Rhyme

Trying to rhyme
all the time
is so fun
when it’s done.
But today
just to play
I tried something new
which was hard to get through.
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To rhyme
each time
beginning and end
sure did fend
off all unwanted thought
for my mind was brought
into a brand new state
which is good to contemplate.
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Thank you Lord
for my spirit soared.
I got rid of the junk
in my mind that stunk.
Now I’m set on my way
to have a grand day.
I will leave this place
with a smile on my face.

New Day

What was planned
must be canned.
There’s a new Word about
that must come out.
No more same old news
this Word is to be used.
It’s new and fresh
not coming from the flesh.
This Word is the best
because it’s blessed
comes straight from the Throne
and it must be known.
So don’t get your ink
do not stop to think.
You the Lord will lead
His sheep you will feed.
Open up the Scriptures
He will show you pictures
of what you are to share.
Trust Him if you dare.
This is a new way
because it’s a new day.
If you heed this word
God’s Word will be heard.

The Race

A new word
must be heard
the one that’s been told
is now way too old
Something new and fresh
that doesn’t come from the flesh
must be spoken
for it’s our token.
We need more than a glance
to prepare to advance.
We should not arise
to be taken by surprise.
We all need to prepare
so we won’t give way to despair.
Trouble is coming to the land
the guards need to manned
their post
for the Lord of Host.
They need to give ear
to what they hear
then hurry back
without any slack
to the One in charge
who is like the Sarge.
He will direct their course
so there will be no remorse.
If we follow through
in all we are to do
we will win with God’s grace
for we will have finished the race.

Men & Women *Titus 2:1-8

You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. 2 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. 7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 8 and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.
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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Titus+2&version=NKJV;NIV

Within

If there is sin
within
lurking about
get it out.
When it reigns
it sure gains.
It grows and grows
like Pinocchio’s nose.
It grows like a weed
with great speed.
It deepens its root
and starts bearing fruit.
The fruit is bad
and you’ve been had.
All the time you did waste
then repented in haste.
Repentance needs to be sincere
in order to clear
and wipe our slate clean.
A result needs to be seen.

Ponder

I sit here and ponder
as my thoughts wander
of all that You are.
Your ways are so far
over what we boast in knowing
and where we think we’re going.
I’m trying to concentrate
on what to contemplate.
I try to sound
quite profound.
I try to be quite serious
looking into the mysterious
but it really is for naught
for You are the One to be sought.
We can try to sound fancy
but what we need is Your mercy.
The true meaning of grace
we truly need to face.
Your Word is so rich.
Your truth do we ditch?
Do we pick and choose
only things that will amuse?
Or do we face the hard fact
we need to change how we act?