Pause for Poetry – A New Way

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.

A New Way

by Frances Gregory Pasch

When I got up in the morning
I never used to pray;
I would go about my business
And make plans for my day.

I would rush around and hurry
Seeing how much I could do…
Thinking mostly of myself,
Depending on “me” to get through.

But no matter how fast I hurried,
Nor even how hard I tried,
I was always restless and anxious…
I had an empty feeling inside.

Then my son told me of Jesus
And what He’d do for me.
If I would give my life to Him,
I’d find serenity.

So no matter how busy my schedule is,
I now start each day with a prayer
And not only manage to finish my tasks,
I even have time to spare.

©Frances Gregory Pasch

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at

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