Kathleen Wheeler – A New Leaf

Here’s a poem called “A New Leaf” by Kathleen Wheeler, whom I have no idea about but stumbled across through Boundless:

He came to my desk with a quivering lip, the lesson was done. “Have you a new sheet for me, dear teacher? I’ve spoiled this one.” I took his sheet, all soiled and blotted, And gave him a new one all unspotted. And into his tired heart I cried, “Do better now, my child.”

I went to the throne with a trembling heart, the day was done. “Have you a new day for me, dear Master? I’ve spoiled this one.” He took my day, all soiled and blotted, and gave me a new one all unspotted. And into my tired heart he cried, “Do better now, my child.”

I AM

Here’s a poem by Helen Mallicoat which Pastor Scott (from TCAC) shared with us today in his message about the reality that God’s kingdom is amongst us now (Luke 17:20-23 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'
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I was regretting the past and fearing the future.
Suddenly my Lord was speaking.
“My name is I Am”

He paused. I waited. He continued.

“When you live in the past with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard. I am not there.
My name is not I WAS.

“When you live in the future with its problems and fears, it is hard.
My name is not I WILL BE.

“When you live in this moment it is not hard. I am here.
My name is I AM.”