Knee Deep There you are Knee deep in those waters Where most sense danger And then run & scatter Yet you have wandered outward Seemingly without a care All around you life’s flows never cease But do not be so foolish As to let all your follies increase Beware those seemingly Placid waters for now Do not upward rise quickly & underneath them drag you down God still cries, holds out arms To bring you home Back onto a safer ground Wishes for you to cease to roam No longer within his voice’s sound Or out of his love’s caresses Leave those roaring depths of satan’s dangers All those lurid temptations hold nothing but the cunning voice of a stranger Yield to Christ’s love flowing freely In His bright blood on a cross Step out of those cold dark powers That carry only the pain of sin’s deepest loss
Light is meant to shine White Light against the darkness Hope against despair This world certainly carries a Heart wrenching load Of troubles and cares But us, We Christians, Are meant to shine as lights Of God’s Joy and Holy Might Meant to carry His Love Sent from heavenly abodes above So if you carry Christ’s name Remember diligently His fame Speaks of His grace, mercy And His death’s sacrifice Which brought down to all mankind All of heaven’s glorious light We are meant to carry into A darkened world’s despairing Terror and fright!
I could not resist this shot of the contrast between the brilliant light of the day’s sun on the dark surface of the river’s water. Have a blessed day!
A Study In Contrasts Would we know Happy without sad The good without the bad Light without the dark Or hot without the cold Or even God if we had Not eternal souls? I do not think I have The answer for such things Or can even begin to truly understand Only our God holds in His gentle hands The reason behind all such things intended in His eternity’s great plans.
I am blessed enough to live in an area of the world where we have all four seasons. The first blushes of autumn are just beginning with a few reds, oranges and golds in the tree leaves. I hope everyone can enjoy their autumn. Have a great day. Praise God!
First Blushes First blushes Are like First loves Are Exciting Tingling from your Nose to your toes Like a drug of Exhilaration So are nature’s First blushes As season’s change Just a first glimpse Introduction, Anticipation Of something Beautiful yet To come So as autumn’s First colors Come out to play They remind that Life is here to stay This is a whispered Promise Of even more joy On the way But why or Maybe, Perhaps Autumn dies in Such fiery glories Of raging oranges, reds & golds Because it will be God’s fiery intense love That ends all the struggles For man’s eternal soul ushering out everything old So, as angels begin to Sing Of approaches of winter Their voices remind us Another re-creation Awaits from God Re-created New World, End of all pain, strife Suffering As we look into the face Of our Resurrected King He announces the return Of mankind’s new Spring!
I was trying to catch the last of this summer’s wildflowers on our greenway system down by the river. The drier season of Fall has set in so the flowers are starting to fade away, but there’s always next Spring! I hope you have a blessed and good Saturday.
Golden Rod Wicked, wicked Golden Rod Without hardly even one single nod Your pollen’s unceasing furies Are unleashed With only one breath My eyes begin to weep, Of course, also the drippy nose I feel I sneeze From my head to my toes So, even though I am enchanted By your deceitful beauty's glances Within the earth so deeply planted Too close I dare not ever linger As you are for me the bringer Of each breath’s struggle And cause me to curse all the troubles your fall beauties scatter broadly in the air!