A few Ushka thoughts from the book, Ushka-isms.
WOE IS ME
I'M FOUND OUT
HERE I AM
HOLY HOLY HOLY
It saddens me the apostasy I see, not towards religion, but towards a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. For through it, we find the church.
Make certain what you stake your life with is big enough to handle it. God created, don't let Satan take away with the shallow worldview!
Wouldn't it be nice to toss away everything in the way of what we think is good and bad, right or wrong, on display?
Soon enough, there we'd be, standing alone by the sea to face a day with naught to do.
Just you and God on His throne, how it should have been all along.
Eyes blinded by selfish hate, trying to fill your soul with earthly weight.
Lonely days and lonely nights, no peace or rest in sight, Hell.
Let the Water cover you and wash away the wall you've built, and Peace will flood your soul and your shadows dark left at the Cross, never lost.
Grace and peace to you.
I'm sitting in the tower between my eyes . Looking out onto the world completely dry.
Empty faces trying to survive . A shift of 24 hours, five to five.
Rushing past the hope of the day . Keeping Jesus Christ at bay.
In their pocket, on the phone . Just hit the Jesus ringtone.
He will answer the call . Not annoyed at all.
What we are missing is tragic . The love of Jesus is magic.
We can't comprehend this love he gives . So we ignore anything that lets us live.
Deep within the water split for us to cross . We choose to drown by the worldly boss.
When it is so simple to follow and see . Why can't we let our life be truly free?
Hanging on trying to control . With nets torn, pots cracked, we roll.
Until we can't, days lost . At what cost?
His on the cross . Ours we haphazardly toss.
It's not too late to stop; step off.
On the right foot, he said follow . Open up, don't be hollow.
I will use your brokenness . Clean up and shine your mess.
Together again . It's my plan.
The more water you drink, the more Water you want. Refresh with Living Water!
Be with me this day
Whatever comes my way
Help my eyes to see
The beauty you have prepared for me
Allow my mind to dream
Keep my heart clean
Give me others to encourage
Help my faith to flourish
Hold me close, Dear Lord. Amen
Some Things I've learned…
Talk really is cheap.
What we see on TV and in the movies will be acted out by someone.
Don't give the police a reason to arrest you.
A smile travels further than a frown.
Violence is never the answer.
Nothing good happens out on the streets after midnight.
A new car won't make you happy.
Run from a mad dog but never from the law.
All green beans are not equal (like the ones in Pepper Sauce).
If it is illegal, you aren't special.
Time does not heal, but age helps us forget.
A full stomach makes the world smarter.
There is a correct way to do everything according to someone.
Reading fills the brain with words that become a bridge over troubled waters.
If wringing a chicken's neck doesn't kill it; frying it does.
Art is emotion revealed.
72 degrees can be either too cold or too hot.
Idle chatter leads to people batter.
It is better to do than be a monkey in the zoo.
The Holy Spirit moves slowly and swiftly. Be prepared to travel your journey.