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Soldier’s Heart

Soldier’s Heart
This heart stands alone when none else will stand.
Sacrifices for virtue that upheld the land.
Knows the joy of triumph, the pain of defeat…
But the death found inside of a dastard’s retreat?

No— This heart, though emotions may storm and tempest,
Sees duty, and wills all inner storms to rest.
Can the mockers, the critics, cowards, and the low
Move the heart which is anchored in the truth that it knows?

No— Their words, their scorns, their lies of folklore
Cannot reach the heights at which eagles soar.
Neither can empty joys, spiritless life full of ease
Tempt away from the prize that this heart longs to seize.

Brave hearts endure the pain, and press on through the tears
Have faith amidst the mayhem, and overcome all fears.
Slay that which holds back from dreams, destroy those sins which sever
From the calling which gives hearts life— their Strength and Hope forever.

To whom then shall go this champion’s heart— that of a hero, a battler?
Only those who bear on their souls this one name—
SOLDIER.

2 Timothy 2:1-4
Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

( By speckledlamb1993  2011Copyright.)

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The Shepherd’s Fold

I love sheep. Sure, we’ve all heard that they’re stinky and stupid…but I still love sheep. As of right now, I own three sheep of my own–Oreo (my ram) Pansy (my ewe) and Adannaya, Pansy’s little lambkin! I hope to have pictures of them up soon.
But I named this blog the Shepherd’s fold for reasons other than my love of sheep. Jesus often compared His relationship with us to that of a loving Shepherd with His sheep. Jesus said in John 10:14-16; I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
A fold–a true shepherd’s fold–is a safe, secure place where sheep can gather and rest. My prayer is that God will make this blog a safe place for His sheep to be encouraged, exhorted, inspired, and refreshed.
I also hope that He will use this site to reach others who are not yet “of this fold.” Therefore, I am inviting everybody (that includes YOU!) to check out this blog–no matter what your beliefs are. I welcome your comments, and hope to get to know you better!

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