Poem of the Month

Every month, I will feature either a new poem or a favorite poem on this page, as well as the highlighted poems from the previous two months. The category page from which each poem is taken is listed in parentheses ( ) under the month.


(from: Evangelism)

Shine His Light


Like a sparkler burning bright…

Such a short time to shine His light!

Only a moment to pierce blackest night,

To show the escape from blindness to sight.


While I’m alive, may the sparks sizzle—

Between Heaven and Hell, let me stand in the middle,

Yielding a crop—whether much or little.

May my light for Christ never fizzle.





(C) 2015 gratefulsue

JULY 2019

(from: Contentment Musings)

Hope for Busy Women



I have the motivation and the energy, but I don’t have the time!



I have the time, but I don’t have the motivation or the energy!



Hallelujah! I have the time, motivation, and energy I need! 

(... only happens about once every six months.)


But, rather—

I see an open “door of opportunity” from the Lord.


I walk through that door—

“...we live by faith, not by sight.” 1.


And I apply—

“She did what she could.” 2.



1.  2 Corinthians 5:7

2.  Mark 14:8-9





© 2017 gratefulsue 

JUNE 2019

(from: People)



Faith sees people

sweet and dear—

longs to hold them,

keep them near.


She hears voices

soft and gay—

sharing greetings,

then going away.


From a fallen world

she stands

and looks with faith

at distant lands.


Knowing saints

like Mary and Paul

await and beckon,

“Embrace God’s call.”


Soon, Faith arrives

at sight unseen—

touches memories,

walks in dreams,


feels the love,

drinks the sound

of Heaven’s praises—

all around.


Earth’s problems, pains,

and some regrets—

are dwarfed by hope’s

expectations, met.


It heals, forgets,

forgives...sweet grace.

God’s generous favor

does Faith now face.





© 2015 gratefulsue 

(For my friend named Faith, fighting cancer.)