Hide Me

“Hide Me” is a simple yet deep selection from the prophetic chapter Profits and Losses. It speaks to abiding in Christ alone in the midst of trials and tribulations. I thought it was applicable to today’s current global pandemic events effecting the entire world. In relation to...

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Dark Under Light

This poem, Dark Under Light, from the chapter “State of the Nation”, was inspired by some time I spent up in Bayville, sitting in my car in the beach parking lot, overlooking the shoreline and waters during dusk time in a misty-light rainy night. I was struggling with a pessimistic...

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Torn in Two

This piece is about an intense marital conversation at night that didn’t end well, i.e. “the tear is dire”, with both husband and wife feeling fearfully divided after it all and waking up the next morning to dark despair The communication began with hope and a possible chance...

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Humor Us

After a few heavier selections commenting on all the “bad news” we see and hear about in the media, going on in the country, such as: mass shootings, racial tension, political upheaval, threats of war, scandals, etc., “Humor Us” was both a plea and a prayer for someone...

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No Fear

“No Fear” is a reflection on battling a “spirit of fear” that would come against me when I was trying to be obedient to the Lord Jesus to preach in public and potential dangerous places. Many attacks would come upon the mind, heart, and emotions, but God would give me the...

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Begin Again

The second poem in the book, this title relates to both our first creation and new creation, using the “mud” reference to point back to Adam’s first rising from the earth and acknowledge that we still struggle in the morning, to find our mind, our heart, strength, identity, and purpose, even as...

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Chapters

The book is organized into 7 chapters, as per my inspiration, to write in certain categories to give the creative book some form and flow, like a day or a journey. I will cover each chapter in a separate post, but the list of seven are: Morning Risers, Struggles, Following, Things to Consider...

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Struggling with Jim

“Looking for love in all the wrong places, though knowing well, will still have to face Him, we bury true friend so we could replace Him, with a Jesus we never knew.” This title is about a very troubled woman or man who heard about the Gospel and responded to a church invitation, but...

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Princes of the King

This title was placed into the Morning Risers chapter purposely communicating the importance of men being secure in their victorious identity in Christ the King, from the moment they rise in the morning, especially when they are called to lead in spiritual battle. No longer mere men, sons of...

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