Community

Community

Life is not just about me
Or you & you
It is about all of us,
This whole frail planet of dust
One large community
In this we must believe, trust

My country & also yours
Every one, small & large
Bears the terrible scars
Of an enemy’s lies

Seeking to tear down, destroy
About this he has never been coy
Plainly wishes us to end
& all his battles to win

Masquerading sometimes
As an angel of light
(he does not easily
give up the fight)
Lies, kills, deceives
All to bring us to our knees
In searing pain

Railing against 
God’s Holy Name
Before his strength does wane
As he knows it for certain will
So our joys he seeks to kill
And our salvation steal

But,
If as one we will all follow
The One whose name
Is forever above all
If we answer Christ’s call
Then assured is satan’s fall
& his power rings most hollow

So, let all believers agree to be
One united world-wide community
That standing together no matter the cost
We all will assuredly see
Our loving Christ’s glory & victory!!

A New Box

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A New Box

We substitute
Tendency to loot
From Box to 
Box
Compartmentalizing
Our way 
Thru each & every
Day

A Box for home
A Box for work
A Box for fun
Then 
the tiniest, tiniest box 
Finally for our spirit
& God

So in they go
Into the larger Boxes
What we believe to be
Major spaces of our lives
But the most important parts
We then minimalize

Why do we put God 
In a box so tiny
After all He is large
Runs a universe 
So very shiny

With suns & moons
Black holes
Created endless numbers
Of souls
Let Him have all
Your Boxes

So give it a
Shot
Take God out
Of that smallest
Box

Pour the contents
Of all your Boxes
Into God’s large one
In that way
They might all 
Become the same

He & His Son
Will be sure to run
Each Box’s contents
With only
The very best of intents
And extreme care
For He only wants to share
Himself,
that Ultimate Paradise
With you!

Peace & Quiet

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We got a break in the rain today so I pulled out the old bicycle and did my usual ride on our greenway system. Today was different in that there were fewer people out because it was still cloudy and looked like it might rain at any second, but the ride was worth the risk. It was nice to not have the sun out. It made it so much cooler even though, as it usually is here in the southern United States, the humidity was very high. It makes the air feel sometimes like walking around in a warm, thick blanket you wish you could get rid of but unfortunately cannot.

Most of our regular walkers must have stayed in because of the rain threat so for most of my ride I had the greenway pretty much to myself. It was very relaxing, and I shared the morning with mostly a few stately old trees and wildflowers still clinging on through to the end of August. It was very peaceful and quiet. Nature’s beauty can have a calming effect if you will allow it to. Thank You and Praise You, God, for making the world so beautiful just for our pleasure! Below is a quick poem that came in the middle of my bike ride. Have a blessed day!!

Nature will talk 
If you will take the time
To listen
Allow yourself a walk
Among the unspoken words
She's anxious to say
Always attempting
To improve your day!

While You Can!

While You Can

Praise the God of
This earth
The sky & the seas
I lift my hands in praise
As in joy I fall
to my knees!

Thank-full for the breath in my lungs
While I still have it
For even now to your glory
Are there songs yet to be sung

For the beat of my heart, 
This you have created,
As I praise your Holy Name
I plead for my country’s sin
To be abated!

I do all of this while I can
For we all know
Death stops for no man
So before I return to that dried dust,
Whilst still residing in this earthly shell
& of Him yet able to tell

I will praise God’s name
& wait most joyfully 
As He brings re-creation,
The world’s Salvation,
To those who choose
All their old ways to lose
To live forever with our Christ
In His beautiful & renewed Paradise!!

Praise God!

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Psalm 150

Praise the Lord

Praise God in His sanctuary
praise Him in His mighty 
heavens
Praise Him for His 
acts of power
praise Him for His surpassing
greatness
praise Him with the sounding of
the trumpet
praise Him with the harp and
lyre
praise Him with timbrel and dancing
praise Him with the strings 
and pipe
praise Him with the clash of cymbals
praise Him with resounding
cymbals

Let everything that has breath
praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

I just thought this was good way to start off the day after Christmas Day. Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas, that everyone stayed safe. May God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit bless and guide your day today.

Someone!

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Someone

Everything comes from

Something

In our case, this world, we,

Came from Someone

With this fact for a moment

Let us just run

 

Universe, spinning

Full of grace

Evolving, rebirthing

From the love light

Emanating from His

Glorious face!

 

So, let us bend the knee

Open the heart fully with

with eyes that see

Our Lord, Creator

Most Divine

And within our hearts

Let Him be reborn

With all His full power

And glory To Shine