New Year

Jesus Transfigured

                     New Year

Life before us, each day very busy –
Working, helping with every opportunity,
Doing what we can to lend a hand
To loved ones and community.

Life before us, not knowing God’s timing
Daily His examples we must be
Since we know not tomorrow –
We cannot see.

Life before us, battles of all kinds –
Health, financial, satanic attacks, and more.
All of these things,
So life can never be for sure.

Life before us, only God knows –
Tomorrow, next year, or today,
Will we be ready to see God
When He guides us Home, far away?

—Charles B. Mayes

New Year © 2014 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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We may have a lot of plans for 2015, but it is the Lord Who directs our steps [Proverbs 16:9 – Holy Bible].  On our journey, we need to stay as close as we can to our loving God, and do good because of what He was done for us.

May all of you have a very Happy New Year!  I really appreciate my followers and others who have stopped by this site.  May God richly bless you!

I was happy to be able to distribute my new Christmas booklet:       A Kaleidoscope of Christmas (including The Eve of Christmas Eve and The Giving Book) through some area churches.

One of those congregations was Central Christian Church, San Jose, CA where Dr. Roger Edrington has ministered for 10 years as Senior Pastor.   He will be retiring at the end of this year.  I really appreciate him publishing several of my poems over the years. Thank You and Happy Retirement, Roger!

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

” . . . creative energy evidenced through every line . . .” – Dr. P.T. Mammen

If you would like to purchase a copy of the above book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with the description, price, payment, and mailing arrangements.

I would love to do Poetry Reading for your group in the San Jose, California area. If you are interested, please fill out the form below.

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Thank you and Happy New Year! – ”As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ ” (Holy Bible – Acts 17:28)