Flying Lessons

The hummingbird was sleeping in
When mother shook his wing
Wake up John it’s time for class
I heard the school bell ring!

He opened first one tiny eye
Then peeked out of the nest
He knew the day for flying lessons
What was his mom planned next

So out the door with trembling heart
John’s wings began to beat
Then up into the wind He flew
To lessons down the street!

Flying Lessons  Copyright © 2021 Peter Caligiuri
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But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, 
and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 
Philippians 3:13-14 KJV

Photo by Steven Paton on

Thank you to everyone who seemed to enjoy the two recent poems I posted here this week! I was genuinely surprised and grateful for the many kind comments and for those who shared the posts. Honestly, I have never been able to write much on a schedule or by demand, but I do try to pass on in the moment the lessons God is teaching me – sometimes in verse. This morning’s poem was one I wrote for the younger crowd. I wish I had Gary’s acumen with a camera to share my own hummingbird photos, but I did my best with what stock pics I could find. Flying Lessons was part of the children’s section in a collection of poems which I published this Summer titled, The Road That Leads to Home. (There are three sections for the adults). If anyone is interested, this collection is available in both softcover and eBook on Amazon. You could search it out by title for yourself of follow the link. Have a blessed day everyone!

By Steps of Faith

There is no faith
That has not journeyed on
Nor hope that’s true
Where no battles have been won
Neither joy in Christ
Without some sorrow known
Or love of God
That has not hatred borne

But He gives hope
When grace its work has done
And joy for strength
To rest in God’s own Son
By steps of faith
Each day our race is run
Until in love
We reach our Father’s home

By Steps of Faith Copyright © 2022 Peter Caligiuri
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I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 ESV

Show Me Your Ways – In Verse

Show me Your ways
When I can’t find their trace
Teach me Your paths
By little steps of grace
And with Your truth
Light corners in my heart
Teach me the faith to bravely make a start
To follow You - the God who cared to save
My soul while I was waiting
Outside the empty grave

Show Me Your Ways by Peter Caligiuri
Copyright © 2022 all rights reserved 
Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. 
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: 
For thou art the God of my salvation; 
On thee do I wait all the day. 
Psalm 25:4-5 KJV