A Literary Jungle

Fickle, freckle, feign, and fawn.
How much longer will this nonsense go on?
Tickle, tackle, tame, and tong.
It’s went on way too long.
Shake, smack, slap, and smite.
I seek His strength to even fight.
Quake, quiver, qualm, and quiet.
It’s hold my pen or let it write.
Mangled, mixed, marled, and marred.
He knows what it’s like to be scarred.
Blare, blast, bash, and bombard.
It’s no wonder, I rely on my guard.
Useless, ugly, unwelcome, and unknown.
For so long I walked this road alone.
Equipped, eclipsed, elated, and empowered.
He walks with me all the way home.
Lit, lodged, laved, and lined.
A little too known to speak my mind.
Caged, cornered, coined, and chimed.
I’m grateful for a Savior’s love so kind.

8-22-2019 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire

Poisoned For Life

Temptation… I am poisoned with lustful thoughts.
No matter how hard I try (and succeed) resisting,
I am still consumed with the thoughts
and know the struggle will continue tomorrow.
Between my own sinful experiences,
the knowledge of other’s rendezvous,
and the images viewed from media,
I am overwhelmed with visions of desires.
Satan has known mine weaknesses.
He continues to entice me.
How I resist only God knows,
for it is only in God’s strength that I can.
Spiritual warfare is a battle only God can win.
Thank you, Lord, for being so faithful.
This flesh is poisoned for life from its memories.
You warn us the taste itself feeds the soul
with wickedness and shame.
Be my guard, my strength, and my desire.

3-31-03 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
God answered these prayers years ago and still does. If you struggle with these things, especially in a world where media, peers, authority figures, even our own experiences choke you day and night…. DON’T GIVE UP! GOD CAN! AND GOD WILL!
GOD LOVES YOU! ❤