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  1. Yes...watch for words clustered together in threes... Holy holy holy means: the perfect representation of that which is...Holy. "O God of the living" would mean: the perfect representation of... that God which is Living... The number 3 biblically represents divine wholeness, completeness and perfection. If there ever was a desire to highlight an idea, thought, event or noteworthy figure in the Bible for their prominence, the number 3 was used to put a divine stamp of completion or fulfillment on the subject. Your spirit filled poem has the same stamp... referring to the Living God! Powerful!
  2. Seriously?...just WOW...we all need such a reminder. This is just beautiful! I appreciate the simplicity of your portrayal of regenerate heart...all while Glorifying the Living one! O God of the Living. This line repeats three times. In Hebrew something repeated three times means "the perfect representation of..." As in Holy, Holy, Holy... I wonder if this was intentional? Excellent!
  3. I so needed to read this... I love how you convey that we can't live this life on our own (nor are we expected to...). We are joyfully kept and carried to the fold...as the lost lamb we are... So very well done...I am grateful to have stumbled on this treasure so early this morning... Most Humbly, SW
  4. I think you meant "getting off." What a beautiful poem... Truly a revelation to receive comfort and profound blessing after enduring difficult emotional trials in the flesh... Humbly, SW
  5. Welcome Kymberly! So grateful that you've found us! Many warm wishes to you as you settle in with us. Humbly, SW
  6. Prayers for you dear one. May you find comfort in the arms of our Lord. He is our rest and our strength. I have complete faith that a provision will be fully provided for you and your family. Many blessings to you and yours... Humbly, SW
  7. You have my prayers dear sister...I pray also for your peace and comfort! Humbly, SW
  8. ...did you mean anticipation? I think we all need a place of escape. A place of solitude. A place without threat or injury. Your poem is an excellent description of the need for that contemplative space...the healing space... the resting space. Well done! Humbly, SW
  9. I stand all amazed. What a beautiful, vivid and powerful poem. I had chills and ... a tear? I didn't want it to end. This is what words are supposed to do. To exalt the MOST HIGH, to Glorify him and to glorify his work! I was immediately drawn in by the spirit after reading this! So very very powerful! Thank you! Glory be to our God forever! Humbly, SW
  10. Hammer of Crucifixion Raise ye not the hammer of crucifixion To pierce the hands of my son, For the sins ye thus engage today Strike the stake upon the head, And, fasten him With vengeance and blood Into the grain, And though his sacrifice for you Occurred so long ago, Each chosen sin knowingly committed He remembers in his soul. Now, should he have looked Into the eyes of his executioner Would he have seen your face? And should he dare To have stopped the falling Of the hammer to his hand? Nay! He cried upward in agony To beseech the cause of my forsaking, And I could only watch The hammer of crucifixion fall As we set into motion Our love for each soul individually… Our everyone— Our all.
  11. I reflect on all the times I ever secretly desired a sign... I don't think I ever asked for one... But you know how prayers of the heart are... They're mostly unspoken... As I've matured in my faith I'm embarrassed about how little trust I actually had.
  12. I teach incarcerated youth at a Juvenile Detention Center... So much of what I see could be handled more appropriately by the justice system... I feel like you identify a similar flaw...we place our faith (our desire for justice) in quite the wrong authority... I feel similarly about modern medicine... I am working to be more prayerful in times of distress rather than rushing into discourse with others about my issues.
  13. I'm beginning to see this more often as I read. Thank you for pointing this out! Still learning...still falling in love with the Word!
  14. Swish some Listerine and drink some warm mint tea. My wife has occasional mouth pain when under stress. She found that she clenches her jaw tightly when she sleeps. Give yourself some self-care/self-love. I'll certainly be praying for your comfort also! Humbly, SW
  15. LOL!! I actually think I needed this! Its been a stressful week. I'm grateful for the giggle! Humbly, SW
  16. Happy Birthday Z! Many Blessings to you! 🧁
  17. Oh what a powerful poem... I teach social/emotional health at a juvenile Detention Center. This piece is so vivid and literally communicates words my own students struggle to grasp and communicate. You are so much further along on your healing journey than so many I've seen struggling. I'm proud of you for your honesty and truth. Possible Title: Marionette Humbly, SW
  18. Man I can relate... sometimes I'm an idea guy...ehm...erm with no real substance... most things just sound good in my head...lol!!
  19. This is so powerful to me.... and personally provocative. I teach at a juvenile detention center and am met with guilt and intense emotional injury every day. You offer words and a truthful portrayal of despair that is so often felt with guilt and worthlessness. I hope you find peace my friend. Often writing is a simple solace, a connection to the quiet-- nearness to the spirit. Despite your pain, never forget that you are loved and that blood was shed to cover injury and sin... Receive it day by day... (some days will be harder than others.) Don't forget to love yourself and move through this time with prayer and cleansing tears.... (yes I believe here are different kinds of tears...) Many Blessings to you! Humbly, SW
  20. Safe Travels... Hoping you enjoy your time and have time for a little R &R... Blessings, SW
  21. Your pain is real and tangible. Thank you for reaching out for prayers!!! You shall have mine right now! O LORD! Unto the be all holiness. Thou art sanctified before us in spirit and in truth. Glory be unto thee alone! I cry out for your daughter who is in distress. By thine own strength and grace, bring her peace. Quell her soul, O LORD; give to her of thine own perfection which is in Christ. I ask, in faith believing, that thou wouldst make joy for her heaviness; that the well of her tears would dry up. Draw nigh unto her, O God, that she may be comforted by the very kindness whereunto thou hast fashioned it. For these things, O God do I pray in all thankfulness which is the mighty name of Christ, Jesus... Amen! May your heart be stilled my friend! Humbly, SW
  22. It happens to be mine also. I love the poetry, the depth of worship and authenticity in earnestness--a genuine desire to connect with God. Psalms explores relationship as well as the lonelinesss that we can feel when our troubles take us out of the presence of our God. Very powerful indeed.
  23. Oh yes, Proverbs is designed around the Antithetical approach. There are also several in Ecclesiastes. Much of the wisdom writing requires an explanation of what something is NOT rather than explanation of what IS. Prov. 15:1 is beautiful example. I love how the advise for a soft word is demonstrated against the unfortunate reality about harshness and anger. Humbly, SW
  24. From Psalm 34 9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. 10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. 11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD. Key Idea: Antithetical Parallelism In another discussion I described how in Hebrew poetry, meaning was rhymed in couplets rather than word sound. (See link) Another important poetic concept is Antithetical Parallelism where couplets ideas are joined with its antithesis (its opposite.) This allows the poet to describe a concept and offer clarity by helping the reader understand the opposite nature of the idea. For example, Consider verse 10 from psalm 34: The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. Often couplets of this nature are separated by the word "BUT" Two Ideas are present: (idea 1) Young lions do lack and suffer hunger BUT ...antithesis here... (Idea 2) They that seek the LORD shall not want... Proverbs 8:35–36 (ESV) 35 For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord, 36 but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who that me love death.” Here we see the contrast between finding God and they who Fail to find God. *Observe the word "BUT" again in verse 36. I marvel in the words of our LORD and how he inspired the language to carry such meaning. I am learning to fall in love with the psalms and proverbs for the way they carry ideas and access truth about the human condition and the nature of our position beneath God. Challenge: Can you find a couplet verse that contains an idea and its opposite? (pro-tip...look for anything that describes the difference between a wiseman and a fool.) Humbly, SW
  25. Whether abroad or at home you are a member of the body which is at home here. Thank you for all you are doing to spread the word of love and kindness (especially in persecuted countries...) May your work be blessed and serve to further the Kingdom. Humbly, SW
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