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I AM

I am what I am* by the Lord’s gracious gesture: Adopted child of God, imparted with divine nature Beloved daughter of parents who raised me by loving nurture Cared for and caring sibling around Christian family culture Directed volunteer toward ministerial faith-venture… Empowered prayer-warrior for triumphant temptation flight Forgiven sinner fulfilled by Christ’s peace delight Governed Gospel-proclaimer bearing redemption light Health-conscious vegetarian along ideal weight plight Illumined Bible-reader against skepticism’s blight… Joyous sister, partner, mother striving to be a blessing and encouragement Kind-hearted convert trusting the Holy Spirit’s enablement Loyal lover as first loved by the Saviour with divine endearment Mercy-granted recipient engaged in sharing, full of enjoyment Nourished soulwinner over famishing worldly entanglement… Optimistic life-builder prioritizing spirituality Persevering social worker for children’s welfare-prosperity Quickened believer of the Scriptures against self-righteous religiosity Rescued hell-bound lawbreaker striving now to please the Almighty Strengthened full-time church worker serving thru Jesus’ capacity… Thankful teacher, writer, poet advocating responsible communication Upheld victor in discipling, anchored upon virtuous instruction Worshipful xenial congregant who praises the Creator with jubilant adoration Young-at-heart adult defying, yet succumbing to aging manifestation Zealous labourer in the Master’s kingdom with brethren’s inspiration. *1Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; … not I, but the grace of God which was with me. May 8, 2020 3rd place, "I AM: A LIST BIO CHALLENGE" Poetry Contest Sponsored by Andrea Dietrich; judged on 5/25/2020.

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Date: 5/30/2020 11:09:00 AM
Wow Beata, this is almost an Abecedarian /List poem. Very impressive! Your love for helping children and teaching are so admirable. It is lovely to get to know you better. I feel we are kindred spirits my friend. Congratulations on your wonderful podium win! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 5/29/2020 8:37:00 AM
Back with well deserved congrats, Beata.
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Date: 5/26/2020 2:39:00 PM
So glad to know more about you Beata. I see divinity flowing through your poetry. You must be a great teacher I am sure. God bless you and congratulations on your win :)
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Date: 5/25/2020 9:57:00 PM
Congrats in my contest, Beata. OH my gosh, I just realized this is ABC poetry and that I originally(when I was looking at the poem two days ago) was going to place it second for that extra mile you took with creativity. I misplaced another person by mistake as well, and when I went in to change their placement, I was unable to do it. Sorry, Beata. For me this is actually higher than a third place.
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Date: 5/21/2020 11:18:00 PM
Amazing that you created an ABC (A-Z) form with this revealing I AM poem. Well done.
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