We must learn to look beyond the mirrors of our lives not only to view the outward appearance of what seems to be but with a deep meditation that allows God to speak to us in ways that exalt His glory in our three dimensional world.
Rarely are reflections planned; instead, they are usually triggered by stimuli such as smells, songs, words, or visuals. Time and again, we pause to ponder about a variety of issues and things that evoke emotions that may range from silliness to self-pity. More often than not, these are the things that shape and mold our lives.
Praying is merely talking to a friend. There is no judgment of eloquence; no rules of how short or long a prayer is. The important thing is just to take some time to quiet our busy lives and spend time talking to and being in the presence of our Lord, who loves us with all his heart.
This book is about love and life’s fulfillment in God—who He is and where He wants to take you. It’s about the God who loves and cares for all of His creation. Within these pages you are sure to find answers to questions that have puzzled you.
You will find hope in these trying and difficult times. This book is unique in that it points the readers in a direction to gain knowledge of the “Global God”—how you can know of Him and have a personal relationship with Him.
The Global God is a book of poems to encourage and edify you. It can also be used as a devotional and evangelism aid.
Harps Unhung is the poetry project of Eileen Anderson, whose vision was to re-write all one hundred and fifty biblical Psalms, using one hundred and fifty unique poetry formats. Sadly, Eileen had completed only seventy-five of the Psalm poems before succumbing to ovarian cancer in March of 2013.
Taking the mantle up after her death, her daughter Vicki completed the remaining seventy-five poems, completing the collection. Harps Unhung is a call for suffering, sick, and weary Christians to praise the Lord in the midst of captivity—knowing, as David did, that God is mighty. Even when life seems the most bleak and hopeless, God is near to the crushed in spirit and deliverance is on its way.
“Ice Cream for the Soul is eloquently written and is an ingenious work of art. The words in each poem carry such a richness that connects, comforts, and inspires the human spirit in a way that is thoughtful and transforming.”
—Dr. Tecsia Evans
This is a collection of poems and art inspirations that I enjoyed writing and painting for more than forty years. The art images are from my Chaos collection. They depict the chaotic lives we live before meeting Christ in black and white. Through coloration, they then show how his love can change our lives forever, making them full of life and beauty. My hope is that you find inspiration, encouragement, and joy in the reading of this book.
The poems within my book have been accumulating over a span of sixty-six years. Perhaps the thoughts, words and feelings were not immediately stored anywhere, except my mind and heart, but eventually they were written down on paper, so I would not forget them.
Through these poems I have, hopefully, managed to express the Christian feelings and beliefs I have always felt should be shared with others. As I have often said to myself, “Words are just words, until they are heard or read by someone else.”
I have always written and posted my poems on-line, with only black letters on a white background. No colors, pictures or music to distract the reader; or affect their reaction to my words. I grew-up listening to the lyrics of songs, before music videos began to influence our feelings and thoughts about the words being sung. I liked my mental images much better. I still do. I just want the reader of my words to supply/apply some of their own thoughts, feelings, and images; and in doing so, make each poem their own.
Novanglus, meaning “New England”, was the name used by John Adams, the quintessential New Englander of his day, in a number of essays. This collection of poetry is inspired by the author’s own experiences growing up in New England.
New England is known for its four distinctive seasons, and the poems herein move through each season. On a deeper level, each season reflects relationships: from the beginnings of love in summer, through the stresses of fall and loss of winter, into new beginnings and growth in the spring.