A Shield

By Jo Ann Alo / May 2, 2011 /

Yesterday I had a lot of discomfort. Pain in my toes, ankles, and knees. I had hot flashes regularly. These fleshly troubles made me cry and feel helpless. Satan whispered, “God is punishing you for your sins.” Smoke went up from the Lord’s nostrils. “Is that what I have promised you?” 2 Samuel 22:29-31“For You…

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Death's Lie

By Jo Ann Alo / June 22, 2009 /

Death, why do you call me,as if to comfort me?You beg me to ask…“Is death better than life?”Look at me.My body is taut, my head reeling,my eyes fogged with tears.Surely, you are no comfort.Death does not come to me,it beckons me.Life comes to me,settles my flesh, stills my head,and clears my eyesto the horizon.(2004)

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