Need vs. Want

…How REFRESHING to know you don’t NEED me.
             How AMAZING to find that you WANT me…

Lyrics by Casting Crowns, Lifesong (In Me)

 

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2 AM: Lost In a Thought

Lost in a thought. Not a dream, not a goal. Very little hope, not much left in the soul. An empty heart in search of a home. A mind too full can’t help but roam. Lost in a thought. No where to go… but everywhere.

Close your eyes. Feel the cries. Is it all a bunch of lies? Wait, there’s a knock. You’re still alive. Answer it quickly before it dies. Cherish the sound of the still, small voice. Whispering, “You’ve got the power to make a choice.”

Lose the thoughts that make you sad.
Lose the thoughts that make you mad.
Lose the thoughts that steal your smile.
Lose the thoughts that make you vile.

Lost in a thought. It’s a dream, it’s a goal. An abundance of hope and peace in the soul.

 

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Beyond the Sunset

It stretches far
In shades of beauty
A dozen hues of passion plenty
Resounding
Echo

Hearing what I do not utter
Speaking what I do not say

Brilliant light
So strong yet gentle
Serene, relaxed, cool, and tranquil
Pervading
Aura

Feeling what is hard to express
Touching where the pain does rest

It reaches out
Beyond the distance
Ever loving – great persistence
More exquisite than a sunset
Friendship


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Life Hasn’t Given Me A Reason To Be Kind

Life hasn’t given me a reason to be kind.
It hasn’t repaid me for telling the truth, or for having integrity.
Life hasn’t given me the opportunities my efforts deserved.
Life has not been fair.
If I gave to life what it has given to me, I would give nothing.
If I take from life what it has taken from me, I would take everything.
Life hasn’t given me a conviction to be good.
Life has not given me hope.
And yet, something supernatural and strong burns within.
Funneling this anger, this pain, this disappointment, this loneliness –
It glares down life and defies it with FAITH.
Because life didn’t give it to me; life can’t take it away.
Life hasn’t done me any favors.
Faith, on the other hand has done me wonders.
Life hasn’t given me a reason to be kind… but I am.

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My Faith Is Like a Tattered Flag

My faith is like a tattered flag.
Faded, thinning, worn, torn.

My standard, my banner. Held high against the raging storm.

If you see my faith you may wonder why I even keep it.
You may look away embarrassed and ashamed of me.
You may laugh in pity and think no one in their right mind would raise such a flag –
For all the world to see.

My faith is like a broken sign.
Cracked, peeling, dull, half fallen.

My logo, my signature. Uniquely my own, hanging there all alone.

If you see my faith you may recognize what it stands for.
You may look to it with sudden joy and run to me.
You may laugh with sounds of bitter sweet longing.
How you have searched for someone who knows!
And that broken sign, though old and forgotten, will lead you to me –
Your sister, your friend.

My faith, like a tattered flag. My standard, my banner.
Held high until you find me. And take me home.

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