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St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God, poem, prayer, religion with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2010 by Tim R Wilson

Being that it was St. Patrick’s Day and all, “St. Patrick’s Breastplate” has to be shared … In its entirety …

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through the belief in the threeness,
Through confession of the oneness
Of the Creator of Creation. I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth with his baptism,
Through the strength of his crucifixion with his burial,
Through the strength of his resurrection with his ascension,
Through the strength of his descent for the judgment of Doom. I arise today
Through the strength of the love of Cherubim,
In obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In prayers of patriarchs,
In predictions of prophets,
In preaching of apostles,
In faith of confessors,
In innocence of holy virgins,
In deeds of righteous men. I arise today
Through the strength of heaven:
Light of sun,
Radiance of moon,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of wind,
Depth of sea,
Stability of earth,
Firmness of rock. I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me:
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptations of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
Afar and anear,
Alone and in multitude. I summon today all these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel merciless power that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul. C hrist to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me abundance of reward.
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me. I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the threeness,
Through confession of the oneness,
Of the Creator of Creation.

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Dante’s Prayer

Posted in lyrics, music, poem with tags , , , on March 14, 2010 by Tim R Wilson

“Dante’s Prayer” by Loreena Mckennitt.

When the dark wood fell before me
And all the paths were overgrown
When the priests of pride say there is no other way
I tilled the sorrows of stone

I did not believe because I could not see
Though you came to me in the night
When the dawn seemed forever lost
You showed me your love in the light of the stars

Chorus:
Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me

Then the mountain rose before me
By the deep well of desire
From the fountain of forgiveness
Beyond the ice and the fire

Chorus

Though we share this humble path, alone
How fragile is the heart
Oh give these clay feet wings to fly
To touch the face of the stars

Breathe life into this feeble heart
Lift this mortal veil of fear
Take these crumbled hopes, etched with tears
We’ll rise above these earthly cares

Chorus

Please remember me
Please remember me, …

Bless The Broken Road

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, Philosophy, poem, thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2010 by Tim R Wilson

Every long lost dream

Led me to where you are

Others who broke my heart

They were like Northern Stars

Pointing me on my way

Into your loving arms

This much I know is true

That God blessed the broken road

That lead me straight to you….

(Rascal Flatts, “Bless The Broken Road”)

It has been a difficult week! Now, I know – I’m no saint. Never have been. And I trust in the Gospel, that all who believe and are baptized will be saved. But it’s hard, at times, to recognize that it’s at least partly my failures at truly righteous living that have brought me (and those I love) to these kinds of impasses. A friend suggested to me that there is a big difference between prayers of supplication where I turn my prayer concern over to God and let it go, and praying just to manipulate God into giving me what I want. Ouch. There are many days I still can’t find the line between those two. I know beyond any doubt that I know how to do the latter much better than the former.

And then there are the words from singer Wayne Watson’s old classic, “Home Free:”

Out in the corridor,

We pray for life

A mother for her baby

A husband for his wife

Sometimes the good die young

It’s sad but true

But while we pray for one more heartbeat

The real comfort is in You

You know, pain has little mercy

And suff’rings no respecter or age

Of rank or position

I know that every prayer gets answered

But the hardest one to pray

Is slow to come

“O Lord, not mine

But your will be done….

Yeah, no kidding, Wayne. When I heard of older children’s ‘difficulties’ so to speak, I told him, “I keep telling God, ‘You’re not checking my list!’ And the fact that I even have a list is a good sign that I’m not quite all there, spiritually…”

In the end, I have to come back to the simple answer: God is God, and I am not. This side of the final trumpet, I will never know the “whys.” All I can do is sing and pray Wayne Watson’s chorus:

Home free

Eventually

At the ultimate healing

We will be home free…

A Psalm

Posted in Christian, God, lyrics with tags , , , , , on June 24, 2009 by Tim R Wilson

Good grief, obviously spending a bit of time on this computer this morning to “catch up on things” and I keep wandering …

 

Anyway, I doubt if all that many people here have heard of Roxy Music, but there is this one song they done way back when which I truly loved and I’ve reprinted the lyrics here. Considering that most of the stuff they did was a 180 degree turn from this song, it really stood out.

 

Tim

 

 

Try on your love
Like a new dress
The fit and the cut
Your friends to impress
Try on your smile –
Square on your face
Showing affection
Should be no disgrace
Try out your god
Hope he will send
Kindness from strangers
On whom you depend
Try on his coat
A mantle most fine
Myriad colours
His harmony-thine
Believe in me
Once seemed a good line
Now belief in Jesus
Is faith more sublime
Head in the clouds
But I can´t see the lord
Short of perfection
I´ll try to be good
I´ll stand at his gate
I´ll wait for his sign
Then i´ll walk in his garden
When it´s my time
Drink from his cup
Hush now don´t you cry
His quiet waters
Will never, never run dry
Nearing death´s vale
He´s here by my side
He leads me to paradise
A mountain so high

Don´t be afraid
Just treasure his word
Singing his praises
I know that i´ll be heard
He´s gonna take you by the hand
He´s gonna make you feel so good
Open up your eyes
And then you´ll see all that you should
Forget all your troubles
You will feel no pain
He´s all that you need
He´s your everything
When i´m feeling all at sea
Deliverance is that distant shore
I will not be worried
Someday his house will be my home
For ever more

(ferry)

Every heart that is breaking …

Posted in Christian, God, thoughts, video with tags , , , , , , on April 8, 2009 by Tim R Wilson

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This is a beautiful song by Twila Paris, this one is called, “Every Heart That is Breaking” and I hope you will have opportunity to hear it.

For the young abandoned husband
Left alone without a reason
For the pilgrim in the city
Where there is no home
For the son without a father
For his solitary mother
I have a message

He sees you, He knows you
He loves you, He loves you
Every heart that is breaking, tonight
Is the heart of a child that he holds in his sight.
And, oh, how He longs to hold in his arms
Every heart that is breaking, tonight
Every heart that is breaking, tonight
For every heart

For the precious fallen daughter
For her devastated father
For the prodigal who’s dyeing in a strange new way
For the child whos always hungry
For the patriot with no country
I have a message

He sees you, He knows you
He loves you, Jesus loves you
Every heart that is breaking, tonight
Is the heart of a child that he holds in his sight.
And, oh, how He longs to hold in his arms
Every heart that is breaking, tonight
Every heart that is breaking, tonight
Every heart that is breaking, tonight
For every heart …
Twila Paris

The video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWxFjufgC24

I have been thinking a lot about a thread where we discussed the heartbreak and loneliness that most of us have had at one time or another, though some have had to endure much more tragic experiences than others. Paul said in 1 Cor 9:3-6, “This is my defense to those who sit in judgment on me. Don’t we have the right to food and drink? Don’t we have the right to take a believing wife along with us, as do the other apostles and the Lord’s brothers, and Cephas? Or is it only I and Barnabas who must work for a living?” He finishes his defense with an illustration of a runner in strict training, and stating how he also subjugated his body to attain the crown that will last forever. Sometimes I read into this an inkling of “I wish it (bachelorhood) weren’t the plan, yet I will embrace God’s will for me”, and wonder if he had his moments of Gethsemane, praying for that cup to be taken away. Any thoughts?

Habakkuk’s Concerto

Posted in God, scripture, thoughts with tags , , , on March 17, 2009 by Tim R Wilson

concerto

MOVEMENT ONE

‘Why?’
‘How Long?’
Cry, and worry.
Wrestle with questions beyond you.
With eyes wide accuse God of indifference.
‘Do You not care’?
‘Do You not listen’?
‘Will You not save’?

MOVEMENT TWO
The answer ~
No explanation,
A Revelation ~
‘Watch and be amazed’.
Helpless.
Hungry.
Hope.
Faith in God’s Promise ~
Rest on The Rock.
Watch.
Linger.
Wait.
Hold to Assurances of The Holy One.

MOVEMENT THREE

Justification.
Meaning.
Purpose.
Righteousness not your own.
Grace.
Glory.
Presence.
See what The Everlasting has done, is doing, will do.
Power.
Praise.
Strength.
Counting on God’s Rule and reign.

FINALE

Sing.
Dance.
Feel the coolness of a peaceful joy.

The enemy is carried away on the four winds.


E. Natalie Johnson

After reading this, I sat down and read the book of Habakkuk, and truly enjoyed it. It’s not a book that is discussed very often, so it was nice to dive into something new! I suggest go and read the book of Habakkuk! Don’t worry about the pronunciation of his name. (My sister would pronounce it “Have-A-Chuck”! Just read his book. Wouldn’t it be terrible to arrive in heaven, converse with Habakkuk and be forced to admit that we never read his book? lol

“Psalm”

Posted in lyrics, music with tags , , on February 25, 2009 by Tim R Wilson

e6f4a6242404b5c5f9a542d97ef77a55Sometimes a person can get some of the most beautiful things from the most off the wall places and here is one of them by Roxy Music!
 
“Psalm”

(ferry)

Try on your love
Like a new dress
The fit and the cut
Your friends to impress
Try on your smile –
Square on your face
Showing affection
Should be no disgrace
Try out your god
Hope he will send
Kindness from strangers
On whom you depend
Try on his coat
A mantle most fine
Myriad colours
His harmony-thine
Believe in me
Once seemed a good line
Now belief in jesus
Is faith more sublime
Head in the clouds
But I can´t see the lord
Short of perfection
I´ll try to be good
I´ll stand at his gate
I´ll wait for his sign
Then i´ll walk in his garden
When it´s my time
Drink from his cup
Hush now don´t you cry
His quiet waters
Will never, never run dry
Nearing death´s vale
He´s here by my side
He leads me to paradise
A mountain so high

Don´t be afraid
Just treasure his word
Singing his praises
I know that i´ll be heard
He´s gonna take you by the hand
He´s gonna make you feel so good
Open up your eyes
And then you´ll see all that you should
Forget all your troubles
You will feel no pain
He´s all that you need
He´s your everything
When i´m feeling all at sea
Deliverance is that distant shore
I will not be worried
Someday his house will be my home
For ever more, For ever more …

I just love this song!