A Few Faithful Women – The Easter Story Part 1

INTRO: 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... Continue Reading →

Why Does the World Need a Saviour?

INTRO: With Easter fast 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 publicly. Three years of the pandemic, devastating floods and fires throughout Australia and the world,... Continue Reading →

The Mortgage Warrior

INTRO: I wrote this poem while I was working as a Finance and Mortgage Broker's Assistant. I observed in the industry that not all Mortgage Brokers are the same. All the scenarios in this poem were real client situations. This poem is written about the few outstanding brokers who specialize in helping people in difficult... Continue Reading →

Blessed are Those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness?

INTRO: 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... Continue Reading →

The Ebb and Flow of Life

INTRO: The ebb and flow of life, the highs, and lows of experiences, the coming and going of relationships, the constant fluctuation in society, the rise and fall of emotions, the continuous change in circumstance. All of life on earth and the environment are in a state of continuous change. Being destroyed then rebuilt. We... Continue Reading →

Blessed Are The Meek?

INTRO: 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... Continue Reading →

Don’t Fence Me into Your Routine

INTRO: As the end of the day approached, I kicked myself again for denying myself the time and energy needed to work on my goal of poetry. I had to learn how to set boundaries on my time, take back my overextended and misplaced energy and invest it in my own goal. I needed to... Continue Reading →

Her Touch of Simple Faith

INTRO: 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... Continue Reading →

The Black Rose Garden

Facing unwarranted criticism.

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn?

INTRO: 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... Continue Reading →

You Drive Me Crazy

INTRO: Years ago, as I wrote in my journal, my hand tensed as the pen scratched out the angry words "He drives me crazy" as I burst into song and wailed along with The Fine Young Cannibals' song "She drives me crazy." But how do you set boundaries around a Crazymaker? "What is a Crazymaker?"... Continue Reading →

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit?

INTRO: 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... Continue Reading →

A Prayer for These Troubled Times

INTRO: In response to the current flooding weather disaster that has hit my home city of Brisbane and Southeast Queensland and New South Wales this past week and the war in Ukraine, I have recorded prayers from The Anglican Church of Australia A Prayer Book for Australia. I have not been personally impacted by 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 Tussle Between My Brain Muscles

INTRO: I do, I don't, I will, I won't, I can, I can't, I should, I shouldn't, and the tussle goes on and on in my brain. Colour versus black and white. Thoughts bounced from one side of my brain to the other like a ping pong ball. Each side smashing the thoughts back and... Continue Reading →

The Busyness Excuse

INTRO: I wrote this poem to reflect a Christian perspective of time management based on the Bible 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... Continue Reading →

I Love, I Hate Journaling

INTRO: Over the decades I have had a love-hate relationship with journaling. When I talk with people about journaling, I find that it means and looks different to each one of them. Different types of journal books, some are plain, some are fancy and they hold different meanings to individuals. There is no right or... Continue Reading →

LORD, Hear Our Prayer

INTRO: 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... Continue Reading →

Saying ”I Am Too Busy” is a Cover-Up

INTRO: I spent most of my adult life helping others until I realized that I was spending too much of my time helping others. How can that be? Isn't helping others a good thing to do? Yes, it is, but not at the expense of being irresponsible and negligent of your own talents and goals... Continue Reading →

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

INTRO: 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... Continue Reading →

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