Change your mind, change your life.



Sometimes answers come slowly;

Sometimes they fall fast like rain.

But You teach us to

take all loss as gain.

Trading sorrows for joy

And turning darkness to light

You’ll deliver the victory

through the oppressive plight.

Give peace to your people.

Preach your message.

Give it wings.

to soar through the hearts

of living things.

Cause your Word brings life, truth, the way –

To love and understanding

Humbly beginning like the day

Daybreak over the water

Your thoughts clear

Like molecules of H2O

Living water flow.

Caught in your river.

Your increase is sweet.

Your love like an embrace

that doesn’t retreat.

You hold your beloveds down,

like a rock

Crushing vipers under feet.

Root us in your ground

Let answers come

to those who seek.

Let your sweet vigor

Return to the meek.

Your gentleness is apparent.

Your forgiveness here to bless

Focus your people

To see past the mess.

Eyes only on You

disregarding the illusion.

More Jesus.

Less Confusion.


This poem came to me as I was doing my hair yesterday, but it was after meditating on a certain verse for most of the morning. There are two different translations of this verse in Colossians 2:8 that communicate the message of personal study and vigilance in your faith:

“Don’t let others spoil your faith and joy with their philosophies, their wrong and shallow answers built on men’s thoughts and ideas, instead of on what Christ has said.”


“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.”

These two different translations express the idea of false truth “spoiling your faith and joy” as well as “taking us captive.”

There is so much distraction in this world – it is so easy to lose focus when you’re not in a daily habit of cultivating your own faith and belief.

For those who don’t know the Lord or are in a searching phase, philosophies, new age spiritual practices and other literature can be easily consuming.

This is a great music video on the subject of perception, truth and searching. Listen to the words and reflect on the ideas presented.

If you’re seriously looking for life change, hope, healing and insight into your issues, consider walking with Christ through your process. You won’t regret it.


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I love your poem and Holly Starr!

Comment by Rick Stassi

this was a lovely gift, for you and us. i pray you continue getting and sharing them. tony

Comment by t h i n g s + f l e s h

Thanks, Rick and Tony for the lovely comments. I hope the same, Tony, it is so refreshing to be struck by new words!

Comment by simplyenjoy

Beautiful poem, and just the words of strength I needed. Last night I had a dream that a Jehovah’s Witness wanted to read me a scripture, and when I looked at what book they pulled out, it wasn’t the Bible. In my dream my spirit felt restless after seeing that, and the Holy Spirit said to me “Don’t let her speak those words to you” and then I woke up after that. It’s apparent, especially after reading this timely note you put at the bottom of your poem, that God is preparing me for something. Thanks as always, for being in the place where God can speak through you. Be blessed!

Comment by Dai

Wow, Dai, thanks for sharing that. I do believe God can speak to us through our dreams. Keeping you in prayer and thanks, as always, for your thoughtful encouragement here! I’m glad this post could minister to you. Hope you and your beautiful familia are well xoxo

Comment by simplyenjoy

I was reading that book today, and yesterday, Uncle Norm shared Chapter 1:12-28 about the preeminence of Christ our King. He is the head of us all and our judge and Savior. good blog (my) Child.
love you, Dad

Comment by John

Well, then, it was a timely message for so many of us. God is good! Love you, Dad.

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