Please welcome author Pamela S. Thibodeaux to The West Corner! She’s here today to share a couple of poems with us. Giveaway details are below.
When first offered the opportunity to appear on EA West’s blog for her new feature, Wednesday Words, I wondered what on earth to talk about. After all, I’ve been writing, published and interviewed for years, so what could I say that’s new?
Not many people know my dad is a poet. Not seeking fame or fortune, for years he has written poems as an expression of his love and given them as gifts. Although I’ve written poems and prose on occasion, I’ve never really considered myself a poet. Yet, while looking through a compilation of those I have produced, I found a small tug of satisfaction that several of my devotional poems have appeared in various editions of Penned from the Heart, a yearly book of daily devotions from Son-Rise Publications. I’m not sure if this devotional is still on-going and since I can’t find any up-to-date info so I thought I’d share a couple of poems with you here.
More of You, Lord
Penned from the Heart, Vol XV
As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; Psalm 42: 1-2
As I sit here and gaze out to where the dolphins or porpoises play
I can’t help but Thank You, God, for this glorious day
I look at blue water, as far as the eye can see
And I am reminded of your never-ending love for me
I listen to the ebb and flow of the tide and hear the ocean roar
My heart swells with gratitude, and yet I long for more
More of Your grace and blessings, more favor, abundance galore
More of your Spirit, Lord I pray, please give me more – of You.
Dangling by a Fingertip
Penned from the Heart, Volume XVI
A friend and I were chatting one night via instant messenger and she made a comment that we are all in the palm of God’s hand. My response was, “yeah, but sometimes we jump right out or dangle by a finger tip, LOL! (laugh out loud)” This poem is a result of that conversation.
Sometimes I lag behind You, sometimes I run ahead
Sometimes I’m led by Your Spirit, at other times, by my head
You promise to uphold me; angels catch me when I slip
You carry me in Your hand and keep me in your grip
You promise to never leave nor forsake
But to keep me close – like a hen with her chick
Nothing can compare to Your friendship
Even if I fall away – or dangle by a fingertip
Psalm 63: 8 My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.
I also had 1 poem in Volume XI and XIII, 2 in Volume XIV & 1 in Volume XVII.
Today I’m giving 2 lucky winners a print copy Penned from the Heart! 1 Volume XIV and 1 Volume XVI. Leave a comment to be entered into the drawing.
Giveaway ends July 12, 2018 at 11:59pm Eastern.
About the Author
Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.”
Widowed at age thirty-nine and suffering from empty nest syndrome, Rebecca Sinclair is overshadowed by grief and loneliness. Her husband has been deceased for a year, her oldest child has moved to New York in pursuit of an acting career and her youngest child is attending college in France. Having spent over half of her life as a wife and mother, she has no idea what God has in store for her now. Will an unexpected inheritance in the wine country of New York bring meaning and purpose to her life and give her the courage to love again?
US Postal worker Raymond Jacobey has been in love with the little widow since he first set eyes on her. A wanderer searching for the ever-illusive soul mate, Ray has never stayed in one place too long. Raised by self-centered, high-power executives, he’s longed for the idyllic life of residing in a cozy house in a small town with the love of his life. Will he gain the heart of the lovely widow or will he lose her to the wine country of New York?
The Inheritance is available from Amazon.