Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Noise, Noise, Noise! 4-20-11


More autos, planes, computer games and toys, toys, toys...
...is this what life is all about - the noise, noise, noise?

If man said He could cut the noise in half, half, half -
I'd not believe. I'm sorry, but I'd laugh, laugh, laugh!

Transparent man - I laugh so hard, I cry, cry, cry...
all it seems we want to do is buy, buy, buy.

God creates, commands and we will see, see, see -
that man has pride - he's foolish as can be, be, be.

Don't let a quiet corner be too rare, rare, rare -
get on your knees and whisper up a prayer, prayer, prayer.

And use your ears - you really have a choice, choice, choice -
to spend some time and listen for His still, small, voice. (1 Kings 19:12)

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1 Kings 19:11,12 (KJV)
11 And he said, Go forth,
 and stand upon the mount before the LORD.
 And, behold, the LORD passed by,
and a great and strong wind rent the mountains,
 and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD;
but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake;
 but the LORD was not in the earthquake:  12 And after the earthquake a fire;
 but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a
still small voice.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Nothing More To Fear 4-18-11


It's greener on the other side,
in wanting, we will go -
the other side of the mountain,
or over the great rainbow...

to eye-catching colored places,
to fun and friends galore -
to shopping malls and diners -
to parties, clubs and more.

We watch our favorite movies,
we know each actor's name -
we talk about our sports team -
we play our favorite game.

We pick and choose our pathways,
we hide in our own way -
we talk until life's over when
there's nothing else to say.

In nakedness, we stand alone,
in all our filth and pride -
with lack of faithfulness exposed,
there's no more place to hide.

God sits alone on His great throne
when over, are the games -
and fair and just the truth will be -
green pastures or the flames...

Be fruitful as you live your day.
Be faithful in your walk.
Be diligent in all you do.
Be humble in your talk.

As long as God still gives us breath,
as long as we're sincere -
as long as we repent of all -
there's nothing more to fear.

©2011 louis gander ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Isaiah 35:4 (KJV)
Say to those with anxious heart, "Take courage, fear not Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you."

Sunday, April 3, 2011

SPEED! 4-3-11


The hare runs very swiftly,
for ten years he can go -
but patient, walks the turtle for
a hundred years or so...

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Rounding curves, squealing with a
couple hundred horses -
stretched out over lawful edge,
anticipating forces.

Sporty style and glossy paint -
surpassing every class -
clean and polished, buffed and waxed,
with tinted window glass.

Transmissions humming through the gears,
bring screeching to the tires -
and then the booming drowns the streets -
huge speakers strung with wires.

Flying off at green lights hue,
with pedals under lead -
wasting gas, polluting air,
to break at every red...

The pedals crush the metal flat
with heavy laden feet -
yet idle through the drive ups then,
for food that's good to eat.

Running full in circles wide,
while rushing far and near -
important is the coffee cup,
some cigarettes or beer.

Another day, another laugh,
for fun is not a crime!
Let's get the guys together 'cause -
it's almost party time!

Then sharp, the sirens pierce the night,
and everything goes wrong...
A child wandered in the street.
The doctors take too long.

So many people crying,
so many people sad -
so many people blaming God,
so many people mad.

This poem's not about a car,
a cycle, or a van -
but oh, about the drivers there,
the much impatient man...

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Now God created turtles,
and God created hares -
but then created patient man,
if patient are his prayers.

©2011 louis gander ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY - ALWAYS!

Galations 5:18-23 (NASB)
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. 
19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 
 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,

21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.