She walks beside the coursing stream
Her mind well full of thoughts that seem
To cloud her vision with their steam
All but a dream, all but a dream
She sighs aloud and breathes a prayer
That God will lift from her this care
Or else will come beside and share
The burden bear, the burden bear
I have tasted of the world’s wine,
And yet I thirst;
I have gorged myself on earth’s pleasures,
And yet I hunger.
I thirst for You, my God.
I hunger for the Bread of Life.
an acrostic poem
Can I do the thing I ought? I wonder.
Only through Christ who strengthens me.
Until the task is done, pressing on
Relying on His strength
Against all odds, persevering
Grace to endure the hardest conflicts
Every day getting up and starting again.
Deborah and Jael were contemporaries who lived during the time of the judges in the Old Testament period. Both of them played very important roles in the deliverance of the nation of Israel from oppression under the hand of Jabin, a nearby king.
Their account is recorded in Judges 4 and 5; and in Hebrews 11:32-34.
What this account reveals about these women
Deborah, called “a mother in Israel” (5:7), was the nation’s only female judge. She was humble, courageous, and wise, and she did what she could. Continue reading
Poetry = pictures painted with palabras*
Hats off to all who have participated in the Poetry Six-Word Challenge so far. Keep them coming!
Here are all the lovely Poetry Equations that have been created and shared to date. Each one is a gem. Please enjoy these and also check out the other poems and articles written by each of these contributors.
Poetry = eye of my hurricane
by jerennazuto of It’s All about Nothing
Poetry = sipping concentrated word wine
by Lisa Luciano of My Word Soup Continue reading
One day several months ago I went to church with a heavy heart. Our family had just been through a bitter-sweet experience, and that day was feeling more bitter than sweet. The service began, and the song leader announced the hymn: “When Morning Gilds the Skies.” I opened my hymnal and sang along obediently. Verse 1, then verse 2. As we sang, I took in the words, especially verse 2. “Does sadness fill my mind?” Yes, it does. “A solace here I find.” What is it? “May Jesus Christ be praised!” Okay, Lord, I’m listening. “Or fades my earthly bliss? My comfort still is this: May Jesus Christ be praised!” With those words, my sorrow began to fade as my heart was filled with praise to my Savior. Continue reading
Today, I was feeling, quite weary and down I needed something to turn my thoughts around. So, I took out my Bible, and I began to read God’s every promise to supply all I need. Today, I was thinking, I needed a faith lift for mine seem to be in some kind of drift. So, […]
via Once Again Reborn ~ — CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann
How many trees does it take to clothe a mountain?
How many grains form the river’s watershed?
How many drops does it take to fill a fountain?
How many hairs wave and toss upon my head?
Upon my dresser sits a bowl
With slips of paper filled.
They bear a message to my soul,
By pen and ink there quilled.