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Bittersweet Day

I was thinking about my sister-in-law having passed away two years ago on October 3rd, 2019.  My good friend and Bible Study teacher, Mary Jane, died in an automobile accident […]

Life’s Questions

This poem was written in 1990 after the Huntsville, Tornado and San Francisco earthquake. Why must storms blow and forest fires rage? Our bodies reel and become weary with age? […]

The Beauty of Rest

The sun shines steadfastly on a snow-covered ‘scape. Joy fills my heart with it’s beauty. The glitter reflects God’s glory of the firmament. The snow-covered corn field lies barren, At […]

Basketball Widow’s Guidelines

This article is meant for the woman who finds herself alone every weeknight and weekend because she made the mistake of falling in love with a sports fanatic.  For those […]

Tinted Sunglasses

Darkened sunglasses Color the world ahead Tinted for me As I perceive it. Hidden are the joys, Cloud-covered silver linings, Small pleasures taken From within. Hope for my burdened self […]

The Sun Reveals God’s Majesty

The sun at angles causes curtains to shimmer, glass to glisten and snow to twinkle. It plays on the water of rivers and lakes. What a dazzling spectacle it makes. […]

A Second Chance

Preface: This poem was written as a gift to my Dad at Christmas in 1989. Dad had suffered a heart attack on Memorial Day of that year. Dad recovered from […]

A Collection of My Poems – Continued

God’s Way Hope. Anticipation. A glowing flame Engulfing one’s soul, Sparked by an awakening- A realization that God’s plan Can be one’s own. As life begins to unfold I realize, […]

A Collection of My Poems

I hope you enjoy my poems. They were actually written years ago during a time of transition in my life. This was before I had a close relationship with Christ, […]

Traveling In Your Imagination

As I was walking with my friend in Lincoln Park, we stopped to take pictures of this wishing well. It has always been my heart’s desire to travel. Because we […]

Living the Country Life I Once Knew

Turning my Reality from City to Country Living Without Moving My husband and I plan to move to the country in a few years after he retires. In the meantime, […]

Don’t Limit God

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NIV However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived,” – the things God […]

God Protected My Tent

Read Psalm 91:1-16 “If you say, ‘The Lord is my refuge,’ and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your […]

See and Hear God for the First Time

This morning on my Bible Gateway app, I was looking through the dashboard and decided to listen to the Bible on Audio. Generally, I read rather than listen to the […]

The Bible Didn’t Make Any Sense

I was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home. My parents and I would attend church every Sunday. I attended Sunday school, sang in the Children’s Choir, participated in […]

God’s Guidance

After suffering months of writer’s block and giving myself numerous excuses, I achieved victory by asking for God’s guidance. I have struggled so much with having the desire to write […]

Living the Country Life I Once Knew

Turning my Reality from City to Country Living Without Moving My husband and I plan to move to the country in a few years after he retires. In the meantime, […]

Traveling In Your Imagination

As I was walking with my friend in Lincoln Park, we stopped to take pictures of this wishing well. It has always been my heart’s desire to travel. Because we […]

My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for […]

PREPARING MY HOUSE FOR SALE

by Barb Ziogas 05/29/2022 “The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” (Psalm 37:23) New Living Testament Steps to Start  Although I […]

God’s Guidance

After suffering months of writer’s block and giving myself numerous excuses, I achieved victory by asking for God’s guidance. I have struggled so much with having the desire to write […]

Tinted Sunglasses

Darkened sunglasses Color the world ahead Tinted for me As I perceive it. Hidden are the joys, Cloud-covered silver linings, Small pleasures taken From within. Hope for my burdened self […]

A Collection of My Poems

I hope you enjoy my poems. They were actually written years ago during a time of transition in my life. This was before I had a close relationship with Christ, […]

About the Author

I grew up on a family farm close to Pleasant Plains, Illinois, a small town in the Midwest. With two older brothers and a sister in college, I pretty much […]

A Second Chance

Preface: This poem was written as a gift to my Dad at Christmas in 1989. Dad had suffered a heart attack on Memorial Day of that year. Dad recovered from […]

God Protected My Tent

Read Psalm 91:1-16 “If you say, ‘The Lord is my refuge,’ and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your […]

Don’t Limit God

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NIV However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived,” – the things God […]

Living the Country Life I Once Knew

Turning my Reality from City to Country Living Without Moving My husband and I plan to move to the country in a few years after he retires. In the meantime, […]