Praise & Poetry by Arley Steinhour http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/ en-us Mortal Becomes Immortal http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70509 __Mortal becomes Immortal__ By Arley Steinhour 121217 We may be at the Tail-End of this 'Time Zone,' But we haven't 'Passed Through the Gate.' Perchance, U S A, must now 'Stand Alone,' In Defiance against Israel's, 'Intruders of Fate.' The Rescue of Church/Bride, won't be late, When, Emanuel Calls, 'In Twinkle of an Eye,' Our, 'Lift off Completed, unto Joyous Fate, When Mortal becomes Immortal, We FLY. The, 'Left Behind,' will Wonder, and Stare, as, Earthly Belongings, come... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:16:37 -0600 POTUS of U S A http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70499 __POTUS of U S A__ By Arley Steinhour 121117 If I were POTUS of U S A, I might have Much to Say, Other than, ‘I’d like to play,’ A Round of Golf, ‘without I. S. A.’ I couldn’t, no, I wouldn’t, cheat, As, ‘They’d try to Blow my Day,’ With ‘Innuendo, and Lies, Compete,’ Just to Prove, they’d earned their Pay? Now, … Women, … without … Political ‘Sway,’ Coming forth to accuse me of ‘Ruining their Day,’ When, I may have commented on their Pay, And, they would think, I wanted to... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:46:01 -0600 Salvation as Crowned http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70486 __Salvation as Crowned__ By Arley Steinhour 121017 As the Sunlight peeks brightly, through the trees, I, awaken, with my Heart upon its knees, Celebrating the Day, that You, I might Please, In Poetic Praise, like a Gentle Sea-Breeze. The World is in Turmoil, Wars everywhere, Some are ‘Feuds,’ yet, Most Beyond Compare, In Divers Places, Earth Shakes, from Weapons there, Starvation, and Wounds, find eyes with Death’s Stare. I Bow my head, to Praise my God, on the... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:51:43 -0600 Dead in the Dust http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70477 __Dead in the Dust__ By Arley Steinhour 120717 December Seven, a ‘Very Special Day,’ When, my heart, and Life, was Changed, Most will know, this day has its ‘Stay,’ ‘When Pearl Harbor, was Bomb-Rearranged.’ That ‘Day, that lives in Infamy,’ When, so many young people died, From Attack, by Japanese Enemy, Some cheered, but, a ‘Great Many Cried.’ ‘World War Two,’ being Two years old, Brought the U S A into, the ‘Almost-World-Fray,’ Where all was lost, but for, the... Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:56:57 -0600 Accept His Perfect Dole http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70471 __Accept His Perfect Dole__ By Arley Steinhour 120617 Gone are the Days, when you held me on your knee, Gone are the Ways, when man could say, ‘I am Free.’ Long live the Stays, that kept this land from Tragedy, Where, some gave their lives, before they found Eternity. Eternity, where ‘God’ lives and rules, Where every survivor has the Tools, To assume Perfection, Rejected by Fools, In actions, less than God, but greater than Mules. Man Stands apart, in all that sends you on... Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:40:16 -0600 Prevent Sin Malaise http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70467 __Prevent Sin Malaise__ By Arley Steinhour 120517 As my Bills arrive, I try to pay, next day, To keep, accounts Alive, As my age is turning Gray. Much like ‘Prayer to Jesus,’ Not to ‘Err, Stumble, nor Fall,’ When ‘He comes to Snatch-Us,’ ‘Names are Written upon His Wall.’ ‘Leaving Behind,’ a ‘Slate that’s Clean,’ I Pray that ‘Few will Miss our ‘Departure,’ Except them that ‘Live life, just to be Mean,’ ‘Left Behind’ as Targets, of ‘White-Horse Archer.’ We ‘Celebrate... Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:20:40 -0600 Reward and Blessing http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70449 __Reward and Blessing__ By Arley Steinhour 120317 ‘Frustrating,’ is a word I use, More and more, each Mortal Day, But, in the hope, I don’t Abuse, The Feeling in a Pity-Party Way. We have Brothers and Sister, far abroad, Living a ‘life,’ that ‘Earns a Bounty,’ For others, who’d kill, for Justice, Flawed, Believing they’ve ‘Procured Eternal Dowry.’ The Timing is good, for ‘Maranatha,’ ‘Come Soon,’ to take Church/Bride Away, Safe from the system of Apocrypha, And, a Way of... Sun, 03 Dec 2017 15:26:24 -0600 SWAMP CHOICE http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70444 __SWAMP CHOICE__ By Arley Steinhour 120217 Good Morning God/Jesus, On this, Your Sabbath Day, You’ve no reason to Please us, As, Worse than Sodom, we Play. As we wade through this Swamp, Be we, ‘Entitled,’ or, ‘Work for Pay,’ Worse yet, call it a ‘Fun-Filled-Romp,’ Eating and Drinking, of ‘Swamp-Swill-Sway.’ ‘We of Your Making,’ STILL, ‘Turn Away,’ From, why we are here, ‘To Grow and Mature,’ As “Great Tribulation” looms, as ‘Man’s-Test-DAY,’ ‘Harvest, and Gleaning,’ brings... Sat, 02 Dec 2017 11:51:00 -0600 Ponder His Word http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70437 __Ponder His Word__ By Arley Steinhour 113017 Man is much like the ‘Circus Clown,’ We don’t know Up from Down, Worse yet, what makes God, Truly Sad, Is, ‘Man has Scrambled Good and Bad.’ My eyes shed the tears, of mine, As Dreams play tricks with Time, Of Dangers, in the ‘Sinfulness,’ In ‘Behaviors that God Won’t Bless.’ Somehow, I ‘Spectate,’ these Events, Where, many-of-Many, Live in Tents, Yet, are the lucky few, of the Many, Who’s Destitute, without Shelter or... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:35:00 -0600 Growth or Demise http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70431 __Growth or Demise__ By Arley Steinhour 112917 Until, Month Twelve/Twenty-One, We have, Twenty-Two Days, Unto, the beginning, of ‘The Run,’ Of, ‘Solstice/Equinox/Solstice, of Grace.’ Do not make plans, to Fly Away, To, Where Christians want to Fly, There’s nothing to do, but to Stay, Locked in Our Faith, to ‘Fly-Not-Die.’ (Mat 24:40, 41 This Year, in the Hebraic Counting, Month Nine, ‘Fifty-Seven/Seventy-Eight,’ Soon, (in Gregorian), be ‘Twenty-Eighteen,’ As, Solstice’s,... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:42:55 -0600 Equal to Esoteric http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70422 __Equal to Esoteric__ By Arley Steinhour 112817 A.L.M. (American Lives Matter), I believe, I’ll address today, Among all the B.L.M. Chatter, Prejudicial, a ‘Whole New Way.’ How many years has Slavery been, Around, in this world, till Today? ‘Lot,’ was enslaved, Way-Back-When.’ Slavery’s is still Active, unto this Day. America, is the Target of discussion, Way back when, Slavery was Vogue, Until Lincoln, claimed his Intermission, And, Democratic South called him... Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:22:02 -0600 How Grandma Did Laundry http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70409 __How Grandma Did Laundry__ By Arley Steinhour 112717 On Laundry day, I have a way, To use Fewer Trips, to the Laundry, By Sequencing, so Whites aren’t Gray, And complete my Poetic Balladry. The Stairs, and I have equal aversions, To, ‘The other being in the same place,’ So, I don’t try more ‘trespass excursions,’ On Stair steps, I follow, an Apish Pace. My memory of, ‘How Grandma Did Laundry,’ With the ‘Wringer Machine, and Rinse Tub,’ Gave me thought, to cover my... Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:06:32 -0600 Without Seeing Believed http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70401 __Without Seeing Believed__ By Arley Steinhour 112517 I Raise my Arms, in Praise to You, On This Sabbath day, Communing, Heart and eyes filled, in Praise to You, But, Needing some Minor, Fine Tuning. With Glorious Praise, in words that may be mine, As the Spirit is Here, to assist my endeavor, As if every word, praising You, may be Mine, Heart-felt, and Serious, but, not being Cleaver. The sky, casting cloudy, lifted my heart. That you might be behind, calling my Name, The... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 17:31:33 -0600 Freedom is Station http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70398 __Freedom is Station __ By Arley Steinhour 112517 A Word, used in Beauty, To, describe a scene, Much like that of the Body, Can Lift, the Spirit’s Sheen. In the Name of God/Jesus, I Bless you and Family, That you and yours, enjoyed your Thanksgiving; As did the Pilgrims, of far-distant Fame, They survived Winter’s Starvation, by Faith in God's Name. He placed his Seal upon their hearts, though many died, Their survival comparts, Trust in the Native, who helped them... Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:31:02 -0600 Fruit Bearing Fraternity http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70392 __Fruit Bearing Fraternity__ By Arley Steinhour 112317 Look in the mirror, what do you see, Perhaps, yourself, looking back at thee, But, not in sight, is God, who made you, Deeper than Vision, who looks at the Shoe? That which you see, imagine to be a Tree, Protruding from the invisible, the Root, Even, Greater than all you can ever be, The Root, gives Life, as Tree gives Fruit. See on that Tree, the ‘Number of Branches,’ Some be Productive, some Not; thus a... Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:09:39 -0600 Last Minute Forgiveness http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70389 __Last Minute Forgiveness__ By Arley Steinhour 112217 ‘Thanksgiving,’ is for ‘Giving Thanks,’ For ‘Every Day, this ‘Once a Year’ ‘Dining,’ on Turkey, Ham, or even ‘Beans and Franks,’ Unto God, and the Indian, our ‘Survival Cheer.’ Harsh Winter One, killed the Pilgrim, almost half, As They’d been cheated of their Destination, Indians Shared, and taught Planting with Staff, ‘A hole, a fish, dirt and seed, for Creation. Game, was aplenty, for the Celebration, That day, Turkey... Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:49:08 -0600 A Look in the BOOK http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70379 __A Look in the BOOK __ By Arley Steinhour 112017 Many may Ponder Millennium, The ‘What-If, and Howdy-do,’ Enough, to Pain the Cranium, Before the answer, comes through. Many Times, I’ve Prayed to you, Asking Questions, like a Child, Until, you spoke, in voice, True, My heart, and mind, went Wild. The Subject, about the Millennium, And Questions, Seemingly Few, The Diligent, Question until the Pain, Querying Wrongly, an Answer from you. I asked from you, ‘May I... Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:41:32 -0600 Anchor for Snow to Pin http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70374 __Anchor for Snow to Pin__ By Arley Steinhour 111917 Though the World is Going Topsy-Turvy, We’re Set-Apart for Jesus, GOD and King, ‘Only Reborn,' are seen, as ‘Diamond or Ruby,’ On that Special Day He Calls, ‘Reborn Take Wing.' We will Fly, through the Sky, When He Comes, to Redeem, While, None other can Fly, Except His, ‘Justified as Clean.’ Many shall be, “Left Behind,” The ‘Many,’ that would Balk, Because they are Blind, To our ‘Witness, of Talk:’ Some, prefer the... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:39:45 -0600 Realizing Your Truth http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70332 __Realizing Your Truth__ By Arley Steinhour 111317 To you be the Glory, of my every Way, In Thought, Word, and Deed, each Day, Especially my Words, of Poetic Sway, In a ‘Work’ that is ‘Joy,’ in Your ‘Stay.’ As I study Events, or hear your Word, My mind opens-up, for you to Speak, And Guide my heart, that you be Heard, By Saved, and Unsaved, that are ‘Meek.’ Filling the ‘Net,’ unto ‘Breaking Brim,’ For You to convict hearts, to Repentance, That the ‘Ship of God, be ‘Full and... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:14:08 -0600 ETERNAL DESTINATION http://www.mccookgazette.com/blogs/1580/entry/70329 __ETERNALLY JUSTIFIED__ By Arley Steinhour 111217 Today, another Sabbath, Of the Seven, in a Week, Sort of Like a Spirit Bath, Immersed in you, Cheek to Cheek. No better Way, can a man Exist, Than Emersion from the Dark, In Baptism, Holy Spirit Kissed, With, Salvation, as the Benchmark. We Pay no Fee, for our Redemption, Repurchased from ‘Satan’s Dark Side,’ ‘Redeemed by You,’ Without Exception. As ‘With No Sin,’ we’re ‘ETERNALLY JUSTIFIED.’ Hosanna, to You,... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:36:19 -0600