Day: 04/04/2016

Death is Defeated

The darkest of nights
The most glorious third day –
Jesus’ victory!

written in response to today’s prompt on The Daily Post – ‘contrast’ – and inspired by the gospels!

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‘Joy of the Lord’ – Rend Collective


from their latest album, As Family We Go

. . . in the darkness I’ll dance,
in the shadows I’ll sing,
the joy of the Lord is my strength . . .

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The Cruellest Month #NaPoWriMo2016 #GloPoWriMo2016

T.S. Eliot
In opening ‘The Waste Land’
Considered this point:
“April is the cruellest month”
Who am I to disagree?

Someone who suffered
Sleepless nights and exam sweats
Continued beyond
Those university years
June! Can I ever forgive?

Today’s National Poetry Writing Month challenge was today to write a poem in which you explore what you think is the cruellest month, and why.

Know Him to Show Him

Part of my own catching up process having neglected this blog over the last year – please check out the most recent posts on my good friend’s excellent blog – Know Him to Show Him (with a ‘taster’ of content):

Everything . . .

Longing . . .

Always
Through the trial and the change – I am your Father
Through the joy and through the pain – I am your Father
When the waves seem too high and the storm too fierce – I am your Father
When the tears roll down your face – I am your Father
When your heart burns with pain – I am your Father
When the clouds cover the sun – I am your Father
When all around you fades – I am your Father
When you feel alone or isolated – I am your Father
When the weight on your shoulders feels too much to bear – I am your Father
When you feel as though you’re sinking – I am your Father
When you feel a million miles from me – I am your Father
When you feel like I’ve abandoned you – I am your Father
When you feel like you have nothing to cling to – I am your Father
In the hour of grief and loss – I am your Father
When you don’t like who are you – I am your Father
When you loose control – I am your Father
When you feel unloveable – I am your Father
When you feel empty and dry – I am your Father
When you give in to temptation – I am your Father
When you don’t understand, and your questions aren’t answered – I am your Father
When you are hurt or abused – I am your Father
When you are abandoned by others – I am your Father
When the debts mount up – I am your Father
When others let you down – I am your Father
When that phone call doesn’t come – I am your Father
When you feel those urges you don’t want to feel – I am your Father
When you are caught up in addiction – I am your Father
When your hope is lost – I am your Father
When you receive that diagnosis – I am your Father
When you loose the ones you love – I am your Father
When the rain falls – I am your Father
When you can’t have what you were hoping for – I am your Father
When you don’t get ‘that’ result – I am your Father
Always – I am your Father.

“My Daddy’s a Policeman . . .”

Because He is . . . You can be