He Came Back For Me

As a child I grew up in church so many years ago
As a teen I turned my back on God and wandered
In my early twenties I had truly lost my way
My life was heading down a lonely path

My mind had become mixed up from the things that I was taking
My body was a scrawny, hippie mess
Most people thought that I was destined to be left behind
Then suddenly my life was turned around

He came back for me
Jesus came and met me where I was
He told me that He loved me
Abd that He died for me
I asked Him to take over my life

Over forty years ago this all happened in my life
I have never turned my back on Him again
And I know if you have walked away and found you’re lost
That He’ll come back for you just the same

He came back for me
Jesus came and met me where I was
He told me that He loved me
And that He died for me
I asked Him to take over my life

He doesn’t ask us where we’ve been
He doesn’t ask us what we did
He doesn’t ask us why we left
He doesn’t ask us why we hid
He tells us that He loves us
He wraps His arms around us
He asks us to be His
And I chose to be His because

He came back for me
Jesus came and met me where I was
He told me that He loved me
And that He died for me
I asked Him to take over my life

This poem/song was inspired by Rev. Robert Newton speaking to an APEPT convention 5 years ago. I was prompted to watch the message today on YouTube. Here is the link

No Complaints

Some people give out hatred
Others emit fear
There are those who always have complaints
Some will bring you down
Others make you doubt
There’s even some who have a hundred pains

All of the above
And many more beside
Can truly work to bring a person down
It’s not the way to be
If Christ is in the lead
The words He spoke gave mercy all around

Let us dispense His mercy
To everyone we meet
That we might speak in words of love and grace
No place for our complaining
No murmuring or doubt
Only those things that fill our hearts with praise

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/your-daily-word-prompt-dispense-august-15th-2018/

It Matters Not

It matters not what I’m going through
Or what the day may bring
The Lord deserves my praise this day
So, I will gladly sing.

I’ll sing of His great mercy
I’ll sing of His great love
I’ll sing of His amazing grace
He lights the star’s above

He gives me joy abundant
And peace within my soul
Never does a day go by
He makes my spirit whole

I’ll shout His praise from the rooftops
I’ll lift my voice and sing
Eternal Hallelujahs
To the King of Kings

I Know A God

I know a God who cares for me
Through the dark and windy storm
I know a God who comforts me
When my days are far from calm
I know a God who carries me
When all my strength is gone
I know a God who stays with me
When I am all alone

His name is Jesus
Mighty Warrior
Lamb of God
Always with us
His name is Jesus
Lord of all

I know a God who took my place
And took away my sin
I know a God who gives me grace
And gives me peace within
I know a God who rose from death
So I could live with Him
I know a God who rules above
He is the King of Kings

His name is Jesus
Mighty Warrior
Lamb of God
Always with us
His name is Jesus
Lord of all

This God that I serve is merciful
This God that I serve is gracious
This God that I serve forgives me
This God that I serve delivers me
This God that I serve protects me
This God that I serve provides for me
This God that I serve is everything
That I could ever need

His name is Jesus
Mighty Warrior
Lamb of God
Always with us
His name is Jesus
Lord of all


Some people will believe a lie instead of seeking truth
Some people will tell gossip tales that end up harming you
Some people drink their alcohol each night so they feel good
Some people do their harmful drugs and stay misunderstood

Some people think it’s quite alright to swear in Jesus name
Some people think that causing pain is all just fun and games
Some people cannot say a word unless they swear and curse
Some people will refuse to listen and their life just gets worse

None of this is natural
It’s not what we’re made for
This world has got it all wrong
When His word they do ignore
We were made to walk with Him
In the garden He prepared
So put aside your wicked ways
And praise His name instead

In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/your-daily-word-prompt-natural-august-14th-2018/

A Sanctuary

I awoke this Monday morning
Looking forward to the day
I rose to greet the sunrise
As it lightened up the gray
I ate a bit of breakfast
With coffee on the tray
Then I walked out of my house
And I began to say

Thank you, Lord for giving me
Your mercy on this day
Thank you Lord, for your sweet grace
Which blesses me always
Thank you Lord for peace of mind
Provided by your grace
Thank you for the joy you give
And hope that always stays

Thank you Lord for this creation
Beautiful and wise
Thank you Lord for singing birds
Filling up the skies
Thank you Lord for flowers and trees
Colors for my eyes
Thank you Lord for loving me
And helping me through trials

As I finished my short song
Of praise unto my King
I thanked Him once again
For providing everything
And in that moment I could feel
The Spirit praises bring
My porch became a santcuary
For the King of Kings



In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/your-daily-word-prompt-porch-august-13th-2018/

The Lab of Life

I used to love the science room where we could have real fun
Mixing up those chemicals could bring up things that stunk
I also like the movies that scared us half to death
Frankenstein was one of them I think he was on meth

Our laboratory fun was a place of learning much
But most of us grow older leaving lab work in the dust
Yet if we really seek the truth the lab of life still runs
We are an experiment until we think we’re done

I know in my daily walk with Jesus Christ my Lord
The tests and trials that will come are things I can’t ignore
For each is there to help me grow and become all I can be
I just want to be the clay while God is making me


In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/12/your-daily-word-prompt-laboratory-august-12th-2018/

Without Apps

Email is so nifty
It gets there very quick
Messenger is just as fun
And WhatsApp is real slick
Instagram exposes you
Pinterest your likes
The phone is always handy
A letter finds a smile

All these different ways
To touch each other’s lives
Yet all of them are lacking
In portraying what’s inside
Today’s communication
Lacks time for face-to-face
To see their true expression
To hear a voice that’s raised

Let’s try to put aside
Our gadgets and our apps
To walk up to our neighbor
And share a heartfelt chat
Perhaps then love will win out
Over all the ugly ways
That have captured so much news
In too many of our days



In response to the daily prompt:

The One

I think of all the things that God has done

Through Jesus Christ His one an only Son

Ìn awe I stand Amazed

At the wonder of His ways

I read His word and know that He’s the one

The one who saved my soul

The one who ser me free

The one who rose for me

Ths one who made me whole

The one who took my sin

The one who dwells within

The one who healed my pain

The one whose peace I gained

The one who guides my day

The one who makes a way

The one who holds my hand

The one who has a plan

The one who answers prayer

The one whose always there

Now I sing hallelujah to the Lamb

Glory, glory, glory to the great I am

Ali lift up all my praise

To honor His sweet name

Jesus Christ whosw honor I proclaim

White as Snow

We used to build big snowmen
When young and full of fun
Our imaginations were on fire
We rolled the balls real big
And set them one by one
We always wanted to go so mush higher

Abominable was not our aim
With this massive man of snow
We hoped that it would be a work of art
We did all that we could
To make it look real good
Carrot, buttons, scarf and a top hat

If your really want that something
That defines unpleasantness
Something much worse than gruesome men of snow
Then simply turn your back
To the mercy Jesus shows
When life is over pain is all you’ll know

Right now it’s not too late
To avoid hell’s horrid fire
And a future so abominable
Just give your heart to Jesus
Ask forgiveness for your sins
He’ll make your heart as white as snow




In response to the daily prompt https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/your-daily-word-prompt-Abominable-august-10th-2018/