A Train Went By


“A Train Went By”            Mark Ettinger

 

It was early September when I first saw Amber – standing along a dirt  road

A soft breeze was blowing – the  clouds were  all glowing  – Her hair was tied up in a bow

It couldn’t be clearer – I had to be near her

So I took a great step of faith

I walked up beside her and her eyes were brighter

Than the sun that shined on her face

 

And the birds flew through the air

As the wind blew through her hair

So I moved  the hair from her eye

And a train went by

 

My heart was romancing and I thought of dancing

So I asked if she’d like to go

She started swaying with no music playing

Twirling around nice and slow

Then we moved together and I thought – forever

When she looked deep into my eyes

She told me  she’d love to

And I thought – I love you

From then on I was mesmerized

 

 

 

The whole town was talking – while we were out walking

They all said that we’re such a sight

The people were betting – that there’d  be a wedding

Turned out the people were right

It wasn’t much longer – that our  love was stronger

That  nothing could  keep us apart

Without hesitation – I asked  her  the question

And that day she gave  me her  heart

 

As  her words caressed my ears

My eyes were filled with  tears

So  she wiped a tear from my eye

And a train went by

 

And the clouds were drifting by

The clouds that paint the blue sky

And I felt  like I could fly

And a train went by

As the birds flew through the air

And the wind blew through her hair

As I moved  the hair from her eye

A  train went by – a train went by.

 

A SIGN OF THE TIMES


A SIGN OF THE TIMES..
Every Church – every Temple – with every name – in every city.
It’s not a building or groups of people that like themselves.
It’s a verb – Be the Church – the called out ones. Go for it.IMG_20160416_173907319_HDR1

Make Love Easy


My contribution to the God of love today.
Something I wrote a while ago but still feel.
God, thank you for your everlasting love

*You’re Easy to Love*

God, You’re so easy to love
You reign over me from above
Your peace is the song of a dove
You’re easy to love

As I sleep, You rejoice over me 1
I just wake up and breathe and receive
Keep my heart fixed on You and believe
You’re easy to love

I love You because You first loved me 2
And You’ve made it so easy to see
You love me and You’ve made me to be
Easy to love

I am weak, when I want to be strong
And You still sing to me Your love song
When I cry, You will capture my tears 3
When I’m lost, I have found You are near 4
You’re easy to love

You’re easy to love because You’ve first loved me
Easy to love and so easy to see
You love me and You’ve made me to be
Easy to love , easy to love.

1. Zephaniah 3:17 2. 1 John 4:19
3. Ps 56:8, 126:5 4. Psalm 34:18

“Surrounded by His love” Poetic devotions


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Thank you to those who have been following my blog and welcome, to those who are just viewing for the first time.
My book “Surrounded by His Love” is available to anyone who would like to have it shipped to them, by using the link below.
The book is 150 pages. Thank you and if you find this book inspiring, please tell your friends. Help me spread the message of love.

About this book

The essence of this book is the focus on the love of God that surrounds us. With your heart and mind set on the love that is around you, the lies that confound you are dispelled.
Inspired by the Holy Spirit, these writings are all about God’s Love and are Mark’s gift back to the One who first loved us. Within this book you’ll find writings similar to the Psalms
and also find it can be used as a devotional.
With personal verses written to God, for and about God, this book spans twenty years of Mark’s spiritual walk through life with Him.

There are also brief insights describing what Godly loving and living is, that you may find helpful with the daily trials of life that you may be facing, as well as with your spiritual journey.
We are “Surrounded by His Love” not by enemies. We are not captives – we have been freed.

Scripture footnotes have been added to each writing, opening up a much broader understanding of their contents. The rhythm, rhyme and brevity of these writings will allow you to absorb the heart and healing of the messages.
The layout of the book is truly a love concordance as well as an interactive scripture guide for the reader to meditate on and to write their own affirmations and thoughts of love.
Because Mark carries the song of the Lord in his heart, most of the writings have melodies within them. If you listen carefully in your spirit, you will also hear the love of God resonating within your heart as you read them. You may find yourself singing them.

This book is prefaced with “Seeds of Love” which are small pieces from within this book, to plant within your heart.

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I Remember You


I’ve been here before – I’ll be here some more

A need to be near – Or just shed a tear

I try to recall – A piece of it all

And sometimes I try – But I just can’t cry

I’m here, I’m not there – And it’s just not fair

Until I recall – a piece of it all

And I remember – I remember you

And I remember – Things we used to do

I’m there, I’m not here

And I remember – I remember you

I remember me

I’ve been here before – I’ll be back for more

And I’ll remember

Back to the Garden


We have all been  planted in God’s garden here on Earth.  His garden has been the same for generations and will be for generations to come.

We can spend our time waiting for the rain to fall or we can dig our roots deep into the fertile soil that God has put us in.

There is water in the depths that will make us grow –  go deeper.  Enjoy your time here.

Listen  to God’s birds sing – they’ll sing to you for free.

Listen to the wind , blowing through the trees –  they play a song for you.

Listen to the joy and innocence of children playing – they’ll play with you.

 

Spend some time away from the television or computer screen and sit and watch the Sun set. Wake up early and watch the Sun rise.

Rest in the faith and joy that the Sun will rise again tomorrow, in God’s garden, where the Son has risen.

 

Back to the Garden

 

There is a Garden – a beautiful Garden

A Garden where you can go everyday

It’s there in the spirit – a pure heart is near it

A  Garden you’ll live in one day

 

Back to the Garden – where Jesus is waiting

He’s waiting to show you where you came to be

Waiting to be with you – waiting to walk with you

There in the cool of the day

Back to the Garden where nothing is hidden

Where all that we needed was there on a tree

A tree that turned sinfulness into salvation

Back to the Garden of Eden

 

So come back to the Garden – where Jesus is waiting

He’s waiting to show you where you came to be

Waiting to be with you – waiting to walk with you

There in the cool of the day

A Garden of fragrances – Aromas of promises

Aromas that lead you to words you should pray

Your heart beats are dances – your spirit romances

The songs that the Garden of fragrances plays

 

Back to the Garden where nothing is hidden

Where all that we needed was there on a tree

A tree that turned sinfulness into salvation

Back to the Garden of Eden