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In Your Word

In Your Word (Isaiah 54:13)

Lord, You lead my way
Leading me from darkness
To Your glorious light
On Your words I set my life
In my heart I let them grow

Lord, I am so blessed
With a glorious gift
My children I live for
In the dark a reason to live
Two blessed souls that I watch grow

Lord, let me lead them
Through life in Your word
On a path we walk together
In Your ways we will learn
And together in Your love we will grow

Isaiah 54:13

Isaiah 54:13

Precious

PRECIOUS

Precious are they
That have held my hand
That I’ve watch grow
From the time they came
And said hello to this world

Precious are the moments
I spend with them
As together we danced
Between the waves
And across the shifting sands

Precious are they
That the Lord has bless me with
The hearts I shower love upon
Under the protection
And guidance of our Lord

Precious are they
The lives the Lord has blessed us with

Child’s Eyes

Child’s Eyes (Hebrews 12:7)

My step I take as I child
This new world of mine
I see through a child’s eyes
So full of wonder
And as children do
I test the boundaries
And take the hardship of my errors
Yet You love me still
And show me the error of my ways
You pick me up
Set me back upon my feet
And I step out into this new world
Once again

Hebrews 12:7

Hebrews 12:7

Children

Children (Psalm 127:3-4)

It’s a step into the unknown
To bring a child into this world
A journey of fear
A journey of joy
A time to fly
And moments so low
But I should lead my child
In a way in which they’ll grow
Though my footsteps may have faltered
Let them see my redemption
And the new life I have in the Father
For they are my heritage
A wonderful gift from the Lord
May they see the greatest of works
That the Father has done within me
And follow in His ways
Into a life far beyond mine
And forever be known
As Children of God

Psalm 127:3-4

Psalm 127:3-4

Jelly Peppers

My Son turned thirteen a couple of weeks ago, he’s growing up fast, even if he isn’t growing that tall, unfortunately it looks like he got the short ass gene just like his Dad.

But I do have to smile when I walk to work at this time of year, my route through the cemetery is lined with Horse Chestnut trees, so the pathways are littered with conkers.

When I was young we spent hours here collecting the biggest conker to take to school, with an old shoe lace tied through it or indeed a new shoe lace, just don’t tell my Dad!

These days the Great British game of conkers is banned in most schools, too dangerous!! The only tears I remember from school during a game of conkers, was when someone’s beloved unbeaten conker was suddenly smashed into dozens of pieces.

But not only remembering my school days makes me smile, but my Son had his own special word for conkers when he was little. We don’t know why but he called them….

Jelly Peppers

We never knew why or where he got the words from. We always called them conkers, but he insisted they were Jelly Peppers, he wouldn’t call them anything else.

He doesn’t remember calling them that anymore, we remind him, but he “claims” he doesn’t remember it.

He also doesn’t remember calling aliens “meppels”, again no idea where that came from, but he insisted that they were called meppels and not aliens.

It’s funny how kids pick these odd words up for various different things, I can understand if they sound like the actual name or they had trouble saying the word, but these two names were just straight out if a child’s mouth and still make me smile.

I guess if you have kids too, they probably had a few of these names also, ones which still produce a smile.

BINARY by BRAVE SAINT SATURN
Blessed is the man who does prevail
Doomed are the peacemakers when they fail
If hope springs eternal, it never get here
I guess I lost all my hope last year

I tried to steal the moon from the sky
I am lost and lonely, I drift in space
My dreams are haunted by her face

Blessed are the drifters, the stars that die
Whose light expires, before goodbyes
Goodbye, goodbye

Binary star, you’re the brightest blue by far
And up against the starry sea
I thought that you were meant for me

Blessed are the meek who shall inherit
The throes of death for all their merit
The right to stumble, to wear and perish
Doomed are those who hold and cherish

I tried to steal the moon from the sky
You hide behind your broken wings
Your dreams are all for better things

And in the dark we climb this slope
‘Cause the bravest thing is always, always hope
Goodbye, goodbye

Binary star, you’re the brightest blue by far
And up against the starry sea
I thought that you were meant for me

Binary star, you’re the brightest blue by far
And up against the starry sea
I thought that you were meant for me

And up against the starry sea
I thought that you were meant for me
I thought that you were meant for me

Verse of the Day – Isaiah 54:13

Isaiah 54:13

Isaiah 54:13

Today is my Son’s 13th birthday, I am blessed with two wonderful kids.  At the time when I looked for a way out, the Lord reminded me how much they needed me and in turn I realized how much I needed them and more importantly we all need the Father.

CHILDREN OF GOD by KUTLESS
Perfect love
Came to rescue us
Holy blood
Claimed us at the cross

Now we are forgiven and free
Adopted, and chosen to be

Children of God
Lift up your voice and sing
Wherever you are
Our father is the King

We are forgiven
We are His children
All is (always) forgiven
We are the children of God

Now we wait
We are waiting for that day
We will praise
Our father face to face

Cause we are forgiven and free
Adopted, and chosen to be

How great, how great is our Father’s love
He gave, He gave us His only Son

My Kids Make Me Smile… Sometimes

Daily Prompt: Make Me Smile

It’s safe to say there have been times when I couldn’t really deal with my kids, times when I was drinking that I was happy to have them around and times when I was drinking because I couldn’t deal with being around them.  I guess it depended what mood I was drinking in, the happy mood just embracing the habit or the mood where I was mad with the world and drinking to escape everything and everyone, drinking to ease that anger.

These days though, it’s rare that I can’t deal with my kids, they are typical kids, they can mess up and they can be unbearable, the throw paddies (I used to) and they get a monk on every now and then (monk on: our Newark work for being mardy or being in a mood), but I can deal with it now, not run away or lose my rag or walk around the house mutter and scratching at my arms, not any more.

Last night though I had a great conversation with both of them, which certainly put a big smile on my face.  My daughter Eve came home and said she had asked her mum if she could get Baptised at our next Baptism service, she’s only eight, but she had watched the Baptisms at Church earlier in the day and decided she wanted to do that too.

She told me that Jesus had been Baptised and as she wanted to be like Jesus, then she wanted to be Baptised too.  She was already planning her testimony speech for the service.  She was deadly serious, plus even though Ben isn’t as into going to Church as Eve, he showed an interest too, so you never know.

Then I mentioned my Baptism, neither my kids or Victoria were present at my Baptism, they were at their Cousin’s birthday party and seeing as I hadn’t planned to be Baptised, it was one of those on the day callings, they weren’t really missing it, but what I hadn’t realised is that I had never discussed this with them and they weren’t actually aware of the fact I had been Baptised.

So we had a great conversation about being Baptised, what it meant to me on the day and that feeling of being called by God, we also had a laugh at the fact I didn’t have a change of clothes (no planning) but although I had been found a set of clothes, I didn’t have a change of underwear, so the water eventually soaked through into the trousers and it looked very much like I had wet myself, but at the moment, on that day, nothing was going to steel the elation from me, what’s a little water after all!

I can’t wait to see my kids Baptised, that day the will make me smile, the biggest smile ever.

CHILDREN OF GOD by THIRD DAY
Praise to the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ
Our God and our King, to Him we will sing
In His great mercy, He has given us life
Now we can be called the children of God

Great is the Love that the Father has given us
He has delivered us
He has delivered us

Children of God, sing your song and rejoice
For the love that He has given us all
Children of God, by the blood of His Son
We have been redeemed and we can be called
Children of God
Children of God

A mystery is revealed to the universe
The Father above has proven His love
Now we are free from the judgment that we deserve
And so we are called the children of God

Great is the Love that the Father has given us
He has delivered us
He has delivered us

Children of God, sing your song and rejoice
For the love that He has given us all
Children of God, by the blood of His Son
We have been redeemed and we can be called
Children of God
Children of God

We are the saints
We are the children
We’ve been redeemed
We’ve been forgiven
We are the sons and the daughters of our God

Verse of the Day – Psalm 127:3-4

Psalm 127:3-4

Psalm 127:3-4

My kids are more than a blessing to me, at my lowest the thought of them kept me alive.

HOLY by JESUS CULTURE
Just one look on Your face
Just one glance of Your eyes
My whole world is changed
my whole world is changed

Oh I seek only to see Your face
I don’t wanna go anywhere without You God
Without Your presence
Oh let me see Your face
The beauty of Your holiness God
Take me into the holy place

And only one word comes to mind
There’s only one word to describe

Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

There is no one like You
You are Holy
Holy