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Poems by John Janzen

poem count: 67 | pages: 8 | first place: 11 times | second place: 8 times | finalist: 49 times
Wherever you Go finalist in poetry contest
We can't escape ourselves. Wherever we go, we take ourselves along. The Lord changing the heart and who we are is always better than simply a change of where we are.

Christmas Inventory finalist in poetry contest
When the festivities fade, what remains?

The Messiah Convention finalist in poetry contest
I wonder how often my views will turn out as only partially true. Glad for God's mercy and truth eventually made clear. This poem explores the differing views held around the promised Messiah's arrival. Written in limerick form.

Celebrating one simple aspect of the one God is using to grow me into His image.

Your Life’s Poem
Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Vessels Unto Honour
2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

More or Less, Blessed finalist in poetry contest
Godliness with contentment is great gain. In counting blessings we soon discover that even in seasons of less we have all we need supplied.

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.