JESUS IS THE REASON

by Judy Lee Jenkins
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Christmas will be here before we know it!!  If you are like me, you begin to stress about all the gifts on our list to give.  We often get so caught up in the commercial aspect of it that we forget the most important reason for the season.  We all have seen that phrase JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON, on Christmas Cards, or somewhere during this joyous time of the year. I don’t know who came up with that very well said phrase but it is so true!!  Christmas is not about how many gifts or money we can collect, or attending big parties just for the fun of it.  Christmas has a reason behind it and it is of course, Jesus.  Without Jesus there is no reason to celebrate at all!!  He indeed is the reason for the season!!  My hope is that this Christmas will indeed be a beautiful Christmas for everyone and that we may have joy in our hearts for our Savior as we celebrate.  May we all have the true spirit of Christmas in the way we give.  Out of those thoughts and appreciation for that well know phrase, I composed and wrote the following song:

CHRISTMAS TIME WILL SOON BE HERE,
LET’S CELEBRATE WITH JOY AND CHEER
THE GREATEST NEWS THAT CAME TO EARTH,
WHEN ANGELS PROCLAIMED CHRIST’S HOLY BIRTH.-repeat last line

THOUGH HE WAS THE KING OF KINGS,
HE LIVED LIKE A SERVANT DOING WONDROUS THINGS,
HE GAVE SIGHT TO THE BLIND AND RAISED THE DEAD,
5000 PEOPLE HE MARVELOUSLY FED,
WITH ONLY 2 FISH AND FIVE LOAVES OF BREAD.–repeat last line

CHORUS

SING HALLELUJAH AND LIFT UP YOUR VOICE,
GLAD TIDINGS SPREAD, LET THE WORLD REJOICE,
THAT GLORIOUS NIGHT WHEN A BABY BOY,
BROUGHT ALL MANKIND ETERNAL JOY!!

2ND VERSE

OUT OF HIS MOST WONDROUS LOVE,
HE LEFT HIS HEAVENLY THRONE ABOVE,
HE GAVE ALL THAT ONE COULD POSSIBLY GIVE,
LAID DOWN HIS LIFE THAT WE MIGHT LIVE,–repeat last line

WE ALL KNOW JESUS IS THE REASON,
FOR THIS JOYOUS CHRISTMAS SEASON.
AROUND THE WORLD AS EACH ONE GIVES,
LET’S REJOICE BECAUSE HE LIVES!!–repeat last line.

REPEAT 1ST VERSE

CHRISTMAS TIME WILL SOON BE HERE,
LET’S CELEBRATE WITH JOY AND CHEER,
THE GREATEST NEWS THAT CAME TO EARTH,
WHEN ANGELS PROCLAIMED CHRIST’S HOLY BIRTH!!

CHORUS

SING HALLELUJAH AND LIFT UP YOUR VOICE,
GLAD TIDING SPREAD, LET THE WORLD REJOICE,
THAT GLORIOUS NIGHT WHEN A BABY BOY,
BROUGHT ALL MANKIND ETERNAL JOY!!

REPEAT LAST LINE

WE ALL KNOW JESUS IS THE REASON
FOR THIS JOYOUS CHRISTMAS SEASON,
AROUND THE WORLD AS EACH ONE GIVES,
LET’S ALL REJOICE BECAUSE HE LIVES!!

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LET’S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

By Judy Lee Jenkins
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This song came as a result of Donald Trump’s mantra when still a candidate for the presidency.  Now the people have spoken and he is no longer a candidate but our 45th president to soon take this office in January.  As Christians we know that our country has moved away from God and as a result our country is faced now with many problems.  Donald Trump says he loves this country and this gives me confidence that he will bring this nation back as one nation under God.  Only our reliance on God can solve the problems we have.  President elect Trump cannot fix these problems on his own.  He must seek God to help with this tremendous responsibility and honor our great Constitution.

To celebrate the victory for our new president,  I would like to post again the song I wrote back in July for the 4th.  As a people, may we unite to support our new president and together in prayer may we help make our president’s dream come true.  Let’s all unite to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!

AMERICA CAN’T CONTINUE THE WAY WE ARE,
DEEP INTO AN ABYSS WE’RE FALLING VERY FAR,
SELF DESTRUCTION IS COMING AND SOON WILL BE OUR FATE,
UNLESS WE CHANGE DIRECTION BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!

LET’S MAKE OUR COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN,
RETURN TO WHAT MADE IT GREAT BACK THEN!!
WE DIDN’T COMPROMISE OUR VALUES JUST TO GET ALONG,
AND WE KNEW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG!!

LET’S MAKE OUR COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN,
LET COMMON SENSE REIGN AS IT DID BACK THEN!!
WITH MINDS THAT ONCE WERE STRONG AND VERY SOUND,
‘CAUSE IN GOD’S WORD WE WERE FIRMLY GROUND!!

LET’S MAKE OUR COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN,
HONOR OUR VETERANS AND FREEDOM FIGHTING MEN,
RESPECT OUR FLAG, THE BIBLE AND GOD’S HOLY RULES,
AND ALLOW PRAYER BACK INTO OUR SCHOOLS!!

LET’S MAKE OUR COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN,
AND LET WOMEN BE WOMEN AND MEN BE MEN,
RESTORE OUR CONSTITUTION AND FREEDOMS LOST WITHIN,
LET’ MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!! (repeat)

Excerpt from MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE,
repeat last stanza

 

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JESUS CHRIST OUR WONDERFUL GIFT

By Judy Lee Jenkins
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Christmas will be here before we know it!!  If you are like me, you begin to stress about all the gifts on our list to give.  We often get so caught up in the commercial aspect of it that we forget the most important reason for the season.  We all have seen that phrase JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON, on Christmas Cards, or somewhere during this joyous time of the year. I don’t know who came up with that very well said phrase but it is so true!!  Christmas is not about how many gifts or money we can collect, or attending big parties just for the fun of it.  Christmas has a reason behind it and it is of course, Jesus.  Without Jesus there is no reason to celebrate at all!!  He indeed is the reason for the season!!  My hope is that this Christmas will indeed be a beautiful Christmas for everyone and that we may have joy in our hearts for our Savior as we celebrate.  May we all have the true spirit of Christmas in the way we give.  Out of those thoughts and appreciation for that well know phrase, I composed and wrote the following song:

CHRISTMAS TIME WILL SOON BE HERE,
LET’S CELEBRATE WITH JOY AND CHEER
THE GREATEST NEWS THAT CAME TO EARTH,
WHEN ANGELS PROCLAIMED CHRIST’S HOLY BIRTH.-repeat last line

THOUGH HE WAS THE KING OF KINGS,
HE LIVED LIKE A SERVANT DOING WONDROUS THINGS,
HE GAVE SIGHT TO THE BLIND AND RAISED THE DEAD,
5000 PEOPLE HE MARVELOUSLY FED,
WITH ONLY 2 FISH AND FIVE LOAVES OF BREAD.–repeat last line

CHORUS

SING HALLELUJAH AND LIFT UP YOUR VOICE,
GLAD TIDINGS SPREAD, LET THE WORLD REJOICE,
THAT GLORIOUS NIGHT WHEN A BABY BOY,
BROUGHT ALL MANKIND ETERNAL JOY!!

2ND VERSE

OUT OF HIS MOST WONDROUS LOVE,
HE LEFT HIS HEAVENLY THRONE ABOVE,
HE GAVE ALL THAT ONE COULD POSSIBLY GIVE,
LAID DOWN HIS LIFE THAT WE MIGHT LIVE,–repeat last line

WE ALL KNOW JESUS IS THE REASON,
FOR THIS JOYOUS CHRISTMAS SEASON.
AROUND THE WORLD AS EACH ONE GIVES,
LET’S REJOICE BECAUSE HE LIVES!!–repeat last line.

REPEAT 1ST VERSE

CHRISTMAS TIME WILL SOON BE HERE,
LET’S CELEBRATE WITH JOY AND CHEER,
THE GREATEST NEWS THAT CAME TO EARTH,
WHEN ANGELS PROCLAIMED CHRIST’S HOLY BIRTH!!

CHORUS

SING HALLELUJAH AND LIFT UP YOUR VOICE,
GLAD TIDING SPREAD, LET THE WORLD REJOICE,
THAT GLORIOUS NIGHT WHEN A BABY BOY,
BROUGHT ALL MANKIND ETERNAL JOY!!

REPEAT LAST LINE

WE ALL KNOW JESUS IS THE REASON
FOR THIS JOYOUS CHRISTMAS SEASON,
AROUND THE WORLD AS EACH ONE GIVES,
LET’S ALL REJOICE BECAUSE HE LIVES!!

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WE SHOULD BE THANKFUL

Written by Mark, Arrangement By Judy Lee Jenkins,

This is the month that we pause and thank God for our blessings.  It’s been a time to remember the Pilgrims and their very first Thanksgiving after coming to America. They started the traditional feast of turkey, cranberries, yams, mashed potatoes and gravy with all the trimmings and pumpkin or apple pie that follows!!  It has been a wonderful holiday in our country for years and may it continue!!

Many times we don’t know how great something is until we lose it and when we lose it, we feel so sorry we never appreciated how wonderful and blessed we were.  At this time when we are approaching another election, our country’s survival and Constitution are at stake.  Whether we keep our freedoms, our beloved Constitution and sovereignty depends on the outcome of this election. May our great country stand forever and the wonderful freedoms granted by that precious document!!

The following song was one I didn’t write.  A worker on our ranch wrote this song and composed it on his guitar.  He had experienced many trials in his life and yet was still thankful for the blessings of God. One day he let me hear his song that he had composed on his guitar.  I liked it and decided to put my own arrangement to it on my keyboard and came out with the following:

This song was written by a ranch worker called Mark.  However, the entire arrangement is my own.

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WE SHOULD BE THANKFUL
FOR EVERYTHING WE’VE GOT,
WE SHOULD BE GRATEFUL
FOR THE SUN THAT COMES UP!!

CHORUS

THE RAINBOW WE FOLLOWED,
ALWAYS ENDS THERE YOU KNOW,
THE LIFE UP AHEAD
SEEMS SO SWEET AFTER ALL!!

2ND VERSE

LIFE CAN BE PAINFUL,
WHEN TIMES SEEM SO TOUGH,
JUST KEEP ON BELIEVING,
AND THINGS WON’T SEEM SO ROUGH!!

CHORUS

THE RAINBOW WE FOLLOWED,
ALWAYS ENDS THERE YOU KNOW,
THE LIFE UP AHEAD,
SEEMS SO SWEET AFTER ALL!!
SPOKEN–so let’s pick up the pieces and
then go on.

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BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD

By Judy Lee Jenkins
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With all the uncertainties that we are facing with our country and the world today, it is easy to be overcome by fear and doubt. Whenever I feel the weight of all of this, I turn to the scriptures and realize that the Lord knows everything that is going on and wants us to continue to have strong faith in HIM and not doubt the promises HE gave us.

HE warned us that troubles will come but to remember that HE would never leave us or forsake us and that HE”LL be there when we pass through the waters or through strife.  Though none of us welcome trials, they often help build better character and make us stronger.

Job is a perfect example of someone who never gave up his trust in the Lord while going through tremendous ordeals.  In the end God rewarded him greatly for refusing to give up in his trust in HIM.

Since we are faced right now with scary times, I wanted to write another song on trusting in the Lord. We are also warned not to trust in man instead of the Lord. In the book of Jeremiah 17:5-6-8, we read:

“CURSED IS THE ONE WHO TRUSTS IN MAN,
WHO DEPENDS ON FLESH FOR HIS STRENGTH,
AND WHOSE HEART TURNS AWAY FROM THE LORD,
HE WILL BE LIKE A BUSH IN THE WASTELANDS;
HE WILL NOT SEE PROSPERITY WHEN IT COMES,
HE WILL DWELL IN THE PARCHED PLACES OF THE DESERT,
IN A SALT LAND WHERE NO ONE LIVES.

BUT BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD,
WHOSE CONFIDENCES IS IN HIM,
HE WILL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE WATER,
THAT SENDS OUT IT ROOTS BY THE STREAM,
IT DOES NOT FEAR WHEN HEAT COMES;
ITS LEAVES ARE ALWAYS GREEN.
IT HAS NO WORRIES IN A YEAR OF DROUGHT,
AND NEVER FAILS TO BEAR FRUIT.”

Contemplating over these scriptures I wrote and composed the following song:

BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD,
WHOSE CONFIDENCE IS SECURE IN HIM,
HE WILL BE LIKE THE TREE PLANTED BY THE WATER,
ROOTS ANCHORED DEEP IN RICH SOD,
BECAUSE HE TRUSTED IN GOD.

WHEN THE HEAT COMES, THE TREE DOES NOT FEAR,
ITS ROOTS HAVE REACHED OUT TO A STREAM QUITE NEAR.
NOT WORRIED ABOUT A COMING DROUGHT AT ALL,
THE TREE GROWS VIBRANT AND TALL.

CHORUS-PROVERBS 3:5-6

TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART
AND LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING
IN ALL YOUR WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM
AND HE SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATHS.

2ND VERSE

AND IF THE DROUGHT COMES, ITS LEAVES REMAIN GREEN,
ALREADY NOURISHED BY THE NEAR BY STREAM,
MUCH FRUIT FROM ITS BOUGHS, IT CONTINUES TO BEAR,
AS IT THRIVES UNDER GOD’S LOVING CARE.

LET’S BE LIKE THE TREE PLANTED BY THE WATER,
AND THRIVE UNDER OUR LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER,
AND ACKNOWLEDGE HIM IN ALL OUR WAYS,
AS WE REJOICE IN HIS CARE ALL OUR DAYS.

CHORUS

REPEAT FIRST VERSE TWICE

 

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IF WE TRUSTED IN JESUS

By Judy Lee Jenkins
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These are troubling times and there are many things to be concerned about.  With an upcoming election we wonder if the candidate that will most likely respect and protect our Constitution be the one to win. We wonder if the terrorists may strike again, or other countries threaten ours. On a domestic level we wonder if we can pay all our bills, or overcome a serious illness. There always seems to be concerns and obstacles to overcome.  All these things cause us distress and worry.  Yet the scriptures give us tremendous comfort about our concerns and worries.

In Mathew 6:25-34, Jesus instructed us not to worry about our lives, what we will eat or drink, or what clothes we put on.  He told us to observe the birds of the air and the lilies of the field.  He says that they don’t sow or reap or store food in the barns but God takes care of them and even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these.  And Jesus continues to reason that are we not more important to God than them? Do we not have faith, that God will all the more take care of us?

In Philippians 4:6-7, is one of my favorite scriptures concerning worry.  In that passage we read: “DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING, BY PRAYER AND PETITION, WITH THANKSGIVING, PRESENT YOUR REQUESTS TO GOD, AND THE PEACE OF GOD, WHICH TRANSCENDS ALL UNDERSTANDING, WILL GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND YOUR MINDS IN CHRIST JESUS.”

In 2nd Timothy 1:7, we read, “FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US A SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND LOVE, AND A SOUND MIND.”

The scriptures tell us that if we don’t trust in the Lord we will be like a bush in the wastelands and not see prosperity when it comes.  We will not know fruitfulness and other wonderful blessings.  However in Jeremiah 17:7, blessings are pronounced upon those who do trust in Him.  ”HE WILL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE WATER THAT SENDS ITS ROOTS BY THE STREAM, IT DOES NOT FEAR WHEN HEAT COMES; ITS LEAVES ARE ALWAYS GREEN, IT HAS NOT WORRIES IN A YEAR OF DROUGHT AND NEVER FAILS TO BEAR FRUIT.”

WOW!!  How great is that?!!  If only we could control our worries and fears and trust in Him and realize such blessings are the promise HE gave us!! Thus we would not be wringing our hands but have perfect peace!!  He has also promised to direct our paths and be our shield and buckler and strength in trying times.  Let us commit all our ways unto him and reap these wonderful blessings!!

Thinking on these things I wrote the following song.  The words are as follows:

IF WE TRUSTED IN JESUS, OUR LORD AND OUR KING,
WE WOULD NOT BE ANXIOUS OVER ANYTHING,
WE’D MAKE OUR FAITH GREATER THAN ANY FEAR,
AND OUR NEEDLESS WORRIES WOULD DISAPPEAR.

THE LORD HAS NOT GIVEN US A SPIRIT OF FEAR,
BUT A SOLID ASSURANCE HE’S WITH US AND NEAR.
TRUSTING IN HIM JOYOUS BLESSINGS WE’LL FIND,
OF POWER, LOVE, AND A VERY STRONG MIND.

CHORUS

IF WE’RE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT WHEN WE PRAY,
WE’D GIVE THANKS AND PRAISE TO GOD EACH DAY,
AND THE PEACE OF GOD THAT TRANSCENDS ALL ELSE TOO,
WILL GUARD OUR HEARTS AND MINDS RENEW.

2ND VERSE

HE TOLD US NOT TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT WE’LL EAT OR WEAR,
BUT TO OBSERVE THE LILIES OF THE FIELD AND BIRDS OF THE AIR,
THEY DON’T SEW OR REAP, NOR FOOD STORE AWAY,
YET SOLOMON IN ALL HIS GLORY WAS NOT SO ARRAYED.

WORRYING JESUS SAID WON’T ADD ONE HOUR TO OUR LIFE,
AND RESULTS ONLY IN NEEDLESS ANXIETY AND STRIFE,
IF THE LORD TAKES CARE OF HIS CREATIONS WITH ASSURANCE WE CAN TRUST,EVEN ALL THE MORE TO TAKE CARE OF US.

CHORUS

REPEAT OF FIRST VERSE TWICE

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BE ON THE WINNING TEAM

By Judy Lee Jenkins
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Nobody wants to be a loser!!   Everyone wants to be on the winning team for sure especially when it comes to sports!!

In life we have the choice to choose whether we will be on the winning team or join with the losers!!  Unfortunately the majority of people on earth will team up with the wrong side.  The Bible makes it very clear we are either with God (the winning side) or with Satan (the losing side).  The Book of Revelations lets us know who wins in the end and it isn’t Satan.  He will be cast out for good and his end is very severe!!

Why would we choose to join with him!!  God also makes it clear in HIS word that if we aren’t with HIM all the way, then we are with Satan.  Lukewarm doesn’t cut it, lukewarm is sickening to God!!.    In Revelations 3:15, the Lord says the following to the church of Laodicea: “I KNOW YOUR DEEDS, THAT YOU ARE NEITHER COLD NOT HOT.  I WISH YOU WERE EITHER ONE OR THE OTHER!  SO, BECAUSE YOU ARE LUKEWARM——NEITHER HOT NOR COLD—I AM ABOUT TO SPIT YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH!”  In politics we call that Rhinos!!  No one has respect for the Rhinos!!

The Lord wants nothing to do with those who can’t make up their minds with which side they are on.  Pondering on these things and wishing that everyone would come to God before the great day when Jesus will return and sort out the winners (HIS sheep) from the losers (the goats), I wrote the following song:

IT’S TIME TO CHOOSE SIDES,
THERE’S ONLY 2 TEAMS
YOU’RE FOR GOOD OR EVIL
THERE’S NO IN BETWEENS!!

YOU’RE EITHER HOT OR COLD,
AND ON THIS DO NOT DOUBT,
IF FOUND LUKEWARM,
GOD WILL SPEW YOU OUT!!

2ND VERSE

JUDGEMENT IS COMING,
DON’T WAIT OR DELAY,
CHOOSE WHOM YOU WILL SERVE,
THIS VERY DAY!!

SOON JESUS WILL RETURN
WITH HIS MIGHTY SWORD,
CONFESS HIM NOW,
AS YOUR SAVIOR AND LORD!!

CHORUS

BE ON THE WINNING SIDE, DON’T JOIN THE WRONG TEAM,
BE ALL FOR GOD, NOT COLD OR IN BETWEEN,
STAND UP FOR THE ONE WHO IS TRUTH, WHO IS RIGHT,
THE ONLY ONE WITH GOD’S MOST HEAVENLY LIGHT!!  (Jesus)

3RD VERSE

CHOOSE GOOD OVER EVIL,
WITH JESUS YOUR GUIDE,
CAST AWAY ALL WICKED DEEDS,
AND BE ON HIS SIDE!!

THAT GREAT DAY IS COMING WHEN
HE’LL RIGHT ALL WRONGS,
TEARS WIPED AWAY,
ANGELS SINGING HEAVENLY SONGS!!

BE ON THE WINNING TEAM,
AND CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIDE,
SO WITH JESUS AND OUR GOD,
WE’LL FOREVER ABIDE!!

CHORUS

REPEAT OF LAST VERSE
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7 THINGS GOD HATES

By Judy Lee Jenkins
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The Bible indeed is our road map to life.  Yet, our country is rejecting it’s message.  If only we would open up its pages and read it’s life giving words we could avoid the conflicts and battles that we are presently experiencing that are bringing  down our Nation.  If we truly want wisdom and happiness, we should read the contents that are contained within its covers.

God gave King Solomon the gift of wisdom like no other man who has ever lived except our Lord.  His wisdom was so great that the Queen of Sheba traveled from the ends of the earth just to witness his wisdom for herself and left totally amazed!!  King Solomon wrote the Book of Proverbs and has left us tremendous amount of common sense wisdom that would help us avoid the chaotic behavior we see today in our country.

In Chapter 6:16, King Solomon listed 7 things that God hates that man tends to do and those 7 things are presently tearing our Nation apart now. If we could avoid those 7 things, what a wonderful difference it would make in the world and our Nation.  I wanted to bring that message of those 7 things in a song and then end with an admonition to do instead those things that God loves. Those things that God loves are called the fruit of the spirit and are listed in Galatians 5:22.  If only we would strive to do those things instead what a wonderful Country we would have!!

But we are unable to achieve that without a relationship with Jesus.  He gives us that ability!!  Let us also  remember that our God is a loving God and will forgive us of these sins if we humbly repent and forsake them!!  The words to the song are as follows:

THERE ARE 7 THINGS THAT GOD HATES,
7 THINGS HE WON’T TOLERATE,
7 THINGS THAT DEMORALIZE,
7 THINGS FOUND EVIL IN HIS EYES!!

7 THINGS THAT BRING DOWN OUR LAND,
SO AS A NATION WE CAN’T STAND,
7 THINGS THAT CORRUPT EACH HEART,
THAT MAKE HIS LOVING SPIRIT FROM US DEPART.

A PRIDEFUL HEART WITH HAUGHTY EYES,
SUCH A LOOK GOD DOES DESPISE,
A LYING TONGUE, LIPS FULL OF DECEIT,
FAN’S GOD’S ANGER WITH BURNING HEAT!!

INNOCENT BLOOD SO EASILY SHED,
GOD WILL JUDGE WITH TERRIBLE DREAD!!
HEARTS THAT DEVISE WICKED SCHEMES,
GOD DETESTS SUCH THOUGHTS AND DREAMS!!

FEET THAT ARE QUICK TO RUSH INTO EVIL,
GOD KNOWS CAN CAUSE MUCH UPHEAVAL,
A FALSE WITNESS WHO POURS OUT LIES,
GOD WILL TURN AROUND TO ONE’ OWN DEMISE.

A MAN WHO STIRS UP DISSENSION AMONG HIS BROTHERS,
CAN CAUSE DESTRUCTION TO MANY OTHERS,
7 THINGS THAT DEMORALIZE,
7 THINGS FOUND SO EVIL IN GOD’S EYES

THESE ARE 7 THINGS THAT GOD HATES,
7 THINGS HE WON’T TOLERATE,
FOR OUR WONDROUS GOD WHO DWELLS ABOVE,
LET’S DO THE THINGS INSTEAD THAT HE LOVES!!  Repeat last verse.

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE,
GENTLENESS, GOODNESS,MEEKNESS, LONG SUFFERING, KINDNESS, FAITHFULNESS AND SELF CONTROL.  LET’S DO THOSE THINGS INSTEAD!!

 

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WHERE THE ANGELS ARE–TRIBUTE AND FAREWELL TO UNCLE CHICK

By Judy Lee Jenkins
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   I wanted to write a tribute to my Uncle Chick who just passed away at the age of 93.  Though he was actually my cousin, he was always referred to as the Uncle of the family due to the fact his age was the same as my mother.  After his passing I learned so much more of his accomplishments during World War 2.  I decided to put this tribute in a song called WHERE THE ANGELS ARE.  The words are as follows:

I FELT SO SAD WHEN I FIRST HEARD TODAY,
THAT MY UNCLE CHICK (Charles but always called Chick)
HAD JUST PASSED AWAY.
THOUGH HE LIVED A FULL LIFE UP TO 93,
HIS PASSING GRIEVES MANY BUT ESPECIALLY ME.

MY MEMORIES OF HIM GO BACK A VERY LONG WAYS,
TO MY YOUTH AND SWEET CHILDHOOD DAYS,
I REMEMBER HEARING THEN AT A VERY YOUNG AGE,
HIS HEROIC WAR STORIES AND TREMENDOUS COURAGE.

CHORUS

MY UNCLE WAS A REAL MAN AS BRAVE AS HE COULD BE,
PART OF THE 101st AIRBORNE THAT STORMED NORMANDY,
HE DESERVED THE HERO’S WELCOME
AND THE AWARD OF THE PURPLE STAR,
BUT NOW HIS HIS REWARDS ARE IN HEAVEN WHERE THE ANGELS ARE.
WHERE THE ANGELS ARE HE’S THERE ON THAT STAR,
WHERE THE ANGELS ARE, HE’S THERE ON THAT STAR!!

HE WAS DECORATED TWICE FOR NOT BEING AFRAID,
AS A MILITIA PARA TROUPER ASSISTING A HITLER RAID,
HE BECAME WOUNDED WHEN BLOWING UP A NAZI TANK,
SO AWARDED BRONZE AND PURPLE STARS ESTEEMED HIGH IN RANK.

NOW THAT HE’S GONE, MISSED HE’LL SURELY BE,
FOR HIS SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY AND OUR FAMILY,
THOSE FAMILY REUNIONS WON’T BE LIKE THEY WERE BACK THEN,
WITHOUT HIS PRESENCE AMONG US EVER AGAIN.

CHORUS AND REPEAT OF LAST VERSE

 

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I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO JEREMIAH

By Judy Lee Jenkins

Jeremiah

I think the saddest book in the Old Testament is the book of Jeremiah.  Jeremiah lived about 627 BC. and was chosen before he was even born to be a prophet to the Jewish Nations, namely the tribe of Judah.  He was known as the weeping prophet because he was selected not to even marry but concentrate on calling the people to repent.  God’s anger had kindled against HIS own people for their extreme wickedness and there were also many false prophets assuring the people that all was well in Zion but not so!!  Jeremiah was called to bring the true message to the people of repentance and that God’s judgement would fall if they would not listen.  One of the later Kings of Judah, Zedekiah was one that would not listen and led the people in continued willful sin!!  As promised, judgement fell on God’s people and the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar invaded Judah, killed many of the people and King Zedekiah’s sons and servants right before his eyes.  Then King Zedekiah’s eyes were put out and he was thrown into prison until his death. The people who were not killed such as Daniel were taken in as captives to Babylon for 70 years!!   God’s judgement indeed fell and he used their enemies to reign them in.  The very next book of the Bible is Lamentations and we certainly know why!!

How are we different then Judah?  This country has forgotten God and I worry that we too will be judged as God always does with Nations when they become very wicked.  I worry about the extreme wickedness that surrounds us even in our own Nation. Out of these thoughts, I wrote this song:

JEREMIAH WAS CALLED BY GOD, AS A PROPHET LONG AGO,
SENT TO WARN THE JEWISH NATIONS OF IMPENDING DOOM AND WOE!!
BUT ZEDEKIAH WOULDN’T LISTEN AND THE PEOPLE CONTINUED THEIR EVIL WAYS, UNTIL BABYLON FELL UPON THEM AND TOOK THEM AS CAPTIVES ALL THEIR DAYS.

KING ZEDEKIAH TRIED TO FLEE BUT ALONG WITH HIS MEN WAS OVERCOME,
FORCED TO WATCH HIS SONS AND OFFICIALS AS THEY WERE KILLED ONE BY ONE, THEN THEY BOUND THE KING WITH BRONZE SHACKLES AND COMMENCED TO PUT OUT HIS EYES, AFTER BEING THROWN INTO A DUNGEON, IN SORROW HE BEGAN TO REALIZE…

CHORUS

I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO JEREMIAH,
BUT NOW FOR ME, IT’S TOO LATE,
IF ONLY WE HAD LISTENED TO JEREMIAH,
WE WOULDN’T HAVE SUFFERED THIS TERRIBLE FATE!!
repeat

2nd verse

WE SHOULD LEARN FROM HISTORY WHAT AMERICA FACES TODAY,
JEREMIAH CALLS OUT FOR US ALSO TO CHANGE OUR WAYS!!
WILL WE BE LIKE KING ZEDEKIAH AND CONTINUE IN WILLFUL SIN?
UNTIL GOD PUNISHES US THE SAME AS ZEDEKIAH FROM OUR ENEMIES WITHOUT OR WITHIN.

I STILL HEAR JEREMIAH CRYING OUT EVEN NOW IN OUR OWN DAYS,
TO REPENT AGAINST THIS GROWING EVIL AND TO QUICKLY CHANGE OUR WAYS!! LET US LISTEN TO JEREMIAH AND PRAY HUMBLY THAT IT’S NOT TOO LATE, SO GOD WILL NOT BRING JUDGEMENT ALSO THAT WOULD BRING A TERRIBLE FATE!!

CHORUS

WE MUST LISTEN TO JEREMIAH,
MUST REPENT BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE,
WE MUST LISTEN TO JEREMIAH ,
SO WE WON’T SUFFER THE SAME TERRIBLE FATE!!

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