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Heaven's Light


The purple blossoms dazzle

      in the light of day

But have you ever noticed

      the golden blooms

Along that walkway, up a short hill?

How they glisten in the dark

Like stars fallen to earth;

To shine in the day, to sparkle in the night?


A time or two I've paused

On the long walk home

And wondered about those golden stars

That glisten and glow.

In the middle of dark purples

They stand alone

But no matter the hour

Still they glisten

Still they glow

And it's beautiful.


Purple is a color of royalty,

A color that beckons

Stop! Adore me!

And while I love to see the purple blooms,

It is the simple yellow

That speaks with a radiant hue

With a humble countenance

Which says,

I'm here to serve

I live to give.


Simple yellow becomes gold-

In the light, so simple;

In the night, a heavenly sight.

I'm walking home-

A comforting sight.


With every light that shines bright;

A Life so precious;

A breath so profound,

Each must face the night

But at that step

Which will you be-

The dim purple that is all but naught

Or the starlight wonder of a humble flower?


Yes, purple speaks like royalty

Beckons to each

Stop and adore me!

And yellow is a humble sight

I'm here to serve

I live to give

I do not change

I am a symbol of the richest life,

A reminder of eternity

Found in the One who created me.


And I smile for I know too

I am like that yellow flower-

Darkness cannot cover me

For I am a daughter of the One

Who stands in eternity!


Written by: Melissa Conkey

Cross Town Disciple

Copyright 2019

All Rights Reserved



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OH KING OF KINGS


Oh KING OF KINGS, you wiped the

    tears of despair from my face.

YOU opened YOUR arms and wrapped

     me in YOUR eternal embrace.

The enemy tortured and cause me pain.

But YOU, Oh KING OF KINGS, delivered

    me from his tyrannical reign.

The enemy filled me with venom

    most impure,

Oh KING OF KINGS, YOUR precious blood

     was the only cure.

The enemy’s deceit led me astray,

But YOUR words of truth, Oh KING OF KINGS,

     swept me away.

Death and destruction was my path,

And YOU saved me from the coming wrath.

Blindfolded I was by the enemy’s

    cloth of doom,

But YOU, Oh KING OF KINGS,

     removed such gloom.

Labor and works, I did all day,

And still they didn’t unlock

       the chains of dismay.

Oh KINGS OF KINGS,

YOU came with the key,

YOU unlocked the chains

      and set me free.

With sin comes hate and strife,

But in YOU, Oh KINGS OF KINGS,

        comes love and eternal life.

By YOUR perfect and righteous will,

Humility and love are now my fill.

Oh, KING OF KINGS, YOU are now all

The enemy and its desires YOU cast

       in the purging fire.

Oh KING OF KINGS,

YOU are all I desire.



Written by: Justin Noel Conkey

Cross Town Disciple

Copyright 2019

All Rights Reserved



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He is Lord Jesus


Only One can satisfy our hunger,

And make us thirst no longer.

He is the bread of life from above

He is Lord Jesus, our Savior and our love.


Only One fills us with Light,

And crushes the darkness with all His might.

He is the Light of the world,

He is Lord Jesus, the Lord of Lords


He is the door,

Through Him is salvation and more

Because of Him, no longer do we need to weep.

He is Lord Jesus, the door of the sheep.


We hear His voice,

We come to Him and rejoice.

He is the good shepherd 

        and does not leave us sad and alone.

He is Lord Jesus and is known by His own.


In Him there is no death,

Even when we take our last breath.

He saves us from the edge of oblivion's knife,

He is Lord Jesus, the resurrection and the life.



Written by: Justin Noel Conkey

Poem taken from "The One" by Justin and Melissa Conkey

Cross Town Disciple

Copyright 2019



"For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved."


-Jesus Christ, the Son of God (John 3:17 KJV)

Higher Perspective-

(My Fox Hole)


Bang! Bang!

A gun fires off.

Boom! Boom!

Explosions overhead.

Surrounded by the enemy,

I am in my hole.

Sounds like defeat is right at my door

But in my foxhole I smelled fear.

I did not know 

God has sent His troops in;

That sound overhead,

That blasting sound and choking smoke,

That blazing heat around me,

That is the sound of victory.

The enemy is being killed;

God has come to rescue me.


By: Melissa Conkey

The Bee of Bee Corner

Cross Town Disciple

Copyright 2019


Dedicated to: Lord Jesus, my Savior

Forever Loved, Forever Wanted


Like quicksand this world often

        seems to me

Beneath my feet, pulling me;

People carry hurt, carry pain

But there is One who gets me-

Who keeps me standing when

        I want to quit;

Who knows me in every way;

Who before time began

Called me and chose me,

Loved me and knew me.

In His eyes I am always loved,

Always wanted, cherished, and prized.

I am His little girl,

Because that was His design.

Thank you, Abba Father, for loving me!

Jesus, you took the worst to set us Free!

I love you, God.

Your Spirit in me.

Forever I stand secure because

My Abba Daddy loves and wants me!

And I am thankful.

Amen.



By: Melissa Conkey

The Bee of Bee Corner

Cross Town Disciple

Copyright 2019

Dedicated to: Abba, my Daddy!

Beloved

 (Taken from: The One by Justin and Melissa Conkey)

You were my own from the start

A brief moment I held your heart

I loved you with sincerity

I forgave your lack of faithfulness.

 

Standing there I watched as you slipped away

You made your choice and turned aside

Leaving me and losing life.

But though you cheated time and time again

I still pursued you and loved you to the end.

 

All seemed lost and hope was gone

Sorrow sang its greatest song

But my love is greater still

That’s why I came to Calvary’s hill.

 

That’s why I took all the sneers and laughter

The pain and anguish so

        you wouldn’t have to ever.

Ripped and torn, I bled

Why? Because I loved you more than

        what you did.

 

You were mine own from the start

Did you think you leaving me

        would break that apart?

 

My love is greater still

That’s why I died on Calvary’s hill.

Every time the nails were driven in

I thought of you and loved you still

“Father, forgive them!”

I knew that thou whilst

 

My darling angel, my beautiful bride.

You once wore black

But when the red ran deep like a river

And then I rose forever after

White of purity is all for thee.

 

Come my love

Come unto me

All I have I gave for thee

That’s why I became a curse

        and died on a tree.

 

Don’t feel sorrow or shame

That’s why I came

To take those stains

And now all is complete.

Come my love

Come away with me.


Those idols and gods

That love declared

Broken hearts and anger shared…

Come my love

Come away with me

Those things past have no more grip on thee.

 

Be clothed in white, adorned in fine jewels

You are my bride forever and ever

Have no doubts for I speak the Truth

You were mine own from the start

A brief moment I held your heart

I loved you with sincerity

I forgave your lack of faithfulness.

 

Standing there I watched as you slipped away

You made your choice and turned aside

Leaving me and losing life

But though you cheated time and time again

I still pursued you and loved you to the end.

 

Come with me, love

All is well

I love you forever and ever still

Come away with me

And all who are mine shall do so, indeed.

 

And so the bride answers to He

        who set her free

“Thank you for always loving me.

And yes, let me go with thee.”




By: Melissa Conkey

The Bee of Bee Corner

Copyright 2019 by Cross Town Disciple. 

Walls Torn Down; 

Jesus Saves

 

Their eyes are big and wide and searching

While walls of white only offer restraint;

Their hearts are open to reason

They know not that they are at war;

Sitting in rows, shackles chain them

But they don't even know-

He seems to have some wisdom,

She seems to be kind.

But they lack true vision.

Serpents in disguise.


Little flock is hurting

A dangerous cliff awaits.

Tear down the building

Tear it down so they can escape.

Suddenly a rumble

Suddenly a quake.

The ground is uprooted

Walls collapse on the snakes

And the flock's eyes are opened.


Shining in the light

A messenger from heaven

To declare that Lord Jesus alone is 

      the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Suddenly it happens,

All brokenness cleansed

Shackles are ripped open

And now free are them,

Little flock, little lambs,

Free in Christ Jesus, The Great I AM.


By: Melissa Conkey

Copyright 2015

Cross Town Disciple

All Rights Reserved

To my family: We are lambs


All I wanted was
God's will for me;
For all to know His Love
That they'd believe too
And God would use me.


Discouragement, wash away.
I don't need you any day.
Why hang my head in defeat?
A warrior princess am I!
I have victory over my enemies
Because Lord Jesus,
You are my victory!


I believe in miracles
Life can be a hard road
But it is a gift to open,
Many blessings to unfold.


Love, so vast and so kind,
Hold me near to You.
Help me to walk in The Truth.
Fill my mind with only You.
I want to be known as Joy.
Use me, I pray.
Forever and always
I am...
Joy!


Copyright 2018
By: Melissa Conkey
The Bee of Bee Corner

Christian Soldier


Rain pouring down on me
I can either Fight or Flee
Easy to Flee when Goliath 

    stands so high
Easy to give in and cry.


Rain pouring down on me
Should I press forward or flee?
Knowing You are here with me,
Still one must believe.


Tears mingled with the rain
Heaven's mercy
New change
Something stirring deep within.


Friends or Foe in a fight
It doesn't matter
Still called to be a Light

Love is greater than hate.


Wash all the hurt away
Run into the Arms of Grace
Lord Jesus is my true Strength
Out of the Flight, into the Fight.


Looking at the One who gave it all
I don't care how high the Giant stands tall
Though I am weak and frail,
Christ through me, invincible!


Change of pace, no need to quit
Living not for self or praise of men
Only One I desire
Now in Christ, heart set on Fire!


Rain pouring down on me
No more dare I flee
Only Fight and be Strong
In Prayer and in Praise-filled Song.


Rain pouring down on me
Heaven's mercy
New eyes to see
Lord, have Your way in me!


New Creation is who I am
Trusting in the Lord's plan
Obey His Command
Love is all that's left to be!


By: Melissa Conkey
Copyright 2019
The Bee of Bee Corner

Cross Town Disciple


"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men" Philippians 2:5-7 KJV