Purpose with Plans

Dream big always,
Think of ideas,
Take proper action,
Knowing what the key is.

A God given purpose
Without strife
Because He has the plans
For an amazing life.

His plans for you
Come with grand detail
Packed with wisdom
And always prevail.

Commit to the Lord
In whatever you do
And the dreams given
Are sure to come true.

Plan out the work
With practical plans
Taking action with faith
As His feet and hands.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 08-16-2018

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Game Plan

Purpose driven
With persistent action
To gain traction
With satisfaction.

Willing to consider
Any needed change
To fulfill a purpose
For the long range.

Keeping track of tasks,
Being a good student
With thoughts or ideas
For constant improvement.

Asking in prayer for help
And ready to get started
With the purpose of
Aiming for the target.

Following a game plan
Toward the right way
And always praying
For an amazing day.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 08-09-2018

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Treasure Beyond Measure

Living for His glory
Is so very fulfilling
Stimulating interest
In what is thrilling.

Where the path to insight
Is there for many
Leading to the way
Of a life with plenty.

Asking God for help,
Dreaming each day
Of what is possible
When following His way.

Spiritual communion
Strengthened beyond measure
Since the things of God
Are our treasure.

A life of purpose,
Living for His Glory,
Doing what He wants,
This is our story.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 08-02-2018
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Willpower

In this journey through life
It takes willpower
Finding routines that work
Each and every hour.

Like someone jogging,
Building stamina
Or a student
Learning algebra.

Both need self-discipline
To start and replay
Over and over
Each and every day.

Sports teams practice
So they organize
To play at their best
And win the prize.

Students study
To be at their best
Knowing their subject
And doing well on test.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 07-26-2018

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Empowerment

Leaders motivate
In different ways
Some never work
But one is okay.

The fear of demotion
Or plan of retirement
Are not as effective
As empowerment.

Internalized
Inspiration
Being sustained
With affirmation.

Built up for the long run
Allowing people
To take ownership
And fly like an eagle.

Enabling them with
Power over time
And giving guidance
To make the climb.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 07-19-2018

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The Spark That Starts

Each day should begin
Taking in fresh air,
Bible reading,
And a morning prayer.

A passion gained
From the inside
Where the Spirit
Of God does guide.

Studying the Bible
Through the years
Sharing with family
Along with peers.

After a while,
It becomes plain
This provides a long-term
Far reaching gain.

The power of change,
Teaching what is right,
Giving inspiration,
And future that is bright.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 07-13-2018

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Gain Steam with the Team

All teams are made up
Of individuals
So receive this visual
And grasp the principles.

If every member
On a baseball team
Gets a base hit,
The team gathers steam.

In a similar way,
An organization
Or business has
The same aspiration.

Each individual
Enthusiastic
About their job,
Performing that magic.

So be a part,
And find your role
Using your talent
To meet the goal.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 07-06-2018

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May the Force Be with You

In everything we do
There is a great force
Giving us a purpose,
Keeping us on course.

Giving peace of mind,
Enthusiasm,
Giving meaning to life,
And making things happen.

With a bright future,
A hope that is constant
With maximum focus
On what is important.

To work as a team,
Cooperation
To proceed together
In the same direction.

To reach for the stars
And never fear it,
A force known as
The Holy Spirit.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 06-28-2018

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One Small Step

In the late sixties
Filled with elation
Captivated by science
And space exploration.

The news was positive
No pessimism
And the future
Full of optimism.

Discoveries abound
And it was sweet
Not so negative
And always downbeat.

Young people need a lift
Not doom and gloom
Like back in the day
When man walk on the moon.

Looking ahead to a future
With peace of mind
One small step for man,
One giant leap for mankind

Take a look at this video. It’s only 1 minute 11 seconds and is a video of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission which was the first manned mission to land on the moon Neil Armstrong One Small Step.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 0621-2018

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Connected

Sharing with others
About God’s kingdom
Passes along
Much needed wisdom.

Within the Bible
Is provided God’s plan
To flourish now
And over a lifespan.

To read, study,
Memorize, apply,
And share the lessons
To magnify.

Asking questions,
Seeking resolutions,
Finding treasures
And solutions.

Bringing more together,
Finding common ground,
Writing down today
The lessons found.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 06-14-2018

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