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Accusations and Answers

In a low state of mind when I feel quite weak,                             (Ps. 69:2) There’s a voice in my mind that will start to speak.                     (2 Cor. 11:3) He accuses, and brings up all of my sins                                     (Rev. 12:10b, 12b) And just like that, a battle begins.                                               (Eph. 6:12)   “A child […]

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Love

Come, let us look and see what love is; All love is God and God is love. Love starts with God. All love is His; Love had its birth in heaven above.   Come, let us look and see what love says: “I love Thee first — I really do — With all the strength […]

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This is the Day Which the Lord Hath Made

Wispy tendrils of rising mist, Rainbow droplets by sunlight kissed; Hushed peace, a stillness oh so sweet, As scenes slowly dance forth and meet.   A peaceful new morn is arrayed, New mercies lovingly displayed. Gently our Lord’s presence is known, His lovingkindness sweetly shown.   Heavy eyelids softened in awe Behold scenes unfold without […]

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Serenity

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”   —Isaiah 26:3   Evil days, we often hear, are these. Restlessness and strife in all degrees, Hate and turbulence and riot rife Seem to be our troubled way of life. …And our children’s, too.   Inner conflicts […]

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Convention Poem

Oh, what a privilege God gave the “Word of Life” To his beloved children As comfort in the strife To guide and to direct To study and to learn, Through trials and through tears On your path to discern. May it be the light before you That you run the race not in vain Confess […]

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In Our Father’s Hand

Dear children of God, do your fears arise When you look at your sins day by day, When you know you have wandered much too far, And as lost sheep have gone quite astray?   Remember: our Shepherd is watching o ‘er us— Our Shepherd Who knows us by name. “My sheep hear my voice, […]

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Resurrection Day

And behold there was an earthquake God of all creation shook earth for our sake. The angel of the Lord descended The power of death was ended. He rolled back the stone See the pathway to God’s throne. Away from the door Passage open evermore! He is not here, but risen No more in death […]

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Redemption’s Snowy Apparel

Swirling, twirling, beautiful to witness, Landing gently with covering swiftness. Carried by the wind of him who breathes forth. Glist’ning, Settling South, East, West, or North.   No knowing where it has resolved to stay, Swooping here and there, perfect in its way, Generously bestowing its light cloak On manifold vessels, with caring stroke.   […]

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I Will Rejoice

“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will […]

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God Gave Green

God gave green; And life is green: And grass and plants and trees are green. Life is green. Grass turns gold and brown And leaves turn gold and crimson: Dying is beautiful. Withering grass and falling leaves; And bare trunks silhouette the sky: Death is black, Till whiteness fills the air and earth And snow-clothes […]

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