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“Our goal is to uplift, entertain and equip you with fun, enjoyable and exciting music. To enrich your everyday life and make you feel awesome!

Shiftless Core, the space where light ignites the ever burning flame of passion through the sound of music! Shiftless Core, the music band of right over wrong, power through song and living a life that’s on!”

Shane

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My Awakening

Our Great God is Moving for Us 

When I wrote Beginning Journey, it actually came from inspiration in the form of a vision I had, regarding how my life’s situation would symbolically play out. I believe that if we are on the Lord’s errand, meaning that we are living for Him and serving others, He will always send blessings of understanding along the way, which help enable us to handle the problems and challenges we face.

It was with this type of enlightenment, in this night time dream or vision, that I saw myself sliding down a slide, where on at the bottom was a host of razor-sharp jagged edges of pieces of metal, protruding out in the shape of triangular razors. It was at this very point of great harm and alarm, in that my right heal had already been priced by the first razor, that I was suddenly flashed and moved over and away to the left of this slide, and placed on the ground, no longer injured, nor at that dreadful end.

Then suddenly, there came a humongous and gigantic wave of poison and death, which welled up and came over and almost upon me, bigger than anything earthly I could have previously imagined. I again feared with terror for my life.

Just as this wave was about to consume me, I summoned all the powers of faith I had to save me, and immediately another wave came into play, going the opposite way, coming from behind me, which not only overpowered the other huge wave, but grew and grew. I was soon cognizant, that this saving wave became so vast, that it was infinite, filling all the immensities of space. It never ended as to its strength or size. This wave was so powerful, and filled with living waters, so as to heal, forgive, redeem and make free. I forever thank my God and His loving Son, for their plan, and redeeming help and aid.

Beginning Journey

Father, carry me carefully,
Across this jagged divide.
I’m crawling, but falling,
Down this dark slide.
No more will I hide.

My son, you are faithful,
So I will carry you home with Me.
You will reach your destiny,
And it will only cost you Me, but I am free,
And I’m holding your eternity.

Lord please, I don’t understand!
I need Thee to hold me in Thy hands!
I’m drowning in the sea, dying for dry land!
I feel like I’m burning, in the fire of the damned!
Is this part of Thy plan?

My child, before thy life began,
I formed you in love as man.
We then reviewed your life’s plan.
I called you into earth life’s being,
Letting you choose your thing.

These waves of sea, and fire, belong to me,
And only I can wash, and purge you clean.
My powers cover all the earth.
I brought you here, already of great worth.
I’ve given you the chance to be like Me.

Child, I am with you,
Do your very best to be true.
Though you cannot see me,
You must believe, I will never leave you.
I am your Savior and Redeemer.

Shane

My Budding Relationship with God

Close To Thee

Even as the Son is in Thee,
I want to be growing from seed,
Giving glory in sanctity,
Closer to Thee.

As the earth is to tree,
I want to be, rooted in peace,
Founded in Thy holy nature,
Bound up, never to leave.

My soul’s richness,
Deepens in living waters,
Ever flowing pure and evenly,
In Thy beauty and sanctuary.

With childlike excitement,
Jubilant; clothed in holy garment,
In unity and celestial thrill,
We approach our sacred hill.

Our love is one of truth,
A tender bond of loyalty,
Giving our whole souls as proof,
Sealed in the bosom of eternity.

I cry out to all the families,
Throughout all unending space,
And all glorious eternities,
“Remember your Godly place!”

Secure your family line and home on high, 
With relationships divine, husbands and wives,
Children, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers and Sisters,
All entwined throughout eternal lives.

Shane

Sacred Healing

Unto Thee

This point reminds me,
Of Thy removal of all my pain.
This growth confirms in seed,
Thy ability to change every grain.

This feeling restores my hope in Thee,
Of who I am and where I’ll be.
I find grace inside Thy life’s meaning,
And plans for me through all eternities.

Every law and choice is within Thee,
For Thou didst create everything.
Then with the fall, Thou didst redeem,
P
urchasing all with Thy bleeding.

I’ve paid the price to know Thy sacrifice.
Freedom is now mine, for I am Thine.
I was up for sale, but only Unto Thee,

In exchange of my life, for Heaven’s deeds.

This life of strife and gain is a miracle to me.
I’m ready to face my path, and win with dignity.
I owe myself to Thee, for I am not my own.
Thou dost own me, and I am finally home.

With this great suffered offering,
Thou hast given of Thyself for all.
I will bless all wandering through beckoning,
Giving my heart to break down all walls.

I’m in this place, because it’s where Thou art,
Becoming more like Thee, as I follow Thy heart.
This place is mine too, and there’s plenty of room.

I want you here, so come unto Christ’s truth.

If you are not here yet, let me help you bear,
And together we will share every care,
For He is aware, a
nd will draw you close in prayer.
With full commitment, we shall arrive there.

I pray we’ll have joy to exceed the pain,
And life more abundantly, from all the rain.
I thank Thee my Lord, for showing me Thy way,
Forever Unto Thee, I rejoice every day.

Shane

The Father Unto Us

The good word of God. See if you can find yourself in here too.

Child of Mine

Courage and gratitude child of mine.
Thy way is unfolding unto my divine.
My arms and hands do uphold thee,
In my footsteps thou art carried.

I with thee traverse this coarse trek,
Making thy way through sordid wreck.
My heart shields thine, and light shines.
My whisper to teach of the sublime.

All is conquered, press on, press on.
Newness reigns in the dawn.
We’ll rule at last, as freedom Gods,
As heaven smiles, and deity nods.

Love is pure, and sacrifice sets free,
Making royalty of you and me.
In righteous lives are fruits of wisdom,
Building hope; breaking desperation.

Thou art mine with no detachment.
We are one, through love’s commitment.
Christ is the way, truth and life.
Come unto Him, that your burdens be light.

We give our will, time and talents,
To our Father who’s endowed us.
Throughout earth life’s time our test,
We must each do our very best.

All we are and hope to be,
Comes from Him and His deeds,
Planted in our souls as seeds.
We are His children, growing as He.

Shane

Make the Way, With Thy Savior

In Return

There is a call to all,
Coming from our Savior,
“Come home safe into My stall,
That Ye may find favor.”

With this promise kept,
Shall come healing and joy,
Carried in thy Savior’s steps,
Becoming disciples of His employ.

Though the way be a trial,
Holding faithful ye shall find,
His holy Kingdom shall be thine,
In His patience, adorned with Christ.

Even the way ye should go,
For behold, ye shall see Him,
Being like Him, and know,
That He is thy eternal friend.

“Come, and be not afraid.
Hold fast to My side.
For I AM here to lead thy way.
Together we shall walk above the tide.

“As we return in righteousness,
Ye shall in grace pass thy test,
Being one in glory and holiness,
In perfect joy, entering into My rest.”

Shane

Addiction: Forgiveness & Healing

Forgiveness

To be tried is to live,
And to repent to forgive.
Now is our time to prove,
To be healed and made true.

Not feeling worthy of love? 
Dying in addiction’s clutch?
The Savior’s hands are around,
Working, until we are unbound.

It’s very brutal and rough,
To not feel strong enough,
To allow ourselves to strive,
To grow up until we thrive.

Abuse, turmoil and pain,
Keep us trapped in Satan’s game.
We need healing physically, emotionally,
Mentally, spiritually and socially.

To partake of Christ’s fruits,
We must bear His life in us
To tree from roots.
Herein are the gospel tools.

When we let the worst of us
Get the best of us,
Our tribulation paves the way,
For greater need to obey.

Then with greatest urgency,
Christ comes and makes us free.
In descends the dove of peace,
As love from above to fully increase.

Shane

Spending Time With My Holy One

I Love Thee My Lord

Lord, I want to meet Thee again.
I want to be with Thee, like then.
Please come as I worship Thee,
One on One as brother to the Son.

Thou dost talk with me a while,
Turning my turmoil into a smile.
Renewed, I kneel and worship Thee,
As Thou dost tenderly love me.

<First Chorus>
I cherish my time with Thee.
In awe I gladly receive,
Turning over my offering,
Of strain and suffering.

Thou art here to comfort and heal,
With hands upon my head so still.
Thy words are said; I see the stars,
And all Thy creations at large.

Everything comes into view.
Most of all, I see Thee true,
Dying for me, the least of these,
Giving Thy sacred life for peace.

<Repeat First Chorus>

I am sure of Thy love for all.
In Thy hands I stand up tall.
When I need Thee, I can see Thee,
Always comforting and redeeming.

<Bridge>
Just before our time is through,
I sit in Thy lap, give Thee a kiss,
And take a nap, as Thou dost tell me,
Beautiful stories from Thy life.

How I am in Thy dreams divine.
Then with love, Thou art in mine.
Before Thou dost depart,
Thou dost kiss me, close to heart.

<Second Chorus>
Thy host watching, singing along,
Giving hope to stay strong.
Thou art mine and I am Thine.
I love Thee my Lord.

<Repeat Second Chorus>

Shane

Mothers, Irreplaceable Homemakers

Zion Mother

I have been loved so very much.
My Mother has a special touch.
I have cherished feelings growing up.
My Mother loves me, I am her son.

Her family knows her,
As a nurturer of the divine art,
Whose gentle hands and words,
Come from her living heart.

She has a heart of trust,
Which she uses to serve us.
She is my worthy Mother in Zion.
Her loves are heirs in eternal divine.

She has fought to bring,
And keep me safely here,
That I might be at peace,
Finding fulfillment each year.

There are more blessings in store,
Because she has gone before,
Performing with all diligence,
Her Motherly call to do more.

I now have a family of my own,
And it is good to be her son.
I can now be so good to them,
Learning, laughing and having fun. 

I’ve had such a special privilege,
In getting to know my Mom,
For she taught me the gospel in love,
And shared sacred covenants to go on.

Shane

The Spirit of the Christ

Saving Night

There was a star shining in the heavens.
It made the night bright,
With its piercing light.
It shown upon a village sight.

All was calm, even the bustle of that great day,
For travelers who sought out their homeland pilgrimage,
Were worn out from their travels of so far away.
Even a couple of Nazareth, looking for a place to stay.

Not far, and up on a hill where the sheep graze,
Was found a curiosity by the shepherds, with heads raised.
What a sight they did see in these midnight skies.
What did this mean, this light to their eyes?

Then came another light from above,
Growing brighter, filling them with peace and love.
At which occurrence commenced angelic singing,
Bringing joy to the shepherds, as they began kneeling.

Over in the village, though not known to those around,
Was the source of this miracle, who made not a sound.
The birth of a King, and Savior of worlds renown,
Born in a lowly manger, the meekest circumstances around.

The lost would be found, and the beggar not turned down.
Many of the pure worship him as the One True King.
He brings exaltation to all who follow Him earnestly.
His is the only way, He saves, and brings peace.

He is our exemplar, and glorious reward!
Come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!
He brings us eternal life by His side!
Alleluia for coming down, on our saving night!

Shane

Mercy’s Arms Make Place For Grace

Mercy

Mercy is the substance,
Which stops our downward fall,
And gives place for grace,
To then lift us to our potential.

It is the sure steady rock,
Which we can all rely upon.
It’s essence and founder,
Is Christ our Savior.

He gained this victory and power,
As He lived and sacrificed His life,
With charity as the oath and standard held,
And champion which prevailed.

Christ is the Word, possessing
Every perfect godly attribute,
Which were poured forth,
From the garden, cross, and tomb.

He bought our way to freedom,
Living and giving His life in perfect light,
Shewing us mercy in loving submission,
And giving all the power to rise.

Mercy and grace work side by side,
And hand in hand, for without them,
We could not comprehend,
Or be lifted out of the power of Satan.

Mercy is God’s gracious gift,
Our great loving rescuer.
Grace is shared by Christ,
His gifts of perfecting power.

Shane

Starting Over – A New Birth

Born Again

(In Law and Spirit)

To take one’s heart,
And meld it with another,
Is the perfect place to start,
When sharing with a brother.

To break one’s heart,
In the service of each other,
Is to perfect the hidden part,
Which cries out for a Father.

No one has the trust of any,
Like a father and son,
For in the eyes of many,
This world would be undone.

If not for mentors now,
On our earthly home abode,
We would never humbly bow,
But be strangers to our load.

But to find in us ourselves,
And carry what we cross,
We must know as did the Twelve,
And ever count the cost.

Oh Lord we love the ones we hold,
While on our journey home,
And long to be as in days of old,
When before on earth to roam.

But lightened on a brighter path,
For hence our pathway trod,
We’ll receive all that our Father hath,
And never depart the iron rod.

(The iron rod depicts the word of God)

Shane

Where We Want To Be; What It Takes

Celestial Life

Faith, and sharing love;
These are beautiful true glories.
Inspiring, and lifting up,
We give pure, worthy, holy praise.

What will I do to gain eternal life?
Serve both friend and foe with delight.
My life is to be my Lord’s,
For He is my most excellent reward.

Newness of life is what He brings,
For Jesus saves with advent offering.
I can see it now in spheres of brightest glory,
Father and family in greatest reunion’s story.

No longer is the time of probation’s trial,
‘Tis as a dream, and now eternal life’s arrival.
Exultant overjoy, and jubilant triumph reign,
For infinite eternity, and we are perfectly safe.

To live the highest law,
And minister on Christ’s behalf,
We must see all as an eternal God,
For this is our sacred path.

This is our ultimate destiny and beyond,
For in the Celestial Kingdom we belong.
We start by sharing Christ’s love and saving Spirit,
And purifying our garments in redemption’s atonement.

Shane

What is Truth?

With so much confusion and dissension about what is right and wrong, or especially what is true, if anything is true, it’s a marvelous gift given from God, that His true church has been restored again in these latter (last) days. There are many good people everywhere who are looking, who serve God and others, and who follow Him with all their hearts, but with a fullness of truth, there is so much more that can be done.

God has again called upon mankind, and given us prophets, apostles and set up His church and kingdom once again, with His priesthood power, never to be lost again through apostasy, as has happened all throughout earth’s history, as is outlined in the Holy Bible. He has made preparations for His people to be ready and able to receive their Savior when He comes again.

This knowledge and power is so important, and absolutely imperative that people be strengthened against the attacks of the adversary and not deceived. We all need the protection and power of God, and what does His church afford? Everything needed to remain steadfast through these turbulent times as the gospel continues to grow and His word goes forth in power, glory and authority. We need to help provide the good people of the earth, who will truly want to come unto Christ, with the necessary priesthood ordinances needed, to gain salvation, eternal life and exaltation in the world to come. Through grace, repentance and righteous actions, we can all prepare for what our Heavenly Father’s will is for us.

This poem piece depicts the zeal of one who feels, at having the fullness of these marvelous blessings of the restored gospel in their life, working for the good of them and all those around them, loving God with all their heart, might, mind and strength. We can all love and serve our fellow brothers and sisters in power and truth. Please enjoy this piece and find out more at:

https://www.lds.org/

Truth

Father wants you to be brave,
He wants you to be bold,
Come with courage to His word,
Grab on and take hold!

Once you’ve got yourself in Him,
And He in you, there is nothing you will find,
That in His love you can’t do!
This is the power of truth!

Oh the power, the freedom, and the light,
And courage to stand tall beside,
The One who gave His life,
For all who abide, in Him!

Father’s will and Holy Spirit to guide you,
And gifts to freely give unto,
All those who enter into,
His way, through His words that lift you.

The Father commandeth all men, everywhere,
To repent, and believe in His son Jesus Christ,
To be baptized, that they may receive
The Gift of the Holy Ghost, and be sanctified.

Become as a little child, or ye can in nowise,
Enter into the kingdom of God.
This is Christ’s doctrine,
Built on the rock of revelation.

To learn what you must know,
And do what is required of you,
Go often to His words, And study,
Pray, ponder and ask in truth!

Shane

The Great Plan of Happiness

Atonement

A plan was presented,
In which One was chosen,
To carry the burden,
To give eternal progress.

Agency was the founding proposal,
And opposition was to be,
A perpetual agent, to achieve advancement,
In this most critical time of being.

In this plan, a heavenly law was broken,
And a falling away resulted.
There needed to be a way,
For all mankind to be saved.

So God our Father who loves us,
Sent His Son on our behalf,
Anointed and sacred,
To be the atoning One, and mark the path.

He was the Lamb of God,
The Firstborn, perfect and blameless,
The very greatest in heaven,
Offered up for us to return.

To magnify His Father’s power,
And give glory to Him on high,
He came to ultimately suffer, be crucified, die,
And raise again from death to life.

To do His Father’s will, was His only design.
His atonement is for all mankind,
Infinite, and eternally divine, to make us clean,
Redeem, set free, and never die again.

Shane

My Poetic Journey Has Led Me Here

Woodwind Experience

My elementary experience in being a son,
Came as I lay pondering on how my heart was won.
Father had sung to me on a woodwind Shawm.
I had felt His tender mercies melt my icy dawn.

Next came the strings with high and low stirrings.
These layers hemmed me in with notes appealing.
My art was born and crafted in the core of me.
This language of new creation my choice of speech.

Then came percussion inside my heartbeat soul.
I raised the banner beat attempting inner control,
Not realizing this wasn’t my solemn role.
Who was I to ask for such a grandiose goal?

My inner longing for home and being whole,
Became my sole appetite and ambition for condole.
This heart which misfits its own housing,
Is broken down from all this crowding.

I want fluid Spirit flowing through my veins,
As wind through a flute proclaiming harmonious strains.
Oh how can a heart which bleeds be the instrument of peace?
Only a Savior can answer these cries of please!

Empty and then fill this eroded emotional vessel,
That I may cross back into life from this rifted threshold.
I desire a soul that’s innocent and wise,
Which takes only Godly delight in family ties.

How have I all this time been undone,
Through all knowing plans and races won and yet to run?
Because I am not the master but He,
And in this musical key I chose to agree.

Shane

The Importance of Family

Family

Mine is a gift from God,
To be born of loving parents,
Who willingly spend their all,
To nurture as their call.

The way to happiness,
Is about selflessness.
It begins with giving life,
And continues in spreading light.

Amongst each trial we bear,
Is a strength deeper than every care,
Which holds us all together,
For we are a family forever.

Now and for all eternity,
We are cherished by God as glory,
For we are His family,
Sons and daughters of His royalty.

As we live faithfully,
We will return someday,
To reunite everlastingly,
And progress after Deity.

We shall not falter nor fail,
For we are sent to prevail,
And after all we learn and do,
God will uphold all His faithful true.

With patience we will run the race,
Knowing that as we seek His face,
One day we’ll be in His embrace.
This is what strengthens the family race.

Shane

The Meaning of LOVE

Love

Love is eternity to me.
It transcends all beauty.
It encompasses reality,
And overwhelms formality.

It reaches deep and long,
Makes right from wrong,
Brings hope to go on,
And makes weak things strong.

I’m in love with compassion,
Passionate about intimacy,
Live for bliss and holiness,
And lay down as a lamb in peace.

Worth giving, worth living in,
Worth giving into, and living true.
This force is not forced,
It is God given, to be the source.

It will remain, and can’t be contained.
It is feeling, sacrifice, said and done,
Charity realized, wholly prized as the Son.
Love is open, ever growing, wise and fun!

Never to be disguised, love.

Shane

Extreme Expression of Gratitude

Hi all,

At this time I would like to personally thank all of you who have liked, followed and enjoyed these posts. I am blessed to have so many taking interest in this blog. I encourage you to leave a comment or share a post which particularly inspired or touched you. This would mean so much to me. Thank you!

Faithfully yours,

Shane

Follow Your Dreams

Dreams

All the dreams I have,
Have not yet quite been said.
They’re fighting to be alive,
Not just wishes instead.

I know that if I say them,
Plan, and talk about,
That this is one step closer,
Than just being inside my head.

Next I want no rumors,
Just fact or fiction, yet truth,
To be sliced right down the middle,
Defining the what and who.

Leaving me with my options,
Unrestrained but by judgment’s care.
Who then would ever settle,
When all you need to do is dare?

What joy there is to work,
With ambition on your side,
And see your whole life turning,
As a ransomed love affair, and joy ride.

Then gather friends beside you,
Let bounty, love, and truth,
Provide until the sunrise,
Brings vast morning wealth, as proof.

But do not count on money,
‘Tis a random fleeting thing.
The abundance of which I speak,
Is the peace caught hold from giving.

Shane

To Be a Crowned Individual

Light

The words of God are working in your life.
The Holy Spirit is your constant guide.
You have abundant peace within your soul,
Where otherwise there would be a black hole.

Your life has sweetness beyond description,
Which draws in all love with pure submission.
Grandest Joy overwhelms you with delight,
As a sunrise of holy sweeping light.

You are Heavenly Father’s special child,
And He will give you all to satisfy.
Listen to the urgings of Christ inside,
Which always lead you on to choose the right.

Each obedient choice to follow through,
Is a new and proven way to bless you.
The way is paved, join Him here today.
You will be with the strong as you obey.

On earth, choice dreams are born, given voice.
In Heaven, you are given unseen joy.
Each moment, every passing time He gives,
Creation’s atonement, within us lives.

Whether living in the abundant life,
Or surviving in poverty and strife,
You can know you are not left alone,
For in an open heart there is a home.

In the absence of need there is still want,
And in the presence of need there is God.
Always remain in the omniscience of light,
And
one day you will be glorified on high.

Shane

Champion the Cause of Truth

New Horizon

I am in an open new place.
One that has a brand new face.
One which bears a new grace,
And one in which I take new pace.

I’ve never seen this view before,
But I’ve entered through a new door,
And all is coming that’s in store.
It’s clear to me more and more.

That now I race with new strength,
The right course which at length,
Will lead me on to my reign.
And land me on the battle rank.

For now it’s time to actively pursue,
All the work that’s mine to valiantly do,
And with each step uncovering truth,
My soul is enlivened, and all things made new.

My life is in love, my heart joyously seeks,
All for my God, who endlessly speaks.
Between me and He is a canyon so deep,
Which can only be crossed, on the bridge of charity.

So up with your might, and on with the fight,
As warriors in God’s army, we must triumph in light.
His sons and daughters, glorious beacons bright,
Onward, onward, ’till all is made right.

We are given the battle, as we defeat the foe.
So onward, onward, to our victorious goal.
With our courage made sure, and strength whole,
We press ever forward, fighting for each soul.

Shane

Come, and Know Him

Face to Face

Coming straight from God’s own soul,
Is this Man who humbly plays His role.
He is as the Father in every way.
He comes to earth today to lead the way.

Come and see His works of art.
Come and know His true full heart.
He cherishes you and me.
He will truly set you free.

His soul lives inside of me.
Come, come and see!
He runs to me without hesitation,
And answers my every question.

He heals and walks with me.
Let Him in, and become clean and godly.
Can your eyes behold His grace?
Yes, with faith.

What is His name?
He has many, and He is calling yours.
He will bring you to this place,
Where you can worship Him, face to face.

Shane

The Tide Will Turn Toward Human Unity

In ancient American history, there were groups we refer to as the ancestors of the American Indians. We give them names such as Myan, Inca, etc. They have a record which was found and translated by a Man named Joseph Smith in the 1800’s, and is entitled, The Book of Mormon. In this book, the different groups of “Indians” were distinguished by the suffix –ites, such as Nephites, Lamanites, etc. In this lyric, I’m using “No manner of -ites,” to describe the oneness that should, and eventually will exist between people and humanity.

No Manner of -ites

I am praying for the day,
When all walls will fall away,
And we as sons and daughters,
Will all truly obey.

The commandment to love one another,
Is as the first and great commission.
To love God with all our hearts,
Might, mind, and strength, our mission.

This is the celestial law abiding,
With no lies or self-deceit in the way,
There must be no inner hiding,
And for all this we must pray.

We all require our one true King,
And only he can sustain and set free,
But to be in his kingdom,
Each one must be at peace.

In this we must have no boundaries,
No place we cannot go,
For a King to reign in heaven,
There must be every room to grow.

There will be no manner of -ites,
No one will be excluded from their rights.
Each one loved as all are one,
Every moment blessed with pure divine.

Here in these last days, this is our destination,
For as Christ is to come, we are to receive him.
None will abide the day, unless we are together,
In one body, one faith, under one head, forever.

Shane

A look at the Blessings of Providence

Bestow

Unto you is given holy light,
That you may choose the highest right.
All treasures have I to give,
To unify, edify, lift, and live.

To grow, gain, build, and rise,
I give you gifts of the highest prize,
That you may always have gifts to share,
To bestow on all in fervent prayer.

I give you peace to show the world,
The way, the truth, the way I AM,
That all my presence may be unfurled,
As a bond and token banner to all man.

All things have life and place in me,
To show all mysteries of light heavenly.
The good, the bad, the balance scale,
The one on one hand, and the other in hell.

There is one thing in the middle,
Which is the fulcrum point of life,
And whichever side you hang from,
You will have power and judgment to decide.

I desire you to be with Me,
To live and stand steadfast in liberty,
So give cause to freedom and justice,
And you shall obtain divine mercy.

For every hand that reaches out,
To hold mine in covenant clasp,
Will find their life here renewed,
And finally be home with me at last.

Shane

We Have a Modern Day Prophet

Prophets

The great mouthpiece of God.
Laying down, establishing the Iron rod.
Witnessing, testifying of Christ.
Giving their lives, to proclaim His sacrifice.

These are some of the mantle duties,
Of the men of God, called and chosen,
To bear the blood of each stewardship soul,
In God’s mighty plan, to bring exaltation.

Holding fast, establishing Zion,
Being a beacon to a fallen world.
Proceeding, in God’s perfect plan,
To carry forth, His work and will for man.

Prophets have the gifts of prophecy,
Revelation, and seership, lifting up,
The voice of warning; urging each soul onward,
Down their solemn path.

There is a celebration for all of God’s people,
Who strictly heed the prophet’s voice,
Unto all nations and kindreds of the earth,
In which safety, joy, and peace, makes oneness.

We each need their clarity, wisdom, and insight,
Born of their gifts of love, suffering, and sacrifice.
May we each live, so that if called upon from heaven,
He, she, may be found as worthy as a prophet.

For many are called, but only few are chosen,
Yet the Lord would have all His people,
Live as righteous, and be as ready to serve,
As His chosen and anointed.

Shane

How Do You See Yourself?

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One special place,
Within each person’s face,
Says they know who they are,
More than any other.

It’s not just in their smile,
Or their pretty style,
But in their eyes,
Where this knowledge resides.

When the veil of forgetting is removed,
By feelings of true love from above,
All things in life have direction,
And move towards eternal perfection.

Through the lens of wisdom they see,
That the kingdom of God is the key,
Which opens the door to peace,
Aiding the traveler to be free.

Life has great purpose and joy,
For they no longer grope at the wall.
As warriors they fight the beast,
And with valor conquer all.

Throughout seasons of fashion,
They hold true to the standards of the wise,
Holding up the divine light with delight,
And always striving to do what is right.

When this is done, then spirit, mind,
And body are in their proper place,
And true joy and peace will emanate,
From this person’s bright and enlivened face.

Shane

An Inspiring Teaser

Passing Time

I am way ahead of time.
I pass each minute as I climb.
I am in the current of life,
Above the lower strife.

God’s words unveil the truth,
And my soul can behold the proof.
I am lifted up, as was He who drank the cup,
And took all ill, and neutralized it with His love.

His life and death passes time,
Both before and beyond,
And recreates all of essence,
Which resides in His presence.

Time is now an issue of the past.
I am no longer a slave to its tasks.
I have been divided into one,
And can now see into the Son.

So as time passes, I am in the present,
And I know the outcome of the future.
For sight is following the light,
And living over the ruptured night.

What will you do with your time?

Shane

Finding Your Place of Grace Now

In This Quiet Place Again

I am in this quiet place.
I can hear laughter as they race,
To join me by these waters,
To tell stories of our journeys.

Shortly I feel their touch,
As our hands and faces embrace.
We are happy tonight,
Here in the quiet moonlight.

It is my friends whom I love so dear.
We are dancing and singing with endless cheer.
Then comes a gentle man,
To share in our evenings plans.

We sit around the edge,
Of the sweet river bed,
And listen with our hearts,
To our Christ, whose words He imparts.

As He tells the water calms,
And the wind suddenly stills.
The sounds of nature all around,
Become quiet, so that He is the only sound.

It penetrates my soul,
As I feel His words unfold,
And I think to myself,
It’s worth it, I’m glad I didn’t quit.

I could go on like this forever,
And I will, and it will only get better.
For my peace and rest I enjoy,
I am full of eternal life and joy.

I am here in this quiet place again,
As I see that I’m on earth,
But I know where I will go,
As I feel my endless worth.

I can come here at any time,
And in time that’s where I’ll be,
To share my forever
And eternity, with deity.

Shane

A Poet’s Christmas

The Christmas Child

Sharing, caring, darling child,
Soon to be so strong and mild.
After comes the One whom she,
Sees in Him the One to be.

Mary gives the Christmas child.
Life He wins through godly trial.
Come increase in His love and peace,
Until all works of darkness cease.

All the earth He made to give,
So His brothers and sisters may live.
In Him all life has place.
In Him is found our holy grace.

His heart is always open,
To receive and heal us from sin.
His hope is always sure.
In Him we can all be made pure.

Giving us gracious gifts, He renews our lives,
With repentance He is bound to us through holy ties.
His hands that bore the cross,
Can lift us up and make up all our loss.

His Father is our Sire,
Who gave us rebirth through His holy fire,
That if we will through freedom come,
He will guide us on the path of His Son.

My heart cries out, “How holy and great Thou art!
Make me Thy steward by setting me apart!
Oh merciful and loving gentle Jesus,
In Thy loving arms receive us!”

My faith in Thee is pure,
My hope and salvation sure.
My everlasting need is filled in Thee.
My everlasting soul is forever free!

The beauty of it all,
Thou hast saved me from the fall.
My life embraces Thy love.
My strength comes from Thee above.

Free at last, free from the past,
My heart has turned from stone to glass!
The effect of my sin is no more,
Thy love and work hath carried me ashore.

Once more fresh and anew in Christ,
I gratefully receive this gift of Godly price.
And with this life Thou hast given me,
I’ll bless all others to come unto Thee!

Shane

An Exciting New Poem, “Just Off The Press!”

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One goal and many choices,
But one is heard among the voices.
We are learning to battle out the bad,
Changing for a new heart that’s glad.

Let’s look at the sources,
There are two opposing forces,
One says come and stay,
The other says get lost, go away.

As we sank down from the trip that lead to misery,
We thought we’d reached the point of no return.
Then we found a lightened destiny,
Which blazed the trail and made us burn.

Purifying flames made us come alive.
Minds were carried through the veil of time,
And we were set down again on barren climbs,
Once again aided to cross the jagged divide.

He again resounds, “Come follow me.”
A simple phrase among the many,
But more profound than any,
And in these words, a precious melody.

We are the ransomed, in a world of the damned,
Reversing the process, and giving light and hope to man.
Chosen to do the work of saving lives,
This right we honor, and in it shine.

In living according to His word,
We gain the reward of whom we serve.
We must attain our goal from the right course.
Be sure you are following the right source.

Shane

First Sign

Hello, and a big Welcome to the Shiftless Core Blog!

Every day I wake up and I hear the song.
Over on the mountain is where I belong.
Walking with my guide right by my side,
I’m nailed to the cross but I’m alive!

That’s my first sign!

These are some words that came to me about 20 years ago, when I knew and realized that my life must be changed.

My child I’m sorry that you must see misery.
It will turn to joy for you as you hold on to me.
My love like the morning light,
Will set a pace for you just right.

The way before is tried and true,
You can use the truth as living proof.
There is a shortcut I’m showing you,
It’s keeping the commandments for they are true.

That’s my first sign!

All because the Lord knew and drew me in, I was able to come out of the hell I was in, and emerge a new creature from chrysalis to beautiful  butterfly, or as I like to say, Flutterby. Now I’m attempting to share with others any good gift I can.

This is the first sign I’ve received,
I’ve been running blind and deceived.
The first sign I see inside,
Tells me I must kill my pride.

First I must fight the war within,
Give to Him all of my sin.
Become the life He’s living in me,
Break these chains and become free!

That’s my first sign.

As my life began to change, I began to know and feel great hope, and understand and know more fully, the love, power and tender mercies of God and His Son Jesus Christ.

It’s truly worth it so run to the light.
Go forward and embrace everything right.
Give and receive as my servant son.
Be made whole and made at one.

That’s my first sign!

With this said, here are the plans:

• For now, I’m going to post motivating and uplifting poems and messages, to inspire and
edify,
giving an idea of the kind and quality of Shiftless Core lyrics and brand.

• As things evolve, I plan to get more involved in illustrating the evolution of Shiftless
Core, and its progress as a band.

• Once fully up and running, this truly is the place for all Shiftless Core Music News!

Shane

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