Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A Poem for The Season

  Christmas of Strange


This year Christmas season has change
Due this ongoing virus event
Making for us a Christmas of strange

Barely seeing any bright lights arrange
As people's spirit is past bent
For this year Christmas season has change

We've had a year of life rearrange
Now hard in this season to be content
Making for us a Christmas of strange

Some do forget what Christmas represents
For it's not about gifts nor the displays
But the birth of Christ that Christmas presents

It's to this our spirit should be ablaze
No matter how strange this world gets
As we try to open our hearts to praise

This season we observe as life permits
Although this year Christmas season has change
The spirit of Christmas Joy He transmits
In making for us a Christmas not strange
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: "Then the angle said to them, Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring good tidings of great joy will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angle a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" (Luke 2:10-14. NKJV). 


Merry Christmas and Be safe!

Sunday, December 20, 2020

A Poem For Thought

 Everything Good


This I've known and do understand
It's not a mystery, nor hard to know
Most times It's to the Lord of everything good

And to this give thought, if one would
Sometimes satan makes good to his will show
This I've known and do understand

One needs to pay attention as one should
To the circumstances that are bestow
Most times it's to the Lord of everything good

But to good give praise where praise deserved
As one should know satan is full of tricks
And to trickery no praise be served

If with good the Lord is in the mix
It's clear then to Him is praise to be
For in these times righteousness depicts

Good not always clear to what you see
This I've always known and understood
When good is from above one can agree
These times it's to the Lord of everything good
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Many times when good happens we can misunderstand to where it came. I know I have at times. I have and are learning to be careful to whom giving thanks when good happens and do try to understand the circumstances of the event. For instance; winning the lottery. Well, that's gambling, not very Christian like. To say Thank You Lord, I believe would be a miscalculation. Why would the Lord approve or give one a winning ticket when let's face it, that's gambling? Again, Not Christian Like! Good does not always come from the Lord. Satan is a master at trickery and will even influence one into thinking his or her actions of wrong are okay by creating something good to come out of it just to trick one into continuing the wrongful act. Most good is from the Lord, because He is good. Just be aware of the circumstances and know the Lord is the creator of good, but in this world devilish influence can change to bad everything good. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

A Poem For Thought

What's Important


Life; existence of endorsement
Living in position of reference
Significance of what's important

Self; life taking it's own warrant
Placing one's existence in reverence
Life; existence of endorsement

Others; your purpose absorbent
Extension of what is held of preference
Significance of what's important

Time; something that becomes out lived
When spent to that insignificant
One's duration vitally deprived

Important; of being significant
Where to life one gives of self
As others enter as a participant

Middle; togetherness being our-self
Life; existence of endorsement
Where to this becomes it-self
Significance to what's important
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Mine to yours, yours to mine. Give and take when vitally needed; but, the middle is where life meets the significance to what's important. 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

  We love our family and friends, but spending Thanksgiving with them may make you want to unpack your boxing gloves as sometimes they can bring out the worse in us. No matter what the Thanksgiving situation, there probably will be some moments that you need to carefully navigate through. It's best to adopt the advice of Proverbs 21:23:

"Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles" (NKJV) 


Happy Thanksgiving Day!




“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body, and be thankful” (Colossians 3:15. NKJV)

Monday, April 27, 2020

A Foretelling Poem for Thought

Here a poem inspired via the reading of Genesis for thought.

He was from the beginning

To this one can't stop grinning
As Genesis 3:15 tells of Him
To know He was from the beginning

For her seed be Him in winning
Gave His life, fear of death then slim
To this one can't stop grinning

Although Jesus heel bruised pinning
Was Satan's power bruised and grim
To know He was from the beginning

Galatians 4:4-5 tells His story
As was the foretelling made known
From the beginning His glory

As He suffered temptation grown
But for us as Hebrews 2:14-18 shows
The power of fear of death now blown

For He is and was as one knows
To this one can't stop grinning
Revelation 1:18 brings this to a close
To know He was from the beginning
   ©Doris Elaine

Inspiration: Genesis 3:15 "And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel" (NKJV). References: "her Seed" Jesus Christ (Galatians 4:4-5). "he shall bruise your head" Satan's power over man's fear of death and bondage through sin through His (Jesus) victory over the grave (Hebrews 2:14-18). "you shall bruise his heel" less fatal blow Satan dealt to Jesus through His crucifixion.  He is and was from the beginning (Revelation 1:18). 

Thursday, April 9, 2020

A Poem for Easter

An Acrostic Rhyming Poem  for the Season

He Is Risen ✟

Holy this day to those that believe
Easter being a day of life abound

Into the heaven we now receive
Salvation for He is crowned

Risen from death as was perceive
Inside our soul is now profound
Sacrifice of Him to us conceive
Easter being His day renowned
Noting joyously for us He achieve

Easter is a day of celebration and although many are shut-in or shelter-in-place, there still can be many and creative ways to celebrate this season. 

Happy Easter to all and remember The Lord gave us salvation this day we celebrate His resurrection!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

"I Am Sowed" is Published

Hey Guys,

"I Am Sowed" is now published in paperback, will be eBook later. Just to let you know, in order to make more affordable inside is black and white; whereas, previous books' interior are color. This one has many more poems to read and enjoy. Tried to change previous books, however, after already being published can't change. You can find poem book by clicking picture to right or link below:

I Am Sowed, By God's Words

In celebration of competition, all my eBooks will be for free for a five day time period starting April 11, 2020, 12:00 AM to April 15, 2020, 11:59 PM-Pacific Standard Time. Please follow links below:

Social I, Not 

Not I, But I Am

On other site www.whynotrhymes.com:

The Rhyme It Out Project: Why Not Rhymes


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

A Poem for Thought

Free At Last

Burdens arise that’s hard to get past
One learns not to let it weigh you down
To let go of it to be free at last

Sometimes the journey of life can downcast
Affecting one’s spirit, making one frown 
When burdens arise that’s hard to get past

Hard as to you this thing was vast
And even thou in it you did drown 
You let go of it to be free at last

To God you learned for help and asked
For with Him your spirit renown
As burdens arise that’s hard to get past

No matter, to Him your never outcast
As He leads you straight without letdown 
In letting go of it to be free at last

Hanging onto burdens time can go fast
When burdens arise that’s hard to get past 
One turns to God in Him your fears you cast
As you let go of it to be free at last
   ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Sometimes we can get so caught up in something that it becomes a huge burden that can become a hindrance in our spiritual growth. I know, I’ve done just that. Before you know it, from being so wrapped up in it, time has gone by really fast. We do have to go through to get to; but it best to recognize a burden/hinderance in one’s spiritual maturity and let go of it. If a burden is keeping you from getting to where God needs you it’s best to let go of it. In the outcome of letting go, you will feel and become free at last. 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

New “I Am Sowed” Poem

New Poem "Chosen Learning", find under "I Am Sowed" tab. 

A Poem for Thought

I Cry!

Often babies born with defects
Then the parents want to put blame
As each other's fault in directs
Out of this builds shame
I Cry!

A child in school gets rejects
Due being different, not the same
As most others pretends and reflects
Because the child doesn't play the game
I Cry!

A teenager cast aside, others inspects
To their mistakes as to proclaim
As not worthy to societal aspects
To this worthiness then disclaim
I Cry! 

A single parent as life affects
This unknown as it became
Others to them giving no respect
As in this struggle their life inflame
I Cry!

A foreigner to a new country expects
A place as one that overcame
A life anew as others suspects
To here to what be the aim
I Cry!

To science given to all intellects
Announcing to revolving be our frame
As thought of creation given rejects
Wondering now, to what be our endgame
I Cry; for, all Humanity!
  ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: This poem pretty much speaks for it's self. But here my thoughts:

Bottom line, humanity is getting worse, seems now, by the day. Have we forgotten respect, where did it go? Have we forgotten how to treat each other? Under the eyes of God we are created equal, no matter! "Have we not one Father? Has not one God created us? Why do we treacherously deal with one another" (MAL 2:10. NKJV). And this thing about we having been evolved in believing that simply because we can't scientifically prove creation, a higher being having created us. But, wait, there are many things science has proven that could have only been created by a higher being. Not getting into all that; just check it out, you'd be surprised at these scientific facts if one needs to get scientific."For by Him all things were created in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him" (COL 1:16. NKJV).  I believe we are all created equal by a living higher being, God, and Jesus Christ as the Son of God who deemed everyone on the face of the earth as equal. No one is perfect, but we are made stronger in Christ. "My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness" (2 COL 12:9. NKJV). What are we doing? Where is humanity heading? Again, I Cry for all Humanity!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Biblical Encouragement

Psalm 91 (NKJV) 
Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
    1. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
              Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty
    1. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and fortress;
               My God, in Him I will trust.”
    1. Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
              And from the perilous pestilence.
    1. He shall cover you with His feathers,
              And under His wings you shall take refuge

              His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
    1. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
               Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
    1. Nor of the pestilence that walks in the darkness,
              Nor of the destruction that lays waste by noonday.
    1. A thousand may fall at your side,
              And ten thousand at your right hand;

              But it will not come near you.
    1. Only with your eyes shall you look,
               And see the reward of the wicked.
    1. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
              Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
    1. No evil shall befall you,
               Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
    1. For He shall give His angels charge over you,
              To keep you in all your ways,
    1. In their hands they shall bear you up,
               Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
    1. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
               The young lion and the serpent you shall trample under foot.
    1. Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
               I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
    1. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
               I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
    1. With long life I will satisfy Him, and show him My salvation.

    It is hard times for everyone. If you have a loved one affected by this outbreak, it's important to be strong for them and try not to panic; but give them hope. Had a scare myself of a family member, but turns out it was just allergies and had to be strong for her just in case it was the virus. That too, many right now are suffering with allergies and best to understand this in not panicking. Everyone just use precautions and try not to panic; and above all be strong, have faith and pray. Prayer does work!

    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    A Poem for Thought

    A Breath of Awakening

    One must know to this understanding
    In a crisis be a breath of awakening
    As to us in knowing He is outstanding
    For with His breath He is beckoning
    To this virus outbreak He is advancing
    Need for Him those that are wavering
    Giving understanding to those granting
    If in passing to home one is favoring
    As for panicking one needs rationing
    In knowing to your life He is handling
    So why all the anxiety that standing
    For in this crisis a breath of awakening
       ©Doris Elaine

    Thoughts: There is so much panic in this Coronavirus outbreak. Some fail to realize God is in charge of our very life for those that allow Him to be your Lord and savior. In understanding and knowing this, there is no need for panic. For if you pass in this crisis you are headed home. And, He will keep you here if He needs you here. Two Bible passages that may help: "Arise, shine, For your light come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you" (Ish. 60:1. NKJV) and "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light" (Esp. 5:14. NKJV). Have faith, try not to panic; believe in Jesus Christ as the son of God and our savior in this breath of awakening. 

    Sunday, March 8, 2020

    New "I Am Sowed" Poems

    New Poem "From Test, Through Moaning, To Testimony" and "Never Fully Know", find under "I Am Sowed" tab. 

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    A Poem of Thought-Special

    The Novel Corona virus outbreak is world wide now and hitting just about every where. Courage and faith is greatly needed and prays for everyone. It is important to keep one's faith in these times of affliction and remember The Lord IS your strength and your faith. Never give up on your faith in the Lord. Have courage and pray, He is with us all. 

    (Originally posted on "I Am Sowed")

    Faithful in Affliction

    Health issues can test one's conviction
    Especially when they suddenly befall
    Best to stay faithful in affliction

    The devil does promote contradiction
    In life trying to create a downfall
    Because health issues test one's conviction

    Don't loose faith in this made friction
    As depression aims at your free fall
    It's best to stay faithful in affliction

    Standing firm you give the devil an eviction
    In knowing the Lord on Him you do call
    When health issues test one's conviction

    Sometimes one's health promotes restriction
    In causing one's faith to greatly stall
    Always best to stay faithful in affliction

    In this He gave life due His crucifixion
    As He suffered in health above all
    Sometimes health issues test one's conviction
    Always best to remain faithful in affliction
       ©Doris Elaine

    Thoughts: It's hard to remain faithful when one is suddenly afflicted with health issues that may affect one the rest of your life; such as, cancer, blood viruses, or many other health issues. God, the Lord does not punish, but He allows in testing of one's faith. He is a just God. Sometimes things happen for a reason and although we may not be able to reason why, there is a reason in His plan for your life. As you can see in the book of Job in the Bible. He was tested through the Lord allowing the devil to afflict Job in many ways; but, Job never gave up his faith. When afflicted with health issues, that's when you need the Lord the most. He will see you through; have faith.  It's always best to stay faithful and not give up your faith in the Lord, when afflicted with health issues. "above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one" (Esp. 6:16. NKJV).


    Saturday, February 22, 2020

    A Poem of Thought

    Work-Place Politics

    Some things just can't be fix
    It's everywhere and getting worse
    It's called work-place politics

    As in some churches, at work there's clicks
    Where those alike do greatly converse
    As some things just can't be fix

    No matter, there's always favorite picks
    While others treated greatly adverse
    We call it work-place politics

    One wonders why your in this place
    And realize to this your spirit grows
    As the Lord in you shines with grace

    For of your struggle He greatly knows
    And for some reason He has you there
    You pray as His strength to you bestows

    Though the treatment doesn't seem fair
    Some things you just can't fix
    But with the Lord, He helps you bare
    To be this place of work-place politics
       ©Doris Elaine

    Thoughts: There's always workplace politics no matter where you work or what your job is. Favorites are always played, while other get treated otherwise. Some get higher pay, get special privileges, and others treated as insignificant. Work performance should matter, but today, it seems to be more about conformity. Either you go along with or you get treated badly. Being a Christian in a place where you may be the only one, or the only one taking your belief seriously and not conforming to the ways of others that promote worldly cause is hard. But one should never give up your faith because of work place politics. It may be that the Lord has you in a dark workplace to be a light. Or/and, it may be He has you there for a test or as a lesson in spiritual growth that would benefit you and others. Pray, He will give you strength, show you your purpose for being there, and know you are there for a reason in this place of work-place politics. 

    Sunday, February 16, 2020

    Saturday, February 8, 2020

    A Poem of Thought

    Pressing on With Hope

    Sometimes in life it’s really hard to cope
    In the Lord one given no more than can bare
    So one presses on in Him with hope

    At times it seems your on a tightrope
    To one side or the other you may err
    Because in life it’s really hard to cope

    Looking at past times under a microscope
    Due His grace to you bowing in prayer
    As one presses on in Him with hope

    Realizing to your life He never said nope
    He being the one that really does care
    Cause in life it can really be hard to cope

    No need with Him to sit and mope
    With the Lord your future an heir
    As one presses on with Him in hope

    In His presence one just wants to elope
    Because in His word one becomes aware
    When it seems in life really hard to cope
    That’s when one presses on in Him with Hope
       ©Doris Elaine

    Thoughts: In life’s journey Hope sometimes is all we have or what we need most to get through. It amazes me how knowing the Lord through reading and learning His word gives one unmeasurable Hope. Read Romans 5:1-5. I started this adventure towards writing Christian poetry through a very heartfelt experience  via the social media in Hopes of touching one special and particular person’s heart. At the time that, in the beginning, was all it was about. How my Hope has grown into so much more.  I was not and still am not seeking glory nor fame. All I have done, am not smart enough to have done on my own accord. I give the Lord all the glory in giving me Hope to press on into my call in life. “I press towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). Now my Hope, that although life at times seems hard to cope, being number one to finally reach my destination with Him and number two to reach as many hearts as possible through His grace and bring with me as many special people as the Lord anoints me to do so. Although my audience is small, my Hope in the beginning was to reach one special heart, am pleased and grateful for the more than one special heart my poetry reaches; thus, amazing Hope. 

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020

    New "I Am Sowed" Poems

    New Poem "Through the Storm" and "Faithful in Affliction", find under "I Am Sowed" tab. 

    Monday, January 27, 2020

    A Poem For Thought

    Thanks for The Beauty Lord

    What you gave greatly adored
    Its seen in your creation
    Thanks for the beauty Lord

    You gave flowers that are vastly colored
    Giving sense of smell a sensation
    What you gave greatly adored

    For in the blue-sky birds soared
    Giving sense of sight an admiration
    Thanks for the beauty Lord

    Nature walks where one explored
    Giving senses much confrontation
    What you gave greatly adored

    The mountains of some unexplored
    What a spectacular sight foundation
    Thanks for the beauty Lord

    The farmland that grows reward
    Helping us fight against starvation
    What you gave greatly adored

    The ocean beached breaths deplored
    Water touched, sand felt, great elation
    Thanks for the beauty Lord

    The rivers and creeks your voice roared
    In all of nature you are seen in formation
    What you gave greatly adored
    Thanks for the beauty Lord
       ©Doris Elaine

    Thoughts: Life can move so fast that we forget to slow down and enjoy what God has given us in His thoughtfulness to our needs and enjoyment of nature, His creation. Looking at the simplicity of nature I realize its not so simple as I think of the complexity of how it all interacts and works to our need and enjoyment. God thought of us His human creation, created in His likeness and gave us dominance over all of beautiful nature; "Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps the earth" (Gen 1:26. NKJV). I am in awe at the beauty of nature that the Lord sacrificed His life for us to enjoy in knowing God.  Thanks for the beauty Lord!

    Saturday, January 25, 2020

    Biblical Poetry

    This web article "God filled your Bible with poems" is very enlightening. Perhaps you will change your mind about the history and importance of poetry. Please read!

    https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/god-filled-your-bible-with-poems
    by John Piper @ https://www.desiringgod.org/


    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    Just a Poem for Thought

    Work in Progress

    When it seems your life is a mess
    You just can’t get it all together
    Remember, your a work in progress

    Your life seems to give you stress
    And you start seeing things as heather
    When it seems your life is a mess

    You can also start to think you are less
    But of this you must think neither
    Remember, your a work in progress

    No need to get sadly and depress
    The Lord can help pull you altogether
    When it seems your life is a mess

    You only need To His comfort confess
    He will see you through when under weather
    Remember, your a work in progress

    To the Lord your life you profess
    Then to His love you become tether
    When it seems your life is a mess
    Remember, your His work in progress
       ©Doris Elaine

    Thoughts: Sometimes it may seem the Lord to be all you have or have left; some in loss of some kind. Be thankful and glorified. Never doubt His presence and passion. Allow Him to work in your life. Don’t stop or give up and remember, your a work in progress. 

    Thursday, January 2, 2020