Dorcas: The EndIt was the end,Dorcas: The End in Free Verse More Like This
and all I could think was:
"No Lord! Please!
I'm too young to die,
and I haven't finished sewing
that widow's dress.
And who else will lead
my neighbour to Christ,
and answer her questions,
or continue to teach
these women your word?
I'm too young to die!
Don't take me yet!"
But it was the end,
and there I was, dead,
and all these things
torn from my hands -
How could I forget
that they are in YOURS,
that even without me
you still work on?
My time is held
in your capable hands -
can't I trust YOU to know
better than me where it ends?
It did not end there
for you still have a plan for me.
You brought me back,
but now I think
I've finally come
It was the end
of looking at me,
and the beginning
of looking at YOU,
at you to plan my life and work,
and take it someday from my hands,
a day that only you can choose,
at just the time that you know best.
It is not MY work,
it is YOURS,
so lead me now
to do YOUR will,
and give me strength to let it go
Open my HeartLord,Open my Heart in Free Verse More Like This
open my mouth
that I may speak;
loosen my tongue
and let me dare
to sing your truth
from every rooftop,
and whisper your love
into the ears of those
hungering for you.
open my hands
that I may share;
open my eyes
to see the need
and give from the fill
overflowing from my cup,
and shine your light,
that living waters flow
to thirsting hearts.
open my heart,
let it break like yours;
change my will
and focus it on YOU.
Let my love to you
spill over to the lost,
who wander in darkness,
as I used to do,
searching for you.
Chopping OnionsI'm chopping onions today -Chopping Onions in Free Verse More Like This
so no one will know these tears are real,
so none suspect I'm breaking inside,
so that in secret, tears will fall -
I'm chopping onions today.
Too much pain has gnawed my soul,
where people hurt me,
and where I hurt myself;
my life is a prison and there's no way out -
so I'm chopping onions today.
But could it be
that someone sees,
that someone knows
even what I hide?
And that He cares
will wipe all tears
from all eyes?
I'm not chopping onions anymore
but let the tears all freely flow -
for you are here to catch them all,
for you do not deny my pain
or make me feel ashamed of it -
and you will take it all away
and give me joy and smiles again.
John 3:16God loved -John 3:16 in Free Verse More Like This
but not only me.
God gave -
but not just for me.
God saves -
but not me alone.
for the world.
Not for the polished and the proper,
or those who know His Word by heart,
nor for the righteous and the perfect,
the big and mighty or the smart -
For He came poor and weak and tiny,
for weak and tiny ones like us,
and calls to Him the hurt and sinful,
to give them freedom that will last.
So let us go and spread the message
and share His love with all we meet,
with every tribe and tongue and nation,
that everybody might be freed.
all the world.
Trust in MeThe battle blurred before her eyes. Bursts of flame from the great cavernous mouths of the dragons flickered bright and red in her unfocused vision. Dark, fuzzy shapes moved across the battlefield, some falling, some causing others to fall, and some standing lonely and forlorn, their cries of grief at the loss of a companion competing with the loud clashing of sword upon sword and the pained moans of the wounded and the dying.Trust in Me in Short Stories More Like This
She clutched her sword tightly in her bloodied hand, willing the pain to subside, willing herself to keep going, not to give up yet She could not let this battle be lost. She, the reputed Githnark Elfslayer, would never admit defeat as true as she was a warrior of the Kingdom of Orcs!
But it was no use. She hardly felt the impact of the ground as she fell. Nothing was as great as the pain penetrating her side, or the loud 'thump-thump', 'thump-thump' of her heartbeat which she knew would not last for much longer. It was the end. Githnark couldn't cha
ResurrectionAshesResurrection in Free Verse More Like This
is what's left of me
ruined and ravaged
by havoc and flames.
My pain has pressed me to the ground,
my sorrow drowned me in tears.
Now here I am
a heap of ashes
is what you give to me
fought and paid for
by your own precious blood.
My pain you took upon yourself
My sorrow washed away with your own tears.
Now here you are
and set a flame
in my heart.
A Kick in the PantsThey smokeA Kick in the Pants in Free Verse More Like This
They do drugs
They sleep around
They party all night
They pray to idols
They talk vulgar
They have no house
They have little food
They have dirty water
They have hardly money
They know no doctor
They feel afraid
They fear evil spirits
They worry for family
They fear death
They are insecure
They know no help
We go to church
We sing to God
We say we love Jesus
We say we have His Spirit
We've heard the Call so many times
Prayer for my unborn NieceLord, before you formed her in the womb, You knew her.Prayer for my unborn Niece in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Now, before she comes forth from the womb, bless her.
Bless her and keep her,
Bless her and consecrate her,
Bless her and keep her always in Your care.
Let her be strong and healthy,
Let her have a heart for You.
Biblical Names of God:ELOHIMName Meaning ReferenceBiblical Names of God:ELOHIM in Settings More Like This
ELOHIM GOD the Creator and Judge Genesis 1:1
ELOHIM AVINU GOD our Father
ELOHEI AVOTENU The GOD of our Fathers Deuteronomy 26:7
Titles of Jesus:Revelation1:15Titles of Jesus:Revelation in Historical More Like This
The Faithful Witness &
Biblical Names of GOD:ELOAHName ELOAHBiblical Names of GOD:ELOAH in Historical More Like This
Meaning GOD, the mighty One
GOD, the One worthy of being Worshipped
Reference Deuteronomy 32:15
Name ELOAH SELICHOT
Meaning The GOD of Forgiveness
Reference Nehemiah 9:17
Name ELOAH YA'AKOV
Meaning The GOD of Jacob
Reference Psalm 114:7
Being a ChristianMany people think that they are Christians because they belong to a congregation.Being a Christian in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Others think its because they come from a Christian background.
Others think its because they were born in a certain country.
Or because they believe in God and do good works.
It's not like that at all.
Being a Christian isn't belonging to a congregation.
It isn't walking down an aisle or being baptized.
It isn't just saying "I believe in God."
It isn't even following the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule.
Being a Christian means believing that Jesus Christ is who He said He is;
The Son of God and the only way to heaven.
It means making a total commitment to Jesus Christ.
It means making Him the Savior and Master of your life.
Biblical Names of GOD:YAHWEHBiblical Names of GOD:YAHWEH in Settings More Like This
THE LORD GOD
Name Meaning Reference
Biblical Names of GOD:ELAHName MeaningBiblical Names of GOD:ELAH in Settings More Like This
ELAH GOD the Awesome One Deuteronomy 32:15
GOD the Everlasting One Deuteronomy 32:15
ELAH AVAHATI GOD of my Fathers &
Pray for Iranian PastorI read this off some news logs:Pray for Iranian Pastor in Profiles More Like This
Please pray that the Lord spares the life of Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani.
He's "the head of a network of Christian house churches in Iran" and "could be
executed as soon as midnight Wednesday in Tehran for refusing to recant his
religious beliefs and convert to Islam," according to media reports.
Please pray the Lord uses him to encourage Iranian believers
and Muslim Background Believers (MBBs) in the Islamic world to
stand strong for Jesus Christ.
Pray, too, that the gospel message would spread throughout Iran and the epicenter
as a result of the international pressure for Pastor Nadarkhani's release and
that many would be saved.
Biblical Names of GOD: ELName Meaning ReferenceBiblical Names of GOD: EL in Settings More Like This
EL BETHEL GOD of the House of GOD Genesis 35:7
Her Golden Wings*Slowly the sound of a guitar fills the air*Her Golden Wings in Free Verse More Like This
She was born to a fallen world,
With made up games and dirty rules.
She tried so hard to flip the right cards,
Falling so short of a Royal flush.
Her procaine heart shattering to pieces.
*The strings of the guitar begin getting worked faster, making its sound echo louder*
She gave it her best, offering him her heart,
Suffering, time and again at his hands.
Where the smile feels so very fake,
But she works it for the crowd.
Hoping to believe, to make him see,
Her amazing heart,
Of the pureness and love she has to give.
*The guitar softening again, staying like that for a few moments before increasing in tone.*
He wont see, nor will he ever believe,
That what he has in his hands, is an Angel.
Ripping her precious golden wings apart,
Draining her blood in the dirt.
Leaving her there, alone in the darkness,
The fallen wrapping their claws around her.
*The sound of the instrument fades softly*
A hand reaches
I don'tI don't always have to know,I don't in Free Verse More Like This
All the answers to every question.
When silence is better than any words,
To see in the eyes, to learn their mysteries.
I don't understand everything about myself,
Or the situations all of us go through.
But I try to see the positive in it all,
For both you and I.
I don't always have the strength,
To stand in all these storms.
When pride reaches down and squeezes tight,
Even when I cry in the dead of night.
I don't understand how I can feel,
So weak at times, yet so strong and brave.
But I hold on tight believing in His truths,
To get me through.
I don't always have to know why You do the things You do,
To explain in depth the reasons for Your wondrous signs.
I just trust and believe in You,
Because You are the faithful One.
My Shepherd.All my life I felt so small,My Shepherd. in Free Verse More Like This
Like a needle trapped in a haystack.
No arms or legs to move me,
So I remain, slain to my sin.
When Someone came along,
Picked me up and dusted me off.
I felt like He'd turned me into a jewel,
Spotless, shameless, alive.
He then gave me arms and legs,
To move on my own.
He placed a smile on my face,
One I never had.
He told me to follow Him,
I leapt to be His sheep.
A wolf came among the flock,
He clothed himself in wool.
Even mimicking the sounds we made,
He tried to lead us astray.
To run from our shepherd,
To the wilderness beyond.
He beckoned us onward,
I followed in his steps.
When I struck the rock,
I cried out in pain.
To see the wolf reveal himself,
His eyes filled with mocking laughter.
His fangs snapping at my legs.
I closed my eyes and cried again.
With a strike from His rod,
The wolf was blown away.
He stood his ground, growling his claim.
The Shepherd's rod was lifted and soon sent the wolf away,
Now with the danger gone He bent down,
Took me i
PurityPerhaps holding so firmly has its faults,Purity in Free Verse More Like This
Though we must all believe in something.
Something to hold onto, to grip with our lives,
No matter what it is, we don't waver from it.
Even when others try to tear us from our path.
Unlike those that steal the innocence,
Those that take the essence of another.
To rip it apart and burn it to the dust
We try to believe in something bigger than that,
To help one another in times of need.
Rings of promise circled around a finger,
Silver and small to protect the selected skin.
Not bound in a humanly marriage,
But bound to a promise stronger than life.
To stay within God's law until the right time.
Ignorance is often clouded in their minds,
As if nothing so Big as God can truly exist.
But how so can the wind truly exist if He can't?
They are the same in many ways,
Evident to everyone who simply listens and feels.
To what effect do our beliefs truly reign?
Catching the ear of a passer by,
Or the stranger seeing the l
Suicide, overcome the pain.Suicide, overcome the pain. in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I felt it in my chest,
How he was falling.
That his feelings for me-
-where slowly dying.
It made me feel hollow,
Broken and so desperate-
-to fix what he was breaking.
Weren't we special?
Wasn't our love going to-
-reach the mountain tops?
Because it was real,
Because we were truly in love.
But you filled my head,
With a beautiful image-
of our future together.
Only to tear them apart.
So you pushed me away,
And didn't care that I was being torn.
And for once I tilted my head,
and looked to end it all.
Suicide, that was the answer,
The answer to ending this ache inside.
You were letting go of me,
So I needed to let go of life....
A walk in a daze,
My dog at my side.
And in the silence,
I thought of my life.
Of the people who loved me;
Of the pets I couldn't leave,
And how God would grieve.
How selfish would I be?
If I killed myself
and left them to clean it up?
The pain I'd inflect on them,
The lives I'd ruin.
Just because one person lied to me,
That one person didn't truly
My SonSleep little one, for Your day will come.My Son in Free Verse More Like This
Sleep, rest and be at peace My Son, for Your day will come.
Play and laugh My Son, for Your day will come.
Learn the scriptures My Boy, for Your day will come.
Trust and believe in Me My Son, for Your day will come.
Overcome temptation without regret, for Your day will come.
Teach those You disciple dear Son, for Your day is near.
Use the gifts I have given You, for Your day is near.
Heal the deaf, the blind, the dead My Son, for Your day is near.
Withstand the pain My Son, for Your day is near.
Cry out with each lash My Son, for Your day is near.
Carry their sins onto that cross My Son, for Your day is near.
Death shall not overtake You My Son, for Your day is near.
Arise from the tomb My Son, for Your day is here.
Welcome them with love My Son, for Your day is here,
Return to My Throne My Son, for Our day is Here.
A growing LightBare feet slapped against the wooden floor as the sound of the door opening caught the little girl's attention. Tearing around the corner with her smile stretching wide across her child like face she sprung into the arms of the 43-year-old man, her father. "Daddy!" Her cry was joyous and filled with excitement as her little arms wrapped around his neck. The look in the man's own blue eyes mirrored the girl's emotions, both excitement and love beaming in their depths.A growing Light in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
"Hello sweetheart, how was your day?" His voice was strong and tender. Carefully he set his daughter back on the ground and they crossed the small area to the kitchen where he grabbed a bottle of water and downed half of it in two swigs.
"I had a good day daddy, Hope and I played outside most of the afternoon and when we got tired we got a snack and spent the rest of the time doing homework." The little girl's face wrinkled in mock disgust before the expression quickly dropped off to the happy grin that'd been there merely
Light and darkness.Silence surrounds us.Light and darkness. in Free Verse More Like This
Brick walls to keep us imprisoned,
Blocked out from any source of light.
Demons attacking from the utter darkness,
Tearing at us, trying to kill our spirits.
Continually they come, with claws against flesh...
God I pray to You,
Begging for forgiveness.
In our dying hour we cry for You,
As we hit the ground, with bodies bleeding.
These ugly creatures upon us, wanting our souls,
We cry, we cry, we cry for You.
In a flash like Lightning You came,
With a wave of Your hand the creatures tremble.
They beg You not to harm them,
But Your Light, Your Holiness burns them.
They flee into the darkness they came from,
As You come to us and lift us up.
You mend the wounds and heal the scars,
"You are Forgiven.'
With that Saving Grace we are made new,
In the Glorious Splendor of Your Light.
Live and not dieI can't imagine what you must've gone through,Live and not die in Free Verse More Like This
that would make you decide to fly away like this.
Was the suffering you felt worse than the love I gave?
When one night you looked so normal, holding my hand,
With silent laughter filling the air around us.
How come I didn't notice that distant look in your eyes?
I cry myself to sleep every night now.
because the pillow on the other side of the bed-
is empty and cold from the absence of you.
The exact way my heart is, because you were its beat.
You kept the fire in me alive and burning.
But now this vessel is like a sinking ship- too far gone.
Wherever you dwell can you see how you destroyed me?
Is the freedom from this life worth the pain you left behind?
Life is no longer worth bearing-
Because air isn't worth breathing without you;
The escape you took is just as tempting.
Had love been gone from our lives,
than maybe it'd all make better sense.
But only the jump seems to lure me in.
Baby, meet me wherever we go.
'God take this
Edventure: TYD Ch 1Edventure: TYD Ch 1 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 1: Lost at sea
"Double D!" a harsh, ear-piercing voice sounded. Double D looked up from his sitting spot and replied: "Yes?"
"Wake up! Help me continue to set up the scam!" Eddy shouted as loud as possible.
This day seemed the same as usual. Eddy plotted what he called: Ed's Sailing Lessons. Using a couple boats and a canoe they had from their houses, they planned to set a sailing lesson course. Double D was busy now towing all the boats over to creek-side. There was a total of 3 boats. A canoe, a sailboat, and a motor boat, accommodating 3 each (the three eds and the six other kids). All the Eds wore the same hats they had during their creek cruise venture. Double D this time had a back pack, a large one, containing his petal steel guitar (to his disappointment) and some sailing equipment.
"Lumpy, get the pigeons, this will be the score of the year!" Eddy shouted.
Ed gave a simple gesture and ran off. Double D had a map and writing a course for the sailing to go through. Eddy
Edventure: TYD Ch 2Edventure: TYD Ch 2 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 2: The welcoming committee
"Rougeport?" Nazz asked. "Never heard of this place."
"I personally don't like the name. It's probably best if we remain prepared for anything around here." Double D said. They jumped out of their boat. The new environment around them was rather uninviting, as opposed to Peach Creek. Judging by the name alone only suggested of a high crime-rate.
"Nazz can you help me for a second?" Double D asked. "I want to secure a rope so we don't loose our ship."
"Sure." She replied. Nazz jumped back in their partially damaged craft, then threw a rope over the side to Double D. He picked it up and began tying it to a nearby pole.
"I think I got it, come back up." Double D said. She climbed back up.
"Thanks." Double D said to her. Double D still couldn't believe that he was alone in this new place… alone with her.
Just then, he noticed the knot was starting to undo itself, and the ocean was taking their boat.
"My knot!" Double D said.
"Ahoy, kid! You're doing it wr
Edventure: TYD Ch 34Edventure: TYD Ch 34 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 34: Stranded
Double D had no idea what happened to him. He saw darkness, though he could hear peace. There was a quiet sound of waved crashing, and the sound of sea-gulls. He noticed he felt comfortable. Though for some reason, he was completely unable to see. He tried to open his eyes, but could not.
"Hello?" he asked quietly. Nothing.
He rubbed his face, and finally forced his eyes to open.
In difference to the darkness, the light was blinding. He covered his eye again, until they could adjust to the difference. When they did, the inspected his surroundings.
He was lying on his back on sand. The sea touched his now exposed feet. He was covered in sand and water. He got up slowly. Nearby, small wooden debris where scattered on the beachside. Palm trees moved softly in the winds. There seemed to be a jungle nearby.
He decided to check himself for damage: the most distressing being his hat was missing. His shoes and socks also seemed to be gone, and his remaining cloths tattered
Edventure: TYD Ch 8Edventure: TYD Ch 8 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 8: Boggly Woods
"So, where to, guys?" Goombella asked.
"The pipe leading underground." Double D answered. "We have to go to Boggly Woods and find that next star."
They ran down the streets of Rougeport, until the successfully made it to the pipe.
Mario jumped into the pipe, followed shortly afterwards by the rest of the guys.
"So, where do we look?" Nazz asked.
"I don't know. All we know is that it is somewhere underneath the city." Double D responded.
"Well, that helps." Nazz said.
"Cheer up, Nazz-girl." Rolf said. "Compared to the duel with the beast Hooktail, this can not be as difficult, yes?"
"I hope not. What we went through back there was hard enough." Koops said.
A couple hours passed before they stopped and accepted the truth.
"Let's face it, we're frick'n lost!" Goombella said.
"Yeah. We've been down here for like, two hours now. It's clear we're not going to find any pipe
Edventure: TYD Ch 4Edventure: TYD Ch 4 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 4: The Cowardly Koopa
"Well, are we ready to head out?" Goombella asked.
"Not yet." Nazz said. "We just got to wait for Double D to be back."
Mario, Nazz and Goombella waited at the town square.
Double D was visibly coming up from the stairs to the center. In one hand, he held a long metal rod. On the rod was engraved "SS Intelligence."
"What are you doing with that stuff?" Nazz asked.
"I went back to the sailboat and extracted some supplies from it. This, um, rod I have is for battle." Double held it out to show them.
"But you hate violence." Nazz said.
"I also hate the fact that our friends are missing and a kingdom is in terrible danger. I have to do this, whether I like it or not." Double D said.
"Right, and without any more time to loose, we got to head for Petal meadows." Goombella reminded them. They all nodded in response, then headed for the pipe leading underground.
"I know there's a pipe leading to the meadows down there." Goombella said.
"Right." Nazz said. Mario ju
Edventure: TYD Ch 5Edventure: TYD Ch 5 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 5: Dragon of Petal Meadows
They ran from Petalburg almost instantly after that. They kept running until the reached a strange stone formation. A few stones one the ground had strange carved holes in them.
"Here." Mario said. Nazz placed the two stones they found in the carvings, as a key to a door. When both where in place, a stone suddenly broke nearby, revealing a pipe underneath it.
"Let's go." Double D sounded unnaturally determined. They jumped in the pipe, this time lead by Double D. They emerged at the a large doorway. They ran inside and found a large chamber.
"What's that thing?" Nazz asked after spotting what looked like a trampoline.
"A springboard. Um… It can be used to reach higher areas." Koops told her.
"Good, up there." Double D pointed to a platform higher up in the chamber. He jumped on the board and sent himself up to it. Mario followed with Koops and Goombella, with Nazz covering the rear of the group. They saw another door up there and walked through it. Th
Edventure: TYD Ch 44Edventure: TYD Ch 44 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 44: Decisions
Double D's alarm clock awoke him. He yawned and got up from his sleeping bag. It was pleasant to awaken in a nice warm house as opposed to inside a muggy old tent.
Frankly was in his usual spot, reading his books. The others where inside, watching TV, or eating breakfast.
"Good morning." Double D said.
"Glad to see you up. We still have about three hours before we board the train." Goombella said.
"That's an issue I wanted to discuss. How are we going to decide who will be going on the train?" Double D asked.
"Way ahead of you. We took a vote and decided that we would play a card game." Nazz said.
"That's a bit risky. Which game?" Double D asked.
"5 card stud." Kevin said. "With every turn we deal out the cards, we will eliminate the one with the worst hand. When we reach the last 7, they will the winners."
"Hmm… that may not be fair. Does everyone here know how to play?" Double D asked.
"Yeah. We taught them before you woke up." Nazz said.
"Are you sure you want
Edventure: TYD Ch 27Edventure: TYD Ch 27 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 27: Imposter from Reality
"You're…" Vivian was incapable of speech.
"…what's wrong?" Double D asked. He felt the top of his head, and screamed himself the second he realized his hat was missing.
"OH NO!" he covered his head with both hands. He had long black hair that looked messy (because it was constantly underneath his hat), though as a shadow, it didn't matter what color his hair was.
Though the most odd and notable feature seemed to be hiding behind shady hair. On a high point of his forehead, there was a metallic-like circular object. It was no larger then a quarter in size. On this object seemingly imbedded on Double D's forehead, was a carved symbol of an eye.
Double D shouted, taking back his slightly torn hat and placing it on his head. He had no die what would happen next.
Vivian looked to be in disbelief. "…I know who you are."
"WHAT!" Double D asked. "If she knows I'm Double D, we may have to fight… and neither of us are in condition for that."
"How long have you b