God Cries With Us

God will help us all to try to recover from this history…..


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I listen to the rain as it dances on my rooftop…. and God cries with us.

 

God Cries With Us Part 2

But now I see…. God cries with us.

 

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Reverently our hearts are one. Harmonizing our battle cry we will never salute those who sit and do nothing….as God cries with us.

 

God Cries With Us Part 4

We must unite….as our God cries with us.

 

God Cries With Us Part 5

Knowing times like these…. even God cries with us.

 


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Stuck In The Cold

….and Biblical Metaphors

Metaphors are interesting and examples are too numerous. Love, sometimes, is like a revolving door. Today, I have to share life’s irony.

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Now old and lost too, I remember as a 12 year old boy, watching Mr. Washburn pull his sunken sailboat out of the slushy ice waters of the Severn River. An early March, in gale force winds, I stood on the dock and watched some men wade out to rescue his boat. They dragged it to the beach on its side. Finally righting it, they set the bow upon the trailer.

But just then, Mr. Washburn’s unattended auto came out of park and drifted into the river. Everyone’s attention became focused on getting the partially submerged 1940 Flying Cloud, out of the salty, icy waters; a dark blue convertible, nonetheless, with a white top and camel interior. Dear old, Mr. Washburn! Frozen and stuck in the cold, that which he held so close was now submerged. His pride and joys that he so loved, demolished by nature’s wrath.

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I, too young to be of any help, stood in reverent horror. But little did I realize that fifty years later, a metaphor so appropriate would glisten in my memory, but it does. God in control of a life in shambles, I watched another as their life was “stuck in the cold”. I never thought it would have such meaning in my life today!

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Are there metaphors that you, too, can associate with in your life today?  Please share….

 


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Being Blessed

Showered with love from God above, I feel now what I’ve never defined.

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So, I sit by the window… it’s open a bit. I listen to the rain as the gorgeous afternoon has turned to showers. Deep in thought, I think about love…. reminded by the sound of rain as it pitter patters on the metal roof. Drawn to the sound like the oceans surf, I listen to the rhythm, as rain calms the fragile spirit. My God! I have finally found the fearless fragments they call love. Yes, I’ve heard the term in numerous terminologies as well as displayed in different sequences of events, but, nothing, sounds like love as it does when God waters his flowers. So, I sit and enjoy the effervescence.

Saying, ” I Do”, one time too many, makes me realize the face value of the thing called “love”. Buying my way, inflation has crippled and living in mere existence becomes a chore. But, as though God has reigned over me, about to give up, and saving my serenity with a stroke of His awesome power, I feel the sprinkles as it begins to rain. My heart fills like a rain gauge on the porch railing. Again, in the eleventh hour, neither of us would ever expect.

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Knowing God has delivered me and is using me to prove a point, I never thought in my wildest imagination that one week – thirty odd years ago – would be reincarnated. Showered with love from God above, I feel now what I’ve never defined.

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Lightning strikes and the lights go out. I’m moving away from the opened window. Curious, though, God has spoken. I listen to his message.

It’s night now and the day is a memory full of adventure and meaningful moments. Love, the art of giving, I yawn and listen to the rain, as God waters his flowers. I thank Him for what he has sent me. As for me, my rain gauge spilleth over. Exuberance reigns like a thunder shower for only God knows what we need. Feeling so blessed!

 


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Prey

….it’s waiting to score its first kill of the day.


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In the seemingly quiet, I listen to nature. I wait on the first crow and other creatures to come alive. It’s still dark and a calm has settled over my world. Out of the blue a dog across the way barks; the air conditioner’s fan kicks on. Waiting on dawn just doesn’t seem to have the same effect. The maples turn, early signs of fall, and a flock of geese get ready for their journey. I love to watch nature’s instincts, especially vultures circling high above, looking for prey. God shines light for them to hunt.

Closer tPreyo home, I’m inundated with the nuisances of wildlife. The neighborhood is quiet and tranquil. Lingering like Satan himself, a pesky darn cat dressed in black never sleeps in the night; looking for its first prey, my naked eye barely sees his corralling like a cougar. At first glance, things seem normal in the morning. God grants me another anointed day of life.

On my back porch though, the flower box tells a different story. Broken stems reveal where he (or it) had bedded down; keeping a watchful eye on the innocent birds as they wake to enjoy their morning. The black cat preys quietly under the porch. Unbeknownst to man, it’s waiting to score its first kill of the day. Prey 3

Leaving little left but a carcass, it’s too late. An innocent bird, a mother or maybe an offspring, is eaten as if by a vulture. Shooing the varmint, it runs away; while jumping the fence it laughs at me, “I got another one!”

Aren’t there some people who do the same? Preying like a vulture? It makes me wonder…. are we no better? Is our instinct to kill? I thought God made us better than that! They’re likened to vultures on a branch…. waiting on its next victim. Maybe it’s time to take evasive action.

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I quietly watch as people’s actions and unscrupulous minds linger, just like my neighborhood cougar; sneaking and creeping under the bushes, trying to attack that which it can. Even my neighbor’s dog shows more respect for life.

This cuddly creature, like a little fur ball lying on the couch waiting to be pet, becomes another story once you kick them out into the wild blue yonder. So sad…. aren’t there those that are much the same? Are we no different than a cat with no conscience? I wonder….

Those who look for only the meek
Want to capitalize as if they’re weak.
God is watching…..

 

Jesus, You’re Like My Brother….

….quietly standing in the wings, Jesus is on alert continuously.

Did you know?? Fun Facts About Jesus


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Did you know??

Jesus started his career working with his dad Joseph in the family business, as a carpenter.

Jesus was descended directly from King David, and King Solomon, Israel’s greatest kings.

Jesus was a fairly common name in the first half of the first century A.D. It means in Hebrew: “God saves”

. Jesus did not have a last name.

Although millions of people celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25, most scholars agree that he wasn’t born on that day. His birthday is celebrated in December because that was the date of the Jewish Festival of Lights, called the Festival of Hanukkah, which fell on 25 to 30 Kislev. Nobody really knows exactly when Jesus was born. Some scholars believe that Jesus may have been born in spring or summer.

Jesus wasn’t actually born in 1 A.D. Most scholars put the date of Jesus’ birth sometime between 7 B.C. and 2 B.C.

Jesus was not white, as most portraits of him would have us believe. Bible declares Jesus’ Jewishness, meaning He likely had light to dark brown skin.

Jesus had 4 half-brothers. James, Joseph, Judas and Simon. Jesus had sisters, but they are not named or numbered in the Bible.

Jesus was about 30 years old when he began His ministry.

Jesus spoke on earth 3 languages: Aramaic was his first language, Hebrew for scholarly questions and Greek on some occasions.

24 of Jesus’ miracles were healing miracles, 10 were nature’s miracle and 3 resurrection miracles.

Jesus had been on the cross from approximately 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M., a total of six hours.

Jesus was very poor on Earth but when he died he was buried in a rich man’s tomb.

Jesus’ disciples were teenagers, almost all under the age of 18 and some as young as 15. All were most likely bachelors.

According to the Bible in Hebrews 4:15, Jesus endured every (sexual) temptation that humans face, but without sinning.

According to Matthew 22:30, Jesus said there will be no sex and marriage in heaven.

Jesus Christ started the largest religion in the world – Christianity.


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Enjoying my morning, my coffee steams like a hot spring. The blue sky background so subtle. Not a leaf stirs, just the morning dove announcing your presence. I’ve prepared my habitat; it greets my every thought of You. Not to exploit but to just know Your there.

Jesus, your like my brother….

Miles away, I’m comforted knowing God has sent You to walk with me. Like a big brother, a mentor perhaps, I feel your presence as I sit alone having my coffee. There amongst the early rays, I hear a Swallow – nature knows your close by. I wonder where you are.

What an awesome God we serve! He allows His son to accompany us as we invite him into our hearts. Like a brother, he’s never far from our thoughts.

Feeling guilty, I call my own brother who is bound for another busy day in his world full of ailments. Nonetheless, I worry about his health. So I call on my Other to watch over him. I pray He hears….I’m sure He does!

Jesus though watches over all that pray to Him. Humble in His own right, He needs little introduction or rendering of a billboard. So I pray every morning for the peace He brings so that all around me will benefit. Like my brother, quietly standing in the wings, Jesus is on alert continuously. I’m delighted as He knows I’m writing today about Him and for Him….

I caress the pets, kiss my love, and hop into my truck. While putting it into reverse, I ask Jesus to be with us as we get our day started. So much to do between construction and building books. God, my friends, has given me such an awesome gift!

I hope you enjoy your day too!

Should…

“If you don’t change your direction, you’ll end up where your headed”


I can’t for the life of me tell you why there are some that want to live their life criminally. Where does it start? Parents? Maybe, or possibly a very bad marriage or relationship? No matter, God won’t save the unruly ones. You couldn’t look at me. I know you’ll be blinded if you try to look into God’s eyes.

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Trying to connect the dots, I started with Facebook. I find another assumed name and pictures you might have in a Boy’s Life magazine. Now inquisitive, your nothing like you appear on LinkedIn either.

Why hide the truth, I wonder. The lies will eat you alive someday….or maybe now. So I dove into your integrity, camouflaged by humanity. For God so loved, he protects the hundreds you have infected. There’s no cure!

I recently read, “you are what you are”. Closing the journal, I went to a leather-bound. In a word, you can’t rectify the damage but you can rebuke the thoughts. As God gives us a new day to start over, born again, dawn anoints the honorable. Christ then leads them away from the evil, but of course, you have to want to change.

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Author John C. Maxwell once said, “If you don’t change your direction, you’ll end up where your headed”. No names necessary as I’d spoil my point, but giving God the credit, His antidote was in place long before 2017. I sit and absorb God’s offering. Not alone nor insecure, tranquility has measured my reassurance.

Your unscrupulous habits I pray, will end. For our almighty Father will administer His fate, on those who feel ashamed…..or SHOULD!

 

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For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. (Romans 13:4)

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6: 9-10)