Archive for Monthly Teaching Letter

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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”

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

Sonnet of the Savior – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

  SONNET OF THE SAVIOR        Could there ever be a Savior         more wonderful than Jesus?   The perfect Son of God in glory saw His broken image

John’s Fifth Chapter – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

JOHN’S FIFTH CHAPTER   The morning sun beat down on me The colonnade shadowed gracefully Another day spent by the pool My dampened rag to keep me cool.   Only

True Art – A Poem By Kristen Sykes

 TRUE ART   The Artisan of the heart      Gathers the broken shards      Covets the world’s discards      Seeks all pieces shattered      As if to Him they mattered