Author Archives: Misty

Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

He’s calling, can you hear him?
In the whisper of a gentle breeze and
in complete surrender on your knees.

He’s drawing hearts, can you feel it?
In the joy of the young & old and
In the transformation of your very soul.

He’s renewing, can you see it?
In the cold, fresh drops of rain and
in your very own depths of pain.

He’s healing wounds, do you believe it?
In the flowing tears of a beloved friend and
In the fervent prayers we all send.

He’s restoring, do you need it?
In the pouring out of His Holy Spirit and
In His promise we can expect it

He’s coming back, are you ready?
In His word He makes it very plain
In the twinkling of an eye, never the same

© Misty Black 2014

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What are we teaching them?

It seems we are living in a society where anything goes.  Ways of life that used to not be, must now be accepted or we run the risk of being labeled judgmental, discriminating, critical and so on.  We are the minority, the “feather rufflers” if we speak out against something that could teeter on the line of being a sensitive issue or too political. Instead we as Christians are told more times than not to keep our religion or our God out of the discussion.  Somehow we get bullied into thinking we can’t speak out against injustice or speak the truth of God’s word when we see immoral acts and teaching all around us.  We have learned to keep silent to avoid causing a stir or evade confrontation.

On heavy issues, such as abortion I hear a lot of  “Oh I am pro-life, but I don’t actually want to DO anything to end abortion OR “I would never choose abortion, it doesn’t affect me so it’s someone else’s issue.” It’s true, maybe you haven’t been personally affected by abortion (chances are you have and you just don’t know it).   Continue reading

Black Velvet Curtain

This is a poem written by my husband a few months into his eyes being opened to the truth.  At the time, I was still trying really hard to stay asleep (it was just too overwhelming) so the poem did not really make sense to me.  Since then, we both had forgotten about it actually until today when the Holy Spirit brought it to my mind out of nowhere. This time when he read it aloud, with eyes opened…it made complete sense and I knew I had to share.

 Black Velvet Curtain

The hour of reckoning is near.
Time and space collided fear, fusion in awakened minds of we.
From the beginning of the beginning, we now comprehend.

The vastness is connected to the velocity
and the velocity is connected to the void
and the void is no longer…..
The sleeper has awakened.

Hopelessly hidden,
faithfully forbidden
from behind black velvet veil.

Lurking behind,
evil blinds binding with lies.
Pitch darkness dwells with spindly spires
and wretched reeking stench.

The Shadow Show,
a fantastical flurry, slight of hand,
misdirected magic, ringmaster man.

Handsome hawker, fast talker,
sterling tongued tactician.
Subtle spin, wriggly wondering word play.

Kaleidoscopic confectioneries
coat meaningless menagerie,
distracting illusions whilst the deviant devourers prey.

Precious child feeble family stoke steamy stews
never extinguishing voracious vipers.

Wealth no longer satiates the soulless seeds greed.
Influential power is their only noxious need.
Nevermore! Nevermore!
Crows the cast-away’s and societal in-sane.

From darkest depths of despair comes redemption rebirth.
Just as planned precipitously serendipitously
Torsion time compression expression curls and hurls us to the predestined path.
From the beginning of the beginning
Word, Our loving Father, Creator.

The sleeper wakens woefully,
blurry sight stinging bright white.

Teary eyes wide,
focusing to finally see,
what first-time forgotten, me.

Deja Vu views,
knee bending seas,
arm raising trees,
familiar soft smells,
green cool grass tingling toes.

In the wistful windy hills bells toll,
synapse spark, memories flow.
I now know,
I am Home.

© Michael Black 2012

Christian Zumba…Really??

As I drive around town, I see the advertisements for Zumba at numerous churches – Day and time of class, just come join the party! Believers that I know personally and through social media talk about their Zumba work outs, etc. At first glance, it sounds fun…after all its exercise, getting together with your girlfriends and dancing to get in shape…come on, no big deal right? But can you walk with me as we take a closer look: Continue reading