Unto God alone...How great is the Lord our God?More Like This
Slow to anger and quick to forgive
How compassionate is He that He should cast His eyes on a lower being such as I
that He would comb through all the earth
to rescue a wretch like me!
Praise unto Him my soul
for in Him I find my victory
He is truth, way and life
for in Who else should I find refuge and rest?
In Him forever be praise and glory
for in Him I shall find my peace
in His flock I see I see
His mercy flow so endlessly
that He should ever count me worthy
to follow Him...
Rejoice then my soul for always
in times of hardship when I wander astray
when my heart betrays me into mourning
Yahweh God shall ever be faithful
He shall be my comfort
How great is the Lord
that He would delight in a sinner like me?
Even if my mother and father forsake me
the Lord shall never forsake me
Praise unto the Lord then my soul
that He should lay His hands into my being
and plant His seed...spirit
Now if I were to squander His graces
if I were to wander to far off lands
A canticle of redemptive loveOh my God when I think about Your wondrous deedsMore Like This
It is countless like the grains of the sands
which makes the face of the earth
How great are You,God
that You make the plains flourish
with green sprouts of spring and colours in the fields
which reminds me of things that come alive...which fills my soul with hope
all hope my God rests in You...
King of King
My soul blesses Your holy name
Consider the flowers
consider the trees
the butterflies and the birds which sings
who gathers straw to make its nest
who insignificant is transformed into a wondrous creature
who spreads her wings and spreads her arms
singing songs which goes like this....
God forever King
I sing You songs for all to hear and see
that they may know that You alone are God
that in You alone may all things find their call...
Sing a new song
to the Lord
Sing a new song with harp and lyre
sing with a heart full of praise and worship
sing with a heart of amazing awe
Sing a new song to the Lord
The one who satisfiesWe all striveMore Like This
We all want perfection
We go after the best
But for me I am not perfect
I may go after the things of this world at times
But none satisfy
But when I go after the one and only
I get this feeling
This unshakable feeling
Of warmth and comfort
Like he is hugging me
And will never leave me
God is a friend of mine
That is always there when I need him the most
God is the one who satisfies
Oaths of the Seven LanternsPossible Oaths of the New LanternsMore Like This
In darkest hour,
With dauntless might,
Do not fear for forsaken plight,
Let know all those who fear the night,
No longer cower,
Hope shall be bright!
In hateful hymn,
In loving lyre,
Embrace all of loves undying fire,
Let this oath go ever higher,
Behold our power,
Violet hearts ire!
In coldest times
With kindest face,
Remove all indifference with haste,
Let spread benevolence and grace,
Release our power,
In warmest times,
With coldest brush,
When days are at its greatest lush,
Let generosity be a hush,
Witness our power,
Greeds burning rush!
In loving hymn,
In hateful lyre,
Be thus abound our scornful pyre,
Let the heart be forever dire,
Unleash our power,
Red Lanterns fire!
At the end of days,
At the end of time,
All the living will bear their crime,
Let all those who may
You Are WorthyYou died for meMore Like This
on that dreadful day
On that day You showed me Grace
That someone like You
would be pierced through
for my sin, my filth and my disgrace
So I thank You God
with not only words
but with love and it falls short
of all You've done for me
how You set me free
You gave me love
and gave me hope
For You are worthy
Oh so worthy
For You are worthy
Oh so worthy
You are my love
my only hope
My Journey to FaithMy own journey to faith has been a long complex one.More Like This
Like most African Americans of the 30's, my parents were raised in the church, but neither
of them were really Christians. Furthermore my dad had a bitter experience in church when he
was young that forever soured him to religion and he had absolutely no interest in it.
Mom believed in God and enjoyed watching Robert Schuller's on TV, but her belief in God was mixed
with a hodgepodge of other things, including reincarnation. She was also a firm believer in 'to each his own.'
She thought that all paths led to God and that as long as one led a good life that was enough.
Despite this, God had His hand on me, because from the time I was little I instinctively sought Him.
Very early on I had a deep curiosity and hunger for spiritual things. I loved Bible stories and was
very curious about God. On the few occasions my mom or some other relative took me to visit a church
or Sunday school, I always felt a strange yearning. I wanted something
Pray for LatviaLatvia, is a located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.More Like This
It is bordered to the north by Estonia in the north, Lithuania in the south,
Russia in the east, Belarus in the southeast and the Baltic Sea in the west
It shares maritime borders to the west with Sweden.
Riga is the capital.
The population is over 2 million.
Latvia is one of the least populated countries of the European Union.
Most of the country is composed of lowland plains and moderate hills.
The country has 3000 lakes.
Riga is the largest city in the Baltic States.
Riga was founded in 1201 by Teutonic colonists.
The proto-Baltic ancestors of the Latvian people settled on the eastern coast
The Love of Jesus Christ (Poem)More Like This
It's because of love that I've found you
It's because of your love I've found truth
When sadness and strife filled my days
Your eternal love showed me the way
When I only knew regret and remorse
You sent messengers right to my door
When my heart turned love into hate
You turned my pain into hope and good faith
The world will know who is Jesus Christ
My life, my love I owe you my life
You can lighten even the darkest of nights
You are the reason that I continue to fight
Where would I have ended up if not for you
Lifeless with out purpose never knowing the truth
That we can aim higher then we'd ever thought to
as you reveal secrets of life that no one else knew
Just raise up your hands and let Jesus come through
He'll cleanse, straighten, and create a new you
Just praise and worship all he is and all he can do
Then run and tell others how Jesus saved you!
Asenath: StrangerHe burst into my life,More Like This
with strange ways
and strange dreams,
a strange story
of a god who led him
through shame into glory -
and I loved him.
He burst into my life,
and brought into question
all the things I held on to,
everything I believed.
He opened the door
to a world I never knew,
frightening and new -
and I loved him.
He broadened my horizons,
stretched my imagination;
he was my piece of foreign land,
here to see,
here to touch,
my very own glimpse
beyond my borders
into the wider world.
And I'll never be the same,
because, with him,
You burst into my life
and turned it upside-down.
You challenged my beliefs,
and drew my love on you -
on you, the strange God,
whom I saw in all he did,
whom I heard in all he said,
whom I loved in loving him.
I love him
but what I love was made by you -
so how could I not love you too?
FatherHello… FatherMore Like This
Do you have time to spare?
I’d like… to talk to you
If you’re not going anywhere
I know we don’t talk as often
I guess it’s because I’ve been nervous
About speaking with you face-to-face
But now I want to say something that goes like this:
Thank you for being in my life
In all the times I’ve ever laughed or cried
You always kept an eye on me
Watching to see who I would be
Thank you for your patience; and the forgiveness that never died
Despite how much I misbehaved, and how I cursed and lied
Sometimes you had to let me take the hit
In order to stop me from getting into a bigger conflict
There were times when I didn’t understand
But through the struggling, you always held my hand
I’ll admit there were times when it felt like you were far away
But I can see that you guided me day after day
You always gave me great advice
You gave me wisdom that was impossible to price
I confess that I wouldn’t always heed you
WorthI'm worthless.More Like This
In darkness I die
Will no one save me?
Can no one hear my cries?
"You're worth it!
I love you!
I'll free your soul from lies.
I will save you!
For you I bled and died."
Breakfast with Jesus“What if you could invite Jesus to breakfast?”More Like This
That’s what my five year old, Michael, remembers from today’s sermon. He has rolled it around and around in that cute little head of his and at lunch announced that he was going to invite Jesus to breakfast at our house next Sunday.
So sweet. I smiled at him. He did not smile back--he was focused. This was serious business. Michael cleared a place at the table and pulled out his drawing pad and Crayolas and went to work. This was: Very. Serious. Business.
About 45 minutes and five pieces of paper later Michael proudly produced an invitation worthy of a king. Colorful borders, rainbows and soaring doves bordered the words:
“pleese come to brekfast at our hous on sunday”
“How will you get that to Jesus?” I asked, amused.
“I’ll mail it.” Problem solved
“But I don’t know Jesus’s address, do you?”
“Of course! Eve