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Murphy Geer Toerner

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Austin TX and Baton Rouge, LA, United States
I enjoy helping people. I am an encourager and I can see the good in others. I want people to understand what it means to be an authentic Christian and not just a religious "nut." I believe if Christians lived and loved others as Jesus lived and loved others, we would experience more of heaven on earth than hell on earth. These thoughts and writings are intended to encourage you to be who God originally designed you to be. They are also intended to challenge you and make you think. Also, I want you to know that I'm praying for you every day. Blessings, Murphy Blessings to you, Murphy

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Time To Adore by Ruth Bell Graham (Collected Poems, 1977)

And when I die, I hope my soul ascends slowly,
so that I may watch the earth receding out of sight,

Its vastness growing smaller as I rise,
savoring its recession with delight.

Anticipating joy is itself a joy.

And joy unspeakable and full of glory
needs more than than, "in the twinkling of an eye,"
more than, "in a moment."

LORD, who am I to disagree?
It's only we have much to leave behind;
so much . . .
Before, these moments of transition will, for me,
be time to adore.

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