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Ode to a Sandspur

Oh, Sandspur my foe

It’s you I fear

I hate you so

As winter comes near
You started out kind of pretty

Really quite innocent

Almost delicate to see

Until the summer is spent
When you’re green 

You’re not so bad

When you’re brown 

You’re oh so mean
Not anyone do you spare

From head to toe and in between

From your pain and despair

The likes have never been seen
With your round little sphere 

Covered in so many a briar 

Can make anyone shed a tear

Worse than old barb wire
So I beg of you please

Have mercy on poor little me

Don’t stick my elbows or knees

Neither my finger or pinky
Please don’t make me cry

Please don’t make bleed

Don’t hurt me by and by

This I beg, this I plead
No hitchhiking on shoes

Or pant legs without a care

Because my patience I might lose

If I step on you unaware
I hate you so
As winter comes near
Oh, Sand spur my foe

It’s you I fear

Are you needy?

My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  – Philippians 4:19 

We all have needs every day. Sometimes our needs are great like looking for a new place to live or a dependable vehicle to get us back and forth to work. Sometimes our needs are small like finding a clean sheet of paper that hasn’t been scribbled on. Whatever our needs are we must remember to have faith in God that He will supply each and every one of these needs. Continue reading Are you needy?

Who are you? I’m…

This is the excerpt from my daughter’s very first post.

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God uses cracked pots

And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.  -Jeremiah 18:4

I know that often times we get caught up in things we believe we ought to be doing, the way we should look, or where we should be in life. Sometimes we wonder if we are too damaged or flawed to be of use anymore or to be able to do what we need to do. Maybe we have things in our past that we are not proud of, things that have chipped away at our self confidence, esteem and maybe even our reputation. Continue reading God uses cracked pots