Colin Stewart Jones, Scotland
March Issue 3
"Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:16 NIV
another closed book sits on the shelf
Lori Assadi Ramsey, USA
A sunny Montana winter morning greets me as I look out the RV window at the snow-covered forest. In spite of arthritis pains, I decide that the chill wind isn’t sufficient reason to keep me inside and a walkabout is really needed today. So, pulling on my winter woolies, coat, and snow boots, I tell my wife, I love you, and step out into the winter wonderland. I follow the trail along the frozen stream and sense a familiar benevolent presence. Together we meander into the afternoon, chatting about this and that, and sometimes just sharing silence. As always, He listens to my concerns and problems with loving understanding, offering guidance when sought. Heavy snow begins to fall. I tell Him I have to go and turn toward home with a light heart. My wife has a hot cup of tea waiting when I get back. At the table, she whispers knowingly, You were with Him again, weren’t you?
the old man bows his head
against the snow
©Al Gallia 2019, Lafayette, Louisiana
“Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made...” Genesis 3:1 NIV
reproductive health rollssoeasilyoffthetongue. . .
Susan Beth Furst , USA
It was a mistake that thwarted my admonishing heart
a faithless hurried act reverberating
against shallow fears and selfish needs,
for tearing out innocence there’s no redeeming.
Antonia T. Kilday, USA
Many women who have had an abortion feel that they are unredeemable however there is nothing that Jesus will not redeem. Just ask him. He came to make all things new!
"Behold, I am making all things new."
Revelation 21:5 ESV
in dappled sunlight
a breeze touches my face...
God is near
©Al Gallia 2019
I am honored to publish spring sun, a haiga by poet Colin Stewart Jones, in this issue of Life Poems. A haiga is the pairing of an image and haiku. As with haiku, haiga have something to be discovered that is greater than the sum of the two parts. Contemplate the image as you read the haiku. You will be amazed at the revelation.
I hope you have enjoyed reading the March Issue of Life Poems as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. Publishing and editing a pro-life Christian journal, was not on my radar. But when God has other plans…
I must say that I am starting to feel comfortable in my new hat.
I would like to thank our contributors; Colin Stewart Jones, Lori Assadi Ramsey, Al Gallia, and Antonia T. Kilday. I couldn’t resist contributing a poem of my own, it’s the poet in me!
Look for our Easter Issue next month. It's already promising to be amazing! Send in your poems!
May the Lord bless you and give you his peace,
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 NIV