Tag Archives: Joy

Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #20

It’s week 20 of the paint chip prompts. In this crazy time, the prompt for today is quite appropriate and timely. Now that so many of our usual activities are curtailed, it’s more important than ever to understand The Key … Continue reading

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Melancholy Merriment

This past Sunday we had the most beautiful Advent service of songs and scripture readings, plus my poem that I was blessed to recite. Everything was perfect, even when it wasn’t quite. This inspiring service was the brainchild of one … Continue reading

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No Comparison

  When was the last time you compared yourself to someone else? Be honest—it was pretty recent, wasn’t it? For me, it was just yesterday. In this social media age the tendency seems to be getting worse. But the comparison … Continue reading

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I Hope

I hope that I will always wonder I hope I’ll forever love The mercy of my Savior The grace that He bestows I hope that joy will help me I hope I’ll be so kind The peace of dear Jesus … Continue reading

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Joy

I’ve been working on finalizing the manuscript for my holiday poetry book, which I’ll be publishing on CreateSpace and Kindle in the next week or so. I decided the “Advent to Christmas” section was a little thin; plus when I … Continue reading

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Finding Joy – A Poem

The Poetics prompt over at dVerse Poets Pub today was a challenge to do something with advertising slogans and the promises they make. I immediately thought of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss in which the Once-ler makes thneeds out of truffula trees … Continue reading

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All Things Are Possible – A Poem

Sadness and joy are hard to hold at the same time Mourning death and celebrating life in the same moment is impossible for me But with God all things are possible I’m still feeling sad over the death of my … Continue reading

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Knock at the Door – A Trireme Sonnet

Joy, where’s my joy, I’m always wanting more Lord, bring me peace and comfort is my plea I find only stress and fear in this place Soft knocking, I hear knocking at the door A sound so sweet, it’s beckoning … Continue reading

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Psalm 84 – Joy Comes from the Lord

During my morning Bible reading through my Bible-in-a-year schedule this past week I read Psalm 84. I am reading through the New Living Translation, which I really like. It is very readable. Reading Psalm 84 made me smile because it … Continue reading

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The Season of Advent

When I wrote my post about Christ the King Sunday, which marked the end of the liturgical church year, I said that I would try to write about all the church holy days and festivals during this new church year. … Continue reading

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