Friday, October 30, 2020

Autumn Storm

The winds arose...the torrents fell.  Now, we look out at what it's left behind.  This time, however, it is a sight so glorious to behold!

As the storm continues on,
the remnants coat the land;
every color of the spectrum
that He has in hand
is scattered without order
everywhere you cast your eyes!
Beautiful surroundings as
the evening once more flies!

Jesus joins me as I gaze
at autumn's tapestry.
Listening, He answers prayer
regardless what life be!
He's such a welcome break from
everything that's going on,
and He reminds: all challenges,
someday, they will be gone!

Enjoying His assurance in
creation's precious scene,
while knowing that A Place awaits
more than we've ever seen!!
Clinging to that blest assurance
as we forge ahead
beholding awe and majesty
as we are Spirit-led!

Yes, storms come and go in this life.  Most of them are not pleasant!  A majority of them are devastating!  Some, however, leave behind beauty and magnificence!  Keep trusting and beholding the moving of His hand.


Thursday, October 29, 2020


In a location, watching people interact with one another.  From this point, I can see a plethora of situations that require the gamut of our action and reaction.  It's called 'Life!"

Living--but so many are involved!
How many are the issues in the same?
Success would find me in a place much greater,
if only it were not for "what's-his-name!"
But the problems that we have with one another
are common unto every one at all!
So, in order that we may know 'progress,'
what's the ONE solution we must call?
For there is NOT one thing exclusive to us.
Jesus said He went through EVERYTHING;
and if we say that we belong unto Him,
unto that one solution we must cling!
My neighbor may cause me grief oh so often,
but am I an angel every day to him?
That person that I work with may be callous,
but is MY attitude not ever grim?

Each of us wear different shoes than others.
Every one of us has a cross to bear.
But, if we each claim to all be brothers,
then we each should be dispensing love and care!
Yea, there are those that yet remain 'unbearable,'
fortunately, they are few and far between;
but if we do our best at loving and caring,
there is so much, from each other, we may glean!

The Word of God adjures us to do our utmost to get along one with another.  It also recognizes that such will not always be the case.  That is not carte blanche for us to be smug with each other.  On the contrary.  The love of God within us is what enables us to love one another...regardless how intense life becomes.


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Gift from God!

Gifted.  This you are, men, if you have a godly wife beside you as you go through this life.  I don't know about you, but THIS HOUSE could not function without the one I have!

As afternoon begins to paint
the land with many hues,
I finish up the daily chores
so I can see the views!
Oddly, it is early for
the tasks to come to end,
but that just means I'll have more time
to spend with my best friend!
For she's been just as busy, (I can
safely say, MUCH MORE!)
back at the house, tending to
each minute, daily chore.
So faithful she with household tasks
as I go everywhere;
though I may 'shine' in town, I come home
and she's ALWAYS there!

"What price can be put on such a gift?"
I ponder as I break.
If she were compensated, it would
TEN TIMES what I make!!!
For I but smile and take care of
the guests that come and go,
but she works tirelessly, seeing that
all else would smoothly flow!

"Oh God,  thank You once again
for that most-gifted wife
that You have fashioned with Your hand
and placed inside my life!
She's gifted, pretty and hard-working,
(though in the spotlight none!)
Yet, knowing I return to her each day
makes me KNOW that I have won!!"

Yes, a winner am I to have a dedicated, beautiful, godly and content woman waiting for me at the end of whatever kind of day I have had.  God is so good!  If only my 'paycheck' reflected all that she makes sure of to see that I am where I am when I should be, looking the way I should.  God knows it all, and only HE can reward her accordingly.


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

That Place of Necesssity

Out into the busyness of business...out into the crowd...out into the fire...wherever it is we must go today, we can do so with utmost assurance that we DO NOT go alone.  And, though it may drain us, there IS a place of restoration...

O get me quick to that escape
that Christ alone provides!
Though boldly this man lives, inside
His garment this man hides!
He contains the truest answers,
and The Answer, too;
and He avails Himself to all
that call on Him and DO!
And currently, this moment when
I need that blest retreat,
He closes off the world and lets
me sit down at His feet!
I lean against Him firmly as
He says "I understand!"
In His embrace, I feel the scars
imprinted in His hands!

A busy place...complexity...
He helps so I can see;
He sets the very path so I
arrive victoriously!
Above the turmoil...above the stress
and all the _______ that are
He knows exactly what I need 
to help this man go far!

He didn't tell us to go hide under a rock!  He said for us to go boldly wherever He leads!  As we do, He WILL provide all that we need to succeed, overcome and be restored.  IT IS WRITTEN!


Monday, October 26, 2020


Yes, that's but one of the titles Jesus has if you belong to Him.  And trust me, in THIS day and age, we need Him more than ever!

The stress and the intensity-
they build as day goes on.
So grateful to have Jesus Christ
to cast all cares upon!
He knows the all of everything
that each of us goes through;
pain is...stress is...oh, but

No matter how big life becomes,
God's greater!  This is true!
The complications and frustrations
He already knew!
For in HIS timeline, all of this
is settled, in the past.
It's up to us to use His peace-
the ONLY peace to last!
So LIVE!  And trust the ONE Who knows
the beginning from the end!
So live--while knowing Christ as Lord,
and closer than a friend!
The chaos and intensity
will be until That Day,
but you can LIVE because He is
The Truth, The Life, The Way!!

Yes. we CAN live in spite of the intensities and complexities that seem to come out of nowhere and attempt to overwhelm.  Jesus has already overcome them so, with Him inside Your heart, you can overcome them as well!


Friday, October 23, 2020

Coastal Hill

Stopped in my tracks to capture the sight before my eyes...hopefully with words!  I know that God will help me, however....

So lush and green the landscape
between here and the coast;
the blue of sky and ocean, though
to fill the sight the most!
The single island out at sea
today is crystal clear!
So fortunate be anyone
to find the vision here!
And generous be Mighty God
to speak this into being!
His handprint be on everything
that the pen is seeing!
It's up to me to find the words
so others see the same,
causing praise and adoration
to flow unto His Name!

So many, they, to reference this
as being 'paradise,'
BUT GOD has made a higher Place
that's vowed to be more nice!
'Til we see Heaven, though, we'll love
these sights He makes by hand
that stop us in our tracks to gaze--
for they're all across this land!!

You may not be here on a coastal hill, looking out across the ocean at an island, but I promise you there is somewhere near wherever you are that is just as glorious!  And don't forget to thank The Creator of it for sharing it with you!


Wiped Out!

So often to feel that way.  But not from work, though.  So often we get this way simply by the way 'life' is going.  Even now, though, HE PROVIDES...

Weary, worn and tired out--
from any 'labor' not!
It's from the 'systems' in this life,
and the 'power' they have got!
From TV to the printed page
same thing...same thing...same thing...
We're lifted through His Word, though,
and as we pray and sing!

These ARE quite trying times, my friend,
but God is well aware.
He gives a steady stream of Hope;
and, paramount, His care--
even in what is going on
in us, around and through;
and HIS STRENGTH, it will waver not
no matter what life will do!

So cling to God!  Depend on Him
and not on any other!
Start LIVING in this life we're in,
for there won't be another
until we hear that Trumpet Blast
and Jesus splits the skies!
Only then, true Paradise,
will ANY realize!

We are all in this together.  Them that belong to God are not OF this world, though we be IN the world.  For He will strengthen and replenish us each step of the way until we see His face!  I promise you!  Don't give up!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

An Unexpected Word

The coffee is made.  Time to go out on the deck and join the Lord for our morning talk...

The grand creation that surrounds,
(which sunrise sets aglow!)
is merely setting for the talk
with Him mine all to know.
For we could sit for hours talking
about the beauty around,
but heart-to-heart do we converse
of issues that abound.
He knows how I am feeling--
the grief so deep of late
for those so close in so much pain
yet don't articulate;
and those with song who sail through life
but haven't got a clue
of what their destination is,
or what they're supposed to do!
And those alone that life has used
then forgotten they are there--
with just TV and phone, they wonder
"Does anybody care?"
For life goes on, so grand and glorious
on that TV set,
and for the popular and famous
with health that they have yet!
But do we care for those retired
or in a 'facility?'
Or those 'homebound' with just a 'hobby--'
do WE have empathy?

Hard questions does the Lord present
this morning in our talk.
With God, you cannot skirt the issue
or just outright balk!
You MUST respond to Him from the heart,
(He knows it anyway!)
Yes, hard questions as we share our coffee
and begin the day.

I came out here with my coffee to celebrate Autumn's glory and receive instructions from God and His Word.  Instead, He reached deep within me and presented some things that I was ignoring.  Can He do the same with YOU?


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The View from the Hill

On my way to take care of issues that must be addressed, I travel along the side of a mountain and look off to the left.  The scenes that He creates makes me so grateful that He placed within me an appreciation of such...

Above the fog, the light of life
illuminates the blue;
when the morning wind arrives
it will reveal each hue;
and many are there as the currents
of season so abound
and slowly leave garments strewn
but everywhere around!

Creator God, in and around
and through each part of 'living,'
He breathes that fog as supplement--
blest moisture freely giving!
And He creates each wondrous shade
of the fleeting Fall,
before the shock of winter blast
would make its yearly call!

Oh...but right now, looking out above
the blanket on the land,
I hear His voice so clear, and watch
the moving of His hand
as He makes the sun to rise above
that mountain range afar,
and paints the richest blue above--
so fortunate we are!!

Yes, so very fortunate be them that are able to enjoy and NOTICE the moving of His hand!  Never take such for granted!  Too many are them that must be too busy to savor such.  


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

A most welcome 'welcome!'

Awakened early by a most welcome sound!  And thanks to our new METAL roof, it sounds even more wonderful...

Raging is a thunderstorm--
the lightning and the wind;
normally, such happenings
around here are no friend!
However, in the early, it
is bringing needed rains!
It's been so dry here as of late
the hills look like the plains!
No complaints arise as we
get ready for the day.
There is so much that I must do,
and much for me to say;
first, however, I meet with God
and hear His every word--
a day beginning without Him
would be a day absurd!

The lightning strikes...the thunder rolls...
the wind and rain perform
as we prepare for labor in
the middle of a storm!
God yet reigns, life goes on,
and many folks expect
for us to be where we should be
so that we may connect!

Yes, the elements have their way this day; and I commune with God before I go and that which is expected of me...and maybe even go beyond.  So grateful be this man to have employment in the times and seasons that we live in these days!


Monday, October 19, 2020


A brand new day.  A fresh set of opportunities from God Most High to prosper from, to minister for Him, or to receive the same.  However, each day also has its challenges...

Each day has its challenges,
each day that we go through.
Some, they are quite visible,
the rest are not in view.
The test is how we face each one
and how we each react;
the key to overcoming them--
it NEVER is exact!
BUT GOD, He is a factor in
each challenge to arise!
He's not just sitting back and watching
from beyond the skies,
He is around and through us, wanting
us to do our best;
the same--it is the only way
to pass the daily test!

Each day to have its challenges
no matter who you are--
the lowest of employees or
the most beloved star!
Handle each in such a way
that glorifies The King,
and HE will assure that, in this life,
you can face anything!

Yes, no matter who you are, each and every day comes with a fresh new set of challenges.  BUT, you do not face them alone if you belong to Jesus!  Involve Him in all of your day and know The Victory that He is!

Friday, October 16, 2020

All in a NORMAL Day!

Life.  Intensity.  Regardless of the situation, God gives us the ability to deal with that intensity and frustration without hurting one another.  May we remember that as we go through each day.

The day is ordered.  All things have
been set up and arranged.
But how does one react if such
is muffed or rearranged?
The character of one shows forth
so clearly at such time--
will you explode, or take such things
in rhythm and in rhyme?
Something happened at the job,
I didn't get my way.
But how I handle such--it has
so very much to say!
I know He shuts and opens doors
according to His will,
so how this man reacts--it does
so very much instill!

"Lord, make me to be at peace with plans
that, somehow, go awry.
I know YOU know the reason.  I may
never know just why.
And this man would go crazy trying
to assess the same!
I accept it, knowing You have BETTER,
and give praise unto Your Name!"

Can YOU be at peace when things do not go exactly as planned?  An employee doesn't show order gets messed up...a shipment doesn't countless are the scenarios that MIGHT go wrong!  However, being a child of God, most of the time things go RIGHT.  And when they don't, something better usually takes place.  Trust HIM!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Autumn Presence

The Presence of God Most High in plain sight: Autumn!  So many things be so constantly attempting to hinder, but don't let them!

As October continues
to paint the valley 'scape,
it grabs the eye and, though I labor,
makes me yearn to escape!
At least I get to take it in
my sight as I move on;
I do so knowing that such wonders,
too soon, will be gone.
And gone to be the temp we've been
enjoying now for weeks.
The winds are shifting, and the chill,
unto my body, speaks!
I do not like the language it
is using, though, IT HURTS!
Every joint that I must use,
the autumn breeze alerts!

Such is life, though, in the days,
yes, in the days that are.
No complaints, though, from THIS man,
God's gotten me this far!
One day at a time He leads
and no day be the same!
I'm grateful for each one of them
and I glorify His name!

Yes, for some of us, the departure of summer means aches and pains.  BUT GOD is faithful, and He continues to bless us in many other ways!  The 'pain' of the seasons shall not detract from the glory and the wonder of them, nor from the sheer awe of His Presence! 


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Life gone RIGHT!

What a 'worldly' world we live in!  Things go on about us in which we have no choice.  However, there ARE more things going 'right' in life than there are going 'wrong!'  Just look around...

Softest shades of sunlight glow
as morning starts to wake;
still to make fall come aglow
across the mighty lake!
The colors of the rolling hills
alive and all around
so catch the sight of the alert
and certainly astound!

Making coffee as I watch
the workday formulate.
I take my cup out on the deck
and there I celebrate!
I celebrate His Presence and
the workings of His hand,
and listen close to His response
as I behold the land!

My Father in the morning as
the season comes about;
when it comes to 'living' know
that we are not without!
In spite of all that's going on,
in spite of daily 'noise,'
our loving God is in control
and He retains His poise!

Yes, I have listened to too many folks to number who argue that God has no control of this world in light of all that's going on.  However, THEY listen to me when I respond with encouragement and a kind word.  It's amazing how one's countenance changes when you start naming the 'good' as they are all talking about the 'bad!'  Try it!


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Afternoon Oasis

Once again, done with the chores of the day...victoriously!  I find, again, that simple, special place He has set aside for me to unwind...

Simple pleasures capture me
and seize me at a glance
as autumn winds kick up a bit,
making trees to dance!
As they freely shed their garments,
those of every shade,
Father God is glorified
in the wonders He has made!

As robust as the gusts become,
the little birds persist
to make it to those feeders, yet
with victuals to exist!
I thought they'd all be gone by now
so I let them run low--
the bluebirds and the sparrows,
they had sense enough to know!
And the melody of afternoon
inspires me to write.
The trees about...the hills...the stream
combine to so excite!
Even deer that graze afar
be entertaining so!
Simple pleasures in this life--
too numerous to know!

But I DO know The Maker of those simple pleasures, and He joins me here after work to enjoy the afternoon.  Know Him for yourself and enjoy the 'escape' He creates just for those who belong to Him!


Monday, October 12, 2020

The Ways of the World

Day after day, we go through or we witness things that ought not be.  God told us that, until He returns, that would be the norm.  He also blessed us with all we need to press on!

The systems that the world has in place--

some may look at as a great disgrace!
But there is One Who oversees it all;
there is no issue He considers 'small.'
And so many are those issues that distract,
seeking but to make us to react!
The 'grounded,' though, shall press on straight ahead,
refusing to be rattled or misled!

Yea, the 'systems' of the world belong to 'world;'
a higher calling, however, is unfurled
unto the ones belonging to the Lord;
bowing down to THIS world we shan't afford!
Though 'in this world,' we don't have to be 'of.'
We go through it daily, though, dispensing love,
and letting God shine through us as we go
that this 'systematic' world may come to know!

Yea, there IS God Everywhere Who oversees.
And, in the end, He'll gather the ones that He will please.
Until that day, we are to shine through all we do--
it is the calling He's placed in me and you!
They will be way or another--
some of them, He will refer to as 'brother.'
Shine Jesus, therefore, and so leave your mark
upon a place that is way too often dark!

Yes, those of us belonging to God are the lights in this world, a place that is in dire need of it!  See to it that YOUR light so shines before men that they be drawn to Jesus!

Sunday, October 11, 2020

'But I must get to where I'm going...'

So is the attitude of most these days.  All the while, there is a marvelous and glorious world out there that we are missing...

Sparrows, robins, bluebirds and the doves
sample now the grain I've plenty of.
As autumn builds a quilt upon the ground,
a variety of creatures can be found!
For in the peace of early afternoon,
the sky reveals that rain may be here soon;
that's why so many friends upon the wing
accumulate all that they can as they sing!

Such goes unnoticed by most in the day,
but, from my deck, it's clearly on display

and appreciated by this pen
and, soon, to be dispersed unto all men!
And it may, perhaps, cause some to even pause
to look around...behold...and give applause
unto THE God Who orchestrates it all--
the Same, He yearns to hear each spirit call!

Have YOU noticed 'simplicity' today?
The very same is NOT 'out of the way!'
But merely cast your eyes on early fall
and listen for The Spirit's gentle call.
It only takes a moment of your day,
but the benefits of doing such outweigh
the schedules...deadlines...or the tasks at hand.
Just MAKE time for Him and you will understand!

So glorious, so simple, so beneficial is it to take note of and recognize God and His creation throughout your day, wherever you are, whomever you be.  He makes it all by hand and most of us just go through it as fast as we can to get to what we are doing.  Hmm...

Saturday, October 10, 2020

That Calling

We are called.  Chosen by God to represent Him and help get things accomplished that few may see, but all will notice.  Does He need us for such, of course not!  However, He allows us to be part of His work.  Is that always comfortable?  No...

My brother has a pressing need,
(that one that's such a pain!)
If I ignore him and move on,
what, then, be any gain?
He's not aware that I'm aware,
so what could be the harm!?
The fact I AM aware, however,
sets off God's alarm!
I may not even like the man
or what he says and does;
that person likes me even less,
but that's the man I WAS.
Regardless how I feel about him,
I can meet his need;
I must at least attempt to help--
the Spirit for to heed!
He may or may not even take
assistance from this man,
but I must obey the leading of
The Lord I understand.
Whether or not it has affect
I'll know I have obeyed,
and, one way or another,
by the Lord I'll be repaid.

Each one of us face situations in our daily life that are 'uncomfortable.'  Each of us have people in our lives that we would rather not associate with.  However, in times of need, such 'feelings' should be set by the way so that life can be improved, life can happen.  Who knows, it may even improve your relationship with 'THEM.'


Friday, October 9, 2020

Too Wonderful!

As life goes on, and this world would seem to have its way with us, there is perfection awaiting them that belong to Jesus.  DON'T GIVE UP!

In realms that we have yet to understand
perfection goes on, guided by His hand.
It is too very wonderful to grasp,
but WE WILL as, His hand, we firmly clasp!
They are realms that are too wonderful for word;
even the seasoned poet hasn't heard!
For more glimpses of such glory would He grant
to them that cling to Him and do not recant! does one relate them on a page?!
The lack of such ability cause rage?
But not at all!  It only drives me to press on
until I obtain that perfect lexicon!
Precious glimpses of His glories that await--
but ALL obtaining such appreciate!
The expectation of what He does provide
for the redeemed...just on the other side!

Look up, my friend!  So yearn for that beyond
of God Most High, of Whom we be so fond!
That which awaits we are not capable to know,
yet we be instilled with a drive to go!
And faint ye not while pressing on ahead,
for by the Holy Spirit we be led!
And, in the same, we surely shall arrive,
there to see HIM, there to greatly thrive!!

Never lose that desire for The Greater that He has instilled within you.  Regardless what this life throws at us, that which awaits us is more than fair compensation!  I promise you.  HE PROMISES YOU!  It's getting closer and closer!


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Painting 'Time'

Finally, all is done for the day...again.  And, once again, The Lord joins us out on the back deck as we relax and look out over His creation...

Autumn sets the afternoon aglow.
God has His brush and palette, this we know!
Against His endless canvas painted blue,
He now assembles every other hue!

The forests at the end of meadow far,
a variety of hues and contrasts are!
A sight no other artist dare attempt;
the order of the same to be unkempt.
For He is keen to every nuance, every shade,
as a masterpiece against the hills is made!
A different stroke revealed each minute pass;
and, more than words, becomes the sight en masse!

Yes, as Father formulates the afternoon,
the beholder cries out that it not end soon!
Too glorious and priceless be such times--
observing and enjoying, making rhymes!

Red and yellow, green and gold,
what a glory to behold!
Black and blue, brown and beige...
so to fill yet another page!

Yes, glorious, awesome, amazing and beautiful it is before the eyes: the way God transfers afternoon into evening!  Take a moment to notice it as you are on your way home today.  Give Him thanks for the wonders He covertly creates right before our very eyes...DAILY!


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

When it hurts

We've all been hurt.  No matter what you matter who you matter what your title or position matter what you've been is going to be painful sometimes!  Just look at what 'religion' did to Jesus!  Does that mean that you just up and stop going when it happens?  Of course not!  That means you heal, grow from it and move on.  Even to another church, if necessary.
We should be going to church to learn more about God, His Word, and how to love and strengthen one another.  Not to judge.  Not to split hairs.  Not to condemn.
People I know, (too many people!) GOOD people, now spend their Sundays fishing, watching football, Nascar or ___________ because they got their feelings hurt by someone somewhere at a church.  Even some pastors or 'ordained leaders' stay home now due the same reason!  God doesn't want that!  Paul even saw it is his day and wrote about it.  Here we are, over 2,000 years later, and the same thing goes on.  But it doesn't have to!  
Shake off your 'ego,' push through the pain, firm up your feelings and go find a House of God that ministers to you.  I promise you it's out there, and YOU are meant to be part of it!  And if you are going about looking for 'the perfect church,' I'll tell you right now you are not going to find it until Jesus returns!  For EVERY place of worship out there is filled with imperfect people...some even occupy the pulpit!
The House of God, however, the 'Church,' is not necessarily the building itself.  It is The Body of Christ!  We ARE perfect...but only IN HIM!  Keep pressing on, continuing to be the only 'Jesus' that some folks may ever see.  And do not forsake the assembling of ourselves to bless, edify and strengthen one another until we hear The Trumpet Blast!
I remember Pastor Snider ending one of his sermons once by saying "...and by the way, for those of you out there going from place to place looking for 'The Perfect Church,' once YOU join it, it won't be 'perfect' anymore!"
I am not advocating against the fact that God has the perfect place for each and all of us to be attending, HE DOES!  And for those of you searching, you will know it when you get there!  Your heart and your spirit will affirm such unto you...IF you are willing to listen, trust and obey.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Labor's Rewards

The end of one more busy day.  God provides the perfect sanctuary to rest, refill and restore.  Of course, He made it by hand!

As evening begins to tint
in Autumn afternoon,
the colors of the season shine--
what pleasures are to tune!
Duties of the day are past
and God, He brought success:
in every task and situation
He did greatly bless!
And even now, here in repose,
we are blessed with awesome sight!
The careful eye has o so much
in which it may delight:
the rolling hills...the running stream...
October's every hue...
even those upon the wing
enhance the vesper view!

The Father has variety
for all that will take heed!
It takes time and attention, and
it's valuable indeed!
Do not lose out on your fair share
by 'busying' your life
with minute things that steal the time
or generate worthless strife!

Yes, there is so much in this life vying for our time!  The more 'advanced' we get, it seems the busier we become!  Such should not be!  MAKE time to enjoy the simplicity of His creation and the restoration that comes from such!

Monday, October 5, 2020

Credit where it is due!

While I am the duck on top of the water moving along smoothly, it is my wife that is under the water, paddling with all she has...directing...steering...keeping things in order--including myself!
Yes, I am that successful guy in the window taking your money with a smile, asking how you're doing, but it is my wife that is the one driving me there, making sure I am on time, in a clean uniform and properly medicated!  Yes, it is she that is the one remembering where I should be and when!  As it is in most cases, the REAL heroes of the family, (or the company,) are the ones you seldom see!
I may get all the glory...the accolades...the fame.  It's because I am in the spotlight.  Most folks only know MY name.  That is so wrong! 
There is another one who causes such to be, and I would not be the man that I am if it were not for her!  I want everyone who reads this to know that I could not be who I am without DEBBY BUSBY!  For I could not even make it to that window if she were not willing to set her desires aside to make sure I am there!  (Nor would I have a guaranteed ride home when I get too tired to continue!)
In between, she pays the bills, keeps the house clean, and tends to other things that must be taken care of that bring little glory...lest this man gets them all messed up!  Thank you, honey!
Yes, be it known that I am successful not because of "me," but because of God, my wife and a little, tiny word called "we."  The check that has my name on it should have her name as well.  She sacrifices so much just so that I can "do."  Seldom does she fuss at all about the situation.  And there is not enough 'honor' out there that could be given her for such a relationship!

"Oh Lord, thank YOU for my wife,
so humble and so fair;
tough and tenacious she, however, 
when such a need be there!
Please elevate her, honor her,
o let her worth be known!
It is not right that 'accolades'
be referred to as "my own!"

I am a very, very fortunate and blessed man!

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Daily Declaration!

Once again, (and every morning!) I must put my foot down and declare Who the Victor is, exalting Him in worship and prayer... 

Away from me, all demons!  I will
bow to Christ alone!
My praise and adoration, 
it will rise unto His throne!
For He alone is worthy of
all glory and all praise!
When I am down, when I am hurt,
He comes to heal and raise!

He reaches out unto me...
He smiles gently so...
Everything my heart to need
does He completely know!
Even laughter do we share
in times that we commune;
precious moments, precious memories,
protection from all gloom!
And guaranteed protection from
the tactics of the foe!
The same comes from relation to
The Jesus that I know!
My Fortress and Defender,
my Shield and my Guard
is in relation that is never
difficult or hard!

He bids me to His throne;
we dine and we converse
in better and in worse!

Yes, it's all in Jesus!  Regardless how life is going...regardless situation...regardless of the spiritual warfare waging in all realms...Jesus Christ is everything and all, and He is able to sustain and prosper even YOU!  Invite Him to today!


Saturday, October 3, 2020



Sometimes, it has nothing to do with the atmosphere.  One can walk into a room with others and determine climate immediately!  Perhaps that is why The Lord called us to be ‘light’ in a dark world?

The land about to darken as
a storm is on the rise.
So much of the lesser spectrum
spread across the skies!
It does NOT affect, however,
the spectrum of the soul--
for it is shining without end
due Him Who makes us whole!

For life is filled with ‘weather—'
the same affects all men;
but with The Lord alive inside
it’s shining e’er within!
Such Light for to exude without
wherever it should go
that all be drawn unto Him, causing
Light to come to know!

So simple be said parable
in such a world complex!
Light—it be so necessary,
yet many would it vex!
Let YOUR light so shine that all
be drawn toward The Truth!
It be so needed, whether they
be elder or be youth!!

Yes, YOU are that light IF you have Jesus living in your heart!  So shine, therefore, wherever you go that ALL be enlightened and drawn toward THE TRUE LIGHT: Jesus Christ!

Friday, October 2, 2020


In case you haven't noticed, it's crowded out there.  And most of the folks in our day have a specific agenda.  Does that make them any worse than ourselves?  Hmmm...

but they are everywhere!!
Just One to know the heart to know
how many of them care!
It often takes a 'tragedy'
for the truth to show;
yet again, there's One alone,
the answer, for to know!
Too often, we become surprised
when the same's found out!
Oft, the one jumping in to help
is him of whom we doubt!
Because we use our 'eyes' to judge
and do not use the heart--
the same embezzles judgment and
makes empathy depart!

We need to blind our eyes and let
our hearts decide the fate.
Truth be told, our estimates
of others are not great!
For we may have an ally in
that person we avoid...
and the result of such be that
our lives become more void.

Set your sights on JESUS and 
give each other a fair chance.
You'll be surprised what benefits
arise from circumstance!

Vision.  Oft, the great deceiver!  Use the heart but constantly as you go about the day, especially working with 'people!'  Follow Holy Spirit's lead and savor the blessings that come from obeying HIM, you'll be surprised how wonderful life can be!


Thursday, October 1, 2020

That Place Unique!

Before the day begins...before the list gets any longer...there tis time to pause, and a most beautiful place to go and watch the day form...

Underneath the awning in

the very early on;
hummingbirds dart in and out
and celebrate the dawn;
sipping on the nectar that
they've spoiled us to make,
they entertain with antics with
grace, beauty, speed and brake!

Rejuvenating be this time

that MUST be every day.
Life can wait as God and I
observe this peaceful way!
Though many things await completion,
time with HIM is first;
the blessings that arise from such,
they cannot be reversed!

Underneath the morning, oh so

vibrant, so alive,
before the duties of the day
and their affects arrive;
God so blesses, entertains
and truly fascinates--
underneath the awning, ignoring
chores and times and dates!

Yes, in that 'necessary' place once again, enjoying the Presence of God!  So calming, so healing and so reassuring before stepping out into 'life!'