My Life Song


This is intensely personal and has a great deal to do with my faith and how I look at how I should live.

I have sung this song quite a few times in my life but, as we sang it at the close of worship service today, a thought struck me.

This is my heart song, my life song. 

This is what I want my life to be about, my efforts, my desires, and what I want to be evident in the way I go through this life.

1
Out in the highways and byways of life,
Many are weary and sad;
Carry the sunshine where darkness is rife,
Making the sorrowing glad.
Make me a blessing, make me a blessing,
Out of my life may Jesus shine;
Make me a blessing, O Savior, I pray,
Make me a blessing to someone today.
2
Tell the sweet story of Christ and His love,
Tell of His pow’r to forgive;
Others will trust Him if only you prove
True, every moment you live.
3
Give as ’twas given to you in your need,
Love as the Master loved you;
Be to the helpless a helper indeed,
Unto your mission be true.

NaBloPoMo 2014 Day 27: A Blessing for You, Dear Reader


My Thanksgiving table – 2014

Round this table ere we broke our bread,

To speak our thanks we bowed our heads.

Not from fear or guilt or guile,

But from acknowledgement of the worthwhile.

Jobs to feed and homes to warm,

Food to nourish and hands to hold through the storm.

We are grateful for each and every gift,

This day set aside to detail that list.

This is simple, not grand or unique,

Just a truth I need to speak.

Your presence, dear reader, is a dream for me.

My words, my heart laid here for you to see.

You reading and taking what I say to heart

Has meant the world to me from the very start.

Thank you for each moment, each comment, each like.

I appreciate the time that you give to this is corner of my life.

I wish you the best, every blessing, every gift.

May these days – holidays and non – be your needed lift.