UPLift Poem: My Question

They threaten to delete this list,
Unused for months and left to flounder;
And nary a reader seems to have missed
My brilliant posts, which makes me wonder.

Would we do well to let it die?
The virtual realm teems with mail;
Will anyone note, will someone cry,
If we allow this list to fail?

While I lose sleep from other pains,
This question also haunts my mind;
Will we, by this, break mental chains,
And change the fate of all mankind?

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

12 thoughts on “UPLift Poem: My Question

  1. I have always enjoyed Uplift because I know it is presented to point us toward our God and Saviour.

  2. I always look forward to your posts. I have missed them. In the past I haven’t always commented with my appreciation. That is a reflection on me, not you!

    Kathy, Springfield, MO

  3. Randal…I admit, I haven’t written you, but I have missed UPLIFT. I just haven’t figured out what was happening. Was I losing you because you weren’t sending? OR was AOL blocking? So many troubles these days with servers? I also get many of your writings (more text type), etc through other venues. HOWEVER, I HAVE MISSED UPLIFT BECAUSE OF IT’S SWIFT, BRIEF THOUGHTS.
    Whether you chose to continue it here, or include it through another venue, please let me know…Better yet, keep me subscribed ;-))
    Many Blessings!!

  4. Hosea 6:1-3 (NIV)
    1 “Come, let us return to the LORD.
    He has torn us to pieces
    but he will heal us;
    he has injured us
    but he will bind up our wounds.
    2 After two days he will revive us;
    on the third day he will restore us,
    that we may live in his presence.

    3 Let us acknowledge the LORD;
    let us press on to acknowledge him.
    As surely as the sun rises,
    he will appear;
    he will come to us like the winter rains,
    like the spring rains that water the earth.”

    Father, I pray that our brother Randal is revived and restored today. That he would feel those spring rains and be refreshed. More of You in Randal’s life today, Lord Jesus.

    In Jesus’ Name

  5. Randy, I, like the others posting, have missed Uplift, but just didn’t realize what was happening (or not happening.) Barbara is wondering why she doesn’t get Uplift at all anymore. To answer your question…no, we don’t think you should just let it die. We like to read your writing-as always, it is “uplifting.” 🙂

  6. Thanks, friends, you’re more than kind. I can’t really tell you where the last three months went. Trying to keep Barbara alive, I guess. 😉 It seems UPLift is the first to go when I get in a pinch, after that, Cloudburst, and as I’m always in a pinch, well, you get the idea.

  7. I have missed Uplift, but I think part of the problem is the infrequency with which it is published. Just the other day, I wondered about Uplift.

  8. I get a ton of e-mail, and I don’t always read everything that crosses my path, but I never delete Uplift without reading it.

  9. Brother Randal,

    I greatly appreciate your UpLifts. Although I only know you emailmetically speaking I praise the Lord for the blessing of you. May He bless you above all you ask or think (Eph. 3:20-21).

    “We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.” — Marian Wright Edelman

    In His Love (John 13:34-35).
    bro. Rafael Moreno

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