Suffer

Suffer 
(Sacrifice)

Suffering
Of any kind
Is not pleasant
Or fun
But it is the only way
To run
Toward Christ
Arms held open
To lovingly catch your
Suffering 

For He knows
Your greatest foe
Knows the tactics 
satan will expose
Every heartbeat uses
In his war against heaven
It is man, us he abuses
To break God’s heart

But 
Suffering will come
As you try to follow
God’s Only Son
From a world
Being led
Being fed
By satan’s lies
So, you must come
To expect the 
Suffering

Christ
Suffered in the extreme
To pull us out of the
Darkest of streams
To be faithful, loyal to Him
We must be willing to brave
The suffering
If unwilling we are
To endure any pain
For the Glory of His Name
Then 
We do not truly love Him

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In This Struggle

In This Struggle

Life comes at us
Fast, 
Hard,
Endlessly,
So much to do
This struggle to survive

And so out I cry
Help!
And there you are
Right in my face
Of peace, tranquility
Love
The purest taste

So again & again
My hands I raise
For help
And there ceaselessly
Are You
The I AM
Of all I AM’S

So as I struggle
Even in this foreign land
I am not alone
Even when life turns
To the coldest of stones
God ALWAYS loves,
Cares, is willing to share
HIMSELF!
Desiring to be known
Even though we may be prone
To run away.

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The I Am

The I Am
       (GOD)

Eternity’s All-Consuming, 
Roaring Fire
Radiant Glory
Purity
Truest Beauty on display
From one glance
My heart breaks
I weep

Unworthy,
Created to carry 
Your Image
I became corrupted
Perverted

But that was not
The end of the story
You decided
Sacrificed your throne
A crown

Without a sound
Laid down
I raised my hand
And struck
Your love absorbed
My cruelty’s darkness
Killed yourself
To stop my pain

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Nature Photos – New Filters

Negative Filter
Dreamy Filter
Negative Filter
Same Image Italian Filter
Normal
Sketch Filter
Dreamy Filter
Italian Filter
Same Image Punk Filter
Same Image Normal

Got to play around with some filters on my camera I didn’t even know I had. I stumbled on them accidentally. So I took some extra shots on different filters of the landscapes around our greenway system. Hope you enjoy your weekend and may God bless your day!

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Debut Novel – WHEN HEAVEN SIGHS

A chilling murder mystery set within the eclectic atmosphere of Nashville, Music City USA. Beneath layers of glamorous country music stars and professional athletes, deceit, brutality and death stalk city sidewalks from Nashville to beautiful Vienna, Austria.

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On a steamy day in August, a young Bible student dies from the Ebola virus on a downtown sidewalk. Close to midnight on the same day, tires screech and a young girl screams as Father Tom McClarin plummets to his death from the roof of the cathedral where he serves. Both men’s destinies have been linked forever by their mutual belief in a mysterious document. What message could it hold to cause an unseen, powerful enemy to use everything within its influence to destroy its ancient text and anyone who has knowledge of it?

Dedicated detective Hayden Douglan and Samual Thomas, a local pastor, follow the clues piling up and conclude both deaths were homicides. Struggling to contain the virus and dodging death threats to their families, their faith and courage will be tested as the investigation leads from corruption in the highest levels of the police department and the religious community to a powerful mystic cloistered behind the walls of a historic monastery near Vienna, Austria.

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BOOK – WHEN HEAVEN SIGHS

A chilling murder mystery set within the eclectic atmosphere of Nashville, Music City USA. Beneath layers of glamorous country music stars and professional athletes, deceit, brutality and death stalk city sidewalks all the way from Nashville to beautiful Vienna, Austria.

WHEN HEAVEN SIGHS Paperback & Ebook FREE on Kindle Unlimited https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DWB7F39

On a steamy day in August, a young Bible student dies from the Ebola virus on a downtown sidewalk. Close to midnight on the same day, tires screech and a young girl screams as Father Tom McClarin plummets to his death from the roof of the cathedral where he serves. Both men’s destinies have been linked forever by their mutual belief in a mysterious document. What message could it hold to cause an unseen, powerful enemy to use everything within its influence to destroy its ancient text and anyone who has knowledge of it?

Dedicated detective Hayden Douglan and Samual Thomas, a local pastor, follow the clues piling up and conclude both deaths were homicides. Struggling to contain the virus and dodging death threats to their families, their faith and courage will be tested as the investigation leads from corruption in the highest levels of the police department and the religious community to a powerful mystic cloistered behind the walls of a historic monastery near Vienna, Austria.