Tears Water the Soul

July 13, 2013

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Time for crying and laughing

There is a time for all things

Yes, grieving and believing

Tears water the soul

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With joy we will rise

Out of the ashes we come

It’s a time to look closely 

At what matters most

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In my deepest darkest time

When there was no hope to rise

I became aware 

Incomprehensible love

Swept my soul into the joy

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I will concentrate

On listening to the person

Knowing their story

Understanding their world view

And what controls under stress

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Who will call the shots

When I am in the crisis

Will I be prepared

To love as I have been loved

To give as I’ve been given

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I have found a key*

That will unlock one’s story

I found God in the middle

Of each person’s life

A secret that’s been hidden

Ten thousand stories tell me

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No one can fathom 

The intimacy of this love

One who counts the tears

Who knows and understands you

Who comes in your darkest hour

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*The key is a tool that I use during my life coaching sessions.: Coaching: Life Matters

Psalms 56:8; Revelation 17:14; John 15:13-15; Romans 8:26,

Jesus Calling – Sarah Young

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Finding what matters

I’ve discovered a secret

Being still and quiet

Listening in the morning

To the dawn chorus singing

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I think about the reason

What is my purpose today

Recognizing reality

This may be my last

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I will focus on one thing

Do the will of my Father

Be intentional and act

On the greatest truth

 

Love as you’ve been loved

Give as you’ve been given to

Little things mean alot

Give no strings attached

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The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond

I John; Psalm 20; Luke 1:79

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

No One Can Fathom

July 6, 2013

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History tells us

The things that we need to know

Am I listening

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The wars, the innocent lives

The raw human suffering

With fear and trembling

But with confidence and hope

I will go with you leading

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I will enter the soul wound

Having been wounded and scarred

Broken by ill-equipped ones

Loved in the middle

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I’ll not lead with piety

I enter as a wounded soul

Aware of my own sorrows

Meeting in the pain

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In my darkest grief

Losses inexpressible

The darkest room in my heart

A gentle light came

A pinhole of light to give hope

There was joy to be found

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The God I know forgives me

He came to me in darkness

Showed me what a child is worth

Opened me to love

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Every soul I meet

Help me never to label

Or eliminate

Each person has a story

Each one is beloved by God

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I’ll not live in fear

I will go with the light of love

With courage to act

With the power of presence

Staying close with compassion

 

I’ll be wise as a serpent

Gentle dove as my model

Courageous as a lion

Move forward ln light

 

The wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace will be our guide.  With the Spirit of sonship we will go where we are led.  His promises held high we go forward to meet the prisoners with a message of healing, hope and forgiveness.  As Moses led the way for the slaves in Egypt,  Jesus calls us to join him in bringing the light of life to those trapped in darkness.

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Isaiah 9:6; Zecheraiah 9:9; Romans 8: 15-16; Exodus 3:5

Friends in Flight

July 4, 2013

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We are friends in flight

We’ll follow the lead pilot

Our gaze riveted

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Our mission is clear

Being empowered by love

Filled with compassion

Flying in tight formation

We enter with confidence

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With the speed of light

We penetrate the darkness

With hope and real joy

In the midst of suffering

We break the pain barrier

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Our Lead models how

He shows us how to be real

This kingdom treasure

Has awakened me to joy

I choose to sell all to find

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Courage needed now

In radical discipline

Encouraged by this love

To move with real faith

Beside wisdom in the darkness

Showing trust in his Presence

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Freedom for the prisoners

Sight for those who are blinded

Good news for those who are poor

Release the oppressed

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He will lead us in

To accomplish His mission

Light penetrating darkness

Healing the soul inside out

Available to all who come

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This writing is dedicated to Larry Malone, retired Navy Captain who flew a A-6 Intruder off the USS Enterprise during the Viet Nam War.  Larry models for me the healing process of a deep soul wound.  He along with many gave himself to war for our country.  He came out with a deep soul wound as result of the “death transactions” he was called to participate in as a young man.  They equipped him to fight but he was not equipped to deal with the internal wound that he came out with.  His story tells the healing process through the years.  

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He is now a “friend in flight.” We fly as wingmen to the Jesus our lead pilot.  On this day when people of this nation celebrate the freedom, I honor Larry and so many who gave their lives courageously.  Larry returned to fight a different war, a war of the soul.  He now is fighting for the young men and women who experienced this deep “soul wound” he understands.  

 

Thank you, Larry, my friend in flight.

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My friend Genma also highlighted Larry on her blog and radio show:

http://genmaspeaks.blogspot.com/2013/07/vietnam-navy-pilot-larry-malone-on.html 

The Big Question

July 3, 2013

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Two things offend God for sure

When we judge one another

And indulge in self hatred

Who gave us this charge

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The higher love comes

Magnificent promises

For those who listen

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Getting past yourself

Arising to behold God’s love

He knows your story

Decision each one can make

A painful but joyful choice

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Thinking clearly brings power

It cuts through the distractions

Awakens a whole new world

From the inside out

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Transformation can take place

Energy is ignited

When I decide to give thought

And take the action

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Distractions follow feelings

Feelings are ruled by the mind

Winds of desire can destroy

Or they can give life

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So the big question

Is what do I really want

The answer shapes the vision

Then the questions form

I follow seeking knowledge

Being shaped by the answers

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Respect for myself

And for all those around me

Even enemies

Leads me to reconsider

And think about what matters

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I will decide that

Not a generational

Relational lie

That will revolve around me

But revolves around life

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Thank you, Sarah Young, author of Jesus Calling, for your thoughtful comments on the following passages.Luke 6:37; 2 Timothy4:8; Titus 3:4,5; Romans 8:1

http://www.coachinglifematters.org