Nov 30, 2008



I love inspirational poetry and quotes but there inspirational Bible verses, in my opinion, are the foundation that the best poems are built on. Some of my favorites are about God's wisdom. Wisdom is not a word that gets the credit it deserves. Somehow over the years it sounds like something pertaining to elderly people and we all know how age-phobic Americans are these days.

When a family member wants to share wisdom with the young people, you can practically see them become fearful of their mortality. However, after seeing reports of people trampled on Black Friday in their urgency to get at some gadget that will be cast aside and filling up our country’s already overflowing landfills a few week’s after the New Year’s holiday I felt we could use an update on making good decisions.

The Bible advises us to not turn our backs on wisdom. It states that this sacred knowledge is not only crucial to our well being but worth everything that we have if that is what it takes to get it. Yet we ignore, avoid and even make fun of those who offer inspirational Bible verses and wisdom to us at little or no cost.

Proverbs 4:6-7,

"Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding."

People of today desperately need to return to a respect of common sense or wisdom. We are guilty of allowing ourselves of being far too impressed and influenced by the bad behavior and teachings of television and movies and too little by the wisdom offered to us in the Scripture and by older more experienced people who have made mistakes and lived to tell the tale.

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Nov 28, 2008


After a day spent with kin that are seen once a year or less, family poems have been coming in by the dozens. Some are sad poems about empty places around the dinner table expressing sadness at the loss of loved ones who had passed away since the last gathering. The lines are poignant reminders that we should respect and appreciate our loved ones while they are still with us.

How sad that we take for granted that there will always be another opportunity to tell important people in our lives how much we treasure and appreciate them. One of the most touching poems that I read this morning was written by a young person who had recently lost several family members in an accident.

Many inspirational family poems recommend that we do everything we can to solve our family problems with love and understanding. If there is a need to be the bigger person and admit our shortcomings for the greater good and to promote peace then by all means pray about it and ask for guidance on the best way to get the job done. There are no guarantees that we will have the chance if we continue to procrastinate and allow the misunderstandings to divide and separate us.

Here is a short poem on family members and how we take them for granted.

We took the time today to welcome the casual guest
Yet neglected to shower love on the ones who love us best
Perhaps the wisdom to do better comes after searching east and west
For love to compare to those who loved us first and best.

The message in this inspirational family poem is that no matter where you travel or how many relationships you may form, you will never find love and acceptance to compare with that enjoyed early in your life. The love of God was first, then your mother and father’s. If you are lucky, you may have had a devoted grandmother and grandfather to add to the list. This family poem indicates that we should show our appreciation to God and family before casual acquaintances.

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Nov 26, 2008

A Short Thanksgiving Poem

thanksgiving table setting

This short Thanksgiving poem may give children as well as many adults a new perspective on what Thanksgiving is about. In the United States of America, the kids are given pictures of cornucopias and the Pilgrims to color. They are told the story of the Pilgrims and how they came to the New World to enjoy religious freedom which is an excellent story of faith.

Many families have a tradition of going from person to person around the heavily loaded holiday table giving each an opportunity to state one thing (or more) that they are thankful for. However, it's my belief that we are drifting too far away from WHOM we are thankful to. We should give the credit to our Maker not pat ourselves on the back for our accomplishments.

Here is a short Thanksgiving poem that emphasizes the importance of the Lord's hand in our health and well-being.


Father, we come to you today
With voices raised with praise and thanksgiving
Happy to be in good health, bodies whole and strong
Appreciate of your love and Grace
And understanding, in this world we're living,

And though, we are less than perfect
We love and want to please You it’s true
We pray and ask Jesus, for courage each day
To be, what we should be, for ourselves as well as you

So we come unto you most humbly
In Jesus Name, we pray
To give our thanks
For another year with your love raining down upon us each day.

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Nov 24, 2008


I thought that this week should be devoted to inspirational Thanksgiving poems perhaps with a bit of humor thrown in from time to time. You only have to look around you this time of year to feel the peace that God intended for His children to enjoy. The crops are in, the wood is cut and the long nights enjoyed in a cozy home filled with family and friends is the best place on earth to be any time, but even more so when the chilly winds start to blow.

However, not everyone is blessed with good luck in their work right now. And there are people who are in danger of losing their homes through no fault of their own. We can only pray for those in need and find some direction in the word of God. Please enjoy the peace in the words of this short Thanksgiving poem that reminds us of all the things we do have to be thankful for in our lives.

For the food from our gardens that now have been reaped,
For a job well done and our plates that are heaped,
For the sun and the rain whose necessity is known,
For the family and friends and the harvest brought home -
We give thanks.

For our luck and our skill and the richness of land,
For the strength and the wisdom of Our Father’s hand,
For the good that our churches and schools have taught,
For the devotion and affection their teachings have brought -
We give thanks.

For our family home that’s filled with love that is blest,
For each bird that flutters confidently leaving the nest,
For our nation with bounty stretched from sea to sea;
For our country whose known as “The Land of the Free” -
We give thanks.

There are religious Thanksgiving poems, short poems for children and funny turkey Thanksgiving Day poems that share thoughts from a turkey's point of view. No matter what your favorite style happens to be, whether it's rhyming words or stories please share them with your children and teach them early to appreciate the gifts that each day and season brings into our lives.

If you have a few Thanksgiving poems that you have written yourself or a favorite that you'd like to share with us, please send it and we'll include it in our series of poems of thanks.

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Nov 23, 2008

Inspirational Poems of Gratitude

Sundays are an excellent day to feature our friends' inspirational poems of gratitude. The quotes in this simple poetry remind me of how thankful we should be for the basics in life. Our shelter, nourishment and the love of God, family and friends.

A friend of mine who is an inspiring motivational speaker has told me that he starts his day in the spirit of gratitude to God for the beauty and wonder that He shares with us on a regular basis. This information came as no real surprise to me as this person is very spiritual by nature, but I did find it interesting to come to the realization that not only is he given to thoughtful thanks but writes beautiful inspirational poems of gratitude such as the one that you will find below.


My gratitude to God should come alive automatically
as the alarm clock severs
the threads that held me to dreaming

This is mandatory even on bad days,
even though I’m aware of
what is coming.

Our spiritual leaders teach that
each day we lift up our souls
to God for purposes I can't begin to fathom.

Does he harness them for use in tandem?
Does he borrow them to make music
with his angels?

Lord, I’m grateful that your enduring trust in us hasn’t become worn and unraveled at the seams
like our faith at times
But is renewed again each time we awake
and wipe the sleep from our eyes.
I offer my gratitude to you for the simple fact that I’m alive.

What exactly is the meaning of this inspirational poem? Knowing the author, I believe it is an expression of the wonder at the mysteries of God and how He inspires us to do His works here on earth as well as thankfulness for His love and never ending faith in our possibilities no matter that our faith in Him may ebb and flow.

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Nov 22, 2008

Inspirational Poem - Teen Suicide

An inspirational poem or thoughtful words won't save Abraham Biggs, but after reading the tragic story of the loss of Abraham Biggs to suicide, I have to believe that for every teen who kills himself on the internet that there is another that may be searching for peace and solace.

Here's a poem on the subject of teen suicide that offers encouragement for troubled young people to look ahead to a brighter future and to realize that tomorrow is another day.


Feeling the cold showers of pain
That come suffering the cold dark rain
Deathly feeling of loneliness and shame

Please know that we have all been there before
Where we don't want to feel any more
With a heart feeling broken in half
A mind that is dwelling in the past
Searching for a dark place to hide
Entertaining dark thoughts of suicide

Don't make such a final decision tonight
Tomorrow the sun may shine bright
The ill feelings will go away
Give yourself the option of another day

The darkness in the clouds will part
Life, love and family will mend your heart
Things are never as bad as we fear
Thoughts of self destruction will disappear

In the future you’ll remember that day
And be so thankful that you chose another way

My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Abraham Biggs.

I hope that our Motivational Inspirational Poems, Posters and Quotes will help to soothe and give you peace.

Inspirational Poems and Quotes

Whenever I feel low, I find that my books of inspirational poems and quotes help me to not only let go of the bad feelings of gloom and doom but to lift my spirits into a better place where I can think clearer and face the future with a clear head. There are times when I find just the right saying to fit the moment, I can pass the rewarding thoughts forward and help a friend who has trouble in his or life or recommend reading materials that can do the trick. We never know what impact a thoughtful gesture or word can have to a person who is hurting and lonely.

I have never considered myself to be a motivational speaker or teacher. Nor am a someone who is capable of writing poems that inspire listeners to reach their goals in life with a smile on their face. However, I have faced my share of hard times and tests of faith and know the value of the written word with an uplifting message during times of hardship and trouble.

My goal is for the funny motivational posters and inspirational poems and quotes in stories and books that I recommend to help visitors to this blog leave their worries behind for just a few minutes and start feel better about themselves so that they can reach a more positive place.

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