Seth Gatchell

He Took Our Poison


In Kenya, at the Kejave Medical Center, eight-year-old named Monica broke her leg when falling into a pit. An older woman, Mama Njeri, came along and climbed into the pit to help get Monica out. Neither of them saw a poisonous black Mamba snake. The black mamba bit both Mama Njeri and Monica. Monica was…

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One Soldier


THE SOLDIER   August 2, 2022   The soldier loved gambling, the rolling of the dice, Breaks up monotony, though a fool’s paradise. “A God-forsaken land, a thousand miles from home, At discharge will I have post-traumatic syndrome?”   Punishment here, severe, death for two lousy thieves, Was the third one sentenced for just what…

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Independence Day


July 4, 2022   Oh, Independence Day! Blessed Declaration! The law above a king, blessed separation! Unalienable rights, endowed by the Lord God. Truths that we will hold dear. The governed have the nod.   And for seven long years, a war of attrition. Bunker Hill and Breed’s Hill, Concord and Lexington. Fort Ticonderoga, Trenton…

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There is something in me, a restless scampering. My eyes, on frantic search for my heart’s pampering? From person to person my heart is on the hunt, Desperate to gain that for some pain I may blunt?   Does it depend on me to find what brings me peace? I fear that if that’s true,…

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Unbelief Locks the Treasures of Heaven


John 16:8 When he (the Holy Spirit) comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 about sin, because people do not believe in me; “…sin because people do not believe in Me.” Sin is more than just doing wrong actions or not doing what we ought.…

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Resurrection, the Day After


RESURRECTION, THE DAY AFTER Three days ago ‘twas doom. What happened to my gloom? Like morning’s breath and mist, Disappeared with a kiss.   No greater truth than this! And Him I almost missed! No greater One to know. No greater love to show.   Seth

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