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I Am Rosemary’s Grandaughter ~*

She’s the hub of our world, the center of our family circle;

With a smile like a light and a laugh more like a chuckle.

She always worked hard for herself…but mainly for us ~ her loves,

Watching out for our lives and our souls as if we were frail doves.

She has been there always strong and steady, though never silent nor still,

Standing for truth and speaking it clearly making us, her pain, to feel.

Though we didn’t always agree or see eye to eye,

She was always loving and there to hold us when we cry.

Now you are gone and it’s our turn to step up and be strong,

To put aside our differences, think of others and forgive all wrong.

To love Jesus Christ first, others second and ourselves last,

To look to the future, remember the good and learn from the past.

Goodbye Grandma Rosemary, you were my Grandma but you were also my friend,

And now I look to heaven and thank God for your life and a prayer I send.

You will always be a part of my life, as the clay bears the marks of the potter,

Because I know who I am…I am Rosemary’s Grandaughter.

Blessings,

Katelynn

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Fear~*

There are many times as we walk through this world of toil and pain,

That fear grabs hold of our hearts, and won’t let go driving us near insane.

We fear what know and what we don’t understand,

We fear what we see, and what we can’t, we fear being strong or taking a stand.

We fear being to open, people might get to close,

We fear being alone, solitude and friendship, both we oppose.

We fear our own strength, the responsibility is far to great,

we fear our own weakness, not knowing weakness is a human trait.

We fear our sleep, the dreams that strike, the past that haunts,

We fear the day, the present that hounds…the future that daunts.

Yet there is one who has no fear in his heart or mind,

He conquered it long ago and is loving gentle and kind,

He stretches out His nail scarred hands wanting to take your fear away,

Because of Him you need never again fear the sleep of night, or terror of day.

You may ask, “who is this man, who conquered fear for all?

Who was the One who sacrificed His life so I may live, walk and not fall?

I will tell His name, the Name that took my fear,

The Name above every name, yet remains so near.

His truth cuts through the lies of fear, like a double edged sword,

It is no secret of whom I speak… He is JESUS CHRIST THE LORD.

 

 

Blessings,

Katelynn


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Freedom Isn’t Free ~*

 

When sin holds us tight, and chains us in the dark and the cold,

We lose our hope, misplace our courage, and we forget how to be bold.

Though we may try to break the chains that bind our heart and soul,

Our own strength is futile, if freedom is our goal.

It matters not how we scream, swear or fight,

Not promises, not pleadings, nor petitions will help us out a mite.

Chained in sin, death and darkness, are we all from Adam’s race,

Cursed to walk in darkness, never seeing God’s glorious face.

You may ask, “Why have you come to tell me, that all our hope is lost?”

Despair is not my message, but you have to know the cost!

 

For the freedom of our souls, there is a price that must be paid,

An account must be given for all sins which at our feet are laid.

“Freedom is not free!!”, I have heard many people say,

This is true of many things, but especially of your soul this day!

Your soul , from deaths dark clutches, can certainly be released,

Your heart made clean, your sin removed, as far as the west is from the east.

Yet the price of your release, is greater than you can bear,

Death is the price, it must be paid, sin, God’s compassion, does not share.

 

Now…REJOICE with me, for to you good news I bring,

The price of your release has been paid, paid by the Most High King!

His Son was sent to pay the cost, death He paid for all,

Perfect in His glory, Almighty, Eternal, for us He gave up His heavenly hall.

He came and took our punishment, the beatings, scorn and shame,

He who made the heavens and earth, and knows each star by name.

Bleeding and broken He carried OUR cross, to free us from death and sin,

The Prince of Peace, God of Hosts, knew He would ultimately win…

 

The moment came, His life poured out, a sinless man was dead!

The demons cheered, the angels wept, it was for US He bled!

Death was conquered soon enough, it had no power over God’s own Son,

He came back to life to give us life and freedom, if only to Him we will come!

He bought our lives, with His own life’s blood, poured out on Calvary,

He opens His arms and has loosed our chains, now we may be free!!!!!!

 

After all of this, why are so many still in chains?

Why do you choose the darkness, why do you choose the pains?

The door is open, the chains are broken, death defeated and gone,

All you must do is stand up and walk out, open your eyes to the dawn!

                                                God’s only Son bought you, and offers you light and love,

He wishes to make you clean and pure from sin, to be with you forever above.

To welcome you as His child, beloved and friend,

To help you on your way, and to your death to put an end.

 

Linger no longer in your pit, going deeper into hell!

God has glories in store for you, that words could never tell.

 

Put your trust in HIM, and He will find you and carry you out,

Out of your chains, darkness and death He will take you, and the enemy He will rout.

Grab a hold and don’t let go, don’t whimper, whine or fuss,

The One who holds you will never leave you, His name is JESUS!

Blessings,

Katelynn


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The Sound Of Silence ~*

 

 

As the silence surrounds you stop and listen to the sound,

The sound of your heart beat as it goes “thump-thump” instead of “pound-pound”.

Listen to the stars as they sing praises to the Most High King.

Listen to God calling you allow your soul to take wing.

Every day there must be time to sit in silence, to reflect and pray,

How else will you find the courage and conviction to face the day?

We are called to, “Be still and know that I Am God.”

Yet so often we shun the silenceas on our path we trod.

We fill our life with noiseso loud we cannot think,

We hear only the sound of moneyas it goes, “clink-clink-clink.”

No wonder so many people don’t know who they truly are inside…

They never learned to listen but rather they learned to hide.

 

Blessings,

Katelynn

 


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Faithful ~*

Christ is always faithful, no matter my highs or lows,

He is always by my side…no matter the caresses or blows.

Friends, I’ve had a hard life that much is true,

But tell me who hasn’t…was it them or you?

We all have our own crosses to bear,

Yet we have Christ, our burden with to share.

There are times when we must walk without brother or friend,

But when all others leave us, He’ll be there to the very end.

Though its friendship that we long for, and love that we need,

There are days when we must follow, giving Christ our only heed.

And we will find when the road gets tough,

When all our friends have had enough,

That no matter how long the haul…

Our Lord will be with us through it all.

Blessings,

Katelynn


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*~Darkness and Light ~*

 

When all the lights go out around you, and you are left standing in a cold dark place;

Keep your eyes on the light that’s within you, the light of God’s love and His grace.

When all others leave you and push you away,

Keep your eyes on Jesus, don’t let yourself wander or stray.

Though the pain within your heart and your soul is so great you feel as though you’ll explode,

The pain of this world lasts only a moment, while the glories of heaven shall be your eternal abode.

So cower not from the fight that the Lord has laid before your feet,

Fight with confidence in your weakness and God’s strength, never daring to sound retreat.

He has never forsaken you, He shall certainly NOT start now,

God loves you more than you could ever know, and has given you His vow!

 

Blessings,

Katelynn