Your Own Version You are writing a Gospel, A chapter each day, By deeds that you do, By words that you say, Men read what you write, Whether faithless or true; Say, what is the Gospel According to YOU?
Gifts To your enemy, FORGIVENESS, To an opponent, TOLERANCE, To a friend, YOUR HEART, To a customer, SERVICE, To all men, CHARITY, To every child, A GOOD EXAMPLE, To yourself, RESPECT.
I’d Rather See a Sermon Edgar A Guest I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way. The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear, Fine counsel is confusing, but example’s always clear; And the best of all […]
SOMEONE HAS SAID: I asked God for strength, that I might achieve; I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey….. I asked for health, that I might do greater things: I was given infirmity, that I might do better things …. I asked for riches, that I might be happy; I was […]
Things to Remember The value of time The success of perseverance The pleasure of working The dignity of simplicity The worth of character The influence of example The obligation of duty The wisdom of economy The improvement of talent The joy of originating The power of kindness. – Pulpit Helps
The Echo “I spoke a word in anger To one who was my friend, Like a knife it cut him deeply, A wound that was hard to mend. That word, so thoughtlessly uttered, I would we could both forget, But its echo lives and memory gives The recollection yet. How many hearts are broken, How […]
He’s Helping Me Now He’s helping me now–this moment, Though I may not see it or hear, Perhaps by a friend far distant, Perhaps by a stranger near, Perhaps by a spoken message Perhaps by the printed word; In ways that I know and know not I have the help of the Lord. He’s keeping […]
Would I Be Called a Christian? Would I be called a Christian, If everybody knew My secret thoughts and feelings, and everything I do? Oh, could they see the likeness of Christ in me each day? Oh, could they hear Him speaking, in every word I say? Would I be called a Christian, if anyone […]
It’s Not Easy To Apolgize. To Begin over. To Be Unselfish. To Admit Error. To Face A Sneer. To Be Charitable. To Keep Trying. To Be Considerate. To Avoid Mistakes. To Endure Success. To Profit By Mistakes. To Forgive And Forget. To Think and Then Act. To Keep Out of A Rut. To Make the […]
You Tell On Yourself You tell what you are by the friends you seek, By the very manner in which you speak. By the way you employ your leisure time, By the use you make of dollar and dime. You tell what you are by the things you wear, By the spirit in which your […]
FORGET & REMEMBER Author Unknown Forget each kindness that you do as soon as you have done it. Forget the praise that falls to you the moment you have won it. Forget the slander that you hear before you can repeat it. Forget each slight, each spite, each sneer, whenever you may meet it. Remember […]
YOU TELL ON YOURSELF You tell what you are by the friends you seek, By the very manner in which you speak. By the way you employ your leisure time, By the use you make of dollar and dime. You tell what you are by the things you wear, By the spirit in which your […]
God is Always There We often feel as though God is far away And we often feel that He Is distant when we pray So often we feel lonely, Not knowing where to turn Just a touch from God above, Our longing spirits yearn So many times in our lives, God seems slow to act […]
HE IS HELPING ME NOW He’s helping me now–this moment, Though I may not see it or hear, Perhaps by a friend far distant, Perhaps by a stranger near, Perhaps by a spoken message Perhaps by the printed word; In ways that I know and know not I have the help of the Lord. He’s […]
The Individual “I am only one, but I am one, I cannot do everything, But I can do something; What I can do I ought to do, And what I ought to do By the grace of God I will do.” -Selected
A Thought… Some folks grow older with birthdays, it’s true, But others grow nicer as years widen their view, And a heart that is young lends an aura of grace, That rivals in beauty a young, pretty face.
LEARNING FROM OTHERS Watch your thoughts For they become words. Watch your words For they become habits. Watch your habits For they come character For it becomes your destiny! (2 Cor. 5:10; Matt. 12:37; Heb. 5:9)
WHAT GOD HATH PROMISED God hath not promised skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through; God hath not promised sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, peace without pain. God hath not promised we shall not know Toil and temptation, trouble and woe; He hath not told us we shall not bear many a […]
WATCH Watch your thoughts today, And your every action, too; Be sure you watch what you say, For someone’s watching you. Watch that way you go, And make the journey right, So your fellow man will know They, too, can win the fight.
Little Things Teach Lessons Three things have taught me courage- Three things I’ve seen today; A spider weaving her web Which thrice had been swept away; A child refusing to weep In spite of a cruel pain; And a robin signing a cheery song In the midst of a chilling rain Selected
SONG TITLES ARRANGED IN VERSE Come all ye faithful, For a closer walk, Oh, God with thee. Shall WE meet beyond the river? What shall our answer be? To the work, to the work, Oh, the things that we may do, you and I, Sowing the seed of the kingdom, Bringing in the sheaves, By […]
WHAT I NEED I need a strength to keep me true And straight in everything I do; I need a power to keep me strong When I am tempted to do wrong; I need a grace to keep me pure When passion tries it deadly lure; I need to live to keep me sweet When […]
Courage You can’t fell trees without some chips, You can’t achieve without some slips, Unless you try you’ll wonder why Good fortune seems to pass you by. Success is not for those who quail, She gives her most to those who fail And then with courage twice as great Take issue once again with fate. […]
To Be a Christian ‘Tis noble to be a Christian ‘Tis honor to bear the name; To know we are honored in heaven Is better than earthly fame. The name implies one is noble, It means he is honest and true; It means his life is Christ-like– Does it mean all this to you? […]
Sometimes “If times are hard, and you feel blue, Think of the others, worrying too: Just because your trials are many, Don’t think the rest of us don’t have any. Life is made up of smiles and tears, Joys and sorrows, mixed with fears; And though to us it seems one-sided, Trouble is pretty well […]
WHAT WILL HE SEE? When Jesus looks upon my life, what picture does He see? Does He see His own reflection, or does He just see me? Does He see His likeness, the product of His hand, Or just another Christian, who never took a stand? Does He see a child of God, a child […]
THE ONLY BIBLE Ellen Kyle If your life was the only Bible others were able to read, How would you tell God’s story to a world in desperate need? Could those who never opened God’s book still learn of God’s love and care? Would they see a Christ-like example, the one God tells us to […]
YOU ARE PREACHING There isn’t a word that a preacher can say, No matter how lovely or true, Nor is there a prayer that his eager lips pray, That can preach such a sermon as you. You vowed to serve Christ and men know that you did, They’re watching the things that you do; There […]
If Jesus Came to Your House If Jesus came to your house To spend some time with you, If He came unexpected, I wonder what you’d do. Oh, I know you’d give your nicest room To such an honored guest And all the food you’d give to Him Would be the very best. And you […]
FORGET IT! If you’ve not been treated right, Just forget it; Don’t make ready for a fight But forget it. ‘Twill your happiness besmudge, Anyway you’re not the judge Just forget it. If you’ve been misunderstood, Just forget it; Say, “I’ve done the best I could” And forget it. If you can’t have things your […]
BETRAYED Friend, I stand in judgment now And feel that you’re to blame somehow, On earth, I walked with you day by day, And never did you point the way. You knew the Lord in truth and glory But never did you tell His story, My knowledge then was very dim, You could have led […]
Unless You Let It In All the water in the world However hard it tried, Could never, never sink a ship Unless it got inside. All the evil in the world, the wickedness and sin, can never sink your soul’s fair craft unless you let it in. All the hardships of this world, Might wear […]
If All Were Like You! If all the others CAME like you, Would there seldom be a vacant pew? Or would the opposite be true, If all the others came like you? If all the others GAVE like you, Then how much giving would the church do? Would all bills be paid as they fell […]