Cancer Update

CHEMO IS DONE! After 2-1/2 years, it is finally done. Praise the Lord! I still need the mask in public or cold, my neuropathy should slowly improve and my fatigue level should improve as well.

I thank God for the many people who provided transportation all the way throught, to the amazing staff at the Mercy Cancer Center and the Belmond hospital, and to the many prayer warriors who have held Janeen and I up. God’s mercy has been with us all the way through.

I will still have quraterly checks with the oncologist in Iowa City and a bone strengthening infusion in Belmond. But all is well and we are movijg forward. God is good – all the time!

The Latter Rain

I live In rural Iowa where corn and soybeans rule
Our rainy spell is over and now it has turned cool
The harvest lingers way behind and must get done real soon
Because we are the breadbasket for many in this world

But my eyes look for something else when I think of the rain
The former rain is good for life on earth as it sustains
But I look for the latter times of Holy Spirit rain
To come and fill our souls and bring us back to God again

It seems our country’s lost it’s soul to morals that do lack
And people all around us seem to fall much further back
They know longer recognize when Satan is in full attack
They just go with the flow and fall into his world of slack

It’s time the church rise up and call upon the latter rain
To overcome the enemy and raise up Christ again
He said if he were lifted up he’d draw to Him all men
Come on church pray with all your might that Jesus Christ will reign

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/your-daily-word-prompt-rainy-October-12-2018/

Without You

Lord help me walk close to you
Always by your side
That I might find the path you have for me

Lord help my ears hear your voice
Every time you speak
That I might learn tom be as I should be

Without you my life is shallow
Without you I’d fall and fail
Without you my heart would wither away
I’d be lost, Lord without you

Lord help my eyes see the lost
As I walk down the street
That I might be your witness overcoming fear

Lord help me breath your word each day
That I might grow in faith
Then when the trials and storms come I will not shed a tear

Without you my life is shallow
Without you I’d fall and fail
Without you my heart would wither away
I’d be lost, Lord without you

Help me stay by your side
Help me walk in your stride
Help me in you to abide
Never without you
Never without you

Without you my life is shallow
Without you I’d fall and fail
Without you my heart would wither away
I’d be lost, Lord without you

Quickly Overgrown

My garden was incredible this year
A used a new ingredient called Preen
For in the past I did not have the time
And soon my plot was overgrown with weeds

Our walk with Christ is very much the same
For it is easy to get pulled aside
This world can quickly overgrow our faith
And cause His word to gradually subside

So make sure you take time each day in prayer
Read the scriptures regularly to grow
The last thing you must do will keep you safe
Give thanks for all the blessings He bestows

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/11/your-daily-word-prompt-haunted-October-11-2018/

The House on the Hill

There’s an old house up on the hill
People say it is haunted still
Someone died in it long ago
Now they say she’s quite the ghost

I say the spirits fool your mind
Make you think they are still alive
But the truth is they’ve bit the dust
When our Lord died upon the cross

Satan was defeated there
Now he just tries to fool and scare
He has no more authority
So do not give into fear

Perfect love casts out your fear
He will hear your fervent prayer
If fear has taken hold of your life
Call on Jesus to renew your mind

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/10/your-daily-word-prompt-haunted-October-10-2018/

We Give You Glory

We give you glory and honor oh Lord
We give you glory and honor oh Lord
We lift up our voice
In your name we rejoice
We give you glory and honor oh Lord

Precious Lord we come to you
With our hands lifted high
Lord we come to magnify
Your name Jesus Jesus

We give you glory and honor oh Lord
We give you glory and honor oh Lord
We lift our praises high
Your name we magnify
We give you glory and honor oh Lord

Precious Lord we come to you
With our hands lifted high
Lord we come to magnify
Your name Jesus Jesus

As Winter Weather Comes

It’s that time of year again
Cooler weather on the way
Time to store the summer clothes
Get the flannel out to stay

It would be nice to hibernate
And skip the cold completely
But that would not be good for me
I’d live life too discretely

I want to be a witness
Of the Grace of Jesus Christ
He died to set me free from sin
And He’s given me new life

I will not let my light grow dim
Or hide it under a bushel
It will shine all the more you see
For lost souls are the issue

As the winter weather comes
So many will be searching
It’s time to make my writing count
For these words speak of mercy

In response to the last two daily prompts

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/08/your-daily-word-prompt-hibernate-October-8-2018/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/10/07/your-daily-word-prompt-flannel-October-7-2018/

That Same Tree

I was wandering one day in the forest
When I realized I’d lost my way
As I tried to work out my problem
I came to that same tree again

No matter how long I kept searching
I’d try different paths and ways
But as soon as I found some hope
I came to that same tree again

God has a plan just for me
It’s not always what I can see
When I have doubts
He’ll help me out
Then I’ll be where he wants me to be

My life can be full of problems
And I try to find my own way
But as soon as I get down the road
I come to that same tree again

God has a plan just for me
It’s not always what I can see
When I have doubts
He’ll help me out
Then I’ll be where he wants me to be

Lord, lead the way
Help me to stay
On the path you have laid out for me
Open my ears
So your voice I hear
And I won’t pass that tree again

God has a plan just for me
It’s not always what I can see
When I have doubts
He’ll help me out
Then I’ll be where he wants me to be

Forgive Them

Has someone said some words
That are absurd and caused deep hurt
They have sent you reeling
Hurt your feelings
Now you’re dealing with these thoughts
They have wrought
In your heart
Forgive them, for they know not what they do

Has someone done something
That starts to ring and leaves a sting
To your pride
Down deep inside
You try to hide and want payback
Except you lack
A plan of attack
Forgive them, for they know not what they do

Have people whipped you hard
Beaten with a rod for who you are
Put thorns on your head
Falsely accused and led
To death
Upon a cross crucified
Left to die
Forgive them, for they know not what they do

We do not have
A life that is so bad
Yet we complain
Of the pain
That others cause us
And we discuss
Those things that sting
With those who can do nothing
To fix the pain
And we disdain
From what God said
In His word
Forgive them, for they know not what they do

The next time you feel hurt
Become the person God intended
Bring an end to any strife
Give out life
As you forgive them
For they know not what they do