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the heart has longings

the mind

cannot comprehend.

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Dwelling

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There are no bars

yet,

I am contained.

Lift not my voice to Heaven

confident

Heaven hears my silence.

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Return to Dust

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I will become earth,
return to the dust.
 
I will become earth,
return to the dust.
The earth at least,
 I can trust
I will become earth,
return to the dust.
A wind will come
to blow the dust
away from the earth-
to soar I must.
At last I will fly,
unseen,
to the sky
carried higher and higher,
beyond the mind’s eye.
At last, I will be truly free
from wounds inflicted
bodily,
mentally,
emotionally.
At last, I will be truly free.
Free from the earth, land and sea,
walking on the shores of immortality.
At last, I will be truly free,

forever to live eternally.

At last I will be truly free,
return to the dust-
obscurity.

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The Rescue

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Pacing the borders
confined
boundary lines defined
by smells
he knows well
There is safety in familiarity
he inhales deep
smells freedom
longs to travel roads less traveled
breathe in the open air 
yearns in solitude
for boundless path 
and wild pack
dreams of wings…
or maybe
 just to be unshackled
yet,
there is security
 in chains
he lays
stretches long
on soft grass
slips away
contented
dreams 
 of wooded places
wandering…
nose down
an endless journey.
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He. Changed. Me.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.  
Who I was
(am apart from Christ’s transforming love, grace and mercy)
driven, a slave to sin, argumentative, ungrateful, selfish, murderer, promiscuous, unfaithful, slanderer, gossip, fool, arrogant, liar, self-righteous, proud, self-focused, self centered, full of selfish ambition, manipulative, angry, hateful, blind, insecure, mean-spirited, impulsive, opportunist, insensitive, discontent, never satisfied, hopeless, fiercely competitive, ignorant, cheat, deceitful, shame-filled, secretive, limited (conditional) love, spiritually dead. 
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
Who I am 
(in Christ – am being conformed and transformed into)
holy, beloved, righteous, redeemed, forgiven, set apart, saint, child of The One True Living God, free,
spiritually alive, saved from the power of sin and death, heaven bound, victorious, precious in His sight, called, conformed to His image, complete, faithful, self-controlled, Spirit-filled, wise, humble, healed, blood bought, yielded and willing to yield, able to truly love unconditionally, kind, compassionate, sensitive to others, hopeful, thankful, with understanding, gracious, peaceful, unashamed, transparent, patient, Christ/God centered and focused. 

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (that done in the body by the hands of men)—remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

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