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2019 – Inspirational Poems

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      In this life, no one will live forever. We must all pass through the portal of death. The question is, what happens after that? There are so many questions: Is there a God? What purpose does He have for man? Does He have a plan for me? How can I know Jesus is real? Can I trust that the Bible is true? Can I know God? Could He ever forgive me? How can I be saved? Can I be sure I will go to heaven? Today’s poem is filled with questions. Though it ends there, please know there are answers. Click: https://kathyveer.com/become-a-christian/

Tick-Tock Song

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock goes the time.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, ding-dong sings the chime.

Day follows day and the years pass away
as we go down the road, ’round the bend.
Day follows day and the years pass away;
we don’t know how much TIME we have left.

Moment by moment and second by second
we look at the hands on the clock.
One thing is sure though, with each passing day
we’re nearer to when time will just STOP!!

For Jesus to come?
To make your way home.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock goes the time.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, ding-dong sings the chime.


Psalm 105:15 (NLT).
     “Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die.”
I Peter 1:24 (NLT).
     “As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades.”

Pit-pat, pit-pat, I hear the footsteps down the hall.
They’re marching the corridor of time.
Pit-pat, pit-pat; they’re coming for someone.
Is it for your life or mine?

For Jesus to come?
To make your way home.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock goes the time.
Tick-tock, tick-tock, ding-dong sings the chime.

I picture Calvary and there I see Jesus
dying alone on the tree.
Though he’s in anguish, he is so quiet;
I hear his blood flowing so free.
Drip-drop, drip-drop, bleeding for me on the ground.
The blood is dripping, the clock is ticking;
forever I’ll hear the sound.

Tick-tock, drip-drop,
speaking to me with those sounds.
Pit-pat, tick-tock.
Heaven or hell? Where you bound?

Jesus is coming again.
Time is so close to the end.
Minutes are ticking away.
I only have time to say . . .
“S T O P!!”
. . . and then dead silence.

© rdouglasVeer 9/13/2005



     The Scripture text today was written by the Apostle Peter. Yes, Peter; the one who was called “Simon” which means “weak”. And that’s what he was: weak. Jesus called him a man of little faith when he sunk in the water as he attempted to walk across it. Peter also tried to “protect” Jesus from going to the cross. And remember, it was Peter who had denied Jesus three times. But Peter eventually matured in his Christian walk. In this passage Peter appeals to believers to be holy and to “Be obedient to God,” desiring not those things you followed “when you were still ignorant,” (vs. 14).

Highway Of Holiness

You cannot run before you walk,
nor walk before you crawl.
You cannot walk in holiness
until you’ve given all.
You cannot carry with you there
any prejudice or pride.
You cannot carry secret sins;
they’re simply not to hide.

The selfishness that man has learned
to carry in this life–
those hateful, bitter, angry hearts
that nurture pain and strife–
must all be left along the way
before your journey starts.
The only luggage that’s allowed
is purity of heart.


I Peter 1:13-16; (GNT)
     “So then, have your minds ready for action. Keep alert and set your hope completely on the blessing which will be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. Be obedient to God, and do not allow your lives to be shaped by those desires you had when you were still ignorant. Instead, be holy in all that you do, just as God who called you is holy. The scripture says, “Be holy because I am holy.”

Oft’ times you’ll walk the road alone,
so weary at the trek.
For even loved ones will be like
a stone about your neck.
Though meaning well, they’ll want you to
“give up that heavy load”,
but they’ll not be in turn, your friends,
as you search that holy road.

So travel there upon you knees,
inching forward if you must.
At times you’ll fall flat on your face
while tear drops grace the dust.
Just then, if you will turn to God
and trust Him with your life,
He’ll bear all your anxieties,
and bitterness and strife.

And as the garments of this world
are shed and tossed aground,
your path will overflow with light;
your drum will cast new sound.
So rise and answer heaven’s call.
No more to walk alone.
Take the highway of holiness,
until God calls you home.

© rdouglasVeer 9/6/2005



      Do you remember the story about the prodigal son? He was wasteful and extravagant and he squandered his inheritance on wild living. His parents were distraught over it, I’m sure. Though the Bible doesn’t say, they must have both prayed for him “without ceasing”. The Bible does tell us that the boy finally came to his senses. He humbled himself before his dad and his heavenly Father. He admitted his mistakes and came home to face the consequences. His dad welcomed him back with open arms! Do you have a wayward child? Then pray and don’t give up because God answers prayers.

Momma Prayed

Much too soon, I was on my own
leaving what Momma had taught me at home.
Many times I wished to go back
where I knew that Momma would get me on track.

But my back was stiff and my head was hard
the day I left from Momma’s back yard.
I wouldn’t listen to what I’d been told
was waiting for me not far “down the road”.

I made up my mind that very day
that I could do it all, “my very own way”.
I had no need for any-one.
It was time for me to kick up some fun.


Luke 15:12, 13; 17-19; (NIV).
     “. . . Father, give me my share of the estate . . . Not long after that . . . he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living . . . When he came to his senses, he said . . . Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.”

Yeah, some “fun” it turned out to be
when the world started giving its licks to me.
I learned to smoke and drink and more
and soon it was drugs I was trying to score.

So many times I have laid and thought
of how much sorrow that I had brought
to Momma there at home (so good)
worrying for me like I knew she would.

I didn’t know that back at home
when Momma had time to be alone
she was praying down upon her knees
asking God through her tears to watch over me.

Those days and nights that turned into years
were soaked in Momma’s precious tears
’cause while I was doing “what-ever I would”
Momma was doing “all that she could”.

Well, that was then and this is now
and an unlimited God knew just how
to bring me to an alter one day
because my Momma knew how to pray.

Dear Momma, I know I’ve brought hurt to you
and long and lonely sleepless nights too.
But while you were doing “all that you could”,
God turned my soul from evil to good.

© rdouglasVeer 11/19/1997



     There’s nothing wrong with taking a trip now and then for relaxation and enjoyment. It’s especially nice to get away in the winter months. On the other hand, it’s the simple things in life that truly satisfy the soul. And if we find ourselves facing any kind of lack, Jesus can fill our every need.

Look Out Paradise

So you’re going to Acapulco.
Then look out paradise!
You’re going to see all those places;
you say, “It’s the spice of life!”
It’s party time in Puerto Rico .
There’s dancing at the Madre Gras.
It’s time to have fun and enjoy life.
Come on and I’ll show you how.

Yes, you’re going in search of the good times,
to take in all you that you can.
You’ll lay on the California beaches,
or the French Riviera for a tan.
Well goodbye my friend and good neighbor.
Be happy wherever you go.
But I have a place that I love more;
it’s my back yard right here at home.


Philippians 4:11-13; (NLT).
     “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

The Madre Gras is just what you make it;
Acapulco and Hollywood too.
But when I lay ‘neath the trees in my yard,
it is something to “feel”, not to “do”.
You spend hundreds of dollars for sunshine;
the same sun that warms me for free
You go hundreds of miles as you search for
what is just out the back door for me.

A robin lands in the garden.
A squirrel is perched on the fence.
Leaving all this for the “hot-spots”
really wouldn’t make very good sense.
I have sunshine, and shade trees to hug me,
and they don’t wear a clowns mask to hide.
I can drink in the joys of pure nature
that no beaches or parties provide.

Why should I fly off to “dream-lands”
when the woods and the streams are so near;
where a rustling leaf stirs the heart strings
with a song that will soothe any ear.
Why travel to those far fancy places
aboard airplanes, or ships, or in cars,
when I’ve found all the joy that life offers
right here in my quiet back yard.

© rdouglasVeer 9/6/2005



      The “Rapture” is a term that refers to the return of Christ. In a “nanosecond”, He will come from heaven and call up believers who have died; they will rise first in their new glorified bodies to meet Jesus in the air. Next, He will call up those who are alive and have accepted Jesus as their Savior; their bodies will be instantly transformed into glorified ones as they rise to meet Jesus. But make no mistake: those who have not accepted Jesus will not rise to meet Christ, but they will certainly see the effects of it. While millions of people will vanish, and they will see nothing but the aftermath. It will, however, be a time of great celebration for Christians.


There’s going to be a party but don’t worry and don’t fret.
It’s not quite time to celebrate. It’s a bit too early yet.
There’ll be a catching away on that grand and glorious day.
But it’s still gonna be a while before you’ll hear them say:

Celebrate! Celebrate! It’s time to be rejoicing!
Celebrate! Make it great! Let’s sing and lift our voices!

There’s a heaven, there’s an earth, and there’s a hell below.
Heaven’s not the only place that people get to go.
There’s a broad road leading to a wide and open gate.
But only those on the narrow road will get to celebrate.


I Corinthians 15:51-52; (NLT).
     “But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.”
I Thessalonians 4:16-18; (NLT).
     “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words.”

You see, Heaven is God’s home and it’s pure and free from sin.
Narrow is the pathway and the gate that let’s you in.
Only through Jesus will you get to be with him.
That is when the real celebration will begin.

Celebrate! Celebrate! It’s time to be rejoicing!
Celebrate! Make it great! Let’s sing and lift our voices!

Yes, the day is coming when the earth will pass away.
Many will find sorrow filling each and every day.
Hope will be abandoned and joy will be longed for.
It will be a time when they’ll celebrate no more.

Are you free from selfishness, lust, and angry hate?
Trusting in Jesus makes these things all go away.
Instead of crying bitterly on that judgement day.
Don’t you want to dance and sing as we celebrate?

We – will – cel – abrate when the time has come.
We – will – cel – abrate when the Lord has come.

Celebrate! Celebrate! It’s time to be rejoicing!
Celebrate! Make it great! Let’s sing and lift our voices!

© rdouglasVeer 12/26/2009




      A father figure in a home is so very important, especially for young girls. It is said that if a girl is not shown love by her dad, she will seek it elsewhere. That’s why so many girls get into trouble; they are having babies before they’ve grown up themselves. So if you’re a dad out there, remember to love and value your daughter(s). The affection and acceptance you show them will go a long way toward shaping them into the young ladies they ought to be. Father’s, remember your daughters (and sons) this Father’s Day.    The book of Revelation contains the words of John’s vision of things to come. In chapter nineteen, John saw and heard the multitudes in heaven praising God because the marriage supper of the Lamb was about to begin. This great feast will occur at the time of the rapture of the church, when Christ will call for His bride (the church) to come and be with Him forever.



Proverbs 15:1-33 (KJV)
     “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”
Psalm 144:12 (KJV)
     “May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace.”
1 Peter 3:3-4 (KJV)
     “Do not let your adorning be external the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”

Daddy’s Girl

There are lots of things to think about
in this ole’ crazy world.
Especially when you’re a DADDY
to a precious “baby girl”.
You think about the “whooping cough”
and “mumps and”measles” too,
and wonder,”If she get’s them,
what ever will I do?”

But somehow she comes through those years
and learns to crawl and walk.
Then one day you hear, “Daddy”,
as she begins to talk!
With every year that passes by
your heart swells more and more,
as patiently, you watch with pride
for what God has in store.

She goes to school and does real well
and you’re so pleased for her.
And you watch her as she grows into
a precious “teen-aged” girl.
And now you know that soon she’ll be
a woman . . . and you pray,
that soon she’ll give her heart to God, before
some boy takes it away.

She will never leave your mind
and surely not your heart!
Because deep down within your soul
she’ll always be a part.
“Dear Daughter, you’re my sparkle,
more than diamonds or pearls.
And whether you are young or old,
you’ll always be, “Daddy’s Girl”.

© rdouglasVeer 9/20/1997




     The book of Revelation contains the words of John’s vision of things to come. In chapter nineteen, John saw and heard the multitudes in heaven praising God because the marriage supper of the Lamb was about to begin. This great feast will occur at the time of the rapture of the church, when Christ will call for His bride (the church) to come and be with Him forever.



Revelation 19:7-10; (NLT).
     “Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself.
She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear. For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people. And the angel said to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.’ And he added, ‘These are true words that come from God.'”

A Bride To Be

A bride to be! My heart now sings
for I shall stand beside the king.
When e’er the Father bids us, “Come,”
I’ll be the wife of His dear son.

Oh, I can hardly wait to see
that special place prepared for me
because my Lord will be so near;
He’ll wipe away my every tear.

The table is already set;
The marriage feast ordained and blessed.
Then Christ will come to claim His bride;
Forever settled by His side.

For now I’m just a bride to be
But I’m the one that you will see.
Married to God’s precious son
The day the trumpet sound says, “Come”.

© rdouglasVeer 1992



      The book of Psalms is a book of praise and worship of God. It was written by several authors; King David wrote more than half of them. We can know one thing for sure: David loved God and was called a man after God’s own heart. Even though he sinned, he was devastated by his failures. His heart’s desire was to get back on track with God. You might even say David was desperate for God. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if as Christians, we would all get to that place where we sincerely desired to be close to God, above all else.

Sincerely Yours
(A Letter To God)

Oh, God of the heavenly universe;
so full with stars and light.
How can I ever understand,
how you made the day and the night?
How can I ever begin to grasp
all of your awesome might?
But there’s one thing for sure:
It is You I adore.
Lord, I want to be sincerely yours.
Yes, that’s what I want to be.
Sincerely yours.


Psalm 145:1-3; (NLT).
A Psalm Of Praise Of David.
     “I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever. I will praise you every day; yes, I will praise you forever. Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness.”

The world has a way of making believe.
It wants to pretend all the time.
But in all of the universe You are unmatched
and now I am yours and you’re mine.
Grateful forever I’ll always be
because of Your love so divine.
And there’s one thing for sure:
It is You I adore.
Lord, I want to be sincerely yours.
Yes, that’s what I want to be.
Sincerely yours.

Sincerely yours.
Lord, that’s what I want to be.
Sincerely yours;
each and every small part of me.
My heart and my soul,
my hands and my feet
cry out to you with each breath I take.
Lord, all that I am and all that I’ll be.
Oh Lord, I’m sincerely yours.
~ ~ ~
I cry out to you with each breath I take.
Lord, all that I am and all that I’ll be.
Oh Lord, I’m sincerely yours.
~ ~ ~
I cry out to you with each breath I take.
Lord, all that I am and all that I’ll be.
Oh Lord . . . I’m sincerely . . . yours.

© rdouglasVeer 5/20/2011



     We are so blessed here in America. While there are many people all over the world that would love to own a Bible, and while some countries have even outlawed them, Christian homes on this continent have access to several Bibles in all sorts of versions. At the same time, there are many folks–though they may own a Bible or two–never open one to read the wonderful messages written within its pages. How sad. What good is a shiny new Bible if it’s never explored?

The Most Beautiful Bible

I was sitting there holding my head in my hands.
I don’t think anybody in the world understands.
The radio was blaring out a whole bunch of words.
It really was stupid stuff; let me tell you what I heard.

A guy–like from a carnival–was hawkin’ his wares.
The way he went about it wouldn’t make me care.
Inside it just left me feeling kind of numb.
Yes, he was religious but he sounded so dumb.


John 8:31, 32; (AMP).
     Jesus said, “If you abide in My word [continually obeying My teachings and living in accordance with them, then] you are truly My disciples. And you will know the truth [regarding salvation], and the truth will set you free [from the penalty of sin] . . .”

I’ve heard this kind of “junk” before: Come one, come all,
come everybody–big and small.
The deal of a lifetime is finally here.
Hurry now; this offer may soon disappear.

With edges all gold and letters big and bold,
come read all about the greatest story ever told.
You can get it in blue and burgundy too.
It’s only nine-ninety-five. This is the Bible for you!

But in my hand were pages that were tattered and torn.
I said, “To me, the most beautiful Bible is well worn.”
Oh, how many times I have traveled this way
and opened these pages and heard my God say,
“Walk in My word; believe wholly in Me.
When you know My truth, the truth will set you free.”

© rdouglasVeer 12/26/2009



     Although God created us and everything imaginable in this great universe, He desired genuine companionship. But He couldn’t cohabit with sinners and He didn’t want to be surrounded by a bunch of mindless puppets. So He loved us as we are, took a nail for us, and paid for our wrong doings so we could be washed clean and ready to dwell in His holy presence. What an amazing God we serve!


Galatians 3:13-14 (The Message)
     Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. Do you remember the Scripture that says, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”? That is what happened when Jesus was nailed to the cross: He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse. And now, because of that, the air is cleared and we can see that Abraham’s blessing is present and available for non-Jews, too. We are all able to receive God’s life, his Spirit, in and with us by believing—just the way Abraham received it.

A Nail

A soldier took a mighty axe to fell a mighty tree
It only took a little sin to make a fool of me
He dug a big hole in the ground to put the Lord’s cross in
They didn’t need to dig that deep to find in me my sin

It took a mighty arm to swing the hammer at the nail
A weak and wicked heart was all it took for me to fail
In life I find it hard to tear away from all that ails
And yet in death my Savior rent in twain the temple veil

Is your house in order friend? Or is there more to do?
Are you ready if today he’d split
that Eastern sky in two?

Jesus took a nail, or two, from sin to set you free
One per hand, one through his feet, to me that totals three
He took a spear and three old nails to pay the price for sin
But if it was just one I know, for me, still t’would have been

Are you aware your life could end in just a day or two?
On that day will you be certain where you’re going to?
Why not drive a stake today, and know for sure you’re saved?
Remember that He paid the price; for you He took a nail

© rdouglasVeer 3/22/1998




     Eternal salvation is not based on how we feel. Feelings change. We can feel “good” one day and “bad” the next. God never changes; therefore, regardless of how we feel, we can know–with complete assurance–that we are saved, if we have received Christ into our heart.


John 14:6; (NLT)
     Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
Acts 4:12; (ESV)
     And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

Feeling Good

I went to visit John the other day
and he said he didn’t feel good.
“I’m awfully tired,” is all he said;
he just didn’t “feel” like he should.
He said to me,”It’s the flu you know,
and I could really die!”
I said, “John, will you let me have a look?”
And I looked into his eyes.

“John, why do you think that you’re so sick;
that death could be your end?”
He said, “Well, I just ‘feel’ that way
all over, from end to end.”

“I went to see John the other day
and John didn’t look so good.
He was there in the casket, hands on his chest,
dead as a piece of wood.
It wasn’t the flu that took his life.
He just had a simple cold.
Then nine months later, laying in his bed
John died from being old.

So, back when John “felt” he had the flu,
a doctor he wouldn’t go see.
He also “felt” that he’d go to heaven,
but that, not positively.
I asked him why he “felt” he’d go
to heaven when he died.
He said, “Well, I ‘feel’ I’m not too bad;
I’m really a pretty nice guy!”

“John, remember when you said you had the flu?
You ‘felt’ that you were ill.”
He said, “Yeah, I was better the very next day
and I didn’t even take a pill.”

“You see, John, you didn’t really have the flu.
You just had ‘feelings’, right?
Well, having ‘feelings’ won’t extinguish you;
‘feelings’ won’t take your life.”

“Let me tell you something else today,
dear John, that you should know:
just ‘feeling’ you’ll make it to heaven
doesn’t mean you’ll get to go!
There’s a lot more than unsure ‘feelings’
to really being saved.
You can ‘feel’ that you know Jesus
and to sin still be a slave!”

“Would you like to really be sure, John
and know that heaven is yours,
and know that you’ll cross the Jordan
and be on that safer shore?
John, will you let Jesus save you today;
make your heart white and pure?
Then you won’t ‘feel’ like going to heaven.
Instead you’ll be really sure.”

As I envisioned John’s old empty body
laying cold there in a box,
I thought,“You know you’re gonna lose him, Satan.
You treacherous lying fox.
You’ve told him many, many times:
‘Don’t bother with religious “stuff”.
As long as you can “feel” good about life,
then, John, that’s good enough.’”

Well, John accepted Jesus that day
and asked Him into his heart.
John said he wanted to “know” for sure;
all “feelings” set apart.

Yes, John made sure the other day.
He nailed it good and tight.
He accepted forgiveness from Jesus
and John got saved alright!
So I join with John in saying this
while I’m on this earthly tour:
I really don’t “feel” like going to heaven.
I’ve made absolutely sure!

© rdouglasVeer 9/6/2005



     Some things in this life can be so attractive. Before we know it, we can be drawn in to something we never intended to partake of. We find ourselves being swept away, sometimes like a lamb to the slaughter. At the same time, God has words of wisdom for us, if only we would turn toward Him, listen, trust, and obey. What about you? Are you still chasing moonbeams?


Let’s run with the crowd; let’s have some have fun.
Life is short they say; we only live once.
Let’s go for the gusto; let’s reach above the clouds.
I hear so many sayings for cryin’ out loud!

The world could be my oyster and my hat-rack a star
if I’d take a ride in this luxury car
and drink from “this” fountain on my overseas trip.
All my friends would envy me; I’d really be “hip”.

If I’d wear this perfume when I went on a date,
romance would be “in the cards”, spelling out my fate.
The hair-do makes the woman, the clothes make the man,
but nothing could be finer than a California tan.


1 John 2:15, 17; (NLT)
     Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you . . . And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
Matthew 6: 33; (NKJV)
     But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

The world has so many clever messages for me
about finding happiness and about being free.
I do try to model the things I ought to follow,
but it’s like trying to catch a moonbeam in a bottle.

There’s another message though, that’s touched my very soul.
It doesn’t offer power, fame, or riches as a goal.
It’s all about the One who made the land and the seas.
He created all the stars, so the night could see.

He dressed the oceans and filled the shores with sand.
He made every creature through His all-wise commands.
And while He looked at everything and said that it was great,
He didn’t think it was complete ‘til He made man and mate.

I know that I’ve been fearfully and wonderfully made.
There’s nothing this old world could offer me for which I’d trade.
He’s renewed my spirit and caused my heart to see
how He can put a moonbeam in a bottle just for me.

© rdouglasVeer 9/6/2005



     Are you able to keep your sense of peace even when the storms of life come? Or do you focus on the problem at hand, so much so that you lose your sight of Jesus?  Remember, He promised He would never leave you nor forsake you. He calmed the storm at sea, keeping the disciples safe. He longs for you to trust in Him with your very life. Are you ready to do that in the midst of your storm?


Out on the horizon brews another dreaded storm.
Swirling in the darkness and sounding the alarm.
Threatening clouds of melancholy, rolling o’er the sky.
My poor and tired heart is asking, “Why, Lord, why?”

Days roll on so endlessly when I can’t seem to see
A moments hope or happiness, to renew the strength I need.
Why do thunderclouds roll in, and shadows fill my days,
Disturbing even quiet times, when I go to pray?

Pitifully I slip on down to dungeons dark and deep
Where memories remind me of my tired fears and griefs.
Like the surging, ripping tide, from a boisterous sea
Churning, troubled thoughts pile high, and beat me to my knees.


Mark 4:38-39; (NKJV)
     But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace,be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

My aching body cries because of all the pain it bears.
My soul cries out, “Don’t you know? The truth is, no one cares!”
And who are you that you should have the peace that others know?”
On and on with deepening sadness, voices ebb and flow

“Oh God, why must it be this way? Just how can I find rest?
And how can peace and comfort come, within this aching breast?”
Then hidden there behind the clouds a tiny light appears.
It grows and glistens as I watch it, drawing ever near.

Faintly, I can see a figure, walking in the glow
Silencing my beating heart, because somehow I know . . .
That I should not let sorrow from this troubled world withhold
All the precious treasures, that the Lord would give my soul.

My vision becomes clearer; I can see that it is He!
The one who calms the winds and storms; the man from Galilee.
Bolts of lightning have not hindered His approaching steps.
Now He reaches down to touch me where my eyes have wept.

Wrapped around me is His love; it’s all that I can feel.
He softly walks upon my storm, and whispers, “Peace be still”.
For even in this moment as he speaks in loving psalms,
All my fears do vanish as I languish in his calm.

© rdouglasVeer 9/13/2005




     King Solomon penned one-thousand-and-five love songs in this biblical book called The Song of Solomon or The Song of Songs. The theme of the book can be found in verse 2:16: “My lover is mine, and I am his. . .” The book presents a beautiful love story in poetic form and has been a source of delight to readers through the ages. It celebrates the love between a bridegroom and a bride. But it is also a perfect picture of the beautiful bond between Christ, the Heavenly Bridegroom, and His Church, the Bride of Christ. It is wonderful to know that the bridegroom takes the initiative to pursue the bride. In the same way, God chooses us, and opens the way for us to be united with Him. Furthermore, the bride is unworthy of the bridegroom’s love. As sinners, we too, are unworthy, but God is gracious and His love for us is eternal. While human marriage is time-honored and magnificent, as believers our union with Christ is everlasting and divine.



Song of Songs 2:12-14
(The Message)
     Get up, my dear friend, fair and beautiful lover-come to me! Look around you: Winter is over; the winter rains are over, gone! Spring flowers are in blossom all over. The whole world’s a choir-and singing! Spring warblers are filling the forest with sweet arpeggios. Lilacs are exuberantly purple and perfumed, and cherry trees fragrant with blossoms. Oh, get up, dear friend, my fair and beautiful lover-come to me! Come, my shy and modest dove–leave your seclusion, come out in the open. Let me see your face, let me hear your voice. For your voice is soothing and your face is ravishing.

Heartsong Melody
(For my bride to be)

I hear the whispers in the wind
When even tide is near.
With its soft melodious voice
It calls the moon, “Come near”.
I hear the gurgling of the brook
As it trickles down.
Across the rocky meadow face
With wrinkles in its brow.

I hear the branches of the pines
Play syncopated tunes
That harmonize with ev’ning doves
And owls and lutes and loons.
Then the brook and wing and wind
in orchestrated mewl
Bring night alive
with moon and stars
To now be born anew.

Love’s crescendo booms and cries
In catalytic swoon.
Our hearts unite “en musicale”
beneath a lover’s moon.
And then in soft melodic notes
Your love song touches me
And matches melody and rhyme
To my “heartsong melody”.

© rdouglasVeer 3/8/1997




     So, how’s your New Year’s resolution going? Have you kept your promises to yourself? Are you living up to what you might have promised God? By the way, what did you put at the top of your list? What have you deemed most important? Remember that in all we try to accomplish, only what we do for the Lord will last for eternity. Matthew said in chapter 16, “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Vs. 26). Are we really working for Jesus, or are we working hard to store up treasure in this life, only to leave it behind in the end?



Luke 12:15-21 (NKJV)
     The Parable of the Rich Fool
And He [Jesus] said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”
Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully.
And he thought within himself, saying, `What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’
So he said, `I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods.
And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” ‘
But God said to him, `Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’
“So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

Full Barn

The ground of a certain man produced and brought forth plenty. This man was extremely rich;
his barn was never empty.
And he thought within himself,
“Oh my, what shall I do?
The problem is there’s
no more room
to store up all this food.”
The rich man said, “The answer
to my dilemma dear
is to pull down my old barn
and build a bigger one here
Then I’ll have more room,
the richer I become.
Yes, I’ll grow even larger.
I will not be out-done!”

And when I finish building
and loading up my barn
I’ll say, “Eat. drink. Be merry!
Tomorrow may not come.”
I have so many goods
To keep hope shining bright
But God said, “Fool, know
that your soul
will be required of you tonight!”

© rdouglasVeer 6/2/2012




     Today is “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday”. Did you know that since the Supreme Court decision of Roe Vs. Wade in 1973, there have been over 60 million abortions in America? We’re not just talking about terminated pregnancies; we’re talking about the killing of millions of children. Oh, but that’s such strong language, you say. You may protest that you have the right to do what you want to with your own body. That’s true. But you don’t have any rights over the body of another.



Jeremiah 1:4, 5 (NIV).
     “The word of the Lord came to me [Jeremiah] saying, Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart . . .”


I wonder what the snow looks like
and the sparkling of the rain
as it lights upon the window
and runs down the window pane

I’ll bet the sun is very warm
when the morning brings its light
pushing away the darkness
that hides everything at night

And I can only imagine
what it must feel like to be
cuddled up to Momma’s breast
while I sit upon her knee

You see I’ve looked so forward
to having all these things
like seeing light and shadows
and hearing Robins sing

I guess I’ll just imagine, Mom,
how my cheeks would feel to blush
and when you’d softly touch my hair
as you’d begin to brush

And I’d love to feel your heart beat
as you held me close to you
and learn the many other things
that little girls get to do

But Momma don’t you worry
‘cause I love you anyway
even though I was aborted
when I was almost born today.

© rdouglasVeer 1/20/2019

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Matthew 16: 26, “And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but
lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?”