Rainbow 

A bitterroot can only seek vengeance  
Where love embraces the rainbow 
Take your God embraced colored lance 
And use it for art for you know 
That God will give everyone a chance

Don't Waiver 

 

As the ocean tides will someday cease 
Our love for the Lord will not waiver 
Dedication to Jesus will forever please  
Our Heavenly Father is always in favor

We strive 

We strive to please our Lord 
With diligence we will thrive 
Nothing our heart's should store 
Humbly we live our lives

Stark 

Only God's timing is true
Even if your affect is blue
He will make everything new
Hopefully eternal fire envelopes few

Believe in His message with all your heart
Except His grace and He will do His part
He has known your very being from the start
Don't let your emotions lead to a spirit stark

Persevere  

Scripture: Hebrews 10 32 Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. 33 Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34 You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. 35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised Note: A promise that through trials and tribulation, we will be rewarded. It says nothing about comparing our sufferings - we sometimes walk hand in hand and other times the Lord calls us to the desert. But He is always faithful and will always be by our side. In Christ's name, Steven

Embrace the Day 

Matthew 6:34New International Version (NIV)

34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

1 Thessalonians 5:2New International Version (NIV)

for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

Matthew 22:21New International Version (NIV)

21 “Caesar’s,” they replied.

Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”

 

Note:

If we don't know the exact day or hour that Jesus will return (which only God knows), then we should embrace each day like it's our last. We shouldn't worry about what has happened in the past as we are new creations under the Lord. We shouldn't worry about the future, because not only do we have enough troubles to work through today, we can't change the future - governments have tried, doctors have tried, and clergy around the world have tried. Life continues to throw each of us "curve balls" and we need to react - but once again, as Scripture plainly lays out, spend your efforts on today. Embrace the grace God has given you and you would be better off not worrying about what the government is going to do next. We are still here for a reason - to help plant seeds and win souls for the Lord. Each day I hope you are trying your best to do your part. It's grace, not works that define us, but your efforts for the Lord will be well rewarded. God speed!

Having said this, the following song is part of my new project, "A Pocketful of Kindness" - it is called "Embrace the Day" and uses the Gilchrist F, the Girouard octave, and the AL Smart Oval from the Element series.

In Christ's perfect hands,

Steven

The song can be found on the musical journey page of this site

A Pocketful of Kindness  

A Pocketful of Kindness is the title track of my new project: Today I am going to celebrate kindness, not the celebration of diversity. I am not going to be completely in tune with what every organization, government, an individuals personal choice, etc. are doing. I certainly believe that Islamic extremists are of a diverse group, but I don't think for one second that they are in the right or are at all justified in their actions. But I can act in kindness by praying that they find their way to the truth. Kindness can take the form of a gentle hug, a funny joke, or a gift of time or money to the less fortunate. It can be calling a friend you haven't talked to in awhile just to say you were thinking about them. I am sure you can think of hundreds of more examples. The ultimate kindness in the history of the world was what Jesus Christ did on the cross. I personally don't pick a particular day to think about this or to honor His actions. Instead I think about it everyday. I also think about His position on the right hand side of God and how His nor God's kindness has stopped since creation (always just, pure, and righteous). Just realize that your kindness towards others can really make a difference. The more you do it, the more natural it becomes. In this world of folks being always busy with this activity or the next, glued to a smartphone (even at a meal with friends), etc., I would propose you take a second to smile at the checkout clerk at a fast food place or go for a walk with your family.

A thought 

Worshipful devotion leads to a loving attitudeTurn your sight and efforts to those things that last
The things of Heaven are the eternal food
Sometimes we need to wait diligently and fast

As the day starts at sunset we can rejoice
Because our perfect Father has increased our time
On this earth we have a second by second choice
To reach for the stars and truly, like our Saviour, shine

For a bright light in a sea of darkness
Can only bring the lost closer to the brilliance
For all who believe can rest in the Heavenly nest
And give Him the burdens that make them tense