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I thought about this a while my walk with Jesus Christ I always try to think how the 'other' person or persons will feel. But I've decided that no situation is unique. Someone...somewhere is going through the same thing that I am and if my testimony can help another person 'see' spite of what they might be going through, then whatever 'fallout' I receive from this posting is worth it and quite all right. Press on, my brother and on for the Lord has promised that our 'Reward' is '...more than worth it...' And, as the 'messenger'(smile)said on Sunday morning...God keeps His Promises!


my Salvation...that was

wrought by my Lord and Savior

Jesus Christ on Calvary...

could be taken away


I would want to die...not

tomorrow but...right!

Other than that... hurts

and I expect over and over

again...that it will.


I'll weep,

and sometimes...I'll cringe

and be filled with despair

But at other times...

the mockery, rejection and

plain out cruelty and unfairness

will cause a deep 'ache' within

And, of course,

there will be instances

when I'll want to just give up


encouraged and strengthened

by God...Himself

...I will Press on!

And I will press on with joy

and gratitude, seeing how God has

allowed me to behold...exactly 

what He doesn't want me to




1Corn 2:9


Joyce M Bell - poet/writer
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Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 10/13/2011
This is a prayer to recite when you run into the "you" .....and they seem to come out of no where and fast.....i'll just recite this and feel blessed. excellent write. Morgan
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 10/12/2011
The ending stunned me a little! I agree with all that you wrote ...people are sometimes cruel towards others,some can be mean
and harse (Ignore them)and just adhere as you are doing to those deep spiritual feelings that live in your heart.All one can do in such a case (when faced with cruelity)is be exactly as Jesus would want...that would be kind .
Joyce,you keep writing and expressing your strong deep and passionate poems ...I for one love them.
Reviewed by Laura Fall 10/11/2011
Truly an inspiring poem Joyce and very meaningful and beautifully written as always Laura
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/11/2011
Compelling, meaningful, and encouraging verses, Joyce. Thank you for sharing them. Love and blessings to you,

Reviewed by Janice Beaty Hamilton 10/11/2011
I've not been able to visit the Den as much as I'd like, however, I want you to know that God lead me directly to this poem today... Uncompromising Faith!!! Beautifully written, and so inspiring... thank you!
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 9/28/2011
This is beautiful, Joyce...full of courage, faith and surrender ~
Reviewed by John Domino 9/28/2011
Exceptional and awesome poetry!
Yours in the love of Christ.,

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/28/2011
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Linda Hill 9/27/2011
I agree with Phyllis, Your crown is full of stars. Your poetry warms the heart and brings inspiration to all who read. God bless.

Love and Blessings,
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/26/2011
This is inspiration to anyone with doubts or fears;
your strength and focus are exceptional.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 9/26/2011
Uniqueness is our hallmark and the calling-card of God himself. He doesn't do blanket prescriptions and neither should we. Joyce, I can only imagine your tenderness and sensitivity and wisdom for each person who has the great fortune to be ministered to by you is divine in itself. Be blessed many times over back at'ya! :)) xx
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 9/26/2011
As always, your deep faith and devotion ooze from your veins onto the page. I think most of us empathize with the kind of pain you speak of, the anguish, the despair...and also with disappointment in our fellow man. I understand where you are coming from in this write and think all will understand that we need to keep hope and faith alive. You always inspire with your hand, Joyce. God bless. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 9/26/2011
Beautifully -- and heartrendingly -- said.

It hurts to think of you hurting, Joyce. You are so warm and encouraging and thoughtful. Look in the mirror, hon'. Your crown
is so full of stars, need a second one. (Third or fourth wouldn't

Bless you. . .always, and then,

Reviewed by Janna Hill 9/26/2011
May we all press on with joy & gratitude.
:) Janna
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 9/26/2011
Very good Joyce. My reasons for experiences like this may not be the same as yours, but I do understand. It is hard to press on when the hurt seems so bad and we want to give up. I just tell Jesus I walk with him, and say to myself "this too shall pass."
Peace washes over me and the situation does pass.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 9/26/2011
Thank You for sharing this inspiring message with us, Joyce.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/26/2011
Beautifully stated, Joyce. Thank you so much and may God bless you always.
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 9/26/2011
Love this Joyce! Such faith and courage in this poem. Had to smile- you and I must have been on the same wave length today. I wrote a poem about dispair and how to keep going. I read your poem after I wrote mine. I love this!!!Thank you.

With Love,

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