Category Archives: Poetry Corner

My oh-so meager attempt
To write in ways that, to some, don’t make sense.

I do so because somehow
It brings joy to my Lord ~ no doubt!

Joy Realized ~ Prized Heritage: Poems For Karina

A bouquet for Karina

A bouquet for Karina

I no longer do, but for nearly twenty years, I worked as a baby nurse. I’ve attended many deliveries, held hundreds of newborns and seen countless tears by overjoyed parents.  No matter how often I witnessed the birth of a newborn, though, it never diminished my awe of the event.

Babies are a miracle from God.  Their arrival into this world brings a joy like nothing else.

It was an honor for me to write the following poems on behalf of Karina (Karina’s Thought) and her husband Kevin, in celebration of the birth of their first child, a son. 

One, Two, Three ~ Joy Realized

One cry from a newborn babe,
Our lives, now completely changed.
One glimpse at a tiny face,
Our plans, now rearranged.

Two eyes gazing back at us,
Our pride, now overflows.
Two hands, reaching out in trust,
Our love, now ever grows.

Three lives making family,
Our hearts, now intertwined.
Three souls meeting finally,
Our joy, now realized.

Although newborns typically bring much joy, there is also an inherent responsibility for the parents.  God forms a child in the mother’s womb, and then delegates the upbringing to mere humans.  The good news for parents, especially first time ones, is that He does not leave them to flounder, trying to figure out what to do in trying to raise their precious little one.

Contained within the pages of God’s Word are numerous passages and illustrations, teaching us how to raise our children.  To do it right, we must use Scripture as our sole authority.  Adding in the godly wisdom of Christian mentors and prayer supporters provides the path to successful parenting, especially in these troubled times.

Prized Heritage

Precious angels,
Blessed miracles;
Entrusted to us,
  Their hearts pliable.

Priceless treasures,
Needing to know;
Dependent on us,
So, Truth we must show.

Purposed offspring,
God’s own reward;
Expected from us,
To train in the Lord.

Prized heritage,
Gifts to raise right;
Requires that by us
On God we rely.

****

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.”
Psalm 127:3
NKJV

Many blessings Karina and Kevin!
With love, Sue
09/2014

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Heavenly Serenity

Serenity ~ one of my favorite pictures I took early one foggy morning

Serenity ~  taken early one foggy morning

Heavenly Serenity

Heavenly serenity
A place of perfect rest
Free of calamity
Of wars and pestilence
Wondrous tranquility
Where peace weds discontent
Throughout eternity
No more unhappiness
God’s sweet serenity
Will bring true blessedness

****

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
Revelation 21:4

“He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
Psalm 46:9

Tranquility

Tranquility

Won’t it be wonderful there?

****

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God’s Love Invading

Color invading the surroundings

Invading ~ the surroundings

God’s Love Invading

I look around
And see God’s love
Invading
Every aspect of my life
And that’s a good thing

It’s flame
Igniting every fiber of my soul

I look behind
And see God’s mercy
Covering
Every sin-stained part of me
And that’s a saving thing

It’s benefits
Blessing every step of my eternity

I look ahead
And see God’s faithfulness
Fulfilling
Every one of His promises
And that’s a wondrous thing

It’s encouragement
Conquering every doubt in my being

I look above
And see God’s handiwork
Amazing
Every crevice of my heart
And that’s a glorious thing

It’s majesty
  Rising up as praise in my spirit

****

“Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.”
Psalm 40:16

I took the photo above, while on a trip with my husband to the Gulf earlier this year.  This was just one of the stunningly beautiful sunsets we saw.  It was as if the hues of orange and red invaded our surroundings, rendering permanent change to the landscape. 

God invaded the landscape of our world with love, when He sent us the Son. Through Jesus, the Father’s love drew near, and dwelt among us. However, God never intended that love simply to come near and just surround us. He longs for Christ’s sacrificial love to invade us, in a good way.

*If you let God, His love will invade your depravity, erase your past, and rearrange your destiny.  He will interrupt your plans and ignite your spirit with a song of praise.

Have you merely heard of God’s love?  Will you allow His love instead to invade your life, for good?

For more of my poetry, see Poetry Corner

God's Love Invading poetry corner


Should I Assume? ~ Keep Praying for Prodigals

Should I AssumeShould I assume all is OK,
When I never hear from your lips
That you long for God’s word
And that His presence, you miss?

Should I stop worrying
That you are teetering on the edge,
When the world means more
Than following Christ instead?

Should I just leave you alone
And stop longing for your return,
Since you seem happy far from home
And seem content to stay lukewarm?

The truth is that I will never give up
Or stop praying because, you see,
Heaven and hell are both real
And last for an eternity.

****

“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment
Hebrews 9:27

“But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
1 Peter 4:7

Like me, do you have a prodigal who has wandered far from home?  Are you unsure about the certainty of their salvation?  No matter what the circumstances look like, purpose in your heart never to give up.  Instead, keep praying and believing for their return to Christ. 

God loves His prodigals.  He never gives up on them.

© Sue Nash/2014

For more of my poems, see Poetry Corner

Consider it Done ~ Victory in Christ

Light ahead

Light ahead

Recite to me your worries;
I have the answer for each one.
You may not understand your problems,
But for each the victory is won.

Share with Me your sorrows;
Don’t hesitate to pour them out.
You may not see a way through the night,
But there’s light ahead, never doubt.

Unload on Me your burdens;
Lay them at my feet one by one.
You may not think there’s any hope left,
But with My help, consider it done

“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1Corinthians 15:57

Early one morning while at Gulfshores

Early one morning while at Gulfshores

© Sue Nash/2014

For more poetry, see Poetry Corner

Moonrise ~ Reflection of God’s Magnificence

Moonrise Reflect

Moonrise Reflect ~ my favorite

‘Tis easiest
When one sees the moon,
To sing enthralled
With a catchy tune.

Like a line from
Silvery Moon first,
Followed up with
A Moonshadow verse.

But songs inspired,
  Can never depict
God’s wondrous ways,
Or His might eclipse.

The moon and stars,
Mere reminders of
The God who formed
Everything above.

Far best when we
View the lunar light,
To praise the One
Whose works bring delight.

Words can’t describe,
Nor fully reflect,
Such matchless awe;
God’s magnificence.

Moonrise Split

Moonrise Split

When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; what is man, that Thou art mindful of him?
Psalm 8:3,4

Moonrise Shore

Moonrise Shore

I hope you enjoyed my moon pictures taken while at the beach recently.  I enjoy songs like Moonshadow and By the Light of the Silvery Moon; however, when observing the moon’s splendor, I would rather sing praises to the God who formed it.

Moonrise Last

Moonrise Last

I will always treasure the time spent with my husband on this beautiful evening, and will remember the magnificence of the moon.  Above is one last view before it slipped behind the clouds. 

Got a favorite of these photos?  I’d love to know which one!

Blessings
© Sue Nash/2014

For more of my poems, see Poetry Corner

No Greater Love ~ Matchless Valentine

Original was a yellow rose, but I changed it to B&W with rosy shading

Original was a yellow rose, but I changed it to B&W and added rosy shading

Unique
The rarest treasure
Supreme
Beyond all measure

Destined
For Calvary’s tree
Selfless
  Paid our penalty

Yielded
Our sins to cover
Willing
For friends and brothers

Endured
Cruel agony
Offered
Life for you and me

Open
Always room for more
Hoping
Lost sheep to restore

God’s love
None greater than Thine
Matchless
Is this Valentine

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
John 15:13
ESV

© Sue Nash/ 2014

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