Give Me Grace Lord ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Give me grace Lord,
when all is going right
give me more of it . . .
when up against a fight.

Give me grace Lord,
when the sunshine is out
give me more of it . . .
when there’s clouds of doubt.

Give me grace Lord,
when it’s time to sing
give me more of it . . .
when life begins to sting.

Give me grace Lord,
when I’m happy as a lark
give me more of it . . . .
when all is looking dark.

Give me grace Lord,
when I am sitting pretty
give me more of it . . .
when life becomes gritty.

Give me grace Lord,
amble and sufficient
for I know it will be . . .
perfect and efficient!

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2 Corinthians 12:9a

And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made…

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Jacaranda

House of Heart

The evening sun loves her throat and her cheekbones. Her hair the color of cliff grass rises and falls across her face in the breeze” ____ Maggie Stiefvater

Above stars sparkle like diamonds on a velvet backdrop. Wild parakeet settle on rustling palm fronds soothed by the whispers of lovers and the rolling tide glistens like sea lions under the cusp of an orange rind moon. The hours pass as sweetly as plumeria carried on the breeze. By moonlight she drops her sarong on the cool sand and they vanish in the rolling waves.

Ken Done “Jacaranda “

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A Long As We Exist ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Lord, show us Your paths,
as long as we exist . . .
to Your righteous ways
may we never resist.

Teach us to be still,
until the timing is right
give us the strength
in the battles we fight.

Let us not be impatient,
til in the future we meet
guide each and every step
of our oft stumbling feet.

Keep us from becoming,
ever fearful and afraid
let us not limit You
so we’ll not be dismayed.

Lord, show us Your Ways,
reveal to us Your plans . . .
so we may come to rest
in Your almighty hands!

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Psalm 37:7a

Rest in the Lord,
and wait patiently
for him:

Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not;
for I am with thee:
be not dismayed;
for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee
with the right hand

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My Brother’s Keeper ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

I am my brother’s keeper,
I help him to understand
I encourage him to put
his life into God’s hand.

I am my sister’s keeper,
I help her to see the light
I encourage her to grow
to keep Jesus in her sight.

I am my mother’s keeper,
in her old age I help her out
I hold her hand when lonely
to calm her fears and doubt.

I am my father’s keeper,
I lift to God, his very soul
I pray each day and night
Jesus will make him whole.

I am my children’s keeper,
I listen to their concerns
I pray for God to give them
the wisdom to discern.

I am my neighbor’s keeper,
I pray for their daily needs
I tell them to always heed
to follow where God leads.

The Lord is my keeper,
He is with me every day
He watches over me …

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Mount Macolod, LUZON

Pacific Paratrooper

Mt. Macolod, Luzon

US Army still fighting Yamashita’s formidable soldiers…

When General Swing, Commander of the 11th Airborne Division, moved into the stripped-down Manila Hotel Annex, General Krueger began to visit him every other day. His competitive nature tried to get Swing to back-off from pushing into Manila first by saying, “don’t stick your neck out,” but Swing replied, “It’s been sticking out a mile since we landed.”

Mount Macolod was not some minor hill to be taken, this was a major battle for the 11th Airborne. It stands almost 3,107 feet, nearly vertical. On two sides, after a 1,200 foot drop, it has three ridges descending gradually. The north to south nose was known as Brownie Ridge, the east as Bashore and the third, a heavily wooded area that connected Mt. Macolod with Bukel Hill.

Brownie Ridge was the most heavily fortified section encompassing those infamous caves and tunnels…

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God Is Always Present ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Some people say,
God is so far away . . .
some think He doesn’t
hear them when they pray.

Some people believe,
God is always present
some think He listens
to their every lament.

Some people rely,
only on their feelings
some think God’s not fair
with them in His dealings.

Some people depend,
on their faith and trust
some think God’s always
good, fair and just.

Some people say,
Jesus is so distant
some know He is . . .
always consistent!

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Psalm 10:1

Why standest thou afar off,
O Lord? why hidest thou thyself
in times of trouble?

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
and to day, and for ever.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Lord, Have I Told You ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Lord, have I told You lately,
how much I love You . . .
have I expressed my thanks
for all for me You do?

Have I uttered my praise,
my thoughts of gratitude
have I demonstrated to You
a grateful attitude?

Have I thanked You,
for the wonders of Your grace
have I said I’m so delighted
to be able to seek your face?

Have I verbalized,
my wholehearted affection
have I been for You
an image of Your reflection?

Lord, have I told You lately,
how much You mean to me . . .
have I conveyed how with You
I can’t hardly wait to be!

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Psalm 51:15

O Lord, open thou my lips;
and my mouth shall shew
forth thy praise.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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