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Blood Red Love – NapoWriMo Day 15

Blood Moon Rising (Photo credit: sachman75)

Joel 2:31
The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.

Acts 2:20
The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.

Revelation 6:12
[ Sixth Seal: Cosmic Disturbances ] I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.


©2014 Diana Rasmussen

Jesus is coming
Every knee bows
All tongues confess
He is Lord now

Signs and wonders in
the Heavens above
Sun turns to darkness
Moon turns Blood Red Love

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Second Fiddle – NaPoWriMo Day 14

But those who hope in the Lord

will renew their strength

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

 they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31 NIV)

fiddling (Photo credit: Barbara.K)

Second Fiddle

©2014 Diana Rasmussen

Like a rope pulled back and forth in a tug of war
Like a soccer ball bounced from head to toe
Like a flyaway foul ball in a baseball game
His perfect family’s up in flames

He’s caught in the middle
playing second fiddle

Like a chess pawn sacrificed for the King and Queen
Like a hail mary pass thrown to the end zone
Like a basketball player in a zone defense
He’s double teamed, tackled, or  he’s benched

He’s caught in the middle
playing second fiddle

His folks are sitting on
opposite sides of the fence
all while he tries not to take sides

He’s caught in the middle
playing second fiddle

Life is messy
Just don’t quit
God is greater

How Long? – NaPoWriMo Day 13

John 21:16-18 New King James Version (NKJV)
He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?”

He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”

He said to him, “Tend My sheep.”

He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?”

And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.”

Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep. Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.”


©2014 Diana Rasmussen

“How long will you let these men kill my sheep?”
That was the Word The Lord gave to me today
As I watched a newcomer and her child walk away

In the Old Testament the Priests killed
the sheep for a sacrifice for our sins
But Jesus paid with His blood, just believe
He asks us, “If you love me, FEED my sheep.”

So are you feeding the sheep or killing them?
How long will you let these men kill my sheep?

Drowning in Fear – NaPoWriMo Day 12

Have you ever run across someone who blatantly refuses God? Or becomes angry when you come to The Lord? Yeah, me too. Many times the Abuser gets jealous of a woman’s relationship with God and God’s people. They suddenly realize they are not on the throne anymore. The Abuser is not God. No matter how many times he tells you he is. It’s a lie.

You can tell this was written from my angry days. From when I wish he would just go away. It is normal to be angry when someone you thought was supposed to love you treats you that way. It wasn’t love. It was abuse. If you are living in a violent relationship, get help today. Get out while you still can. And heal, with God’s help.

Here’s an old poem I found from my journals when I was living in Domestic Violence.


©2014 Diana Rasmussen

Living in the land of the shadows
Holding a bow with broken arrows
Shooting at all who God calls hallowed
He’d rather steal, kill, and borrow

He fell into his bottle of sorrows
Drowning in the fear of tomorrows

Determined to refuse God’s promises
Trades the Truth for a Lie just to wallow
The dead man refuses to follow
The God who cares for the sparrows

He fell into his bottle of sorrows
Drowning in the fear of tomorrows

Your Wine – NaPoWriMo Day 11

“Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you. Conquerors will sit alongside me at the head table, just as I, having conquered, took the place of honor at the side of my Father. That’s my gift to the conquerors! (Revelation 3:20-21 MSG)

From: inspiringbetterlife.blogspot.com

Your Wine

Copyright 2013 Diana Rasmussen

Frankincense and myrrh
Permeates my room
Your sweet smelling presence
My favorite Perfume

Let me drink of your wine
And bathe in your love
Drink the Living Water
That flows from above

Cover me with Your Robe
Hang Mercy on my shoulders
Clothe me with Your Grace
Hold me forever closer

NaPoWriMo – Day 11

So today I challenge you to write about wine-and-love

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The Book of My Heart – NaPoWriMo Day 10

God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes. (Psalm 18:24 MSG)



©2014 Diana Rasmussen

Pages unfinished
Secret pains hidden
Scribbles in margins
The mess of my life
Written in red

Come into my heart
turn mourning to joy
Mess into message
Test into testimony
Written in red




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Make the Wrong Things Right – NaPoWriMo Day 9


Make the Wrong Things Right

© 2013 Diana Rasmussen

Our prayers are like a battering ram, bringing deliverance to the land

No more murder or abuse, we call forth deliverance

Set the captives free, tear down the lies of the enemy

Turn the darkness into light, and make the wrong things right

Let The Word of the Lord prevail, He alone can tip the scales

Shake the mountains & rend the heavens

Lord release Your deliverance

Turn the darkness into light, and make the wrong things right

We pray for the weak ones crying in the night

We pray for the speechless looking for Your light

We pray for the children who have never known love

Turn the darkness into light, and make the wrong things right



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Silence and Solitude- NaPoWriMo Day 8

 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation.

He only is my Rock and my Salvation, my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be greatly moved. (Psalm 62:1-2 AMP)



©2014 Diana Rasmussen

The most powerful prayers

are not heard out loud

with familiar platitudes

The cries of our hearts

are poured out to  God

in silence and solitude

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More Than Words – NaPoWriMo Day 7

And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not. (Isaiah 58:11 AMP)


©2014 Diana Rasmussen


to some you are just a black book

sitting on the shelf collecting dust

with long forgotten words of love

unopened letters from

a soldier of days long ago

but to me your words bring hope

love and life to my soul

You are more than words can say

when all else is falling down

I can open you and revive

my soul with your letters

to me from long ago

the love we share

as I tarry there

none other shall

ever know





NaPoWriMo – One Week  In

Today’s prompt is to write a love poem . . . but the object of the poem should be inanimate. You can write a love poem to your favorite pen, the teddy bear you had as a child (and maybe still have), or anything else, so long as it’s not alive! Happy writing.


Spring – NaPoWriMo Day 6

“Get up, my dear friend,
    fair and beautiful lover—come to me!
Look around you: Winter is over;
    the winter rains are over, gone!
Spring flowers are in blossom all over.
    The whole world’s a choir—and singing!
Spring warblers are filling the forest
    with sweet arpeggios.
Lilacs are exuberantly purple and perfumed,
    and cherry trees fragrant with blossoms.
Oh, get up, dear friend,
    my fair and beautiful lover—come to me!
Come, my shy and modest dove—
    leave your seclusion, come out in the open.
Let me see your face,
    let me hear your voice.
For your voice is soothing
    and your face is ravishing.”  (Song of Solomon 2:10-14 MSG)






© 2014 Diana Rasmussen


Brown branches without leaves
Tan rocks without words
Yellow sun burns brightly
As winter comes undone

Birds sweetly singing
as a gentle wind blows
Cars hum and motorcycles run
Ushering in a new season

Black tire swing
rocks in the breeze
Welcoming Spring and
the New Life that it brings



NaPoWriMo – Day 6


“Take a good look outside your window. Spend a minute or so jotting down all the nouns you see outside. Tree. Car. Bus. Dog. Then spend a minute or so writing down all the colors you see. Finally, think about taking place outside. Is the wind blowing? “Blow.” Is someone walking their dog? “Walk.” Spend a minute or so writing down these verbs. Now you’ve got a whole list of words from which to build a poem, mixing and matching as you go. Happy writing!”


Solid Foundation – NaPoWriMo Day 5

What does a solid foundation do?

The Meaning of the Stone

But the Master, God, has something to say to this:

“Watch closely. I’m laying a foundation in Zion,
    a solid granite foundation, squared and true.
And this is the meaning of the stone:
    a trusting life won’t topple.
I’ll make justice the measuring stick
    and righteousness the plumb line for the building.
A hailstorm will knock down the shantytown of lies,
    and a flash flood will wash out the rubble.” (Isaiah 28:17-17 MSG)


©by Diana Rasmussen (3/2010)


Solid foundation, I have a solid foundation

when the world is falling apart

The LORD is my refuge, my rock and salvation

I refuse to lose heart

I am who He says I am, and I can do what He says I can do

I’m a child of God, forgiven and free

bought with the blood of Jesus you see

I’m righteous and holy and so dearly loved

I am who He says I am, and I can do what He says I can do

The enemy of God has no hold on me

The LORD  my God has all authority

His Word is my sword, so I’m taking a stand

I’ll conquer the enemy, take back the land

I am who He says I am, and I can do what He says I can do

Rainbow Springs – NaPoWriMo Day 4

“Over the heads of the living creatures was something like a dome, shimmering like a sky full of cut glass, vaulted over their heads. Under the dome one set of wings was extended toward the others, with another set of wings covering their bodies. When they moved I heard their wings—it was like the roar of a great waterfall, like the voice of The Strong God, like the noise of a battlefield. When they stopped, they folded their wings.

And then, as they stood with folded wings, there was a voice from above the dome over their heads. Above the dome there was something that looked like a throne, sky-blue like a sapphire, with a humanlike figure towering above the throne. From what I could see, from the waist up he looked like burnished bronze and from the waist down like a blazing fire. Brightness everywhere! The way a rainbow springs out of the sky on a rainy day—that’s what it was like. It turned out to be the Glory of God!

When I saw all this, I fell to my knees, my face to the ground. Then I heard a voice.” (Ezekiel 1:22-28 MSG)


©2014 Diana Rasmussen




From behind the Clouds


Rainbow Springs




NaPoWriMo Day 4:

Today’s optional prompt is to write a lune. A lune is a sort of English-language variation on the haiku, meant to better render the tone of the Japanese haiku than the standard 5-7-5 format we all learned (and maybe loved) in elementary school. There are a couple of variants on the lune form, but just to keep things simple, let’s try the version developed by Jack Collum. His version of the lune involves a three-line stanza. The first line has three words. The second line has five, and the third line has three. You can write a poem
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