God’s Miracle

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God always manages an astonishing plan

He stretches His hands across the land


He spends six days building His creation

Then He smiles at His brilliant sensation

Again and again, God shows He is in charge

His Holy presence looms, caring and large


His Book of Life satisfies with infinite pages

He sends His son as a sacrifice, for the ages

When our Savior rises on Easter morn

God proves His way brings perfect form


A woman grows up, dreaming of more

She longs to be a wife with love to soar

She looks forward to being a mother

God would have it this way, no other


A devoted man with his son, will now deploy

Her sacred marriage brings her much to enjoy

She becomes a wife and mother in one day

Wow!  God’s plan brings much delight today


Alas, something is missing in a life filled with peace

An unfilled yearning to bear a child, the final piece

Through much prayer, faithful words to offer

The couple places their trust with the Father


A young girl appears, needing a loving place

They become her foster parents, with haste

Over time, the girl discovers love, with such vastness

The home permeates with love, without any sadness


But wait—the story carries on for a year

Now adoption lies ahead, without fear

Father, mother, son, and now a daughter

God’s love touches all, thicker than water


Praise God, our heavenly Father this day

Praise His miracles that astound and say

God always manages an astonishing plan

He stretches His hands across the land


This poem honors a family very dear to Big Sky Buckeye.  Their story has been a true and rewarding journey of faith with our Lord.

These previously published poems were also inspired by this wonderful family. 

E. M. Bounds Quote

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Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer can move God.

From Mark 11:23:   “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. “

Mountaintop Wedding


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Montana’s Lone Mountain stands above most peaks

Providing skiing challenges and fun for all to seek

Today brings a most special day on this tallest mountain

Witnessing a wedding with more beauty than a fountain

On a clear and cold Friday love will indeed arrive

Blessing the union of two people to forever thrive

This loving couple enjoys their shared passion to ski

Planning to tie the knot with a wedding party to see

The adoring bride and groom arrive at mid-morning

Riding to the lofty summit in a gondola that’s soaring

There’s no more beautiful moment than a wedding

Joining of two lives as one in this majestic setting

Wedding vows are exchanged in wind—bitter cold

Sharing their simple words of love, special and bold

Precious wedding rings left at home, safely hidden

Dropping them in the deep snow would be forbidden

The brief ceremony moves to its eventual conclusion

Watching the husband kiss his wife seals the union

The newly married couple dressed in their skiing attire

Planning to ski down before remaining daylight expires

The young bride is easy to see as she finishes her run

Wearing a white veil on top of her helmet, just for fun

Both the husband and wife are skiers of great skill

Continuing to enjoy a few more runs is quite a thrill

The Lord has blessed this couple’s wedding day

Smiling at their love with beloved words to say

My youngest daughter and her wonderful husband were married on February 2, 2018.  Yes, they were married just below the summit of Lone Mountain in southwestern Montana.  I honor their union with this poem.  The picture was taken by a member of the wedding party, and it captures the newlyweds completing their first ski run as husband and wife.

Hiring a Pastor


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A church must deal with finding a pastor quickly

Unfortunately, their preferences are a bit picky

Another applicant’s letter is presented to all

Perhaps this candidate will impress and not fall

His submitted application lists many qualifications

If there is any anguish, his will meet disqualification

I have been a successful pastor in many places

My writing has proven beneficial in several cases

My ability to organize new churches has been strong

As for my leadership traits, few if any are ever wrong

My age is adding a few years to my hard life

But my experiences bring me no fear or strife

I have never preached anywhere for longer than three years

Sometimes my preaching has disrupted and created much fear

I am not ashamed to say that I’ve been in jail a few times

None of this has been caused by any wrongdoing of mine

While my health is declining, I continue to push on

I feel a need to continue preaching about God’s song

In some communities, other religious leaders haven’t liked me

Some have even threatened and attacked for what they see

My recordkeeping skills are very poor at best

I am forgetful about baptisms and the rest

Hopefully, you will put your concerns aside

I, Apostle Paul, will in God always abide

I found a letter with details about this situation many years ago.  Anyone can search the Internet for this letter as well as sermons that are based upon Apostle Paul being a pastoral candidate at a church.  For an example, go to Paul.