Lord, Let Your Light Saturate My Soul ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Lord, let Your Light,
saturate my soul
let over my body
it take control.

Let it bring me,
truth and wisdom
let it beam into me
just like a prism.

Lord, let Your Light,
shine down on me
let it help me
Your ways to see.

Let it bring me,
closer to You
let it sear me
all the way through.

Lord, let You Light,
shine, beam and sear
so that to you Lord
I’ll always be near!


2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts,
to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face
of Jesus Christ.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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Smitty Was HERE!!

Pacific Paratrooper

Miyajima Hotel

Being that Smitty so enjoyed taking in the sights of 1945 Japan and it is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, this post will continue with the brochures he brought home with him. Above is the Inland Sea and Miyajima Island that is approximately 45 minutes from Hiroshima; the entire island is considered a park being that two parks are actually on the island, The Omoto and the Momijidani, both famous for their cherry blossoms in spring and colored leaves in autumn.

The Great Torii

The Great Torii (52′ tall [16 metres]) is the red religious structure within the bay is from the 16th century. The earlier one had been destroyed by a typhoon. The Itsukushima Shrine has stone lanterns that remain lighted throughout the night. Senjokaku is the hall of a thousand mats and beside the shrine is a hall filled with countless rice ladles offered by worshipers…

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Lucky Buggers

Peacock Poetry

A few weeks ago I took the wise decision of booking a couple of overnight stays in a posh hotel whilst assisting at a coaching course in Zürich. As I made my last-minute booking it suddenly dawned on me what a privilege it is to have the means to make such decisions. This feeling of gratitude led me to thinking about those not fortunate enough to be able to make such decisions, resulting in the following write.

Not for Granted

Not everyone stays in hotels

Books last minute rooms when they please

We don’t all have whistles and bells

We don’t all have comforts like these

Not everyone studies and learns

Or grows up with comfort and class

Survival is all that some yearn

No time to just sit on their arse!

Some live feeling permanently sorry

Some sleep on cold benches at night

Dreaming to have high-class worries


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Truly Thankful ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

When we’re truly thankful,
in and for all things . . .
we will begin to realize
the joy to God it brings.

For, whatever might be,
our personal situation
He still wants us to show
to Him our adoration.

When we are truly thankful,
wherever in life we are
we’ll begin to understand
God from us is never far.

For, when we’re grateful,
no matter our positions
we’ll begin to see God’s love
comes without conditions.

When we are truly thankful,
despite of our circumstance
it’s because we know with God
nothing comes by happenstance!


Psalm 33:21

For our heart shall rejoice in him,
because we have trusted in his holy name.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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