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About Pete

I love the Lord. Each day, he gives me words of praise and encouragement, and asks me to share them with you I pray that they minister to you as you read them, share them, or ponder on them. Have a blessed day!

Fog to Glory

 The outlook is bleak
 A cloud descended from above
 Shrouding the earth with a blanket
 Dense moisture shrouds all that I can’t see
 Fog
 Thick fog
 Zero visibility when driving fog
 Pea soup indeed
 I can’t see the tops of trees
 Or the house down the street
 Or the dog barking in the distance
 Only fog
 Bleak and dreary
 As if a sadness covered the earth
 Direction is lost
 Where I am is a mystery as I drive
 Danger lurks closely
 I must stay aware
 And awake
  
 But then the cloud lifts
 As if a hand had picked it up
 It dissipates into nothing
 Blue sky is all around
 Either the cloud has just vanished
 Or it sunk into the ground
 What is left behind is breathtaking
 The misty fog left it’s mark
 Trees covered with frost abound
 Glistening in the bright blue sky
 Glorious and beautiful they rise
 Majestic and full of wonder
 Wonder at how such a gloomy day’
 Could turn so beautiful
 So quickly
 I stop to ponder
 Take a picture
 And marvel at the glory of God
  
 This is our life
 One minute it can be gloomy
 Full of lost hope
 Of fading desires
 Of things gone wrong
 Of turns made reluctantly
 Of dreams dashed
 Then God lifts the burden
 He casts His Holy Spirit upon us
 And we shine
 We shine by reflecting the glory of the Son
 His splendor makes us beautiful again
 ‘His mercy restores our hope
 His grace removes our faults
 Once again, the day seems bright
 Once again all is right
 I am renewed
 Restored
 He has made me shine!
   

The Impossible Made Possible

 He was sitting at the gate, just biding his time
 Not expecting very much, perhaps just a dime
 He’d been brought their every day, all of His life
 It was all he knew to do.
  
 Then one day two men came along to find him there
 They asked him to look up and he looked into their stare
 They said they had not alms for him.  He thought they didn’t care
 There was not much he could say
  
 Then one man spoke to him with all authority
 He took His hand and helped him rise up on his feet
 Those legs that always failed him now held up like a tree
 True joy came over him that day
  
 He went leaping and shouting and praising God
 Leaping and shouting and praising the one who had raised him. 
 The one who had saved him
 He went leaping and shouting and praising God
 Leaping and shouting and praising the name of Jesus
 The wonderful name of Jesus
  
 All the people marveled that the man was on his feet
 Every day they’d seen him begging alms out in the street
 Now they see him dancing, no longer in defeat
 They wondered how this could be
  
 Peter spoke up as the one who helped him rise
 He testified of Jesus whom the people had denied
 It was Jesus name that brought the man a whole new life
 Now Jesus power they could see
  
 How long have you been lame or in defeat?
 Have you been afflicted with sins dread disease?
 The impossible is possible when His name you plea
 Call on Him today and you will see
  
 You’ll be leaping and shouting and praising God
 Leaping and shouting and praising the one who will raise you. 
 The one who will save you
 You’ll be leaping and shouting and praising God
 Leaping and shouting and praising the name of Jesus
 The wonderful name of Jesus
  
 In His name is power. In His name is might, 
 In His name the strongholds will flee from your life

Your Great Love for me

As i look at all you’ve done for me
My heart explodes with love
This undeserving sinner
Knows that you have done enough
And if all of your great mercy
Were to ens this very day
I would atill lift up my voice ro you
And give you all my praise

Great God of grzce and holiness
You’ve made my heart brand new
I think about all you have done
And draw my strength from you
My prayers are always heard by you
You answer ecery time
All that I am and will become
Comes from your great supply

Great God of peace and joyfulness
I come to you today
And ask that you will hear my cry
And gyide me on my way
I don’t deserve all that you’ve done
I don’t deserve your grace
But you have sent yoir only Son
He came to take my place

So i will lift my voice to you
My worship I will give
Because you have redeemed my soul
You’ve given me this gift
All of my days I’ll lift your name
All of my days I’ll give my praise
All of my days I’ll celebrate
Your great love for me

The Believers Life

A Thousand Promises

 A thousand promises you made to me
 Are all sustained by your mercy
 I can depend on every one
 Because of your redeeming blood
  
 Your healing
 Your deliverance
 Your salvation are all mine
 Your forgiveness
 Your assurance
 Your lovingkindness are all mine
 A home in heaven
 A rock to stand on
 A firm foundation are all mine
 Your grace and mercy
 Your Holy Spirit
 Your peace in trials are all mine
 Your joy unspeakable
 Your faith unshakeable
 Your hope endurable are all mine
 Sanctification
 Justification
 Perfect redemption are all mine
  
 I could go on and on today
 Of all the things your word does say
 But I will stop right here for now
 Because these truths make me say WOW
 What a Savior.  What a friend
 On your word I can depend
 The King of heaven cares for me
 He caused my blinded eyes to see
 That every day throughout all time
 A thousand promises are mine 

I Will Abide

 I can’t get over what He did for me
 He healed my body and He set me free
 He changed my life beyond what others see
 When He died for me upon that tree
  
 CHORUS
 Precious Lord, all that I need
 I come to you on bended knee
 Please hold me closely to your side
 With you I always will abide
  
 Now every day He shows me the way
 He fills my mind with words that I should say
 In peace and joy I walk through every day
 I have it made in His sweet grace
  
 CHORUS
  
 The future looks hopeful and bright
 As He shows me the path to win the fight
 My destiny is in His glorious light
 Close by His side I will abide
  
 CHORUS 

His name

 Lift His name, His wonderful name
 Lift the Name of Jesus
 Lift His name, His wonderful name
 Lift the name of Jesus
  
 Praise His name, His glorious name
 Praise the name of Jesus
 Praise His name, His glorious name
 Praise the name of Jesus
  
 His name brings life to the hopeless
 His name brings sight to the blind
 His name can heal every sickness
 His name brings peace of mind
  
 Worship His name, His marvelous name
 Worship the name of Jesus
 Worship His name, His marvelous name
 Worship the name of Jesus
  
 His name brings strength to the weak
 His name brings joy in sorrow
 His name brings faith when we doubt
 His name brings hope for tomorrow
  
 His name, His mighty name
 The name of Jesus, our Lord
 His name, His mighty name
 The name of Jesus, our Lord 

The Witness of Christmas

 Hope that fills the darkness
 Love for all to see
 Peace to calm the nations
 Joy abundantly
  
 Attributes of Christmas
 Shine throughout the year
 Giving light to others
 Filling all with cheer
  
 Let your light so shine
 That others come to know
 The love of Christ our Savior
 Has come to earth below
  
 We must be a witness
 Every single day
 Help others to know Jesus
 The truth, the life, the way
  
 Let your Christmas spirit
 Shine for all to see
 Hope, joy, peace and love
 Your witness ought to be 

A Christmas Prayer

 The day is finally here
 A day of mirth and good cheer
 We’ve waited this long
 And sung all the songs
 That deck the halls this year
  
 The Christmas tree shines so bright
 And the houses are covered with lights
 The presents are many
 The foods getting ready
 And soon we’ll all wake from the night
  
 The children flock to the tree
 And open their presents with glee
 Paper flies everywhere
 Parents laugh without a care
 They just hope the children are pleased
  
 Once all the presents are open
 It’s time for the feast to begin
 We sit at the table
 And all who are able
 Take turns as we start to dig in
  
 Then a gentle hand says wait
 Let’s take a minute to pray
 So they all bow their heads
 As these words are said
 To give God the thanks for this day
  
 Oh, the joy of Christmas
 Glad tidings we all sing
 Blessed Hallelujahs
 To the King of Kings
 Glory in the highest
 Emmanuel is here
 Let’s not forget the reason
 For this special time of year
  
 Because God sent His son
 In a manger bed He lay
 Such a simple start
 Yet we celebrate this day
 Because that little babe
 Gave His life our debt to pay
 And now we’re born again
 If we follow in His way
  
 There’s a hush that fills the room
 As a little child says
 I want to follow Him
 Will you show me the way?
 And right there at the table
 Before the meal begins
 We pray the sinner’s prayer
 And that child has entered in
  
 Oh, the joy of Christmas
 Glad tidings we all sing
 Blessed Hallelujahs
 To the King of Kings
 Glory in the highest
 Emmanuel is here
 Let’s not forget the reason
 For this special time of year
  
   

It’s Christmas Day

 It’s a day of great excitement
 It’s a day of warmth and mirth
 It’s a day of friends and family
 It’s Christmas Day
  
 It’s a day to exchange presents
 It’s a day to have a feast
 It’s a day share an eggnog
 It’s Christmas Day
  
 It’s a day we all year long for
 It’s a day we hope for snow
 It’s a day of favorite music
 It’s Christmas Day
  
 But more than all these wonderful things
 More than almost anything
 It’s a day that we all celebrate
 The birthday of the King
  
 For Jesus came to earth this day
 In a lowly manger He did lay
 He came to take our sins away
 On this Christmas Day
  
 Let’s all make sure we celebrate
 The birthday of our Savior great
 Who came to die in our place
 On this Christmas Day 

What A very Special Night

 What a night, what a night, what a very special night
 See the star in the sky shining oh so bright
 See the shepherds watching their flocks
 See the wise men follow the star
 Knowing not what’s to come this very special night
  
 Mary and Joseph travelled oh so many miles
 They awaited the birth of their first child
 Looking for a room at the inn
 There was no room for them within
 A stable would be there room for the night
  
 The shepherds were startled by an Angelic light
 Do not be afraid echoed through the night
 I bring good tidings of Joy
 Peace on earth for girls and boys
 And a host of Angels Loud Hosannas sing
  
 What a night, what a night, what a very special night
 See the star in the sky shining oh so bright
 See the shepherds watching their flocks
 See the wise men follow the star
 Knowing not what’s to come this very special night
  
 They came with their flocks to find that babe
 Wrapped in some clothes and laid in the hay
 They knelt down to worship Him
 Assured He’s the coming King
 Then for a while they would worship and stay
  
 Mary and Joseph knew their child was special
 They’d both been told of His coming arrival
 But they held their peace
 When the shepherds did speak
 And asked why they were summoned by angels
  
 What a night, what a night, what a very special night
 See the star in the sky shining oh so bright
 See the shepherds watching their flocks
 See the wise men follow the star
 Knowing not what’s to come this very special night
  
 The wise men arrived from the east they had come
 They knew that the star was a sign from above
 Their gifts they did bear
 Gold, incense and myrrh
 They knelt down to worship this child filled with love
  
 Thus, the scene was set
 No one would forget
 That the Son of God came as a babe
 And for many years
 Mary shed her tears
 For she knew what a price he would pay
  
 What a night, what a night, what a very special night
 See the star in the sky shining oh so bright
 See the shepherds watching their flocks
 See the wise men follow the star
 Knowing not what’s to come this very special night