CALL TO SUBMISSION/REDEDICATION/AFFIRMATION

GOD'S WILL

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GOD’S WILL


GOD’S WILL...SHALL BE DONE 

IN YOUR LIFE AND MINE.

IF WE WOULD SUBMIT AND BOW TO IT

OUR LIFE WOULD TURN OUT FINE!

WHY IS THAT EASIER SAID THAN DONE?

WHY DO WE STRUGGLE WITH DECISIONS?

WHY SO HARD FOR US 

TO CHANGE OUR MINDS

AND MAKE REQUIRED SPIRITUAL REVISIONS?

THE OLD FLESH IS ALWAYS

PULLING AGAINST OUR SPIRITUAL WALK.

SATAN WANTS US TO LOSE OUR CONFIDENCE 

AS HE TRIES TO CONVINCE 

THAT WE CANNOT “WALK OUR TALK.”

GOD’S WORD SAYS I AM THE VINE…

YOU ARE THE BRANCHES.

HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM…

THE SAME SHALL BEAR MUCH FRUIT.

WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING.

WITH GOD, WE CAN RISE AND CONQUER

ALL POSSIBILITIES!

WITH HIS GIFT OF FRUIT…

LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONGSUFFERING, 

GENTLENESS, GOODNESS,

FAITH, MEEKNESS, TEMPERANCE 

WRAPPED UP IN HIS TRUTH.

IS THERE ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR OUR GOD

WHO IS OMNIPOTENT?

NO! 

KNOWING THIS MAKES US

DESIRE TO DO HIS WILL

AS WE FLEE FROM SATAN AND REPENT.

WE CAN READ HIS WORD, WORSHIP, PRAISE.

STUDY TO SHOW OURSELVES APPROVED.

HE WILL BLESS OUR LATTER DAYS 

AND HELP US TO DO HIS WILL!!

WITH A FAITH THAT IS STAUNCH…

WE CAN SING “I SHALL NOT BE MOVED!”


  

We know in Life

only God’s will ...will be done.

Don’t worry,

Don’t wonder,

Great victories can still be won.

As God grants more strength

and faith...you have increased hope.

You courageously have vision.

You strive to broaden your spiritual scope.

By hearing, studying, meditating

on God’s Word...

Trusting, obeying, acknowledging

Jesus only... as Our Lord.

God’s will, my friend

is sometimes difficult to understand,

But just accept it fully,

You are in God’s Master plan.

Accept now, forgiveness, love,

Healing with us or with Him.

God has promised not to forsake you,

Just trust and on Him depend.

Experience his peace as it surrounds 

He remains...your closest friend.

HYMN "I SHALL NOT BE MOVED"

ANGEL OAK TREE 
S.C.
400-500 YRS OLD 66.5 FT. TALL 28FT CIRCUMFERENCE. SHADE 17,200 SQUARE FT


LET'S SING A HYMN TOGETHER...


 "I shall not be moved
Like a tree planted by the water
I shall not be moved

When my cross is heavy
I shall not be moved
Like a …tree that's planted by the water

I shall not be moved
The church of God is marching … 

I shall not be moved Just like a tree planted by the water I shall not be moved.
King Jesus is our captain …I shall not be moved

Come and join the army  I shall not be moved…
Fighting sin and Satan …I shall not be moved

When my burden’s heavy …I shall not be moved

Don’t let the world deceive you …I shall not be moved

If my friends forsake me …

I shall not be moved Just like a tree that's planted by the water I shall not be moved!

Chorus...I shall not, I shall not be moved. 

I shall not, I shall not be moved, just like a tree

planted by the water

I SHALL NOT BE MOVED"


ANGEL OAK TREE ST. JOHN'S ISLAND S.C. 400-500 YEARS OLD  66.5 FT TALL

28 FEET CIRCUMFERENCE

SHADES 17,2000 SQUARE FT.


JUST LIKE A TREE THAT'S PLANTED BY THE WATER...I SHALL NOT BE MOVED!


DAILY AFFIRMATIONS

BECAUSE YOUR FAITH IN GOD IS STRONG.

YOUR LIFE 

IS FILLED WITH HOPE.

WHEN PROBLEMS RISE AND THREATEN YOU,

HE GIVES YOU 

STRENGTH TO COPE.

YOU DON’T LOSE HEART WHEN THINGS GO WRONG. FOR GOD WILL MAKE IT RIGHT...

YOU KNOW HE ALWAYS UNDERSTANDS

AND PROTECTS YOU FROM YOUR PLIGHT.

FOR HE SEES ALL 

AND TRULY CARES.

AND KNOWS YOUR EVERY NEED.

YOU HAVE KEPT FAITH AND HOPE IN HIM.

HE WILL ALWAYS INTERCEDE.

HE’LL CALM YOUR TROUBLED SPIRIT

AND SMOOTH YOUR WRINKLED BROW.

HE’LL FILL YOUR HEART 

WITH PEACE AND JOY.

HIS LOVE ON YOU ENDOW.

YOU WON’T LOSE HEART

OR BE DEPRESSED

BECAUSE GOD’S LOVE IS TRUE.

AND HE’LL CONTINUE 

TO HELP YOU FIND SUCCESS

IN EVERYTHING YOU DO.

AFFIRM YOUR FAITH EACH DAY BY SPEAKING ALOUD A FEW OF THESE DAILY AFFIRMATIONS

IN YOUR OWN SPECIAL WAY.

   

SWEPT INTO YOUR ARMS

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SWEPT INTO YOUR ARMS


FATHER, LET US NOT BE JUST 

SWEPT INTO YOUR ARMS

BY THE TIDE OF 

SURMOUNTING CIRCUMSTANCE, TROUBLES

NATURAL DISASTERS 

OR FEAR OF BODILY HARM.

HELP US TO ALWAYS SEE YOU, AS A LOVING,

POWERFUL, PROTECTIVE LORD AND SAVIOR.

GLAD THAT SINCE WE

HAVE ACCEPTED YOU AS ONE

WHO CAN AID US IN A CHANGE OF BEHAVIOR.

PLEASE DON’T LET US CONTINUE TO ERR

IN OUR THINKING AND CHOICE..

IGNORING THE FACT 

THAT THROUGH PRAYER AND PRAISE

WE DO HAVE A VOICE.

YOUR WORD SAYS WE SHOULD MAKE OUR

PETITIONS KNOWN TO YOU.

BECAUSE OF SURRENDERING 

OUR HEART WE HAVE A GUARANTEE

THAT THIS LIFE...YOU WILL WALK US THROUGH.

WE KNOW WE CANNOT MAKE IT

IN THIS WORLD ALL ALONE.

WE MUST STOP NOW, AND ACKNOWLEDGE

YOU ARE IN CONTROL FROM YOUR THRONE.

HELP US TO OPEN OUR EYES TO GODLY WISDOM

FROM THOSE 

YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO HELP GUIDE US.

LET US NOT WALK IN NAIVE BLINDNESS,

THINKING WE ALREADY “KNOW IT ALL”

EVEN ABOUT YOUR WORD,

AS A FATHER IN WHOM WE TRUST.

TEACH US THAT WE DON’T ALWAYS NEED TO

LEARN FROM OUR OWN EXPERIENCES IN LIFE.

SOME EXPERIENCES OF OTHERS

SHOULD TEACH US

HOW TO AVOID 

SOME DISAPPOINTMENTS AND STRIFE.  

OPEN OUR HEART AND MIND TO

GENTLE CORRECTION AND EXHORTATION. 

LIFE STILL DEALS SOME HARD KNOCKS

EVEN AFTER OUR SALVATION.

SO WHEN WE, YOUR PEOPLE ARE SWEPT BY

THE TIDE OF CIRCUMSTANCE AND FEAR OF BODILY HARM

WE ARE ASSURED OF YOUR RESCUE

AS YOU COMPASSIONATELY SWEEP US

INTO YOUR ALL POWERFUL ARMS


    PSALM 87:7B "

ALL MY SPRINGS ARE IN THEE"


"ALL MY SPRINGS ARE IN THEE..LORD

REFRESHING SPRINGS ACCORDING TO THY WORD.

SPRINGS OF CONTENTMENT

 AND INNER PEACE…

SPRINGS OF COMFORT

 AND COMMUNION WITH THEE…

SPRINGS OF SATISFACTION

 IN TRUSTING YOUR WORD…

SPRINGS OF KINSHIP

 AS AN HEIR OF THINE…LORD…

THANK YOU FOR YOUR REFRESHING SPRINGS

SWEET, COOL, AND EVER FLOWING.

THANK YOU FOR ACCESS TO THEM

AND A GOD WHO IS…ALL KNOWING.



ANOTHER QUESTION

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ANOTHER QUESTION???


IS THERE A JOB TO BE DONE THAT YOU THINK

CAN ONLY BE DONE BY YOU?

DO YOU THINK GOD'S PLAN SO SHALLOW

THAT ONLY ONE PERSON CAN CARRY IT THROUGH?

"YES, I'M TOO BUSY

 BUT THAT'S JUST THE WAY I AM,"

HAS BEEN SAID.

BUT WOULD A LOVING ORDERLY HEAVENLY FATHER

OVERLOAD HIS CHILD..

HIS CHILD THAT IS SPIRIT LED?

IS HE NOT THE POTTER?

ARE WE NOT THE CLAY?

CAN HE NOT ADAPT US

TO LIVING A MORE RESPONSIBLE WAY?

OH YES HE CAN!

THE SONG IS TRUE.

"WHAT HE'S DONE FOR OTHERS

HE'LL DO FOR YOU."

SOME FOLK WERE NOT GIVEN THE CHANCE

THEIR PRIORITIES TO REARRANGE.

I THANK GOD FOR THIS BLESSING

AND AM THOROUGHLY ENJOYING "MY CHANGE!"

SO REST…RELAX…RECUPERATE.

BATHE IN GOD'S QUIETNESS AND LOVE.

HE CAN REVAMP YOUR THINKING

IF YOU'LL FOLLOW HIS AGENDA…FROM ABOVE.

ANGER

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ANGER


OUR LORD IN HIS WORD NEVER SAID

 BE YE NOT ANGRY

FOR ANGER IS AN EMOTION EACH OF US WILL FEEL.

BUT HE DID SAY “BE YE ANGRY AND SIN NOT” 

FOR WE ARE UNDER THE HOLY SPIRIT’S SEAL.

AT TIMES OUR ANGER 

INADVERTENTLY TURNS ON HIM

AS THE PAIN OF LIFE BLINDS US TO THE TRUTH

THAT HE ALONE, REMAINS OUR DEAREST FRIEND.

THE HOLY SPIRIT HELPS US TO BE “KIND, TENDERHEARTED,

FORGIVING ONE ANOTHER”.

FOR WHEN JESUS WALKED HERE ON EARTH

HE TAUGHT US TO LOVE OUR BROTHER.

“EVEN AS GOD FOR CHRIST’S SAKE 

HAS FORGIVEN US”

OUR “BITTERNESS,WRATH, ANGER, MALICE,”

CAN BE PUT AWAY... IF IN GOD WE TRUST.

WE CAN PRAY FOR GUIDANCE THAT

ALL PROBLEMS WILL BE RESOLVED.

SOMETIMES WE MUST PERSEVERE..JUST STAND

SOMETIMES “WALKING AWAY” IS INVOLVED.

SUBMIT ALL TO OUR LORD FOR DIRECTION

“SHOULD I WALK AWAY OR STAY?”

LIFT YOUR REQUEST TO THE FATHER

HE WILL HEAR YOU WHEN YOU PRAY.

FORGIVENESS IS NOT AN OPTION

NO MATTER WHAT THE DECISION MAY BE.

GOD FORGIVES US AS WE FORGIVE OTHERS.

THAT WAS SETTLED ON CALVARY.

SO AS WE EXPERIENCE “ROAD RAGE” OR ANGER

AND BELIEVE ME ... EVENTUALLY YOU WILL..

WE MUST CALL ON THE SAVIOR

 FOR WORDS OF EXPRESSION

NO MATTER HOW ANGRY WE FEEL.

WE CAN BE ANGRY AND SIN NOT

FOR PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT I’VE BEEN TOLD.

“LORD BRIDLE MY TONGUE 

AND CLEAN UP MY THOUGHTS,

AS YOUR 

FORGIVENESS AND ENABLEMENT UNFOLDS.

READ EPHESIANS 4:26-32


   

IT'S ASSURING

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IT’S ASSURING


HEAVENLY FATHER, I LOVE YOU, ADORE YOU.

IT’S ASSURING TO FEEL YOUR PRESENCE NEAR.

AS I AM SURROUNDED BY LIFE’S CIRCUMSTANCES..

SOVEREIGN GOD, YOUR VOICE IN YOUR WORD.

IS STILL CLEAR.

I MUST CAST ALL MY CARES UPON YOU.......

SO...ALL MY CARES... I NOW CAST UPON YOU.

THAT INCLUDES PRINCIPALITIES , POWERS,

AND SITUATIONS OF DISTRESS TOO.

YOUR WORD SAYS THE BATTLE IS NOT MINE.

YOU ARE THE CHIEF IN CHARGE.

I MUST PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR IN YOUR WORD...

EVEN BEFORE THE ENEMY

 OF SICKNESS LOOMS LARGE.

THE BELT OF TRUTH AND 

BREASTPLATE OF YOUR APPROVAL,

WEARING SHOES THAT ARE ISSUED BY YOU

TO WALK IN PEACE WITHOUT REMOVAL.

WITH FAITH AS MY SHIELD

TO PROTECT AGAINST SATAN’S DARTS,

THE HELMET OF SALVATION, 

SWORD OF YOUR SPIRIT.

OH MY MAGNIFICENT FATHER..

HOW GREAT THOU ART.

I MUST PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.

ASKING YOUR SPIRIT TO INTERCEDE.

FOR HE ALONE IS AWARE OF YOUR WILL.

YOU ALONE KNOW WHAT I NEED.

EMPOWER ME, FATHER, TO CONTINUE TO SPEAK WITH OTHERS

IN KINDNESS AND IN LOVE.

TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO ACCEPT YOU.

TO BE READY FOR YOUR CALL FROM ABOVE.

I THANK YOU, HEAVENLY FATHER.

I’LL LOVE AND ADORE YOU..ALWAYS.

SOVEREIGN GOD,

 IT’S ASSURING TO FEEL YOUR PRESENCE.

I WILL TRUST YOU FOR THE REST OF MY DAYS.

 


IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY

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TELL THEM

  

TELL THEM

SOMETIMES WE’RE TOO BUSY “LIVING”

TO OFFER TO OTHERS THE “GIFT OF LIFE.”

TO WARN THEM THAT TIME PASSES SWIFTLY.

OFTEN THE DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY

DOES NOT KNOCK TWICE!

WE’RE BUSY WITH FAMILY, WITH JOBS,

WITH “CHURCH WORK,” WITH FRIENDS…

NEVER STOPPING TO REMIND OTHERS

THAT LIFE HERE WILL SURELY END.

TOO BUSY TO TELL THEM OF THE BIRTH,

LIFE, DEATH, RESURRECTION,

ASCENSION OF JESUS CHRIST.

WE THINK 

JUST LIVING “A GOOD LIFE” IN THEIR PRESENCE

WILL SOMEHOW SUFFICE.

OH, MY FRIENDS, 

MY FAMILY,

MY ACQUAINTANCES…

THAT IS JUST NOT ENOUGH!

LIFE’S CIRCUMSTANCES MIGHT BE EASY NOW

BUT THEY WILL AT TIMES GET PRETTY ROUGH.

TELL THEM…

THAT LIFE DOES NOT

END AT THE GRAVE.

WHERE WE SPEND ETERNITY 

IS DETERMINED BY HOW WE BEHAVE….

IF OUR BEHAVIOR DOES NOT INCLUDE

ACCEPTANCE OF JESUS AS PERSONAL SAVIOR,

ETERNAL LIFE WILL NOT BE OURS…

WE WILL NOT RECEIVE GOD’S FAVOR.

THE CLOCK IS TICKING!

WE WHO KNOW THE LORD 

ARE RESPONSIBLE TO TELL OTHERS.

TELL THEM..

SALVATION IS A GIFT OF LIFE...NOT EARNED!

PAID “ONCE FOR ALL”…

FOR ALL SISTERS AND BROTHERS.  

GOD’S SALVATION

IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU.

HE WILL COME WHEREVER YOU ARE.

TELL THEM…

SALVATION IS AS CLOSE AS

YOUR OWN MOUTH AND YOUR OWN HEART.

TELL THEM…

IT’S NOT A COMPLICATED PROCESS.

IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND SAY

WITH YOUR MOUTH THAT 

CHRIST IS THE RISEN LORD,

YOU WILL BE SAVED…

READ YOUR BIBLE AND PRAY.

TELL THEM…

THEY CAN THEN TALK TO GOD AS “FATHER”

RATHER THAN JUST CREATOR.

THEY CAN TRUST HIS HOLY WORD.

FOR NOW ..HE IS THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR.

THEN REJOICE WITH THEM

AS YOU LET THEM KNOW

THAT EVEN THE ANGELS

REJOICE IN THE SALVATION OF THEIR SOUL.

TELL THEM…

TO READ THE BIBLE. 

THE BOOK OF JOHN IS A GOOD START.

ALSO TO FIND A BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH WHERE THEY CAN GROW AND TAKE PART

IN PRAISE AND WORSHIP

FOR THE BEGINNING OF LIFE ANEW...

A LIFE WITH DIVINE PURPOSE.

GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU. 

THEN TELL THEM…

NOT TO BE TOO BUSY “LIVING”

TO OFFER TO OTHERS 

“THE GIFT OF LIFE”

AS TIME PASSES SWIFTLY.

OPPORTUNITY

MIGHT

NOT 

KNOCK TWICE!

   

THE OLD OLD STORY


TELL ME THE OLD OLD STORY.

THE OLD OLD STORY

OF YOUR GRACE.

THE SAME STORY TOLD TO THOSE WHO

HAVE NOW GONE 

TO BEHOLD YOUR FACE.

STORIES OF YOUR MAJESTY,

OF YOUR GLORY, OF YOUR LOVE.

STORIES OF SINS FORGIVEN

BY YOU, SOVEREIGN FATHER UP ABOVE.

STORIES OF HOW YOUR SON

BLED AND DIED UPON THAT RUGGED CROSS.

SO SINNERS JUST LIKE ME

WOULD NOT NEED TO SUFFER LOSS.

LOSS OF SELF ESTEEM, 

LOSS OF SALVATION FULL AND FREE.

LOSS OF THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE

THROUGH YOUR

FINAL OFFERING ON THAT TREE.

I LOVE TO HEAR 

AND READ YOUR STORY FATHER.

I LOVE TO WORSHIP 

AND TO PRAISE YOU .

I LOVE JUST BEING A CHILD OF YOURS.

I LOVE BEING A RECIPIENT 

OF ABUNDANT BLESSINGS TOO.

SO FATHER, 

TELL ME THE OLD OLD STORY

OF YOUR

LOVE AND OF YOUR GRACE.

THE SAME AS YOU TOLD

TO GENERATIONS PAST 

BEFORE 

THEY TRAVELED 

THROUGH 

TIME 

AND SPACE..

Inspiration & Invitation

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GOD IS CALLING YOU

IN THE NIGHT SEASONS GOD IS CALLING YOU. IN THE QUIET CALM OF EVENING GOD IS CALLING YOU.  IN THE STORMS THAT ARE FRIGHTENING GOD IS CALLING YOU.   IN THE THUNDER AND ... IN THE SONGS OF THE BIRDS... IN MUSICAL NOTES AND WORDS

GOD IS CALLING YOU. 

IN WILD FLOWERS IN THE FIELDS... IN THE SOUND OF THE HOOF BEAT OF HORSES . IN THE HEAT AND THE CHALLENGE OF GOLF COURSES GOD IS CALLING YOU. WHILE YOU ARE TENDING YOUR YARD & GARDEN...LET NOT YOUR HEART HARDEN 

GOD IS CALLING YOU.

THROUGH SPORTS AND PROGRAMS ON T.V. . THROUGH THE LIVES AND DEATHS OF OTHERS,  HE WANTS YOU NOW...HIS GRACE TO SEE GOD IS CALLING YOU. 

IN THE TRANQUILITY OF LAKES & RIVER BANKS  GOD IS CALLING YOU

TO LOOK UP IN PRAISE AND GIVE THANKS.   

LOOK TOWARD THE STARS.

GOD IS CALLING YOU. TO COME JUST AS YOU ARE. 

THERE ARE NO PREPARATIONS YOU CAN MAKE. .. ONLY ONE STEP YOU MUST TAKE.

BE SORRY FOR YOUR SIN. 

THEN INVITE JESUS IN.

DON'T WAIT TO BREAK BAD HABITS.  HE WILL HELP YOU GET RE ESTABLISHED. 

DON'T WAIT TO BE PERFECT.     

HIS SPIRIT WILL LEAD AND GUIDE.  HE'LL BE FOREVER BY YOUR SIDE. 

HE WILL GIVE YOU INNER PEACE. GOD IS CALLING YOU. 

ALTHOUGH ALL TRIALS WILL NOT CEASE.

IT  IS  THROUGH HIS WORD..HE SPEAKS TO YOU. 

GOD IS CALLING YOU. 

YIELD TO HIS CALL. HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH. 

GOD IS CALLING YOU. THROUGHOUT ALL OF YOUR LIFE'S EXPERIENCES.

GOD IS CALLING YOU 

LISTEN MY FRIEND..LISTEN..

LISTEN... PLEASE 

PLEASE 

LISTEN

ANSWER HIS CALL  WHILE YOU CAN. GOD IS CALLING YOU!    

LISTEN MY FRIEND...LISTEN

LISTEN...MY FRIEND...LISTEN.

GOD IS CALLING HIS ROLL.

IT'S TIME TO PLACE LESS EMPHASIS ON THINGS.

FOCUS NOW...ON THE STATUS OF YOUR SOUL.

GOD HAS ALLOWED THE ENEMY...SATAN TO WREAK HAVOC IN OUR TOWNS.

TO TRY TO DESTROY OUR NATION

THAT SOME THOUGHT TO BE BOTH SAFE AND SOUND. 

THERE IS NO SAFETY OR SOUNDNESS OF MIND HERE ON THIS EARTH

UNLESS YOU'VE SURRENDERED TO JESUS. ACCEPTING HIS DEATH,

RESURRECTION AND  VIRGIN BIRTH.

THE WORD SAYS, GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF FEAR;

BUT OF POWER, LOVE AND A SOUND MIND. 

ACCEPT HIM...REPENT...BELIEVE...RECEIVE, 

THEN UNSURPASSABLE PEACE YOU WILL FIND!

THAT PEACE IS AN INNER STATE OF MIND

ESTABLISHING THE JOY OF THE LORD AS YOUR STRENGTH.

GOD'S GRACE AND MERCY ENDURES FOREVER.

THE MEASUREMENT OF HIS LOVE HAS NO LENGTH. 

THE WORD SAYS ALL HAVE SINNED AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD... 

ALL INCLUDES ME...

ALL INCLUDES YOU...

NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS IN THIS LAND ON WHICH WE TROD. 

SALVATION, ACCEPTING JESUS 

WILL NOT STRAIGHTEN OUT  ALL THE WRINKLES OF LIFE.

BUT WE'RE NEVER AGAIN ALONE, WITHOUT HOPE

OR OVERWHELMED BY CIRCUMSTANTIAL STRIFE.

GOD HAS PROMISED NOT TO LEAVE US. 

NOR WILL HE...HIS PEOPLE...FORSAKE.

WE WON'T ALWAYS ADVANCE IN GIANT STEPS. ONE STEP AT A TIME...WE MUST TAKE.

GOD'S PEOPLE MUST BE READY.

IN A STATE OF COMPASSION, FORGIVENESS AND LOVE.

WE MAY POSSIBLY NOT RECEIVE A PRIOR  NOTICE

BEFORE THAT CALL COMES FROM ABOVE. 

LET NOT THE SUN GO DOWN ON YOUR WRATH IS ALSO STATED IN GOD'S WORD.

WE MUST MEND FENCES, DAILY AFTER ACCEPTING JESUS AS SAVIOR AND LORD.

LOOK AROUND YOU...MY FRIEND...LOOK AROUND.

GOD IS CALLING HIS ROLL. PLACE LESS EMPHASIS ON THE THINGS OF THIS LIFE.

REVIEW AND SECURE...THE STATUS OF YOUR SOUL!    T

SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF SALVATION

Philippians  2:13    For it is God who works in you to will and to act  according to His good purpose.    What do we do when we don't feel like obeying? God has not left us alone in our struggles to do His will. He wants to come alongside us and be within us to help. God helps us want to obey him and then gives us the power to do what He wants. The secret to a changed life is to submit to God's control and let Him work. Next time, ask God to help you to do His will. To be like Christ, we must train ourselves to think like Christ. To change our desires to be more like Christ, we need the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, the influence of faithful Christians, obedience to God's Word ( not just exposure to it), and sacrificial service. Often is in in doing God's will that we gain the  desire to do it. Do what God wants...and trust Him to change your desires.

 LIFE APPLICATION STUDY BIBLE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION    

TAKE ONE MORE STEP

IF YOU'VE REPENTED OF YOUR SINS  AND  ACCEPTED JESUS AS YOUR LORD 

WHY  NOT TAKE ONE MORE STEP   ACCORDING TO GOD'S WORD.

WHEN WE ACCEPT HIM  AS OUR SAVIOR AND OUR FRIEND

HIS WORD SAYS WE SHOULD TRUST AND OBEY  UNTIL THE VERY END.

THE WORD SAYS REPENT AND BE BAPTIZED  EVERYONE OF YOU .

GOD'S PROMISES ARE UNTO YOU AND  UNTO YOUR CHILDREN  TOO. 

STOP AND THINK ABOUT IT...

OUR TIME ON EARTH MIGHT NOT BE LONG.

WHY NOT TAKE ONE MORE STEP...

WHILE YOU'RE STILL HEALTHY AND STRONG.

WHAT AN AWFUL THOUGHT  WHAT TERRIBLE...HORRIBLE PAIN... 

WOULD BE INFLICTED ON YOUR LOVED ONES  

IF GOD'S PARDON.. YOU REFUSE TO GAIN. 

FOR LOVE IS ETERNAL ONLY APPLIES  TO THOSE OF US

WHO HAVE GIVEN OUR HEART TO JESUS ACCEPTED HIS PARDON... 

AND IN HIM  PLACED OUR TRUST. 

SO...PLEASE...MY FRIEND ...  IF YOU HAVE REPENTED 

AND ACCEPTED CHRIST AS YOUR LORD.

WHY  NOT BE BAPTIZED...

TAKE ONE MORE STEP IN OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S WORD.


ACTS 2:38,39, & 41a     

THEN PETER SAID UNTO THEM , REPENT AND BE BAPTIZED  EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THE  NAME OF JESUS CHRIST  FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS,  AND YE SHALL  RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST.  FOR THE PROMISE IS UNTO YOU,  AND TO YOUR CHILDREN, AND TO ALL THAT ARE AFAR OFF, EVEN AS MANY AS THE LORD OUR GOD SHALL CALL.  

THEN THEY THAT GLADLY RECEIVED HIS WORD  WERE BAPTIZED.  

SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF SALVATION TO OTHERS

GOD IS STILL CALLING..YOU! 


THE HARVEST IS PASSED... 

THE SUMMER IS ENDED 

AND WE ARE NOT SAVED".  JEREMIAH 8:20  TLB 


THERE IS STILL A MESSAGE OF HOPE

FOR ALL PEOPLE OF THE WORLD WHO ARE WILLING

TO BROADEN THEIR SPIRITUAL SCOPE 

AND YIELD TO THE CALL OF GOD'S WORD. 

YOU CAN STILL ANSWER  THE LOVING GOD WHO STILL CALLS

TO SAVE YOU...AND WALK WITH YOU THROUGH LIFE'S MANY PIT FALLS.   

DON'T TRY TO CLEAN UP YOUR OWN SOILED LIFE 

IT'S AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK WITHOUT GOD.. 

WITHOUT HIM YOU'LL JUST FAIL MANY TIMES       

GOD ALREADY KNOWS THE "GOOD PERSON" THAT YOU ARE

BUT "GOOD" IS NOT ENOUGH...MY FRIEND WHEN IT'S TIME TO "CROSS LIFE'S BAR". 

JOIN ME...BE SORRY FOR "ALL HAVE SINNED"

JUST ASK FOR FORGIVENESS AND INVITE JESUS IN..  

THIS COMMITMENT WON'T ERASE ALL THE TROUBLES OF THIS WORLD

BUT TROUBLES WON'T BE FACED ALONE ONCE YOU'VE ACCEPTED JESUS AS LORD.

MY FRIEND...PLEASE DON'T LET THE HARVEST PASS 

ALTHOUGH THIS SUMMER IS ENDED.

GIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FATHER NOW 

AND ON HIM BECOME DEPENDENT.    


 If you have already accepted Christ as your personal Savior.. 

Please pass this on to someone you care about.    

QUESTIONS ??? AND ANSWERS

IS THERE A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT, ENLIGHTENMENT,

INSPIRATION SOMEWHERE? 

IS THERE A POSITIVE WAY OUT THAT SOMEBODY, 

ANYBODY WILL BE WILLING TO SHARE? 

MY WORLD IS EMPTY, FRIENDS AND FAMILY FEW.

COULD MY SPIRITUAL "PICK ME UP"...

MY SPIRITUAL "HIGH"

MY WORD OF SALVATION BE ASSIGNED BY GOD TO YOU? 


DON'T MISS QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

A PLEA FROM...A NEIGHBOR, A FRIEND,  WOULD BE FRIEND...   

WAITING FOR A SPIRITUAL RESCUE.


IS IT YOUR ASSIGNMENT? 

  

QUESTIONS???? 


SOMEBODY, ANYBODY. WOULD YOU SHARE GOD'S LOVE WITH ME? 

RIGHT WHERE I AM NOW?

BROKEN DOWN, DEFEATED, DISILLUSIONED WITH A FROWN 

SEEMINGLY EMBEDDED IN MY BROW? 

I MIGHT BE SITTING RIGHT BESIDE YOU 

WITH WINDS OF DOUBT AND LACK OF KNOWLEDGE RAGING ALL AROUND. 

NOT AN INKLING OF WHERE I AM OR WHERE I MIGHT BE BOUND. 

YOUR OPPORTUNITY 

SOMEBODY, 

ANYBODY, 

IS MY RESCUE ON THE WAY?

OR MUST I JUST DROWN IN THIS RIVER OF NOTHINGNESS?

CAN I BE SAVED TODAY???


ANSWERS..


WE HAVE A CHOICE 


 ISAIAH 1:18 TLB COME, LET'S TALK THIS OVER! SAYS THE LORD; NO MATTER HOW DEEP THE STAIN OF YOUR SINS, 

I CAN TAKE IT OUT AND MAKE YOU AS CLEAN AS FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW. EVEN IF YOU ARE STAINED AS RED AS CRIMSON, I CAN MAKE YOU WHITE AS WOOL! 


ROMANS 3:23 TLB ALL HAVE SINNED AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD 


JOHN 3:16 TLB GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON SO THAT ANYONE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.


 ACTS 16: 30B

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED? 

BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS AND YOU WILL BE SAVED AND ALL OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD.


 ROMANS 10:9-10 TLB  FOR IT IS BY BELIEVING IN HIS HEART THAT A MAN BECOMES RIGHT WITH GOD;AND WITH HIS MOUTH HE TELLS OTHERS OF HIS FAITH, CONFIRMING HIS SALVATION. 


EPHESIANS 2:8-9-10A TLB  BECAUSE OF HIS KINDNESS YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED THROUGH TRUSTING IN CHRIST. AND EVEN TRUSTING IS NOT OF YOURSELVES; IT TOO IS A GIFT FROM GOD. SALVATION IS NOT A REWARD FOR THE GOOD WE HAVE DONE, SO NONE OF US CAN TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR IT. IT IS GOD HIMSELF WHO HAS MADE US WHAT WE ARE AND GIVEN US NEW LIVES FROM CHRIST JESUS.


HEBREWS 9:12TLB THE BLOOD OF CHRIST ALREADY PAID THE PRICE ONCE FOR ALL! 


REVELATION 3:20- TLB LOOK! I HAVE BEEN STANDING AT THE DOOR AND I AM CONSTANTLY KNOCKING. IF ANYONE HEARS ME CALLING HIM AND OPENS THE DOOR, I WILL COME IN AND FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM AND HE WITH ME. ROMANS 5:6-11 TLB   WHEN WE WERE UTTERLY HELPLESS WITH NO WAY OF ESCAPE, CHRIST CAME AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME AND DIED FOR US SINNERS WHO HAD NO USE FOR HIM. EVEN IF WE WERE GOOD, WE REALLY WOULDN'T EXPECT ANYONE TO DIE FOR US, THOUGH, OF COURSE THAT MIGHT BE BARELY POSSIBLE. BUT GOD SHOWED HIS GREAT LOVE FOR US BY SENDING CHRIST TO DIE FOR US WHILE WERE STILL SINNERS. AND SINCE BY HIS BLOOD HE DID ALL THIS FOR US AS SINNERS, HOW MUCH MORE WILL HE DO FOR US NOW THAT HE HAS DECLARED US NOT GUILTY? NOW HE WILL SAVE US FROM ALL OF GOD'S WRATH TO COME. AND SINCE, WHEN WE WERE HIS  ENEMIES, WE WERE BROUGHT BACK TO GOD BY THE DEATH OF HIS SON, WHAT BLESSINGS HE MUST HAVE FOR US NOW THAT WE ARE HIS FRIEND, AND HE IS LIVING WITHIN US. NOW WE REOICE IN OUR WONDERFUL NEW  RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR GOD...ALL BECAUSE OF WHAT OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST HAS DONE IN DYING FOR OUR SINS.. MAKING US FRIENDS OF GOD. 


AND THAT'S THE REST OF THE STORY.

SO GLAD YOU ASKED!!!! 

Musings

FOG

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THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER FOR THE FOG IN THE MORNING.

IT SERVES AS A REMINDER AND

 ALSO AS A WARNING...

OF HOW EASILY OUR MIND BECOMES UNCLEAR

CLOUDED WITH CIRCUMSTANCE 

AND UNFOUNDED FEAR.

JUST AS THE FOG APPEARS DENSE AT A DISTANCE

THEN CLEARS AS WE COME NEAR,

GOD SOMETIMES CONCEALS

 HIS ENTIRE PLAN FOR US

TO AVOID OUR APPROACH WITH FEAR.

FATHER, GRANT FAITH AS WE APPROACH

 THE FOG OF LIFE.

GIVE US COURAGE TO GO THROUGH.

AS WE FOCUS ONLY ON THE FACT THAT

OUR DESTINY IS CONTROLLED BY YOU.


ACTIVELY WAIT


  AT TIMES, DO YOUR TROUBLES  LOOM LARGER AND GREATER  

THAN YOU THINK YOU CAN BEAR?

 COULD IT BE  

THAT YOU ARE MINIMIZING THE POWER 

OF OUR SOVEREIGN GOD..

 WHO IS ALWAYS AWARE 

OF THE COMPLEXITIES OF OUR BODIES,  INTRICASIES OF OUR MIND

  THE SENSITIVITIES OF OUR CHARACTER 

AND THE WEIGHT 

OF  RELATIONSHIP TIES THAT BIND.

 THE PROPHET ISAIAH SAYS,  HAVE YOU NOT KNOWN, HAVE YOU NOT HEARD? 

THE EVERLASTING GOD, 

THE CREATOR OF THE ENDS OF THE EARTH NEITHER FAINTS, NOR IS WEARY.

 A REMINDER OF HIS WORTH! 

HE GIVES POWER TO THE WEAK AND INCREASES STRENGTH 

TO THOSE WHO HAVE NO MIGHT.

 AS EVEN THE YOUTH  FAINT AND BECOME WEARY,  YOUNG MEN WILL UTTERLY FALL 

BUT WE STILL NEED NOT THINK  WE ARE LOOSING LIFE'S FIGHT.

 THIS IS A PROMISE.

 THOSE WHO ON THE LORD WILL WAIT 

SHALL BE ENDOWED WITH NEW STRENGTH

 THEY SHALL MOUNT UP

  WITH WINGS AS EAGLES. 

THEIR SUCCESS IN LIFE

  IS NOT MEASURED BY LENGTH. 

THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY.

 THEY SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT.

 SO HAVE FAITH,  TRUST , OBEY AND PRAY. THESE ARE ACTION WORDS... RESOLVE NOW...TO JUST 

ACTIVELY WAIT!         

RAINBOW

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WHEN I SAW A RAINBOW STRETCHED LONG ACROSS THE SKY ENHANCED BY BILLOWY WHITE CLOUDS FLOATING BY.

ITS COLORS WERE SO TRUE EACH HAD BEAUTY OF ITS OWN.

YET BLENDED JUST PERFECTLY 

AS IF ALL WERE ONLY ONE.

I THOUGHT OF THIS RAINBOW AS PERSONAL CONFIRMATION OF MY BELIEF IN GOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF ALL SITUATIONS.

I BELIEVE HE SENT HIS SON WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR MY SIN.

I ACCEPTED SALVATION'S GIFT OF EVERLASTING LIFE AT THIS WORLDS END.

I BELIEVE HE CAN MANAGE FEAR AS HIS HOLY WORD STATES. HE IS THE AUTHOR OF POWER AND LOVE...A SOUND MIND

 HE WILL ALSO MAKE.

I BELIEVE HE SENT A COMFORTER TO RELIEVE SADNESS AND WOE.

HIS SPIRIT REMAINS WITH US EACH DAY AS WE COME AND GO.

I BELIEVE HE GRANTS UNDERSTANDING

OF HIS HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS WORD.

THAT HE GRANTS FAITH AND WISDOM

AS WE TRUST HIM ONLY AS LORD.

I BELIEVE STRENGTH IS MANIFESTED ONLY BY THE JOY OF THE LORD.

REVITALIZED BY A ZEAL

 TO READ AND STUDY HS WORD.

I BELIEVE THAT HE DOES ALLOW TRIBULATIONS, STRESS AND TRIALS..

IT STRENGTHENS FAITH AND HOPE IN HIM WITH SACRIFICE AND SELF DENIAL.

I BELIEVE THERE IS HEALING FOR THE BODY, MIND AND SOUL.

I BELIEVE THAT GOD DESIRES THAT WE BE PERFECTLY WHOLE.

I  BELIEVE THAT THERE IS NOTHING THAT TO MY FAMILY I CAN GIVE

MORE VITAL THAN GOD'S WORD AND AN ADMONISHMENT TO LIVE

WITHIN GUIDELINES OF GOD'S WORD AND HIS WAY...ACCEPTING HIS DIRECTION FOR SUCCESS FOR EACH DAY. I BELIEVE THEIR ASSETS OF SHARING AND CARING FOR EACH OTHER WILL HELP THEM TO REMAIN CONNECTED WITH THEIR "SISTERS" AND BROTHERS. FATHER, LOVE IS ETERNAL IS A STATEMENT I BELIEVE TO BE TRUE ONLY IF ETERNAL LIFE WAS ACCEPTED 

AS A GIFT FROM YOU.

I BELIEVE AS THE COLORS OF THIS RAINBOW ARE SO BLENDED SO SHALL GOD'S PEOPLE BE BEFORE TIME ON EARTH IS ENDED.

THE THUNDER

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     LISTEN TO THE THUNDER     PSALM 81:7  NKJV  YOU CALLED IN TROUBLE,  AND I DELIVERED YOU; I ANSWERED YOU  IN THE SECRET PLACE OF THUNDER.

   MUSIC AND WORSHIP GO HAND IN HAND.  WORSHIP INVOLVES

 THE PERSON  AS A WHOLE. 

MUSIC  LIFTS OUR 

THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS 

 IN PRAISE  TO THE GOD OF OUR SOUL. 

THROUGH MUSIC WE CAN REFLECT  ON SHORTCOMINGS AND OUR NEEDS.

 WE CAN CELEBRATE  GOD'S GREATNESS,  GOODNESS AND  ALL OF HIS MIGHTY DEEDS.   

GOD LET THE ISRAELITES  GO ON BLINDLY, 

 STUBBORNLY,  SELFISHLY

 IN THEIR OWN WAY. WHEN THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN  TRUSTING,  LEANING ON HIM 

 IN AN EFFORT TO OBEY. 

GOD SOMETIMES LETS US CONTINUE  IN OUR STUBBORNNESS  TO BRING US 

TO OUR SENSES.

 NOT STOPPING US FROM REBELLION  SO WE CAN LEARN  FROM THE CONSEQUENCES.    

   HE USES THESE EXPERIENCES  TO TURN PEOPLE  FROM SELF MASTER MINDING  A MUCH GREATER SIN .

TO SEE  FROM PAST CIRCUMSTANCES  THAT SHOULD  STRENGTHEN FAITH  IN HIM. 

HE STILL ANSWERS  THROUGH THE THUNDERCLOUD  AS HE DID IN ISRAEL'S TIME.

 WE NEED ONLY  LISTEN TO THE RUMBLINGS TO ENHANCE...

  GOD GIVEN PEACE OF MIND.

 SEE FLASHES OF LIGHTENING  IN MIGHTY, MIGHTY STORMS.

 HEAR THE THUNDER ROLL  FROM ON HIGH. 

BE REMINDED  THAT OUR SOVEREIGN GOD  IS STILL IN CONTROL 

AND DOES STILL ANSWER WHEN WE CRY!


PSALM 37 EXCERPTS


MY HEAVENLY FATHER, 

MY ROCK, MY FORTRESS...

I AM THANKFUL TO YOU THIS MORNING.

FOR WHEN STRESSES OF LIFE

TRY TO OVERTAKE ME...YOU PROTECT ME.

EVEN WHEN THEY COME WITHOUT WARNING.

YOUR WORD SAYS...

YOUR STEADFAST LOVE, O LORD,

IS AS GREAT AS ALL THE HEAVENS.

YOUR FAITHFULNESS REACHES

BEYOND THE CLOUDS.

YOUR JUSTICE IS

 AS SOLID AS GOD'S MOUNTAINS.


PHILLIPIANS 4:6-7 TLB

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DON'T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING; INSTEAD PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING; TELL GOD YOUR NEEDS AND DON'T FORGET TO THANK HIM FOR HIS ANSWER. IF YOU DO THIS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE GOD'S PEACE, WHICH IS FAR MORE WONDERFUL THAN THE HUMAN MIND CAN UNDERSTAND. HIS PEACE WILL KEEP YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOUR HEARTS QUIET AND AT REST 

AS YOU TRUST IN CHRIST JESUS.

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE THANK YOU

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HEAVENLY FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE GRASS 

THAT IS STILL SO GREEN

FOR THE VIVID COLORS OF THE FLOWERS.

FOR THE BLESSINGS

 YOU HAVE BESTOWED ON US

BOTH SEEN AND UNSEEN. 

FOR THE AWESOME SKIES WHETHER BLUE WITH BILLOWY CLOUDS OR GREY.

FOR THE PASSING OF SUMMER INTO AUTUMN.

FATHER WE THANK YOU AGAIN...TODAY.

FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND LOVED ONES TOO

WE OFFER PRAISE, HONOR AND GLORY...YES

WE ALL OWE OUR LIVES TO YOU!

NO BED OF FLOWERS

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THERE MAY BE NO BED OF FLOWERS

IN GOD'S PROVIDENTIAL PLAN.

BUT HE DID PROMISE...

THAT IF STEADFAST YOU WILL STAND...

HE'LL BE WITH YOU THROUGH

SICKNESS STRESS AND CARE

AS HE WITH OMNIPOTENCE 

YOUR BURDENS  WILL GLADLY BEAR.

SO LEAN HEAVILY...RIGHT NOW...ON HIM.

ACCEPT INNER PEACE, MERCY AND GRACE

AS ON HIM... YOU... MY FRIEND...

 DAILY DEPEND.

MUSINGS "IN THE NIGHT SEASONS"

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MUSINGS “IN THE NIGHT SEASONS.”


SO IT SEEMS THAT

“IN THE NIGHT SEASONS” 

OF THIS LIFE I’VE BEEN TOLD...

THINGS THAT SHOULD NOT BE IMPORTANT

ARE SOMETIMES CROWDING MY MIND.

SO I SAY TO ALL MATTERS 

THAT CAUSED CONCERN

BE ASSURED...IT IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME…

UNTIL THE ONE WHO IS REALLY IN CHARGE

STRAIGHTENS IT ALL OUT IN A MANNER

THAT IS NOW UNKNOWN TO ANY OF US…

SO NO NEED FOR ALL OF THE FUSS, 

CONCERN OR CLATTER.

WHATEVER GOD IS TELLING ME

THROUGH HIS HOLY SPIRIT, 

HIS WORD, AND OTHERS

WILL GAIN MORE AND MORE IMPETUS

AS I DEAL WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, SPIRITUAL SISTERS AND BROTHERS.

I REAFFIRM THAT 

IF IT IS NOT “SOUL THREATENING”

TO MYSELF OR ANYONE ELSE…

IT WILL NOT REACH AN UNDESERVED 

LEVEL OF IMPORTANCE,

IF IT’S BUSINESS...NOT GOD’S BUSINESS... 

JUST STORE IT ON THE SHELF.

SHARE WITH ME YOUR LOVES, 

YOUR JOYS, 

YOUR PAIN, 

YOUR WOES,

AS YOU DEAL PERSONALLY

WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS,

SHARING OF DREAMS, 

EXPERIENCES CAN BE DEALT WITH IN PRAYER,

TEARS OF JOY, SORROW, 

GOALS YOU’VE REACHED AS

EVIDENCE THAT GOD

HAS BEEN WITH YOU EVERYWHERE  

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE 

FOR UTILIZATION OF THE TIME GOD

HAS ALREADY PROPORTIONED OUT TO US…

I AM DETERMINED TO NOT

WASTE A MINUTE OF IT

INVOLVED IN “STUFF” 

OVER WHICH OTHERS ARE MAKING A FUSS!

SO YES, IT SEEMS, 

“IN THE NIGHT SEASONS” OF MY LIFE

I WILL JUST

DRAW CLOSER TO MY GOD 

AND TO THOSE 

WHO HAVE NOT CAUSED STRIFE.

AS I STRIVE TO BE GENTLER, 

KINDER, 

MORE LOVING 

AND TRUE

TO THOSE WHO REALLY COUNT…

THOSE WHO’VE HELPED 

AND ARE HELPING ME THROUGH.

FATHER, 

I THANK YOU 

FOR THOSE WHOM YOU’VE GIVEN ME

WHOSE LOVE IS SHOWN IN ACTION. 

THINGS THAT SEEM SMALL TO THEM

BUT TOP THE LIST

OF MY APPRECIATION

THAT THEY DON’T ALWAYS SEE.

EVEN THOSE TO WHOM

I DON’T OFTEN COMMUNICATE

BY VISITS, PHONE CALLS,

E MAILS OR LETTERS.

THE BOND 

WILL REMAIN STRONG 

AS OUR 

CHAIN 

OF 

LOVE

WILL NEVER BREAK