Virtuous Woman

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Proverbs 31:10-13, 20, 25-31 (NIV)

Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.

Virtuous Woman – Lyrics

Refrain:
Lord, make me a virtuous woman,
Hard-working, caring, and kind,
Keeping a home for my family,
And living Your design.

1. Give me the talent to make
All that my hands can supply.
Grant me the Spirit to manage it well
And bring my husband pride.
Refrain:

2. Cooking and planting to grow,
Nurturing children and seeds.
Lord, may I be a good wife to my husband
And gladly meet his needs.
Refrain:

3. May I have extra to share
And be giving and humble and meek.
For in this way I inherit the kingdom
And make my life complete.
Refrain:

Lord, make me a virtuous woman
Who is living Your design!

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Eyes to Heaven: A Blind Man’s Prayer

Eyes to Heaven: A Blind Man’s Prayer

by Frederick Douglass Grimes, III

Dear Lord, Thank you for this day. Because of you I woke up this morning. Because of you I can feel the sun’s rays on my face this morning.

We have traveled many miles together, halfway around the world and back. You were by my side the entire way. For that I am forever grateful. You have been with me through the good times and surely the bad also, never forsaking me, just trying to show me the right path to take. For 17 years I have been In visual darkness, but you have shown me spiritual brightness. I now know that the only vision that I need Is the vision of your love. You have placed so many beautiful people In my life that no matter what trials and tribulations I face, I know that you will always be by my side.

Only you know what Is next for me In my life. I just pray that you will continue to make me a good person. Give me wisdom, courage, and compassion to always help others the way that they have helped me. Your love Is what makes every day worth living. God, bless the entire world!

Click here to read more by The Blind Poet, Freddy G.

Peace Day

Today is the Autumn Equinox, as well as International Day of Peace. World Peace is a noble goal; however, Peace begins with, and within each one of us.

On this International Day of Peace,
We cannot ask when all the wars will cease.

We must look with wisdom so deep inside,
Asking when in us will the Peace abide?

May we bless each day that we’re blessed to wake,
For the Peace we get is the Peace we make.

Any war outside is a war within,
But the Spirit fights for Its Peace again.

Every step so tiny and moment small
Is a piece of Peace, for one and all.

Though it may not manifest on this Earth,
Peace begins with us, for we give It birth.

For beyond the strife is a Spirit great
With a voice that urges us not to wait.

We must light it now with a flame so strong,
Making Peace the message we pass along.

On this International Day of Peace,
We cannot ask when all the wars will cease.

We must look with wisdom so deep inside,
And attend the flame of a peaceful life.

Centered in the Storm

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I wrote these lyrics while I was fasting and praying for those affected by hurricane Irma last Sunday, 9/10/17. My prayers continue for those who were injured, who lost loved ones, and who are still without electricity and other things that have become essential. And may we all be thankful for all the good things and people in our lives, and not take them for granted.

Wind so wild and raging,
Rains are pouring down.
Let Your children rest in
The peace that’s Yours alone.

‘Cause You know all Your children
By name and so much more.
Please show Your grace and peace O Lord,,
Centered, centered in the storm.

News of devastation,
Everything at stake.
Still Your love is stronger
Than any storm that breaks.

‘Cause You know all Your children
By name and so much more.
Please show Your love and power,
Centered, centered in the storm.

“We don’t know Your purpose
Or understand Your ways.
Guide us and protect us;
Thy will be done,” we pray.

‘Cause You know all Your children
By name and so much more.
Please help us sing Your praises,
Centered, centered in the storm.

‘Cause You know all Your children
By name and so much more.
And life is for Your glory,
Even centered in the storm.

For You are centered in the storm.
Centered in the storm,
You are centered in the storm.

Too Right to Be Left

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Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
–Luke 12:6-7 (NIV)

Refrain:
[You’re] too right to be left, you know.
God doesn’t let you here to let you go.
The One who made you one made it so
You’re too right to be left.
Baby, you’re too right to be left.

1. God knows the sparrows and He sees each one is fed.
He knows the number of the hairs upon your head.
He thinks enough of you to wake you in your bed
‘Cause you’re too right to be left.
Refrain:

2. God gives His Word to share, and share His Word I do.
If I can ask one thing, I ask to live the Truth.
The breath He breathes in me is miracle and proof
That I’m too right to be left.
I’m
Refrain:

3. God takes my love and gives me love in you to stay.
I praise His perfect grace and goodness every day.
I put my trust in Him and trust He leads the way,
‘Cause we’re too right to be left.
We’re
Refrain: (Twice)

Baby, you’re too right, too right to be left.

Eternal Possibility

I searched so long for you,
that when you appeared it was almost too much.

Now what?
What lines will we cross?
Which boundaries will crumble?
Or more accurately, whose?
And how many borders will we conquer?

Heaven knows
the Spirit has no concept of lines
or boundaries.
And borders?
The Infinite is, INFINITE,
so there is no such thing.

I am grateful
that I didn’t think,
too long, or maybe at all.

And didn’t say,
“I want another color,
someone younger,
closer,
more this,
and less that.”
I accepted you as you were,
with open heart and hands.

But you crossed lines I drew around myself
and broke down boundaries anyway.
You vaulted over borders
I thought were my fate!

I no longer search for you,
but you are still almost too much
for my mind to conceive.

And so may its lines,
boundaries,
and borders
continue to be pushed back
so far into the past,
that though we remember,
we forget their meaning
in love and gratitude.

Until the new mind is a landscape
of eternal possibility
that only the Spirit understands!


My response to another wonderful prompt hosted by Grace at
dVerse.

Riddle

What’s straight as an arrow and spins like a web?
What makes you so hungry while keeping you fed,
Awakens you softly to toss in your bed;
Though much has been written, so little is said…

What helps you to fly while it’s holding you close?
What asks you for nothing and gives you the most,
And sings you a song no one ever composed;
We try to explain it, but nobody knows…

What gives you the world as the world falls away?
What longs for the night as it brightens each day,
Erasing the words as it writes a new page;
We speak and we sing, but the mind cannot say…

What’s fluffy as clouds and as steady as rock?
What door can be open with no key or knock?
What frees as it binds with the strongest of knots?
Your love is the answer the question forgot.