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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Back to God – 23 April 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Our daffodils are starting to open, and the forsythias will be in bloom soon. Seeing these inspired this poem.

Back to God
By Mary T. Hoffman
(Written 23 April 2007)

The end of April nears
And daffodils are blooming
Among dead leaves and brown.
Each wears its golden gown –
A joyful hint of more to come:
Lily, primrose, chrysanthemum –
All praise the Lord our God,
Maker of heaven and earth.
Their presence alone seems to say:
Come back to Jesus and His Way,
Wake up before it is too late,
Repudiate your strife and hate.
If you love God, then show it now.
Love all His works: the calf and cow,
The pig, the chicken, and the mouse,
Creatures outside and in your house –
All He created in peace and love
To one day dwell with Him above.
Now is the time to find the way
Back to God, and there to stay.

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