The Lord Can Do!

Churches, children, Christians…
All so alike, yet different.
Unique in the Lord,
Each will serve a purpose.
Pray for yours!
There is still so much more
That the Lord
Can do in each.
Buildings, babes, backsliders…
All with a need
That continues to grow.
Help them, Lord,
To reach their potential.
Thank You, Lord,
For Your protection!

12-30-2004 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire

I Could Care Less

You asked me what I mean by this expression.
It simply means I hurt too much to talk about it.
Or sometimes it means I’m protecting myself from being used by sacred feelings.
And sometimes it means that I would rather keep the world out.
A refusal to sharing.
A reposal to caring.
It means that my heart is tired of dealing with it.
That my soul is worn out.
That I’m actually weaker when I’m using this as a front to reprove how strong I am.
It’s a rebellion to those who try to invade…
And maybe encounter the cross overs of burial grounds already occupied.
It’s motivation.
A reason to look you in the eye and protest with strong defense,
And overwhelm you with deception.
Surely to turn you away.
Quietly or destructively.
However you choose.
When it comes to any topic, subject, or matter
Pertaining to the conversation or expression involved,
When I use this classic cliche,
I simply mean it as I do now on what you think,
I could care less.

9-9-1990 Sunday
Written by Gail Brookshire
PS. Challenged by TW to explain what I meant when I used this expression so much when I was younger. I did use it a bit much. Wow, was I filled with so much anger.
Thank You, God, for opening my heart to You and this beautiful world of people You created!

Made America

Soldiers lay buried,
Killed by the gun.
They fulfilled their duty.
Their duties are done.
Off to sea they went,
To protect this land of ours.
They served their country.
God gave them the power.
These are the men and women
Who fought for your rights.
They made America.
It was their fight.

10-30-1989
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: A.D.D. challenged me to write about this.
Me and God love you, Homey!
Thank you if you have ever served! Me and God love you too!

God, Your Wisdom Is Our Desire

God, Your wisdom is our desire.
We need to know how to go.
We pray that the Holy Spirit
Would help us to know.
Your protection is our need.
We have so much confusion.
Revenge can seem so sweet.
What an evil illusion.
We need Your patience, Lord,
As ours is so weak.
Balance is being quiet
And courage to speak.
God, we need all of You
To be everything for us.
Without Your love and rule
Life will remain unjust.

5-1-08 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Calling on You, Lord

God, I call your name
filled with guilt and blame.
I ask to be drawn near
to let me feel you here.
I seek to know your peace.
I yearn for your sweet release.
My soul needs your protection.
To you I surrender subjection.
Searching to know all of you,
I ask that you search for me too.
Thank you for being by my side.
You know how hard I’ve tried.

2-10-01 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

Shelter in You

So many times
I have hidden in You,
as You have comforted me
and blessed me too.
Your shelter is a shelter of love,
protecting within Your wings.
Nothing and no one will break through
when You are in charge of things.
How often I have fled
from enemies in pursuit.
While they were shooting at me,
You have silenced them mute!
What mighty love and protection
I cherish in Your very self.
You are my God, my Friend,
my ever present Help.

6-20-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Psalms 61-70

A Day of Revelation

Revelation… a revealing of something,
something unknown.
I am so glad you sent the angel
and that John was shown.
What a book of love
to exalt Your Son,
and to declare His vengeance
on what evil has done.
A tender leading in
for a much needed correction.
A warning of things to come
and a promise of protection.
A lifetime ahead
for those on either side.
Those who choose You go home.
The unbelieving, with evil must abide.
Harsh realities are unavoidable
in that day of revelation.
One’s only hope for escape
in Christ’s salvation.

7-25-15 written by Gail Brookshire