Candle-Holders ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

are those who are
truth beholders.

Bearing witness,
to the Life and Way
shines His Light
both night and day.

are those who are
hope wielders.

Proclaiming peace,
vocalizing their love
let their light radiate
God’s own from above.

are those who are
Jesus sharers!


Proverbs 20:27

The spirit of man
is the candle of the Lord,
searching all the inward
parts of the belly.

John 1:8

He was not that Light,
but was sent to bear
witness of that Light.

Luke 8:16

No man, when he hath lighted
a candle, covereth it with a vessel,
or putteth it under a bed;
but setteth it on a candlestick,
that they which enter in may
see the light.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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This Old Bible ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Each morning as the sun,
rises up to shine
I pick up this old Bible
I faithfully call mine.

It is marked and highlighted,
some pages are a little torn
the cover on the outside
appears too a little worn.

It’s been with me for years,
it has been like a friend
it’s helped through the curves
guided me around each bend.

I have learned a lot from it,
it’s given me needed direction
it had for me all the answers
as I followed it’s instruction.

Each night as the sun,
dips into the night . . .
I pick up this old Bible
to shine on me the Light!


Psalm 143:8

Let the morning bring me
word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I entrust my life

King James Version

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Wonderful Is His Name ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

His name is Wonderful,
Faithful and True
He came into the world
so He could save you.

His name is Eternal Life,
Deliverer, Lord of All
He became flesh to forgive
all who on His name call.

His name is Almighty
the Author of all Life
He came to put an end
to our earthly strife.

His name is Counselor,
Mighty God, King of Kings
redemption and salvation
His grace to all brings.

His name is Immanuel,
Prince of Peace, Mighty One
He was sent by His Father
as a Savior for everyone.

Wonderful is His name,
the Light, the Morning Star
He came to forgive you . . .
no matter who you are!


Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be
upon his shoulder: and his
name shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, The mighty God,

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Koziar’s Christmas Village, Bernville, Pennsylvania

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

What is Koziar’s Christmas Village?

Some of you are saying, “Well, duh, it is a Christmas village.”

Yes, it is a Christmas village named after its founder, William Koziar, who designed the village. It originated at his farmhouse in 1948. When his displays became popular, it was turned into a village, and Koziar’s Christmas Village was born, and crowds of families and people have visited ever since. If you can brave the crowds, you will see an amazing village lit up in lights.

Some of you are saying, “Well, this is very nice. You have a man who created this village that is very popular. This must be a great place to see. There is one big problem. Because there is no railroads, I will not be making my way to this village.”

This is Koziar’s Christmas Village. It is centered around Christmas. It has lights. It has decorations. It…

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If I Meet Jesus Today ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

If I meet Jesus today,
and my life here were to end
I would be so excited . . .
to meet my eternal Friend.

I would run up to Him,
and look into His loving face
I’d tell Him thank you for
His saving, amazing grace.

I’d drop down on my knees,
and worship my eternal King
I’d shout hallelujah . . .
as my praises to Him I sing.

I would leap and jump around,
with joy, happiness and glee
and thank Him for preparing
a room in heaven just for me.

If I were to meet Jesus today,
and I were to see my eternal Friend
I know that I would be in paradise
and my bliss would never end!


John 14:2

 In my Father’s house are many
mansions: if it were not so,
I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for…

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Not My Will Lord ~

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Not my will Lord,
but Yours . . . .
not my desires
but Yours . . .

For You Lord know,
what is best
and so my prayer
in Your hands rest.

Not my will Lord,
but Thous
not my dreams
but Thous . . .

For You Lord have,
all in control
and so all is well
with my soul.

Not what I will Lord,
but what You wilt
not what I would Lord
but what You wilt!


Luke 22:42

Saying, Father, if thou be willing,
remove this cup from me:
nevertheless not my will,
but thine, be done.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Why is delayed gratification so hard?

This is me most of the time: “I want something, I want it NOW!”. Delayed gratification, however, is our ability to resist temptations of instant pleasure. And for me, this is not easy…

A 1960’s Stanford professor named Walter conducted the Marshmallow Experiment. Here, children were brought to a room. In front of them, a white fluffy marshmallow was in sight, staring at them. At this point, the researcher told each child that he was going to leave the room. If the child didn’t eat the marshmallow while he was away, they would be rewarded with a second marshmallow. However, if the child did eat the marshmallow, they wouldn’t get a second. These children were studied years later and were found to be more focussed, disciplined, and happier in a number of different areas of life if they had chosen not to eat the first marshmallow. These results…

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