Monthly Teaching Letter Archives

Pressure and the Precious – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

PRESSURE AND THE PRECIOUS   Green plants producing food to feed Of value to man’s daily need And when the fruitful harvest’s o’er The plants descend toward a value more.   Vegetation pressed down, decayed Heavy pressure thereon laid Becomes … Continue reading

Trees – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

TREES   The quivering leaves of the trees Blowing lightly in the breeze Gently to the heart bring ease So full, so fresh, so green The swaying branches preen And groundward fall the dancing leaves.   The preaching trees upright … Continue reading

Camellias – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

CAMELLIAS   Camellias bloom in winter Lush beauty out of season With deeply layered petals, Colors rich and Densely dyed, blossoms Prolific fully fill the Bounteous bush, drawing Eye to linger the while, Implanting subtle hope Within discerning spirits Of … Continue reading

The Wise Man – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

THE WISE MAN My story is long, it might take a while So make yourself comfortable, sit, listen my child The actual events happened so long ago But the content holds Truth you truly must know. My name is Balthasar, … Continue reading

Deception – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

DECEPTION   “Why do the heathen rage,”      —how short their stint upon the stage— “And the people imagine a vain thing?”      Can lies dethrone the Truth as King?   The devil rails when his time is … Continue reading

God’s Treasury (A Sonnet) – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

GOD’S TREASURY (A SONNET)   He notices and knows:  the widow’s mite Surpasses all the gifts offered that day; Of value more two coins were in His sight Than largest sums the rich could easily pay.   Out of her … Continue reading

The Mystery of Disappointment – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

THE MYSTERY OF DISAPPOINTMENT   He heals the brokenhearted He will finish what He started; Have decades passed and still desires     are burnt in endless holy fires? Remember Moses’ bush It burned and burned and burned;   The bush … Continue reading

Hand in Hand – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

HAND IN HAND 2 Corinthians 6:10   Can joy and sorrow walking be agreed? Two poles opposed in mood, in feel, in key; How vast the distance seeming ‘tween each creed— One mourning, cries, th’other rejoicingly. Look close at Christ … Continue reading

Deny Your Self – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

DENY YOUR SELF   “Redeem me, O Lord, from the oppression of self” It would choose being right above my mental health, Self will have no God but miserable me A mad captain who sinks his own ship at sea, … Continue reading

Truth and Love – Why Jesus had to die

Truth and love. Scripture calls us to “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15) yet the only Person who spoke the truth in love perfectly was Jesus Christ and we killed Him.  But because of His great love for us … Continue reading

Follow Me – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

FOLLOW ME (Two Sonnets)   “an unconditional readiness to change”                          —Dietrich von Hildebrand                                       FIRST  Christ Jesus leads, Good Shepherd of His sheep; His “Follow Me” means where you are won’t do. On transformation’s path climb … Continue reading

Conqueror – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

CONQUEROR   My God, my Love, my Lord, Worshiped and adored  In end-time days,  Increasing praise We raise in one accord.   Our soon and coming King, Hope-filled hosannas ring  The shaking systems of this world,  Your might unfolding and … Continue reading