Word of Song

In church we hear and share the Word,
And deep within our hearts, we sing!
We listen, stand and sit in turn;
In church we hear and share the Word,
Expectantly we wait as birds
Who after winter bless the spring.
In church we hear and share the Word,
And deep within our hearts, we sing!


A late-comer, this
Triolet
is for Jilly’s “Repetitive Forms” prompt at
dVerse.

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Be of Good Cheer!

Shout for joy and the glory of Christ,
The Son He sent to give us life.
The Truth came down from Heav’n above,
A baby bringing peace and love
To bless each person everywhere
With hope, compassion, faith and care.
Be jubilant, inspired… CHEER!


An Advent-inspired Quadrille for De’s “cheer” prompt at
dVerse.

Great, Full (Give Thanks)

Happy Thanksgiving, with my gratitude for the many opportunities I have to be of service to God and His children!

Dr. Crystal Howe

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Not your traditional Thanksgiving song, this one is simple–a timely reminder for our fast-paced society. Happy Thanksgiving, at the holidays and always!

1. We wake up each day without thinking,
Except to take the stock of stress and strain.
We get up and go without blinking,
And we miss all the good we have to gain.
And something in our lives has got to change.
Refrain:

2. We move all the time without feeling,
But letting loose a litany of pain.
We curse and complain without healing,
Despite the cleansing comfort of the rain.
And something in our lives has got to change.
Refrain:

3. We breathe and receive God in Spirit.
So let us not forget to praise His name.
His wisdom and Word, we can hear it
When we take the time to go…

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Pay it with Love

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Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
–1 Corinthians 13:1-3, 13 (NKJV)

1. If you have a child,
You know the power of love.
There’s no request too big or small
On earth or heaven above.
Refrain:

2. If God sends you a soulmate,
No mountain is too high.
You give yourself and all you have
To see that precious smile.
Refrain:

3. O Jesus paid the price
To wash away our sins.
So let us open up our hearts
And let his Spirit in.
Refrain:

It’s not enough
Unless you pay it with love.

Refrain:
‘Cause if there’s any other reason that you make the sacrifice,
And if the cost is any less than the greatest things in life,
And if you choose a different way to pay the highest price,
It’s not enough.
You gotta pay it with love.

Gotta Praise the Lord

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This is the first song I’ve written since I moved almost 3 months ago. It’s been a long time and quite a journey, and I have been so blessed through it all. I am very happy with my work here, and I’ve met so many kind and generous people. I can understand why they call this part of PA “God’s Country.”

Now… Do you know what creamed chipped beef is? If not,
click here to find out.
And it’s better over biscuits, not toast. 🙂

Biblical References, King James Version (KJV)

Hebrews delivered:
Exodus 3

Fiery furnace:
Daniel 3

Daniel protected in lion’s den:
Daniel 6

King David:
2 Samuel 5

Blind man healed:
John 9:1-27

Gotta Praise the Lord – Lyrics

1. God delivered the Hebrews;
He protected Daniel too,
Brought three men from the fiery furnace,
And lifted us from the blues.

Refrain:
Now the only blue ’round here is navy,
And we love creamed chipped beef and gravy.
Ever blessed and don’t mean maybe,
So we gotta praise the Lord.
We gotta praise the Lord.

2. God made David a great king,
And he caused the blind to see.
He sent his son in love and peace,
And He cares for you and me.
Refrain:

3. We have all we could ask for,
Because we know the Lord,
Our comforter and deliverer;
This world can’t offer more.
Refrain:

‘Cause the only blue ’round here is navy,
And we love creamed chipped beef and gravy.
We’re ever blessed and don’t mean maybe,
And we gotta praise the Lord.
We gotta praise the Lord!

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The Truth about Wedding Planning

It’s not about the people
Who come to eat your food.
It’s not about the spectacle
And planning every move.

It’s not about the music,
The timing and the notes.
It’s not about the speeches
Or the words the preacher wrote.

It’s not about the dresses
Or the flowers in your hand.
It’s all about the love
Between this woman and this man.

And thinking for one moment
That your love is any less
Could make the perfect wedding,
But the marriage cannot last.

So plan your wedding carefully,
But know right where you stand,
For when the wedding’s done,
It’s just this woman and this man.