May 28, 2010


A few months ago, I heard noises in the floor joist spaces between the second and third floor of my house. I thought at first that IF it was an animal then it must be a mouse. My wife Cathy had another idea of what was making the noises; a squirrel. My response to her suggestion as to what was making the noise was; “NO WAY IS IT A SQUIRREL!”  

I ignored the infrequent noises that were running across the ceiling in my office on the second floor of my house; hoping this “mouse” would go away, until one day when the noise got louder and I had to deal with it. The reason that I didn’t think that it could be a squirrel (as had Cathy suggested) is because we had the roof and the metal soffits replaced several years ago and all was intact. 

You see, I’ve had this war with squirrels before, in 1994 and 1998, due to the fact that we live in an area of St. Paul, Minnesota, that is squirrel heaven. And because just outside my office is a very large maple tree that has branches that make a perfect transportation line to the roof on my old 1912 three-story house. In 1994 one squirrel made its way through a floor board on the third floor and INTO THE HOUSE! Eventually, we captured the squirrel, closed up the holes, and removed them from our yard.   

To remove any doubt that Cathy was right that there may indeed be a squirrel trying to get into our house, I went to look at the roof and saw that almost everything looked fine. But, upon further observation, I noticed that there was something hanging down from the space where the roof joins the fascia.  

We have a small, flat roof/deck that is just off my office that I was able to set up a step ladder on to get a closer look at the roof. When I did this, I discovered that there was an 8-foot long opening where an ice dam from the winter had opened up the fascia just enough for a squirrel to make an entrance into my house!  

A squirrel decided that the warm space between second and third floor would be the perfect place to build a nest. And, in the process of chewing a hole, they had declared war against me and my house!  

I thought that this war was over! But, I had only two options: Overcome or be over-run; no middle ground! The only way that the squirrel is going to win this war is by wearing us down and we give in and quit before he quits. So, I declared war once again on the squirrels! I was able to chase them out, a friend closed up the hole; and once again we won the war and there was peace in the land.  

In the Christian life, when we chase away the enemy (Satan) and get victory in areas of sin in our lives, he will continue to come back again to challenge us. “But I thought the war was over!”; we say, as once again Satan “chews” through our defenses and comes at us trying to tempt us back into the same area of sin. And we have only two options; Overcome or be over-run; no middle ground!  

If there ever was a time to hold the line it’s now! We are not dealing with squirrels; we are dealing with a more ruthless and more destructive enemy! The only way that the enemy is going to win this war is by wearing us down and if we give in and quit before he quits. This is not a time for wimps! We need to recognize that this is a real war! Jesus said in John 10:10 that Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Satan’s goal is total destruction of your house (literally and figuratively).  

Now is the time to: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8) 

We need to resist Satan’s efforts in every area of our lives; whether we’ve had victory in the past or not. And we need to recognize that in our war with the devil, we NEED to draw closer to God. “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7).  

We need to hold the line in every area of our lives knowing that “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1John 4:4) 

If there ever was a time to hold the line, it's now
If there ever was a time to confess our crimes, it's now
Better shoot out all the party lights
The devil could be tryin' for your soul tonight
He's cuttin' loose all the hounds of hell
It's no use runnin' to the wishin' well

The world is spinning faster
Out of control, out of control
In the air is the smell of disaster
No runnin' away
It's time to say
Who we're gonna choose to make our master

If there ever was a day to change our ways, it's now
If there ever was a day to turn and pray, it's now
Before the grand pavilion of the golden calf
Becomes a howling hole of thunder
And the darkness rolls like a tidal wave
That drags you down and pulls you under

If there very was an age to feel the rage, it's now
If there ever was an age that set the stage, it's now
This is the time and this is the hour
To fall on our faces and find the power
To seek the Lord while He may be found
A word to the wise from the quaking ground

May 22, 2010

How To Get Promoted

Everyone wants to get ahead in some area of their life; in their career, their job, their status, their finances, their schooling etc. One scenario is that we wait for the “perfect” time; never taking a leap and end up not taking a risk or really doing what we know was on our heart to do. Another scenario is that we strive to make something happen by compromising, and crawl and scratch our way to the top, leaving a trail of broken people as our ego gets in the way of common sense and good judgment.   

Regarding ministry, I’m not sure what is harder: trying to get someone to go into ministry or trying to get someone to wait to go into ministry; both have their own challenges. What do I mean? People are sometimes afraid to do what God wants, to go where He wants, to say what He wants and so they wait. They wait until confirmation signs are written on metaphorical billboards proclaiming; “You are to go and do such and such”, signed GOD. Without a clear sign some people have come to their golden years still wondering when to get on the road and do what God wants.

In the Gospel of Matthew chapter 8 Jesus is talking about the cost of discipleship and some were coming up with excuses as to why they needed to wait. “21Then another of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 22 But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” (Matthew 8:21-22 NKJV). And so opportunity is missed and Jesus looks elsewhere for someone to go on His behalf.  

Equally hard is when someone is so eager to serve God that they try to make things happen without God; seemingly forgetting John 15:5b where Jesus said; “without Me you can do nothing.” We are discontented with doing the seemingly small tasks and strive to doing something great for God. All of us have at one time or another let our ego get in the way and have forgotten that we are to love, serve, and represent HIM. The Bible says that “we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20 NKJV). 

God calls us; we need to respond (no holding back or getting ahead) and trust that He will use us as He chooses. We simply need to trust that God will promote each one of us at the right time. The Apostle Peter addresses this in his first letter (1 Peter 5). I love Eugene Peterson’s translation from "The Message":   

(V1-3) “I have a special concern for you church leaders. I know what it's like to be a leader, in on Christ's sufferings as well as the coming glory. Here's my concern: that you care for God's flock with all the diligence of a shepherd. Not because you have to, but because you want to please God. Not calculating what you can get out of it, but acting spontaneously. Not bossily telling others what to do, but tenderly showing them the way. 

(V4-5) When God, who is the best shepherd of all, comes out in the open with His rule, He'll see that you've done it right and commend you lavishly. And you who are younger must follow your leaders. But all of you, leaders and followers alike, are to be down to earth with each other, for— God has had it with the proud, But takes delight in just plain people. 

(V6-7) So be content with who you are, and don't put on airs. God's strong hand is on you; He'll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; He is most careful with you.”

Wait, until you know that it is God who is calling you, and then go for it. Step out under His leading doing what you know to do, no matter how small it seems to be, and know that God will promote you at the right time. 

(Scripture taken from The Message. Copyright � 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.)
NKJV = New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.  

Altar Ego by One Bad Pig from the album “Swine Flew”
Sunday morning show time
White-wash suit is pressed
Kiss your study Bible and say, "I am the best"
The make up for your character is in your vanity
With such an act you ought to be an Oscar nomine

"Halleluiahs" and "Praise the Lords" are flowin´ from your lips
While telling babes in Christ that you´ve got God within your grips
Into chugging milk, you´re acting so mature
But if you ate the meat of Scripture, man, you´d choke on it for sure

You´ve got an altar ego
The church is your stage
You´ve got an altar ego
Your works are on parade
Altar ego
Forget about the Lord
You´ve got an altar ego
You´ve got your full reward

Offering´s the time when proving piety´s a cinch
Thumbing Andrew Jacksons, so that all can catch a glimpse
Your right hand tells your left hand the great sacrifice you´ve made
But the widow´s penny next to you just blew your wad away

You´ve got an altar ego
The church is your stage
You´ve got an altar ego
Your works are on parade
Altar ego
Forget about the Lord
You´ve got an altar ego
You´ve got your full reward

Your pride has got you on a chain and you´ve become it´s slave
Lay your ego on the altar or it´ll lay you in your grave

You´ve got an altar ego
The church is your stage
You´ve got an altar ego
Your works are on parade
Altar ego
Forget about the Lord
You´ve got an altar ego
You´ve got your full reward

May 18, 2010

Thermostat or Thermometer?

The temperatures had been warmer than usual in Minnesota this spring and it appears that we are around one and one half months ahead of the normal growing season. But last week, we had a small cold spell. During this time last week, my boiler came on because of a little devise I have in my home called a thermostat. Like a night watchman, it waits to tell the boiler when it needs to be on or off. The thermostat gets a reading on what is going on in the environment around it and changes things.  

A thermostat regulates the temperature in the room. If the room is cold, the thermostat calls for change to the boiler until it reaches the desired temperature. If the room is too warm, it can turn on the air conditioner to cool things down.  

I have another watchman in my house called a thermometer. Its job is to simply report what the temperature is and do nothing about it. In fact, it doesn’t even tell the boiler anything. All the thermometer really does is give a report; nothing else. 

Two watchmen in the same house: One senses changes in the environment and responds to make changes. The other simply reports and does nothing else to make a difference. 

So which “watchman” do you tend to be? When you see problems in the world around you do you simply report them or do you try to do what you can to make a difference? In this “gripe-and-complain” society, we tend to like, or get used to listening to thermometers. Thermostats tend to make us uncomfortable because they challenge us to make a difference. 

Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? It isn’t enough to see and report; there are times when we need to do something to solve the problem. But often times we simply report with no real wisdom as to what is really going on. 

Speaking to the religious leaders in His day, Jesus said to them;, "When it is evening you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red'; 3 and in the morning, 'It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.” (Matthew 16:2-3)    

Jesus came into this world not as a thermometer but as a thermostat. He came, He saw, He conquered all. He made a radical difference to the world around Him that are still affecting the world today.  

The thermometers of this world are simply reporting many things today. I believe that Jesus is calling for some more thermostats to make a difference in the world around them.  

Matthew 9:35-38 “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."   

Asleep In The Light by Keith Green

Do you see, do you see, all the people sinking down,
Don't you care, don't you care, are you gonna let them drown,
How can you be so numb, not to care if they come,
You close your eyes and pretend the job's done.

Oh Bless me Lord, bless me Lord, you know it's all I ever hear,
No one aches, no one hurts, no one even sheds one tear,
But He cries, He weeps, He bleeds, and He cares for your needs,
And you just lay back and keep soaking it in, oh, can't you see it's such sin?

Cause He brings people to your door,
And you turn them away, as you smile and say,
God bless you, be at peace, and all Heaven just weeps,
Cause Jesus came to your door, you've left Him out on the streets.

Open up, open up, and give yourself away,
You've seen the need, you hear the cry, so how can you delay,
God's calling and you're the one, but like Jonah you run,
He's told you to speak, but you keep holding it in,
Oh, can't you see it's such sin.

The world is sleeping in the dark,
That the church can't fight, cause it's asleep in the light,
How can you be so dead, when you've been so well fed,
Jesus rose from the grave, and you, you can't even get out of bed,
Oh, Jesus rose from the dead, come on, get out of your bed.

How can you be so numb, not to care if they come,
You close your eyes and pretend the job's done,
You close your eyes and pretend the job's done,
Don't close your eyes, don't pretend the job's done.
Come away, come away, come away with Me, My love,
Come away, from this mess, come away with Me, My love.

May 9, 2010


When disaster strikes, people often ask; “If God is such a loving god then how come He allows such bad things to happen?” Usually this type of question leads to blaming God for all the wickedness in the world and assumes that man is basically good.   

I’ll admit that I too have a lot of questions when I look at the world around me; especially through the eyes of the various forms of the media at our disposal. Often times, this sort of questioning leads me to dead end ponderings, not fruitful answers. 

In return I would also submit a question in light of how evil man can be to one another; “If God is such a loving god then why does He not allow MORE bad things to happen?” Look at the number of plots to blown up bombs that have been intercepted and stopped in recent years; one just last week in New York.  

When I look at the world around me through the eyes of the Bible I wonder; “Since God is all powerful, why does He continue to love us in spite of how we reject Him and do whatever we want to do?” No human love is that strong. No human love can be compared to how much God continues to love us and have mercy on us and is faithful to us. One word describes God; He’s “FAITHFUL”.  

God’s faithfulness isn’t based upon our faithfulness to Him. “If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13). This verse reminds me of how a flower can push itself through the hard asphalt pavement to reach the sunshine. In spite of what we choose to destroy, God’s faithfulness continues to push through to us. In spite of what we do He’s Faithful! No matter what we continue to do in legislating and making up our own laws that contradict God’s laws, He still remains faithful. Faithful to provide rain, and snow, and water, and seasons that produce food and plants that we need for life.   

The Bible is filled with stories and verses that speak of His faithfulness; among them:  

"Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;” (Deuteronomy 7:9) 

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23) 

“But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3)

“He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.”(1 Thessalonians 5:24) 

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13) 

“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:9)  

One of my personal favorite verses in the Bible that talks about God’s faithfulness is 1John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  

If you still don’t see God as being “faithful”, it may be because all of the representations you have seen of God have been wrong. If something bad happens, we blame God. (Why don’t we always give Him credit when something good happens?)  

In God’s faithfulness to mankind He sent Jesus to show people who He really is. Jesus said to Philip (one of His twelve disciples), "He who has seen Me has seen the Father;” (John 14:9). If you want to know how the Father acts, treats, speaks, cares, and has mercy on people; look at the life of Jesus as recorded in the Bible.

READ the stories of Jesus; completely. In fact I would even challenge you to read the 4 gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, “cover-to-cover”; one at a time. Take time to read what Jesus did, said, how He reacted, cared, expressed love; knowing that Jesus is doing only what God His Father would do. And you too will see that He’s Faithful.   

When I was a boy
I opened my eyes
Looking for the hand
That moved the clouds across the sky
And in my simple way I believed
The one who turns the world around
Was reaching down for me

And He's faithful
To take me through my darkest hour
I've felt His love, I've seen His power
And He's faithful 
Even when I'm not  
When I haven't got 
The strength of will to carry on 
He says, "lean on me and I'll be strong"
And He's faithful

Through the stormy days  
Of trouble and trials
I'm not afraid
To face the thunder and the fire 
The endless love of God 
It stays the same 
Faith is such a simple thing
And simple things don't change 


Written by Randy Stonehill and giovanni audiori 
© 1990 stonehillian music/word music 
(a division of word, inc.)/ideola musicascap

May 3, 2010

One Month

At the church that my wife Cathy and I attend, the senior pastor just started a new preaching series called “One Month to Live”. I am looking forward to this new series on living focused on eternity. When I went to bed Sunday night, May 2nd, I didn’t know that I would soon end up having a personal application for my life. I did, however, have a “premonition” that Cathy and I would be staying home from work. I had even suggested to Cathy that we both take the day off; jokingly referring to the new series; “One Month to Live”. I tried to bribe her with breakfast in bed.  

I should probably state that I am in good health. I took control of my health and lost 30 pounds in the spring of 2009. I eat right and I exercise several times a week. Naturally, I have no reason to see myself having any health problems.   

At 1:50 Monday morning, May 3rd, I awoke from a sound sleep in the middle of a deep sleep dream. My brain was screaming to me that something was wrong. In a panic I ran to the bathroom unable to breathe; my airways completely blocked. My mind was awake enough to let me know that I was choking to death. I could hear Cathy who was now awakened by my abrupt dash out of bed calling out as her sleepy brain tried to make sense of why I was gasping so loudly for oxygen.   

It turns out that I was choking on my own vomit. The faces of so many “rock-stars” who had died this way came to mind. My lungs’ need for oxygen was screaming out for me to do something. I realized that if I wasn’t able to clear my passages, I would soon be dead. My body was in a full defense posture as what little oxygen was left in my body went to my brain to tell me to do the Heimlich maneuver on myself. I also pounded repeatedly on my chest to clear my airways. It is amazing to me that when God breathed His life into us; how much that same life fights to keep us staying alive.   

After repeated attempts at the Heimlich maneuver on myself and pounding on my chest, my body vomited that which had been obstructing my airways. As I collapsed mentally and emotionally, I sat down on the bath tub; I could hear Cathy in the other room still trying to figure out what was going on and what to do; who to call.     

I went back into our bedroom and held Cathy in my arms as the reality of our situation hit her and she could no longer hold back the tears. Cathy reminded me that that a friend of ours had also chocked almost to death in his sleep to the point that his oxygen depleted body went into a coma. He died a few years later after spending the rest on his life in a semi-vegetative, semi-paralyzed condition.       

As I held Cathy in my arms, trying to make light of my near death experience, the theme of the “One Month to Live” series came back to my mind; “What would you do with one month to live?” I had experienced near death several times before; I’m sure that we all have. But this brought the question that had been asked only 15 hours earlier at church front and center; begging to be answered.       

 I spent the next hour alternating between sitting on the couch and walking from room to room still unable to get any deep breaths into my lungs. I would try to doze off to sleep, but my shortness of breath would return and my mind would slip into a panic as it would recall the whole traumatic event.     

I’m kind of a “rub-a-little-dirt-on-it-and-it-will-be-OK” kind of person; but I still could not breathe correctly so Cathy drove me to the emergency room. I spent the next several hours letting doctors and nurses take tests and monitor my heart, lungs, and other vital signs as I laid on a hospital bed hooked up to oxygen trying to get my lungs filled with air. Eventually they said that I could go home. Cathy said that the doctor had some concerns about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to the violent situation; she had seen some signs.    

As I spent a few moments prior to being discharged removing all of the pads that were stuck on my body for the monitor and for the tests, I said to Cathy that this hadn’t been what I meant by suggesting that we should take the day off and stay home.   

Several hours after my ordeal began; we went home, stopping at the drug store along the way to pick up a prescription. So after we came home, Cathy went right to bed to try to make up for her sleep deprivation. I wrote this blog at 7:50 Monday morning; exactly 5 hours after I was abruptly awoken from my sleep unable to breathe. I am still awake, trying to stop the traumatic flash backs in mind and trying to write down my thoughts before I return the bed. The question still awaits an answer from me; “How would you live your life if you knew that you had one month to live?”  

Luke 12:15-21 And He (Jesus) said to them, "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses." 16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: "The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 17 And he thought within himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?' 18 So he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry." ‘20 But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?' 21 “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."   

James 4:13-15 “Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. 15 Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that."     

May 1, 2010

The Gift of Touch

I am writing down my thoughts after a long day of physical labor; actually (almost) 24 hours of physical labor. I sit here with my muscles aching from using an ax to cut out an old tree along the cabin shoreline and from lifting large rocks and small boulders that needed to be relocated along the shore. My muscles are also sore from lifting a hide–a-bed couch and other furniture to move it from one apartment to another.  

Last night I helped one of my daughters move into a different apartment. Today, I spent the day with the extended family up at the (family) cabin getting it ready for another summer by doing chores such as turning on the water, cleaning up the yard, putting in the dock, and stabilizing the shoreline. Then, after unloading the car when I returned from the cabin, I cut the grass at my own house. 

Both days required physical strength and endurance. Both days I had been short sleep and yet I found the strength to do the chores because of family members eagerly lending a hand to get the tasks completed. The famous English playwright and poet John Heywood (1497-1580) said; “Many hands make light work.”  

And now I sit and ponder and write my weekly blog wondering where it will go. As my muscles ache I also wonder why I go to the gym several nights of the week to lift weights! Then it came to me; sometimes all we need is a hug. 

I’ve been very busy lately; my days seem to start very early and end very late 7 days a week as I go from task to task. Sitting here I realized how often this past week I have received the gift of a touch or a hug from someone else; without merit. I realized what a great gift it is to have people in my life who come to me to offer a hug or a touch or some other form of affection.   

I thought of all of the times throughout my busy week how my children, my wife, family members, and people at church came to me to show me that they loved me by the simply gift of a touch. This gift came to me when I was coming and when I was going as these people CHOSE to come to ME and to say; “Hi, I want you to know that you are a part of my life and I want to show you some affection.” 

Sometimes all we need is a hug. The gift of touch can make all the difference as we go through our busy days. The gift of holding a baby and watching them smile back in non-judgment. I am overwhelmed as I realize that I have been the recipient of the gift of touch from nephews and nieces, from sister and brother-in-laws, from my own children, from my wife, and from so many people at church.   

This gift has made all of difference in the world between going through life and experiencing life. I sit here feeling new strength for the new tasks that lay ahead of me; strengthened by the gift of touch.   

So thank you to all who have reached out to me with you notes, words, and your encouragement. Thank you to all who have reached out to me with the gift of your touch. I am a better man because of each one of you.    

Sometimes all we need is a hug. So how about you; have you gone through this week feeling weak from no affection? You’ve been plugging into the wrong places and everything you’ve tried has left you hungry and empty and tired of going on. God has created a need in each of us to be in relationship with Him. There is a craving in all of us for nurture that comes from our Heavenly Father alone.   

Sometimes all we need is a hug. Some of you here today need a touch from God; our Heavenly Father. Call out to Him. The Bible says in Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Psalm 103:13 As a father pities his children, So the LORD pities those who fear Him.” 2Corithians 6:18 says, “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty.”    

Need someone to talk to? Call 1-888-NEED-HIM (633-3446). Someone is waiting to talk to you.   

IF LOVE IS ALL WE’VE GOT Words and Music by Paul Overstreet and Phil Keaggy 

Sun comes up, sun goes down
And this whole world keeps spinning round  
And I thank God for the love I find in your eyes  

Every day I wake up to a miracle
And every night, the way you move me, it’s spiritual
I’m looking for the words to describe how I feel inside

Here I am looking out through eternity
By your side, this is where I’m supposed to be
If love is all we’ve got, then love is enough for me
We can dream, we can plan for a better day
If it comes, if it goes, it will be ok
If love is all we’ve got, then love is enough for me 

In the streets on my way through the marketplace
In a window a reflection reveals my face
A look I never knew, the joy of having you in my life

Here I am looking out through eternity
By your side, this is where I’m supposed to be
If love is all we’ve got, then love is enough for me
We can dream, we can plan for a better day
If it comes, if it goes, we will be ok
If love is all we’ve got, then love is enough for me

That’s what I’m living for
For me it’s enough,
‘Cause I’m not alone anymore

If love is all we’ve got
When I’m with you I’m feeling ok
If love is all we’ve got
We’ll always feel this way
If love is all we’ve got, then love is enough for me. 
If love is all we’ve got…….