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Apr 27 · 248
Poem: No Shelter
When you’re outside
of Christ, you risk
becoming a son… of
disobedience; pride

puffs itself up and
empty words deceive.
Without Salvation,
no one raises hands

in humility towards
a loving God; there
is no shelter, from
His wrath. Records

in Heaven above are
meticulously kept;
an impenitent heart
will keep you far…

away from eternity.
Inspired by:
Rom 1:18, 2:5; Eph 5:6  and

The real horror of being
outside of Christ is that
there is no shelter from
the wrath of God.
-Eric Alexander

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Apr 27 · 92
Poem: Sacred Space
Too often, we overlook
the awesome miracle of
Life, that we’re given
to enjoy; from His Book

of assurances, we learn
how we’re able to enter
into the sacred space…
of God. When we return

to Him in prayer, we’ll
understand His plans to
prosper us; we’ll also
have an ongoing thrill

of being in His Presence!
Inspired by:
Psa 16; Jer 29:11

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Apr 27 · 168
Poem: In His Direction?
It’s disheartening to see
Churches that churn out a
bunch of souls… who don’t
love people. Many of them
don’t get along with other
congregants; the harmony

of Faith, is difficult to
find at times, when most
Churches tend to be more
concerned about money; if
souls are not having needs
met, then breakthroughs…

are probably not expected.
If so-called Christians are
not living victoriously, is
it realistic, that they’ll
gently nudge others… in His
direction, being unaffected

by The Word of God?
Inspired by:
John 21:15-19  and

Just love people and point them
in His direction. -Bob Goff

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Apr 27 · 87
Poem: What Pleases Him
As God works within my life,
He provides me the desire and
power to do what pleases Him;
when emulating Jesus Christ,

His Light shines outwardly…
from me, naturally. Arm-in-arm
with my Lord, I’m journeying
on my path; others may not see,

like or understand- what I’ve
envisioned for myself; with
His principles applied to my
life, I’m poised to thrive

in doing… what pleases Him!
Inspired by:
Phil 2:13; Matt 5:16

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Jan 11 · 100
Poem: Measured
Who are we, to doubt The Word
of our God? Didn’t He measure
out the Earth’s waters, within
the palm of His hand? Didn’t
He assess the eternal vastness
of Heaven? Didn’t He calculate
the amount of dust, set aside
for Mankind? Are we stirred…

by the beauty of our planet?
Didn’t He tell us, that Heaven
is His home or that the Earth
is His footstool? Didn’t He
give us a glimpse of His realm?
Didn’t He weigh the mountains
and offset them with valleys,
hills, and ravines? Do we get

the idea, that we’re to look up?
Author notes

Inspired by:
Isa 40:12, 42:5, 66:1; Psa 19:1;
Col 1:16-17; Jer 10:12

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Jan 11 · 108
Poem: Intimate Faith
Why is there a tangible sense
of fear, when it comes to an
intimate Faith? Does our Lord
and Savior evoke our defenses,

when He wants to pull us, unto
Himself? Our relationship with
Him is contingent on our belief
of His Word; knowing His view,

on the topics that comprise our
World, simplifies the method we
should live for Him. Doesn’t our
uniqueness, represent a flower

from His garden… of Humanity?
Author notes

Inspired by:
Deu 6:5; Jam 4:8; Jer 29:11

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Jan 11 · 104
Poem: By Example?
What can be said, about how we
conduct ourselves? Are we, now
leading by example? Do actions
reveal to others, that we can
educate, cultivate and inspire
people to be… more like Christ?

Based on experience, you’ll see
and perceive that you’re being
watched by those around you. If
you’re really enjoying yourself,
with His Presence, know that the
living dead desire signs of Life

that can… elevate them too.
Author notes

Inspired by:
1 Pet 2:1-25; Matt 5:16

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Can we, as Christians demonstrate
genuine Love, when our attitudes…
drip with spiritual contempt? How
can we spread The Gospel, when our
behavior is questionable? If souls
encounter poor interactions, with
us, we’ve no fair right to berate

their underdeveloped or lack of…
spiritual understanding. Personal
maturation rates vary, just as life
experiences differ. Witnessing
still requires patience. Isn’t our
real problem the ongoing, inability
to be Christians ‘walking in Love’,

as we’ve been commanded… by Christ?
Author notes

Inspired by:
2 Chr 36:15-16; Matt 28:16-20

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With His Love, we can handle
all things; He strengthens us
and we possess a hope in Him.
We can endure, in the power
of His Name! Our Lord, Jesus,

has reminded us to not delight
in evil things; instead, we’re
to persevere in all things. Let
us honor, trust and praise Him!
We’re to be in constant cheer…

since He overcame this World!
Therefore, let’s live as those,
who are mighty and victorious,
in His precious Name! Snares of
our souls are broken; expose

your doubts and repent of them!
Nothing will separate us, from…
His Love and Salvation; become
more than a conqueror! We’re to
press forward for His Kingdom,

until His, mighty return!
Author notes

Inspired by:
1 Cor 13:6-7; John 16:33; Psa 124:7;
Rom 8:35-39; 1 Thes 4:16, 5:2

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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2018, All rights reserved.
Writing this poetry, can
be a cathartic process;
it allows me to explore…
all that’s within me. By
doing so, I am able, to
uncover the inner finesse

that He has placed inside
me. Simultaneously, I am
clearly pushed outside of
my comfort level; between
sharing my work, finding
what’s in me and The Lamb’s

expectation… of my heart,
I find the experience of
writing extremely humbling
and satisfying. Hopefully,
my poetry’s quality will  
improve, as I voice Love…

from my human perspective.
Author notes
  
Inspired by:
Psa 2

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Apr 2018 · 274
Poem: Nothing
Without the Presence of Yahweh,
we’re essentially nothing; we
temporarily possess His breath
and He rightfully expects us…
to be productive. When His sway

over us is evident, we produce
actions… based in Love. The
consistent and ongoing things
we do, show the trustworthiness
of our character. Can we deduce

the trajectory of our ongoing
maturation of our Faith? No;
our arrogance of knowing would
deter our path of humility! So
we go… forward, transforming

our lives… under God’s power!
Author notes

Dedicated to: Dyanna Co Pacunana
  
Inspired by:
Psa 8:4-6; Acts 17:28  and

Love is nothing without action.
Trust is nothing without proof.
Sorry is nothing without change.
-Dyanna Co Pacunana

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Apr 2018 · 300
Poem: Evening Shadow
As I, approach the twilight
of my existence, my days are
akin to an evening shadow; I
am withered, like the grass
that’s overgrown. The plight

of my humanity, is not new;
further discussions can only
reveal the severe vanity of
self-wallowing in such mundane
thoughts. The morning’s dew

and dawn greets me, with great
expectations; His latest batch
of new mercies floods my soul.
I’m filled with His contentment,
as Death impatiently awaits…

my eventual, earthly demise.
Author notes

Dedicated to David Thane Cornell.

Inspired by:
Psa 102:11; Job 8:9; Lam 3:22-23

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Apr 2018 · 296
Poem: Slender Portion
The glorious power of Christ’s
crucifixion transcends… all
thoughts of Human reasoning;
for the slender portion of one
drop of His blood provides Life

Everlasting to any man, willing
to humble himself, to ask for
forgiveness and to confess his
dependence on Yahweh. We’re not
worthy of the continual flowing

of His Mercy and Grace, without
a relationship with Him! Selah!
Everyday, each born-again child,
that is filled with gratitude
and thankfulness, should shout:

Thank You, Lord, for my redemption
and the wondrous gift of Salvation!
Author notes

Dedicated to: Pastor Ken Davidson
  
Inspired by:
John 3:16; Lam 3:22-23  and

The most slender portion of Christ
is more than sufficient to meet the
greatest need of any man.
-Pastor Ken Davidson  
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Apr 2018 · 258
Poem: Hidden Dimensions
How can I, look within
myself, to discover the
hidden dimensions of…
my soul? Can unwanted,
lasting affects of sin

keep me forever blinded?
Can my human aspirations
of love, truth, beauty,
joy and fulfillment be
attained? An unrequited

relationship with Yahweh
strongly implies that His
Light isn’t present, for
others to see. So I must
be aware of what He says

about me; I’ve been made
uniquely in His Image,
an expression of His Love.
If I can be stilled, won’t
I find God and be swayed…

by the reality of Him?
Author notes
  
Inspired by:
Gen 1:27; Psa 46:10

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Apr 2018 · 226
Poem: Humbled?
The importance of our proper
attitude can’t be overstated;
are we, blessed children or a
sad bunch of spectral paupers,

unable to see our identity in
Christ? Do we understand, what
it means to be… humbled? Are
we, naively carrying our sins,

to justify our sense of guilt?
Are we willing to repent and
turn away from our wickedness?
Or do we prefer the soft silt

of Death… to cover our bones?
Author notes
  
Inspired by:
2 Chr 7:14; Gen 3:19; Eccl 8:8

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Apr 2018 · 222
Poem: Thief
Most everyone understands,
the many cultures of human
violence; even sadder, is
the reluctant acceptance…
of evil. Veils of darkness
will hide the return of One,
as a thief… in the night.
  
Panic will erupt, as hands
are raised in fear; people
will be seeking answers, as
concerns of peace and safety
are gone. Missing Christians
from around this World, will
spark new debates; His Light
  
may scare the hell of those…
left behind; soon others will
realize the implications of a
mass exodus of believers and
the crisis of Faith; they’ll
have to reevaluate their weak
positions regarding God. Can
  
they now overcome sin? Clothes
will be torn in anguish, as the
pressure of Faith increases.
Will some find comfort, knowing
that may be killed for new Faith
or will they remain steadfast…
in their, ongoing lust for Man?
Author notes
  
Inspired by:
1 Thes 5:1-28; 2 Cor 4:4

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Apr 2018 · 258
Poem: In Him
In Him, all things
are held together;
His desire is… for
Life to get better!

In Him, we’ve power
to become His sons
and daughters; He’ll
encompass everyone,

who comes before Him.

In Him, many are made
new; every soul can be
redeemed, if wanting a
heart that’s able to see.

In Him, we can find joy
and indescribable peace;
accept and trust Him, to
be permanently released

from Life’s suffering.
Author notes

Inspired by:
Col 1:13-17; John 1:12;
2 Cor 5:17; Eph 1:7-10;
Phil 4:6-7

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Apr 2018 · 244
Poem: Purpose of Prayer
Could it be, that the ineffectiveness
of our prayers are directly linked to
the poor motivations… of our hearts?
Are we in pursuit of genuine holiness

and a relationship, with The One, Who
made the Heavens and the Earth? Can we
overcome ourselves and rise up as His
Children? Our Faith and Salvation, do

not relate to our personal actions; we
are saved by His Grace alone; the good
works, we perform, are an outward sign
of our love for Him. When will we see,

that we’re nothing… without Him? When
we strive, to understand, the truest
purpose of prayer, our spiritual eyes
are gradually opened before Him; then

we can see… our identity in Christ!
Author notes

Inspired by:
Matt 6:9-13; Eph 2:8-9 and

The primary purpose of prayer is not
to get something, but to know Someone.
–David Platt

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Apr 2018 · 358
Poem: Satisfied In Him
God is most glorified in us,
when we are most… satisfied
in Him. Do we realize that our
Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus
  
sets the standard for living?
The practicality of real Faith
demands Love’s action each and
everyday; if we’re not giving
  
of ourselves, then what are we
really doing? Is humanity one
race of people, of various skin
tints? If we can begin, to see
  
Life, using the eyes of Christ,
then we’re on the lit path to…
personal victory, while being
an overcomer… of tiring strife.
Author notes
  
Inspired by:
Phil 1:12–26; Jam 2:20; Eph 1:18

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Apr 2018 · 231
Poem: An Enigmatic Faith?
Can Christianity, be considered, to
be an enigmatic Faith? Doesn’t one’s
thoughts regarding obscurity, relate
directly to one’s lack of personal
understanding? How can a true view
  
be obtained, without studying… The
Word? Having Christ as one’s Light
of Faith, real living develops with
transparency; when His contentment
and peace resides in one’s heart, a
gentle atmosphere forms and soothes
  
within the soul, reaffirming Faith.
Author notes
  
Inspired by:
John 8:12, 12:46; Isa 42:6

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Apr 2018 · 283
Poem: Quantum Entanglement?
Will the provocative implications
of quantum entanglement, be the…
underlying form of communication
that’s invoked during our prayers
to God? Do the unknown sounds and
tones spoken in “tongues” unlock a
power that enables the connection

between us and God? Can we learn
meaningful methodologies that… draw
us, closer to Him? What non-local
realms of Heaven, can be pierced…
with our words? Can our spirits
soar to their greatest heights,
when our hearts genuinely burn…

with the bright fire of Faith?!
Author notes

Inspired by:
Col 4:2; 1 John 5:14; Phil 4:6-7;
Rom 12:12; Isa 45:8; Luke 3:21

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Jan 2018 · 267
Poem: Cautionary Tales
The Bible is replete with many
cautionary tales, of real people,
who have stumbled on their path
of Faith; like us, their journey

was fraught with unexpected woe.
Momentary mental lapses remind us,
of the need to capture detrimental
desires and thoughts; when we go,

anywhere without His Presence, we
take foolish risks. Are priorities
in alignment with His plan for our
lives? Are we, now hoping to see,

an escape from our accountability?
We must stay steadfast in our Godly
commitments and responsibilities;
if we fail, how will The World see…

that God is still relevant to Mankind?
Inspired by:
Matt 6:33; 2 Cor 10:5; 2 Tim 1:7

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Jan 2018 · 380
Poem: Vulnerable
Many people are afraid of becoming
Christians; the concept of caring,
showing compassion, giving of one’s
self and resources, or being simply
vulnerable before others, can be…
unnerving. We know, that trusting

ourselves may be a risky proposition.
That’s why we continually lean on His
Strength, His Name, His Truth and His
Word. We’re not operating alone; and
we’re not meant… to do so. As we find
Faith’s inner steel in His Salvation,

it also provides the necessary footing
for us to move forward. We’ve no real
reason to fear the Darkness, for His
Light pierces it easily, when we speak
against it. Rise up; stand in Faith!
Without Him, we’re technically nothing.
Inspired by:
John 1:3, 5:19, 15:4-5; Jer 10:23;
Phil 4:13; Deu 31:8; Matt 6:33; Gal 6:3  and
.
The best people possess a feeling for beauty,
the courage to take risks, the discipline to
tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice.
Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable;
they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
-Ernest Hemingway

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Jan 2018 · 244
Poem: Energized By Love
If we’re not energized by Love,
then our Faith will fall short
of His expectations; our desire
should be, to lovingly exhort…

others to enter into His Kingdom.
Enabling the lost to become saved,
demonstrates your love for God and
a genuine impartation, of wisdom
  
from Him, into your spirit; with
the peace of Christ, we are able  
to live with compassion and touch
the heart of souls. He enables…

us to live honorably, with absolute
tranquility, as we divinely produce
a lifetime of a supernatural, never
-ending crop of Faith’s passion fruit.
Inspired by:
Phil 4:7; Gal 5:6b, 5:22-23

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Jan 2018 · 223
Poem: Like-Minded?
The stunted growth of the Church…
is spiritually sad and reflects
a continued inability of the Body
to operate in unity; between poor
leadership and overall ignorance,
souls are miffed, left in a lurch

of stagnant thinking. If we’re not
led by His Spirit and we’re blindly
conducting ourselves, without the
mind of Christ, then what will we…
really accomplish? If we are not
in His Word, what is being taught?

Fortunately, God is very patient;
His Grace, Mercy and Consolation
is freely given; we need to mature
now; we need to get out of these
spiritual hospital beds as soldiers.
Do we expect to receive outpatient

services… in Heaven for eternity?
Inspired by:
Rom 15:5; Lam 3:22-24;
2 Tim 2:3-4  and

Insanity: Doing the same thing
over and over again and expecting
different results. -Unknown

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Jan 2018 · 194
Poem: Free Love
In its blind search of free
love, The World continues to
lust after it, even though
it’s already available to all,
who would grasp it. We see…

that Jehovah has already paid
the heavy price, as His Son
was crucified upon the Tree of
Calvary; the gift of Salvation
awaits acceptance; now laid

to waste, are Humanity’s sins.
Although we’ve been instructed
to choose Life, some prefer a
pathway to Death; a Light shines
and all, are… beckoned within

Heaven’s gates of eternity.
Inspired by:
John 3:16-17; 2 Cor 6:2; Deu 30:19

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Jan 2018 · 212
Poem: Wholeheartedly
There’s no other way, when it comes
to appreciating and loving our God;
we acknowledge the Son’s sacrifice
and we should now willingly succumb

to His Kingdom’s plan. His interests
in Humanity, are well known; Christ
has claimed us for His inheritance;
are we His bride or a faded mistress,

who has given up on having holiness?
Our genuine affection for Him must be
complete and wholeheartedly; nothing
less is worthy of His righteousness!
Inspired by:
Mark 12:30; Rom 14:7-9; 1 Pet 1:3-5;
Rev 19:7-9

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Jan 2018 · 231
Poem: Kindled Souls
Can the words, that I compose
set people afire… for Christ?
Can I believe that His Spirit
flows in me? Only God knows…

the aching hearts of others,
better than I. Now, I’m not
wanting lame excuses, for not
seeing sisters and brothers

of His eternal Kingdom. Yet,
I hope, to spur them onward
for the sole benefit of this
fallen World. My God had set

sacred principles, previously
into motion; and I’ve applied
His Truth to my life and can
now see them… at work in me.

With new evidence, I’ve begun
to see that fatigued hearts of
His people are being moved, as
we all strive to become one…

with Christ, our blessed Lord!
Inspired by:
1 Cor 6:17

Dedicated to Arla Rizsu.

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Jan 2018 · 208
Poem: A Fool Exposed?
On my path of Christianity,
shall I be a fool exposed…
with these words of poetry?
Or have I been transposed

into the servant that God
witnessed, before my birth?
Even though I remain flawed,
in Christ, I find my worth.

By His Spirit, my confidence
is shown in eloquent verse;
with this divine cognizance,
my contentment is immersed

in my identity with Christ.
Inspired by:
Jer 1:5; John 1:12; Eph 1:5;
1 Cor 6:17

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Jan 2018 · 340
Poem: For the Birds
To some people, birds are
nothing more than eye candy;
to others, a vital part of
Earth’s ecosystem; how far

should one go to study them
in detail? Between exotic
mating rituals and building
skills, what unseen gems

can we observe? The Father
feeds and cares for all fowl,
even though they don’t sow,
reap or gather; why bother

trying to interpret His plan,
when His methodologies rise
up, beyond our ability to see?
Does He reveal Himself to Man

with genius, creativity and by
the majesty of the Heavens?
Of course, He does! Why else
do we raise our hands, sigh…

and purpose to praise Him?
Inspired by:
Matt 6:26, 10:29-31; Psa 8:4

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Jan 2018 · 235
Poem: Clinging to The Cross
I’m dearly clinging to The Cross
of Christ, as though this Life
depends on it; with these empty
hands there’s no gain, but loss

since Salvation can’t be earned.
The vanity of accomplishments
and earthly achievements mean
nothing, seeing that it’s burned

up within the crucible of works.
My Hope remains in Christ alone
and the commitment of His Word;
I’m not motivated by a knee ****

reaction to lies from His enemy.
Therefore, I’ll remain vigilant,
confident and sober, knowing that
on Christ, I will always rely!
Inspired by:
John 3:16; Eph 2:8-9; Rom 3:23;
1 Pet 5:8

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My heart and soul, warmed
by Yahweh’s Love, finds its
motivation to quietly move
in a manner that’s pleasing
to Him; since we’re formed

after His image, He knows
us best and intimately; we
in return, love Him because
He first loved us; His Word
reveals Himself… to those

who actively seek Him; we
know that He’s not a Man,
that would lie- so we can
learn to believe, to trust,
to praise and begin to see

Him with true, spiritual eyes,
so our spirits soar and rise!
Inspired by:
Acts 17:27-28; Gen 1:27; Num 23:19;
1 John 4:19

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Jan 2018 · 246
Poem: Not In Haste
Waiting on Yahweh is
an effective binding
of our soul to His;
will this Life’s quiz

be clarified within…
our identity in Christ?
We’re human beings, not
human doings; begin

to live without worry.
Haste makes waste; can
we expect real change,
if always in a hurry?
Inspired by:
Isa 28:16

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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2017, All rights reserved.
With morning’s dawn and dew,
the blades of wet grass beckon
unto me, to cleanse… soiled
soles; as I stride across the
silence of greenery, wondrous
sparkling of unknown diamonds
mesmerize my gaze; the wealth
of my existence is enhanced,
as I envision Christ, before
His disciples, bent over their
feet… ready to humbly serve.
Dedicated to David Thane Cornell

Inspired by:
John 13:1-17 and

David’s poem “SECOND CHANCE”

SECOND CHANCE
When God came calling face to face
In a fatal circumstance,
Breast to breast in His embrace,
He promised me a second chance
To let me ring the morning in
And dine on dawn and dew,
My running feet to press and bless
The grass I'm passing through,
The potent wine of joy to flood
Like a bubbling spring,
Warm hosannahs in my blood
That make me want to sing.

-- from The Science Of Waiting,
Poems by David Thane Cornell.

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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2017, All rights reserved.
Oct 2017 · 254
Poem: Unseemly Faith
The ugliness of unseemly Faith
serves as an undesired deterrent
and stumbling block to the lost;
as our moral strength is spent,

we’re more apt to be watched!
The enemy will pounce as a lion,
wanting to **** and to destroy
our Hope; there’s no use trying

when the challenges to humanity
range from Life to Death. We must
rise up and strive to do good;
real Faith requires us to trust…

in the Holy One, Who sent us.
Therefore, let us live boldly!
Let’s run into the daily battle
and enjoy that we’re made holy!
Inspired by:
1 Pet 5:8; Eze 3:20; Gal 1:10; Rom 14:13;
1 Sam 17:48; Heb 10:10-14

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Oct 2017 · 290
Poem: Carrying Our Sins
It is not our responsibility,
to be carrying our sins daily;
Christ took them upon Himself
for our benefit, whereby we can
move beyond… our fallen nature.
Success isn’t based on ability,

but on our reliance upon Yahweh!
Repent from wickedness; cry unto
Him, Who saves; study and apply
His Word with diligence; ask for
divine wisdom; trust Him and gain
unimagined peace; His loving sway

reinforces the subtle and genuine
reality of a relationship with Him.
We have been instructed to choose
Life; a final death sentence awaits
us, if we ignorantly or unwittingly
insist on… carrying our sins.
Inspired by:
Gen 6:5, 8:21; John 3:16; Rom 3:25;
Deu 30:19

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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2017, All rights reserved.
Oct 2017 · 309
Poem: You, the Moon and Me
Like me, even that shining moon
occasionally weeps, as we spend
time remembering you; moments
of nostalgia creep into our times
of dreams and wistful thinking.
And yet, there is a vast emptiness
that stirs our spirits.

We sorrowful souls, sob throughout
the night; the coldness of dawn
crystallizes our tears into
the morning dew and its beauty
encourages us… to cry even more.
How can we bear the loss of you?

The arid ground, greedily absorbs
our sadness without visible remorse.
Forgotten and lifeless cobwebs,
with their torn threads, now adorn
the empty landscape that marks
the boundaries of our separation.

Your absence is deafening; the moon
and I discuss ideas about the taste
of your salty tears, that you shed
from mourning our shattered union.
However, the moon remains unerringly
quiet, regarding the time, you two,
spend together! And I’m left with an
impression of unresolved jealousy.

Will you two… silently lament the
isolation of our three aching hearts?
Oh wait; why are there distant sounds
of laughter, reverberating under this
new moon, while these tears of mine,
resume its unwanted flow?
A collaboration between
Saurav Karki and myself

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Oct 2017 · 326
Poem: Another World
We are being prepared
for another world- one
that we can’t imagine;
the future will scare

some people with fears
unknown; being forced
to trust an unseen God,
to get over the tears

of a lifetime of pain…
seems to exceed human
comprehension. Life can
change us; we will gain

experiences that stretch
us beyond our comfort. He
wants our companionship,
to partner with wretched

souls for His utmost glory.
Now there’s another world,
waiting on our appointed
arrival… to join His story

and bask in His Presence.
We’ll observe wonders that
will amaze us, including…
the pure, eternal essence

of Who, Yahweh is!
Inspired by:
1 Cor 1:9; Rom 7:24  and

If we find ourselves with a desire that
nothing in this world can satisfy, the
most probable explanation is that we were
made for another world. ―C.S. Lewis

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Oct 2017 · 239
Poem: Tethered Lambs
When it comes to our Christianity,
we’re to be like tethered lambs;
ready to die for our Faith, while
displaying grace, love and humility!

Though we’re surrounded by wolves,
our Great Shepherd can keep us safe
in green meadows, under His watchful
eye; it’s usually from ourselves…

that we require the most protection.
Nothing can separate us from Yahweh
and His right hand; therefore, let’s
offer genuine praise for Salvation

and the promises expressed within
His Word, including… Life over sin.
Inspired by:
Rom 8:35-39; Psa 63:8

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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2017, All rights reserved.
The primary failure of…
self-righteousness is that
you become your own god;
besides fouling true Faith,
you’ll never walk in Love,

since you’ll be the center
of a personal firestorm;
you’ll choose to manipulate
others for satisfaction or
gain; as a human tormentor,

you’ll never possess a peace
that’s real or everlasting.
All attributes of character
and humility will dissipate;
unable to discover a release

from Life’s miseries, you’ll
become so isolated, that the
numbness of your spirit will
unwittingly beckon Death’s
realm to be…  the solitary fuel

of your own destruction.
Inspired by:
Isa 64:6; 2 Tim 4:3-4; Rom 1:28-32  and

Trying to establish a righteousness
of your own, will pollute your walk
with God. -Rabbi K.A. Schneider

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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2017, All rights reserved.
Sep 2017 · 325
Poem: Spiritual Earthshine
Are we not to be the…
faint illumination of
Christ, reflecting Him
with actions of Love?

As terrestrial beings,
we’re continually mired
by an encasement of clay;
can our Faith be fired

up by our relationship to
our eternal Lord and Savior?
Fake Christianity will be
revealed in poor behaviors

that can be recognized by
anyone; as human candles,
Faith can shine brightly.
Avoiding personal scandals

is achievable, when we’re
purposed to live as Christ.
After all, no one else can
provide… everlasting Life!
Inspired by:
Psa 18:28; 1 John 1:5-7; Prov 20:27
 
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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2017, All rights reserved.
Sep 2017 · 637
Poem: Unknown Future
We can trust an omniscient God,
with our unknown future, since
He transcends… Time’s boundary.
Though we remain humanly flawed,

we can possess a real Faith in
One, Who doesn’t lie, deceive or
tries to manipulate us. By using
our breath, we maintain within

us, the ability to reach Him and
soften His heart with our words;
as we pray, with an attitude of
repentance, inevitably we’ve hands

that are raised in total surrender.
Inspired by:
Jer 29:11; Prov 3:5-6, 23:17-18

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Sep 2017 · 595
Poem: Circle of Inclusion
A poor perception of Christianity
is the ongoing failure of the Faith
to treat all people evenly within…
a circle of inclusion; who will see

past the shortcomings of humanity,
in order to spiritually grow? Ideas
of our accountability, accompanied
by genuine, personal responsibility

dictate that we treat every soul
in the same manner of Love, without
thoughts of the trivial attributes
that separate us; under the control

of God’s Kingdom, we remain equals.
Since we’re supposed to serve one
another, shouldn’t we help everyone
with a mandate to perform God’s will?
Inspired by:
Jam 2

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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2017, All rights reserved.
Sep 2017 · 334
Poem: Prayer of Repentance
God is aware of the ugliness
of our sin; not confessing to
Him, ensures that misery will
replace our joy; seriousness

of the Human condition should
not be an excuse that keeps us
from reaching out to Him in a
prayer of repentance. Could

we allow… known imperfections
to define us, when forgiveness
is readily available? How can
we choose to dismiss Salvation

when we possess His holy breath
and the chance to escape Death?
Inspired by:
Psa 32, 33:6; Job 33:4

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Aug 2017 · 244
Poem: In No Other
When will Humanity shed…
his blinders of ignorance?
Salvation can’t be found…
outside of Christ’s death
and glorious resurrection.
Can our inherit arrogance,

which is questionably based
on the accumulation of data
that’s carefully culled, be
worth a future without God?
Nothing we claim, stops Him
from being the Alpha & Omega.
Inspired by:
Acts 4:12; Rev 22:13

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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2017, All rights reserved.
Aug 2017 · 643
Poem: Human Expectations
We need to stop setting goals
and personal standards, based…
on the foolishness of our fears;
Human expectations, dumb notions
and the fickleness of desire is
no way to live. Measuring years

by our accomplishments is silly;
someone in the future will either
outdo us or destroy our efforts.
Can we create a meaningful legacy
that touches lives with God’s Love
or even move beyond… self-comfort?
Inspired by:
Luke 12:16-23; Eccl 3:20-22  and

If God always met our expectations,
He’d never be able to exceed them.
–Steven Furtick

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Aug 2017 · 377
Poem: Empty Rhetoric
The words of empty rhetoric,
don’t impress the unsaved;
Love requires real actions
of Faith; one day, a grave

will contain soiled remnants
of how, we were perceived;
the memories others recall,
are what they often received-

by the witness of our lives.
Before men, we’re justified
through our works of Love;
yet, it’s Christ crucified…

that serves as the impetus
behind our true motivations;
He’s the standard for living
and grace against damnation

of our eternal souls.
Inspired by:
Jam 2:24; Exo 17:15–16

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Jul 2017 · 284
Poem: Without Agendas
Loving people, without agendas
of hidden motives, is what God
desires from us; if we’re not
authentic, then we are frauds

who lack value… to His Kingdom.
Without the pureness of a heart,
that’s inclined towards Him, we
have nothing tangible to impart

to those, who fail to discover…
their sacred identities found in
Christ, a Savior, Who loves them.
Within Humanity, we’re children

who need to teach others… about
the divine connection and scarlet
thread that binds us together;
we’re a bride and not some harlot

selling herself, to gain attention
for the merits of His Salvation.
Inspired by:
Prov 16:2; 1 Cor 10:31; Isa 43:7;
Matt 5:8; Phil 4:8; 2 Cor 11:2

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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2017, All rights reserved.
As long as we choose to move forward,
we can find the inward strength to…
hold onto our Hope; pain ends, when
we look to Christ and His Love for us.
Therefore, let’s adjust our backward

thinking, by cleansing our thoughts
with the beauty of His Holy Word; as
we begin to trust Him and apply Truth
to our lives, positive results occur.
Are we gambling, rashly casting lots

for ungodly outcomes to succeed, based
on Worldly methodologies? Can we learn
to be patient and rightly divine God’s
Word? What will it take us to remain,
in His sight… pure, holy and chaste?
Inspired by:
Rom 15:13; 1 Tim 1:1b; Psa 3:2-6; 1 Pet 1:3-6

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Jul 2017 · 289
Poem: Trencherman
Eating and drinking, to excess
is an insalubrious proposition;
our gluttony greatly epitomizes
the selfishness that consumes us

when we’re blinded… by our lust.
Our poor behavior demonstrates
the foolishness of our flesh; if
we’re failing to ultimately trust

Him, then we’ll sow the seeds of
destruction and reap the ungodly
results, which may include death.
Despite our mistakes, His Love

covers us, as He patiently waits
for us to respond with the prayers
of a repentant heart; therefore,
let’s resume a way that’s straight

and narrow- the path towards Christ!
Inspired by:
Luke 12:20; Gal 6:8; Matt 7:13-14

Trencherman: Person devoted to excessive eating and drinking.

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