Poem: Picking a Fight

I will take everything you say, And make it wrong, Turn it into something it’s not, Some nasty old song. Evil’s not your intent, But I will make it that way. My sensitive mind is made up, No matter what you say. I want to push you, For my own selfish reason, To unfairly provoke…

Overcoming the Power of the Dragon

He attacks so suddenly. That nasty monster of disabling chronic illness. Oh how scary it is when the beast strikes. What turmoil he creates in his path. He's a dragon that has no mercy on his victim -- with no way for the knight to slay his nastiness for his lady. What's a knight to…

Poem: Weddings Are Convicting

A couple deep in love, With stars in their eyes, A future so hopeful; Do I still have these ties? The godly minister, Gives the covenant roles, Guidance from their Creator; Am I upholding our souls? Promises are pronounced, Vows to always stay true, Even through great hardships; Have I seen mine through? Weddings are…

Waste and Lowliness

Yesterday morning, before I got out of bed, I was praying that God would teach me lowliness. When I went to let the dog outside there was dog waste all over the room. Don't think you can get much more lowly than cleaning up piles of dog waste. As I reluctantly cleaned up the mess…

Baggage

It's hard to have conversations that carry a lot of baggage, but they must be had if you're ever going to empty the suitcases. “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First…

Poem: To Address or Let It Go

It's bothering me, Something said or done, Don't know whether to address, Or let it go. What if it hinders our relationship, Causes more issues, Closes off communication, Unnecessary hurt feelings? It could be an opportunity to grow, In a difficult circumstance, If we jointly work together, And learn to love deeper. With prayer I…

Graceful Woman, You Inspire Me

I've observed her tangled heart for years,  Living a downtroddened life, She wasn't expecting.  Her husband commanding and demanding from her, No love in the way she desires, Nor the security needed.  His impulses and anger getting the best of him,  Her cleaning up the messes, Hoping things will change.  Him provoking her to her…

Neglected Household

Sparks of thought I can't contain, So many other things to do, But inspiration draws me in, So that I neglect you. She looks well to the ways of her household.... Proverbs‬ ‭31:27‬a Prayer: Forgive me, Father, when I neglect the well-being of my household for less important ventures. Amen.

Do You Bark Back?

When someone "barks" at you, do you "bark" back? Let's be proactive and not reactive in our responses by remembering: A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:1‬ Prayer: When someone speaks harsh words to me, I commit to Your ways, my righteous God, by answering back with…

I Will Do

You have to turn "it's so hard" into "I WILL DO" whatever it takes to work through this, otherwise you will always be held down by adversity.  Now get on your knees and pray, patiently trusting that GOD WILL PROVIDE the way if you seek it by His will. Prayer: My God, I will do…