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A poem for my friends

I really like this poem and it has been awhile since I shared one with you. I hope you have a blessed Sunday. I don’t have any stitching news to share with you today as my allergy eyes have been very grumpy making it hard to sew. So do please enjoy the poem, hug your family and friends and know that I care about you!

by C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
(written at age eighteen)

which being interpreted is, God with us”

(Matthew 1:23).

When once I mourned a load of sin;
When conscience felt a wound within;
When all my works were thrown away;
When on my knees I knelt to pray,
Then, blissful hour, remembered well,
I learned Thy love, Immanuel.

When storms of sorrow toss my soul;
When waves of care around me roll;
When comforts sink, when joys shall flee;
When hopeless griefs shall gape for me,
One word the tempest’s rage shall quell
That word, Thy name, Immanuel.

When for the truth I suffer shame;
When foes pour scandal on my name;
When cruel taunts and jeers abound;
When “Bulls of Bashan” gird me round,
Secure within Thy tower I’ll dwell–
That tower, Thy grace, Immanuel.

When hell enraged lifts up her roar;
When Satan stops my path before;
When fiends rejoice and wait my end;
When legioned hosts their arrows send,
Fear not, my soul, but hurl at hell
Thy battle-cry, Immanuel.

When down the hill of life I go;
When o’er my feet death’s waters flow;
When in the deep’ning flood I sink;
When friends stand weeping on the brink,
I’ll mingle with my last farewell
Thy lovely name, Immanuel.

When tears are banished from mine eye;
When fairer worlds than these are nigh;
When heaven shall fill my ravished sight;
When I shall bathe in sweet delight,
One joy all joys shall far excel,
To see Thy face, Immanuel.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


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What If?

This was written by my dear friend Ma. I hope it will bless you! She is a dear lady in Oklahoma and writes just the way she spells!

What if taday was the very day
That would change yer life forever
What ifin it ment you’d have ta live
With a feelin that would always hinder
What ifin each day brought sadness and gloom
No matter how hard you’d try
What ifin your days were long and lonely
Ya were mad ,there was no kiss good-bye
What ifin at home the sounds of laughter
Were gone and cries were heard
What ifin the children did not understand
The changes that just occurred
What ifin taday was the very last day
His voice ya would ever hear
What ifin ya couldnt say the words
“Untill the end I was there”
Is it worth it ta live yer life
With pain that wont go away
Or can ya say Im glad we made up
There will be no What Ifs ta say.
Written by Wanda Burrow 1997-1998

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Circle of friendship

I got this from Velda’s blog. Feel free to copy and paste and send it on! Just leave a comment to let me know when you do!

Holding Hands
This picture shows a line of little girls holding hands facing the immensity of ocean waves.
Alone they might be washed away, but together they stand strong.
Thank you for holding my hand somewhere along the way when I was facing a wave of my own. I hope you will reach for my hand when your own wave threatens.

All of us girls…
Old and young…
Near and far…
Hold special memories of good times we’ve shared.
We’ve had our share of hard times when our friends were there to make us feel better.
We’ve shared…
our hearts
our time
our secrets
our fears
our hopes
and our dreams.
Let us never break the chain of friends!

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A poem for you


God sheds His love around us
As spring brings forth her blossoms-
The mountain peaks, the canyons deep
Speak that He is so awesome!
One cannot view a rainbow
Or hear a cardinal sing,
Smell the sweet aroma of honeysuckle
And watch an eagle take to wing
Without believing in miracles
That occur everyday,
Which we often take for granted,
Enlightening our way.

The rolling waves of the ocean,
A shell upon the shore,
Hummingbirds so tiny-
Yet who could ask for more?
The pitter-patter of each raindrop,
Dew upon a rose,
An acorn falling from the oak-
It’s amazing how it grows!
God sheds His love around us,
For He just loves to share
The bounty of this beautiful world
And how much He cares!

Linda C. Grazulis

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blessings from Dizzy Rizzy

This is from a little newsletter I get in my e mail everyday. I thought it could encourage someone like it did me. See, I have been struggling the last couple weeks with my bi polar. Some of you know that I am bi polar and many don’t. You also may or may not know that I have anxiety and am agoraphobic which means I don’t often leave the house other than to walk Katie and a country ride. It is a struggle when I do have to go somewhere where there are lots of people. But do not feel sorry for me please! I love my life and I am happy most of the time. Even if I am not having a happy day, I do find the joy each and every day no matter how hard I have to look! God has healed me of many, many things but He chose to leave this thorn in my flesh. I truly believe it is so that I can encourage others and have empathy for people having hard times in their lives. I want to use my issues to be a better witness and person for Him. I am blessed! I mean I have a loving husband, a loving furchild, hobbies I enjoy, my friends on here. What more do I need? So here is the poem. may it bless you!

Life is not even or level or smooth,

Sometimes it goes uphill.

Sometimes your footholds seem to slip

And you think you’re in for a spill.

You may trip or stumble or fall face down

And think it’s over for you,

But when you falter and things get tough

Jesus will be there it’s true.

You see in the wilderness for forty days,

Jesus struggled, so he understands.

He knows the doubts and fears that you have

As you daily face life’s demands.

Don’t think you’re abandoned or left all alone

To face a future so bleak.

Just trust in Jesus to show you the way,

And daily his leadership seek.

There will still be days when you feel afraid,

And days when you can’t see your way,

But keep trusting and hoping and following him

And someday you’ll be shouting hooray.

Our life isn’t over when we leave this world,

In fact it’s just starting you see.

If we trust in Jesus as our Savior and Lord,

We with him forever will be.

Bob Heffner 9-26-01
Thanks Archie

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Here ya go! With all that I and my friends have gone through of late, I thought this was most fitting.


Just as sure as the stars in Heaven
Shine forth in the darkness of night,
We can rely on the love of God
To carry us through our plight.

Just as sure as the sun each morning
Gives of it’s light through the day,
We can know that we have God’s presence
No matter what comes our way.

We may not have all the answers
To the many trials we face,
But on one thing we can rely-
We are kept by God’s wonderful grace.

Olive B. Elvin

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house Katie slept and…

slept and…


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Christmas wish for you

For you my friends and the friends I have yet to meet.


My wish for you this Christmas,
From deep down in my heart,
Is for all good and happy things
Such holidays impart.
I wish you peace, and hope, and love,
And health, and happiness,
Prosperity, and close to you,
The ones you love the best.
My wish for you this Christmas
Is most sincere and true,
And it has a special meaning
Because it’s just for you.
And you’ll always be remembered
For the friendship that you give,
In all my prayers at Christmastime
And every day that I live.
Grace E. Easley

Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to those
on whom His favor rests. Luke 2:14

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