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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dear Hannah: The Formula

Dear Hannah,

Our world has ...

  • more urgency
  • less strategy
  • more shortcuts
  • less patience
  • more information
  • less wisdom

... because cats are quick to cut you off and say "spare me all these details, man ... just tell me what I need to know."

Alright ... here's what they need to know ...

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"The Formula (U Can't C Me - The Remix)"
By Derrick Brown

songs in the
key of life



dog chase tail
look real busy

forecast says
kind of dizzy

get there early
stay there late

fall down seven
get up eight

one time - accident
two times - trend

three times - problem
fix that, friend

run your race
keep the pace

keep your lane
keep your space

stay aligned
on your grind

eyes wide shut
no rewind

slow & steady
nice & smoove

homework done
make your move

moments matter

take your shot

behind the scenes
pay your dues

sharpen all
the gifts you use

write it down
then go do it

pray - then add
some thinking to it

all that glitters
is not gold

eyes wide shut
no blindfold

all that wealth
ain't good wealth

live through giving
guard your health

BREAK (4 Bars)

fear is courage

rock that boat

keep your quiet
till time to say

speak your peace
the right way

freedom of speech
come correct

quick to listen
quick respect

slow to speak
don't get loud

meek ain't weak
move the crowd

know that you
don't know much

always keep your
human touch

pick your spot
papa don't preach

when student ready
teacher will teach

when faced with fools
let that go

but sometimes
let them know

teach your child
teach them well

lessons learned
time will tell

help them grow
quell rambunction

equal spirits
different functions

good deeds meet
great reward

patience though
on toward (Phil 3:14)



U Can't C Me (November 2012)

People just can't see me
But God they can't see you
You see all, you know all
Your every Word is true

So if they never see me
I’ll help them to see You
Through thoughts, words and actions
Patience, honor, faith and virtue

My life is but an instrument
Singing songs in many keys
Wisdom earned through lessons learned
From mistakes of several degrees

Do not mistake activity for achievement
Arriving on time means you're late
To be on time arrive early
Fall seven times - get up eight

One time is an accident
Two times is a trend
Three times might be a problem
But forgiveness is your friend

The race is not to the swift
But to the ones who maintain
So stay aligned on your grind
And stay in your own lane

Keep it slow and steady
That's it - nice and smoove
Always do your homework
Believe that God will approve

Every moment matters
You had better realize
Then you can quickly respond
To opportunities that you recognize

Don't despise the small tasks
Pursue them diligently
For passion and purpose are discovered
Through acts of ministry

Keep a pad and paper
And a nearby pen of ink
Write your visions plainly
Make time to pray and think

Don't believe the hype
Avoid the glittery and bejeweled
When we think with our eyes
We are often easily fooled

All money ain't good money
Sometimes less is more
Make a living through your giving
Learn to turn two into four

Your fear is your only courage
Be scared to disobey
Be scared to rock that boat
But sometimes rock it anyway

Know how to keep your quiet
Until it's time to say
If your heart ain't feelin' right
Then say it another day

Freedom of speech
Means come correct
Be quick to listen
Be quicker to respect

Be slow to speak
Even slower to get twisted
Meek ain't weak
Self-control beats double-fisted

The only thing to know
Is that you don't know squat
Nobody cares what you know
If they think you care not

So pick your spot
Practice - don't preach
When the student is ready
The teacher will teach

If faced with a fool
Proverbs 26 - verses 5 and 4
Sometimes you can let it go
Sometimes you gotta let em know

Train your child with loving instruction
Encourage growth, but discourage rambunction
Know you are equal in essence
But very different in function

No good deed goes unrewarded
But the payoff is seldom immediate
Dreams manifest at God's appointed time
Though it tarries, wait for it

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