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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Pause for Poetry — Love Notes

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

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

Love Notes
By Shirley Specht Johnson

Love’s words are spoken in peaceful ways,

Love walks in kindness through its day.

Love discerns along the way,

in solitude, there Love prays.

Love sustains the wounded soul,

when others say just let go.

Love forgives those that broke its heart,

Love is willing to make a new start.

Love dresses not in trendy styles,

but clothes itself with grace.

Love appears in moments in an ordinary place.

Love helps with homework, tends to the sick, runs to the grocery store.

Love goes to work, pays the bills, and Love does so much more.

Love perseveres, is confident and is assured,

Love never whispers an unprofitable word.

Love listens to understand, encourages along the way,

Love celebrates with others the joy of their day.

Love walks in wisdom, never acts foolishly,

Love seeks no profit, it seeks no victory.

Love embraces goodness, holds to what is true,

Love can change a circumstance, Love can make things new.

1 Corinthians 13:13 (AMP) …….but the greatest of these is love.

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.

I wish you well.

Sandy

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Pause for Poetry – Fatherly Love

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

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

Fatherly Love

Our Father flinched as they hammered each nail,

But He had to endure His son’s cry.

He planned that Christ’s blood would redeem us…

The reason Christ came was to die.

With each blow, our sins were heaped on Him;

Their weight caused unbearable pain.

Yet He never complained for one moment…

The Perfect Lamb had to be slain.

For unless we had a Redeemer,

Heaven’s gate would forever be closed…

But thanks to God’s love and forgiveness

It opened the morning Christ rose.

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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Pause for Poetry – On That Day

pauseby Sandy Kirby Quandt

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

On That Day
by Shirley Specht Johnson

With a broken heart, HE died for thee.

All His love upon that tree.

Never knowing the debt he paid,

on that dark and lonely day.

Sin and sickness of every soul.

What great love did he hold?

People grieved, people mourned.

The sun was darkened; the veil was torn.

But then,

on another day.

They found the stone was rolled away.

He rose from death in that tomb,

knowing souls before their mother’s womb

He walked with grace, He saw with love,

He spoke of hope from above.

He left a word “Do not grieve.”

“I’ll send you comfort.” “Just believe.”

So, walk with grace, see with love,

Speak of hope from above.

For on that day He died for thee,

He died for all humanity.

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.

I wish you well.

Sandy

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Pause for Poetry – As We Await Easter

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

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

As We Await Easter

As we await Easter,

let us prepare our hearts

to welcome our Savior.

Let us thank Christ

for His gift of redemption.

Let us share with others

what He has done for us.

Let us contemplate with awe

the true meaning

of Christ’s death

and resurrection.

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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Pause for Poetry – Through Faith’s Eyes

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

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

Through Faith’s Eyes

by Shirley Specht Johnson

Through faith’s eyes
I see you standing
at an altar of prayer
Tears are gently flowing,
God’s mercy is very clear.
Nothing can impair the vision that I see
I embrace the promises given to me.
Through faith’s eyes
I see you holding
to the Savior’s hands.
I understand the purpose.
I understand the plan.
I embrace the promises
And the words He speaks to me.
When I look at you.
Know,
That it is through faith’s eyes I see.

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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