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Tender words of God soothing my soul;

Harmonious and sweet hymns soon follow.

Awake and stirring inside of me

Never ending source of lasting peace.

Kindest showers of blessings from Jesus;

Flowing and bubbling through the Holy Spirit.

Under the Lord’s loving and ever watchful eye

Lingering in the stillness with a contented sigh.

Hearing and cherishing the sweet words of him;

Ever mindful of God’s all-knowing wisdom.

After a long and struggling day,

Remembering Jesus is still leading the way.

Trusting and believing fully in him,

My heart is happy and thankful within.



Guide and teacher of God and his amazing love.

Ever passionately kind to help the sick, the mute, and the blind.

Never forsaking, never forgetting; always loving, always forgiving.

Trustworthy and wise, he softly wipes the tears from our eyes.

Listens with tender care to our silent and unseen prayers

Empathic and understanding while remembering his time of suffering.

Savior of all who have sinned as we are drawn closer to him.

Healer of the broken heart and soul, making us stronger and whole.

Eternally and forever faithful, never leaving or letting us go.

Protective shield through every storm keeping us safe from harm.

Hears and sees our tears; knows all our pains through the years.

Everlasting and loving friend on whom we can always depend.

Rescuer and redeemer who saves us for life forever after.

Deliverer of never ending hope and lasting peace for our souls.




Raindrops patter and fall emitting

A fresh scent and a dampened glow

While the warming sun melts away

The last of the lingering snow.

The brittle, dead grass turns green

Coming to life once again.

Baby leaves sprout on the trees

As robins build their nests and sing.

The vast aqua blue sky crowns the

Washed and renewed earth

Generating a sense of hope to

The weary and tired world.

Winter has finally exited marking

The end of its blistery season

Just as the wise and loving Lord

Had planned in his infinite reason.

Writing 101 Assignment 14: Dear God I Want to be the Captain



Dear God,

Today while reading a science fiction book, the word “captain” stuck out to me. Of course, I’ve seen this word many times and I’ve never consider myself to be a captain of a fine ship.  I heard that a famous poet, William Earnest Henley once said, “I am the captain of my soul” in his poem, Invictus.  Although, I don’t consider myself to be a captain I do like to be in charge and in control of my life and have a say in everything. This is especially true when I think I cannot trust in others.

Recently, I experienced a sudden mishap that caused me to not trust, to not be content, and to not believe.  Someone made an honest mistake, which for me led to unexpected and unwanted consequences; even somewhat costly ones. Sadly, I even lost faith in not believing that you would help me and that you would show me the solution, the answer, to my unexpected dilemma. I allowed myself to become too overwrought and irate about it. I also decided to not trust, Instead, I would do whatever I can to stay in charge of whatever the situation in life might be! Yes, that’s the answer, I will be the captain  and never mind anyone else’s help or suggestions offered to me.

Well, God, it didn’t take long for me to realize that I still needed to trust, wait, and be content. For during my overwrought state, I tried in vain to solve my own problem but nothing worked.  Many aspects of that situation remained out of my control including time.  I knew I needed to solve this problem within a certain timeframe and I became increasingly irate and frantic as all of my efforts amounted to nothing.

Though too impatient to do so, I learned that I just needed to wait.  I needed to discipline myself, be content, and choose to trust. And yes, as always, you The Forever Faithful One, showered your grace upon me although I did not deserve it. You led me to the solution in your own way and in your own time. I’ve no doubt now, that you were testing me and I failed utterly. So Lord as I wander along this life’s path and if I ever get it in my head, that I want to be the captain, the one in absolute charge, please lovingly remind me that you are the admiral in my life. And that you are the Heavenly Father in loving charge of me.