House of Horrors Squalor

This article is a reminder, sad though it is,  that there are opportunities all around us to share the love of Jesus and be the love of Jesus if we keep our minds and hearts open for the opportunities.  This situation occurred just down the road from me.

House of Horrors Squalor Case
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It reminds me of the song by Bruce Carroll that he sang many years ago – "Elm Street"

Saturday night in plainville

saw some local people go

to the downtown corner movies

for a late night picture show

And it's 90 mindless minutes

of the best in blood and gore

They all come out laughing,

just can't wait for more.



While on the other side of

town a child 4 years of age

huddles up a weak defense

against his fathers rage

and as we spend our time and money on

Life's Moments Cheapest Thrills

In our city there's an Elm Street

where the nightmare is real.



Chorus:

Oh God, Have mercy on us please,

For the times that You've shown

the need and we refused to see

Give us all a heart like Yours that grieves

For the lost souls on Elm Street

that need to be released





Complacency's a poison taken

one drop at a time

It fools our minds into

thinking that everythings just fine

Desensitize our Spirit with

nothing left to feel

'Till we never hurt for Elm Street

where the Nightmare is real



Oh Lord You've got to send me

where theres a need to go

Put me on their street, Lord,

'cause they all need to know

There's a God who's so much bigger

than anything their going through

Oh they need to know that there's

a place where nightmares don't come true.





Oh God, Have mercy on us please,

For the times that You've shown

the need and we refused to see

Give us all a heart like Yours that grieves

For the lost souls on Elm Street

that need to be released



Oh God, Have mercy on us please,

For the times that You've shown

the need and we refused to see

Give to us a heart like Yours that grieves

For the lost souls on Elm Street

that need to be released.

Every town has an Elm Street.  May the Lord give us great wisdom and insight to see where the pain and the need may be and be the church as we seek to meet it in His name.

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