Enlarge Me Lord ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Enlarge me Lord,
deepen my faith in You
for I am a witness
to all You can do.

You’ve helped me before,
I trust You will again
for Your mercy for me
You cannot contain.

Enlarge me Lord,
expand my faith in You
for without Your power
there’s nothing I can do.

I know You hear me,
when Your name I call
as to You my prayers
from my mouth fall.

Enlarge me Lord,
my strength increase
so my faith in You . . .
I can boldly release!

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Psalm 4:1

Hear me when I call,
O God of my righteousness:
thou hast enlarged me when
I was in distress; have mercy
upon me, and hear my prayer.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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gold dust

House of Heart

From the train I can see the

moon flickering through pines

that go on forever.

I can hear the rain falling pounding on

the skylight.

Out there nothing is by design,

the stalled heart, the broken tree.

Through the window the stars reveal

the belly of the world from

which we came.

Far off there is a golden wolf howling,

chanting to the midnight Gods.

Morning sounds give way

to palms and screeching Cicadas.

What I have of you is a photograph

and memories.

Tell me night-time dreamer

why you hold so many secrets

in your heart.

When I look in your eyes all I see is star dust.

Woman Travel By Train Portrait by Ilya - Travel, Woman
art by Ilya

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Los Banos part – 1

Pacific Paratrooper

Los Banos University

“I doubt that any airborne unit in the world will ever be able to rival the Los Baños prison raid.  It is the textbook airborne operation for all ages and all armies.”

____ General Colin Powell, US Army, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 25 February 1993

 

G-2 Henry Muller was required to collect any and all intelligence that he could, from anywhere he could find it – that was his job.  A grower from Mindanao who had recently traveled south from Manila told him how awful the prisoners of Los Baños were doing.  This was the first Muller had heard of the camp.  It turned out Gen. Swing, commander of the 11th Airborne Division also had not been told about it.  They presumed that being it was outside the area of their orders from MacArthur to be the reason of this lack of info. …

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Jesus Came To Seek ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Jesus came to seek,
to look, to find
the lost souls
of all of mankind.

He came to call,
all to repentance
took upon Himself
their penitence.

Jesus came to save,
all who were lost
to bring them to God
no matter the cost.

He sought to find,
hearts willing
to be filled with
His indwelling.

Jesus came to seek,
He looked, He sought
all of mankind . . .
who sought Him not!

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Luke 19:10

For the Son of man is come
to seek and to save that
which was lost.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Like A River Tree ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

I want my faith to grow,
like a river tree . . .
so my life will reflect
Lord, my love for Thee.

I want my hope to tap,
into the blood of life
so I will not wither . . .
underneath all the strife.

I want my assurance,
to always represent
my hope and belief
in the new covenant.

I want my trust to form,
and be firmly grounded
so my fruit will be . . .
abundant and well-rounded.

I want my faith to grow,
like a tree by the river
always giving thanks . .
Lord, to You my life-saver!

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Psalm 1:3

And he shall be like a tree
planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit
in his season; his leaf also
shall not wither; and whatsoever
he doeth shall prosper.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

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Today I’ll Sing ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Today I will sing,
no matter what comes . . .
the strings of my heart
I’m still going to strum.

If there are blue skies,
I will kick up my heels
if there be clouds
my joy they wont steal.

Today I am singing,
hallelujah and hooray
regardless of whatever
may come my way.

If there be a storm,
I’ll sing over its roar
if there be calm waters
I will sing louder more.

Lord, today I will sing,
nothing can stop me . . .
I will sing of the love
that I have for Thee!

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Psalm 57:7

“My heart is fixed,
O God, my heart is fixed:
I will sing and give praise.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Soothing Sunshine

Peacock Poetry

A few days ago whilst out walking I really noticed the warmth of the sunshine resting on my back. It was almost as if it’s warmth was holding me and it felt very safe and nurturing. As this feeling grew stronger, so did the urge to write, resulting in the following poem.

In other news, I am excited to announce that our Awaken Me, self-actualisation retreat is now live and will take place in the beautifully grounds of the Quinta Catrinandes in Northern Portugal from 2nd – 7th August 2022. Would love to see you there! Find out more here:

Holding what’s Unfolding

The sun rests on my weary back and warms my heart space through

We have to cut ourselves some slack, and take each step anew

The planes that glide through breezy sky insist the world’s back open

Upon our laurels let’s not lie, it’s greed that…

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