Forever Days

Today is another Song Styles Saturday. This is a new song in both lyrics and music. I wrote the lyrics yesterday and just finished the music this morning. The song is in Memory of My Brother-in-Law, Victor Campbell who passed away last Sunday. I knew Victor for almost 20 years. I knew him to be a good Christian man. Was he perfect, no but who of us are perfect. And, thankfully for all of us, God doesn’t expect us to be perfect and that is good news for all of us. What God does expect is for us to have a relationship with Jesus. I know Victor had that. My heart is broken. Please remember my sister in your prayers. But we are at peace, secure in the knowledge that Victor is in the hands of God.

Your life was hard, you found your way
In God you found, your hope and stay
You followed Him, but peace you lacked
I wish we had, those moments back.

You run to Him; He’s calling you
He will forgive, His grace is true
Eternal peace, eternal praise
He does love you, forever days.

You are God’s child, Go seek His face,
You are redeemed, live in God’s grace
You’re not alone, friends old and new,
Held in His arms, saints welcome you.

You run to Him; He’s calling you
He will forgive, His grace is true
Eternal peace, eternal praise
He does love you, forever days.

With broken hearts, we gather now
Loving neighbors, this is our vow
Give us your comfort, to you we race
Peace in our hearts, give us your grace.

You run to Him; He’s calling you
He will forgive, His grace is true
Eternal peace, eternal praise
He does love you, forever days.

Be blessed.

Seeking the Genuine,

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved

Published by drjkbroyles

I love Mike Ashcraft's book, "My One Word." For the past nine years I have participated and encouraged others to participate to in the "My One Word" Challenge. My first word was discipline was my word the first year. Since then my word has been focus, sight, jungle, peace, concentration, serve, genuine and this year is fit. I seek to be fit for my health, my family, my church, my ministries. I seek to be fit in any are of my life where God might point to me. I also have a nickname, "Dr. B." When I was a public high school teacher, Dr. B. is what most of my students called me, at least in my presence. I am still called that by many people though I no longer teach in public schools. I am the author of "Average Joe: With an Extraordinary Story" (available on Amazon). The book fits into the genre of "Biblical Fiction" or "Christian Fiction" and features some of the Bible's lesser known characters. The name of my blog is, "Fork in the Road." Life is filled with forks in the road. It isn't a matter of if we encounter a fork in the road, but when will we and how many will we experience in a lifetime. I love to strum my guitar. I am not a great guitar player but I enjoy it. I also enjoy writing music. I get excited with I feel a new song emerging. I live with my wife Cindy and our little dog, "Bishop" in Lufkin, Texas. I spent the past 30 years as a United Methodist pastor, serving churches all over east and southeast Texas, from just north of Tyler to south of Houston, from the Gulf Coast to east of Madisonville. I currently serve Perritte Memorial UMC in Nacogdoches. I spent one year in the classroom, teaching High School government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Cindy and I have been married for 43 years. We have two grown sons and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. I enjoy preaching and all it's aspects from research to writing to the actual preaching event. I also love writing, reading. I have dabble in drawing and "painting" with pastels as well as woodworking and woodcarving. My current projects are two ukuleles. I collect, repair and restore guitars too. I play the guitar (badly, but I still do) I also enjoy working with paracord on various projects, mostly prayer ropes I usually give away. I hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Data Processing, from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX, a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in History from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Doctor of Ministry from Carolina University of Theology. This blog started out as devotional writings. In August of 2020, I made a major change to the blog, switching to a daily theme format. Sunday Sermon-usually my manuscript sermon Miscellaneous Monday-misc. writing, poetry, ministry Tuesday Thoughts-Devotion Wed. with Wesleys-hist. & theol. of early Methodists TED Talk Thursday-Video & appl. in current theology Five for Friday-5 things I've seen & my thoughts Sing-Along Sat. - Usually a new song I have written I write, "Strumming a G-Chord with Dr.B." to get my thoughts onto something permanent. After all, they say, once something is on the internet it never really goes away. Still, I hope you enjoy reading it. Who knows, it might generate a bit of discussion between you and me and anyone else who might make their way here. Seeking the Genuine, Keith Lufkin, Texas August 2020

2 thoughts on “Forever Days

  1. Keith,
    Very beautifully said. I never met Vic and realize it is my loss. We are praying for Brenda and all the family. The lyrics to the song are very uplifting. Would love to hear it. Take care. Forever in our prayers. Sherrill

    1. Hi Sherrill, thank you for the kind words. I was going to ask which one. But I saw. I wrote a second one that posted yesterday but there is no music for it yet. I did it Thursday but had to finish the funeral stuff and get things done for church this morning. The first time Forever Days was performed was yesterday at t he funeral. I was trying to read the lyrics and chords off my tablet and the glare was brutal. It definitely impacted the performance. Not to mention I am a better writer than guitat player or singer. There was a woman there who videod the service. I didn’t know her bet asked her to send it when she gets it uploaded. Whether she actually will or not who is to say. Like most of my songs there are few that have heard them. My last church didn’t want me to play guitar in worship. I was playing at some assisted living centers but Covid has shut that down. If i get that video I will let you know.

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