat
that weighed ten pounds,
Everywhere I went
it dragged me down.

I tried to remove it,
It was knitted to my skin,
I foresaw no way
to be free again.

I called on my God,
the Maker of me,
He said, "Let go of all
your stress and worry."

He said, "I've got you,
Rest in my arms,
I'll keep you safe,
and protect you from harm."

I want to say the coat 
dissolved—it's done,
But the truth is I'm pulling
out stitches one by one.

"For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe 
in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his 
sacred tent and set me high upon a rock."—Psalm 27:5

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Ashes (poem by me)

Why am I like this?
I looked around for…

some passerby to shame,
some foe to frame,
some kin to blame,
some circumstance to name,
some truth to maim,

I found nothing but
my own wicked heart,
It crumbled like ashes
in my cupped hand,
leaving soot residue
that I blew at you
and called it love.

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Water (poem by me)

In honor of World Water Day

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Here…
water is plentiful and cheap,
When I’m thirsty for a drink,
It flows freely into my sink,
Seems impossible to deplete!

There…
water is hard to buy and sell,
When they’re thirsty for a sip,
It’s a dangerous eight-mile trip,
Their need—a freshwater well.

We would be remiss,
to look and not to see,
this need to be a friend,
Jesus said this:
“He who drinks of me
will never thirst again.”

*March 22 is World Water Day. Interested in assisting people with a need for fresh water? You can contribute here http://www.samaritanspurse.org/donation-items/freshwater-wells-2/ A different way to assist people with desperate needs is to join us in prayer for the nations.Prayer for the world is made easy with this free ebook:  Beseeching Grace: An International Prayer Collection.

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Inside My Anxious Mind (poem by me)

Every thought screams,
All such drama queens,
I forget everything else,
And attend to their needs…
Anxiety is eating me alive.

It’s not rational,
It’s not voluntary,
It’s more like mental rape,
Probably hereditary...
Anxiety is eating me alive.

Inside its stomach,
I grow depressed,
Please vomit me out,
So I can finally rest…
Anxiety has eaten me alive. 

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If Life is Kind (poem by me)

If life is kind to you…
you will see you are a only a breath
your life is merely a shadow
you are a vanishing mist
your flesh is withering grass.

Life treated me kindly…
for I saw I was a gust of wind
then the Lord breathed into me
now my spirit lives immortally,
and my heart is set on eternity.

[Biblical references for stanza 1 of this poem can be found in Psalm 144:4, James 4:14, 1Peter 1:24. For stanza 2, see Psalm 78:39, 1Peter 1:23, Ecclesiastes 3:11.] Read about God’s love for you in Draw Near’s latest free ebook called Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry Collection? Read it HERE. Learn more about the poets HERE.

Nefarious But True (poem by me)

Memorize your face
Memorize your tales
Tales so nefarious
Tales so jagged
Jagged daggers of revenge
Jagged stabs at life
Life so liquid
Life so frenzied
Frenzied attempts to find God
Frenzied for His love
Love so genuine
Love so pure
Pure admiration for His creativity
Pure admiration for His cleverness
Cleverness that astounds
Cleverness that humbles
Humbles you to your knees
Humbles you beyond your senses
Senses that lie
Senses that yield to temptation
Temptation that drags you away
Temptation that dulls your conscience
Conscience so willing to be muddied
Conscience that likes to sleep
Sleep in fragrant dreams
Sleep in ignorant bliss
Bliss that kills the soul
Bliss that loves flattery
Flattery that tempts idols
Flattery that yields to sin
Sin that leads to death
Sin that needs forgiveness
Forgiveness that is costly
Forgiveness that heals
Heals your broken soul
Heals your mortal wounds
Wounds from His feet
Wounds from your past
Past weaved by you
Past torn by others
Others who were careless
Others who dismiss
Dismiss your identity
Dismiss His existence
Existence that's nonnegotiable
Existence that is true
True Savior
True sacrifice for mankind
Mankind…
Savior…

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