Author Archives: Mark Shields

Truth is Our Boarding Pass to Paradise

When sailing away On our voyage called life, Make sure to get on The ship that will arrive. Where wrongs are made right Confessing behavior; Accepting the boarding pass Given by the Savior. To take the ship That leads to … Continue reading

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Detailed Instructions

Like attention was given To the Tent of Meeting, Attend to what is important With reason for proceeding. With tremendous detail And great teamwork With each person Remaining alert. Focused on how to Use His power Rather than on the … Continue reading

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Our Duty and Responsibility

It seems improbable But not impossible When we work together To make it possible. For the Lord is our strength To fulfill our duty And make it a thing Of tremendous beauty. As we come daily Into His presence At … Continue reading

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Organized for Victory

Like a playbook for a football team or musical notes for a marching band, God’s Word helps us stay organized to win at life as we study together and as the Holy Spirit helps us apply what we are told … Continue reading

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Stepping Ahead to Hebrews

Be nourished by the gospel; Applying what you learn By following Jesus At each and every turn. Be an example to others And develop strengths carefully By determining your main purpose That fulfills your destiny Be an overcomer; Endure difficulty … Continue reading

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Step Ahead to Easter

The winter no longer Cold and blistery As new growth of spring Fills us with mystery. The event of Easter took us from despair To hope as the tomb Was suddenly bare. Reminding us now Of God’s love That fills … Continue reading

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Sure Way

The builders of the Titanic were thought to have made a ship that could not sink but it did. A few years ago, my wife and I went to a Titanic display at the Mayborn Museum on the campus of … Continue reading

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Unshakable Kingdom

The world wants to trust The wisdom of science Yet wrong assertions Cause no reliance.   The world believes Money will bless Yet it is limited And causes stress.   So reconcile to God Through Jesus Christ And live for … Continue reading

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One Common Thread Binds Us

The Lord gives grace to all That’s always flowing Like a rolling stream That keeps on going.   Motivating all, His treasure does increase To care for each other And live in peace.   Affecting our thoughts About God’s wonders … Continue reading

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Benefits of Discipline

It takes skilled people; Not whippersnappers With disciplined skills To build sky scrapers.   Every single day Giving it their best try As the structure Reaches way up high.   Little things become big  And in the same way, Read … Continue reading

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