In the United States where I live, autumn begins on Wednesday. This season reminds me that change can be a good thing sometimes. Yes some things are lost or stripped away but so much beauty is there at the same time.
This is a time to leave the past behind and to embrace the beauty that is ahead.
I wrote this poem years ago on this thought.
Autumn (Original Poem)
Leaves fall, autumn arrives. Change is coming time flies by. Colors move from shade to shade Change is coming though its time it takes.
The autumn feel, the wind so crisp. A new beginning as the past falls away. Change is coming soon Watch the colors as they change.The song that autumn plays A song announcing change See the beauty in the leaves The beauty in the shades.
I hope this poem will encourage you. You can read more of my poetry here.
Today we live in an uncertain world. It seems that we are walking on a tightrope with danger on both sides. The truth is that tomorrow is not guaranteed to anyone.
There is one solid foundation that we can stand on and this is faith in Jesus Christ. He is your way into heaven.
I wrote a poem reflecting on the fact that Christians do have a hope of eternity in heaven with God. The questions, the sorrow and pain will end. I was specifically thinking of the time the rapture occurs and believers are caught up in the air to meet Jesus Christ. You can listen to the poem below.
I hope that this poem will encourage believers to look ahead to the hope of heaven. I hope that those who do not believe can take hold of the truth and reserve their place in heaven while there is still time.
Truth, it is the missing piece in society today. There are increasingly less places to get the truth as there are very few agenda-free avenues left. Everyone seems to be following their own truth. This is a dangerous path to follow.
I am thankful that there is still a solid place to find the truth. This is the word of God. The Bible will give you the truth regarding every subject or situation you will encounter in society. The word of God stands forever and it will set you free.
Stop relying on all the shifting views all around you and decide to believe the words of the Bible, the truth.
John 8:32 KJV — And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
I wrote this poem last month on the aspect of believing.
Believe the Words
Read the words within the book For they are words of life Let them pierce your heart today And lead you to the truth
The word of God will guide you Through the uncertain paths Take this leap of faith today Believe just take his hand
Have you ever taken a moment to stop and reflect on the value of friendship? A good friendship is one of those gifts in life that you can not put a price on. A good friendship should not be taken for granted.
Friendship is filled with joy, encouragement and honesty with a strong bond.
Friendship is an aspect that I have had trouble with throughout my life. I am someone who is very quiet and very shy so it has always been hard for me to reach out to people and be friendly. I was the young girl in the school playground that sat alone on the side. I only half way made 2 friends in the fifth grade but that did not last. The same thing went on throughout my school years and I am still on a quest to find a good friend at age 34. Some of this may be due to my vision impairment but I am still trying to figure things out.
I do not want to be discouraging by sharing this but i just want to point out that not everyone gets the opportunity to find a good friendship.
I know that I have a lot to work on when it comes to finding a good friend and it is a serious decision to make as a friend can become even closer than family. If I ever do find a good friend I will try not to take them for granted.
I would rather have one or two good friends that truly understand me and that I truly understand than a large group of friends. I hope to be able to learn to be a good friend and to be friendly to others.
I wrote these poems on friendship and I hope it will help you reflect on the value of friendship and help you appreciate the friendships you have.
Joy of Friendship (Original Poetry)
Friendship (Original Poetry)
Here are some helpful Bible verses on friendship.
Proverbs 17:17 KJV — A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 18:24 KJV — A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Proverbs 27:6 KJV — Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Proverbs 27:17 KJV — Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Be an encouragement to your friend and encourage each other on this journey through life.