Words of Worship – Heaven by Joy Lenton

Words of Worship – Heaven by Joy Lenton

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Heaven ©JoyLenton2013   A far off country as close as our next breath seated now in heavenly places known completely after death.   Glimpsed in a loved one’s eyes and the cries of a newborn’s birth way beyond moon, stars or skies close and familiar as earth.   Sometimes it’s hard to believe we will […]

Words of Worship: For Such a Time as This by Merissa Lee Kelly

Words of Worship: For Such a Time as This by Merissa Lee Kelly


For Such a Time as This ~ Merissa Lee Kelly Jesus Christ seized the day, for his mission burned within He’d have to give his very life to break the yoke of sin And he has called us by his name to carry out the quest For time is growing way too short to stop […]

Welcome back to Words of Worship. May God be glorified and may you be blessed! Faith Steps ~ by Joy Lenton   Each faltering step of faith I take draws me closer to Your heart revealing plans designed for me though I may only glimpse a part   Foretaste of the future and all that […]

Welcome to Words of Worship. As often as possible on Sundays, I will share poetry by my friends and sometimes by me. We offer them in worship to God and in friendship to you. Without His Love ~ by Lucinda Berry Hill  Without His love Where would I be; Without the love He gives to […]

Today’s featured poet is from the heart of my friend Jeanne. Over the years she has blessed me. She does it yet again today in this poem. . .  (Photo owned by Jeanne Doyon) Come Walk With Me ~ by Jeanne Doyon Walk with me Through shady paths Flower strewn gardens Climbing the gentle verdant […]

What a great week here on Books by Joy with our Poetry Week. Today’s featured poet is Merissa Lee Kelley. And. . .the week will be extended at least two days into next week. How cool is that!? Very. Please read this whole post – Merissa generously shares the reason for this post after the […]

Today’s featured poet is Priscilla Kramer. We’ve known each other a long time – we met when I was 15 and  in 10th grade and she was quite a bit younger. We went to the same church and Christian school. That was 40 years ago. One thing I always think of when she crosses my […]

On day 3 of Poetry Week, Amy DeKok (dear friend and sister-in-law) is our featured poet. . . From Amy: Two years ago a friend and I spent an afternoon figuring out a pattern for crocheting a small owl. I had NO way of knowing that it would become something I LOVE to do..and have […]

Today’s featured poet is Carol Owens. Please visit the Owen’s website and get to know their books and music. The link is at the end of this post. Wannabe’s Mirage  The Saharan heat writhes upward in transparent, shifting curtains —like scrim— half-revealing willows, rain-wet streets, fountains, women with umbrellas; see? just over there? You flail […]

Starting Monday, August 19th we’ll be enjoying two weeks of poetry from various poets.    Plus. . .Poetry – Touch the World With Your Art & Soul (Kindle eBook) is FREE today and tomorrow! (August 16 & 17th, 2013)     Do you write poetry? Do you wish you did? Was there a time you […]

This little book is full of my beliefs about writing and the power of poetry to touch the lives of others. Here’s a brief excerpt from the book for you. . .and a question: Do you have poetry, written from your heart, with the power to touch the souls of others? Poetry reaches across social […]

It All Started With a Chickadee. . .

It All Started With a Chickadee. . .


. . .and then a Goldfinch. I was born and raised a city girl. Then, I married a country boy. We lived in town for a few years, taking long rides each weekend, looking at land and rickety houses. Then, one day my country boy came home and said he’d found a piece of […]

A potential reader recently challenged the title of this book by asking, “What do you mean touch the world? Do you mean the whole world?” My answer, “Yes and no.” My Yes At one point Emily Dickenson believed her poetry, if published, would be read. Disillusioned with the editors desire to change her poems into […]

In the midnight blue before the dawn – I ask. In the first glisten of day break – I ask. As the birds break open the morning in song – I ask. As the coffee brews strong and black – I ask. When morning turns to the heat of noon – I ask. To the […]

There’s a poem I wrote a while ago posted at www.joydekok.com I hope you’ll go over there and read it. There is so much to learn about having an online store. I am getting closer to finished and that’s exciting. Now to go add some price buttons so you can order books. I’m also hard at […]

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