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Poetry and prose to lift your spirit.

He arose

Easter Sunday

April 1, 2018

He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5 (NIV) We have a long way to go if we want to “prove” God loves us. There is no formula for belief. It is… Read More ›


Healing in forgiveness

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16 (KJV) Forgive and forget. The forget part is hard. We mull over disappointment, wrongs done to us, wrongs we have done to others…. Read More ›


Gloria indeed!

My challenge for December is to post every day – among other posts – links to uplifting stories and videos, be it music or news that makes us smile for a while. Enjoy, comment, like and share. If you have a personal, or local story to share, e-mail fsharon@msn.com. I don’t think it’s any surprise… Read More ›


In the valley

Why does today have to hurt so much? Don’t say you’ve never been there. We all have days we don’t think we’ll make it through breakfast much less through the rest of the day. To deny our hurt, loneliness, pain, isolation, anger, discontent or whatever name you put to your well of sadness or sorrow,… Read More ›

Book Cover

Yea! New Book Published

I just indie published a new book. 25 Days of Christmas, An Advent Journey rejoices in the birth of Christ through poetry. Words and phrases that evoke Advent, a time of expectant waiting for the Child of Wonder, inspired each poem. The accompanying scripture reflects on the promises of old, when prophets spoke of a… Read More ›


Give Me Understanding

Psalm 119:34: Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. In our desire to be self-sufficient, we forget that on our own we are alive but lifeless. We have no purpose except to please ourselves. When we seek to understand others, we find ways to help… Read More ›

Bridal Wreath in Winter

The Gift of Today

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… Ecclesiastes 3:1 When I was a child my family lived in Hobbs, New Mexico, where it rarely snowed. Wintery weather was always a surprise. I remember coming out of church on a Sunday morning with a pristine layer of white… Read More ›

Gifts of the Magi

Gifts of the Magi – 25th Poem of Christmas

God’s great gift Inspired newness of life, Faith-centered, driven by Trust sparking compassion, Service, mercy, kindness, and empathy. One act of goodness Fosters another and another, Telling of courage and generosity, and of Hope for a better world – created Each day – good deed by good deed. Magi brought gifts fit for a king… Read More ›

Ring out the news

Christ Child – 24th Poem of Christmas

Christmas bells ring and chime, Heralding news, happy and sublime. Resonating with sounds transcendent, Inspiring hope and joy, all magnificent. Sing we now with heaven’s angel throng This happy news in heartfelt song. Comes He now, a wee infant heart, Hearing, seeing, breathing, life to impart. Immanuel, God with us now and forever, Leading us… Read More ›


Nativity – 23rd Poem of Christmas

Noel! Noel! Break the silence of the night! Angel voices shout to all – This One comes to bring new light Into the heart of anyone who hears His call, Verifying the promises of old: Into this world would come a child, To bring change and newness to every soul! Yes, because of Him we… Read More ›

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