Skip to main content

JSH-Online JSH-Online

Poems

Answers to the heart

God’s answer for discouragement: “Courage, my dearest idea. You have not been given the spirit of fear, nor of depression but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Restful stillness

Be still self-will you cannot kill the good that’s going on. Staying still, pure peace I find humbly serving restful Mind.

Perfection

One day my Father said to me, “Perfection is infinity. ” I asked Him, “Can You clarify?” “It can’t be done,” was His reply, “If clarify means reconcile To current usage, bent, and style.

don't let the world

“don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould” * no caricatures here no skirting the edges circling the wagons making the shoe appear to fit your life is without edges uncompressible uncontainable in its relevance brilliance resilient invincibility You— child of the Most High “hiding place from the wind” river in a dry place “shadow of a great rock in a weary land” ** divine configuration heavenly revelation hallowed benediction  unfettered, cherished, child of God — Joni Overton-Jung *Romans 12:2 (J. B.

In every hour

Oh, darling moon, In the darkness gives us light, As evidence of sun’s full glory, Though, through the night, is out     of sight. So God’s great love, Its full measure yet unknown, By goodness, kindness, all that’s     holy, In every hour is clearly shown.

Rise!

“Rise, take up your bed!” the Master said. * An imperative command, yet uttered with such love.

Surrounded by infinite Love

What does it really mean— To be surrounded by Love? Gently encompassed each moment In every joy and every triumph, In every crisis and tear Eternally, perpetually,  Held in Love’s sweet embrace? Metaphors abound, and they help: A mother’s care, a father’s watchful eye. The poetry of the ages tries to capture it, But oh what a challenge it is To express infinity in mere words.

No more a servant

You hear that, daughter? Did you not think those words were for you too? No more status of a servant, but stature of a son, with all that that title, legacy includes. You know what that means? No more subtle distance back seat subservience implied culpability object for service vehicle for heir pedestal of purity tempter— no more a light to facilitate someone else’s light.

O​n goats, serpents, and sheep

“What was I thinking?” I asked myself. I’d let my goat be gotten.

Everyday Immanuel!

In every village, town, or hamlet, on every country road, city street, or battlefield comes the comfort song of Christ to listening hearts, worldwide: “I am here to help and save you. Have no fear!  Wherever you may dwell, I am here to bless and heal you, I am here, and all is well, I am here, and all is well!” —Anne Holway Higgins.