Patience– Or Lack Thereof

Patience is a virtue…
and lack thereof is not.
But when we’re in a hurry…
patience is often forgot.
Like when we are rushing…
to get to an appointment as planned…
then fuss about slow drivers…
that we impatiently have to withstand. Continue reading

The Forbidden Fruit

This is a message that is “food for thought” for all of us. Now I can tell you that as I was showering this morning, an additional verse popped into my mind about the brokenness of man. We have to realize that all negative things impact us negatively. Beware of what you take in…

“The Forbidden Fruit”…
is a thought that just came to me.
But do we really know…
what that “fruit” was really to be.
For many have considered the “fruit”…
with apples frequently depicted.
But have we narrowed our thoughts…
of what it was that God restricted. Continue reading

Watching the Anger… Like a Boiling Teapot (Galatians 5 )

Watching the anger…
as it builds up inside…
to the point others see…
when abusers can no longer hide.
For like a boiling teapot…
with stream getting ready to burst…
we sense the pressure building…
wondering if this outburst will be the worst.


For again and again we cringe…
as we’ve watched the anger rise…
when all charm and compassion…
was thrown out like a disguise.
For abusers can only hide…
their boiling anger within…
as a temporary restraint…
before their steam unleashes again. Continue reading

“What You See is What You Get”… or Really? (Matthew 7: 17-20)

This is for the many who have been deceived by what we see on the “outside” of a person. Remember, it is only what is on the inside that really matters. For anger, resentment, bitterness, and many negative traits can be hidden… until what is in the heart is exposed.

“What you see is what you get”…

Is what many like to say.

But sometimes it’s not…

and many are deceived this way. Continue reading