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Cassie Blake


Age Category
Under 20

Birth month and day
April, 10 1943

Education
Some High School

Marital status
Married

State or country in which the poet resides
New York

About the Poet
I am from Medina, N.Y. I work in a public library. I have a husband and one adult daughter.

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Chime Of The Day

July 20, 2018

Family
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By Gary James Smith
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FAMILY






 






God has love for family






He started it with Eve






Not good that man shall dwell alone






Or be an anomaly 






Then born to them the children






The heritage of the Lord






Celebration of a unity






Played out in God's Word






 






A many faceted structure 






Personalities all diverse 






Some would honour mom and day






Some would choose to curse






A will with willingness to do






Either right or wrong






To live with stubborness and regret 






Or live with a heart of song






 






Lord of life Lord of love






On the landscape of humanity 






We see the fallout from wrongful choices 






Deceived  and being  deceived 






Break in mighty wondrous power 






Wills against Thy will






Turn their eyes from worldly things






To gaze on Calvary's Hill






 






Hold that gaze until the Light 






Shines within each soul






And reflections from the cross






Reveal a sinful soul






Then the Spirit's drawing power 






Through Thy Holy Word






Brings them to decision making






Because of what they've heard 






 






Here is where the crux of the matter






Comes down to which choice 






Listen  to the serpent speaking 






Or God's, still small voice






There our destiny begins it's journey 






The broad or narrow way






In this valley of decision 






Trust in Christ today






 






Hold your family high in value 






They were given you by God






Nurture, nurture, nurture,  nurture 






Nurture them with love






And then O Lord we seek Your face






Daily with fervent prayer 






Pour out blessings by Your grace






And families? "Now repair!"






 






Copyright  January 4  2015  10:45 am






 






Gary James Smith 






 



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