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Poems: The God Connection

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If you want to know what Scripture says, this book focuses on key passages. If you want to know about God, this book will show the way. This book takes you through those tough times to make that God connection and, as you do, you’ll find comfort, peace, hope and, most of all, that inner joy that comes from a vital connection to the Lord of all.
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THE GOD CONNECTION goes beyond religion and tradition to a vital, real connection with our loving Creator.

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WALLS

Walls suffocate.
Sometimes I feel the unyielding walls around me,
Closing in.
Wall to the right.
Wall to the left.
Walls in front and behind.
No way up.
No way down.
Hemmed in by limitations,
Finances, chances not taken.
Taken and discouraged by results.
Wondering why it always seems
to turn out differently for me.

I studied.
I worked hard.
Acquired keys that should have opened doors.
And yet,
Wherever I turn.
I hit a wall, instead of a door.

When doors appeared,
The keys refused to work.
Doors disappeared into another wall.

Solid. Unyielding. Closing in.
Ever, ever closing in
Until I can scarcely... breathe.

I want out, but...
Am I ready
Yet
To surrender my dreams?
Surrender hope?
Or...Seek another door?

(c) 2014, 17 Carolyn R Scheidies: The God Connection PG 15

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BEYOND TODAY’S HURTS
2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Yesterday’s stresses and upsets linger,
Yet I choose not to wallow,
Or allow unexpected frustrations, hurts, pain
Hold sway of my mind, heart, time.
After all, life isn't all roses and sunshine.
Storms small and large often
Darken life's skies.

I need, instead, to learn to forgive, move on,
Re-Focus heart and mind beyond today's hurts,
Beyond today's stresses and frustrations,
Onto reading God's Word,
Communicating with Jesus Christ,
Discovering what He has for me
Today, tomorrow and down the line.

In doing so, I find a lifeline
Of comfort, hope,
Guidance, peace,
Confidence and joy
As I communicate my hurts and heart with
And follow Him
To freedom within.

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HE LIVES
(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

I know He IS,
Christ Jesus lives,
Not because of church preaching,
Or teaching,
Or memorized Bible passages.
For even when
I turned away,
Even on days of anger, rebellion, pain,
Even then, deep down, I knew
For in the deepest darkness and hurt within,
I did not find Him,
Jesus came and found
Me!

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REFILLING THE WELL
(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Sometimes ideas flow like a rippling river.
Other times ideas storm heart and mind.
Right now, no rivers flow nor storms invade.
I search and find
A depleted well inside.

Yet I see a world still filled
With God's creative beauty.
I give thanks for friends and family.
Maybe, for a time, it is OK not to write, but…
Just to be.

Absorbing the wonder and beauty I feel and see,
Allowing God's Word and voice within,
To refill my soul’s well, as I
Stop, listen, wait, and
Commune with Him.

IRONY OF A LATE SPRING
(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

After a Spring of cold, slush and rain,
After hail and snow,
Temperatures tend to climb--temporarily.
Climb once more this springtime.
Yet, this time, birds sing, flowers bloom,
Grass and trees green,
And farm fields sprout with
The planting of corn and wheat.
Maybe Spring has finally come,
Finally begun. Umm?
Just in time for Summer’s
Swealtering heat,
And a wish, once more,
For the relief…
Of Winter snow.

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WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN
(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Sometimes we take for granted
The blessings of our days,
Until pain or hurt or tragedy
Strips our security away.

In these times of stress and pain and tears,
We can turn to the One who's near.
The One who offers peace, healing, help and hope
And wipes away our fears.

When we turn to Jesus,
He comforts and holds us tight.
We can become secure in knowing,
He'll make everything all right.

I will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5c

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BEYOND LIFE’S DISAPPOINTMENTS
(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Life is never only and always
Roses and sunshine, good times and joy.
Because life doesn’t go as planned,
And people disappoint. Oh boy!

Anger hurt, even fear and pain,
Clamor for attention time and again,
As we struggle to deal with life’s realities,
We ask, “How? Why? When?”

Yet, it in our imperfect, messy world,
Jesus came, lived, died, rose--for you and me.
When we follow, bow and ask Him in,
He takes us beyond disappointments to hope and life and peace
...with Him.

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THE CREATOR
(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Spring flowers unfurl,
In colors soft and bold,
Pink, yellow, red and gold.
Such new life is a wonder to behold.

I bow, in gratitude and awe,
For the One who created Nature's beauty,
Is Jesus Christ, who by His death and resurrection,
Also gives new life to you and me.

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THE IN BETWEENS OF LIFE
(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Wake up miserable, cold in darken morn,
In that time between
Chill Winter ways
and new Spring days,
March or April or May,
From brr-crackling freeze
To the soft warm breezes
Heralding a world newly awakened.

Sometimes life gets stuck
In that in between time,
Confusion, frustration deepens inside,
For the turn of the seasons the answer is time,
While the answer for life's complications
Is found in deepening our relationship
To the one who created, cares and knows
and can actually change our tomorrows, our today,
God's Son, our Savior--Jesus Christ.

SHIFTING SAND OR SOLID FOUNDATION
(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

When life goes awry on sifting sand,
On what do we stand,
Or to what or to whom do we cling?
Work, wealth, health, intellect, family ties?
In whom, deep inside,
Or on what do we trust and confide?
Where do we turn in the dark of night
When nothing's right.
As much as they might support or help,
Friends and family and other things will fail...
But, When we flail and fall,
There is a solid rock on which to land,
To which to cling--Christ Jesus,
Our Creator Lord, Savior and King,
Who loves us above anything
And offers healing, hope and light
Surrounds us with His comfort and peace,
Sets us on solid ground
And holds us tight
For all eternity.

BEYOND ME
(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

We like to think life
Is all about "me!"
My dreams, my goals,
But in doing so
We lose our souls
To intolerance, fear, self-centered needs.

When we open our hearts and minds to He,
Christ Jesus, who gave His life
A sacrifice for you and me,
We gain joy as we move beyond "me"
To become other-centered, helping others
Find love and hope and peace
In Him.

Writing for Him
(c) 2007, 2016 Carolyn R Scheidies

He speaks deep inside. Ideas flame. I write
Edit, clarify, rewrite....pray
Choosing how to convey the message,
Theme, plot, character...and more
Knowing ideas and inspiration need
Careful shaping, adding, deleting...
My vision confirmation, 
With His inspiration,
His Word,
His will and way.

He created mind, emotions, intellect, abilities
Expects us to use them for Him.
Write with passion His presence within,
Enlightening, showing the way.
Moving forward, yet willing 
To learn, 
To listen,
To grow in knowledge and experience.
Write, rewrite, rework.
Day after day after day...

Willing to do it all again, and again.
Through frustration,
Through exhaustion,
Through mental blocks,
And wanting to chuck it all, but stop instead. Stay. Pray, 
Lay the work before Creator Lord, 
Allow His Words to encourage, lift up, comfort. 
Write, rework until the effort shines.
His message. My work refined.
Who for? 

Sometimes for an audience of many 
Sometimes for only one.
ME!

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