Posts tagged ‘Grace’

October 20, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm


If you keep trying

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September 5, 2017


by Angela Umphers Rueger

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I ran away, but then I found
That God would set me free.

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August 21, 2017

Untainted Grace

by carareevablog

Her head held high, wearing her crown with dignity

Proud of the woman she claimed to be

Carefree of all of life’s mishaps

Life happened to her in a split second

Dragging her pride and her head down with it

As her head continued to hang low the crown started to slowly slip off her head

The once sparkling jewels became a testament of her demise

The mist that rose from her sorrow as the cold tears hit her hot cheeks

Tainted her crown, filling it with rust that clung to the hinges of her heart

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July 22, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm


I cannot wander

too far off beaten pathways

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June 16, 2017


by Charmed Chaos

Beautiful garden on book


-Linda Lee Lyberg

Darkness falls and I am alone

Emptiness abounds, no place to call my own

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May 28, 2017

Grace, Not Perfection

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Perfection’s highly
overrated. Give me grace
to let myself live,

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May 26, 2017

Quiet My Disquiet

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Some days I feel on top of things and everyone’s content,
But then come days just like today—composure’s quickly spent.

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October 7, 2016

A fall from grace II

by Jem Croucher


Sadly now the Bridgewater Canal
a shadow of its glory days
is almost forgotten and hidden from view
in Manchester’s streets and broadways
Now twenty-first century pubs and bars
vie for trade where once it was steel
Nightlife and partying along its towpath
hide a wound that time cannot heal

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October 6, 2016

A fall from grace I

by Jem Croucher


There’s a boat on the river
that’s sad and bereft
For I’m sorry to say
there’s not a lot of it left
Abandoned to fate
several years ago now
It’s slowly been fading
from its stern to its bow

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June 23, 2016

Knapweed the Greater

by Jem Croucher


I have a bolthole on the beach
and you’ll often find me there
Gazing at the open sea
oft with a pensive stare

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February 23, 2016

The Sweet Hand of Grace

by Morgan



In the Shadows of bleak darkness and fear,
In the face of the Monster that mercilessly leers
Be Assured the Loving, Sweet Hand of Grace

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January 13, 2016

Bequeathed by grace

by Jem Croucher


Bereft of foliage
great trees stand
proudly gracing
England’s land
There amongst
the winter green
the rolling landscape
clearly seen

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December 30, 2015

One Day’s Grace

by 50djohnson

One Day’s Grace

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photo by Debbie

After three very difficult years, people ask me all the time, how on earth did you make it through all that physically and mentally?  My answer was always grace for only one day at a time because that’s all you ever need anyway, no guarantees of another. All I know is God gives us grace when we need it, comfort when we hurt, joy to last the ages, and peace when there is fear.  Just ask for One Day’s Grace and step back and be amazed at how you’ll make through one day at a time at the foot of the cross.

When mountains loom in front of you so high

Crossing raging rivers trying to swim or die.

Raise your voice to Jesus, ask for One Day’s Grace.

That’s really all you need for what you have to face.

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November 29, 2015

The penguin dichotomy

by Jem Croucher


Like little old men
they totter about
wobbling unsteady
as if they have gout
They fall over a lot
on their short stubby legs
and are really unsteady
on those little pegs

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October 6, 2015

Two Parts

by Venkat


The Lord made you
In two parts
One to feel
One to see

The Lord made you
In two parts
One to believe
One to find

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May 1, 2015


by Venkat


This pain I suffer
You blessed, my lord
To sink my heart
By your heavy wisdom

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February 16, 2015

The hope of the sun

by Jem Croucher


As crisp shadows form
With the hope of the sun
Down here I see promise
Of the warmth that’s to come
With blanket-clad legs
I gaze long at the blue
And know in my heart
that winter is through

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October 10, 2014

Flower Lesson: Haiku

by Venkat


flower, alluring
arches back in deep prayer
man bends, but to pick


October 6, 2014

Grace for the here and now

by Michelle Sherlock

photo of a young girl walking down a winding path int he countryside

Gracefully she wends her way

Keen to start each new day

Joy in the journey at last is hers

A friendly word here and there

A supporting hand to show she cares

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October 6, 2014

Argument – Where to?

by Venkat


words we may speak
strangling each other’s voices
yet the story held by strings invisible
in the hands of a universal force
beyond our hands
leads the outcome

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September 24, 2014


by Venkat


be it sunshine or rain
of cheer or grimace
be it mountain or grain
by nature coarse or of grace

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August 19, 2014

A Different Prayer

by Venkat


may I admire deep without wanting
may happiness be without having
may love sustain without wishing
may heart pour joy without calculating

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August 17, 2014

Two words

by Jem Croucher

I don’t know how to come back to you
It’s been such a long time, you see
As I’ve not been living my life for you
But keeping it all back for me.

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June 22, 2014

Strange Connections

by Venkat

our connectedness to others
lies on a truth very strange
seeing our disconnectedness
from ourself

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May 1, 2014

As a Feather

by Venkat

As we move in space
Away from our ground
A lesson of life in grace
In speed can be found

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February 27, 2013

“Matthew 25:40″



There is Holiness in




From our loaf the leavening of God’s mercies to the hopeless

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