Standing Amazed

My Viewpoint

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Photo by Janie Anderson.. Do you see the candle light or do you see a chimney?

My Viewpoint


The view that I see,

Is a choice that I must make.

I can look at what is good,

Or concentrate on all mistakes.

I can choose to become bitter,

Over decisions of the past,

Or I can choose to look up,

To a future that will last.


I can choose to live in fear,

Learning to trust no other.

I can talk about a sister,

Or turn away from a brother.

I can learn to look down,

While I tilt my nose up.

I can help resolve a problem,

Or enjoy what is corrupt.


When Jesus looked down,

It was to bring up another.

He loved all of mankind,

And called all sister or brother.

He should have become bitter.

He had reason to become mean,

But He was God made man,

And still walked pure and clean.


He set for us an example,

As He walked through this earth.

He offered us each eternity.

He promised us a re-birth.

We can have the right view,

But the choice is ours to make.

Choose to look up to God.

With Him there is no mistake.

TRW 2-18-18

Genesis 9:16 

And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

Psalms 121:1 

(A Song of degrees.) I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

I recall a beautiful song that the children sang at church and it talked about looking down and seeing God lift them up, seeing God at their side to help them through life, God in front of them to open the path and to lead them to victory, seeing God above them to cover them with grace, and God behind them to prevent surprise attacks from Satan. The song ended with singing about how God was in them, to help them with all choices in life. They felt the God of love that was all around them. No matter which way they turned, they could see and feel God first. We need to see things as simply as children. Know that God is with you and then choose to see what is positive and be a reflection of His love.


The River of Life


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Life is like a river.

It never stands still.

We should be moving,

And following God’s will.


God can keep the river flowing,

And it can nourish another.

It is like the Holy Spirit,

That can cover a sister or brother.


We can be immersed in the Spirit.

Our strength can come from Him.

With God there is victory.

With Him we can always win.


From the temple of God,

Flows the river of life.

It can wash away the problems.

It can clear the pain and strife.


Once you get your feet wet,

You can travel in, more deep.

We can let God cover us,

And give us restful sleep.


He will cover all the pain.

He will give us a good life,

If we lean on His Spirit,

We will be freed from all strife.


We will be cleansed by the Spirit,

And the love from God’s face.

The river can bring us life,

From God’s abundant grace.


TRW 2-11-18

John 7:37-38


37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.


Water is necessary for life and is necessary for cleansing. Jesus died to restore our lives and to cleanse us from our sins. With His Holy Spirit living in us, we can have a good life filled with joy and with peace. We will stay nourished if we stay in the river of life or in His Holy Word. As we become immersed in the Living Water, we can change what we take into our mouths, our ears and our eyes. When we allow God to have control of our lives, we can affect anything we touch, as we are filled with His Holy Spirit. Others can find life by finding the One who lives in us.

Our Children’s Future


Our Children’s Future


What about our children,

What will their life be?

They will be well with God,

As they are promised eternity.


There are so many promises,

That are in the Holy Book.

The greatest gift you can give,

Is to help them take a look.


Don’t be like others who say,

They can make choices themselves.

If you don’t open that Holy Word,

It will be worthless on that shelf.


Give them God Word today.

They can use it a lifetime long.

It will help them in the troubles.

It will help to keep them strong.


Don’t’ let others fill their heads,

With the lies that Satan will tell.

It will rob them from heaven,

And open the doors to hell.


Let them have a lifetime,

Of Jesus who is their closest friend.

He will never leave them alone.

He will be their closest friend.


You need not worry for your children,

If you teach them about God above,

They can walk in confidence,

As they carry God’s precious love.


TRW 2-11-18

Deuteronomy 31:6 

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.


God is the gift that keeps on giving. It is the one gift you can give your children, that no one can take away. It will be with them wherever they go. God brings joy, peace and comfort, because He is true love. When other things let them down in the world, they can still go to God for comfort. He understands their hearts and will comfort them because they can be honest with Him. He already knows every thought on their mind, so they can talk to Him about their fears when you are no longer available. He can help them carry the burdens in life, and He can promise them a great future with Him in heaven.

Always Wanting More

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  Always Wanting More


Always wanting more,

And not wanting to let go,

What is it you are seeking,

As you wander to and for?


Trusting in yourself,

Instead of God above,

Seeking wealth and fortune,

Instead of sharing God’s love.


Holding onto something,

That has no true value at all.

Forgetting God in your life,

Will lead to destruction and a fall.


All that you have on earth,

Cannot be used in eternity,

So don’t collect treasures,

That can be used by the enemy.


The real source of treasure,

Is in knowing our God above.

If we desire for silver and gold,

We may lose the value of love.


Our Father has the secret to life.

Joy and peace cannot be bought.

Walking in freedom with Jesus,

Is all that should be sought.


Take the treasure that God gives,

And give His love away.

God is the giver of true love,

And true love will always stay.


TRW 2-11-18

Luke 12:16-23


16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.

23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.


God says that the person, who is only interested in obtaining wealth for himself, is a fool, because he cannot take these thing with him to eternity. It is better to spend your time with God and obtain wisdom, than it is to collect things. The wisdom that you pass on, may last over many lifetimes as each person in the later generations passes it on. A Christian heritage is a greater treasure than all the silver and gold you could leave to someone in your will. God’s love is the one treasure that can never be completely used up. It always was and it always will be. God is infinite and so is His love. He charges us with passing on this love to others. If we do this, we have truly been a rich person. It is a treasure that never runs dry.

Can’t Buy Love

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Can’t Buy Love


We can’t buy affection,

From our Father up above.

It is not what we do,

That brings forth His love.


His love is so perfect,

It cannot be duplicated.

It is pure and simple,

And we make it so complicated.


God never stops listening,

To His children here below.

He has a lifeline ready for us,

As we are tossed to and fro.


He loves all His people,

We have a choice to love Him back.

He is the source of all that is good.

With God there is no lack.


He knows your every thought.

He listens to your every care.

He is the God for all nations.

He loves all beyond compare.


Each person is special to Him.

He counts each hair on your head.

He has joy for your heart,

To replace what you fear and dread.


His love is free for all.

His love cannot be bought.

We are to carry His love,

To others who must be taught.


TRW 2-08-18

1 John 4:8


 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.


Human beings have a need to find the truth. God is pure love and God is truth, so when they find God, they can live in peace and in truth. It is a cycle; if you feel loved, you can give love. Satan is a deceiver and is hate and fear. Those that do not know and love God can chose to follow what is evil and will spread evil and lies. Many times in life, you may meet a good man, who is not a Christian. This person is still in danger of hell. The Holy Bible teaches that a person must accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, to be saved from eternal damnation.  A person cannot buy their way into heaven. They cannot buy God’s love, but have to accept who He is and what His Son Jesus did for us to be accepted as pure and holy as Jesus is pure and holy. The Holy Spirt can live in you. God wants every human being to be able to come to heaven for eternity, but He gave man free will to do whatever he wants. The choice is yours. You have everything to lose by not believing and everything to gain by choosing to believe in God and all that He is; the Father, the Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit.


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Open your life to God,

And let Him take care of the rest.

Don’t let your emotions take control.

This is just another test.


Don’t use the “blame game”,

As you walk through this life.

It is not always the other person,

Who is causing so much strife.


Don’t feel so angry at others.

Find the root of your rejection.

Don’t feel so threatened by others,

But seek the Lord for protection.


Don’t bury your past problems,

Give them to the Lord above.

He can replace the hurts in life,

And replace it with His perfect love.


If you keep the garbage in,

Then only garbage can come out.

If you fill up that emptiness,

You will learn to praise and not shout.


Emotions can be good,

Or emotions can be bad.

Choose to enjoy the journey,

And let go of what is sad.


God can bring out the best.

We don’t need to settle for the worst.

God’s Holy Spirit can lift you up,

But you need to put Him first.


TRW 2-07-18

Matthew 12:33


Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.


Emotions can be good or can be bad. They can lift another person up or bring another person down. Everything we do in life can affect the life of another human being. You can make another person miserable or you can give them peace. You can lift them up or bring them down. Most people have some parts of their past which help determine who they are today and how they treat others. A bully may just be a “hurting person” who is determined not to feel like they are on the bottom of the pile and so they hurt others or put down others to feel better about their self. Until they go to their past and analyze why it is they hurt other people, they may never have a good life. If a person learns to love God above themselves, then they can let His love shine through them. Satan will always try to use your past to destroy your future. Be always aware of his presence and do not let him use you as a puppet with him holding the strings. Cut away the past hurts so that you can walk away victorious and bearing good fruit.

Two Wills Combined

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Two Wills Combined


Life is much smoother,

When there are two wills combined.

There is no start and stop to God,

When the two lives are entwined.

You will learn to walk the same.

You are headed the same place.

You are carrying God’s love,

To others who need His grace.


Others will want what you have.

They will like what they see.

They will see God’s peace,

And your vision for eternity.

They will see the wisdom,

Which man seems to seek,

But they will see humility,

And strength that covers weak.


They will see confidence,

When the world is falling apart.

In warlike times on earth,

They will see a peaceful heart.

They will want what you have.

They will like what they see.

They will not see chains that bind,

But will see what it’s like to be free.


Your happiness will overflow,

As you live your life each day,

And your happiness will be refilled,

Each night when you kneel and pray.

You have the God of Creation.

He is your very best friend.

There is assurance of His presence,

That He will never leave you in the end.

TRW 2-5-18

Galations 5: 18-23

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.


Walking in the flesh is a life that is “all about me”. It is what makes me feel good at the time. It is like a diabetic getting the extra-large caramel ice cream sunday, topped with crushed peanuts and marshmallow cream. It tastes so good at the time, even if we know it is not good for us and can actually cause us real harm. What that action shows is rebellion and disregard for a healthy life-style. It shows the freedom of choice, but it also lurks with danger of worse things to come. When a person walks in the spirit, it is because they put the Spirit of God within them before what they desire to satisfy the body’s cravings. It is a peaceful walk because there is no negative repercussion. Everyone may not like what they see, because they do not understand where your peace comes from and they are jealous of that appearance of peace. It is a peace that they cannot buy, because it is not a surface thing. It comes from deep within the soul. It comes from being combined with the Holy Spirit of God. That is a strong place to be and a place of freedom and peace and it will overflow as gifts of the spirit; love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,  meekness and, temperance.   

Never Be Alone

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Never Be Lonely


You will never be alone,

When God is at your side.

You will never be lonely,

If in you, He abides.


You will have fullness in life.

You will not be left behind.

You will continue to give love,

Being merciful and kind.


Relationships that are binding,

Are built on time and trust.

So you have to keep talking,

And listening is a must.


Everyone needs to feel love.

It fills up an empty space.

Try to go to the Father,

To feel covered by His grace.


His love covers the bruises,

His love will cover your strife.

To have a relationship with Him,

Is to have a fruit-filled life.


Your Father’s love covers all.

He will never go away.

You will not be lonely,

If in your heart He stays.


He will come to you if you ask.

He will deny no one.

He loved you so much,

That He sacrificed His only Son.


TW 2-04-18

Deuteronomy 4:31

(For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

If you feel loved in life, you are far more likely to give love away. Love gives us a sense of security. That security will allow you to walk more freely in life. You will not need to depend on things making you happy, because you have the source of happiness within you. God is love and love conquers all. So many people live their life in drama. Drama is discontent with life. A person who growls or complains about circumstances in life, will want other people to join in that discontent. Discontent gets us no-where. If you learn rely on God for your peace and learn to lean on God, you will walk in peace and look forward to each new tomorrow. God’s love completes you and God will help you complete your mission in life.

The Fall of Man

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The Fall of Man


After sin first came to man

Equality was no more

Self-centeredness came into being

And ruined what was in store.

Sin took control of us all,

After the fall of man.

That was not God’s intention.

That was not what He had planned.


Man needed a woman,

And woman needed a man too.

A partnership should rule the house.

That is what God meant them to do.

Life is not about the individual,

It is about Gods; creation as one.

We were created in His Image,

Like the Father, the Spirit, and the Son.


All have equal authority.

All work for the good of all.

Life was meant to be so much easier,

Before Satan caused the fall.

Man fell for the lie of Satan.

Man fell from God’s grace.

After that fateful decision,

Man was hidden from God’s face.


Man needed a Savior then,

And was given One that day,

When Jesus died for man’s sin,

As He opened the line to pray.

Man now has a direct contact.

With the Father up above,

Because God loved His creation, man,

That He gave freely of His love.


Jesus opened the equality of man.

All were to work together as one.

There was to be no division,

Like the Father, Spirit and Son.

TRW 2-02-17


Genesis 5:1-2

1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.


Genesis 3:16-17

16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;


When God created man, He created them as one. Man and woman were one and worked together as one. When Satan tempted Eve in the garden, both Adam and Eve made the decision to go against God’s command and they sinned. After that first sin, life went from perfect and easy to hard and imperfect. Sin became common because Man was no longer one. They were no longer like God, but became self-centered. Life became all about them and is still that way today. We are encouraged to take care of ourselves first and to do what makes us happy. Happiness was supposed to be what made man happy and man was one. They were not divided. Jesus came so that the division of man could be conquered. Sin can be conquered. Self-centeredness can be conquered, but we will always have an adversary that tries to ruin what God intended. Satan will fight us every day of our lives, so we must stay in Oneness with God to find success over temptation and sin. We may not be able to conquer the world, but if each person thinks in terms of what is good for man-kind, the world can be a better place. Do whatever you can to prevent division in your marriage, your family, your community and your world.


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