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 – 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 — God’s Love

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

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

God’s Love

God’s love has no boundaries

It’s flowing everywhere…

He has enough for everyone

And even some to spare.

So take a heaping handful

And give some out each day…

Speak it by your actions

And with the words you say.

As you share His love with others,

He’ll make it multiply…

For God’s love has no boundaries

There’s an infinite supply.

© Frances Gregory Pasch

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 — The Power of Words

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

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

Words!

Sometimes we speak them hastily

and regret it.

Other times we remain silent

and wish we had spoken.

Words come in all sizes…

many are small, yet dynamic.

Others are big,

but of little importance.

We can change lives by what we say…

either for good or for bad.

Our words can make people laugh

or make them cry.

Words can build them up

or bring them down…

Pull them closer

or turn them away.

Words can draw pictures…

pretty ones or ugly ones.

They can cut like a knife

or soothe like a salve.

Whether written or spoken,

rehearsed or spontaneous,

words are powerful.

They are easy to come by,

but not easily forgotten.

A good reason to measure them out carefully.

© Frances Gregory Pasch

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 The Perfect Present

pause for poetryby Sandy Kirby Quandt

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

The Perfect Present

by Frances Gregory Pasch

To find the perfect present
Do you rush from place to place?
Do you feel time is against you
As you run the shopping race?

You’ll never find the perfect gift
In any store or mall,
Christ already purchased it,
And it is free…for all.

He paid the price at Calvary
When He died in our place.
He took our sins upon Himself…
Redeemed us by His grace.

What better time than Christmas
To give Him thanks and praise.
Let’s worship and adore Him
As at the cross we gaze.

©Frances Gregory Pasch

An excerpt from “Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry.” Published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.

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 A Slip of the Lip

pause for poetryby Sandy Kirby Quandt

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

A Slip of the Lip

by Frances Gregory Pasch

I did it again, Lord,

opened my mouth

at the wrong time…

not once,

but three times.

Why did I have to say

“comb your hair”?

Why wasn’t I just happy

that he was going to church

with me?

Am I still worried about

what others think?

I thought I had

overcome that.

In retrospect,

my heart

was more disheveled

than his hair.

©Frances Gregory Pasch

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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I wish you well.

Sandy

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