Daddy, I Love and Trust You

The love and trust a daughter has for her father.

The Harmony of Life is Out of Tune

The need for community support for families grieving the loss of a loved one.

Dear God, Give Him Back

The death of her baby son and the grief of his young sister.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake?

Jesus' Beatitudes This is the last of the Beatitudes taught by Jesus in Matthew 5:10-12. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. It has been interesting studying The Beatitudes taught by Jesus. A pattern immerses throughout them which I have included after this short poem. Beverley... Continue Reading →

Blessed are the Peacemakers?

This poem is based on the seventh of The Beatitudes in Matthew chapter 5 verse 9 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.' This Beatitude has a clear practical meaning - working toward peaceful living with ourselves, and others and being at peace with God. Throughout history, the cry for... 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?

INTRO: 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... Continue Reading →

Blessed are the Merciful?

This poem is based on The Beatitudes in Matthew 5:7, 'Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.' INTRO: 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... Continue Reading →

A Daughter’s Care – Women of the Bible

INTRO: 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. PODCAST - A Daughter's Care Young and beautiful, pleasant, and married To a strong... Continue Reading →

ANZAC DAY Prayer

On this ANZAC Day, I have recorded the Anglican Church of Australia Prayer Book prayer so we can pray for our defence and police forces at this troubled time of war in Ukraine and fighting around the world. Also in Australia and around the pacific area, our Australian defence force is helping victims recover from... Continue Reading →

The Passion of Mary Magdalene

INTRO: 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... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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