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Is life erasable or indelible?

Pen-vs-Pencil

If I could write the words of life
in pencil and not pen,

erase that bit, re-draft that part,
try out that ending, then…

Penciled in, not permanent,
what a better life I’d live.

Take some chances, try stuff out,
Oh what I wouldn’t give.

Wait, that pencil is right here,
it’s sharpened in my hand.

Sketching, drawing, please erase,
do brush away that sand.

Darker, firmer this one comes,
it may be meant to stay.

Will you please put that in pen?
Someone might read it someday.

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The Assignment of Your Life!

Bible pagesGod spoke a word and you were you.

God spoke another word and I was me.

God doesn’t waste breath.

As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:

We have our assignments.
Have you turned yours in yet?

Still working…
on the first draft? Revising? Editing?

Still researching…
waiting for just the right time?
the really write time to put pen to paper?

What is the assignment God has spoken in you?

so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. ~ Isaiah 55:10-11

God doesn’t leave blanks in the grade Book of Life.

Words and how we use them

Words, so useful, so plentiful, but oh, so dangerous, so deadly.
You, Sir, have given them to me as a gift. My life is but a word.
How will I use it?

    • To build up, not to tear down
    • To tell the story of what You’ve done in my life
    • To greet and get to know
    • To grow and to relate
    • To spellbind and entertain
    • To describe what’s  beautiful
    • To congratulate
    • To comprehend
    • To weave pattern and plot
    • To reflect and discover
    • To uphold what is good
    • To defend what is admirable and right
    • To expose what is disingenuous, hurtful or wrong
    • To celebrate and thank
    • To portray

      Let it be.
      You?

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