Pause for Poetry–A New Life

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

A New Life

I reached across the chasm

Between my God and me…

The space was more expansive,

Than the waters of the sea.

I could not touch God’s outstretched arm

No matter how I tried.

There was no way to breach the gap

Because of sin and pride.

But then I learned that Jesus

Paid the price for all my sin…

If I would just believe in Him

A new life would begin.

So I repented of my sin

And stretched my arms out wide;

Not only did He breach the gap…

Within me He resides.

©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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