Category Archives: Poetry

beneath my feet

Their lives are broken, As cracked as the red, dry dirt, Beneath my feet, under my toes. I smell the angst of poverty. I sniff the dung of the cows, I climb the hills of weighted burdens. Every crack; like … Continue reading

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His Footprints Are Unseen

Psalm 77:19 “Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.” [ On the Coast of Morocco ] All the dreams kept close to heart, All the hopes therein, I lay them … Continue reading

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: faithful :

In the past few weeks, there has been a heaviness of spirit and sorrow among our church family and within my own soul. Not only have two dearly loved members of Covenant Life Church gone on to be with the … Continue reading

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Womanly Wooing

I thought this was an interesting poem… Mary T. Lathrap (1838-1895) A WOMAN’S ANSWER TO A MAN’S QUESTION. [Written in reply to a man’s poetic unfolding of what he conceived to be a woman’s duty.] Do you know you have … Continue reading

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More Blessed to Give

Dear blog readers, I have a secret to tell you. Well, it’s not even really a secret. It’s simply a beautiful principle, that when whispered into your heart by experience, warms the very core of your being and entire outlet … Continue reading

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One Day Soon

One day soon, I will go, Back to what was so well known. But this place, one quite strange, Feels oddly more like home. In this time, I have changed, And more than I can say. It’s simply happened over … Continue reading

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The Cure

.For a hurting friend. Lacking love, She flees to Him. For never does He deny, Those whose food, are The tears they cry. Waning vision, To lift up her heart. Weighted down, here on earth, By the seeming shame, Of … Continue reading

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A Room with a View

This weekend, I had the privilege of attending the AIM Ladies Retreat in Nairobi from Saturday morning to Sunday evening. Many RVA ladies, along with ladies from other various ministries under AIM, all gathered for 3 days of food, fellowship, … Continue reading

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:: Birthday Prayer and Poem ::

Our Prayer “Thou that hast given so much to me, Give one thing more – a grateful heart; Not thankful when it pleaseth me As if Thy blessings had spare days; But such a heart, whose pulse may be Thy … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Yesterday, I was in the RVA library and found this book in the special holiday section called, “Poems for the Great Days.” Curiously, I turned to page 185, where the Thanksgiving poems began. Herein, I discovered some wonderful, wonderful poems … Continue reading

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