Promises in the Rainbow

Rainbow colours, glorious,
melt into scenic views –
Radiant through softened glow,
creating all things new.

Freshness lingers past the rain,
embracing natures charm –
Gods vibrant promises still proclaimed
with tender hues of calm.

Sunbeams gently stroke my face,
and Heavens warmth abides –
My spirit yearns for His embrace
and peace His touch provides.

He gently soothes a hurting heart,
and wipes away each tear –
With healing words, my grief departs
and sorrows disappear.

Assurance fills my life again –
beyond the clouds I see
Dreams and visions to explore
with a joyful heart thats free.

Humbly now I worship my King,
fresh tears of joy I own.
With new words I begin to sing,
giving Him my life to hone.

穢 Chrissy Siggee
From my book Glimpses of His Glory ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Wisdom

Psalm 32:8 says:I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Seeking wisdom should be a part of life. Wisdom should be sort when making decisions for a life time partner, parenting wisdom (from newborns through school days) teens, their wedding plans etc. Wisdom is so important for guidance. Of course, theres an assortment of classes, counselling and generational pass-down of valuable experience. Wisdom is also needed during times of crisis and when under financial pressure.

Where do we find such wisdom?

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

So why do we allow ourselves to stress out, panic or worry in times like this? How often do we seek wisdom from the Lord?

In the early years of my marriage, I used to stress over every minor crisis, especially when my husband was interstate with work or on a course where I couldnt contact him. When it came to a serious dilemma, I was panic stricken. It took sheer willpower to seek wisdom through His word and be strengthen by His truths. By seeking wisdom when a situation arose, I could take my concerns immediately to the Lord in prayer.

The next time theres a crisis or situations that requires wisdom, pray and seek out God’s wisdom in your circumstances. Through His Word and prayer, He will guide you through.

Father, show us wisdom in all situations that arise in our day-to-day lives. Teach us to trust you, seek out insights through your word and prompt us to pray through ever crisis. Strengthen us so we may stand firm when things happen that needs your wisdom to see us through. Amen.

Chrissy Siggee

First Published 2009

Scripture Verses used are from the King James Version of the Bible

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Special Delivery

Another short story I wrote back in 2008 to 2010 for The Cypress Times in Texas. I havent edited any of them but I thought I might share some of my old writing.

Special Delivery

Meredith was seething. How could Pastor Joe say I need to use my gifts? I go to church every Sunday. I sing in the choir. Isnt that enough? She clenched her knuckles so tight they turned white. Her jaw ached from the tension and her head pounded.

Slumping onto a veranda seat stuffed full of floral cushions, she began to weep silently. She worked five and half days a week so they could live more comfortably than she did as a child. Her vision blurred as she scanned the manicured lawn, perfectly pruned shrubs and roses in full bloom. The house looked like it belonged on the front of a house and garden magazine. A sob broke loose wishing her marriage was as perfect.  

She drew her legs up and rested her chin on her knees. God, I want to do more for others, but I dont have any gifts. Mrs. Stevens cooks meals for new mothers and Jenny sews quilts for the needy. Alan teaches the youth. Even Daniel, who is intellectually handicapped, is always repairing things. The Joness have a real gift for marriage counseling and

*DING DONG*

Meredith wiped her eyes with her sleeve. She walked past fuchsia baskets that dripped with hot pinks and purple. She passed the trimmed potted plants that lined the stark white veranda palings, turned the corner and past the crystal clear front window. A delivery man stood at the front door holding a large brown package.

He turned toward her as she approached. Special delivery for a Meredith Jones.

Thats me, Meredith replied, taking a notebook from the short balding man and signed the delivery slip.

Enjoy your afternoon, Maam.  

Meredith returned to the veranda seat and began untying the string.  Thats odd, its Sunday. They dont make deliveries on Sundays. She turned the package over and over. No senders name. She opened the box and peered inside. Empty! But it feels full. She noticed strips of paper lying on the bottom of the box with words written on them. She gathered a few in her hand and began to read.

I gave you the gift of hospitality, but your home is never opened to others.

I gave you the gift of teaching, but when there was a need for a temporary Sunday School teacher, you ignored the plea.

I gave you the gift of service, but you never had the time to water Mrs. Jessops garden when she was ill.

I gave you the gift of encouragement, but not a word did you give your own dear husband when he struggled with acceptance from his new boss.

What is this? Meredith pulled the remainder of the notes from the box and studied them. She froze. How can this be? No one knew any of this except Oh God, you gave me these gifts but Ive never used one of them for the body of Christ. Ive been selfish. Forgive me. She wept, pouring her heart out to her Father, and then sat in silence for almost an hour.

Meredith placed the box on the floor beside her and dropped the notes inside. She entered the house through the back door with a purpose in every step. She found her husband sitting in his home-office, the aroma of leather and cedar wood meeting her through the open door. John, I was wondering if we could have the Bible Study group meet here.

John looked up, on his face a surprised expression. Are you sure?

She took in a slow, deep breath. Yes, Ill finish work early on Wednesdays so we can eat together before everyone arrives.

That would be nice. Ive missed eating together.

John, you mentioned this morning that youll be leading the group through Romans twelve this weekabout the body of Christ and gifts色

He stood and walked round his desk.  Why the change?

Lets just say I had a special delivery, she smiled awkwardly. I havent coped since youve taken up the position as Assistant Pastor and I know it hasnt been easy working under a Senior Pastor like Joe. What can I do to help, John? How do I use my gifts to help you? How do I use my gifts to help the body of Christ?

My dear Meredith, I believe you have discovered how.  Whatever this special delivery was, Id like to share in it.

They walked hand-in-hand to the veranda while Meredith explained, but the box was gone. The notes were gone. Yet, somehow they both knew; they had just received a special delivery.   

穢 Chrissy Siggee

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the authors imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

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Rhythm of an Evening Song

Crickets chant and shadows dance…
Moonbeams peek through distant trees,
Where birds sing in hypnotic trance
That seems to echo beyond the seas.

Clouds drift by, and stars shine…
Leaves rustle with the evening breeze,
Bringing peaceful charm to Gods design,
And tames the night owl with new ease.

Creation sleeps and nature rests…
Summers fragrance fills the air,
In His presence, I am blessed
To end the day with evening prayer.

穢 Chrissy Siggee

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From my book: Glimpses of His Glory

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Praise

Psalm 103:1 tells us that “Praise the Lord, my soul;all my inmost being, praise his holy name.”

A recent visit by the coast had me reminiscing about the days spent writing my first book. As I breathed in the seaside freshness, it stimulated the desires that once beckoned me to explore the dream. Pale pink clouds caressed the sunrise like a morning hug. Birds sang praises to welcome the dawn.

My thoughts reached out as in a dream, capturing a peace within my soul. While the sun elevated slowly into a glowing sky, words surged forth like a shifting stream. My fingers moved quickly to keep up with the flow of thoughts. My heart was overwhelmed by the outpouring of phrases previously unknown. Theres something about the break of day that gives freshness to the mind and releases expression onto a page.

Immersed in my writing, I was still aware of the increasing brightness filling the sky beyond the open window, but I was also conscious of the glow within my inner being. If there is ever a place I feel in harmony with God, it’s when I’m absorbed in writing. To not write would create an empty cavern in my life.

My desire is to praise Him through words inspired by creation. My hopes and dreams rest in knowing that He is the only one I need to bring joy and delight.

Father, let Your Word penetrate my soul. You are the author of my faith. Allow me, Lord, to bring joy and delight to your heart in return. May the words I write be inspired by your love and grace. Amen.

Chrissy Siggee 2012

Scripture Verses used are from the New International Version of the Bible

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Just a Little

Just a little
of Your holiness,
Just a little touch
of Your gentleness
Brings healing to my soul.

Just a little
of Your inward peace,
Just a little
of Your purest joy
Brings freedom to my soul.

Just a little
of Your glory revealed,
Just a little
of Your Word of life
Brings knowledge of Your love.

穢 Chrissy Siggee
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED – From my Book: Glimpses of His Glory
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Strength

Finally, be strong in the Lordand in his mighty power. – Ephesians 6:10 (NIV)

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. – Ephesians 6:10 (KJV)

One verse, two Bible translations. I like them both and couldnt decide which to use, so Ill use both. Its a powerful way to begin the close the book of Ephesians, a letter addressed to a church. If you ever get the chance to read the six chapters, its worth the read.

If you remember anything from reading Ephesians this is the ‘above all else’ verse. The Lord, the one above all else, the creator of our world who gently placed every star in place, delights in you. He delights in me. He is strong and mighty but also gentle and faithful – always.

Dont think for a moment longer that He doesnt care about you, because he truly does. Take a moment to take that in Read more of the Bible and seek out the strength of this truth. Find a Christian author who has written of their experiences in this truth and listen to the words of Christian music that express this truth. In His presence you will find strength.

Father, thank you for the strength You pour out to us through Your Word, through the inspiration of others and through Your Truth in music that is so freely available to us. Help us to be strong in Your power and might. Amen

Chrissy Siggee 2019

Scripture Verses used are from the New International and the King James Versions of the Bible

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The Wonder of Creation

Freshness comes with the morning rain,

Sweet aromas stir the air,

Rock wallabies huddle under the Banksia,

Cockatoos squawk their disgust,

While sparrows splash about in puddles.

The Bottle-Brush droops heavy with wetness,

Streams form in the earth,

Possums scurry to find a drier sleeping place,

Goannas drink their fill,

And eagles find refuge in their lofty nests.

Windows transform with trickling moisture,

Dreary clouds threaten the day,

Kangaroos bound through the Aussie bush,

A snake slithers across the path

I watch the wonder of His great creation.

穢 Chrissy Siggee

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

From my book Glimpses of His Glory

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Patience

Romans 5:3-5 tell us And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Waiting is always difficult and so often we feel its wasted time. Patience can be difficult to find in many situations.

Some waiting pet hates:

* Waiting in a doctors surgeries, especially when the doctor is getting close to being an hour late.

* Being stuck in traffic.

* Waiting in a queue at the supermarket.

* Waiting for that important phone call or email.

And my favourite:
* Being kept on hold on a phone call so you can speak to the right person/department after pressing numbers in reply to mechanical voices.

Maybe you can add more of your own pet hates that take all the patience you can muster.

There is the struggle of waiting patiently on the Lords timing too. We need to be aware that our waiting is a human factor that can be both aggravating and disappointing.

Someone told me once that wait is Gods middle name. Is God always the instigator of waiting? Does he use these waiting times for His glory and purpose? Answers to these questions can cause further frustration in the waiting game, but God can use all these kinds of waiting to build patience for His Glory.

Galatians 6:9 says:And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Father, teach me patience through your Word. Help my experiences teach me patience. I can’t always see You working in the times of waiting. Help me take a look back after situations to see that You were there all the time and that your timing is always perfect.

Chrissy Siggee 2018

Scripture Verses used are from the King James Version of the Bible

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Beautiful Jesus

Beautiful Jesus, to you I sing,
My life and plans are yours
Let this life of mine
Be filled with gladness and joy
I sing praises and songs to you.

Wonderful Jesus, to you I pray,
My heart and my gifts are yours
Let this heart of mine
Be filled with love and kindness
I pray praises and songs to you.

Loving Father, to you I give,
My soul and my will are yours
Let this heart of mine
Be filled with images of your love
I give praises and songs to you.

穢 Chrissy Siggee

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
From my book: Glimpses of His Glory

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Encouragement

Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one anotherand all the more as you see the Day approaching. –Hebrews 10:19-25

Have you been discouraged by someone you have respected and encouraged? Did you find this disheartening and possibly weakened your desire to continue to encourage others?

Words can either build up or pull down. We need to persevere in encouraging others in their faith until He comes. This is a basic instruction from His Word. It’s not an option nor is it a ‘when we feel like it’ requirement.

There are times I have to stop and reflect on the needs and situations of others and sometimes I dont feel like encouraging. For instance, when someone has left meless than encouraged. But in reality, it’s my responsibility to encourage others – no matter how I feel or what others may have done to me.

Dont allow discouraging words to weaken your faith or neglect the gifts God has given you. Dont allow disappointments prevent you from encouraging others.

Galatians 6:9 says “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up!

Father, help me to keep my eyes on you. Strengthen me in times when Im discouraged by others so that I may persevere in doing what is right. Help me to hold fast the profession of my faith in you without wavering. Amen.

穢 Chrissy Siggee – 2019

Scripture Verses used are from the New International Version of the Bible

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Author and Designer

Oh the beauty of the valley,
Swept with the new days mist
Timeless splendour through rolling hills
Capture the essence of creation.

Mountains rise above the plains,
Casting shadows like a caressing hug
Calmness enfolds the perilous terrains
Mirror the heart of their designer.

Distant thunder announces the rain,
Freshness rises to the clouds
Soundless rhythm of the breeze
Captivate the plan of each formation.

I can almost hear the angels sing,
Hundreds praise the name of the Lord
An endless chorus fills the air
Praise to God, the founding author.

穢 Chrissy Siggee

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From my bookGlimpses of His Glory

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Faith

Hebrews 11:1 tells us: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (NIV)

Ephesians 3:16-19 says: “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.” (KJV)

Without faith, I’m nothing. Faith is a part of me, the hope of my salvation, and all that I live for and all that I do. Life is not an easy road and it’s not a perfect one.

Life can be the pits –Life can be lonely –Life can be full of pain.

But, life without faith is no life at all.

When news spread that Jesus had risen from the grave, Thomas wanted to see Jesus before he would believe it. Faith believes in something before its seen. Not the other way around.

2 Corinthians 5:7 clearly says: For we walk by faith, not by sight.

We all need Faith even just a little.

Matthew 17:20 – “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” (KJV)

When I was confined to bed in 2018, I struggled with a lot of things, but faith in the Father, I never doubted. Days of pain drove me to tears and misery. Sometimes I couldnt even pray for myself. I didnt have to. I knew that the Great Physician would bring me through.

Simple?No.It was probably the worst year of my entire life.

My favourite Bible verses during those bleakest days and sleepless nights were from:

Matthew 9:21-22 –For she said within herself, if I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

Living by faith is a way of life –Life is living by faith –Faith is believing

Father, we sometimes feel in times of pain and loneliness that our faith is weak. Teach us, help us, to keep believing even when we don’t see answers. Show us how to walk by faith and not by sight. Amen.

Chrissy Siggee first published in 2012 Revised in 2019
Scripture Verses used are from the New International Version of the Bible

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Glimpses of His Glory – (the book)

 Apologies: Due to the death of my publisher, the links are no longer available. As soon as I have new links, I will replace them.

  Glimpses of His Glory.

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I cant imagine this universe without being able to see Gods beauty all around me. Theres nothing more beautiful than Gods creation. Its as much a part of me as my Saviour himself. Everything he created was to His will and glory, and nothing was made by accident.

Chrissy Siggee

Discover how God works through his creation and Scripture to show us his love. This 100 page book has been given a new look and is now available in most countries. It will make the ideal gift for just about anyone who enjoys Gods creation and words of encouragement. Why not buy two and keep a copy for yourself.

Use this link: Glimpses of His Glory

Out of the Shadows – Jenna’s Secret (the book)

 Apologies: Due to the death of my publisher, the links are no longer available. As soon as I have new links, I will replace them.

  Out of the Shadows Jennas Secret

JennaFinalFrontCoverIs the story of a girl who, at the brink of going too far, learns from her mistakes and from witnessing the devastating effects to those who crossed the line.

Note: Out of the Shadows – Jenna’s Secret was first published in 2009 and reprinted in 2018 with out-dated language revised for the modern teen reader.

The original cover design by Debbie Sickler, USA has been given a brighter appearance.

The back cover still exhibits a note about the author Chrissy Siggee and an update review by original reviewer Tammy Johnson, a pastors wife and teacher from the Northern U.S.

Tammy says: I couldn’t be happier with the latest overall presentation.

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