Words From My Heart

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I was born into the family of God when I was eleven years old and have rededicated my life almost every day since. I believe my walk with the Lord, is step-by-step, hour-by-hour, and sometimes minute-by-minute.

Each day, I press on towards the goal in front of me, to be more like Jesus, but I often fail.

By His grace and mercy, I can always count on Jesus to pick me up and set me back on His path. One day, I know I will be perfect and my walk with Him will be as it should, but until I see Him in heaven . . . I just keep on keeping on . . .

Thank you for reading my poetry. I pray God will use it to speak to those who are in need of their words and pray that God will bless you and guide you into all of His truths.

in Him,
Deborah Ann


121 responses to “Words From My Heart

  • Poetry Curator

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful heartfelt poetry. Have you ever written for Faithwriters? It is a great site for Christian writers you may enjoy, if you haven’t seen it. God bless!


    • Deborah Ann

      Thank you for your kinds words and yes, some of my first poems and articles are on Faithwriters. I haven’t posted there for a while may have to go back and revisit the site and see where they Holy Spirit leads me. ~ Have a blessed day with Jesus ~

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    • Deborah Ann

      Thank you so much Keith for blessing me with a mention on your Fellowship Friday Post 🙂 I love what I do for the Lord and this encourages me to keep on pressing on (my keypad) for Him. ~ Have a blessed day with Jesus ~

      Liked by 1 person

  • Deborah DeGrado

    Hi Deborah…my name is Deborah Anne …very close… we both have a passionate heart for God and we love Jesus! ~♡
    As Deborah’s we are warriors, poets, and fiercely loyal to our God. Sending blessings of peace, grace and mercy.
    Your sister in Christ


    • Deborah Ann

      Hi Deborah Anne . . . I wonder if we are close in age too 🙂 I can see me as that “Deborah” but could add a few other things to the list . . . like stubborn 🙂 ~ Have a blessed day with Jesus ~


  • Doug Ellis

    I read your poem a Thankful – Grateful Heart. I would like your permission to include it our church bulletin this coming Sunday. Thank you


  • Deborah Garrott

    Hi Deborah I saw your poem Thankful on your Facebook page yesterday and the words in the first verse : stubborn eyes- I can relate to that! I tried to e-mail the poem to a friend and one e-mail to me- but as yet I haven’t received it. So maybe God wants me to ask how you are? I am continuing to pray for you and let you know that our Faithful God has your back- whatever you are experiencing. May God continue to richly bless you to overflowing with His constant and awesome love today and always- love Deborah Garrott ( in Australia ).


    • Deborah Ann

      Hi Deborah, I was just thinking about you the other day . . . so I am happy to hear from you. How are you doing? All is well here and yes “God has my back” and every other part of me as He carries me through most days. It is amazing what He has done in my life since I lost my son, and I am in awe of His love and grace for me, for without it who knows where I would be emotionally. I do pray He too is working in your life and that He blesses you with everything that is good about Him. Such a wonderful God we serve and love, there just isn’t any other like Him. ~ Praying you and your will have a blessed Thanksgiving season ~ Deborah Ann


      • Deborah Garrott

        Hello Deborah Thank you for your reply- sorry it has taken this long to make contact. I have enjoyed the beautiful song- Putting On The New Man! Sounds amazing. Life here in Queensland is not without challenges but because I experience God’s faithfulness and grace I have hope. We don’t do Thanksgiving. I have to make an effort for Christmas as I don’t cope with the commercial slant. We have just received some much needed ground drenching rain. Hopefully this Summer will be less dry than the past 2 years. We get our rain in the Summer here. I trust that you and all of your family have a blessed Christmas and that you don’t get too exhausted in the process. I love reading your poetry every day- thank you so very much – love Deborah.


        • Deborah Ann

          I too have a hard time getting with the “Christmas spirit” as I want it to be about the “CHRISTmas Gift” of Jesus. I pray you get some good rain where I live I pray for less rain as we get 40+ inches every year no matter what! I am glad you are still reading my poems and I pray God will bless you with what He gives me. May you and yours have a very merry CHRISTmas one that is full of peace, joy and hope! Love Deborah Ann


          • Deborah Garrott

            Hello Deborah This is from Deborah in Australia – just thought I’d contact you and let you know that I really love reading your poetry every day. I want to tell you that on Sunday August 5th; my Husband died unexpectantly in a motor bike accident. He was a godly man aged 66 and worked for 16 years as a Prison Chaplain. The shock is hard but my faith in God is the only thing that I hold dearly and know that God will help me get thorough this. May God continue to bless your beautiful heart today and always- Deborah Garrott.


            • Deborah Ann

              Oh Deborah I am so sorry for your loss. I know that God will be your source of comfort and He will hold you in His mighty right hand and cover you in His feathers through this time of grief and pain. I understand the shock of losing a love one suddenly and know that your faith will only get stronger and that though it you will know His peace like never before. Please feel free to email me any time. ❤❤ Love you dear Sister in Christ ❤❤


  • S.D. Wonenberg

    Thank you as always for your words from the heart. I almost did not write you as there is plenty of encouragement here from those who have been blessed by your poetry. God loves you especially! He has blessed you with a heart that burns for Him! Others can bask in the glow of your love for and your devotion to Him. Please accept our gratitude for shining your light for our God and Savior! May He bless You with more of Him today!


    • Deborah Ann

      Scott . . . you just proved once again God’s timing is always perfect. As I needed to hear some encouragement today. So He had you leave this for me. It is getting close to my son Glenn’s birthday. He would have turned 44 and I was having a hard time this morning thinking about his death and all that he and I were missing out on. Your words touched my heart and lifted my sprits. Thank you and thank You Lord for putting it on Scott’s heart to leave me this message today! Amen and Amen


  • Howard G

    Hi Deborah,
    I’d like to use your poem “Just a Glimpse” in a memorial bulletin for one of the ladies that recently went to be with the Lord in our church. Is that acceptable to you?
    In His Service,


  • Martin

    Dear Deborah Ann,
    thank you so much for your amazing poems. You are an exceptionally talented writer! I love your work.

    On March, 19th the Suffragan Bishop of the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe visits Germany.

    For this I would like your permission to use one of your poems (Mercy’s Showers) for our service of worship.

    Please let me know at my E-Mail.

    Blessings to you,

    Ulm, Germany


  • Melanie

    Hello Deborah,
    I teach at a private Christian school and would like permission to use one of your poems for our spring program. Thank you for letting God use you to bless others!!


  • Ian McLachlan

    Hello Deborah,
    With your permission I would like to use some of your poems in some of our services of worship. Thank you. Ian McLachlan


  • Susan Cookson

    Thank you so much for the beautiful poetry, I would love to use one of them in my Facebook group which encourages and supports others with inspirational verses, music etc. with your permission of course. May God continue to bless and inspire you as you write.


  • claire

    I have been reading your poems today, thank you for sharing them, they are amazing.

    God Bless


  • Dominic

    Hi Deborah, thank you for your beautiful insight to Gods holy word. I have just taken over our Churches newsletter and would love to use some of your poetry with credit given to you. This I will only do with your permission. Thank you and may the Lord richly bless you as you have been used by God to richly bless others.




  • Aqeel Aamir

    Thank you for your awesome poetry which uplifts me and never stop sharing!


  • Karina Susanto

    Dear sister in Christ, Deborah,
    I just want to let you know, if you don’t mind, I love to use one of your wonderful poem as a part of my next post. I am on writing about love and I have found your stunning poem which titled “Where there is Love” you posted it on February 7,2014. So I need your permission to use it. Of course I will mention your name and give link to your poem. Please let me know if there is other rules if I want to use your poems. I would be happy and grateful if you allow me to use your poem 🙂 Thank you very much in advance for you kindness. Have a blessed day to you.sis 🙂


  • Deborah Garrott.

    Hi, I am a Deborah also and I am very reluctant to use google but have been extremely delighted to have discovered your beautiful, inspiring and creative writings. May our ever faithful and gracious God continue to bless you with His constant love and peace today and always love Deborah.


    • deborah ann

      Hi Deborah . . . thank you so much for your encouraging, kind and thoughful words . . . they truly bless me to keep on keeping on for Him 🙂 ~ Blessings in Jesus ~ Deborah Ann


      • Deborah Garrott.

        Hello again just letting you know that you are such a wonderful blessing! I have recently purchased the new Passion Translation and Psalm 16:11 – For You bring me a continual revelation of resurrection life, the path to the bliss that brings me face- to- face with You. I looked it up when I saw the same verse under one of your recent poems. I trust that this will encourage you also – with God’s abundant blessings to you- Deborah.


        • deborah ann

          Hi Deborah . . . your words are turly a blessing to me 🙂 I pray the Lord will use what He gives me to encourage others through the struggles of daily life. What would we do without our Savior’s grace and mercy???? Priase the Lord and thank you Jesus for the wonderful love you have for all your children. I like the translation . . . face to face with God . . . just thinking about being in His presense fills me with such a sense of peace . . . can hardly wait! ~ Praying you have a blessed day with Jesus ~


          • Deborah Garrott.

            Hello Deborah I looked through your -Older Poems- and just want to thank you for your Friendship poem dated: May 23rd; 2o13. It really touched my heart. Just recently God revealed to me through James 1:17 that every good and perfect gift includes friends! May our ever gracious Lord Who, like a Shepherd, so lovingly carries us bless you heaps- Deborah


            • deborah ann

              Thank you Deborah 🙂 The blessings of friendships true in the Lord are a rare gem one we need to cherish! ~ Have a blessed day with Jesus (our bestest friend ever) ~


              • Deborah Garrott.

                Hi Deborah I just want to let you know that I am continually encouraged and truly blessed by your beautiful poetry. I am praying for you to continue this ministry in God’s strength as I am sure you are already experiencing His overwhelming love and faithfulness to you and this is so evident in your writing- be encouraged and thank you so very much love Deborah.


                • deborah ann

                  Thank you so much Deborah. Comments like yours encourage me to keep on keeping on as long as the Holy Spirit is with me. I have written a poem or two every day for the past 5 years and I know they are not all coming from me! ~ Have a blessed day with Jesus ~


                  • Deborah

                    Dear Deborah Once again I want to thank you so very much for all of your really heart inspired writings. I trust that you will have a really blessed CHRISTmas. I am travelling overseas for the first time this week on a ministry trip (first also) and return on Dec 24th; God has used your poetry to encourage and prepare me. I am nervous but do believe that God wants me to go. Praying for you to have a safe and enjoyable 2016- blessings and love from Deborah.


                    • Deborah Ann

                      Thank you Deborah for your very kind and encouarging words. I just wrote your name into my prayer book and will keep you in my prayers. I pray God will use you in mighty ways and keep you safe as you go about His buisness. ~ Have a joyous CHRISTmas and a blessed New Year ~


                    • Deborah

                      Dear Deborah Happy New Year! Your poem Confident Hope today (Jan 10th;) is really encouraging and I do relate to that! Also thank you for praying for me when I went away recently. I was challenged in many ways. We had gone to visit some children who were orphaned as a result of a typhoon. They live in a slum area. One lady(now a new friend) told me that she had been praying for 2 years for me to visit her. I was unaware of that before I met her. My Husband had gone there back in 2011. I do not know why I went but I am sure that God knows! God bless you exceedingly and abundantly love Deborah.


                    • Deborah Ann

                      Hi Deborah . . . I pray you too will have a blessed year ahead. Wow, did you know the lady before you went there. I love how the Lord had her pray and how He sent you there without you knowing or understanding why. I am sure your visit was used to show her the love, grace and mercy God has for all of His children, all over the world. God bless you for going where He was leading you and giving this lady hope . . . God indeed answers our prayers . . . Do you have plans of going back? Thank you for all your encouraging comments they do so bless and inspire me 🙂 ~ Love and heavenly hugs to you ~ Deborah Ann


  • Chris Brann

    Thank you for liking my site.
    Very kind of you.


  • Elouise

    Deborah Ann, Thanks so much for the follow! I’m new to your site, see you have tons of writing here to peruse, and that you have a generous heart. No way to catch up, but I’ll be back to look around and find out more about you and your life. I’m so pleased to meet you.
    Blessings to you!


  • passion through poetry

    Hi, thank you for following my blog, you have very inspirational writing 🙂


  • Tapestry Treasures

    Hi Deb:
    Thoroughly enjoyed your blog. Beautiful, encouraging and inspiring poems and stories. Thank you so much for following Tapestry Treasures. Blessings ~Zoey


  • Words From My Heart – a beautiful place to visit… | living journey

    […] just wanted to give a HUGE shout out to a very thoughtful blog called, Words From My Heart. If you like poetry that speaks in truth about matters of faith, then I am sure you will find […]


    • deborah ann

      Thank you so much for the link to my blog. I really apprecaite your kind words. The Lord indeed gives me the words to share with others as He moves about in my life! ~ Blessings in Jesus ~ deborah ann


  • Christine V Mitchell

    Hi Deborah, Continuing to enjoy your lovely poems! You’re a real blessing. I don’t know if you realised, but you were a follower on my other site “http://christinemitchellpoetry.wordpress.com” but I changed that as I found a design I liked which worked better for me. I managed to get all my poems copied across, but not my followers. Just letting you know where I am if you’d still like to follow. God bless, love Christine


  • Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus

    Thanks for joining up with us Deborah Ann, it’s appreciated

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne,


  • jcstormy47

    What an inspiration your poems are. I love to write, but I’ve never thought to try poetry. I’m looking forward to reading more…and trying my own hand at it!


    • theywhoseek

      Thank you. Writing poetry is a wonderful way to express yourself. There are so many different forms of it that you can try. Give it a try, I know the Lord will bless you and others through it. 🙂


  • raulconde001

    I love your poetry! 🙂


  • Amos L. Stoltzfus

    Praise God for the gift he has given to inspire many in these last days.
    We are wondering if we could use one of your peoms and copy to one of our flyers that we use to hand to inmates for the ReNew HOPE Retreat.
    Light of HOpe evangelistic Ministry is a Prison Ministry.


  • Wendy

    Hi, I love your poetry and your blog is truly a blessing! Is it okay to place one of your poems in our church bulletin. We are a small church, about 75 people, and make no money of our bulletin. I try to put in inspiriting poems when I can.

    God Bless!


    • theywhoseek

      Thank you Wendy for your kind words I am glad you have been blessed. Yes, please feel free to use my poems in your church bulletin I pray they will bless all that read them! In Him, Deborah Ann


  • Poetry in Motion

    Thanks for the follow. Great to see another blogger painting pictures with words. I look forward to reading some of your work.


  • Sanjida Shaheed

    I have just found out your blog! I am also waiting to see His Blessed Face in heaven! I am glad to be here, oh lover of The Lover! ❤


    • theywhoseek

      Yes, with great anticipation we wait for the day we get to see His Blessed Face in heaven. I can hardly wait. Thank you for the follow and I will be over to your blog soon. ~ Merry CHRISTmas and a blessed New Year to you and yours ~


  • Valarie

    Hi, I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. You can read more about it here: http://encouragementforeveryday.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

    Thank you for being such a blessing and for allowing God to use you in such a mighty way. God bless you.


  • beautifulcourageousyou

    Hi there! I wanted you to know that I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award! To find out more about that, you can see my upcoming post when it gets published later today! You don’t have to accept it, but either way, I wanted to bless you and that, by doing so, more people will see what you have to say. 🙂 Lauralee


  • heavenlyraindrops

    Thanks for the follow. If you ever find one of my images that would be a match for your poems feel free. I can tweak them if you like, if you give me a heads up. Blessings


  • Peter Hall

    Deborah Ann

    Love your site. I appreciate your attention to detail in the presentation. Your content is second to none !. The reality of your relationship with Jesus is very evident. You are truly one whom the river flows through !.

    Keep writing…the world needs you !.

    (by the way, the link to “fellowship of christian bloggers” seems to be a dead link at the moment).


    Peter, Scotland.


  • olgatodd

    How beautiful!!

    Thank you for sharing 🙂



  • wepoetsshowit

    Thank you so much for dropping by wePoets, it’s much appreciated.


  • Karina Susanto

    HI there
    I got recommendation from my blog friend. He told me you have a great poem blog and he is absolutely right. You have so many great poem here. I follow you know 🙂 Blessing


  • Morgan

    Hello Deborah 🙂 I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for “The Versatile Blogger Award”. Congratulations! Should you choose to, the criteria and acceptance info can be found here: http://booknvolume.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/800/


    • theywhoseek

      Thank you so much Morgan . . . but . . . this is an award free blog as all the glory belongs to the Lord. These are the words He gives me and I want to make sure He gets all the credit. I appreciate the honor and it does encourage me to continue onward. ~ God bless you abundantly ~


  • Share the Love – July 2013 | Burning Fire Shut Up In My Bones

    […] present her to others, so without further ado, (drumroll please), I present CHRISTian ~ poetry by deborah ann. Deborah is truly a woman with a heart for Jesus, and her love for Him is evident in every poem […]


  • cshowers


    I don’t know if you’re aware of this or not, but each month, I write a post called Share the Love, where I feature someone else’s blog, sharing it with my readers, so that they can come and check out that person’s blog. I always wait for the person the Lord places on my heart, and He’s placed you and your blog on my heart to feature July 1. Please check out this link, which describes my vision for Share the Love:


    My email address is cshowers@live.com. Please send me an email and let me know if you woud allow me to Share the Love with you this month. Also, I would need to know which of all the posts you have shared is your favorite, so I can share it, and if you’d like to share what led you to start this blog, that would be great as well. I look forward to hearing from you soon, as I need to begin working on it as soon as possible.

    Many blessings and much love to you,


  • Saint In Training

    Such beautiful poetry! I wanted to stop by to say, “Thank you so much!” for following our blog and what do I find? A treasure trove of loving words! Keep inspiring and allowing the Lord to give you the inspiring words. We pray for you to be blessed and we look forward to seeing you again.

    Love in Christ,
    Rebecca (and Ma Chris too! :))


  • Heather Mertens @ 40YearWanderer

    Rene yoshi

    I really appreciate you reading my blog. I so enjoy yours!
    I’ve been meaning to tell you about a special weekly email I started separate from my blog posts called Wanderings. Readers are wandering – walking together – through life focusing on God…Sharing stories and encouragement. I thought of you and wondered if you’d like to receive it?
    I’d love for you to join us!
    – Heather


  • Sebastian

    Hello Deborah Ann! I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministries I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian


  • hope4theworld

    I really love your blog. You write some great poems! Keep going, you are blessing many with these words 🙂


    • theywhoseek

      Thank you so much for your kind words. When I write a poem I ask the Lord to let it bless at least one person. If just one soul can find peace, or joy, or hope in their words than I know they came from the Lord and not from me. ~ Blessings ~


  • Christina

    I just wanted you to know that I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award. You can read about it here:http://christinajoneswriter.com/2013/04/26/sunshine-award/


    • theywhoseek

      Thank you so much! But, I have made my blog a “No Award” zone. I have received many awards in my life, hung them on my wall proudly displaying my accomplishments for all to see. But, God had me take them down . . .telling me to focus in on the rewards in heaven instead. So my walls are bare, my blog is awardless and who knows what treasures await me. ~ Blessings ~


  • Richard Barker

    Thank you for visiting and your appreciation Deborah, which has brought me to your splendid scripturally based poetry. Will insert link to your blog on mine.


  • Linda Kruschke

    I found my way over here from Deb’s Blog and am glad I did. I look forward to reading more of your poetry. I also write Christian poetry on my blog, though I write a lot of prose as well. Poetry is a great vessel for God’s truth. Peace, Linda


    • theywhoseek

      I love Deb’s blog and I am glad it let you my way. Poetry is my true avenue of expressing the truth as the Holy Spirit reveals it to me. I am looking forward to reading some of your poetry. God’s blessings to you!


  • Caddo Veil

    So much love here! I’m glad you visited me at CV, so I’d be directed to come here–and I see my sis, Deb Feller is a friend too! Isn’t this wonderful, meeting more of our family here on the blogs?! Amazing GOD!!! Beautiful Lord!!!


  • zecqi

    Very beautiful; feels like I could sing out your poetry in worship.
    God bless.


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