My Eyes Are Set On ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

I have my eyes set on,
being with my Lord
it is something . . .
I joyfully look towards.

It’s my earthly goal,
one I will achieve
for it’s by my faith
in His grace, I believe.

I have my eyes set on,
an eternal destiny
how it’s going to be
perfectly heavenly.

It’s a destination,
I’m faithfully going for
for it will be a haven
of peace forevermore.

I have my eyes set on,
where I keep my heart . . .
and there isn’t anything
that can pry the two apart!


Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves: it is the gift
of God: Not of works, lest
any man should boast.

Matthew 6:21

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD

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Adair, Iowa: The Site of the First Train Robbery in the West

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

Many of you have grown up hearing stories of the Wild, Wild West. Although you do not see as many Wild West stories today, they surface from time to time. For those who are younger and do not know about the Wild West, it was plagued with gun fights and lawlessness and outlaws. One of the most famous outlaws is a man by the name of Jesse James. The name stirs up the minds of many. Jesse James and his gang of outlaws did many robberies in his heyday. Although he was not the first to rob people in the west, he was the very first outlaw to rob a train west of the Mississippi River, and it was not an ordinary train robbery.

The day was July 21, 1873. Jesse James and his gang set themselves up at a site west of the town of Adair, Iowa. Days earlier…

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One Simple Step ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

One simple step,
we all need to take
one timely one
we all need to make.

For us to find,
in Jesus our freedom
so we can enter into
His Father’s kingdom.

All that it takes,
is a single little seed
and the grace of Jesus
is all we will need.

For us to be,
saved and forgiven
we need to have faith
in a Savior risen.

Taking one simple step,
of faith in His grace
will enroll you into . . .
the good and faithful race!


Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen.

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Being your own anchor

When friends bail on my plans, when no one is there to deal with or solve my problems, when life is hopeless and unfair, I feel angry. Utterly angry.

Slowly and slowly, however, what I’m starting to learn is that no one, absolutely no one, is responsible for my safety, my happiness, and my problems. In fact the moment I stepped into my university’s extensive halls, walked around the mighty campus, and became a part of the community, I realised that I am one drop in the vast ocean…

I come from a highly protective background where every emotion of mine has always been heard. This little world of mine was my oyster and I was it’s pearl. But out here, nobody cares. My solo trip, too, forced me to rely on myself as nobody seemed to have cared that it was my first time taking 1 flight, 1 train…

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A Fruitful Life ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

A life fruitful,
is a life trusting
one the Holy Spirit
is always leading.

It’s a journey,
lasting a lifespan
for God to finish
what He began.

A life fruitful,
is a life faithful
one that is to God
eternally grateful.

It’s a excursion,
into the living Word
an exercise of doing
all you have heard.

A life fruitful,
is a life of growing
one that takes . . .
Jesus knowing!


Philippians 1:6

Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good
work in you will perform it until
the day of Jesus Christ:

Colossians 1:10

That ye might walk worthy
of the Lord unto all pleasing,
being fruitful in every good
work, and increasing in the
knowledge of God;

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Mesmerising Moon

Peacock Poetry

Whilst out for an early morning jog last week the slithery moon caught my eye! It was laid sideways on top of the hills and immediately made me feel creative. The act of noticing the little details around me and reflecting on how they make me feel is what often inspires creation. What is catching your eye this morning?


The slinky moon reclined upon the hills as morning came

Outstretched as if me to remind to play an easeful game

“No urgency”, she said to me in tones deep and seductive

“To rush about is lunacy, just being’s more productive!”

And who am I to argue with that crescent in the sky?

That curvy lady of a muse who holds a thousand Whys?

I’ll bask within the shine that her light filled me with today

That slinky moon’s a sign to be with life in easeful ways

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Satan Is At Work Today ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

I can see satan,
today is at work . . .
offering the unsaved
evil, worldly perks.

For he is the great,
deceiver and liar
who wants pull the lost
into his pit of fire.

I can see satan,
today is full of power
for our faith and trust
he continues to devour.

For he is the master,
of light in disguise
who seeks God’s saints
spiritual fall and demise.

I can see satan,
is alive and well
for in too many souls . . .
today he does dwell!


2 Corinthians 11:14-15

And no marvel; for Satan himself
is transformed into an angel of light.

Therefore it is no great thing if his
ministers also be transformed as
the ministers of righteousness;
whose end shall be according
to their works.

1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant; because
your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walketh about,

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