The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cry To Jesus

Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head for love is passing by

Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live

Now your burden’s lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain

Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live

And like a new born baby
Don’t be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk sometimes we fall

So fall on Jesus 
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain

Then cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live

Oh, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night 
And when you can’t contain your joy inside

Then dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live

And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on glory’s side

And fly to Jesus
fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live

Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live

- From the song Untitled Hymn by Christopher Rice

When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?” - 1 Corinthians 15:54-55

Expiry: “the end of the period for which something is valid” - New Oxford American Dictionary

What can we say about death?  That it has no sting?  That it has no victory?  We have faith that death’s sting will be soothed, that it’s victory will be lost to love’s defeat.  But for us, it does have a sting.  It is victorious at the expiry of our lives here on earth.  It leaves us lonely and in despair.  All the metaphors begin to ring true.  The sun shines a little less brightly.  The colors loose their hue.  A piece of our hearts seems to go missing.  It isn’t normal.  Even though everyone dies, it isn’t normal.  It’s never accepted with gladness.  It’s never wanted.  But it makes its presence known non-the-less.  And so we cry and mourn.  We remember the good days.  We eulogize.  And time will mend our hurts.  Love will rebuild the hole in our hearts someday.  Still, for some of us, today will simply be something to get through.  And tomorrow too.  Until someday we can look back on a life lost and smile genuinely again.  I hate writing about death.  But it’s a reality.  A reality that’s been hanging over this family’s head for some time now.  This morning it finally rang true.  Cancer has won another battle.  But Jesus.  Jesus…  Jesus!  It won’t win the war.  When all heaven comes true.  When our Savior returns.  When we all meet again in that bright promised air.  That battle will be done and the war will be won.  But for today…  We will be missing that one.  Rest peacefully in the Saviors arms Julie Ann Baldridge-Dynes.
Please pray for our family.

Daily Journaling Questions:
How did I help someone in kindness today?
What did I learn today?
What am I thankful for?
Who did I love today?
What am I dreaming of?
What about today do I want to remember forever?
What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading,

Jake

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