Archive for January, 2012

Daily Encouragement ~ 1/23

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Matthew 5:15

For many years my candle—my gift—was not lit; for many more, it was lit, but covered so the light only reached a few. Today, it is uncovered and gives some light, but I am looking forward to the day when it will placed on a candlestick so it will give light to all who seek comfort in God’s word. Read the rest of this entry »

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Night Rules

I wrote a poem a few days ago in a style that was new to me called imagism, and it was well received by many of my fellow poets. That poem, Black Words, was dark, and for whatever reason this one is also, which is not the norm for me. I don’t know if it qualifies as imagism, but I call this one, Night Rules. Feel free to comment and/or critique. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 1/22

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Matthew 5:14

I was talking to my mother a few days ago, and she was relating to me how some days she feels she doesn’t get the opportunity to help other people, and how that makes her feel a little sad. Well, I gave Mom a little talkin’ to! Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 1/21

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Matthew 5:13

This verse has always intrigued me. I’ve read many things regarding it, but one explanation given by Adam Clarke seemed to hit it right on the head. Read the rest of this entry »

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L. Angel

This is part nine of the continuing saga, The Last Grain of Sand, which I began via a prompt at Bluebell Books’ Short Story Slam several weeks ago. The eight previous parts are available by clicking on the links at the bottom of this post. This segment is not being posted to any other web sites at this time, due to my pal, Kellie being on VACATION! Perhaps I’ll post part ten on her Free Write Friday next week, and folks will just have to catch up then. This segment is titled L. Angel. I hope you enjoy it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 1/20

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Matthew 5:11

I can’t help it; I have to say, “Tim Tebow.” If you’re a Christian or a sports fan, you know exactly what I’m talking about, too. If ever a man has been reviled, persecuted, and all manner of evil said against him for Jesus’ sake, it is Tim Tebow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Black Words

This is something brand new for me; it’s called imagism. I usually don’t enter into these things I know nothing about, but… I really know nothing about poetry, yet I do it—I think. Posting this to dVerse, and wondering what will become of it. We shall see! Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 1/19

Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10

Make no mistake about it, when we give our lives to the Lord and by His grace begin to do the things He desires us to do, we will be persecuted. Satan and his minions will hate us, and do anything they can to steer us away from, and separate us from, God. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dearest John

This is part eight of the continuing saga, The Last Grain of Sand, which I began via a prompt at Bluebell Books’ Short Story Slam several weeks ago. The seven previous parts are available by clicking on the links at the bottom of this post. This new segment is being posted to Bluebell Books’ Short Story Slam, Week 19, and it’s titled Dearest John. I hope you enjoy this newest segment in the adventure! Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement ~ 1/18

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9

Again, being a peacemaker is not something we can simply choose to do, or be; it is something we will become when God bestows His gift of grace upon us and we are filled with His Holy Spirit. Read the rest of this entry »

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