Category Archives: submitting

IS HE DEAD?

IS HE DEAD?

Discovered my laptop’s webcam,

And saw what I really am…

Flaky skin tired,

Half-cylinder-fired–

hardly the once-handsome man.

Eyes half-closed in sleep,

Evidence of age creep…

Spark within

Needs a little wind

Fanning the flame a heap!

–Jonathan Caswell

T.-G.-I.-S.-!

T.-G.-I.-S.-! *

T-G

-I-S,

Corporate worship

We address…

As the temples

Of the Lord

Together

Faith restored.

T-G

-I-S,

You must greet

Our Special Guest…

God the Father

Comes to you

In scripture

And worship too!

T-G

-I-S,

Corporately

God’s love addressed…

Come before

God’s holy throne:

Accept His mercy

For your own!

T-G

-I-S,

Clothed with peace

And righteousness…

Gather together

As if one,

Waiting for

God’s own Son!

–Jonathan Caswell

* T.-G.-I,-S….”Thank God For Saturday or Sunday…when we may worship the Lord Most High!   :0)

HEALING FOR WITHIN

HEALING FOR WITHIN

Roe vs, Wade this year,

With nary a mention or tear…

Pagan presses

Ignoring messes

That they, in part, steered.

Only folks who care

Assert forgiveness is near…

Abortions done

Still have One

Who cleanses the inner fear.

When Christ comes in the air

Taking us home, also there…

Aborted souls waiting

And anticipating

Forgiving that fatal tear.*

Healing comes to within

Acknowledging confessing sin…

Take advantage of

Redeeming Love,

Don’t let the uncaring man win.

–Jonathan Caswell

* the fatal tear(-ing away of life)…forgiveness of the momma who aborted her child, BY THE CHILD SO ABORTED, is an idea expressed by this week’s TV broadcasts of THE GOSPEL TRUTH program with Andrew Womack–which included an interview with a woman who was the survivor of an attempted abortion by her mother.  See http://www.awmi.net.

PAPERWORK YETI

PAPERWORK YETI

Avoiding an avalanche

That would make a yeti blanche…

Piles booby-trapped

Frustration uncapped,

Let’s go for some apple betty!

–Jonathan Caswell

DOCTOR SAYS…

DOCTOR SAYS…

Doc said left to open air,

The wound would dry and repair…

Soaking does well

To sweeten the smell,

For shoes–soon a regular pair!

–Jonathan Caswell

CLOSE QUARTERS

CLOSE QUARTERS

This long-term staying at home

Husband-wife relations groan…

Comment brings strife

Reconciled with the wife,

Each have their own painful moan.

Conflict resolution takes place

When living close–face-to-face–

Thank God for prayer

Allowing fresh air

And necessary private space!

–Jonathan Caswell

EVICTED AGAIN

EVICTED AGAIN

She had a tired look,

This Aide who seriously took…

My wife on

To straight up, “Mawn”,

Told me, in effect, to “book”.*

One more bag of trash,

Disposed of with panache…

Until they were through

What they had to do,

When I returned I could crash.

So gave them extra time

By posting more on-line…

Apartments small

Won’t fit us all,

My wife needs her chance to shine!

–Jonathan Caswell

* “to book”….to go (away) somewhere else

IT’S HOMEBOUND FOR ME!

IT’S HOMEBOUND FOR ME!

I heard the cute young nurse say,

If I wanted the V.N.A.*…

Couldn’t drive my car

Or go very far–

She caught in the act, anyway.

She warned that the V.N.A.*

Legally could not stay…

If from hence

There was evidence,

Homebound status had gone away!

–Jonathan Caswell

*the local Visiting Nurse Association…doing home visits for (my) medical care….wound care and bandaging my foot, for example.

COUNTING DOWN

COUNTING DOWN

Counting down to the moment

Of ultimate ecstasy foment…

We stay awake

For children’s’ sake,

Bearing with credit card torment.

Meaning slips year by year,

The older ways are more clear…

Yearly reminders

No commercial blinders,

Repetitious–but our conscience clears.

Come now to Bethlehem,

Marvel at the Babe again…

For joy running deep

While the Child’s sleep

Calms us to thank God for Him.

–Jonathan Caswell

GOD’S MATCH?

GOD’S MATCH?

(An opinion)

They say it’s God’s match for you,

A Christian dating view…

Potential mates

Lined up at gates

Once Christian college purview.

A vision of godly life

Enhanced by husband or wife…

Neglecting all

The words of Saint Paul,

Who would save believers great strife.

Loneliness–who can take–

Even for the Lord’s sake…

Flocking in hordes

To marketing words

Whom profits from Christians will rake.

Soldiers ignoring battle,

Preferring a baby’s rattle…

Energy meant

For the Gospel is spent

Acquiring a mate with chattel.

God’s Kingdom is long-delayed

For all the games that are played…

Marrieds aren’t free,

Not used as readily

And whose weakness is more readily displayed.

To some it may seem heartless

To advocate less finding partners…

Matthew 6:33

Is a believer’s key

To making a dent in the darkness.

–Jonathan Caswell