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On The Wings of Prayer

10-16-2011 04;43;46PM10

Reaching in the darkness,

Searching for the dawn.

Hoping in the shadows,

For strength to carry on.

 

Whispers ask for mercy,

As incense in the air.

Rising to the heavens,

On the wings of prayer.

 

Copyright © 2011 LeRoy Dean All Rights Reserved

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When Tough Times Come

When tragedy strikes…when tough times come, it would be nice to think that we go through them with a halo on our head. A nice pious picture, but far from the truth.

We are human. We react, we feel, we hurt, we feel disappointment, we sense defeat. As much as we want to do the right thing…the Christian way, we often react in an opposite manner. That doesn’t make us bad…it makes us human.

The apostle Paul comes across so real in the scriptures. Often, as he relates his struggles, one can relate to what he is saying…to what he is feeling. Paul wasn’t some great saintly man beyond us…he was very much like us…he was real…he was human.

 From Romans, 7th chapter…Paul speaking.

…19 I decide to do good, but I don’t really do it; I decide not to do bad, but then I do it anyway. 20 My decisions, such as they are, don’t result in actions. Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time…

Check out Romans 7: 15-25

We are in the middle of a battle between good and evil…every minute of every day. Saints are not those who don’t fall, rather saints are those who fall…who fail. Saints are those who get back up to battle another day. Saints are not super-human or surreal…they are human and very real.

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What More Can I Do

Faith doeth believe what I cannot see,

Tis the anchor of all that I hope will be.

The eyes of my soul, the hope of my heart,

Belief without sight, this course I chart.

 

Highways and byways of life lead me on,

Unknown direction; is it right, is it wrong.

Trusting my instincts or is it in You,

Hoping in darkness what more can I do.

 

Copyright © LeRoy Dean All Rights Reserved

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Troublesome Times

Troublesome times are here…faith and patience are on the line. While having the house re-roofed, the roofer left a week ago Saturday, having finished one half of the roof to the peak. That night it rained for several hours and rain came in from stem to stern. The entire north side of the house (5 ceilings and numerous walls) is affected.

We have moved everything out of the rooms and blended it all with the rest of the house with imaginative planning. If you don’t know what to do with a queen mattress and box springs, try placing them behind the couch. What a space saver! It is amazing what you can come up with when you are in a pinch.

We have had dehumidifiers and big blowers in here for 6 days to try and save as much as possible. The dehumidifiers crank the heat up to 110 degrees F in the affected rooms…the noise, the heat, the frustration, the financial outcome (even with insurance), the irony of such an event happening have all added up to STRESS.

I can’t begin to tell you how many scriptures of comfort have come to mind. If it wasn’t for faith in God, we would probably be sitting in a corner talking to ourselves. Hurricane Charley in August, 2004 left us with no power for thirteen days. This isn’t as intense as that was, but the event brought it all back to roost.

We blog when we can. We ask for prayer to weather this storm. Our eyes are ever on Him.

“All things work to the good”…”I will not leave or forsake you”…”I  will deliver you”

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