Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I will bet on my very last cent,

That I am more intelligent,

Than the average Joe who’s late on rent,

Or a money changer whose back is bent,

And the carp Catholics eat near ‘round lent,

Or the time it takes to write to Kent,

And the mouse that nested in the upstairs vent,

Plus the check your aunt Alberta sent,

Include you and every other gal and gent,

Because look at all the time you spent,

Reading what is unintelligent!

Monday, December 12, 2011

But For You...

Note: Just found this little guy that I completely forgot about—one of my first poems about Jesus. Written my freshman year of high school. Simple and clumsy, but I like it still.

I loved you before time began,

You are in my perfect plan,

Why you suffer, you don’t understand,

But for you, a nail pierced hand.

I molded your body from the dust of the ground,

You feel lost, remember, it’s me you've found.

Security is in me! Embrace, take hold!

But for you, my arms were bound.

My plans for you are infinitely great,

You cannot perceive,

How I felt on my last day’s eve,

But for you, my life’s last breath,

That you may believe.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Prayer to the God of My Life

God You are faithful as the day is long...
There is no time when you are unfaithful.
You are faithful when I am faithless.
You are the giver of faith.
You open up the eyes of my heart to have faith
And in giving me that faith I receive an assurance of what I hope for.
My faith is useless if not backed up with obedience.
You call me to add to my faith:
goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love.
These are the fruits of the Spirit.
You are called the Author and Perfector of my faith.
By faith I know that I am justified, am being sanctified and will be glorified with Christ.
This may be what You mean by exercising our faith so that it might increase.
Your word says that if I have faith that moves mountains
but I lack the transformed heart and action of love, I AM NOTHING.
There is a righteousness that comes from faith it is close to me—on my lips and heart.
The conviction that comes from faith causes me to confess that: Jesus is Lord.
You are the faithful witness and Your name itself is: Faithful and True.

See just a few verses....
Romans 10:9
Ephesians 2:8
2 Peter 1:6
1 Corinthians 13:2
Revelation 19:11