Give Me Patience Lord ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Give me patience Lord,
to go the distance
be there for me
when I need assistance.

Help me to be strong,
steady and consistent
so that my trust in You
can be firmly persistent.

Give me endurance Lord,
to go the full length
be there for me . . .
when I need more strength.

Help me to be for You,
a willing able soul
so that my life You can
have complete control.

Give me patience Lord,
and endurance too
be there for me until . . .
the day I’m with You!

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Romans 8:25

But if we hope for
that we see not,
then do we with
patience wait for it.

Romans 15:4

For whatsoever things were
written aforetime were written
for our learning, that we through
patience and comfort of the
scriptures might have hope.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

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The Springs Of Life ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

The springs of life,
from your heart flow
so that more people
Jesus may know.

A fountain of hope,
an influence to all
to come and receive
salvation’s call.

Rivers of blessings,
for you to share
helping others to give
Jesus their care.

A life giving stream,
overflowing with love
right into Jesus . . .
from His Father above.

The springs of life,
hope’s eternal outpouring
for those who need
healing and restoring!

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Proverbs 4:23

Keep thy heart with all diligence;
for out of it are the issues of life.

John 4:13-14

Jesus answered
and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh
of this water shall
thirst again:

But whosoever drinketh
of the water that I shall
give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall
give him shall be in him a
well of water springing up
into everlasting life.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023

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A Taste of Buttercream Frosting

Baydreamer ~ Lauren Scott

When our eyes meet, love still lingers...
a love that has navigated its way
to thisvery moment. The breath of a
gentle summerbreeze carried us
over hills seeminglytoo huge to bear.
Stunning, good-night hues painted
our evenings, and golden shades
offered morning greetings.
With fingers laced, our connection,
now deeperthan that first kiss,
and as sweet
asthe taste of buttercream frosting.
And so, our dancecontinues,
for it is written in the clouds,
over thehorizon,
within the glorious shades of the future.

© Lauren Scott, baydreamerwrites.com – All rights reserved.
A reposting/revision of an oldie following the celebration
of our 34th wedding anniversary. (1/21/89) ❤️

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Well wood-n’t you know!

Peacock Poetry

At the weekend I was invited to stay overnight in the mountains at my friend’s place in Steinen. We were doing a course together in Zurich and so this pit stop meant we’d have a slightly shorter commute the next day. I don’t always sleep well in different settings but I was soon catching 💤 as the whole apartment is made of wood and I couldn’t help but relax!

Steinen

You said that I’d sleep like a log

The wood was warm and safe

Soon all those thinking loops and cogs

Resumed a slower pace

Both snug and chilled, my heart was filled

with gratitude and calm

True friendship, openness, good will

Relaxed and free from harm

So thankful for the air serene

To spend time at your place

You said that I’d sleep like a Queen

The wood was warm and safe

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I’m Just Passing Through ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

This world is not my home,
I am just passing through
and I am convinced . . .
not to weaken to its view.

Yet, it’s thrust before me,
whether I like it or not
but, I must not concede
to the lies that are taught.

It seems wherever I go,
I find much opposition
but, I refused to be
dragged into submission.

Often I’m called names,
for not giving my approval
so every day my mind
I keep in constant renewal.

This world is not my home,
Lord, I’m just passing through
and I am determined . . .
to stay on the path to You!

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Romans 12:2

“And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove what
is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016 Revised…

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winter wilderness

House of Heart

These wind driven sands erased our

footprints long ago.

Worn paths to secluded coves

are overgrown now with sea oats

and thorny bougainvillea.

Chilly gusts carry me like a fragile bird

beside a vast sheen of sunlit

water, it’s boundless treasures

washed ashore.

A wilderness of sky flickers with sea birds

passing through parchment clouds.

Winters illusions wind worn yet unmoved.

Photo by Heart

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God Brings Me Comfort ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

God brings me comfort,
when I am afflicted
He brings me peace
when I feel conflicted.

My soul He soothes,
when I’m knee deep in trouble
my heart He calms . . .
when with cares I struggle.

God brings me comfort,
when down in the valley
His love causes me . . .
to rise up and to rally.

My mind He quiets,
when filled with stress
my thoughts He stills
when with worry I wrest.

God brings me comfort,
on Him I can rely . . .
to give me peace of mind
that only He can supply!

~~~~~

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be God, even the Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies,
and the God of all comfort;

Who comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort
them which are in any trouble,
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God’s Plans For You ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

God’s plans for you,
are yours to discover . . .
they’re found in your Bible
from cover to cover.

A future of hope,
for you He has in store
once you open to Him
your seeking heart’s door.

Your life He will guide,
when you seek Him first
He’ll satisfy your needs
your hunger and thirst.

Once to Him you commit,
your steps He will guide
when directions you need
He’ll help you to decide.

God’s plans for you,
are easy to find . . .
but, first you must seek Him
with all your heart and mind!

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

Proverbs 16:9

A man’s heart deviseth his way:
but the Lord directeth his steps.

Matthew 6:33

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Times of the Acopolis: Chapter Three

The Second Day of the Test

The people were gathered at the main square for the second day of the test. Many of the people were boasting about their strengths. The king stood in front of everyone and said, “Today, it will be a tough test.”

Everyone was excited about the test as they were anticipating that it would be physically challenging. The king continued saying, “Today, I need you to go to the stables and clean up all of the dung that is in them.”

While many of the people were mumbling, Tarsus began making his way to the stable to start cleaning it out. The others reluctantly followed. When they arrived at the stables, they were overwhelmed by the great stench. Tarsus went inside to clean out the stables. The others reluctantly followed. They spent the entire day cleaning up the filthy stables.

The Third Day of the Test

On the third day, they were digging a ditch to help allow the water to drain out of the city. Many of them were still angry with the king, but Tarsus did as the king commanded him to do.

The Fourth Day of the Test

They were commanded by the king to plow the fields so that the farmers could grow crops. The farmers were happy to have had the day off from plowing the fields. Everyone, except for Tarsus, was mumbling about having to do the work in the first place.

The Fifth Day of the Test

They were commanded by the king to sweep the streets clean. The street sweepers were happy to see someone else doing their work for them. While Tarsus was happy to do the work, the rest complained about it.

The Sixth Day of the Test

They all were at the square. As the king stood before them, many of them asked, “Why do you insult us?”

Others asked, “Why haven’t we been tested to be a leader of an army?”

Julius looked out over the people, and he noticed that Tarsus was silent. He was about to speak when one of his servants came up to him and said, “I have a test that they are asking for.”

“You do,” said Julius.

“It will show them whether or not they could lead an army into battle,” said the servant.

Julius asked, “What is this test?”

The servant replied, “Tell them to return this evening. The test will happen then.”

Julius said to the people, “The next test will happen this evening. It will determine who is fit to lead the army of the Acopolis.” The people were dispersed. The servant went with the king to tell him what the next test would be.

Holdouts and Additional Surrenders

Pacific Paratrooper

Australian Gen. Sir Thomas Blamey accepts surrender on Morotai Island, Dutch East Indies

The logical demands of the surrender were formidable. So many different ceremonies took place across Asia and the entire Pacific. Here we will some that preceded peacefully and others that refused the peace. In actuality, the state of war between the U.S. and Japan did not officially end until the Treaty of San Francisco took effect 28 April, 1952.

USS Segundo SS-398 located this Japanese sub 1-401 and negotiated with the crew being that their captain had committed suicide

One mass surrender did occur at Noemfoor in September 1944 when 265 Japanese enlisted men, angry at their superiors for stealing their food for their own use. And, in August 1945, another starving Japanese military unit surrendered to a lieutenant in New Guinea. On 1 December 1945, Captain Oba and 46 members of his unit were the last…

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