Life Dance

January 31, 2010

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I want to narrow my life
And be clear of my focus
Know exactly why I’m here
Be faithful to love
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There is a rhythm of joy
A dance of life I will find
It has beautiful movements
Lovely to behold
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Pay attention to detail
I will practice the basics
Concentrate on the movement
Until natural
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All people can learn this dance
There are four steps you must learn
Awareness and intention
Will go along way
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Add on to that attention
Then focus on attitude
Study these words carefully
And practice daily
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Terry S. Smith
January 16, 2010
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A deep peace

January 30, 2010

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My ears attentive
To the sounds that bring hope
A sweet voice of love
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Light in the darkness
A candlelight of real joy
Given to seekers
High above circumstances
A genuine place to rest
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I’ll never give up
Seeking to bring hope to all
Who are desperate and lost 
Tangled in the mess
In the human life struggle
Longing to find a deep peace
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That deep peace is here
Available for us all
Who want to know truth
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Truth is found in history
We can all learn from others
We can follow the journey
Of over-comers
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Wisdom is in the story
Listen closely to their words
Do not be too quick to judge
Read them in context
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I’ll not live in fear
In this day I will find joy
That found me searching
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© Terry S. Smith
January 28, 2010
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Heritage

January 13, 2010

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Heritage – a striking word
Is something that we all have
Others will ponder
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My children reflect
They know the good and the bad
When I am gone they will see
Remember the truth
Of the way I live my life
Inspires me to wise choices
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Do not speak rashly
Those words will cut the heart out
Of the little ones
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Trustworthy envoys
Will bring healing to the soul
Joy to the hurting
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Intellectual
Emotional, Spiritual
Consider these three
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Process with integrity
This relationship journey
Seeking truth on every front
Do not be afraid
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Thinking, feeling and loving
Integrate all three of these
With those living close to you
You’ll discover joy
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Loneliness can be a gift
I’ll surface the heavy rocks
That are weighing down my soul
Direction can come
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Do not be afraid
To ask the real hard questions
You were built for joy
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Those of us who know the pain
Who still live in it today
Can listen and understand
And offer you hope
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© Terry S. Smith
January 13, 2010
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Written after meditating on Proverbs 13,  Psalms 61-65, and My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers.
 

your words

January 12, 2010

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Reckless words will pierce the soul
Healing comes from wisdom words
Truthful lips always endure
Bring joy to the heart
 
A lie is detestable
It brings death and destroys you
Knowing what is true brings life
Today I’ll speak the truth
 
Actions speak the truth
Tell what you really believe
Don’t make light of it
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It’s easy to twist words
To make them say what you want
You know if your are honest
And have seen all sides
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Who you trust is important
Do not be afraid to ask
What is it I really want?
Then you’ll know your heart
 
© Terry S. Smith
January 12, 2010
 
Reflections after reading Proverbs 12, Psalm 56, and My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers
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Discovery

January 11, 2010

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A steadfast spirit
I seek on this life journey
What does that look like?
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I think of kindness
And respect for others
Those nearest me
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I’ll look to refresh
Learn what it means to love them
Consider their needs
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I am in training
To learn a foreign language
The language of love
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Give respect to all
Because they are human beings
Just because they are
We all make a decision
What is the basis of love?
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How I will treat you
Will be determined by me
Not by how you treat me
I learned this from my teacher
Who modeled living in joy~
 
Love that is larger than life
Peace that is deeper than pain
Joy that is overflowing
A discovery

It’s outside the box
A treasure to be found
By those who are seeking
 
© Terry S. Smith
January 11, 2010
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Be still

January 8, 2010

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We all need a hiding place
To be quiet and be still
Where safety is all around
And you hear a song
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The song is a song of hope
Of deliverance and peace
My soul leaps for joy
My heart overflows
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A different beat
Rooted in the joy of love
That’s larger than life
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Why can’t I hear it
The distractions are many
The voices are just too loud
I’ll learn to be still
I will train to listen well
I will choose the voice of truth
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The snare comes in pleasing men
Giving others the power
Expecting them to give me
The life that I want
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I’ll not live in deception
I’ll not live my parent’s way
They lost their relationship
And we all suffered
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It’s never too late
To start all over again
You are forgiven
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Terry S. Smith
January 7, 2010
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Respect

January 1, 2010

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Love, my foundation
Respect is the path I take
It illuminates the way
 
I have chosen my heroes
I have learned their stories well
I have studied how they think
Practice how they live
  
I laugh a lot more
I do not take myself
Too seriously
 
There’s plenty of time
To do all I need to do
Do I believe it?
  
Terry S. Smith
December 30, 2009
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