The Season’s of Life ~

October 21, 2016

Deborah Ann’s poem reminds me of Romans 8:28. Sometimes we find out why we go through a certain “season” and sometimes we never find out this side of heaven. So…
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.”
-Proverbs 3
These are my “go to” verses when I can’t figure it out.
I am to “lean not on my own understanding.”
Deborah Ann’s poems bring me back to important basics time and time again.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

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The season’s of life,
blow in like the wind
some are slow-moving
others like a whirlwind.

But, I have found,
no matter the season
whatever blows my way
God has for it, a reason.

The season’s of life,
have their highs and lows
the cause behind them
only God really knows.

But, I have found,
seasons are a blessing
urging me into the goal
to just keep pressing.

The season’s of life,
blow in and out
some like a whisper
others with a shout.

But, I have found,
each season sent to me
keeps me trusting God
for what I cannot see!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

” To every thing
there is a season,
and a time to
every purpose
under the heaven:

King James Version
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Through the Eyes of God’s Grace ~

September 1, 2016

“I got me this thing” just like Deborah Ann. She puts this thing in perspective according to God’s Word. I hope this poem blesses you like it blessed me.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Through the Eyes of God's Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I got me this thing,
but, at it I don’t look
instead my eyes are on
what’s in the Good Book.

This thing is pretty heavy,
but, it doesn’t weigh me down
because I am focusing
on my everlasting crown.

This one thing I know for sure,
what I have is temporal
and all that really matters
is what will be eternal.

This thing is quite annoying,
it’s always in my face
but, I can see right past it
through the eyes of God’s grace.

I got me this thing,
but, over it I’ll not worry
for one day I want to see . . .
God, in all His wondrous glory!

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2 Corinthians 4:17-18

“For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal
weight of glory;

While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at…

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Summer Love ~

July 28, 2016

A Mother used to quote this verse every morning to her God. She would quote it out loud and usually her children could hear her. You can imagine how some of the children reacted to it in their teen years. She was not deterred.

Many years later, her children have grown and have fond memories of their Mother’s faith. The Mother is now in the later years of her life and she keeps the same attitude of rejoicing. I am thankful that I have such a Mother. She has helped so many people sing a song of rejoicing as they go about their daily lives. – CR

Thank you for sharing a memorable verse, Deborah Ann.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Summer Love ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I love the summer’s rays,
shinning from the sun
the warmth of laughter
with children having fun.

I love summer’s breezes,
gently drifting in the air
the sounds of pure delight
when the weather is fair.

I love summer’s laziness,
the strolls down the lane
the sound of peacefulness
upon summer’s gentle rain.

I love summer’s smells,
fragrant with memories
the happy thoughts wafting
of BBQ’s , friends and families.

I love summertime,
it’s smells, sights, its sounds
I love that God blesses me
when summer comes around!

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Psalm 118:24

“This is the day which
the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and
be glad in it.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

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What Will I Lose ~

June 27, 2016

This is the first time that I’ve ever used two of Deborah Ann’s poems back to back. Her words are based on scripture, scripture that holds many promises. This is why I appreciate Deborah’s poems so much.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

What Will I Lose ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I asked the Lord,
what will be my loss
if I daily . . .
picked up my cross.

He said to me,
here’s what it requires
but first you must die
to all selfish-desires.

All your dreams,
ideas and plans
must be placed now
into My hands.

Then you will need,
to follow Me
so I can lead you
to where you should be.

All your possessions,
all that you own
you must leave behind
yes, even your home.

You must give up,
family and friends
your bank accounts
and stock dividends.

I asked the Lord,
what will be my loss . . .
YOUR VERY LIFEHe said
if  you don’t pick up your cross!

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Matthew 16:25-26

” For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it: and whosoever will
lose his life for my sake shall find it.

For what is a man profited,
if he…

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God Sees All ~

June 27, 2016

Deborah Ann always uses scripture as her guide. One can never go wrong by doing the same!

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God See's it All ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God sees everything,
there’s nothing hidden
He sees every person
who is evil driven.

He sees the wicked,
the trouble they cause
He sees from boasting
they never take a pause.

He sees the ungodly,
set up their snare
He sees their hatred
erupt and flare.

He sees the sinful,
devise evil demands
He sees they follow
satan’s commands.

God sees the unrighteous,
their evil, dark ways
He sees their future . . .
come judgment day!

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Psalm 10:11-14

” He hath said in his heart,
God hath forgotten:
he hideth his face;
he will never see it.

Arise, O Lord; O God,
lift up thine hand:
forget not the humble.

Wherefore doth the wicked
contemn God? he hath said
in his heart, Thou wilt
not require it.

Thou hast seen it; for thou
beholdest mischief and spite,
to requite it with thy hand:
the poor committeth himself
unto…

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When Calm Eludes You ~

June 19, 2016

Here is another poem by Deborah Ann that has blessed me. Our lives are full of hurry and worry in our modern era. What better cure than to turn to God’s Word for help? He is, indeed, a help in times of trouble.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

When Calmness Eludes ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When calm doesn’t come,
when peace is far away
I stop what I’m doing
and to my Father, I pray.

Prayer is my refuge,
from the dread inside me
it’s where I find comfort
from the fear, I can’t see.

When I am anxious,
when my nerves are a mess
I pray without stopping
to rid myself of distress.

I put my trust in God,
till I’m no longer afraid
His unfailing love keeps me
from becoming dismayed.

When calmness eludes you,
when peace seems so far away
the best thing you can do . . .
is stop everything and pray!

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

“Pray without ceasing.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP FOR 2016-6-4

June 5, 2016


HERE IS THE REASON THERE WAS NO WEEKLY WRAP-UP LAST WEEK.

There was a seven-day Social Media Protest with which I was involved. The protest was to be peaceful and the goal was to get information from the politicians in Norway about their thoughts on the child care system (the Barnevernet) there. Hundreds of voices worldwide joined the questioning. Most of it was done in a truthful manner. There are always going to be a few who get carried away.

The intention was to get answers for the Norwegian people. Of the political parties in Norway, the leaders of the protest choose 12. As I was only commenting on 4 or 5 of the party websites, I don’t know for sure. But it was my impression that not one political party was willing to make a statement about the Child Care System in Norway over social media. If you looked at the link above, we got one good response. It was from the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg. After she commented, a large number of protesters went to her site to make valid complaints, ask questions, and a few went to cause trouble. The result was that the Prime Minister’s site was shut down for a bit and the entire conversation was removed.

I wish that hadn’t happened. So many people voiced valid concerns about the welfare of the children in Norway. If you would like to know my blogging friend Chris Prunean’s take on the events, click on the link above.

https://chrisreimersblog.com/2016/05/31/ken-joar-olsen-my-good-friend-speaks-in-trondheim/ is the first of many opportunities for Ken to do what he wants to do: help others and by doing so help to get his precious Aria back. She was taken from him for no good reason.

During this week’s protest, someone posted this:

Because the post got erased, I can’t tell you who posted it. I can tell you that this video explains a problem that C.S. Lewis saw in his life and that has increased greatly in our time.

It was necessary to write a Letter to Ms. Solveig Horne, Norwegian Minister of Children and Equality this week as my response to the reunification of the Bodnariu family in Norway. This is a start but the story is far from over. It is a joyful event that a family will get to live together again.

You should really read Deborah Ann’s “Worth My Pursuing ~” What is a week without at least one poem from Deborah Ann?

Here is a story you don’t want to miss. It is sad but one you should know about. It is the truth of what is happening in many places in Europe: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and the U.K. besides Norway.

To see my post with the same video, go here:
Legal Kidnapping in Norway – American Mother Victim

Last but certainly not least is Dan’s Other Men’s Brains. It’s an interesting short article about the treatment of scripture.

I wish you all a blessed week in the Lord.

Chris Reimers


Worth My Pursuing ~

June 4, 2016

There is truth in this poem by Deborah Ann. I had more than one of her poems to choose from this week and for some reason this one was chosen. You really should check out the rest of her work here: https://poetrybydeborahann.wordpress.com/ It is done to the glory of God.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Worth Pursuing ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Sometimes I don’t get,
what God is doing
but, I know His reasons
are worth my pursuing.

Sometimes I’m not sure,
what God wants of me
but, I know His plans
are there for me to see.

Sometimes I don’t discern,
what God is asking
but, I know His desires
are worth the unmasking.

Sometimes I can’t imagine,
what God has in store
but, I know His answers
He wants me to explore.

Sometimes I don’t get,
what God wants me to do
but,  I know His will  . . .
is up to me to pursue!

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Ephesians 5:17

“Wherefore be ye not unwise,
but understanding what the
will of the Lord is.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

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New Songs of Joy ~

May 28, 2016

Deborah Ann always shares scripture after her poems. She is inspired by God’s Word, can there be anything greater? This poem was particularly helpful to me today. I hope it has the same effect on you.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

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New songs of joy,
to You, Lord I raise
songs of thanksgiving
worship and praise.

New songs of hope,
afresh and anew
songs of the love
I have Lord, for You.

New songs of faith,
dance in my head
whether I be up
or still in my bed.

New songs of trust,
to You, Lord I sing
gleefully I proclaim
You as my King.

New songs of joy,
Lord, to You I raise
for You are worthy
of my jubilant praise!

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Psalm 149. 1-5

” Praise ye the Lord.
Sing unto the Lord
a new song, and his
praise in the
congregation of saints.

Let Israel rejoice in him
that made him: let the
children of Zion be
joyful in their King.

Let them praise his name
in the dance: let them
sing praises unto him
with the timbrel and harp.

For the Lord taketh
pleasure in his people:

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WEEKLY WRAP-UP FOR 2016-5-21

May 22, 2016
Photo by Emannuel Huybrechts

Photo by Emannuel Huybrechts

Spring is here and the butterflies are beginning to flutter signs of creation all over the Northern Hemisphere. The Wings of the Wind and its editor had an interesting week. On the blogging front:

Forced Adoption in the U.K. included this video:

The reason I put up the forced Adoption story was because my new friend Eugene Thinks He is Out of Options – Starting Hunger Strike Soon

https://chrisreimersblog.com/2016/05/16/to-be-an-example-we-must-follow-his-example/ is Rob Barkman discussing the topic. Rob has a very interesting blog entitled, “Settled in Truth Ministries.”

INDIA PROTESTS NORWAY’S CPS includes the following video by Dr. John Dayal:

Photo from Pastor Ciprian Barsan's Blog

Photo from Pastor Ciprian Barsan’s Blog

How to celebrate May 17th, Norway’s National Day is a very interesting article if you follow the blog links.

Photo from The Ligonier blog

Photo from The Ligonier blog

Divine Sovereignty by Steven J Lawson is another theologically correct article which can be found on Sherryn’s blog, “The Narrowing Path.” It is an easy to read article about a deep subject.

American-College-of-Pediatricians-e1459098066229American College of Pediatricians Slams Transgender Agenda in Children is an article from Dr. Chris Prunean’s Blog “Delight In Truth.” You will certainly not find this interesting article about the transgender subject anywhere in the mainstream media. “Why not?” is the question I have.

Review: Ashamed of the Gospel, by John MacArthur
I’ve been to Jim’s blog several times in the past. From this article, we appear like minded in the most important ways. I may have to try to get my hands on a copy of this now as Dan C. is reading it and, as it appears it may have some information on the “Downgrade controversy” in Spurgeon’s day of which I am not aware, I am curious.

Listen Here buttonSermon Link: The Godhead Revealed by Dr Martyn Llloyd-Jones is a wonderful sermon that I found at Sherryn’s blog. Here is a man who knew how to rightly divide the Word of God.

Marius si Ruth BodnariuGospel Herald – Norway’s Seizure of Five Children due to Parents’ ‘Bible-Based Parenting Style’ Questioned by Over 100 Lawyers and Politicians Worldwide is only part of the story of the wonderful Christian family pictured above.

Photo by Sincere Finchy

Photo by Sincere Finchy

New DNA Study Confirms Noah is an interesting article by Brian Thomas, M.S. of the Institute for Creation Research.

Photo by Steven Bennett

Photo by Steven Bennett

Steven Bennett – SECRETS and LIES – Inside Barnevernet, Norway’s CPS is an article about the sad reality of Norway’s Child Protective Services.

Smooth Sailing ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah annOn Tranquil Seas ~ is Deborah Ann’s poem I chose to publish this week. This was a much needed drink at an oasis along my journey this week. God’s Word is, of course, my primary source of strength, but Deborah Ann’s Words are based on scripture.
This was the favorite verse of a college friend who went on to become a pastor.

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Photo from
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On the substitute front, I was fortunate to spend 4 of my 5 days at Fountain Lake. I enjoyed it all, from 2nd grade on up. I got to go on the annual trip to Blakely Dam that the 4th graders have been taking for years. The 5th day I was a spanish teacher at Park Elementary. I welcomed the students with my limited knowledge of Spanish: “Buenos Dias.”

The joke of the week comes from Clayton:

“What do you call a speaker without speak?”

Photo by Joseph Francis

Photo by Joseph Francis


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May the God, our Creator and the Creator of Heaven and Earth, bless your week.

Chris Reimers


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