Archive | March 2022

march days

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

Charles Dickens

Photo by Jean Pike

Lord Have Mercy

As the calendar moves closer to Easter, songs like this help us focus on renewal and restoration. We have a God willing to show us mercy. May we embrace His forgiveness and live in the warmth of His grace.

Lord Have Mercy

Jesus, I’ve forgotten the words that You have spoken
Promises that burned within my heart have now grown dim
With a doubting heart I follow the paths of earthly wisdom
Forgive me for my unbelief
Renew the fire again

Lord have mercy
Christ have mercy
Lord have mercy on me

I have built an altar where I worship things of men
I have taken journeys that have drawn me far from You
Now I am returning to Your mercies ever flowing
Pardon my transgressions
Help me love You again

[Repeat Chorus]

I have longed to know You & Your tender mercies
Like a river of forgiveness ever flowing without end
I bow my heart before You in the goodness of Your presence
Your grace forever shining
Like a beacon in the night

[Repeat Chorus]

Lyrics: Michael W. Smith
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo: Josie Rader

following Him

Following Him

O God, who considered my fallen state
and loved me still,
How proud and haughty, how reckless
the path of my stubborn will. . .
But You, who placed the flagstones 
where my faltering feet need go.
Sought me with love that opened
blinded eyes; You loved me so.
As a bird set free, I fled
the cage that imprisoned me.
The light that shone  on printed page
You sweetly shared with me.

Now we walk together, You and I,
as step by step, You guide.
As we walk on, oft times I stray,
while You so faithfully abide.
To follow where You gently lead, 
the desire of my fickle heart —
Each time I stumble, You assure me,
We two will never, ever part.

Poem by Connie Faust

Photo by Diane Domigan