Tragedy in our Cruel World

 This is a cruel world we live in.  We are all at the capricious mercy of the twisted thoughts of our neighbors. 

The young man who did the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school suffered from aspergers, a form of autism.  Remember the movie “Rainman”. In that movie Dustin Hoffman suffered from a similar

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Seeking Personal Peace

Frustration to the point of agony; Mind yearning to be free— That’s what constant problems Have come to mean to me. The peace of satisfaction Must be prayed for day by day, So all of this frustration Can be safely held at bay. Life’s not an easy journey; The effort causes pain. That’s why

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Lost at Sea (a thank you prayer)

Distressed, disturbed, maligned and grieving,

Tortured and suffering beyond believing;

My goal an ever more distant shore

That I can’t discern with my sight anymore.

Fighting against the surging tide

With all my hopeless and helpless pride;

 Until I prayed;

 And lo, though the shore remains shrouded in time

And satisfaction ultimately may not

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Come to Him

He came to earth that I might live;

All my sins He will forgive.

Someday I’ll see Him face to face

And in his light will be embraced,

Jesus Christ Savior of man;

Turn to him while you still can.

He is the true and living way;

Do not wait another day.

Let His

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Where there is faith

I believe the Lord gave me this to me a year or so ago when I was going through a very difficult time and was feeling very isolated and trapped. I wrote it on a yellow “stickum” and put it on my computer to see all day at work. Other people have copied it

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Slow Me Down, Lord

Slow me down,Lord! Ease the pounding of my heart By the quieting of my mind. Steady my harried pace With a vision of the eternal reach of time. Give me, admidst the confusions of my day, The calmness of the everlasting hills.

Break the tensions of my nerves With the soothing music of the

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Be Still and Know That I Am God

The words – Be Still – can mean not moving, and being quiet. From a biblical perspective, I was shocked and actually had to laugh when I found out the literal meaning.

The sermon at church one morning focused on the passage from Mark, Chapter 5. Jesus had been overwhelmed when so many people

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