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What’s all this, then? What’s this site doing here, anyway? Why did I make a whole new site/domain when I already have one?

Well, it’s simple, or at least it seemed simple to me when I got the idea to make another site, in addition to the one I already have and post in. The idea was to make a separate site where I basically post only what I wrote, that is, poems, prose, and things in other literary styles, as well as sharing here links to my LMMS tracks that I uploaded to my SoundCloud page, which is the same name as this site: Battle, Adventure, Beauty.

Also, I have come to think that perhaps my GloryToGodALoneVP site has become, shall I say, cluttered, and I think that it would become increasingly difficult for people to find just my poems/prose/writings and soundcloud links because of all the other things I post there which aren’t my own writings.

I want to make it much easier for people to find things I wrote and published/posted online, well, on my GloryToGodAloneVP site, and soundcloud, and though I did also post plenty on my facebook and twitter which I posted on GTGAVP, I don’t provide links to those social media pages here, I’d need a good reason and request to share links to those media sites.

So, then, in the coming weeks I will basically be adding/copying/transferring all the poems/prose from my GloryToGodAloneVP site to this one, one post at a time, and removing it from that site so that all posts which have to do with poems/prose/etc. that I shared/posted there will only be found on this site. This will make it easier for people to find all that and it will be more organized site here and less cluttered-looking site there.

The focus of both sites remains the same: doing all for the glory of God. Having separate sites will simply show the different parts of the primary focus and goal I have in mind.

This will not be a small task for me to undertake or finish but I believe it’s worth the time and effort to do this. I want both sites to have what I intend them to have and shine the specific light that each has for all readers to see.

May God be glorified by what I do now and always, and may my posts and work be for the good of people.

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“The Fading and Renewing”

3/23/17
Written by: Victor P.

“The Fading and Renewing”

Light fades with the setting of the sun,
Hope fades while the battle’s not won,
Much love fades on the liar’s face,
Time passes with a flying pace.

“Strengthen the tired heart, dear Lord,
The battle has gone on for so long.
Renew the spirit, give a new song,
The soul won’t wither with the world.”

The fading of all that is prone to fade
Surely will come in its appointed time
But hope in God your heart won’t evade
And God can forgive our every crime.

It’s true, false remedies won’t alleviate the pain,
False cures won’t avail those suffering,
Hope won’t grow from a liar’s offering
And all the enemy’s efforts are ultimately in vain.

“Inspiro 1” by Battle, Adventure, Beauty. (electronic/instrumental LMMS track)

“Inspiro 1” by Battle, Adventure, Beauty.
Simple electronic/instrumental LMMS track

“Only Fooling Yourself”

3/21/17
Written by: Victor P.

“Only Fooling Yourself”

A cycle of fooling self
That this will relax you
When the stress grips,
When problems abound.

The inhalation
Of the poison,
A false relief,
So very brief.

Oh, what a waste
Of time and money;
You’re ruining your health,
You’re killing yourself slowly.

This isn’t what you need.
Why is it what you want?
You ignore all the warnings,
You’ve only yourself to blame.

Nothing good will come of this.
There’s poison in your lungs,
You’re in addiction’s grip,
You’re wasting life you’re given.

“Days of Yore 1” by Battle, Adventure, Beauty. (electronic/instrumental LMMS track)

“Days of Yore 1” by Battle, Adventure, Beauty.
Simple electronic/instrumental LMMS track

“Memories and Reveries 1” by Battle, Adventure, Beauty. (electronic/instrumental LMMS track)

“Memories and Reveries 1” by Battle, Adventure, Beauty.
Simple electronic/instrumental LMMS track

“Come to the Savior”

12/18/17
Written by: Victor P.

“Come to the Savior”

Come, all you wretched and wicked,
Wanderers, prodigals, and vagabonds,
Weary, miserable, and restless sinners,
The Holy Spirit is calling you all now.

Don’t be afraid, rise up and come,
You are called by the Son of God,
Called to repentance, to a new birth,
Called to eternal life in Jesus Christ.

All your sins, your guilt and shame,
Your mistakes, your wounds and stains,
Bring it all to the Cross of Christ now,
The Lamb of God will take away your sins.

Yes, there is forgiveness and redemption,
There is a living hope, blessed assurance,
There’s healing and mending and changing,
God is making all things new, so come.

Not one of us is righteous and good,
We’re all in need of forgiveness and saving,
We all need a Savior, we can’t save ourselves,
So come to Christ Who can save any sinner.

“One Last Song”

3/20/17
Written by: Victor P.

“One Last Song”

O brother, o sister,
Sing one last song
With dry lips,
With parched tongue,
With aching bones,
With dying body
In the grip of deterioration
But with a living spirit
And heart’s determination.

Sing it on your deathbed,
Sing it at death’s door,
Sing it for you know
You will soon see the Lord.

Decay will surely do its work
Once your last breath is exhaled
But before then you can show
A final display of devotion
At the end of life’s journey;
The last sung words
Before leaving this world,
The last ounces of strength
Used to praise the living God.

Die in peace,
O brother, o sister,
With words of praise
On your lips.

Sing with all that is within you:
“Worthy are You, Jesus Christ,
The Lamb of God who was slain for us,
You died for the sins of the world,
You alone has paid the ransom,
You bought the Church with Your Blood,
You redeemed those enslaved,
You saved the lost ones
From sin and Hell and self.

Hallelujah, Creator be praised,
You are worthy of it all –
Glory and honor and power,
Wisdom and might and riches,
Love, lives, hearts and souls,
All to You, living and true God!”