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Faithful Keeper

The valley of the shadow of death
Is wide and dark and deep,
And the climb up the mountain of righteousness,
Is narrow, winding and steep,

But the Good Shepherd leads in both places,
For He loves and cares for His sheep,
And no matter what terrain or trials we face,
His lambs He will faithfully keep.

MT  2018

So I Smiled- A Poem for Dave

Jesus walked with me up a dark mountain,
Higher and higher he led,
“Walk by faith and not by sight,”
“For my grace is sufficient,” He said,

“Fear not, My dear child, it is I,”
“Who built this mountain so tall,”
“And I created both darkness and light,”
“And will teach you to soar and not fall,”

So I smiled in the face of the dark abyss,
As the Prince of Peace filled up my heart,
And I realized His presence was the greatest gift,
That my Father could ever impart.

Mark Tinjum   –   2017

Eph 3:19  to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.



A wise man takes both good and bad,
And learns from each situation,

As he talks them over with the all wise God,

Then acts from his contemplation.


Mark Tinjum. 2017


Proverbs 2:6 NKJV

[6] For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;

Fellow Pilgrim

Is your soul now being sifted,
By various troubles and trials?
Even Peter succumbed to temptation,
He forcefully made three denials.
Is the enemy shouting lies in your ear?
Christ’s word will silence his wiles!
Does the world revile and mistreat you
Though you’ve gone the extra mile?
You’re in very fine company,
John and Paul both faced earthly exile.
So don’t give up- keep up the fight,
While despair may be in style,
You will soon feel the Savior’s loving embrace
Just patiently wait for awhile.

Mark Tinjum   –   2015

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