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Poem: Upon this Altar

O my Lord, help me with my request:

Set up Your permanent altar in my life.

Form the foundation of this altar,

with the unhewn rock of my stony heart,

since it represents the many hardships

of lack-luster, life experiences.

Organize these mundane rock fragments,

in a manner that is pleasing to You.

With this personal and secret platform,

I desire to commune with Thee frequently,

for it’s not for religious show or ceremony.

For my heart…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on September 18, 2014 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

Poem: Called to Worship (V)

It’s a fresh morning of new mercies;

raise your hands in a moment of praise!

Do you recall that you’re in covenant

and covered with the blessings of today?

Spend some quiet and quality time with God;

speak genuinely and offer earnest prayers.

Lift up your concerns and needs of others;

demonstrate faith… by words you declare!

Celebrate the faithful witness of Christ;

open your spirit; pour out your soul to Him.

Find strength as you rejoice…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on September 18, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments

Poem: Overtaken… By His Blessings

With my Lord, there isn’t an aint -

He’s not bound by human constraint!

With my Lord, my heart won’t feint,

even though… I’m not a sinless saint!

His continuous waves of love

echo throughout eternity,

with designed blessings that…

overtake both you and me!

My Lord sealed The Covenant

and His Kingdom is infinite!

His provisions are endless

and His Grace is measureless!

His continuous waves of love

echo throughout…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on September 18, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

Poem: D’stroy’d!

My desire is to be reflective

of the divine perspective

that highly exalts only Him,

throughout my being and my limbs.

A revelation of Christ’s Truth

is that He’s my fountain of youth.

I’m grafted into His true vine

that overflows with spiritual wine.

For more of Him and less of me

is the way that it needs to be;

O my Lord, please…

allow my faith to be fully employed,

whereby my ego is……

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on September 4, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Poem: Principled Learning

With daily renewing of the mind,

one is bound to learn and find

ideas for personal resolutions

that lead to a Kingdom solution.

Having Godly ideals and attitudes,

is more than possessing platitudes.

It’s about one’s choices and lifestyle

that leads to a life being worthwhile.

To be a true child of God,

one must have His Love shed abroad

and present in one’s actions

to obtain spiritual satisfaction.

For faith is not about…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on September 4, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments

Poem: Called to Worship (VI)

Although we’re flawed,

as both sinner and saint,

we must learn to live

within Godly constraints.

Rain continues to fall -

both on the just and unjust;

faith requires maturation;

upon our Lord, we must trust.

We can cry out and praise Him

with supplications and our joy!

We are filled with confidence,

knowing we’re His girls and boys!

We can always rely on our Christ,

in all times and at every place.

Allow His peace…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on September 4, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments

Poem: Not Against Flesh and Blood

Must we compete in spiritual matches,

against unseen, devilish competitors?

Must we needlessly suffer and find…

our souls ending up both worn and sore?

Within this fallen, earthly world,

the rulers of darkness don’t worry me;

for I know that their authority

is incapable of imprisoning completely.

Their ongoing tactics of fear,

is something that I’ve already seen.

So I’m not concerned, knowing…

that I’m a member of the Kingdom…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on August 28, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments

Poem: No Longer Abram

Living within the house of idol makers,

the depth of my soul was perturbed.

How could one justify the worship of art?

To me, such comprehension was absurd.

And yet, it was still clear to me,

that worship was a necessary component;

so I craved a logical and moral way

to circumvent my spiritual descent.

Knocking over these impractical statues,

made from gold and various materials,

demonstrated glorification of dead objects

was…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on August 28, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

Poem: Torn Heart

Even now, my precious Lord,

I’m fully aware of the spiritual bleed

emanating from the wounds of my heart;

despite the ongoing pain, I’ve experienced

that genuine explosion of Your holy seed…

which was planted within the frailty

of this tear-filled, human existence.

Your timeless waves of abundance continue

to inundate the morning cries of sorrow

and to overwhelm my life’s resistance.

The fabric of my heart has been ripped;

from this…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on August 28, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

Poem: Deep Within Me

Long ago my Lord, I desired…

to share myself with You completely.

Under Your everlasting covenant,

You etched Your message of Love

upon my open and tender heart.

Now I radiate with joy and knowledge

from having Your Principles imprinted

on my life and mind’s thinking.

As I’m steadfast on Your firm foundation,

continue to enhance our relationship.

Cleanse me from the impurities that stain,

as You have previously promised.

Show me how to find and…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on August 21, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Poem: Moral Fiascos

Real Truth is still being sought out,

in this ever growing Age of Information;

the rise of social media has added

to the noise against spiritual institutions.

Unfortunately, ungodly behaviors continue to play out

within our society, neighborhoods and church pulpits.

We Christians must wholeheartedly repent now,

before His divine Grace, we unwittingly forfeit.

Sacred texts attest to God’s existence by faith,

while Science can only prove Him via…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on August 21, 2014 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Poem: Called to Worship (IV)

Do you know what you’re doing?

Search your heart’s motivation.

What is it, that keeps you going?

Are there… corresponding actions?

Refrain from frenetic, frantic busyness,

for now is the time for quiet waiting;

stop the phony acts of supposed holiness;

discontinue the false, religious debating.

Endeavors taken are still your choice.

Can your actions stand before God’s pop quiz?

Are you listening solely to His voice?

Is the plan you’re…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on August 21, 2014 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Poem: Faith!

Help me Lord to focus solely on Thee!

Issues and challenges of Life come and go,

defining me with my soul’s scarred essence.

Yet I remain, beneath Your heavenly flow!

Allow Your Presence to wash over me,

removing all evidence of sins’ stains.

Continue breaking the ungodly links of…

the remnant of shackling, prisoner chains.

Open my eyes fully that I may see

the way You view me within Your Kingdom.

Let this divine, flooding confidence

gird me…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on August 14, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments

Poem: Silent Tears (II)

Have you envisioned

     our Lord upon The Cross?

Have you seen

     those considered lost?

Did you notice

     the absence of Grace?

Did you observe

     tears staining His face?

Can you imagine

     the agony of His pain?

Have you accepted the Gift

     of the Lamb that was slain?

On that day of crucifixion

     Love was brokenhearted

and divine reconciliation

     was quietly started.

Christ mourned the…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on August 14, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

Poem: Determination

O Lord, I have purposed in my spirit

to sing of Your greatness and mercy!

Before You I humbly bow and kneel;

with my tongue, I exalt only Thee!

The enemy constantly surrounds me;

my joy they look to slyly steal.

You are my Maker and I’m the clay,

previously molded upon Thy Potter’s wheel.

Since Your words drip from my heart,

no longer can I remain silent.

Use me to write this poetry, filled…

with messages that are “heaven…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on August 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Poem: Unwavering

O my Lord, my eyes are fixed on you;

nothing else matters or blocks my view.

I’ve purposed to set my heart on Thee,

knowing that You have a vision for me.

Remove these silly, earthly distractions

that interfere with our intimate connection.

I’ve been released from shadows of anonymity;

my future is certain, bound solely by Thee.

My desired has been renewed with holy fire;

teach me even more, before my life transpires.

You continue to sustain…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on August 6, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

Poem: His Amazing Grace Continues

I am surely blessed, knowing…

that God’s grace continues to flow;

for I’m sustained by His presence,

wherever I am or divinely go.

I refuse to be consumed by uncertainties;

for by His grace, all fears are relieved!

My faith will be evident within my life,

which started… when I first believed.

From promises of spiritual prosperity,

I thankfully in praise, raise my voice…

giving utterances of His sacred Word

in which this joyful soul…

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Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on August 6, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

Is God showing me His protection?

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Added by Amanda on June 29, 2014 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Wanting things to be a little bit different ...

I've been waiting for spring, and, here, it's in its first week, and still the temperature is barely above freezing and tonight it will drop as low as 19 °F. 



This morning, a light dusting of snow was coating the ground. 



I thought with spring, immediately things would be a little bit different around here. 



It isn't so.



I suppose I need to journal a little bit, too, on my recovery. 



I don't really view myself as recovering, or being in… Continue

Added by Amanda on March 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

He is All I need.

It's cold, 18 °F, and Winter Storm Titan's wave of ice and snow showers has passed, leaving behind it an accumulation of several inches, and this morning's glare of bright sunlight was very reflective off of it, blinding, but also very misleading, as its rays were emanating no warmth and a bitterly harsh wind was blowing. 



I praised God that I and my family were safe and warm. 



I praised God for Who He is, His power and greatness, as I read through Psalm 135. 



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Added by Amanda on March 3, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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