Author Archives: Mark Shields

Rewards for Following the Way

Passion to your destiny, Devotion to your call Will lead you to a reward Beneficial for all. Keep your eye on the reward And if there is a setback, Remain confident in God To help you with a comeback. When … Continue reading

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Attitude of Generosity

This day will be amazing Because of what we are blessed with And as we spend time now Being a wordsmith. Following the way Which God’s word imparts To change the world With golden hearts. With generosity, We take the … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm Today

Ring of stones This monument Provoking thoughts of mystery Transmitting excitement this day Ancient Stonehenge Did Stonehenge serve as an astronomical calendar for the solstice? Each day has in store new discoveries, new mysteries to explore, and more knowledge to … Continue reading

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The Word Provides the Roadmap

Expectation was Working together With one Spirit Now and forever. With Different gifts But just one Spirit Doing the amazing And being fearless. But some were intent On splitting that Spirit And the consequences Are now on exhibit. Not able … Continue reading

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Get Out There

Be intentional About growing, About feeding the soul To overflowing. Ask for God’s help To meet the objective And form a plan To be effective. At the dawn of each day, Celebrate God’s care With praise and prayer And by … Continue reading

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Clean and Pure

Like the snow covers The rough ground created, God’s grace covers so we Are exonerated. There may be setbacks But with God’s provision, There are no limitations To our grand vision. Because of Jesus, We have a clean slate And … Continue reading

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Harness the Power of the Holy Spirit

Life is short so set sail On your destination Going afar With determination. Always dreaming big With affirmation Toward aspirations Using imagination. Like the great power Of the wind The Holy Spirit gives Power to ascend. To think farther Beyond … Continue reading

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Love from Above

A sky scrapper is built On a firm foundation And my life is built On God’s affirmation. His love for all To overcome the fall Through His Son Jesus, Grace is given to all. Discipline from the Word, Connected to … Continue reading

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The Less Traveled Road

The Ten Commandments We pay attention Giving common sense Comprehension. Finding priority As we do life together Helping rather than hurting One another. A society That follows these commands Steps ahead with faith And hope in His hands. With the … Continue reading

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The Garden

Celebrate Garden Day! This stunning garden At Hampton Court in England Took time to nurture But so is time required when Growing our inner garden This Tanka Poem is inspired by a garden at Hampton Court which is a royal … Continue reading

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