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what are words?

what are words?
are they only sounds
spoken and erased
with time and space
no, they are echoes
they chase

they are knives
they are swords
they are bullets
they are fists

what are words?
they are art
they are choices
they are life or death
healing or hurt

they are hugs after a hard day
they are dawn breaking dark
they are the shooting star
the innocence of a child
the hope inside of you
God’s love so wild

what are my words?
whatever they be
may they be Yours only
my Savior, my King

cleanse this heart
to speak 
to love
to heal
to believe

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Not Forgotten

Let’s pause to remember
Let’s acknowledge what is true

For every life is precious
A gift from above
Let’s not forget
Let’s stand for honesty
For love
For freedom
For those who have no voice
For the unborn
For the slave
For the unknown and ignored
Let’s stand for hope
For justice
For grace
Let’s walk humbly
Bravely
Toward the God of our redemption
Toward the hope of tomorrow
Let’s not forget
Let’s change the future

~In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel

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My Heart has a Story

My heart has a story
Uniquely its own
Tears & laughter
Hopes & dreams
Dance together in many scenes
The Author often brings a twist
I couldn’t have 
foreseen
And keeps this young lady guessing
Till the last page I read
But through it all
I see His hand
Gently guiding me
Revealing His plan

My heart has a story
Yours has one too
I’d love to hear
How He’s been faithful to you

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A Reason for Life

When you collapse in bed after another hard day
And you wake up to see the sun’s ablaze
When you stare at the stars
Like glitter tossed across the dark sky
And you realize that there’s more to life
Than meets the eye
A deeper love holding hearts together
A higher power keeping the earth in motion
When you read His Words
Black on white
And it bursts as color
In your soul so bright
Suddenly there’s a reason for life

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Just Him

Quiet my soul
Rest a while
In His presence
Not a care
Just Him
Just the darkening sky
And the cicada’s song
The occasional breeze
And a firefly’s flicker
Just the peace
Of knowing that He’s here
In this small corner of the earth
Alone with me
And yet also everywhere else
At the same time
Just the comfort
Of having no words
Because sometimes words can’t speak
♫ What a Friend We Have in Jesus ♫

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