As For Me

Everyone around me

may be going one way


But as for me

I will go the way You show me


They may invent new “truth”

and follow their own broken hearts


But as for me

I will stand solidly on Your timeless wisdom


All may bow to the world

and its ways


But as for me

I bow only to You, Lord


I will not be swayed

by a crowd mentality

by expendable truth

by waves of cultural norms

by popular opinion


As for me

I am with You, God


My commitment to You

clings to who You’ve promised

Yourself to be


On the love

that You gave me

proved so beautifully


As for me

I follow You


– Susie Stewart


As for me, I call to God,
    and the Lord saves me.

– Psalm 55:16 (NIV)


But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.

– Joshua 24:15 (NIV)


But as for me, I trust in You.

– Psalm 55:23 (NIV)


Photo by Maggie Oertli


This Man

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your Word.

– Psalm 119:9 (ESV)


I knew a young man

who loved Jesus


He sought to ground his life

on biblical truth


He was unique from others,

different from those who followed the crowd


A young man to be respected

because of his integrity


So I married this young man


He wasn’t perfect

but was set apart







A man after God’s heart


Every morning I would find him

with his breakfast and his Bible


And when we had our first child

a son to call our own


I was grateful that my man was a man

my boy could be proud of


and was a support to the boys

who didn’t have that example


As our young boy grew to be a young man

I saw in him his father







Every morning he had seen his dad

breakfast and Bible before him


It made an impression


For that had been

and would continue to be

the foundation of my man’s day


The foundation of his life


Living according to God’s Word


How does a young man

and his dad keep their way pure?


By living according to God’s Word


– Susie Stewart


…do everything you can to present yourself to God as a man who is fully genuine, a worker unashamed of your mission, a guide capable of leading others along the correct path defined by the word of truth.

– 2 Timothy 2:15 (VOICE)














Photos by Todd Versaw, Bob Karraker, and Susie Stewart