Greatest Gifts

Greatest Gifts

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Prayer Request

To my readers, I am sorry I haven't had more to post lately. Life has gotten difficult and I haven't been able to turn off the noise to let my heart speak. I am just about to go on vacation and I am truly hoping and praying my inspiration will return. Please if you will, pray for me over the next week that I maybe able to have some quiet time to reflect and hopefully begin some new poems.
Thanks and may God's peace and strength be with you all.

And please in the meantime feel free to read my older works and leave comments. I always enjoy comments even critical ones. Alot of my poems weren't edited very much before posting. I went with my heart but the words didn't always come out the way maybe they should have. A little critique now and again is healthy. Go ahead read away.

Sunday, April 3, 2016


All of us at one point are resistant to something at  some time or another. But daily most of us are resistant to what God has done, is doing and will do for us. We think we are invincible. We are not. But when we listen to his calls and whispers amazing things happen. Our stubborn human nature holds us back. The question is what are you going to do about it? It's ok to say you are scared and don't know what to do. Just reach up and call His name. He's there waiting for you.

The Resistant One

Brokenness and heartache I know to well
In my heart oh do they dwell
battles and struggles camp at my door
I don't want to live like this anymore
day to day I fight
these battles with all my might
defeated or enslaved by frustration and sorrows
I just want better tomorrows

Come to the Cross
a voice said to me
What cross? Where?
Why should you care?

Give to me your struggles to bear
the voice whispered back
Who are you, where are you?
Must have given my head a whack?  

Drink from my waters
He spoke once again
What water? Where?
Will it come out of this air?

Just like that it was gone
the voice in my head 
Deranged and delusional I must be
think I'll go to bed

Shame and fear control my heart
they cause me to fall apart
sin keeps happiness away from me
won't this darkness ever leave me be
I am filled with nothingness
and do not feel I am worthy of forgiveness
OH Where can I go to find joy and peace?

Come to me, I'll give you rest
It's back, that voice
Why will it not leave me alone?

Oh dear voice in my head
will you leave me please
nothing will ever help
heal these wounds so deep

I'll abide in you if you'll let me in
Come to the Cross
What cross?
Why what's a cross doing for me?

Who are you that speaks?

It is I the One who died on the cross for you.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

One step at a time

When one finally surrenders to Jesus, they are filled with emotions unlike anything they have ever experienced.  We tend to get excited about our new life and want to go full steam ahead. Well that can back fire. As with any change in our lives, it takes baby steps. We need to take one at a time. When learning to listen to the Lord, he won't let us move forward until we've mastered the step we are on.
I wrote this one a while back but actually forgot I had. I'd like to share this with you now. My hopes are that if you are just starting out or perhaps you are stuck on a step that you take a step back and really ask if you are ready to move on. If you can't answer that then you know what you need to do. Look up and ask. It's not a race to see who finishes first, it's how we go along that matters.
Let's do this one stepping stone at a time.

Stepping Stones to You

Standing here upon the ground
searching all around
for ways to climb to You
Keep falling no matter what I do
Oh Abba Father can you help me please?

Standing here on the bottom step
wondering which way to climb
Have not found a path yet
I call out to You
Oh Lord, Will you help me through?

Up the steps I leap
Only to fall back into a heap
Patient I must be

Standing here upon this stone
Suddenly feeling all alone
Abba where are you?
Please tell me what to do
Where do I go from here?

With each step I climb
more of You I will find
Help me Lord to stay strong
through this battle of good and evil

Some steps are too much for me
I cannot see the next step arise
If I look to You who is wise
You will pull me up.

Standing here upon this step
I can't help but look up
And though I have much more to climb
I know one day I’ll bow before Your throne
I know I can make it, I am not alone.

Help me Father God to take each step upon these stones
in faith that you'll be there waiting for me
with hope that you'll welcome me
and with love to You that grows in me.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Deep in My Soul

After months of poets block, I feel it has been lifted. I pray this is the case. Shortly before Christmas I began this one and just finished this evening. Sometimes we let life get in our way from spending time with the Lord. We forget that our joys and passion will come when we are close with God. Perhaps that is why I wasn't able to compose very much. My heart and soul were too clogged with stuff. I wasn't able to hear The Lord. This is kind of like a prayer asking the Lord to come and relight my passion. Will it be your prayer too?

Feed My Fire Deep in My Soul

Wake me O Lord
From spiritual fatigue
Stir in me what lies in the depths of my soul

Fuel my fire O Lord
With embers that smolder
Ignite the dying fire in the depths of my soul

Raise the flames O Lord
Cause them to burn
My sins that hide in the depths of my soul

Fan the flames O Lord
That they may dance
And spring to life in the depths of my soul

Feed the flames O Lord
With whispers to my heart
That soak deep into the depths of my soul

You are the only fuel O Lord
That feeds the flames
And keeps spiritual fatigue out of the depths of my soul

Feed my fire, O Lord
Feed the flames
in the depths of my soul.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Praying in the New Year!

Okay here it is my annual prayer. My heart is so heavy this year. It was difficult to narrow down what I wanted to include in my prayer. This prayer is for all of you near or far, known or unknown. I love you all and want you to know that God Loves You today. God Bless You all. Happy New Year and may this be a Blessing filled year!
Dear Father in Heaven
What a year 2015 has been.
We have witnessed and experienced many illnesses, deaths, bloodshed, hurts and other horrific events.
My heart is so heavy as a result.
Yet, there have been many miracles performed, healings, church plants and people joining the kingdom and to this we are grateful.
Lord as 2015 comes to a close I take time to pause and consider all that I have and all that I am and can only credit you with much praise.
I know that I am your child but sometimes that doesn’t seem to be enough.
There are so many who have not yet discovered the truth and I can’t imagine going on without them. I really need them to know.
Lord please I ask you now as 2016 arrives, call to each of my family and friends who have so far chosen to turn their heart away,
in hopes that this will be the year they choose to say “I belong to Jesus”. I pray for the day all my family and friends will share in that joy!
When you call to us and we respond, you ask 1 simple thing.
To share the Glory of Christ our Lord with all those who we meet.
Lord I want to serve you faithfully and listen for your voice. This is not possible without you.
Search me and know my heart Lord. If there are any wicked ways in me lead me away.
Help me to keep my promises as you keep yours with us.
Remind me Lord when I begin to stray,
that nothing can ever separate us from your love and when we put our trust in you we will find new strength.
Life gets tough and ugly but every new day is a chance to try again.
Allow me Lord to come to you before each day’s sunset
that I may confess the sins of the day to you and send my burdens to the cross.
Though I may shed tears at night, joy comes in the morning light.
For this I am grateful and I pray this helps me
to be friendly and loving to everyone I meet and all the challenges I try to defeat.
May my actions mirror all the love you have for us especially when I am grouchy and putting up a fuss
I pray this also for my sons, spouse, family and friends.
Each one is just as important and a gift from you.
I am blessed to have them in my life.
And Heavenly Father, should 2016 be the year you call one of us home, I pray as we approach your gates that we will hear:
“Well done good and faithful servant!”
I Bless you Lord
In Jesus Name
 These are 2 of my biggest blessings!

Monday, June 15, 2015


Just something to ponder. I ponder all the time however I can never answer.


Why do we hate?
    When we should love
Why do we shove?
   When we are running late

 Why do we snicker and snarl?
     When we should embrace
Why do we quarrel?
    When we should be giving grace

 Why do we judge and pretend?
   When we should be accepting
Why do we ignore a friend?
   When we should be helping

 When do we show love?
   When do we show mercy?
When do we show grace?
   Now is the time to embrace
Now is the time to tell someone you love them
   Now is the time to forgive

 Why must someone die
    Before we show them how much they are loved
Why must we live on lies?
    When we should be listening to Our God above
Why must we drown in pain and sorrow?
    When we can swim in the waters of happiness
Why must we put off till tomorrow?
    When we can spend today giving forgiveness

 When do we show love?
    When do we show mercy?
When do we show grace?
   Now is the time to embrace
Now is the time to tell someone you love them
   Now is the time to forgive

 The choice is yours
The time is NOW.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

no poem but a Eulogy instead

Tonight I don't have a poem but rather a eulogy. I lost one of my oldest and dearest friends. We've known each other for 35 years. We are the same age but yesterday my dear friend Donna lost her courageous battle with aggressive lung cancer. No matter how long we had to prepare for this day, it stung so much when I heard the news. As it would have been too hard to read this out loud at her Celebration of life. I felt compelled to post this.

Good Bye is never easy to say but if you think of its origin “God Be with You” It should be easier. Understanding why some people have longer time on Earth than others is hard and makes saying Good Bye one of the hardest things to say. But what if we said Welcome Home instead? One day we’ll all be where Donna is, some sooner than others. However, I know that one day I’ll see Donna again forever. To me that is a comfort. Yes she is gone from our lives in body but her spirit lives among us and always will.

You see we are all on this planet for reasons that none of us know or understand. We may never get it. In Ecclesiastes it says that 1 there is a time for everything and a season for every activity under Heaven. 2A time to be born and a time to die, 4a time to weep and time to laugh, time to mourn and time to dance, 5time to embrace and time to refrain, 6time to search and time to give up, 7time to be silent and time to speak, 8time to love and time to hate. 12 There is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. Donna did a good job of all that except for hate. Donna and I met at a time when my very young life was turned upside down and I was trying to put it back together. We were about 7 years old. Donna accepted me right from the start. Donna never judged, harmed or slandered. Donna was honest about how she felt about things you said or did. She was caring, loving and compassionate. Donna knew how to have fun and when to be serious. She was always available if we needed her. Donna loved everyone, even her enemies.

Growing up with Donna was special. We shared our dreams and hopes and fears. The difference between us was that she lived out many of her dreams. She never lost sight of them. During the last weekend we spent together before college we spent much time reflecting on life, where we wanted to go and what we wanted to accomplish. I believe Donna accomplished much of what she told me that weekend. I will forever be grateful for our time together, even though I do regret the times we missed. Life got in our way once we left for college. And even though there were many years we missed, there wasn’t a moment that didn’t go by that I thought about her and wondered what Donna would be doing. Then one day social media brought us back together. When we reconnected, it was almost as if time never got away from us. Sure life was different but she was still the same loving, caring friend I always remembered.

I am honoured to have had such a wonderful friend in my life. God truly knew Donna’s huge, kind, loving and accepting heart was exactly what I needed all those years ago. Now that she is no longer here with us, I hurt a lot. We all hurt because that’s what humans do. I believe in my heart that we will have eternity to rekindle our time spent with Donna. So let’s not weep for her but rejoice in the person she was, how she touched our lives, and hope that her purpose here on Earth was fulfilled. Although I think it was. You see we all have one main purpose here on Earth to love each other and teach everyone about love- a love everlasting. Donna was full of love and she always showed it. Today I celebrate that.

Donna you were one of the strongest most beautiful people I’ve ever had the pleasure of having in my life. I’m sorry you had to endure all that you have gone through. I am glad you are no longer feeling the pain and that you are free to live in eternity surrounded by purity and beauty; and much like the hole from the Champaign cork we put in the ceiling of your parents’ house, I will always feel a hole in my heart. Until we meet again my friend. We’ll do our best to help Mike and the boys, as long as they will let us. May your spirit be with them always and May God be with each and every one who is grieving at this time. God Bless You All.
Donna Sept 21 ,1972-June 8, 2015.

About Me

We all have gifts given to us by The Lord God above even before we were a glint in our parents eye. The Lord designed each one of us to have a gift. What we choose to do with the gifts he gives us is what matters. I chose to share my gift with the world. I'm not a professional. I have had no educational training in poetry writing other than basic english that they teach you in school. All my poems are inspired by God's word and the desire to have a better relationship with him. I have also been inspired by life events that God has led me to healing for. I am a mother of 2 boys trying to do my best to please the father and raise my boys to live the same way.