The Mission of the Heart is my fifth book and includes poetry written during late 2014 through mid-2015. The thoughts conveyed in these poems are personal to me, and their reproduction in this book is primarily intended to convey concepts of truth, which can be of benefit to others. Some subjects and truths require research and study, so these short poems are intended as food for thought and for further study and investigation by the reader. Although the human mind can develop a thirst for knowledge and wisdom, the process of storing and applying such knowledge and wisdom can be best understood in small doses. Life on earth is a lengthy process of self-development and requires both study and active application in a continuous stream in order to advance both physically and spiritually. The learning process is unending, and many of the most important lessons come through trial and tribulation. As we gain in our self-development, we learn how to blend and merge together our faith, our mental capacity, and our love nature to become believers and disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are each challenged by our assignments yet blessed with the inner strength of the indwelling Christ. We must, therefore, embrace this unique indwelling presence, which makes all good things truly possible!