Category: Poems

Autumn Glory | A Poem About Fall & Apple Pressing

Our church community gathers for an annual apple pressing and this year I missed it! I was bummed to have missed out, but my kids had colds and they needed to rest at home. Knowing that the apple press was coming, I felt inspired to write a poem to share with everyone. For anyone wondering what an apple press is…it is when there is a bountiful harvest of apples and you use a machine to squeeze the juice out of them and then make apple cider! It is so much fun and delicious! So if any of you are celebrating fall with an apple press, check out this poem I wrote about fall, God’s love for us, apple pressing and how it all correlates. Autumn

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Our Family Is Our Greatest Adventure: Family Vlog #3

I wrote this poem as part of a very special birthday gift to my husband to share with him my heart on our family…and to tell him that we are expecting…again! Little #3 will be joining us this fall! I was so thrilled I was inspired to write this poem. I love the title and the powerful meaning of this poem, but I would like to add that God is ultimately my personal greatest adventure, hands down! Family comes in strong though <3   Below is the video of me surprising and reading the poem, then the words are written out below that.  Our Family Is Our Greatest Adventure Every day my love for you grows deeper, Every moment with you, I treasure. There is no

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As We Are Unveiled {New Worship Song}

When I was preparing for the release of my book The Unveiled Wife, I was nervous! I had poured my heart into the manuscript and I exposed my heart throughout it. God revealed to me the message of what it means to be unveiled years ago. This message has helped transform me and heal my marriage, and became the foundation for all that I share through my blog. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.  Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. – 2

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What My Husband Wrote Before We Were Married Will Melt Your Heart!

The Unveiled Wife book is based on a true story…my story…and everything I detail within the pages of that book all happened just like I recorded them. I wanted to share with those of you who now are familiar with my story, a treasure that many have commented about saying that it melted their heart. I explain in Chapter 3 of The Unveiled Wife that my friend at the time, Aaron, handed me the most thoughtful birthday present. My response to his gift was this: There are certain moments that you cherish forever, ones that strike you to the core of who you are, moments that are hard to top. Receiving this gift was one of those for me.” (Page 15) Aaron would have no clue

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This Is For Wives Who Are Married To A Non-Believer

When I was thinking about which topic I should choose for my article this month, God continued to bring the same topic to mind:  women who have husbands who are non-believers or whose husbands have turned away from the Lord. Each time this topic came to mind, I dismissed it because this is not my story. My husband is a Christian and has been throughout our entire marriage and dating relationship. So, how could I write about this topic? The truth is, God has continued to bring women who are in this circumstance into my life and has asked me to minister to them. Although at first I felt ill-equipped, God gave me the words to use. The verse that I have shared most often as

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A Baby Dedication Poem

On February 2nd, 2013 my husband and I dedicated our son Eliott to the Lord.  Among family and friends we committed to raising our son according to God’s ways!  Below is the dedication ceremony notes from our pastor and friend, Bill Heydorn, including the commitments we vowed to and a baby dedication poem that we wrote for our son. Eliott James Smith – Baby Dedication Ceremony Why do we do Baby Dedications? An opportunity to thank God for the precious gift of Eliott An opportunity to publicly declare your intentions to raise Eliott in a Christian home. A benchmark you can return to time and time again. A family dedication, where parents and family commit themselves to abide by biblical principlesand to raise Eliott according

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