Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hearts, like doors,. . .

Hearts, like doors, open with ease
To very, very little keys.
And don't forget that two of these,
Are "Thank you, sir," and "If you please."

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

To Keep Your Marriage Brimming

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever your're wrong admit it;
Whenever your're right shut up.

- Ogden Nash

Monday, July 16, 2012

It's in the valleys I grow

Sometimes life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe,
It's then I have to remember
That it's in the valleys I grow.
If I always stayed on the mountain top
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God's love,
And would be living in vain.
I have so much to learn,
And my growth is very slow,
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
But it's in the valleys I grow.
I do not always understand
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing ...
My Lord will see me through.
My little valleys are nothing
When I picture Christ on the cross
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan's loss.
Forgive me Lord, for complaining
When I'm feeling so very low,
Just give me a gentle reminder
That it's in the valleys I grow.
Continue to strengthen me Lord,
And use my life each day,
To share your love with others
And help them find their way.
Thank you for valleys Lord,
For this one thing I know ...
The mountain tops are glorious,
But it's in the valleys I grow!

~ Jane Eggleston ~

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Be not angry. . .

'Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be!'