Happy Birthday Deanna

Happy happy birthday,
I’m so proud of you.
Each and every year,
you outdo Gorilla Glue.

Through all life throws at you,
through the thick and thin.
You’ll hold your head up high,
and always sport a grin.

But you have an advantage,
that many know nothing about.
You have someone covering your back,
and nothing can stop His clout.

I write a poem for your birthday,
but you have a Writer at home.
And I hope He also writes,
you a birthday poem.

May you have everything,
a happy birthday should bring.
But I have to tell you,
I don’t have a diamond ring.

May you sleep late,
have breakfast in bed.
Have a bubble bath in the tub,
and a hairdresser for your head.

Enjoy your day,
and all you do.
Enjoy God’s blessing,
happy birthday, I love you.

Happy Birthday Ella!

This is a day to celebrate,
whose birthday can it be?
Could it be Ella getting bigger,
yes, she is one plus three!

Today is the day she’s four,
already I can’t wait for five.
Boy, time surely flies,
so young and so alive.

She has buses from Korea,
Chuggington and Thomas trains.
Special candy for treats,
this boggles my brains.

So easily she makes you laugh,
she’s such a delight.
She enters a room,
and makes it bright.

We’ll have a birthday cake,
to celebrate this great day.
Presents, balloons, and singing,
to the only one that doesn’t start with J.

Time to Honor

A time to honor,
Veterans tried and true.
For all who fought,
for the red, white, and blue.

A time to remember,
a time to care.
A time to thank God,
we came home from there.

War just goes on and on,
I wonder if it will ever cease.
And all our soldiers be safe and sound,
and the world would be at peace.

But peace can only come for man,
when we let God be in control.
And blend our heart and mind on him,
and His angels on patrol.

God, the only true and lasting One,
Who is never wrong in anything.
He is perfection, love and peace,
after all, He is God and King.

Remembering Billy Graham (1918-2018)

This poem is in memory of the Revered Billy Graham, who was called Home at the age of 99 on February 21.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” – John 14:6

There have been many preachers
who stand out in the crowd.
Who present the Salvation message,
delivered clear and loud.

But not all stay the course,
from beginning to end.
They don’t put in time and effort,
to become God’s friend.

He spent the time praying the Word,
and listening to hear God’s Voice.
This one invested in God’s calling,
he made a life-changing choice.

He evangelized throughout the world,
but could’ve ministered just at home.
Wherever God was leading, he went,
he never walked alone.

From peons to heads-of-state,
the message was always the same.
Accepting Christ into your life,
Jesus wiping out all blame.

The man had a mission,
and would not be deterred.
He loved his calling,
that’s all that mattered.

Now his body is at rest,
waiting for the trumpet sound.
When all the Earth will give up the dead,
as they rise up above the ground.

And all who knew Him,
will rejoice in what they’ve waited for.
They’ll join the Lord in the air,
their soul to live forevermore.

Someone to Love

Do you have a friend,
who is always there?
To pick you up,
and show their care?

Each and every day,
throughout the coming year.
To never leave or forsake,
but hold you ever near.

Sticking closer than a brother,
to hold your hand in all you do.
To pick you up when feeling down,
to hold your heart when you feel blue.

To keep your mind in times,
when it seems ready to burst.
To give you living water,
in the times of your thirst.

I only know one,
who could fulfill this task.
And it doesn’t take much,
all you need to do is ask.

He knows all about you,
from beginning to end.
He is your Creator,
even your best friend.

Call His name and He will answer,
He’ll make crooked places straight.
He’ll change your life,
and make it great.

Just call His name, it’s Jesus,
and He wants to be your friend.
He’ll guide you along life’s path,
holding you from beginning to end.

The Games of the XXIII Winter Olympiad

I wasn’t at the first Olympiad,
but I’ve watched a few since then.
Competition can be fierce,
time and time again.

Countries send their very best,
all hoping for a shot at glory.
Through ups and downs of training,
each athlete has his own story.

It’s a rigorous preparation,
and sometimes good is not enough.
It takes commitment above and beyond,
and training makes you tough.

Some want just one shot,
some come back every 4 years.
Joy and disappointment abound,
causing happy and sad tears.

But just the thrill of being there,
and the parade entering in.
All the ceremony and hype,
reminds athletes who have been.

Only those can know,
how they all feel inside.
But they all made the choice,
it was up to them to decide.

I really can’t imagine,
what it’s like to participate.
But yet in my dreams,
Olympics I create.

Someday when it’s closer,
maybe I can go.
It would be such a thrill,
to be awake and know.

Face in the Mirror

Have you ever looked in a mirror,
and what did you see?
Was it a reflection of your face,
what else could it be?

A mirror shows a dirty face,
or a messy head of hair.
But that’s not the only thing,
that’s in the mirror there.

If you look past the reflection you see,
it may really amaze you.
Because the God of love is there,
always, in everything we go through.

God wants us to know and see,
we’re the head and not the tail.
When we see God in all we do,
He will conquer when we see fail.

Stand at the mirror and close your eyes,
then tell me what you see.
You are now looking in the Spirit,
and that’s the reason you are free.

We need to look past ourselves,
and remember it’s God and us.
And from the us that people see,
people will see, In God we Trust.

Remember when you look in the mirror,
you do not just see your face.
But you see our loving Savior,
in all His mercy and grace.