I'm afraid that if I loosen my grip on Maddy, she'll become less close with me and become closer to her other friends. Ultimately, if I don't grasp the reigns of our relationship, I'm scared it will become shallow...and perhaps even nonexistent. I'm not saying that I'm going to let go of my relationship with Maddy. But grasping this relationship so tightly is making me exhausted. So who should I grasp instead?
We hold onto stress because we are natural worriers, and we believe the lie that a good dose of stress is healthy because it keeps us on track to succeed and accomplish. But, honestly, we often stress about things that don't end up happening. And, on top of that, life is ultimately out of our control because our God is sovereign. So what would happen if we just let go of our stress?
I know what it feels like to be the outsider looking in. So that's what this poem is about—watching your friends start dating, get married, and have families. This poem is about feeling stuck on the sidelines and wondering how long you'll be waiting. But the waiting isn't meaningless. You'll see why.
Despite what many Christians will tell you (or imply), it's actually okay to feel empty. You're not less of a Christian because you can't see, hear, or feel God right now...even if that "right now" period lasts for a while. It isn't our job as believers to conjure up emotions that don't exist.
If God is my everything, I don’t need anything. I don’t need a date for Friday night. I don’t need a boyfriend who buys me flowers. I don’t need a husband who holds me in his arms. And I don’t need Four. Because I have Him.
Starting to wonder if I should have stayed, questioning ev’ry decision I’d made, hoping that, somehow, I’d find a safe place, but doubting that I could survive this escape.
This poem is based on Ruth 1:16-17, which describes Ruth's loyalty to her mother-in-law, Naomi. Even though Ruth had just lost her husband, father-in-law, and brother-in-law, she was still determined not to leave Naomi alone. Her courage and loyalty serve as an example for us in our relationships today.
I realize that Valentine’s Day is over, but that doesn’t mean our feelings of loneliness are gone. If you’re single, you may be especially depressed this time of year. The good news is that even if you’re still single, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re loved immeasurably by Jesus Christ. This is a poem to celebrate that!
Here I am once again In the middle of my sin. Why can’t I stay away From this dark and dismal place? I can’t see any light Coming from his path of lies. Only I am to blame For returning to this place. I don’t know why I ran Back into... Continue Reading →
Sometimes, we wander to sinful addictions and habits that ensnare us. Other times, we wander to Satan's lies because they seem more believable than God's Truth. And other times, we wander to self-pity and self-defeat because our situation seems to difficult to handle. But take heart, Wanderer. You don't walk alone.
This poem is for the insomniacs, the tired, and the weary:
You’re with me in the day.
You walk with me at night.
Lord, even when I rest,
You’re holding me so tight...
I was falling Slipping Sliding Drowning Sinking deep. Trapped in the deepest Loneliest Darkest Gravest Lowest pit I shouted Pleaded Begged Cried Called Your name. You have listened Watched Loved Seen Heard my voice. My cry for strength Love Grace Freedom Help You said, “Don’t worry Struggle Wonder Doubt Fear.”... Continue Reading →
All I know is commands, The calls, The constraints. All I see is rituals, The rules, The regulations. All I see is lectures, The laws, The lessons. I thought this would be good. I thought I would be free. But all that I can feel Is the weight upon me. Improve.... Continue Reading →
Hello, lovelies. 🙂 Today, I am presenting a poem about holding on to the things and people of this temporary place called earth. We all struggle to let go of things--whether these things are ungodly friends who lead us into temptation, social media accounts that consume all of our time, or a job that we... Continue Reading →
So, this is my second attempt at a poem. I hope you enjoy it and grow from it! Here goes... We preach ourselves to this world full of pe’ple. Our accomplishments, Awards, Achievements, And honors. We look within, at ourselves and our actions. Never looking beside, Behind, Between, Or above. We try... Continue Reading →