Friday, June 22, 2007

A Praise Report

I got a wonderful yet bitter-sweet answer to my prayers this week. Remember last month when I was honored as Volunteer Chaplain of the year and how earlier that day I was kind of depressed because one of my ladies had gone back to the streets. Well as you know I had a rather rough time when that happened but I purposed to pray over her continually and I knew I would see her again one day. I did! She is back at the jail and in the same block that I teach Bible Study and I saw her Wednesday! She was so ashamed and embarrased by her actions and she was nervous but excited to see me again. When I saw her I gave her the biggest hug ever and I told her how much I loved her and missed her. She went on to share some of her struggles with me and we prayed together that she would have the strength to get her life back on track. She told me that she would walk past my house on a weekly basis and yet couldn't bring herself to stop. I am so thankful that God protected her in her struggles and I truly believe that she can make the changes she needs to make to better her life. God will never give up on her and neither will I!!!! Praise God!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Poem by Bunny Pranger

I disappeared one morning
Left without a warning
Some thought I was finally gone for good
But those doubters just got rattles
'Cause I'm back in the saddle
Doing better than a body should.

Suprise, suprise I'm back again
Who says I've lost too much to win
That wouldn't be too safe a bet
No you can't count me out yet.

My self-seteem diminished
They said that I was finished
Just a washed up piece of history
But some things needed changing
I did some reaffanging
My recovery ain't no mystery.

Took some time to clear my head
I was lost but I'm not dead
I'm feeling good as good can get
So you can't count me out yet.

Been knocked down a time or two
From blows I didn't see
But I'm up off the canvas
You ain't seen the last of me.

So if you feel defeated
Put down and mistreated
Got to show the world there's something more
Just get yourself together
No storm you can't weather
And come back stronger that you were before.

Look at me that's what I've done
Still raising cain and having fun
I live my life with no regrets
So you can't count me out yet
I'm feeling good as good can get
No you can't count me out yet!