Be Wary on Your Way

Tread carefully the underside of dawn where claw-like brush snatches at your feet, where ghosts of deeds long dead still haunt, and monsters stalk, ravenous for meat. The darkness crawls like spiders for your soul, to catch and wrap you deftly in its lies. Beware the fangs that draw the life out, whole; and do […]

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All Saints

They burned–and long ago and somehow here below the fire-sparks of ancient glow still reach us; glories of their greatest throw of faith; the settled trust to know that nothing’s lost if it would show that all they have and all they know is nothing worth, and they would throw it all away to seek […]

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One in a Million

When God saw all those walls come down– and Israelites a-stormin’ in, when Joshua prayed for the sun to last, and stop the earth from constant spin, when Daniel and His friends stood firm against the evil king’s decree, when Peter stepped outside the boat to walk upon the stormy sea… then God saw the […]

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This Unworthy Hand

‘Twas mine own hand that signed the sin and wrote rebellion firm; and etched my ink upon the sheet of parchment in my pain— words that still reverberate deep inside my soul and make me bow my head in shame. – But once I knew the water-lands of bliss the English morning downs, and curtain […]

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Christian Identity

We are not poor— snatching at the crumbling goods of barbaric societies.   We are not helpless— mustering life-power from dying bodies.   We are not unknown— clambering for the stage that collapses into dust.   We are not ashamed— covering up the crash sites of our faulty trust.   We are not desperate— gobbling […]

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The “Impossible” Place

 I don’t like this place— dark as space without the stars. This maze of bars has trapped  us all, and we must fall in gravity’s hold for men have told our certain fate. But wait— isn’t this God’s land?                               – […]

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Stay by your worries and they will become mountains, towering dark across your path— too big and terrible to cross.    But our vision becomes so easily distorted,  and the fears we see so clearly  are only scary caricatures of reality —the closest things always look the biggest.   Stay by your God,  and He […]

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The Painter and the Canvas

“Just paint it any way you choose,” the well-intentioned voices say. “Just make it beautiful today; This space is meant for you to use.”   But on this canvas, I’m so small, and the brush is awkward in my hand. How will my work turn out as planned when I can’t even see it all? […]

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On Things Above

I hang my every hope upon the Lord and swing out on the promise of His name; the God who saves His people from their sins extending grace and justice just the same. – CHORUS Lord who do I desire on earth but You? And who in heaven, Lord, apart from You? Nor height nor […]

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