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Focus On The Healer Not On The Hurt
Posted Sunday, December 7, at 5:06 PM
Focus on the Healer not on the hurt Your name is being drug thru the dirt Turn the other cheek do not defend If you fight this battle it will never end Pray for your enemies and yourself, too If they crucified Jesus then why not you Love may never fail but it often cries...

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When The Children Cry
Posted Sunday, June 15, at 6:21 PM

A battle is being fought for the lives of children Families are being ripped apart again and again Unlimited resources to destroy but none to build Truth is meaningless when innocent blood is spilled When you try to defend yourself it's only a trap...

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Success or Failure
Posted Sunday, March 2, at 6:07 PM

Failure is a stone success a flower Failure will always be around longer So enjoy the fragrance, the beauty, the moment Success allows life the way it is truly meant But failure comes at the most inopportune times Phrases that don't fit or a word that rhymes...

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Empty Hands / I Have Nothing To Bring
Posted Wednesday, December 25, at 7:16 AM

With empty hands I come before You There is nothing I can say or do Rich beyond my wildest dreams Living in poverty or so it seems My King, my Lord, my Everything This morning I have nothing to bring Tears flowed I held my head in shame Jesus touched me and spoke my name...

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Posted Friday, November 29, at 3:00 PM

Philippians 4:11-12 (NIV) I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation.......

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Little Noah
Posted Saturday, October 5, at 12:25 PM

Little Noah is frightened. The joy of his perfect little world has been disrupted. How can he fix it? Why won't anyone listen to him? Wasn't always like this. In his mind he goes back to when life was simpler..... Mom and Dad loved him. So did his Grandpa Noah. ...

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Posted Saturday, August 31, at 3:17 AM

Brothers for life tho we never met Our paths are so different and yet We share a bond that can't be broken Love is much more than words spoken Hearts knit together by the hand of GOD Each walking in the footsteps Jesus trod Sowing of seeds these days obsolete...

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The Resume
Posted Friday, May 24, at 12:33 PM

I waited patiently for the interview I wasn't sure what I would say or do Several before me were dressed to kill Confident in their abilities and skill Detailing each and every accomplishment Self-assurance in how they would present So much talent and good looks, too...

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Please GOD
Posted Sunday, May 12, at 10:42 AM

He's the god of the mountain and the valley, too There's no place where God is not with you Even in the midst of your darkest hour You have no strength, word or power A warrior too hurt to continue to fight Darkness seems to be overwhelming light...

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Autism Speaks
Posted Tuesday, April 2, at 3:59 PM

Autism speaks but no one hears They can see problems but not the tears Needing flexibility but refusing to budge It is so much easier to label and judge Emotionally fragile struggling to fit in Disobedience and punishment again A confusing blur of expectations and demands...

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When You Open Your Heart
Posted Monday, April 1, at 7:53 AM

When you open your heart you open a door To a world that others easily ignore Inviting in the way of the Cross Purifying fire spiritual dross Embracing those the church can't see There is no vision when eyes are on thee Hearing the cries feeling the pain...

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A Different Army
Posted Saturday, December 22, at 6:56 AM

Isaiah 11 (NIV) 6 The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. 7 The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together,...

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Holy Is Not A Four Letter Word
Posted Saturday, December 8, at 11:51 AM

Holiness is received not achieved. Holiness is accepting a gift given not compensation for work done. Holiness begins in the heart (seed), transforms the mind (seedling), and is evidenced by how a life is lived (tree). Example of a holy life.....

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What I See
Posted Thursday, October 25, at 10:19 PM

I look into my mirror saddened by what I see There's nothing attractive or beautiful about me How can Jesus love me with all my imperfection Acceptance is difficult when I'm used to rejection Every time He touches me a part of me cringes Knowing I'm not good enough self-pity binges...

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The Search
Posted Wednesday, September 26, at 12:09 PM

I walked down a street with churches on each side One had promised prosperity but they had lied Another had many activities for folks to enjoy Always the latest gimmick, program, and toy One had music coming from it that was way too loud Those on the stage got much praise from the crowd...

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Successful Failures
Posted Wednesday, September 12, at 2:27 PM

Take a wet sponge and throw it against the wall and water will splash out. Take a christian who is soaking in the Lord and throw them into a trial or difficulty what happens? Does Jesus "leak" out or flesh? A lot depends on if we are absorbing His Presence or are absorbed by the world...

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When GOD Gets Personal
Posted Monday, September 10, at 5:58 PM

Self is an obstacle and my worst enemy Surrendering to GOD is the key to victory Owned means we're adopted and not property Knowing who we are allows us to live in liberty Our heavenly Father patiently shows us the way Often despite our best efforts and words we say...

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Where Do You Stand
Posted Sunday, September 2, at 7:53 PM

In this world we must know who is our friend So many players, liars, and those who pretend Truth must be protected at any cost Even if sometimes we offend the lost So you ask the question, "Where do you stand?" Sounds less like a question more like a demand...

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Thank-You, Father
Posted Sunday, August 5, at 4:16 AM

The needs are great my resources small There is no way I can meet them all I do all I can but it is never enough Overwhelmed by hurts, demands and stuff I cry to the Lord but He is strangely quiet I don't know how much longer I can fight Violent waves battered the ship again and again...

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Truly Free
Posted Thursday, July 26, at 6:26 AM

Psalm 94:19 (NIV) When anxiety was great within me, your consolation (comfort, peace) brought joy to my soul. This is my twenty year bible study on hurting. It began with Psalm 142:4 (KJV) I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul...

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I have the heart of a poet, the eye of an artist, and dress like a bum. I am no one important. No title, no position, no authority. Just a normal person. But I know Jesus. And Jesus knows me. And this relationship has changed my life and continues to change my life. I have no desire to be known but great desire for others to know Jesus. I would like to blog about Jesus, christian living, church, hurting, hope. I do not want to lead this blog but follow it wherever it leads.
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