With a Purpose

Originally published 09-02-19

A couple weeks ago, I met with a group of people and
brainstormed ideas for what we could do to help people with mental health problems,
and also about how social media contributes to these problems. One woman made
the comment: “people now don’t have a purpose, they don’t have a meaning to
their lives. I think that is one of the main things we have lost [with social
media].” I liked the idea, and put it into a poem.

With a Purpose

Walk with a purpose
through the drifting world,
which preaches so loudly of acceptance
that many accept themselves as merely who they are,
without any idea of who they could be.

Step with meaning
away from useless habits,
from passive consumption of flashing media
to active, personal creation
of beauty.

Stride with confidence
to a destination hoped for,
if not seen:
a loving Father,
an eternal family.

I’m Called to Go and Change the World

Originally published 08-03-19

Written Aug 21, 2017

I wrote this poem based on a thought I’ve been having about making a difference, and how it must be one heart at a time:

I’m Called to Go and Change the World

I’m called to go and change the world
and make it a better place,
but I can only change the world
one heart at a time.

I’m asked to cry repentance
and bring my siblings unto Christ,
but repentance only touches people
one heart at a time.

I’m a soldier, God’s elite,
sent to fight Satan’s hosts
but the hardest battles are always fought
one heart at a time.

I talk, I preach, I pray, I hope
that people’s hearts can change.
This gospel brings joy and peace and hope
one heart at a time.

When life gets hard, I’ll stop and think
of why I’m doing this,
why I’m healing up a fallen world
one heart at a time.

And I remember the One who died
and lived to make a difference.
As He did, I too will bless people
one heart at a time.

Each work I say, each deed I do,
is to change the hearts around me
with differences that are only made
one heart at a time.