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Seasons of Mourning

“Even seasons of mourning have expiration dates.”

“For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime;
             Weeping may stay for the night but rejoicing comes in the morning.” – Psalm 30:5

The absence of our problems should not be the basis of our happiness.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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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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How the FISH sees the WORLD

 
 

We cannot deny the fact that we have what we need,

therefore we deny it by declaring thatwe are not happy

 

“…be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, ‘I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.'” —Hebrews 13:5

 
 
 
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Posted by on July 14, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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I Chose To Be Different

Joy is not a result of smooth-sailing circumstances.

Joy is a choice, a matter of perspective, no matter what the circumstances.

Joy despite pain, hurt and hate is enduring happiness.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

— Apostle Paul

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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