From rural northern Wisconsin

Into every life
There comes some strife.
How you choose to deal with it is up to you.

Will you crumble and collapse?
Many fall into these traps,
Feeling that they have no choice,
Hearing not their inner voice.

The Source of all your power
In every second of the hour
Is that which gives you breath
And is with you beyond death.

Knowing God is your true strength
You can go to any length,
Withstand all of life’s great tests
For the Spirit never rests.

All but God is just illusion
There lies the source of all confusion –
Thinking Spirit is apart from you
Not there within the heart of you.

When troubles seem to overwhelm
Know that God is at the helm.
Put your ego to the side
And in God’s love may you abide.