Another Martin Luther King day-Now what?


It’s 12:01 AM – another memorial day gone for a humanitarian hero for another year.

Will what he stood for and died for live on, or take hold, or are we just going to continue on and bring up the topic again next year?
Let’s stop mere annual recognition and start clear volition.
Give peace a chance – Peace without pieces.

Option and Choice


Free From the journals – over two decades and thousands of pages

of writing for whatever reason, simply trying to convey inspiration

to others with what I have been inspired with.

Not really sharing who I was but who I am.

Normally, I’ve been posting a piece from the current date of years earlier.

Occasionally, I’ll just post something randomly.

Today, here’s one from 2008.  What I was vs What I am.  Thanks to the option and the choice that only God offers.

 

WHAT  I  WAS            VS                 WHAT I AM

Careless                                      Compassionate
Cruel                                            Merciful
Quick                                           Patient
Evasive                                        Empathetic
Rude                                            Kind
Fearful                                         Faithful
Fleshly                                         Spiritual
Defeated                                     Victorious
Victim                                         Dominion
Hateful                                        Loving
Battling                                       Peaceful
Captive                                       Free

 

Be a blessing not a curse
Be a living – loving verse
People will read you

Be inspired – be inspiring

What can I sacrifice?


“What can I sacrifice – when everything has been given to me?”
My greatest gain I count as loss – compared to Jesus on the cross.
Philippians 3:7 “However, what things were gain to me,
these have I counted loss for Christ.”
1 Timothy 6:6 “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
Sacrifice your discontentment for Godliness.
I’m overwhelmed by the depth of His love.
He became a sacrifice for me. What can I sacrifice?

I’m Overwhelmed

I’m overwhelmed – by the depth of your love
and how much you give to me
I’m overwhelmed – by the price that you paid
and gave it to me for free

I’m so in awe of you – at times don’t know what to do
I’m overwhelmed – and I’m starting to see
that you’re overwhelmed with me

I’m overwhelmed – that your mercy endures
and your goodness is there for me

I’m overwhelmed – when my faithfulness fails
that your faith is still with me

I’m overwhelmed – You’re overwhelmed with me
So overwhelmed, that you’re a part of me
I’m overwhelmed – by the depth of your love
and how much you give to me

1Cor.2:12, Romans 8:32ISRAEL & JORDAN 334

“Surrounded by His love” Poetic devotions


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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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“Just Be”


ME

 

 

 

 

 

I can be just who I am and just ‘ be’ and that’s enough. Can anyone else just ‘ be’?
Sometimes all of the doing messes up our being. ME

2013 – Open a new door


St patrick's Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

The year has passed – shut the door
Walk through the open door of the new year
Take your steps without fear
Keep your face in the book of life and love
Draw near to God near to your friends
“Friends love at all times
They are born for times of adversity.” Proverb 17:17
We will only survive in unity