Sunday, September 13, 2020

Rise Up to Bow Down


Rise up, in order to bow down to God.

Give up, in order to win everything.

Surrender your life, in order to gain.

You can lead others by choosing to serve.

If your concern is to care for yourself,

Then truly you will be lost in despair.

But, forgetting self, and looking to God

Will result in finding your true “self.”

Saturday, August 22, 2020


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Monday, June 15, 2020

God Loves Me

 I’ve taken the wrong turn, and I have sinned,
But God still loves me.
I’ve erred, and have done evil by this sin.
But God died for me.
I am as death, doomed. I’ve been immoral,
But still, God loves me.
He knows my story; my sin, my shame.
God’s love continues.
Each deed I tried to hide, He brings to light
Because He loves me.
There’s nothing I have done, or I can do
That He’ll not forgive!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Seek to Praise

Expecting others to follow your rules
Breeds habits of watching, that you may find
Another doing what you proclaim wrong.
Being called “Christian,” you need to live life
A though you believe in what Jesus taught;
Not looking for reasons to criticize,
But seeking ways to praise others.

We’ve been called to be set apart for God,
We’re called to show from the heart, not the law.
We’re not alone, the Lord lies within each.
Believing in Jesus Christ as Savior,
We are containers, holding God’s presence.]
Live by God’s ways, so others may see Him
Therefore, seek ways to praise others.

Monday, April 27, 2020

At Home with God

Slip into the center
Where your soul is at rest
Beyond the strain
To peace and joy,
At home,
            With God.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

To Go Beyond

God moves as the river,
Swiftly or as slowly
Gathering in,
Pushing us out
To go beyond ourselves.

Actively, he sought me.
Rescued from deepest sin,
I’m gathered in,
Empowered by Love,
To go beyond myself.

Thursday, March 19, 2020


God’s promise depends on faith
And rests in Grace.
I need not understand this,
But must believe.
Details are less important
Than fact of transformation
My faith is strong
When I actively trust God.

God’s promise is given to us
As a free gift.
He’ll be with you in troubles.
“Faith” is the key!
God promises us He’ll answer
Whenever we call on Him.
Our faith is shown
When we actively trust God.