Bible Verse of the Month...

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Deut 31:6

Monday, January 31, 2011

Giver of All Good Gifts

I enjoy giving those I love a treat of
some kind or taking them special places.
I want them to know how very much they
mean to me.

God enjoys giving me special blessings
because He loves me and because He can.
He showered my life with: loving parents,
a faithful husband, 3 fantastic children,
2 amazing daughter-in-laws, 5 darling
grandchildren, special friends everywhere
we have lived, a precious church family,
and my treasured work family.

God loves to bless my life, to give me
those sweet and precious gifts that make
each day memorable. He doesn't have to,
but He wants to.

My life consists of many special people
and memories that I cherish. Every
person God has placed in my life has
left an imprint on my heart.

I don't deserve all these marvelous gifts
from His hand, but I'm so thankful He has
given them to me and it thrills Him to
give me what He knows I need. How about
you? What's He given you? Take joy in
His amazing gifts today!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Open the Door of Your Heart

God sees you, His child, as you stand far away.
He cries as He knows you have wandered astray.
Where is His sweet and precious little lamb,
Wonders the marvelous awesome I Am?

For you He continues to shed many a tear,
Wanting to hold you close and draw you near.
Gone are the days when you called on His name.
Whatever happened and who is to blame.

He sheds blessings on you every day.
Remember how your debt He did pay.
He loves you beyond all measure.
Why won’t you make Him your treasure?

He gently whispers in your ear o’er and o’er.
You turn your back on the one you should adore.
Don’t you realize how much He loves you?
Won’t you come back to Him and your love renew?

He’s still standing there knocking at the door.
He wants you to live with Him forevermore.
Open the door of your heart while you still can.
You’ll see for your life He has a wonderful plan.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Who's Following You?

What kind of example will you be?
Someone is watching, what will they see?
They see what you do and hear what you say.
Where will you lead them on the pathway today?

Is it your children who see every step you take;
or maybe it's the friends in life that you make.
Do they hear you talk of Jesus, God's son,
but in your actions you mistreat everyone?

What kind of example do you want to be?
Someone is watching you, what will they see?
Show by example from God never to roam.
Lead and welcome them to a heavenly home.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Silver Thread of Love

Love binds us together like a silver thread,
Weaving a message by thoughtful words now said.
It gives off a golden luminescent light,
Joyously transcending us to a new height.

Love is more valuable than any gem on earth.
Who can measure the abundance of its worth.
Its fragrance more potent than any flower,
Transforming our very lives by its power.

Love, like a key opens treasures of the heart,
Freeing the soul to share as it imparts
Kindly actions to its cherished ones so dear;
Whispering the words a loved one wants to hear.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Tell Them, Don't Wait!

Tell them how you love them before
It is too late.
Do it right this very minute,
Don’t you dare wait!

Tell when they were little and sick
You held them tight.
You rocked and sang sweet songs to them,
Couldn’t sleep that night.

Tell them about their first day of school,
The tears you shed.
How that night when you tucked them in,
You kissed their head.

Tell them of all the times you prayed
Down on your knees,
When they were out with friends.
“Keep them safe, please!”

Tell them when they married you were
Proud as could be.
Then how a precious grandchild filled
Your heart with glee.

Tell how each achievement is
Stored in your heart,
Of the deep sadness which you feel
When you’re apart.

Go ahead, tell them you love them,
Before it’s too late.
Do it right this very minute,
Don’t you dare wait!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Nuggets of Blessings

I will carry my treasures
with me into the new year.
The ones God blessed me with
I will always hold these near.

My treasure chest isn't filled with gold
but with memories, some long ago.
Faces line the treasure chest:
family and friends, but no foe.

The heartaches of this year I'll forget
as I bid them all adieu,
but the treasure of your sweet smile
will be kept forever in my view.