Keep going just a little bit longer…

  • 2 days ago

I felt like writing a little rap tonight. Enjoy!

From the tick tock of the noon clock
Til the night that this tune drops
Every day’s a FIRE FIGHT like the Saints of Boondock
But does the moon stop shining when the clouds grow thick?
Or ambulances cease to drive though the ground’s frozen slick?
You just have to keep on fighting, though a foe, it pounds yo’ lips
A poet keeps reciting til the mouth, it flows quick
And it sounds so sick when you hear the final product
You’re a work in progress, one day you’ll leave ’em awestruck
"Aw shucks" you say? Look, I merely speak the truth
Don’t let a person judge you on account of your youth
We are all gonna struggle, but I believe you’re gonna make it
You will always have your critics but you don’t have to take it
It’s okay to show your weakness so you don’t have to fake it
I am here if you need me, go pursue the goal and break it!

  • 2 days ago
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"Any day could be your last one.
Where will you run when the walls cave in?
There’s still time to turn around before you reach your DEAD END."

— Seventh Star (from the song “Dead End”)

As long as you are still breathing, there is hope.  If you are making destructive life choices, please turn around before it is too late!

  • 3 days ago
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To God, and any friends who have stayed with me

Through thick and thin.
You’ve stayed by my side.
So faithful a friend, you’re so true to your own.
When I am lost and alone, You stay by my side.
And you’ll never let me go, and you’ll never leave me for dead.
So many times I’ve tried to hide.
I sought to throw away my life.
I tried to close my eyes and cover up the pain inside.
My pride had led me down a one-way path of no return.
But you stood by my side through thick and thin; more than a friend.
Why would I run from such a good thing?
You’ve always been there for me.
Never let me go (2x).
Stand by me, never let me go
(2x).

~Seventh Star (from the song “Thick and Thin”)

  • 3 days ago
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Through thick and thin.
You’ve stayed by my side.
So faithful a friend, you’re so true to your own.
When I am lost and alone, You stay by my side.
And you’ll never let me go, and you’ll never leave me for dead.
So many times I’ve tried to hide.
I sought to throw away my life.
I tried to close my eyes and cover up the pain inside.
My pride had led me down a one-way path of no return.
But you stood by my side through thick and thin; more than a friend.
Why would I run from such a good thing?
You’ve always been there for me.
Never let me go (2x).
Stand by me, never let me go (2x)

  • 3 days ago

"

They say a penny saved is a penny earned
And if you play with fire, then you’re gonna get burned

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away
It’ll all give you cancer and kill you anyway

They say every single cloud has a silver lining
You can close your eyes but the sun won’t stop shining

They say the bigger you are, the harder you thud
Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug

I’m a jack-of-all-trades, but a master of none
I hear time flies when you’re having fun

They say it’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at
There’s always more than one way to skin that cat

Whatever don’t kill ya makes you stronger
Money can’t buy love or make your life longer

Don’t put off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today
Haste makes waste, at least, that’s what they say

Today’s the first day of the rest of your life
Unless you run with scissors and especially knives

The lights are always on, but there’s nobody home
You live in a glass house, you shouldn’t throw stones

They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too
Just don’t bite off more that you can chew

If they said it once they’ve said it a thousand times
The grass is never greener on the other side

"

— The Listener (a collection of clichés from the song “They Say” by Deep Space 5)

  • 4 days ago
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"Pain is real. But so is hope."

  • 4 days ago
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Happy Palm Sunday everybody!

 Before he was crucified, Jesus was celebrated as he rode through the streets.  But he wasn’t the messiah that the people wanted.  What they wanted was for Him to overthrow Roman rule, not to die for their sins.  But what is conquering an empire compared to allowing imperfect people like us to have a loving relationship with a perfect God who created the entire universe?  Whether you are a believer or not, I hope that you are abundantly blessed!

  • 6 days ago
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I really like my co-workers

It is nice to work with people with interesting and incredible personalities rather than a bunch of pot-heads like I did at my old job.  I kind of felt out of place before because all my old co-workers talked about was drugs, electronic music, and strip clubs.

  • 1 week ago
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