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Take Heart!

January 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Daily Manna, Monthly Articles

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.

Some come without help and some others I find.

I can whine and complain and have a good bawl.

But really some troubles aren’t troubles at all.


Sometimes a thought tromps all around in my mind,

Stirs up my spirit and grips my heart in a bind.

It’s the enemy’s tricks, I know it’s plain crazy

But my brain tends to get a just little bit hazy.


See that mole hill o’er yonder, the one that’s so small?

If I rant on and on I can push it up tall.

Then I’ll stare at Mole Mountain, with my hands on my hips.

Tears will stream down my face, and leave salt on my lips.


Hopelessness will move in, Faithless brings her tent.

I don’t ever recall posting a sign: “This Space for rent”!

But then I’ll remember, the WORD lives within me

I can hear in my heart: “Be thrown into the sea!”


I’ll scrape up the fresh dirt, with a feeling of mirth.

I’ll fill a big bucket, in the lake I will chuck it!


Then I’ll plop my bum in the sand, Watch the sun kiss the land.

And savor the moment, when I beat the opponent!


I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.

Some come from ahead and some come from behind.

But I’ve got a big God.  I’m all ready you see.

Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!



Mari lives life wrapped in her husband’s arms with a latte in one hand, chocolate in the other, and a frequent twinge of a mischievous smile. Married for 29 years to her pastor, she has three adult children that miraculously survived growing up in the fishbowl called…the parsonage. Blessed with five adorable grandchildren, she absolutely adores the title of Gwamma, Mampa, or whatever else they morph it into.

Mari dabbles in blog designs, assisting others to find their inner-blogginess. She will snag every opportunity to sing or speak publicly using humor transparency and practical encouragement. She also has this never-ending habit of telling stories or forming devotionals in her head. This incessant issue forces her to be glued to her laptop where she attempts to release the artsy side of her brain, which seems to have expanded through menopause.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 can be considered her mantra:“Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might.” (NIV)


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2 Responses to “Take Heart!”
  1. Rita Garcia says:

    Yes! We do have a big God! Love this so much!!

  2. BethL says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this, Mari! What a message (and your poetic talent shines!)

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