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Topic: Oops (01/14/10)
TITLE: Oops...I Slipped and Fell Again
By Verna Cole Mitchell
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I really didn’t mean to sin.
I wanted what another had
And wondered why that was so bad.
Just thinking only of myself,
I ate the whole cake on the shelf.
I spoke an unkind word or two;
That wasn’t what I’d hoped to do.
I gossiped of another’s fall,
Not sure that it was true at all.
I found myself puffed up with pride;
My arrogance I could not hide.
To do what’s right I did not choose;
My temper I did quickly lose.
I did not share with one in need,
‘Twas just another lost good deed.
No matter what excuse I made,
Each wrong act on my conscience weighed.
So many things did I regret,
I hadn’t planned to do them…yet…
It’s sad to say my will is weak,
And that’s the reason I must seek
Forgiveness from the Lord above,
Who still regards me with His love.
Then when I bow before His face,
He touches me with healing grace.
To keep from falling, when I try
In my own strength I can’t rely.
I need to stay close by His side
And let His Spirit be my guide
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