Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Lord, I'm broken
falling apart
but not from neglect
not from idle years
I'm used up from
years of service
wanting to rest
to let someone else do it
but I can't
I'm not wired that way
if there's a soul in need
a heart that's hurting
then I must reach out
because that's just what you would do
so use me up, Lord
let me be your hand extended
show your love through me
for there will be plenty of time
for rest later...
when I'm forever with you
in Heaven

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Saturday, October 20, 2012


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Oh, Lord, your gifts are fine
and one I love the best is
It lifts the soul
heals the heart
It reminds you that
life is not such a drudge
and that laughing
weakens the ability
of our problems
to drag us down
Thank you, Lord

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

In the Autumn of My Life

my youth is spent
the winds of time have blown away the years
yet, here in the Autumn of my life,
I find great joy in the slower pace of my days.
the kids are grown
the workload lighter
more time to draw closer to Jesus
to know Him
really know Him
a deeper understanding
of what's permanent
and what's temporary
I had it all wrong before
it's what's unseen that matters
what can't be proven that rings truest
what's done in love that lasts
I'll spend my life on those things
for I am a vapor that that appears
for a little while
and then vanishes
but the people I touch
will be my lasting legacy

James 4:14
Psalm 39:5
Psalm 144:4
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