Pause for Poetry — God’s Blessings

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.

God’s Blessings

by Frances Gregory Pasch

As we gather round the table

We bow our heads in prayer

To thank You, Lord, for loving us

And for Your constant care.

We thank You for our houses,

Our friends and families.

We thank You for Your guidance

And for Your perfect peace.

Thanks for all Your blessings,

The big ones and the small,

Especially for Jesus

Who gave His life for all.

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at www.francesgregorypasch.com.

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Pause for Poetry — My Best Friend

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch, My Best Friend.

My Best Friend

by Frances Gregory Pasch

Jesus is more than my Savior

He’s also my very best friend.

He’s here whenever I need Him.

On Him I can always depend.

He wakes me every morning

He’s with me all through the day.

And when I’m ready to go to bed

With me all night He will stay.

I have no other friend like Him.

He answers whenever I call.

He only wants what’s best for me.

He picks me up each time I fall.

He knows all of my weaknesses

And from His path I might stray.  

Yet I’m assured He’ll forgive me

If I turn to Him and pray.

And although He is my best friend

He can be your best friend, too.

For His love has no boundaries

He has lots left just for you.

So stop and take a minute;

Welcome Him into your heart.

You’ll sense a wonderful feeling

That only His peace can impart.

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at www.francesgregorypasch.com.

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Pause For Poetry — Believing is a Must

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.

Believing is a Must

by Frances Gregory Pasch

Before I knew you, Jesus,

I would worry and I’d fret.

Each time bad news came my way,

I’d really get upset.

Now I try to analyze

The news that I receive;

I look beyond the surface

So I will not be deceived.

I have learned, dear Jesus,

At times I must bear pain.

I also know it won’t be long

Before you will explain.

I’m learning to accept what comes…

In You, alone, I trust,

For if I’m to be faithful…

Believing is a must!

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at www.francesgregorypasch.com.

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Sandy

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Pause for Poetry — Because He Lives

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.

Because He Lives

O Dear Heavenly Father,

We come boldly to Your throne,

Through the blood of Jesus

By nothing of our own.

For Jesus opened heaven’s door

When He died on the cross,

And three days later rose again

So none need to be lost.

How blessed we are…He bridged the gap

Left open by man’s sin.

How blessed we are…because of Him

That we can enter in.

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at www.francesgregorypasch.com.

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Sandy

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Pause for Poetry — Beauty of Your Presence

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Shirley Specht Johnson.

The Beauty of Your Presence

by Shirley Specht Johnson

Listening to the quiet,

The whispers of the soul.

The beauty of your presence,

As the day unfolds.

Dew drops speak refreshing,

Songbirds lift their praise.

Flowers reach in faith,

Sun hugs morning with its rays.

The beauty of your presence,

As the day unfolds.

Listening to the quiet,

As you whisper to the soul.

Shirley Specht Johnson loves to share inspiration and encouragement through her writing. She is a member of SCBWI. She loves to read and has volunteered at her local Public Library as an Adult Literacy Tutor. She shares moments of inspiration and her writing life at her blog.

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Sandy

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Pause for Poetry — Don’t Wait

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.

Don’t Wait

Ideas are so elusive

We need to write them down.

We think that we’ll remember

But often we have found

That when we try to capture them

They are no longer there…

The special thoughts we treasured

Have vanished in the air.

So write them down the minute

They come into your mind—

Then you’ll have a legacy

That you can leave behind.

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at www.francesgregorypasch.com.

I wish you well.

Sandy

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