Deceiving Myself

As I look back on my youth
All the fun times I used yo have
Seem to pale in reflection of thoughts
That I formed about life and God

As a young adult I would wrangle
Hoping I could hold my own
But I had deceived myself
Into thinking I was alone

In the end His love one out
I no longer question His grace
He’s shown me that I’m His child
Now I’m happy in His embrace

in rwsponse to the daily prompt

Be At Ease

This world has its troubles that won’t go away
It seems there’s a new disease every day
Just this morning I watched the news and they say
That addiction to video games is not safe

Then there’s cancer and heart disease  flu and a cold
Dementia and Alzheimer’s as we grow old
Lou Gehrig Disease Tommy John elbow
Diabetes and lupus and Crones so much more

Now if any of you have a nasty disease
Especially if you should have one of these
Your situation may be robbing your peace
But I know a way you can be at ease

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
From your understanding now depart
In all your ways let your words give Him praise
And He will direct you all of your days

In response to the daily prompt

Eye Wide Open

After the walk in the morning
After a breakfast so good
After the short drive to church
My body’s misunderstood

It’s not that the message is boring
Or that I can’t understand
It’s just that I’m languorous
My eyes close and close again

I find myself falling asleep
My wife gently nudges my side
I thank her for helping me wake up
From then on my eyes are wide

The message to learn is quite simple
It is one I have not learned yet
To keep from a nudge in your side
Eyes wide open would be your best bet



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The Greatest Brilliance

It’s not the stars that twinkle
Way off in outer space
It’s not the smile that radiates
On a little child’s face
It’s not the sun that rises
And sets with beauty rare
It’s not the thoughts of men
That make us all aware

When searching for the greatest
Brilliance of them all
We have to look at Jesus
And just stand back in awe
For there are many attributes
That we could mention here
I think I’ll list a few of them
Because He is so rare

His majesty is glorious
His might beyond compare
His wisdom is so high above
He’s always everwhere
His power never ceases
His mercy falls like rain
His grace is so amazing
His love will never fail

I could go on forever
His brilliance shines so bright
But now I’ll stop and praise Him
For He has brought me light
He’s worthy of my worship
All day and into night
Let’s give Him all the glory
And praise Him with delight





In response to the daily prompt

Be the Blessing

So many people look around for relevance these days
It seems that we got lost along the way
Either we have closed ourselves to putting others first
Or we’ve gotten caught in our own selfish ways

It’s so unfortunate that we don’t see the others needs
That we don’t extend the mercy we’ve received
We’re called to be benevolent and merciful to all
Because mercy is what fills the others needs

Let’s look outside ourselves today and see who we can touch.
Let’s be the blessing God wants us to be
We can change the world if we’ll step outside ourselves
To be what God intended us to be



In response to the daily prompt

What God Can Do

He placed the stars in heaven one by one
He made the earth the moon and the sun
He set them all in flight
They move both day and night
To make this planet just the place for us

He made a man from dust that was the earth
He breathed into the man his spirit birth
Then He took a rib
And made a wife Him
So they would multiply and fill this earth

It is incredible what God can do
It is phenomenal He does this for you
It is remarkable that he loves you
Isn’t it wonderful this is all true

He sent His only Son to take all our sins
Died on a cruel cross our victory to win
Then He rose again
Eternal life to gain
He did it all so we’ll be with Him

It is incredible what God can do
It is phenomenal He does this for you
It is remarkable that he loves you
Isn’t it wonderful this is all true


In response to the daily prompt

My Dream was Toast

I once was a full fledged hippie
My hair was scraggly and long
I usually didn’t look pretty
And my smell always seemed very strong

Back then I wrote a story
About a man who grew to be rich
By the time he was 25
Millions had come as he wished

This story became my dream
But my lifestyle was not even close
As I approached that golden age
I thought that my dream was toast

Then I met Jesus my Savior
And I gave my life to Him
Now the riches of heaven are all mine
And His promises fill me within

Maybe I don’t have the money
That the dream said I would have
But the riches of heaven far surpass
Anything else I could have asked.

In response top the daily prompt Dream

A New Painting

I love a brilliant sunrise
When the clouds are gilded in gold
Seeing this marvel unfolding
Is something that never grows old

Then as the sun is leaving
The sunset is equally grand
A new painting  done every minute
By the master’s loving hand

So beautiful is this ceation
It’s hard to imagine much more
But the wonder of His sweet mercy
Is an aesthetic I can’t ignore

He forgave all of our sins
By sending His son to die
Then He shows His wonderful grace
By giving eternal life

The next time you see some beauty
Just remember that Jesus loves you
Then you will see that His mercy
Like that painting is always new


In response to the new daily prompt esthetic

Blessings Cup

Sometimes things come to an end
It’s time to say goodbye
I bid farewell and move on past
A tear drops from my eye

Then out of nowhere comes a note
Of an incipient place
Where all of it can start again
Like nothing was erased

Our thanks to Sheryl for the time
She took to start this up
I pray it works the way she wants
And fills her blessing cup

In response to the NEW daily prompt


The storm gathers
The thunder roars
Lightning fills the sky
The wind billows
The air is humid
Amazement fills my eyes

I can see the signs of a thunderstorm
As it travels from afar
I know enough to find shelter
To protect me from its harm

The wars are raging
The earth is groaning
The weather changes fast
The people fighting
The darkness gaining
His time has come at last

These are the signs of His coming
You can see them bright and clear
He’ll soon part the Eastern sky
And meet us in the air

One day the trump will sound
All the saved shall fly away
If you don’t know the Savior
Repent and be saved today