Friday, April 18, 2014

The Challenge of Time...

The Challenge of Time…

Time ushered in our start,
The first beat of our heart.
Time called us forth to grow.
In time, it will cause us to slow.
Time races on; time stands still.
Wasted time is as a bitter pill.
Time will train you, drain you.
Time will strain you, stain you.
We are oft to try to hurry time.
We loathe time leaving us behind.
Time is a measure to judge you,
Subtle to nudge, abrupt to budge you.
Time stops, and yet, never ceases.
Time ails, but time also eases.
It gives, it takes; it builds, it breaks.
It runs from us and catches up with us.
It allows us to make our mark,
Then it makes its mark on us.
Time helps us remember.
Time causes us to forget.
Time holds memories we savor,
And harbors moments we regret.
We bottle time in pictures,
But over time, even they fade.
We study time in history,
But even history is lost in age.
We run, racing against the winding clock,
Dreading the finish line,
And the thought of being docked.
But, Beloved, with the time left,
LIVE—‘til your very last breath.
Take time to laugh, love, think, do, and be.
Make time to pause and reflect, sentimentally.
Praise the Father, Author of time and eternity,
For gifting you with time, purpose, and being.
And though time be a challenge, an enigma,
Embrace and employ the challenge and gift of time.

I Owe Jesus

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Thinking of You...

Thinking of you... 

Memories of days gone by, cause me to lament that we had to say goodbye. But the Master called your name, presented an inheritance for you to claim. For righteousness, you could not stay, but I miss you still to this very day. Yet, I am comforted in this, you, I shall not forever miss. For in the sweet by and by, you and I shall reunite in the sky. So I will press on until my day, when I, too, must take wings and fly away. And fly away I will to be with you. But for now, I'm just sitting here thinking of you.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

YOU loved me...

YOU loved me.

When nobody cared...
When nobody dared...
When nobody shared...

YOU loved me.

When I felt worthless.
When I spoke worthlessly.
When I lived worthlessly.

YOU loved me.

Thank YOU!

Lord, Awaken Love...

Lord, awaken love...

A love that is not mistaken, a love that will not be forsaken....
A love that buoys the heart, a love that builds a home...
A love that is pure, a love that assures.
A love that endures time's testing, a love that with time increases in blessings.
A love that ceases all strife, and love that beautifies life.
A love that opens up and fulfills all our heart's doors, a love just like YOURS.

Lord, awaken love...


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Just JESUS...

Arms stretched wide
beckoning, come reside
Lovingly HE died
Bridging the divide
Stemming the tide
Lord, Savior~guide
Ushering heaven inside

Blessed tears cried
Joy, can't hide


I Owe Jesus

Thursday, March 13, 2014

In your eyes...

In your eyes...

In your eyes, I see dreams of reaching the sky.
In your eyes, I see pain and the tears you've cried.
In your eyes, I see the longing for a love that's real.
In your eyes, I see the depth of heartache you feel.
In your eyes, I see the glow of love and contentment.
In your eyes, I see the burning flame of resentment.
In your eyes, I see the brokenness of betrayal.
In your eyes, I see the joy of overcoming failure.
In your eyes, I see the desire to just be appreciated.
In your eyes, I see how good it feels to be celebrated.

In your eyes...

The loving Heavenly Father has HIS eyes ever upon you. HE is watching out for your good. Keep your eyes upon HIM.


Reserved seating

Beloved, there are some positions that neither your ability, aptitude, assets, nor associations can get you into.

Some spots are reserved seating only by the Father's anointing, appointing, and approval. And it ain't nothing man can do it about it.

Be careful of pride, thinking you're more deserving based upon who you think or who others say you are, The Father ALWAYS knows best, humbly accept HIS will. Favor don't always seem fair, but The Lord ALWAYS does what's right.
To be heard ~ Speak.
To understand ~ Listen.
To endure ~ Persevere. 
To know ~ Learn.
To acquire ~ Give.
To achieve ~ Act.

To live ~ Love.

Just SHINE...

A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle.

Share your glow that others may glow. Never be envious of another's light. The heavens are full of stars. Each has its own God given place, purpose, power, period, and prominence. The Father controls the switch, not the star. And so it is with you and I. When HE hits the switch and we get lit~Just SHINE!





But by the grace of God I am what I am... 
1 Corinthians 15:10


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I just love you...

I just love you...

Not just for your sassiness or classiness
Not just for your beauty and charm
Not just for your intelligence or dutifulness
Not just cause you're the mother of my children
Not just cause you're a gift to me from God
Not just cause we've endured over 20 plus years
Not just cause you're my best friend
Not just cause you've been with me in thick and thin
Not just cause you are so worth it
Not just cause of so many things

I just love you, just cause I do...

Husbands, go all out in love for your wives. Don’t take advantage of them. Colossians 3:19 (MSG)


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Unseen waterfalls

Some waterfalls are sight unseen
Pouring from an internal stream 
The eyes of one knows it place
You may not tell it by the face
Silent tears cried that fall inside

God comfort, keep, and heal thee. 

HE sees, HE knows, HE cares...