Archive for May, 2008

We will not fall
For we have it all
Our plate is filled full
Beyond the brimfull

Heav’nly Father
And Heav’nly Mother
Sent us our Brother
And He’s like no other

We’ve the priesthood
For doing what’s good
Let’s act as we should
Doing as our Lord would

The golden rod
Is the word of God
And where e’er we plod
May we hold to the rod

We have what’s choice
Let us now rejoice
We can hear God’s voice
As our soul it hoists

The Holy Ghost
Is a Heavenly Host
For what we need most
In our heart it posts

The Light of Christ
Is Holy and bright
Inside it ignites
Wisdom that is right

We have spirit
We’ve ears to hear it
It is full of wit
And, it’s brightly lit

The list goes on
From dusk on to dawn
From dawn to night fall
Our best blessings call

We’ve gratitude
For Christ’s attitudes
We’ve more latitude
With beatitudes


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The Purest of Hearts

The purest of hearts
Is broken and bleeding
Where a kind thought starts
And soon they are feeding
Someone what they’re needing

The weakest of hearts
Is weary and life worn
From stiffened pride darts
Which strike to rip and scorn
And in time they’re left torn

The hardest of hearts
Is hard to understand
They’re closed from past smarts
That sting like a fast hand
That’s made a sound land

The softest of hearts
Is full of charity
They look for good charts
And see with clarity
They’re of a rarity

Irregular hearts
Show bursts of energy
When a task imparts
They bounce to busily
As though a busy bee

Whatever we are
Christ has felt each heart beat
In joy and in scar
What an amazing feat
And, someday Him we’ll meet

The hearts that are clean
He consoles with justice
There’s joy that’s far seen
When we look to Jesus
His love enlightens us

Jacob 3: 1-3
1 But behold, I, Jacob,
would speak unto you that are
pure in heart. Look unto God
with firmness of mind, and pray
unto him with exceeding faith,
and he will console you
in your afflictions,
and he will plead your cause,
and send down justice
upon those who seek your

Ps. 19: 8
8 The statutes of the Lord are right,
rejoicing the heart: the commandment
of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

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Who lurks around the corner
Laughing at the pain?
When an addict falls again
And grieves at the shame

In disguise there is Satan
Putting thoughts within
For the addict must straighten
If he wants to win

At the end of a dark road
A man fights for freedom
As he struggles disheartened
Only Christ can free him

Yesterday’s experience
Does not offer nor lend
Guarantees from a relapse
For we’re at risk till the end

We may know inside the mind
What is best for our soul
But, it may take quite some time
For us to reach our high goal

Being where there is darkness
Is not the way to change
In light there is much progress
As wants change and rearrange

Say goodbye to what’s awry
Take the road that’s straightened
Lest slip ups come to test and try
Along what’s dark or shaded

Elder Neal A. Maxwell wisely counseled,
“Even yesterday’s righteous experience
does not guarantee us against tomorrow’s
relapse. A few who have supernal spiritual
experiences have later fallen.
Hence, enduring well to the end assumes
real significance, and we are at risk
till the end!” (Ensign, July 1982,
“Thanks Be To God,” p.51)

Thoughts from reading
Backsliding into addiction
by Vickey Taylor
Meridian magazine

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Oh, the greatness of God and our nothingness
Oh, how we need to call out His name
For if we live without Him, how can we be blessed?
With faith in Him, We’re without shame

From this single commandment, then we’ll be
Of a mind that is automatically
Filled with great blessings immeasureably
And born of the spirit naturally

May we always rejoice, filled with His love
Submitting ourselves to humility
Seeking knowledge of what is above
So that on earth all the better we will be
Though we’re beggars, great blessings we will see

What’s in living an unexamined life?
For we’ve each foreordination
Perhaps to be found when we’ve conquered each strife
As we grow towards or our destination

Thoughts after reading
A List of Promises
By Richard Eyre

Mosiah 4:11-15
11 And again I say unto you as I have said before,
that as ye have come to the knowledge of
the glory of God, or if ye have known of his
goodness and have tasted of his love, and have
received a remission of your sins,
which causeth such exceedingly great joy
in your souls, even so I would that ye should
remember, and always retain in remembrance,
the greatness of God, and your own nothingness,
and his goodness and long-suffering towards you,
unworthy creatures, and humble yourselves even
in the depths of humility, calling on the name
of the Lord daily, and standing steadfastly
in the faith of that which is to come,
which was spoken by the mouth of the angel.
12 And behold, I say unto you that if ye do this
ye shall always rejoice, and be filled with the
love of God, and always retain a remission of
your sins; and ye shall grow in the knowledge
of the glory of him that created you, or in the
knowledge of that which is just and true.
13 And ye will not have a mind to injure
one another, but to live peaceably, and to render
to every man according to that which is his due.
14 And ye will not suffer your children that
they go hungry, or naked; neither will ye suffer
that they transgress the laws of God, and fight
and quarrel one with another, and serve the devil,
who is the master of sin, or who is the devil spirit
which hath been spoken of by our fathers, he being an
enemy to all righteousness.
15 But ye will teach them to walk in the ways of
truth and soberness; ye will teach them to love one
another, and to serve one another.

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When we pray to the Lord on high
And make Him our habitation
The angels are giv’n charge to fly
And, watch o’er our every location

Where we go and in all our ways
There are angels to supervise
They’re sent swiftly, without delays
For we are not always all that wise

The angels whisper thoughts, certainly
When we keep our Lord nearby
So that when we’ve something tempting
They’ll guide us so we’ll not reach to try

I can almost hear them breathing
As they gather in prayer and love
They’re as God’s hands for our keeping
As they watch over us from above

We’ve enemies that we must fight
Our bodies want to be in charge
We struggle with big appetites
When we’re not mindful of what’s at large

If we were to see the angels
We’d see them working busily
And from our guardian angels
We might hear, “Leave the flying to me”

May the Lord’s angels surround us
One in front and one on each side
To keep us safe as they encrust
May we trust and enjoy the ride

Thoughts after reading
Meridian Magazine
May Angels Surround Us
By Carolyn Allen

“When thou hast made the Lord,
even the most high, thy habitation;
there shall no evil befall thee …
for He shall give his angels charge
over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”
(Psalm 91:9-11)

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To emulate the Savior- how is this done?
He the great illustrator -and I just one
With unshaken faith and absolute trust
I’ll repent with pure thoughts- I know that I must
For clean hands, I’ll pray. On Christ I will cast
With Him, I’ll press forward, unwavering and steadfast
With Him, I’ve sufficient strength that will last

“His yoke is easy and His burden is light”
Has meaning only in our faith in Christ
And if we are tortured and ridiculed
All the more so our eternal life is fueled
No matter what others may do to us
It’s better to suffer than our faith to bust
For where we place faith, we live forever, thus

Thoughts from the Aaronic Priesthood Manuel
Lesson 11: Faith Sufficient to Obtain Eternal Life,”
Aaronic Priesthood Manual 3, 38

Matt. 11: 28-30

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour
and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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Little remnants of thought
Where do they come from?
No matter how hard fought
Our minds can’t become numb

We’ve no drug or disease
To completely erase
Nor will time appease
All we’ve likened to chase

The twisting of doctrines
And shading of laws
Have led to darkened skins
And torn murmuring claws

We’ve the Preach My Gospel
It’s for all the earth
May knowledge soon pool
Unto making rebirth

Come and bask in the truth
And in the sunlight
The fountain yields fruit
Where thoughts turn to what’s right

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