After it’s all said and done, I’ll be with Jesus.

After I have all these shiny daubles and red-bottomed shoes, I’ll be with Jesus.

After I pour out my life as a drink offering, I’ll be with Jesus.

After I seek and pine and beg and clamor my way towards recognition, I’ll be with Jesus.

After I lay down my life for these babies of mine, I’ll be with Jesus.

After I lie, cheat & steal for a little earthly comforts, I’ll be with Jesus.

After I dirty my knees in copious prayer for the lost, I’ll be with Jesus.

After I spend all my “blow cash” at Sephora, I’ll be with Jesus.

After I take my 10% to the Churches and to my World Vision kids, and to my local Gospel Mission, I’ll be with Jesus.

After I live this life, one day selfless and filled with the Holy Spirit the next selfish and filled with my begetting sins, I’ll be with Jesus.

So I pray for more of the former than the latter.


Today, I’m taking part in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday where we write for 5 minutes flat on a weekly prompt.

Calling Dylan O’Brien
Too Sad to Blog
Stubborn Releasing: Walking with My Kid through the Desert
Cramming Spirituality
  • Gretchen Louise

    A great reminder of what truly matters–what’s eternal! Thank you.

    • grace at {Gabbing with Grace}

      your mighty welcome, Gretchen!

  • Heather

    Love the way you combined truth and humour into this post.

    • Grace Biskie

      Heather, well I try. lol Sometimes I get lucky. =)

  • Karen

    LOVE this! :)

    • Grace Biskie

      thanks, Karen!!!

  • Pattyann

    I really like this today. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on “after!”

    • Grace Biskie

      Thank you, Pattyann! I always appreciate the feedback!

  • Laurie Bell

    I’m late to the party, but wanted to participate anyway. I can relate to your post and thank you for the fantastic, off the cuff and real poem. I linked back to you (I think I did it right), in my blog as well. Thank you!

    • Grace Biskie

      Thanks so much, Laurie! Appreciate the link up! =)