Tag Archives: Despair

100% of Statistics Are Just Numbers

Mark Twain popularized the saying: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” But even when statistics are an accurate representation of the truth, they amount to nothing more than numbers. It’s easy to ignore outrageous statistics, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Christian Living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Billy Austin

Did you ever get a song stuck in your head? A happy little jingle about sunshine ahead? In my head tonight is Billy Austin’s Tale of tragic plight Come listen ____________________________ I’ve been trying to write my 30-word poems this … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Mini-Psalm

“He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.” Psalm 116:8 (NLT). Dark fog surrounded me Torrential tears drowned I besought God, Grant me relief from my despair He answered me Cleared away dark clouds … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Prayer Sparks

Despair sparks desperation sends me to my knees I want to cry I don’t know why Sobbing turns to prayer deep in my soul Mercy sparks forgiveness sends me to my knees I find healing for this desperate feeling Life … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Oblivious

The drunkard grins from ear to ear Oblivious to the pain he inflicts on those who love him Numb to the pain buried six feet under his cold cold heart Bartender, bring me a double That and a grin will … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

I Once Knew a Woman – A Poem

In my Bible Study Fellowship group leaders meeting this morning, I answered a question and my friend Ginger (who is going to the Faith and Culture Writers Conference with me this weekend) said, “There’s a poem in that.” She was … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Blue – An Elfje

Blue great sadness but not despair my hope in Jesus. Death. It’s been a long week full of sadness. One of my sisters passed away last night after a long battle with breast cancer. I am thankful that I was … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments