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I am a Freelance writer, poet, editor, artist & catoonist. My work is used by several OnLine companies to attract readers. Some of my writings have been translated into Chinese on the internet. I am posted on FaithWriters & Ezine and I edit the Harford County Christian Jail Ministry, (HCCJM) Newsletter, in Harford Co. Maryland. A follower of Christ, I work for the humane treatment of prisoners, the homeless and the disenfranchised

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Love's Perfection

Love's Perfection
(a prayer for us)

God, Thank You and bless us,
with our desires, our needs.
From the mistakes of our youth,
let us be freed,
to grow together
to comfort, to laugh,
illumine and straighten
one another's path.

With mutual respect
and profound affection,
may we bring Life to Love
and Love, to Perfection.

Composed to my lovely wife Denise,
three days after we met.
I didn't want to post this, it is very personal.
Denise wanted me to.

She said she wanted others
to know its simplicity and beauty.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The Bible In My Hand

I love to hold my Bible in my hand,
even if I'm not reading it.
It feels good and balanced,

and it makes me feel secure,
I'm not quite sure why.
Maybe it's because

I'm holding onto God's Promise to us,
although this is an oversimplification I know.
Sometimes I hold it while I pray.
Sometimes I even carry it from room to room,
and I always have it with me,

when I leave my home.
I answered Christ's call rather late in life,
I guess I've always been slow to catch on.
I remember that

it was just days after I surrendered
to Christ's will for me,
I was reading my Bible,

in a public building not in Church;
I looked up and the beautiful woman,
who was to become my wife,
sat down right next to me.

composed by Jim Stratemeyer
Copyright © 2005 by James A. Stratemeyer