Be at your best

My teachers taught me,
To always be at my best;
That is what also
My parents instilled in me;
At all times in life,
Be at your best;
In that, I encourage you;
You are called to do,
Be at your best;
Whether hard or easy,
Be at your best;
If you want success
To smile genuinely with you,
Be at your best;
Wherever you go,
Be at your best;
Never stop trying;
Until you are sure
You are
At your best;
But, if you are
At your best
And do not deliver
The goods;
Don’t worry;
Your best may not be good enough,
No problem,
You have done your best;
Heaven will understand;
You cannot do
More than your best;
The most you can do is,
To be at your best;
Care not about results,
They don’t come from you;
God alone controls that;
Your duty is to be
At your best.
To God, the Almighty God,
You must leave the rest.
He created you
To be at your best;


I have always known

I have always known,
That what God wills for you
Is yours;
What God never wills for you
Will never be yours

I have always known,
That every day cannot be great;
Some days are great,
Some days are not;
That is important to know.

I have always known;
That the day you expect
To be a great day,
May not be a great day;
The day you don’t expect
To be a great day
May be the one
That turns out to be great.

That is life;
I have always known;
It’s hard to understand;
At times you think you have understood,
Just to turn around
To find you have not.
That God alone understands it.

I have always known,
We are just swimming
At the surface of the stream.
What lies deep below,
Is much unknown to us;
Everyday, new things
The Almighty God reveals
To us.

I have always known;
What we know
Is what God wants us to know;
It’s not by our power.
It’s by His power.
And His power alone.
What comes to you
In this world,
Is by God’s power.

I have always known,
That what God wills for you
Is yours.
What he doesn’t, is not;
That, I have always known.

The Perfect 10

As society sways in and out of the going tide, I reach for answers deep inside my soul. Hatred brands many minds as their evil destruction is so uncharacteristic of God’s original creation. Today we are at the mercy of the town criers who scream, “The world is ending!” Funny, it’s only the unbelievers who are running scared and to such wild extremes. God set on stone tablets the instructional directions that we are to follow – the perfect 10, known as the Commandments.

While rereading these moral laws, can we understand that if everyone lived by them, then crime, hatred, and deplorable sins would barely exist? And of all the alterations to the Bible and God’s Words, never have these laws been touched. Interesting! So, they are my perfect ten, for they are the only laws we need to live a godly life.

In my reverence, I consider what man has done to the essence of society. They removed the Lord from schools; very few believe in Him or attend church, churches are burned down, and social media placed bans on Christian posts. Among the battle cries, we have hateful, godless children and adults who wave their artillery, damning everyone’s life. In their rightful mind, no man will find peace and harmony without the Lord seated in their soul!

As history repeats itself, God sent the perfect ten for the Israelites, His chosen people, to follow because riots and upheavals were commonplace. His commandments, handed to Moses, defined their sin and revealed the difference between the holy and a commoner.

“Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ (Exodus 19:5-6) …”

The Lord also clarified that those defiant in His laws will forever carry the guilt because it is blasphemy. Need I clarify that society, today, doesn’t want any standard of righteousness, rules, or Commandments? People do not recognize their bondage of sin, and sadly, they are doomed. Satan has deceived the inhabitants of this world!

Christians, I ask you to please pray for the lost who dominate our land. May we all soon, see the power of the Perfect Ten. Let us hold close God’s laws and never forget their meaning or value for our eternal salvation.

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Recognizing Humanity

As appalling current events unravel before our very eyes, an underlying message lies deep between the lines of the newspapers and social media posts. Christians must understand we need to stand up, today, for the Lord and His written Word. Be followers of Jesus, or live in the sinful realm of Satan!

Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.  1 John 3:7

Are all people not created equal? Did God make one race superior over another? No! He made each person unique in His own light, and an “image of Him.” So, why is there a need for racism?

My first thought in recognizing humanity is the word equality. It engulfs the notion that every person, regardless of religion, race, or gender, has the same rights. I believe this to be true, but many in the United States have a tough time putting it into practice. I think the issue is not about equality, but a varying difference of opinions. Let me give you an example…

In today’s times, the Jews often dispute “the image of God.” They feel strongly that God was referring only to Israel’s nation, for they abide more so by the Old Testament than Christians. The problem with this is God didn’t create people to be more valuable than others, nor more deserving of His love than others.

We must come to grips with the fact that humanity will either accept God’s Word or not and live a life worthy of God. It is an individual choice – one which will be personally answered to before the Lord.

I find the greatest country on earth, oddly enough, is spreading the most immature behavior. Americans are like a box of crayons standing collectively inside a little cardboard box. Our colors bring vibrancy to creativity, yet the mean-spirited are determined to break us in half, creating separation through social justice. We each bring gifts and talents to the table, and all skin colors and religions are equal in the worth that God has given them.

My goodness! Isn’t it time to come together? Yes, I’m aware Satan has control over many; but it shouldn’t deter the rest of our communities from acknowledging the self-worth of man.

In the spirit of recognizing humanity, let us attend church regularly instead of rioting. If you want equality, then put God first. Yes, let’s recognize humanity! Instead of rioting and judging others for their race and religion, let us go to church on Sunday morning and ask for forgiveness. Pray for the lost that they may find solace in the Lord.

It is Satan’s unending motive to disenfranchise us from God, so why are we empowering him? The discrimination of racism begins in the heart, so give it to God! I ask you to recognize humanity for what it is – the Lord’s beautiful creations… born with many differences.

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The Relevance of Man

On this Father’s Day, I ponder the relevance of the first man on earth and the ancestral father of humankind. Through Adam’s transgression, sin entered the human race. We should be angry with him because his disobedience brought death to humanity and separated us from God. But even with this rough beginning, Adam still shared a close relationship with the Lord. He set the stage for many future generations of fathers.

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The relevance of Adam is great, for the Lord taught to him how to be a father, husband, and leader. Men, today, have lost many of his attributes through the centuries, but let’s review some of those original traits.

He was to become “one flesh” with his wife, always loving, respecting and praising her. God asked Adam to honor Eve as the weaker vessel.

Adam was responsible to guide his family in God’s ways by leading his family in prayer and worship. He was to be the head of the family, just as Christ is the head of the church.

The Lord demanded him always to work hard and keep a job to benefit his wife and children. If Adam could not provide for his family, he would deny his faith. (1 Timothy 5:8)

God asked Adam to be strong and courageous, as His presence would always be with him.

Adam was to raise wise, disciplined children while showing them compassion. He was to teach them about the Lord and the importance of following His instructions.

If Adam stayed righteous in integrity, God would bless his children. (Proverbs 20:7) It was crucial to be accountable and honorable.

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The Bible speaks to all people – whether men or women. However, Galatians 3:28 spoke to me: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” I hope liberated women will not misinterpret this verse for “man,” alone, was anointed by God with an exceptional title – the Body of Christ. Created in the image of the Lord, the Christian male stands tall and proud, just as Adam, before his family and God. He carries the weight of his loved ones on his shoulders while also following the Lord’s footsteps.

To all fathers, you are so cherished and loved for helping to build the Kingdom of God. It doesn’t matter if you have natural born children or stepchildren; your guidance could ultimately lead a child to the Lord. What fantastic recognition, fathers… you are God’s perfect creation!

Written by Anne Bicks, Editor of Bicks Books LLC

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Times are tough

Times are really very tough;
There is no gainsaying;
The storms are wild,
Waves striking, bashing
and battering the boat
On all sides;
The threat to life is high;
Will it capsize or shatter?
Fears and worries are rife;
Uncertainty fills the air;
We are caught between
The lion and the deep sea;
What’s the best action?
That is the question sitting
On the table;
Seeking an urgent response;
We want a way forward;
If we wear our thinking cap,
And let it begin to spin;
It will cough out an answer;
Recall your lessons in school:
First: “When the going is tough”, what happens?
“The tough get going.”
Second: What happens with”Tough times”?
They “never last;
But tough people do.”
There, we get what we want;
During these precarious times,
When times are so tough,
We have to be tough;
To get going;and to last.
Are you tough enough to get going?
That is your challenge.
And forget not,
Wherefrom best toughness comes;
From heaven above;
The Scriptures tell us:
In Psalm 46:1 – 3:
“God is our shelter and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble, so we will not be afraid even if the earth is shaken and the mountains fall into the ocean depths; even if the seas roar and rage, and the hills are shaken by the violence.”
We have to be strongly rooted
In faith in our creator;
Fear cannot then share a room,
Let alone a bed with us.
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
The times are tough
But by his grace,
We will make it in a big way.

Let us soft land

Are you ready to rejoin me?
I like us to soft kand;
Now that I am back,
I hope you will bounce back;
Just as I have done;
That’s how life should be;
Falling and rising;
Not lying down flat forever;
When the ball hits the ground ,
It bounces back
And keeps rolling;
Life is a marathon,
And on the way, many potholes,
No one can expect it
To be smooth,
Like the body of a snail;
Fields of roses, it has;
Loads of thorns it has also;
Which will pierce you
If you grip them foolishly;
Stay clear of the thorns;
Enjoy the beauy of the roses;
Bounce back like me;
So we may continue
What we started beautifully;
Let us take it
To a soft landing;
What we call a happy end.

Life Is a Sherbet Sky

In our hurried day, we rarely capture the time to examine life. We have appointments to keep, bills to pay… a constant hustling from dawn to dusk. But I love to watch a campfire glowing as evening arrives over the treetops. The dark of night glows a sherbet sky. The silhouette of the trees makes a perfect outline against the impending darkness.

I thank God for my beautiful life, though sometimes it’s been tough. Having scuffles with Satan trying to alter my direction, I always seem to return to my point of center. I wish everyone knew God is the center of life.

Every day it seems a calamity of things needs changing in our world. In my prayerful mind, I know God reigns control of events. Life remains so viable… a splendorous touch between myself and the Holy Spirit. Some say it’s paranormal, but being one with my Maker is a resounding joy. I cherish the majestic evenings when I can sit outside and enjoy the fruits of my endeavors!

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.  Matthew 6:33

We often take life for granted until God teaches us its worth. Within a kiss, a hug, or maybe a sherbet sky, lie those precious, irreplaceable moments. All those family members who we wish were closer, or still, with us, are times gone forever. We’ve paved our road to the heavenly Father.

Life… what beautiful memories and a wonderful dream! The sherbet sky fills the imagination as God gives all mankind the right to survive in His name. Our almighty Lord and Creator is life. Never doubt or deny His existence, for, without Him, life on earth would be a black hole.

Praise God on this day for the sun rises, shining on our daily dreams. As sure as He exists, it will set tonight, and the heavens will look like the break of dawn. Life is a beautiful sherbet sky when the Lord and I can share it with you.

We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20 (NIV)

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Weren’t they classmates?

I hear someone ask:
“Weren’t they classmates?”
Of course, they were;
They sat on the same bench,
Studied the same things;
Were taught by the same teachers;
Played together;
Ran around together;
Committed mischief together;
And we know
Who was brightest in class;
Adebah was so brilliant;
He was the brightest;
Yondo trailed far behind;
Today, in the game of life,
They are world’s apart;
The tables have turned;
Adeba’s feet
Are dangling in the air;
Yobdo is soaring in the sky;
Who can explain?
What’s happened?
Is that how tricky life can be?
How does the first
Become the last?
And the last becomes the first?
Hard to understand;
The ways of life can be tricky;
You have to be careful;
The game of school
Is so different
From the game of life.
The rules and style of play;
You have to know them;
And play each by the rules;
Or be crushed hands down.
As is the case with Adeba.