You Give Food a Bad Taste

(to the tune of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name”)chef

A balanced meal is all we ask
You promised nutrition
But we end up with gas
Fat and starch got a hold on me
I gained ten pounds immediately

Oh, Oh, you’ve a loaded bun
Oh, Oh, there’s nowhere to run
No one can save me
The damage is done

Pain in the gut
And you’re to blame
You give food a bad taste (bad taste)
You slap this stuff on my plate
You give food a bad taste (bad taste)

Step in line; make your choice
If it should’ve been dry
Surely now it’s real moist
Don’t wear sweats or tank shirt
In Tony’s place, or your name is dirt

Oh, Oh, you’ve a loaded bun
Oh, Oh, there’s nowhere to run
No one can save us
The damage is done

Pain in the gut
And you’re to blame
You give food a bad taste (bad taste)
You slap this stuff on our plates
You give food a bad taste (bad taste)

Lyrical parody written in “honor” of Tony, the former cafeteria cook, at St. Louis Christian College
© 1986 Kat Kreations/Kathi Isbell

The Way We All Live United

TheWayWeAllLiveUnitedGive your best. Advocate. Volunteer. That’s the way we all live united.
Give your best. Advocate. Volunteer. That’s the way we all live united.

When you share your treasure, you’re touching lives all around you—
From the baby needing what young ones need
To the older adult without family
Your money gives the homeless a home, the hungry a meal, the jobless a job
All because you have chosen to …

Give your best. Advocate. Volunteer. That’s the way we all live united.
Give your best. Advocate. Volunteer. That’s the way we all live united.

When you share your time, you impact lives around you—
From the victim needing a safe way out
To surviving ones enjoying company
Your moments give the child a friend, the mom a mentor, the hurting a purpose
All because you have chosen to …

Give your best. Advocate. Volunteer. That’s the way we all live united.
Give your best. Advocate. Volunteer. That’s the way we all live united.

When you share your talents, you inspire lives all around you—
From the children needing some tutoring
To families with a wretched house
Your helping gives a house a roof, a wall some paint, a yard some cleaning
All because you have chosen to …

Give your best. Advocate. Volunteer. That’s the way we all live united.
Give your best. Advocate. Volunteer. That’s the way we all live united.

Give your best. Advocate. Volunteer. That’s the way we all live united.
Give your best. Advocate. Volunteer. That’s the way we all live united.

The Way We All Live United© 2012 Kat Kreations/Kat Paw Music
Lyrics by Kathi (Kat) Isbell
Lead Vocals/Piano by Abby Whicker
Background Vocals/Guitar by Dan Dickerson
Production Assistance by Cathy Perrin
Cheerleading by Emily Baxter

See the rough video click here

When I Need You

When I need a place to hide,Source
You are my Shelter;
When I need a place to rest,
You are my Strength;
When I need a place for love,
You’re my Security.
When I need You,
You’re all things to me.

Lord, I need You always.
I need You always.
There’s never a day
When I can’t say
I need You always.

When I need a hand to hold,
You are my Comfort;
When I need a light to see,
You are my Guide;
When I need a word of hope,
You’re my Counselor.
When I need You,
You’re all things to me.

Lord, I need You always.
I need You always.
There’s never a day
When I can’t say
I need You always.

You’re my life.
You’re my breath.
You’re the reason I exist.

Lord, I need You always.
I need You always.
There’s never a day
When I can’t say
I need You always.

These lyrics were inspired by a poem written by Rebecca Barlow Jordan.  See the image for that poem.  I’ve sung these lyrics at home, but that tune has yet to be set to music or heard by others.

The drawing was inspired by the cover of a concert program during Sandi Patty’s Another Time, Another Place tour.

Lyrics and colored pencil drawing © Kat Kreations/Kathi Isbell

Dear Healer

Father, You know her pain
You know just how she hurts
Take Your hand
And touch her soul
Drive the ache awayArtPrint-Heart4Him

You are the Healer
You make our lives anew
Searching inside us
All of our hurts show through
Thank You, dear Healer,
For all that You do.

Oh Lord, I run to You
When I am hurt inside
Help me know
You’re there with me
Listening to my cry

You are the Healer
You make our lives anew
Searching inside us
All of our hurts show through
Thank You, dear Healer,
For all that You do.

You lift me up above my pain
And make me soar with You
Leaving my hurts and sorrows
Way below me on the ground

You are the Healer
You make our lives anew
Searching inside us
All of our hurts show through
Thank You, dear Healer,
For all that You do.

©1984 Kat Kreations/Kathi Isbell

These lyrics were written back when I think I was praying for someone who was going through something tough.