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When I Found Myself Wanting

I’m a long way from home

Brown barked neighbors replaced by grey stone

I’ve got all I need in my purse

I’ve gained freedom from my curse

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I walk the winding dirt road

Towards my pasture where I lay my load

This is my life, I do to it whatever I want

No more cages and thorns, I recant

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Happiness, happiness, happiness, that’s what I need

Not crosses, not nails, not persecution after a good deed

Sex, booze, coke; rock the party on

I’m my king; I’m my lord; I’m my don

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I wake up to the golden sun

I’m no different; I’m still the wild, crazy son

I check my green bag, found bare leather

Quiet filled the houses as I pass hither

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I settle beside filthy swine

Carousing and reveling as they dine

I share with their dirty chow

My crown falls in humbled bow

Because of my wanting and desiring

I have become my undoing

No more cages? Bah! I am my prison

No more thorns? Bah! I am my double-edged weapon

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I walked headlong to my curse

My life only became much worse

Life for a lie, that’s what I gained

Searching for happiness was all but vain

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I come upon a hill far from hidden

It seemed familiar, by nostalgia was I bitten

A lone figure, gloriously waited on a throne

He didn’t budge, didn’t cast the first stone

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He threw away his radiant crown

Stripped all his royalty and regality down

He stumbled, was bruised and bled as he ran to me

Hoisted me up to his shoulders as if I was once again a baby

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Upon his back I see the world anew

And although I still sin, I’ll never meet my fiery due

Compared to his overwhelming grace, my wrongs are but a few

He’ll always be there, ready to run towards me and to you too.

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2012 in EXPRESSo, POEMgranate

 

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The Tale of Two Sons

Unfelt truth is just as dangerous as rejected truth.

The son who stayed was just as lost as the son who left.

 “He ran to his [lost] son…

…So the father went out and pleaded with [his elder son].”

— Jesus (Luke 15:11-32)

For our unrighteousness and self-righteousness can never save us. Only His righteousness can.

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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My Father…

Our Heavenly Father truly is…

a priceless gift to keep;

a timeless treasure to chase;

and a certain kind of grace to embrace.

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Dictator or Dad?

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.

Romans 8:15

What we call God reveals how we think about him.

And how we think about him shapes how we relate to him.

And how we relate to him determines how we interpret his work in us and his purpose for us.

~Joshua Harris, Dug Down Deep~

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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The Wheel of Life

Have you ever felt yourself being on top of the world? Or have you just felt carrying the burdens of the world alone? 

Life, my friends, is like a wheel, sometimes you are up, and sometimes you are down. This is the reality that we can never change . But all we can do is believe that God is there and He comes to do what we can’t.

Wheel of Life

And after you suffer for a short time, God, who gives all grace, will make everything right. He will make you strong and support you and keep you from falling. He called you to share in his glory in Christ, a glory that will continue forever.”

                                                                                                           1 Peter 5:10 NCV

God has proven himself as a faithful Father. Now it is time for us to be trusting children.

    Are you ready to fall?

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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