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 →

What is God’s Will for You?

INTRO: 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... Continue Reading →

Mary and Elizabeth – The Christmas Story Part 5

INTRO: What would Joseph think of her? What would her family and community say? This is the story of Mary's visit to stay with her cousin Elizabeth and telling Joseph what the angel had told her. This poem looks at Mary's reaction to receiving this wonderful yet life-changing news from God's angel. How could Mary,... Continue Reading →

The Blame Game

INTRO: This Christian poem is part three of the story of Adam and Eve, Genesis 3 verses 8 to 13. While Adam and Eve hide from God, they wait anxiously for they know that when God comes walking into the garden, they will have to explain to God what they have done. Beverley Joy PODCAST... Continue Reading →

Gotch Eve

They had learnt through this experience That God their creator did indeed Know what was best for them God was right and the creature had lied. A verse from my poem 'Wrong Game Move' Part two of a four-part series based on the Bible Story of Adam and Eve. Why not listen to or read... Continue Reading →

Wrong Game Move

INTRO: This Christian poem is based on Genesis 3 verse 7, being part two of the Bible story of Adam and Eve. Part one was my poem titled 'Sweet Temptation' based on Genesis 3 verses 1-6. Following the decision that Adam and Eve made to disobey God by eating the forbidden fruit, they scramble to... Continue Reading →

My Weakness versus God’s Strength

INTRO: This Christian poem is based on the Bible verse 2 Corinthians12:9 'And (the Lord) said to me "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.' Beverley Joy PODCAST - My... Continue Reading →

God Bless You Dad

INTRO: My dad is now 91 years of age and has been in aged care for three years. I started writing this poem in 2018 when dad went to live in an aged care home and finished it for this Father's Day 2021. Over the past few years, I have watched him fight to hold... Continue Reading →

God’s River of Nourishment

God feeds and nourishes my heart and soul To cleanse my thoughts, to quench my thirst To grow my trust and love of Him To remind me of His power and strength. A verse from my poem 'The Valley's Secret' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com... Continue Reading →

God Floods My Valley with Peace

God controls and directs His Living Water That flows and roars loud and strong Through the weir of my heart and soul To flood my 'valley' with his presence and peace. A verse from my poem 'The Valley's Secret' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry BUY my poems and verses at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com

The Valley’s Secret

INTRO: I wrote this poem while travelling through Meander Valley at the foot of Cradle Mountain in northern Tasmania, Australia. It was that moment of awe, splendour, and majesty that a mountain top view offers. Looking out across other mountains and valleys toward the far distant horizon. We then descended to the valley below which... Continue Reading →

She Gave From Her Heart

INTRO: This poem is about the Bible Story of the Woman and the Two Coins. Luke 21:1-4. This was another poem I wrote while a Prison Chaplain at the Women's Correctional Centre in 2017. I wanted to tell this story to encourage the women in prison, that the Chaplains were a representation of God's love... Continue Reading →

Free from our Yoke of Regret

A yoke of obedience that Jesus Bore while He lived among us Heavy with pain even to death To free us from our yoke of regret. A verse from my poem 'Come To Me, My Burden is Light.' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry Image by jplenio from Pixabay

We are Invited to Rest in Jesus

All who groan from the burden of sin The guilt and power it holds over them Bad memories that flash through our daydreams We are invited to rest in Him. A verse from my poem 'Come To Me, My Burden is Light.' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

Regretful Mistakes We have Made.

Jesus says "Come to Me all who are weary and heavy-burdened" Weighed down by guilt and shame Regretful mistakes we've made. A verse from my poem 'Come to Me, My Burden is Light.' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry

God’s Pardon and Peace

Those that suffer from the consequences Those ashamed of their wrongdoing Those that are sickened by the world's sin Come, receive God's pardon and peace. A verse from my poem 'Come To Me, My Burden is Light.' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry

Come To Me, My Burden Is Light

I wrote this poem, in 2016, while I was a Prison Chaplain to encourage the female prisoners to 'Learn about God's love and forgiveness for them and find rest and peace in Jesus.' It is based on Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke... Continue Reading →

A Nomad Poet

My Poetry Story Part 3 In 2009 I set off with my then-husband to live in our motorhome full time and work when necessary as we travelled around Australia. We set off on a three-month journey which ended up lasting three years. I wrote most of my general poems during this period of my life;... Continue Reading →

Acts of Love

Choosing an act of love and kindness Causes ripples of the same kind. Choosing an act of hatred and cruelty Causes ripples of the same kind. A verse from my poem 'Love's Ripple Effect' Beverley Joy of Simply Story Poetry You can BUY my poems and verses at beverleyjoy.redbubble.com click on image

Love’s Ripple Effect

I wrote this poem after I had been robbed of several thousand dollars worth of possessions. It was the few treasured possessions, that were of no value to the theif but of great value to me, that hurt the most. It took many months before I could move on from the anger and pain of... Continue Reading →

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