Wednesday, February 17, 2016

“Lonely In Church”

“Lonely In Church”

(A true story)

There is a prayer meeting tonight and Im going to church, I have to try and end my search

To find you Lord my heart is broke, I need to meet some other folk

My heart is so broken not sure if I should, I dont want to sit around and brood

Im reaching for you I need you so, please Lord Help me if I should go

I will walk in the room as quiet as can be, dont want to draw attention you see

I will sit at the end no-one will know, the pain that I feel and dont want to show

They all have a prayer I look around; Im feeling quite nervous I hear no sound

People are mumbling not sure whats going on, Im really wishing now that I was gone

The meeting is over Im sitting alone, feeling lonely all forlorn

Theyre chatting and talking amongst themselves, feeling like I fell off a shelf

No-one said hi or even goodbye, I feel like I just want to cry

They sound so spiritual with each other, but looking at me they didn’t even bother

Im feeling worse than when I came in, I didn’t even get a grin

Heading out the door Im feeling down they didn’t know I was around

Walking up the aisle of the church, this is the end of my search

The tears come rolling down my face; I leave the church in disgrace

I cannot see my eyes are blurred now Im feeling just like a nerd

Why God why oh cant you see, the hurt thats churning inside of me

With all that mumbling and all that prayer why does no-one really care?

On the outside they look so right but on the inside theyve lost their sight

They didn’t know that you were there, did they really look to care

Of a sinner coming in that door spiritual clothes is all they wore

Im glad you care Lord more than the others

They only love each other those sisters and brothers

Im heading home now to take my life Ive had enough of all this strife

Cant take no-more my heart is broke Ive had enough its just a joke

Does anyone care just tell me Lord show me somewhere in your word

Ive stretched myself to its length Im feeling tired I have no strength

Give me an answer and if you do, I will promise to always follow you

Please mend my heart its broken in two I honestly dont know what to do

Written by Chris Turner


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Sunday, February 14, 2016

"Happy Valentine's"

"Happy Valentine's"

During the year, I work hard to make money for my family. I then take my wife and kids to various places.

I take the kids to youth group. Pick them up late in the evening so that they don't have to walk home in the cold late at night.

I make them banana bread, make them buns (rolls), and make them regular bread.

I make hummus and various other meals as well as the favourite dumplings.

During the year I make my family pizza, homemade soup on cold winter days.

In the summer I take them for a pop or a slurpee (slush). Play tennis with kids and other games.

On their birthdays I make a special dinner or order a special dinner from a restaurant.

I take my wife to work and pick her up again. Whenever she phones I go pick her up.

Give them free advice when needed. At Christmas I buy them all gifts and try to make it special.

On Christmas day I get up and make them a cooked breakfast, bacon, eggs, hash browns.

I also get up and make a cooked breakfast on New Year's morning and Easter Sunday morning.

Not forgetting, that I go out just about every day and buy groceries of some sort, spending hundreds of dollars.

I put gas in my car so that I can take the family to different places. Pay for the cell phone and home phone.

I pay to have a house that they can live in, I pay for heating, electric, gas and water.

When they had birthday parties, I used to take them somewhere special with their friends to celebrate.

Occasionally, I buy them ice cream, potato chips, candy and also, whatever I have, I share with them.

During the summer I would take them to camp for a week and pay for everything.

Whenever they need something for their instruments I try and buy it for them.

Clothes, shoes, tennis rackets, paying for the tennis club that they were in.

Not forgetting, the purchase of laptops, tablets etc. Buying logs for fireplace in winter to keep them warm.

So why would I want to do something special on Valentine's Day to prove that I love my family.

I love my family 365 days each year. Why would I have to buy a heart on February 14th to confirm that I love them?

February 14th doesn't prove that you love someone; it's what you do all year that counts.

Written by Chris Turner
February 14, 2016

"Happy Valentine's"

"Happy Valentine's"

 For God
 So loved the world
      That He gave His
      Son so
    That whoever
          In Him shall
everlasting   life                                                       John 3:16
Created by Chris Turner
February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"I Struggle and Fight"

"I Struggle and Fight"

I struggle real hard and I fight; now I'm down to my last mite

Not sure if there will be enough, for the kids to eat it's been pretty rough

But we plod along even though it looks dour, we can always make bread with a little flour

Vitamins and nutrients is what we need, so vegetable soup is what we'll feed

In times like these I'm usually frank; we may just have to use the food bank

We can cut off the cable and maybe the phone, of course all the kids will probably moan

Things were great when times were good; we always had lots of food

I said to my spouse, don't worry honey, a new job will happen that will make us money

Haven't had any works now for a little while, sometimes it wants to steal your smile

But I'll play guitar as I struggle along, yes, maybe I'll write another song

Please don't write me and ask if it's true, I know that this is what most folks do

We will always make do with what we have; somehow I don't think that we will starve

The economy's bad as we all know, but people are still on the go

The best things in life are just not free; things will turn around just wait and see

Even though we desperately need money, it's a nice warm day and the sky is sunny

In our family though we still have love, I think we'll pray tonight to God above

Written by Chris Turner

February 9, 2016

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Monday, February 1, 2016



"Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, they face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they'll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to be a pipe dream. With every note, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgement. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life…the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because musicians are willing to give their entire lives to a moment…to that melody, that lyric, that chord, or that interpretation that will stir the audience's soul. Musicians are beings who have tasted life's nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another's heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes."……….David Ackert, LA Times.