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Last summer was a real treat
My health was much improved
The maintenance chemo still went on
But I got in a groove

I started walking through the town
My bike was put to use
I even got out golfing
I was almost feeling new

One thing I really did enjoy
Was to tend a garden plot
It had been a very long time
Since we’d grown a healthy crop

But I must admit my first love
Was to tend my faith and hope
Taking care of that was crucial
To keep myself afloat

Now I spend most of my time
In study and in prayer
I pray that this shows up each day
In the WordPress blogosphere

 

In response to the daily prompt Tend

He Covered Me

I will not be denied
The blessings of the Lord
He’s laid them out for all the world to see
I’ll seek His will each day
I’ll draw close to His side
Then I’ll become what he wants me to be

Mercy flowing freely
For His mercy covered me
I’ll always see the best in everyone
Grace that covers mistakes
For His grace has covered me
Forgiving and forgetting those things done

Joy that never ceases
For His joy has covered me
No matter what the test I still feel blessed
Peace that calms my spirit
For His peace has covered me
The storms of life all pass me as I rest

Hope for life eternal
For His hope has covered me
Nothing can distract me from my goal
Love that knows no bounds
For His love covered me
The love of God will fill my heart and soul

Then when the day is over
When the sun is settling down
I will know that all these blessings guide my life
I’ll climb into my bed
Then I’ll lift my praise to God
For keeping me attracted to His light

I will not be denied
The blessings of the Lord
He promised them for all the world to see
You too can claim them now
There close within your grasp
Just give your all each day
Make Him your only way
Then all these blessings will be yours to keep

Survival

You say you can’t find rest
That there’s too much going on
Your brain just can’t turn off the thoughts inside
You say you can’t find joy
That this world is such a mess
The terrors are what causes you to hide

You say you can’t find hope
Because things just spin round and round
There seems to be no future up ahead
You say you can’t find love
In this crazy mixed up world
So you stay inside the safety of your head

I can sympathize with you
Because I’ve been there before
It is not a very fun place to live
One day I turned a corner
Everything became all right
I knew that surely now I would survive

You see, I met Jesus
I asked Him to save me
I asked Him to be Lord of my life
Now all the world’s distractions
Can’t phase me in the least
He’s given more than I could buy

Peace in every storm
Joy in every sorrow
Hope when all the hope escapes me
Love that’s everlasting
Mercy for all time
Grace so amazing and so free

You can know this Jesus
He can do the same for you
Just open up your heart and let Him in
You never will regret it
He’ll be there every day
To brighten up the new life you begin

 

In response to the daily prompt Sympathize

The Culture of Peace Love and Dope

I wish it was different in our world today
I wish people had more respect
But this will not be
As long as we see
A culture profuse with neglect

Neglect of accountability
Neglect of respect for the law
Not knowing what’s right
Not having the light
No care for morality

We seem to have lost our way somewhere
In the culture of peace love and dope
Now true joy is gone
Real peace never dawns
Most people have lost all their hope

But there is a hope that is sure
One that never will fail to win
Just turn to the one
Who’s Gods only Son
All you need can be found in Him

 

In response to the daily prompt Profuse

He Comforts Me

His perfect love
Is casting out
The fear inside
That comes with doubt

His bubbling joy
Has overcome
The sorrow felt
By hurtful ones

He comforts me
He comforts me
His watchful eye stays fixed on me
When I am weak
His strength I see
His loving hands take hold of me

His calming peace
Has overwhelmed
The roaring storm
That I had felt

His blissful hope
Is filling me
With thoughts of life
He’s all I need

And when the shadows block the sunshine
And my day turns into night
He parts the clouds and brings a rainbow
To let me know all things are right

He comforts me
He comforts me
His watchful eye stays fixed on me
When I am week
His strength I see
His loving hands take hold of me me

His blissful hope
Is filling me
With thoughts of life
He’s all I need

 

I will be recording this soon. Watch for it.

Weary Soul

Weary soul
Can you not find peace
Look to the one
Who calms the seas

Weary soul
Can you not find joy
Look to the one
Who frees your soul

Weary soul
Can you not find rest
Look to the one
Who says your blessed

Weary soul
Can you not find hope
Look to the one
Who helps you cope

Weary soul
Can you not find love
Look to the one
Who lives above

He Taught Us

He taught us obedience when He left heaven
Left His throne to come to earth
Left His glory to take on flesh
Left the praise to come and die

He taught us humility when He was born
In a lowly stable filled with hay
Wrapped with rags and settled in a manger
Born on earth to die for me

He taught us patience as He grew
Quiet submission to His father here
Learning life with no fanfare
Waiting for His day to arrive

He taught us submission when He was baptized
Knelt before John in the river Jordan
Ready to take on the mantle prepared for Him
Acknowledged as God’s son forever

He taught us compassion as He went
Town to town, touching the people
Answering questions meant to condemn Him
Meekness empowered in His loving eyes

He taught us wisdom as He was tried
Wrongly accused and condemned to die
His words would be futile, so He stayed silent
Ready to fulfill His mission in life

He taught us peace as He went toward the cross
Beaten and bruised, He was quiet through all
From the garden to Calvary there was no complaint
Died on that cross for me

He taught us hope as He rose from the grave
Back to the Father in heaven above
Giving us victory that will never fade
Oh what a Savior we have

I Thank You Lord

For the birds that sing
For the bright sunshine
For the air I breath
I thank you Lord

For the rain that comes
For the stars at night
For the gentle breeze
I thank you Lord

For a heart that beats
For a mind that thinks
For a soul that’s saved
I thank you Lord

For the peace that stills
For a joy that that flows
For enduring hope
I thank you Lord

For a loving wife
For three sweet girls
For five grand kids
I thank you Lord

For a praying church
For my firm Pastor
For good fellowship
I thank you Lord

For your great love
For mercy grand
For amazing grace
I thank you Lord

For God the Father
For Christ the Son
For the Holy Spirit
I thank you Lord

I thank you Lord
For all I have
I give to you
All that I am

I honor you
With all my praise
As everyday
I thank you Lord

Trusting Jesus Oh How Sweet

It’s so hard to describe it
This peace down in my soul
Whenever trouble comes my way
His peace will take control
There is no doubt or worry
There is no fear or dread
He gives me blessed assurance
That vict’ry is ahead

Once you understand this peace
Then joy is next in line
When all of life seems out of sorts
Abundant joy is mine
He fills my heart with singing
That new song that I love
His joy does overtake me
For I know that He has won

Trusting Jesus oh how sweet
His Spirit is to me
Trusting Jesus all the way
Gives life abundantly

Peace and joy are settled in
Now hope comes crashing through
I know my troubles are but brief
As blessings are produced
There is no hesitation
To face whatever comes
This hope will help me forge ahead
For He has overcome

Trusting Jesus oh how sweet
His Spirit is to me
Trusting Jesus all the way
Gives life abundantly

I’m resting in His mercy
I’m trusting in His grace
No trial can defeat me
His truth I do embrace
His peace is always present
His joy does fill my heart
And hope will bring me through
If from Him I don’t depart

Trusting Jesus oh how sweet
His Spirit is to me
Trusting Jesus all the way
Gives life abundantly

God Thinks of Me

Why should I ever worry
Why should I ever doubt
Why should I ever fear inside
When His thoughts are on me

Why should I fuss and fret
Why should I lose my peace
Why should my joy be down
When His mind is stayed on me

His thoughts are precious
Precious toward me
His thoughts are countless
Like sand by the sea
I cam not fathom
His love for me
His thoughts are precious
Precious to me

Why would my troubles throw me
Why would I oft feel lonely
Why would my hope escape me
When His precious thoughts touch me

Mercy abounding
Grace everlasting
Joy overflowing
Peace overwhelming
These are His thoughts
Precious toward me

His thoughts are precious
Precious toward me
His thoughts are countless
Like sand by the sea
I cam not fathom
His love for me
His thoughts are precious
Precious to me