Connected to the Vine

Times may be tough
In financial debt
With all hope lost
But needs can be met.

So keep on going
With determination
And things will change
In short duration.

Impossible
Only yesterday
Becomes possible
With God’s Way.

He sets things up
So you have a chance
With opportunity
For you to advance.

Daily losses
Are not the rule of thumb
Because God’s love
Will help to overcome.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 11-01-2018

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This poem was inspired by a story that took place in the 1930’s. Times were tough and there was a farmer who was in debt and had lost hope. He became so distraught that he killed himself and his wife. His two sons had tried to give him hope with an idea but this idea only became possible a few years later when they caught a break. You see, the laws of that time changed.  Alcohol became legal and their business idea now had a chance. The sons decided to read up on how to grow grapes in order to start a vineyard. With their two hundred acre farm and a little knowledge gained from books at the library, the two brothers overcame their adversity early in life. Today we know these brothers as the founders of Earnest and Julio Galo Winery. The largest exporter of California wines. 

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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One Response to Connected to the Vine

  1. Mark Shields says:

    Reblogged this on This Day With God and commented:

    This day with God, a poem that encourages hope, optimism, and determination. Inspired from a true story.

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