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Faith, Hope, & Love

Faith is like breathing
The fresh open air
It’s reality
It’s life
Hope is like spring
It never fails to come
And remind us that 
Winter doesn’t last forever
Summer is just around the corner
So keep on breathing
Faith will lead you
And never forget to stop
And smell the spring flowers
That blossom for a moment
But His words last forever
And His love w
ill carry us
Through the dark days
Bringing us joy
Like sun in the rain

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Stargazing

On the back porch
Stargazing with my brother
Binoculars search the night
The Big Dipper in sight
The moon casts its silver light
Against my face
It’s so far away
With craters and rifts
And shades of gray
Stars around it
Twinkle bright
In this peaceful
Quiet night
Amazed by the Creator’s
Infinite might
To create such majesty
In the dark of night

 

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Fruits of the Spirit

Love will never ever change
Joy sings even in the pain
Peace falls like gentle rain
Patience is always happy to wait
Kindness shares abundant grace
Goodness is found in the humble way
Faithfulness rests in His embrace
Gentleness creates a quiet place
Self-control calls upon His Name
In everything to bring Him fame

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This Little Heart

This little heart
Held in Your hands
Must surrender
And trust in Your plans
Sometimes it’s so hard
To know what will be
And at times I lose sight
Of Your goodness to me
Though You don’t promise to answer
Every question I have
You do promise to lead me
By Your rod and Your staff
And satisfy my soul
With all I could need
Oh, give me the faith to believe
That You are doing more
Than I could dream
Painting a picture
From heaven’s point of view
That will change the world
And bring glory to You
Oh, remind me that You
Hold the pen in Your hand
Help me to trust in Your plan

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Faded Papers

Words typed
Over 50 years ago
On faded papers
Worn by time
Carry me back to
Before I was alive
Show me the heritage
That came before me
The legacy of faith & devotion
The prayers my great-grandma prayed
The testimony that she gave
My heart is touched
By the way she crafts each sentence
Did she ever know
That her great-granddaughter
Would hear these words?
Did she ever dream 
That they would touch my heart so?
This family treasure
Stowed away for years
Comes to life again
In my heart
Reminding me that the past
Is a part of the present
And the future is yet to be written

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