Faith That Defends ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Faith that defends,
is one that destroys
all of satan’s lies
he daily employs.

It’s a faith that stands up,
for God’s absolute truth
for it knows satan spews
only deceit and untruth.

Faith that opposes,
is one that eliminates
all of satan’s falsehoods
he worldly incorporates.

It’s a faith that is strong,
in knowing God’s Word
for it can discern heresy
when ever it’s heard.

Faith that defends,
opposes and rejects . . .
knows satan fiery arrows
the truth can deflect!

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Ephesians 6.16

Above all, taking the shield of faith,
wherewith ye shall be able to quench
all the fiery darts of the wicked.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Open Arms

Peacock Poetry

These past months have taught me that we need to allow life to unfold in its own way and in its own time. We cannot control the process and the best we can do is to be intentional about the energy we bring and to trust the process. This is not about being passive or fatalistic but rather about embracing the beautiful mystery that is life without getting over-attached to outcome.

Wider Trust

It doesn’t help at all to cling

to places, people, time and things

For life is change, some moments pass

Not everything that’s good can last

When we let go, we create space

What’s new begins to take its place

The seasons shift, the old dissolves

The universe upgrades our soul

It doesn’t help when we resist

or try to force back what we miss

What’s meant for us will always be

Divinely timed and perfectly

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Old-Timers ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

I don’t want to text you,
I want us to socialize
I want to look into . . .
your big beautiful eyes.

I want to actually see you,
not just the words on a page
I want us to get together
so in faith we can engage.

I don’t want to message you,
I want to give you a big kiss
I want to see you in person
for your expressions I do miss.

I want to give you a big hug,
not that of an emoji pasted
I want to be with you and Jesus
so we can be re-acquainted.

I don’t what to tweet you,
text or message you . . .
I want to see you face-to-face
like us old-timers use to do!

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Matthew 18:20

For where two or three
are gathered together
in my name, there am
I in the midst of them.

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Letter IX – “A Day’s Venture”

Pacific Paratrooper

Dobodura, New Guinea

At this point in time, the jungle war training had live firing and everything was becoming a bit clearer, a bit more realistic.

Major Burgess left the units temporarily to set up a jump school.  This would give the glidermen and Burgess himself an opportunity to qualify as paratroopers.  The parachutists began their glider training at Soputa airstrip that was no longer in regular use.

waters off Lae, New Guinea

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Letter IX                                               “A Day’s Venture”                                                                      Monday   6/26/44                       …

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Before our Eyes

Peacock Poetry

This weekend Android and I went for some lovely spontaneous meals in town. These days we appreciate being able to do this more than ever and have really learned to savour the virtues of the simple life. When we focus on what we have and what we can do instead of what is lacking, we find the most fulfilling form of contentment. Here’s to what’s on our doorstep!

Memory Makers

Make memories from the day to day

Slow times more peace have brought me

Appreciate what comes your way

These changing days have taught me

The next best toy does not bring joy

It’s what we have that feeds us

The wanting is what most destroys

Be there for those who need us

The simple life can be as nice

and fewer plans I’m hatching

Though trips abroad for sure entice

To Now I am attaching

I find excitement every…

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My New Heart ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

My heart,
God’s hands
my love
He commands.

My time,
God’s ways
my fruit
He weighs.

My soul,
God’s grace
my sin
He erased.

My hope,
God’s plan
my trust
He can.

My faith,
God’s aid
my life
Jesus saved!

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Ezekiel 36:26

A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within
you: and I will take away the stony
heart out of your flesh, and I will
give you an heart of flesh.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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It’s No Wonder ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Life has many troubles,
worries and cares
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus our burdens to bear.

With all the uncertainty,
each day that we face
it’s no wonder we need . . .
more and more of His grace.

Life is full of problems,
highs and lows and downs
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus to keep our heart’s sound.

With all the constant chaos,
the turmoil and the stress
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus ours souls to bless.

Life is but a vapor,
in the big scheme of things
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus and the peace He brings!

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John 14:1

Let not your heart
be troubled:
ye believe in God,
believe also in me.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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