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Stronger...Than The Lash
by JMS Bell
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I am remembering...the sermon that my pastor preached today. She said we are taught through the word of God to, ...'honor our mother and our father'..., and certainly we should, but we must not forget who is our true Father...Almighty God. I am grateful and will always be eteranlly grateful that I am a Child of the King and that He loved me so much that He gave His Only Begotten son for me that I might have a right to the tree of life. However, I am also grateful that He blessed me with a 'earthly father' who raised me as his own, cared for me, loved me and never hurt me. I will never, ever forget him.


I remember...

A soft, kind, gentle spoken voice

full of wisdom

that rendered advice

for years to come...

     So much stronger than the lash...


I remember...

One dream of him

a sweet token of love

reaching out to remind me

from above... 

     So much stronger than the lash...


I remember...

Blessed Assurance...for me he sang

lusty and vibrant earthly father was gone

but not at all was diminished...the intent

     So much...Stronger...Than the lash




Ex 20:12

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Reviewed by Z McClure 7/30/2012
I couldn't help but think of the Scripture which reads "His gentleness has made me great". God is the best father, but many down here are blessed with fathers that are like Him.

~ Zach
Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader) 7/20/2010
Very nice writing to read--very positive and strengthening. You have written this one very very well.
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 6/24/2010
A loving tribute to your dad Joyce. I think he might have been an inspiration to you in many ways!!!!....M
Reviewed by Daniel Keith 6/21/2010
Beautiful poem Joyce. You have so much love in your heart. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by Ann Marquette 6/21/2010
Wonderful Joyce
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/21/2010
A poem, Joyce, to honour enlightened nurture...calm, kind and caring.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/21/2010
Joyce simply heartfelt~
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 6/21/2010
...Just reward with our Father God.
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 6/21/2010
This is so beautiful and so true. I am happy to see my son following his dad's calm demeanor with the children. Wonderful memories.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/21/2010
Lovely write, Joyce....beautiful heart you have!

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/21/2010
Somewhere is written about honoring thy father, you have just done that with a heart full of tenderness.


Reviewed by Liana Margiva 6/21/2010
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/20/2010
What a lovely tribute, Joyce.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 6/20/2010
Beautiful tribute to your Dad.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/20/2010
This poem glows with love, and he would surely be so proud of you now Joyce.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 6/20/2010
Some of us are not so fortunate to have had such a loving father. You were blessed and now have beautiful memories with your father. Lovely piece, inspiring as always, Joyce. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/20/2010
A love like this would make any father proud. Just beautiful and loving.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/20/2010
Simply beautiful, Joyce.
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 6/20/2010
You were and are still blessed to have had such a wonderful earthly father. I am celebrating with you and your fond memories of your dad. Thanks for sharing your memories.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/20/2010
A fine tribute, most apt and timely on this Fathers' Day, Joyce. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and blessings to you,

Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe 6/20/2010
Well written, and so very true. Kind words go much further than violence.
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