Gracie Showalter

The Tree of Life . . .

By: Gracie Showalter

LOVE The Tree of Life… Part 1

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Let the leaves of your tree fall
On to the land with ease
It’s with these leaves we’ve built our walls
it’s with these leaves we’ll grow
They’re leaves of sadness, sorrow and grief,
that serve us e’r no more
They’re meant for you to shed, to show

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how far you’ve come and need to go
They’re simply for your life to see
reflect where you are meant to be
A place where sun shines all day long
your roots to firmly grow more strong
Your leaves will shed and fall away, blown by the winds of change

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to bring you growth in color green
to shine for your new soul
The leaves are meant to blow away
to bring you forth
and leave behind
the life that brought you pain and strife
to no more beg to shine

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For your new leaves, are happy leaves
to stay with you anew
in your new life of pleasantries
of which you thought you knew
Let the leaves of your tree fall
and let your love for your life grow
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LOVE The Tree of Life… Part 2

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 The sadness sorrow pain and strife
you displayed and wore so well
For those who did or could not see
the pain you buried deep within
can now arise with you and shine
to celebrate the newest you inside
To live your life you will find
you’ll cycle round and round
forever left to linger on
to watch, observe, and learn and grow
into whom you’re meant to be
The Lord has brought you forth to shine

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to be his salt and light
for you to bring His message forth
to steer and give new life, new birth
to those who are perishing
right before our very eyes, a little at a time
their lives, they slowly spiral down
into a life of slime 

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We watch afar standing on the distant shore

As they drown in muck and miry clay
hoping they will take
the ring we throw to save their life
 our hand in theirs to take
to walk ashore with us to grow
for Heaven’s sake
For without our light so bright
they can only grow more dim
So let your leaves fall to the land
 with ever so a gentle breeze, and mellow whim

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Do not judge or ridicule

those whom the Bible refers to as a fool
They are lost and so were we
at a time when we refused to see
our Jesus was always there
longing to gently set us free
Free from our bondage, aches, and pains
that scar us to this very day

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LOVE The Tree of Life… Part 3

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’twas satan’s plan to watch us rot and laughed as we decayed
It was not something I could foresee or even knew could be for me
I thought all Christians were somehow . . . a slice of nature’s freaks
All so very prim and proper ~ not what I was used to having seen
Their lives all squeaky clean
oh, no!
That is so, so not for me!
. . . Or so I thought ~
I wanted life to be full of love and fun!
To be just like the world who drank, and smoked and lived to party on

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That’s what I longed to be
thinking that life of fun would somehow set me free
Oh, how wrong was I . . .
That I now so clearly see
It was a painful path for me to take
as I was led astray
believing lies the devil spake
who joyed to see me flee
a life of comfort, and protective covering
from this he wanted me
to be his little toy in paw
to smack, and shake and beat
Oh, and how he did!
he beat me down into a pulp
taking my mind and soul
off to hell, well on my way
~ until that very special day!
My brother, Gerardo,
who is known as my HERO!

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came to rescue me
from the pit of hell
of which I went off to so willingly
it was satan’s darkest plans I followed ignorantly
Sadly, there are so many others just like me
as if their boat had sunk to leave them lost at sea

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He stretched forth his hand in love for me
and I took it ~ but not so freely
I’d slam the phone down in his ear
Smugly
Angrily
For I thought I knew the light from dark
And as I slammed that phone down in his ear
It was pride ~ eating away, and guiding me
I am so glad that he never chose to give up on me
On with his calls he went
Always so lovingly inviting me
To come with him to his new church . . .
For him and for his gift
of showing me the way
I am so forever grateful!
For if he hadn’t left the path of destruction and turned his life around
I would not find my feet to touch the solid ground

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the ground is firm
here to support
all of our miseries
to lift us on up to higher planes
of joy, and life abundantly!
For now it is my joy to see
what it is the Lord has so willingly
Lovingly and freely offered me!
It is a life that sometimes hurts
but in the end is glee
It’s with much hope I long to see
those who hurt to join with me
to get to know this Lord of mine
that took my hand and heart for all time
His name is Jesus Christ, you see
from birth He came to love you
just as He does me
There is not one that He can’t save
out from the snare of the demon king
He was with you yesterday
here with you today,
and His promises are forevermore
to be with you always
Oh, lost one, what is it that
sets you back from holding fast
to that which is so very rich in Truth?
Do not be one to go the way on that dark path
to end up satan’s ruse
For once you leave this world behind
there is no more to do . . . 
once you’re gone far from this place
who will it be you stare in the face?
will it be the one of fiery coals
or will you make Heaven your heart’s goal?
Oh, sweet one, with Love I seek
to see you long for Jesus~ to be His freak!
So, come with me and take my hand
join with me in this fine land
where neither moth nor rust corrupt
and spend eternity!
Let the leaves of your tree fall . . .
On to the land with ease
With the Love of our Lord and Saviour’s
Gentle Loving Breeze

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~God’s Gracie Girl~ 
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Inspirational Bible Verses


Genesis 3:22 ~ And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever . . .
Proverbs 3:18 ~ She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
Proverbs 11:30 ~ The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Proverbs 13:12 ~ Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. 
Job 14:7 ~ For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
Revelation 2:7 ~ He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Revelation 22:2 ~ In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Revelation 22:14 ~ Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.


~God’s Gracie Girl~ 
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Psalm 1 ~ Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly [are] not so: but [are] like the chaff which the wind driveth away.  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Luke 4:18 ~ The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.
Jeremiah 17:5-8 ~ Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.  For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, [in] a salt land and not inhabited.  Blessed [is] the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and [that] spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

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Gracie Showalter
Gracie Showalter


MERELY BE STILL

Be Still
By: Gracie Showalter



to MERELY BE STILL AND KNOW THAT GOD IS GOD.

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Shalom ~

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Nothing Missing ~

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Nothing Broken ~

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Gracie Showalter
Gracie Showalter

The Mercy of God is an Ocean Divine

Mercy of God is an Ocean Divine
By: Gracie Showalter

The mercy of God is an ocean divine,
A boundless and fathomless flood.
Launch out in the deep, cut away the shore line,
And be lost in the fullness of God.


Launch out, into the deep.
Oh let the shore line go.
Launch out, launch out in the ocean divine,
Out where the full tides flow.


But many, alas! only stand on the shore,
And gaze on the ocean so wide.
They never have ventured its depths to explore,
Or to launch on the fathomless tide.


And others just venture away from the land,
And linger so near to the shore
That the surf and the slime that beat over the strand
Dash o’er them in floods evermore.


Oh, let us launch out on this ocean so broad,
Where floods of salvation o’erflow.
Oh, let us be lost in the mercy of God,
Till the depths of His fullness we know.


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Gracie Showalter
Gracie Showalter

BROKEN ~ BEAUTIFUL

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By: Gracie Showalter

I watch

as the broken pieces of my life

reassemble

in tandem

working diligently

to come together . . .

they reunite

reshape and reform

that which was broken through pain and strife

to then become

what is now

my beautiful life.

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Gracie Showalter
Gracie Showalter