Category Archives: Bob Brown

The Garden Prayer


God, please bless my soil and plants; that my soil will yield her strength.  I thank the Lord for the privilege of being a sower, the honor of being a tender, and the blessing of being a harvester.  Amen.

The Gardener 
by Bobby Brown, excerpted from “Seated Above, the Journey Continues”

There within the silent acres,
Between the burrowed rows
He’s scratching and he rakes,
He’s digging and he hoes

Early each summer’s morning
The sweat slides down his face
As he goes about his business
In this most sacred place

And the gardener has a quiet faith,
An enthusiasm and a mirth
For he loves to till the soil,
He loves the good green earth

And one day in the early autumn,
He’ll lay down that rake and hoe
For the harvest will be ready,
As the crops continue to grow…

“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that just crushed it.” – Mark Twain

Summer Reading


Lifestyle Worship by Steve Brown
Lifestyle Worship by Steve Brown
Quantity Discounts of the Book “Lifestyle Worship” are Available!

I am able to offer quantity discounts to you or your church if you are interested in using “Lifestyle Worship” for a book reading group, teen event, summer bible class, ladies group or something similar.  However, we will have to do things the old fashioned way since I am not set-up to sell merchandise from this website.  Three book titles are available as briefly described below:

LIFESTYLE WORSHIP:

This is my book and is based on the content offered on this website.  It is a devotional book about Christian worship.  The paperback version is 230 pages and is currently selling on Amazon for $10.95.

These are the discounted prices (includes shipping in the US and taxes):

Quantity            Price per Book      Savings

5-10                            $8.50              24%
11-20                          $8.25              26%
21-30                          $8.00              29%
31-40                          $7.75              31%
41+                             $7.50              33%

SEATED ABOVE, LOOKING BELOW – POEMS TO LIFT YOUR SPIRIT:

This is a book of poetry written by my brother.  The paperback is 138 pages and sells on Amazon for $6.99.  The book contains about 50% secular content and 50% Christian content based on scripture.  It is a light and easy read.

These are the discounted prices (includes shipping in the US and taxes):

Quantity            Price per Book       Savings

5-10                             $6.00              16%
11-20                           $5.75              20%
21-30                           $5.50              23%
31-40                           $5.25              27%
41+                              $5.00              30%

SEATED ABOVE, THE JOURNEY CONTINUES – THE DEEP CALLS TO THE DEEP:

This is my brother’s second book but it is independent of the first book.  It is also a book of poetry but is predominantly based on scripture with about 30% being secular.  The paperback is 172 pages and sells on Amazon for $7.99.  It is also a light and easy read.

These are the discounted prices (includes shipping in the US and taxes):

Quantity           Price per Book       Savings

5-10                            $6.75              17%
11-20                          $6.50              20%
21-30                          $6.25              24%
31-40                          $6.00              27%
41+                             $5.75              30%

All of the books are printed in the USA and I should also state that these sale prices are not sponsored by either Amazon or CreateSpace (the printer).  I am buying the books as the author and passing the savings on to you directly.

If interested, contact me at sjbrown58(at)yahoo(dot)com.  Here’s how it would work: You would have to first send a check to me for the total.  Upon receipt of your check, I would place the order and it would be sent in one box to your provided address.

I can also work with you if you would like to preview the book(s) prior to committing.  I can offer free Kindle E-Book versions of the books for this purpose.  Otherwise, you would have to order one copy of the paperback from Amazon at the above mentioned prices but I will include one free paperback in your group order to compensate you for the preview copy.

I can also work with you on a group purchase of E-Books by dropping the price of any of the three books temporarily to $0.99.  Actually, as of this week, Bob has put both of his E-Books on sale for $0.99.

Prices are subject to change.
 

Lifestyle Worship Link
Seated Above Book 1 Link
Seated Above Book 2 Link

To The Sun


by Bob Brown
 
This is one of my favorite poems from Bob’s upcoming book.
 
Come again and bring the spring
Make the birds and bards to sing
Come and bring your golden glow
Show the grasses, melt the snow
 

Bring an end to the dreary night
Loosen us, from winter’s blight
Bathe the land with heated sound
Make the flowers split the ground
 

Bring the bees and tiny things
That sail along on easy wings
Bring us warmth, bring us song
Make the rivers rush along
 

And with your might and your power
Bring us to a better hour
Spread your beauty across the sky
And make the poet’s pen to fly
 
#NationalPoetryMonth
 
 

Link tfor Seated Above, Looking Below

I Sense You


by Bob Brown

I sense you here this morning
As soft, as soft as breath
In quietness and in confidence
The One who conquers death
 

The deep calls unto the deep
So I’m still, and know He’s there
My meditation of Him is sweet
And it leads me into prayer
 

I sense you here this morning
So in silence, I now begin
To contemplate Your presence
By your Holy Spirit, within
 

And I’ll trust Him with all my heart
And acknowledge Him in all my way
And I hope to sense His presence
Throughout each blessed day

“This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it”  – Psalm 118:24

 
#NationalPoetryMonth
 
 
 
 

Bob’s First Book of Poetry

The Deep Calls unto the Deep 


by Bob Brown
 
“Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls” ― Psalm 42:7a 
My cup, it steams with tea
My apartment is very still
The deep calls unto the deep
The depth, it is God’s will

 

My table is filled with books
My candle begins to glow
A beautiful quiet fills my kitchen
And inspiration begins to grow

 

My thoughts begin to lengthen
At the close of day
And outside my window
The sunset splits the grey

 

My peace begins to deepen
My tea is good to taste
And as I enter into solitude
I abandon my life of haste 

 

And since I’m seated above
I sense God’s inner powers
My tongue’s the pen of a skillful writer
These quiet, mystical hours

 

I labor with “His” energy
That powerfully works within
And after meditation and prayer
It’s time to now begin

 

In Christ, I am enriched
The tea, I savor to sip
And into the Living Waters
I now begin to dip

 

My God, He fills my mind
Just like the candle’s light
And as He fills my spirit
Again, I begin to write…

 

“In His presence is fullness of joy at His right hand there are pleasures forevermore”  – Psalm 16:11 
 
#NationalPoetryMonth
 
 
 
 

Link to preview Bob’s first book

Palm Sunday


Palm Sunday
by Bobby Brown

The multitudes went before Jesus
On that triumphant entry’s day
Many laid down their garments
Others spread branches in Jesus’ way

For Behold! Here comes the King
Riding on a donkey, into the town
Meek and lowly of heart
Yet the multitudes would all bow down

Hosanna! To God in the highest
For sending to earth His Son
The miracle worker, the Prince of Peace
The coming King, the Anointed One

And Sunday during our church service
We give our palm branch a wave
To our invisible God and Lord
For His entry and His ability to save

©2015, Robert A. Brown, Seated Above, Looking Below – Used with Permission
This poem is from a new book that Bob is currently working on and hopes to have released by the summer.  Feel free to use the poem in your Palm Sunday worship.

The Transfiguration


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More Poems by Bobby Brown

The Transfiguration

Jesus took Peter, James and John
High up into the mountains, to pray
Then Jesus was transformed before them
In a mystical, wonderful, way

For His countenance had a glow and a shine
As the three apostles listened
His raiment actually turned to white
And it remarkably glistened

Moses and Elijah would then appear
As the deep called unto the deep
But unfortunately, the three apostles
Had fallen fast asleep

A cloud then overshadowed them
As the transfiguration had begun
A voice came from the clouds
Saying “This is my beloved son.”

The Helper


The Helper
By Steve & Bob Brown

Jesus calls him the “helper”
For into truth, He’ll guide
He actually indwells your being
Yes, he’s there on your inside

And unto the body of Christ
He baptizes and He’ll seal
Until the second coming
His presence will be very real

He will fill your heart
With the God that you yearn
He will bring to memory
All the things you need to learn

He will also empower you
To witness, to solve, to pray
As He quickens your spirit
Each and every day!

“The Helper” was co-written with Bobby Brown, the author of “Seated Above Looking Below.”

Find out more here:

Seated Above, Looking Below: Poems to Lift Your Spirit

Steve’s New Book!