Richard I. Gold
Richard Gold has been a Christian for many years and has been writing Christian poems since 2008. He was inspired to write these poems by the past Christmas and the Easter season in which the poems commemorate the joy of the resurrection and the salvation that this brings.
Gold was born in Bartow Florida and has attended college and worked for the Government for 40 years. He is now retired which has given him the time necessary to produce poems among other things.
Work is a 4-Letter Word
“The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Gen 2:15
The work God gave Adam in tending the Garden was designed to be rewarding and fulfilling, but, when frustrated by Adam’s sin, turned into a drudge. Today, TGIF is a common sentiment expressing how many feel about the work they have.
In contrast to TGIF however, work has always been a significant and rewarding part of author Richard Gold’s life. His first real work was as a teenager using his family's lawn mower to cut neighborhood lawns earning both spending money and his college tuition. In college, he continued working, this time for NASA earning the funds to support his college education. NASA liked his work ethic so much that upon graduation he was given full time employment. When Gold retired, he had worked for a number of US Government agencies and completed an enjoyable career.
In Work is a Four Letter Word, Gold counters TGIF and gives readers ideas and thoughts that help them appreciate work and deal with work experiences, both past and present. His statements and poems provide kindness, understanding, and wisdom to today’s frustrated worker helping them to look forward to the reward of work.
GOD’S LOVE - EASTER POEMS
In John the Bible tells us that “God so loved the world of men that He sent His only Son that all men might be saved from their sins and not be condemned.” It is the love of God for men that we must believe and must love God in turn. The only choice is to be made in acceptance with God eternally or to suffer eternally. In this way God initiated Easter as a way to reach the world of men and to tell us what He wants for us, both the good and the holy.
Easter is both a celebration and a commemoration of the life and death of one Man, Jesus Christ. These poems are a commendation of the life, teachings, death and resurrection of this Man and His influence on our life, on our society, on the world and on history