Mission Statement

Welcome to Shiftless Core!

“Our goal is to uplift, entertain and equip you with fun, awesome and powerfully righteous music! To enrich your everyday life, change your attitude and make you unstoppable!

“Shiftless Core, the space where light ignites the ever burning flame of passion through the sound of music! Shiftless Core, the band of right over wrong, power through song and living a life that’s on!”

Below are poems, not lyrics, of the more sacred things I feel. To see lyrics, go to the Lyrics – Poll Tab.


Featured post

True Love

Jopana’s Journey

Father, I know I am Thy literal son,
And Thou hast told me, Thou hast totally forgiven me.
I wholly believe Thee, but I don’t feel worthy,
To even be called Thy son, cut off spiritually by the natural man.

It is under the Son of God, I have been adopted in,
And after the resurrection, after I’ve thrived to the end,
Having proved true, I will then be physically begotten too,
Having become Thy true favored son, for my complete soul will be made wholly new.

We all must grow up into a narrowing of focus, until we reach the other side,
Where we come out into the purity of light, which then widens.
For all are in The Great Christ, and we too must die,
But in the Father, all shall be made alive.

This is our test, and we must do our very best,
As Thou dost make up all the rest, in restoring us,
To a perfect brightness of spirit, love and intelligence,
Both in body, spirit and soul, to inherit peace, sealed as one whole.

We all play an important role,
For all are needed in the great Christ’s sacred soul.
Please Lord, help us all to be true in Thee, sanctified,
For in Thy blood, our life’s supply, we too must die.

Thou hast all these sacred treasures of truth, within Thy eternal, master plan.
So please, don’t let go of our desperate hands.
Within the building blocks of the eternities, our families, I know we can,
Like the good ground beneath our feet, have our lives in holy love so sweet.

The atonement of our Lord, is for each sister and brother,
Which helps heal our wounds, and binds up our souls to each other.
We need to be united in Thee, for if not, then who are we really?
I want our names to be wholly in, Christ Jesus.


The Benefits of Gratitude and Thanksgiving


A day of giving, a day of thanks.
A day to remember who gave His grace.
We are of the same Fatherhood,
Sharing His blessings in doing good.

Every day may we give our blessings,
Making each day our thanksgivings.
This gift of His life, is the reason why,
We can all have lives, of love and light.

We must all do our part,
In all Thou dost bestow,
In thankfully giving our hearts,
In all we do kindly owe.

Today are blessings given,
Which we must multiply.
Each blessing comes from heaven,
We must give, share and fortify.

In celebration of divine providence,
As an ambassador of recompense,
May we humbly return Thy offering,
For we are all seeds now sowing.

Gratitude for the greatest sacred gift,
Is essential for our truest happiness.
To lift others is our greatest joy given,
In reverence, He will lovingly draw us in.

Watch for others in their needs,
And bless them with holy fruits of peace.
Speak kindly and do rightly in all His ways,
And become rewarded in Celestial place.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Truth Restored

The Lord teaches us to learn, pray and obey.
One young boy sought to partake of grace,
From the Good Book he earnestly came,
Into the woods to inquire upon God’s name.

In restoring all as at first,
God has brought forth truth from the earth.
His call to all is now heard.
It is the pearl of greatest worth.

Chorus 1:
Come to Zion and rejoice!
Come listen to a prophet’s voice!
All saints rise up to stand worthy!
We are not to fear the ungodly!

No eye has seen, nor ear heard,
Nor heart conceived, the plans reserved,
For those who love, and minister,
For we need no longer roam as strangers.

This life is our blessed time of test,
To prove true to His very best!
Those found on the left of God rebellious,
While those on His right hand, made glorious!

Let us press on with the faithful,
As we joyfully unify, lift and live,
For at last the Lord will come with grace full,
To save, dry tears and recompense.

Come in, unto the supper table,
Drink and eat, the Savior’s sacred offering.
Partake again, and He will make you able,
Beginning with your holy healing.

Chorus 2:
Come, follow the King of Kings in glorious covenant!
Enjoy the blessings of His eternal government!
He is the One we’ve been searching for!
The Messiah, Redeemer, Emmanuel and Lord!


The One Who Comes To Save

Hear Him

I am a returning pilot,
Climbing home from days of yore.
I sit in vast arraignment,
A fresh host unit to deploy.

My life on earth a test.
Fearless work to reap the spoil.
An open time upon investment,
Eternal millennia to rejoice.

I love to be with kindred friends,
Who did first their time employ,
In suffering their crosses to all ends,
In recourse of reasons we all enjoy.

So many acts of love, and tests won.
The thoughts of my heart His,
My mind’s intents, in the Son.
His will my core, my anthem, “He lives!”

In us His royal essence does reside.
As His ministers and grateful servants,
We the children of God in Him abide,
In blessings of righteous observance.

The meek inherit commandments with great delight.
Faithful endurance welcomes in eternal light.
Charity opens our spirit’s eyes to glorious, loving insight.
Forgiveness is the gift of our salvation’s highest right.

Through covenant living, realizing the price and prize,
With repentance, baptism; receiving Gift of Holy Spirit.
Broken, contrite, sweetly remembering our Lord’s sacrifice.
Dining with Him in solemn, sacred sacrament rite, “Hear ye Him!”


The Ancient Battle Ablaze

Ancient Battle

I am endlessly groping among these ancient ruins,
Trying to dodge all these hedges and thorny vines strewn.
I am searching for an ancient artifact, only aided by the moon.
The night has now turned into a pensive day,
Yet, amid this solemn lonely gloom, my day is still a day away.

I am seeking under the sun, amid my pain,
Trying not to come undone, for this is my refrain,
Crying out to my Father, under the pouring rain.
There is no end for me, to my mighty ceaseless praying.
Why is this cruel fight, one so hard to make right?

I am in this saying, “Father, end this nightmare,
So I can start living my primeval day.
No more night demons, so I can be forgiven today!”
I close my eyes and crumble, dropping to my demise,
Calling it quits, I’m sure I’ve lost the sacred prize.

But my Mentor is wise, calling me up from the skies,
Exhorting me He says, “It’s enough, I’ll compromise.
I will save you, as you willingly, faithfully, humbly, sacrifice your life.
Give it to me as a sign, and I will give you Mine.
You’ve given your very best to pass this test, now I’ll bless you through all the rest.”

So with sword and shield in hand,
I yield to my Master’s command.
Together we face this eminent battle land,
As He clears the way through sordid foliage, and slipping sand.
We now proceed straight forward to a higher place.

Here is where I now finally behold His face!
I feel His love and light, and know full His amazing grace!
Now I know what it means, to truly let go.
We march on through the murky marsh,
Searching for this sacred ancient place of grace.

I know this artifact is one of ancient design, a pearl of most exquisite white.
A symbol of love, Spirit and holy light,
Hidden deep down, well under ground.
An ancient treasure of sacred worth,
Serving as a sacred token portal, to return home from earth.

Master, only with Thee will I go, for only Thy true great name saves.
I’ll catch on and take hold of Thy soul, to never let go!
On our Father’s Majesty, His right hand, Thou takes all godly control, to accomplish Thy perfect role.
With newness of ways, we live in the promised and saving days.
For now is the time of the great redeeming, the fulfilling of the ancient battle ablaze!


Grace Reborn

A Wander’s Compelling Journey Through Heartfelt Transformation and Change

Pools of Glory

As the evening takes pace, in a corner of space,
There are three pools of freshest water,
Being fed by God’s grace.
It is evening now, so the moon shows its glow,
Down on the pool’s face, down below.
It helps all things to grow.

It sets up above, the ground all around,
With trickling water, as the only sound.
It’s the most peaceful place, for miles around.
The very best, hidden from the world’s frown.
Around these pool’s lovely edges,
Are lush green grasses found.

Then among this green, there can be seen,
Beautiful flowers, of the most purple dream.
Not a creature does stir, this great happy place,
For at night they all leave, without leaving a trace.
Then up from above, comes a wandering soul,
Who without device, tries to take control.

This bird darts through the air, very unaware,
Of the shinning, shimmering pools below,
Not really knowing which way to go.
Then at a glance, he is caught in a trance,
And selfishly says, “What’s this I see?
Can it truly be, a place for me?

“Just a place where only I can be?
I’ll dive straight down, and guaranteed,
I’ll hide this spot, from those who might see,
And make this place, just for me.”
So ignoring the words of the wise,
He flies down to claim his prize.

With pride in his eyes, darkness begins to arise,
Hardening his heart, with a cloaked disguise.
All night long, instead of swimming around,
This selfish little bird, goes knocking things down.
He makes such a mess, and stirs quit a noise,
That this sick little bird, finds devilish joys.

He takes pride in control, and joys in things temporal,
Until finally at dawn, his mess is anything but simple.
“Well now,” he muses to himself on impulse,
“Those creatures who bug me, will now not see me.
I’ll be out of sight, and won’t have to fight.
Now everything, is going to be alright.

“All those meddlesome creatures, who go around biting,
Will have not the chance, because I’m in here, just hiding!

I’ve found what life’s all about,
It’s eating and drinking, a life of ease,
To get what I want, no need to say please!
I’ve got it all here, now there’s nothing to fear.

“In just a short while, those creatures who harass me,
Will be nothing less, than most unhappy.
They will look and look, for their inhabitance of mine,
But only I will enjoy, this waterside sunshine!
With my solitude and serenity, I’ll be fine,
And this is what it’s all about, every time!”

Well, in a day of bliss, his sick little wish,
Did make him pleased for then,
But he did not have much fun, in the days that did come.
All alone did he feel, with no friends who were real.
Yet by himself he did declare, “I’ll never go back,
And bear all that yak, and that is a fact!”

So the nights were so long, and the days seemed so wrong,
But this stubborn little bird, dared not to come on.
With lowering spirits, as life prolonged,
He started to sing, a heartfelt song.
First out of boredom, but then his soul started to yearn,
For something much deeper, than he had ever known.

Where is my peace, my piece of love?
I can’t find it out, all on my own,
Not even in the nicest place or home,
I need others to help me grow.”
Then as the searching others heard it,
Inside they too felt a quiet moan.

This also they had desired, but had sought it on their own.
Then said they, “We can all share this love,
In this life today, so why do we need to create,
Such antagonistic strife this way?
Let’s do start to obey, our Creator this day,
And from now on, do it His way.”

So they all gathered around,
To find the soul who, may be of some help,
To help them get through.
Now, when this little bird,
Heard their cry, he let out a sigh,
And began to ask himself, “Why?

“Why did it have to come this way?
Why could not this bliss, come so easy, I say?”
Then came the animal’s reply,
“We all hunger, but don’t know why,
So how can we even start to fly?
All we could do was try.

“Without a wish, or even a beg,
We couldn’t even get it into our head,
But when you started to sing,
A bell started to ring,
And we know now, that we must learn how,
To dance and to sing!

“So please come on out, from where you are,
We very much hope, you’re not very far.
Come be with us, and you will see,
We will try to live, more peaceably.”
So with love in his heart, he came over the top,
And said to them all, “Help me make this wall fall.”

So they all gathered around, working side by side,
Every one of them together, losing their pride.
They all went to work, and when it was through,
They wondered, “What’s next to do?”
“Let’s play in the water,
And even talk some too.”

Well, it wasn’t yet perfect, but far from where they were,
And each of them felt, a little more sure.
“This is good, so let’s spread the word,
It’s safe in this place, to come and belong.
And to think it all started, with one little song.
We will fight for the right, and vanquish the wrong!”

Yes, there in those pools,
They came and they went,
But as for the little bird who once claimed it,
He was there night and day,
For whomever wanted to play,
Wanted to play.

“We know the power of love is strong,
And in it, we can all belong,
So let’s come together,
And strive to be better,
And to think it all started,
With one little song.”


Sometimes God Finds Us – Even When We Run From Him

My Witness of the love and power of God for His Children

He’s always there. If I turn to the right, His Grace is there. If I turn to the left, His Mercy will find me. If I go back, He’s got me. If I go forward, I run straight into Him.

Just Seconds before this…!

The Halls of Heaven

It was just before my time was to come.
I would be leaving Thy presence, until it was done.
“It will be hard,” Thou had told me,
“How hard you know not,
How exquisite you know not,
Yea, how hard to bear you know not,
But fear not, for I have already sent
Your older Brother, and He will make it all right.”

Then, Thou didst hold me in Thy arms for five hours,
Comforting, speaking to and loving me,
Preparing me for what was to come,
For it was very, very scary.
“I’ll come down, when it comes to this time,
And witness to all, that if you truly love me,
I will not let you fall, but in due time,
You will conquer and fulfill all your godly call.”

Then, with trepidation and faith,
I walked with the Son to the portal,
And when to the place, we left with a kiss,
As Jesus said in a peaceful whisper,
“My son, you will put me through more
Than anyone else, but you’re worth it.
I know who you are to become to me.”
And we parted in a loving embrace.

Now, it wasn’t more what I would do,
Which would make Him suffer so,
But what would be done to me,
That would cause me to wholly abandon Him, and go.
Then at the peak, when my life was much too bleak,
I totally decided to take the spiritual leap,
And jump off into all oblivion,
Where Satan has all dominion.

So with Satan and all his devils,
His whole host prodding and shouting on,
My Father did something so miraculous,
For His hurting, rebellious little son.
He hurriedly left the halls of heaven,
Where He is sung to, loved and adored,
And rushed to our earth so sordid, so full of hate and scorn,
And faithfully fulfilled what he vowed to that morn.

Yes, my Father, the God of all the universe,
Left His heavenly throne, to rescue among the demon’s
Hateful harm and abase, wrapping me faithfully in His arms,
Pulling me steadily away from that ledge,
While I screamed and kicked Him in the face.
I will not repeat the words I cried,
As I cursed my Father so, but all the while
He knew who I really was, and would not let me go.

So there it had happened, as He said I would see,
“I will personally come down to save you,
And bring you back with Me.
I went down into to depths of hell to rescue you,
And I’d do it all over again, because you are my son,
And never ending friend. I will never let my children fall,
Who truly love me, and give me their all.
Our relationship will never end, for I am Thy Father, Amen.”


Divine Visions

Vision of Love

In a dream divine,
My vision of the sublime,
I entered Heaven.

I lingered and longed,
To stay in holy presence.
As I did, I bade.

The Lord Inviting,
I moved in realms of glory,
My eyes were opened.

Beholding, I knelt,
My heart in beat expanded,
Grace, love in my soul.

All around me felt,
Our hearts knit and meld as one.
Now returning home.

My mind sees a place,
Where sin nor time doth hold face.
All in one embrace.


Heaven’s Healing

Heavenly Embrace

Dear Abba, Father,
Thy presence is so real,
And when I am with Thee, I feel,
Heaven all around me.

Because I have found Thee,
Thou God and Father of all,
In righteousness won,
Call me Thine honored guest, and beloved son.

Thou knowest my path has not been easy,
For Thou hast carried all my faults,
And in sweet mercy, hast buried them all,
Making provisions for me unending.

What is right and wrong,
Thou dost faithfully show me.
In Thy heart, Thou dost quietly know me,
Tenderly holding me in Thy bosom, consoling.

Comforting me in divine, holy love,
In perfect faith, and godly kindness,
Thou dost heal my broken heart.
I prayerfully kneel before Thy beautiful feet.

Thou dost pour sacred oil upon my head,
And with divine, eternal, enduring love so sweet,
Creation’s harmonious words, Thou dost speak.
Now in transforming glory, I become complete.


My Grace, I Bow Before Thee Now

My Cup Runneth Over

Your Grace

My Lord, Your Grace, be engraven upon my knees, hands and face.
I do not dwell upon Thy grief, but to find mine own hallowed relief.
My heart shines now, I do adore and bow, causing my wool to be exquisite white.
Thy life in mine, I humbly vow, My Grace, Thou art my true delight!

Grace is a gift of the strength of God,
Bestowed on all those who look upon,
The Lord lifted up, who grants redemption,
Given through faith, unto our salvation.

Jesus took the fault, eternal punishment, pain, and fall,
Bearing with it, all the trials, turmoil, and withdrawals,
Accumulated and manifest, because of our falls.
The Perfect Lamb, slaughtered in shame, pain, and blame for all.

Nothing so excruciating, could ever be done,
For souls whose fatal corruption in enmity, could ever be won,
But by the saving, sacrificing, righteous love of the Holy Son.
Do not ever mock what God has wrought in agony, for fun.

Grace, where art Thou now, my inspiration and power?
Why hast Thou turned Thy face, against my brow?
Art Thou gone, or dost Thou now bow down before dumb idols for naught?
Could it be my unanswered, under achieved, wasted life, sought for but not caught?

May I find my course’s reason,
But for mankind’s very own treason?
Could the way before, though it be not mine,
Be for consumption, of both heart and mind?

For heaven’s sake, please, feed me a supper’s plate,
Which won’t leave me filled with hate,
But instead, bring me love and retreat,
Which just might, through might, I might eat.

For I am empty, eaten, through starvation’s words,
Strategically placed near the slaughter’s cross, cursed.
I await my eternal turn, to follow mine, a martyr’s tale,
To defy all the rest of my life, remaining true, yet to unveil.


Love in Every Condition

Millennial Life

Perfect light, treasure bright,
Happily playing, I see the might.
Babes, learning in a world of Christ’s love.
Angels, ministering all around us.

God smiles, in His eyes I am found.
Bringing me peace, on solid ground.
Wisdom is attained, letting go of worldly crowns.
The Truth, in Love and Spirit, lifts up glorious sounds.

We live in divine, wonderful and marvelous times,
When all good will come about, through miraculous signs.
We will all succeed, as we share our love disclosing,
Giving God’s light and truth to all, especially the unloving.

If you do not shine, you can, and I will.
As we build our foundation upon the rock of God,
All will work for our good, learning through health and ill,
Though it be our nightmares, which drive us on.

The truth is, we all have them, yet,
I feel blessed to have had mine,
For love in its purest form, ignites fire, set,
By the intercession of our eternal Christ.

Straight from God’s heart, to ours, in kind,
He freely loves, heals and gives caring life.
I long for His kingdom, it is in my heart and mind.
This gift is ours, to make at One, in sweet delight.

I want to share this message with all, be wise,
And give yourself away, to heed the master’s calling.
Do not be swayed by the sickness, nor fooled by the lies.
I don’t know why so many lives have fallen.

Good choices free us, as we lean on the words of God.
We have so much to offer, we need to share the gospel with all.
As we impart, come, eat, drink, and be full with so much more.
Do not be scared, for He has walked your path before.

In all your troubles and burdens, have you had rest?
Come, follow Him, for it is as He says, you get the very best!
He is the Life and Light of the world, clean, strong and godly!
Share yourself with Him, and become sanctified, full and holy.

He will mercifully set a place with you to dine,
And One on one, teach you how to fly.
Thank you Lord Jesus, Brother, Savior without end,
For being my dear loving God, perfect ally and friend.


Sacramental Sabbath

Our Savior and Redeemer Mild

Christ is the water and bread of life,
Poured out and broken for us to take part.
Everything denotes His love,
His perfect sacrifice for us.

His soul He offered unto God,
His life He surrendered on the cross.
He is the Christ, our exaltation prize,
Our Savior and Redeemer mild.

His healing balm knows no end.
His service to the broken to mend.
Once to humbly lay His life by,
Now He reigns in heaven on high.

To be partakers of His fruits,
We must bear His life in us,
To tree from roots.
Herein are the gospel tools.

Christ the Lord who reigns on high,
Let us always be nearby Thy side.
We have come to earth to do our part,
Bestow now charity in our hearts.

With hearts and hands to serve Thine all,
We adhere to Thee to fulfill Thy call.
Always to give in love, Spirit and truth,
Thy holy peace, makes all things new.


He is the Way, the Truth and the Life!

One Hope

There is only One hope,
Who has saved all the worlds.
He was born onto our earth’s soul,
Bringing new birth to all unfurled.
He is the Son of God, and man,
Who unlocked the great eternal governing plan.

That in giving us grace and agency,
We can return in god-like royalty.
He conquered the damned with agony,
And now gives us power to do the same.
In giving us mercy to pass to Him our blame,
He renews us all while taking our shame.

Those who believe and follow His lead,
Will live in glory, being redeemed.
These souls He washes brilliantly clean.
In Him is our hope of all things unseen,
In following the Lamb, the Chosen One of God,
He holds all the keys of salvation’s locks.

Only through the sacrifice He gave,
And obedience to His holy will,
May we return and be saved.
We must be true and faithful to fulfill,
All our promises made before we came,
And rise up to be His disciples still.

With journeys of holy light,
And realms of purifying fire,
As we seek His face and desires,
We will receive Him as our reward,
With all the glory He has in store.
With only One hope, we shall win this war!


My Awakening

Our Great God is Moving for Us 

When I wrote Beginning Journey, it actually came from inspiration in the form of a vision I had, regarding how my life’s situation would symbolically play out. I believe that if we are on the Lord’s errand, meaning that we are living for Him and serving others, He will always send blessings of understanding along the way, which help enable us to handle the problems and challenges we face.

It was with this type of enlightenment, in this night time dream or vision, that I saw myself sliding down a slide, where on at the bottom was a host of razor-sharp jagged edges of pieces of metal, protruding out in the shape of triangular razors. It was at this very point of great harm and alarm, in that my right heal had already been priced by the first razor, that I was suddenly flashed and moved over and away to the left of this slide, and placed on the ground, no longer injured, nor at that dreadful end.

Then suddenly, there came a humongous and gigantic wave of poison and death, which welled up and came over and almost upon me, bigger than anything earthly I could have previously imagined. I again feared with terror for my life.

Just as this wave was about to consume me, I summoned all the powers of faith I had to save me, and immediately another wave came into play, going the opposite way, coming from behind me, which not only overpowered the other huge wave, but grew and grew. I was soon cognizant, that this saving wave became so vast, that it was infinite, filling all the immensities of space. It never ended as to its strength or size. This wave was so powerful, and filled with living waters, so as to heal, forgive, redeem and set free. I forever thank my God and His loving Son, for their plan, and redeeming help and aid.

A New Beginning

Father, carry me carefully,
Across this jagged divide.
I’m crawling, but falling,
Down this dark slide.
No more will I hide.

My son, you are faithful,
So I will carry you home with Me,
And you will reach your destiny.
It will only cost you Me, but I am free,
And I’m holding, your eternity.

Lord, please, I don’t understand!
I need Thee to hold me in Thy hands!
I am drowning in the sea, and dying for dry land!
I feel like I’m burning in the fire of the damned!
Is this part of Thy plan?

My child, before thy life here began,
I formed thee in love as man.
We then reviewed your life’s plan.
I then called you into earth life’s being,
And let you choose your thing.

These waves of sea and fire belong to me.
Only I can wash and purge you clean.
My powers cover all the earth,
And I brought you here already of endless worth.
I’ve given you the chance to be like Me.

Child, I am with you,
Do your very best to be true.
And though you cannot see me,
You must believe, I will never leave you.
I am your Savior, and Redeemer.


My Budding Relationship with God

Closer In Thee

Even as the Son is in Thee,
I want to be, growing from seed,
Giving glory in holy sanctity,
Closer in Thee.

As the earth is to tree,
I want to be rooted in peace,
Founded in holy increase,
Bound up, never to leave.

My soul’s richness,
Deepens in living waters,
Ever flowing pure and evenly,
In the time we spend in beauty.

My life enlivens with childlike excitement,
Jubilant in divine, holy love,
In unity and celestial thrill,
As we approach time on our sacred hill.

Our love is one of truth,
A tender bond of loyalty.
Giving our whole souls as proof,
Sealed in the bosom of eternity.

I cry out to all the families,
Throughout all unending space,
Time and all the eternities,
Remember your Godly place!

Secure your family line and home on high,
With relationships divine, husbands and wives,
Children, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers and Sisters,
All entwined throughout eternal lives.


Sacred Healing

Unto Thee

This freeing point reminds me,
Of Thy removal of all my pain.
This growth confirms in one seed,
Thy ability to change every grain.

This feeling restores my hope in Thee,
Of who I am and where I’ll be.
I find grace inside Thy life’s meaning,
And plans for me through all eternities.

Every law and choice is within Thee,
For Thou didst create everything,
And with the fall, Thou didst redeem,
Purchasing all with Thy bleeding.

I’ve paid the price to know Thy sacrifice.
Freedom is now mine, for I am Thine.
I was up for sale, but only Unto Thee,
In exchange of my life, for Heaven’s deeds.

This life of strife and gain is miraculous to me.
I’m ready to face my path, and win in dignity.
I owe myself to Thee, for I am not my own.
Thou dost own me, and I am finally home.

With this great suffered offering,
Thou hast given of Thyself for all,
I will bless all wandering through beckoning,
Giving my heart to break down all walls.

I’m in this place, because it’s where Thou art,
Becoming more like Thee, as I follow Thy heart.
This is my place too, and there’s plenty of room.
I want you here, so come unto Christ’s truth.

If you are not here yet, let me help you bear.
Together we will share every care, prepare;
For He is aware, and will draw you close in prayer.
With full commitment, we’ll arrive there.

I pray we’ll have more joy to exceed the pain,
And life more abundantly from all the rain.
I thank Thee my Lord, for showing me Thy way,
Forever Unto Thee, I rejoice every day!


The Father Unto Us

The good word of God. See if you can find yourself in here.

Child of Mine

Courage and gratitude child of mine.
Thy way is unfolding unto my divine.
My arms and hands do uphold thee,
In my footsteps thou art carried.

I with thee traverse this coarse trek,
Making thy way through sordid wreck.
My heart shields thine, and light shines.
My whisper to teach of the sublime.

All is conquered, press on, press on!
Newness reigns in the dawn.
We’ll rule at last, as freedom Gods,
As heaven smiles, and deity nods.

Love is pure, and sacrifice sets free,
Making royalty of you and me.
In righteous lives are fruits of wisdom,
Building hope, and breaking desperation.

Thou art mine with no detachment.
We are one through love’s commitment.
Christ is the way, truth and life.
Come to Him that your burdens be light.

We give our will, time and talents,
To our Father who’s endowed us.
Throughout earth life’s time our test,
We must each do our very best.

All we are and hope to be,
Comes from Him and His deeds,
Planted in our souls as seeds.
We are His children, growing as He.


Make the Way, With Thy Savior

In Return

There is a call to all,
Coming from our Savior.
“Come home safe into My stall,
That ye may find favor.”

With this promise kept,
Shall come healing and joy,
Carried in thy Savior’s steps,
Becoming disciples of His employ.

Though the way be a trial,
Holding faithful ye shall find,
His holy Kingdom shall be thine,
In patience, adorned with Christ.

He is the way ye should go,
For behold, ye shall see Him,
Being like Him, and know,
That He is thy eternal friend.

“Come, and be not afraid.
Hold fast to My side.
For I AM here to make thy way.
Together we shall walk above the tide.

“As We return in righteousness,
Ye shall in grace pass thy test,
Being one in glory and holiness,
Entering into My perfect joy and rest.”


Addiction: Forgiveness & Healing


To be tried is to live,
And to repent to forgive.
Now is our time to prove,
To be healed and made new.

Not feeling worthy of love,
Dying in addiction’s clutch?
The Savior’s hands are around,
Working, until we are unbound.

It’s very brutal and rough,
To not feel strong enough,
To allow ourselves to strive,
To grow up until we thrive.

Abuse, turmoil and pain,
Keep us trapped in Satan’s game.
We need healing, physically, emotionally,
Mentally, spiritually and socially.

To partake of Christ’s fruits,
We must bear His life in us,
To tree from roots.
Herein are the gospel tools.

When we let the worst of us,
Get the best of us,
Our tribulation paves the way,
For greater need to obey.

Then with greatest urgency,
Christ comes and makes us free.
In descends the dove of peace,
As love from above to fully increase.


Spending Time With My Holy One

I Love Thee My Lord

Lord, I want to meet Thee again.
I want to be with Thee, like then.
Please come as I worship Thee,
One on One as child to the Son.

Thou dost talk with me a while,
Turning my turmoil into a smile.
Renewed, I kneel and worship Thee,
As Thou dost love me tenderly.

<First Chorus>
I cherish my time with Thee.
In awe I gladly receive,
Turning over my offering,
Of strain and suffering.

Thou art here to comfort and heal,
With hands upon my head so still.
Thy words are said, I see the stars,
And all Thy creations at large.

Everything comes into view,
But most of all, I see Thee true,
Dying for me, the least of these,
Giving Thy sacred life for peace.

<Repeat First Chorus>

I am sure of Thy love for all.
In Thy hands I stand up tall.
When I need Thee, I can see Thee,
Always comforting and redeeming.

Just before our time is through in bliss,
I sit in Thy lap, and give Thee a kiss,
Then take a nap, as Thou dost tell me,
Beautiful stories from Thy life’s ministry.

How I am in Thy dreams divine.
Then with love, Thou art in mine.
Before Thou dost depart,
Thou dost kiss me, close to heart.

<Second Chorus>
Thy host watching, singing along,
Giving hope to stay strong.
Thou art mine and I am Thine.
I love Thee my Lord.

<Repeat Second Chorus>


Mothers, Irreplaceable Homemakers

Zion Mother

I have been loved so very much.
My Mother has a special touch.
I have cherished feelings growing up.
My Mother loves me, I am her son.

Her family knows her,
As a nurturer of the divine art,
Whose gentle hands and words,
Come from her living heart.

She has a heart of trust,
Which she uses to serve us.
She is my worthy Mother in Zion.
Her loves are heirs in eternal divine.

She has fought to bring,
And keep me safely here,
That I might be at peace,
Finding fulfillment each year.

There are more blessings in store,
Because she has gone before,
Performing with all diligence,
Her Motherly call to do more.

I now have a family of my own,
And it is good to be her son.
I can now be so good to them,
Learning, laughing and having fun. 

I’ve had such a special privilege,
In getting to know my Mom,
For she taught me the gospel in love,
And shared sacred covenants to go on.


The Spirit of the Christ

Saving Night

There was a glorious star, shining,
Bright in the heavens, piercing.
It lit up the night sky like lightning,
Showing upon a village sight, conceiving.

All was calm, even the bustle from that great day,
For travelers who sought out their homeland pilgrimage,
Were worn out from their travels of so far away.
Even a couple of Nazareth, looking for a place to stay.

Not far, and up on a hill where the sheep graze,
Was found a curiosity by these shepherds, with heads raised.
What a sight they did see in these midnight skies.
What did this mean, this holy light to their eyes?

Then came another light from above,
Growing brighter, filling them with peace and love.
At which occurrence, commenced angelic singing,
Bringing the shepherds joy, as they began kneeling.

Over in this village, though not known to those around,
Was the source of this miracle, who made not a sound.
The birth of The King, and Savior of worlds renown,
Unto us in a lowly manger, the meekest circumstances around.

The lost would be found, and the beggar, not turned down.
Many of the pure worship him as the One True King.
He brings exaltation to all who follow Him earnestly.
His is the only way; He saves and brings peace.

He is our exemplar, glorious and excellent reward.
Come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!
He brings us eternal life by His side.
Alleluia, for coming down on our saving night!


Mercy’s Arms Make Place For Grace


Mercy is the substance,
Which stops our downward fall,
And gives place for grace,
To then lift us to our potential.

It is the sure steady rock,
Which we can all rely upon.
It’s essence and founder,
Is Christ our Savior.

He gained this victory and power,
As He lived and sacrificed His life,
With charity as the oath and standard held,
And champion which prevailed.

Christ is the Word, possessing
Every perfect godly attribute,
Which were poured forth,
From the garden, cross, and tomb.

He bought our way to freedom,
Living and giving His life in perfect light,
Shewing us mercy in loving submission,
And giving all the power to rise.

Mercy and grace work side by side,
And hand in hand, for without them,
We could not comprehend,
Or be lifted out of the power of Satan.

Mercy is God’s gracious gift,
Our great loving rescuer.
Grace is shared by Christ,
His gifts of perfecting power.


Starting Over – A New Birth

Born Again

(In Law and Spirit)

To take one’s heart,
And meld it with another,
Is the perfect place to start,
When sharing with a brother.

To break one’s heart,
In the service of each other,
Is to perfect the hidden part,
Which cries out for a Father.

No one has the trust of any,
Like a father and son,
For in the eyes of many,
This world would be undone.

If not for mentors now,
On our earthly home abode,
We would never humbly bow,
But be strangers to our load.

But to find in us ourselves,
And carry what we cross,
We must know as did the Twelve,
And ever count the cost.

Oh Lord we love the ones we hold,
While on our journey home,
And long to be as in days of old,
When before on earth to roam.

But lightened on a brighter path,
For hence our pathway trod,
We’ll receive all that our Father hath,
And never depart the iron rod.

(The iron rod depicts the word of God)


Where We Want To Be; What It Takes

Celestial Life

Faith, and sharing love;
These are beautiful true glories.
Inspiring, and lifting up,
We give pure, worthy, holy praise.

What will I do to gain eternal life?
Serve both friend and foe with delight.
My life is to be my Lord’s,
For He is my most excellent reward.

Newness of life is what He brings,
For Jesus saves with advent offering.
I can see it now in spheres of brightest glory,
Father and family in greatest reunion’s story.

No longer is the time of probation’s trial,
‘Tis as a dream, and now eternal life’s arrival.
Exultant overjoy, and jubilant triumph reign,
For infinite eternity, and we are perfectly safe.

To live the highest law,
And minister on Christ’s behalf,
We must see all as an eternal God,
For this is our sacred path.

This is our ultimate destiny and beyond,
For in the Celestial Kingdom we belong.
We start by sharing Christ’s love and saving Spirit,
And purifying our garments in redemption’s atonement.


What is Truth?

With so much confusion and dissension about what is right and wrong, or especially what is true, if anything is true, it’s a marvelous gift given from God, that His true church has been restored again in these latter (last) days. There are many good people everywhere who are looking, who serve God and others, and who follow Him with all their hearts, but with a fullness of truth, there is so much more that can be done.

God has again called upon mankind, and given us prophets, apostles and set up His church and kingdom once again, with His priesthood power, never to be lost again through apostasy, as has happened all throughout earth’s history, as is outlined in the Holy Bible. He has made preparations for His people to be ready and able to receive their Savior when He comes again.

This knowledge and power is so important, and absolutely imperative that people be strengthened against the attacks of the adversary and not deceived. We all need the protection and power of God, and what does His church afford? Everything needed to remain steadfast through these turbulent times as the gospel continues to grow and His word goes forth in power, glory and authority. We need to help provide the good people of the earth, who will truly want to come unto Christ, with the necessary priesthood ordinances needed, to gain salvation, eternal life and exaltation in the world to come. Through grace, repentance and righteous actions, we can all prepare for what our Heavenly Father’s will is for us.

This poem piece depicts the zeal of one who feels, at having the fullness of these marvelous blessings of the restored gospel in their life, working for the good of them and all those around them, loving God with all their heart, might, mind and strength. We can all love and serve our fellow brothers and sisters in power and truth. Please enjoy this piece and find out more at:



Father wants you to be brave,
He wants you to be bold,
Come with courage to His word,
Grab on and take hold!

Once you’ve got yourself in Him,
And He in you, you will find there is nothing 
That in His love you can’t do!
This is the power of truth!

Oh the power, freedom and light,
And courage to stand tall beside,
The One who gave His life,
For all who abide, in Him!

Father’s will and Holy Spirit to guide you,
And gifts to freely give unto,
All those who enter into,
His way, through His words which lift you.

The Father commandeth all men everywhere,
To repent and believe in His son Jesus Christ,
To be baptized, that they may receive,
The Gift of the Holy Ghost, and be sanctified.

Become as a little child, or ye can in nowise,
Enter into the kingdom of God.
This is Christ’s doctrine,
Built on the rock of revelation.

To learn what you must know,
And do what is required of you,
Go often to His words, to study,
Pray, ponder and ask in truth!


The Great Plan of Happiness

The Atonement and Fall

For a message about the atonement, it is the rectification of the breaking of a universal law, in which the outcome is known in general terms as “the fall.” This atonement is also the blessing of the entire human family throughout all the eternities. So much of how we allow the atonement’s reach to be for us in the eternities, depends on our faithfulness according to the light and knowledge we have and receive here. In other words, we are to do the very best we can, with what we have and are given.

This fall, which started in the garden of Eden, made possible the birth of sin into this world, through introducing an unhealthy substance to their bodies, namely the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which poisoned their bodies, opening the door for sin to stick to and apply itself to their bodies, and bringing eventual death. Before the fall, Jesus’ forthcoming atonement would not have been able to clean them, because they were unknowledgeable of their sin. This means that they could do wrong, but not understand that what they were doing was wrong, except it be told them. This was their predicament in being innocent without wisdom or knowledge. Therefore, Eve needed to partake of the fruit, and Adam also, to learn for themselves, and progress from grace to grace through the atonement.

As is stated in LDS doctrine, partaking of the fruit gave their bodies the ability to have children, through the effect the fall had on them. God, who is without sin, and who cannot create anything in sin, had to create them in this state of innocence, to then try them with the commandment to multiply and replenish the earth, and not partake of the fruit which would bring about knowledge of sin. For God cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance.

But even as the atonement was already part of God’s plan before sending us to this earth, so too was the fall. Heavenly Father is not capable of sin, so He could not create Adam and Eve into a fallen state to carry out His purposes for His children, which purpose is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.

Truly this fall, which not only changed Adam and Eve by introducing eventual death to their bodies, and the ability to have seed, or children, it also changed the earth into a corruptible state, bringing about entropy and decay.

Christ is the rectification of this fall, using it to further the growth and potential of mankind, through turning something hard and sorrowful, into something good and glorious, by learning from our mistakes and repenting. So is this life.

Indeed the Tree of Life planted in the garden of Eden was God’s pinnacle creation in the garden, in terms of plant life, and man, the pinnacle of his creation, even after the image and likeness of Himself and His Son Jesus Christ. The tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was originally planted there by God as a fig tree, but through the evil influence of Satan and his devils, they wrought upon it, and it became unclean, thus unfit for Adam and Eve’s bodies to partake of. There is always a little bit of bad to everything good, and a little bit of good to everything bad. We know this because there is opposition in all things, and all things must be a compound in one, or it must needs be as dead or as naught. Our task is to choose that better part. The tree was there and Satan cast down to earth by God, to start the process of earth life for His children, so that they could suffer, have joy, learn, grow and have children, all toward the purpose of becoming more like our Father in Heaven.

The Atonement takes something which would by itself be the destruction of mankind (the fall), and raises mankind’s course upward into the celestial realms, where attainment to godhood is made possible. For as a child can become like their parents, so too can we, as literal children of our Father in Heaven, become like Him.

As was God’s plan in the beginning, He wanted us to be like Him, and to do this, we had to pass through mortality, as He once had, walk in the path wrought out by the Savior through His holy atonement, come unto Him, repent and keep His commandments.

With such a glorious gift as this, is it any wonder that those who understand this atonement and live by it, truly rejoice in their love and relationship with our Savior? Our Savior lives! He is the course of true joy and happiness! He understands all of us and our needs and concerns, and cares perfectly. How? Through the atonement. Because He experienced it. He also carries us, and lessens the burdens we carry, only to the degree we can bear, that we too can experience growth from trial. This is essential. We need to go to Him, and not try doing things by ourselves, for this is the great plan of happiness!


A plan was presented,
In which One was chosen,
To carry the burden,
To give eternal progress.

Agency was the founding proposal,
And opposition was to be,
A perpetual agent, to achieve advancement,
In this most critical time of being.

In this plan, a heavenly law was broken,
And a falling away resulted.
There needed to be a way,
For all mankind to be saved.

So God our Father who loves us,
Sent His Son on our behalf,
Anointed and sacred,
To be the atoning One, and mark the path.

He was the Lamb of God,
The Firstborn, perfect and blameless,
The very greatest in heaven,
Offered up for us to return.

To magnify His Father’s power,
And give glory to Him on high,
He came to ultimately suffer, be crucified, die,
And raise again from death to life.

To do His Father’s will, was His only design.
His atonement is for all mankind,
Infinite, and eternally divine, to make us clean,
Redeem, set free, and never die again.


My Poetic Journey Has Led Me Here

Woodwind Experience

My elementary experience in being a son,
Came as I lay pondering on how my heart was won.
Father had sung to me on a woodwind Shawm.
I had felt His tender mercies melt my icy dawn.

Next came the strings with high and low stirrings.
These layers hemmed me in with notes appealing.
My art was born and crafted in the core of me.
This language of new creation my choice of speech.

Then came percussion inside my heartbeat soul.
I raised the banner beat attempting inner control,
Not realizing this alone was not my solemn role.
Who was I to ask for such a grandiose goal?

My inner longing for home and being whole,
Became my sole appetite and ambition for condole.
This heart which misfits its own housing,
Is broken down from all this crowding.

I want fluid Spirit flowing through my veins,
As wind through a flute, proclaiming harmonious strains.
“Oh, how can a heart which bleeds be the instrument of peace?”
Only a Savior can answer these cries of, “Please!”

Empty, and then fill this eroded emotional vessel,
That I may cross back into life, from this rifted threshold.
I desire a soul that’s innocent and wise,
Which takes only Godly delight in family ties.

How have I been undone all this time; never free,
Through all knowing plans, with races won and yet to run?
Because I am not the master but He,
And in this musical key I chose to agree.


The Importance of Family


Mine is a gift from God,
To be born of loving parents,
Who willingly spend their all,
To nurture as their call.

The way to happiness,
Is about selflessness.
It begins with giving life,
And continues in spreading light.

Amongst each trial we bear,
Is a strength deeper than every care,
Which holds us all together,
For we are a family forever.

Now and for all eternity,
We are cherished by God as glory,
For we are His family,
Sons and daughters of His royalty.

As we live faithfully,
We will return someday,
To reunite everlastingly,
And progress after Deity.

We shall not falter nor fail,
For we are sent to prevail,
And after all we learn and do,
God will uphold all His faithful true.

With patience we will run the race,
Knowing that as we seek His face,
One day we’ll be in His embrace.
This is what strengthens the family race.


The Meaning of LOVE


Love is eternity to me.
It transcends all beauty.
It encompasses reality,
And overwhelms formality.

It reaches deep and long,
Makes right from wrong,
Brings hope to go on,
And makes weak things strong.

I’m in love with compassion,
Passionate about intimacy,
Live for bliss and holiness,
And lay down as a lamb in peace.

Worth giving, worth living in,
Worth giving into, and living true.
This force is not forced,
It is God given, to be the source.

It will remain, and can’t be contained.
It is feeling, sacrifice, said and done,
Charity realized, wholly prized as the Son.
Love is open, ever growing, wise and fun!

Never to be disguised, love.


Extreme Expression of Gratitude

Hi all!

At this time I would like to personally thank all of you who have liked, followed and enjoyed these posts. I am blessed to have so many taking interest in this blog. I encourage you to leave a comment or share a post which particularly inspires or touches you. This would mean so much to me. Thank you!

Faithfully yours,


Follow Your Dreams


All the dreams I have,
Have not yet quite been said.
They’re fighting to be alive,
Not just wishes instead.

I know that if I say them,
Plan, and talk about,
That this is one step closer,
Than just being inside my head.

Next I want no rumors,
Just fact or fiction, yet truth,
To be sliced right down the middle,
Defining the what and who.

Leaving me with my options,
Unrestrained but by judgment’s care.
Who then would ever settle,
When all you need to do is dare?

What joy there is to work,
With ambition on your side,
And see your whole life turning,
As a ransomed love affair, and joy ride.

Then gather friends beside you,
Let bounty, love, and truth,
Provide until the sunrise,
Brings vast morning wealth, as proof.

But do not count on money,
‘Tis a random fleeting thing.
The abundance of which I speak,
Is the peace caught hold from giving.


To Be a Crowned Individual


The words of God are working in your life.
The Holy Spirit is your constant guide.
You have abundant peace within your soul,
Where otherwise there would be a black hole.

Your life has sweetness beyond description,
Which draws in all love with pure submission.
Grandest Joy overwhelms you with delight,
As a sunrise of holy sweeping light.

You are Heavenly Father’s special child,
And He will give you all to satisfy.
Listen to the urgings of Christ inside,
Which always lead you on to choose the right.

Each obedient choice to follow through,
Is a new and proven way to bless you.
The way is paved, join Him here today.
You will be with the strong as you obey.

On earth, choice dreams are born, given voice.
In Heaven, you are given unseen joy.
Each moment, every passing time He gives,
Creation’s atonement, within us lives.

Whether living in the abundant life,
Or surviving in poverty and strife,
You can know you are not left alone,
For in an open heart there is a home.

In the absence of need there is still want,
And in the presence of need there is God.
Always remain in the omniscience of light,
one day you will be glorified on high.


Champion the Cause of Truth

New Horizon

I am in an open new place.
One that has a brand new face.
One which bears a new grace,
And one in which I take new pace.

I’ve never seen this view before,
But I’ve entered through a new door,
And all is coming that’s in store.
It’s clear to me more and more.

That now I race with new strength,
The right course which at length,
Will land me on the battle rank,
And lead me on to my reign.

For now it’s time to actively pursue,
All the work that’s mine to valiantly do,
And with each step uncovering truth,
My soul is enlivened, and all things made new.

My life is in love, my heart joyously seeks,
All for my God, who endlessly speaks.
Between me and He is a canyon so deep,
Which can only be crossed, on the bridge of charity.

So up with your might, and on with the fight,
As warriors in God’s army, we must triumph in light.
His sons and daughters, glorious beacons bright,
Onward, onward, ’till all is made right!

We are given the victory, as we defeat the foe.
So onward, onward, to our conquering
With our courage made sure, and strength whole,
We press ever forward, fighting for each soul.


Come, and Know Him

Face to Face

Coming straight from God’s own soul,
Is this Man who humbly plays His role.
He is as the Father in every way.
He comes to earth today to lead the way.

Come and see His works of art.
Come and know His true full heart.
He cherishes you and me.
He will truly set you free.

His soul lives inside of me.
Come, come and see!
He runs to me without hesitation,
And answers my every question.

He heals and walks with me.
Let Him in, and become clean and godly.
Can your eyes behold His grace?
Yes, with faith.

What is His name?
He has many, and He is calling yours.
He will bring you to this place,
Where you can worship Him, face to face.


The Tide Will Turn Toward Human Unity

In ancient American history, there were groups we refer to as the ancestors of the American Indians. We give them names such as Myan, Inca, etc. They have a record which was found and translated by a Man named Joseph Smith in the 1800’s, and is entitled, The Book of Mormon. In this book, the different groups of “Indians” were distinguished by the suffix –ites, such as Nephites, Lamanites, etc. In this lyric, I’m using “No manner of -ites,” to describe the oneness that should, and eventually will exist between people and humanity.

No Manner of -ites

I am praying for the day,
When all walls will fall away,
And we as sons and daughters,
Will all truly obey.

The commandment to love one another,
Is as the first and great commission.
To love God with all our hearts,
Might, mind, and strength, our mission.

This is the celestial law abiding,
With no lies or self-deceit in the way,
There must be no inner hiding,
And for all this we must pray.

We all require our one true King,
And only he can sustain and set free,
But to be in his kingdom,
Each one must be at peace.

In this we must have no boundaries,
No place we cannot go,
For a King to reign in heaven,
There must be every room to grow.

There will be no manner of -ites,
No one will be excluded from their rights.
Each one loved as all are one,
Every moment blessed with pure divine.

Here in these last days, this is our destination,
For as Christ is to come, we are to receive him.
None will abide the day, unless we are together,
In one body, one faith, under one head, forever.


A look at the Blessings of Providence

Unto you is given holy light,
That you may choose the highest right.
All treasures have I to give,
To unify, edify, lift, and live.

To grow, gain, build, and rise,
I give you gifts of the highest price,
That you may always have gifts to share,
To bestow on all in fervent prayer.

I give you peace to show the world,
The way, the truth, the way I AM,
That all my presence may be unfurled,
As a bond and token banner to all man.

All things have life and place in me,
To show all mysteries of light heavenly.
The good, the bad, the balance scale,
The one on one hand, and the other in hell.

There is one thing in the middle,
Which is the fulcrum point of life,
And whichever side you hang from,
You will have power and judgment to decide.

I desire you to be with Me,
To live and stand steadfast in liberty,
So give cause to freedom and justice,
And you shall obtain divine mercy.

For every hand that reaches out,
To hold mine in covenant clasp,
Will find their life here renewed,
And finally be home with me at last.


We Have a Modern Day Prophet


The great mouthpieces of God.
Laying down, establishing the Iron rod.
Testifying witnesses of Christ,
Giving their lives to proclaim His sacrifice.

These are some of the mantle duties,
Of prophets chosen and ordained of God,
Called to bear the blood of each stewardship soul,
Bringing exaltation in God’s mighty plan.

Holding fast, establishing Zion,
Being a beacon to a fallen world.
Proceeding in God’s perfect plan,
To carry forth His will and work for man.

Prophets have the gifts of revelation,
Prophecy and seership, lifting up
The voice of warning, urging each precious soul,
Onward down their solemn path.

There is a celebration for all God’s people,
Who strictly heed their prophet’s voice and call,
Unto all the nations and kindreds of the earth,
In which safety, joy and peace make oneness for all.

We each need their clarity, wisdom and insight,
Born of their gifts of suffering, charity and sacrifice.
May we each live, so that if called upon from heaven,
He, she, may be found as worthy as a prophet.

For many are called, but few are chosen.
Yet the Lord would have all His people serve,
Being a light in this fallen world,
As His chosen and anointed.


How Do You See Yourself?

In His Image

One very special place,
Within each person’s face,
Reveals inner confidence to be seen,
From relying on God’s providence to be clean.

It’s not just in their smile,
Nor in their pretty style,
But in their eyes,
Where this knowledge resides.

When we feel and know who we really are, as in days of yore,
Revealed by removing the veil, from our life of before,
We know all things in life have eternal direction and meaning,
As we move forward in eternal progression, redeeming.

Through the lens of wisdom we see,
That God’s kingdom is the only place of peace.
Covenants, ordinances, obedience and grace, give us the keys,
Which open heaven’s doors to power, aiding us to be free.

Life has great purpose and joy,
For as servants we work in our Father’s employ.
We no longer grope at the wall,
But in valor and righteousness, conquer all.

Throughout seasons of fashion and trend,
We hold fast to moral standards wise, and defend,
Our brothers and sisters, each our friend,
Strengthening each other, on whom we depend.

When this is done, then heart, mind, body and Spirit,
Are in their proper, ordained and intended design.
For truth is voiced unto all, but who will Hear Him?
Glory be unto their bright, and enlivened souls divine.


An Inspiring Teaser

Passing Time

I am way ahead of time.
I pass each minute as I climb.
I am in the current of life,
Above the lower strife.

God’s words unveil the truth,
And my soul can behold the proof.
I am lifted up, as was He who drank the cup,
And took all ill, and neutralized it with His love.

His life and death passes time,
Both before and beyond,
And recreates all of essence,
Which resides in His presence.

Time is now an issue of the past.
I am no longer a slave to its tasks.
I have been divided into one,
And can now see into the Son.

So as time passes, I am in the present,
And I know the outcome of the future.
For sight is following the light,
And living over the ruptured night.

What will you do with your time?


Finding Your Place of Grace Now

In This Quiet Place Again

I am in this quiet place.
I can hear laughter as they race,
To join me by these waters,
To tell stories of our journeys.

Shortly I feel their touch,
As our hands and faces embrace.
We are happy tonight,
Here in the quiet moonlight.

It is my friends whom I love so dear.
We are dancing and singing with endless cheer.
Then comes a gentle man,
To share in our evenings plans.

We sit around the edge,
Of the sweet river bed,
And listen with our hearts,
To our Christ, whose words He imparts.

As He tells the water calms,
And the wind suddenly stills.
The sounds of nature all around,
Become quiet, so that He is the only sound.

It penetrates my soul,
As I feel His words unfold,
And I think to myself,
It’s worth it, I’m glad I didn’t quit.

I could go on like this forever,
And I will, and it will only get better.
For my peace and rest I enjoy,
I am full of eternal life and joy.

I am here in this quiet place again,
As I see that I’m on earth,
But I know where I will go,
As I feel my endless worth.

I can come here at any time,
And in time that’s where I’ll be,
To share my forever
And eternity, with deity.


A Poet’s Christmas

The Christmas Child

Sharing, caring, darling child,
Soon to be so strong and mild.
After comes the One whom she,
Sees in Him the One to be.

Mary gives the Christmas child.
Life He wins through godly trial.
Come increase in His love and peace,
Until all works of darkness cease.

All the earth He made to give,
That His brothers and sisters may live.
In Him is found our holy grace,
For in Him all life has place.

His heart is always open,
To receive and heal us from sin.
His hope is always sure.
In Him we can all be made pure.

Giving us gracious gifts, He renews our lives,
With repentance He is bound to us, through holy ties.
His hands which bore the cross,
Can lift us up, and make up all our loss.

His Father is our Sire,
Who gave us rebirth through His holy fire,
That if we will through freedom come,
He will guide us on the path of His Son.

My heart cries out, “How holy and great Thou art!
Make me Thy steward by setting me apart!
Oh merciful, and loving gentle Jesus,
In Thy loving arms receive us!”

My faith in Thee is pure,
And my hope and salvation sure.
My everlasting need is filled in Thee.
My everlasting soul is forever free!

The beauty and glory of it all,
Thou hast saved me from the fall.
My life embraces Thy holy love.
My strength comes from Thee above!

Free at last, free from the past,
My heart has turned from stone to glass!
The effect of my sin is no more,
Thy love and work hath carried me ashore.

Once more fresh, and anew in Christ,
I gratefully receive this gift of Godly price.
And with this life Thou hast given me,
I will bless all others to come unto Thee!

The Lord has already taken our load.
He has not forgotten us, graven and bestowed.
He has borne our crosses, the schemes of man,
Being lifted and gifted high, upon the palms of His hands.

We are the Lord’s true delight, the reason He died.
He now awaits our arrival, with arms open wide.
Our great Lord loves us today and always, for He is risen!
Providing provision all our days, and we are forgiven!


An Exciting New Poem, “Just Off The Press!”


One goal and many choices,
But one is heard among the voices.
We are learning to battle out the bad,
Changing for a new heart that’s glad.

Let’s look at the sources,
There are two opposing forces.
One says come and stay,
The other says get lost, go away.

As we sank down from the trip that lead to misery,
We thought we’d reached the point of no return.
Then we found a lightened destiny,
Which blazed a trail and made us burn.

Purifying flames made us come alive.
Minds were carried through the veil of time.
We were set down again on barren climbs,
Once again aided to cross the jagged divide.

He again resounds, “Come, follow me.”
A simple phrase among the many,
But more profound than any,
And in these words, a precious melody.

We are the ransomed, in a world of the damned,
Reversing the process, giving light and hope to man.
Chosen to do the work of saving lives,
This right we honor, and in it shine.

In living according to His word,
We gain the reward of whom we serve.
We must attain our goal from the right source.
Be sure you are following the right course.


First Sign

Hello, and a big Welcome to the Shiftless Core Blog!

Every day I wake up and I hear the song.
Over on the mountain is where I belong.
Walking with my guide right by my side,
I’m nailed to the cross but I’m alive!
That’s my first sign!

These are some words that came to me over 20 years ago, when I knew and realized that I must change my life.

My child I’m sorry that you must see misery.
It will turn to joy for you as you hold on to me.
My love like the morning light,
Will set a pace for you just right.
The way before is tried and true,
You can use the truth as living proof.
There is a shortcut I’m showing you,
It’s keeping the commandments for they are true.
That’s my first sign!

All because the Lord knew and drew me in, I was able to come out of the hell I was in, and emerge a new creature, from chrysalis to a beautiful new butterfly. A traveler in metamorphosis, as I sometimes like to call them, a flutterby. Now I’m attempting to share any good gift I can with others.

This is the first sign I’ve received,
I’ve been running blind and deceived.
The first sign I see inside,
Tells me I must kill my pride.
First I must fight the war within,
Give to Him all of my sin.
Become the life He’s living in me,
Break these chains and become free!
That’s my first sign.

As my life began to change, I began to know and feel great hope, and understand and know more fully, the love, power and tender mercies of God the Eternal Father, and His Son Jesus Christ.

It’s truly worth it, so run to the light.
Go forward and embrace everything right.
Give and receive as my servant son.
Be made whole and made at one.
That’s my first sign!

With this said, here are the plans:
• For now, I’m going to post motivating and uplifting poems and messages, to inspire and edify, giving an idea of the kind and quality of Shiftless Core lyrics and brand.
• As things evolve, I plan to get more involved in illustrating the evolution of Shiftless Core, and its progress as a band.
• Once fully up and running, this truly is the place for all Shiftless Core Music News!


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