Category Archives: Christian

WANTED…CLOSE COMMUNICATING!

WANTED CLOSE COMMUNICATING!

The problem was both had hurts,

Committed by trousers and skirts…

Commitment to trust

Gathered rust,

Both thought the other curt.

Walls and grudges build

Despite commitments to yield…

Many a marriage

Is disparaged,

By combat in the field.

Obvious one doesn’t understand,

The other’s health demands…

One bends over,

The other takes over

And pushes one into badlands.

The verbose one wonders why

The silent one won’t try

to open

As they’re hoping,

To fill them in bye-and-bye.

The silent one’s thoughts run sarcastic,

The other one listens to drastic…

And half the time

Is not so inclined,

They both fall into that basket!

–Jonathan Caswell

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GOLDEN AVENUES

GOLDEN AVENUES

Driving home this afternoon,

My “baby” in the car…

Sunlit wonder all around

From a burning orange star,

Trees ablaze in glory

Shielded those trees bare…

Formed a perfect backdrop

For sunlight-scented air!

But I had to hurry

Against the blinding sun…

Didn’t due to worry,

I had to make that run

To get her home and safe…

Would I get to work on time–

I had to keep faith!

Golden avenues along which

We traveled by car…

Lit with welcome light

From a friendly star;

Got the Missus home again

And then off I flew…

Arrived only an hour late–

WHEW!!!!

–Jonathan Caswell

FORGIVEN AND FREE….by Carl Gooch

Forgiven and Free

God has equipped me with strength,
so I may walk blameless with Him.
He has given me cause and desire,
For my heart to sing praise to Him.

He called me out of the darkness,
That I may reflect His love and mercy.
He took my sins and made me clean,
I will testify so all the world may see.

The Lord dwells within my heart,
Exalted is the God of my salvation.
The love of the Lord protects me;
As His child I belong to His Holy nation.

God has given to me a purpose,
To show others what He’s done for me.
He is my sacrifice; He paid the price;
That I may live for Him, forgiven and free.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 06 August 2015

TEST AND APPROVE

TEST AND APPROVE

(The Book of Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Chapter 12: verse 2)

Test and approve God’s will

By learning what it is (better still)…

Renew your mind

With Bible study (Christ’s mind),

God’s good and pleasing, perfect, merciful will!

–Jonathan Caswell

GOOD NEWS….by Carl Gooch

Good News

I’ve got a little song,
About a friend so true.
It doesn’t take long,
To see the good news.

This friend paid the price;
He was our sacrifice.
Our hearts are yearning,
For Jesus Christ is returning.

Good news… He’s coming
Coming to lead us home.
Good news… Christ is coming;
Coming for me and you.

Good news… He’s coming
Coming to lead us home.
Good news… Christ is coming;
Coming for me and you.

That glory train is coming,
Good news it is bringing.
The glory train is coming,
It’s going to carry us home.

Good news… He’s coming
Coming to lead us home.
Good news… Christ is coming;
Coming for me and you.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 24 June 2015

HIS LOVE IS NEW EVERY MORNING!

HIS LOVE IS NEW EVERY MORNING

For those of us who work late,

God never closes His eyes…

Whenever is a new day for you

Nothing catches Him by surprise.

Some things we cannot just leave behind,

The consequences to be borne…

Yet opportunities to get it right

Are made new every morn.

God’s mercy and His love resound,

Anew every minute each day…

Akk it takes is purose it in your heart

To let God show you His Way!

–Jonatghan Caswell

PEBBLE PETER AND OTHER STORIES

PEBBLE PETER AND OTHER STORIES

Remember Peter the Pebble*

Who never spoke in treble…

Whose heart was base

Til Jesus faced

Him and changed Peter into new metal!

Paul, 1st Century ground-pounder,

Took it seriously not to flounder…

Barnabas and he

Might have to flee,

Returning when control was sounder!

The Apostles traditionally

Took God’s Word internationally…

Jerusalem and out

Evangelists stout,

Struggled to set people free.

—Jonathan Caswell

* Refers to “Peter the Pebble,” a poem in the author’s book, SPIRIT-LED LIMERICKS AND OTHER CHRISTIAN POETRY, available at amazon.com and elsewhere!