Saturday, June 2, 2018

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As I have mentioned in Why This Blog?, my children that have written poetry are between the ages of eight and fifteen. I've uploaded their poems, which glorify God, in separate posts on this blog for you to enjoy.

I've called this blog "Verses to the King," which is based on the words of the psalmist that say, "To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah; a love song. My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe." (Psa 45:1).  

Beauty Unfading
My Letter to the King
The Midnight Hour
Preparation
The Time is Near
Make Your Bride Ready
Jesus is Risen
Give Your Life to Jesus
Out of His Love
In These Last Days
America, Turn Back to God
 Judgment of Babylon
 Marriage Feast
The Name of the Lord
The Man with the Master Plan
Faith Should Not Depend on Feeling
Take Me Away
Praise for Our King
God Will Meet You There
I'll Follow You
Worth My Praise
The Hunter and the Hunted
God Will Help Us
Nothing Will Separate
Safe
Call of the Missionary
I Learned to Fly
The Meaning of Life
The Noble Wife
So Much More
God is in Control
Perfect for the King
Feeling Your Love
A.S.K.
Going Through the Valley
Strangers
Like a Child
The Millennium
The Rider
Overflowing Blessings
Creator We Love
Use Your Talents
The Sheep and the Goats
You Are Faithful
All Creation Proclaims
When I Cross the Line
The Cost
Jesus, My Lover
The Glory of God
Without Love
When I Get to Heaven
Seashore
Vessel for the Master
The Spirit is willing
Pearl in the Sand
He Wants To Be Involved
Boldly Bring
Within His Will
Finishing Strong
Armed for War
God’s Grand Design
The Answer
Our Intercessor
Connected to the Vine
At the Crossroads
Store Eternal Treasure
His Little Flower
The Miracle Worker
Under the Tree
Beyond the Clouds
Blessings
My Daily Bread
Dont Look Back
Your Life
You Fill Me Up
Good Shepherd
Mirror of Christ
Lighthouse
The River of Life
The Love Story
Open Line to God
My Anchor
Still the Same
The Eyes of the Lord
Don’t Run from God
Reward of the Overcomer
Praise Him
Saved Through Sacrifice
Flaming Sword
He Loved Us First
A Pleasing Sacrifice
Wait for the Lord
Smoldering Flame
Compassion for the Lost
God's Eternal Ways
Beckoned
We Want to be Accepted
Cross Bearing
Wash Your Robes
Full of His Goodness
God-Given Rest
Fruit in Every Season 
From Him, Through Him, To Him
Love on Trial
Great is His Faithfulness
Spared
My Grace Was There
A Thousand Little Gifts
Greater Things Await
Life's Basic Training

Author's note You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master." 
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Life's Basic Training

Home is like a training camp. 
It is your testing ground.
Here’s where all growth has its start,
Because of those you are around.

All is tailored just for you —
Events and interactions,
So you can live the bigger life
With kindness and compassion.

If we can’t live in harmony
With our own flesh and blood,
We’d only fool ourselves to think
Strangers we can love.

If we don’t share in basic things,
We’ll pass the poor right by.
Lord, form the heart of Christ in us
So we won’t fail next time!

We’d be a sorry tale
And far from saintly matter
If God did not equip us 
So we’re more than just an actor.

-- Charity Lacroix

Scripture Quotations: 
"And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way:bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God..." (Col 1:10)

"We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing." (2 Thes 1:3)

Related Poems:
The Meaning of Life

Related articles:
Loving Deeply
Faithful in the Little Things
God's Amazing Plan for Your Life
The Day of Small Things
God's Way to Greatness
The Woes of Christ

Attribution notice: Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible, NIV, copyright Zondervan.

Author's note: The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages thirteen through nineteen . The Why This Blog post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness.  I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master. Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Jesus?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International. He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org

Greater Things Await



If you will give your all to Me, 
You’ve yet to see My best for you!
I have so much laid up in store—
Things you never dreamed or knew.

You would be amazed to see
What you missed out on all that time.
I guarantee you glorious wonders
That no where else a man can find.

I long to give you so much more
That you did not expect from Me.
I’m a Father, eager, yearning
To bring you pleasures heavenly.

Know that greater things await;
You’ve yet to taste what fullness is.
Don’t put it off or turn it down.
It’s something you don’t want to miss!

Fullness means My nearest Presence.
Fullness means My face to see.
It means to have My joy complete
And know a fellowship so sweet. 

Don’t be content with where you stand.
Move past your shallow Christian life.
You’ve tasted just a bit of heaven,
But come with Me to greater heights!

-- Charity Lacroix


Scripture Quotations:
"...so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." (Eph 3:17-19)

"...to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." (Eph 4:12-13)

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." (Jas 1:17)

Related poems:
You Fill Me Up
So Much More
Overflowing Blessings

Related Articles:
Fullness
Filled Up to All the Fullness of God
God's Way to Greatness
God's Sovereign Plans and Purposes
God's Amazing Plan for Your Life

Attribution notice: Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible, NIV, copyright Zondervan.

Author's note: The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages thirteen through nineteen. The Why This Blog post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness.  I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master. Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Jesus?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International. He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Thousand Little Gifts


The key to lasting happiness
Will ever be contentment. 
No soul can think they’ll have this
If their heart shall hold resentment. 

We envy and bemoan the fact
Our life is so routine.
It seems it’s always someone else
Who gets to live their dream. 

Reaching to embrace ideals, 
We cry, “They must be mine!”
Can’t we accept God’s perfect plan
And to His will resign?

Some things “just aren’t good enough”.
We feel we must have more. 
We long for nicer clothes or car
(The ones we can’t afford). 

Our God-allotted portion here
He calls us to embrace,
Though we compare and question
His sovereign purpose great.

A thousand little gifts we find
Within our simple lives.
What bounty we discover
If we live satisfied!

-- Charity Lacroix

Scripture Quotations: 
"Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need." (Php 4:11-12)

"If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content." (1Ti 6:8)

"There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth." (Pro 13:7)


Author's note:  The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages twelve through nineteen . The Why This Blog post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness.  I also recommend visiting my children's blog,A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master. Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Jesus?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International . He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

My Grace Was There



“O Lord, I’m lost!” the wanderer cries. 
“I have no hope of Paradise.
Your Spirit spoke, yet I rebelled. 
Undoubtedly, I’m doomed to hell!

“I know I’m past the point of grace.
Prayers for this would be a waste.
You surely won’t receive me now,
No matter what I say or how.”

But Jesus sees you in that Slough,
Deep in mire and sinking down. 
He reaches forth and grasps your hand.
With eyes intent, He says, “I can.

“I love you with a burning love.
Freely you are pardoned of
That which surely brought Me pain,
And yet no more shall it remain.

“My Blood has power to make you white.
Would I condemn the soul contrite?
Do not say, ‘God will not forgive’
And forfeit every chance to live.

“Look, you’ve fallen in the mud
Where other lambs got in a rut.
Some sank completely in full despair,
Yet all along, My grace was there.” 

-- Charity Lacroix


Scripture Quotations: 
"As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us." (Psa 103:12)

"'Come now, and let us reason together,' Says the LORD, 'Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.'" (Isa 1:18)

"For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You." (Psa 86:5)

"The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness." (Psa 103:8).

Attribution noticeScripture quotations taken from the NASB

Photo credit: Image used for commentary and educational purposes only, according to the Fair Use Act.

Author's note:  The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages twelve through nineteen . The Why This Blog post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness.  I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master. Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Jesus?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International . He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Spared


More times than you have known there were,
My angels rescued you from danger.
Approaching harm and unexpected
Did not affect you, preserved, protected.

When you were only two years old,
You walked into a busy road.
If you had stood a moment more,
A fatal crash was next in store.

One day while on a mountain climb,
You tripped and slipped, but then a vine
I caused to catch and snag your feet
Prevented you from tumbling.

A night that had a normal feel
Was when the burglar planned to steal.
The door that you forgot to lock
He could not budge at twelve o’clock.

You were late for work one time
Because you sat in traffic lines.
Meanwhile the bridge you cross each day
Collapsed suddenly in that delay.

I manage every circumstance.
There’s no such thing as luck or chance.
On most occasions, you aren’t aware
Of all the ways in which you’re spared.

-- Charity L., age 19


Scripture Quotations: 
The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever." (Psa 121:8)

"For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways." (Psa 91:11)

"The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul." (Psa 121:7)


Attribution notice: Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. "God Has My Back" painting © 2017 Danny Hahlbohm, all rights reserved by the artist.  Please visit his site inspired-art.com

Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages eleven through nineteen. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master." Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Great Is His Faithfulness


Great is His faithfulness.
His love never fails.
His mercies eternal, 
They always prevail. 

In trials and hardships,
He is our shield.
In Him we must trust,
To Him we must yield.

He is our tower 
In times of distress.
But in the end,
Our troubles He'll bless.

God is our healer. 
He will provide. 
He will care for and hold us
Till the day that we die.

-- C.R., boy, age 11


Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages eleven through eighteen. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."    Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.