Friday, September 26, 2008

Alleluia





Kindred Community Church Adult Choir singing one of my favorite songs. The choir continues to grow and they sound marvelous.


In this song...I can get lost in worship of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is a small taste of heaven.

Tell Tale Signs



The body of Christ

Suffered another assault today

By one who calls himself Christian



By outward appearances

The signs were all there

Indeed he put on a good show



In church each Sunday

With Bible in hand

He even shared Christ with those not yet saved



A fish symbol strategically placed on his car

A bumper sticker proclaiming

Know Jesus, Know Peace



But closer examination

By the One who looks upon the heart

Revealed a wolf in sheep’s clothing



Sacred vows made to love his wife

As Christ so loved the church

Were set aside and trampled underfoot



His children

Once beloved were now forgotten

In his quest for personal happiness



The Lord whom he proclaimed to love

With all his heart, mind, soul and strength

Was long forgotten as he raised himself in God’s place



Destruction and devastation lay in the wake

From the vehicles of lies and deceit

No concern is demonstrated for those he once claimed to love



Those who once admired the Lord’s blessings to this man

Stand with their mouth gapping

Poised and ready to utter the words hypocrite and liar



The witness for Christ

He so carefully sought to build and protect

Now lies in the heap covered by selfishness and pride



Oh Lord, even now we lift up this one so deceived

Like a lamb led to slaughter

So willingly he followed the father of lies



We pray for his salvation

Forgiveness for his sins

That without Jesus he will have no peace



Like the prodigal son

May he come to his senses

And return to the Father whom he once he loved



By Susan Bunts

September 26, 2008


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dissention…Reporting for Duty


Here I am boss

Reporting for duty

Have I got a good report for you



The assignment you gave

I executed with ease

As I got those tongues wagging



That place which seeks to be a beacon on a hill

Reflecting the Light of the world

Instead grew a little dimmer today



I started with those who are idle

Who have the time to talk

In no time at all…the seed of gossip blossomed



The trick is

When they are talking about others

They don’t have time to read the word of God



When they are negative and brooding

Completely lacking the joy of the Lord

They are not taking every thought captive



When they spend time

Debating about which songs should be sung

They don’t have the time to worship their Lord



When they set aside the diligent study of the Bible

How can they hold it up

To examine themselves in light of God’s word



When the rest on their laurels

Feel comfortable in their accomplishments

They won’t desire a fresh work of God in their life



When they fail to trust and respect

The leaders whom God raised up

A negative critical spirit takes its place



When they attempt to love on their own power

They will be unable to bear all things, nor hope and believe

Their love will never endure on its own



Some I will lure into exhaustion

Through pressing needs, good works and few helping hands

It’s there I will stir up resentment



May they bow their knee to their Lord

But never their will

There they can rest in a false sense of piety



Oh hater of their soul

The fruits of our labor

Are plentiful and abundant



May they never see it

Or recognize the handwriting of our work

It’s there we can turn them against one another



Render ineffective their witness

When they are focused on one another

They won’t remember to take the gospel to the lost and dying world



by Susan Bunts

September 23, 2008

Picture a Day - Wild Yarrow

The yarrow in our garden is one of my favorite plants.  In the wild, it's just as pretty.