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No matter who you are

No matter what you have done

God loves you.

Now that you know you are loved…

From this day forward

Do the right thing.

Do great things.

Make the world a better place.

—The Prophet of Life

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One Small Candle

One Small Candle

VERSE 1

She lived in the middle of the city

But felt like she was living in hell

She wondered how she ended up here

And felt dread as the night fell

She felt so isolated

And scarred by broken dreams

She fell asleep serenaded by

Gunshots, moans and screams

She lit one small candle

And put it next to her window

To fight against the darkness

And let the world know

That one small candle

One soul to stand for right

One small candle

To keep away the night

VERSE 2

She felt like that small candle

As she struggled every day

To walk towards her goals while surrounded by

Those who lost their way

She was assaulted by temptations

Hammered by neglect

But kept on walking anyway

One step following the next

She lit one small candle

And put it next to her window each night

VERSE 3

This went on for years

And things got better over time

She struggled every day

And lit a candle every night

One night before turning in

She looked out and to her surprise

Saw 10,000 other candles

Drowning the darkness with their light

One small candle

Was able to conquer the night

From The Psalms section of the Kindle book Finding God in A Chaotic World by The Prophet of Life

Copyright 2010, 2011, 2015 Love Force International Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

When The Spirit Moves Us

We all have our moments of doubt. We all have frustrations in life. But what is God if not the hope that things will get better? I tried to capture these feelings in the lyrics of a poem I wrote and later turned into a song. Recently, I wanted to translate it into another language and to my surprise, with a few minor lyric changes, it translated very nicely.  So here it is in English and in Spanish.

 

When the Spirit Moves Me

A Song by The Prophet of Life

VERSE 1

Welcome to my life

Caught up in the pages

Of a nine to five novel

The humming of the computer

The ring of the register

They are my constant companions

Complete with illustrations

Of an endless sea of emotionless faces

Collecting their pay

Counting the days

Until retirement damns them

CHORUS

But when the spirit moves me

When the spirit moves me

I can set myself free

And do great things

Like I know I was meant to

When the spirit moves me

When the spirit moves me

Second chances arise

As dreams come to life

And then they come true

 

VERSE 2

As the plot develops

I wrestle the anguish

Of a life going nowhere

I watch others pass me by

And feel I’ll surely die

At the hands of frustration

But in the end I find

That there is a reason

For my worldly existence

And better things will shine

Once I can find

A way to let them

(Repeat Chorus)

 

Cuando el Espíritu me mueve

Una canción por el Profeta de la Vida

 

Verse 1

Bienvenido a mi vida

Atrapado dentro de las páginas

De un libro sobre los trabajadores

El zumbido de la computadora

El anillo de la caja registradora

Ellos son mis únicos compañeros

 

El libro cuenta con ilustraciones

De un mar infinito de rostros inexpresivos

Recopilación de su salario

Contando los días

Hasta que mueren

coro

Pero cuando el espíritu me mueve

Sí, cuando el espíritu me mueve

Puedo liberarme

Y hacer las grandes cosas

Que yo sabía que estaba destinado a hacer

 

Cuando el espíritu me mueve

Sí, cuando el espíritu me mueve

Las segundas oportunidades suben

Como mis sueños cobran vida

Y luego se hacen realidad

 

 

Versículo 2

Conforme se desarrolla la historia de mi

Yo lucho la angustia

De una vida que se ha estancado

Observo otros hacen mejor que yo

Y siento que moriré

En manos de la frustración

Pero al final me parece

Que hay una razón

Por mi existencia en este mundo

Y cosas mejores vendrán a mí

Una vez que pueda encontrar

Una manera de hacerles

(estribillo de la repetición)

 

All Contents Copyright 1982, 2013 Love Force International Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope Is The Answer

Hope Is The Answer

By The Prophet of Life

Many people today live lives of quiet desperation. They see their dreams slipping away from them as their bills, their work and their frustrations pile up. They want to make a change for the better but don’t know how to change or where to begin to make the change. Others have accomplished something in their lives but are barely holding onto it, afraid of losing what they have, watching everything they have worked for erode away slowly. Still others, have nothing. They are living out of their cars or on the streets without a home, without a job and without a clue as to where their next meal will come from.

Many of the people in these three categories have lost their hope. An interesting fact about hope is that it is always present whether we feel it or not. The purpose of the song I wrote below is to inspire hope in people from all walks of life and in every nation in the world. It looks at people in different situations and tells them that there is hope and that whatever their problems hope is their solution and whatever their questions, hope is the answer.

Hope Is the Answer

A Poem and Song Lyric

By The Prophet of Life

VERSE 1

Man is an employee

Working and sweating

Every single day

Doesn’t make much money

Still, he’s got bills to pay

He questions the master

And has a long wait for his reply

Just when he’s going to give up

Comes the revelation

CHORUS

Hope is the answer

When all else fades away

Hope is the answer

You know, it’s got to be that

Hope is the answer

Come, let me here you say

Hope is the answer

VERSE 2

Woman is a mother

She’s got a lot of mouths to feed

Feels like a martyr

Frustration is what she bleeds

So many disappointments

Yet her faith it keeps her strong

Kids need someone to look up to

In times of desperation

(Repeat Chorus)

BRIDGE

Hope

Hope is the answer

I said hope

Hope is the answer

To the questions that we raise

There’s always hope

To guide us through life’s tricky maze

Hope is the answer

VERSE 3

So much suffering and heartache

Bourne upon this worldly plain

So many caught up in it

That can’t see beyond their pain

Cries the wisdom of the ages

All wounds are healed in time

Like a beacon to the future

Shines the inspiration

(Repeat Chorus)

Copyright 1982, 2010 Love Force International Publishing. All Rights Reserved.