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Happy Fishermen by gracelikerain316 Happy Fishermen :icongracelikerain316:gracelikerain316 0 2 Pelican's Rest by gracelikerain316 Pelican's Rest :icongracelikerain316:gracelikerain316 1 1 Little Sailboat by gracelikerain316 Little Sailboat :icongracelikerain316:gracelikerain316 1 0 To the Mainland by gracelikerain316 To the Mainland :icongracelikerain316:gracelikerain316 1 3
The Most Eloquent Prayer
I tried to say a prayer
Eloquent and refined
I tried to let You know
Just how I feel inside
I mean I know that You know
All that I have to disclose
But You'd like to hear it anyway..
As I have always supposed..
I tried to write a poem
Eloquent and refined
One to give words to
The freedom You've defined
Loosing chains, explaining grace
My heart never the same
Since You touched it and freed it
And for it staked Your claim
I tried to sing a song
Eloquent and refined
But it started off a mumble
An inarticulate unwind
But it ended in a heart-song
Whose words were simple so
But they filled my heart and lifted
True praises as they flow
The words seem so repetitive
Not eloquent or refined
But the joy is very real
Bursting stream from heart and mind
So my heart song seems so simple
And as I lift my hands to You
It's the same words over and over
Yahweh, I LOVE YOU!
I love You, I love You, I love You, I love You!
I love You, I love You, I love You, I love You!
I love You, I love You, I love You,
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Eternity and Burnt Toast
How can I ignore each soul
That holds inherent eternity
Potential of the highest call
Or despair of deepest grief
A cosmic reality that stretches
As deepest calling unto deep
And yet I complain
About my burnt toast
And my sore throat
And my ink that runs dry

Like paper-thin gauze that covers
Stuck taut across my cheeks
Pin hole light, dampened breath
And limited oxygen supplies
Gasping for air-not-of-this-world
Tired recognition of compromise
And I find no words
And my throat hurts
And I'm late for work
And the pen has run dry

Lord, please be my centre
And may Your kingdom come
Let this reality's duality
Unveil before my eyes,
To confront my gaze - my heart
And to sear again my mind
And You give the words
And You shine Your light
Although my throat is hurting
And the toast is burnt
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She Laughs by gracelikerain316 She Laughs :icongracelikerain316:gracelikerain316 10 40 my first painting - the fan by gracelikerain316 my first painting - the fan :icongracelikerain316:gracelikerain316 3 17 Morning bend by gracelikerain316 Morning bend :icongracelikerain316:gracelikerain316 14 18 Early mornings are worth it... by gracelikerain316 Early mornings are worth it... :icongracelikerain316:gracelikerain316 31 57 Oli-bearer of eternal optimism by gracelikerain316 Oli-bearer of eternal optimism :icongracelikerain316:gracelikerain316 5 11 Rose and I by gracelikerain316 Rose and I :icongracelikerain316:gracelikerain316 0 7
A string of haiku
Star Songs
Wicked words drift out
Gasping mouth I close my eyes
How do You still love?
Hands twitch nails driven
Lots cast for cloak of the King
Father Forgive them
Scarlet drops - a tide
Redemption flows inside me
Freedom tears now fall
Lilting, hopeful song
Breath of birds carried on wings
Rejoice! the Light comes
Infinite brilliance
The stars sing Your radiance
And I will also.
I love you Lord Jesus.
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On Purity....
You tell me I'm beautiful,
A Princess,
That my life would have more value
If not defined
By sex
But all the works and self help
Can't change
The filth on my soul and the dirt of overuse
Sin and abuse
So don't tell me theres hope
A checklist
Of purity and principle in
Of direction
Because it's a lie without Jesus
The Christ
Hope alone in the blood that washes clean
Pure white
Self help won't ever help
Unless Truth
Shines through the message
In Christ
How can we get 'better'?
Without first
Acknowledging Him who first loved us
And died
To Redeem
Alive in Him now my stains are cleansed
In His blood alone is the freedom and will
To Live
For Him
So yes, I'm the daughter, the beloved
Of the King
Whose blood alone overcomes the curse of my sin
So don't tell me half the truth
As if
All my 'better person'-ing could make me acceptable
To the One
Who's Perfect...
Without what Jesus did.
Purity is in Him and for Him.
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The Vase - My Reminder
Freshly cut flowers scented the room..
A Lie
Cleft from their mother, the blooms die,
Like us
Sweet smell of sin and fading beauty
Of death
Yet in the vase, nicely an erotic vision
We see
Would I rather this sweet moment
Than purpose
Graft me back into the One who gives
Us Life
To the Vine who brings not a moment
But eternity
Not to bloom just for now but for always
To Abide
In Him
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Stinky Ole Shoes
Prodigal shoes worn out long ago
Holes in the soles filled with dust and mire
That I've been standing in for years
Lust, deceit, filth mixed in with tears
Prodigal shoes worn out long ago
Are they enough to take me home?
But I am greeted at the gate,
On the way to the door
He told me I don't need these anymore.
And with His tender scarred hands
The rotten bonds He removed,
And the mire washed away
In His Blood.
So barefoot I tred on Holy ground
Restored by the King
To dance
In His courts of Love and triumphant grace.
I remember how I heard the call
That brought these prodigals shoes home...
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Current Residence: Brisbane-town
Favourite genre of music: rock, alternative and jazz
Favourite style of art: photography (other peoples!) and poetry..
Shell of choice: Donatello's
May already! Who'd have thought?

Happily living the dream at the moment. Enjoying married life and I am especially excited this week because I finally have a DSLR thanks to wonderful hubby.

Think I should be around DA a bit more again.. it seem to ebb and flow with me..
  • Listening to: my dog jumping onto verandah seat to catch the sun
  • Reading: have a new kid by friday (don't ask)
  • Watching: time slip away.
  • Playing: the happy little vegemite.
  • Eating: my words.
  • Drinking: apple juicy goodness


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meow-woof Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the favorite!
introvertevent Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008

thank you dear


EienBlue25 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
:wave: hi
thank you very much for the fav
CanDaN Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Thanks :rose:
chiaroscurobu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
thank you! :w00t: :heart:
One-Yellow-Flower Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008   Writer
thanks for the fave :)
NonIntentonal Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
thank you Lisa!
libellulaa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008   Photographer
thanx a lot for the fav :hug:
BrokenLens Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Thank you :)
Srilina Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Thanks for the fav :)
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