I am 64 years young and have been writing poetry since I was a teenager, with many years in between. My poetry was very carnal and scary, as I was, in my late teens and early 20’s. After getting saved in 1976 at 24, I started to write Christian poetry sporadically. When I got married to a wonderful Christian girl in 1976 (and still married to), I stopped writing and worked on a family. I became a worship leader, Sunday School teacher, lay minister, and eventually a licensed minister.
In 2010, I was driving one day and the Lord dropped a song in my heart. I often heard melodies in my head, or words of praise with no melodies, but this was both at the same time. I quickly wrote the words down, recorded them on my cell phone, and shared the song with my Pastor. He said keep listening, so I did. This resulted in over 250 songs and worship choruses between 2101 and 2014, all to the glory of God.
But then the focus changed back to poetry, and in 2014 the Lord challenged me to start blogging poems and songs that He would give me. It went in spurts for a while. I would wake up in the middle of the night with a few words, and as I typed, the whole poem would just flow out. Through 2014 and most of 2015, the consistency of my listening, and the frequency of my writing was sporadic. But in 2016, God has been flooding my heart with poems and songs, daily if not more often. I call them my Psalms.
In this blog I share most of these words. I have only shared a few of the ones from 2010-summer of 2014, so most of these are the current ones. They are truly God given and Holy Spirit inspired, and therefor belong to he Church, not to me. I encourage my readers to share, to comment and to enjoy. My aim is to glorify God every day, and if these minister to your heart, I am blessed that God has touched you today.