Saturday, February 26, 2011

What Does the World see When it Looks at Me?

What do you see when you look at me?
Am I a flower in beauty that you see?

What does the world see when it looks at me?
If they accept me should I laugh in glee?

If I wear the right clothes will they nod and smile?
If I say the right words will they go with me a mile?

I wear my makeup perfect; I insert rebelliousness into my life
But if I succumb to the world's evil will I be following the piper's fife?

When they see my Bible will they laugh and scoff?
Will I lose this glamor that now rides off?

A choice before me lingers near
Will I choose Christ or lose what’s dear?

No matter what this world may see
Christ is the sacrifice that paid my fee

Because He has shown what true love implies
I'll give Him my life and destroy the lies

I do not care what the world may think
I rise above the waves because I no longer sink

I'll be happy, I will sing,
I will praise God as my King

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

And The Winner Is....

It has been a busy couple of days, so I'm afraid I forgot about the giveaway's deadline for Monday.  Better late than never! Now, for the drawing...

And the winner is Mama Archer! Congratulations!  If you will send me an email with your address, I'll send out the book as soon as possible! Thanks to the participants who entered. God bless!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


My wonderful, fabulous, amazing, and spectacular readers/fans (thought I'd sweeten y'all up),

I'm hosting a giveaway!

Okay, there is only one entry so everything will be simple and easy, just how I like things to be. =) Follow my blog, comment below to tell me you've done so, and you qualify! Just a little note to those who are already following my blog: comment below and you are eligible! Go for it y'all.

Oh yeah, what am I giving away?  Well, for all you book lovers out there, a brand-new copy of Do Hard Things, by Alex and Brett Harris. This is an inspirational, amazing book that just might change your life. 

The winner will be announced next Monday, February 21st.

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Valentine

Though sweetheart I have none
Though good works I've not done
I still have your enduring love
I thank our God from up above

I profit nothing without love
Of nothing I am of
I flounder where others swim
I hang upon a broken limb

But you, my dear, are faithful and true
Life's troubles do not make you blue
You suffer long and all things bear
You rejoice in truth and Christ's love share

Your love endures hardship and woe
You raise your head and face the foe
I'm always worthy in your sight
Despite the times when I do fight

Your hope is what keeps me strong
When I waver I am wrong
But you take my hand and clasp me tight
I needn't fear the dark cold night

My tears that fall repent of sin
I bow the knee and let Christ win
He's given you to me as a guide
Now I need not run and hide

If the earth crumbles to pieces
If the good in the world decreases
Your love will always be steadfast
Your faithfulness will forever last

When I am sad you cheer me
When I am gloomy you are the key
Your gentle spirit provokes no anger
Your patient chastisement refutes my languor

I, your child, am weak and frail
My mistakes are horrid and stale
Though others laugh and sneer with glee
You, my valentine, will always love me.

My tears you wipe away
Your tender eyes hold me stay
My little hands you clasp in your own
True love your life to me has shown

I'll treasure always your tender embrace
You've never given up despite the chase
Though I fall and cannot rise
You take my hand and disprove the lies

Your care in my childhood will one day show fruit
When I think of indifference the pain is acute
One day I'll mature and understand real love
May I grow wise and fly like a dove

When I was child I though as a child
My imagination was continually riled
But in your love I grew strong
Because of your love I was cleansed from my wrong

Thank you, dear valentine, for faithful years gone by
I shall ever remember your love with a tender sigh
May I one day be just like you
And display true love that sparkles like dew

One day I too shall have little children
I cannot see now but God knows when
By His grace may I be patient and strong
And teach them, like you've done, to stay from all wrong

My valentine, my dear, my heaven-sent jewel
You've done your duty as God's magnificent tool
No flowery speech can sum the words
But this you must know: my love for you will never be blurred.