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Day-by-day and hour by hour,

We are washed in His love…

Walking in all of life’s choices

Finding rest, assurance and power.

We can walk close by Him in the garden

Or stray far from Him on our own…

Coming back by confession and repentance

Humbly to the greatest Love we’ve known!

Hour-by-hour and minute by minute,

Sanctified by choosing what’s right…

Keeping watch for our Lord’s returning

While we walk toward His heavenly Light!

–Jonathan Caswell




Someone who loves life might concur,

He seems to avoid her…

Not as friendly as before

With eyes on the floor,

Hurrying past in a blur.

He’s not really fond of his goal,

A struggle against a foe old…

Ashamed to be


Caught in his usual role.

It’s as if his pleasure

Inexplicably has to be measured…

With no right

Of pleasure in sight,

Nor allowing himself friends to treasure.

He’s shied away so long,

He wonders if he belongs…

To any group,

Would anyone stoop

To admit to him in their throng?

Unfortunately for his whim,

There are many he knows who love him…

His self-pity jag

Won’t stay in the bag,

Depressed, his self-view is dim.

The man has to take a stand,

With faith he has command…

Emotional woes

Don’t point where he goes,

The need of him is in demand.

All is not as it seems,

Despite those morbid day dreams…

All is not lost–

Christ paid the cost–

He can CHOOSE to counter bad schemes!


–Jonathan  Caswell

(A big part of winning…is choosing.)