Cruel Age

Age can be a cruel thing
stealing life from people,
making it impossible to enjoy
what use to be so simple.
Daily functions become a challenge,
Sometimes just not possible.
Age can be so sad
watching what happens to us.
So many souls
waiting for joy to return,
even if it’s just in being mobile
or able to speak a word.
God bless the souls who seek
life, joy, and peace.
Protect them from abuse
and a selfish world indeed.

5-12-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Inspiration: Many family and friends.
PS… We never know when we are saying prayers for others that we may very well be saying them for ourselves

Being an Enemy of God

Being an enemy of God
is not worth the price.
I would not enjoy
that sacrifice.
He has no mercy,
nor gives His grace.
He will not allow
sin in any place.
He will not save.
He will not cure.
He will not rescue
anything impure.
God hates sin
and wicked ways.
All who choose evil
eventually pay.
Choose God
and choose to live.
He has mercy and grace
He wants to give.


10-12-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
PS. When I wrote this, I am sure I must have been referring to those who have chosen to definitively be God’s enemy, because God absolutely saves, cures, and rescues, and has an endless supply of mercy and grace!

Being Alone Is Not Good

Being alone is not good
Even in God’s eyes.
He knows the soul needs company
To help the days go by.
There are moments we are to seek
And spend alone with God.
Some daily and some whenever
He calls us to come apart.
But even then there will be a time
When we are to fellowship again,
Whether it be with others
Or going home to Him in our end.

6-27-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Agonizing Love

Agonizing… knowing you’re going to die,
to know now is the time of your death,
to know you’ll suffer so cruelly, so painfully,
to know the people you’re dying to help
will be the people begging for your death,
your pain, your suffering, your agony.
Agonizing… knowing your only child is going to die,
to know now is the time of his death,
to know he’ll suffer cruelly, so painfully,
to know the people he’s dying to help
will be the people begging for his death,
his pain, his suffering, his agony.
Agonizing… because his death will be
your own suffering of cruelty,
your pain, your agony.
Agonizing… to see there will still be even one
to reject the blood shed to save them
from their own eternal agony.
Agonizing… to know anyone has to suffer
eternal agony in hell.

4-27-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Dark Faith

What a wall of darkness
You present as my path.
I pause to pray,
“Is this guidance or wrath?”
Urged in Your peace,
I slowly go through.
I’m afraid of this scene,
but I want to follow You.
You tell me to trust Your hands
holding back the sea.
You provide a fire light at night,
and a cloud by day to shade me.
This won’t be a quick run.
This won’t be a mad dash.
This will be a journey of faith
just before our enemies clash.
Coming out of the waves,
I join You on Your shore.
I watch as my enemy
will be no more.
Closing the wall of darkness,
You throw my enemy in the depth.
While I am in Your arms,
he has met his death.

3-15-15 written by Gail Brookshire
Inspired by Pastor Jimmy and his Moses… A Man for the Ages

A Rich Inheritance

Your breath of life.
Your daily presence.
Your merciful justice.
Your tender grace.
Your only begotten Son.
Your plan of salvation.
Your unending love.
Your Holy Spirit.
Your ministering angels.
Your many promises.
Your mansions for me.
Your heavenly home.
These are just a few
of the rich inheritances
You have shared with me
and my children.

7-12-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

A Lot To Think About

A lot to think about…
in making so many decisions.
The best way to avoid scars?
Allow no incisions!
Yet the challenge to conquer fear
and stay in the fight
is much more the challenge
each and every night.
What is best…
and what can I actually do.
Sacrifice is worthless
if it only insults You.
Lord, be my Guide, my Comfort,
my unmoving Faith.
Help me to have peace
in my God given fate.
My weakness perfects
Your strength.
Help me to know
which path to walk in.

6-3-11 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)