Tag Archives: Christian Poet

It’s Not About You

24 Feb

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

 

 

God loves you because of who God is.
not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
He can give you a peace this week
that surpasses all you ever knew.

 

Life does present its challenges-
of this we are all aware,
but the Lord is there throughout it all
to comfort in our despair.

 

Seeing past the pain of the present
is a recommended state of mind.
God lifts us up above our circumstances
and gives us “vision” of a special kind.

 

Are you going through a rough place?
Don’t give up in despair.
Look to Him who created you.
His presence is always there.

 

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything
by prayer and supplication, with thanks-
giving, let your request be known unto God,
and the peace that passes all understanding
will keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus,
our Lord.” Philippians 4:6

 

ocean-lighthouse

 

Practice Love

17 Feb

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

 

 

If you practice love,
you can change the world around you.
Try a little spiritual surgery.
It’s amazing what Christ can do.

 

Everything in life happens for a reason.
God wants to conform us to the image of His Son.
When confronted with life’s problems,
remember the battle has already been won.

 

“Christ in you the hope of Glory”.
It is not a new theory.
It truly is an old, old story.
It rejuvenates the weak and weary.

 

Our lower self concentrates on the “Me”
Our higher self is all about giving.
When you kneel at the Cross of God, our Savior,
that is when you truly begin living.

 

All of us are individual expressions of God.
We are channels of His love.
When we reach out to help our fellow man,
our eyes are directed to God above.

 

“We are His workmanship, created in
Christ Jesus for good works.”
Ephesians 2-10

 

sunset-cross-and-water

Photo credit Wunderground Photo

We Have Someone In Our Corner

3 Feb

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

Life can be hard sometimes.
The skies are not always blue.
It helps to know there is someone
who will say, “I believe in you.”

 

We all need encouragement at times.
Things don’t always turn out as we plan.
But no matter what the challenge may be,
reach out to your fellow man.

 

A house is made of walls and beams-
a home is built with love and dreams.
The voice that everyone wants to hear
stems from a heart sincere and dear.

 

We do have someone in our corner who cares.
He welcomes “Come unto Me”.
When you have a burden it helps to share.
He holds the key to our destiny.

 

otter-love-on-ice

Measure Your Words

27 Jan

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

Years ago an anonymous writer penned a short
poem about the merit of measuring our words:

“A wise old owl sat in an oak.
The more he saw the less he spoke.
The less he spoke the more he heard.
“Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?”

 

There is a connection between wisdom
and limiting what we say.
It is wise to be a good listener
while holding our tongue at bay.

 

Be sensitive to the needs of the one
you are speaking to.
Listen to what their heart is saying
before expressing your point of view.

 

Wisdom from above:

“Although there is a time to be quiet
and a time to speak (Eccl.3:7)
choosing to speak less allows us
to hear more.”

 

Psalm 19:14
Let the words of my mouth,
and the meditations of my heart,
be acceptable in Thy sight.
Oh Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

 

Psalm 96
Shout to the Lord
(If you are depressed you need to read the Psalms.)

 

Psalm 119
“Forever, oh Lord, your word is settled in Heaven.

 

snowy-owl

#Wunderphoto

Self Evaluation

20 Jan

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

River of Life by DiVoran Lites

River of Life by DiVoran Lites

 

 

At the end of my days, how will God evaluate
the time spent with my fellow man?
Will I have satisfied the commission
of our Lord’s ultimate plan?

 

Will I have loved my neighbor
as well as myself?
Will my “Must do” list be completed
or still found on the shelf?

 

Did I abandon the longings,
the dreams, the vision?
Did I give in to circumstance
the need for decision?

 

The still small voice of the Spirit
breaks through,
“My child, stop fretting,
I’m not through with you.”

People Need People

6 Jan

From the Heart 

Louise Gibson

colorful-crowd

 

 

Life does present challenges
that tax us to no end.
When bad things happen, and they often do-
That is when we need a friend.

 

Do you remember when someone encouraged you?
Perhaps when you were feeling low?
It helps to share your burden.
There is strength in numbers, you know.

 

Relate to people.
Call, text, or write a letter.
Just knowing someone cares
will make them feel much better.

 

Caring needn’t be costly,
amazing what a smile can do.
It’s the best face lift in town,
And warms the heart of another, too.

 

“There is little difference in people,
but that little difference makes a big
difference.
That little difference is attitude.
The big difference is whether it
is positive or negative.”

Robert Collier

 

I must end with a bit of humor.
“Don’t tell me that worry doesn’t do any good.
I know better.
The things I worry about don’t happen.”

Author unknown (but it could be any of us-
right?) : – )

 

 

The Epitome of Love

18 Nov

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

pink-butterfly

 

“One word frees us of the weight and pain of life, that word is “love”

The irony of that quote is it was written before Christ by a

Greek Tragedian.

 

We are so blessed to know that God came in the flesh to redeem
us back unto himself.
That was true love.

 

I thrive on love.
There is promise in the air.
I stand on the word of God.
I see Him everywhere.

 

He is in the air I breathe-
His promises fill my soul.
Without Him I can do nothing,
With Him, I am whole.

 

We are all so different-
still all of God’s own plan.
I marvel how He leads us
to support our fellow man.

 

I thirst to hear the words you speak-
I long to know your soul.
Tho diverse in our interests-
Our similarities make us whole.

 

 

Celebrate Who You Are

7 Oct

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

Fresh journal page by DiVoran Lites

Fresh journal page by DiVoran Lites

 

 

There is more to life
than what we can see.
Who we really are
is our true identity.

 

Don’t allow yourself to be intimidated by talents of others.
God created you to be unique!
He gave you special gifts of your own –
You are far more talented than you think.

 

We are all actors on the stage of life.
Study the script, my friend.
Notice that even the brevity of parts
doesn’t determine the end!

 

Do your best to honor the Lord –
Serve honestly and be fervent.
In the end you’ll hear the Master’s words,
“Welcome to the joy of the Lord,
good and faithful servant.”

 

Quote by Reverend Oliver G. Green
“Use what talents you have –
the woods would have little music
if no birds sang their song
except those who sang best.”

 

Make a Joyful Noise

23 Sep

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

“The holiest of all holidays are those kept

by ourselves in silence and apart.

The secret anniversaries of the heart.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

I applied Longfellow’s words to my heart

and brought Christmas into view.

I decorated my Christmas tree.

I wish I could share it with you.

 

A beautiful glass cross adorns the top,

and tiny white angels express their song.

When I keep my thoughts on Jesus, our Lord,

I have Christmas all year long.

 

The Christmas Gift

Keep Your Eyes on the One Who is Invisible

2 Sep Light in the dark

From the Heart

Louise Gibson

 

 

As a child, who did you go to for answers?
As a teenager, who was your “go-to” friend?
As an adult, do you have a mentor who helps you
find answers you seek?
You can engage the wisest person in the universe
as your councilor to the end.

 

(Without council, plans go awry,
but in the multitude of councilors
they are established. Proverbs 15:22)

 

Move in the direction of life, not fear.
Stand on the promises of God, our Savior,
He promised to always be near.

 

If you are feeling “in the dark”,
look up to “The Light”.
Keep your eyes on the one who is invisible,
He will guide you safely through the night

 

Light in the dark

 

 

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