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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Our Father’s Heart

Since Jesus only did what the Father instructed Him to do, why would our Father’s heart be, to use such lost souls (as the disciples) to start a revolution of love? I’ve asked myself that question more than once, because you see, I have come to realize that Jesus just doesn’t “see” people the way…

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