Pleasure Seeking!!

It is so sad to see such a great country as ours literally destroying it self morally. There is still good and God’s grace and love in it, but America is slowly dying from moral decay. We have had the sexual revolution of the 60’s but now have the highest divorce rate in the industrialized world and an almost total lack of respect for marriage, the home and the family. We don’t even try to hold our homes together for our own little babies. Sexual morality is falling apart. Our entertainment glorifies sexual promiscuity and infidelity.

We are so caught up in consuming useless man-made things and hedonistic pleasure seeking we can’t hardly see straight. There is more to life than just partying all the time. God meant for our lives to be so much more. Seek His ways. His guidelines for life give it a richer depth and show us we were created to share His love, glory and peace and to reflect that back to each other.

Dear God,

I pray for a spiritual revival in this country. We need you so badly. May we return to the foot of your cross Lord Jesus to find our purpose in this world again. In your name I pray, Amen.

Lost & Found

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Lost & Found

The Lost, afloat

No anchor for

Their boat

Drifting

 

In the dark

Searching, searching

Only a small light

Gives any sight

Within the heart

 

Only an empty

Darkened sea

Carries the small boat

Without hope

For land’s safety

 

But, oh, the found

Never do they run aground

In trouble

Son’s light shines

To light their skies

Eternally overhead

 

Guided in Hope,

Love, Faith

They enter celestial gates

In Triumph!

 

Paradise beckons

Perfect Father awaits

Take the next steps

To make sure you sail

your boat through

God’s Golden, Celestial Gates!!

Nowhere

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Nowhere

There is no place

That I can go

You do not show

Yourself

My Creator, Lord

and Master

There is no task for

Which You are not ready

With You all things

Are possible

Within the Crucible

Of Your Will

Going to the other

Side of the globe

Still You mightily show

Your face

Even up onto the moon’s

Surface and light

Still I cannot lose sight

Of Your power and Your might

Enthralled, I watch each,

Your acts of mercy, feats

of beauty, intelligence, grace

For not one single heart’s beat

exists outside Your Love!

Seasons!!

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Seasons

Seasons come &
The seasons go
Greying hair
My seasons show

Life rushes past
I attempt to hold
Onto this moment
Impossible I know

I too have had
My youthful spring
My leaves were green
A strong, healthy tree

I faced my summer
With dreams & hopes
Set sail upon a salty sea
within my own boat

Faced life’s struggles, joys
And storms
Until I reached that
Shore where autumn’s born

A slowing down of
Energies, duties, hoping
A possible rest
Now for the greater test
I enter winter’s gates

More snow-filled hair
Hilly crags upon the face
Life I know some better
Received a fuller taste

Grace has allowed me
To enter a long life
God’s blessings still come
Even amidst the strife

His beauty always there
Among all joys and cares
His glorious life He offers
Infinity He shares

As my winter ends
Colder winds may be my fate
But I for sure now know
they only blow
To open eternity’s gates

 

Perfect Morning!

 

We had such a beautiful morning today! The weather was perfect. The temperatures were down so it was cooler, and the humidity was lower also. It felt almost like a cool, clear October day. It felt great after the heat we’ve had. Here are some more pics along our greenway which runs along the river and a creek. I love how on these clear days the water reflects all the colors of the sky and the trees along the banks. I even caught a small red cardinal going for an early morning bath.

We are blessed God loved us enough to make the earth a beautiful place just so we could enjoy its beauty. Praise God and have a great day.

Why Would You Not?

 

Why Would You Not?

Why would you not
Comes within my thoughts
Utopia is usually
What is sought
By most people

Even if unaware
Within themselves
Is it not the place
wherein we would all
Desire to dwell?

Perfect love, joy, peace
No more pain,
Death, stress,
Constant struggle,
Does Live within our reach

Keys to such a
Place divine,
that land
Are always present
for our taking
In an outstretched
Hand

A Holy Creator
Reaches down
From above
Needing nothing of us
Bending only thru
& in His love

Offering us Himself
Perfection’s Beauty,
Love, Glory, Light
Power beyond measure
Reaching out in
All His Might

Desiring once again to
Father His children’s
Journey
Yearning to turn
Our story
Toward His light

Fathering all, each
And every one
Will not leave out
The smallest, weakest
Daughter or son

So, reach out, take
the offered hand
Join in His journey
Never, ever for this
Will you once receive
a reprimand

Lovely face
Full of grace
unendingly
Flawless Father
May we gather
Beneath your wings

So, why would you not
Want to receive
all this God offers
In His eternal reprieve
From the mire & struggles
Upon this dusty earth

Reflections

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Reflections

Ancient trees
Stand
Soaking their toes
At the water’s edge
Below
Or knee-deep
Within its depths
which seep
through bark’s
roughened skin

Mirror images
Of plants and earth
Above
Reflections traced
onto a watery world
fitting as a hand
into a glove

Solid browns and green
earthy fingers
Projecting over head
& into the silken surface below
Which ripples and flows
echoing azure skies
And sunlight’s golden glows

God,
If you were to lean
close down enough
As I hold my camera
Tightly within my grip
In liquid’s reflections
Might I be able to trace
The beauty within
The curve of your lip
Upon your face?

Somewhere We All Know

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Somewhere We All Know

Somewhere we all know
Within our hearts
That more glorious here below
Than His infinity’s power
Is the love God forever shows
To each speck, iota of life
In His creation

So, do not be afraid
Of one so powerful
That my mere words
On an empty page
Cannot explain
His Glory

Or love so unending
Infinite, unyielding
I continue to ask
Why?
Why this empowered,
Noble King
Stays faithful

To us, when we
Are unfaithful
Spit in His face
Tell him He does not
Exist,
Accept the blessings
Without blessing
The Great Blessor.

So do not turn away
While it is still your Today
And you may receive
His Grace and mercy
Do not let judgment
Come and find you
Not ready.