To DANCE in the RAIN!

I dance in the rain

Under dark, cloudy skies

With arms, hands raised

I offer up my only gift

Of joyful praise

Upward in our God’s name!

Life’s rains on all
Will fall
But that only 
Sends out the call
To love harder
Dance even more
As the painful rains
Around us pour
Our God suffered 
the rains also
To help us grow
In grace, to become
Closer to His face

This loving Christ

On man’s evil cross

Still offered to us

His Glorious & Eternal

Joy-filled Paradise!

On Fire!

On Fire

Burning cross
On a hill
Your voice 
Rings out
To tell us still

Of a Savior’s heart
So full of passion
And fire
Never will Christ stop
Or ever tire

Of pouring His love
Upon this earth
To light His
Glorious fire
Within His church

So his family 
May lead
Darkened hearts
To see
Their Savior
On a burning cross
Seeking to save
All & every of 
The eternally lost.




Great Blues

I was able yesterday to get some fairly decent video footage of some great blue herons that are nesting near our house on the walking trail that goes right by a river. I think it’s amazing that these large magnificent birds would build nests in the middle of a city where they’re so close to people and the noise of traffic, but they did.

Normally, you see them standing alone and solitary at the edge of the creeks and river’s banks looking for small fish which is their primary food source. They are so large, and I did not know they built their nests at the top of very, very tall trees. The nests are large, two to three feet in diameter, and they are sitting on their eggs. I love to watch them take off and land on their nest. Their wing span looks to be about at least three feet wide, maybe more. They are a grey blue in color with an orange colored beak.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video and have a blessed day. Praise God!

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Been to Hell

 
 
 Been To Hell
  
 I have been to hell
 & I can truly tell
 You do not want to go there
  
 I have known
 Nothingness
 No words can express
 Such a horror
 In my life, it was the
 Most severe of tests
  
 At such a fresh, young age
 Life at its very start
 No joy, light or hope
 Was there to fill
 My very frightened heart
  
 Known have I a complete
 Vacuum of love
 Dark void, satan’s hate
 Empty was the space upon
 My very first plate
  
 Until I was allowed
 To look up
 A light began to stir
 From a place above, afar
 Beautiful, unknown before
 Glistening, a hopeful star
  
 Waiting.
 All I had to do was try
 & reach
 You did the rest
 & came to teach,
 Love, fill
 For You had a deep darkness
 To kill
 & You did, Lord Jesus
 You Did!!
  
 Praise You, Lord Jesus
 Praise You, Lord God
 Praise You, Holy Spirit
   

God has the power to raise you above any circumstance in your life but you must receive it, let Him fill you with Himself. You must let go of yourself and this world. He loves you passionately, profoundly and completely. Praise God!!!

Winter Whites

KODAK Digital Still Camera
 
 
 Winter Whites
  
 Winter always reminds me of white -- purity. I don’t know, maybe because 
that’s when it snows the most. Things always seem to slow down.
 The frantic growing of spring and summer is absent. The earth seems
 to be taking a rest.
 Less rushing around
 Time to let go
 More repose
 Be slow
 More inner reflection
 Look for a higher direction
    For my thoughts
 Be enveloped by
 Peaceful stillness 
 Make it an endeavor most earnest
 Go deeper into myself
 That inner me
 I usually place upon a shelf
 As I rush around
 Get to know God’s peace that
 Passes understanding.
  
 Come, Lord Jesus, come.
 Recreate your world and
 Leave your peace and repose!