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Miracle

Grace lined the avenue

Where our souls laid

Bleeding

Breaking

Desperate for a Savior

In the shadows of the night

The hope of dawn kissed the horizon

As it rose to remind us

That the waves that rose to crush us

Carried us

The hurt that cut to wound us

Healed us

The war that raged against us

United us

Even the odds that were cast against us

Strengthened us

Because we knew

We were

We are

A miracle

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Trinity

I cried again

My tears were deep

Coming from a place not many see

The place where you are buried

I cry again

Your dad and I cry together

For we will love you, Trinity

Forever

Your time was short

Our arms were barren

Anger rises for the life you weren’t given

But I relinquish those feeling to embrace the truth

That you are living the life we long to

You’re breathing the air we are dying to breathe

You are free

So I will not trap you in my sorrow

In my pain

I’ll hand you over to His arms of grace

Knowing one day we will see your face

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Levi

How can I say how you make me feel?

Your hidden heart is so real

Your gentle pats have turned to kicks

Sometimes I jump with those mighty hits

You’re coming soon in May or June

We’re waiting for that day to bloom

I’ll push and I’ll breathe and I’ll set you free

Into this wild world you’ll soon see

How can I say how it will make you feel?

The pain, the heartache, is so real

But stronger still is the Love

That sent you, Levi

From above

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And Then You Called me Mommy

And then you called me Mommy

And my heart danced inside

For you had called me Mommy

For the very first time

Each day I want to show you

What that name truly means

And I pray you always know

How much it means to me

For when you’re no longer by my side

I’ll still cheer you on inside

My dancing heart will sometimes cry

For you’ll call me Mommy across telephone lines

And as I’ll watch you start to fly

Son, I’ll remember each special time

And hold it tight in this heart of mine

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Forever is the Soul

I see the wreckage

The empty fields

It’s been a year

Yet still it’s near

That violent wind

Twisting through town

Cutting the strong woods to the ground

I see the barren plot of land

Where once the old brick church did stand

Gone now

But I know it’s alive

In the hearts and souls that did survive

For a church is not a building

Neither a town what’s built around

But the people living

Breathing

Changing

Their heartbeat is it’s sound

Their echo is eternal

Forever is the soul

So let us not forget

That hope is our goal

It cannot be erased

By an angry twister’s raging face

For we have an eternal Resting Place

Free from sorrow

Free from storm

Happy

Safe

Blest

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Time

Time

It flies
If we don’t pause
We’ll never find
The treasures hidden
In these hard and beautiful days
Joy and pain
Sun and rain
So often united

Time

Don’t take it for granted
It comes
But it goes away
When we look back what will we see?
Did we stop
To live, to change, to believe
Or did we run 
Without a dream?
So live today
As the gift it is
From the God who created us to be
His hands and feet

Time

It changes
This world in need
As we give Him everything

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These Summer Days

These summer days
They slip away
Before you know it
Fall leaves arrayed
Beneath our feet
The earth grows cold
And here comes winter
Ever bold
‘Tis the truth
Since times old
Seasons change
There’s sun
There’s snow

But God’s love won’t let us go
These winter days
Burst into spring
And once again we’ll learn to sing
These summer days
Aren’t here to stay
So cherish them in every way
For the gift they are
Today

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inspired by Summer Time

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