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We are the River   Leave a comment

Lord, oh God, Creator

Most Mighty, Holy One, Sacred and Supreme

When in lowly valley I fall sullen

You appear mysteriously so sudden

You gratefully redirect

My wanderings and my schemes

And permeate my dreams

The earth, and all of us, Your creation

Symbolic of who You are

Rivers flow on endlessly

Quenching the thirst of earth and all dependent on it

The waters unseen work churns beneath the surface

Hiding deep within its banks and bottom

Precious gems and many treasures

Living waters return to You in greater measure 

By sweeping up each soul in its holy water

We, who You made most magnificent

We, who You trusted with Your creation

Return to You, most Holy One, who we call our Maker 

And better yet, to love you more, as our Mother and our Father

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Standing Strong   Leave a comment

 

In a world of psychological blight

When fear and doubt obstruct our sight

Foundations crack to rock us to the core

Shaken yet not overtaken

 

Never can we ever lose our grip

Engraved in each of us the promised hope

No matter what the world can hurl at us

The truth still stands and will remain

 

This life is dust; this world a passing vapor

As day winds down and life’s years taper

Take up the banner; embrace the fact

That Jesus Christ is coming back

 

Don’t take my word; see for yourself

Invest in what cannot be corrupted

A promise of peace uninterrupted

Assurance of faith and love upon which we can rely

 

Faith is believing in what you cannot yet see

I know you know that only fools are mystified

The disease of more, false hopes, and temporal bliss

Try to cloud the minds of  poor souls who might miss

 
The Spirit’s call of heavenly angels in our midst

We know better — Yes we do

Love was, love is, and always will

Conquer every ail, and in Christ, eternally prevail

 

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When the Wind and Waters Rage   2 comments

No matter what the inner voices have said

Whether damning words of fault and dread

The truth of the precious unreplaceableness of you and me


Is softly, sweetly, swiftly, in a time of need 


Spoken in a whisper


Our Creator’s emissary


A Spirit filled tsunami 


Guardian angel, Holy Spirit, Word of God, Christ on High


Have my heart drown out the lies 


With Your all consuming powerful ever present love 


How beautiful, astounding, more wonderfully amazing could it be 


That loving Spirit living inside of you and me


Dispelling all we fear


The promise of life to come


The battle won


If only I could see beyond what is imagined


Heaven in its glorious splendor for all eternity 


How minuscule, how incidental all else becomes


When You, oh God, and we are One

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From What I See   2 comments

In a world that sometimes seems so overcrowded

We get a glimpse of our minuteness

And then we see through eyes of known eternity

That even in this selfsame world

Lies still its vastness and abundance

 

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This World is Not My Home   3 comments

In anxiousness I twitch and flinch

I shake a leg, not as a metaphor

Impatient waiting for I know not what

Meditate, relax, and breathe

Words that offer little ease

The present becomes difficult

When subconscious projects peace of mind existing only in the future

Concluding that desired outcomes

Offer sure security

The truth, God’s word, and Spirit’s presence

Is food for mind and heart and soul

Without these three I would only be

A vacuous worldly prop

So when I twitch and flinch

And become so discontent

Remind me God that this place

Is just a temporary earthly tent

 

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You Can Fly if You Try   2 comments

 

My thoughts like air can rise above

Any circumstance or perceived obstacle

Imaginings can raise me far above

Beyond what mortals see

To soar with heaven’s angels

So long as my thoughts are stayed on Thee

To spread my wings is to inform

To reveal God’s majesty

Here we are, not for ourselves

But to simply be

The beautiful mysterious miracle

God made each of us to be

 

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Life for Life   2 comments

I may not know or understand

The reasons or ways that life perpetuates itself

But I trust that God does, and has a plan

That in the end we will all come awake

To live and love in an eternal life

A life with every living creature that has ever been

To forever rejoice and celebrate

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