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THE ONLY KING OF MY LIFE

He is the only King who touched my soul.
In his arms, I found my self as whole.
He pulls me up when I was down.
He saves my soul in flaming lawn.

Through His Father, the Sovereign God.
He was sent to Earth with all His love.
By the womb of a woman with faith and trust,
A child was born ,brought a message from God.

He is the light that shines my way.
The inspiration to face every battle.
He is the strength when I am weak.
He is the closest friend I used to speak.

Whenever rain pour down from the sky.
I always thank God for sending a cry.
I used to remember the love that's divine.
For giving us His only begotten son, Jesus.



** 3rd Place Winner in Debbie Guzzi's Contest:Jesus & Mary for Easter **


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That Most Blessed of Nights

“O my husband, it’s been a long trip,”
The voice was soft and almost pleading.
“It won’t be long now, my Dear”
Joseph glanced tenderly up at his wife.
She sat atop a shabby-looking donkey
Her outer garments pulled tightly about her body.

The City of David – Bethlehem – House of Bread
What a suitable beginning for the Bread of Life
Neither of these two weary travelers
Really understood the full weight of these events
They simply trusted the God who had spoken
“You shall call His name, Jesus.”

It seemed so unreal to them both
That the ancient Words would be fulfilled
In their insignificant lives.
Joseph and Mary – two incredibly ordinary people.
I’m sure that Heaven filled with laughter
As the angels pondered the irony of such wisdom.

As they entered the city, darkness was descending
Fires and lights flickered throughout the streets
And the tired donkey stumbled over the stones
“Lodging, please?” was the repeated appeal
The answer always the same, “No room.”
No room – then or now – for Heaven’s Son.

Finally – a small, dark stable on the town’s edge
No furnishings except straw and rough mangers
And yet, on that most blessed of all nights
God’s eternal plan began to unfold
Looking like an ordinary child – but oh my
The Creator of the universe arrived.

The star blazed brilliantly filling the sky with light
The Light of the world had come at last.
“Behold!” shouted the heavenly messenger
“Come see what Jehovah has done”
The shepherds quivered and trembled
As songs of praise and adoration rang out.

Running joyfully to Bethlehem
The first visitors to see the newborn King
Untidy, lowly workers of the fields
But hearts aglow with the wonderful message
No gifts except themselves  
Exactly what God still desires.

Wise men from afar
Believing the prophecies they had found
Came bearing precious gifts
And rejoiced in what they found
How sad, the wise and rich of Jerusalem
Missed the events of that most blessed night.

Behold! – Immanuel! – God IS with us!
That’s the glorious story of that most blessed of nights.
Not only millennia ago – but now, today, tonight
God sent His only Begotten Son – for you, for me
That we might have everlasting life!
What gift will you bring to Heaven’s King?  Yourself?



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My Micke boys

                To be called ..
            ~   Grandma is a Honor ~

        I have been blessed with 4  Grandchildren

       ~ one lays in Heaven " Kaleb "  He is God's Angel ~
   ~ His twin brother he will always watch over , and be in his soul~

     For he loved his Brother so much in the womb ,
       he chose Heaven which gave life to his twin
      ~ I feel his spirit when I see the other Grandson ~
 
              Time passed another gift to see
               we are " Mickes" and Loved 
            Our Dad held the title in Baseball 
                   ~  that's how we roll ~
           those children are Grandmas hero's 

       The Irish they love big and Family is everything 
        The brothers will protect the beautiful sister 
              ~ as many lads will be calling ~

        Every time my Grandson hits a home run
     There will be a Angel watching proudly in the stand 

       It will be as if the Angel lifted him when he runs 
           ~no one runs faster then my Grandson~
     either baseball or Art  ~ you shall find your gift given

                These children have been blessed~
                 ~  a beauty to hard to describe 
        If you think not ~~  Take a look at the Mom  
                     That girl can stop Traffic   
                    after raising three and still~ 

          "Inspired by the gift and loss of Grandchildren "

     May our precious " Kaleb " softly rest where Angels only Dwell


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He's A Carpenter

Surrounded by various profession
Business, medicine, soldiership and education
It's heaven-sent and planned  for Him to labour
To work manually with strength and effort
True hardships; entails a great man of honor

He picked up woods and tools to craft
From small drawers and tables to houses that will last
An impression of humility and expression of equality
Though He is reverence; a Saviour from heaven

Joseph was the adoptive father
Where His skill of carpentry originated
He worked night and day; perspired with pain
He asked of no demand and with no complain

The name is Jesus born in Betlehem
The only begotten son of our Father in heaven
He could have worked in another occupation
But chose to make a living from down-below

Carpenters make
Carpenters create
They take the common and make it something to consider
Equipped with right materials they bind things altogether
The reason-being, for us to know He's a builder

Don't you know that we're under construction?
Whenever our hearts broken and the world is all we know
When we pray and call, Jesus is at work
To fix us and forgive; improving mind and soul

No work is greater if hardwork is shared
Truly, Jesus had proven that a carpenter's noble
To help us build our dreams and make the world stronger
"In Him, all things hold together"'.


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REFLECTION OF AN ANGEL

I saw a reflection of an angel.
It was rather vague yet so real.
It told me a story of sanctity.
It told me a story of aged maturity.
It was beautiful.

I saw a reflection of an angel.
It was rather vague yet so real.
It held out its pure hand.
Reached for a strand of my weary hair.
Swiftly stroked it back and put it in its rightful place.
It was soothing.

I saw a reflection of an angel.
It was rather vague yet so real.
It took my hand and gently clasped it.
Pulled me up to stand on my feet;
And gently whispered…” this is how you start…”
It was strengthening.

I saw a reflection of an angel
It was rather vague yet so real.
It scooped my hands up in the air.
Slightly forced my head to tilt upward;
And with another whisper said..."This is how you surrender
To a much greater purpose”.
It was heartbreaking.

I saw a reflection of an angel.
It was rather vague yet so real.
It gently wiped away a tear.
Washed it away with warm waters.
Gently swiped my face with a towel of hope.
It was awakening. 

I saw a reflection of an angel.
It was rather vague yet so real.
It titled my head towards the mirror.
And gently whispered “this is a story of sanctity…
This is a strand of a life ahead full of exaltation;
A few feet away from healing that inspires;
This is a story of great surrender to pain
And welcoming of inner peace
This is a story of a gentle tear that will forever
Form a river of immersed hope;
It was divine fulfillment.


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A star has fallen

A star has fallen
a brush of light
that painted
a little corner deep
in the firmament
before it turns 
into dark.

A dream that vanished
before it even became
a glisten of wish
a bud that withered away
before I study it

or it was just a breath
which sacrificed itself
for other breaths
and shone like a Sun
before it unites itself
with the Infinite Being
the 'Ancient of Days'.


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Pushing beyond your borders

I thought
I believed
I was beyond the reach of light
Trapped there within your darkness
You eclipsed my wonder
My innocence
My hope

You wrapped me fully
Confiscating my will
Smothered my unrealized self
Draped me in your need
Subjugated me to your narrative

Then in the distance
A flicker
A tiny dot
Beyond your optics
Your contrived paranoia
Your insatiable need
I watched it grow
Filling my craving
Firing my synapses
Awakening my indefinable

I was not born to be in darkness
Wriggling in the shadows
Instead I pushed beyond your borders
Grabbed onto God's hand
As He effortlessly lifted
Transforming my impossible
He banished your Darkness
He rewrote your narrative
You took me from myself
Yet today I am back
I am strong
Freed from your insanity

I know
I believe
I am beyond the reach of darkness
Here I frolick in peaceful meadows of possibilities
I have claimed my wonder
My innocence
My hope
I live within a transcendent light
Mine is a world of every
Everyone is welcome
Peak out from the dark
Push back the veil
A hand stretches 
Reaches
Pierces the sadness
Hold on
Let it be 
Let it lift
Let it love
Let it consume the darkness

For Vicky Tsiluma's I'll be back contest.


I was inspired by Robin Davis's poem "Abuse Shocked Her Into a Shell"
There is light beyond abuse in whatever form it takes.


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Snow

Snow sprinkles the ground
 
as delicate as sugar
 
crystallizing the exterior with a romantic heritage
 
only found in the heart of a child's imagination.
 
Like happiness it can melt in your hands,
 
and like happiness it can grow bitter like the ice you slip on
 
Forming miraculously to the curves of the earth
 
hugging till the land soaks in it's providence
 
white like the pages I battle with
 
Falling so passionately you'd think it was falling in love with the ground
 
And when it lands,
 
A blanket of perfection
 
glistening the season to a crisp
 
gently the sun arises
 
"there's no where to go today,
 
I'm just going to sit and enjoy the magic."


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Just speechless

Mom, Dad, How can i describe you? A friend of mine describes his parents as Clueless and lost Another said they are just mean and brat One who never wanted to hurt hers told me hers are Distant and lonely I met one who spoke in my ears That his mom is silly And his dad a drunkard Others call them evil, sinister, diabolical, and grumpy Though most choose to say it softly kind, giving, hardworking but unapproachable But how can I describe you, Mom and dad? Saying you are loving and caring Its an understatement How can i describe you? You teach me right from wrong, You encourage and support me , You laugh with me and wipe my tears away, when i cry Yes you are honest, You are wise, You are respectful, You are intelligent, You are a blessing, So warm, tolerant but patient, But that doesn't satisfy it all You're the reason why I'm so strong, Because you inspire You are the reason why am smart Because you nurture You are the reason why i believe Because you faith-filled When I need you, you're always there I hate defeat because you taught me victory Though today I have a confession to make When it comes to describe who you are to me I am just speechless
Dedicated to my dad and mom James and Cinda Carter Like with every relationship, they have had their highs and lows But no one can rule out that its the best couple i know so far They love God, they love each other and them love me Sponsor: Poet Destroyer A Contest: A poem you have not entered in a contest Poet: Rodgers Roger Carter Date:7/18/2014 Time: 12:00:00 AM


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War Mentality

They come from a different era
where patriotism is a just cause
they would fight for the true blue
never mind who was right or wrong

they stood staunch and egos proud
their chest out, backs straight and chins up
they come from an old style of thinking
I fight today as my father and grandfather did too.

fighting for an eye for an eye tooth for a tooth
I will die to serve my country even if its a lie
if you try to invade our land
we will come and conquer you

we are defenders of the truth
but the old timers forget
and the young ones have a narrow point of view
there was a time when the immigrants were Irish, Italians and jews

racism was rampant and that hasn't changed
Christians today still preach
'Jesus is savior they say repent your evil ways
pushing their rhetoric just like the roman empire did

amazingly America seems to be doing the same
history seems to repeat itself time and time again
war, religion, oil and what we perceive  as freedom
we invade again and again and call it defending democracy

yet the intelligence comes from spies and other governments
because they have shared interests in different types of policy
they all carefully choose their words
because one slip of the lip could trigger war as it has happened before

todays war on terrorism is a campaign designed  to instill pain 
and un-trust to drain our resources from us 
And our leader claimed up front this is not a religious war
yet he paraphrases from the bible we'll get those evil doers

you see bush fooled our religious leaders too.
he used their belief in Jesus he tricked 'em all just to get their vote
he claims he's a born again Christian and this Christians embraced him holly
but then one day bush spoke to Jesus and asked what to do with Iraq

Jesus responded Invade that country
Now dont get me wrong Jesus was not about war 
he taught of peace, love and compassion
however his message has been twisted and turned over time 

and history shows the hands of Christian religious leaders are always bloody
because they twist the truth to control dictatorship is always the goal
Bush had been plaining war before a judge handed him the seat
on his first day he signed a bill into law prevent any criminal charges against him



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Witness and Behold the End

White Lilies,
Scattered on the ground,
Out of their element.
Witness,
Purity,
Deprived of its origin.
Behold,
Clarity no longer visible.
 
White Roses,
In the purest snow,
Frozen to the core.
Witness,
Loveliness,
Stripped away so rash.
Behold,
Beauty destroyed.

White flowers,
All around,
Trampled into dust.
Witness,
Wildness,
Stolen without knowledge.
Behold,
Endless death fighting to prevail.


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A Wayward Heart

The summer rain fell softly upon me as I traveled along
I felt alive and energized and I began to sing an old song
The weeping willows stand as statues of a forgotten past
The flower garden, with its' angel fountain, glows as I pass

The rain gave way to a bright sunny day indeed
I rushed away each of these precious moments, there was no need
I found a turtle by the walk, I let him go on by
I see everything so clearly it makes my heart cry

Beckoning my soul is the song of the bluebird far away
His gentle song tugs at my heart along my way
I chisel a little more of my sad past as I go
Oh Lord, help this country boy clear his soul


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His Blood Flowed Down

He stood before the soldiers,
a king draped in royal purple.
          He was crowned
with a circlet of thorns woven together, 
and pressed into His brow:
Sharp, piercing, cruel thorns.
And His blood
                 flowed
                        down.
Mocking soldiers played their part well.
Bowing low with sneering faces
then rising up with wooden staff
           they struck Him,
over and over and over again.
The king said not a word.
They spat on Him and laughed.
The king remained silent.
No condemnation escaped His battered lips.

He was brought before His subjects,
beaten, bruised, but not broken.
            Not defeated.
Crucify Him!  Crucify Him!,
His subjects shouted as they rejected Him.
So He was stripped of His robe,
nailed to a crude wooden cross,
where His blood
                    flowed
                           down.
   
"Father, forgive them!", He cried.
"They don't know what they are doing."
 They didn't know who He was.
      They didn't know that He had come 
       to teach them the path to God.
           They didn't know that it was for their sin
           He was dying.
                They didn't know that He was the one 
                 they had been waiting for:
                 their Messiah, Deliverer, King.
                     They didn't know how much He loved them
                     as His blood
                                    flowed
                                           down.

4/17/2014


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The Perfect Painting

*The Perfect Painting*

On a canvas like none other
I began to sculpt all of mankind
I began with a single piece of clay and a thought

A thought of love…

I desired love of unprecedented proportions
So I created the most unparalleled piece of art

I created man…

In 
my
own
image

I took my Creator’s paintbrush
And with just one stroke
My love created you
…Yes you 
And all of mankind

With my heart for creativity in mind
I desired to have a race of people just like me 

A race of gentle-hearted people 
That went about populating the earth
As miniature ME’s
Depositing love flowers
And a sense of security

Then one day a snake came along
He dumped mud upon my canvas
And tried to destroy my masterpiece
He was unsuccessful as you can see
For every time a new day begins
Every time a new sunset or sunrise is shown
It is a gentle reminder that I have won in the end

I Am the master Creator…

I am God…

I am the Author…
I am the Great Painter…

I am a Designer…

And I created you!

So whenever you arise in the morning
And whenever you retire from your long day
Just remember the author and finisher of your faith
Believe on me and you shall have everlasting life!
Love, Jesus Christ

Written on May 17, 2014 for Elly Wouterse's
Contest -"The Perfect Painting"


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Big Purple

These chains of deceit that bind me to this hardwood seat. 
I bend and break the bars that confine, but they remain, like the haughty, jagged grin of an eroded skull. 
Such good times as these are even visited by dark slips of the gut from thoughts of tortures past. 
It was a massive structure, swathed in a meagerly regal indigo, lined in placid silver. 
In this place I did not cry of neglect. I was no dark horse, puffing promises of vengeance 
for the cruelty and nonchalance of my lords. 
They catered to me well, forever willing to stir into my cauldron their own lazily construed dogmas. 
But O, so long as I gazed upon the faces of my peers, eyes starried with anticipation of knowledge 
and fantastic visions of other world intrigue, I could not lead the expected life of indifference. Intrigue 
of the kind that I confusedly examined, reaching deep into the dark, conceptual pit of the unknown, and unproven. 
Exhausted, I came to my knees, deep in the cave, to rest, to wait for all the promised realities to reveal themselves. 
I waited so very long for such things. Drew and blew irreplaceable breaths 
awaiting the truth of falsehood to at last burst forth, at the final moment, to redeem itself.


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a leaf fallen

a leaf fallen...

a leaf fallen to the ground cannot be placed back upon the branches of the tree...

a leaf fallen is separated from the nourishment of the trunk or the roots...

a leaf fallen can never be what it once was as it dries up and lies separated from its main source of energy...

its edges curled and the moisture being drawn like water from a well...

a leaf fallen is tossed and turned and blows with no direction from the wind...

it has no control over its destination...

it lies lifeless and abandoned, crunchy, and beneath the feet of the enemy...

a leaf fallen...

gwendolen rix
12-17-14


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EYE SHADOW

EYE SHADOW
-----------------
WOW!!!! 
I love the color and how
It accentuates the tone of your skin
Truly, it brings out the brilliance
Beaming bright from your face
As I gradually gaze
I lose myself in a daze
Simply amazed at the light
Leaping deep in my eyes

I'm flaring in flames with delight
From viewing this gorgeous site
Your color choice cascades 
Like a clique of crystal colored 
Clouds calmly caressing
The blue sky

Even the light from the sun 
Can't outshine the suave design 
Of the portrait displayed 
Right in front of me

But tell me something.........
How long does the liquid splashed
Upon this portrait last
Before the palms that painted it
Mark a smear with a mash

It is removable right?
It's severed at some point
The darkened dusk of the day
If I'm not mistaken

I mean, the mascara
Surrounding it meshes
At the tinge of a tear
The full ethereal effect
Of the face elapses
Evaporates in seconds
And all at once disappears

So, why persist in painting
Your pupils as if going to war
When bound in braids of beauty
Just the way you are?

Why continuously cope concealed
In optometrical colors
When one has already seen
And sees what the cosmetics cover?

~Poetra Jah~


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LOVE

Loyalty
One self
Virtuous
Eternity


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The Constellation of The Christ

(Rev. 1: 20 / Rev. 2: 1, 28 / 2 Pet. 1: 19 / Rev. 22: 16)
(Matt. 27: 45 / Mark 15: 39 / Luke 23: 44)



The Constellation of The Christ
Includes The Bright Morning Star of Life
and Seven Stars Held In His Hand
Each Shines For Seven Congregations of Man

And Shining Near & Shining Far
Thru Time & Space Is That DayStar
and Where That DayStar Rise In Hearts
All Will See The Spectacular Start!

The Constellation of The Christ
Shone Brightest At His Sacrifice
For At High Noon! Darkness Covered The Land
When They Killed GOD's Son - The Son of Man ...

And A Roman Soldier After It Was Done
Even Knew and Said:  "This Was GOD's Son"
And A Darkness Covered The Entire Earth!
Because  JEHOVAH's  Heart Had Been Hurt ...

And In That Unusual, Storm-Dark Sight
The Universe ... Focused On That One Light!
Hung and Offered To Heaven's Throne
Was Lifted Up & Afterwards Went Home

For It Was From Above That Star Descended
And So Back To Heaven That Star Ascended
So The Breach Between Heaven & Earth Was Mended
& The Darkness of Death's Space Was Ended 

And Now, That Star Shines In The Sky
And Now, That Star Will Never Die
He's With The Father of Celestial Lights
Dwelling Where Its Unapproachably Bright!

But The Constellation of The Christ
Beckons Us Close To Eternal Life
And No Sights of Powerful Pulsars & Quasars
Can Compare To The Constellation of Our Savior

Christ Told Us To Let Our Faith Lights Shine
& Follow The Course of His Constellation Signs
and The Constellation of The Christ
Will Shine Forever Over Us In Paradise



             Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/20/2013 
                by:  MoonBee Canady






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Blessing

Priceless pearl
my hidden diamond
love's sweet jewel

Heaven sent
Angelic countenance
Beauty so pure

Lovely daughter
your character delights
my devotion forever

Heartbeat on screen
My unbelief ceased
the moment
You
first squeezed my finger






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A Doctor's Prayer

#Doctor #medicine #Christian #Prayer

Lord this is my prayer as a doctor each and every day... 
Help me to always help someone in some meaningful way
Let me not wounds others already hurting with lackadaisical words today
Lace my tongue with mercy I earnestly pray

Guide me each moment so that my therapeutic footsteps do not falter
Help me so that at least one person's pain I may with your healing power alter
Direct my mind to industriously take in every important detail
Assist me to stay optimistic and resolute even when I fail

Take control of these hands so they may do impressive works
Give me the patience of a saint to solve the things that do irk.
Aid me to remember that I am human but together we can accomplish much
Guide my hands to always provide the most gentle and compassionate touch

Remind me every day lest I forget the reason I became a physician 
Help me remember there are more important things than my commission
Guide my lips when I speak to a patient regarding their condition
Let me rejoice with a grateful heart when I can say the word remission

Lord let me never forget the importance of each of the duties I perform
Let me never become so prideful that I overlook the lives we can transform
Lord help me to remember how important a smile can be
To someone who feels hopeless and afraid and is looking to me


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Infinite Energy S

Get on your bike and get out of my face it smells of fish and oil on the beach this peachy day cape on my shoulders to fly away up with the seagulls I sh*t on your face Now that the body has been properly buried full of the scars from the wars do I carry I cannot believe you all find me scary I skip full of spirit for despite this I'm still merry For on this day God smiled on me gave me the sign to renew my belief and with his presence I shall achieve an eternal life filled by my infinite energy (S).


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The Righteousness Of Love

Love is a wonder shared by one another it's the only reason I'm not six feet under Love in which I believe in a will to sustain I give back to life, now in dormant states of pain The power of Love may not alone be enough locked inside my dreams escape only from above higher than any human being has ever gone before I must have evolved rise above hate, great once more My Father taught me wisdom I am imprisoned no longer now an beast not of burden I am no lion, I am stronger on my shoulder sits twin dragons long awaiting the day evil forces come forth to take what Love is left, away A Hero of Love light are what the world needs angels, not demons exist where ever you believe follow your heart's direction and you shall achieve objects of affection rid of materialistic greed My bright energy has awakened to a fire never consuming the source as the flames just grow higher that is the desire of a product we call Love Fear, the counterpart what I was once made of I am slowly learning how to win when my peace is harder to sharpen so I have given my pen leave the sword has its uses I must say I believe to vanquish the evil in the minds too diseased to serve any purpose except their own selfish ones tomorrow a new day in the clarity of the sun where we two are now one and one done now does bring about a great change lit by the righteousness of Love.


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A Prayer For Strength To Be Yourself

It's hard doing something different.
It's difficult staying yourself.
In a world so accustomed to conformity,
It feels nearly impossible to be unique
As the one He created you to be.
How do we find the strength?
How do we find the courage?
How do we find the bravery?
Where do we defeat fear?
Well, He's hanging on The Cross
Giving life to you and me.
Thank You Jesus!
Let us not forget
With Christ,
Nothing is impossible,
For with God,
All things are possible!
Thank You Father!
Thank You!
We give our lives to You!
We are Yours!
Praise You forever
And forevermore!
In Jesus' Name,
We pray,
Amen!


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the Rose


                 The Rose innocent white, soft pink, yellows 
                colors touch your soul vibrant red to amethyst

                enhances beauty yet a thorn awaits to break skin
                as life does piercing your heart with a thin pin.

                My life has shed drops of blood through each petal
                 as if in return for the love and beauty you feel

                hence pain underneath patiently waits the bloodletting ~

                The rose symbolizes love yet vulnerable to hold
                for when you open your heart it can be left bleeding

                The best of surgeons can not beat your heart
                It is the inner faith and God himself whom gives strength 

                whispers in your ear you shall live you will exist
                your life meaningful as the water and sun to the rose

                 For I am your God  your existence is not over yet .
                        You must Live ~You must Bloom 
                       
                 


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For An Abused Child

If I Could Have Gotten Your Embryo
Before You Were Born
I Would Have Sheltered You Safely
and Protected Your Form ...

I'd Have Put You In My Womb
& Flowed You Knowledge Like In A Tubric
& Patted My Expanding Belly
As I Played You Music

And As You Got Ready
To Arrive From The Birth Canal
You Would've Known My Breasts
Would Be Ringing Like Welcome Bells! ...

Eager To Suckle You
Breast Feed My Own Flesh & Nourish
So You Could Grow Strong
... In Love's Encourage

I Would've Held You In Wonder
& So Close Tenderly
Amazed At This Little Bundle,
Breathing, Piece of Me ...

And When You Turned One
Or As You Sucked Your Thumb
Or Eating Baby Food Jars of Plums
... I'd Have Given You Trumpets & Drums

... And Building Alphabet Blocks
& Superman Capes
& Stuffed Teddy Bears
& Oatmeal Cookies & Grapes

I'd Have Read You Stories
From Capt. Adventure Books
You'd Have Known You Were Loved
By My Proud Mama Looks

I'd Have Spent Time With You
Showing You How To Tie Your Shoe
Rocked You If You Caught The Flu
or Any Sniffles You Went Through ...

I Would Have Played With You
& Prayed With You
From Crawling To Walking
Paved The Way For You

Yeah, I Would Have Fussed At You
& When Needed Even Spanked You Too
& I'd Meant: This Hurts Me More Than You
'Cause You're The Little Symbiot, Mama Grew

So, You Would Have Known
You Were Loved & Treasured
You Would Have Known
Your Worth Couldn't Be Measured

Nor Compared To Anyone Else
At Any Point In Time
'Cause You Are The Best
Because You Were "Mine"

* * * * * * *

But I Never Knew You
But Believe Me If I Had ...
I'd A Made Sure You Had 
A Loving Mom & Dad

And You Would've Never Been Abused
Or Treated Bad ...
But From Now On Find Your Joy
To Replace What's Sad


            Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/12/2013 
             by:  MoonBee Canady


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Return Of Your King

Reflections of imperfections have shown me a way that I can move mountains through my power of faith even though I can't see him I know he is real through the power of prayer and a Love that I feel It's growing inside me like a flower in bloom shall I reveal my powers or is it too soon I am reading the signs through my darkness I find a reason for belief in the light of mankind that I know shall overcome the greatest of odds the Love I seek amazes me especially through the flaws because now I am inspired through the hero's that bring my throne through the darkness on which I return on as your King.


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Grandma Was Dancing

She was a tappin' to the tunes...
of those Mississippi blues...
step-pin' out, in her white...
Pat-en-leather shoes,

We were a watchin' her a prancin',
all through the kitchen, dancin'...
for she was so...hot & sizzlin'...
hummin' to those Mississippi tunes...

Funny curlers too, upon...
her head...for a new... Hair dew,...
she was, a swirlin'-in that bakers apron,
when her head...star-ted a bobbin' to...
those Mississip-pi blues,

'Pots were a knockin'...
Grandma a sockin' down all she brews,
while that kettle there was whistlin',
in har-mo-ny, with them good ole...
good ole...mississip-pi moves,'

That floor there, was a bouncin'
holdin' hands we were a jumpin',
an-a hoppin' In the kitchen, to those...
                  sounds ...
Where Grandma's feet were a stompin',
In her new...New-white-sexy-pat-en-
leather-shoes...
(ya hoo)


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Bravery

It's not a lesson to be taught
Or a skill to be acquired
It's the nudge to move forward
Open when the time is right
It's the spirit inside
God leading on the way
On the journey to discover
He is all you need
It's the courage to let go
Say yes instead of no
Reveal what you've been holding back
As Jesus takes the wheel
It's the realization that it doesn't matter
What others think of you
God leads you where you're meant to be
Just allow you to be you
It's the standing up to fear
Proclaiming "fear's not gonna win!"
The battle has been fought too long
Time to let the stalemate end
It's the inspiration you've been holding
For others and for yourself
The light we've been dimming
Rather than shining on His behalf
It's the spontaneity in the decision
To follow His call all the way
Discovering peace in being you
Wide open as the perfect creation you are
The world out there is brutal
But there's a Holy Man holding out His Hand
His bravery now is all we have
But His bravery of love is all we need
May God bless you!


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Pink all day

              
               The old cashmere sweater in my cedar chest 
                always warming my soul on a winters day 
                
                Ice skating with your true love hand in hand
                frosty breath brings a warmth to your cheeks


                Anticipating that very first date 
                first glance the color lightens your way 
                
          
                as if Cupid decided this will be a day like no other
                celebrating in stars above Valentine days Forever

             It is the day God took hold of your heart and beat it for you ~


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In God's Hands

  I am malleable in God’s hands, 
No one can shape me like He can, 
He never gives me anything that I can’t handle, 
He always knows what He is doing, 
No one can compare to Him, 
He is the father I never had, 
I can truly trust, love, and honor Him, 
Because He made me, 
He loves me, 
And I love Him, 
I will never be able to put my heart into someone else’s hands with such trust!
Because He is love! 
And I am His. 
- Inspired by Jeremiah 18:6 

                                                  
                                                  Jeremiah 18:6 NIV
“O house of Israel, can I not do with you as the potter does? declares the Lord. 
“Like clay in the hands of potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.


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Will We Know Him

Will We Know Him?

Will we know Him if He stood in front of us?
If He walked by us on the street?
Will we know Him?
If we have a chance to meet Him in our  lifetime?
In that split second that we meet Him?
Our eyes met for the first time?
Will we know Him?
Yes reading the moment we stood side by side?
Our smiles are very clear
Our heart jumps around
Yes we do know Him?
That look, and that feeling
When we know we've found our home
Yes we do know Him
Yes we know what to say to Him
As we walk away together
Yes we know Him as He knows us His children
We are finally together

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS
Copyright 2013

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Before a rainbow appears there must be a little rain

Before a rainbow appears
there must be a little rain
Before we find true love
we must have a little pain
you might run away from your problems
but your problems still remain
you have to leave the past behind
before you can make a change.

To travel through life successfully
you have to accept life is no bed of roses
and you have to ride the storms
see problems as a challenge
you can learn from
take the bull by the horns.

You can't rely on others
to give you a helping hand
and get on
you may have won a battle
but there maybe a war to overcome.

Life is for living
and serving God up above
to thank him for all he has done
and his love.

Don't put off until tomorrow
what you can do today
or one morning you may wake up
to find it's too late
your old and grey.

Peter Dome.copyright.2012.


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Unicorn

Mythical animal
A single horn
From the center of its forehead
Beauty in its essence


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An Ode to LIFE Part 1

An Ode To LIFE


As I lay my head down and start to fall asleep I see myself being carried off to a place and time the place of our Lords birth in Bethlehem of Judea

As in the Bible tells the story of His life and how he lived and died in that human seance and rose on the day He told of

I do not remember being here but I remember the story I was taught so many years ago

As I walk through the streets of Bethlehem I see each scene  and hear  every word as I am learning the story they telling is true

The writer writes of a jealous King  and his way of dealing with his people and of Mary and Joseph who came to Bethlehem to have a child

The story tells of the three wise men  who saw a star in the north and heard of a child  who was born to be the King of the Jews  and come to see and bring Him gifts 

An  angel from the Heavens above came to Mary and Joseph in a dream and told them they had to leave Bethlehem or King Herod would have their son killed 

So they left Bethlehem and went to Egypt and there they lived until King Herod no longer ruled

As I follow along in my dream I see each scene  and hear  every word as I am puzzled by the fact I understand each

I don’t understand why I’m going through this time but I know I must continue on this journey 

As I am pulling through a time where I reach the place of Jesus’ in  Nazareth of Galilee

As I watched Him grow and work in His father's shop I could see the thing in Him that were with me

As I walk along the streets and look around I hear the people talk of a child that speaks of wondrous love that’s all forgiving and of a Father in Heaven that’s loving and true.

By Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS
Copyright 2013

                                                            Inspired by God 

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Last Summer Saturday

Poorly heated coffee;
I can't seem to get it hot enough.
Tired eyes still rolling,
Film draped for dreaming.
This last Summer Saturday,
Might as well call it Fall.
The pumpkins out and jumping,
Future jack-o-lanterns for fun.
Gentle breeze cascades,
Every once in a while a poof.
Sunny sun still sunning;
Please don't ever go away.
Time to heat up the coffee;
My goodness this is good!
So open arms and lean back;
God is so, so good!


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Porn No More

I've watched the war from behind closed doors;
Eyes too glued to close.
And now knowing what's in store, there's porn no more.
God's love is the only hope we know.
We are forgiven because of the love that is Jesus.
We are saved because of the love that is Jesus.
We give our lives to the Father for we are His children and He loves us.
We are loved!
No matter what we've done, we are loved!
Confess and ask for forgiveness;
This is such a beautiful gift!
Thank You God!
Thank You Jesus!
You forgive me!
You save me!
You change me!
I am changed!
I am new!
I am renewed!
I am forgiven!
I am saved!
I am changed!
There's porn no more
For God's hope is in store!
There's porn no more
For God's love is the hope of the world!


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Silent Rhythm


I lay upon the cold dewy grass,
Beneath, blackest blanket.
I am a sailor of the land,
Yet, a citizen to none.

The night is perfect.
A silent rhythm, I hear.
In the stillness of the wind
In the weaving of the stars

The rhythm,
Deaf, to all senses
Yet, at home,
At home within my heart,

Night,
Your constellations, tell your story,
My heart beats, to the rhythm,
My story, to be told.

The Rhythm Divine.
No longer, mere desire,
No longer, mere passion,
But, the very breath, of my being.


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Where The Next Dollar Will Come From

I'm worried where the next dollar will come from.
Will she ever arrive?
Will she ever show up?
But why am I worrying?
Stop it!
It's all in God's Great Hands!
It's all under God's control!
It's all within His plans!
It's all His
And He will provide
Because He is our Father!
He loves us!
It's all His!
Trust Him!
I know it's difficult;
He will not lead you wrong.
He knows where you need to go.
He knows what you need to endure.
It's all His plan.
It's all in His Hands!
Lay down your life;
Give the control.
He is in control!
Thank You Father!
Trust Him!
It will all be okay!
Trust Him!
Thank You God!
Thank You Jesus!
Thank You Holy Spirit!
I love You always!
I trust You always!
I trust You!
I trust You!
Yes, yes I do!
I trust You!
I love You!
Amen!


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Why I Do Not Go To Church Anymore

I began a journey 
along a path unknown
toward a future uncertain
without a guide to show me
the right way that I should go

but along the way 
I came to a crossroad
that revealed a new path
on the road to a way of life 
which I then needed to follow

for along this path 
I came to understand
there are many traditions
and doctrines of men which
do not the truth of God reveal

as a result a change
was made to no longer
blindly follow the beliefs
I had learned from my youth
electing not to listen anymore

and so began a new
search for divine truth
as revealed by God alone
along a path that he directs
which is spiritually discerned

for I find in his word  
there are no untruths told
which I need to then unlearn
and that is the sole reason why  
I will not in quenchless hellfire burn

© Eugene Harvey


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Move On

So you sinned?
Well, that's done and over with!
Keep it in the past
'Cause that's where it belongs.
But ask Jesus for forgiveness;
Don't dwell on mistakes any longer
Because He makes you new again:
Renewed.
Love is the outcome;
Forget the wrongs,
Love and move on!


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In his Arms

A story of Faith..
How does anyone explain why they believe the Faith they have .
I can only tell you through the eyes of a 5yr old child .
That child being myself 

so let me rewind a bit in time .
It was preschool to 1st grade , I would fall into a vegetable state at school , with my head down on the desk .
My Mother was a very talented RN and worked in triage at St. Francis Hospital
She would take me to the best of Pediatrics , only to be told ," take her home give her a aspirin,  if fever gets to high , and call us in the morning . 

All I can remember is this.

I was laying on my Mothers bed as from the ceiling it appeared a man that resembled "Jesus Christ ' and his Angels , 6 on each side lifted me from the bed in his arms , and took me to a place of warmth , light and love like I have never felt before since.

I was held by him as he said , you can stay here and no longer feel pain , or you may go back. I wanted so badly to stay , but I thought of my Mothers tears , and I was sent right into my little body again only to miss that feeling I had my whole life "in His Arms "

I got up out of bed , walked to the living room , where I saw my Mother in the distance baking .'  The Grinch whom stole Christmas ' was on TV. I then noticed a tree all lighten up with decorations, I walked  towards my Mom with a blanket in my hand .

My Mom turned and she had a plate of cookies , her face white as a ghost . I asked her " Mommy , Is it Christmas ?  " she started to cry , and held me as she said " Yes Honey , it is , it is Christmas Eve. " as her tears hit my shoulder . I then asked " Why are you crying ? "  Santa Claus is coming ! " I replied,  as happy as a little 5 yr. old could be.

I was taken to a Chiropractor that week ,as a last result , He told her it was simply a miracle I was alive  .  My Spine was out of place and no Oxygen was going to my brain , in one or 2 days , I would be brain dead.

I found out later in my life at 18 yrs. old , it was shaken baby syndrome . My Father confessed to me as he to cried , at his Moms home at Christmas time . He had carried the guilt with him for years . He was a born again Christian , and a new life he had wanted with true forgiveness .

I forgave him , I know the man whom lifted me was Jesus Christ that night , and there is nothing ugly at all there , so I know he to forgave him . 
Since then ..I have never doubted , I know he goes by many names  , It is Jesus Christ all the same .


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Pink Kitty Cats

Cats all around
Playing with the yarn
So cute and pink


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The Magik Of Love

Reflections in the mirror were getting scary I could not carry the weight of my pain it almost took my life to learn to love again for I have made a friend somewhere along my long lost way I hope that I helped him just a fraction of how he helped me maybe that single thought is what finally gave me my peace enough to release so much stolen energy Now I am not afraid to walk where the streets are hot for I thrive in Hell's kitchen where the devil stirs my pot for I now have him quiet tame I sacrificed my dragons at the alter of my name and now you are my slaves any time I need I'll call upon my superhero's to come and rescue me like my Saint Toni who swept me off that bridge and showed my how a death can be the greatest reason to live for she was the seed to grow my Eden then a man from a foreign land gave me something in myself to believe in the magik of Love.


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No Money

I'm going bankrupt this week
I never knew how much money had control of me
I'm letting go of the reigns
By opening up the purse strings
No bills fly out
'Cause there was no money to begin with
But I'm not complaining
'Cause I'm still dreaming
And I am worth more than money


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Champion

We walk talk like champions in the streets of nowhere planting seeds birthdays turn into funerals the life cement was not strong enough to build our hopes or blessings that petrol drive through our hidden abilities we all have spare wheels that God personally manufactured for us and He made education our only air filler for flat tires and this is why we don't stop and breath on our way to our dreams before we get admired right at this moment sum1 is getting cured through the love of spoken worded words laying clear pictures and he could name us life pitchers with endless scriptures and that's for his ears as he turns to be the world's champion


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Beyond The Distance And The Days

Our love grows stronger,
Even beyond the distance,
Even beyond the days.
I know you're with me always
And I'm always with you;
In God together we're together forever
And physically we'll be together forever soon.


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A Star is Born

One kazillion million miles away
Far off in a distant galaxy 
Is the most fascinating phenomenon
It is a star making machine
Berthed from a vast expanse of gaseous matter
Twinkling lights are born
Not a single one like the next
Each with its different elements and colors
Like a magical wand whisking illuminating bubbles
The greatest show this universe has ever seen
One million and one mystical stars have arrived on the scene
Even with the Hubble Telescope
The world’s greatest scientists are unable to comprehend this show
It is truly one of the most fascinating shows in the universe—when a star is born!
A single star
A twisting and twirling gaseous maze of wonder
A single star
Not a single one like another
Jehovah God will not even allow the world’s most sophisticated telescope to unravel the mystery of his stars
It is incomprehensible how the Creator spins the elements
Elements not even known to the human periodic table
He exhales a small puff of his glory upon them and POOF they are born!
In order to see how a star is born you must be a child of the living God
You must travel to the heavens and visit the Observatory Deck
At that moment and only at that moment will the Creator reveal this mystery
The mystery of the universe
How a star is born!

Written by Gwendolen Rix
10-11-14


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Never So Gracious

A full moon night to my delight what is so wrong with doing what's right nothing is right after so long no use in complaining time to move on The Dream Water one day might take me away farther from the comfort of familiarity I float on my back then shut my eyes my body now sinking into ocean arms open wide Now swallow your son back to his nature when he is no longer needed to stay here the next generation are dooming themselves they need my experience to guide them through hell Why should I bother on my own, I strive through I turn my back on the thought of bothering to save you alone in this world my, is it spacious I'm finally smiling, never so gracious.


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Remembering 9-11

	Remember those who died for us,
Remember nine-eleven,
They left their families to save us,
They died and went to heaven.
	Remember the twin towers,
They once were there but now are gone,
Remember those who went to work,
Who never came home.
	Remember the God who gave us life,
Who can save us from death,
Remember He’ll never leave our side,
In sickness and in health.
	They left their family to save us,
They died and went to Heaven,
Remember those who died for us,
Remember nine-eleven.


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Love Is Love

Will you be my hand to hold,
Black or white,
Red or gold?
Lay your head on my chest
As I rub yours again.
Perfection in your eyes,
You welcome me with warmth.
You are the answer to all of my prayers;
God, thank you.
Love is love
And this is it.
You are The One;
May God bless you always, my love.
Amen!


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Sisters Forever

Sisters forever
Working side by side
Closer than ever
Distance means nothing
For one day soon we will depart 
And like the waves of the ocean will return back again
One day we will bask in God’s light
And illuminate the others along the way
Soon there will be no more sidewalks to traverse
No more lost and hurting people to minister to
Soon there will be no more hungry children to be worried about
And prayers going up for their wayward mothers
Soon there will be only joy and singing
As we bask in the light of God’s love
I will never forget my sister’s heart
For it is a huge piece of my Savior’s 
Staying up late making candles for neighbors for the upcoming three days of 
darkness
I envision you standing there working the soil with your bare fingers
Planting seeds for food for those who are left behind
And collecting seeds for the new spring harvest
What will we do when there are no more sidewalks to preach on?
What will we do when the wax has burnt down to the end of the candles?
What will we do when the Great White Throne Judgment has been executed?
And there are no more souls that need saving?
I will never forget the days that Jesus placed us together for this harvest
I will never forget the nights we stayed up all night on the phone in prayer
Just a few short days is all we have together
The rapture of the bride is at hand!
Love you forever!
Your middle sister, Gwendolen


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I Feel Like I Need To Compare Myself To Others

At the ripe old age of nineteen
Feeling ashamed for not living on campus
Feeling embarrassed for still living with parents
I should be "up there" I say
Where students have fun miles away
Comparing myself to friends my own age
Who are independently gauged
I'll write on a blank page
And spend my hours in the library all day
To make up for time others are in the dorm
So we're neck-in-neck inside my mind's storm
Gratefully excited dreams beginning
At the school childhood dreams have long awaited
But I still don't feel like a student
Because I'm home right now, not in the Union
I don't tell others I'm in college
Because I am commuting
To me I feel like that's saying
You're a doctor while you're still training
I plaster faces in my mind
Of who I want to be like
And allow others to rule my decisions
Because I can't control mine
It's like I'd rather be a stereotypical society member
In pain and emotional misery
But overarching happiness to fit in
Than to be myself as God has created
Like I preach to those who feel downgraded
And so now I must make a decision
On how to view myself without the world's mention
This is the dream I've been waiting for
Yet I've already found a way which to ruin
If I'm going to make a positive difference
Where I believe God is calling me
Then I must view myself differently
As God views me
If we're going to make a positive difference
In our lives where God is leading us
Then we must view ourselves differently
As God views us
I am worth it
We are worth it
I am not alone
We are not alone
I love myself, who God created me to be
We love ourselves as God creates us to be
I love others as Jesus loves me
We love others as Jesus loves us
I don't have to be perfect
We don't have to be perfect
But I am the perfect me as God has envisioned
But we are the perfect us as God has envisioned
I will not compare myself to others
We will not compare ourselves to others
Because I am perfect as God has created me
Because we are perfect as God has created us
Thank You God
Thank You Jesus
Thank You Holy Spirit
I love You
We love You
Please use me in anyway You can
Please use us in anyway You can
Thank You
I am Yours
We are Yours
Thank You
In Jesus' Name
We pray
Amen!
God, please grant us strength
To accept ourselves
As You accept us
Thank You Jesus
Amen!


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Jesus, Please Take Over Me

You've fallen down again;
How can you let darkness win?
You just scraped your knee,
You didn't break your leg.
It will all be okay;
I will give you strength.
Brush it off, my child;
Come and take my hand.
Let me help you up again;
You will be okay.
I have always been with you,
And I always will be.
I am by your side,
But this time,
Will you allow me to take the lead?


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By Our Side

By my side:
The tallest mountain,
The calmest pond,
The purest stream;
My hope and strength,
Faith and love;
The Lord,
Our God,
Always by our side


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The Name of Jesus

Whisper me the sweet sound of freedom,
The sweet sound found in Your Name,
Holy and Heavenly freedom,
All in the Name of Jesus!


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Everybody Struggles

Everybody struggles
We all struggle
We all face difficulty
We all face criticism
We all face stress
We all face insecurity
We all face vulnerability
We all ask why
We all ask why me
We all ask if it's worth it
We all ask if we're worth it
We all mask ourselves
We all smile when we want to cry
We all compare ourselves
We all fall
We all fail
We all hurt
We all feel
We all feel pain
But we're all in this together
We all feel love
We all love
We all smile
We all laugh
We all overcome
We all survive
We all win
We all live
We all experience God
We all are alive
We all are human
We all are God's Children
We all are perfect
We all are passionate
We all are lovers
We all are love
We all struggle
But we're all in this together
The sun always shines
For The Son always shines
God loves you
May God bless you always!


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A Country Memory

Purple gumdrops in a crystal flowered bowl
Needlepoint left in a rocking chair, maybe for show
Lace curtains in the parlor, ageless and refined
Stockings of gray hung on the mantle so defined

White candlesticks sitting upon the black marble mantle
Clear as day the front doorbell rings, a melody soft and gentle
Aromas of gingerbread mingle with an air of peppermint
Cuddling in Grandpas' lap, sighing softly with contentment

Checkerboard laid across an old antique table of yore
Kissing Grandmas' cheek, getting a hug and many more
Playing in mud puddles, pushing little cars in the sand
Swinging on an old tire swing, loving Gods' land


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The Truth About Love

Love is not easy
Love is hard
Love is time apart
Trying not to drown
Praying to stay loyal
Holding on to lover's promises
Dreaming of reuniting
Crying tears of hurt and joy
Thinking of you constantly
Asking God for all the best
Love is difficult
Love is not easy
Love is hard
Love is faith
Love is hope
Love is trust
But love is beautiful
Oh, so beautiful
And love is worth it
Oh, so worth it
Love is in God's Hands
Love is protected
Love will come back again
Reunion again
For God is love
In Jesus' Name
We pray
Amen!


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The Law and The School Master

An apple fell, Newton discovered the Law of gravity
An apple fell, Adam discovered the gravity of the Law                                                     
God was the Law-Maker                                                                      
The Law-Maker was also the School-Master                                                                             

The Law-Maker introduce new Laws on Soul Food
Like the Law of kung Fu it was to defend them for Good
The School-Master was require to publish the exams result

“Adam where art thou?”
“I am naked, I hid myself”
School-Master disqualified schoolboy for failing first grammar test

 The Law-Maker looked into the Law
And saw my sin and iniquity
He saw there was none to redeem
He saw the need for a better Law enforcement

School-Master Sacrificed a Lamb in lieu of the fall
The sacrifice deem to redeem Mr. Jew from the curse of the Law
And Mr. Gentile from the condemnation of the Law

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2


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In My Community

Our Ancestors fought to the death,
Just so we can live a brighter day,
So before you light up that blunt of meth,
Think about what you’re giving away,
It was a glad day in history when Obama rose to victory,
The first black president was all we knew,
Dark skin is in!
Haven’t you heard?
That even in our community, 
You can get burned,
It’s a sad day when people would rather stay home and “Crank That Amber Cole”,
Than get up and run to a poll,
In our community,
Rockin’ Luis V is better than having a college degree,
And teen pregnancy is not only a trend,
But the single motherhood that follows should end,
Young girls learn of a wonderful prince to take them away,
Nothing should change thought their mothers prince didn’t stay,
And as the tears fade away,
She grows stronger every day,
In our community,
Fighting is no longer a word,
You argue with someone and shots are heard,
Girls showing places the sun don’t show,
So how do they expect the community to grow?
Where love is a figment of imagination,
Making a young child question her creation,
Young mothers would rather buy the iPhone 5,
Then satisfy her baby’s cries,
While her new man’s eye,
Wander up another girl’s thighs,
In our community,
Where #team dark skin vs #team light skin,
Makes others not love the skin they’re in,
Love, lust, hate, and trust,
Giving a rose on Valentine’s Day is no longer a must, 
Where bad is good and good is bad,
Who would think to see their grandmother sad?
Her hurt and pain,
Shows how our community has lost everything her parents fought to gain.


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Not Good Enough

What if I'm not good enough?
What if I'm not good enough to make a difference?
What if I'm not a good enough writer?
What if I'm not a good enough singer?
I know I'm not
But who defines what "good enough" is anyway?
Is it the person in the arena
Doing their best with all they have
Or is it the spectator on the sidelines
Too afraid to step a foot in?
You can think what you want
But you don't have to listen
You can say what you want
But I don't have to listen
A label of "good" is irrelevant
As long as we pursue our passion
The passions God gives to us
A label of "good" is irrelevant
Replaced by the truth of "worth it"
No matter how off-key I sound
No matter how empty I ramble
It's all worth it
All you do is worth it
You're worth it
We're Children of Christ
And we're all worth it!


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Queen Esther The Song

(Esther 5: 2)



(Chorus:  Part 1)

Walk In Majesty
Walk In Grace
Walk With GOD
Shining On Your Face
And You Can Walk
Thru Any Place ...
                      Embraced


Prepare Your Steps
To Bring GOD Praise
Keep Your Stride
A Steady Pace
Walk In GOD's Ways
Thru Every Space ...
                     Embraced


(Chorus:  Part 2)


Walk Like Queen Esther
Brave & Beautiful
Walk Like Queen Esther
Divinely Dutiful

and Every Step You Take
Please Pray
and GOD Will Guard You
On The Way


... Walk Like Queen Esther ...



Walk Like Queen Esther
In Love & Trust
Walk Like Queen Esther
and Move On
If You Must ...

and Every Step You Take
Please Pray
and GOD Will Guide You
Through Always



and Walk Like Queen Esther
Walk Like Hadassah
Walk Like Queen Esther



(Main Song)



The King Held Out To Esther
The Golden Scepter
That Was In His Hand

She Was His Queen
The Woman Who Fulfilled His Dreams
One of The Most Beautiful In All His Lands

There Was No Hesitation
In His Heart's Designation
Towards This Woman Who Stood Royal & Serene

She Held His Affection
and Did Not Suffer Rejection
As She Humbly Walked In, As His Queen

But Oh, The Interplay
of Emotions That Day
Between This Woman & Her Loving Man

When The King Held Out To Esther
His Golden Scepter
... That Was In His Hand

* * * * * * * * * * * *


so Walk Like Queen Esther
Walk Like Hadassah
Walk Like Queen Esther


( Walk-On Hadassah - Walk-On ! )


             Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/17/2013 
              by:  MoonBee Canady


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We Are All In This Together

We all have a story to tell.
Ups and downs,
Together, we've been through it all;
God has led us through it all.
Trust Him;
It's all for a reason.
All your pains,
All your struggles,
All your hurts-
They're all for a reason.
God has a bigger plan,
One we cannot see.
Trust Him and pray.
Remember,
We are all in this together.
Together, we have been through it all.
Ups and downs,
We are family-
Brothers and sisters in Christ.
We are friends.
Most importantly,
We are family.
Let's love one another like God loves us.
Let's help each other out
And help each other up with loving hands.
We are His children.
We are His servants
Together on His mission
To love, save, and change the world
For the better.
We are all in this together.
Listen to His praises ring;
Let's praise Him together.
Listen to sister Fantasia sing,
"Sometimes you gotta lose to win again."
Thank You Father!
Amen!


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The Light

They praise me like a saint,
But I am a sinner;
They don't know the man they see.
I am an addict.
Broken eyes to pornography,
Only Jesus can set me free.
Only by His death on the cross
And the grace of His Father's love
Am I able to be set free.
With God as The Light,
The One and Only Light,
The Only Hope in sight,
Will I be set free.
I am free.


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The Three Days of Darkness

The Three Days of Darkness, A Poem

It is true this prophecy 
That the mightiest things of God come in threes
There were three wise men and three sets of gifts
There were at least three apostles that loved to fish
There are three parts to the Almighty Godhead
And 3 days my Father in the tomb lay dead
It is true
He showed me his beautiful face in peace just lying there
It was a most angelic vision that he delivered to me
He wanted me to see the power of the number three 
And that this prophecy is soon to come true
Three days of darkness is surely upon you, he said to me with his gentle voice
Three days of darkness for all of mankind
What will occur during these three days you might ask?
It will be the greatest treasure to the universe
For the Lord God Almighty and his precious Father will walk amongst the earth
They will meet with each and every citizen and give them one final chance
One final chance to see them face to face before the trump shall sound
He will say to his children, I Am the Messiah and I have been found by so many
Won’t you care to join me in my heavenlies?
I am giving you this final chance to make your allegiance to the One True God
It is I, Jesus Christ, that came down from my throne to set all of humanity free
It is I, Jesus Christ, that wants you to know how very sorry I am that the 
enemy
Has wreaked such havoc upon this earth
I am coming soon in the clouds
Be thirsty for me
Much calamity is coming to your earth soon
It is only a matter of moments away
Won’t you please come into my presence this day
I am knocking on the door to your heart 
And I want to make Myself known to all of mankind
I am giving you all one final chance
When you see the 3 days of darkness upon you
Gather your families and sing praises to me
There will be many evil things lurking about in the darkness
Stay in your homes and stay close to me
Claim the blood of Jesus Christ upon your doorposts
Claim the blood of Jesus Christ upon everyone you know
I am the Lamb that was slain for the sins of the world

This is a poem and this is a prophecy
Listen to the words of our Almighty God
He will use any method to get his words out to the masses
Even a lowly person like me
All hail the power of the name of Jesus Christ!

Written by Gwendolen Rix
8-4-14



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Every Second We're Away

Every second we're away,
We grow stronger everyday
Until that day will finally come
When we know it's okay
And we will rest in each other's arms
In peace from God above,
No longer missing one another
Because we're together;
Built forever in each other's love.


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Love Built By God Above

You are in my heart wherever I go;
You I will never let go.
You are with me always;
You I am always.
This is love.
Build by God above,
This is love.


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A Spiritual Journey

I should have trusted You all along
I can now see how You're working all things for good
Because God,
You are so, so good!
I never should have doubted You
Not even for a moment
Look how things You are turning around
Lifting me up
Up out of darkness
Up out of sadness
Up out of depression
And now all my pain and misery
Are a past glimpse of history
An experience I needed to go through
To simply learn and learn to trust You
Through it all
Low and tall
You've brought me here to this place
On the mountain we stand
You take me in Your Hand
To show all Your opportunity awaits
You love me in Your Welcoming Embrace
From looking back to looking forward
I'll shout for Your Love
Saved by Amazing Grace
Future placed carried by The Dove.


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Fate of Faceless Faith

Pious pies pilot pineapples to pricey plights


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These Walls I Built

Stuck in the prison of my own life,
I dodge behind these walls I built.
And inside is a demon covered in guilt
And shame so thick you can't see his eyes.
God, please help me to see
No matter what, You will always love and be with me.
Thank You Father for everything.
In Jesus' Name,
We pray.
Amen.


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Adoption

	I wanted to be adopted again,
Guardianship wasn’t enough,
I wanted to bear your name with pride,
Have love that was tough.
	I needed to be called “Daughter” again,
For you to look at me with pride,
I needed you to smile at me with love in your eyes,
To call my name and say, “Stand by my side.”
	But then I realized I was already taken,
Not by you but by Someone up above,
I realize I had been spoken for all along,
Spoken for with love.
	“He destined us for adoption
As His children through Jesus Christ”,
It says that in Ephesians 1:5,
Adoption by God feels nice.
	He gives me all the love I want,
The things that I need,
He adopted us here on Earth,
He planted a seed.
	I’m glad I was taken,
Not by you but by God,
For being spoken for all along,
Spoken for with love.


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This Is The Love

Stand up and shake;
Feel the rhythm in your heart.
Ignite those pants;
We get up and dance.
God on our mind,
Eternity in our souls;
Feel the chills of those bones.
It's the hope.
Open those closed doors:
Into Heaven we go,
Welcomed and forgiven.
Here is the love;
Let's dance!


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Welcome Home, My Child

Getting sleepy with eyes falling tired
Drift away into a new sense of wonder
Longing for purpose that seems to fade away
With every step, God whispers, "Stay...
"Slow down My Child, you're going too fast
Take a look around at My Home for you at last
Take all in the Love I have for you
And don't fret over fear of what I want from you
I love you Child more than you could ever know
You are My Child; I am your Home
And I will never let you go
All I want is for you to love Me too
Welcome Home, My Child
I love you."


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Blossom

Like a cherry tree in the spring,
God if this is meant to be,
Please let this blossom.


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Need for healing hands

Need of healing hands.
Dear God,
  Lay your healing hands on those that need.
May your hands take what's wrong away.
Don't shy away from this call.
We all pray for their needs.
Lay your hands on the sick 
And take the pain from them to fix.
Lay your healing hands on their head.
Bless them as we pray in your name 
Amen.


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Villain

Guilty one
Capable of gross wickedness
A vile wretch
A scoundrel
A rascal
Unprincipled character


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Stuck In The Struggle

Sometimes I get stuck in the struggle
And I forget that this life is real,
Full of real love,
Full of real people,
Full of real strength,
Full of real faith.
Look around
Because this is real.
Welcome to reality;
This is God's amazing life!


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Embers of a dream

Lord, I don't understand.
Maybe I never did.
The destination of the path seemed so grand,
yet now it looks horrid!

Why?

The dragon You've placed, mine to fight
still breathes fire and brimstone in my neck,
but I'm armoured with incapability to smite
and the cobblestones You paved lead to this wreck.

Why?

I dreamt of the moon,
but couldn't reach the stars,
so I drifted into the sun and soon
I would be burnt with scars.

Why shroud my mind with dreams of peace at daylight's bend,
yet shred it with horrors at night?
Why let me pursue a rainbow when 
there never was an end?

The past is bathed in murky waters
and clothed in miry clay.
Now the future looks no better
and mere words can't express what I wish to say.

Lord, here I lay at Your mercy,
angry and heartbroken.
You don't make mistakes and You set free.
Please, I beg be my beacon!
Loose the shackles,
break the chains
that I may serve You again.
Show me the true way You planned,
for I have reached the end of this one.


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Gift Of Mortality

An earthly existence
A universe beyond my minds, comprehension
I die
I rise
Life lessons reviewed
Homeward bound
I am not lost, after all!
I am a willing participant
Serving, the Father, of all creation
His son combined, ‘producing life’ as we know it
Representing them, in everything I do
I am nothing, without Love!
My heart full of faith, loyal service I give
Learning how to unconditionally serve, as the Father unconditionally, loves me
Worshipping our Divine Creator’s existence
Choosing to live, moment to moment
Being as one with ‘Our Universal Father’
No physical permanency
My physicality, disappearing
My mortality existence, I let go of
Death temporary
My spirit alive!
Relief, Peace
‘I am only passing through!’
A unique, experience of mortality 
A gift, I am blessed to experience, to live!


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THE TRUE VINE

Am part of this great plant
the stem feeds me, holds me,
holds me up high to the sun
lets me have the best of being.
It gives me life, a life I have

Am a branch on this plant
i hold the fruit of this plant
my fruit is as good as I am
as sweet as I look and stand
the fruit is my value of being

Am a branch of a vine plant
a vine named Christ Jesus
that stands in a huge garden
a garden planted by my God
i am a branch of the true vine.


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The Corner of Madison and Huron

At the corner of Madison and Huron,
The faint pedestrian appears.
A couple holding hands walking swiftly
As police pass near.
Cane in his hands
Walks a younger looking man,
Rolling his suitcase along
A central corner in a downtown city
Where faith, hope, and love belong.
May God bless you Toledo,
Today and forevermore.


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Because God Created Us To Look Forward

We have eyes in the front of our head
Because God created us to look forward
To aspire
To dream
To reach higher
With our eyes
We will see all we see
With His Sight
We will become all we are born to be
Reach out farther
One step closer
Up to Our Father
To dream
To aspire
Because God created us to look forward


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We Are the Fountain

We Are the Fountain

Yes we are the fountain 
For those who need Christ
Yes we must let our fountain flow 
With the faith, love, understanding,and unity
Yeas were the fountain of Christ 
To spread and share His message 
With all People of all Nations
Yes we are the fountain 
To ever flow with God’s word

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS
Copyright 2013

http:paladinnews1.blogspot.com


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Homeless

The tears flowed like rain drops 
Lost I walk in this world alone
Dazed and confused I cannot think
What was, is now in the past
The link has been severed and broken
My tormented thoughts became more  jumbled
The more I tired it seems the more I cried
Things turned wrong at every angle
It sat inside my thoughts
It tormented me each night and day
My nights became endless sleeps
My days became more depressed
I lost everything I once had
Now I am homeless in America.



note-- so many have become homeless in America. My thoughts go out to these folks who
once had so much and now are left with nothing.  I was horrified to hear that some only get five dollars a day to eat. That is just awful. So much more needs to be done to feed people.


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My Dream

Jesus, you are my Dream come true. Everything I've ever wanted has come
to me from you. 

You came down from your Heavenly throne, making sure 
that I understand that I'm never alone. 

You made yourself become flesh as I,in order for you to understand the reasons that I cry. 

It's hard for me to imagine my life without you, for all your many miracles and the awesome things you do. 

You chose me, when I knew nothing about you, what an amazing love I feel that came to me from you. 

You have been to me exactly what you said you would be, you simply came and gave your blood that I can go free.

I can't think of anything that will pay for what you've done, But I give you Glory and Praise for my life's victory you've won.

Truth be told I am nothing without you, for any success in my life is not of me but you. 

Thank you for being the hidden man of my heart and giving me your spirit so from you, I'll never part.

My life is Grand, cause you are the man, that made me understand, that it is by your hand, that I am kept and.... so when I dream, I dream of you and all the Beautiful things that having you will do. 

For you are my beginning, my middle, and my end. I Thank you very much for making us a team, and I thank you even more  for becoming my dream.

 


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My Prayer

Dear kind and loving Heavenly Father. Humbly I bow my head before you and thank you for all the love and mercies you have shown me. Thank you for giving me a roof over my head and groceries in my cupboards. Thank you for those you have given me. All my family and friends and also those who take care of my soul by feeding it every Sunday and pray for me every day, especially when I am week and sick. I feel your love through them and the powers of their prayers. I know I am not always worthy of your grace but because your son gave his life I rejoice that I have the chance to try and be a better person. Over and over you have forgiven me and I pray you help make me worthy. Help those who are week and lost, let them know and feel your love for nothing can give us more strength and peace then when we are under your wings. Hear the cries from those who are suffering. Please be gracious to them and end their suffering. Father I can never thank you enough for you answering my prayers in the last while. The doctors are amazed how well I have bounced back and I know it's from so many prayers from so many. I will never doubt again the power of prayer and thank you for letting me experience such joy. I pray all this in Jesus name Amen.

09.05.2014
Brenda Meier-Hans 
4th


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A Child's Training Part 2 of 2

(Prov. 22: 6 /  Heb. 5: 14  /  Deut. 6: 6-9  /  2 Tim. 3: 13-15, 16  /  Matt. 19: 13, 14)


- cont. - from Part 1



And The Same Can Be Said
Of A Young Child’s Impressionable Mind
It Needs To Be Nurtured At Home
Or It Will Eat Every Junk & Stuff They Find

And You Can’t Let A Child
Follow Its Every Whim …
No Matter How Brilliant or Smart
Dumb Things Will Make Them Dim

But Parents Try To Remember
Just When You Were Young …
Didn’t You Just Want To Act Stupid
And Have Some Friends & Fun?

Every Child Needs To Know
What & Who They Can Trust …
This Is More Important Than That Job
& Making Big Bucks

Every Child Needs Guidance
Even If Parents Are Just Guessing
But There Is A Book of Instructions
To Keep Parents & Child From Stressing
(2 Tim. 3: 15, 16)

It Is A Compass & A Map
& Its Like Reading A Diary of  Confessions
Where Both Parents & Children
Can Learn About Real Life Lessons
(Matt. 4: 4  /  Matt. 19: 13, 14)

And We Need To Start Training Them Young
From The Crib & From The Womb
Give ‘Em Plenty Space & Privacy
But Know What’s Going On In That Room!

‘Cause Newsflash! … Now Hear This
When Children Get Wrong Ideas or Tears
It’s Up To Loving Parents & Families
To Steer Them Free & Clear

Yes, Newsflash! … Now Know This
Children Don’t Know Nuthin’!
It’s Up To Responsible Adults
To ‘Try’ & Teach Them Somethin’ …

Their Bright Little Eyes & Minds
Are Looking To Us For Advice
And We Have To Watch Their Little Heads
So They Don’t Get Infected With Lice!

Yes, Their Bright Eyes & Minds
Are Looking To Us For Advice
& There Is Not Enough or Too Much Time
That We Could Sacrifice

And Without The Rod of Discipline
Whether Spanking or Time Out On The Floor
Loving Communication Is What Keeps Them
From Being Spoiled & Rotted To The Core

Look – Grandmamma Used  To Tell Me
“If Everybody Is Sticking Their Head In The Fire
And They Tell You It Won’t Hurt …
You Tell ‘Em ‘You’re A Liar!’”

Listen, We All Can See That This World
Is Going To You Know Where In A Hand-Basket
But You Don’t Have To Let Them Group You & Yours
Into That Casket …

And When A Child Wants To Eat Candy
‘Cause It Tastes Good – All Day Long!
When You Tell Them “No!”
Listen … You Ain’t Wrong!


                        Written & ©:  7/16/2013

                        By:  The MoonBee


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Better Than Jesus

Explosions in the sky a fire in my mind starting out a broken spirit until returned, my wings, I fly and I find that I have no place to go when the desire has came and went and there is no secrets left to know I shall be the greatest teacher exponentially now I grow who wants to be my friend? I only accept good people for I have spent too much time observing dark and evil now I seek the light as I remember how to fly off I'll go to see the world with my soul mate, her and I I have not met her yet but I will know her when I see her by the feeling and the healing as if she could be the teacher and my heart is pounding celebrating life until I die when my friend, this world may end by explosions in the sky. -For Sandra


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Water

The water. 
It ripples and waves.
Its soothing to the touch and it runs over your body like an invisible blanket.
When life is too much to take I run to the water.
I've thought about lost loved ones over the view of the ocean.
As the waves ran over my toes and pulled back it was as if God was telling me I'm here.
I see your pain. I see your passion. In time I will wash them away.
When it rains, it stirs something inside of my heart. I know that as this storm shall pass, so will the trials of life.
The pain will be washed away. All will grow new again.
Pain is water.
Joy is water.
Life it water.
Water is beauty.


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Dead On My Own, Alive In Him

Faith is not failing me,
I am failing Him.
Why do I refuse to accept His grace?
Why would I rather live my life on my own
When He is extending a helping a hand?
I am depressed,
Dead on my own,
But I am alive in Him!
I give my life to Him for real;
I give Him my all,
And now I'm alive
Because He gives me life!


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Running Into The End Of Time

Running from the end of time just me, my thoughts, my voice and I now turn, in paralysis, by fear to see whats under that dark figure what I saw, Words can never define I stood there wided eyed, jaw dropped in awe at the end of time just as the sudden, terminal sun dying from the same cancer in everyone the great lord, so sick of his design now comes in full vengence into the end of time...


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INTENSELY IN LOVE

INTENSELY IN LOVE As the wind rustles to dance with my hair, I turned to behold before-- placed in furnace of struggles where no one but You Father God, I can hold unto... How you come to my rescue each time I call Your Name. My admission that I need You and so my every submission brings me forth the Spirit of Victory... I weaken and tremble with the pressing trials that stormily comes in my path, that sometimes I come to my knees and fall to deafening cries but as I call unto You You came and soothe my pain... You hugged me everyday with the gift of sunrise that tinge in me a hue of hope. And as I spread my arms, the breeze embraced me reminding me to go on, on and on... Imperfect me fall to the lure of the devil, pride and ignorance, they blind me. They bind me to false beliefs as see they mirror my being human: uncontrollable and a weakling but still Oh God, You come to seek me; You come to reach me; You come to pull me back You come to remind me as ever of your faithful unfailing love... Despite my failures to follow you, so with sins that brought You frowns and worst that brought You to the cross still when I turn to You.... You accept me without second thoughts Focusing more with my present than my past... Your revelations overwhelms my soul that more and more and more I keep on digging deeper to know You. Deeper oh deeper, I am falling in love to You... Hence, no matter what this terrible world brings me no matter what some people do to me I stand steadfast and firm to exclaim my love to You as they--- they can never take that experience, I have with You... Accepting You didn't give an assurance of a life lain on bed of roses alone rather it is by holding unto You, it is by seeing more than these earthly passing things, it is by living like Jesus Christ, Your Son whom You sacrificed that will give me the grace of eternal life.. You love me first before I am loving You... Before I became human You already set for me a future: green, rich and bright... It's just a matter of obeying You Obeying Your will regardless of any hardship that comes Through tears and joys Through sickness and health Through weariness and richness I must obey Your will knowing that selfless total obedience is an expression of love And so, You will bless me from glory to glory... ©O. E. Guillermo 12:05 am, December 14, 2014


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The Chair Here Next To My Bed

The air grows heavy in this darkened room.  Light's particles are now more apparent 
as they move gently upwards in a swirling motion.

You are here again taking a seat upon this humble throne... the chair here next to my bed.
It is the best chair that I can offer for your comfort my longtime royal friend.

To pick me... a lowly subject, as you visit me in all of my many moods and needs.
So near, so near to me... our closeness never leaves me unaffected.






by S.E. Clark


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Your Love Is The Strongest

Send me to the darkest places;
That's where I feel You strongest.
A kiss and hug down the deepest alleys;
Never letting go, Your love is the strongest.


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It's Simple

It's simple.
We make it much more complicated than it is;
Just live.


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JUST BECAUSE

Why do you say you are not that to me?
I never asked you to be anything.

Why do you think my life revolves around you?
I know your integrity is not true.

Just because we are people of structure does not mean you have to care  
     for the next person.

In statement, I address what you say.
I know that you do not play.

When the hurricane hit, I knew you were only looking out for yourself.
Just because we all are in a humanitarian world, does not mean you have 
     to give a damn about the next individual.

What if the same was done to you, just because...
Would outcry for help be heard? 

Altruistic we define just because we love life.
Philanthropic is a benevolent fight.
Just because wrong must become right.

Misanthropic this designs.
Why not be assiduous just because you are part of mankind?

Why not joist life?
Just because…

Why am I here? 
Then again...
From where did I come?
________________________|
PENNED ON JUNE 20, 2014!


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Bravery Hangover

I woke up this morning with another bravery hangover
One of the worst I've experienced
Dear God, please never let me feel this way again
Amen
Headache and nausea
Emotions of regret and depression
Creeping into my bloodstream
And fear taking place of my medicine
Last night was tremendous
I prayed full of excitement, strength, courage
Then I awoke to the days wonder
Of a previous night's drunken adrenaline stumper
Dazed and confused
Sweaty asking "What did I do?"
Wishing I could take it all back
Wanting to crawl straight again into bed
Disengage because I'm worthless
And not worth the dreams I chase
Last night I was so free
Following the man I want to be
Chasing these goals that have been placed before me
Running tirelessly smiling
To the vision ahead
Where being brave is key
And fear is buried underneath
I acted on that bravery I prayed for
And last night it was so worth it
Then I woke up this morning
To reality reversed again
Where my acceptance of "not good enough" is normal
But I'm done with all these hangovers
They won't hang around no more
Because I won't let them happen
With God all things are possible
And I pray to stay drunk on brave
For then I'll never feel new morning regret
Since when that feeling comes in again
We rise stronger in courage
Make a toast to bravery
And engage
Because we're worth it
Perfectly perfect as God created us to be
Brave
May God bless you always!


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Watching Over Me

I turned around hesitantly, 
Eyes kept staring at me,
Like hawks locked on me
Waiting for me as prey,
It is piercing my heart.

Here I am, here I stand,
Even though I’m afraid,
This is my fate,
To show what can I do,
I’m no coward no more!

But it is alright to feel that way,
Doesn’t matter if I can’t
Speak up, or move in confidence,
I just have to think positive
I can learn to believe in myself.

God will always be there
To give me guidance, to give me wisdom,
 And help me in times of need,
Without Him I will bleed,
With him I am complete.








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My Metaphysical Monument To JAH


(1 Kings 8: 27)



I Would Build  YOU  Seven Pillars
Made of Pearls of Such Dimension- Prized
I Would Build  YOU  Ten Giant Columns
Made of Pure Crystals Up To The Skies

And On That Holy Edifice
of 400 Cubits Elevated To Size
I Would Build  YOU  A Thunder-Temple
A Thousand Stories High

This Would Be My Metaphysical Monument To  JAH ...

And Inside The Thunder-Temple
I Would Build A Lightning-Fire
It Would Burn A Flame of Love So Hot & Bright
That Lasts Forever & Never Die

I Would Place  YOUR Name  On A Pedestal Throne
of Precious Gems - No One Could Pry
Of Such Height & Depth & Length 
& Everlasting Arms Wide 

This Is My Metaphysical Monument To JAH ...

O' My Rock of Ages  ... Because  YOU  Are My Strength
& My Fondest & Most Fervent of Ties
I Would Construct This On A Mountain Top
That Stands Up Past A Million Miles

It Would Touch The Moon In Reflection
And The Stars Would Be Inspired
and Eclipse Every Man-Made Structure
& Orbit  In  YOUR  Eyes

This Is My Metaphysical Monument To  JAH ...

I Would Fill The Air With Perfumed Prayer
Celestial, Sparkled-Incense Would Rise
I Would Fill The Space With Music
& Exalt  HALLELUJAH  In Chimes!

I Would Bow Down In YOUR Beauteous Presence
In The Aisles & Among All Tribes
& Exult In The Awesome  Atmosphere
of YOUR Essence So Wise

... In My Metaphysical Monument To  JAH ...

I Would Fill It With  All  YOUR  Worshipers
& All  YOUR  Wonders  & Praise  Realized
& We'd Sing My Metaphysical Monument
In Paradise ...   To  JAH !

This Is My Metaphysical Monument                
And Yes, This Vision Is Heaven-Sent      
Spirit-Height & Depth & Width & Length          
In My Whole-Soul, Solar-Sacrament            

&  My Devotion's Endless Measurements      
Built From A Bonafide & Blessed Blueprint        
Constructed Thru Carpenter's Consent           
& With The Master-Worker's Instruments         

It Will Tower-Up In Testament !                
So All Will Know - Everywhere I Went               
It's  The Metaphysical Monument                  
My HalleluJah - Horizon-Event!                       

... My Metaphysical Monument  ... To  JAH
 

              Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/27/2013 
                        by:  MoonBee Canady


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8:15 To Freedom

Do you hear the train a'whistlin'?
I wonder where she's a'goin'.
Can she be boundin' toward freedom?
Well, there's freedom in Jesus!
And that's all we need!


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A God Thing

Fairhair’s youngest son the good, for peace trickery repaid, by hawk upon the knee            Norse blood raised an English king, hid from the bloody axe until his reign                           A Christian in a pagan scene A God Thing in a Frost Thing                                              old ways die hard drunken jarls twelve leaping things hot yule-beer,                                boiling horse flesh He signs the cup a cross to bear in heathen affair                                  Raven-feast a king tries to bring his people the Hope of the New Living Thing                 Pushing back the fires of bloody axe, he fought Eric’s sons blue-toothed Danes               Annihilator of all other Skalds recounts Haakon's Song his good night                        Outnumber six to one by Danes all weapons pointed, at the golden helmet                          though mocking refrains now hidden by poet's hat                                                        thrust on through you shall find Quernbiter,                                                              cutting runes and the Norse king, putting to flight the Danish plight                                   whirling recoil of the fleeing Erikson a lonely arrow finds Haakon's heart                             upon the flat rock lay slain                                                                                     though the Dark-wolf again eats the land                                                                        a Christian king has the hope of a God thing                                                         *                     *                                             Notes -Hákonarmál is a skaldic poem,EARLY KINGS OF NORWAY by Thomas Carlyle,THE THING SMALL LOCAL COUNTRYSIDE THING --Thing (assembly)


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Angel Clouds

~*~Angel Clouds~*~

Angel clouds all around
Everywhere they are proclaiming the glory of our King!
Trumpets, lions, and angels heralding!
Every single cloud a masterpiece calling out to the world 
That the Messiah is soon to arrive on the scene.
Are you ready? Are you ready to see Jesus in His fullest glory?
The angels are standing their posts and entertaining themselves
Through their God-given creativity.
Likened to children building sandcastles along the edge of a mighty ocean
They are sculpting and creating images to bring glory to their King!
The next time you look up and see an image of our Savior remember 
The children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The angels made clouds for them too as they traversed the wilderness
For 40 long years.
The angels entertained them with their gifts of creativity and gave them a focal
point too!
Look up, children of the most high God. Look up and see the splendors of his 
mighty angelic army.
They are doing their part to cheer on the Bride of Christ too!

Gwendolen Rix 
8-14-14

I dedicate this poem to my very dear friend, Andrea Dietrich, who is one of my 
favorite poets of all time! This poem is written in response to the many 
supernatural sightings around the world of magnificent shaped clouds created 
in their fullest glory to honor the soon arrival of Jesus Christ to collect his 
Bride! The rapture of the church of Jesus Christ is at hand. Repent and be 
ready or be prepared to endure the most difficult time this planet has ever 
experienced. These are the events written of in the book of Acts 2:19.


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Healing mountain

Sitting on a tranquil mountain top
as I do from time to time
looking down at the view before me
listening to the calming silence
to heal my battered soul
and clear my troubled mind.

I look down to the bottom
to remind me
of how far I have come
and where I used to be
The mountain only exists
in my imagination
but I go there when I need
when live's battles get too much
It heals and restores me
once more like before
free from
stress and anxiety.

Peter Dome.copyright.2012.


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Stand up for Christ

Praise be to God 
All glory to Him
Fire and brimstone in His presence dim
Satan’s forces flee before Him

Onward Christian soldiers, march

Stand together stand firm
His promises keep in mind
A comforter I will send you
The Holy Spirit to help you take a stand

Onward Christian soldiers march


Let each and everyone of us
Take up the cross and follow Him
Marching forward determinedly
To free the earth of satan's whim

Onward Christian soldiers march



Pain and suffering may be our fare
Persecution of Christians everywhere
Everlasting life we hope to gain
In Our Lord and Savior_Christ the king.

Onward Christian soldiers march.


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Alone In This Quiet, Perfect Home

Bedroom door is closed;
I'm feeling so alone.
Even though I'm laying bed,
I don't feel like this is home.
Even though I'm laughing with my friends,
I still feel alone
Even in this quiet, perfect home.
Lord, we need You.
Thank You.
In Your Name,
We pray.
Amen.


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i surrender to your love

i do not know of any others
i do not know if anyone will help
i do not know of another song
i only know You are there

i want to believe
i lift up my hands
i lift up my faith
and all that is left of me 

out of my hands
out of my heart
i lift up all that is left of me

i surrender to you
all that I have I surrender
surrender to your love

even though i still can never comprehend of my life,
but i surrender to your love


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Braid Hairs

Why are you so devilishly addicting?
I come back from you,
It looks like I'm on drugs:
High and drunk,
Out of my mind.
The demons inside us braid hairs
Until we're peaceful meadows apart,
Nuclear wars together.


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Come on God

The world
your design
please sort it out 

We know you can
your a power unlimited
everybody here is waiting 

PS Sorry yesterday about me swearing !  


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Dancing With Jesus

Mortar binds cobblestones under our feet;
The scent of oversized orchids fill the air;
See my golden strands braided back; 
His strong hands join mine in perfect precision; 
We glide effortlessly in a Scandinavian waltz;
Suns and moons set yet we never take notice.


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LOVE IS A SEED

Love is a seed
When it is planted in fertile soil it grows
When it is planted amongst thorns and thistle it is choked out
It cannot flourish when the enemy tries to choke it
It cannot flourish when the vultures come to pick over it

Love is a seed
Have you ever planted a seed of love?
Have you ever watched another one’s grow?
It is a most spectacular plant ever so silently growing from its encasement
Once the outer shell of the seed softens the seedling emerges
It sneaks up through the soil to grasp the light with its tender leaves
It reaches up through the fertile soil and seeks nourishment and light
The sun photosynthesizes its energy upon it

Have you ever seen a weed?
Have you ever seen a weed as it suffocates the harvest?
As it strangles out all the healthy plants that are meant for food?
Have you ever got on your knees to pray and pull spiritual weeds?
All the while knowing that the weed pulling is up to you the gardener?

This is a metaphor
This is a poem
Its basis is solely from the Words of Our Savior Jesus
In order for seeds of love to grow we must plan for the harvest
In order for seeds to grow we must be on our knees in prayer

Come and sit at the feet of our Savior and pull some spiritual weeds today!
Your harvest will be bountiful and it will shine amongst the best gardens in the world!


Gwendolen Rix
8-21-14


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Am I Still Forgiven

I did it again; I need forgiven.
Will He still forgive me even though I've fallen before?
I've fallen into these same sins countless times before;
I still haven't learned my lesson.
I am an ignorant hypocrite.
Am I still forgiven?


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A Country Melody

The chirping of the red breasted robin sounded like a symphony
The tiny finch and the bluebird sang along just for me
The melodies tugged at my heart strings as I walked by
I skipped along the country lane at least as much as I hid 

Gentle ripples rolled downstream as I cast a pebble in
Each little wave carried my blues farther away
I sat down at the edge of the creek loving it this way
Yellow and white daisies lined the opposite banks

I shifted my gaze to watch a falcon drift with the breeze
I lowered my eyes and listened, the wind swept the trees
I bowed my head, gathered up my heart, I prayed
Oh Lord, provider of my life, I feel know everything is all right


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A Sinner Like Me

I'm a mess.
I've ruined this body You've designed;
I've ruined this heart You've shined;
I've ruined this breath You've shared;
I've ruined this life You've cared.
I've demolished this freedom You've given,
Yet You give it to me again.
Time and time around I have failed You;
Weak and falling trying to please You.
Earning I cannot for this is a gift from You.
Please forgive me;
Please save me:
You've picked me up and brushed me off;
Thank You for redeeming me.
Thank You for redeeming a sinner like me.
I have fallen once again.
I'm a mess,
But You forgive me.
You save me
Time and time around,
Eternally,
You brush me off and pick me up.
Thank You for redeeming me.
Thank You for redeeming a sinner like me.


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Tilting at Windmills

The grinding millstone
The chaff invested air
The lone miller bow's in prayer
Seemingly lost in the chaos
The code of honour
Looking through the opaque
The lone miller, is he sage
Or lost in the modern age
Tilting at windmills
Is he a quixotic man
Doubtful it was a plan
His prayer said
Now he mixes
Rye, wheat, corn
Out of this, bread is born
Body  soul and redemption
Made of hand, blessed with spirit
The lone miller, is he sage
Or is he lost  in the modern age
Tilting at windmills
The code of honour reclaimed
The nature of a man, set free
Tilting  at windmills
He will always be


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THE MEEK

THE MEEK

wild horses trained for service
ridden until their will is broken
compliant complete and grafted

Jesus said the meek are blessed
implying humility and gentleness
submission untamed or identified
God-willed rule denied incomplete

where are we on meekness scales
God not implying timid and weak
but humble compliant and broken
eternal peace He promised the meek


“The meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace”—Psalm 37:11




© August 2013—Kim van Breda


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My Lord

"My Lord"

I've got sunshine in my LIFE today.
When it's crowed outside I've got the love of Jesus.

I've got so much love the people see me happy.
I have the greatest song the angels are singing from Heaven.

I do not need money, fortune or fame.
Cause I have all the riches one man can claim.

I've got sunshine in my LIFE today
As long as I am with my LORD.

This is why I feel this Happy
As long as I can talk about my LORD.

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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Beautiful Children

Singing around in love;
Smiles built from the ground.
Holding hands in the dance;
Laughing with brothers and sisters,
All in His Glorious Name.
Throughout His perfectly sculpted land:
Look around because this is it;
Look around because this is love;
Look around and know, understand, comprehend,
Rejoice because you are perfect;
You are God's beautiful children!


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the egg conversation

one day a christian carnivore &
a vegetarian atheist had a conversation

the christian meat-eater asked the vegetarian
atheist
“if you don’t eat meat, do you eat eggs?”

the atheist responded,
“i’m not a vegan, i’m a vegetarian, so, yes, i eat eggs, i 
eat cheese---i need to get my protein somewhere”

“but eggs are meat...they are baby chickens,” said the 
christian

“um, no, eggs are not baby chickens,” said the atheist

“yes they are.  eggs are unborn chickens, and if you eat them,
you are eating meat,” insisted the christian

“when i crack open an egg, i don’t see a baby chicken walking around,
and until that day, i plan on eating eggs---specifically, scrambled, with ketchup or
frank’s red hot sauce,” remarked the atheist

and the christian carnivore let out a sound of 
frustration & discontent 
as christians do when
they don’t get their way.


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Awakening

Are we awake or are we still sleeping?
Blind to the hurt, and deaf to the weeping.
Ashamed of religion and supportive of the new,
Aware of the lies and hidden from what’s true. 

Worship the evil and turn away the pure,
Developing disease with an unknown cure.
Starving the poor and overfeeding the wealthy.
Killing the sick and drugging the healthy. 

Going to war for some kind of power,
Building tall structures over all types of flower.
Cutting the trees and polluting the air,
All out of greed, with no sort of care. 

Turning us against our own, 
And help from up above.
Making us beings of hate,
Instead of ones of love. 

Demonizing the mystic,
Criticizing the wise.
Making our own family members,
Into people that we despise.

Awaken to the torment, 
Be aware of all the pain. 
Those who are misleading,
And claiming that we are insane.


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Christmas Poems For Kids And teenagers: 4 Hours To Christmas

It’s eight, I’m waking up late the aroma of mummy’s fry gives me so much joy to cry It’s nine, admiring my gifts so fine counting the time to display this, I’ve been hoping since may. It’s ten; guess who’s here; Uncle Ben can’t wait for his Biblical stories as the Kitchen scents with currys It’s eleven; I wished for this hour since seven dancing through the city square I’m so happy Life is fair. Hurray! It’s Christmas and I don’t want it to pass so thank you Jesus, for this gift of Love!


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Overdose

I pray to God,
Here and now,
That will be the final addiction I repeat.
Jesus,
Here and now,
Save me now;
You are all I need!
Please
Change me,
Save me,
Forgive me.
Please.


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Soul Beat

Run into my heart;
Run right into my arms.
I will never let you go;
I am yours forever, please know.
You make my soul beat;
You bring me back to life.
God, thank You for this love;
God, thank You for this life.


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MARVELOUS

MARVELOUS

Obstacles, stumbling blocks, mountains to climb, bridges to cross, many times we don’t.  With God’s help, we focus and pray that we achieve never giving up because the Lord has promised us the victory.

In God’s speed is my destiny! I must believe in a power greater than myself.
I stand on my mountains and The Word states: “Look to the hills for your health” crossing my bridges within the Lord’s intellect.

Gathering God’s protective armor in which I stand for righteousness.  I project the conquering of many souls though my evangelistic journey.  All is in the name of Jehovah.

In God’s speed is my spirit in which I must believe in a power greater than my existence; kicking my stumbling blocks, as I look to hills for my help!  Obstacles are no more and The Lord’s eyesight adores, as I worship The Almighty God.

In time, I will have acquired a Buddha presence.  And people all over the world will have seen The Almighty God – The Lord – Jehovah.  Mankind will be more refined for the second coming of Jehovah God Lord’s son – Jesus Christ Lord - who died for all of us {ACTS 20:21}.  So let’s join together as a universe in the magnificent.  The eyes of Jehovah God Lord are upon us and his son – Jesus Christ Lord’s – spirit is with us knowing:

This is quite marvelous.

[“But he [or she] that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 24:13).]

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The New God

You're a voyeur at best!
Your vampiric heart beats out of your chest
Ready to consume the final climax
I know who you are - when the lyrics fail to resemble
Letting your poison drip straight from your lips
Portraying, entertaining the image of sex's delusion
You know only rape - manifestation of hate
Lack of the fruit of the beauty of a human mind
Depths you'll never penetrate!

She was only a doll - type of a lost father's adore
Impaled into a desperate whore
Shamefully out of broken safety's  choice 
She bore embryogenesis of morose
May your rusty blades caress as they please

So confront the masses with the halt of embryogenesis
Let the worship of machines be
Leg them construct us cell to cell
Nature's just in the way
Of our race of perfectly engineered machines!
The burden of conception
Surrenders to the will of
The New God
   


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Just writing without stopping

Random Free Write: 

Just flowing - writing
and not stopping to think
or even to lift my pen
I kept going and the words seemed to have no end
Understanding that the process is a simple one
Love everyone and 
stear free of the wicked one

I'm not sure if it was winter or spring
But, I gave way to all the flaws and  imperfections
and realized that this is me
The change came when I saw fit
and not when someone else decides

It's not hard to forgive
And even easier to forget
Does that not reflect love and also what it begets?
Except too many hold grudges and even
pretend to be angry beyond whats necessary
Caught up in someone elses problem
and not dealing with their own is a hard burden to carry
Let it go
stop negativity where it begins

Cut people short if you have to
because this is your life you have to live
Be on the lookout for those looking to devour you
Pray for those who do ill sh@! to you
Respond in a way that makes them realize they love you
and hope it inspires change

Still maintain dignity and move on to something new
Growing, building up treasures for a place greater than
you can even dream to go
It's the simple things that help make life flow
I could go on and on with this practice flow
Writing and stoping to think or lift my pen
This is one of those poems that didn't make it to the waste bin.


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Refusing To Listen

Everyone telling me where to go:
Turn left,
Turn right.
I don't even know who to listen to anymore;
I don't even know who I am anymore.
God, please speak to me
And tell me where to go
And show me what to do
Because Your voice is drowning out in the madness
Or maybe I am just refusing to listen.


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I Messed Up

Lord, please forgive me.
I need You.
I messed up.
Please, save me.
Thank You.
I trust You.
I love You.
I am a hypocrite.
Please, change me.
Thank You.
Amen.


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Queen Esther

(Esther 5: 2)



The King Held Out To Esther
The Golden Scepter
That Was In His Hand

She Was His Queen
The Woman Who Fulfilled His Dreams
One of The Most Beautiful In All His Lands

But It Was Persian Law For All
That Those The King Did Not Call
Would Be Struck Down Where They Stand!

Yet Brave & Beautiful Queen Esther
Whose Godly Faith Never Left Her
To Save Her People, Entered As Planned

Because There Was A Plot
Devised In Anger So Hot ...
By That Prideful, Wicked Prince Haman

To Kill All Esther's People
Haman Schemed So Evil
But The King Didn't Know Why It Began

... Or That Esther Was A Jew
In The Line of Hebrews
Who Worship The One GOD So Grand

But There Was No Hesitation
In Ahasuerus' Heart Designation
Towards This Woman Who Stood Royal & Serene

She Held Ahasuerus' Affection
and Did Not Suffer Rejection
As She Humbly Walked In, As His Queen

I Imagine All Got Quiet
Waiting For Swords To Riot
And See Esther's Head Roll Across The Floor

But At The Sight of Her Dignity
The Scepter Pointed Implicitly
To Grant Esther Whatever She Implored

And Oh, The Interplay
of Emotions That Day
Between This Woman & Her Loving Man

When The King Held Out To Esther
His Golden Scepter
... That Was In The Power of His Hand

* * * * * * * * * * * *


(Part 2)

Oh, And That Wicked Haman Was Hanged
And His Family Shared The Blame
But Esther's People Were Saved From Judah To Benjamin, To Dan


( Walk-On Hadassah - Walk-On ! )


                    Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/15/2013 
                    by:  MoonBee Canady



I have always loved the story of Queen Esther ... This is a love story that has it all - - a lovely-hearted, modest girl, (replacing a vain and arrogant queen) ... then getting royally pampered, massaged in expensive, perfumed oils, lots of clothes and jewels, winning a beauty pageant, finding true love, conflict and suspense and lastly the heroine saves the day (and oh, did I mention that she was an orphan?) ... 'Com' on Movie-Makers - we could enjoy a lot more of this ... MoonBee 


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Nobody Likes A Know It All Part 4 of 4

Humans Live For Adventure & Mystery
That's Why GOD Keeps Some Things Under Lock & Key
(Eccl. 3: 10, 11)
So, We'd Search & Seek & Survey & See
& Either Answer, 'At Last!' ... or Say, 'Enlighten Me' ...

 and GOD Will Have Wonders To Show
... I Know What I Know

I've Picked My Course - Prepared My Brain ...
Into A Station of Connections & Synapse, Super-Train
I've Made My Mind Open-Up & Carefully Chose
A University Where Knowledge, Flourishes & Flows
And For The Letters That Represent A High I. Q.
 I Love Alpha & Omega & Phi Beta Kappa's  Ok-2

Its A Great Privilege of Being A Pro ...
... 'Cause I Know What I Know

I've Lived, I've Listened, I've Labored, I've Learned
I've Been A Student ... Yes, Knowledge - I've Earned
I've Longed, I've Loved, I've Libraried & Looked
I've Been An Acolyte ... of  The Greatest Book!

and Something In Its Pages, Bestows ...
... What I Know ... So I Know

Yet No One Down Here Is Really A Know-It-All
No One On Earth Knows Everything, Because
Every Human Being Is Ignorant of Something ...
At Sometime; Of Someplace; In Some-Way; or Some String
That Could Attach To The Rope That Elevates Our Minds
That Makes Us Climb Harder & Higher To Find - Wise Signs

King Solomon Was Once The Wisest Man
GOD Gave Him Insight To Understand
Solomon Said, "Everything Is Vanity" ... All Our Plans
So Enjoy Living - But Be The Best We Can

So Our Buying, Our Building & Even Our Escrow
... Adds To Our Vanity, I Know

Yeah, Nobody Likes A Know-It-All
or Even If You Know Just A Lot
Even The Bible Tells Us To
 Tone It Down ... Or Stop
(Prov. 9: 7, 8 / Matt. 7: 6)

'Cause Hearing Something That You Don't Want To Know
May Feel Like A Banged Elbow or A Bumped Toe
And I'll Respect Your Wishes, If You Say No!
... But Still, I Know What I Know

So, If I Sound Like A Raven or A Bold Crow
or An Owl At Night, Whose Eyes Brightly-Glow
Sitting On A Limb or The School-Bus Below ...
... I Know What I Know


(Acts 26: 24, 25)
(  ... You're going mad - MoonBee!  Mad!
Great Learning is 'driving' you mad! )
yuk-yuk - he-he-he ....


    Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/20/2013 
     by:  MoonBee Canady


(Part 4 of "Nobody Likes A Know-It-All" is the serious side of  addressing "Knowledge ... ... So, this free verse is really about Godly Knowledge, Biblical Learning and Spiritual Intelligence ... (first) ... and then about education and different areas of study in an academic way.  So when reading this write - that should be kept in mind, to get the most out of it ... MoonBee


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Darkness

It's dark in here, no, it's black.
I don't like it here, I want to depart.
There's no way out that I can see,
This is in me, it is my heart.

Love is in here, somewhere in the dark,
Love is in here, I cannot see,
Love is in here, it's hiding from me.
Love is in here, Jesus, please help me to see.

My love is in darkness, so no-one can see,
What love can I impart, from a cold closed heart.
Jesus, my friend, my Master, my brother,
Let Your light shine, through the darkness inside.

Let Your light shine, so bright in my heart,
Shine so bright that the dark will depart.
For a heart without darkness is a wonderful place,
Where love can forever mingle with Grace.

© Dave Timperley 2011


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Dancing In The Wind

Trouble all around me, I still find things to smile about.
I am passionate, full of lively fire that is fueled by my Creator
and by the life that is around me, near me, in me.

I know that there is no end, only transformation likened to a
cocoon where a butterfly springs forth.  Within this cocoon
different levels of freedom are obtained, freedom from our
bondage of stagnation.

The pain of growth, it hurts but is needed for the purpose
of turning more fully into the arms of God with a willing spirit.


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I Can't Wait For The Day When I Can Finally Be Myself

I can't wait for the day when I can finally be myself.
Nothing to hide.
Free.
Brave.
Fearless.
As God created me to be.


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Dreams On Hold

Dreams on hold
Patience is a virtue,
I'm sold


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A Child's Training

(Prov. 22: 6 /  Heb. 5: 14  /  Deut. 6: 6-9  /  2 Tim. 3: 13-15, 16  /  Matt. 19: 13, 14)


(Part One of Two)



If A Child Wants To Eat Candy
All Day Long …
When You Tell Them ‘No!’ - -
Is It Wrong?

If A Child Wants To Stay Up On School Nights
And Not Go To Bed …
Will You Leave The Matter At That
And Do What They Said?

If A Child Wants To Run The Streets
At All Hours of  The Night …
Would You Allow It
And Say ‘It’s Alright’?

If A Child Fell Into Hanging Out
With The Wrong Crowd …
Would You Do Nothing
Thereby Showing It’s Allowed?

If A Child Gets Some Silly Notion
And Is Being Misled …
Will You Not Try To Talk
Some Sense Into Their Head?

And When Your Child Makes A Mistake
(‘Cause All Of Us Make Life’s Errors)
Are You Going To Be Loving & Forgiving
Or Come Off Like Some Holy-Terror?

If You See That Your Child’s Life
Is In Imminent Danger …
Would You Leave His Soul’s Wellbeing
To Some Ulterior-Motive Stranger?

All Children Need Education
That’s Why We Send Them To School
But Isn’t Home Training
The Best Place For Understanding Life’s Rules?

Before Your Child Gets Polio or Smallpox
Or Some Other Life Threatening Situation
Would You Not Seek Out Preventative
Medicine or Cures Thru Vaccinations?

If A Child Just Wants To Play
And Not Do Chores or Homework …
Would You Not Try To Find Out
Why A Lazy Streak Is Starting To Lurk?

If Your Child Is Depressed
Unmanageable or Confused …
Would You Not Put Extreme Effort
Into Finding Just What You Could Do?

If A Child Needs To Be Shown Love
and We Withhold Our Kisses & Hugs
Are We Guilty When They Grow Up
Into ‘Crypts & Bloods’?

If Your Child Doesn’t Want To Talk
and Retreat In Hiding From The World
Wouldn’t You Do Everything In Your Power
To Help Your Precious Boy or Baby-Girl?

If Your Child Has Low Self Esteem
Or Shows A Lack of Character …
Wouldn’t You Want To Be
Their Value & Virtue  Narrator?

If Your Child Just Really Needs
Someone To Listen & To Talk To …
Would You Not Prefer
that That Someone Be You?

I Once Knew A Police Officer
Who Had Said of His Beat …
A Child Can Get Discipline At Home
Or They’ll Get Their Beatings In The Streets

And The Same Can Be Said
Of A Young Child’s Impressionable Mind
It Needs To Be Nurtured At Home
Or It Will Eat Every Junk & Stuff They Find



(Part One of Two)


                      Written & © :  7/16/2013

                       By:  The MoonBee


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Losing Myself

I cry myself awake
In the middle of the day
Because of a decision I made
Not to spend time with you.
And now everything I am
Is falling apart into pieces;
I feel like I am losing you
Because I am losing myself.


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You Are Alive

You're alive even in the darkest place;
Even when we can't hear Your Name,
Even when we can't see Your grace,
You're alive!
Even when we can't feel Your grace,
You are alive!


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The World Needs You, Lord

The world needs You, Lord;
We all need You too.
Alone, we battle and fall apart,
But we live joyful freedom with You:
Created anew in Your perfect image;
Saved,
Loved,
Changed,
In Your Holy Name!
We pray,
Amen!


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Pollice Verso- Thumbs Down

Jean-Leon Gerome’s Pollice Verso pleases my artful eye
As a gladiator boldly stands thus alone
With foot upon a defeated soul
He awaits the Roman crowd’s reply
The great coliseum is filled high
A populous with thumbs down does yield 
For slaughtered blood to flow a ground
Thus the conquer will most likely fulfill
With blade in hand
His beating chest
Pollice Verso the given sign
Their savage eyes drawn down with cries
For to come will be the gruesome fun
Yet I in vision another martyred Christian
He surely 
Will shortly
Die


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Just as if I'd

rocking the boat                                                                                                -    Hey Hey what are you doing                                                                                            There is a snake


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That's Where The Lord Lives

I walk outside to see all that I can see.
Over there is our house, our home,
In the distance, you can see.
And that place of hallowed happiness
Forever has been our home
And forever will be so evermore.
That house is small but raised us tall,
From the perfect parents who loved us so
To the perfect sister for which every man would want.
The house built us all up strong.
More than a mere building,
It is a place to love and be loved,
A place that hands you hope that you give right back, 
And a place of everlasting faith.
This home is where my parents taught me about God
And opened me up to Jesus.
They opened the eyes of the blind for all to see,
And the blind included me.
They taught me to be the best I can be;
The best things in life are free.
They have taught us so well,
And they all have saved my soul.
Even if I am not there now,
I carry Him with me.
I carry them with me.
I carry Their values and Their teachings with me.
In this house, this home,
We reside.
We cannot forget this.
This is where my Mother lives.
This is where my Father lives.
This is where my Sister lives.
This is where We live,
In this loving, caring, beautiful home
They made just for us.
We cannot forget this either.
This is where it all began. 
This is where the hunger and thirst was created;
This is where we are fulfilled.
We cannot, we must not forget this:
This is where God lives.
This is where Jesus lives.
This is where The Lord lives;
The Father and The Almighty.
This is where We live;
This is where We reside.
We must not forget this.
We must not forget this:
What a beautiful and perfect life this is.


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That's The Amazing Thing About Love

That's the amazing thing about love:
Love doesn't matter who it melts together,
'Cause He will never give you up.


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THE PRODIGAL CHILD

THE 
PRODIGAL 
CHILD

My 
life 
He 
has 
in 
His 
hand
Creatively 
He 
molded 
me 
with 
sand
Into 
my 
nostrils 
He 
breathe
The 
breath 
of 
life.

Disobedience 
I 
practiced
The 
forbidden 
fruit 
I 
ate
On 
the 
oath 
of 
sin 
I 
traveled 
Neglecting 
my 
creator.

Several 
times 
back 
I 
went
To 
my 
creator, 
pleading
Pleading 
for 
forgiveness
Mercifully, 
He 
forgives.

Back 
to 
the 
sinful 
world 
I 
went
A 
prodigal 
child 
I 
am
Living 
a 
pleasurable 
life
Filed 
with 
sin
Yet, 
when 
remorseful
Back 
to 
Him 
I 
went
Pleading.

Merciful 
father, 
I’m 
sorry
I 
cry 
with 
sorrow
Knowing 
that 
He 
hates 
sin
Irritating 
I 
am 
to 
Him
Yet, 
He 
washes 
away 
my 
sin
With 
His 
precious 
blood
I 
become 
His 
once 
again
Privileged 
to 
have 
Jesus.


Eyitayo 
Lizzy

Motif: 
Spiritual


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Beauty For Ashes

I used to feel like 
A ghost
Just floating through this life
Invisible to the world

Weighed down by the chains 
of sin and guilt
My shoulders bowed and my head hung low
I looked at You through eyes
of Disillusionment and shame

My heart yearned so much
To just let go 
And confide in someone 
To look at my reflection in a mirror
And not hate the person
Staring back at me

To show my scars
Where the pain of cutting
Was  the only way I could escape 
the heartache

And use them as a testimony of 
of how you gave me beauty for ashes


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Before

 Sad, useless, all alone
 that's all I use to moan
 crying tears of blood
 smearing my name like mud
a lonely shadow in the corner
I was but a lowly mourner
then one day you appeared 
and wiped away my painful  tears
you said you loved me then gave a nod
I asked who are you 
you said "YOUR GOD!"
 


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The Unheard Voice

Let my voice represent those seeking emotional, physical and or mental emancipation!
Let my voice be that of the woman whose cries go unheard in the humdrum activities of this life!
Let my voice be the microphone that bellows the wails of the suppress, underprivileged and less fortunate!
Let my voice be that of the Freedom fighters: Nanny of the maroons, Rosa Parks and Susie King Taylor!
Let my voice be that of the unheard who speeches fall on deaf ears...
Let my voice be that of the unsung song that is shelved because it does not fit the profile of success- greed, sexual immortality, jealousy,
                                                                           scandal!
Let my voice be the voice that seeks peace.
Let my voice be the voice that tells the stories of millions who were denied an opportunity.
Let my voice be the voice that speaks or articulates godly qualities.
Let my voice be the voice of those who have been muted by the society- The Unheard Voice!


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Only You

Who can create this perfect land?
Who can give us all we need?
Who can save us from ourselves?
Who is the basis of our time?
Who is the author of all history?
Who is the center behind our calendar?
Who is our hope?
Who is always true?
Who leads us were we need to go?
Who sustains our lives here on Earth?
Who always answers our prayers?
Who always answers our calls?
Who creates this feeling in us we cannot describe?
Who determines our morals?
Who has a plan for us?
Who sets our paths?
Who guides us all of our days?
Who is our faith?
Who is our hope?
Who is our love?
Who is our truth?
Who is our joy?
Who is our trust?
Who is our belief?
Who is our Father?
Who is our Son?
Who is our Holy Spirit?
Who is our Redeemer?
Who is our Savior?
Who is our Creator?
Who is our lover?
Who is our best friend?
Who is our relationship?
Who is the only One?
Who is the only true One?
Who is our only One?
Only You!


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Hypocrite

I am a hypocrite and look what I just did:
I fell into my darkest pit; now, again, and again.
I thought that I was strong enough to live the truths I said;
Now I realized I'm much too weak; a fool too ashamed to raise his head.
God, please save me, please forgive me, and please give me strength. 
I love You.
I thank You.
I am forever changed.


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A smile to everything

There is more to life 
Than what it seems.
Life  filled with all forms 
of agony, misery and sorrow.
Yet we may be used to situations
Where disappointments and
 frustrations pushes us on.

But I ask,
Should this be the reason
 why we cant put on a  smile
 when the sun wakes up its sleepy head?
Should this be the reason 
why we shouldn’t take of our shoes 
and dance when the sky releases its tears?
Your guess is as good as mine!

An achievement is not making everyone happy
But doing something out of the blue to make yourself happy.
Yes! People might see you as a failure
But seeing yourself as that winner is your achievement 

Don’t give up on the little things that make you happy due to what people say
Don’t give up on your dreams because of little disappointments in life
But by believing in yourself is an achievement to lead you on to success


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Angel in Disguise

Today we honor a special woman who means so much to us all, a honorable sincere god fearing woman someone if in trouble the first to call a woman who u can trust and wouldn't look at u with eyes that judge just quick to pick up if your down on your luck an angel in disguise to us all a god given prize showering everyone u encounter with unconditional love a true testimony to what real love is made of a strong willed woman with pure words of positivity today we are all grateful to see and celebrate your longevity blessed to be in your presence a true blessings you are indeed words you speak are kind and wise and the weak and lost u hear their cries take in a stranger as your own with one saying in my home me and mine will serve the lord you brought love and god into everyone's heart that came into yours and with no doubt you open your home given out much love joy wisdom and most of all a place one can call family a given women in all aspects of the word so glad to be here on this day celebrating your birth!


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Transformation

The flames dwindle to a flicker in the fireplace
I watch the stippled ceiling dance 
like stars in an exploding new universe
My chest heaves
In, then out
In silent anticipation of my transformation
From a world of emptiness
To one of a promised bliss,
And in one last gesture i blow a kiss
To this vanishing life
I reach out for those everlasting arms
To guide my tattered soul
Through a tunnel of light and love
And all thats wrong is now made right
I step from mortality to eternity's light,
Peace, joy, love fill my hollow shell
I wake up, a new ode to tell.


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A Prayer For Healing

Father,
Do not let me be the demon I have created me to be.
I am the product of myself and my negativity.
I trust You.
I love You.
I thank You.
In Your name,
We pray,
Amen.


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The Silver Bells

Once,many christmases ago,
                    my grandma gave us kids aspecial gift;
she gave each of us three silver bells connected by a silver chain;
the three silver bells she said,
                     represented the holy trinity,
                                             as well as God's love of us;
the bells were made of siver,
                      because silver gives off the purest notes,
                                                 and the silver is pure, like God's love;
grandma saidthat these bells were given,
                        to remind us first of God's love for us,
                                                   as well as grandma's love for us;
over the years most of the grandkids have lost those silver bells
                         but i've managed to keep mine;
and every christmas eve i take those silver bells out,
                         and i marvel out their sweet tones;
my dear sweet grandma has since past over,
                          yet,when i hold those silver bells,and hear their sweet music,
                                                     i can once more hear my grandma's voice,
                                                                             as well as feel her sweet love;
the years have slwed my steps,
                            and age has dimed my sight,
                                                        but when i ring my silver bells
                                                                                 their sweet music still touches me;
the music of those bells speaks to me of God's love,
                              as well as that of my sweet grandma,
                                                           and it reminds me of the true meaning of christmas.


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The Most Fascinating Person I Never Knew

Sitting in your hospital room all in white,
I remember your face for what would be the last time,
the tears fell down your face,
from the passing of your daughter that day.

I remember your tears of not understanding why,
I remember you questioned God after all those times,
when you prayed throughout your life in endless dedication,
to finally on this day have someone taken from you without your permission.

Looking back  today I wish I would have fulfilled that promise to you,
to be there every day and read the bible to you through and through,
but, yesterday is bittersweet, only memories remain,
you were my aunt who I knew, but never did, it's just not the same.

You were a person around me my whole life, yet I barely got to know
your smile is all I am left with, your laugh just my stepping stone,
to the person I wish I could be,
someone who loved me endlessly, yet knowing you is now a distant memory.

Your passion for life, the people you helped,
those are just some of the attributes I wish I had myself,
your gray hair that used to hit your tired wrinkled face,
is now resting in the arms of Christ, the best embrace.





The Most Fascinating Person I Never Knew

2/26/2013


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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is about
Being thankful for what you have,
Now wht you dont have.
So what's all be
Thankful for this Thanksgiving.
And be with family,
For those who have one
or be with a love.
And also Thank god
Your Alive.
Even if you lost everything.
Even if your struggling.
Even if things isnt going your way.
Still Be thankful.

Cause you could be
Going through worest
LIke Most people are.


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Lives to Live

We have dreams to fulfill.
We have goals to achieve.
We have hearts to inspire.
We have love to give.
We have faith to teach.
We have hope to send.
We have strength to create.
We have bravery to find.
We have positivity to shine.
We have courage to build.
We have stories to tell.
We have hands to hold.
We have lives to live.
All in Your Heavenly name,
We pray,
Amen.


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Lost And Downtrodden

God is love and love is alive
In the hearts of His Perfect Children
Lost and downtrodden yet never forgotten
In His Love abounding forever uniting!


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My Super Hero

Jesus is My Superhero!
Ever since I was a little kid he was there
He would remove all of the monsters beneath my bed
And help me count the stars from my bedroom window
Ever since I could remember he was leading me on the straight and narrow
Keeping my head on straight too
One day I contemplated killing a frog and he was there to convict me
He said to me, “No! That frog is my friend! How would you feel if I did that to 
you?”
He was right again, always keeping me on the straight and narrow
He was even with me during years of child abuse
Comforting me as I was stowed away in a cold musty basement
He comforted me with an incredible imagination
I never had a single nightmare 
As I slept in that cold dark room with no furniture
No, not a single nightmare!
He would bring me dreams of flying and killing dinosaurs all through the night
He was my Lord and Savior and he knew exactly what to do for me
He entertained me in so many ways
Then it was time to go to kindergarten and mom couldn’t hide me any longer
It was out of the basement and into a single room with a single mattress
The entire world was now beginning to open up to me
Here I was now 5 years old and rescued by my grandmother
She was then allowed to pick me up every Sunday for Sunday school
Oh she was my knight in shining armor sent by Jesus
She brought me to a place where I received unconditional love
She became the most important person in my life from that point on
She always pointed me back to my super hero—that was JESUS!
Now that I am older and have three kids of my own
My superhero is still right beside me
Guiding, instructing, and entertaining my creativity
He is all I have ever needed all along
He is my heart’s song!
He is my Jesus!
So if you also want a super hero in your life allow me to give you some great 
advice
Call upon the name of Jesus and he will see you through anything
He is the reason for my hope
He is the reason for my existence
He is the jump in my rope
He is my Lord!

Written for Super Hero Contest
My personal testimony of my super hero
Nothing is impossible for my God!
Gwendolen Rix
8-7-14


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I Just Can't Thank You

I just can’t thank You enough, Lord,
For what You’ve done for me,
You’ve made my life new, Lord,
You’ve set my spirit free.
I just can’t thank You enough, Lord,
For everything You’ve done,
You’ve given several chances, Lord,
Just by sending Your Son.
I just can’t thank You enough, Lord,
For accepting the way I am,
I can’t thank You enough, Lord,
For sending the Lamb.


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Know Me

Know me not as a delicate flower, but as a strong tree with deep roots of faith.
Know me not as a small fragile princess, but as a mighty warrior queen.
Know me not as a flatterer, but as a noble weaver of words.
Know me not for the small girl I am, but for the strong woman in God I will become.
 ~Know me by this, for this is me!


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A Reason To Believe

When in sorted times we have become complacent when
Shattered fragments left loose on their briars once again
In timeless plight we have a tendency to forget the night
The day is far spent while lived by sight;

A Reason To Believe
When shadows get loosened to its course of shape
We will wallow to reach the North in spiral fate
We live in mockery sent to the close of faith

With a cascading ship filled with fools going much too late
In crimsome tide ethced through the surface of my mind
I try to look yet today all is much too blind
As if animals going out on some desolate perch

Shades of black paint in its overt mask
What will ceil the case never to give anyone any flack
A fickle of Pine rested on the back porch ventured vine
We all must search the scriptures daily otherwise one is totally blind!


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An Astronaut

I think I was an astronaut
Aimed for the stars.
They fill me up;
They refuel my tank.
They enable me to believe,
Telling me to never give up
As they follow me all of my days.
If only we could see the beauty
That they truly are.
They shout out dreams
That we can reach so far.
Climb into the rocket
And liftoff!
On a journey to discover ourselves,
We are taught so much more,
Learning our goals are only a plan away.
Even thought we must return,
I know that I will be back.
I am an astronaut,
And we always reach for the stars.


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Hear my prayer oh Lord

Hear my prayer oh Lord and let my cry come unto Thee,
Don't hide yourself away from me in the days of my troubles!
Incline your ear to me, Father in the day that I call,
please answer me quite speedily, Heavenly Father hear my prayer.

All honour and praise to you be glory given;
Almighty Saviour, Lord and King:
All of creation by your mighty hand was made,
Before the foundations of this world you came to save me!

Now worthy I come before your throne of grace,
saved by the precious blood you shed;
You gave your life that I might live with you for evermore,
I praise you, Father, Son and Holy Ghost.


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Original Sin Peace On Earth

Deception and law of man, 
Born unto the unknown of a promise world, 
Faith ejected trust trinity light


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Miracle

I was in a panic my heart beating rapidly

At the thought of losing it all.

I looked around and what I found

Were angels starting to fall.

 

Warriors from up above

Sent to help the willing,                             

But what they had wasn’t enough;

to stop humanity from killing.

 

For they were corrupt and unjust

In what they have learned

They didn’t realize that all of their sinning;

Was going to get them burned.

 

 Here are all of the angels;

 Working hard to save

These people who just laugh at death

And the gift in which he gave.

 

There was an angel so beautiful,

One I couldn’t see- for there was

A bright white light

Surrounding him and me.

 

He kissed my temple and he whispered

Everything was going to be okay.

I felt the warmth of the message

That he tried to relay.

 

A peace washed over me as I realized;

 I had spoken to God,

I watched the dirty looks and heard the snickers

Of those who found it odd.

 

For in this age it is impossible,

To speak to the creator,

It must have been a demon in disguise

A great impersonator.

 

They were wrong

 I have never had such a great feeling,

Energy passed through me

 And healed the pain I’d been concealing.

 

I will always remember

The day that I had needed

A miracle from up above

My prayers had been heeded.


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The afternoon

It is the busiest day of life.
Moving the position of universe.
Covering of the cloud, moon& star.
The heaven open space for the sun;
It bright round the world,
and make glorious.
Sun is the state of matter,
It control all the universe
and the creation.
It flourished the deceased will.
Heaven shall open the gate of life
and closes the gate of afternoon.


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Uncertainty Hurts

I know I can't give up
I simply cannot
This uncertainty hurts
But one day will be forever worth it
In God we will eternally trust
For the joy of life is love
God bless
Amen.


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After The War

A life that the many once lived,
Where their freedom was deprived.
A war that those in power contrived,
Where only a few have survived.

How can those who remain,
Forget all the trauma and pain.
For those left, how can one explain
That serenity, no one can now obtain.

How can their lives ever start a new
And enjoy the peace that they are due,
When even in sleep the nightmares grew.
Gone are the happy days they once knew.

The war may have very well ended.
The casualties may have been unintended;
Yet there was no mercy that was extended
By those whose conscience had been bended.

The blood of those lives that were taken,
The lives of those remain that were shaken;
To a past of tragedy they have been forsaken,
Yet their hopes and faith had been awaken.


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STRONG

INSANITY I HAVE BEEN KEPT FROM.

LIES I HAVE BEEN TOLD.

MY HEART HAS BEEN DESTROYED.

I HAVE BEEN BROKEN AND LEFT WITH WORDS UNSPOKEN.

IT HAVE BEATEN DOWN BY LIFE AND TORN BY ITS DECEPTION.

STRONG HAVE I BECOME TO BE ALL THAT I CAN BE.

LIFE'S LESSONS I HAVE ENDURED TO MOLD INTO A WOMAN.

TO GROW INTO A LADY WHO CARRIES GRACE AND STYLE.

WHO DOESN'T LIVE AS CAREFREE OR GET WILD.

STRONG IS WHAT MAKES ME WHO I AM.

MY STRENGTH COMES FROM THE LORD.

WHO GUIDES MY PATHS.

I HAVE OVERCOME THE OBSTACLES THAT HAVE BEEN STANDING IN MY WAY.

I WAS WEAK AND NOW I AM STRONG.

FOR THE LORD CARRIES ME IN HIS BOSOM ALL NIGHT LONG.


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Where have all the Christians gone

O' Where have all the Christians gone?
To praise the Lord and sing his songs.
To teach the world the rights from wrongs.
O' where have all the Christians gone?


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The Cards of Life: Part One

This morning, I walked outside
To take some pictures of this glorious day.
The sun's beauty is so strong,
As is the life all around here below.
The sights were one of wonder;
The best of God's creation,
And I tried my best to take it all in,
Grabbing hold of love for us.
The temperature outside was chilly;
Had to have been in single digits.
It wasn't too long after
My fingers began to lose their movement,
Telling me it was time to go back to the heat inside.
I made a hot cup of coffee,
Stirred in the creamer,
And landed again right in my bed.
I covered myself in blankets-
Thick, thick blankets-
And the "warm-up" had begun.
And then my mind switched gears.
I began to think about those who don't have this luxury.
Millions don't have blankets.
Millions don't have heat.
Millions don't have warm drinks.
Millions have nowhere to turn.
There are people right now on the streets
Who might not make it another night.
There are people right now on the streets
Who just lost another body part to frostbite.
There are people right now on the streets
Who are on their last leg
And desperately in need.
They are crying out for help,
And we tell ourselves we don't hear anything.
You never know about their situations.
Maybe they didn't do anything wrong.
Maybe it's just the luck of the draw
As the cards of life weren't dealt their way.
These images and realities
Are visions we tend to forget
Or push out of our minds,
As if we never saw anything to begin with.
We tend to view them as "lesser society,"
But they are still human beings,
And who gave us the power to judge?
The authority lies only in God's hands.
He tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves,
Yet, why do we try to forget this?
And each and every single day,
Including today,
Millions are facing and dying of hunger,
Millions are facing and dying of starvation,
Millions are facing and dying of homelessness,
Millions are facing and dying of disease,
But these will never make the news
Because we shelter ourselves from the things we don't want to hear,
We protect ourselves from the things we don't want to see,
Or we just don't care anymore.
What happened to the love?
Is it still here?

(Continued on The Cards of Life: Part Two)


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A WORLD OF HATE


creation commenced--Cain and Abel jealousy two brothers competing stalwartly hatred junction off- ramp taken blazing violence still cosmic warfare rages intense unceasingly assembled, standing as vengeance persists born protesting our fallen world obstinately strangely culture perceives tolerance ignorantly a Creator that keeps our friendship unconditionally no half-way house choice in His sovereignty “Don’t be surprised my brothers if the world hates you” 1 JOHN 3:13 © October 2013—Kim van Breda


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The Journey

From time immemorial your story began
A hundred, a thousand, a million years and more
Your story past written a character just one
The tale of you bleeds into all

Each story unique while pieces the same
Today, tomorrow, millennia expended and gone
Your story continues passed first to no last
The tale of you bleeds into all

Through love and hate, laughter and death
Minutes and seconds grew to decades and days
The story being written you wrote each day
The tale of you bleeds into all

Memories endure through dream and remembrance
Yesterday is gone but tomorrow you live on
Your story yet written a character more than one
The tale of you bleeds into all

Your stories the fires shall never consume
A past, a future, a present goes on
The story you wrote lives forever in your love
The tale of you bleeds into all


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The buds opening

The buds opening
at the break of day
is the stem's hymn
to the Ancient of Days


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We Are The Light

We are the light
We are the light of Christ
We are the light of our generation
We are the light of our time
We are the light of love
We are the light of life
We are the light of God
We are the light of the Spirit Holy
We are the light of Christ
We are the light
Shine bright


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There's Something Special About Sundays

There's something special about Sundays
A lovely joy that's hard to describe
The perfection of this beautiful life
There's a peace on Sunday unlike the days of others
Where calm reaches the wind and hope uncovers
Mountains of grace in simple, true beauty
The love of the Father in a heart ever-warming
On this day all our problems seem to flutter away
And even if for a moment, everything is okay
Nothing to worry and no one to fear
For our Comfort has risen and He is here
There's something about Sundays that brings the soul to life
A Heavenly connection no opposition can divide
The strength of unity is a bond unbreakable
All our sins shaken, only love unshakable
The sun even shines if there happens to be darkness
Fireplaces warm even in cold, dark trenches
Heartache won't break us for He alone saves us
His love conquers all, igniting love in us
As we say another prayer over a beautiful Bible verse
Attend another church service
Serve another meal
Read another book to children
Fight another fire
Heal another patient
Write another assignment
We know God is with us
Everyday and evermore
Look up to Heaven and thank Him again
For a beautiful day and fall into bed
Lay on the pillow and rest sweet head
Praying above it would only be Sunday again.


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Clone

To parents
I am the replacement
The new hope
To medicine
I am multi donation
An organ harvest
For a sick nation
To agriculture
I am renewal , without obligation
Mutton always dressed as lamb
To politicians
I am a universal pawn
To be bartered or  thrown away
To war
I am the never ending battle
Action replays , tactics displayed
But without end
To peace
I am countless new white cross's
The reason you never count losses
To you
I am answers, questions, fear and elation
That contradicts all of creation
To me
I am a lost soul
I am freedom without control
Petri dish exploration
How can you call me son, if I am no relation


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ESSENCE


WE THE ESSENCE 
WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN 
THE FUTURE’S PRESENCE

IN LIFE WE ARE GIVEN A CHANCE
BUT NOT A CHANCE TO CHOOSE 
ON HOW WE WALK A IN OUR OWN SHOES 
I DIDN’T CHOOSE TO BE ME 
SO WHAT IS THE USE 
IM GOD GIVEN BUT ABUSED 
BEING EXPOSED TO LIES AND TRUTH
ENDING UP IN ME LOOSING MY YOUTH 
TO THINK I WAS UNDER YOUR OWN WING 
ENDING UP IN ME NOT A BEING BUT JUST A THING
RISING IN GROWTH AND LIFE BEGS THE QUESTION 
WAS I PLANNED OR AM I SOMTETHING ELSE?
BECAUSE IM YOUR CHILD, NOT YOUR FUTURE WEALTH

THE PURITY OF MY FLAME, 
IS SLOWLY REDUSED BY YOUR OVER POWERING ANGER
PLEASE! DO ME A FAVOR OF
LOVING ME EVEN IF I WRONGED YOU 
I DON’T UNERSTAND WHY PAIN MEAN LOVE
HOW CAN YOU EXPECT ME TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT
WHEN WHAT YOU IS WRONG
IM SURROUND BY YOU 
YET YOU THINK I WONT BECOME LIKE YOU
IM A SPONGE OF LIFE
TAKING IN EVERYTHING FROM MY SOCIETY
WHAT YOU DON’T WANT ME TO SEE 
ILL SEE BECAUSE YOU SAW IT 
WHAT YOU DON’T WANT ME TO HEAR 
ILL HEAR BECAUSE YOU HEARD IT 
AND WHAT YOU DON’T ME TO KNOW 
I’LL KNOW BECAUSE YOU KNOW IT


Co-written with Sabelo Phiri


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Three

taking number three
on the face
the one trinity
holding in one's hand
the golden
gateway to paradise
a crucifix
the key 
to heaven

three days 
Jonah spent inside 
a whale
our body
a temple 
split three ways

like the shamrock
a symbol from
our dear St Patrick
God is 
the father
our creator

crucified 
upon a cross
his son Jesus
on the third day
he rose again
in the Holy grail
according to the scriptures
a blessed spirit

our hearts
the inner voice
speaking 
from the soul
i believe
on our third day

the soul rises
higher 
meeting one's spirit
in limbo
three draws out
a magic number
enlightens me

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

10/10/13 


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Where are you

  
I have looked for you in every church, temple, and mosque,
but you were nowhere to be found. Where are you? 
People praise your name, and pray to you in times of need. 
You never answer, are you dead? or sleeping? 
Please, tell me where you are so that I can find you, 
wrap my arms around you and never let go. 
You are all we need and all we have ever needed. 
Where are you? My God.  

~My child, I am with you. I have always been with you since the beginning
 and I will be with you until the very end. I have never left you, but you will
 never find me in a structure of wood and concrete. I am under every stone, 
under every tree and in everything you see around you. 
Just because you call to me does not mean that I do not hear you. 
I will always be there when I am needed in the end to show my mercy upon 
those who are sick and dying to release them from their pain and to give them 
everlasting life free of pain and suffering in the Kingdom of Heaven.~
 
                                                                                               -Zachariah Field


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The anguish of the creation

The anguish of the creation
is carried deep into the wind’s heart
and alights upon the clouds
so that it will come back
as a gushing water 
upon the Earth. 


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So Close, Yet So Far

It's like I'm there,
Standing behind a glass wall.
I've had a taste,
Just not the full platter.
I'm ready for the cake,
But all I have is batter.


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A Write to My Husband My Hero in Iraq

Entry for Mystic Rose’s Contest~A Write to Our Heroes~Written by Gwendolen 
Rix~8-28-14


To My dearest Sweetheart,

Hello dear. It’s me again. I haven’t slept well since you left for Iraq. I don’t think I’ll 
ever sleep well again til you are back home in my arms again. Dear, do you know 
what you did with the keys to the shed? I was trying to fix the kitchen sink and I 
needed the plumber’s wrench that you always kept at your side. I also wanted to 
know if our home owner’s insurance is current? Do you see how every little detail of 
my life you are in the middle of it? Even though these are small potatoes, when I 
think of them I think of you because you and I have always been the dynamic duo. 
Life partners forever!
 
Darling, I had a dream about you last night. It was the most vivid dream as though 
you were sleeping right next to me. We were on a golden beach in heaven and 
there were sea gulls all around us. These birds were singing songs of adoration to 
God Jehovah and we were singing along with them. Each sea gull was keeping 
perfect harmony and we were echoing their words. It was a most amazing dream. 

When you get back home we must go back to the place where we had our 
honeymoon and get a fresh start. I want our marriage to be the best gift ever and 
I want to start all over from the very beginning getting a “do over” so to speak. 
Every mistake we have ever made in our marriage I want to do it over the right 
way this time. What do you think about this, dear? Let us throw our past behind us 
and start all over like a new sunrise with a new hope. I forgive you for all the times 
you have walked out on me and the children. I also have learned to forgive myself 
for all the times I was unfaithful to our wedding vows. I have no problems speaking 
candidly from my heart because it is washed new from the blood of our Savior 
Jesus Christ. He has done a wonderful transformation in my life, and I want to 
share Him with you when you return home. Our family is now covered by the blood 
of Jesus from you while you are serving the United States Army on the battlefield 
there in Iraq to little Jimmy when he is playing here on the playground in San 
Antonio. Our entire family is covered beneath the Almighty Creator’s protection! I 
wanted to share that with you, dear. 

I love you so much! Not a single moment goes by that I don’t think of our fresh 
beginning. I hope you want it as much as I do.
Always your loving spouse. Yearning for you to come back home to me and our two 
beautiful sons.

Abigail (your rose)




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Our Love Is Enough

We don't need to go out and party,
We don't need to drink,
We don't need to socialize,
We don't need to go shopping,
We don't need to spend money,
We don't need to go to a movie,
We don't need to watch sporting events,
We don't need to go out to eat,
Because we found love,
And our love is enough.


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MY GOD-NOT A TOOL BOX

I dont go to him when i need fixing, 
i mantain the relationship for he is 
not a toolbox

I go to him when i am
Happy
   Sad
      Down
          Up
For i dont make him my toolbox

I seek him 24/7-365-in season-out 
of season
   He is my God not a toolbox


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The Sculptor

I feel Him chip away at my flesh.
The vibrations shake to my bones.
Pieces that were once part of me now fall helplessly to the floor.

Every scrape of the chisel,
Every pound of the hammer,
Every piece that is broken from me stings with immense pain.

Why doesn't He stop?
Why is The Sculptor so cruel?
Doesn't He realize that each swing He takes is a nightmare to me?

I would be better off as stone that was never touched,
I would be more content without the suffering that comes apon me,
But I wouldn't be a work of art.

Each chip of the chisel is intended to remove a piece that shouldn't be there.
Each pound of the hammer is meant to force the hideous fragments far from me.
Each move The Sculptor makes, takes me closer to His plan for me.

I must trust, knowing that He never takes off too much.
I must be ready, knowing that He never leaves His work incomplete.
I must be thankful, knowing that I am being made beautiful in His eyes.

The acute pain is only a short part of His plan.
The lasting anguish fades in its own time.
Though heart, and soul, and body all grieve, the permanent state will be that of finished work.

I may not know the reason for each strike,
I may not know the fault with each sundered chunk,
And I may never know.

I know the sting of the chisel now,
I know The Sculptor has a plan,
My part is to trust that He will not work forever ... but that He will be done.


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A New Beginning at Dusk

~A New Beginning at Dusk~

Two people walking along the ocean’s rising tide
Singing a lullaby to the sea gulls as they kiss the day good-bye
Two people learning who they are all over again
And all the while knowing that their dreams are starting to make sense
Two souls intertwined from the origins of the universe
Two souls that were created to never be apart
I am the pollen and you are the flower
You are the chime in the wind!
Here we go again with another fresh start
The era of mistakes is past us
On the road paved from heaven
A road of sweet morning dew
I taste a piece of your bread unleaven and new
We hold each other’s hands
I pull the chain near the light bulb
You command the stars to stay on bright 
As we cuddle beneath the moon
Is this the way paradise begins?
Is this the New Millennium?
I am almost ready for something new
Now let me go and finish my task
I have a difficult job to do
I have to finish this life on a high note
Before I can open a new book
Allow me to make amends with all the crooked roads of my past
I can’t wave a magic wand and everything disappears
I have to go by the book
The Heavenly Book
I cannot skip a chapter to get to the point in time where I get you!

Gwendolen Rix
8-14-14


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Angels Atop the Apple Blossom Trees

Angels flying around the the tops of apple blossom trees
Trying to soak up the aroma
Dancing on air currents to get a quick sniff in the breeze
All the while playing their harps and fiddles

How majestic is their flying?
How majestic is their twirling?

For each and every angel that flies above the orchard
Becomes intoxicated with the scent of heaven
There is no greater scent on all the earth 
That represents the earth’s gardens like the apple blossom tree
So the next time you are out and about walking 
And you see the apple blossoms in fullest bloom
Just close your eyes and you’ll be dreaming that a dozen angels are staring at 
you.... because most likely... THEY ARE!

Gwendolen Rix
8-14-14


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Ethnic Goa and Unique Goa

As I opened the door
And stepped inside the divine floor
A gentle zephyr bore upon my core
The tranquil ambience aroused me wishes galore
And I felt I’ve completed my journey to God’s manor.
 
There is the aureole addressing the path,
the path to the house of worship,
even in the dark it is a sign of luminescence
Shinning against all irreverance.
 
God made heaven and earth and all the angels
and all the extra important angels, called Archangels.
The Archangels were God’s very special friends
and were shinning and strong and powerful
They adhered God's message 
To human races.
 
From the essence of humanity
I feel mankind is comprehensive
They are gifted with a communal harmony
And from the essence of spiritual luminance
Divinity is never classified
And the idol we worship is in the core of mankind.
 
Today when I see the unity within
I feel to be a part of them
They don’t have any caste as such
Neither have they belonged to any religions
Christians, Hindus and Muslims
Together they are Goans.
 
Thence I hold my breath
Along the serene western sky
To the sandy coastal line
There to blend with the ocean rage
And legless gamy sight.
 
Live shells, fresh air and sunrise at the horizon,
a lazy day and a walk to remember.
I gave up everything 
just to feel am the only admirer
 
Along the coast I rove alone,
and I see am being followed,
but not by humans
but by the species I never acquainted before
 
Seeking for your morning lust,
I call upon a peaceful realm,
I decided to hold your hand,
and thence I committed to feel the warmth.
 
Before I leave,
let us rock on the sandy beach,
let us blend with the folk culture
and together we will grab the trance music and dance,
the moments we will collect may bring us back to here.


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The Joy Of Being Real

I know I should be happy;
There is joy in the Lord.
Yes, absolutely, there is!
In all moments,
In all times,
There is joy in the Lord!
Even in this moment,
There is joy underneath
The outside cover of depression and sadness.
That's what it may look,
That's what it may appear,
That's what it might feel,
But that's just me being real;
Opening up,
Taking off this cover
That I've been covering up with for too long.
This is me being real
And that's a part if joy;
The joy of being real,
The joy that is Jesus Christ!
May God bless you always!
Amen.


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The Hike

We cannot give up;
We still have life to live.
The hike may not always be easy,
But the view must be seen to believe.


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Living

I might be a failure
I might be a loser
I might be lonely
I might be depressed
I might be sad
I might be upset
I might be lost
I might be tempted
But I am alive.
Not just existing,
I am alive.
Living,
Alive in Christ
For He gives me life!
Forgiven,
Saved,
Changed;
I am alive,
Living,
Alive in Christ
For He gives me life!
I am alive,
Living!


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Sister

There she was, looking at me with the love that only an older sister could have.... a sister who existed before time began.
She told me to come with her and I could not say no, nor did I want to.
She was beautiful with her pure Spanish heritage, very fair skinned and long soft, slightly wavy black hair.
We halted our journey as she turned to me and asked, "Why are you so down?  Why are you so sad?  What is that you say?  You say that you just don't fit in?  What is that you say... your friends, your true friends seem so far away?  And how you don't know if you can go on another day?   Come here my sister and sit here next to me, place your head upon my shoulder.
Rest while you may, sit, breathe, relax and enjoy the day... let your sisters dance and make you laugh for awhile so that you might forget that your life seems on trial.
Then one day when you are able, as the spiritual music which plays works its healing power upon you.
Get up and dance as you are led, remember that you belong to the ancient of days and that you have always understood Him in a different way.
Woe is you when you forget who you are... a daughter of the Highest.
So now, have compassion and mercy on the ones... the other children who haven't made it that far yet; that the world is under a cloud of darkness created by a creature who kills from the inside out by creating confusion in a person's mind which then kills their heart."
My sister then had me follow her for a bit longer, she led me towards a beautifully made black iron gate.
I followed her through this gate; a new family, or perhaps not so new family awaited me there.


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There Will Come A Day

    It's so funny to hear them all  laugh aloud as if it never mattered,
One day they wont feel so Joyful  because their lives  have been shattered.
  
   Not taking their time to understand or make any plans for the days to come,
Soon they will find out how bad things really are when they are on the run.
  
   How I have tried to show them these things they do will only cloud thier way,
For them to settle down and start planing for those times that will come one day.
  
   Why it is so difficult for them to see what I am saying was meant to be,
To do nothing to correct their paths rough roads is all they will see.
  
   There will come a day when they wish they had paid attention,
I was telling them we must beware but they would not listen.
  
   It will be as the end of days for those who did not pray,
Never Thanking the Lord for the blessings each and every day.
  
   Remember those words Please Father Forgive them ,
For they do not know what they do ,I say , Amen..
Tac


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Catholic in America

As the incense clings to the air in great clouds,
stealing into dark corners
of stained wood and marble floors,
I watch the casket roll by,
and memories take me, unwilling.
It was here I knelt on red velvet cushions and confessed my darkest sins
and the venial ones, too.
Hats, white gloves made obstacle courses on the benches.
My summer uniform: a red bow tie, seersucker pants, white bucks. 
After we begged for love to Christ-in-Agony, back at the apartment above Auburndale Plumbing Supply, a stream of aunts would come, hover around the stove, basting the roast, mashing potatoes.
They sang Irish ballads and "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."
The sour breath of Uncle Dennis, straining to kiss us, as we fought him off, 
made me swear off whiskey.
A Lucky Strike, the clip of metal from a shiny lighter that got Patrick through the Battle of the Bulge in the war.
The talk was of Jack and Jackie, American saints.
A Catholic White House finally.
Canadian Rye in hand, uncles talked of fishing trips, concrete jobs and the blackies down South. "Jesus, would they just keep quiet?" 
And the word "Cuba" made them shudder.
On the living room wall, the Sacred Heart, blood tear dripping, made me wonder.
All these years in heaven, and Jesus was still sad.
Did he want us to be sad, too?


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Is It too Soon

Is it too soon to say, "I love you?"
Is it too soon to let you know?
Is it too soon to spek those words,
So you'll never let me go?
Is it too soon to tell you,
I never want to leave your side?
If it is please let me know,
So my feelings I can hide.
Is it too soon to love you,
For you to embrace me?
If so, take my spirit,
And please set it free.
Is it too soon to love you,
With the part of my heart not the Lord's?
Is it too soon to utter,
Those three simple words?
Is it too soon to tell you,
For you my heart beats fast?
Is it too soon to want you now,
Too soon to forget my past?


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The Road Less Traveled

I traveled the road of ease till I could not any more
It left bad memories and disenchantment
Not able to hold my head high and see the wrong
I came to a fork in my path, I sat and pondered
Which pathway shall I chose to go? 
Down the well-traveled path knowing what lay there?
To certain disappointment and heartache?
Many have traveled this path unhappily
You can see them along the way sitting there
Just existing, not living at all, broken
Looking down the less traveled path
I don’t see anyone along the way, curious
I set out down the pathway to see why
I came upon a sign that read
You are worthy never doubt it
Hmmm, plodding along I went on
I encountered kindly old gentleman
He looks up saying to me
“I see you made it my dear.”
Confused I asked did he know me
“Yes my dear I have watched you struggle,
Guided you along the way, carried you
When the burdens too heavy for you”
Seeing I was still confused he continues
“Many take the easy way out and follow the crowd
But you in your time of need followed 
The less traveled pathway, I will guide you 
As long as you stay on this pathway”
It dawned on me who he was
I had forgotten so much of what I learned
God didn’t forget me but guided me
He put me on the road less traveled
To keep me safe in his love for me.



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My Shadow



Blackness, a dark version of me, badness, negativity.

No matter how fast i run or were i run too your right behind me.

Even the brightest sun doesn’t destroy you, you only exist because of me.

All i know is when i face the darkness you disappear, but to only return when the sun rises.



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FAITH

written 9th June 2013

I lie here with all my memories
realising the full cost of this new life
through it all my faith was kept strong
I know now God knew it all along

The path had to be taken that very way
as I grow to know Jesus more every day
I realise God was always one foot ahead
thats the only reason I now lay here in this bed

Every bumpy path I chose
all the prayers that were left unsaid
he knew the road I'd need
or I wouldn't have all my babies you see

now this new life I breath
is getting to really know him and, his journey
the bible I've had for so many years
now for the first time enters my ears
no longer just in faith, but in Jesus I will now forever praise


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Your Life is Meant to Shine --- Agape Love

Ignite your candle
Let the Power of Christ Light 
Agape Love 
Shine from within 

God’s Love endures
Beautiful and Bright
Come Shine your Light

~In hopes to bring others to Christ~


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It's Not A Cult

It's not a cult:
It's a Savior saving my life.
It's a Savior saving your life.
It's our Savior saving our lives.
It's not too late.
It's never too late!


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Bliss

As the morning sunlight falls , 
On the dew laden flower , 
Workers stir within their beds , 
Blessing the minutes to the hour  , 

The drunkard stirs in wind swept streets , 
As babies demand their feed , 
Whilst birds and bees take flight in hope , 
A new day in search of feed ,

But as the sun does slowly rise ,
All this would seem to cease , 
Fear not it is only intermission ,
In the next show of natures peace .



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Everlasting Harmony

God Almighty…  Great plans… all this time 
Male and Female… made to be of wholesomeness… kind
As the two of you… growing up in different places….
Finding… both… had been singled out…. Among faces…

Godly innocence of purity…
Ridiculed of… Morals and Standards
By… Now a day people…of unbelief…
Both committed to God… stand strong…virtually

Thou…  both Knowing someday… God will provide…
That special someone…A mate…
Always… to be… by your side… 
Patience, virtues… all rest a sure..  Godly ways…

Awaiting… each day… God has given…
Male and female… for Christian liven…
Made two of a kind…Into Righteousness…
In the…Now a days…World…is such a mess…

Just like… time… way back when
Noah… built the ark… it was not pretend…
God made pure…Male and Female…two of kind…
He had His reasons… thou people were blind…

One day… both had desires in their hearts…
Seek and find… Another who’d be… Right for thee…
Then out of the blue…In Gods’ timing… ‘Tis True…
Found each other on line… Love… that’s Pure

Bringing two pure hearts together
To Pray… Bible studies… everyday… 
For God made a way… for you two to meet…
Great Plans awaits… Serenity so… sweet

For Godly…Love that’s True…
God Plans for… Pure Love… all this time… for between you two…
Awaiting…  True Loves’ first kiss… at the alter…
Knowing… together in Holy Matrimony… shall not falter

God’ Great Blessings given in this life time…
Commends to carry… Christian Family liven…
God given…between the two of you…
Everlasting Harmony

                       Give Praise's Always be…
                                 To God Almighty… Jesus Christ Our King!!!


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A Dream

A Dream

Who has control of a dream?
Who can cast it down like a lot from heaven?
Perhaps the angels?
Or is it from the gods?
Dreams are birthed as ideas from the mighty throne of our Creator
Who can search our hearts and minds and like a puzzle
Unravel the pieces?
Who can travel back in time 
Or into the future?
Our heads gently lying on this red velvet pillow
Tossing and turning 
Reveling in fear and joy with rapid eye motion
Dreams are birthed in heaven
In the same spot the thoughts of this girl’s life were planned
Hoeing and tilling the soil of her life 
Til in her dreams she got it right
It was so real it couldn’t have been her imagination
Thank you heavenly Father for sending this dream
Thank you for sending like flags of victory
The moments of her future etched in eternal stone
Gather up my dreams and place them in a precious box
To be reviewed at the end of my journey
Gather them up like prized possessions
I long to watch them all over and over again


5-17-14
Written for The Dream Contest


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UPLIFTING GRACE

new every mourning;
outpouring every morning,
mercy for the forsaken,
blessings for the poor and weak,
reasons enough to fight for the righteous.
miracles of winning souls,
divine temperment and justifications.
a way for HIS works to happen,
force that brings us to live for HIM.
power through humility,
goodness without asking anything in return.
true faith that inspires;
worthy of a christian life,
discernment every moral decision,
strength that gives firm foundation.
given no matter who you are.


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WHO IS HE

There's a Man Who's behind me,
Who protected me in everyday,
Who give what I want,
And Who saved me of being a sinner.
He is my lover,
He saw me all the times,
He always one step behind me,
But Who is He?,
He never leave me,
He carry me all the way.
In every challenges I had He is with me,
He choose the right path for me to go.
I trust my life to Him,
Likewise He trust me.
But Who is He?.
He accept me as what I am.
He is my savior,
He is my guardian,
He is my angel,
He is my friend,
And He is my everything.
At last He told His name
I am Jesus Christ.


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Logic's Song

          I once saw an old man with hair 
          the color of snow and in his hand,
          He held two circulates of gold.

          I asked the man what the rings
          were for.
          One, He said, is for the Young
          and the other for the Old.

          With questioning eyes, I looked
          upon and as He explained,
          I heard logic's song.

         An in conclusive reasoning, He said
         and then a comforting smile,
         He gave, as He continued to say.

         (The Young) " The  heavy bodies 
         descend by gravity and again the
         gravity is quality; Whereby a heavy
         descends is an impertinent circle and
         teaches nothing.
         Meaning: The Journey Onward.

         (The Old) " A circle which touches 
         the curve and close to the point more
         nearly coincides with the curve than
         hence is called; Circe of curvation.
         Meaning: Coming Into Full Circle.

         An unofficial association of people, I said
         but the smart set goes there.

         It's simple my Dear, He said;
         A plane curve generated by one point
         moving at a constant distance from a
         fixed point, (The Young & The Old).

         As He calculated the circumference of the
         circle, again He spoke.
         Every part of which is equally distant from
         a point within it, is called: The Center, The Soul.

         He spoke in logic in which I had never heard spoken.
         A conclusion of a form of argument between two
         or more unproved statements that in the end, prove
         each other as one.

         Alpha, Omega, The beginning and the ending,
         a circulate of gold. The Young and The Old.
     


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When My Depression Runs High

The sunshine is shining outside
And I'm stuck inside
I don't have any feelings anymore
Yet everything I am trying to hide
Pain comes in different forms
This type of me hurts the worst
I break when my depression runs high
That's when I'm cursed.
God, please help me.


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Wishes

If I had three wishes
I would wish that you love me
Wish you three wishes
And wish that you wish me three wishes
Then take to the wishes you wished me
And wish for a future with you
Wish you three more wishes
And wish that you wish me three more wishes
Then take to my growing wishes
And wish that you wish us the best of wishes
Anytime you wish from your wishes
Then wish you another three wishes
And wish that you wish me another three wishes
I would keep on wishing for wishes
Using already wished for wishes
Until I had thousands of wishes
And then take just one of those wishes
And wish that we put together our wishes
And hand them to God 
That He may wish to His preference for us


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Your Choice

I.
Finally. It is here.
The Judgement Day that is.
He will judge our hearts, not just our actions.
This is a good day for the Born-Agains, but not the sinners.
This day is great and horrid alike.
The Happiest and saddest day ever.
This day will choose your fate,
Heaven or Hell.
Your Choice.

II.
This is hard, taking it to school everyday
Afraid for myself, and everyone alike.
Taking this book everywhere.
I will get criticized made fun off, and beat up possibly.
But, I do this for You and You alone.
You will give me strength and courage to do this.
Now I am happy for myself and everyone alike.

III.
Oh Lord,
When will it be?
Now?
Later?
Soon?
Far away?
Close?
When will the return be?
Please just give me
A hint,
A clue,
An answer,
Or nothing at all.
It is your choice
Goodbye Peace Love
Amen

IV.
This is it.
The nerves are gone.
The Big show,
Getting in front of the youth
Telling them the way, the truth, the only passage.
Is You


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Love is Like

Love is like a banana split...

It has ice cream, bananas, a cherry on top, and sprinkles. 

The closer you get to the bananas the more you want to share it!


Love is like a Ferris Wheel...

The more you go round and round,

The more you want to share the view.


Love is like a song in two part harmony...

If the melody is sung without the harmony,

It sounds all alone.


And finally, LOVE IS LIKE A DREAM...

The more you wake up from it,

The more you want to go back to sleep!



By Gwendolen Rix
10-9-14


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My God, How It Hurts

My God, How It Hurts

We have forgotten
How dangerous is this man
Refusing not to do miracles
Abjuring not to love
Going beyond His mother's pain
Beyond being a good son
To do the Father's will.

We have forgotten
The depth of evil
He allowed to drench Him
Bleed and bruise Him
Beyond all human endurance
Gleefully denying Him
For whom He was born to be.

We have forgotten
The love of the Father
So fully developed for us
He had to turn away
At that moment on the cruel cross
When God-given life
Was given up.

We have forgotten
How dangerous is this man
Whose love was more than life
This Son of God
Whose promise to us meant so much
That He shrugged off death
And He arose.

by E. Marshall Evans


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Great Morning

The noisy alarm made me scream out Shut up O'clock I then stretched my two long arms Like a cat in target I opened my wide mouth to yawn Coughed as usual Went to ..the bath room Scratched my teeth with my old tooth brush To remove the last night meat Put water on the heater The bath followed And then Coffee Left my bed outlaid, not laid as usual The room like my hair Put on my shinny shoes Jumped on my Noisy Boxer Five minutes later I was live on radio shouting Doing my morning show With these two wise fools Who lost sense by earn a lot On talking nonsense And me am the key fool Listeners call in And i shout at the Shut up, Shout loud Stretch your neck I love my morning work Not married, Because am not single I have a great family of rats home And my dear mosquitoes Who help me lose weight I am a christian I even pray while sleeping That's why its not in the list But this is a great morning


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Don't give up

Don't give up,  when you 
have failed in a sin  don't 
wallow, sin has no power 
to swallow repent,  set 
your eyes back on 
Jesus             Get up and 
firm in a spiritual fight,    
for our fight is of bringing 
light,    If we confess our 
sins  he is faithful, and 
just forgets our past and 
forgives us our sins,    By 
faith he cleanse us and 
make us rightous, when we 
are faithless he remains 
faithful


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In The Future Looking Back

In the future looking back,
You'll be happy to see
How far you've come
And where you are today,
So make the most of this now.


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Rest

Don't worry, don't worry;
Give yourself rest.
Release fear and struggles,
And He'll take care of the rest.


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What If We All

What if we all
Just stopped where we are
And sent a smile to the one next door?

What if we all
Just stopped where we are
And reached out to those who've done us wrong?

What if we all
Extended a serving hand
To the grieving, homeless, hungry, and downtrodden?

What if we all
Just stopped where we are,
Joining hands,
Offering thanks,
Forgiving,
Laughing,
Hugging,
Loving,
And embracing;
Smiling as our futures shined
Because God has blessed us this life!


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Tell Jesus About It

"Tell Jesus About It"

Listen people to me today
I Do not want you to loss a good thing
Do not let it get away

You know that God is watching
Anybody make the some mistakes
I have made them

He is the real deal for LIFE
And he's always there for you
 He will not tell you what you should do
He just wants to help you 

Listen people to me today
I am sure you think you have it all
Under control yourself

You do not want any one telling you
The way to stay with Jesus 
You work with Him

You're now grown up now
You'll never let Him go
As just the kind of thing
We should know

Tell Jesus about it
Tell Him everything you feel
Give Him the reason to accept
That you are for real

Tell Him all your troubles 
Let Him know you need Him
Let Him know how much He means

Let Jesus lead you through you LIFE

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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You Touched My Heart

You Touched My Heart

The Love you gave to me,
It lights me like the Angel rays,
As the winds breeze across the heavens,
As the trees sway forth in the breeze.

Answering questions within my heart,
Unconfusing my humble mind,
Yet you speak your words aloud,
It seemes I am no longer blinded.

The answers all came flooding in,
As you touche my heart with your hand,
The knowledge that you give to me
Within my LIFE I shear to all.

I understand that the events in my LIFE
That troubled me this far are nothing,
As they are nothing to be frightened of,
As you said, I am born unto you, Lord.

I thank you Lord very graciously,
As I speak Your words aloud,
I will shear the love You've given me,
You have made me feel at peace.

As I now know why I am loved,
Thank you Lord for all You have done.

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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FEARFUL FIRST STEPS

FEARFUL FIRST STEPS

We base all  our vital decisions
futures, families and employment
when in fact they represent realities
hidden futures we cannot foresee

Choosing Faith we are hesitant- uncertain
where are we going- what lies ahead?
barely understanding our first cautious steps
people linger and wait anticipating our fall

Are you afraid to live by Faith?
well--welcome to the club
be bold, forsaking nearsightedness
fearful first steps of Faith will bring accomplishment


“We live by Faith, not by sight”--2 Corinthians 5:7


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Gentle Breeze

Gentle Breeze
Things blowing all around me but I am standing still. Problems like a hurricane, the world thinks I should yield. But, there’s a gentle breeze blowing calling me in where I will find the strength to begin again.
There’s a gentle breeze around me that’s steady and true. It gives me comfort and strength I never knew.
As the stillness comes, I settle down, knowing that everything’s ok. Looking past the horizon the heavy winds blow but deep inside is my comfort zone, I am safe when I’m at home.

The gentle winds are blowing safe within my soul.
I feel like I could slip away to another place. A place where only the gentle breeze can blow on my face. Blow on me gentle breeze calm my soul within. Blow on me gentle breeze bring me peace again.
Blow gentle breeze, gentle breeze blow.

The world is sometimes harsh and scary, I wish I could run and hide. But everywhere I look there’s no end in sight. I finally found that place in me that helps me deal with things. I feel the breeze coming on, I see it in the trees.
Blow on gentle breeze, blow within my soul. Help me find that resting place that heals my 
wounded soul.
Blow gentle breeze, gentle breeze blow


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My Inner Nature Take Heed

No longer what I was a month ago, not attached to this earth.
Like a wounded eagle, I'm once more regaining strength... once again stretching my  
mighty wings.

This lioness was once unaware of being caged; awakes and is now free.  Hear me roar.

With one stroke of my claw I will clear my way and travel to where I want to be,
to where I must go.

Trust what I say to you, I cannot stray from my renewed journey.
How can I explain that which for the most part cannot be explained?

I am a receiver and hear a call which I know and will follow.  My thirsty spirit will
be filled where my present journey will lead.
Sometimes I must simply be.

My means do justify a beautiful, explosive and productive end.
From my once weary soul, I now strive to reach my new dynamic strong self.




by S.E. Clark


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Once Upon A Romance

They met at a friends cottage,

Their parents were friends,

The church our favorite umbrella,

Hours of friendship and companionship guested,

She with him and he with her,

The future was there if they ever fell in love,

Dreams of a tender caress,

A moment and infinity could be a reality,

Building a home and a future,

How complex humanity,

The beautiful sounds of nature,

Like a Walt Disney movie, songbirds and rippling brooks,

The sound of the wind could be heard.

Author: Gwen Meyer-Erlach Schutz



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Christmas Poems For Kids And Teenagers II: A Christmas Phone Call

Ring ring I called to Jesus He picked the phone and called my name I have some questions I said go ahead and ask, he said. Why isn’t Christmas celebrated everyday? Why can’t I get presents as often as possible? Why did you choose December for such moment of bliss? He answered with a gentle smile. I have made you the never fading hope the crown which you’ll glory in my presence I’ve filled your heart with Joy and gladness as often as you let me my grace for you is abundant which is renewed every morning and my love for you is endless and never bounded by time and yet you only celebrate me once in a year? Oh lord forgive me- I weep how can I celebrate you everyday? He said- Purify your heart and be clothed with a constantly renewed mind. This is the perfect Gift I seek. Oh Lord my God! my heart is all yours now and forever more. merry Christmas to me…………… merry Christmas to the world.


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We Are Yours

I am Your soldier.
I am Your fighter.
I am Your servant.
I am Yours.
We will fight for love.
We will embrace all.
We will serve Your world.
We are Yours.


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Broken Heart Wing Bird

Broken-Heart-Wing Bird
Alone On Limb, So Scared
Lost The Skill To Fly
& Will To Live or Try
(Watch The Raindrops Cry)

Broken-Heart-Wing Bird
O' Have You Not Heard?
The Wind's Song Sung For You? ...
Across The Sky It Blew
(Lifting Higher Hopes Anew)

Broken-Heart-Wing Bird
ONE, Calling You Has Cared
Keeps You Safe From Harm
Caressed & Sheltered From The Storms
(Your Broken-Heart-Wing Form)

Broken-Heart-Wing Bird
Be Not Dismal Nor Deterred
If On Harsh Land, You're Grounded
JAH Will Float You On Faith Well-Founded
(in Aerial-Miracles Heaven's Son Surmounted)

Broken-Heart-Wing Bird
Beauty-Vision Be Not Blurred
If Confined To Empty-Nests
Take Twigs of Time To Conquer Tests
(and Let Broken-Heart-Wing Rest)

... Gain Strength, Wisdom & Wit
Eagle-Span, Horizon's Width
Let Beating In Breast Be Stirred
Get Better, Broken-Heart-Wing Bird
(GOD's Tree of Life For You Is Shared)

Stretch Your Feathers To The Sun
"Trust" Is A Light-Flight, Bidding "Come!"
and Love Is The Soaring, Wonder-Word
That Heals All Broken-Heart-Wing Birds
(Even From Death's Cages - We're Set Free & Spurred)

So Find Those Behind Dark Bars & Buried
Tell Aviaries Everywhere How You Were Carried!
Upon The Path - Straight & Narrow
Thru Your Single,  Sorrow-Arrow
(as A Broken-Heart-Wing Sparrow) ...

'Til The Broken-Heart-Wing Bird
Could Soar Again - Superb! ...


             Written & Copyrighted ©: 10/08/2012 
                         by:  MoonBee Canady





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Talitha Cumi Rise

' Talitha Cu'mi - - - Rise ! ... '


        (Tal' i-tha cu' mi)
(An Ancient Arabic/Syrian Phrase)



(Mark 5: 41 / John 5: 28, 29 / John 6: 39 /  John 10: 3-15, 27 / John 11: 23-27)



'Talitha Cumi ... Rise!'
Said The One Who Can Save All Lives
Talitha Cumi ... Rise!
Death's Cut Will Not Be Your Knife
-- Talitha Cumi ... Rise! --

Talitha Cumi ... Rise!
From Your Bed & Your Good-Byes
Talitha Cumi ... Rise!
Hear My Voice & Recognize
-- Talitha Cumi ... Rise!

'Rise! From Upon Your Bed
Greet The Brightest Day Instead
Greet The Blessings On Your Head
The Blood of Life For You I Bled
-- Talitha Cumi ... Rise!' --

'Talitha Cumi ... Rise!'
Said My Beloved Lord Jesus Christ
'I Covered You In My Sacrifice
and You Praised Our GOD For That Price
-- Talitha Cumi ... Rise!' --

'Little One - Open Your Eyes
Loved Ones - Dry Your Eyes
'Cause Resurrection Ain't No Lie
Wake Up! ... and Walk Eternal Life!'

Tal i-tha cu' mi  ... Rise!


         Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/26/2013 
                  by:  MoonBee Canady


Examples of a Resurrection:  The Spring Season, Butterflies from Cocoons, 
A Buried Seed, A Healed Skin-Cut, A Revived Heart (and) A Human Being
(and the song above is how I felt after my Lumpectomy Surgery) Oh yeah!

MoonBee


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Shalom to My Enemy

I sneak around my enemy’s encampment 
Like a fox surveying a coop
Upon my heart lies a heavy weight called revenge
Pressing ever the more upon my chest
Festered with boils of vindication 
To burst forth and spew retaliation owed
My mind in embedded in that darkened hole
Which only unreasonable righteous light may shine
For my lacerated heart is scared for life
No suture may ever begin healing mine
Unto my enemy I ensue my right
The ten-fold pain must begin
Hatred mingled with bitter persimmons  
I have forgotten the taste of sweet peace
Having hidden away any thoughts for forgiveness
My soul knows of no rest these horrid days
Enslave to my best desires for the darkness I wish to inflict
I have swept dirt under the rug far too long
Passive aggressive, I stand no more
I spring upon my enemy as toad to a fly
My moment of vengeance, the moment of truth
But I hesitate in mid-flight 
I can not do this
This is not the right
For my road to Heaven must pass through my enemy
And I whom profess the Christ must become the peacemaker called child of God
Thus peace is not everything sweet and tender
Nor does pain cease to be remembered
For the loving of people is not viewed as a peaceable kingdom 
Like a hunter and the hunted stayed apart
But to love my enemy and wish him well
The true peacemaker works towards all things good
To make the enemy a benefactor 
Is the view Christ had from Calvary’s cross
Shalom, my enemy


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Rain

I see the rain,
Dancing across the sidewalk,
Carefully placing each drop
One at a time,
They flow with each other,
Gracefully and in sync,
As a dance from the heavens
Praising the One who made them,
And as I watch them,
I become hypnotized,
Almost entranced,
By their beauty


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Living the Dream

I am living the dream.
I stand here today,
Cannot believe what I am about to say,
But I am living the dream.
At times, it's tough
And it is not always easy.
I might be condemned
For choosing this path in life;
Some may think it's too bag of a risk.
When we give it our all,
Our passion and our might,
We can overcome and forget the fear
To become who we are meant to be.
I stand here today,
Another tear ready to wipe away:
You can do all you aspire to do!
Set your mind and never give up!
If I can do it,
You can too!
I can't believe I'm about to say this,
But I am living my dreams.
I am living the dream.


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Facebook Status

If you see me talking and notice no one's around, don't think I'm crazy.
I'm talking to God.
If you hear me singing but hear no music, don't think me psycho.
I'm praising God.
If you see me crying and hugging myself, don't think I'm weird.
I'm crying out to the Lord!
I see God and hear Him in everything.
I'm not weird, crazy, or psycho.
I'm CHRISTIAN!


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Attention All Ye Inhabitants of this Planet I AM Coming to Get My Bride

Attention! Hear ye! Hear Ye! 
All inhabitants of this planet!
I Am God and I come in peace!
There is an incoming space ship coming soon at the onset of the Passover feast. 
His name is Lucifer and he comes to destroy my children.
Hear the words of the Lord God Almighty. Hear what I have to say!
This may be an entry for a poetry contest, but it is truly a warning to you. 

In a far off galaxy
Near stars you cannot see.
Is a spaceship heading for this direction.
It is inhabited by alien demons and their god.
He is the god of hell!
His name is Lucifer!
I know many of my children know who he is!
He is the one who attempts to rob your souls.

Stand your ground, dear children! 
Choose this day whom you will serve. 
Will it be the king of hell who wants to implant an RFID chip into your right hands with his stungun?
Or will it be Jesus Christ the true lover of your souls?
I Am the one and only Creator of the universe, and this is a warning from my heavenly throne. 

Keep your eyes perched upon my skies, dear children,
For in days we will be approaching a very significant moon.
It is the first of a series of blood moons, and it is one of the signs of turmoil in Israel.
It is also a sign that I Am coming in the sky to retrieve my bride.
Get your hearts set on the things above, dear children!
I am on my way! 
He is ushered in with comet ISON,
But when you see ME (JESUS) I am traveling with comet Lovejoy!
I AM ON MY WAY!
Get your hearts right with your maker!
I am ready to bring home my holy ones any day!

Love,
Jesus
3-23-14


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Sometimes

Sometimes I just want to curl up in a blanket, in a safe place underneath the stars, perhaps in a crevice up against a giant mountain.  Perhaps upon a nice long, flat boulder.
A nice soft pillow beneath as it gently supports my head.
Up near this mountain my place seems so small, but I get overwhelmed when I stray too far from where I consider a safe place in my world.
There are times though that I put my hands upon the slabs of rock and dirt that holds this mountain together and rub feeling as this mixture runs softly through my fingers.  I enjoy the feel of even the cooler patches of clay under the edge of the different sized rocks which have their own small areas of shade.
Sometimes from where I sit or lay, I look up at the top of the mountain and know that this is where  I'll stay even when I go.
I sometimes walk to the side of where I am to see what I can of the world out there; and I take a step to explore everything, perhaps just a little at a time because when I get too far away from the base then I don't always know which way to go, so many things bombard my senses.   That perhaps if I stray too far I won't be able to find my way back.
But when I look for my comfort I always see my strong man there by my side and as the fear slowly subsides, I become free to enjoy the bigger world outside my comfort zone.
Because as long as I'm with Him, look to Him, for Him, He is always there no matter where I am, where I go.
I am always home whether I am earth bound or travel by air through the ever expanding universes exploring everything made.
I become more solid, more sure, more free there, wherever there happens to be.


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Grace

While I thought you slept, I broke into your mansion to rob you.
I should have been shot on scene as a trespasser
With only the stain of my blood left to be scrubbed away,
But you fed me, clothed me, and gave great gifts to release me from need.

In the act, you caught me defiling your bride.
Your boiling anger should have overwhelmed and terrified me.
Strong hands of a passionate husband should have clenched around my neck.
Instead of strangling me, you embraced me as if I were your closest friend.

Why was I spared from the cross that I deserve?
Even now I feel the gaps in my hands where the nails were not.
Why do you sustain when you should decrease and destroy?
Each breath was stolen from the lungs of your son.

Why is forgiveness your desire, and not the exacting of revenge?
The gavel is in your hand and the charges against me are read.
Why, even more, am I the blessed traitor who was given clemency?
My actions deserve death, yet you pour treasure in my lap.

This seems overly ridiculous to all of my dull senses.
I'm confused by the stark contrast of my new fate.
Baffle me daily so that daily I beg for your guidance.
My intelligence is insufficient as eyes are to emit light.

Remind me constantly of the buffoon that I was
So I might be first to cry for mercy for others like me
Remind me consistently of how you relieved my immense debt
So my dread fear for the lives of my new friends might vanish

If I insolently stand against you in anything your will seeks
Maintain your compassion toward me and direct me back to your side
If I habitually abandon my post due to my sheer neglect
Find me again and discipline me in your swift grace

I am a low and foolish individual who mourns over my isolation.
You celebrate with your community of faithful followers.
Include me once more in the joys of your resounding favor,
And often prompt me to speak of you, who thwarted my plans.


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A Gentle Time

Gently rolling clouds waft slowly by my window
Millions of stars gather, they become my pillow
Whispers of silence can be heard as the willow cries
Leaning on my windowsill, the moon begins to rise

I slip on my robe, descend the spiral stairs
Outside rthe air is warm dissolving my cares
At the back gate I gather a bouquet by moonlight
I walk to my garden, it all seems so right

Kneeling among the lilies and petunias I pray
Oh Lord, here among Your flowers I want to say
Gather me in your arms, take away all my fears
Thank you Lord, for You have lovingly dried my tears


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The Christianhood Family

( Heb. 6: 11 / Gen. 1: 1, 26 / 2Cor. 6: 18 / Matt. 6: 9 / Eph. 3: 12, 14, 15 /
James 1: 17 / 1 John 5: 21 /  Isa. 9: 6 /  Rev. 21: 3-5)



Such A Big Family
My LORD Has
In These Last Days
Its Growing Fast

We've Come Together
From The Past
Its Towards The Future
That We Grasp

In HIS Light
Is Where We Bask
HIS Love & Truth
Keeps Our Hands Clasped

It's In HIS Image
That We Are Cast
Its In HIS Power
We Complete Our Tasks

In HIS Son's Name
Is How We Ask
For Our Forgiveness
When We Are Rash

Its In HIS Wisdom
Our Brilliance Flash
& In HIS Way
Thru Gates We'll Pass

& Unite As Family
That Will Last & Last
This Is My LORD's Family
Universe-Vast !

* * * * * * *

We Cry For Each Other
We Try For Each Other
We Die For Each Other
We Rely On Each Other

We Reach Each Other
We Teach Each Other
Sister & Brother Each Other
Father & Mother Each Other

Holy Hug Each Other
Holy Love Each Other
We Bless Each Other
Lay To Rest Each Other

We Will Rise Together
Dry Our Eyes Together
Face To Face Together
Ever Chaste Together

We're Alive Together
Gain The Prize Together
For We Pray Together
& We Stay Together

Such A Big Family
My Lord Has
Yes, My Lord's Family
Lasts & Lasts ...



         Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/12/2013 
         by:  MoonBee Canady


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Would You Believe Me When I Said

	Would you believe me when I said,
When I asked for help, God gave me you?
My past was all lonely,
My life, a hectic zoo.
	Would you believe me when I said,
When I requested a miracle, you came in my life?
I cried out to God,
That I was tired of these heartaches and strife.
	Would you believe me when I said,
That I begged God for a friend?
And who else but you,
Would our God send?
	Would you believe me when I said,
That when I was tired of living,
God sent me you,
To tell me to keep believing?
	Would you believe me when I said,
That when I cried out for a mother,
He sent me you?
You’re better than a brother.
	Would you believe me when I said,
That when I lost all my hope,
God sent me you?
I’m glad you didn’t tell Him “Nope!”
	Would you believe me when I said,
That I couldn’t ask for anything more?
When He closed that window,
He opened this door.
	I’m so glad,
That God sent me you,
Mrs. Doris, I hope you believe me,
Because all this is true.


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Sorry I Cannot Wait

My love, my pirate I have loved you deeply, but I want more than you want to give even with our passionate, enduring past.
God has forgiven me for choosing lust over Him.
He is jealous for me and is willing to make me His bride.
I am sorry I cannot wait, the truth is ... is that flesh and spirit war against each other until one is dead; and I love living too much and being in God's presence to have my flesh live anymore... at least not in the way you have seen it my love.
My nickname for you is pirate, because you remind me of a  certain captain who sailed upon a ship known as the Black Pearl.  But you did not have to take me prisioner for I gave myself to you most willingly.
Alas, sweet and handsome man, I pray for your salvation of your soul and spirit because I don't want you to be lost.  Your mindset, your pagan ways are much too heavy for me to bear.
So, I have a care for my life as God makes me His bride.
I must move on in these ungodly times, to come to walk in the lands of my inheritance with ever increasing joy!


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Don't Be Angry

don't be angry
              for i don't mean to be unkind,
                                    and i don't mean to be rude;
but,there are times when i must walk alone,
                sometimes down a forest path,
                                    and,sometimes along some rocky trail;
and,it's not through laziness,
               that i sit here silently gazing,
                                      upon some gurgling brook;
or that i lay here upon my back,
                 watching some puffy clouds drifting by;
and please,don't rebuke me,
                   for the flowers that i've picked;
for i go to the woods to be alone with my God,
                   so that i might hear his voice,
                                          in quiet contemplation;
for every cloud that floats by,
                     writes another letter in his book;
and every bird that sings,
                      but sings of that mystery,
                                           that is God's love.


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My prayer to the Lord

My prayer to the Lord In your name Jesus Christ our lord and savior. I pray to you to cleans my soul; and to ask your father our almighty creator to unleash the rain to wash my tears away and let the thunder cover my screams of pain. For I am a child who has sin time and time again... So I pray to you my lord and savior; to save me from my own destruction: make clear the path I should take. For I repent my sins; teach me to forgive and to forget, give me tools I need to fight the demons that haunt me me... In you name Jesus christ my Lord and savior.... Amen.... 05/21/2014 Written by Gina Montalbo


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A Chat With God

God you Love us right?

Right,

Well why so much pain,
I'm sprinting through the fire,
but I can still feel the flame

My child,
I love you,
I know this world can be evil,
deceitful,
yet you all are still my people,

if you want us to live,
why do you allow death,
my cousin was only one,
he went blind and deaf,

Once again my child,
I have the perfect plan,
some things that I do,
man will never understand,
Sometimes the human mind can be very conceited,
angels don't die they ascend to me when needed,

Well if you love us so much,
why is this world in such a swirl,
why did hi jackers hit the tallest structure in the world?
Why did Hitler kill so many of your people,
I can't see you,
but oh Lord we need you

My son,
This world requires patience, 
The basics, 
sometimes you need mediation,
my revelation comes to life in Revelations,
My child,
Lucifer is real,
he comes to kill,
steal,
when hurting he will come as a pill,
if you need money bad,
he will be a drug deal,
he comes as temptation,
he loves contemplation,
But just believe in me and soon you shall see
Elevation..


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FALLIBLE LOGIC

FALLIBLE LOGIC Is common sense a noble choice? compared to selfish subjective emotions and desires based on the best logic we can muster making lists-- evaluating risks, determining safest profitable directions in essence, intellectually we just “play the odds” foolishly we skip the foundation—miss the guidance exalting limited logic over Eternal voices it is not the longest physical life we should seek but rather a fruitful life in spirit and deed conservative sight – fallible logic no miracles create “risky” Faith does nothing else but a miracle make Everything Jesus taught was contrary to common sense


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Love's Origin

Why do we love? 
Why?! 
We were first loved, that is why. 
By a God so great, so holy! 
We don’t deserve this great love, 
Yet He is willing to give it, 
Willing to be born a human, 
Willing to suffer, 
Willing to die... 
Just to show His great love for us! 
What more do we need 
to show us that our great God loves us?! 
We love, because we were first loved... 
By a God so great, so holy...


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THE LIGHT

When the picture turns dull
And the light turns dark,
The underworld laughs.
One thing the underworld forget is,
In the midst of their laughter
The laughter doesn't see the end.
Because the light is stronger than dark.

In the white fields the angels sing
And a song of halleluyah fills
Because the light of God shines
And every knee bow in praise.
Up in the heavens the angels sing
And the throne of God greatness lingers.
With every tongue and every mouth,
Confessing and hailing his name on.

Tears dry and the face brightens
With a glowing tone of skin showing
Bringing back the life of a lifeless face.
A white light engraves my body,
And a sword swing to close the gates,
Like the Garden of Eden to save my soul,
As the donkey refused to move ahead,
With an angel of God standing ahead,

To this my life I know am safe
With God protection all over me.
With the white fields the vision shows,
Of a land that God dwells among us
In harmony peace and love.
The people like angels dance in praise,
Like the angels dance and sing in heaven,
Bringing an end to the underworld laughter,
Because the light will always prevail.


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A Bouquet for My Bride

A Bouquet for my Bride
(A poem from Jesus)

Look up my bride!
For I am throwing the most fragrant bouquet to you!
It is variant with colors and fragrances
As extravagant as you are
Is the extravagance of my flowers for you
Teacup roses, Shasta daisies, mixed with baby’s breath
And kissed by the angels
Bathed by the early morn dew

Hold your bouquet closely to your bosom
Just as I hold you close to my heart
Rainbows dance in your eyes 
As you match the essence of my flowers for you
Soft petals and dainty stems
Gathered together and tied together by the arrows in my heart for you
There has never been a more festive arrangement of flowers
Never a more exotic scent
Catch my bouquet, my bride
I am throwing it to you!

Love your Groom,
Jesus/Yeshua
4-21-14



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Why Can't We Be Love

Why can't we be love
Beloved
It's harder to hate
With chains and heavy weight
And anger that separates
Rather than love undefined
No barriers of any kind
No mountains to climb
Only love to unbind
We push innocence down
Condemning like we understand
When we don't have the first clue
As to what they may be going through
We cast an image, a people as wrong
Because they don't resemble tradition
A little different than before
With looks a little different
With color a little different
With identity a little different
Oriented in a little different way
God's perfect Children
With love a little different
Can we accept to accept
Once and for all
Can we expect to accept
From now and for all
Let the message be heard
Jesus is alive in His World
The Word comes to life
Thank You Christ for Your Sacrifice.


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God Has Other Plans

God has other things for me to do;
He has other plans.
I need to listen to Him;
He is the One.
God's Will be done,
Not ours.


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The Cards of Life: Part Two

(Continued from The Cards of Life: Part One)

Ah, yes!
I see thousands chipping in with their donations,
I see thousands giving coats to those in need,
I see thousands feeding those on the streets,
I see thousands saving lives,
I see thousands changing lives,
I see thousands making positive impacts,
And this is only what is seen.
Imagine what occurs in hiding
Behind the scenes!
I guess the moral here
Is to open our hearts for all;
There is no person too big or small
Who doesn't deserve to be loved.
God is all around,
And we need to show them His love.
This life is not always easy,
And we cannot understand everyone's situation.
So, please, let's love all of those in need
For they could use a helping hand,
And let's give them strength,
Faith, hope, and love again.
You can change someone's life!
You can save someone's life!
Let's start a movement to share God's love
By loving the world and all her people
Because they are human beings too,
Just like me, just like you.
But I still sit here,
Wrapped in my bed,
And I can't help but feel guilty.
So let's go and help those in need.
Together, we will all fuel the victory!


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Dear God, A Poem From Your Queer Daughter

Dear God,
This is a letter from your queer daughter.
Wait, hold up did this girl just say queer?
"You are not a child of God!" Someone shouts!
Oh shut up! This is my letter.
Anyway you know I grew up in church
Singing your songs swaying in the pews
Lifting my hands high up
Shouting my praises
Hallelujah Amen! 
God is GOOD!
But as I grew older
Just the thought of your name made me squirm
Soon the songs changed pitch
And sounded off key
I couldn't sit through a Sunday school class
Without cringing
When bibles were being handed out I pulled my hand away
Like your word would burn me like hot coals
And soon after that the music completely stopped
I wasn't going to church
I cut ties with my choir boy and flower girl looking friends
I traded Sunday dresses for ripped tights and combat boots
I cut my hair SHORT
I got called a boy
But I wasn't offended
I started looking at boys in a new way
I liked them
Soon after that...I also started looking at girls
I felt the same feeling I felt for boys
I wasn't ashamed...
I was told I should being what they called a "christian"
But I wasn't one
I didn't want to even be one
The name sounded dirty
Foul
I wanted to gag at the sound
Bringing up my past is never good 
And you know I still am not a "Christian"
I believe in God, but that doesn't mean "Christian"
No offense big man but your hardcore "followers", these so called Christians, hate me
They are the BIGGEST hypocrites I've met
"Oh we love everyone" they claim
But once they find out the truth about me?
"God hates fags!" "Sinner!" "Blaspheme!"
Your reply?
"SCREW YOU SHE IS MY DAUGHTER TOO!" 
Wait can god say screw you? 
I guess it doesn't matter I mean you are God.
Personally I think it would be awesome to hear you say screw you
That would make me want to give you a high five
And you know God I realize now
You aren't all bad
I may not have it figured all out
But black or white
Young or old
Boy or Girl
Straight or queer
You love me all the same

With all her love,
Your Queer Daughter :)

P.S. Thanks for the rainbows :)


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He is a Friend of mine

Had a conversation with God in the morning,
I told Him all am wanting,
all am needing,
I told Him how I love Him,
how i am so lost without him,
i told him my hopes n drims,
i told him my hurts n pains,
i opened up to him,
cried b4 him,
let hm know hw i feel.
i promised to be good,
to not forget little thngs that count alot,
i askd hm to help me,
to guide me,
i asked him for so much,
i put my trust in him,
He is my God my friend,
We talk every morning,
every time,
he lets me cry,
lets me weep, smile.
he cares and protects,
and guides me,
I am so at peace cuz,
I know HE is in control.


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Depression and ME

LEAVE ME ALONE!
Oh what?
Are you too weak to handle
The little games I like to play?
GET OUT OF MY HEAD YOU DEMON
BEFORE YOU TAKE ME AWAY!
Two can play this contest
I don't like to be alone
STOP MOCKING ME YOU TRAITOR
GOD IS STRONGER YOU KNOW!
Then why doesn't He take your pain away?
IT'S JUST A TEST YOU SEE
FOR WITH HIM I AM INFINITELY STRONGER
THAN WITH YOU I COULD EVER BE!


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THE SCORPION KING-PART ONE

THE SCORPION KING-A FABLE BY GWENDOLEN RIX

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A VERY DARK AND DANGEROUS KINGDOM
ITS GOVERNING PRINCIPLES WERE HATRED AND GLOOM
ITS GOVERNMENT WAS ESTABLISHED BY AN EVIL DICTATOR
AND DROVES OF HIS EVIL INSECTS UNDER FOOT
“FROM WHENCE DID THIS EVIL DICTATOR EVOLVE?” THOUGHT THE INSECTS
“FROM WHENCE DID HE GET HIS AUTHORITY?”
FOR HE STOMPED HIS REPTILIAN FEET AND HE SNORTED FIRE
HIS BREATH WAS PUTREFYING LIKE DEATH

ONE DAY A PETRIFIED ANT CAME BEFORE THE SCORPION’S THRONE
AWAITING A JUDGMENT, A DECREE
HE WAITED AND HE WAITED AND HE WAITED 
AND FINALLY THE RULER AGREED TO SEE HIM
HIS VOICE BOOMED WITH DISDAIN
HIS EYES LOOKED LIKE SMOKE
AND HIS NOSTRIL EMITTED MAGGOTS AND VARIOUS WORMS
HE SAT ON HIS THRONE ROOM CHAIR ALL ALONE IN HIS GLORY
SHOUTING OUT ORDERS TO HIS LOW LIFE ORDERLIES
KILLS THOSE LOW LIFE INSECTS! EVERY ONE OF THEM! 
EAT THEM FOR SUPPER IF YOU WISH!
WE ARE OVERPOPULATED! WE ARE CROWDED!
OUR RESOURCES ARE DEPLETED! WE DON’T NEED THEM ANYWAYS!
THEY ARE A BURDEN! 
SO THEY SYSTEMATICALLY DEVISED A PLAN 
TO SLOWLY KILL OFF THE REST OF THE INSECTS
EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM NO MATTER WHAT THEIR GIFTS OR 
TALENTS
THEY HAD NO VALUE. THEY WERE ALL LIABILITIES. 
THE MASTER SCHEMER THOUGHT HE HAD THE WORLD I N HIS HANDS
AS HIS PLANS BEGAN TO UNFOLD TO LIMIT THE POPULATION OF INSECTS
AS HE PLANNED OF MURDERING MOST ALL OF THE INSECT KINGDOM
A TEENY TINY EARTHWORM EMERGED ON THE SCENE
READY TO DELIVER THE INSECT WORLD…

HE SPOKE OF LOVE
HE SPOKE OF KINDNESS
HE SPOKE OF ALWAYS PUTTING YOUR BEST PINCER FORWARD
HIS CAUSE WAS CLEAR…SAVING THE INSECTS!

HE PETITIONED THE OTHER KINGDOM MEMBERS OF A DIFFERENT WAY THAN 
HATRED
HE PETITIONED THEM TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER
THIS NOTION OF LOVE DIDN’T SETTLE WELL WITH THE KING OF THE 
SCORPIONS
SO HIS DEMISE WAS PLANNED ALONG WITH THE OTHERS
HE SLOWLY TURNED THE KINGDOM AGAINST THE EARTHWORM
HE UNRAVELED HIS PLANS SLOWLY OVER TIME
HE CONVINCED MANY OF THE OTHER INSECTS THAT EARTHWORMS WERE 
NO LONGER NEEDED
THE SOIL WAS FULLY TILLED AND NOURISHED







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Alive By Design

The earth is a living thing oh yes indeed, alive by design
the earth was made to glorify and worship the Lord.
This is not merely some ancient misguided folklore or notion.
The air... the lungs we use to breath.  The water is teaming
with life beneath its depths.  The land itself is a fertile field,
a place where all life does grow.
The Lord has graciously placed His seed of the Spirit upon us,
so that all of man may know that all of this wonder, this wonder
of life is by His design.  That by Jesus' death and resurrected life
we may have the gift of this continuous miracle.
All I ask is that you have a deep sincere heart, ears to hear and a
mind to follow instructions that our Heavenly Father sets before us.
Be good and kind to the land; the beasts, the fishes of the water
and the creatures and the birds of the air.
Don't throw trash upon the land or pollute the air.  Be kind to one
another and let them know you really care!
Look deep inside yourself to make sure that there is a personal
heaven inside your being so that one day soon, we can be beside
our King that will come back to take up the Lordship of His lands.
So what kind of stewards are we? God does take an interest in 
these things!


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Your Own Suicide Part 2 of 2

(Gen. 2:7/Jer. 10: 23/ Matt. 4: 4/Isa. 45: 22/John 3: 16/Heb. 4: 12, 13/ 2 Tim. 3: 16, 17)




(Part  2  of  2)




If You Were Buried Alive Beneath Boulders & Rubble
With Dust & Death Pressing In Every Layer
and With Just One Last Communication
Would You Still Ridicule Your Only Savior?

Are You Satisfied With Limited Years of Life?
Would You Expose Yourself To Some Fatal Disease?
And Would You Be Too Proud & Angry To Say ...
"May I Have More Life To Live, Please?"

If You Were Walking Upon A Shortcut Road
That Ended Over The Edge of A Cliff
Would You Stubbornly Continue On It
Just 'Cause Someone Came Along & Gave You A Lift?

If Given A Choice In Choosing Directions
While You Were Trapped In A Pretty Hedge Maze
And A Hungry Lion Was On The Rampage
Would You Just Stay There, Nonchalant & Dazed?

Don't You Want To Know: Is Anybody Out There?
and What Is The Mystery of Existence?
And If Your Life Depended On Your Answer ...
Would It Cost Your Last Minute ... This Instance?

Would You Jump Off A 90-Feet Story Building?
Would You Run Into - 200 Miles Per Hour Traffic?
Would You Challenge A Nuclear Bomb To A Duel?
Would You Drug-Up & Overdose Like An Addict?
 
Would You Throw Away All Ties To Life?
Would You Ignore GOD & HIS Book of Advice?
and HIS Own Beloved Son's Sacrifice?
Don't You Care Who's  JEHOVAH  &  Jesus Christ?

And If Its Not That Big A Deal For You To Decide
Of Who's Your Enemy & Who's On Your Side?
& You Just Give Up Because You're Tired & You Tried
& You Cuss Heaven & Carry On That Way, 'Til You Have Died


Well, You've Just Committed Your Own Suicide . . .



   Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/18/2013 
    by:  MoonBee Canady


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The Roman Soldier

The Roman Soldier

Within the ranks of the Roman army was a unique soldier
He was standing alone for his Lord and Savior
All the way to Calvary he held his breath
As he beheld the King of Glory
He knew there was something special about this man
The man whom Romans handed back and forth to the Jews
He knew there was something special about this man
The man who roamed about spreading his “good news”
“Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ,” he would say
He would walk about performing great signs and miracles
Never asking for a single sheckle from those he helped
He was a wonderment from the heavens
Now he hung there upon the cross
As the Roman soldier became faint himself
Knowing all the while it was his King Herod who ordered the 
Hanging of the Messiah to the world
As the Roman soldier stood there looking up
He saw the criss-crossed wood holding the nails and the flesh of his Savior
He then realized the magnanimity of the moment as the sky turned gray 
The ground split open
And a single tear rolled down his face
He said with his last gasping breath
“I commit myself into your hands oh Father!”


Written by Gwendolen Rix
6-21-14
	


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KEYS TO THE KINGDOM

KEYS TO THE KINGDOM some read Bible’s to study some to learn more about Heaven some as an obligation some to show pious intention Whilst… veritable facts remain more than mere literature history or theology it’s Life it holds keys to heal strife We…. are lost souls and fail to discern the way up His book embraces all wisdom on love a satiated gracious cup Witness… God’s word as a window in our prison-soul hearts unlocking the way as Kingdom Keys impart © Kim van Breda—2 July 2014


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A Good Rule To Follow

Just do what ever you think if you must,
Cause with you there can be no trust.
   Faith and love is what you must learn,
It is  something you must go out and earn.
   Respect and understanding is how you must start,
To keep a love from completely falling apart.
   If Joy and Happiness is what you seek ,
Then be strong and true it will be yours to keep.
   Kindness and compassion is a good rule to follow,
It will bring brighter days for al your tomorrows .
    Love as if it were the last day of your life,
Try caring with open arms and do not fight .
    This life is precious if there is someone to love ,
Try to remember that it is a gift from above.
TAC


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It's About Them

It's not about me;
It never was,
It never should have been,
And it never will.
It's not about me;
It's about them.
It's about Him.
It's about giving them all they need
To get them back on their feet.
It's about showing them hope
So they may be filled with the Spirit
And know that things will be alright again.
It's about serving Him
So we may show His love
And spread His messages for all the world to hear.
It's about inspiring.
It's about teaching faith.
It's about giving hope.
It's about showing love.
It's not about me;
It's about them.
It's about Him.


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INTENTIONS WITH FEET

INTENTIONS WITH FEET we love, we feel, we care- sympathize but people cannot read our thoughtfulness or know good intentions that fill our minds ‘actions speak louder than words’ its said but are perceptions of good intent well read or actions concealed through different eyes we may have golden hearts inside shells but admittedly so do hard- boiled eggs walking in firm trusting Faith with feet or doing noble work with helpful hands © Kim van Breda—April 2014


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Castles in the Sand

So many men,
building castles in the sand.
Surmounting the sky...
with the belief,
that they will never die.
A mortal man,
Can not build,
a fortress around his soul.
The tide will wash away,
All that you build...
Even on your longest day.
So,
Why does the pride of man,
Strive to break the soil of the land..
To build,
an empire that will surely rot?
I'd much rather have,
A shack on a rock,
than a castle in the sand.
I'd rather enjoy my life...
with the little I have,
knowing I lived all that I could.
Than end up battling the tides,
on my last day...
Only to lose a futile fight...
Losing my love to an ocean of night.
So,
Give me twigs and and rope..
I'll build a house of hope.
Give me leaves and hay,
I'll build a roof over our heads today.
A house of loving faith,
A house on a rock..
For he is my foundation...
My Lord, My salvation..
By James Kelley 2010©


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Laughter In The Soup Kitchen

Laughter symphonic
Chorus of giggles and happiness
Hope so full in the love of Christ
In the soup kitchen He is alive
Giving us life
God is love
And Love is alive!
May God bless you always!


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Blood in, blood out

The creed of the gang
Blood in, blood out.

Identity
Attention
Insecurity
Acceptance
Significance
All gifted at the place of blood.

Slash a face
Forget any grace
Stab an enemy
A day in infamy
At the gang’s entrance
A deceiving sentence.

Only way out
Prove you can fight
Kick some butt
Spill more blood
Roll the dice
Pay the price.

The gang demanded the same cost
Blood to spill from His cross
The same blood to bring them in
In exchange for the gang’s sin
Opportunity to be bought out
Of darkness into the light.

The creed of the Godhead
Blood in, blood out.

the creed of gang life is that you have to spill blood to get in, and 
the only way out is to spill more blood; even your own by death !.

So they cried out again, “Crucify Him!” Then Pilate said to them,
 “Why, what evil has He done?” But they cried out all the more,
 “Crucify Him!” So Pilate, wanting to gratify the crowd, 
released Barabbas to them; and he delivered Jesus, after he had scourged Him,
 to be crucified. (Mark 15:13-15 NKJV)…blood bought us into His Kingdom,
 and takes us out of “the gang” !.


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The Voice

Once in a vision, a raging storm soar
I was slight above it, soaring through the air
Fear griped me, it whispered death into my ear
The waves were boisterous , the waves were a raging inferno

I struggled to fly, the devil’s exploring sly
In the flight I saw a glorious light above me then
Suddenly, in my flight I heard a voice
It was one of the Archbishop Nicholas Duncan William’s
The voice thundereth, a kind that scattereth

“According as His Divine Power”

For the first time the voice held me in His care
It brought me into comfort, a Zion fort
Imbued with power in the flight, I begin to soar into the night

The voice made me strong, I lay upon it all night long
The voice whispered courage in me in that perilous flight
And bore me on eagle’s wings when all was quite

“The voice of the Lord is Powerful
The voice of the Lord is full of Majesty
The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon”- Ps 29:4-5


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FAITH

FAITH

A STAR FALLS AND A WISH IS WHISPERED
FAITH IS A WISH THAT ALWAYS COMES TO PASS
THE SUN RISES AND BREAKS THE DAWN
FAITH IS A LIGHT THAT SHINES THRU EVERY DARKNESS

THE MUSIC PLAYS AND EACH VOICE IS IN TUNE
FAITH IS A SONG THAT EVERYONE CAN SING
THE PATH IS CHOSEN AND THE WAY IS CLEAR
FAITH IS A ROAD THAT LEADS TO HOME

A SEED IS PLANTED AND LOVE BLOOMS
FAITH IS A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES
TRUTH IS SOUGHT AND IT IS FOUND
FAITH IS A TRUTH THAT CANNOT BE DENIED

FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS YET TO ARRIVE
THE EVIDENCE OF A GOD WHO IS ALIVE


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ONE AGAINST MANY

ONE AGAINST MANY A plentiful soul sits in London, England Parliament Square “in all weathers and with little protection.” A peace campaigner, a Christian, and a father appalled by the sanctions the West imposed on Iraqis. The results were tragic brought death in a manifold. Many Iraqi’s children are lost via the sanctions. British foreign policy is the cause. Brian Haw’s potential oppressors are Tony Blair and James Gordon Brown. Both Prime Ministers of Great Britain! Mr. Haw speaks: “I protest against 2003 invasion on Iraq. The awful actions damage us!” A figurehead, an inspiration Brain Haw was. Few can claim his courage. His determination was nearly a ten-year stay. Night after night, he slept on pavement. Parliament could not apprehend him. The Police did not discourage Mr. Haw. Outside stood Brian’s collection of flaunts. Peace messages they faced day by day. The Home Secretary introduced a Bill. The Serious Organized Crime and Police Act of 2005, The aim to amputate Haw’s protest was disallowed. The P. Square is the perfect place to protest. One kilometer zone formed. Haw’s protest continued. Haw died nobly. He meant a lot to the British. He is a true dissenter. He received his deserved recognition. _____________________________________/ Sponsor: Joe Maverick Contest Name: One against many Entry Date: March 28, 2014 Date Written: March 28, 2014 Motif: Haw Lines (w/o) spaces: 36 Lines (w) spaces: 47 ~Please allow the spaces for poetic appearance/creativity.~


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He Is Real And He Does Real Things

You know,
You are a beautiful person
And you are a beautiful soul.
Your faith is solidified in the ground,
Your hope is spread for all to hear,
Your love graces every heart to cheer,
Your belief in His truth has the power to change,
You believe because you know,
And that is what is so neat to see.


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Longest Night

On this night surrounded in candle light. God opened up his heart for me to see. That nothing is what it seems. The fears I hold captive in my mind. The sorrow I try to hide. The touch of a hand or hug of a friend sends me running every time. Give me the strength to overcome these battles. Help me feel the love you hold. Catch my tears in your hands do you hear me calling your name? When I am on my knees begging? With love in my heart, faith in my soul, guide me and never let go. Show me the secrets that I seek and walk with me on the journey you have paved. Silence lingers in the air, peacefulness takes my hand. The words of a friend pierce a soul leaving a mark that will never go cold. With every flame that is blown out my foundation becomes stronger with less doubt. My worries are lifted and a sense of relief sets in. I close my eyes and say a prayer. Inviting god’s love and wisdom in never forget when you look to the cross, that god is doing what he loves. Sending angles to protect me when times are tough. Giving me the courage to stand up. Showing me it is ok to trip and fall I will never need or want again I am covered in his blood.
Cory Long 2-19-2013


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God And My Friend 'originally called- Untitled'

“Please,” I said to God one day,
“I just need a friend.
One who’ll stay with me,
From beginning to end.”
I didn’t hear an answer,
I guess He was pretty busy,
I’ll try again later,
Maybe He’ll get back with me.
“I need a sister,” I yelled,
Hoping God might hear.
“Someone who won’t push me away,
One who’ll draw me quite near.”
I thought if I yelled at Him,
He’d get my prayer fast.
It was getting hard,
To deal with the loneliness from my past.
“Please,” I prayed to God,
“If this isn’t too much of a bother,”
I had tears streaming down my face, but,
“I would like a mother.”
I hadn’t had an answer yet,
Hadn’t heard anything at all.
I was wondering what to do now,
For I was feeling quite small.
“Please dear God,” I whispered,
For I’d almost given up hope,
“I need someone to love me.”
I was nearing the end of my rope.
All I heard was silence,
My heart was growing numb.
If I didn’t get an answer soon,
I would feel a bit dumb.
“Child,” God finally replied.
“I’ve been here all along.”
I thought He had left me, but,
“I have you where you belong.
You already have a sister,
Mother, and friend.”
I listened real closely,
I didn’t want this to end.
“This person is quite wonderful,
She loves you for who you are.
Open your eyes,
You need not look far.”
“Who,” I asked God,
For I was too scared to believe.
I was desperately hoping,
This wasn’t a trick up His sleeve.
“She is someone you know quite well,
You look up to her with joy in your eyes.
She is my servant,
I have made her quite wise.
Yet she is also a teacher,
But you have to be willing to learn.
Pay attention closely,
So you do not burn.
She’ll teach you not to get too close,
To the fires of Hell.”
“Dear God,” I whispered,
“At me will she yell?”
“No, dear Child,
For I have taught her patience.
She’ll love you forever.”
“Dear, God, is this a test?”
“It’s a test of your faith,
But you won’t be hurt anymore.
When I closed the window of your past,
I opened this door.”
“Thank-You, dear God,
I believe I understand.
All this loneliness,
Was a part of Your big plan.
Actually, I was never alone,
This is what I understand,
You were always there,
Hence the footprints in the sand.
And those times I thought You were gone,
I always had my friend,
The two of you were with me,
From beginning to end.
I might not have known you two,
For a good deal of my life,
But once we found each other,
You helped me through heartaches and strife.”
I know now I’ll never be alone.
As long as I have God and my friend,
They helped lift me up,
Time and time again.


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Ashley's Secret Halo

Every time I want to hide an angel holds my hand tells me how it will be alright its all part of his plan he now needs me to be tough more now, than ever before he sent forth his bravest angels off into the darkness their halos soar looking for hurt children or mice of men holding back tears for no fear of dying almost a sick twisted pleasure towards why do I stay where I am not wanted I need to be needed an angel can see this as she takes my pain away with her compassion a losing emotion known like only she would for in his place, just maybe she had often stood and now has the eyes to understand the ugliest side that hides in man


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My Christian Heart


They pointed their fingers...that's what people do... ...      they point their fingers...without ever trying on your shoes. They pointed their fingers at her...she walked  with perfect posture...there is no cost...they do not charge even a nickel for form in your stride... ...     I know because if it cost a dime...she didn't have  a spare one of those...she worked hard at her job...when she gave up her child...they...you know they. It was all explained in the sixties when someone asked "who are THEY anyways?" ...      When she gave up her child...they pointed their fingers at her... they talked in little huddles...spoke poorly...of her,  without ever trying on her shoes. ...     every second Friday she would line up for her wages...meager as they were...it had to be divided...a faithful daughter's burden, sending money home...home is an ocean away...home was never a home at all. ...      No one asked me about her pain...they didn't care...they were too busy pointing...she didn't hurt because she was hungry...not because she had nothing, I told you, her posture was perfect... she always held her head high. ...     I wished someone would of asked me...asked me  why she gave up her child...she told me... ...she gave up her child because she could no longer... she could no longer bear...bear to hear her child cry from hunger. 30/09/2014


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The Peace of God

The Peace of God

To know the peace of God,
to experience His very presents
to use His every Word, as spoken
as our very LIFE, His healing power

Then we will have tranquility,
through any storms of LIFE
we will soar above the clouds
riding on the winds of strife.

To have the serenity of God,
flowing from our weary hearts
like the river flows to the ocean
to have our hearts filled with love

which only His Spirit can give us .
Then we’d have the true faith,
to trust God in all parts of LIFE
and to know true discipline of God

To know the perfect peace that God brings! 

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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Might as well quit

                                                     Might as well quit

                                                     You can't do this,
                                                     Its to hard,
                                                     Alll things are possible to those
                                                     Who hope is in Him that is 
                                                     invisible.

                                                     Life screams,
                                                     Life is mean.
                                                     See, I am doing a new thing.


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Christmas Poems For Kids And Teenagers V: It's Christmas

Smile oh ye people smile It’s time to merry and not to worry Laugh, all you living, laugh Please………honour the prince of peace Dance oh ye Angels, dance Worship and acknowledge His lordship Love oh ye Christians, love Alas! It’s the reason for Christmas.


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Christmas Poems For Kids And Teenagers III: All The Way With Jesus

January is here as expected that makes me wary of the new year but Jesus reminds me of His promises Oh, February already! Dad shows the burden he carries but Jesus pats him with His word. Here comes March Mum becomes trouble’s new catch but Jesus creates a way for us to overcome April appears so fast the moving year is becoming real and Jesus convinces us to seek Him first. May, may may desertion by friends is underway Jesus sits besides, never forsaking me. Half a year in June the year is now at noon Jesus asks me never to worry about the night Wonderful July so glorious how time actually flies Jesus Has carried me this far. August, the summer’s border a new season will soon be our guest He’s always the same, every season, every year. The familiar months begin with September difficulties are almost over You see, I told you! Says the Lord It’s October And I’m still under his cover b’cos He loves me more than anyone else. November, the 11th month counting down to the special event yet His goodness is countless and bountiful The grand Finale in December family and friends in the mood of Christmas even though His love Has been shielding us right from January.


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The Metaphysical Monument

(Deu. 32: 4 / Rom. 11: 33 / 1 Cor. 2: 10 / Ps. 104: 24 /1 Kings 8: 27)


Nature  -- Is Just  The Noble Hands of GOD
Setting Our Reality's Ruler & Cosmic Rod

Existence  -- Is Just His Massive-Energy
Radiating, Invigorating & Acting Wondrously

Creation -- Is GOD's Canvass-Splendor
It's His Image In The Greatest Artistry Mirror

The Universe  -- Is GOD's Deep Ocean Space
Where His Marvelous Mysteries - We're Allowed To Chase
& The Universe Is GOD's Cosmos-Credential Briefcase
& His Valise-Vessel Carrying Each Planetary-Vase

Heaven  -- His Domain: A Holy, Golden City of Purest Glass
Where Angels and Kings and His Son's Light Basks

Eternity -- Is GOD's Dynamic Door
and Those Who Are Nice - He'll Let Enter & Explore

The Wind  -- Is GOD's  Fearless Feet - It Soars When He Steps
& Time  -- Is Something Only GOD Knows Where It Goes & Where Kept

& Time  -- Is GOD's Constant Record -That Has Never Lept
Yes, Time, Is GOD's Eyelids - Which Have Never Slept

Life  -- Is GOD's Property, His Possession - That He Leases Out
& If Humans Look In Their Hope Chest - There Would Be No Doubt

Love  -- GOD Is Love - So Love Is Loyalty & Mercy-Fair
Love Is Grace & Kindness & Honor & Goodness Is Always There
Love Is The Highest Emotion & Purest Passion That Shows GOD Cares
&  Joy  -- Is The Journey of Each Living Moment That GOD Shares

Peace  -- Is The Products of GOD's Purpose &Ways & Promises
Hope & Faith  -- Is Always and Ever GOD's Dewdrop Audiences

Wisdom  -- Is GOD's Keen-Mind: Genius-Designer & Intellect-Architect
Beauty  --  Is GOD's Look & Lightning Sight & Views All-Seeing Perfect

Truth  --  Is GOD's Voice, His Words, Written Passages & His Whispers 
&  Rain Showers, Cyclones, Thunder, Ocean Waves & Mountain-Echo-Fixtures
GOD's Sounds, Abounds & Are Poetic Sayings To His Listeners
&  We Hear GOD's Truth In Many Audible, Sonic Mixtures

Trust  -- Is A Line To GOD That Stretches To Infinity
That Trust  -- Is A Cord That Stretches With Complete Integrity

Judgement  -- Is GOD's Balance, Like Night & Day - Light & Dark
GOD Keeps Law & Order & Obedience - Like He Keeps Eden's Park

Power  --  Is The Traces of Glory - GOD Leaves In His Path
Forces -- So Explosive Awesome! - &We Haven't Seen Close To Half

Holy Spirit -- Is GOD's Touch & Breath & Moves All of These
& This Is My Metaphysical Monument To GOD's Image & Breeze


O' Who Could Not Love A GOD So Good
& If You Really Think About It - You Know You Should


Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/27/2013 
by:  MoonBee Canady


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nothing is too much for you, Lord

u get taken for granted when you give in too much

I was there when the country needs me.
I worked hard in the best I know how.
but I have to go when there was no room for me.
did I give in too much?

I was there when a huge store needs me
I worked hard, and my team does the same.
but I have to go when I have done my all. 
was I taken for granted?

I was there when my employer expect me to be at beck and call.
I worked hard, and with my mate, we go our best 24hrs everyday.
but I have to go when everything we do is still not satisfactory.
did I give in too much?

I was there when a MNC put me in their dept.
I worked hard when and give all that I could give.
but I have to go when someone else came along.
was I taken for granted?

I was there when a team was green and new.
I worked hard and guide them to do their best.
but I have to go when the team have matured.
did I give in too much?

I was there to give my best to the one I loved.
I worked hard to build up the relationship.
but I have to go when the love is lost.
was I taken for granted?

I am here, still, to give my best, to be at beck and call, 
to build new relationship, to learn to love again.
I know I am not taken for granted when I give in too much, 
because nothing is too much for you, Lord.


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My Three Kenyan Friends

My Three Kenyan Friends
I met them this weekend at a friend’s house in Indianapolis
The sweetest siblings you would ever want to meet
Blessed by the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ
In their smiles was the love of my Savior
Three wonderful smiles
Three wonderful hearts
Friendship established for evermore
My three Kenyan friends
We are now all brothers and sisters
All dining on the caviar of our King!

Gwendolen Rix
8-18-14


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Child of Heaven

You gaze at me with 
Child’s eyes, yet I wonder
At all you have seen
Before you came here.
I sing you to sleep
But I know it’s nothing
Like the music you knew.
The meager bread and milk
Does not compare to
The glorious feasts you
Must have had before.
Nothing have I to
Offer that was not yours;
And when you wrap your
Hand around my finger,
I’m overwhelmed with humility.


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The Good Lord, awakened by God

Shaky at first,
But just let go,
Let the good lord take hold,
The first few years were rough,
But the lord is tough.
Your world was unkind,
But you were saved,
The treasure of knowing Jesus was your find,
You were taught about, lust, sin, and bliss,
Taught to keep
That first precious kiss,
The one your husband wouldn't have to miss,
Because you waited,
You got hated,
Because f all those boys that wanted to be first,
But this kiss they didn't deserve.
The lord is who you serve,
He is the risen king,
He broke free from that prison ring.
Jesus died on that cross,
To serve as our boss,
He knows what's right,
 But Satan will try to fight.
The first few years were rough,
But the good lord sure is tough,
You were saved,
All because of his glory today.


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I Lay Down

I lay down my life for You,
Like You layed Yours down for me,
I'm proud to bear the name,
Of Christianity.
I lay down my burdens,
I can't shoulder them anymore,
I've come to many roadblocks,
But You've always opened a door.
I lay down my sins,
Forgive me for what I've done,
I thank You dear Lord,
For sacrificing Your Son.


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The Eyes of My Savior

~~The Eyes of My Savior~~

The eyes of my Savior are aqua blue
When you gaze upon them it matches a noon day sky
The eyes of my Savior are thoughtful
Always thinking of others above himself
He has warm thoughts of compassion that can be read like a weather vane in his eyes

If he is melancholy you will know…
If he is happy they will sparkle…
If he is flabbergasted he looks acutely upwards…
And if he is angry they become as hot coals…

The eyes of my Savior are soft and sweet like a warm sunset
If you gaze upon them for too long you would be lulled to sleep
His stare is certainly relaxing
The eyes of my Savior are a sure thing
They are constantly searching from east to west
They are scanning the hearts of mankind

What will he find within your heart?
Will he find love or disappointment?  
Just gaze within his eyes and you too will see 
That his eyes are as deep as eternity
Soft butter lashes
Eyebrows as brown as a bear
When he bats his brown eye lashes you will see his meekness
A pathway to his heart
The eyes of my Savior

Gwendolen Rix
8-7-14


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The Oppressor's Obstacles

Satan's ploys are used to sharpen and hone God's children's God given abilities.
Jesus said that you must overcome the world as He has.
What is seen in the material world is nowhere near what reality in the supernatural looks like. 
There is evil abroad which all must watch out for.
One who is saved must tap into the Holy Spirit for power and protection.
The Holy Spirit lives inside of you and is a part of you.
Invoke it if you will, invoke His power to defeat the daggers that the enemy throws at you.
God is the armor that all must put on.


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Veni vidi, vici et tu offendo

I came I saw I conquered you blundered


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When I Die

I know that you're gonna miss me,
I don't want you to cry,
I know it's gonna be hard for you,
On the day that I die.
I want you to remember,
In your heart I'll always be near,
So when I look down from Heaven,
I don't want to see any tears.
I want you to know,
It wasn't what you did,
It just wasn't in God's plan,
For me to continue to live.
Someone Else needed me,
Someone up above,
He's been longing for awhile,
To wrap His arms around me in love.
Don't worry dear loved one,
I'll see you soon,
And while you're waiting,
You can look for me in the moon.


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Small Little Victories

If we break life down into small little victories,
It won't be long until the battle is over,
And before we know it,
The war will be won.


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If you ever hear

If you ever hear
Words that push you further
Rather than draw you near
To the Love of the Father
Robbing you of your cheer
And forcing your hope out of its lather
Taking you to discouragement and fear
And everywhere that the negatives gather
One option is clear
That you should rather
Let it in through one ear
And out through the other


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Prayer

Lord, here I am today;
You already know, perfectly, the many themes
churning in my mind, my heart,
like a child's spinning top they whirl around,
blurring together in one confusing frame
all the old insecurities, the vulnerabilities, the sorrows.
Even before I start to pray, You already know.

How foolish I am at times...
I don't talk to You;
I just go on my way trying to solve my problems,
my husband's problems, my children's problems,
the world's problems...
carrying on my weak shoulders burdens
far too great for me to bear,
You long to share them, to wear the yoke with me;
help me remember in those times
that only You in Your great wisdom know
what is needed in each circumstance;
You love everyone equally
and only You can do what is just and holy.

Forgive my neglect...
I am busy with the business of life
and I forget how trivial it all is 
compared to You, Your love, 
and Your infinite pleasure in communing with me.
Renew today and every day
the joy of my salvation;
help me relish the relationship I have with You,
my Father and my best friend.

I pray for those who are leaders over us;
God, they need Your knowledge 
for we are facing perilous times,
more so than I remember in my lifetime.
Create within their hearts  
a great hunger to come to You
for the strength and wisdom needed to insure and protect our freedom
and to stand for the weak and helpless in the world.

Help me be honest with myself
and fair with others.
Give me grace to face the inequities of earthly living
and to extend mercy to those who hurt and abuse me.
Make me newly aware that joy comes
in obedience to You and service to others.
I know that many people do not share my faith;
I would be kind, gracious and respectful to them
that they might see a true picture of You 
in my speech and actions.
Bring me to people today
who need Your touch,
Your loving care
and, then, let them feel You in my hands.

May my living be a praise song to You,
a sweet perfume...


September 3, 2014




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hell

from hell 
pain hammers
pounding in the head
casting dark shadows
steel cold deep

dressed in black
to the crossroads
walking in the dark valley
eyes lead heavy
waterfalls 
aches in the soul

in a forsaken place
secluded reserved
in pain 
piercing pounds
for aching guests
in no man's land
a zombie
between the living
and dead

in silent 
screaming words
a desert
of barren emptiness 
echoes comes alive
loathing

craving the soul 
is imprisonment
taking a walk 
through the mind
pulling back
 the cobwebs

without escape
confused bends 
in shapes
now the thunder roars
distorted visions
twisted feelings
emotions swells

cursed in the deep
the spirit
lightning strikes
power within 
the brain
in dark pain
i yield unto 
the light

the soul speaks
with voices 
of the spirits
thundering 
in the mountains
as god sent 
my guardian

recovers the heart
tainted with love
stronger in fighting
silken feelings 
i now stand 
at the crossroads

a gladiator
of light
i survived 
a battle 
in hell


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What Ever Happened to Fire and Brimstone Preaching

As I sit here on a Saturday night and prepare my heart for the Lord’s Day tomorrow I can’t help but reminisce about the days I spent in church as a child. The one thing that stands out about the difference between those days and now is the style and topic of preaching in churches. It seems that Hell is a topic that preachers neatly avoid in their list of sermons these days. Perhaps that is why sin is so rampant in our society! Hell is a very real place. So why do preachers avoid this subject like the plague?
	I have a general idea that it is avoided in part because of the new mindset in the church that God is nothing but love. While it is true that one of the characteristics of God is that God is pure love, God also has other characteristics. Among those characteristics is justice. God is Just and by His very nature He has to judge sin. Therefore it is incumbent on preachers to remind sinners of the price to be paid for denying Christ Jesus. 
	Another reason preachers may avoid the subject of hell today is because many preachers are career preachers. Therefore they do not want to disturb their congregations too badly!  The Apostle Paul warned us that these types were eventually coming along. He says “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths”, II Timothy 4: 3 New International Version.
	Hell is a very real place. It is imperative that the world wake up and realize that God wasn’t Joking when He gave us His word and demanded “…be holy because I am holy”, Leviticus 11: 44.

As I sit here on a Saturday night and prepare my heart for the Lord’s Day tomorrow I can’t help but reminisce about the days I spent in church as a child. The one thing that stands out about the difference between those days and now is the style and topic of preaching in churches. It seems that Hell is a topic that preachers neatly avoid in their list of sermons these days. Perhaps that is why sin is so rampant in our society! Hell is a very real place. So why do preachers avoid this subject like the plague?
	I have a general idea that it is avoided in part because of the new mindset in the church that God is nothing but love. While it is true that one of the characteristics of God is that God is pure love, God also has other characteristics. Among those characteristics is justice. God is Just and by His very nature He has to judge sin. Therefore it is incumbent on preachers to remind sinners of the price to be paid for denying Christ Jesus. 
	Another reason preachers may avoid the subject of hell today is because many preachers are career preachers. Therefore they do not want to disturb their congregations too badly!  The Apostle Paul warned us that these types were eventually coming along. He says “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths”, II Timothy 4: 3 New International Version.
	Hell is a very real place. It is imperative that the world wake up and realize that God wasn’t Joking when He gave us His word and demanded “…be holy because I am holy”, Leviticus 11: 44.


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Nobody Likes A Know It All Part 3 of 4

Nobody Likes A Know-It-All
(Or ... But I Know, What I Know)


... About Play-Time & Rest & Work-Shift Gears
About GOD & Laws & Holy Spirit Pure
About Faith & Hope & Man-Made Cures
Yeah, I Know of Somethings (Tho' I'm No Seer)
And No Matter What Others May Say or Hear ...

Believe When I Tell You So ...
... I Know What I Know

I Have Checked My Academic's Interior
So Furniture Where I Sat Won't Be Inferior
& So My Degrees Would Be The Perfect Temperature
And My Curriculum Wouldn't Graduate Immature
So Certificates & Diplomas Are Always Tenure

and  No Matter What The World May Throw ...
 ... I Know What I Know

I've Studied Thesis & Themes About Conscience & Jurors
Separated & Negated Both Rumors & Errors
So Wisdom's Alma Mater Would Polish My Mirror
To Reflect Seminars & Lectures Superior

and Now, I'm On An Honor-Roll
... and I Know What I Know

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

(Prov. 2: 1 - 22)
Someone Once Said That, "Knowledge Is Power"
But I Say ... Wisdom:  Is A Warrior In His Strong Tower
and Understanding:  Is An Army That Covers Its Ground
Discernment:  Is A Sentry That Watches Over Its Town

Reason or Rationale:   Rides & Reins In Wild Horses
Having Sense:  Surrounds Us In Full-Tactical Forces
A Discipline:  Is A Skill, Honed Sharp & Smart For Battle
A Lesson:  Is Instructions; Orders; & Rules That Awards Medals

Learning:   Is An Arrow That Will Reach Its Target
& A Teacher Is:  Commander, Leader, General & Drill Sargent
& A Student:  Is A Soldier and Apprentice of Them All ...
Yes, A Student Must Have The Strategy To Patrol
Yet, Always Remember - Nobody Likes A Know-It-All

Oh, See How Thoughts Are Being Taught All The Time!
Even As I Reasoned & Wrote Down This Rhyme
Like Bells That Ring or A Whistle That Blows ...
... I Know What I Know

* * * *

Humans Live For Adventure & Mystery
That's Why GOD Keeps Some Things Under Lock & Key
(Eccl. 3: 10, 11)
So, We'd Search & Seek & Survey & See
& Either Answer, 'At Last!' ... or Say, 'Enlighten Me'

and GOD Will Have Wonders To Show ...
... I Know What I Know


(Part 3 of 4)

     Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/20/2013 
      by:  MoonBee Canady


(Part 3 of "Nobody Likes A Know-It-All" is the serious side of  addressing "Knowledge ... ... So, this free verse is really about Godly Knowledge, Biblical Learning and Spiritual Intelligence ... (first) ... and then about education and different areas of study in an academic way.  So when reading this write - that should be kept in mind, to get the most out of it ... MoonBee


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A Man of God

A man of God is a priceless treasure

Worth more than frankincense or myrrh

A man of God is the fairest in the land

Who can behold his beauty?

Inner strength

Exuding peace

A simple harmony

Fully reliant upon his Lord

A man of God is a precious commodity

As he journeys to the heart of his Creator


Written by Gwendolen Rix
10-16-15


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LIVING MARTYRS

Jesus meant not we subsist in spartan lives symbols of ascetic monks isolated in a desert of self-defiance Still we live for the next self-orientated purchase- relationship- craving fad things frequently choose to ignore our Eternal door We ought be judicious to His bounty not enslaved toward the “next thing” instead invest in Heavenly lasting joy “whoever wants to save his life will lose it- whoever loses his life for me will find it” Matthew 16:25 © October 2013—Kim van Breda


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Delphine my staR

She sticks cons a fate
listening the young Bach
Jean Sebastian before the goodness
before the consciousness
after the Joy
to sing her first
her absolute perfect accordance


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Africa II

Little girl standing tall
High above
What told of mighty fall
The world is lost
No hope no trust
But in dark country
In to solid stone
Home is cast

Bright fiery sunsets
Vivid starlit nights
Jackal calls
Lion roar
Little girl 
At peace with world

Sun dried earth
Mighty beasts
No defeat
Just voiceless rumbles
Mighty and strong
Little girl no longer stumbles

Running wild along with beasts
Feet barely touching worldly deceit
Scorching African sun
Beating down
Freedom finally found

Little girl stares into made flames
Seeing old life old thoughts
Smiling at her untamability

Little girl standing tall
Arms outstretched
Face lifted to heaven
Drenched in new life
Sacredly touched
Finally safe
Thanking The Creator
For His amazing grace


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I will remember

I will Remember when i get there
A flashlight directed to this dark corner
Where all doors closed down on me 
And the world had its teeth out,
It was all i could see.

My reasoning was more 
But tall black walls with me folded to fit
God seemed so far away His words true
                                            i believed
Could i be wrong i searched 
the answer came clear

You will remember
On that day surrounded by Love
You will remember 
And see that it was all worth it

You will Remember
when my name is stamped on the 
                         hearts of men
You will remember
that my word accomplishes that which
                         it was sent for

You will remember
that am your God,the Alpha and Omega
You will remember
That i love you,immeasurably 

You will remember
That nothing is too hard for God
I will remember your Faithfulness


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At The King's Feet

On a bright and balmy eve, a certain lady has no more tricks up her sleeve
... no way for her heart to continue to deceive its self and God.
On the edge of a drive that overlooks the cities lights, she cried 
out, alone, broken.
Harboring no more ill beliefs about Jesus, herself and others.  
Still, she could not help but to reflect on how some friends were 
so sugary sweet on the outside; yet so full of lies of which they 
may not have known.
Wide open was her heart to ones such as these, but they came 
with fangs not apparent at first, biting her to slake their thirst.  
The red current of her young, redeemed blood had been poisoned 
on the inside.
Thus her walk with Jesus came to a screeching halt for a time, 
so that she could place her brokenness at her King's feet.  
Then she turned all of her heart to Him, her one and only true friend.
He gathered and held her tight in His arms, taking all the hurt and 
mistrust on the inside of Himself.
She knew that she had a safe place to go in order to learn and 
grow from what truly were poor choices... poor choices which were 
hers alone with no one else to blame.
With Jesus she'd always have a home with the one who loves her 
and treats her like He said He would.
So she was able to walk on her feet in this world again with 
her life-long friend.


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Touching God

Touching God while reaching my hand out towards His light which is like an electrical field.  A charge races up and down my arms and spine.
Jesus tells me to open my arms wide as He fills them with His warmth.  
Hugging me, He holds me close as His love fills me.
Sometimes I miss what I don't yet have on Earth.  Things like enough trusted friends or even a life's mate to love me through those cold winter days or through those sweet hot nights.
I will wait on what God has for me
Without Him, I wander around like a blind man bumping into things that don't always bode well for me.
So you see the more I follow the Lord, I will become more familiar with the best things concerning this lifetime and in the next.
This relationship, my first and foremost quest is to be able to touch God and hold onto Him, for only He can take me into that rich forever.


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A call to share Paradise

I thought that a friend's need
Was to me a depleting circumstance
Rather than a call to heed
And a fulfilling chance
To feed
Their fallen countenance
With a virtuous deed
In the Most Eminent glance
Of Christ of my creed
At every available instance


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Nobody Likes A Know It All Part 2 of 4

Nobody Likes A Know-It-All

(Or ... I Know What I Know)


(Prov. 1: 29* / Prov. 1: 22-33 / John 15: 19 / Matt. 7: 3-6 / Prov. 3: 7 / Prov. 9: 7, 8)




Nobody Likes A  Know-It-All
They Either Get On Your Nerves
Or Make You Climb Up The Wall

They Come On Like Squalls
Their Opinions Sprawled
We Shake 'Em Off Like Tattered Shawls
... Nobody Likes A Know-It-All


So, If I Happen ... Across Your River To Row
I Don't Mean To Come Sounding Like An Old Crow
Or Waste Your Time If You Say No ...
But Listen ... I Know What I Know ...

I've Read & Studied & Meditated
Perused & Pondered & Got Educated
In Reason & Rhyme - I've Ruminated
My Thoughts Into Rooms Are Relegated
Raised Questions & Quizzed & Investigated
(Even Made Some Folks Uneasy & Agitated)
but GOD Said That 'That'  Knowledge Would Be Hated
(John 7: 7 / John 17: 14 / John 15: 17-20)

So With All Due Respect -- So and So ...
... I Know What I Know

... of Innocence & Intelligence
Ratified Ideas & Reference
Cataloged Diligence & Resilience
Always Bravo'd The Beauty of High Brilliance
In Conventions' & Congregations' Confidence

& Assemblies & Achievements' Evidence
In Citadels of Archives' Residence
In Colleges & Scholars' Licensed Competence
In Trust's of A Counselor's Expert Guidance

and In The Word of GOD's Reverence
With Lessons' Continuance' Vigilance
In Meaning of Life & Purpose & Spirit's Significance
and Carpe' Diem When Possible and Patience ...

So, That Even In Philosophy's Status-Quo ...
... I Know What I Know

... From Countless Hours - In Half A Century of Years
In Conversations From A Constellation of Peers
About Life & Death & Future & Fears
About Love & Passion & Lust & Leers
About Laughter & Joy & Pain & Tears ...

About Mercy & Justice & Truth So Clear
About Fame & Fortune & What's More Dear
About War & Peace As World Totters & Veers
About Freedom As Kingdom of GOD Draws Near
About Why We Cheer & While Others Jeer...


(Part 2 of 4)

            Written & Copyrighted ©:  9/20/2013 
             by:  MoonBee Canady



(Part 2 of "Nobody Likes A Know-It-All" is the serious side of  addressing "Knowledge ... ... So, this free verse is really about Godly Knowledge, Biblical Learning and Spiritual Intelligence ... (first) ... and then about education and different areas of study in an academic way.  So when reading this write - that should be kept in mind, to get the most out of it ... MoonBee


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A Starry Night

It seemed like such an ordinary night,
But the sky was aglow with a heavenly light.
The star lingered near Bethlehem, a small town,
Its golden beams shining down.

A man and woman sought shelter for the night,
As the star shown ever more bright.
Her face was radiant as though she was crowned,
The Savior from Heaven was about to come down.

He who possessed such wondrous might,
Would arrive on that quiet, starry night.
And no one to worship would be found,
Except a few shepherds asleep on the ground.

They were awakened by the angel so bright,
Whose hearts were startled by such a sight.
“Go,” said the angel, “Into the town,”
“And there the Savior will be found.”

The shepherds wondered could this possibly be right,
But, how else could they explain their terrible fright?
They journeyed along the hard stony ground,
And a tiny Babe in a manger is what they found.

They rejoiced so at the magnificent sight,
As they returned to their folds in the darkness of night.
But, as they were homeward bound,
They told the story to all they found.

You too may come and worship Him tonight,
Jesus, the One who came to bring God’s precious Light.


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The Daystar

The Daystar shines...

Gold for a King
Frankensence for a Priest
Myrrh for a Saviour.


The clouds gather...

Crown of thorns for a King
A seamless purple robe for a Priest
Sour vinegar on a stick for a suffering Saviour.


Then...

A throne for the King
Human temples for the Priest
Resurrection power for the Saviour

The Daystar shines in hearts...forever !.





Matthew 2:1 “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

2 Peter 19-20 We couldn’t be more sure of what we saw and heard—God’s glory, God’s voice. The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. You’ll do well to keep focusing on it. It’s the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for daybreak and the rising of the Morning Star (Daystar - KJV) in your hearts....

Merry Christmas & Happy Easter


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On the Other Side of Heaven

"The heaviness of the oppressor wants to interfere with this journey that you are on with your God!
Silver stars sparkle on your sweater on your black as midnight background.
As you sit there on a chair, so beat down that you believed that you could not move anymore, even as all the other ladies were there enjoying theirselves greatly.
Kicking and shaking off their cares as they whirrled and danced around the room... you were so sure that you could not move, that you did not want to join in the festive atmosphere that was there.
Thinking that you might appear undignified if you dared stand up and attempt to move to the Spirit who was so thick in the air, affraid that you might hurt too much as you attempt to dance without a care... that you might show your all too human side and break down and cry, that you would let the tears flow like a river which would never end.
So as your sisters in Christ had you sit down in the middle of the room, the Holy Spirit Surgeon had to make the needed incisions to the strong holds that barred you from Me.
I who am you spritual Husband and your King for all eternity.
I want you to be healed so that I can reach out to hold your precious hand; and have you rise and walk with Me out beneath the darkened sky's canopy.
Because My love, as much as I love the beauty of the stars of night and the moon as it shines brightly; to Me none compare to your essence of your brilliant, pleasing light.. the one which shines so brightly on the inside.
Then one day I will escort you so that you can walk in the gardens of divine delights.  Then you will be able to dance and laugh again with your sisters who wait at that place of peace and serenity!"


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A prayer for my brothers and sisters

A prayer for my brothers and sisters

Dear Lord I come as humbly as I am,
Asking you to give my brothers and sisters strength,
So that they will make it through their life.
I know the road ahead of them is going to be ruff ,
give them faith in knowing that in you Lord they can trust,
in you Lord.

I know it’s not easy for them and their going through so much,
I ask that you give them guidance Lord and let them feel your 
Loving touch.

I can begin to see the pain they must feel about life, 
But when I look into my brothers and sisters eyes the hurt 
Is all to real.

So Lord I come to you as humbly as I am,
Asking you to give my brothers and sisters strength to make 
it through the their life.

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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TOO MANY IDENTITIES

TOO MANY IDENTITIES

Young people find identity in a Pro-athletes and “A” teams
others idolize, emulating their rock or beloved film stars
adults, more subtle-- identify with careers , family roles-
hobbies, trends—celebrities—alluring images duplicated

Enthusiastically we akin to people and ideals appealing
conforming easily—desired images—accomplishments 
make conflicting—superfluous scheduled demands on us
as  passions will pull us in all directions confusing deviously

Perhaps identified pictures—affections are not Christ-ward
classifying  Jesus as Savior turn admirations to obligations
examine yourself—how do you envision yearning aspirations
we should mold-- keep  reflections- identity entirely on Him


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A Glimpse of Heaven

I look to the graves
Death is all around me
The second we’re born
We move closer to death
When the sun sets
This moon is awakened 
Yet we live our lives 
Focused on ourselves
We work to pay the bills 
While greed slithers in
Starting with the best intentions
Ending with no confessions 
Too tired for joy
Too busy for love
Always searching for another step
Ignoring the ones in need
What if we lived life
Thinking of the end
Would we think of the precious times
Would we slow down our lives
Smile at the homeless man
Hold out a helping hand
Because death is certain
If you like it or not
As you lay down to die
Will you think of work
Another bill to pay
Or will you think of God
And Jesus giving you His life
I pray that we all will see
A glimpse of Heaven
So we never have to
Go through Hell


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A Different Fear

Remembering fear.
The sweat of retreat when one can never seem
to run far enough or fast enough.
Remembering the Christian children’s chants.
Devil worshiper, godless,
the taunting hell they saw for those
not blessed to be themselves.

The jeer of the crowd for those not part.
The mob mentality of the Christian heart.
The damn you if your not me to a girl of eight
defies any memory to obliterate.

Breathless behind 
a hollow core door gasping with tears
a heart pounding 
with the hate thrown the Jew bated.
Was this even an inkling of what Tanta felt
as the German’s knocked down the door.
The marks on her skin brought memories
of trains and camps and more.

And, here in America land of the free
in a place which prides itself on Christianity
remembering the fear at eight, at twelve 
and at eighteen every Christmas in between.
Don’t tell, don’t speak, don’t let them know
your different from them…………..
different hated, taunted, chased and if possible erased.

Remember the fear the mob, the gang, the chanting group
when you stand, and pray, when you say Amen.
Remember Christ was a Jew and what was done to him.
Pray that this is never done to another child again.

*Tanta means Aunt in Yiddish...the combination of German & Hebrew that most Jewish folk 
speak. Yes this is me and yes half my family is Jewish. BUT I am not considered Jewish by 
Jews. Judaism is a matrilineal religion.


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Mama Says

Mama says that those-
Those little white boys
Go each and every day
In the small white building
With the big golden t
Hanging from the windowsill.
I believe those boys are perfect.

Mama says that those-
Those days of me believing
Everything would be alright
That it would get better
Those days are gone.
And I believe it's true.

Mama says that those-
Those boys who tease me
Laugh at me for being who I am
A filthy, rotten Jew
Those boys are mean.
But I still believe every word they say.

Mama says that those-
Those preachers of the cross
Say that I'm going to go to hell.
For being Jewish.
But I do not believe a word.
For I've been there my whole life.


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Riot In The City

There’s a riot in the city,
And the spirit in control shout that “greed is good”.
So is this imposter telling me that innocent people stood,
Outside of their burning homes for the “good” of society?
The instigator of “reckless rioting”,
The dark midst over communities,
Is sowing the seed, 
That its “good” to steal and want more than you need.

There’s a riot in the city,
And the mindless criminals are say the reason is “cause we can”,
Giving ludicrous excuses like they’re “taking a stand
For what is right”,
But answer me, how is it right to riot and set a row of cars alight?
The “good minded” youth of tomorrow on positive paths,
Are now associated with you cowards with scarfs,
Who will show no remorse when you wake up the next day to the aftermath.

There’s a riot in the city,
And everyone’s playing the “blame game”, saying, “It’s your fault”,
The nation blame the government and the government blame the police, 
                                                  Who in turn blame the courts,
For not giving sentences that will make thieves quiver,
And yes, David Cameron is the Don of this “political mafia”,
But people, we must remember that he is human too,
And try to imagine what you would do,
If you were in his shoes.
The police have their hands tied,
Because every move they make is criticized nationwide.

And in all this mayhem,
I call out to God in Heaven,
Because, He’s the Only ne that can make this nation better,
And, He’s the Only One that can give us a great future,
I don’t think I can bear to see another home on fire,
I don’t think I can bear to see another family suffer,
I don’t think I can bear to hear, there’s been another murder,
We need to call on God and bring Him back into the picture.


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Temptation

Lord, take this temptation away from me,
I can't deal with it anymore,
I need You to tell me what to do,
To open this door.
Help me get through this,
I can't make it on my own,
I bow down on my knees,
And worship You on Your throne.


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To God

We fall apart in pieces,it takes time but we become whole again                                                It's because of you lord,you make us fall only to rise again                                                        From the ashes,stronger than before,brave at heart                                                                  You put the pieces back again,you make us new again                                                              We give you so much pain but you never complain                                                                       You love us even though we go astray                                                                                        It's a shame we remember you only in pain                                                                               Yet you remember each one of us fondly because you are our creator                                         When the pain is too much to bear,you lead us gently by the hand                                          You tell us never to lose faith and hope                                                                                       At the end of the journey,you will always be there                                                                       Waiting patiently for us with unconditional love in your heart.


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Earth-Woman




I am woman and I have borne the Torah on a gold cloth 
over my shoulder.
I have consecrated its dust-leadened parchment, 
cradling the scrolls into temple darkness...
clicked-shut the doors, saddened and empty.
I am of childbearing age...
I am crimson with life.
I have touched the Ark.
I have read the Covenant.

I cannot lighten the laws of heaven.
I have nothing to do with clouds or sin, but
I could have shown them where Eden was hidden...
the forgotten way going home again.

I have caressed the male god on his couch
in a ghost-haunted room, a candle-dark room...
remembering a soul, but eyes with no spark.
I have soothed his forehead in the dead hours, 
softening his terror, silencing his scream, 
'Mother, do not leave me again'.

I cannot replace the laws of heaven.
I have nothing to gain from angels or sin, but
I put him on the road to Eden...
the long-hidden path going home again.

I am woman and I come adorned with a
Mitre of thorns.
I own salvation, blessed and chaliced...
giving to sinners, 
selling to saints.
I have witnessed the sins of gods.
I have dried the unwarranted tears of Eve.
I have confessed and absolved the dead.

I will not revise the laws of heaven.
I will not tamper with death or sin, but
I will wait for you in Eden...
at the end of the road going home again.


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When Poets Sang

In a time when poets sang
I in shame of comfort bless
Being buried in the heart of the savior
Those whose customs test
Gathered spontaneous
Reach for precious tears release
Drifting into place
Embrace our silent screams request
To challenge the doctrine
That separates man from God
To master love we test our resolve
To speak or just ignore my collective prophesies
Wandering clouds crucified
By the wine and dine of delights
Generate a buzz to pollinate the prodigy
In my deformed opinion
My wary hands and feet escape the nails
With no sign of life
God on the loose
The Lamb on the wind
In a time when poets sang


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A Desperate Soul's Prayer and Jesus Response

**A Desperate Soul’s Prayer and Jesus’ Response** (fiction)

A day to the Lord Jesus is likened to a thousand years
I feel as though I have already waited an eternity for my prayers to be 
answered
Why does it take so long for my petitions to be addressed?
My life is in shambles and I need some relief
You said everything is possible with you, Oh God
Well now it’s time to get working on my order
I have a miserable existence and my children don’t obey
My bills are reaching the sky
And my spouse doesn’t care either
It seems as though I am all alone in this situation
Don’t you care, God? 

God’s response…

My child, 
Do you not know how the Creator of the universe works?
Do you not understand the seriousness of my labors?
I do not send lightning bolts from the sky to make people obey
Instead I send gentle rain showers
You see, my child, when the Creator does his mighty work 
He continues to allow his children to make decisions on their own
He simply exerts a little pressure here and there and draws them unto himself
When years and years go by and a child is still disobeying me then it is at this
Time when I turn up the heat in my own heavenly way
I may allow a circumstance to befall you
I may allow a death of a loved one to draw you closer to me
I may even allow certain events to take place to draw you closer to me
But it is very seldom that you will ever see me send a lightning bolt from the 
sky
Very seldom indeed
I am a loving God
I am a gentle God
But when centuries go by and my children continue to live in disobedience to 
me
I have to turn up the heat a bit
This is what I am about to do right now
I am about to turn up the heat on the entire human race to get their attention
I am calling all sinners to a complete repentance
Come back to me my children
Come back to me before it is too late
I am your loving Creator! I am your Father God!

Gwendolen Rix
8-9-14


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Untitled

Technocolor dreams
Impulses of light
Night set me free
Call me now
Across the breeze
I need to hear your rhythm
Captivate my senses
Let me fall 
Chain free
Beyond my reason
To your forgiviness


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What Will I Do Tomorrow

I asked why yesterday.
I found an answer today.

I was seeking a certain end.
What I found was a beginning.

I was looking for a truth.
Instead I found wisdom…

I was looking for a friend,
And then I found love.

I wanted to put together thoughts.
When I wasn't looking, purpose stepped in…

While drowning I was holding my breath,
Then I opened my eyes and I was on land…

I was looking for a path to follow,
Someone handed me a map.

I was stumbling in darkness,
When a light was turned on…

I looked into a mirror,
not liking what I saw…
And then I looked into my soul,
I saw beauty…

I met God today…


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I Pray

I pray for all the Atheists,
And non-believers as well,
I pray they come to know You Lord,
Instead of knowing Hell.
"The word of the Lord is proven",
Says 2 Samuel 22:31,
He opens His arms wide,
And to everyone says "Come."
I pray for those close to me,
The teachers and pastors all over,
I pray for the weak and poor,
That God will give them cover.
I pray for the strong,
Then for me last,
I forgive everyone,
Who harmed me in my past.
I end this prayer with praise,
And thanks for God alone,
Thank-You dear Jesus,
For making Heaven my home.


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I Saw You Hanging

Jesus, I saw you hanging there alone
Like truth that needs neither props nor supports
Deserted by your studiously chosen apostles and
Disowned by Peter, James and his brother, the approved inner circle

Jesus, I saw you hanging on the cross
Like a slaughtered goat for public sale
Condemned by the elders who induced the masses to ‘crucify’
Convicted by Annas and Caiphas the diligent chief priests!

Jesus, I saw you hanging at Golgotha, the place of sculls
Like a criminal with no legal practitioners to defend
Beaten with cruel hands, legs and whips
Belittled with filthy motions, petitions and abuses

Jesus, I saw you hanging outside the gate with your cassock missing
Like an un-ordained ordinary layman
Accused by both religious and secular powers that wish to stand apart
Avenged by Herod, the foxy culprit, and Pilate, the cautiously benevolent

Jesus, I saw the truth hanging there alone
With neither props nor supports to ease her suffering
Jesus, I saw truth hanging on the cross
Forsaken by both the elites and the masses
When truth didn’t profit them

Jesus, I saw truth hanging at Golgotha,
The meeting place for sacred and secular
Abandoned by ministers of Church and State
While truth disturbed the status quo

Jesus, I saw truth hanging outside the gate
Humiliated and defeated, ready for burial
Because truth refused to compromise


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Wilbur Wright

Leaves fall, 
and soon will
My death. 

Without a 
Calamity. 

Rocks thrown
by the prostitute
In my own stoning. 

But I'm not worried. 

My heartbeat continues, 
Until I'm done
Helping with the 
Paraplegic that 
Was abused. 

In that public
school I pretended
I knew Christ. 

And like any liberal
I believe in the mission
Without consequence
And with the flowers
of forgiveness.


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Christmas Poems For Kids And Teenagers VIII: The Christmas Tree

Come to me you little ones, I’m your seasonal Christmas tree Triangular I’ve always been Representing His love, your Hope and your faith Come to me you little ones, I’m your seasonal Christmas tree I share with you so many lights Reminding you to celebrate His glow Come to me you little ones, I’m your seasonal Christmas tree I have a stand, one but strong Cling unto Him to be your Rock. Come to me you little ones, I’m your seasonal Christmas Tree Can you see how green I’ve always been? That’s exactly how he’ll keep you nourished All through the year Come to me you little ones, I’m your seasonal Christmas tree Always looking good in awesome decorations You are not the only one with new robes Yes! B’cos it’s Christmas!


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In View of My Mortality Part 2 of 2

- and GOD Said: -

Live Each Day With Joy Even Thru Tests
Live Each Day Having Mercy & Tenderness
Live Each Day As Tho' Opening A Treasure Chest
Yes, Live On This Earth, Like An Honored Guest

- yes GOD Said: -

Live Each Day Without A Skulk or A Scare
Live Each Day On Spontaneous & A Daily Prayer
For You Really Know WHO Is Truly Out There
It's More Than Molecules & Fusion-Moves & Thin-Air ...

- and GOD Said: -

HE Made The Elements & The Genetic DNA Stair
HE Calls Each Star & Counted Each Follicle of My Hair
HE Sent HIS Son, So That I Would Know HE Cares
& HE Put No More On Me Than I Could Bear
& So I Trust THE ONE Who Created Life To Share
As HE Forgives The Repentant Ones & Spares ...

As I Face My Mortality
I Do Not View It As Finality
For This Isn't The End of My Totality
Just My Memoirs of Victory Over Tragedy
For Future Review & Autobiography

and If Must, Let This Be My Eulogy:
"JAH Will Keep Her In HIS Memory
For GOD Will Re-Spark Her With HIS Energy
So, She Did Not Fear Eventuality
... As She Faced Her Own Mortality"

As I Face My Own Mortality
I See It As A Bridge To Humility
I See It As A Release From Infirmity
I See It As A Stairwell At The Mystery

Or As I Step On The Tightrope of Infinity
Balanced By The Almighty, Eternal Entity
WHO Gives My Endurance More Elasticity
... to Stretch  Out My Mortality Indefinitely

... As I Face My Own Rate of Mortality
As I Face My Own Efforts's & Tasks' Inequality
I Truly Thank My GOD Most Emphatically ...
For Being Guardian of My Mortality

& Changing Mortal Thoughts To Immortality


 Written & Copyrighted © :  9/7/2013 
     by:  MoonBee Canady


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We are legion

A man might have immortal life and wander 
for all the generations of man till reaching the edge of doomsday
let me find harbour to see again with longing the lives of those who grow old and die
Of those who die

You who have the gift of life 
you who have the gift of love
by Gods grace grant me the best of all gifts
the gift of a merciful death


(And forthwith Jesus gave us leave to possess a herd of pigs 
our unclean spirits went out and entered into the swine
we as a herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea
we were there about two thousand
and were choked in the sea)


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Love thy neigbour

Christians are being persecuted 
how sad their life's and families being destroyed
scenes of poor souls starving in the desert 
classed as worthless objects lower than an animal
my gentle mother tears in her eyes said to me 
were is the faith in love in this awful world

I agreed saying your so right soldiers protecting oilfields
liquid gold the objects of greed in nations none of this is right 
its our planet now I speak  the voice of a christian and proud also  proud 
I am of the blessed cross, baptism seals fate in his holy name, I would heed the call
if called to battle, I would be proud to serve in your name Lord, hear our prayers

If and when the calling all I ask of you father 
forgive me my sins because in the heart I have offended thee in the past
please kneeling before your cross guilty having sinned and taken the Lord's 
name

The pope has spoken out to our world with a plea 
voice of love father our understanding 
this is not right bowing my head in prayer at this earth's shame
saying  now what has,
anyone been doing to resolve this
as when our holy father from the rock he speaks

A situation  in desperate times a crusade is what we need
soldiers will die with honor at his command we kneel servants of the Lord
to protect these innocent people 
love and loving God's children make this world revolve
houses of worship have been destroyed vile acts 
desecration of the holy cross grail of life and loves sanctuary 

They show no compassion as they spit in our faces
these suffering children of god die for us in our sins
turning a blind eye to the truth who our redeemer is
will none of us even governments take on the sacrifice
to protect these people 
innocent women and little children

To see the face of the devil himself at work
because I do 
in a calling I would sacrifice my life
in our Lord's holy name 
I would join the crusade in a heartbeat
to protect and I am a trained soldier rusty

Available anytime for what is right 
just for the sake of peace I pray to God 
that he gives the answers to the world
we should do what is morally right  
as we will all answer to the Father and Son 
in the end with the holy spirits 
we seek his redemption at the gates of heaven 


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Dear God 2

Dear God, I have a question,
I'd really like to know,
Why did You have
To make my brain so slow?
Why can't I keep up with others,
Was that not meant to be?
What is the plan,
You have in store for me?
Will I be this way,
Every day of my life,
Can I live on my own,
Will I become a wife?
Dear God, how long,
'Til I know Your Plan for me?
Will my brain speed up,
Or was that not meant to be?


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An Evil World

It is an evil world we live in, it is darker than you think.
The demons of this lifetime are alive and well just as they 
have been for numerous years.

Blinded by the day's business, good people are often in denial 
and forget that the evil is here.  Though present during the day 
it is magnified at night.

Woe to us to be so engulfed in our own, often difficult lives 
filled with both joys and sorrows, that we don't see the 
spiritual battle over God's children... a battle between God's 
angelic forces and Satan's slick and evil minions.  This entire fact 
is not some sort of fiction but very real.

The demons invade some unaware humans.  Blindness to our 
own vulnerability can often result from our lack of awareness 
and listening to too many lies.

Witchcraft is real and vampires who drink blood and kill are so 
very much alive, their human shell would be just a memory if it 
were up to this world's dark prince, master of this realm.

So whose side are you on? This side of self-awareness, 
choosing the life with God who offers blissful and eternal rewards 
or do you belong to Satan intentionally or unawares?
Do you belong to him as he sucks the life, blood and soul out 
of yours and other human skins?

Make sure the path that you stay on is the one that really 
makes you happy, fulfilled and content.  Because the road is 
wide like a huge open jaw and without God's truth in
your life, the fiery pit is waiting for you.

If you enjoy being the devil's killing fields so that he can 
have his way, then by all means stay with the great liar 
and lover of this evil world... as for me, I always want to live in
God's bright and loving place.




by S.E. Clark


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Christmas Poems For Kids And Teenagers VI: My Family At Christmas

Dad, dad, dad What is making me so glad? Mum, mum, mum I’ll scream till I’m numb Brother oh brother My mood is from the weather Sister oh sister Dancing makes me lighter Aunt, aunt, aunt My new dress, I flaunt Uncle, oh uncle You complete the family circle Me, me, me Long ago……………. Someone has paid my fee With gladness and screaming Shouting and dancing I say merry christmas!


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Jesus

Because of you love,
I shall not parish.
What I have started,
I know you shall finish.
You know I shall praise you, 
till I come to the end.
You shall forever love me,
And forever I shall love you,
...Even when I'm feeling blue.


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WE SHALL FIGHT ON

Victorious in this battle
But the war is never won
Our spirit never torn
With zeal we shall ever burn;
Regard us with scorn
But we shall fight on
Satan's camp we shall ever rattle!

PS: Inspired by Awonuga Rasheed Olatunji's OUR WAR


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Dancing Amidst Daffodils

Dancing amidst them

Thousands of yellow bells

My heart sings in exhilaration

And the notes dance from my eyes as I soak up the golden rays

Daffodils make me dance

Twirling and spinning til I fall down in laughter

A warm afternoon enraptured with the happy colors of my Savior

Dancing and celebrating his goodness

He brought me to this meadow today 

A quiet time to rejuvenate

Communing with nature and the warm glow of his love

I shall come back here again tomorrow and start all over again

And twirl and spin and fall down again

Giggles between me and my Savior


Gwendolen Rix
9-20-14


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Use Me

It's true, I have absolutely no idea who I am.
Lord, please show me Your way.
I give myself up to You.
Use me.


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The Sabbath day

Day of Sweet repose
It is I you chose
To catch verily
oh so merrily
A glimpse of glory
To tell of you a story
How privileged I must be
That you have chosen me
So bless the lord
For revealing in His word
Your inexpressible beauty
That carries His children to unity
Bless the Lord, oh my soul
For after my troubles into you I roll
And you bask me in your enormity
Preparing my heart for eternity
To set apart time for my heavenly Father
To spend time with every sister and brother


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Alone in the Garden

It was cool and damp on the ground in the garden
My beard was unkempt and covered with the salt of my tears
My hair was wet from perspiration
And my clothes damp with the stench of anguish
Who would sit and pray with me?
Who dare stay awake with the Savior? 
I am a loving man and King and I will not beg anyone to sit with me 
On the coldest day for my heart of suffering
And then the heavens opened up and there she was
My Heavenly Father sent unto me another
An angelic being with the presence of love and healing
A magical balm upon my heart of pain
Her name was Uriel and she was my constant companion in the heavens
A dear friend from so far away
She sat with me and prayed with me in the garden
Giving me comfort to this very day
Friends forever sent to escort me to the cross of pain
Sent to escort me to the highest calling of my life upon this earth
To defeat death and to have my dear angelic friend alongside me
A comfort for me everlasting
A friend from the heavens
Alone in the garden
With my dear friend

Written by Gwendolen Rix
10-23-14

Luke 22:43-44
43 Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. 44 And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.


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JESUS IS ALL AROUND US

JESUS IS ALL AROUND US

Guess who just is all around us every day
Our mild-eyed Lord that is always around
He has not changed at all He's the same 
But friend's, I still think you are crazy

Yes Jesus is all around us

As your always asking if He is still around
How He is and where He could be found
Told you He was living around waiting
On you to call on Him to come in your hearts

Yes Jesus is all around us

You know that Church that you used to visit a lot
Every Sunday you would be in the front row, listening 
When I told of Jesus' live and how He wanted us to live
You were the one who stepped up and got saved 

Yes Jesus is all around us
Spread His word around to all People of all Nations

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2024


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Holy Is the Lamb

Humbly He took my human flesh,
humbly dwelt in Mary's womb,
humbly walked the dusty roads,
teaching, healing, breaking bread
Holy is the Lamb.

Gently He gave Himself to me,
gently touched my fallen form,
gently lifting from the mire 
my broken, needy, sin-sick soul.
Holy is the Lamb.

Freely He gave His all,
freely suffered scorn and shame,
freely bent beneath the scourge
within Pilate's judgement hall.
Holy is the Lamb.

Surrendered to the cross,
surrendered, bearing all my guilt,
surrendered to death's bitter call
He gave his utmost, gave me all.
Holy is the Lamb.

Risen, to give me new life,
risen that I might bear His name,
risen that I might never die
the second death but reign with Him.
Holy is the Lamb.

September 28, 2014


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Believe

Fear creeps over slowly
Flowing through you
Blanketing you in darkness
Cold chills ripple through your body
Gripping you with hatred
Madness taking hold of you
Your slipping
Farther and farther away
But soon you see a light
A moment of hope comes

Believe

Before you were trapped 
Hidden in the shadows
But the light illuminates everything
The pain slowly fading
You hope and pray
That it goes away completely
Because you have found something new

Believe

You put faith in the unknown
You find strength in something you can't see
You can't explain it
You have faith in what you don't know
You don't have answers
To what's taken over
But it's there...
Hope 
Love 
Happiness
All because you...

Believe


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LESSONS

from dying young:
to living your life-half asleep,
try not to always keep the glory and crown,
there's more tot he fight that fits.
as the footprints cascades with the tide,
always learn not to blow it out of proportion.
be timid but not shy,
not forgetting to ride it all the way through the end.
don't think too much about the plot,
always try not to give up.
hold fast what you learn,
cause you don't know when the next time you'll need it.


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I Give My Life To You

You gave Your life for me,
So I give mine to You,
It's the only thing,
I know how to do.
I can't give a son,
So instead I give you me,
I'm so glad,
You died and set me free.


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I Raised My Hand

Tonight, I did it.
Tonight, I found it.
Tonight, I discovered it.
Tonight, I raised my hand.
Tonight, I am new.
Tonight, I am brand new again.
Tonight, I raised my hand.


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The seed of Christ

Reaching up to me on the road,
She began to talk:

Walking to the corner's
Funeral Parlor, where
Employed as
A make up artist

Noticing my horror, 
She stopped for a moment,
Her lips curved into
An angelic smile, then spoke:

Did you know that
Death is only a dream and 
The body so much more
Than corpse or clay?

Our body is  the seed of Christ, 
Sprouting, flourishing, 
Withering and resurrecting  
By Divine Command!

In the colors of the rainbow
The body preserved, to see the new


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I Saw Him

I Saw Him
He entered My dreams.
He was in My thoughts.
He was huge and gigantic.
He was friendly and strong.
He was kind and authoritative.
He was wearing His nobility.
He was steady and stable.
He was GOD in My mind.
In My dreams.He was God.
An Angel in the joy of flight...
His wisdom He carried.
Built Muscular and risen.
With The Heavens opening up in sight...
God put out His Hand.
As I was about to awake;I stepped in..
God was The Law and He let Me stand...
Right in the palm,The Palm of His HAND!

By Charlene L.Wilcox


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Abundant Touch

blood, sweat, and tears
nailed to a cross
crown full of thorns
your life was lost
for me, a worthless sinner
for me
a new beginning
I leave the past where it remains
I've been transformed
I've been restored
condemned no more
I wear the chains no more
I am free


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Jesus - King of the world

Great is our Lord
Who is our gift
He came to the world to save us
He righted what was once wrong
He invites us in His goodness
He graces us with His presence
He will great things for our good
We know good from evil
Because of Him
We know right from wrong
Because He graciously shows us
We know insights and wisdom
Because He shares upon us
Great is our Lord
Who came to the world one day
And forever we are indebted to Him
We feverously grace His love 
To one and to all 
We honor His keeping
We graciously welcome His presence
We come to know Him
With grace and contrite heart
With our opened yieldedness
With our love and affection
With arrayed wildness
He tames us
He loves us
He offers us a great governing
He graces us with deeds
He inhabits in us
And makes His gracious presence known
He is good – so good
We can be 
We can have
We can find
We can give
We can go
We can do
We can all win
Because of Him
Jesus - 
King of the world


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Confessions Of Mind And Soul

       Confessions Of Mind And Soul

Bless me father for I can’t win
Divorce is not a crime but is a sin
So I have sinned against God and man
And stand accused but not convicted
My real crime and sin was being born
Which naturally is no excuse
Now waiting at the gates of hell for truth
Waiting for my wife to join me
Only time and mercy can set us free
Perhaps purgatory is in my future
I’ll have to see what God has on His mind
For my sins and crime

Created on 9/03/14 for – Heart and Soul Confessionalism Poetry Contest


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Lord

I have no one to talk to,
Nothing to do,
So now dear Lord,
I turn to you.
Give me a lesson,
On which I can learn,
I don't want to go to Hell,
I don't want to burn.


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The Angels Hover

The angels hover over you as you breath, as you sleep.  
They rejoice over every breath you take as your lungs expand 
with and expel the air.  The window of Heaven is open as the angel 
of the Lord encamps around His chosen.
None are more precious to Him than they... His Son asked His 
Father if this flock could be His... His Father said yes, "but you realize 
what this will mean."
Jesus told His Father, "but see, they are everything to Me also, 
let this plan of their redemption and their salvation be because they 
are worth everything to Me."
"Because You love them so much my one and only Son they are 
Your inheritance, Your portion of all there is that you see.  Whatever 
is Mine is also Thine."
When His children are in that other state of being, when they are 
in that other place they cannot ever look away from their Lord and King.
It is likened to a groom who has taken a wife.
The match of a lifetime where either spouse cannot look away, 
both are apt to blush because of the forever eternal honeymoon
that they share.
That's why the Love of our lifetime is always by our side because 
He is our groom and we the Church are His Bride.


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Today

God's gift is this delicious day,
A nectarine with no seed,
An avocado with no core,
Its true value hidden 
Except to the aged.


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This World

This world is often angry and seldom
Any bit of the joy in which it was built.
Humans stab each other in the back
As if that is their only true purpose in life.
They cut the throats of their friends and
Drink the blood of their family members.
Everybody looks to the other with hope,
But it is a vicious and evil hope I see.
They only hope they don't take the blame,
They only hope not to fall from their high.
What is a world worth when no nobody
Knows that they're loved and cherished
By a higher and more glorious power? 
I want to know what God thinks,
What he thinks when he sees us here.
I wouldn't be surprised at all to find
That even God has abandoned faith.
We take advantage of everything
We can without suffering from pain,
Too scared to leave our darkness
For fear of some unfamiliar rain.
Tell me what it is that you think,
Since you of all know everything,
Just what's wrong with this world? 


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The Turtle Race

The Turtle Race

Two turtles began a long race
With everything in them 
They each had high stakes placed against them
One turtle named Pete called out to the other at the starting line
“I wish you my heartfelt luck!”
“I hope you can finish in record time!”
The other turtle looked over with a surprised look on his face
He wondered how the other turtle 
Would want him to win the race in record speed
His name was Joe and he had never won 
A single race in his entire racing career
But this race was much different

Before he left the locker room 
He bowed down to God on his turtle knees 
And said the following prayer…

“It’s me again!
Remember me, God?
I’m old slow poke Joe
I just want to know that you hear my prayers
Way up those heavenly stairs!
Could you help me to win this race no matter what?”

He humbly got up from his crouched position 
And headed to the race track starting line
“Runners! …Take your marks”….(BANG!)
Then all of a sudden they were running around the track
Ole Joe got a slow start, but never looked back
He knew God would help him claim the grand prize

He ran and he ran until his tail began dragging
Then five minutes later his tongue began wagging
Side to side
Now Pete, concerned that his opponent had dropped 
Out of the race began to turn his turtle shell around
He began to scout out his opponent upon the tracks
Five miles back he found ole Joe
He stopped to offer him a word of wisdom
He said, “ Races are much easier when they are run with friends!”
Then Pete towed ole Joe to the finish line

The moral of this story is very easy
When you are a turtle get on your turtle kneesies
Bring all your prayers to the throne of God
And He will give you friends to run the race of life with

By Gwendolen Rix
7-5-14


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MirrorrorriM

Cigarette smoke fills my lungs
And I’m still not here.

Everything around fades to grey,
So close but not near,
The rain in the sky
Turns to tears in my eye.
Ash, ash
In the sky.
Volcanoes erupt
And innocents die. 
Death creeps like age,
Arriving faster as it rolls.
Everything comes to fruition,
Blood black like mold.
How do empty clouds hold so much back?
They’re like tormented youth,
Building up until explosion is reached.

“Cut your wrist and bleed out pain,”
Says the mad man.
Who it is that is mad though
Is the one who pulls the blade.
Teeth they saw,
Teeth of steel.
Blood is an allusion
To something so foreign,
Unreal.

Wound up to a point of criticality,
No longer able to hold back.
Buzz, buzz,
Says the saw.
Buzz, buzz.

Fingers laced through hair like wire,
Curbing some fire called desire.
Shadows ignite and so does the night,
But there’s no room here for a first flight.
It’s here that nothing is right,
But everything is mistaken.
Mask conceal,
Mask reveal,
A broken heart but a tasty meal.



Crimson moon,
Sign of death.
White light,
Virgin’s night.
Let it snow,
Let it bleed;
Tis one in the same.

Murder a mirror
For a bloody eye.
Hold it back,
Consequence:
To die.

Church bells ring,
 A belated thing.
Such a golden ring
On a dead woman’s hand.
Marry rotten flesh,
Move to the west.
Life is dead,
Absolutely no zest.

Untamed,
Breathless.
Unnamed,
Heartless.
Unwanted,
Worthless.

Mockingbirds,
Sing to sleep.
For a lullaby is but 
A muted bedtime story.
Kill the birds,
Kill the birds;
Forget the way you used to know
Words.

Shards fall to the ground,
Clinking hard,
But without sound.
Life is a lot like a wheel
For it keeps going around.
A reflection within a reflection,
Mirrors within mirrors.

Cigarette smoke fills my lungs,
But I’m still here.


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Fate

We live. 
We die. 
We all tell a lie... 
Day to night our lives our filled with fright. 
Death creeping through the night.  
Striving for power. 
We fall upon you. 
King of kings Lord of lords. 
You took us home in one accord. 
You filled our gloomy days with delight.
Now there is nothing more to fright. 
But those who do not look to you. 
Cringe in pain as they see their shame... 
Crying in desperation they look for a light. 
But there eyes are dimmed.  
Fire and sulfur fill the night. 
No one seeing any sight.


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TRUE CALLING

overseeing in all His presence,
deserving with all of His blessings.
predetermined by His will,
preserved for all true seeker.
the proof of His power,
one of many true miracles of His gifts.
few are ever blessed with;
forever inspiring,
moving all works for His glory,
even sweeter when you hear it.
even better than any knowledge,
can't be compared with any sophistication,
truth of wisdom can't be bought.
the true value of all of His promises:
that before every person that is saved,
there must be first calling,
forever giving and forgiving,
begins the origin of all merciness and blessings. 


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THE SCORPION KING-PART TWO

(CONTINUED)

THEN ONE DAY THE KINGDOM REALIZED THE LIES OF THE SCORPION KING
IT WAS ALMOST TOO LATE AS THE LIVES OF MILLIONS WERE BEING 
DESTROYED
HE STOMPED HIS GNARLY FEET AND SNORTED A LOUD SNORT
“SURELY I WILL WIN THIS BATTLE!” HE THOUGHT TO HIS LONELY SELF

THEN THE EARTHWORM CAME BACK TO SAVE THE DAY!
HE ARRIVED WITH A MILLION OTHER WORMS
HE DEVISED A SYSTEM OF TUNNELS AND CAVERNS BENEATH THE GROUND
AND THEN THE INSECT KINGDOM WAS ALLOWED TO ESCAPE
THEY BURROWED AND THEY BURROWED AND THEY BURROWED 
UNTIL THEY ALL REACHED THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD
THIS WAS A LAND OF PROMISE AND FREEDOM
A LAND WHERE LOVE RULED THE DAY

IF YOU EVER HEAR OF A SCORPION KING IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS
SIMPLY HUNT HIM DOWN AND SMASH HIM WITH YOUR FEET!
HE IS THE EXACT REPLICA OF SATAN AND HIS MINIONS
HE IS THE LOWEST LOW LIFE AROUND…
HE IS BENEATH OUR FEET!

JUST USING A LITTLE METAPHOR TO EXPLAIN THE PREDICAMENT THE EARTH 
IS IN AT THIS TIME. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS LITTLE FABLE.

GOD BLESS THE EARTH! GOD BLESS THE EARTHWORMS TOO!


8-20-14


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The Aging Prophetess

February 5, 2014

His words echo through the mouthpiece.
His voice squeaks like a tot,
but she knows he’s a robust young man.
Isn’t he? 
Is she confused again?
What day is it? What time? What day again?
Bodies move in slow motion.
They did not used to be that way.
Things were different,
More beautiful, spun on the loom,
and quilted with indifference.
That’s why it’s better now,
Or is she peering into the future again?
She gets so confused.


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Traveling With A Purpose

Traveling with a purpose by One who went before us,
to do this in order to obtain our Royal Priesthood.  Enter
Heaven's gate.

The quest is to penetrate the hardness of hearts, to 
light up unsmiling faces... requiring daring along with
certain times of solitude.

Set the course to destroy Satan's evil schemes.

Use the Word of God, His truth as your sword.


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Gods great love

In my darkest hours I cry to thee
asking for you to take the pain.
I know you are the master of life
for me and all creation.
I bring all to thee 
in earnest prayers
as I cry within my soul.
You showed the world love
with the gift of your son
who takes all our pain
and grief from within.
Lord I thank you always
for that gift you gave 
and the gifts you have bestowed
upon my life.
Lord I ask you guide 
me daily with this love
that I may be a light
who may not know thee.

Amen

1-13-14


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TheTwo Prisoners

The process of frowning 
Comes easy to me
I look at the negative
In servitude to selfish needs
Colors of hate lust and death
So harshly surround my day
I do not see a light 
And stumble along the way
For I am a prisoner condemned
Where is God in this place of no light

The process of smiling 
comes easy to me
I look at the positive
In servitude to my faith’s need
Why would I choose
The darks and the grays
When colors of plenty
So warmly abound my way
To ascertain the light
Be no *baskets for me
Even though I be a prisoner
My God remains with me

*Ref: Matt 5:5


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Be Loved

Is this life but a dream? Is it a shadow of manifestations yet to come?
The more I reach for You God, the more real my innermost 
dreams become.
Each sweet piece of life's fruit becomes more delicious.
Walking through my desired bed of roses, each thorn that pricks 
me drains the sickening poison out... a poison that was injected 
into me by an unbelieving society... many of Your children included.

If they knew the truth of my life in You, ups and downs included... 
they would not be so sad or spit out their venom.  They would know 
that each pain of their broken hearts and minds are in the divine 
hands of God.  God often allows Satan to interfere, but only for
a moment.  To do this in order to strengthen us in the weaker 
areas of our lives!
Perhaps like a mama lion teaches her cubs to hunt by playing 
with their food before  killing it? During those lessons the cubs 
become skilled and very strong... later only fools
would dare mess with them.

Chosen reality? Imagined reality? The way we choose to look 
at things? The way we dream of how things ought to be?

My reality is how I choose to look at it. I reach, I seek, I find and 
shall find God's love and will for my life... Which is and what will be 
something far greater, more beautiful than what dreams are made of.

"Beloved," He says, "I wish above ALL things that you should prosper 
and be in health, even as your soul prospers."

So be it! Remember this - reach, seek ALL those truly blessed 
things of life in Christ.


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Summer

(thinking of better weather right now :)

Tranquil waves gently crashing the lake shore. 
Tight-knit family units of Canada Geese,
all on a mutual hunting mission as they coast along the choppy waters.
Various shades of green consume the surrounding hills.
Summer voices of children playing that bring back memories from another lifetime.
Just cool-enough breezes make music as they chase eachother through the trees 
and give lift-off life into the wings of cardinals, crane birds, and geese above.
Again and again they soar into the everlasting, blue sky
while reminding me to take another breath.

Only the author of the heavens could create such a beautiful, living portrait :)


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can we do it

Can we manage to feel concern and compassion for those we meet on any given day?
Those who are trying to manifest life's punches, the forgotten lambs who have wondered astray.

Some people practice wearing a brave face while on the inside they are falling apart.
Can we show concern for what happens to them? 
Can we offer them a piece of our hearts?

Jesus dealt with the diseased and destitue, the ones society was afraid to touch,
the overlooked, the outcasts and the ones who needed his kindness so much.

We can attempt to make a difference if it's our lord we are hoping to please. 
We can search out the lonely and hurting. We can do it for the least of these.


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God's Kind of Poetry

So vast my finite words cannot encapsulate
Your glories limitless;
I try to grasp the wonder
of the infinite God-creator,
confined to the close walls,
soft, nurturing walls of Mary's womb,
cells dividing, mysterious conception,
Your human body forming, growing
suspended in life preserving liquid,
tiny fingers, toes present,
infant eyes viewing scene so small
within your tiny room.
God, who created space and light,
dwelt in darkness,
born with a cry,
born to die that I might live,
born to take upon Yourself my sin,
born to rejection, scourging, hatred, crucifixion, death . . .
You rose triumphant over all cast against You,
triumphant over death,
triumphant over hell itself,
my God, risen  and coming again,
my incarnate King.
Your poem of redemption 
reached earth in the form of a baby,
writing its lines of grace and forgiveness upon my heart,
upon the world.

September 25, 2014


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Looking Into The Eyes of Love

Is it so strange to perceive a love so wonderful and 
deep; a type of love worth dying for;
a type of love that spirals deeper and deeper inside 
my most inner being?
Should I be surprised to find this kind of love even in 
looking straight into the eyes of my most beloved dog?
Then is it so different to look into a child's eyes to view 
deep inside and see the sweet, innocent joy from everlasting 
youth that comes from a trusting childlike heart, soul and mind?
When one views with their spiritual eyes the beauty of the land, 
mountains, trees, and the sandy beaches touching the 
water's edge?  Is it then so hard to believe that we could 
really leave all of this true beauty behind us?  That these 
great wonders would always seek to find us where we live, 
or is it the other way around?
Do we not understand that the Lord's spirit, love, strength, 
courage and beauty resides not only within us  but what is in 
God's other creatures and creations that surround us?
Can we then not conceive of the idea that there is an ultimate 
Creator that had the greatest kind of love for His children that will 
forever astound us and hold us in awe?


by S.E. Clark


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Kite Strings

If you’ll pardon the simile; 
My life is like a kite you see,
Blowing up and down, back and forth.
In spite of both my shape and size,
The altitude I’ll realize
Depends on who’s holding my cord.

A metaphor is in that strand:
It’s what grounds me, you understand.
My personal code is my string.
It’s how I was taught right from wrong,
When to resist, or go along.
No kites can fly without that string.

Who do you choose to hold your cord?
Idols, the Devil, or the Lord.
The choice is yours. Who guides your life?
It comes down to who can you trust,
Who has your back, who loves you most?
The Lord, your family, and your wife.

So when dark winds blow you around,
And you feel you’re more lost than found,
Recall how much you’ve got to lose.
Because, Father, Son, Holy Ghost,
Your wife, and family love you most.
Think about them all when you choose.


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Faith

Faith is a free gift that Eternal God gives us
Faith is certain because it is based on the very Word of Eternal God
Who does not lie
Through the gift of faith
The Lord reveals Himself to those who believe in His Word
He fills them with “new life in His Eternal Holy Spirit
Faith doesn’t require pattern
Believing is not about persistent symptoms
Exciting about faith is the fact that there is an unknown
We do not know what will happen next
We know that because He said so
Then it will be
10092014


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Don't Be Afraid

Don't be afraid to fly , God doesn't give me a spirit 
of fear, but of courage and a sound mind.
For with God all things that I set out to do as long 
as it agrees with His plans can come true, for He knows 
what is best for me.
I want to wait on Your plans for me but I can be 
so impatient.

I know that what You have for me is far better than 
what I want for myself.

I know that I need to be brave and humble and wise 
at the same time.  It is hard for me to have that balance.

Thank You my Almighty ... my big, big God for everything 
as long as it brings me closer to You!

So that I  can see You, hear You and know You!  To love 
You more clearly... because in knowing You I find out a little 
bit more about myself and about the being You made me 
to be and will be.

I don't know much yet except that it is wild and beautiful to 
be with You... a virtual rush but more than anything I 
could ever describe.


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Just Right

You're not too fat,
You're not too skinny,
You're just right,
To God and me.
You're not too short,
You're not too tall,
We don't notice,
These things at all.
We don't look on the outside,
We look at your heart,
So please stop trying,
To pick yourself apart.
We love you,
For who you are,
Not how you look,
Looks don't go far.


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Easter the Reason

Once again another holiday to spend with family and friends
We need to remember that we were given this opportunity because of the crucifixion and
the resurrection of Jesus
Too often we forget the reason for the season and take everything for granted and it is 
just another holiday
We all have had losses and should remember those people who are no longer part of us
We were blessed to have them for a short time and our lost loved ones made us richer
for having them in our lives.
We do go on with our lives but the memories will always be a part of us and them and we
can never regret what was an important part of who we are now.
May this Easter be a time for renewal of our love for each other and a time to be thankful
for what we have
Our families and friends are a blessing
Hug them all and wish each one a Happy Easter.


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Northern Wind

My two friends and I were among the first ones out the door 
as we headed for the church's parking lot.  I stopped and noticed 
one of the church's lights and couldn't help but come to focus on 
a very tall tree.
The leaves had changed to yellow, maybe a lighter shade of brown.  
This tree had already dropped several leaves upon the ground.
There was a cool breeze feeling very nice upon my skin.
The moon was a crescent jewel in this night's sky.
The church's light which illuminated this tall tree, helped to 
give a strange seemingly heavenly glow to it.
I told them I knew that God was there and He often loved 
to let His presence be known to me that way.  He loved to show
me His dancing as He moved, swirling the leaves.
Then quite suddenly a gust of wind blew in a stronger and 
faster motion, the leaves swirled all around us, there had been a 
few more people that had gathered there by then.
My spirit couldn't help but dance with joy as my God was 
delighted as I appreciated His playful side.  An elder lady of 
the church couldn't help but laugh as I jumped and wiggled 
with happiness and excitement.  I knew that the Lord was near 
as He was walking slowly past us.  He did this while we all were 
surrounded by a northern wind.


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Being Still

Being Still 

To be still here with you is the best place to be
Listening to my heart
Inside you I take a peak
From whence comes this emotion of kindness I see
A touch of a rose petal
Or a dainty daisy

Kindness is creeping back in
I sense its warm caress
I just walked out of a day of complete aloneness
How could all the joy be robbed all at once from my soul
A boa constrictor came into the night and tried to swalllow me whole
 
He promised me today that he would show me who my true friends were
He promised me this day to be still and know that He is near
Listening to my heart and unglueing from its hinges
Every past mistake as my life sits on the edge

Come back now
Please don’t leave me
I am sitting alone here with packed suitcases
Not knowing what I will come home to
Hearing in the stillness of the moment that I will turn around 
And return back unto you

It is a new day and with a new day comes a rainbow
This third day of my fast I am expecting a miracle
Place all the shattered pieces of my heart back together now
Replace the dreams that the enemy tried to steal away now
Love is creeping in again
Slowly but surely
Taking away the darkness that I was suffocated with earlier
I thank you for this experience for it showed me something great
That you in the center of my heart is where I want you to be

Gwendolen Rix
7-30-14


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A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU

~A Merry Christmas To You~ (Free Verse) Christmas is much fun, is a special time To meet family and also friends, Glad you can be with me now here The best of my love I send it all to you. The Christmas Tree looks so cheery and great Decorations glow happily, all around Lights that fill whole rooms, with such warmth Dreams and hopes to go all around. Boxes and packages done with much love, Waiting all to be open by loving hands, I wish you all the best Merry Christmas ever And each day of the New Year too. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2014 December,15,2014 HAPPY MERRY CHRISTMAS 2014 TO YOU ALL!


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Christmas Poems For Kids And Teenagers IX: The King Is Here

Joy to the world the king has come The ground his feet set upon becomes holy and mighty Peace to the world his hands make the waters still And his words, calm the wildest storms Hope to the world, death is no more the final boundary The curtain is torn for all and the oppress now have a refuge Love to the world, friends can smile and hold hands Families can dine and merry, We the children can sing and dance, for the King is here with us.


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Meteors

Meteors Like bursts of love from the heart of God Overflowing from his bridal chamber The chariot’s warmed up The horses are groomed Waiting on the trumpet call Jesus


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Christmas Poems For Kids And Teenagers IV: Can Anything

Can something be more tempting Than new hot cup cakes? Can candies be as attractive and so loving as chocolates? Can a story be as appealing as the end of Cinderella’s tale? Or as exciting as my friends’ birthday parties? What about as cheerful as Barney and friends? The new dresses, the snow-white the season’s tree and family re-union as warming and perfect as they are it’s still not about them but about Jesus in Christmas Hallelujah! Christ the king is born today.


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A tossed Stone

does anything ever have a true end,
             is there anyone who ever truely forgets,
                               is the past ever truely buried,
                                               and put to rest;
the words that a man speaks today,
              lives on in his thoughts tomorrow,
                                as well as in the memories of others,
                                                   often, even after his death;
the shot that is fired,
                or, the blow that is struck,
                                 or, the words that are spoken in haste------;
these are like stones,
                  which are tossed into a pond,
                                  and,they begin to create ripples,
                                                      and,these ripples keep widening;
yes,these ripples keep widening,
                    widening ever outward;
until they touch the lives of others,
                      often people who are far removed from ourselves.


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Awesome

Great is your power,
	higher than lofty mountain;
your heart my Lord,
	the font of living fountain.

From your canopy, 
	pitched at four corners love pours,
torrents of flakes
	on flurried faces and faint hearts.

Great is the Lover,
	a desert river never 
ceasing to water
	pallid dry earth with rain.



© 2014 


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Help Me

This is my only solution,
I bow down on my knees,
With tears streaming down my face,
I cry, "Lord, help me please!"
Lord, it's not enough,
That I've tried it my way,
So now I turn to You,
To hear what You have to say.
I've just about given up,
This is my last straw,
The other things I've tried,
Haven't helped at all.
What else can I do,
What more can I say?
Everyone's left me,
Lord, please stay.


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My Daughter's Prayer Closet

My Daughter’s Prayer Closet (A poem by Jesus)

My daughter’s prayer closet is ever-changing
First it was her van
Then it was her basement floor
Then it became a summertime meadow at dusk
Then it became a field near a horse’s pasture

Daughter,
You carried your insect repellent one night to meet me at dawn
Do you recall praying and swatting mosquitoes?
What many would call a demonic attack
I would call Mother Nature’s interruptions

Daughter,
I remember the multiple times you stared up at the sky begging me to reveal 
my angels
Only to find out that I decided to show them to your coworker Sue instead
If I showed you every one of my mysteries then you would have nothing 
exciting to talk about as you work with your patients and coworkers at the 
hospital

Daughter,
Your prayer closet today was the chair at your desk
Yesterday it was the spot beside your doggy’s bed
Tomorrow you will be on bended knee beside your old walnut bed
How many prayer closets does my daughter have?
It grows each and every day!

Love,
Jesus


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mother mary

Beautiful Holy Mother 
Mother of mothers 
At your feet 
Your humble servant 

My soul not worthy 
I beg forgiveness 
The wrongs that I have done 
Help me in this life of pain 
I kneel in My suffering 

Pain of past sins 
For the love of You 
I lay myself at Your altar 
Your Son Jesus 
I bow my head 
In shame 

Loving as He does 
Truly you are king 
Father,Son,and the Holy Spirit 
I beg your Mother 

Holy Mother Mary 
To save me 
In loving You 
You saved me from hell,Amen


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Love

	Your love for me,
Is like a blanket when I’m cold,
When you hug me you say,
“There’s something you need to be told.
	You’re not by yourself,
In your suffering and pain,
Who do you think,
Hides your tears in the rain?
	There’s Someone Who loves you more than me,
His Home is in the Heavens above,
When I hug you tight, you feel something new,
You’re actually feeling His love.”
	Then you hug me tight some more,
And whisper in my ear,
“With God on your side,
You have no need to fear.
	He has loved you,
Since before you were born,
He provides rest for the weary,
Tired, and worn.”
	When you let me go,
I look at you with awe in your eyes,
And think to myself,
“This person’s quite wise.
	How do they know,
Exactly how I feel,
Enough to reassure me,
That God’s love is real?
	Is it that obvious,
Can they see it in my eyes,
Or is it because,
This person is wise?”
	“I’m not finished with you yet,”
And you pull me close again,
You whisper in my ear,
“God forgives your every sin.
	By hugging you, I’m saying,
God’s love is real,
He’s the only One,
That knows exactly how you feel.
	I hope you’ve learned the lesson,
Of God’s love for you,
When I give you a hug,
God’s saying He’s not through.”


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Waiting

Oh when shall You come, 
To take away the strife, 
Of everyday life, 
Which causes great despair, 
We are awaiting for You to come, 
But it has been so long! 
How long shall we wait! 
Our enemies forsake us! 
We are moaning in sorrow! 
We need our Savior to come back! 
For without Him, 
ALL is lost, 
For without Him, 
there is great despair. 
- Inspired by Psalm 6 

Psalm 6  NIV 
O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger, 
or discipline me in your wrath. 
Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint. 
O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony. 
My soul is in anguish. 
How long, O Lord, how long?  
Turn, O Lord, and deliver me; 
save me because of your unfailing love. 
No on can remember you when he is dead. 
Who praises you in the grave?
I am worn out from groaning; 
All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears. 
My eyes grow weak with sorrow; 
they fail because of all my foes. 
Away from me, all you who do evil, 
for the Lord has heard my weeping. 
The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; 
the Lord accepts my prayer. 
All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed; 
they will turn back in sudden disgrace.


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To The Glory of God

To The Glory of God

RISE AND SHINE for JESUS...
For we are Crucified to the cross...
And saved by His resurrection...
Where He give His LIFE...
Then He was raised from death...
On the third day the angel came...
The huge rock rolled away...
An angel who told them...
Where the LORD lay no more...
For they saw an empty tomb...
He was raised from the dead...
As the prophets had for told...
As JESUS had said...
It was all as was written...
The scriptures were fulfilled...
Jesus was raised from the dead..
As his father told of it...
He met once again the disciples...
With the faithful twelve...
After blessing them all...
He ascended to heaven...
He sits now His thrown...
His physiognomy does shine...
He died for us all...
For your sins and mine...

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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The Victor

The Courts of Heaven were hushed in anticipation
Then all the angels raised a great shout of victory
The Lamb of God, long gone, arrived in unbelievable glory
Heaven vibrated with the praises of every being.

None so excited, so radiant as the Heavenly Father
With a wide smile, He opened His arms wide
“You have done well, My Beloved Son”
“But I knew as much when You left years ago.”

“Father, I am home, I have finished the work”
“See, I bring You a precious and holy gift”
Holding out His hands to show the marks of hatred
They clung together in a long and loving embrace.

Seating themselves upon the great shining Throne
“We shall never part again,” beamed the Father
“No, for it was very difficult” answered the Son
“But now the price has been paid, salvation gained.”

“Father, please send the Holy Spirit to dwell with them”
“For they need His power in the darkness of the world”
“Of course, My Son, just as we always planned”
“When they are ready, He will arrive in power.”

When that day came, it was just a small group
But waiting fervently in anxious prayer
He arrived like a Thunderbolt from Heaven
Alighting upon everyone gathered there.

They all burst forth in praise in various tongues
Languages not learned, but given by His power
Amazing all who were in Jerusalem
What was this amazing scene which just happened?

Peter, he who had failed but was now forgiven
Stood up without any fear to advise the crowd 
“You killed Jesus, but He’s alive” shouted the disciple
“He is our promised Messiah, our eternal salvation.”

Hearts were cut by the words of Truth
“What must we do to be saved” they cried
And gladly Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized.”
“God is merciful and will wash away your sin.”

From that beginning, multitudes have entered in
And the Church of Christ has marched through time
No empire, no evil tyrant, has stopped its advance
The Bride of Christ dressed in His righteousness.

The victory, without question, belongs to Jesus Christ
Though earthly kingdoms rise, they shall fall
And every man, no matter how great
On bended knees shall confess that He is Lord Eternal.

So why not join the winning side?
“Repent”, as Peter said, and allow God to change your life
It’s not by works of righteousness that we have done
It’s all free – a Gift of God’s amazing grace.

Eternity is a really long time – in Heaven or in hell
And the old, old Story is still the only way.
As the Holy Spirit witnesses to you at this moment
Make the right decision for I want to see you in that Kingdom.










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Alway there

Quickly falling waves crashing against rocks rain falling heavily. Listen. sunlight dim hidden. dark clouds continue to leak. Loud thunder rolls. Lightning in the background. Heart pounding racing clothes soaked dripping. water splashes, still falling. Voice quite. He reaches down and grabs me, he says have faith for I've been here all along. And I love u.


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Pulling Weeds

Pulling Weeds

It’s a strange thing to pull weeds
The largest ones are easy to spot
The smaller ones require more attention as you try to find their roots
What is the mystery to pulling weeds you ask?
Start with the problem and work your way through them
I recommend weed block right when you are establishing your garden
In the same way that when you give your heart to the Lord you need to place
A barrier between you and the dirty world
Use the blood of Jesus Christ and diligent searching of His Word to seek out
And destroy any new weeds
The enemy is likened unto a great big dandelion that comes to bring his drifting 
Seeds from afar
Keep your lawn free of weeds and beauty will be your reward!

Gwendolen Rix
8-3-14


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Living Out of a Box

Living out of a box
Everything I ever knew from my existence has been challenged
Will I make the cut?
What about all the supplies I have saved?
Was it all in vain?
Will tomorrow be as He said it would be?
I must stretch out my hand of faith and hold fast to my anchor in Him
I am the only true Soldier in my household
I know what is around the bend
The rest think I am a bit over the top
With hurricanes and earthquakes along the way
Will they at least believe me when they see it for themselves?
I have been a good son 
I have been a dedicated worker
But when it comes to my faith it is “extreme” they say
One day in the not-so-distant future they will see that I was right all along
I am a loyal son to my parents 
And I am a loyal son to my Savior
I am still waiting on you Lord Jesus
I sit here all alone waiting for the desires of my heart to be fulfilled
Don’t leave me disappointed
I will be so completely devastated
Please tell me that all of these images and dreams are real
I have been waiting for 30 plus years on something new
I will continue to pray and lean on you
You are my Savior
You are my best friend too!

Written by Gwendolen Rix 
8-6-14

Dedicated to a brother in Christ...


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Awaiting God

You have given me my name, and you’re the only one to love me.
 You are my father, better than life and, stronger then iron
 You called me your son and spoke to me your word.
 It is so beautiful; I couldn't, but memorize and write it down. 
Publish it and call it holy.
Yes sir, it’s the bible. Guidance to our reconnection to perfection,
But none can be perfected.
 Imperfectly advertising an answer that's not yet answered,
 But consumed. 
Faith is you, and we praise for answers
 Hidden replies are your solution. So we wait for the night,
Where you take us all away. 
That is why, therefore "in God we wait, and trust". 
By: Jerry Najera


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Choices

Life is never easy; it hits us with the unexpected
We must learn to go with the flow, or get toppled
Nothing is ever the same, everything changes
Bad choices leave their mark on us
At times the bad choices rule our lives and decisions
Giving us disappointments so bitter we lose faith
We lose our way and do things that not right
It takes an angel to show us the way
To set our feet on the right path again
Some still fall by the wayside, not realizing the danger
Others start over on the new path and find redemption.


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This Tiny LIFE

This tiny LIFE

It is only a tiny LIFE,
A LIFE of God's design;
I cannot unfold this LIFE
With my own ways.
The secret of unfolding LIFE
Is not known to a person as I.
GOD opens this LIFE so wonderfully,
But in my hands it fades and dies.
If I cannot see in my LIFE,
The love that God has for me
Then how can I think I have wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?
So I'll trust in Him for God guides me
Each moment of every day.
I will look to him for where to go
Each step of my pilgrims way.
The path that lies before me,
Only my Heavenly Father knows.
I'll trust Him to unfold each moment,
Just as He unfolds the flowers

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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In GOD's Dream Part 1 of 2

(Gen.  20: 3, 6  /  1 Kings 3: 5  /   Rev. 21: 1-6)


It Is A Beautiful Thing
To Be In GOD's Dream
For His Will & Dreams Come True
& GOD's Dreams Rule Our Reality Views
GOD's Dreams Are Our Reality Truths
GOD's Dreams Are Our Reality Proofs
That What HE Dreams - HE Can Do

It Is A Beautiful Thing
To Have GOD In My Dreams
For I Have Acolyte - Aspirations
& GOD Is My Dream-Elixur Inspiration
For In GOD's Dreams Are The Visions of Life
Yes, GOD's Dreams Will Bring Back Paradise

GOD Dreamed Up Heaven & Handsome Sons With Wings
GOD Dreamed Up Wondrous & Awesome Things
GOD Dreamed Up Earth & All Universe Kindred
GOD Dreamed Up Humanity - In HIS Image

Listen:  Here Is A Truth & A Mystery Thing
GOD Never Sleeps- But GOD Does Dream
GOD Is Ever Conscious, Awake & Aware
& HE's Always Let Us Know HE's There
GOD Has Always Let Us Know HE Cares
As HE Sends Substance of HIS Dreams Everywhere

GOD Is Never Drowsy With Inactivity
GOD Never Nods Off - HE's Dynamic Energy
For This Is What Our Everlasting Life Means
Being Tucked-In The Divine-Dreams of 'The Supreme'

For GOD Dreamed Me Into A Sunny Meadow
With Flowers & A Breeze On A Day So Mellow
I Lay & Counted Clouds Drifting Slumberously By
In The Dream of GOD's Blue-Blanketed Sky

GOD Dreamed Me Wading Into Fresh, Pure Rivers
GOD Dreamed Me Into Life With Lullaby-Whispers
GOD Dreamed Me Onto The Back of A Tusked Elephant
and GOD Dreamed Me Into Being ... Free & Innocent

GOD's Dreams Are Things That Beauty Is Made Of
GOD's Dreams Are Rainbows & Joys & Generosity & Love
& In The Deep & Vast Darkness of The Dreamy Night ...
The GOD of Heaven - Dreamed Up  " Light "

And If One Is Truly A Part of GOD's Dream
They Will Know About The Languorous, Glorious Dream-Theme
& They'll Never Be Trapped In Someone's Sluggish Nightmare
For GOD Wakes Us From Bad Dreams Thru Power & Prayer

It Is A Lovely Thing To Have Godly Daydreams
Its Like Dreaming On Wings or Silver-Fire Moonbeams
Its Like Floating On Air or Flowing Upon A Bright Stream
This Is What Its Like - In Godly Daydreams

And Its A Beautiful Thing
To Become A Part of GOD's Dream
To Experience Joy-Shouts & Harmoniously Sing
Instead of Terror Cries & Hard Tearful Screams
To Wake Up To Where Our Life Sunshine-Gleams
& Not To Just Exist On What It Could Seem
(Oh, We Should All Try To Get Back Into GOD's Dream)

(Part 1 of 2)


                   Written & Copyrighted © :  7/19/2013 
                    by:  MoonBee Canady


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Things Which Last Forever

"Nebulas are my factories, part of my industry of birthing more galaxies into the  sky, more planets of interest are there, on that you can rely.
When those who reside on Earth sing do they not have a song or a have a line in a song that reads 'when heaven and nature sing?' 
In fact evolution and creation were meant to be a harmonious dance where one does not cancel out the other.
Silly to take sides, but take sides if you must because you still can have beliefs, but please don't choose to become a hater of each other, of God and act like I don't exist.
Don't take my Christ out of Christmas not ever, because even the pagan symbolism has basis in Christian fact.
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, a native son from Turkey was indeed a fact, a living soul.
My timing and man's understanding of the timing in days, in years as I had meant,
have but only come to the forefront of man's understanding.
When I create and what I create are things which last forever.
It is when man tried to take control of things, granted not without prompting from something else altogether that time and death had begun.
My Christ is the one who corrected that by having Earth receive its King by His shed blood on Calvary."


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In Memory of Izzy Bee

	Please don’t cry Mommy,
I’m in Heaven above.
I wanted you to know,
I look down at you with love.
	Jesus needed another angel,
So I answered His call,
I want you to know I’m still in your hearts,
It’s like I never left at all.
	When you hear a gentle laugh,
Or see a bright eyed smile,
You can remember,
You’ll see me in a while.
	I touched the hearts of many,
I continue to touch them still,
When I was on earth,
I tried to do God’s will.
	Now I’m up in Heaven,
But I’ll see you once again,
Hopefully this battle,
Is something you will win.


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Love Me

	Hold me in Your arms, Lord,
Never let me go,
Hold me close, Lord,
Tell me what I should know.
	Love me for who I am, Lord,
Not for whom I cannot be,
Love all my imperfections, Lord,
Love me for me.
	Love my whole being, Lord,
Even though I can’t cook or drive,
Love me forever, Lord,
Never leave my side.
	Be my Father and Partner, Lord,
While here on this earth,
And thank-You for loving me,
Since the day of my birth.


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Dear God

	Dear God, I get excited,
Just for Sunday School,
For some reason, now,
Learning about You is so cool!
	In the choir with the others,
Is where I love to be,
Singing praises in Your Name,
Is just fine for me.
	Dear God, I long,
To grow closer to You each day,
I long to learn to love You;
To hear what You have to say.
	I want to sing to You,
All the day long,
I want to give You praise,
In the form of a song.


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Yuletide

In this Season, they find Him;
Pauper's babe asleep in the barn.
They gaze skyward to ponder the stars,
And deny apostasy.

Colours red, white and green,
Chows, bountiful and green,
Carols musical and serene,
Alto, soprano mixed within.

You, plunged neck-deep
In Solomon's misdeed,
Now you can retrieve
Shards of penance and relief!


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What is Faith

What is Faith?

Faith is a cool droplet of water on a hot summer day
Faith is a rainbow in the middle of the darkness
Faith is the hope of a moment that hasn't come to be

Faith is the substance of my Lord

For when is it that we grow the closest to our Father?
Is it at the beginning of a joyous time of praise? 
Or is it at the end of a difficult time?
I say faith is the greatest measuring stick of our love for Father
It is like a bubbling oasis in the middle of the desert

What is it that you are hoping for?
Send your petitions to the King of Kings
And He will grant your heart’s desires according to His will
Hope is the substance of things unseen
Hope is the center of His will

Gwendolen Rix
8-5-14


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The Spirit of Wakefulness

What creates the poverty of spirit?
Sometimes it is family, friends, and other
ones who plant the seed of doubt, perhaps
depression at best.  Sometimes it is indeed
ourselves that bars our own climb into the 
sublime concerning this journey that we are
all on.   
There can be the pain of how our mind operates
in the land of thoughts.
The fulfillment of dreams needs to have one desire,
the spirit of discernment of other people's true motives
when they sow the seeds of fear.
The courage it takes to correct these mistakes of 
negative thinking is to gain the heart of newness and learn
to be truthful and transparent with God and ourselves also.
In exploring life's possibilities there is the betterment and
fulfillment of hopes and dreams; forgiveness must be 
included in the equation.
No matter what other people do or say we must forgive
them and love them where they are in life's process.
The rapture of being alive is good.
I don't want to be haunted by what might have been.
To make peace with my own self won't go away.
I open up to experience divine joy which is manifesting
itself anyway.





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A message to the highest

 
In the light of the Holy Spirit 
God can I talk to you 
From the setting sun 
Watching 
I see you painting 

Fluffy mountains 
So many shades of colour 
Upon the sky 
Looking at the trees 
Swaying gently 
summer breeze softly 

Whispering 
to the flowers 
The master of light 
Smiling from 
A golden paradise 

I see you lord 
Everything in you perfect 
As a birds flies by 
Teach me how to draw 

From the dark caves 
I never claimed 
to be perfect 
God believe me 
I tried so hard 

To misty mountains 
An angel came 
As the tears 
rolled down my cheeks 
Who rescued me 
Pointing a direction 

Slowly I draw 
my way out 
Beginning with 
The colours of light 
Through a rainbow 

Everything around me 
Became so beautiful 
I forgave 
the past 
With my own 
Past sins 

Finding peace 
in love 
A gentle heartbeat 
With light 
thank you 
Lord


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Because Of You Jesus

Because Of You Jesus


Jesus, you picked us up when we were struggling to get through.
Jesus, you healed our hearts when they were thrown and shattered.
Jesus, you gave us hope when it seemed so far out of reach.
Jesus, you filled us with peace when satin tried to get our lives.
Jesus, you lead us in light when there was nothing but darkness.
Jesus, you gave us comfort when our voices cried out in pain.
Jesus, you reassure us when our doubts scream in our heads.
Jesus, you keep us going when it seems there's no place to go.
Jesus, you sustain us with strength where weakness seems all we knew.
Jesus, you came and stayed when everyone else turned away and left.
Jesus, you give us a purpose when our life seemed so pointless.
Jesus, you restored our happiness when our lives seem to take it away.
Jesus, you filled our emptiness when the void echoed with nothingness.
Jesus, you helped us let it all go when we gripped it the tightest to hold on.
Jesus, you showed us the true beauty of life when the world showed us nothing but hate.
Jesus, you gave us a new life when the old one tried to come back.
Jesus, I am nothing without you, nothing but a lost human.
Jesus, only You could tear down our wall of pride.
Jesus, you build it back with love and humbleness.
Jesus, in all this, we give You our life Lord.
Jesus, we will put all our fears and failures in Your hands,
Jesus, the worries that consume us, the pain that destroys us.
Jesus, You were always there, even when we did not listen to You.
Jesus, in all You are, our life, oh God, is Yours.

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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You Fill My Heart With HOPE

You Fill My Heart With HOPE
I got up this morning,
sun shining through the windows,
I took a look into the mirror,
I could see something in my heart.

You were there to see me wake,
You did see me smile,
So when I do I always feel like,
All my days are worthwhile.

As I went into work today,
kids running up and down the street,
I looked at my plans for tomorrow,
 And praise you Lord for each and every day.

I got in my car to go home today,
Turned on the radio and heard a song,
it reminded of you Lord and Your love for us,
and how wonderful it is that you're here.

As I went to church with my friends today,
I smiled as I wore a brave face,
As all I really want is to live for You Lord,
And to have You in my LIFE.

Lord you fill my hear with Hope and Love.

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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It's One Minute til Midnight

One Minute til Midnite

It’s one minute til midnight and all the horses are drawn
All the angels are at their battle stations
Awaiting the loud sound of the mighty Groom’s trump
To bring his holy children home

It’s one minute til midnight
And all across the earth
Murder, thievery, debauchery abound
How long must my children endure the enemy’s cruel plans
To destroy every part of their lives

At one minute past midnight all will be at rest
My holy ones held safely in my arms
Escaping the things that the enemy has found 
While crawling like a serpent upon his belly

I am coming my Bride!
I am on my way!
Do not look back at the deceitful lies of the enemy
Don’t look to the pleasures of this life
I have a new life for you
It’s my reward for loving me
I long to bring you into my heavenlies!

Love Jesus,
Your Groom
6-9-14


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Only one me

Only one me 
Author Dana Redricks
November 9, 2014

I’m an original masterpiece
In a class that stands alone
I was created by one, and made 
Like none, and though I may
Feel lonely; I’m never alone
I am unique, and
a delight to God Yahweh’s
Heart; he is the essence of our love,
And the sustenance of our being.
Each day he gives me something 
To believe in, and another reason to
live in this world.


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We have not the wit for Whit

                                  We have not the wit for Whit 

                                  third of this trinity of Easter   

                                  Christmas and Pentacost. 

                                 
                                  
                                  The Bible talks of wind and fire 

                                  so deadly that we desire earth 

                                  to keep us from the wind that 

                                  keeps us cool and water that 

                                  can drown us all yet slake our thirst  

                                  as we pray and work to try to balance 

                                  these impersonal ferocious forces for good.


                                 
                                  This special breathing that the 

                                  Apostles frightened at first others, 

                                  if not themselves, was not that noised 

                                  today speaking like the tongues of Babel

                                  that want to make even the most socialable 

                                  scream for silence, but the truth of the Holy Spirit 

                                  transforming humans to wonder at God's world like 

                                  the healthy cry of a baby just born that gives the joy of joys 

                                 to the parents like the Holy Paraclete for us at Pentacost.             




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City On A Hill

Valley of death, left and to the right, there is death all around.
People forget to focus upon that City on a hill.
Now in these days one could barely see the sky because 
of its darkened haze.
It has become easy to get caught up in sin so sinister, 
a sneaky substance that at first looks so friendly, a friend 
to play with, but by the time you see what this spirit of sin 
is and you ask it to leave - to return to its home, this one that
you once called friend does not take rejection lightly, and like 
an annoying pest will remind you again and again that because 
you once were friends that your association should not end, and 
that you might enjoy it at first what seems to be a different 
innocent pleasure just to find out that it is the same old book 
again inside a different cover.
No one is immune from being the prey,  from trying to allude 
a practiced hunter.
I who observe what is going on not only with me, but will all 
of those who live and breathe can only listen, watch and write 
what I see, observe, and experience. 


by S.E. Clark


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A Mustard Seed

Mustard seed held tightly in hand
A firm grip on the knowledge of faith
A mustard seed is the starting place for all heavenly plans

Hold it tightly in your hand 
And do not lose sight of it
For if a brisk breeze comes and scatters it
You will have to pause and remember
Where you last lost your faith
Searching endlessly for hours trying to find it all over again

Gwendolen Rix
7-17-14

Matthew 17:20  He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you 
have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from 
here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."


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Evil at The Door

Something Evil this way comes
Don't let your wickedness knock upon my door,
because the person I used to be doesn't live
here anymore.  I am working on becoming clean,
so many things within my being must be evicted,
must be rearranged, must be transformed into
the substance that my Lord has intended for me.
Don't get me wrong I have nothing against you 
my dear friend but if you do not have the saving
knowledge of Christ, the indwelling Holy Spirit and 
the renewed love of Father God, then all that is
standing outside my door is more evil, and if I let
it in, the evil can multiply much more. 
Now my friend I am not in a place to judge anyone
who has been quickened in the spirit or anyone who
is dead in sin because I have been in both, and the 
evil I have done must now come under the authority
of the Son.
I do pray for you my friend that the Holy Spirit will come
in and the Trinity will all come and make their home 
within you too, and that you would love to come to 
dwell within them.  Then your joy would be complete.
My prayer then is for our souls our Lord to keep.
Then when you have been raised again inside of our
Lord Jesus Christ, then we can rejoice together more
fully, and once again.
So turn around for now my friend, and learn to believe
what and who is the Truth, the Life, and the Way.
Because what you see in the natural, the way of the
realm here on the earthly plane where Satan the prince
of darkness does rule and reside is an out and out lie.
Please read the Good Book while you may and pray for
Blessed  understanding, so that all your remaining days
will not be in vain but that you will come to dwell with
the life giving Lord who both loves and knows you well!


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How Art Thou Fallen

O' Lucifer, thou wast the bright and shining Star
Archangel of the highest heaven
Thou wast the seal and sum perfection
Thy wisdom and thy beauties glory
Adorned with every precious stone
The workmanship of thy music
Wast prepared at thy creation
Thou anointed Cherub who covers
Established in thy seat of honor
Upon the holy mount of God
Walking to and fro
Through the midst of fiery stones
Thou wast perfect in thy ways
From the day thou wast created
Til iniquity was found in thee
Thy violence and profanity
Thy sin of vanity
As thy heart was lifted up in pride
Because thou lovest thine own self
Thy wisdom wast corrupted
For the sake of thine own splendor
How art thou fallen!
O' Lucifer!
Thou son of the morning!
Cast to the ground
Where fire shall devour
Devouring fire from thy midst
Thou art become as man
Dust and ashes
Thou art astonishment
Terror and horror
Thou shalt be no more
Forever.


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Clutches

Clutches closing
Bleeding broken
Bruised battered
Heart
Shouting
Screaming
For salvation
Redemption
Saviour!

Dark
Black
Cold claws
Taking hold

Soul starving
Worthless
Alone
Lost 
Gone
Dead?

Tattered body
Broken skin
Tears
Smiles

Dark black eyes
Staring back
Reflection
Revolting
Ruined?

Taken close
Left to fall
Breath
Snap
Click
Bang?

Pleading
For Rescuer
Begging
Not to fall
Crying
For freedom
From his evil hold

Anger
Resentment
Hate
Hurt
Danger!

Truth
Hope
Faith
Love
Safe?

Holding onto pieces
Of a broken whole?
Burnt bridges
Cold glows
Broken
Lost
Alone

Running
From a past
Done
Happened
Said

Running towards
Unknown
Hope for salvation
Help to save?
Love to show?
Hand to hold? 


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Darkness to Son

Step out of the darkness 
And into the Son... 
Be brave
Be wise 
Be strong
Be broken of ties 
Be courageous
Be steady
Be set free...
Be finally won... 

Saved from damnation
Redeemed from sin
Why wallow
When you can sing?
Why weep 
When all is not lost
Paid in blood 
Paid in full
Our cost
Once upon a cross

Whisper in the darkness
Silently speaks
Of better days
On horizon it breaks
And light kisses it all goodbye
No amount of darkness
Can hide a single spark
Have you made a mark?

Here's my hope
Here's my plea
Here's my wish
All I pray for you to be

One day 
Dear one 
You will see.
The might that lies within
Made to be seen
Be victorious in all
Never again fall
Forget where you have been
Even if evil men
Approach to kill 
Stand and defend

Don't be dragged asunder
Don't fall victim to murder
Don't be buried under


The you that you 
Are destined to be
Is superior than what you
Claim to see

Stand up
Dust yourself off

Stand strong
Its finally over

Stand proud
NEVER  back down

You are greater than 
The opposing masses
Be a fighter
Be a warrior
Be a soldier

Be bright 
Be bolder
FIGHT and defend!
Stand tall

You are stronger 
Than all


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The Great Comforter

       You’ve lost a father, husband, and friend
  	It happened so sudden but it’s not the end.
 
     	Jesus is with us through every stride,
   	He brings us the comforter as our guide.
 
   God loves you very much and he wants you to know,
  	He’ll guide and shelter you wherever you go.
 
 	This loss wasn’t a fault but more of a reason,
 	To come closer to God no matter the season.
 
        It is very hard to comprehend a loss,
 Jesus gave us eternal life when he died on the cross.
 
  	You’ve lost your love and often feel alone,
 He walked with the Lord and was called home.
 
	Jesus is now your father, comforter, and friend, Until that day we look 
forward to, when we’ll meet him in the end.
 
 
 


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The Answers We Seek

Oh Holy God, mighty God have mercy on me
and all of Your children.
We drown in the sea of death, thinking that
the water's stench is as sweet smelling as
the palace's rose garden.
Forgive us for not looking to You for the
answers that we seek instead of looking
at our neighbor, or the person next to us...
only to find that they are not the one to fix
our stare upon.
It's so easy to get confused down here when
all do growl and gnash their teeth while 
thinking that things should go their way...
because this world would be so much better.
To do things their way instead of following You,
to absorb and bask in the gift of the Spirit that 
You have given us.
To draw from the abundant wells of goodness,
divine love, strength and power...
Such as  the Holy indwelling being might give us,
to have life and to have life more abundantly.


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A Loving Gods Desire

A friend helped me
write this poem. Her
words r in
quotations.

I'm asking you how you know that He's the way,
When there's so many paths that's made of clay?
Please tell me will you how He'll cure our strife,
Because I've never had peace all my life.
"Now it is written He will always stay,
Though through out life we often goastray.
By giving hope when troubles are so rife.
We hear Angelic music like a fife".
How can you have such peace of mind my friend,
When any time it seems  all things will end.
I've never heard someone that talks like you,
So tell me how you know all this is true.
"I've asked the Lord to hear my pleas and send,
The Holy Spirit in my heart to mend.
I talk this way through Jesus point of view,
Since what he has is called Good News."
So tell me why it seems that life's not fair
There's hate and anger that is everywhere.
How could it be a loving Gods desire,
To let so many people in the fire.
" Don't be concerned with others life affairs,
For there will come a time when we're left bare.
Our faith and love is like a true sapphire,
He saves us from the heated clay and mire."
I know now you are right in all you speak,
For he makes strong all those who are so weak.
Oh I know pray I stay among the meek,
It is this one desire that I now seek.


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Prophet Owuor

He is a candle in the darkness

He carries the staff of Moses

His words cut to the heart of the people

"Time is up! Prepare for the coming of the Lord!"

His prophecies are spun from the looms of heaven

His feet gather the children of God together

He is the son of the Lion of Judah as he brings healing to the masses

What do you say of this mighty man of Jehovah?

Surely he is likened to the Prophet Elijah as he cries out across the continent of Africa

I say he is the one who will lead the remnant to Jordan

He is truly preparing the way--Prophet David Owuor

Watch as he carries the mantle of Moses

As he helps purify the Bride for her Messiah


Written by Gwendolen Rix
10-18-14


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They're Welcoming GOD's Children Home



" They're Welcoming GOD's Children Home ... "

( Rev. 21: 3 - 7 )



The Harps of Heaven Are Playing
The Holy Angels Are Saying
In Voices of Melodious Song ...
They're Welcoming GOD's Children Home

The Cymbals of Heaven Are Ringing
The King and The kings Are Now Singing
In Loyal and Most Loving Tones ...
They're Welcoming GOD's Children Home

_______________


(changed chorus:)

We Heard and Obeyed Jesus Christ
He Leads Us To Eternal Life
He's Bringing Back - Loved Ones That Had Been Gone
He's Calling All GOD's Children Home

All The Castaways That Were Lost At Sea
All The Ones That Longed To Be Free
They're Preparing A Place For You and For Me
In Mansions For GOD's Families ...
(John 14: 2)

________________



The Garden of Eden Is Growing
The Glory of GOD - We're Beholding
To Jehovah God and To Christ, We Belong ...
Hallelujah! ... JAH's Children Are Home

Hallelujah! ... I'm One of HIS Own
He's Lifting & Breaking Grave Stones
Come To The Greatest Celebration We've Ever Known
Where HE's Welcoming HIS Children Home


              Written & Copyrighted ©:  1/15/2014
                        by:  MoonBee  Canady






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Time to Change

Time to Change


I was lost in a world of destruction
Where life seemed to upsetting
Lifting my head was so challenging
Walking with my head looking ahead 
was impossible
I wanted to keep my eyes on the ground
I was lonely
I was upset
I wanted to give up
I only knew distress
Being put down and let down is all I really knew
I was broken and lost what was I suppose to do
Life turned the day I looked God in the eye 
It was turn my life or choose to live a lie
I gave my life this chance
To pick up where I was 
Because this I knew
was my rock bottom
I had to reach for the sky
I knew there is more to life than pain and misery
I found my faith in the truth of what I believed
That God has my back no matter where I go
He gave me the push and this time I really made it for me I was going to go.


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As I Step Into The Kingdom

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil with the Lord, as His rod and His staff 
comfort me as only an omnipresent Father can.
He controls more in His eyelash than we could ever 
control in our not yet fully functioning minds.
Though the mountains erupt into flame, though the 
waters overflow their banks,
though the Earth moves and quakes: I am not afraid.
My God is awake and He comes with a plethora of angels, 
He comes for me His bride, and through all the difficulties 
I become more beautiful on the inside.
Agape love and compassion build, all encompassing 
love as we step into the Kingdom this is awaiting there for us.


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The Last Day

When shall that last day arrive,
That final moment to be alive?
It may be near or far away,
Bright and sunny or a cloudy day.
This one thing I know for sure,
One has walked this way before.
The Author of real life was He,
But He came and gave that life for me.
As I journey along life’s path,
He has forgiven all my past.
Ahead lies a glorious eternity,
Because Jesus cares for me.
And on that final day I shall not fear,
For God’s presence will be near.


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Life's Lessons

Life’s Lessons
Life has a way of teaching us
Lessons we need to learn
To be able to grow and be better
Even when the lesson is harsh.
No burden is ever more than
We can bear to carry in our heart
It only strengthens us in life
To show us a way to live.
Life has a way of giving us
A life mate to love
One to help us carry our burdens
To walk beside us in good times.
To shoulder our burdens when
They seem heavier than normal
To carry us when we are weak
To be our rock and steady us.
Life gives us pain and suffering
To teach us to be kind and loving
Life gives us bitter disappointment
To teach us to be compassionate.
Life gives us everything we need
In our lives to learn about


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The Poet

~*~ The Poet ~*~

Creating letters
Creating thoughts
Designing sequences
The ultimate plot
The world’s greatest Poet
The universe’s most powerful Pen
The ink is His love
It has no end…

He is the Author of time
He is the Finisher of this age
The Creator and the endeavors of His heavenly pen
He poetically painted my life with love
He designed it in rhyme and with compassion
He walked me through each stanza
He even made a refrain when things were good
He cut a sentence short when my heart was in pain
He is the ultimate Poet
He is my Heavenly Father
I am His greatest audience
I try to read every line of His work in His Holy Book
Amen...

Written for Guatami Phooken’s contest “Poet”
by Gwendolen Rix
9-1-14


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my saviour

Life has its own
challenges
But in the midst of
all that
Somehow I still have
the strength to move
on
Not because I am
strong enough
But it’s who that is
in me that
strengthens me.

So I keep pressing
on, I continue
holding on,
My hope is still
high I won’t let go,
For when am almost
in desperation,
My savior
rejuvenates me.




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Remember the brush arbor days

Far from the twisted Church and state                                                                          you probably did not know that there were state Churches                                             for you needed not to know because you did not even want to look at your sinful life         or the capital building doubled as a Church and prayers are said before congress           America should remember the brush arbor days                                                               when there were no buildings in place to be hidden away in some denomination                and before false precedents where made                                                                       Oh America we need Him again                                                                                    He who needs nothing and gave everything                                                                       again build an arbor in the cleared woods                                                                        All gather in the open air a wilting shelter of trees and brush                                             Before there was a Church bell to ring they would                                                           just to gather in His Glorious Name was enough                                                             Oh America we need Him again                                                                                    He who needs nothing and gave everything                                                                     It is bad enough we have a world against us                                                                   Unity Equality Liberty where the Spirit is breathing                                                        Why strife among yourselves it is not of the truss                                                            A body not of this building to say where you came from                                                  He did not die just for some and where you are going today                                              I hope we gather in the sun one nation under the Son                                                   remember the brush arbor days and Jesus the only way                                                 Oh America we need Him again                                                                                    He who needs nothing and gave everything  


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He is My Joy Every Morning

He is My Joy Every Morning

As the sun swallows up the darkness of the night sky I see His joy on the horizon
It is a joy that I am all too familiar with
It is the joy that a new day brings as I walk side by side with my Savior
He is my King
He is my Jesus
I cannot contain the joy that he delivers to my heart each and every morning
For it is indescribable
It is a one of a kind
A real doozy

I begin my day on bended knee seeing an opportunity to serve him in each and every activity that I participate in
Whether it be a simple smile to a stranger
Hugging my daughter before she goes off to school
Or before I decide which treasure to cook from my family recipe book for my spouse as he comes home from work
Everything I do is an expression of how I serve my King

As I sit to write this poem for my friend Debbie Guzzi
Words cannot express to her how I truly feel about her either
For she has encouraged me in my writing which is an outward expression of my faith
You have been a mentor and an inspiration for a writing career that was truly given by the Lord God Almighty

Each and every day I receive his words and I post them for the world to see
My dear sister, Debbie, please come over to see the words of our Father
The one which you dedicate this poetry contest to
Read of his heart the words that are not included directly from the Bible
He has a heart that is bigger than the universe
It cannot be contained
It is wider than the horizon 
And deeper than the deepest portions of the sea

His love for his children is the substance of the DNA of the entire universe
It is locked up in genetic codes that cannot be translated
His love for his children cannot be fathomed or understood
It is his heartbeat from his throne room in the heavenlies

Thank you for your friendship over the years, Debbie Guzzi

Your sister in Christ,
Gwendolen Rix


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You Know You're a Writer When

You know you’re a writer when every circumstance is an opportunity 
To paint your paper with a pen
When a teardrop shed is a new gateway with a gleaming rainbow
You know you’re a writer when you awaken suddenly in the night
Chasing a comet and its tail then off to a maroon sunset you will sail
All with the stroke of a pen	
Just think of the possibilities with me and my pen
You know you’re a writer when your house is a mess
And the trash has yet to be taken out 
Because you are digesting the end of a magnificent fairy tale
When your water just got shut off because you forgot to open your mail
All the while writing about menageries and meadows
How shall I close this extraordinary gem?
How shall I bring this poem to an end?
It’s all sitting at the tip of my quill
For now I will close this write and bid my poetic friends a good night
We shall gather again here on another day!
I know that I am a writer and for this gift of God I say “thank you, Father!”
Thank you for the gift of creativity and love for all of mankind
Your heart is my heart as I sit down to write
You are always speaking to my fingertips!
May this joy of writing never end
Your best friend,
Gwendolen
8-8-14


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The Lord is my Teacher

The Lord is my teacher;
I will not fail.
He fills me with knowledge and wisdom.
He teaches me in the way that I should go.
He refreshes me with understanding.
He instructs me in spiritual matters; 
He will not leave me ignorant.
Yes, though I make mistakes and 
Sometimes show misunderstanding,
I will not be ashamed -
For you are with me.
Your arm of love, your patience, gently corrects me.
You allow me to shine in the presence of my peers.
You crown me with success; distinctions over flow.
Surely, excellence will follow me everywhere I go.
And I will be in your classroom for ever!


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Walk with the Lord

As I walk 
In the presence of the Lord
I come with an open mind and humble heart
That he, the most holy and high king 
Will guide me in his will 
And way
That through me people my see 
The kingdom of heaven


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Empty chamber the pursuit of happiness

Remember boys you can pull the trigger                                                                            but one thing you can't do is take back the bullet                                                            Empty chamber empty dreams momma's eyes full of tears                                              Give a dog a bad Name, and he'll soon be hanged.                                                           I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it                    It is not like when old yeller died and I cried                                                                    Off the porch but he is just a man running from his pain                                              more mercy shown from the dog that licked the leper's wound                                      Men be sure of the values you are aiming at                                                                     to own a gun does not mean you are on the run                                                              when pleading for life a cry for mercy make you a dog                                                  Love God love your brother and whatsoever ye would that men                                          should do to you, do ye even so to them:                                                                       Teach your children to respect life and that of others then watch for the slide                      If they will take your rights they will take everything The law and the prophets       Remember boys you can pull the trigger                                                                      but one thing you can't do is take back the bullet                                                        Empty chamber empty dreams momma's eyes full of tears


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It Is

You can’t tell me
It’s not worth trying for
I can tell you
It made my life better
You can’ tell me
It’s not worth living for
Life has many choices
Eternal life only two
You can’t tell me
It’s not worth fighting for
God said to the king
“Let my people go.”
You can’t tell me 
It’s not worth dying for
Jesus died for salvation 
Why can’t you live for him?


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Had To Pray

I had to pray during a moment in time that there 
would come a better day.
With no further ado the night of souls began to change.
The rays of  light showed through each liquid drop 
before they splashed upon the already moistened ground.
I'd like to think that all the people are becoming wiser 
regarding the evil one's very real presence here upon the Earth.

Lucifer watches as Michael spreads his big silver wings as 
he leaped into the air and engages in the spiritual warfare 
that's at hand.  Lucifer retreats for now, smiling to himself
 thinking, "There are still ways for me to remain the prince 
of this world.  It is I who influences events, who uses certain 
people, who uses leaders like puppets on a string.  These are 
the ones who are doing my bidding."
With this extremely pleasant thought Lucifer turned to walk 
on into the slowly fading light that would soon become eve.


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Chasing Sunrises and Dreams

Every morning my heart wakes up to find you. I dash from my bed and put on my slippers. I have driven miles just to see you. Many times with my camera in hand. It’s a love affair that began when I was a little girl. Chasing sunrises and dreams. You never look the same to me. Every morning it’s a new encounter. What will today bring? Will you be dressed in soft orange and lilac? Or perhaps a warm glowing amber? To not see you is to not live. To not see you is to not breathe, for you are my beloved sunrise and you belong to me. 

You set my day in motion. You set the tone of the creation. Without your input nothing would be the same. Don’t ever let me wake up without you. If I oversleep please come and tap upon my window pane. Forever friends. You and me. Let us journey once again today. Let us hold hands and see the new opportunities. Laughter and complete silliness to sincerity and warmth. There will never be a friend that brings such calm to my soul as you my beloved sunrise. I tried to snap a photo of you, but you keep moving. Your beauty is too difficult to contain.

Gwendolen Rix
11-4-14


2 Samuel 23:4 * And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises,
A morning without clouds, Like the tender grass springing out of the earth, By clear shining after rain.’


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False pretences


Life is full of surprizes, we are not surprised at all;

to church on a sunny summer morn at Petertide, 

to be shocked that the great and good of the borough

were there for the annual mayor's service, all well and good

except expecting the annual service for that most obstreperous of fishers, 

Peter the coward turned faulty Prince of the Apostles - and his rival-friend  Paul.


What does it matter? Their purpose: to shock the world to save it - then as now.   


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A Rift Was Torn

A rift was torn throughout what was once a perfect sky, the souls of many waiting to be born... beings of light.
A different being of the Lord's could not stop his internal fool's chatter inside his head.  This one took to the notion that he was sufficient unto himself and that he didn't need his kindly master's help.
Ravenous like a lion was his anger when God told Lucifer that he must step down from his lofty height.
But Satan prince of darkness did not take kindly to this command for he was high ranking.  The lust for power made this once cherished being an evil enemy of God's perfect realm, a land known for its light and warm love.
Driven out by Michael, Satan fell hard into God's newly created and treasured world, a world where He had made true images... true likenesses of Himself.
Alas the bleat of the horned goat, Satan was hear across the universe... revenge was issued forth.

by S. E. Clark


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My Prayer

	Please Father, heal me from my sickness,
Forgive me for my sins,
Whisper the words, “I love you”,
In my ear once again.
	Forgive me of my wrongdoings,
As I forgive those who hurt me,
And thank-You dear God,
For rising on day three.
	Heal those who are sick,
Fix those who are hurt,
Give clothes to those,
That don’t even have a shirt.
	Give rest to the tired,
Help those who are weary,
Bless those who need it,
Give sight to those who can’t see.
	Give shoes to the shoeless,
Help all the teachers,
When You close a few windows,
Open a few doors.
	Guide the President,
Help him make right choices,
Help the silent,
Raise up their voices.
Help those close to me,
And those far away,
Answer their prayers,
Hear what they don’t say.
	Be there for the weak,
And be there for the strong,
Help us all know,
When we do something wrong.
	Thank-You for listening,
And for always being there,
But I thank You most of all, Lord,
For hearing my prayer.


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We Shall Not Be Moved

" We Shall Not Be Moved ... "

( Ezek. 3: 7, 8, 9  /  Heb. 10: 32 - 39 )


Through All Infirmities
Through All Adversities
Through All Emergencies
& Empty Lies of Enemies ...

Through Great Enormities
One Thing's A Certainty:
The Almighty - Immensity
... Of Everlasting-Arms Entity ...

... Strong As A Stone
Hard As A Rock
Cement Walls ...
Block By Block

Bricked By Bricked
Bolder By Boulder
This Will Never
Be Knocked Over ...

... To Gravel-Beds
Or Shards That Stabs
Nor Granite-Gutted
Nor Marble-Slabs ...

But Raised & Erected
Stalwart Resource - Ready
Solid-Structured
& Diamond-Spires - Steady

... Standing Up To
Ten-Billion Bull-Dozers!
For Our Mountain Fortress'
... Faith Is Stronger ...
(Isa. 2: 2, 3, 4)

Winds Will Rush & Bend
& Their Battering-Rams Will Break
For Fire and Water Aids Us
With A Fierce, Fiery-Lake ...
(Rev. 19: 8)

Doing What JAH and Christ
Had Proved ...
We ... Shall Not Be
... Moved -
(Heb. 10: 38, 39)

... Through All Infirmities
Through All Adversities
Through All Emergencies
& Empty Lies of Idolatries ...

Through Great Enormities
One Thing's A Certainty:
The Almighty - Immensity
... Of Everlasting-Love's Entity ...


     Written & Copyrighted ©:  5/17/2014
                  by:  MoonBee  Canady


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Divine Gladness

There I go as I listen to what some close friends have to say.
Listen to their unheeded noise.
Instead of living in the freedom of the Spirit they often reside in the flesh.
I so enjoy when they tear into my resolve of my divine gladness of what I have and where I am with Him.
I come to the Lord with a grateful heart and so blessed to draw breath.
I know no man is meant to be an island, but one must choose what words to accept from a friend's lips.  What wise words will help achieve the greatest good for all involved, total peace from the intended recipient.
Ultimatiums should never be given, do it my way or else.
I love walking with God, I like having people find where they need to be, to develop their own walk seperate from me, that like the waters of the oceans relationships must ebb and tide so that there is a certain wisdom gained.
Friends sometimes want what you have and therefore are never glad of their perceived ideas of what they think they need from you, or they want to become you.
The ugly green of jealousy often rears its ugly head.
Instead the people we call friends should reach happiness, fulfillment with God with a large pinch of self-awareness of where they have been and where they want to see themselves in the now and in the gift of the future.
Because people cannot give to others what they do not truly possess.
So a more beneficial relationship with others cannot be achieved until the whole being of the Holiest Blesser is met.
That is the only way we can hope to be more of a blessing to each other, with an equally larger measure of understanding and forgiveness of each other's honest short-comings as well as their strengths that do exist at least in our Father God's eyes.
I prefer being alone with God and His Holy silence and joy.
I will listen to Him as He makes me able.
I know that I am far from perfect as a human being but my insight, my gift, my aim is true.
God finds me worthy to be,
How about you?
How about you?


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The Tolling Of The Bells

Love not this life, for the tolling of the bells will soon still 
and this life that we know will soon still, 
will never be the same.
Down here upon this earthly plane we must learn 
to discern what is the purest truth, the way of our Lord Jesus
and what things are a lie.
That we need all that money can buy no matter what the cost.
If we listen to the great liar's philosophy that everything is 
here for the taking and that we can entertain our own fleshy 
pleasures, then our souls will get stuck and sink into the fiery pit.
So let us get out of the rising mire while we still may and help 
rescue His precious people no matter the time of day.
For the hour is now, to wipe away His people's frowns even 
during these times of great tribulation.  When the end is near 
He will wipe the slate clear the whole and the sum of creation.
Then with the purest of fires a new Heaven and a new Earth 
will be formed, so too will our bodies be transformed into new 
and wondrous forms.  New bodies that will be able to soar
far above the earth, moon and stars like an eagle flies so 
effortlessly upon the wind.
Heaven's golden bells will then again ring and all will be well 
because by our Savior's grace we have been redeemed from hell.
Our transgressions will be no more, and we will bow down deeply 
before our Lord; we who are the joy of our King... since that 
is whom we were made for.





by S.E. Clark


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Christianity

Ask not, 
And you 
Shall indeed
Receive. 

Believe in 
the Son of 
All things known
and Unknown. 

Or Not. 

He knows you 
And me. 

And regardless, 
disbelief is the 
Same as belief. 

When transcendence is
At stake. 

And you and I 
marry to the clouds 
In an eternal treaty.


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church camp: Part I

church camp

while shopping with their mother on “good friday”
the kid got caught shoplifting & 
after being dragged into the secret room with the plain-clothed cop &
after totaling up what had been stolen &
after the whole pretending-to-cry-buckets episode 
failed to succeed in gaining any kind of leniency on behalf of the embarrassed &
fuming mad christian mother,
the two left the store with a new order arising---
the child in question was to be grounded,
was to be swatted like a fly who’d taken too long to run off with that itty bitty piece of
fruit,
was to have their hair cut & 
was to be twisted & shaped in a last attempt to make them a
good christian soldier---
so off to church camp they went that summer
on the tail end of the grounding stint
which on top of accomplishing nothing
only drove that wonderful nail of disbelief deep into the face of 
that fictional character who
didn’t die for anyone’s “sins”
who didn’t get “resurrected” &
who didn’t fly on up to “heaven”
so that he could “come back to judge the living & the dead”---
no, this child’s punishment did the exact opposite of
what was supposed to be accomplished,
for church camp
(an isolated cult compound buried out in the middle of the ****ing woods)
was full of kids who’d been sentenced by their parents
for lack of any better attempt at discipline &
once the parents were gone,
kids were kids, just as they had been before,
regardless of the few truly brainwashed zombies who stumbled around all day
with their “holy book” in hand,
pretending that their hormones weren’t driving them insane,
while the others who had smuggled in some pot, condoms &
liquor, 
did their best to keep those comforts of home life relevant 
amidst the insanity of what spun round their heads for a week
like a gnat just asking to be
obliterated against a wall
with the palm of a hand growing ever more angry 
as time went by.


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THE MARK OF THE BEAST

 

The Anticrist is coming People on earth be prepared Do not take the mark The mark of the beast. Do not let him mislead you Do not give up your soul For God had foretold He will provide. The Anticrist is coming The horses of the Apocalypses I hear They're getting closer Do not take the mark of the beast. Do not let him deceived you Do not let him lead you astrayed Do not let him destroy forever your soul. Do not take the mark, please 666 is the mark of the beast! Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2014 November,22,2014


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A Healing Word For The Heart

                                                 

                                                 "I Love you Lord"
                                                        Mean it


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Where I Belong

I may feel alone but yet I am not lonely.

I long for a place where I belong, a place where I am 
safe to be about the business of creating... of creating 
beautiful words of dance and song, to not be about 
the things of war and deceit.

Always, always people want more, not just what 
God brings them in the way of a wonderful brand new day.

But, in our greed and silent rules of the evil neediness o
f society, we want more than anyone could really ask for.

Do we forget that ever since the Garden of Eden, that 
our good Father has abundantly and continually given 
us everything? Including the life of His very own Son?

Must we still act like clowns?  Especially when the victory 
over death, sin and Satan has already been won by the 
vicious slaying of the One who laid down His life for us 
and then called it all done?


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Angels hear


Feel each touch, breathe, lingerly sheen~~



 Pure fire from the soul ignites

 Never meeting one dance

 Solace in one breathe, in treasured lifes every chance

 Each soul feels the blue flame

 never dying or not futile to pain

 in the darkness I see her light ~~~~~ sense the touch

 basking in the golden warmth ~ of a soul so innocent yet loving

 Balsam she rocks to his arms

 feeling warmth giving, sweet natures sound


 lasting rain, azure earths ground temple

 breathe aura of soft tranquil blue

 that through magic has became one
 heart and soul and mind

 engulfing the two angels


 feeling of sweet laced peace

 afterlife light content, soft allurement

 no distant beat , he waits

 drum scent two breathes in one beat

 constant knowing each is there


 passionate glowing flame every moment more precious


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Dark dreams

In the darkness you try wanting                                                                                 but in reality of the light you never were                                                                       you never will be forever in the light                                                                             for when light dims it is just to ignite                                                                             to watch the darkness flee again


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Touch the Earth

“God loves you.”

She learned this from a young age,
but in her wandering, she found decay,
destruction, the absence of warmth.

“God will protect you,”

but she fell time and time again
until her hands and knees were stained
with her doubts and regrets.

“God is just and faithful,”

but she found harsh, biting cruelty
and sank into the darkness
where the light couldn’t touch her,

and

the moon and the stars were blackened
with her longing and wishing
for a god that would reach down to touch

the earth.


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The Day Adonai Died

 The clouds hung dark over Calvary –
And suddenly the air became deathly still.
“Father, You have forsaken Me –
But for this reason I came into My world.

“I send My Spirit back to You –
That I may taste death for every man.”
And bowing His head He died!
Adonai died – God Almighty died!

The earth heaved in a great sigh of grief –
As though it felt the pain of its Creator.
In the holiest of all places –
The separating veil rent asunder.

And it truly was finished –
Salvation paid for all who would believe.
Free – but the most costly of all gifts.
The day Adonai died – God Almighty died for you!


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TRUE GRACE

given and shared by many,
valued by the wise.
bound by no one,
except but by power of God.
founded with true mercy and humility,
grounded on faith.
free with no payment,
blessings with no attachment.
proof of the holy spirit:
true works of hope,
through our daily lives,
many are unaware of it's knowledge,
left to claim for the deserving:
lifetime spent seeking.
few are grateful.
missed by so many,
used rightly by just a handful,
you can never take advantage of.
handy in case of  emergency.


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Welcome Back

Hey, God.
I haven't spoken to you since.... the incident.
When you took my great grandma home.
People tell me to trust you again and go back to normal.
To me. back to normal was when I had my ge ge by my side everyday
Despite the distance.
I come to you wanting to be held again.
I've been through many things in the past year.
You took my brother and my aunt home.
Who else is left?
You snatched many people from my life and put new people in
It's sad to say, they couldn't fill the void in my heart.
You gave me my first love
And then took it away.
I guess you had something better in mind.
Then other relationships bloomed then disappeared.
Finally,
You brought an angel into my life and he is the most beautiful man I met.
My other angels crowd around me building me up
 Instead of tearing me down
My relationship with my mother was restored
And so were many others.
You gave me more tests and I handled a few of them well after the 15th chance you've given me to fix them
I think I'm finding my way
Even at a slow pace.
My wall is still up between us at times.
I'm still afraid to trust you.
People at church say, " The only person who you can ever turn to is the Lord."
I'm fixing my mistakes
and finding my ways
and trying to stay in contact with you.
I can't let this slip away because this is what I grew up with.
Loving you, praising you, and enjoying my Sundays as if they were new.
So, don't fret because here I come.
Welcome me back with open arms
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How to Restore Your Joy

Restoring My Joy

How does one restore joy?
Is there a secret ingredient?
A secret concoction?
Perhaps a bucketful of daisies?
Or a million dollars in your pocket?
I say joy is restored by running through wheat fields in my ponytails
Or finding my way out of a corn maze
Or maybe an entire day entranced by finding a four leaf clover
Because by the time this most difficult day is over
I will have traveled back in time with my Heavenly Father 
To a moment of complete innocence
When the world didn't oppose me 
Or the enemy try to expose me with his dirty lies and games
I am a soldier in the Lord's army
That is who I am!
I have been battered and bruised
Shoved and pushed around enough!
It is time to take a stand!
For what I have learned on this journey of fasting is
Who the real me is
The betrayal, the lies, the lust-filled darts
I am about to declare a holy war against the enemy!
If you are in the army of the Lord and you want to restore your joy
Simply pick up your sword and your shield of faith
And gather at the feet of our Savior
No more controversy, no more oppression
Just brothers and sisters in Christ ready to stand up
And drag the King of Hell back to his lair!
Arise! Arise! Oh children of the Lord's Army!
Hear the palpations of war! 
The days of our attacks are almost over!
We are about to be restored
What has he stolen from you?
Innocence?
What has he done to your heart?
Let's challenge the beast and his loathsome demons
With a mighty victorious charge! 

Gwendolen Rix
8-1-14


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The Hands of the Bride of Christ

A poem to my bride from Jesus 4-17-14


 The Hands of My Bride

The hands of my bride are a delicate thing
They do not meddle in the affairs of others
Only goodness they bring

The hands of my bride are as soft as newly spun silk
They bring joy to others 
They bring healing to the sick

The hands of my bride are a marvelous tool
Never will they be corrupted by the desires of the enemy
He longs to use your hands as his own
He longs to have my bride worship him 
On his darkened corrupt throne

But my bride has been called since the beginning of time
She sings only to Me
I am her Groom
I am her everything!
She will never meddle in the affairs of the King of Hell
Only joy she will bring

She will carry the most elegant lantern in the darkness
She will be a peacemaker throughout the earth
Prior to my coming judgments
She will lift her holy hands unto me and
Profess me as her one true King

The hands of my bride are a precious thing
I long to hold her hand soon 
As we walk side by side down the aisle 
Prior to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb 
in my heavenlies

Lift your holy hands up to the heavens, my bride!
Your Groom is smiling at you as you are making last minute preparations in your gowns
I love you with all the joy that my heart can contain.

Your Groom,
Yeshua


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JC Current

I just want to say, God is real.
Whether you believe in Him, or the power to heal,
I know for myself, that before I was created in the womb,
He died for us, you and I and rose from that tomb.

Whether you believe in Him now, in the future or never,
We will all have to stand before the Father, 
And give an account, which determines our destination,
On Earth, you decide your eternal situation.

So, basically, without JC in your life,
Whether you never lie, steal or kill with a knife,
You’re going to hell, forever and ever, long time right?

I’m not trying to scare you,
But it’s my mission to tell you,
The Truth, as my brother or sister, does that sound right?

All young people seem to want to do these days is have fun,
All the time, and not have to think about the consequences, that come upon them,
To waste on raves,
And other pointless masquerades,
To waste on drinking, 
Without thinking,
The time’s ticking,
On the clock of your life,
And God is picking,
Where you are to go,
The lights are flicking,
As your energy supply runs low,
But if you plug into Him,
Your energy will overflow,
And your energy source, 
Would be reinforced by the Almighty God.

So today, you choose,
Whether you renew your fuse,
And use it,
Don’t let your light bulb run dim,
But be a light and shine for Him. 


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MY SAVIOR

MY SAVIOR

To Him that owns my life
I lift my voice
In praise of His name.
To Him that owns the world
I worship
And adore greatly.
On His priceless throne He sits
Preserving my life
For He feels responsible.
He saved me and
Called His own
So tell me
Why shouldn’t I praise Him?

To Him that saved my soul
I raise my voice.


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Approaching Kingdom

Some children refused to hear, see or smell the fragrance of their Father's rapidly
approaching Kingdom.  Literally, and concerning the Kingdom that needs to live 
on the inside of us.

Denial, sometimes we are too stubborn to see the truth.  Still God had to try to save 
theses children's souls from the tormentor's deadly grasp.

The devil used ignorance, spiritual blindness and the power of suggestion to try to
rule God's children.





by S.E. Clark


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What It Means To Draw Breath

My friend, may your joy be full and your heart be glad,
as you had a vision that reached up past the sky.
In your vision which was divinely given, stairs appeared 
to come down from the heavens,
a circular, stone stair case, rails not included.
Then who do you see? Why it is our Lord walking down 
the stairs.  You are on the stairway with Him... then He bids you
 to look all around you at the sea of broken humanity.
So many of His children who are in such want and need, ones 
who have given up on what it means to draw breath.
Then the Lord said to you my dear friend, that He does not 
like to see cowardice in His people, and that you must let them 
know that the Lord still loves them so.
That might have been where the vision ended but it is where 
your journey must start.
To go out in obedience, expressing to the lost, His lost sheep 
all that our Lord has placed upon your heart.  So that His people 
will gain courage to rise and learn to walk again with the surety 
of His presence which is always with them!

by S.E. Clark


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Where the Peaceful Light Flows

Where Peaceful Light Flows

When clouds break away the stream of light comes through 
As you dance upon the earth it continues to bring you to me,
As our place of origin is in Your sands of time, 

Comes the newborn children of God'' baptised of water.
A whole new generation moves through the night, 
they whispers upon the ears of there brothers, sisters
The ripples of their words shivery move through the body 
As the sun light glistens on the glass.

As they listen to the words they glimpse upon God, 
The Lords' presence is in us and all around us.
As He summons us to go forth to shear His message 
Where the peaceful light flows to all people.

As the rainbow arcs across the sky is a promise is displayed, 
The graceful flight of a butterfly it takes my breath away, .
The autumn leaves in their splendor fall gracefully to the earth, 
As the stars sing their song every night we see Your face among them, 

And you listen to our prayers as Your presence is all around, 
As He summons us to go forth to shear His message, 
Where the peaceful light flows to all people.

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD

Copyright 2014


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Rocking Your Faith To Sleep

She is tired of fighting, sick and tired of changes
Weary of the battles, the struggles and the challenges
She left so much, just to possess so little
Limping from holding on at every single angle
Faith came from the fight, now it is night
And she is exhausted, despite having a dim light
Holding on to her little faith for so very long
Clutching it tight, even singing it a song
Her faith cries out, her little faith screams out
Still young but giving everything out in a shout
But she is without concerned. Her pain is stronger
Holding on to her faith seems to make the pain linger
...So, she rocks her faith to sleep
 
She wants the pain to be numbed with aspirin
Knowing that there's no cure, but a brief separation
Like a bad toothache, she desires Novocain
Anything to relieve her from life's constant pain.
She now became apathetic. Her fire flickered out.
Unfulfilled promises and failed expectations about
How things will be better, how good life will be
But instead she is faced with constant trials and misery.
Wanting something so bad, but cannot get it.
Desiring a change, but it fails to manifest.
So the best thing to do when your heart is sore
From not getting what you want is not to want it anymore
...So, she rocks her faith to sleep
 
Suppressed her desires into the bed of her unconscious
Covering sheets of darkness over something so precious.
Her faith: covered in darkness, now out of sight.
Then she turned off all hope when she turned off the light.
Allowing her fears to surround her precious faith
That is under the sheet of darkness that resembles lace
Because she lived a life of promises, chasing a dream
But it was so troublesome that she wanted to scream.
Now walking in utter darkness, no hope or ambitions
Just one with her carnal desires and temptations.
Her faith, teary eyed and whimpering, at last closed its eye
And she closed the door of her heart, leaving it inside
And in there is where her faith still slumber
While she lives without a dream, failing to persevere.
Thought that life would be better, but instead
Is living a life similar to being brain dead
...Since, she rocked her faith to sleep


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Have You Ever

Have You Ever

Have you ever cried a tear without reason?
Have you ever paused as you walked through 
your day?
Have you ever heard music out of nowhere?
Have you ever felt that there’s no way?
There’s one who knows your story.
He’s wiped every tear and tucked them away.
Have you ever felt a hug when no one’s near you?
He’s the one who takes your cares away.
He has always been there so…
If you have ever, so has He!


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That House of Which I Speak Of

"O' dearest one do not fear, for I AM.
And I AM near and not SOMEONE who is far off.
I live within My house.
That house of which I speak of, is YOU.
I AM in you and you are in Me My children.
Act wisely with purpose and with the power of wisdom 
and strength that you inherited when I made you.
Live in this world  but do not be of this world.  I only wait 
for you to draw near to Me.
To find out all that I AM.
Thus, in finding out all about Me you can find out all about 
yourself and who you truly are,
...... My child."


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The eyes begin to change

If you look at his face
You will see a smile
But look into his eyes
And see the emptiness
His soul is numb
Not even a crumb
From life's table 
Left for the dog.

Without hope
Anesthetic emotions take control
Put out the fire
Numb the dream
That filled the pupil of the eye
Suboxon prescribed just narrows the pupil
Until the only thing seen
Is the next meal and prescription...

Nothing else.

The chaplain comes into his sight
Looks at the eyes and not the smile
Relationship established inside emotional bars
The chaplain begins to open some doors
Says "you have some intelligence and an ability to discern"
The surprised prisoner says "no ever told me that before"
The pupils begin to widen and the whites turn a little red
The eyes begin to change.




* Suboxone is prescribed to prisoners. You can tell they have been prescribed this because 
their pupils narrows dramatically.


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The Pulpit

What I would not write is much
On the sullied cloak of the clergies.
My inkwell keeps running dry
Each time my quill feather
Is dangled in their direction.
A warning not to belittle
Or mock the modern day Pharisees
Because surely there are
A few good men in their lot.

Yet you should feel this in the heart.
Because therein lies your eternity

I care less of the 
Of the fierce looking bobbies
And dogs guarding their calvacades
And mansions here on earth.
I care less of the fetish manipulation
They have over the hungry pew.
And the load of labels
They hang on their necks
To deceive the credulous flock.

Yet it hurts me deeply
To see the false dogmas
Pouring down from the pulpit these days.
Stranger and farther from the truth
They keep getting nowadays.

And by their fruits ye shall know them.


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We Needed you and You were there

We Needed you and You were there 
 
We cried the tears You wipe them away 

We were confused and You cleared our hearts

We were afraid and You came right back for us

And held us up and gave us strength 
 
And showed us how You love us
 
You gave us strength to stand against evil

To face the world  in our LIFE with You

You put us up in the light from the dark

So high that we could almost see eternity

You showed us why we need You 
 
We can not believe it's really You

We can not believe it's really true

We needed you  and you were always there
We will never leave You Lord

Because we finally found the One who really cares

You help us  when were wary

When we are lost  You protect us 

You gave us hope  when we were at the end

You turned our lives  back into truth again

You even call us brother and sister

We needed You and You were there  
Thank you Lord for being there
We are now there for You 
AMEN!!

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright  2014


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LET US EMBRACE OUR CROSS

LET US EMBRACE OUR CROSS
 
Our cross may seem out of place here
Our cross my be unreasonable to bear.
Yet our cross is something we must carry
We must embrace our cross today 
Yes it will cause you to neal in prayer
embracing our purpose to be fulfilled.
 
Our Saviour Jesus Christ went ahead
Of us to embraced His cross
carrying all of our sins shame
With His humiliation and pain.
 
Yes Jesus suffered on His cross
Yes He shed His blood for us
So that we can be saved form sin
Our cross comes with a LIFE that's free
Assurances that will embrace our souls
Jesus is the very strength that will keep us humble
When we go to the throne room of God.
 
Embrace your cross today Children of God
Yes you can embark upon a life of good
With Jesus come the transforming encounter
With the enter secting of our Father God
Bringing us into the one true light of Faith
Which is the light of our destiny,.and LIFE

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 20014


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Still I See

The green and heavy fog did penetrate my mind. Oh 
such vain and sometimes foolish pride.
Still I see visions of home, and then I remember what 
I truly should be fighting for.

I see light and golden fields, meadow lands, large and 
shady trees, living forests with gentle running streams.

The entrance of this realm is gated with white marble pillars 
and straight pearl bars.  
Past this gate I again see the light beaming intensely 
through soft clouds.

Dancing in a joyful circle there are ones known to me 
and I to them.  I remember for a moment my 
friends up there.


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The real wasteland

The poet says that war is a wasteland.
But there is a crueller breeding.

Where those who drink coffee
And breathe the secondary smoke of their lovers
And drink the Scottish honeyed poison 
And those who make slavish mortgage payments
And chase the tinselled glory of the cup 
Or the greasy position
Or the fickle adulation,
Waste away in their own self.

Where the innocence of the childish 
And the trust of the good man
And the naturalness of a pure women
Is hijacked by their sin nature.

The playground of the cheerful dying
is found in the skeptic of the extra dimension
who says seeing is believing;
those who are blinded by unbelief of truth.

The wasteland of the Adam nature separates death from life:
What is true from the truth,
The game from its purpose,
The mask from the face,
Tradition from it's reason,
Oil from water,
Salt from pepper,
Heaven from Earth.

Nothing eternally remains there
Nothing spiritually remains there
Only an inhabitanted wilderness
Where the heat breeds the life that rots.

What a waste.


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Growing Your Seed of Faith

Place a mustard seed in the palm of your hand
And allow your King to fertilize it
Allow your King to take every ounce of your faith 
And like a mighty cedar allow it to grow 
To the greatest of all shady spots
Refreshment! Refreshment! 
Sings those who nestle beneath your branches
Come and sit beneath the tree grown by your
King and Savior, Jesus!

Written by Gwendolen Rix
7-18-14


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The Broken World

We beheld the beauty of the first garden in originality
Life in its simplicity
An egalitarian world
Needs and wants afar us
We neither pray nor fast to feed belly 
We commune and fellowship face to face
Flesh and spirit is one
Death abortive

The proclaim wisdom acclaimed by man
Hamper it intended mission
Placed us amidst mess
Deviation from the state of merriment, rest, respite, jollity 
Who is to be blame?
The creator, the created perhaps the mediator
The blameless remain irreproachable
They’re will wheel us to this end
Selfish being
End of discussion hope for a new heaven

Behold you are the garden  
The seed to design second palace
Feed the feeble
The tree that shelter the vagabond yet build bridges
The river that giveth life
The Peace that accommodate conflict yet combat evils
You’re second Adam
Special breed ordained to bring heaven on earth

Awake!!!
The mediator yet live
It intended mission yet live
Steal, kill and destroy
Girdle your heart and take your position
Now you are gods.
Build your dreamed world 
Habitable for all


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Feels like


Have dreams on life but it feels like Eternal God forgot 
Want to do a lot of things in life but it feels like Eternal God forgot
It feels like I don’t exist, feels like I’m nobody
Became disable with paralyze left arm feels like not alive
Not important to some places feels like a trash
People are saying they understand feels like they don’t
Of course mother cares and that is it
Want to be famous but it feels like have no importance
Have many things to say but no one cares
Mad at Eternal God but still does religious things
Do not understand why feels like forgotten
An angel appeared to me, feels like no one cares
Lord Father Christ sent me a message but all people doesn’t care
Feels like He’s not Eternal God

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It Was Good

Before the beginning God was alone
Just Father, Son, and Spirit existed.
And in the beginning God, the one true God,
Created a world without form and filled with darkness.
But God said let there be light,
And there was and He divided them to day and night;
And it was good!
And with His breath God blew and created the sky,
Which separated oceans and clouds from each other.
Then with a thundering shout He caused 
The earth to shake and dry land to burst through the seas;
And with a gentle wisper He caused plants to grow upon the ground;
And it was good!
Then with His voice He ripped holes in the night,
And through these holes light burst through;
And he made two larger than the rest
To rule over the night skies of earth;
And it was good!
Then with His hand God placed creatures:
Creatures of the sea in the waters,
And creatures of land upon the ground,
The creatures for the air leaped from His hand,
Then they flew and ruled the sky;
And it was good!
Then God organized with His mind,
For the animals to bear like animals as themselves;
And it was good!
Then God after all this practice molded man
With with His gentle, tender hands in His image
And gave man rule over the earth and the creatures in it;
And it was very good!


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Pope means

Pope derives from the Greek "pappas" (father)
 Originally, this title was applied to bishops
Reserve the title exclusively to the Bishop of Rome,
The Supreme Pontiff

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A Saviour Saving Hands

I am hedged within
Hooked on all side
My life seems to elude
The grace of a good chance
I swim in challenges 
The scenes tangled
Twisted, tight and twisted.

I dive into the thoughts 
Of a Savior saving hands.

The rivers I have come
And to stop in life
No bridge to cross-over.
My piled predicaments
Have shut my eyes of hope
And my faith is less
My smiles are not smiles
But sorrows that have drained
MY TEARS.

I DIVE INTO THE THOUGHTS
Of a Savior saving hands.

Surely He will...
Against my ills
I will wait until...
For His wills...


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Casting Satan

Casting Satan

Before you
command
Satan to 
get thee
behind you...
make sure
that
God
has 
your
back.
Otherwise
keep that 
demon 
where 
you can see him.

by Jessica Holter


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One In Love

In these eyes,
Love is accepting someone with different beliefs,
Love is accepting someone with different views,
Love is accepting someone of different practices,
Love is accepting someone of different ways,
And uniting together,
Living as one in love.


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In GOD's Dream Part 2 of 2

(Part 2 of 2) . . .

And Its A Beautiful Thing
To Become A Part of GOD's Dream
To Experience Joy-Shouts & Harmoniously Sing
Instead of Terror Cries & Hard Tearful Screams
To Wake Up To Where Our Life Sunshine-Gleams
& Not To Just Exist On What It Could Seem
(Oh, We Should All Try To Get Back Into GOD's Dream)

And Its A Sorrowful Thing
To Not Have GOD In Our Dreams
For Its So Sad When We Must Fall To Sleep
For Our Life's Work Has Too Many Hours That Weep
But In GOD's Dream - In HIS Garden We Will Reap
Bountiful Blessings In A Dream Come True, So Deep
In A Divine Dream That GOD Allows Us To Keep ...

... Alive! ... Eyes Wide-Open ... Awoke!
All Thru GOD's Rest -  Rose Prophecy & Hope
See, GOD Doesn't Fail & HE Never Schemes
HE Envisions HIS Purpose - In The Sweetest Dreams
Yes GOD  Can Materialize Virtual Realities
The Universe Is HIS Masterpiece Gallery!

& It Is A Beautiful Thing
To Be In GOD's Dream
For His Will & Dreams Come True
& GOD's Dreams Rule Our Reality Views
GOD's Dreams Are Our Reality Truths
GOD's Dreams Are Our Reality Proofs
That What HE Dreams - HE Can Do
and In GOD's Dreams - I Hope I'll See You ...


                          Written & Copyrighted ©:  7/19/2013 
                           by:  MoonBee Canady


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Fascia's red dew drops

Crowned the chapiters of the temple                                                                            The Lily works of purity's perfume                                                                                 Red dew drops of spiced wine                                                                                  Grenadine fruits the seed within itself                                                                               As the marrow of life the flowering pillar                                                                           An ornament of the living bread                                                                                       Swiftly established salvation     *                                                                                        *
Luk 22:44
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground 
1Ki 7:18 And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter. 1Ki 7:22 And upon the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished. 


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Christmas Poems For Kids And Teenagers VII: Thank You Moods

I’m so happy B’cos I enjoy your love I do not deserve I’m so chosen B’cos I’m part of a royal priesthood I’m so loved B’cos you’ve given unto me a wonderful family I’m so special For you to die just because of me and my friends I’m so confident You’ve prepared a place for me in our father’s house I’m so fulfilled B’cos you’ve proclaimed “this is my beloved child, with whom I am well pleased” I’m so pleased To share to everyone your wondrous love and say “Merry Christmas”


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Oh Come Children of God

Oh Come Children of God

Come long expected children of God,
Born to set your brothers and sisters free;
our fears and sins have been released from us,
Let us know our rest and peace is in God..

With the spiritual strength and consolation,
Hope and love to all people You are;
Our desire for every people,
The joy of every loving heart.

Born to God His people to be delivered,
Born a child is born to be King,
He is to set us free, to reign in our lives ever,
How Your gracious kingdom will bring.

By Your own eternal Spirit heaven on earth,
The guide in all our hearts forever:
My life is complete and my heart is true ,
Raise us to Your glorious throne. AMEN!!. 

All passers by to Jesus come nearer to Him,
We utter the cry, AS gives His ear,
From earth He will retrieve you as He puts out His hand;
Now to receive you, He graciously stands.

If any one Believe in Him, Then happy we would be,
The vilest and worst can come unto Him,
You may drink of my Spirit, as I am the only one,
Your claim to my love, And take as your own.

Whomever receives His life-giving word,
Believes in Jesus as their God and their Lord,
In them a pure river Of life shall flow,
As in the believer will Spring up to the skies.

Our God and our Lord just call us and we will obey,
My heart soul is on Your word Of promise I will stay,

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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The Barber Shoppe of Hope

The Barber Shoppe of Hope
It was not what I was expecting at all
A barber shoppe in a rough side of town
But this is where the Lord sent me
So off I go…
I walked in and began to proclaim the coming of our Messiah
The owner walked away uncomfortably,
But his associates were quite excited to hear of this news!
One of the other barbers was also a lay preacher 
He confirmed everything I said and we held hands and prayed
We delighted in the commonality of our one-mindedness
He prayed over my safety and wondered why Jesus would send a woman 
To preach in the most dangerous side of town
I told him the only ones who are in danger are those not covered by 
The blood of Jesus Christ
He concurred
He sent me off with a holy hug
Out…
Out the door to the next destination
I will find out where it is when I get there!
A day in the streets with my Savior

Written by Gwendolen Rix
9-5-14


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Thirst

                      Thirst

There is the river of life called religion
Birds circle it with yellow lights gleaming on the wing
Before taking the plunge

Plants drink from its banks

People once visited this place
But moved on to golden promised sand
Replaced the Vatican Papal State for desert dwelling
They are all gone, expired, as expected
Not for lack of proper words in Latin
Or upbringing as you might think
They gave up such a simple thing
Like drinking, for having fun and lots of sun
Simply, there is no water in the outer land

There are younger plants in the desert
Related, perhaps cousins to other plants
Found by the river mentioned here
They too died in the arid world
They are gone, one and all, that’s all

Pope Francis walks along the river bank
He favors the water as the source of life
Thirsting for souls
Collects them like sea shells there
Fossilized, framed in history, demised 

The mouth of the river is closed, shut down for now
We too, are no longer open, or for that matter, alive
Simply silenced, buried in the distant sand
As the river flows on to other lands, void of man 


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O Lord I Pray To You

O Lord I Pray To You

O Lord hasten the hour! Send down from Heaven,
Send the Spirit of Power, Of Health, of Love,
Of Filial Fear, Of Knowledge of Grace,
Of Wisdom of prayer, Of of praise;

The Spirit of Faith, Of Faith in of Your Blood,
Which saves us from evil , brings us to You,
Removes the huge mountain Of dwelling sin,
You open the fountain That washes us clean.

Come, Children, to our gospel feast,
Let every child of God be Jesus's guest;
There should not be even one left behind,
As God has bidden all His children come..

Sent by the Lord, on you He calls,
As this invitation is to ALL His children:
Come, all the world; come all children, 
All things in Christ are ready now.

Come, all children, who are oppressed,
All the restless wanderers come to Christ,
The Poor, the Maimed, Halt, and Blind,
In Christ a hearty welcome you will find.

Come, and join the gospels and the Feast;
Be saved from sin; in Jesus you shall rest;
Oh come bask in the goodness of your God,
Shear in the communion of our Lord Jesus!

You vagrant children, on you He calls;
(Oh that His voice could reach you all!)
Yes children may all now be justified,
His children live, as Christ died for us all.

The message is from God to His children,
You all should come to Christ, and live;
Oh let His love in your hearts for ever,
As LIFE in Live In Faith Ever in Christ!

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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Look Not Toward Tomorrow

Look not toward tomorrow
it is not yet here. 
 	
My dear sweet son,
Your prayer has been to participate in my sufferings.
And what I want is to be with you in yours.
 	
This long walk of uncertainty before you
is known to Me.
 
Stand with Me.
Here.
I will calm your seas and wind.
I will lessen your trembles and roar.
Know it is Mine to do so.
Not yours.
Be with Me. 
Here.
Stand tall My son.
 
Worry not how you look.
What you don't yet know.
What is changing.
 
I am your certainty.
Your heart is true.
Your heart is Mine.
That is what you need to know.
 
Stand tall My son
for I am with you.
 
I will shift your eyes to see.
I will bring others alongside you and Me.
 
And as we stand side by side
you will feel Me stronger.
Deeper.
Loving you.
 
And when the time is right.
When the time is Mine.
We will plant this cross
you and I 
together.
And you will feel
the power and strength of 
Our resurrection
together.
For I am making you new.
 
So look not toward tomorrow
look only 
with Me.



Published: Calvary Cross


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Words

Words are powerful, powerful like many atom or nuclear bombs.
They are alive and once spoken send energy out into the atmosphere.  
Whatever the belief behind the word is the substance that will become a truth - the intent of words are not something to be taken lightly.
Words can make us beggars, they can make us fools, they can make us fall down for lack of strength, they can make people we come across do the same if that is what we mean to do.
On the other side of any darkness is what is spoken in the light - because words spoken whether it is to others or to ourselves can cause us to stand and walk again, to become strong and healthy, become agile of mind and body.
When words, the right words are spoken in the full promise of healthy substance, our souls can mend and even be transformed as our lives continue we can always be born a new each minute and each second of each day, because of the One  who went before whose words remain true concerning our yesterdays, our today, and whatever future blessings for because Jesus blessed our coming ins and goings out.  His words rule and gently yet firmly override whatever things that are not the truth.
The mendings take place within all who place their faith with The Word Himself - The First and The Last.


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Bereaved Feeling

Theres a gaping hole 
A part of me is  missing 
Blood is gushing out of my chest
For all these years I've known you
I took you for granted
Never showing you how much you
Truly meant to me but now its too late

Then I began to recap
All of those times we spent together
Reminiscing on all the lessons 
you taught me,
Your doctrines resonate inside me 
As my memories epitomized my sorrow 
Yet I knew everything was gonna be okay 

Even now 
I'm in a bewildered state thinking
How could you be dead 
How could it end this way
My soul is in complete dismay 
But now I know its best this way
and its just the end of your role 
in my life's great play
I will never shed a tear
you've brought nothing but joy 
to my life


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Standing On The Corner

Standing on the corner,
All alone,
Church across the street,
Devastation surrounds,
Tears flow from years of emotional starvation,
Losing it all,
Can't take it anymore.
Throw up your hands,
They shout,
"I Need A Miracle!"


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Mere or

amazing things arise                                                                                                 with in a heart not bound by death's sting                                                                         like I can do all things                                                                                                   It is through Christ who strengths me                                                                               worlds will pass away                                                                                                      as the Word that He is and gives and will be                                                                     shall not pass away mere mortal                                                                                      to mirror the immortal                                                                                                 the Way as He shines forth the eternal day                                                                       new men hold better promises                                                                                      as the sheer climb has been made low                                                                              when reflections are humble                                                                                      purified by the almighty bearing His likeness                                                                  all power in heaven and earth                                                                                          to create all things the way He meant them to be                                                              with reflections as vast as the sea                                                                                faith can be by grace of the Spirit that is given                                                                  to edify another is not robbery


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Sailing Upon A Dream

Sailing upon a dream through this place and time, 
I begin to see the faces and places that I had already known
... known because they were part of my dreams earlier in time,
earlier in life.

The late midnight sky slowly turns to dawn as I sail upon 
my heavenly dreams of  treasured worth.

So glad am I to have experienced spiritual rebirth.  
For I have learned to see with a spiritual eye that all of 
the beautiful seemingly unattainable dreams are actually part of
God's reality for me.

For it seem this live is a vivid lucid dream and when we finally 
awake from the truths and lessons that we have learned, then 
life will truly just begin.

Oh sweet dreams, sweet dreams of His love for us.

Sweet dreams from the Heart of God.





by  S.E. Clark


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Miracle

A person can see me with their own eyes,
but only a few know who's behind the action.
Like a play I have a director and an audience;
my script is the story of one's life.
You discover my first appearance
within the very first moments of birth

You witness my actions from every day forth.
I can be the cause of that dumbfounded silence
or the breathtaking harmony of a choir.
You think of me when the church pews are full,
but forget all about me when isolation occurs.
This doesn't mean I'm gone, but am simply waiting

I'm not a figment of your imagination.
I'm the voice who brings people together
in the most unfortunate of circumstances,
the phenemenom of everyone praying to one name;
the Alpha, Omega, Beginning, and End.
I stop the wars and bring everlasting peace.

You still may not know me, but i will find you.
I'll help you live through another day.
It may not always be sunny, but I promise a rainbow.
If there's a tomorrow for you, look for me.
For I can do many wonders. Just wait and see!
And then you too can believe in me.


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A Perfect World

A perfect world is a world without sin, a world without lies
where truth sets the trend.
A world without hate, where love leads the way
and everyone looks forward to each passing day.
A world without envy or infectious disease
where everyone prays on bended knee.
A world without murder or moral decay
where it is safe for our children to go out and play.
A world without adultery, fornication or lust
where everyone lives by: (In God we trust).
A world without theft where everyone shares
where no-one is homeless and everyone cares.
Oh what a perfect world it would be if we all loved the Lord
and in his truth we were free.


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LESSEN ME

Teach
me
            teach
            me
how
to
            speak
            with
nuance
metaphor
               that 
               flow
show
me
            show
            me
the 
way
             to
             go
the
steps
             to
              take
a
route
             I
             know
release
in
me
            what
             I
                See
let
me
            be
            new
and 
free
              in
              thee


       
    


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My Journey Towards Home

He is ALIVE, HE THINKS...HE IS!!!
He is a real being, part of a Spiritual Trinity.
He is one whom has heart, soul, personality and a mind.
On my journey as He leads me back toward my real home,
He in His great love for me said, "Step in and reach your hands toward the ETERNAL.
You will not be burned by this flame, only loved. Conditions not included."
Jesus only wants me to trust Him and share my life and soul with Him.
So I make an effort to draw near to the one who holds my very life so dear to His more
than loving, generous heart.





by S.E. Clark


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Regarding the Lady in Black

She has been seen by many this lady in black
She traverses the land with a story
She is a true servant of the Lord with a message to bring
She speaks of His truth and His glory
Some say she’s a witness
Some say she’s a prophet
I say she is an angel in disguise
For we know in the Holy Word of God it is written,
“You never know when you might be entertaining an angel”
If you see her stop and say hello
Offer her a cup of water
The kindness that you show to the angels will bring you much treasure
This woman of God is truly an angel
Extend your loving kindness to her!

Gwendolen Rix
8-4-14


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Artist Poetry

 I’m walking, just like Exodus and Alemba
And although am not Casting crowns, am walking as far as the ‘East is from the West’
So many thoughts on my mind, hope I have ’10,000 reasons’ for that, thanks to Matt Redman
‘Sweet symphony’ my mind cannot sing like Mark Arthur and Michell Bonilla
Truly ‘An Angel’ is what I need just like Astar said
Coz my mind is having a battle, and all my soul is doing is just having a ‘Battle cry’ like Ruyonga
‘Beautiful Beautiful’ Francesca Battistelli’s words my heart wishes it could borrow and sing
‘Cry out to Jesus’ Third Day tells me
So that you can be free to be you, ‘Free to be me’ like Francesca Battistelli put it
So like Brandon Heath Lord I ask that you ‘Give Me Your Eyes’
Give me your eyes and ‘Forgive Me’ like Group One Crew
‘I Get On My Knees’ like Jaci Velasquez, praying that you will forgive me
And that I will be able to ‘Look at what Love has done’
And jump ‘To the Ceiling’ like Isaac Blackman
With my mind made up that I will always and only listen to the ‘Voice of Truth’ like Casting Crowns
So am coming back home
Am coming back home coz Pastor Wilson Bugembe told me to when he said Komawo ‘eka
And thanks to Judith Babirye for reminding me that he’s my ‘Number One’
So now am gon put on my dancing shoes and join Daddy Owen in Randa Randa, Coupe de calle and just before sleep I will surely first join D.K and Jimmy in ‘Furi Furi dance.’


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Conquered

I cannot presume to know the motives of those outside my own heart
And counted are the moments that I realize my very own
But I do know that human nature is irrevocably raw at its core,
And this acknowledged by its Designer
Is a necessary balance weighing the uncompromising laws of love

Some despair at this unyielding hard truth
Or so flee from its cold reality altogether
Choosing to close their eyes and cover their ears
'Til light turns to dark and the music of their souls is silenced.
Mocking those who take each breath in hope and song-
Tossing them aside as fools and madmen.

But what madman will rejoice when goodness prevails
And who believes a fool to comprehend divinity?
And yet, this is of no matter to the believers of the unreal
Felt though not touched, always alive even unto death,
Never to be captured, for what of faith then?

Why? Why would they? Why would you? Why would I?
You ask, as if you do not know...
The courageous, genius, famous, powerful, royal, revered
The cowardly, ignorant, obscure, weak, common, rejected
None are immune
ALL relentlessly intent to self-deceive
Through an invisible pane of glass and viewed through the warped mirror of
"Science"
This- the carefully crafted frame from which the enemy's portrait laughs
Why, you ask? You know why...
But do not dare, can not bear, to believe

Conquerors
Earth and element
The moon and beyond
War and oppression
Masters of nature
Art, innovation, philosophy, exploration, invention
Conquerors of all but the TRUTH

The conquerors become coverers...
Smothering, twisting, reshaping, redesigning, reinventing
And denying TRUTH with imitations, poor reflections, and even carefully crafted illusions
From conquerors to coverers
Children with their heads in the sand
Sands of gold... fools gold.

Unless, you've dared to pull your head from the sand
Dared to stand, dared to look up
And let the golden grains fall away one by one
Until you're naked, worthless, unwanted, unloved
Like a newborn left to die in the trash of the cold alley called "truth"
No longer the conqueror, but the conquered.

NOW you are where you can be found
Rescued, Saved, Redeemed, Covered in TRUTH
Freed in LOVE


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The Cross

The Cross — 
What an awful fate
For such an Innocent One,
The Creator, God’s own Son.

Yet, before the world was formed,
He agreed to pay that price.
The ramparts of hell to storm,
That we could receive amazing grace.

He tasted death for every man,
Sins wages to repay.
For we all sowed that seed so common,
And bound our souls to the cold, dark grave.

But from the grave He came,
To give us life everlasting.
He gave us title to His Name,
All free simply for asking.
  
So why not invite Him in?
The only Way, Truth and Life.
Don’t remain captive to sin,
Let His blood make you pure and right.

Jesus, I thank you for coming
That I might be forgiven.
Now I look for your Second Coming,
When we will all reside in Heaven.


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Can Dance

The world may be falling down around me,
seems to be signs of death on either side.
Still I can experiance the joyof my Lord in
every fiber, every atom and molecule of my being.
The truth is that the music of the heavens, of the Lord
is getting louder and ever so clear.
The tapestry of His manifestation is becoming full of
form and visable substance.
No matter the troubles that I may have, 
remedied before I sleep, as I sing to Him,
talk and laugh with Him, makes me humble, makes me glad.
If it is troubles I still have later in the midnight hour, I get up
and can dance before I wake early in the morning, and sing a
few bars of the song which grows ever stronger.


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Till death we will never part

Till death we will never part

To my wonderful Lord
The foundation of our Love
Built on the Love our Father
As is our LIFE together
I will love you beyond time
And as we always pray together
And we will never say never
As we thank our Loving Father
Till death we will never part

Together always through all of time

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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Angel Clouds II

Angels sweeping across the heavens
Using their magical brooms to gather crystals of ice
Building the most magnificent sculptures from clouds
Entertaining themselves as they stand their posts for the greatest battle of all time
Using their gifts of creativity from their Heavenly Father
Sweeping, sweeping, and using their wings as little dust pans
Collecting every last fragment of ice crystals
It’s amazing what you can find up there if you really concentrate
One day I saw an entire fleet of ships
I’ve seen rabbits, dinosaurs, four leaf clovers, and angel clouds too
When you see angel clouds above your home you know you are a special servant
Angels make clouds of themselves to prove their existence
They want you to know that they are watching over you
You must have a very special assignment if you spot angel clouds above your home
When I was a child I would lie on the green grass for hours trying to find my own magical clouds
I would lay there and talk to God forever
An entire afternoon sometimes
Thank you God for your mysterious clouds
Thank you for your angels
Thank you for your gift of creativity
Every time I look UP I am reminded

Gwendolen Rix
9-27-14


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Help Me Dear God

I ask you to help me as I go through these trails,
Can't say it is easy, 
but I still try,
Dear God I ask you to help me, 
as me being a single mom,
my life is not perfect as I try to stay calm,

Please help me as I see from day to day, 
I know you have something better for me,
as I kneel down to pray,
Believe me life is not easy,
but I try to go on,

I need you to help me,
As my bills are due now,
I'm coming to you father,
There is no one else to turn too,
So I come to you alone,

Thank you for helping me,
As I walk my days alone,
My children will never understand,
That's why I cry out in a poem.


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Bad Dream, Let's Hope

All of a sudden there I was being led to where I did not 
want to go, and I wasn't alone in this fact.
Killer bees telling us what to do, where to go, where to sit, 
when to kneel and pray, how to be,  telling us what we could 
eat or drink, or if we could eat and drink at all that day.
Then we were all outside as a Cadillac convertible pulled up 
and came to a stop.  There was a woman sitting upon the top 
of the backseat so she could be clearly seen.  She was dressed 
all in black from head to toe, only her very dark eyes did show.  
I had a feeling she that belonged to all.
I stared at them and they started right back at me and my 
very white skin with so much hate, thank the Lord I still was 
not covered up with the dark robes that would restrict the air 
that was still nice and cool around me, oxygen that filled my lungs full of life.
I was so hungry as this scene progressed, I was ready to eat 
half an orange that had been discarded on the ground.
Before I could bring this piece of fruit up to my lips, a very angry 
man said to me that this piece of orange was full of deadly bacteria.  
Then we were standing in an arena or theater of sorts.. so many 
people were packed in there as we surrounded a stage.  There was 
a lady dressed in a beautiful white dress, she had long flowing black 
hair and as we watched her as she gestured towards a tall statue, 
a pure white calf which was standing upright.   The hostess sang 
a pretty song which contained the lyrics, "we will worship all that is divine."  Then the people knelt down to pray.
I started to kneel as well, but I being very keen of mind stood back 
up quickly a I realized what was taking place.
I and the hostess seem to be the only ones who remained standing 
before this graven image of worship.  I knew instantly what would 
happen if I remained standing before this calf.
But I all I knew is that where I was going was never going to be as 
bad as where those very scarred people were right then and there.
That if they did not stand up and repent from worshiping this false idol 
that their fate would be far worse than death.


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New Growth

There was my pastor wearing a nice black suit with a nice white pressed shirt, a nice dark blue tie with black stripes as well.

The background was black.

I was there too in this dark place, and I saw my pastor coming over to me with a see through plastic container, kind of like a container from a deli sandwich.  

In this container was some rich soil, and a seedling was growing inside.  So I knelt to the ground and replanted this seedling into the larger garden at my feet and I knew that my pastor told me that I must guard this new growth and nurture and water it to the best of my ability, that this little seedling had much worth.


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A Day in the Streets-Roughside, Ohio

The last day we gathered we were three
Today was a supernatural one as we doubled in size
Multiplying the power of the message as we walked side by side
Down sidewalks, into restaurants, basketball courts, and street corners
It was a day like none other
103 we officially greeted as osmosis we blended into the streets
Does anyone know that the Messiah is coming?
Does anyone understand the significance of this message?
Repent! Live holy! Save food and water!
They will eventually place us under quarantine! 
We warned them of the rapture
We warned them of the RFID
We had the most attractive T shirts--NO RFID 4 ME!
By the conclusion of the day we were floating in glory
As the Lord we had been professing allowed us to see
The progress of our labors—103! 
Numbers count, people count
¾ million to go
We pray that the laborers will come to our side
Four women, two high schoolers in toe

By Gwendolen  Rix
10-25-14


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The Anointed one

A messiah was to come
Foretold by the prophets
Many will deny him But
some will admire him

Christ the anointed one
His death was plotted
Jesus Christ’s murder
Was authorized. A Holy
messiah was titled A total
fraud.

The Lamb of God was never
welcomed when he came to 
deliver his father’s message
For forgiveness he came his
Holy Angels will be his witness 
On behave of God he give rest
to the broken Spirit yet men
still crucified him with the rest 
in the hope of finding another God


Behold
Truth will soon unfold
A righteous man will
Return.We will stand 
before him the most
high to be Judged for 
our sins.  



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Beyond Our Wildest Imaginings

What exquisite beauty and radiant glory –
Beyond our wildest imaginings.
The Throne Room of the Creator God.
He sat to the right of His powerful Father -
Communing in terms unattainable to mankind.

Hosts of powerful angelic beings –
Beyond our wildest imaginings.
Ministered and served with absolute pleasure –
Doing Their bidding with instant obedience –
Wings and hands lifted in perfect  praise.

“I see that all we have done is very good”
Beyond our wildest imaginings.
 “Yes, but what a mess man has made of it all”
Replied the Father, with sadness in His voice -
Tears streaming down His face, as He gazed at His Beloved One.

“It is time we intervened” He said with caring –
Beyond our wildest imaginings.
“I subject Myself completely without reserve –
I go only to glorify You.”
A sad/happy smile spread across His lovely face.

As He stood to depart, all Heaven looked and gasped –
Beyond our wildest imaginings.
He emptied Himself of all divine privileges –
And in an instant, He was gone –
To reappear at Nazareth of Galilee of Israel of Earth.

As the Only King Immortal was born –
Beyond our wildest imaginings –
A great star illuminated the Heavens –
Giving witness that He had come –
Leading shepherds and wise men to worship Him.

As He developed and grew after the manner of men –
Beyond our wildest imaginings –
He was known as Jesus/Savior and Immanuel.
He began His ministry as the humble servant of the Lord –
But spoke with authority – as no other man could do.

Great teachings, healings and miracles –
Beyond our wildest imaginings –
All diseases, evil spirits, and yes, even death –
Yielded to His voice.
Grace and Truth met together in True God and True Man.

Behold thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; 
Beyond our wildest imaginings –
Lowly, and riding upon a donkey, and upon a colt the foal of a donkey. 
“Hosanna in the highest” shouted the great multitude.
But the praise of men is fickle and short-lived.

He came to His own, but they knew Him not –
Beyond our wildest imaginings –
“We have no king but Caesar, let this Man be crucified.”
Reject God, murder Him?
The angels viewed with great sadness, could this even be done?

“Lo, I have come to do Thy will, O God.”
Beyond our wildest imaginings –
“Even if it leads to a Cross, I am ready.”
They lead Him through the City walls to Golgotha –
And there – before all humanity – they crucified God.

“Father, why have You forsaken Me?” he wailed –
Beyond our wildest imaginings –
The price of salvation for every man –
Showing in His nail-pierced hands.
And bowing His head – The Author of Life – died!

Just three days later – He arose from the dead!  He’s alive!
Beyond our wildest imaginings –
In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. 
And the light shined in darkness; 
And the darkness comprehended it not. 

Why did this unlikely scenario take place?
Beyond our wildest imaginings –
Why, because we were lost – without hope.
Before you is the way of death or the way of Life –
What will you choose?


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From Darkness into Light

A dark and evil creature
Pursued a man today.
He tried to run,
He tried to hide, 
But the darkness followed him.

He ran down the street,
And around the corner.
He ran up the stairs
And through the door,
Yet the darkness followed still

He shut his doors,
Turned on his lights,
And tried to find some peace;
But even in his lighted house,
The darkness still was there.

“Oh, foul creature,
What can you be,
And why do you pursue?”
For a moment, silence reigned,
Then the darkness answered him.

“I am your sin,
Your dirty deeds,
The things you try to hide.
Your sin cursed soul, is what I am,
The darkness within you.

There’s a price to be paid
For this lack of light.
Eternal fire, torment, and pain
Is the price that you must pay
For this darkness inside you.”

“Oh woe is me!”
The man then cried.
“Your price is much too high!
Is there no other way to pay?”
But the darkness in silence remained.

A knock at his door
Pierced his despair,
And he trudged to it to answer.
There stood a man with a smiling face
For no darkness followed him.

The stranger at the door said,
“I can see,
That you are in despair.
What troubles you?” and the man replied,
“That darkness over there.

He says, I’m doomed,
To eternal fire,
And doomed to eternal pain.
Do you know a way for me to escape
That darkness over there?”

“A man named Jesus,”
The stranger replied,
“The Son of God once came.
He shed His perfect, precious blood,
That darkness to send away.

The price for sin
Was paid in full when
He died and rose again.
His sinless blood can wash away
That darkness deep within.

This gift of love
Is free for all,
It gives eternal life.
Beautiful Heaven can be your home,
A place that darkness cannot go.”

“What must I do?”
The man then asked,
“So this gift I can receive?”
“Call unto God, acknowledge your sin,
Your darkness then confess,

And accept His gift 
Of eternal life,
Eternal death forsake.
His blood will cover all your sins,
And the darkness then will fade” 

“Oh, God,” the man prayed,
“I accept your gift,
Please wash away my sins.
Come into my heart and lead me today,
From darkness into light. 


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God's Hand

God's Hand

Looking at a wishful dream,
By Your side a wonderful stream,
Under Your feet the clouds are fluffy clean,
No longer to earth are we their.

The air is so sweet and clear.
All the animals go every where.
Soft grass to place our feet.
You take our hand and guide us their.

Out here, there is all peace.
Out here, there is no violence.
Out here, the sun is worm and bright.
Our here there is all amounts of stars.

We take it all in, cause it's Heavens stride,
There's never a reason for us to hide.
This is where we have reached the inside,
You have spread our wings; feel us glide.

our life is Yours, not theirs to take.
Light of fire to our way, home.
Always love the Lord God make no misstate,
Never take your eyes off of God.

Always live without regret.
Don't give up, not now, not yet.
Know the future isn't set.
Appreciate what have not whats you can get.

I know that LIFE is not fair, but that is just here.
There's some you cannot climb at all-
With out you Lord I can do nothing at all,
Out in the open is satin's claw, 

As our lives come and go,
You'll see the stream begin to grow.
Filled by our whole life as we go,
Carried in Your winds that blow.

Listen to the song it sings-
Love and peace is You it brings.
Sharing all the things even the little things,
Smoothing over rocks and hills.

That what living's all about.
Never fill it up with doubt.
Look real close to find this out-
Always seek God's own route.

As you will see, my oldest friend,
This earthly life, it has to end.
There's always more beyond life ways,
God's hand, is there, to lend.

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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New Age Christians

Christian,
Christ like,
well at least in past days,
hypocrites,
in the church.
We must be in the last days,
New dress
New shoes
family seems perfect
In the sanctuary
for everything but worship

Go to Sunday school,
take your smart phone
Family torn down
But leave the problems
back home,
Church is not really
Church
Lets call it 
Gossip hour,
Talk about who
likes who
Drama makes you empowered,
Taking bones out the 
closet,
Your stories are composite,
If talking was cash
you are the queen of 
Deposit,
Until one day 
your child rose,
Pulled a letter 
enclosed
Was the details
of his mother
Suddenly,
You're exposed..


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THE LAST VESTIGE

THE LAST VESTIGE



the sky is covered with clothes of mourning in sinful array everything lies contrasting His forgiving nature fortitude remains as He prepares for His second coming knowing without a doubt that our war is won with our personal autonomy we practise our petitions awaiting the restitution of His will in time for the last vestige © Kim van Breda—October 2014


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God Reaches Us

God Reaches Us

God you reach us from on high
Across the Heavens and stars,
As we sit in our home in the world,
AS we are lost in tranquility,
As our soul tries to breath.

Clouds moving slowly across the skies,
The breeze is calm steady as your voice,
Were caught in a the moment of time,
As our hearts starts to heal we feel.

A piece for us is being prepared,
Were in the startling blue sky with you,
As we spread our wings we sour so high,
Our soul starts to fly to you Lord.

We fly to a very well know place,
Where pain and hurt never dwell,
As our memories flow pass us,
Our eyes start to swell with tears.

Tears start to come drip slowly,
Down the cheeks of our face,
As move in on breeze wipes them dry,
As you give us peace you promised.

Were soaring so free, over water and land,
Our Spirit Guided gently, as you takes us by our hand.
The Lord shows us what was, what's meant to be,

Why our life Is so important to all we see.
Thank you Lord for this in lighting journey,
To our true purpose in this LIFE.

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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Faith of A Mustard Seed

Do you ever feel like you can't catch a break. 

 Misfortunes after the next cause your heart to ache.  You beat your self over 
the head wondering what you did wrong, deep in your feelings listening to 
slow songs.

 They say patience is a virtue,  well let's test that theory. It's seems hard to 
keep faith cause things get so weary. Crying all alone thinking no one can 
feel your pain, nobody to talk to feels like your going insane.

The toughest thing to do is to be a tough person, not physically but mentally. 
Yet things seem to worsen. Matthew 17:20 says "if you have faith as small as 
a mustard seed " you can move mountains. It's from the word of God so I 
highly wouldn't doubt it.

 Just take heed and don't panic, you give him praise til your enemies can't 
stand it. But this was just a little "pick me up" if you were feeling down, 
stressed out, worried, upset with a frown. Just have a little faith, the Lord has 
your back. Cause one thing he never will do is lack.


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Living By Faith Alone

As I run my fingers slowly over my throat, over the place 
my thyroid gland would be, I feel a  place that is sore, but 
I know it is a lie from the father of lies.  To know this 
knowledge I am glad.
So I say in the Name of Jesus this unwelcome visitor of 
pain must leave, it is not welcomed here.
I realize that as time has been marching on, at what seems 
to be at a quickened pace these days... that I have been having 
to banish every and all spiritual foes which enter the portal of my mind.  
Those bad thoughts are sometimes likened to insects who are 
flying through a house, but they are not allowed to stay there, 
to make their home anywhere inside my mind or body.
So I am learning the value of cleaning one's house, that includes 
the houses you see, and the houses you don't see to pave the way 
for the future houses, places where we live and place where we'll be.
To keep them clean so when forever comes to collect us, we will 
have been excellent stewards of all manifest Blessings He continues 
to give us.
All of us need to learn the lessons of walking by faith and not by 
what things look like, to handle the further responsibility which 
Jesus does help us with.


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Lewd Drawings in a Hymnal

Hanging from the crane 
is the end-all, 
the pitied and plain 
inheritor of pain. 
  
It drifts and dangles 
in the weak breeze. 
You can't turn the pages. 
Accept this and die.


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Sin Debt Paid

By one man’s disobedience, 
many men were made sinners
By one man’s suffering, 
many men have been saved
Through Christ’s redemptive death
all men can be winners
If they walk as believers,
live holy and behave 


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A Bitter Gall

It was early on the day of his crucifixion and they drug him from his cell. Disoriented from dehydration. Disoriented from the pain. Eyes swollen shut and his feet bruised. The flesh on his backside ripped from his captor’s wicked devices. What would it take to make him cave in? What would it take to break his spirit? He continued to carry the burdens of the world with him. He knew his purpose in this suffering. His heart beat with the burdens of the world. He knew only he could deliver them for it was he who created them. To be crucified by the very children you created was his lot. Murdered in cold blood and hung naked on the cross. Hung in shame. Naked in front of his own mother and brother John. How cruel could his own creation be towards him? How much lower could they stoop to reign in the era of the Holy Ghost? This is our Messiah. This is the Christ. You don’t know suffering til you know THE COST that HE PAID FOR YOUR SALVATION. THIS IS THE PUREST FORM OF LOVE. THIS IS OUR CHRIST. A BITTER GALL.

Written by Gwendolen Rix
10-14-14


(Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed).



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Home to You Lord

Home to You Lord

I'll ride a sail boat home to You Lord

For all that You have done for me Lord
For all that I am for You Lord

I'll ride a sail boat home to You Lord

My LIFE was confused and all mixed up
You came to me when I called 
You fixed the confusion and made it right

I'll ride a sail boat home to You Lord

You saved me from myself and the down word fall
You showed me the way of Love and understanding
that which we should have for our brothers and sisters

I'll ride a sail boat home to You Lord

You showed me the way of Faith and Happiness
I now have You to guide me on the right path Lord

I'll ride a sail boat home to You Lord

As I continue with Your work and words Lord
I will bring Your message to all People of all Nations
To the greater good of humanity and You Lord

I'll ride a sail boat home to You Lord 

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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From My Heart Lord

From My Heart Lord

A million stars up in the sky one shines brighter
I can not deny A love so precious an so true
A love that comes from me to you
That make the angels sing when you are around
Within your arms I know I have nothing to fear
You always know just how I feel each and every day
Every time we talk you are always making my day
I'll love you Lord with all of my heart till the time we meat
together forever and never to part.

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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A tossed Stone

does anything ever have a true end,
             is there anyone who ever truely forgets,
                               is the past ever truely buried,
                                               and put to rest;
the words that a man speaks today,
              lives on in his thoughts tomorrow,
                                as well as in the memories of others,
                                                   often, even after his death;
the shot that is fired,
                or, the blow that is struck,
                                 or, the words that are spoken in haste------;
these are like stones,
                  which are tossed into a pond,
                                  and,they begin to create ripples,
                                                      and,these ripples keep widening;
yes,these ripples keep widening,
                    widening ever outward;
until they touch the lives of others,
                      often people who are far removed from ourselves.


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small lies

SMALL LIES
It’s in the small lies
Where the devil lies
Awaiting with small eyes
To take you down the evil isles

It’s for the small lies
That we pay the greatest price
Before God’s eyes
They’re all lies





It’s the small lies
That  breed the big ones 
Those that make eyes rise
They that cause cries

It’s the small lies
That cost you the prize
For when one lies
His soul surely dies

                                  Bright Githui


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Think

I don't think
so i stink


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Alone and Unmarried

God gave me a dream one night,
this dream was more of a vision.
In this vivid dream I was rather panicked,
everyone I knew was getting married,
everyone but me that is.
The men in this dream were all dressed
in black tuxedos, the ladies were dressed
in beautiful dresses, not all of those dresses
were pure white... symbolic? maybe.
So here I was with no one to call my own.
A bit sad, I was compelled to look up.
A bright, gentle light was located right above
my head, its warmth reached out and
embraced me.
Observing the light, I told the married couples
that I was married to God.
Some of these couples seemed to admire me greatly.
God loves and takes care of me, yet I often take that
special love for granted.
I know it's hard to be a single person during this day
and age, but just look at all the work that needs 
to be done!
The love of God is joyfully being placed above all else
and all others in my life.   
My eternal reward is truly with me.


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Sacre Coeur

SACRE COEUR

Setting alone atop the butte Montmarte
Surveying all the city of lights below
Your alabaster dome rising high
As a gleaming beacon in the night

Christ's arms extended inside your dome
Sheltering the altar below
And beckoning all that enter in
to come and worship so

A choir in the background sings
Voices rise as one to heavens ear
A better sound was never heard
An angelic praise ascending to God

The voices filled the room with grace
I trembled at the sound
And felt the wonderful love of God
To me and all who are around

I hope to go again sometime
To this very special  place 
And listen for the voice of God
and marvel at his presence


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A Conscious Existence

"I am," in my own mind
Senses aware of what's around me

"I am," also in spirit
Sensing a divine connection

God revealed through multiple ways
Including a follower of Jesus' pathway

Seeking broadened divine awareness
Living as human, death won't escape me

Eternally connected to the Creation Mystery
Existing always as a God-created wonder


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Kenny

#Christian #firstlove #HeLives #God #young #Kenny

"Kenny"
 
I remember the stories I made up to escape my childhood.
I thought that would ease the pain and for a while they could.
One day I realized my soul was hungering for so much more.
It was then I found myself standing in front of a small church door.
 
It was there I met a sweet boy by the name of Kenny.
He was my first love and helped me to see so clearly
The thing I had been searching so hard for years to find
Had always been there and all I needed was a made-up mind
 
It would bring tears to my eyes to hear Kenny sing "Because He Lives"
And it was through that song that I discovered the ultimate gift God gives.
One day I was so humbled I made my way to an old-fashioned altar
Quickening with each step as to ensure that my legs would not falter.
 
It was there through salvation; I discovered his mercy and grace
I now completely understood why because he lived tomorrow I could face
That night the words in that song began to hold a whole new meaning for me
The words which were sang so beautifully by a boy named Kenny
 
I know that God had a purpose when he put Kenny and his family in my life
It was so I could finally see his goodness was there even in all the strife
I am blessed beyond words could express to have found Jesus in that church
It was on that special night in August 1994 when I first felt his majestic touch
 
I do not even know how to begin to express how much it still means
As his new lamb, my sins were washed in the blood until I was spotless and clean
Kenny, even though we may have not meant to be anything other than friends
I now know he had a purpose when your family into my life he did send
 
My life was completely filled with darkness until that one glorious day
When Jesus came into my heart, shined his light, and showed me the way
With such sweet grace when we ask humbly in his name he forgives
And Kenny, you should know my life is worth the living just "Because he Lives"


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Poor Christmas

One dollar and eighty-seven cents, that was all
And sixty cents of it was in pennies 
Pennies saved one and two at a time 
By bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher 
Until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony 
One dollar and eighty- seven cents 
And the next day would be Christmas

Christmas would be different
From the previous years
My dear baby Suzy would not get that new toy
That baby doll she thought looked so much like herself
My boy Tommy would not get the new train set
That we would set up around the Christmas tree
That the cat would try to catch with his paw
My lovely Julia would not get that diamond ring
She's been hoping for
The best I can do this Christmas 
Is prepare a feast of bread and soup
With my one dollar and eighty-seven cents


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My LIFE Has Often Been Solace

My LIFE Has Often Been Solace

With the clouds as pillows moving silently

Towards Heavens velveteen sky 

With angels bright white gowns

As I can see to the heavens

Where old country church bells ring

As the angels sing in harmoniously

My LIFE has often been solace

With honey colored shadows

With a poring sunlight of zest
 
Across the the heavens to my heart

I see your face looking at me 

Which inspires my soul write your words

Your voice is like a soft wind carrying it to me

Your words I write reach to all distant lands

These eyes have often been solaced by your return

As You fill this vacant spot in my heart with Love

With the most wonderful whisper of Your voice

As You embrace my heart with Your Love

As You show me the way You love me

As you show me the way I need You

As You guide the way I live my LIFE

Like the most wonderful fire in LIFE

As You teach me I learn and pass it on the them all

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Copyright 2014


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Broken Cities

It's time for an
oldie

Broken cities all
around where nothing
is actually
beautiful anymore,
pain in people’s
eyes will nothing
change I have to
leave. ?Please God
fix it all up I
don’t want to see
another broken soul.

Nothing good ever
comes out of here,
so much potential
lost each year. Good
people are made into
slaves all the while
oblivious to what
they’ve become.

Streetlights
everywhere but no
light being thrown.
Judgement cast by
strangers lack of
care makes me sick,
how did we become so
lost in ourselves
with no love for
each other?

Nothing good ever
comes out of here,
so much potential
lost each year.


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ONE BIG WAD OF christian CHILD RAPE

stumbling upon a case of a christian minister or priest
who took his sweet time to violate the innocence of 
one or several little kids who will never be able to wash
themselves clean of the disease with which such a monster
crept along the sewer floor with is like
shooting
fish in a 
barrel---
unraveling like an old rope, the dominos fall & story upon story upon 
story of these 
carnivorous 
self-righteous
predators	
pop up like wild fire &
then the representatives of the grand illusion come running
trying to make excuses
for a sickness which comes hand in hand with the lies told in that
“holy book”---
for those of us who don’t believe the flailing horse excrement 
which is wielded upon us on a daily basis by faiths claiming to know
all the answers,
the actual documented crimes of those brave children who have come forth
later in life to reveal the true nature of these
vampires,
comes slamming into our hearts & minds 
as 
ONE BIG WAD OF christian CHILD RAPE---

for when the nonbeliever turns on their television 
late at night,
s/he is subjected to the babblings of lunatics going on about armageddon, fire & brimstone, and all the teaching of fictional characters,
which somehow inspire people to violate children---
and if those who think that there is no linkage between the two want to 
belay the point being made, saying that it is only a 
select few who promulgate such horrors upon the young,
then the nonbeliever can offer up one question---
why do so many of these monsters get away with it?

your faith provides the shelter.


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Carry

I stroll down to the wee burn
The snow feathers through the mist. 
I carry my camera
I carry my cares
I carry my requests
Yet I carry His presence.

Alone yet not alone
Out of the Spirit, into the mind
Impressions
Knowings
Perceptions.

I walk out of the mist
Back home
He carries me.


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How to Receive a Miracle

How to Receive a Miracle

Miracles seem rare these days
Many say they are isolated to the days of the Old Testament
I am here to tell you that just isn’t so
For the fact that I am still here to write this poem
Is testimony enough
My whole life I have been stalked by the enemy
He has sought to destroy me at each and every turn
He has hidden behind many images and activities 
Trying to drag my soul to hell
I have had two marriages and pain unimaginable
I walked in my younger years abused and beshuffled
I delivered 3 precious children all of whom understand Jesus
I have watched them too fall on their knees and cry out to him
How can one say that there is no God if you were to observe my life
How can one say that there is no God if I shared all the circumstances
There is only one true God and He truly is a miracle worker
He is constantly pulling strings from above to bring our lives into order
If you would only give him a chance he would also shower many miracles
Upon you
Call upon him this day…
His name is Wonderful, Counselor, Prince of Peace
His name is JESUS
He is my best friend!

Gwendolen Rix
7-23-14


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You Come to me in Small

You Come to Me in Small
You come to me in small
Your largeness waiting
in the quiet
Yet unseen

Grandeur

You can be found
in shopping malls
banquet halls
satellite TV
1000’s and 1000’s cheering

Maybe I get lost in crowds

You come to me in still
Giving me grace
to fill with you
Welling up – willing in

You come

Published: Ancient Paths


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Seeing Glory

Seeing Glory

Roaring across the heavens with such strength it is seen before felt
Overwhelming in its beauty and wonder....
Man, made in His image, has no words worthy to describe it
No way to measure its immense grandeur. 

Moses longed so much to touch Him he cried out, "show me Your glory"
But yet all around us in everything we see and sense is His glory
From the super nova that explodes on the scene lifetimes before men can see it
To the smallest wildflower that is seen by no one but Him. 

All dressed in beauty and wonder.....
Each an indispensable part of all that He is
From the universe to the dust that makes it up, He simply spoke and it exists
Held together by His will, His desire that it is. 

I can barely breathe when I get just a glimpse of it
Astonished I can barely look
The smallest thing humbles my entire being simply by its existence
Abba, made in Your image, I can only imagine what is yet to be seen
When we can finally look upon Your face and live.   JB. 





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Glory

Glory. (What Is It?)

It has no beginning and no end, it exists because it is!
Filling all that is with life, a light that outshines all others
Rushing across the stars like a storm, leaving unmatched power in its wake
Wrapping all in its presence, its very substance, the stuff of unwavering strength. 

Power without end, fueled by life itself
Displayed across the heavens and in the smallest flower
Overwhelming and overpowering, nothing can stand in its presence
It is the very flint that struck the spark of eternity. 

Choosing not to exist alone He spoke us into being
Our first breath came from Him
Approaching with confidence, knowing that we belong
The glory surrounding us like a cloak. 

Fellowship there is transparent and sweet, a time longed for until it comes
Walking together on a path through His glory, experiencing   all that He is
The light , the power, very life itself
All exist in and through Him. 

He takes it off like a garment and walks among men
No less glorious but choosing to appear that we might relate
Looking for relationship that will flourish throughout eternity
Walking together in His glory throughout time. 

His glory, rich and pouring forth light and power
Time nor space can stand in its way
It brings the strongest to their knees and lifts the weak to their feet
Glory is in all that He is.... It is His very being.   JB 


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My Thoughts were the Same

My thoughts were the same
As that of this world
Now here in my shame
Those thoughts make me hurl
He's opened my eyes
Now I can see
I'm not Satan's prize
Since I am free
Jesus Christ is my Lord
Satan has fallen
Open your ears oh world
Hear God's calling
Keep His word and His law
And away Satan will crawl


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Empty Hands




Empty Hands

I arrived with nothing, an empty vessel
No thoughts or opinions
No knowledge of what was around me
Simply hands held out for help. 

Along the way I began to learn
My opinions were molded by those around me
My thoughts in line with the popular beliefs of my clan
My personality shaped by those assumptions. 

Soon I began to walk on my own
Developing thoughts beyond what my teachers had told me
Confused but driven by the need of something more
I found myself floundering in unknown territory. 

Afraid of the unknown yet unwilling to be still
I pressed forward and developed my own beliefs
Though it was contrary to the norm I felt empowered
It seemed that nothing could stand in my way. 

I had become self-reliant and needed no one
My head stuffed with ideas that I approved of
My journey had taken me to the false security of self awareness 
My hands were filled with all that I had to offer. 

What could stand in my way?
Convinced that I could conquer anything
I feared nothing, making the path my own design
I was convinced that I alone was in control of my destiny. 

But then all that seemed right in my world began to crumble
Like a towering wall weathered beyond repair
It came as a surprise to many when it fell
But in truth I had known all along that something was wrong. 

Even the most egotistical among us must look in the mirror
The most unwilling to change know very well that all of their rants have little basis
But we continue to lie to ourselves making it easy to deceive others
All the while our hands are overflowing with things.....but contain only emptiness. 

This I'm afraid is the destiny of the children of men 
When they fail to recognize that destiny is not controlled by their will
But instead by one who lives just beyond the edge of our sight
While participating in every part of our lives. 

Can this arrogance and self-reliance be changed?
I believe it can be eradicated by its nemesis ....humility
A heart that falls silent instead of defending its actions
Only truly empty hands seeking help can hold hope!    JB


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what i pray for

I steal I lie
My sins are bind
To this very crime
I don’t know why
But all the time
I sin against Christ
But here the punch line
I want a second try
So here a rhyme

god I want to give forgiveness
I want people to have bliss
i know i got nothing to give you lord
My heart always feel torn
that what I pray for

open the door and see in me 
I want my familys to be safe you see
I honestly what them safe
for someday I could see there face
and tell i was okay

i know im corrupt
but please tell up above
allowed these people good or bad 
access to you're holy land


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De cipE or OPS- the reprimand

But lion tipping esoteric elite's lobby and label their fables                                             the lesser so called called sheep chattel cattle  the disease                                               When they are the emblematic symbolic manifestations                                                   of their own problematic rhetoric of old runes. The destiny of their own self ruin                  One day they run out of ruins and peace to negate a face worse than death. They will be forced into the truth as they debate away their day of grace                                          The fate of the dead they chose darkness instead of light they will not see life         choosing to ride a long black express                                                                             In which themselves cannot express for their agenda is secret                                        While they speak evil of the true God trying to turn His truth into a lie                               carrying a frieght of eternal wieght across a bridge they cannot back track                     into an infernal fire where they can mire in eternal pain                                                  The truth they will know then but it will be to late in the form of godliness                 without power shall they consider as seconds become hours hours hours!                            Why it is not still called today? Why is it they have passed their day of grace?                      *                    2  Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)Hebrews 4:7  Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts


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DEPTH PERCEPTION

I found you in the Mountains
and her streams
not among     cherished traditions
where   mankind   clings 
but in the songs    of the meadow larks
within the forest      and the valley's   parks

Oh how excellent are your ways   my Beloved
and the course you set         is always true
your reflections give light         just like the sun
to follow you  is the path      I'll always choose

My heart swells     as the floodgates of the rivers
as a torrent of waters       which are undammed
its flow like the      tidal's     power the oceans
my attention is riveted     by their demands

Among men shall I find      none like you
or the spectrum      of talents you possess
the seeds of inspiration       do they empower
and it's influence I      wish always to  express

You mind moves swift          as waves of Light
their energy is formed   and fired by  thought
your influences   governs life by its commands
and the trails of life        are in them wrought 

Unable am I    to ignore      all that is you 
and the abuses      from which I have been torn
that drives and strives     excellence to pursue
to escape the slumlords       where I was born 

COPYRIGHT © 2014 C Michael Miller
Romans 8:4-6
New International Version (NIV)
4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, 
who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh 
desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set
on what the Spirit desires.6 The mind governed by the flesh is death,
but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.


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CAPITOL CITY

             I am a captive
   and a prisoner of your affections
    draw me with robes of purple
      wrapped with cords of silver  
              let me embrace you
 ten thousand times ten thousand nights
        with four times as many days
        until I can no longer distinguish
that there are two            but only one   us
                   and upon my lips
        the exclamations of exaltations

         you have produced prosperity
           for all peoples of the lands
      enlarged the bounties meant for all
Words of healing spring forth like waterfalls
           that saturate a thirsty earth
        a  river that descends to all nations
your generousity       the filling       of every table
    and the wine of gladness            every cup
until one cannot see     and end ever to your goodness
    forgotten the former times      like a nightmare
          no longer able to be remembered
                    take me in your net
                 thread me with your song
                  where the dance of joy
       has filled the courtyard      of our home  
                              Oh Zion
                  the capital city of the King
         and you oh barren woman will give birth
                     for your repurchaser

                the treasures of the nations
              being collected together the gifts
             that will adorn the Kings storehouse

             will flow the restoration  of all things
     Every gem of kindness     decorates your halls
      the true wealth of the nations belongs to you
             and your surpassing loving kindness

  I will extoll before you and all the families of the earth
                       You oh Royal Residence
                        decoration of the nations
           to be filled with the Song of the Bridegroom     
                          and the Song of the Bride
                    the crowning birth of the Diadem
                      the nursery for the nations
                       for you shall raise them up
with tender compassions and the milk of loving kindnesses
         and kindle a longing for the attributes of love

                   This gift is for you Oh Israel
                       the dwelling your maker
                    has constructed to house you
           Within Jah has placed the well spring of life
                 the everlasting presence of your King              
                       Amen , come Lord Jesus
 
sources Isaiah 54 , 62
Revelation 21 ,  22
 
 
COPYRIGHT © 2011 C Michael Miller
via Duboff Law Group LLC


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Broken bottles

His pain labelled his face
Like an abandoned quarry full of "danger" signs
His guilt numbed his emotions
Like the blandest sand dune in the Saharra
With a head full of broken bottles
His mind was severed from clear thinking.

My father slept walked through life.

Ruled by the thoughts of others
Governed by their selfish labels
Mixed with self lies
Stirred by a wooden spoon: a race to the bottom.

With four hours to go
The light turns on !.
New light reflects through the broken bottles
Joins the dots 
The shards of glass becomes holders of love.
More than four hours though...
Shines forever !.


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Our Path in LIFE

Our Path in LIFE

May the Lord be with us on every path you roam
May the Lord bring sunshine and happiness to surround us 
When ever we are far far from home
May we be faithful and true with whom we meat 

As we do unto others as we would have them do to us
May the Lord give us courageous and guide us on our path
And in His heart we will always remain

May the Lord be with us with His light to help our path
May the Lord build a stairway to heaven when we reach the end of LIFE's path
And may we never live a LIFE in vain
And in His heart we will always remain

And when we finally fly away, we will be praying that we served Him well
As all the wisdom that God gives us no one could never tell
But whatever path we choose, He'll be right behind to help us

Rev. Samuel Mack, OMS, DD
Cpoyright 2014