2018 Found Poetry

By Mary Pribbenow


God is here, God is here, God is here, He is able

You are in the “on a date with God” zone

I am the Lord your God

Knowing in my heart I want the Lord to rule

When we hurt, He puts His mighty hands underneath us and hold us up

And He says, do not fear…because I will help you

I just always loved Jesus

I heard God’s voice say “It’s not about your strength Joey, it’s about mine!”

Getting to the peace that surpasses all understanding is not always a pleasant journey

Stories, stories, stories, you have one…let God be in it

I can always remember being fearful

God was building my foundation of scripture…my mom and dad continued to introduce me to the beauty of scripture

My self-esteem was flourishing…life revolved around me

My plan was to become an optometrist

At 20 years old I was a nervous wreck…panic attacks had taken over my life

With nothing but time on my hands and fear in my heart, I started to pick up my bible

The more time I was able to devote to Jesus, the more my relationship with him grew

He was preparing me for something and He told me to trust Him

Overwhelming support from our parish community

God’s hands and heart through this very difficult time

As the mental fog lifted, the debilitating nerve pain began.

God continued to give each of us the strength we needed

Take heart, I have overcome the world

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Written by God, with love.

What if your blessings come through raindrops? What if your healing comes through tears?  What if trials of this life are your mercies in disguise.

Does this thing make my butt look big?

I ate 14 days of food in 3 hours and 20 minutes

If it’s on sale and it covers my hips, God wants me to buy it!

Y’all, and all y’all

Give your grandma some “sugar”

This pie is so good it makes me wanna slap my momma

Bless your heart

You have your daddy’s hand

Therefore…see what you’re there for

Be not afraid, fear not, have no fear

My loving God says I will help you

I’m cramming for my finals

Don’t drop the casket!


Christ alone…Cornerstone

It may just be my ordinariness that would make me relatable.

Comparison is the thief of joy.

God wants us to be joyful

Comparison and social media––it makes me incredibly unhappy and leaves me feeling unworthy and insecure…it also causes me to sin.

Rather than being grateful for my life, I’m coveting someone else’s.

The disciples are my home boys…I love them for their lack of perfection.

What about him?    What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours? YOU follow me

What does Peter always get right? He calls out to the Lord for help.

We have Jesus.

Nobody is perfect.

Focus on the gifts God has given you

God will use those gifts and talents

God created us beautiful and beautifully unique

There can be no room for comparison in a life of grace.


In the name of Jesus Christ, Satan be gone.

Build community

Build each other up

Compliment sincerely

Be authentic

Hi, I love you. Can you help me clean up some of this puke?

Community over comparison

WE are beloved daughters of Jesus Christ

I will walk Corie and Pearl

I have a lot of nose hair

Footprints…when you’re going through crap, it doesn’t help.

Are you gonna let me carry you?

I’ve never forgotten that God is with me

He is there and willing to carry you

Next thing I knew I was moving to St. Jude

Jesus touched people

I anointed Ken on his forehead.

I anointed Ken on his very bloody chest

Since you touched my son, is it okay for me to give him a kiss?

Jesus works in so many beautiful ways in our lives

Why isn’t the spirit moving?   I think it is!

Initial trust

I see a big Spanish onion.

We build layer after layer

Who are we?

We forget we have that inner core

We need to be honest with ourselves and honest with others

He wants me to tell you to stop, stop, stop with the worry.

He’s telling us: For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not worry…

God is making a way for me, parting waters, moving mountains that I don’t even see…

Jesus, I trust in you. Jesus, I trust in you. Jesus, I trust in you.

Jesus Christ you are my life

Women carry the love of God to the world in powerful ways

God, you’re in my head, you’re in my heart, you fill me up, and you send me.