Struggle Refines Strength

Struggle Refines Strength
The Gift of Family #6

 

Do not fear what lies inside you
What those around you cannot see
All strength, all weakness, pains and joys
Once understood can set you free

Those closest will always love you
As a brother, nephew, and son
Even when you hold them distant
When from their care and help you run

There is hidden deep inside you
Seek out surrender and you’ll find
Great strength and a leader’s spirit
Through your struggle being refined


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Wrestling with the Kids

Wrestling with the Kids
The Gift of Family #5

When the kids were young, you wrestled
Each night when you came home
Their squeals and laughs resounded
At the heart of family love

Now they’ve grown a little older
The wrestling happens still
Though changed in form and substance
To shape character and will

In the home you have provided
There refuge can be found
And in you, loving father
When your family gathers ‘round


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Traveling the Path

Traveling the Path
The Gift of Family #4

 

Sweet spirit, clothed in laughter
An innocent heart shines through
Heaven’s bright, beloved daughter
Seeking the path prepared for you

Praises singing, day and night
Charming children with your song
Heaven’s growing-up child of light
Dancing the path, narrow and long

Gift and follower of Christ
Always faithful where you love
Heaven’s young woman of promise
Trav’ling the path that leads you home


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