PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. February 06, 2018
â€œSeventy Swaying Palmsâ€� by published author, Irene Roorda, like the seventy palm trees from Elim, offers spiritual refreshment for the varied seasons of the Christian experience, with seventy heart-warming poems. Unwrap a few palm frons from this poetic basket with the following lines from this collection, by Irene…
â€œVoice activated, illumed light. God spoke, light sparked, displaced the night.
Suspend a spinning globe in air. Create eternal souls from dust.
Mary carried 'that holy thing', God's Son and everlasting King.
While He was suffering, anguishing there, his bleeding heart interceded in prayer.
The humbled Christ's now glorified, God's love above personified.
Today the angels had more joy, more joy because a little boy
Heard the happy gospel story…Jesus came to earth from glory.
Springtime brings the house cleaning itch but, what to keep and what to pitch?â€�
Cockroaches crawled up the walls of her place.
Bedbugs invaded and itched her at night.
Skin with genetics, both black and white find…rich diversity. God's not color-blind.â€�
Faded petals, all crushed and torn, pearly heart tears together mourned
Offer empathy to others, scented soothing salve for suff'ers.
Someday the mystery will be solved, each why explained, each pain involved.â€�
The tender shepherd clutched his sheep, discarded, hurled from this earth's shores,
Arrested from abortion's heap, for heaven's nursery of joy.
Moral decay, dismay abounds. God's stone comes rolling down the stage.
Sand from the hour glass has gone, the tale's been told, the portrait's done.â€�
Ray from Florida remarked, â€œIrene is a true poet and wordsmith..Her intelligence, insight and sensitivity shine through the imagery that her verse creates!â€�
Carmen from Colorado: â€œThis book is living proof that the Lord can bring beauty out of ashes! It is an example of the healing that the Lord alone can do, in each life.â€�
Mark from California: â€œIt is a joy to experience this sweet fragrance and beauty that has resulted from the author's life. This collection makes one think, reflect and simply bask in the wonder of God's character and ways. If anyone desires to be uplifted and challenged to go deeper with God at the same time, this book will serve them well.â€�
Janet from Florida: â€œThis book is an excellent teaching tool for Bible and English classes in Christian schools and homeschooling curriculums.â€�
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Consumers can purchaseâ€œSeventy Swaying Palmsâ€� at traditional brick and mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or inquires about â€œSeventy Swaying Palms,â€� contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.