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The Way: three poems plus a photograph by Laura Deschenes

Updated: May 25

Photo of a little boy, wearing blue jeans and a red long-sleeved top; he is on a pathway with green hedges, and he is faced with turning right or left; path, choice, image by Arek Socha, on Pixabay.

path, choice, image by Arek Socha, on Pixabay

The Way


Paths set before us.

Which one will lead to heaven?

Jesus is the way.




“Jesus saith unto him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the

Father, but by me’” (John 14:6, KJV).



The Creator and His Creation

How amazing it is, Oh God,

To see Your creation flourish.

To behold all that You grow,

To know that everything You nourish.


Nothing can live without You.

I know this to be true,

Because when I look in the mirror

I see the woman that You grew.


I am the clay, You are the potter,

Mold me according to Your will.

Oh, how incredible it is

To surrender and be still.




Photo: bright, rich ground cover of deep-red leaves and yellow leaves, plus some browns and greens, photo by the author, Laura Deschenes.

photo by the author, Laura Deschenes


Sacrifice of Praise

The storms of life have returned

And I’m tempted to complain.

What should I do instead?

Give a sacrifice of praise.



“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually,

that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name” (Hebrews 13:15, KJV).

Laura Deschenes is a born-again Christian. She originally grew up in the mountains of Missouri where she was able to enjoy the beauty of nature every day. Laura has always enjoyed art, writing, photography, and reading. She loves seeing her Creator through His creation, and glorifying Jesus through different forms of art and every day life. She is married to a wonderful man named Seth. They both enjoy exploring nature, reading The Bible, playing with their cats, and enjoying life together.

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Apr 09

Encouraging, practical wisdom in these poems. And I love the photo of the red and yellow leaves!

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