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I gave my problems to Jesus today,
And in his fanciful merciful way
He took my hands, curved them just so
Helping hold those problems I would not let go.

He and me, we blew breath on that living dish,
And like a dandelion wish,
Those problems swirled to ash
Bringing my heart peace in a dash.

To my amazement the ashes they flew,
To what end I hadn’t a clue.
Up to the heavens new stars they made
Light from the darkness the Master bade.

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Satan comes to steal and destroy
He has so many faces
What today will be his ploy
And where will be his places?

 Will he look like a friend,
   a sister or brother
Will he be your spouse
Or will he be another?

The face he takes you may not know
But the good news is
No matter how below
    you’ve sunk in regression
Jesus has taken all your transgression.

So do not fear
For you are beloved
Let Jesus steer
And daily accept the dove.

 

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In summer
Cricket song
Rises and falls
   heat rises
  bird song falls
  to our ears
 
The music of nature
Never ceases to be
 
Even the quiet 
  tells a story
of hunger
of fear
of waiting, and watching,
a story of rest
of trying to best
  others
 
Like nature, humanity is
  struggling
  succeeding and failing
  living in joy and pain
 
And through all our Master watches
In quiet
From His dwelling place.
 
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I can never escape from your spirit!

  I can never get away from your presence!

If I go up to heaven, you are there;

  if I go down to the place of the dead, you are there.

If I ride the wings of the morning,

  if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

even there your hand will  guide me.

  and your strength will support me.

                     New Living Bible, Psalm 139: 7 – 10

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The sunny day I captured God

I reached into a mountain brook

And pulled out a stone

Flat on one side, it looks like a nut,

Sparkly, colorful on the other

Just like us.

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We are deadline people.

I watch my daughter work on a project for music class at 1am.

I watch my husband work feverishly to put together and write captions for a pictorial history book.  Misses one deadline, then another.  He talks to myriads of people, obtaining pictures and getting the story straight.

On a high school Chorus trip to Disney world, the teens and chaperones have deadlines to be here, to be there.  As the final deadline approaches to go back to the hotel, relief courses through my weary body and painful neck, thankful that I will soon be resting.

Buy and wrap those presents in time to go to the party.

Deadlines spur us to do things.

If I don’t have a deadline, I fall into laziness, just doing what I want to do.  Being complacent.

Which leads me to the question: What about the deadline for being dead?  Do you think about that? Or are you complacent because no deadline is firmly established?

Will your soul be clothed with Jesus when your body ceases to live?  If not, where will it be?

Does the light draw you near, do you hear the call on the other side of the door?  Open your eyes and ears and set a deadline to decide.

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Key

when I don’t know what to do

when I don’t know what to say

I can pray.

 

I can ask that God will take my burden

unlock it with a key

pour it from my yoke to his

still my soul will be.

 

from the dark into the Light

my heart can finally see

the burden that was so cumbersome

he takes it on his back for me.

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