“I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him.” Philippians 3:8 (NLT)
Earl retired from the American Red Cross after 37 years and has diligently pursued music beginning at age 14. He studied piano, music theory and is a self-taught guitarist. At age 50 God opened his eyes and showed him that all the creativity and talent he possessed came from Him. EarI has been married to Pam, his bride of 38 years who has been a complete blessing. The Lord has given them three sons, Henry, Joe and Cliff. "Pam has been the best wife I could ever dream of having and I thank THE LORD constantly for her."
I have ridden on the waves of unbelief,
I’m running a race against time,
The days are passing like sand beneath my feet,
But still I look for peace of mind, It’s so hard to find.
I’ve seen the wonders that our hands have wrought,
I’ve seen the dangers that they brought,
I’ve been outside myself and seen to my delight,
Just what a fool I was to fight, I can’t fight no more.
Has life ever seemed a waste to you my friend,
Do the circles never seem to end and do you wonder why?
Do you wonder why?
Desperation is a way of life, Desperation I refuse to fight……..
Take a piece of time, put it in your pocket,
Sell it for a dollar as a tune,
Look for rhymes and reasons, forget about the seasons,
They're gonna change there's nothing you can do.
(Chorus) What am I? Who are you? And why the moon?
Did I speak too soon about the things that haunt your mind,
They're all the same.
Time was once a thing that never crossed my mind,
The sun would rise and set and that was all,
But now it seems so real with all these passing years,
In just a few more hours I'll be old.
(Chorus) Then I'll say, oh why me? If I had only seen,
I'd change the past and make it right,
But now those days are lost from sight.
(Bridge) Time like a river, flows to the sea,
Pushing us along, to our eternal home.
3.9 decades old, middle age
Let the truth unfold….
I know life is not a dream, I know that it is real,
I struggle with it everyday
and yes, if the truth was really known,
I feel that I know less, than I knew 10 years ago,
10 years ago…..
2.9 decades old 29
and looking for my soul….
I remember feeling so unsure, so I read a lot of books,
and around in circles I did go,
Thank GOD, I had a grain of faith,
and if it hadn’t grown, I’d probably not be here today,
No songs to sing.
We are sailing along and the winds of change
are blowing and the memories keep growing,
Like a long lost dream.
1.9 decade old
Teenage years are coming to a close….
I remember, life was just a game I was oh so young,
Everything seemed new to me.
And doubt was a word I never knew, everything was fine,
Those 19 years were happy times, such happy times.
Holy GOD, you’re the Alpha and Omega,
You’re the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY that gives us life.
The LORD is my shepherd I shall not want,
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures,
He Leadeth me beside the still waters, He restoreth my soul,
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for thou art with me,
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me,
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.
Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over,
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all of the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD FOREVER!
Walk The Path Of Joy
Have you hear the good news?
GOD so loved the world HE gave HIS SON for me and you,
FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT,
Teach us all your ways, change our hearts surround us with your glory,
And walk the path of joy.
Without GOD’S Grace we know,
We’re all convicted felons, living on death row,
And as we all just sit here sighing, slaves to the fear of dying,
CHRIST arose and set our spirits free,
To walk the path of joy.
JESUS walks the path of joy.
Life without THE LORD is empty and confused,
Choose the path of joy, there’s no time to lose,
There’s no time to lose.
Don’t trust all you hear and see,
Trust THE WORD of GOD and HIS truth will set you free,
If you search for HIM like gold and silver,
HE is faithful to deliver and you have to do is believe,
To walk the path of joy,
JESUS, WALKS THE PATH OF JOY.
If I had the gift of being able to speak,
In foreign languages without learning them,
And could speak in every language there is,
Under heaven and earth but didn’t love others,
I would only be making noise.
If I had the gift of prophecy and knew all about,
What was going to happen in the future,
Knew everything about everything,
But didn’t love others what good would it do.
Even if I had the gift of faith,
So I could speak to a mountain and make it move,
I would still be nothing at all, without out LOVE,
There are 3 things that remain, faith, hope and LOVE,
And the greatest of these is LOVE.
LOVE is patient and kind, LOVE is not Jealous or boastful or proud or rude,
LOVE does not demand its own way,
LOVE is not angry it keeps no records of wrongs,
LOVE’S never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever the truth wins out,
LOVE never gives up, LOVE never loses faith, LOVE is always hopeful,
LOVE endures through anything, LOVE will last forever,
GOD IS LOVE……..