Snow Stars

Peacock Poetry

❄️On Friday lunchtime as Android and I ventured to the shops to procure some shopping, a tiny snowflake landed on my black glove. Nothing particularly unusual given the fact that it had snowed heavily here for the last few days and yet the first time I had actually seen a snowflake in such detail.❄️

❄️ As I gazed at this tiny, sparkling, perfectly formed little jewel I felt completely in awe! It was like looking at the world through a child’s eyes and I felt a deep sense of wonder and so, of course, I wrote about it! ❄️

Subtleties

A snowflake fell upon my glove

Its form; a perfect star

This fallen jewel from up above

White magic’s avatar

This crystal white sure did excite

I loved its pure uniqueness

Although quite delicate and slight

Its presence far from meekness

When we take in the offerings of

the winter’s…

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The Age Of Aggression ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

We are living in,
the age of aggression
a time God’s faithful
are facing rejection.

It’s a era of change,
a time of redirection
to the Life and Truth
a loss of connection.

It’s a movement,
without any reflection
on seeking God’s face
or His protection.

It’s a period of shifting,
from God a secession
a hateful rebellion
full of provocation.

We are living in,
the age of oppression . . .
but, we who have faith
won’t fall into depression!

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Job 34:37

For he addeth rebellion
unto his sin, he clappeth
his hands among us,
and multiplieth his
words against God.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Spiritual Air ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Some times a spiritual breath,
we all need to take in . . .
to expel the soot and grime
of living in a world full of sin.

We need to slowly inhale,
the promises of God Word
so we can draw upon . . .
the truth we have heard.

Sometimes we all need,
to come up for spiritual air . . .
so God our hearts and minds
He can renew and repair.

We need to oxidize our souls,
with all of God’s goodness
till we’re at peace and rest
with His almightiness.

Sometimes we all need,
to take a long breather . . .
so we can remind ourselves
just why we are a believer!

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Job 33:4

The spirit of God
hath made me,
and the breath
of the Almighty
hath given me life.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to…

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Life As A Sheep ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Life as a sheep,
has its ups and downs . . .
laughter and smiles
sadness and frowns.

But, we follow Jesus,
no matter our mood
be it we are jubilant
or sad and subdued.

Life as a sheep,
has its highs and lows . . .
one day it can be sunny
the next it begins to snows.

But, we trust Jesus,
wherever He may lead
be it in stormy weather
or warm pastures to feed.

Life as a sheep,
has its hills and dells . . .
but, we eagerly follow Jesus
to wherever it is He dwells!

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John 10:27

My sheep
hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Who Is Hindering Your Faith ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Who is hindering your faith,
who is standing in the way
what is holding you back
why are you running away?

Who is causing you to doubt,
who is robbing you of peace
what has a grip on you
why can’t from it you release?

Who is messing with your trust,
who is making you confused
what has you in a turmoil
why is your mind consumed?

Who is keeping you in fear,
who is behind your dread
what is playing with your beliefs
why is it messing up your head?

Satan is that who,
he’s that what and one . . .
but, if you submit and resist him
from you he will flee and run!

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Galatians 5:7

Ye did run well;
who did hinder you
that ye should not
obey the truth?

James 4:7

Submit yourselves
therefore to God.
Resist the devil,
and he will flee from…

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Train Station Museum, Woodsboro, Maryland

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

Old Train Station, Home of the Woodsboro Historical Society, Woodsboro, Maryland

Have you ever heard of the small town of Woodsboro, Maryland? You have not heard of this famous Maryland town known as Woodsboro? Well, most people have never heard of this town to probably include many who live in the region. The town is named after Joseph Wood, a man born in Gloucester, England to whom the land grant was given. The town was laid out in 1786 as Woodsberry. The name changed a few times before it finally became Woodsboro.

Old Train Station and Railroad Line

What major events took place here?

Looking North from Maryland Route 550

As far as it is known, no major historic events took place here. It is the home of two sites on the National Registry of Historic Places. The one site is the LeGore Bridge, and the other site is the…

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Guam

Pacific Paratrooper

Guam

In a lot of Pacific War histories, Guam is swept aside and banished as insignificant.  How soon they forget, many might say.

In Tokyo, soundtrucks festooned with World War II colors still extol those lost in a gallant defeat. In America, elders like Louis H. Wilson Jr. and George Tweed would never forget.

Masashi Ito and Bunzo Minagawa spent young manhood into middle age in the tropical underside of an island that tourists now praise as a paradise. They were holdouts, soldiers who refused to surrender and would forage for
survival for 16 years.

Soichi Yokoi, before and after

The last known Japanese survivor, Shoichi Yokoi, held out until 1972, captured by chance as he ventured out to empty a fish trap. Yokoi had never crept out of dense cover to hear the happy shouts of Japanese tourists and honeymooners. Nor had he walked the lobby of the Hilton…

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