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T is for Trust: An Acrostic

Photo by Jackie Vanterpool

Photo by Jackie Vanterpool

T is for Trust

T is for the trust, embracing humans hold dear

R is for the rust, lacing truth often grey

U is for useless, her words never heard

S is for senseless, his violence absurd

T is for tense-less … after life, she deferred

“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.” Psalm 118:8 (NIV)

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Here is my submission for Writing 201: Poetry Challenge – Trust.  It was definitely a big challenge expressing the theme of Trust as an acrostic which included internal rhyming. But although it’s early days yet, I am enjoying the exercises thus far.

NB: If you are participating in this challenge, please leave me a link to your Trust Posts in the comments box so that I can visit with you.



It’s hard not to worry but these 5 tips will help

A place to sit

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

It’s hard not to worry when life is right up there in your face. As your situation worsens progressively you can even lose hope of it getting any better.

I worried about losing my job – and I lost it. I worried about losing my marriage – and I lost it. I worried about losing a loved one – and I lost them. Worrying (and I did a lot of it) didn’t help me to keep my job, my marriage or my mother. I worried so much it was like a hobby for me. I became a whining friend, a harried parent and a stressed out daughter; definitely not pleasant to be around. Continue reading

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Where is your tree planted?

Standing watch over everything

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)