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  1. Christine Mitchell

    I Only Needed To Pray

    In a stormy time, when I felt alone Your face I couldn’t see I walked through a valley, so dark and deep But Lord, You were there with me I struggled and cried, my hands were “tied” “Just when would this trial end?” In the midst of it all, in weakness I called Your Name ~ O Jesus my Friend You lifted me up when my eyes looked down At the problems I faced each day You reminded me, Lord – again and again I ONLY needed to pray I only needed to lean on You more To trust in Your faithful word To know that this valley was just for a time To know that my prayers were heard Although I had done the best I could My faith was truly tried Sometimes I felt I’d failed the test But yet ~ deep down inside Your mercy and grace propelled me on Upholding me night and day Your beams of love kept shining through I ONLY needed to pray ~ Thank You Jesus! © 2017 Christine V Mitchell All Rights Reserved
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    Come Walk With Me

    ~ Come Walk With Me ~ Come take a walk with Me and leave behind the cares of yesterday. Come take some time aside, for I’ll be there to hear you when you pray. So many are the years I know you’ve longed for change to come your way. I’ve seen your many tears. You felt deep down that I was far away. If only you could see how many times I tried to be your Friend. If only you could know how much I longed your broken heart to mend. There is a secret place within your heart, where heaven’s light will shine; a place where you can know My lasting peace to calm your troubled mind. If you’ll open the door, I will come in and never leave your side. I’ll be your Everything. I’ll be your Help, your Comfort and your Guide. Come take a walk with Me. Give Me your heavy burdens and your load. My heart is meek and lowly. In Me you will find rest along life’s road. Come take a walk with Me. It’s My desire to cheer your heart today. My heart is full of love. I’m close to you, I’m listening as you pray. --oOo-- © Copyright 2013 Christine Mitchell (Based on Matthew 11: 28-30) The heart of Jesus is so tender and loving. I'm so thankful for the way He shows that love, over and over again, Despite our shortcomings, we are reminded of the depths of His goodness. His arms of love are always outstretched, beckoning us to find our rest in Him. The Lord inspired me with this poem 4 years ago, written as a kind of "letter of love", based on Matthew 11:28-30. I have also shared it in on another writer's site, in my first book poetry and on Facebook. I pray that it may bless readers. Blessings and love, Christine
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    My Heart's Desire

    ~ My Heart's Desire ~ So precious, Lord Jesus Is time spent with You You fill my heart’s longing My faith is renewed Though cares may surround When I’m thirsty within I know that Your presence Can change everything For there in the garden Of prayer, I find love. There’s no greater Friend Not in earth or above. O help me come closer For more of Your grace Send forth Your anointing And healing embrace. O draw me, dear Jesus My heart,You inspire To be close to You, Lord, Is all my desire. --o0o-- © 2015 Christine V Mitchell
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    Please, Doze Away (rondelets)

    Beautifully written @Lighthousebob ! A very interesting form, the rondelet (I like the rhythm). Good imagery and sweetly conveying the love of a mother to her precious babe whose world of sleep is so great at the beginning. In your last stanza, did you mean "dose" or "doze" in the first and third lines:? The image complements the poem nicely. Thanks for sharing
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    Amen Malita. Nice poem ~ He truly is our shelter and reason for faith. God bless!
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    Very nice!
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    My Heart's Desire

    @Kari Greenaway Hi Kari, thank you so much. Sorry for this late reply (I've not been on the site much, but hope to much more). God bless you.
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    My Heart's Desire

    @Woman-of-Hope Aww...thank you so much for your kind words. God bless you!
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    My Heart's Desire

    @Lighthousebob Thank you so much for your kind comments. (Sorry for the late reply ~ I haven't been on the site as much as I would like. God bless you!
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    Drop The Mic

    @lighthousebob Your poem is beautifully written and truly conveys a wonderful time in the presence of the Lord! Thanks for sharing
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    Winters Of Youth

    What a beautiful free-verse poem @Woman-of-Hope.!! I love the evocative imagery. You truly paint the wintry scene so skilfully with your words and share precious memories! This poem makes you want to read it again and again. Thanks for sharing
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    What Scripture Changed Your Life?

    PSALM 37 - has always been a great encouragement to me in times of great challenge where I experienced opposition (the attacks of the enemy working through certain persons). This psalm is filled with comforting words and promises from the Lord, reminding us that He sees and knows about the battles we faces, He tells us not to fret because of evildoers, but rather (says): "Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed. 4Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires of your heart. 5Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 6And he shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday."....... (Psalm 37: 1-6, AKJV) PSALM 139 - is another in which I have found great comfort and reassurance.The Psalmist David expresses his confidence on the omnipresence of God, even in the darkest situations ~ which reminds us that, no matter what we are going through, the Lord is right there with us. How wonderful! "O Lord, you have searched me, and known me. 2You know my sitting down and my rising up, you understand my thought afar off. 3You compass my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. 4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, see, O LORD, you know it altogether. 5You have beset me behind and before, and laid your hand on me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it.".......(Psalm 139: 1-6, AKJV) There are so many more wonderful scriptures which have impacted my life, right at the moment I needed them too ... like "...greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world" (1 John 4:4b) KJV. The Lord is so wonderful! God bless!
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    It's Been A Long Time

    Hi Donna, lovely to meet you! God bless x
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    Witnesses Today

    @Donald James Amen! Blessings
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    Come Walk With Me

    @Kari Greenaway Thanks so much Kari for your kind comments. Glad you like this. Yes ~ Jesus truly is a "tender and courting Lord", our precious, faithful and greatest Friend. God bless x
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    Come Walk With Me

    @Donald James Thank you so much Donald for your kind comments. (Apologies for my late reply) God bless you
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    A Christmas Prayer

    Beautifully written prayer Donald - very humble and heartfelt.
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    Witnesses Today

    Hi Donald ... Welcome to the Poetry Club! Thanks for joining! There's a wonderful message in your poem. I really enjoyed reading it. It highlights so well the fact that Christ came to be our personal Saviour. "Yet we who are witnesses today need not wait...." flows so well after a reflection on the yearly celebrations of Christmas and Easter, and points to the living Lord Who "is here to be in our hearts". Thanks for sharing this inspiring poem! God bless you, Christine
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    The Worker

    Hi Kari Your poem is beautifully written! A true prayer of the heart ...makes one want to read it over. Do keep sharing your lovely work. I look forward to readng more! God bless you! Christine
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    How To Hook Readers With A Great Crisis

    Very interesting! Do the same kinds of rules apply to biographical writing? Autobiographies?
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    Christianwriters.com - Site Update

    @lynnmosher You're welcome!
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    Christianwriters.com - Site Update

    @Rebecca You're welcome!
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    What Ever Comes Your Way

    Amen ..wonderful reminder!
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    When Love Touched My Heart

    When love touched my heart, it was wholesome and clean Reaching the places that no-one had been Melting the wall that had kept me secure Protecting emotions I’d suffered before. When love touched my heart, I was no more condemned But offered forgiveness ~ given a Friend To comfort and guide me, to show me the way To give me assurance that helped me to pray When Love touched my heart ~ Hope said “Arise I never will leave you; open your eyes For I’ll be your everything ~ no need to fear Just call My Name ~ you’ll find I am near.” Though dreams had been shattered and life re-arranged When Love shone its light ~ everything changed This Love was Jesus ~ my heart was won Just knowing that, for me, God gave His Son. My heart then responded and this is my story Christ ~ my Captain, my Saviour, my glory I opened the door ~ and Jesus came in. All-perfect is the love that I found in Him. ---o0o-- © 2015 Christine V Mitchell Thank You Lord
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    When Love Touched My Heart

    Thank you so much Kari. God bless!