Open the Door

May I be the messenger,
to change hopelessness to hope.
And serves for Jesus Christ,
who gives peace for us to cope.

His Word is power and strength,
He renews our lives each day.
When we speak it out loud,
we keep the enemy at bay.

He gives wisdom to all who ask,
and patience, if that’s the need.
He never leaves or forsakes us,
and His example will always lead.

He helps us to shine,
darkness diminished by His glorious Light.
And the more we walk with Him,
the more we shine so bright.

God doesn’t work from the outside in,
He works from the inside out.
He renews and refreshes our heart,
as we learn what He is about.

God has given us a free will,
so serving Him is our choice.
And all we need to do,
is ask Him with our voice.

It’s not a major climatic event,
it’s simple in what you do.
God’s love will never fail,
He is always faithful and true.

Jesus stands at the door and knocks,
surrender your heart and open the door.
Jesus will clean up your life,
with Him, you won’t need any more.

Memorial Day: The Last Monday in May

A day of tribute, honor, & prayer,
to all those who left something there.
Not only those who gave it all,
but also those who saw one fall.

Those who were there and lost a friend,
have a memory that will never end.
Not only today, but everyday,
they take time to stop and pray.

War is tragedy that you can’t explain,
nobody knows who is to blame.
The price we pay is way too high,
especially when we say good-bye.

Nobody in war ever dies alone,
on the field, or here at home.
The military knocks at your door,
“I’m sorry, another casualty of war.”

What will ever pay the cost,
for the family that has suffered loss.
When all is given for this nation,
will a medal or citation.

The scars of war are not on the skin,
instead, the heart buried deep within.
Nothing anyone wants to talks about,
never able to pour it out.

We’re never the same as before,
for war cripples our very core.
We may come back in on piece,
but our memories will never cease.

So, for this Monday in the month of May,
take time to reflect and time to pray.
Remembering those who answered freedom’s call,
all gave some, some gave all.

Yet, in the midst of all this despair,
when the world is so unfair.
I find hope for life in only One,
and that is God’s very Son.

He’s the One who cares for me,
without Him, I wouldn’t be.
There’s nothing greater than His Grace,
He’s always there, whatever I face.

So trust Him in all you do,
He will always see you through.
He’ll never allow what you can’t bear,
He’ll shelter you in His Loving Care.

I am a Candle

To my wife, whom God gave the revelation.

Have you ever wondered about a candle,
besides the fact that it gives light?
Let’s examine each part closer,
it has more usage than just that night.

A candle is made of wax and wick,
yet when it burns, it’s so much more.
It changes into another substance,
it’s liquid at its core.

The liquid is a pliable heart,
one the Lord can work with.
As the wax continues to cool,
it becomes hard and stiff.

The wax when hard,
is like a stony heart.
It can be deformed and cold,
not accepting what God wants to impart.

The wick that’s used to burn the candle,
is the will of our soul.
It needs the fire of the Holy Spirit,
to make us complete and whole.

So the candle relates to our life in Christ,
each element an essential part.
We need the Holy Spirit’s constant flame,
to soften and subdue our heart.

So every time you look at a candle,
don’t just see the wax and wick.
See the liquid and the flame,
and all that’s there, in the candle stick.

Remember the Holy Spirit lives inside of us,
so keep His flame pure and bright.
Let it shine in power and love,
as we spread God’s glorious light.

Happy Birthday Sammy!

Happy Birthday Sammy,
this is your special day.
I hope this day follows,
your plans in every way.

Sammy just turned four,
getting ready for school.
Grandma will take him,
that’s really cool.

Sammy will do well,
he knows his basic ABCs.
He also knows his numbers,
he counts- 1, 2, 3.

I’m proud of you Sammy,
I know you will do well.
In fact, you’ll do better,
than anyone can tell.

So happy birthday, Sammy,
looking forward to the adventure.
And everything looks bright,
to a great, great future.

His Death was Complete

There is something I’d like to tell you,
that you may not have thought about.
When Jesus came and died for us,
not a single soul was left out.

God, who knows the entire future,
forever, throughout all eternity.
Knows everyone that will come to Him,
yet still made a way for you and me.

Jesus asked three times,
if the cup could be taken.
But surrendered to the Father’s Will,
caused the world to be shaken.

Jesus was faithful to the very end,
He endured worse than we ever could.
Even the Father had turned away,
as He hung on that cross of wood.

Yet Jesus was the only One,
who could ever pay our debts.
God’s own spotless Lamb,
who suffered without regret.

What more could the Love of God,
have given as a sacrifice?
His One and Only spotless Son,
no other could have paid the price.

Now that Jesus has paved the way,
think hard about the choice.
Choose Jesus and Eternal Life,
call out to Him and life your voice.

Flora

Flora: how can I explain,
who you really are?
And living for Christ,
you’ve set a high bar.

You always had a smile on your face,
you were a woman beyond compare.
Your smile erased fear,
a shining example of God’s care.

Everyone in your presence,
was comfortable and at peace.
And when you played your music,
the worship of Jesus would increase.

God blessed you with many talents,
and for the glory they were given.
Putting Jesus first in everything,
made your life beautiful and worth living.

It was always such a pleasure,
spending time with you.
Your knowledge and your wisdom,
kept life fresh and new.

Everyone who ever met you,
couldn’t call you anyone but friend.
Your life intertwined with Jesus,
turned out a perfect blend.

Your life has taken many turns,
too many to write about here.
You showed a beautiful way to live,
putting your trust in Christ, no fear.

Flora, I look forward,
to the day we’ll meet again.
I know you’re safe and happy,
you’ve waited for this day that never ends.

Years of Adventure

This poem is dedicated to my grandson Jared, who turns 18 this week.


The third and final milestone,
of the teenage years,
calls for an ovation,
and many birthday cheers.

Years ago you would be,
considered of legal age.
But times have changed,
now it’s no longer the gauge.

The world says now you must attain,
the future age of twenty-one.
Then you will finally be ready,
to go out and have some fun.

But still yet it changes again,
now you must be twenty-six.
And as for now, I think that’s the age,
when you finally enter the worldly mix.

We’ve been to many different places,
and thrice to Myrtle Beach,
where Putt-Putt Champion,
was within everyone’s reach.

Myrtle Beach had a thunder and lightning storm,
and Grandma got locked out.
Jay was trying to photograph lightning,
he and Jen didn’t know Grandma wasn’t about.

Jared and I found her,
when we came up from the pool.
We had the keycard to enter the room,
we thought that was cool.

Atlanta has also been the town,
we visited more and more.
The aquarium and old Turner Field,
it never became a bore.

The World of Coke a favourite,
we’ve visited more than once.
And drank a world of Coke,
every ounce by ounce.

We even went to Georgia to eat,
at a very special place.
The diner was crowded, we had to wait,
but five turkey dinners set the pace.

We’ve been to the mall with NASCAR,
and battled from dusk ’til dawn.
Jay and Jared beat McMurray,
it was simple, like a yawn.

You never get to go to some places,
you really want to go.
But all in all I think you’re happy,
in the places we got to know.

If it wasn’t for your knowledge,
I would not have this site.
To offer words of encouragement,
and share Jesus’ glorious Light.

We have a better choice to make,
and isn’t it a great thing to know:
we live in the world but are not part of it,
and we’re planted in Christ to grow.

And age is not the criteria,
it’s not on how our life is selected.
It’s our faith in Jesus Christ,
living for Him, that we elected.

The world may seem glorious,
but it has no credibility.
Only living in Christ,
is a guarantee for eternity.

Your choice has been made,
and the future looks bright.
You’ll never walk in darkness,
Jesus is Eternal Light.

So happy birthday Jared,
I’m glad you’re on the right track.
Enjoy the day, it’s special for you,
your future is ahead, never look back.