Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday Thoughts




 On Gossiping...
She returns her pious dagger
To its sheath behind prim lips
Paying no attention
To heart-wounds she inflicts

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 On Serving...
Someday the bells will toll for you or I
Will we with weary gladness leave this dirt
Laying our soiled and sullied tools aside
 Or will we leave with spotless, stiff-starched shirt

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On Wisdom...
Choosing denial when wisdom shines clearer
Is like pulling in the belly to look in the mirror

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 On Walking...
If we do not walk
Prayerfully and kindly
Then we simply stumble
Careless and blindly

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 On Being a true disciple...
How do I shine my light for You
Dear, gracious Heavenly Father?
My child, if you would be faithful and true
Simply love one another

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 On Temptation...
Warm and willing is the flesh
Cold and calloused is its curse

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On Humility...
It is difficult
To overcome pride
If one’s thought-life
Begins with ‘I’

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On Self-control...
It is pleasant
To indulge in a treat
And wise to remember
We are what we ‘eat’

© Janet Martin










5 comments:

  1. quite the thoughts!!and image...thanks for something to think about...:)I also like reading your daily dozen..fun isn't it?

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  2. Thanks Lucy, most of these were mini-sermons to myself;) It is humbling to choose a 'daily dozen' too,isn't it? We never know what a day might bring. By the grace of God we go...thank-you for your encouragement today.

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  3. I truly enjoy these bits of wisdom you share. I'm learning to forgive some gossipers, so I especially appreciate those words. I also wanted to mention that I was really moved, I dunno...a few weeks ago I think...when you posted something like: I shall not want, unless I take my eyes off Him. That is so good. I even told my husband about it because it shed light on this 'want' thing for me. God is using you Janet. Thank you :-)

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  4. Jennifer, I am touched to tears...these are bits of mini-battles and sometimes it is intimidating to post these. I appreciate your encouragement more than you can know! Esp. today. A writer faces some crazy demons sometimes, don't we? God bless you.

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  5. All so spirit filled. I had to chuckle On Wisdom...

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