Her Fragrant Love For Jesus

Intro: This poem tells the story of the unnamed woman's extravagant action in pouring a whole jar of expensive perfumed oil over Jesus' head dripping down to His feet found in Luke 7:36-50. Some commentaries say it was Mary Magdalene, some say, Mary, sister of Martha and Lazareth. I am leaving her nameless because the... Continue Reading →

The Unchangeability of Change

Change is an inevitable part of life Intro: Sometimes when change presents itself, and we don't accept it. Fear can hold us back from accepting change in our lives. Many times, we have no choice but to accept change whether that it is good or bad for us. Change can be uncomfortable and scary. It... Continue Reading →

Blessed are the pure in heart?

This poem is based on the sixth of The Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5 verse 8 'Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.' This Beatitude has both a physical and spiritual meaning. On the day when Jesus taught these Beatitudes, He spoke of a future world where the pain and sorrow... Continue Reading →

Blessed are the Merciful, for they shall receive Mercy.

Mercy reminds me of the Japanese art of Kintsugi, meaning "golden joinery,' which treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to discard or throw away. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. When we seek mercy from... Continue Reading →

A Daughter’s Care – Women of the Bible

As Mother's Day approaches I have reposted this poem based on the Bible Story of a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law, Naomi and Ruth. Although great tragedy struck their family, Ruth proves herself a devoted daughter-in-law, wife and mother. Beverley Joy. A Daughter's Care - PODCAST Young and beautiful, pleasant and married To a strong family... Continue Reading →

The Passion of Mary Magdalene

This poem is Part 2 of the Easter Story. It is the story of Mary Magdalene at the tomb on that first Easter Sunday morning. The two feature images I edited together show Mary's depth of sorrow at the cross and the risen Lord soon to become the height of joy for her. Jesus shows... Continue Reading →

A Few Faithful Women – The Easter Story Part 1

This Easter weekend we remember what Jesus did out of love for God, His Father and for us, God's creation. This Christian poem is Part one of two Easter poems. It tells the story of the few faithful women, including Mary Magdalene, who cooked, helped and supported Jesus as He travelled through townships and villages... Continue Reading →

Why Does The World Need A Saviour?

With Easter fastly approaching, we take time out of our busy lives to reflect on what Jesus came to earth over 2,000 years ago to achieve. What a time in history to share this poem for the first time publically. Three years of the pandemic, devastating floods and fires throughout Australia and the world, the... Continue Reading →

Blessed are Those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?

This poem is based on the fourth of The Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5 verse 6 'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.' This Beatitude has both a physical and spiritual meaning. Jesus lived on earth at a time when many of the Jews struggled, living in poverty, burdened by... Continue Reading →

Blessed Are The Meek?

What does it mean to be meek? Does meek mean weak? Why are the meek blessed by God? What did Jesus mean by this Beatitude? This poem is based on the third Beatitude, verse five of The Beatitudes, Matthew Chapter 5:1-12. 'Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.' In ancient Greek, meek was a... Continue Reading →

Her Touch of Simple Faith

This poem is based on the story of The Woman With The Bleeding Issue which is found in the Bible in Mark Chapter 5 verses 21-33. Some stories of women in the Bible touch on sensitive women's health issues and this story is one of them. In these modern days, women in the developed world... Continue Reading →

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn?

Can tears of joy and tears of sadness flow from our eyes at the same time? The last thing we want to hear when we are deeply mourning is "Cheer up, it will be all right." Where is the happiness in mourning? Does Jesus only bless us when we are mourning? Who comforts the poor... Continue Reading →

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit?

What does it mean to be blessed? What does it mean to be poor in spirit? Why would the poor be happy? What did Jesus mean by this? Does he mean poor financially, poor in health, poorly educated? And why is the kingdom of heaven theirs? This poem is based on the first of The... Continue Reading →

The Beatitudes of Jesus

Intro: This poem introduces the Beatitudes, or blessings, found in Matthew chapter 5 verses 1 to 12, one of the well-known passages of the Bible, yet one of the most misunderstood. The Beatitudes is like a multi-faceted diamond. When you pick it up and inspect it closely, it sparkles in its many brilliant facets, each... Continue Reading →

The Busyness Excuse

I wrote this poem to reflect a Christian perspective of time management based on the story of Martha and Mary found in the Bible, Luke 10:38-42. We read of the choices Martha and Mary made the day Jesus came to stay at their place as they were close friends. Although this was a regular occurrence,... Continue Reading →

Lord, Hear Our Prayer

As our lives gather momentum into a New Year, I have republished this Christian poem which is based on The Lord's Prayer, found in the Bible in Matthew Chapter 6 verses 9 to 13. This is my favourite poem and I believe, an important poem to keep front of mind. When I first wrote this... Continue Reading →

Knowing God’s Will is one thing, Accepting it is another

What if we don't like where God is leading us? How do I process uncertainty around God's Will for my life? How do I proceed with God's Will? As I started setting goals for this New Year, I was inspired to write this poem, and last week's poem titled What is God's Will For You... Continue Reading →

What is God’s Will For You in 2022?

It's the summer holiday session in Australia when most church community activities stop from early December till the end of January when the students go back to school, college or university and the new year gets into full swing again. Like me, you probably make plans and set goals for the new year for family,... Continue Reading →

Back To The Garden

The Story of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world, has come full circle. It began in the Garden of Eden and will end in God's new garden. This Feature Image is the same one I used in The Christmas Story in the Garden of Eden Part 1. My interpretation of this image is that... Continue Reading →

Quick, Save The Saviour

This poem is about the events that followed the visit of the Wise Men, or Magi, to Joseph, Mary and the child King, Jesus. You can read the story in Matthew chapter 2 verses 13 to 23. The ruler of that region, King Herod, who was known to murder anyone he thought was a threat... Continue Reading →

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