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Where is Your Sting?
O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?
There's One who conquered you,
And changed Earth's destiny.
From birth, you have tried to claim my life;
You have severely tortured my soul.
But you have no power over the Holy One
Who alone can make me whole.
My Lord Jesus has defeated the grave!
The power of death is Satan's no more!
The serpent of old is rendered powerless,
And soon we will all be restored!
O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?
My Lord has overcome you,
And now He'll complete my story.
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O Lead Me to Calvary
O lead me to Calvary every morning,
Take me up the hill
Where the innocent Lamb stumbled,
And--because of my sins--was killed.
See His nailed hands and feet;
Look upon His thorny crown.
What love that can't be beat!
He didn't let me be cast down!
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Take No Thought
Take no thought for tomorrow;
Rest in love sublime.
Do not have a worried heart;
Live one day at a time.
When doubts and fears assail you,
Look to your patient Lord.
See how He bears your burdens,
And sustains you by His Word.
Fret not over your future;
It only causes harm.
Stand firm on His promises,
And cling unto His arm.
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How They Really Feel
Just see these little fools
Who are insignificant and small.
They follow their own ways,
Thinking they're going to be okay;
But they don't realize that I've deceived them all!
Look down at My beloved children
Who are unaware of the unseen war.
Everyone is on a quest
To find what meets their needs best;
They don't know that I can give them so much more.
I could care less if they're depressed;
Their needs don't matter to me.
They're nothing more than just pawns.
I'll give some power until they're devoured,
And laugh as they fall into despair!
No, I have no love for them;
I just want them dead in their sins!
That's why I want them to be all mine.
For their sake, I'll do whatever it takes.
I'll fight for them until they see the light.
But in the end, the choice is theirs to make.
Still, I don't want to lose them to one who will only use them,
And not love them or keep them in the way.
For My heart breaks for them;
I long to save
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An Invaluable Experience
What was I to expect when I left home for two-and-a-half months to go spread the gospel? I was to learn how to reach out to various people, traveling about eight miles each day, knocking on an average of a hundred doors.
What did I see? The good, the bad, and the downright ugly. I saw a great controversy between two forces; and I saw the parable of the sower come to life. Some people would have none of it, and Satan would just snatch them away like the ravens taking the seed. Others almost got books, but then someone else or a disruption would prevent them, or the people would suddenly change their minds (even though they expressed a desire to get something). Others were too occupied with the cares of this world. But some were open and ready, and there are some powerful stories that I will share regarding those!
How did I feel? There were some days when I felt hopeless and lost. Fear was on every side. I found myself fighting tears only to pour them out before going to bed. And yet I f
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Who's Still Laughing?
In the last days, scoffers ask, "Where's the promise of His coming?"
"All things continue as they were in the beginning."
But when we take a look at how it's worse than before--
Who's still laughing?
Mass shootings and terrorist attacks are now part of every day living;
Wars are more frequent as crimes against humanity become more unforgiving.
Child slavery, ethnic cleansing, nuclear development--
Who's still laughing?
New diseases break out and vaccines have no power;
We watch helplessly as pestilence and famine devour.
Zika, ebola, MERS-CoV, and indestructible strains of the flu--
Who's still laughing?
The love of humanity has grown deathly cold;
Justice and mercy die as selfishness grows bold.
More broken families, abuse, prejudice, and social injustice--
Who's  still laughing?
Over 1, 000 religious fanatics claim to be the Christ;
People talk to spirits, and others offer a child sacrifice;
Error and truth are mixed and no one can agree on what's right--
Who's still laughing?
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Wake Up!
Wake up, O Laodicea, can't you hear the war trumpets sound?
Don't you see that we're entering the final countdown?
The hourglass is finishing up; please--stop playing around!
Wake up!
The Earth is ripping herself apart, laboring with birth pains;
And yet many of the Lord's people carry on with matters that are vain!
O my soul is shaken, for not much time remains!
We are living in a time of trouble as the world has never seen;
Followers of Christ, purify your hearts; and wash your hands clean!
Please turn away from the deceptions of the devil's smokescreens!
In His great mercy the Lord is giving us His final call,
Showing to us His precious truths, revealing His will to all.
O my brethren, please don't harden your hearts, lest you should fall!
Search His Word! For in the Scriptures are unveiled secrets and new light,
Truths that will enable us to stand in the last spiritual fights.
Walk while it is still day, lest you're overtaken by the night!
Behold He is coming quickly, and with Him
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Reunited At Last! (Part 2)
May 15, 2016
Tears poured down my cheeks as I felt my mother's arms tightly embraced me. Her hands gripped my shoulder, holding onto me for dear life. "I never want to let you go again..." she whispered in hushed sobs. I buried my face into her shoulder, unable to speak.
Just a few days ago, we were trying to plan a time and day when she could see me. Both of us wanted her to come visit me on my twenty-first birthday, but there were complications. Her roommate worked on Sundays and, because of legal and parental issues, there was a chance that she could get in trouble for seeing me. (Child Support problems in the past made this difficult, but I wasn't given much information about it.)
She didn't want to have to face my dad, lest she got into trouble with him. But she had love and respect for him because he was the one who stepped up in my life and raised me with my grandma as the mother-figure. Fears and doubts brutally attacked her; she didn't want to hurt anyone or get hurt herself.
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Reunited At Last! (Part 1)
“Your mother called.”
It was if time stood still at that moment. Everything around me became a blur. I couldn’t believe my ears. "Your mother called..."
It was the first year anniversary of my re-baptism, and to celebrate James took me to a shopping center to pass out tracts. We were finishing up when my grandmother called and gave me the news that my mom--someone who I hadn't seen or even heard from for at three years. The last time I had ever heard from her, she was a mess. For a while I wasn't even sure if she was still alive; no one who knew her would say anything about her whereabouts. Partially convinced that I wouldn't see her again until Christ's return, I would pray for our future reunion.
When I returned home after my outreach adventure with James. I dialed the number I was given and eagerly called my mom. It went to voicemail, and as I was leaving a message, she called back. With my heart pounding, I answered, "Hello?"
"Is this my daughter?"
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Lily of the Valley
O how Your righteousness is precious to me!
It clothes me like the Lily of the Valley.
Pure and lovely, delicate and white;
Not even Queen Esther this fair in sight.
What simple beauty this flower holds!
It's not adorned with jewels, yet it's as splendid as gold.
It humbly bows with its brethren to all who pass by,
And yet in its lowliness, it catches the eye.
One won't find it alone; it abides with others;
It shares its vine with its many brothers.
'Tis not a selfish one, doing its own thing.
It's partakes in memorial cries and joyful weddings.
O Lord, that You'd make me be like this gentle flower
That represents Your purity and power!
Such delightful perfection in this little plant;
A true object lesson created by Your hands!
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How lucky I am to have a Friend who reaches out to embrace!
'Tis so wonderful to run to Him and be covered by His grace!
Where is my guilt and shame?
Where is my anguish and pain?
They have been removed far away from me,
And cast into the depths of the sea.
Alleluia! Worthy is the Lamb!
How blessed I am to serve the Prince of Peace!
How great it is to flee from the world and find in Him relief!
Why be filled with anxiety?
Why be shrouded in self-pity?
Turn your eyes to the Holy One,
Whose glory shines brighter than the sun!
Alleluia! Holy is the great I AM!
How joyful I am to realize that Christ is my righteousness!
'Tis relieving to not rely on myself to achieve holiness!
How can works alone save your soul?
How can your imperfection make you whole?
By faith I will be sanctified
By the One whom I've been justified!
Alleluia! Worthy is the Lamb!
How at peace I will be when my Lord comes again,
And with great triumph puts an end to all sin!
On that awesome day the saints will sing,
"O de
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Fisher of Men
In a sinner like myself, what did He see,
Hidden deep within
When He said, "Follow Me,
And I'll make you a fisher of men."?
I'm impulsive and stumble in faith;
I talk big and make rash oaths.
I looked away from Jesus and sank beneath the waves.
But He walked beside me back to the boat.
I told Christ that for Him, I'd lay down my life.
He warned that Satan's asked to sift me as wheat,
But I was unaware because of my pride.
I didn't understand why He washed my dirty feet.
When I was out in the garden,
I tried to pray, but I fell asleep.
Christ said, "Watch and pray, lest you fall into temptation.
The spirit's willing, but the flesh is weak."
I once was ashamed of Him;
I didn't want others to know who I was.
I claimed that I didn't know Him.
He looked at me with forgiving love.
You know that I love You.
You know that I love You.
Lord, You know all things;
You know that I love You.
Though I help tend to the flock,
I am just a little stone.
For Christ is the true Rock;
He's the only one who
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What's the hardest part about being a vegan? Eating out. Especially at places that make sandwiches.
On the 4-hour drive to the Women's Fall Retreat in Washington, Laura and I came to the realization that we were getting hungry going to have to eat supper soon. The problem was we had no idea where to find [healthy] vegan food. The signs we drove by all pointed to fast food places.
I noticed a sign that showed the Subway logo. While Subway did sound good, neither me nor Laura wanted to eat there. We didn't trust it enough. (One can't always tell if bread or "veggie" patties are vegan or not) A little later, and we saw another sign that pointed to Subway.
"Lord, we really don't want to eat at Subway," we prayed. "Please send us somewhere else." While we had nothing against Subway, we wanted something that was healthier.
Again, we saw another sign that--you guessed it--pointed us to Subway. This was starting to look providential. But we were still resistant.
"If I see one more sign..." I m
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When it seems that all hope is lost,
When neighbors appear to be a lost cause,
When our beloved seem too far gone,
What can we do?
We desire to see their salvation;
We want their victory over temptation;
But if they always give You rejection,
Who can be saved?
With us it's impossible, but with You, it's possible.
There's nothing we ourselves can do, but nothing is too hard for You.
When we work, we work; but when we pray, You work.
Your hand's not shortened that it can't save!
Children praying for their parents;
Parents pleading for their babies;
People praying for their friends;
And interceding for their enemies.
God, we cannot see the story's end.
Relatives, strangers, the saved and backsliders;
We lift them up to You!
Because you know how it ends!
O the tears we'll cry on the day we see them changed and saved!
What joy we'll feel deep inside when Your love in them cannot hide!
When we work, we work; but when we pray, You work.
All things work together for good!
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In My Eyes
This world looks at you with scorn;
They judge your skin;
They see only the outside,
But I see the beauty within.
You've been shut down
And hearing so many lies,
But let Me tell you
What you are in My eyes:
You're beautiful;
There's no blemish in you.
You're lovely and fair;
You've been made anew.
You're a crown of glory,
A royal diadem;
I will never forget you,
Your name is inscribed in My hands.
You are delightful and awesome,
Your have eyes like doves;
You're a seal on My heart;
My banner over you is love.
You're the Rose of Sharon,
My Lily of the Valley.
I belong to you,
And you belong to Me.
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I am Lana L. Keys.
I am a born-again Seventh-Day Adventist Christian. At first, I was going to pursue a comic artist career, but God had other plans. I'm currently studying Christian history/Theology, Biblical Studies, and writing & editing.

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Thank you for the faves!^^
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