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Throughout All Time

In the beginning

In the here and now

In the future

Throughout all time

 

Sinners we have been

Sinners we are today

Sinners we will be

We run and hide from this

But we sin, it is true

 

In the beginning

In the here and now

In the future

Throughout all time

 

God’s grace has saved us

God’s grace is saving us

God’s grace will save us

We must believe, have faith

And our sins are wiped clean

 

In the beginning

In the here and now

In the future

Throughout all time

 

We have served God

We now serve God

We will serve God

This in thanksgiving we offer

Our work for your glory

 

In the beginning

In the here and now

In the future

Throughout all time

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2011 in Creative Corner

 

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Service Trip Awesomeness

There has been a college group here and the retreat center from a Marianist University in Texas this week.  I have had the opportunity to go with them the service work they have done the past two days.   It is amazing the things that you learn and experience while doing service work.  I have realized how much I missed the mission trips at SMU (in MN).  There is something about doing good things and manual labor that is replenishing for faith.

Two days ago, we went to the Atlantic City Mission to help prepare and serve a meal for those who live there in the program and those who are transitionals, those who come in just for meals.  The people who worked in the kitchen were those who were in the program.  It was amazing to see the people who go through the food line and hear the stories of those who were helping up prepare food.

Yesterday we went to the state park, the lighthouse.  On the trails we were working to clear branches of varying sizes.  It was good old-fashioned manual labor, minus the chain saw cutting things down and the powered cart to haul all the smaller things.  I only did the packing of the cart and the dragging of huge branches.  We were a good distance into the trail, so we had a good distance to drag things.  My feet surely hurt real bad by the end; I am not used to all that standing on my feet!  It was good then.

So how does this replenish my faith?  Solidarity with people at the mission and working in God’s creation at the park, it was all a good feeling of doing things for the greater good.  I love how I feel after helping others out.  Maybe this is part of that wanting to do so much more.  Being outside yesterday is also right up my alley of amazing things I love and it is a huge part of me.  I find God outside when I am wandering around and such.  Amazing, huh?

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2010 in Inner Reflection

 

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Words For Thought

I was traveling through some old journals, and came across this post of mine.  The post date was February 1st, 2006.  I look at it now, and it relates so much to what I have been thinking about.  Four years time difference, and it could be read as having been written only today.  Take a glance, reflect, and see what you think about.  I find it thought-provoking.  🙂

Sometimes life calls for you to take one step back and let out a sigh.  Say a prayer and think about all you have and how much more than that you have to give.  Don’t be afraid to step out of a comfort zone and let go.  Let go of all the negative thoughts.  Let go of your talents and use them, not hiding them in a box in the back of a closet buried under your fears.  Think about it, you were given certain abilities, skills, and much more that can be used to help out others in so many different ways.  Don’t hide you talents and all you have, what is the point of that?  Look around you, take in your surroundings.  Are you using all of what you have in front of you, working with what you are given?  Take those things, make something, and mold a life worth something, as everyone is capable of doing.  Where are you going in your life, is it bringing you towards something worth smiling about?  If it is not bringing you where you can stand to be alive each day, maybe you need to go somewhere else.  Take another sigh, your life is worth so much.  You may see people going to help disaster victims, or going to third world countries to help those in poverty, but that may not your way.  Don’t be disappointed in that, there are many other ways you can serve the world and maybe just the people in your community.  Go ahead, take another sigh, and return to reality.  See all your life ahead of you and do with it as you will while making sure to keep in mind who gave it to you and who out there needs your help.  Last of all, be your true self, no one else is qualified.

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2010 in Creative Corner

 

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