Faith On Every Corner - February 2021

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John Alexander lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife and his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Friends By John Alexander I cherish all my friends who pray, Who hear my words, care what I say. They share a laugh or shed a tear. When I’m in need a friend is near.

My Journey Into Writing In Rhyme By John Alexander

My journey into writing in rhyme began rather abruptly in early 2017, sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room as my wife was going through a long series of troubling medical issues. As I sat there feeling sorry for her, feeling she’d been “dumped on”, and realizing I was unable to control the garbage falling in the form of medical issues, the image of a mouse in a dumpster came to me. I began writing a story of that little mouse, and I wrote it in rhyme. I’m not sure why, but that’s the way it came to me, and writing the story about a little mouse who had joy in spite of the steady stream of garbage that fell on her, helped both of us to cope and realize that joy does not come from circumstances, it comes from within. That little mouse in the dumpster began my journey into rhyme. I continued writing rhymes and in early 2020 I began writing poems as part of my quiet time most mornings. My wife encouraged me to share them with others, so I began sharing them on my website, http:// QuietTimeRhymes.com/blog as an encouragement to others. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share some of them with the Faith On Every Corner family.

Surrounded by so many prayers, How can I feel the weight of cares? We share a bond; we know the Lord. We bow in prayer in one accord. We fellowship; we share our heart. We give support when we’re apart. They’re at my side to lift me up, To keep me going, fill my cup. Though earthly friends may come and go, There’s one who’s always true I know. He’s always there, my closest friend, The Lord whose love will never end.

Blessings, John

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