Forgotten LoveI stare out over the ocean sunset, my heart heavy in my chest
I stand here in silence, alone and forsaken-unlike all the rest
I ignore them all as they pass around me, hand in hand
I feel regret when I see their couple-footprints in the sand
For how many years have I tried, how many times have I failed?
Too many to count, I fear; eventually bleak loneliness prevailed
I have tried to love and be loved in return, but its no good
My future with love is broken, I’d cease to exist if I could
I walk the beach, surrounded by laughter and the happy lover
I feel a gentle chill race up my spine, and a mystery I do discover
Gentle arms wrap around me, and love is whispered into my ear
I stop to feel the chill race over my skin, but I know there is nothing to fear
I close my eyes and smile as His warmth fills my lonely heart
The light of His love is enough to make my dead soul restart
I am overcome and lost in this love that has no beginning nor end
I am free, unchained to a mortal man, my b
Behold the stain of sin as it spreads through my innocent heart
Its black fingers separate You and I and keep us far apart
What am I to do with myself? I cannot help but trip and go down
I find myself loosing the fight; in this sickness I will drown
The blackness in my soul would purge every thing that was good
I wish I had retained the perfect innocence of my childhood
But sin caught me unawares, and now I am ensnared in its lethal cord
I cannot blame anyone else for my fall; this sentence is my reward
Can anyone save me from myself? Can anyone help me from this mess?
I look to those around me, but I find myself alone and in distress
Am I to be trapped in this pit forever? Is this hell my eternal home?
Or am I to be alone here, destined forever in this wasteland to roam
Somewhere I heard, long ago, that there was a Helper from above
I was told that He was gentle, meek, and innocent as a white dove
Curious I began to search for this Man, for I hoped He could save me
A Revelation of the Grace of GodWarning: this context contains Christian material. You are forewarned.
For years, ever since I became a follower of Christ, there was a term that I often read and heard that went right over my head, a term that I just took at face value without really realizing the full implications behind it. Until now, that is. That term was this: "the grace of God".
"By the grace of God we are saved." Alright. Awesome. Thanks God. That was my attitude; thankful for the grace, but not truly understanding the entire picture. Then, a couple of days ago, as I was reading scripture and communicating with the Holy Spirit, a sudden realization/revelation hit me full on, and it left me floored, awed, and overcome with emotion. I will do my very best to convey to you just exactly what I realized...its hard to put it into words. I feel like I need to share this with others (believers and non-believers alike), because what I realized gives an image to the face of God that so many people miss. I realized that,
Mirror Of SoulsPART ONE: THE HALL OF MIRRORS
It started out as a dream. Or perhaps it was a vision...whatever it was, it changed my life forever. Let me dive into my own life a little first before I begin my story. My name is Dany, and before I had my vision, I could say I was a fairly ambitious person. I had to have things my way, I was impatient, eager to move forward in the world, to conquer my world and make my life shine like a bright star. I had everything as a child and young adult: rich parents who worked in the political ranks; fancy toys; latest and newest fashion clothes; a free ride to Harvard where I graduated with honors from the law school. There was nothing I didn't have, and yet as I grew older, something seemed to be missing. Something important.
And this is where my vision comes in. It is a tale that twists and turns through the halls of pride, fear, hopelessness, renewed hope, and ultimately the saving grace of love. This is my vision. But unlike any normal vision...this one w
PhoenixYou called me from my sleep in death, promising me new life
You beckoned to me as I remained in shadow, enslaved to my strife
You pleaded with me to let go of my hatred, to end my curse
You warned me that my anger would grow, my plight would get worse
For how many years did You struggle in this fight with me?
As we wrestled and fought, You said you wanted me to be free
But I was chained to the darkness, my master was the grave
I believed the lies of evil that I was too dark to save
Your holy light pierced through to my soul, setting me ablaze
My darkened soul tried to escape, but You left me in a daze
But instead of surrendering, the fight returned to my heart
I knew that this fight was the last, soon we would never be apart
In the bitter struggle of my spirit, I fought Your hand of grace
I could not accept another master, I was already in death's embrace
But You kept fighting, showing me a love that never failed
I fought against You until Your undying devotion for me prevailed
In my b