From My Journal

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From Big Sky Buckeye

God forgives without keeping a scorecard.

Do you write a daily journal?  This inspiring thought comes from my journal, and much of what is written in my journal comes from reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts.  Thanks to many of you for adding so much to my journal.

(Updated September 19)

God’s Compass

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From Psalm 51:3:  “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.”

Lost soul in the wickedest valleys of life

Needing directions, take away this strife

 

Life’s transgressions mount, God knows them all

Living a life of denial, witnessing an arrogant fall

 

Every day takes one deeper and deeper into sin

Losing awareness, asking where have we been?

 

When born, God knows our sinful ways

Needing God to teach wisdom each day

 

Life continues to carry us on the very same road

Walking and falling, becomes frustrating and cold

 

God delivers His judgement, He feels justified

Viewing our sin-filled cravings, never satisfied

 

Life’s journey demands we find a different route

Using God’s compass, His directions carry clout

 

God brings deliverance, a better means to live

Declaring praise to our Lord, offerings to give

 

Another wayward life takes a detour from the Pit

Cleansing of sin, God’s road creates a better fit

 

God teaches an upright way, follow and trust

Purging all evil, washing white our sinful lust

 

God’s steadfast love delivers a redeeming route

Hearing God’s joy, His compass brings us about

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Phillip Brooks Quote

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Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God’s paradise.

From Philippians 2:4:  “Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”

Haiku Series #21 (With God)

Sunrise

Pre-dawn darkness fades

Inspiring sunrise arrives—

Feeling God’s presence

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Comfort

Darkness surrounds me

Shadows of life overwhelm me—

God’s Word brings comfort

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Peace

Keep your life simple

Our complex world churns away—

Reach out to God’s peace

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Charles Spurgeon Quote

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Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

From 1 Peter 5:6-7:  “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”