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Poems by John Janzen

poem count: 60 | pages: 7 | first place: 11 times | second place: 8 times | finalist: 44 times
The Place of Prayer first in poetry contest
Matthew 6:6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

The Battle Belongs to the Lord second in poetry contest
It is easy to forget that the daily battle against my flesh has been won in Jesus Christ. I must yield to His victory and walk in it by faith. What glory is revealed when we remember the battle is His and He reigns victorious once and for all.

If Mr. Rogers Visited Sodom
Mr. Rogers knew a thing or two about being a good neighbour. He would, however, have relocated from Sodom.

Poems second in poetry contest
Inspiration sources for poets abound from the Lord, but for me, they are expressed most effectively using rhyme and meter.

My Saviour, God and Son
Holding my own infant son makes me wonder what Joseph pondered holding his son. His son who was also his Saviour and God.

More or Less
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Essential
I have wrestled long with trying to make sense of mixed messages when it comes to what is and what is not essential. This poem captures some of that frustration we have all been dealing with.

The World has Said finalist in poetry contest
Based on 1 Corinthians 1 & 2. The world has said much to discredit Christianity as a simpleton's religion. Truth is there is a hidden wisdom that Christians alone perceive because it is spiritually discerned.

Jesus is His Name finalist in poetry contest
Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: