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Not All Mother’s Are Happy Today ~

Not all mother’s,
are happy on this day
some their only child
has sadly passed away.

Other’s are forgotten,
it’s as if their were dead
these heart-wrenching words
their child, actually has said.

Some mother’s are alone,
from their children they’re apart
the miles between them
tug at her aching heart.

Other’s are heartbroken,
as their children seem aloof
there will be no gathering
today under her roof.

Not all mother’s,
are happy on this day
so please be kind to them
as you go about your way!

~~~~~

Proverbs 15:13

“A merry heart maketh
a cheerful countenance:
but by sorrow of the heart
the spirit is broken.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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My True Love ~

I searched this world over,
but true love I found not
for there is none greater
than the one for me God’s got.

I sought wide and far,
for love that was forgiving
but love unconditional
no one was giving.

I looked high and low,
scanned about everywhere
but real love like God’s . . .
wasn’t to be found anywhere.

I scoured deep and broad,
scraped down into the barrel
but all I came up with
was love cold and sterile.

I searched and I searched,
for my one true love . . .
and I found it only comes
from God up above!

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1 John 3:1

“Behold, what manner of love
the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called
the sons of God: therefore
the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Striving ~

I lean on God’s grace,
each day I need more
for, I know it’s able
to heal and restore.

I rely on God’s mercy,
every day to move on
I put all my confidence
knowing more can be drawn.

I depend on God’s peace,
each day to get by
for, I know on its stillness
I can always rely.

I hang on to God’s promise,
of His returning one day
I keep my eyes focused
on the Life, Truth and Way.

I feed on God’s Word,
each day to survive
for more of His strength
I constantly strive!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Chronicles 16:11

“Seek the Lord and his strength,
seek his face continually.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Compassion of Jesus ~

The compassion of Jesus,
in all of its fullness . . .
is yours if you’ll grasp
onto all of His goodness.

For it is full of pity,
and loving concern
its merciful and gracious
asks naught in return.

It’ll give you confidence,
support you when weak
its healing and calming
gentle, caring and meek.

It comforts the bereaved,
it feeds the hungry
brings daily refreshment
to those who are thirsty.

It provides the rest,
for minds that agonize
with hearts laden down
it sees and sympathies.

The compassion of Jesus,
and all of its richness . . .
is yours to claim today
in all of its fullness!

Matthew 9:36

“But when he saw the multitudes,
he was moved with compassion on them,
because they fainted, and were scattered
abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Many Facet’s of Grace ~

There are many facets,
to God’s grace . . .
and each one of them
we need to embrace.

There is an abundance,
of grace sufficient . . .
to abound in all things
and make us resilient.

There is a flooding,
of grace restoring . . .
to help keep us from
hopelessly despairing.

There is an overflowing,
of grace comforting . . .
when from heartbreak
we are suffering.

There is an outpouring,
of grace restraining . . .
to overcome temptation
and from sin entertaining.

There is a flooding,
of grace sanctifying . . .
to  live our life’s holy
and not self-satisfying

There are many facets,
to God’s grace . . .
and Jesus showed them all
when He died in our place!

~~~~~~~

John 1:16

“And of his fulness
have all we received,
and grace for grace.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Fool’s Mouth ~

A fool could care less,
about knowing God’s will
a fool to his own ways
will never be still.

A fools mouth,
never quits running
a fool doesn’t care
for whom he is gunning.

A fool loves to vent,
rant and to rage
a fool has no real
temperature gage.

A fool despises advice,
other than his own
a fool’s instruction
are always home-grown.

A fools argument,
is fierce and intense
a fools furry is always at
other peoples expense.

A fool doesn’t see,
the need for salvation
A fool can’t believe . . .
Jesus brings redemption!

~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 18:7

“A fool’s mouth is his ruin,
and his lips
are a snare to his soul.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Seeds You Sow ~

May the seeds you sow,
grow and multiply
may hope to all
they daily supply.

May they be rich,
in truth and mercy
watered with love
to quench the thirsty.

May they take root,
and find nourishment
so they can be seeds
also of encouragement.

May they grow in faith,
to sin, no longer bound
so they too can spread
the Good News around.

May the seeds you sow,
lay not dormant or inactive
but, multiply and grow . . .
into seeds Jesus attractive!

~~~~~~

Luke 8:8

“And other fell on good ground,
and sprang up, and bare fruit
an hundredfold. And when he
had said these things,
he cried, He that hath
ears to hear, let him hear.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Came To Save ~

Jesus came not to condemn,
but to save us from our sin
to free us from the bondage
of the evilness that lives within.

But, the flesh fights the spirit,
and works its way into our life
bringing us upheaval in this world
and into the next one endless strife.

The works of the flesh are clear,
fornication and uncleanness,
idolatry, witchcraft, lasciviousness
envy, hatred and drunkenness.

Add to these adultery and wrath,
selfishness, strife and greed
impurity, murder and covertness
from which we all need to be freed.

Jesus, came not to condemn,
but to save those who confess
repent and turn from their sins
and no longer transgress!

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John 3:17

“For God sent not his Son
into the world to condemn
the world;
but that the world
through him might be saved.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank You Father, For My Risen Savior ~

My Father who’s in heaven,
today I bring my praise
my thankfulness to You
I just want to raise.

I thank You for Your Son,
who died on the cross for me
I’m grateful for His grace
that from sin has set me free.

I thank you for the Holy Spirit,
my seal of redemption
when back to Your throne
Jesus made His ascension.

I thank You for the lively hope,
that has taken over me
for the call to holy living
until in heaven with You l be.

My Father who’s in heaven,
to You I sing my praise
I am so thankful that today
my Savior’s life You raised!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant
mercy hath begotten us again unto
a lively hope by the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead,

To an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Happy RESURRECTION Day


Jesus Wept ~

Jesus groaned,
He moaned, He sighed
for that poor woman . . .
He even cried.

He felt the agony,
of sorrows fervent heat
for that poor woman . . .
fallen down at His feet.

Jesus wept,
real tears were shed
for that poor woman . . .
He bowed His head.

For, He too felt,
the pain, the grief
for that poor woman . . .
over death’s disbelief.

Jesus still groans,
moans and sighs
for the heartbroken . .
I’m sure He still cries!

~~~~~~~~~

John 11:32-35

“Then when Mary was come where Jesus was,
and saw him, she fell down at his feet,
saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here,
my brother had not died.

When Jesus therefore saw her weeping,
and the Jews also weeping which came with her,
he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.

And said, Where have ye laid him?
They said unto him, Lord, come and see.

Jesus wept.

~~~~~~~

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


His Stripes ~

His stripes,
my forgiven sin
His chastisement
my peace within.

His wounds,
my transgression
His death
my redemption.

His bruising,
my iniquity
His crown
my victory.

His sorrow,
my corruption
His grief
my adoption.

His stripes,
my healing
His Spirit
my sealing!

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Isaiah 53:4-5

“Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.

“But he was wounded
for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace
was upon him;
and with his stripes
we are healed.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings ~03.30.18


Sticky Note to God ~03.30.18


A Sheeple I am ~

I’m one of His sheep,
for this I am proud
I have no problem
saying this aloud.

For, He’s my Shepherd,
with Him I need not
all that I require
for me He has got.

I’m one His sheep,
it’s Jesus who I follow
for He fills the void
in a heart, once hollow.

For, He’s my Lord,
my Life and my Savior
His grace is why
I’ve my Father’s favor.

Yes, I follow Jesus,
so if that makes me a sheeple
I will not be offended  . . .
when called this by other people!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 23:1

“The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


An Albatross ~

Some say I am,
an out-dated albatross
because I still cling
to Jesus on the cross.

They say I am,
liberation’s hindrance
because I believe
in Jesus’ saving grace.

They say I am,
progression’s impediment
because I have
a Godly temperament.

They say I am,
an obstacle in the way
because I follow
the Life, Truth and Way.

But, I do not care,
what they have to say
for nothing will cause me  . . .
from God’s Word to stray!

~~~~~

2 Timothy 3:16-17

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect,
thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Gospel of Grace ~

The Gospel of Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I believe in the Gospel of grace,
by faith and by faith alone . . .
I believe only through Jesus’ blood
the sins of mankind are atoned.

I believe grace cleanses,
the effects of evil and sin
I believe Jesus our very souls
died so them He could win.

I believe grace pardons,
the guilty and shamed face
I believe Jesus upon Himself
took the brunt of our disgrace.

I believe graces heals,
the hurt, the pain, the ache
I believe Jesus our hearts
can soften, reform and remake.

I believe grace gives rest,
to the depressed and friendless
I believe Jesus came to save
all who are lonely and hopeless.

I believe in the Gospel of grace,
by faith and nothing more . . .
I believe God’s gift of grace
redeems, heals and restores!

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Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved
through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Before The World Was ~

Before the world was,
before there was day
Jesus’ love for us . .
was already on its way.

Before the earth spun,
before the night began
Jesus’ love for us . . .
was already in God’s plan.

Before the seas flowed,
before the stars twinkled
Jesus’ love for us . . .
was already being kindled.

Before the birds took on flight,
before the trees sprouted
Jesus’ love for us . .
was already getting routed.

Before the animals roamed,
before the fruit yielded
Jesus’ love for us . . .
was already being wielded.

Before things started creeping,
before the herb seeded
Jesus’ love for us . . .
was already seen as needed.

Before man was even formed,
before woman needed molding
Jesus’ love for us . . .
had already begun unfolding!

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Genesis  1.1-31

In the beginning
God created
the heaven
and the earth . . .

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Look At Me Jesus ~

Look at me Jesus,
look at what You’ve done
You took this sinner
made me with You one.

You took this hard heart,
once made of cold stone
put into me one of flesh
and made it Your home.

Look at me Jesus,
look at all You did for me
you’ve taken blinded eyes
so Your love I could see.

You took away my shame,
dried up tears, repentant
so that on Your grace
I’d become dependent.

Look at me Jesus,
look at my thankful soul
for in You it is now . . .
made complete and whole!

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Colossians 2:9-10

“For in him dwelleth
all the fulness of
the Godhead bodily.

And ye are complete in him,
which is the head of all
principality and power”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Repent, Repent, Repent ~

What ever happened to,
the old man on the street . . .
holding his sign warning
everyone that he’d meet?

There was a truth to be told,
a new kingdom was to come
and he was not too worried
about offending anyone.

Most people mocked him,
but, he didn’t feel any shame
for he wasn’t seeking after
worldly fortune or fame.

He wasn’t a rich man,
in fact he looked quite poor
but the riches that he had
were eternal and forever more.

What happened to the old man,
whose message rang a bell?
Repent ~ Repent ~ Repent
or you’ll go straight to hell!

~~~~~~

Mark 1:15

“And saying, The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God Draws Those He Knows ~

God works,
in the hearts of man
He draws those
He knows He can.

God quickens,
the souls of the ones
who by faith will partake
in the grace of His Son.

God prepares,
the minds willing
to receive His hope
peace and healing.

God pulls in,
those He knows
who will follow
the way He shows.

God works,
in man’s heart
He knew who’d be His . . .
right from the start!

~~~~~

John 6:44

“No man can come to me,
except the Father
which hath sent me
draw him: and I will
raise him up
at the last day.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Trump Bellowing Out ~

One day out of heaven,
you’ll hear a shout
along with a trump
bellowing out.

A voice you will hear,
of that of a King
signaling eternal peace
I’m here to bring.

The dead will rise up,
from their earthly grave
as they believe Jesus’ life
for their sins He gave.

Those who are yet alive,
will be caught in the air
for, they believe on the cross
Jesus their sins did too bear.

One day all will hear,
a loud trump, a shout . . .
will with Jesus you leave
or will you be left out?

~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

“For the Lord himself shall
descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain
shall be caught up together with
them in the clouds, to meet the
Lord in the air: and so shall
we ever be with the Lord.”

Wherefore comfort one another
with these words.”

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Life In Christ ~

I am happy for you,
I am so very excited
now that into your life
Jesus you invited.

I want to help you,
in your faith walk
I’ll be here for you
if you need to talk.

I know it’s not easy,
this  Christian living
so don’t be hard on yourself
but, like Jesus be forgiving.

If you should ever need,
a shoulder on which to cry
mine will be there for you
until all your tears dry.

I am so excited for you,
now that Jesus is your Savior
and I pray each day . . .
He blesses you with His favor!

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Romans 12:15

” Rejoice with them that do rejoice,
and weep with them that weep.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~03.04.18~


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