Thursday Inspiration

I hope you find this inspiring today.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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Tuesday Inspiration

I thought today that I would post one of my favorite passages from the bible. It is from Matthew, which is probably my favorite book to read in the bible. I don’t read the bible as much as I should, but I am trying to get into a daily habit of it. Hard to do, and hard to do when you feel like such a flawed human being. I almost feel hypocritical reading it sometimes, because once I finish those words I’m back to this world we live in. A place where my eyes, my thoughts, and my words deceive me. I guess none of us are perfect, right? Anyway, here’s the passage. I hope you have a great Tuesday.

Matthew 6:34

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Thanks Bible Hub for posting it.

So, do you have a favorite you would like to share?

Haiku – Groggy Eyes and A Sneak Peek at My Latest Novel

I awoke from sleep

Small brain break is now over

Re-write time again

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For those interested, here’s one of my favorite passages from the new book. The re-write still needs work, so what you read isn’t final at all. It is a just a taste of what I have been working on with my latest novel.

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            Once inside, Tom could see people scattered across the pews praying and kneeling before their Lord. As he walked and looked at them, kneeling or sitting there in the light gloom of the church, their heads changed – turned – morphed – into the heads of sheep. Then their eyes suddenly lit up with red light, and these sheep heads turned to stare at Tom. From somewhere in the back of the church he heard a dark and evil sounding – “BAAAAAAAA!”

            Tom stopped, turned, and looked to the back of the church. The devil was standing there in his dark angel form. He pointed at Tom, gave him the thumbs up, smiled, and then poofed out.

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The lead character Tom Never is a wayward sole, lost his faith at a young age. This story is about him finding himself again, the church, and reconnecting with those he left out of his life all the while trying to fend off the devil. I wrote it years ago around the time I got baptized. The story kind of popped in there when I was preparing to become a Christian. I plan to chase agents for a bit with this one and if it doesn’t work out then I will self-publish it. One way or the other, I will get it out. I believe this is probably my best work.

How about a little Christian Heavy Metal to close this post?

Haiku – Easter

Christ has died, risen

Walked out of his Earth bound tomb

Praise be to his name

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Isaiah 26:19

Your dead will live; Their corpses will rise. You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, For your dew is as the dew of the dawn, And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.

Acts 13:34-35

“And as for the fact that He raised Him up from the dead, no more to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: ‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.’ “Therefore He also says in another [Psalm], ‘Thou wilt not allow Thy Holy One to undergo decay.’

via 10 Popular Easter Bible Verses – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.com

Happy Easter!

Haiku – Heaven and Hell

Above, Heaven calls

Singing God’s praises on high

The angels, the saved

(R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio)

Hell screams from below

A cacophony of sounds

The tortured and damned

Sing me a song, you’re a singer

Do me a wrong, you’re a bringer of evil

The Devil is never a maker

The less that you give, you’re a taker

So it’s on and on and on

…it’s Heaven and Hell, oh well

The lover of life’s not a sinner

The ending is just a beginner

The closer you get to the meaning

The sooner you’ll know that you’re dreaming

So it’s on and on and on

Oh it’s on and on and on

It goes on and on and on, Heaven and Hell

I can tell, fool, fool!

Well, if it seems to be real, it’s illusion

For every moment of truth, there’s confusion in life

Love can be seen as the answer

But nobody bleeds for the dancer

And it’s on and on, on and on and on….

They say that life’s a carousel

Spinning fast, you’ve got to ride it well

The world is full of Kings and Queens

Who blind your eyes then steal your dreams

…it’s Heaven and Hell, oh well

And they’ll tell you black is really white

The moon is just the sun at night

And when you walk in golden halls

You get to keep the gold that falls

It’s Heaven and Hell

No no fool, fool!

You got to bleed for the dancer!

Fool, fool, look for the answer!

Fool, fool, fool!

via Heaven And Hell Lyrics – Black Sabbath

Inspired by the theme at

Haiku – Glory

I find grace with you

Peace, love, happiness, joy

Daily abundance

This has long be a favorite quote of mine.  It gives me motivation when my runs get tough.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

via 2 Corinthians 12:9

Last week I had some good responses doing this, so I thought I would try it again.  Share, if you will, a poem or haiku based off of the word glory.  It doesn’t have to be religious based.  Whatever represents glory in your mind is all I am looking for.  You can post it to your blog and include the link in the comments section or you can write it and leave it in the comments section.  Your choice.  Thanks again for reading, following, and participating.

Haiku – Praise

We should praise this day

Let the sun shine down on us

The cold has no hold

Okay, so I did this last week and I thought I would try it again, but this time a little different.

If you so desire you can write a Haiku or Poem based off the word Praise and what it means to you.

You can leave it in the comment section below or post it in your blog and then provide the link in the comment section below.  It is clearly your choice or you can just hit the like button.  Whatever works for you.

Thanks again for participating.

Haiku – Christian

A journey of faith

Cleansed with baptismal waters

Putrid sins washed free

I have enjoyed getting a prompt a week from Haiku Heights so I thought I would try one myself.   If anyone so desires you can write a Haiku based off of the word Christian and what that word means to you.   Just leave it in the comments section below.  Thanks for reading.  Thanks for following.

Haiku – Stryper

God’s word through music

The yellow and black attack

Christian metal band

Without a doubt, Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all-time, and certainly the most celebrated Christian metal band of all time. Comprised of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass), and Robert Sweet (drums), Stryper has been rocking since 1983, and is responsible for such ’80s metal classic albums as ‘Soldiers Under Command,’ ‘To Hell with the Devil,’ In God We Trust,’ and such MTV hit singles/videos as “Calling on You,” “Free,” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990’s, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. But it was not until their 2011 covers set, ‘The Covering,’ that the aforementioned definitive Stryper was reinstated, as the band welcomed Gaines back into the fold.

via WWW.STRYPER.COM – The Official Web Site

Poem – Behind The Wooden Cross

In

your

shadow I

will stand

Behind

the

wooden

cross

The world needs to see just how great you’re love is

Because

even

in your

shadow

I still

feel

safe

and

warm

thank

you

for all

that you

do

I have wanted to try a shape poem for some time.  Can you guess what it is?  I hope to do more of these in the future.