Category Archives: Tanka Poem

What Do You Believe About the Meaning of Life?

What if you were a plant, what would you be?

Why not flowers?  They are so beautiful.

As you sink deeper and deeper into the meaning of the following poem, you may discover purpose; an escape from porn addiction.

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Death. Life.

Few days; much trouble

Flowers withering away

Like fleeting shadows

At least, trees have hope; cut down

Stump dies; scent of water; buds

 Jot down the poem on scrap paper and look at it throughout the day.

Ponder the words of hope.

Meditation

Job 14:1 – 14

Thank you,

Dale Criswell

P.S. How did the scripture in Job affect you?

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Overcome Porn with Joy; Gratitude Is an Empowering Emotion

As I read through all the Psalms and Proverbs of the day that I scheduled, gratitude empowered me to resist pornography.

An interesting note, when I had a strong urge to view pornography, I would read out of the Psalms or Proverbs or one of the Gospels to resist it.  The cravings left me.

To this day, I know that the scriptures enveloped me with a shield reflecting total submission to porn. I had hope.   God corrected me for my misdeeds; however, he guided me to freedom. I shouted for joy!

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Psalm 98: 1 – 9

Marvelous new song

His Right Arm brings salvation

To God, shout for joy

The harp and new music sings

Trumpet and ram’s horn blast joy

Thanks,

Dale Criswell

Reference

Beattie, M. (2015). Gratitude. The Coastal Center. Norwell; MA. Retrieved from http://thecoastalcenter.com/gratitude/.

“Do you know the time when the wild mountain goats bear young?”–Job 39

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Birthing New Life

They bow down for birth

Delivering forth their young

Little ones; healthy

They grow strong with grain grazing

They depart; do not return (Job 39, NKJV)

Climb to the Top.

Thanks,

Dale Criswell

Pornography: If I …, I Hate God!

You don’t know it yet but, at the end of this poem, you will feel positive and negative emotions.  Both types can cause you to run after God.

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They, who walk with good,

Fear God in deep wonderment.

Fools, who are perverse,

Loathe God and His Graciousness;

If I Love Porn, I hate God.

—A  Tanka Poem

Meditation

Proverbs 14:2

He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

Thanks,

Dale