Happy Palm Sunday! I hope that you are having a wonderful day! Since I was at a meeting all day yesterday and didn’t write a poem yet today, I decided to share a poem that I wrote a few years ago during the week between Palm Sunday and Easter. I wrote “The King Went Riding By’ as I was pondering His entry into Jerusalem during that Passover long ago. What would have it been like to be one of the women in the crowd as Jesus rode into Jerusalem at the beginning of the Passover Festivities? Were there any women in the crowd watching Him ride by who missed that historic moment because they were preoccupied with their Passover to-do list? Enjoy!
Today is the first day of April and it’s also the first day of National Poetry Month! I am going to write a poem every day in my journal this month and I’ll choose a poem from the previous week’s writing and share it on the following Sunday. I probably will not be sharing a poem this Sunday unless I really like the poem that I write today or tomorrow! LOL Let me know in the comments section if you decide to join me in writing a poem each day during the month of April. If you are going to post your poetry on a blog, feel free to share your blog link in the comment section so that I can follow! If you want more encouragement visit National Poetry Writing Month and join in there!
To celebrate National Poetry Month, I decided to share a poem I wrote a number of years back ago. It is also in my recently published book, Peaceful Moments.
I wrote the following poem on May 14, 2016, after observing a baby robin who refused to join his fledgling siblings in leaving the nest. He was still hanging out in the nest a week after his siblings fledged. The day I wrote “Home Safe Home” he decided that it was time to prove my poem wrong and join his siblings.
Tuesday noon I was excited to arrive home from the Warring Women of Zion prayer set to find this box of books sitting in front of my garage waiting for me! I couldn’t open them right away because groceries needed to be put away and an energetic one-year-old pup needed exercise. Then I decided that I probably should eat some lunch. While I was eating my brother called to tell me that his copy arrived so we chatted for a while. When I hung up the phone I ran to the living room and opened the box. Thirty-five books greeted me! The long-anticipated end of my publishing journey had arrived!
Peaceful Moments is now available for purchase on Amazon! If you decide to purchase Peaceful Moments be sure to leave an honest review after you have had time to use the book for a bit. Both positive and negative reviews are very beneficial because that feedback will help me as I plan and write my next book. Don’t know what type of feedback to leave? Answers to the following questions would be extremely helpful.
I wanted to share another sneak peek into Peaceful Moments. This time I’m sharing the poem I had the most struggle around including. The background painting is symbolic and carefully planned. The black symbolizes the battle that we are currently in. The red symbolizes the blood of Jesus, our Messiah. The yellow symbolizes the light of the Lord that is shining into the darkness even though we might not see it in the midst of our struggles. The gray symbolizes the darkness lifting. When we are at our darkest and feel most like giving up…that is often when we are closest to our victory and overcoming the monster we are battling.
Peaceful Moments should be available on Amazon in early March! The picture above is a preview of what the journal will look like.
Poetry has been an integral part of my healing journey. It’s been a safe way for me to process my struggles, worries, fears, hopes, dreams, and faith. It is also a way for me to show my appreciation to my Creator for the world around me. Over the years I have written poems as part of my prayer journaling so it was only natural for me to compile them into a devotional journal for others to use as a part of their quiet time with the Lord.