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Poems: The God Connection



When I run I find
He is my hiding place,
Safe and secure against
The Pain and Confusion of the day.
In the silence, I hear more than my heartbeat.
His gentle voice
Soothes, comforts, challenges,
Gives me strength to get back on my feet,
And, with renewed courage,
Back into life’s fray.

Whoever lives under the shelter of
the Most High
will remain in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “You are my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”

--Psalm 91:1-2 GW

(C) 2014, 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies "The God Connection"

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2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Blank page. Blank mind.
Stare. Wonder. Impatiently wait
For inspiration, phrases, words…
Right out of my mind’s gate.

Ideas tumble about, all jumbled up
Deep inside my heart and mind,
Until I stop the struggle, bow and seek
Jesus to direct and guide.

As quietly now I listen...I find
New focus with ideas forming to release
Blank pages filling when I allow
God's Word and Christ to speak
Through me.


2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Feels good to be needed,
Happy to serve,
Even when doing so takes
Time, strength and energy,
And calls on deep reserves.

For satisfaction doesn't come
From caring only about ME,
But from reaching out with prayer and care,
Meeting others’ needs.

True satisfaction comes
From knowing within,
That in reaching out in Jesus’ love,
I draw others to Him.


2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

We deal with seasonal cycles
Of cold weather and warm,
Cycles of night and day, blue skies and gray.
Accept these cycles as the norm.

We deal with life cycles as well,
Good and bad, highlights and lows.
In good times we rejoice and praise,
But in difficult times--where do we go…

When our own resources aren't enough to stop
The spiraling cycles of hurt and pain deep inside?
There is One who heals, makes whole.
But only when we turn and give Him control--
Jesus Christ!

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. --Matthew 11:28-29 (NKJV)

2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Yesterday’s stresses and upsets linger,
Yet I choose not to wallow,
Or allow unexpected frustrations, hurts, pain
Hold sway of my mind, heart, time.
After all, life isn't all roses and sunshine.
Storms small and large often
Darken life's skies.

I need, instead, to learn to forgive, move on,
Re-Focus heart and mind beyond today's hurts,
Beyond today's stresses and frustrations,
Onto reading God's Word,
Communicating with Jesus Christ,
Discovering what He has for me
Today, tomorrow and down the line.

In doing so, I find a lifeline
Of comfort, hope,
Guidance, peace,
Confidence and joy
As I communicate my hurts and heart with
And follow Him
To freedom within.


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I know He IS,
Christ Jesus lives,
Not because of church preaching,
Or teaching,
Or memorized Bible passages.
For even when
I turned away,
Even on days of anger, rebellion, pain,
Even then, deep down, I knew
For in the deepest darkness and hurt within,
I did not find Him,
Jesus came and found

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Sometimes ideas flow like a rippling river.
Other times ideas storm heart and mind.
Right now, no rivers flow nor storms invade.
I search and find
A depleted well inside.

Yet I see a world still filled
With God's creative beauty.
I give thanks for friends and family.
Maybe, for a time, it is OK not to write, but…
Just to be.

Absorbing the wonder and beauty I feel and see,
Allowing God's Word and voice within,
To refill my soul’s well, as I
Stop, listen, wait, and
Commune with Him.

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After a Spring of cold, slush and rain,
After hail and snow,
Temperatures tend to climb--temporarily.
Climb once more this springtime.
Yet, this time, birds sing, flowers bloom,
Grass and trees green,
And farm fields sprout with
The planting of corn and wheat.
Maybe Spring has finally come,
Finally begun. Umm?
Just in time for Summer’s
Swealtering heat,
And a wish, once more,
For the relief…
Of Winter snow.


(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Sometimes we take for granted
The blessings of our days,
Until pain or hurt or tragedy
Strips our security away.

In these times of stress and pain and tears,
We can turn to the One who's near.
The One who offers peace, healing, help and hope
And wipes away our fears.

When we turn to Jesus,
He comforts and holds us tight.
We can become secure in knowing,
He'll make everything all right.

I will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5c

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Life is never only and always
Roses and sunshine, good times and joy.
Because life doesn’t go as planned,
And people disappoint. Oh boy!

Anger hurt, even fear and pain,
Clamor for attention time and again,
As we struggle to deal with life’s realities,
We ask, “How? Why? When?”

Yet, it in our imperfect, messy world,
Jesus came, lived, died, rose--for you and me.
When we follow, bow and ask Him in,
He takes us beyond disappointments to hope and life and peace
...with Him.


(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Spring flowers unfurl,
In colors soft and bold,
Pink, yellow, red and gold.
Such new life is a wonder to behold.

I bow, in gratitude and awe,
For the One who created Nature's beauty,
Is Jesus Christ, who by His death and resurrection,
Also gives new life to you and me.


(C) 2017 Carolyn R Scheidies

Wake up miserable, cold in darken morn,
In that time between
Chill Winter ways
and new Spring days,
March or April or May,
From brr-crackling freeze
To the soft warm breezes
Heralding a world newly awakened.

Sometimes life gets stuck
In that in between time,
Confusion, frustration deepens inside,
For the turn of the seasons the answer is time,
While the answer for life's complications
Is found in deepening our relationship
To the one who created, cares and knows
and can actually change our tomorrows, our today,
God's Son, our Savior--Jesus Christ.

Writing for Him
(c) 2007, 2016 Carolyn R Scheidies

He speaks deep inside. Ideas flame. I write
Edit, clarify, rewrite....pray
Choosing how to convey the message,
Theme, plot, character...and more
Knowing ideas and inspiration need
Careful shaping, adding, deleting...
My vision confirmation, 
With His inspiration,
His Word,
His will and way.

He created mind, emotions, intellect, abilities
Expects us to use them for Him.
Write with passion His presence within,
Enlightening, showing the way.
Moving forward, yet willing 
To learn, 
To listen,
To grow in knowledge and experience.
Write, rewrite, rework.
Day after day after day...

Willing to do it all again, and again.
Through frustration,
Through exhaustion,
Through mental blocks,
And wanting to chuck it all, but stop instead. Stay. Pray, 
Lay the work before Creator Lord, 
Allow His Words to encourage, lift up, comfort. 
Write, rework until the effort shines.
His message. My work refined.
Who for? 

Sometimes for an audience of many 
Sometimes for only one.

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