Archive for February 12th, 2023

God’s Grace and Joy

In celebration and thanksgiving at my newest granddaughter’s safe arrival and for the purpose of blessing her based on her given name, I offer these few lines of verse. These poems come with prayers for salvation, purity, witness, and safety for my posterity.

Graced with God’s bounty fair
Oh, may it be Miss Annalise
With others plenty share
What you receive also release

Copious intense joy
From God’s supply Felicity
No shadow of alloy
A pure heart, no duplicity

This world an evil place
Will try to drag you down for sure
But trusting in His grace
Know well God in Christ and be pure

Inner beauty reveal
In the midst of troubles and pain
That Christ become more real
And the Gospel become more plain

So a true Francis be
In all faith and freedom in Christ
That people clearly see
God’s riches in Christ sacrificed

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Overflows from the Heart

"But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart…" Matthew 15:18


Pointing to the One who made, saved, and sustains