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Posted in Sports world with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2009 by rylanreed

I am the feeling on the ball after it has left your hand

I am the feeling the player has as his ball goes flying over the fence

I am the piece of string in your glove

I am the Ball

I am the holder of the ball

I am the feeling on your glove as it grabs the ball

I am the one digging for the ball

I am the Glove

I am the one diving for the ball

I am the one giving it my all to reach first

I am the one sliding to the bag

I am the one jumping and reaching over the fence as I snag the homerun

I am the one leaving the field with grass stains on my pants

I am the Player

I am the Hat and the sweat on it

I am the marvelous game of Baseball

By: Jeff Rosacker

Rest in Peace buddy! May God bless those that knew you!

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‘Alive’ Poem

Posted in following Jesus, God, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2009 by rylanreed

I found this artist from one of my good friends, Dan, who worked with me on STINT to South Africa until he became sick and had to go back to the states to get the treatment that would help him get better.  He is now in the States, but it will take probably a year for him to get healed.  Please pray that he would cling to God during this time and know that God does have a plan right now for His life.  And pray that he would be healed in a much quicker time than what is thought right now.

This poem is written and sung by Jonah Werner.

Unbenonced to you and me, beyond the place of terany, there lies a love that holds us, in sure and constant watch.  I pass a place of future crashing and far beyond the tongs and lashing, there lies a blaze that’s burning, never to be drenched.  When people live and love beyond themselves, hearts betray this bitter world, there’s bound to be a breaking.  But I can’t sweat for better yet when all I have is manifest in who I am, who I was and what I’m not mistaking.  That this is freedom, living and loving hard, when guaranties are lude and shard and I can’t rest on human souls, cause they are impractical and brusing.  There’s got to be more, there’s got to be Something deeper out there and I hope that you look and you find. Because the people are being restored where vines and branches sever more and never have it been so crazy.  Kick the doors to free me to say that I am alive and I’m thriving still, I’ve lost my feet but I won’t lose my will. You can hurt but you can not kill, the raging fires, of a man who’s been caught by Human lies time after time. Who’s been soaked and choked and rung by compromise, who was once dead but is now ALIVE.

What a wonderful Saviour that we have in Jesus Christ.  Let us worship Him today as we thank him for that things that we have been given, the chance to get to spend eternity with Him in heaven, if we are truely followers of Christ.

spreading Truth

Posted in books, following Jesus, South Africa Stint with tags , , , , , , , on February 12, 2009 by rylanreed

I talked earlier that I was struggling with being patient in South Africa and trying to get everything done my way, my time and through my power, without even seeking God in it.  I was definitely working through it and God was teaching me some good things.  I was able to get a message from a very good friend of mine that shared with me what I am sharing with you now.  It is one of the daily devotions that Oswald Chambers did called “My Utmost for His Highest”.  It definitely went right along with what I was going through and totally speaks to our need for being totally entrusted into God’s hands and what he will have for our lives.

“Take a thought for your life.” Matthew 6:25

A warning which needs to be reiterated is that the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust of other things enter in, will choke all that God puts in. We are never free from the recurring tides of this encroachment. If it does not come on the line of clothes and food, it will come on the line of money or lack of money; of friends or the lack of friends; or on the line of difficult circumstances. It is one steady encroachment all the time, and unless we allow the Spirit of God to raise up standard against it, these things will come in like a flood.

“Take no thought of your life.” “Be careful about one thing only,” says our Lord, “your relationship to Me.” Common sense shouts loud and says, “That is absurd, I must consider how I am going to live, I must consider what I am going to eat and drink.” Jesus says you must not. Beware of allowing the thought that this statement is made by One Who does not understand our particular circumstances. Jesus Christ knows our circumstances better than we do, and He says we must not think about these things so as to make them competition, be sure that you put your relationship to God first.

“Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” How mush evil has begun to threaten you today? What kind of mean little imps have been looking in and saying – now what are you going to do next month – this summer? “Be anxious for nothing,” Jesus says. Look again and think. Keep your mind on the “much more” of your heavenly Father.                         “My Utmost for His Highest” Oswald Chambers