Mahatma Gandhi Quote

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There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of Bread.

From Matthew 5:6:  “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

Living Word (Haiku Series #148)

Follow

Holy Father guides

Lives grow in maturity—

Walk in His wisdom

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Taste

Tempting distractions

Persevere, lasting faith built—

Upon Bread of Life

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Praise

Honor blessed God

Heavenly music singing—

In tune with His will

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Surrounded by Blue

From Philippians 4:4-7:  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.  Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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Normally for many

This world looks full and bright

Cups overflow with blessings

But then, dark dims the light

 

From this window, world turns blue

Hope was filled with each seed

Life’s harvest seems in doubt

Farmers’ fields fill with weeds

 

Harsh rhetoric and gloom

Positivity hides

Lost in negative times

With whom shall we abide?

 

There has to be a way

Let’s not fight over masks

Turning blueness to light

Remind us of our tasks

 

Jesus, the Bread of Life

Fills our empty hunger

Leading us to His peace

Hearts feeling much younger

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There are days during this Covid pandemic in which I feel at a loss.  The roller coaster ride of life suddenly takes a dark turn, and I feel left at the gate.  This poem was written following one of these “blue” moments in my life.  Together, we can continue to share prayers and encouragement with others.  God’s peace!

Vance Havner Quote

agriculture barley bread cereal

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Our Lord is the Bread of Life.  His proportions are perfect.  There never was too much or two little of anything about Him.  Feed on Him for a well-balanced ration.  All the vitamins and calories are there.

From John 6:35:  “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”