Terms Of Use



The purpose of the 'Terms Of Use' page is to clarify how you may use the content on this site. Please read these terms before you take the Poetry, Card Verses, Songs and Devotionals.

My heart's desire is to bless others with 'Free' Christian Poetry, Card Verses, Songs & Devotionals, so please respect my 'Terms of Use' and adhere to them if you use my work - as my work is copyrighted, not public domain.

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen ~ 1 Peter 4:10-11(NKJV)

"...Freely (without pay) you have received, freely (without charge) give..." ~ Matthew 10: 8b (AMP)



Terms Of Use

All the Poetry, Card Verses, Devotionals and Songs are all the 'Copyrighted Work' of M.S.Lowndes. However, permission is granted for others to use them - for non-commercial use - and only if the 'Terms of Use' stated here are read and adhered to. If you are not prepared to keep my copyright notice (© By M.S.Lowndes) with the poetry, card verses, devotionals and songs, then you don't have my permission to use them.

You may copy & paste the Poetry, Card Verses, Devotionals into any craft project, cards, print them out for yourself or to give away to others, use them on blogs, internet groups, on any other website, recite in church services/meetings and for use in church bulletins/newsletters - keeping my copyright notice with them.

All the graphics, background tiles, buttons, dividers etc, cannot be used at all (with the exception of the poems that are available on picture backgrounds in the "Picture Poems" section), – nor can you 'direct link' or 'hotlink' to any of the graphics. At the bottom of each page is a link to the graphic site where I downloaded the web set from.
*Please Note* The Poetry that is available on picture backgrounds can be downloaded to your own computer and used in craft projects, but only for non-commercial use.

If you are using the Card Verses solely for 'homemade Cards' (given to family & friends), I now require that you include my copyright notice at either the bottom of the verse or somewhere on the back of the card - as you don't know if the recipient is going to place it on the internet. Also, if you are using the card verses in cards you make for a card ministry where a few are made and sent out, you will need to include my name & copyright details with the verse (or somewhere on the back of the card). If you are using any of the Card Verses for anything else, such as in e-cards, printouts, church bulletins/newsletters, use on blogs, social media sites, emails, internet groups and other websites, you will need to keep my name and © copyright symbol with the verse. *Any Card Verses that are placed anywhere at all on the internet must have my copyright notice attached - without exception.* edited M.S.Lowndes 23rd June, 2013

I do not permit any of the card verses/poetry from this site Heavens Inspirations, to be placed in greeting cards or on items/craft objects that you want to 'sell'. If you are interested in using the card verses/poetry for cards/items/crafts you make for 'Fundraising', please contact me.

If you are reproducing the Poetry and Devotionals for use in any craft project, printouts, blogs, internet groups, other websites, church bulletins/newsletters, you need to keep my name and © copyright symbol with it. Please Note: if the craft is a poster, plaque or framed picture etc, you need to keep my copyright notice with the poem on the front - not on the back.

If you are placing the poetry on another website, blog or internet group, or printing it out, placing it in craft projects, church bulletins/newsletters, you need to keep the poem in its entirety. You cannot break up the poem, taking excerpts from it. The only time you can do that is when you are using the poem in a church service where children are reciting a part each. Permission for this is stated on the page (such as Christmas & Easter poems).

All Poetry, Card Verses and Devotionals on this site, must remain as I have written it. You cannot change, edit or adapt them for your own use. The words must remain as I have written it and in the same 'format'. You also cannot use any of the poetry, card verses and devotionals by mixing it with your own or someone else's written work. You also cannot change the 'title' of the poems or devotionals when placing on blogs, websites or printouts etc. Please leave them as is!!

If you want to create a song using one of my poems, you must first ask permission. I will only grant permission if you can still keep the poem in its entirety - and without making changes to it.

Please ask permission 'first' if you want to make a video with one of my poems in it to be placed anywhere on the internet such as: Youtube, Godtube, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media site. However, because of COVID-19 restrictions, if you want to use a poem for your church service that would be recorded and placed on the internet, you are more than welcome to do so.

You may translate the Poetry/Card Verses/Devotionals into your own language when sharing with others or placing in homemade cards - provided you translate word for word and you keep my copyright attached when sharing and reproducing them according to these Terms. Bear in mind, the card verses/poetry will lose its rhyme when translated. Also, if you need to use the 'google translator' tool I've placed on my site, you will need to check the accuracy of the translation on the google translate web page, as it may not have translated correctly - and even then you may need to copy and paste the English version line by line (as well as check the odd word for meaning and context) to get it 'more accurate' as google's translate web page isn't completely accurate either. I'm sorry that it may take longer if you want the card verses or poetry in your own language, but it does need to be correct because if it isn't, it will lose its meaning. Machine translators can never be as accurate as a human translator, so I can't stress the importance to check this!

I do not review other people's poetry. I simply don't have time for that at this stage. If you want to submit your own Christian poetry, see my 'Links' page for a list of Christian Websites where you can submit your poetry.

My poetry is available on mp3's. These mp3's are for the listening pleasure while viewing the poetry on this site. Please do not upload them to place on your own site - and DO NOT direct link to them. These mp3's use up a lot of bandwidth, so please respect this request.

The original songs I have available in the 'Christian Songs' section, are available to freely download in mp3 format for personal and church use. The 'Terms Of Use' for the songs, are listed on the page of each song.

I do not permit my poetry to be entered into 'Poetry Contest's'. Please do not do this! If you want to enter a poetry contest, enter your own poetry - please!

Please note: I do not use American spelling - as I am not American. I use English spelling :-)

If you have any questions regarding these 'Terms', or if there is something not covered here, please don't hesitate to contact me. Email below!

Thank you, and God bless. ~ Michelle Lowndes (M.S.Lowndes)

*Updated 14th December, 2020

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