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

A Shepherd at Jesus’ Birth

I am a shepherd,mural-Birth
brave and bold.
I tend, night and day,
a very large fold.

One night an angel appeared to
some others and me,
And said that in Bethlehem was a
Savior for us to see.

And that we would find him
wrapped in swaddling clothes.
Then came, praising God, a multitude
of angels of the heavenly host.

When the angels were gone,
we left with haste,
For the Savior we wanted to see so much,
no time did we waste.

After seeing the Savior
we spread the news we had been told.
Then we went back
to our fold.

I left feeling as
a new shepherd,
Rejoicing to God for
what I’d seen and heard.

© Kat Kreations/Kathi Isbell (age 12) – dug this one out of some old papers.

We Don’t Need to Cry

As we walk alongSTEMROSE
Talking of our hurts and cares,
My mind looks back on the memories
Of the precious moments we have shared.
And I think of how He’s blessed me
With special and loving friends like you,
Who can touch the great joy
Within my heart and help it become
Fresh, alive, and new.

We don’t need to cry
At the moments we must part.
Your memory lingers on
And it can touch my heart.
Because we love Jesus
And praise His name on high,
Our friendship lasts forever
And we don’t need to cry

Seasons will arrive
When we’ll be separated.
At the times when we could use them,
We won’t be near to share our hugs
But we have memories to embrace
To fill the dreary and lonely moments.
Because of those memories,
We can have roses in December
That are beautiful

We don’t need to cry
At the moments we must part.
Your memory lingers on
And it can touch my heart.
Because we love Jesus
And praise His name on high,
Our friendship lasts forever
And we don’t need to cry

©1984 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

I CAN Trust You

I can trust YouWhen a Woman Trusts God book cover
I know that …
So, why don’t I?
I really have no answer …
Forgive me for leaving You out
I know You have
a special purpose
for my life—
And I am confident
that You will
bring it to completion …
Thank You
for sustaining me
when I falter.

Psalm 55:22,23; 56:3,4
©1985 Kat Kreations/Kathi Isbell

Psalm 23 Prayer

Lord, You are our Shepherd; we shall lack nothing.Prayer Warrior Sheep
You make us lie down in green pastures,
lush and abundant for our needs.
You lead us beside quiet waters
from which we drink, unafraid,
finding a quenching for our thirsts.
You restore our souls–
even by merely Your presence in our lives.
You guide us in paths of righteousness,
directing our steps into that which brings You glory.
Even though we walk through the darkest valley,
in this world beset by the effects of sin,
we fear no evil, for You, our Daddy,
are with us each step of the way.
Your rod of holiness and Your staff of mercy bring comfort to us,
as You discipline us and embrace us with Your unfailing love.
You prepare a feasting table before us
in the presence of the enemies of our faith,
testifying to Your sovereign ability to meet all of our needs.
You anoint our minds with oil of gladness
–a joy inside, daily produced by the peace
of Your Spirit within us . . . abundantly overflowing!
Surely Your goodness and Your love will follow us
all the days of our lives,
and we will make our home in You,
as You dwell within us, forever. Amen.

–adapted from Psalm 23 by Kat Kreations/Kathi Isbell