No Death Was Not My Plan!

“No death was not my plan” God said 
When Adam chose the names for beasts
When I in secret fashioned Eve
While He lay fast asleep

Now when Spring seems far away
And under snow the garden sleeps
Remember that in frozen ground
The Tulip’s promise keeps

For as the last frost leaves the earth
The flower finds its way
And just as Jesus rose from death
It breaks through to sunny day!

No Death Was Not My Plan!
by Peter Caligiuri copyright © 2022
All rights reserved


The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 10:10 ESV



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God’s Weakest Tiny Child


Though now the great and mighty try
To steal destroy and kill
They cannot change God’s plan of grace
Not now nor ever will

For there is no darkness deep
Nor terror running wild
That can still the praises from
God’s weakest tiny child

“Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 18:10 NKJV


God's Weakest Tiny Child by Peter Caligiuri 
Copyright 2022 All rights reserved

Is Your Name on the Roll?

 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven. Luke 10:20 ESV

With a name like Caligiuri, you can imagine what it was like for me in school when the teachers took attendance the first day of each year. Usually, after a while they would get it right but sometimes, I just gave up and simply smiled and nodded at their mangled attempts. The great thing about Jesus is that He not only knows our name, but He also knows how to pronounce it as well as every other detail of our lives! In this time as we are passing through storms of violence, division and confusion, it is a great comfort to know that if we have given our life to Jesus and repented of our sins then God has our names written in Heaven. There, no one will ever erase it, forget it or replace it. We have an eternal place with Jesus and there is no greater joy than being His! Today’s song – When the Roll is Called Up Yonder reminds us of this time of celebration, in a toe-tapping and upbeat way that has made it one of our favorites at the nursing home. I wish I could show you more of the faces of my friends there, but with usually this is not permitted. But one day we will have the chance to all meet on the other side and the good news is that we will all be younger and better looking there!!