the oil of Joy…

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she is comfortable with her smile. Her smile doesn’t mask the great pain that undoubtedly lay in her life; it embraces it…and in that embracing, the oil of Joy pours out like a healing balm…

for true Joy is not a feeling nor is it an emotion. True Joy is seeded in Truth. Truth about how the story began and how it will end…”every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is LORD.”

The Drum Keeps Pounding…

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Kill or be killed.

How can a baby tell?

How can the government know your heart?

How can the abuse drum on?

Politicians poison consistently flows.

The children all die inside and out!

Kill or be killed.

Who made you this way?

Beat the drum until all is in ruin.

Drums pounding our sanity away!

The world’s words…

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The World’s words cannot clothe themselves in peace.

All of this death has a life to each.

Millions of human lives taken cannot be a number.

A child is playing in her yard, daddy taken away by war.

Common sense is a safe boundary no more.

The road seems shorter than it was before.

Countries are convulsing insanity roars.

Letters tied in yellowed ribbon rotted to the core.

These words lack weight and I close the door.

The Blind Who Really See

I would rather walk through this world now like a horse with blinders on.

I am skittish  or am I angry? Either way  I can no longer abide without speaking.

I detest the culture that is so invasive and ravages souls.

I detest the bullies, the political vomit, the religious misinformation being preached.

I hear with my eyes shut the cries of our young screaming out in terrifying confusion.

I hear the elderly silenced of their vast contribution of wisdom.

I hear with my eyes shut the deafening bombs of war, abortion  and other useless dying.

Evil, greed, jealousy, envy, bitter, joy, peace, kindness, entitlement, shame, lies, prosperity, poverty, mentally ill, diseased, disrespect,  fitness, news media, hollywood, sexual violence, addiction, self  righteousness, murder, sodomy, rape, divorce, scammers, hackers, government intrusions, book banning, history, gossip, lynching, canceled, abortion, pollution, domestic violence, sex traffic, degrading others, lack of productivity, drugs of choice rampant, man bashing, body bashing, gay, straight, conspiracy theories, censorship, thinking your kid is better, judging when you know nothing about the person…

You may say I am overreacting but I disagree…But here I leave you with Truth.

 

“We are hard pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.…”  2 Corinthians 4:9 

Jesus said, …” I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father…and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.  These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you [b]will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

 

 

She Took Her Love

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She took her love to walk awhile beneath a crescent moon

While they gazed upon the quicksilver in the stars

She told him she had lost her way among the sandy dunes

But the tide had brought her back again from somewhere very far

She took her love to sail awhile upon the indigo night sea

While they caressed the salty thick spray upon their faces

She told him she had found her way among the sand and sea

And that God had made her his own among these ocean places

The burden of the Flesh…the two wolves

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There is an old Cherokee proverb that says there are two wolves at war within us. One wolf desires to do what is right, to choose Love every time. The other wolf is hateful and selfish and ravages everything and everyone to get his own way and the wolf that wins is the wolf you Feed.

The man said to his son,

“One wolf is evil, which is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

“The other wolf is good, which is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

I find this interesting in that this is exactly what the Bible teaches us. As human beings we can either feed our lust, lying, selfish, dark Sin nature or we can feed our Spirit. We can think on things from above.

God is Spirit and Jesus said that to truly worship and relate to God you must be given the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the only way to have a Holy Spirit.

My Mother said to me once, “if you feed your flesh you flesh will grow, if you feed your Spirit your Spirit will grow.” At the time I didn’t know she got that straight out of Romans chapters 7 and 8 and Galatians 5.

So which wolf are you feeding? It is a daily choice.

inside lies

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you say I know you but it cannot be

none can ever truly know what they cannot see

the inside lies that strike terror of ever being known

the inside lies that we cover with religious tome

 we know all our finite minds can hold but no more

we profess our Faith and cry out to The LORD

for if The Blood of His Son could not atone for every sin

our inside lies would surely kill all infinite Hope within