“Don’t Cry” – a song for foster, and other wounded, kids

My son is a hip-hop artist who only makes clean or Christian stuff. He wrote this song in collaboration with a friend and it has had a profound effect on many people. He recently posted it on Facebook and it has been quite the hit. Here is part of his intro:

“I have met and known so many people who have been through the U.S. Foster Care System and this song is dedicated to those who have been, or are still in it. It is also dedicated to those who have grown up with parents suffering from substance abuse.

This song is for you…And I pray that it would bring healing and encouragement to you.

Please like and share! Your support means the world to me and in you sharing this track, it can encourage others who need to hear this message. God hears you, trust me…More than you know, and you are not alone.”

Download now at:

http://noisetrade.com/jlloyd/dont-cry-single

Stream on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVylYzWUH28

When you are in turmoil…

Life is full of turmoil (and all the people shouted “Well, duh!”). For some it is more difficult than others, but here’s a big, obvious news flash: EVERYBODY suffers! NOBODY is immune to pain, sorrow and trouble, even the wealthy, so let this excellent music video encourage everyone.

God, who chose the children of Israel, and then offered salvation to us all, is a personal being. He can be known (to the extent that humans are able), and actually loves us and cares about puny people, as evidenced by Him choosing to live as one, then dying for us so we can become His children if we will just accept the gift. He will be there to help us through the troubles of this broken world. We don’t have to go it alone. I speak from experience.

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“This thing is from Me”

I was listening to Dr. David Jeremiah on the radio  and heard him read this. He read a modified version (in fact, most of what you find online is not the original version), but it was still profound. If you want to listen to the original broadcast, here is the link. However, my experience is that after about a year the links expire because the information is moved to a different location, so FYI.

DavidJeremiah.org – Radio – A Bend in the Road.

Nevertheless, being the purist I am, I sought and found the original. So, having tweaked it slightly for readability (thy = your, thou = you, and so on) I am posting it as essentially original. It was written by Laura A. Barter Snow, but at one time was erroneously attributed to J. N. Darby. I cannot find anything about her, but I suspect she would prefer that we pay attention to the message.

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This Thing Is From Me
By Laura A. Barter Snow

The disappointments of life are in reality only the decrees of love.

I have a message for you today, my child. I will whisper it softly in your ear, in order that the storm clouds which appear may be gilt with glory, and that the thorns on which you may have to walk be blunted. The message is but short – a tiny sentence – but allow it to sink into the depths of your heart; and be to you as a cushion on which to rest your weary head: “This thing is from Me.”

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