Peacemaker Poems

These poems were written as a result of the message I gave last week (Palm Sunday).  They were written by Dorrine Schlebaum – a member of Shiloh Community Church. Enjoy…

PEACEMAKER: NO MO FALSE PEACE

Inspired by Pastor Greg Caruso Message on Matthew 5:3-10 April 17, 2011

Eight quality characteristics of Jesus

He wants to reflect them through us

First one, blessed are the poor in spirit

Total surrender on God instead of fear it

Second, blessed are those who mourn

Honest about those sinful tendencies – emotionally torn

Third, blessed are the meek

Power under control in humble learning position is not weak

Fourth, blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

Growing desire to empty self for God’s fullness

Fifth, blessed are the merciful

Empathetic listening and into others perspective pull

Sixth, blessed are the pure in heart

Cleansing and purifying is God’s part

Seventh, blessed are the peace makers

And that is not the false peace keepers

Eighth, blessed are the persecuted

No longer thinking of self because we are with God connected

Jesus was a threat by exposing what was on the inside

While many wanted to deny the truth and that is why He died

Reason He shared step by step inner spiritual formation

Going deeper with God and others after salvation

Concluding with three thoughts about true peace makership

Bringing up concerns, dealing with what is real, with a conflict stewardship

A peace maker-tude

Exposing hidden false peace

Something that is blessed

Dorrine Schlebaum April 18,2011


PEACE KEEPER GAME

Inspired by Gregg Caruso talk on the Beatitudes Matthew 5:3-20 April 17, 2011

Peace keeping was the name of my game

Pleasing people and taking all of their blame

Peace maker is what I want to be now

No longer to false peace will I bow

I thought I was doing right when I was so wrong

It is by being meek and humble is when I am strong

Peace keepers don’t have conflict resolution skills

They usually lie down in the battle of the wills

They will adapt and adjust to the other

And the person they really are smother

Until they come to believe they have value

They keep doing what they do and don’t accept anything new

Peace keepers are good people that is for sure

They just need some help to grow up and mature

Peace makers is what they need to be

Graciously bringing up concerns and listen reflectively

Dealing with what is real and where they contributed

Being a steward resolving problems when they are conflicted

No more false peace game

Peace maker resolves conflicts

God wants it that way

Dorrine Schlebaum April 20, 2011

I AM BLESSED WHEN….

Meditation inspired by Gregg Caruso, Beatitudes and the Thread

I am blessed when I am poor in spirit as I totally surrender

BUT NOT WHEN I RESIST IT!

Lord, give me a this surrendered spirit so I can be worthy of the Kingdom of this earth

I am blessed when I mourn my sinful tendencies

BUT NOT WHEN I RESIST IT!

Lord, give me a spirit that mourns my sinful tendencies so I can be comforted

I am blessed when I am meek and humbly learn

BUT NOT WHEN I RESIST IT!

Lord, give me a meek spirit humbly learning power under control to inherit the earth

I am blessed when I hunger and thirst after righteousness as my desire

grows to be filled with God’s fullness

BUT NOT WHEN I RESIST IT!

Lord, help me hunger and thirst for your righteousness so I will be totally satisfied in my soul

I am blessed when I’m merciful with empathetic listening, looking at others perspective

BUT NOT WHEN I RESIST IT!

Lord, help me to be merciful forgiving as You forgive so I can receive mercy.

I am blessed when my heart is pure turning to God to purify and cleanse it

BUT NOT WHEN I RESIST IT!

Lord, cleanse and purify my heart so I can see You in everything.

I am blessed when I am a peace maker and not a false peace keeper

BUT NOT WHEN I RESIST IT!

Lord, help me to be a peace maker with courage to expose the truth so I can be truly called a son of God

I am blessed when I am persecuted for righteousness sake instead of thinking of self

and not God’s Kingdom

BUT NOT WHEN I RESIST IT!

Lord, help me see persecution is the highest form of spiritual maturity for this is the Kingdom of God

Dorrine Schlebaum April 23, 2011

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