Monthly Archives: May 2011

Angel of God


Angel of God ©2010 Kimberly Hartfield You hold me up when I can’t stand Under the shadow of Your wings I’m safe When I’m wrong you give me a reprimand But never without Your grace You love me when no … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams in Sleepytown (some thoughts on co-sleeping)


Sweet Dreams in Sleepytown ©2010 Kimberly Hartfield Little ones sleeping in my bed Move over you little sleepyheads There’s a foot too close to my face And a knee jabbing in my back What more could there be said? Snuggle, … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid


Don’t Be Afraid When you’re too tired to be afraid anymore And the only thing you feel is nothing When life has pushed the pedal to the floor And you pray for change – just something When it seems that … Continue reading

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Serving Him


Serving Him ©1996 Kimberly Hartfield First published in the April 28, 1996 Richburg Baptist Church Bulletin I came to church one Sunday morning Not knowing it was my turn To serve the dreaded nursery duty Most of us chose to … Continue reading

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Love Like a Dove


It’s been many years since we were wed Some say our marriage is as good as dead But my hope is that love again will rise From the darkness of death on wings that fly Like a dove that finds … Continue reading

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Fear Factor: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Fear Factor October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Have you ever had a gun put to your head? Have you ever had your abdomen kicked at when pregnant? Punched in the face? Had your car keys hid? Screamed at, cursed … Continue reading

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An Essay on Motherhood


An Essay on  Motherhood ©2005 Sis. Kimberly Hartfield, B.S., M.S.           Motherhood means seeing each of my children as individuals, loving them as equals, respecting them as little people.  It means not seeing their imperfections as permanent flaws, but as … Continue reading

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A Time for Us, Mother


A Time for Us, Mother ©2004 Kimberly Hartfield You took the time to watch the birds And listen to our baby words You went outside to pitch baseballs And you combed the hair of Barbie Dolls You played Nintendo once … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day


Photo credit: mvictor from morguefile.com Mother You rocked me to sleep when I was a little girl, Sang me lullabies till my eyes closed on the world. You held my hand till I grew up a woman, Tried to show … Continue reading

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Persevere


When life is hard and times are tough And you’re not sure you can pray enough When you can’t find God and your heart won’t pray And you don’t even know what to say Just look to the Word and … Continue reading

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Let the Love of God Prevail


When words of hate and rage assail Let the love of God prevail And all your expectations fail Let the love of God prevail When the winds of fate blow like a gale Let the love of God prevail And … Continue reading

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Like Rain on Sodom


When the curtain of my sin and trials Veiled the view of the love of God above When the wonder of Satan’s secret whiles Closed my eyes till I’d had enough God’s hand tore that cloth from top to bottom … Continue reading

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God Speaks


  My tears run down And God speaks The rains cease And God speaks The sun shines in its strength And God speaks It’s as hot as hell And God speaks My sin is before me and God speaks; The … Continue reading

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Wild Hearts


In life we find fatality Our hearts die from the day of our birth In death we seek immortality Ours souls fly away from the earth   Our hearts escape our wisest wisdoms Our minds deny Your purest truth Can … Continue reading

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Should Sarah Palin Run for President and Can She Win?


Should Sarah Palin Run for President and Can She Win? Many people say they would vote for Sarah Palin if she runs for President, but many others doubt that she could win, stating that the country’s just not ready for … Continue reading

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Take Courage


Take Courage When fears abound and victory is scarce And all against you seems fierce When God is quiet and His voice unheard And you can’t remember His last Word Just trust in your faith and hold on Take courage … Continue reading

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Silent Screams


Silent Screams Inner fears, hidden tears, Silent screams, awkward gleams, Love and hate, I anticipate. My flesh abused, my soul obtrused, Pain and anger, familiar danger, Total numbness, vocal dumbness, Nightmarish dreams daytime brings. Childish fantasy? What can’t you see? … Continue reading

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Seven Secrets Your Vet Won’t Tell You


If you’re frustrated because you’ve been spending a fortune buying pet products that sometimes don’t even work, then here are some home remedies and suggestions that may be helpful in these days of hard times and high gas prices. As … Continue reading

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Herman Cain and Sarah Palin, anyone?


I just heard about a wonderful man, Herman Cain, who may be running for President in 2012.  I did some research to find out a little more about him and found that I really like him.  A survivor of cancer, … Continue reading

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A Christian Perspective of Domestic Violence


A Christian Perspective of Domestic Violence Most abused women who experience domestic violence, along with their children, are caught up in or have been in a co-dependent cycle of abuse that enables the abuser to continue in the abusive behavior … Continue reading

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Get a copy of Jesus, the Friend of Children for any donation to GFM


This publication, Jesus, the Friend of Children, which is a fictional story based on Biblical themes, is designed to give a therapeutic approach to prevention and healing of child abuse in all its forms, whether physical, emotional, or sexual.  It … Continue reading

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Coming out of the Closet Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Non-traditionally Sexually Oriented


Coming out of the Closet Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence and the Non-traditionally Sexually Oriented ©2004 Rev. Kimberly Hartfield, B.S.         We have often heard the phrase coming out of the closet from many in the non-traditionally sexually oriented … Continue reading

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Choosing Life (The Vital Principle)


Choosing Life (The Vital Principle) ©2005 Kimberly Hartfield It has been argued by the pro choice constituents that a human embryo cannot have a soul at the moment of conception because of the fact that when identical twins are formed, … Continue reading

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A Christian Response to Childhood Sexual Abuse


A Christian Response to Childhood Sexual Abuse ©2005 Kimberly Hartfield, B.S., M.S. Sexual abuse of a child is considered to be any inappropriate exposing of a child to sexual stimuli by anyone who has influence on the child, in order … Continue reading

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Are You SAD?(Sexually Abused Dependant)


Are You SAD? (Sexually Abused Dependant) ©2005 Kimberly Hartfield, B.S., M.S.  Sexual abuse of a child is any thing that exposes a child to any sexual purpose by anyone who has control over the child, without concern for the child’s … Continue reading

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