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Sailing Life's Seas

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Sailing Life's Seas


                    My life is like a sailboat,
                    Sailing on the sea.
                    Beneath blue skies and sunshine,
                    I sail on peacefully.

                    I go about my business,
                    A smile upon my face.
                    Sailing upon smooth waters,
                    I bask in God's sweet grace.

                    But often times the sky grows dark,
                    And the winds begin to blow.
                    The rain comes down in buckets,
                    This boat rocks to and fro.

                    And as my life is tossed about,
                    Like a sailboat on the sea,
                    I must decide whom I will trust,
                    Jesus Christ or me.

                    By myself I am overwhelmed,
                    When faced with stormy days.
                    I'm cowardly and weak,
                    Inclined to hide away.

                    But Jesus is the Master 
                    Of the mighty winds and waves,
                    And if I cry to Him for help,
                    He will come and save.

                    Jesus is my lighthouse.
                    He's my beacon in life's storms.
                    If I keep my eyes on Him,
                    My turmoil He'll transform.

                    I much prefer to sail still waters,
                    But tempests are a part of life.
                    I'm glad Jesus is my Navigator,
                    To steer me through the strife.


                    1/1/12

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  1. Date: 2/14/2012 9:57:00 AM
    Loed this Kim, we are on the same track here. God bless & thank yo for your comments, they mean a lot. Dave.

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 9:51:00 PM
    This is so flowing and a wonderful testament to the Lord.

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 11:18:00 PM
    A great analogy poem, my dear. I did not have to look far this time to find this great poem of yours I had somehow missed earlier. about the 80's, I used hardly any of those words either, but when I got them off the internet, many of them rang a bell with me because I watch lots of movies!!

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 9:50:00 PM
    Love, Love, Love this! If you are interested in having a poem like this published on line, Just4 Kids magazine, a christian magazine for kids, has used a few of my poems. They do not pay, but I am just thrilled to know that my poems are read by children's ministries. The editor is Mauri Gandy. She has created some beautiful web pages for my poems. :)

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 3:11:00 PM
    you are right to have the faith, and for eternity, he will be there, to guide your way, till we earn our right to see...

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 9:08:00 PM
    You should have this one published. Perfect in rhyme flow, very inspirational and uplifting....Milt

  1. Date: 1/6/2012 4:49:00 PM
    Very nicely done, Kim. Unlike some of your seas - your words are smooth as silk. This poem flows softly off the lips and packs a powerful message of faith. May your seas always be smooth and your Navigator always be near. Joe

  1. Date: 1/6/2012 12:53:00 AM
    Great poem and it flows so well. well done Kim...

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 5:49:00 PM
    very nice poetry.I use to be on here all the time but last year I lost my way.now I only have one way to go from here.

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 11:06:00 AM
    Oh Amen and Amen my sister. I do so agree. If He was not inn my life to guide and bolster me through the storms of life I think I would have checked out long ago. Good Stuff. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 3:06:00 AM
    Wonderful poem, Kim. so much faith here. Happy New Year. harry

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 2:46:00 AM
    Yes... Jesus is our master and the lighthouse! Great and encouraging words!

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 6:35:00 PM
    excellent- thank you for the boat ride : ) All the very best, Brenda

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 6:39:00 AM
    He is always there to guide us through the rough waters. We just have to trust to Faith. Beautiful write. Happy New Year. Janet

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 11:02:00 PM
    Nice wording and rhyming, Kim. Overall, a good job.

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 7:55:00 PM
    Beautiful write here Kim.I know what that boat feels like.And like you,Jesus guides my way. :o) I'm going to make this a Fav :o)

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 7:41:00 PM
    This is so true...if we can only put self aside and our full trust in his hands. Inspiring poem !!!