Abandoning Ship!

“Dad, I’m not at all sure I can follow you any longer in your simple Christian faith’ stated the clergyman’s son when he returned from the university for holidays with a fledgling scholar’s assured arrogance. The father’s black eyes skewered his son, who was ‘lost,’ as C.S. Lewis put it ‘in the invincible ignorance of…

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Song For Natalie

My way forward is always about going deeper into God’s love for me. Deeper into God’s heart, deeper into union and communion with Him. I’m walking the road to claiming my identity as the Beloved of God. —Sharon Garlough Brown, Sensible Shoes “Wash me…” from the dust of dreams, Of sorrow’s song with iron bars…

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“Answers From A Cross” (New Song #11)

In all this darkness there is a light, A song from God, sung in the “night.” “Where is God!” some men demand. “Where was His, mighty, omnipotent hand?”   Devastation from stormy blast… Stricken faces—still aghast. “Where is God…” their whispered plea. “Doesn’t He care? Doesn’t He see?” ~~~ “How could He care—and look away?”…

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The Warrior

NEW SONG #7 Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? Song of Solomon 8:5 (verse 1) Oh, Abba! What words can I write To sing new songs of sweetest praise? To tell of victories in the night And how a victor’s shout is raised? Who is this? Her brow so…

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Seasons

~~~ Father—Creation that you’ve made! Spring’s sweet buds, and Summer’s glade; Pumpkin’s orange in Fall’s bright pallet, Forest’s sleep ‘neath Winter’s mallet… ~~~ Your seasons teach me lessons stern; Lessons that, I needs, must learn; That all year ’round — these changes show, I must change if I’m to grow! ~~~ Why do I fight it? Fists clenched tight……

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Delays Are Not Denials

Like withering grass, days slowly pass; I wonder why You haven’t come. My dreams still wait—the hour is late; When will my great deliverance be? ~~~ And bending low, You whisper, “So… You think this dream you’re longing for, Is way behind, and you can’t find, The pathway out of great dilemma?” ~~~ Ah, child…

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Changed In The Dark

I’ve had you in the dark – it’s true! How could you understand? That all from the beginning Is exactly as I’ve planned. ~~~ Could I choose, dear one, to smash your heart? No, it would be cruelest wrong Instead my plan, to change your heart, And give it bright new song ~~~ I know…

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wISHING fOR tHE mOON

In dismal mud ~ far from the sky A thousand glittering nights sped by Until the one meant just for me A call to “Come…” to garden tree. “Who me? I am too small!” I said “What if I fall?” spoke Fearing Dread. Yet somewhere from my coward’s heart Came Maker’s whisper, “Now… Depart.” From…

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Ashes

As I sit here, from Heaven’s view Watching you weep among the ashes? I wish you could see, what I see The other life that crashes ~~~ Don’t think that you’re the only one, That’s wandering through destruction; That I’ve no plan to take it all And begin the reconstruction… ~~~ Just like I’ve done…

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