Days Gone By

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12 KJV We are not meant to linger endlessly in our past–but, I believe, we are to learn from our mistakes. Not, to “get stuck” there–but to honestly evaluate our wrong choices, so that, “we may apply our hearts…

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Shield My Heart

But in the depths of my heart I truly knowthat you, Yahweh, have become my Shield;You take me and surround me with yourself.Your glory covers me continually.You lift high my head when I bow low in shame. Psalm 3:3 TPT I am not exactly sure when my heart began to believe that Jesus would always…

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Dear Child…

I’m here–dear child. I’ve heard your cry, And though ten-thousand suns rolled by; I’ve waited… longing for your voice, For only you, could make this choice– By now you know I never force–a life that wants me out. But ever close I stayed by you–in case you gave a shout. And call you have! And…

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Compassionate Tenderness

When I imagine what Jesus is like I think of words like compassionate and tenderness. I see Him writing in the dust before the Pharisees and the woman caught in the act of adultery. I see Him stopping on the roadside to heal a blind man that everyone else ignores, or feeding an enormous crowd…

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Brokenhearted Riffraff

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the suffering and afflicted. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted, to announce liberty to captives, and to open the eyes of the blind. Isaiah 61:1 The LORD is drawn to the brokenhearted. Though…

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Lookin’ For Love

I’m lookin’ high. I’m searchin’ low. I’m lookin’ for that special glow! You know the one–it makes you feel, Like you could fly, like this is really… Where it’s at! The REAL thing! That gives life spark, and soul that zing! It’s love! I gotta’ get me some. I’ll know it when it finally comes.…

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Doin’ Fine!

Hey I’m okay–I’m doin’ fine! That is my story and my line. I don’t need you, when I’ve got me! I’m doin’ great, as you can see! I learned it young. It’s all I know. I’m all I’ve got! Life ain’t no rainbow. But in the dark, with none around; The tears they flow–without a…

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Hugging Porcupines

Hugging you takes some practice. So I’ll start out with a cactus. –Marilyn Singer (on hugging porcupines) Hugging porcupines ain’t easy! Neither is hugging your critics. And, may I add, hugging prickly Prodigals takes a heart full of Holy-Spirit-Love. Loving Prodigals is not easy for The Church. I don’t really understand why. They are our…

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Sail Away

When blackness gathers like the night; And skies are filled with jagged light; When thunder crashes; peals of doom. And stormy wind’s like nightmare’s broom… Sweep down across your world of right, And brush away what’s best and bright. And boat’s adrift; sails tossed and blown; In churning seas of boiling foam. Now compass gone–now…

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Discovery of Life In The Strangest Place!

For if you choose self-sacrifice, giving up your lives for my glory, you will embark on a discovery of more and more of true life. But if you choose to keep your lives for yourselves, you will lose what you try to keep. Luke 9:24 TPT For the longest time I did NOT understand this…

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