My Mommy Went To Heaven

Mommy went to heaven, but I need her here today,
My tummy hurts and I fell down, I need her right away.
Operator can you tell me how to find her in this book?
Is heaven in the yellow part, I don’t know where to look.

I think my daddy needs her too, at night I hear him cry.
I hear him call her name sometimes, but I really don’t know why.
Maybe if I call her, she will hurry home to me.
Is heaven very far away, is it across the sea?

She’s been gone a long, long time she needs to come home now!
I really need to reach her, but I simply don’t know how.
Help me find the number please, is it listed under “Heaven”?
I can’t read these big big words, I am only seven.

I’m sorry operator, I didn’t mean to make you cry,
Is your tummy hurting too, or is there something in your eye?
If I call my church maybe they will know.
Mommy said when we need help, that’s the place to go.
I found the number to my church tacked up on the wall.
Thank you operator, I’ll give them a call.

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Don’t

Live out each day like it might be your last,
Don’t plan for the future, don’t hide from the past,
Smile at strangers and you just might change a life,
Offer kisses and hugs even in pain and strife.
Don’t count all your money, count all your friends,
Don’t look to the dark side as a means to the end,
Shake off your stresses, your worries, your cares,
This life is a challenge, so take on the dares.
Don’t tell people your heartaches, tell them your dreams,
Let them know that life can be better than it seems,
Don’t number your problems, number the stars,
Gaze up to heaven and see the distance isn’t far.
Don’t let your whole life be ruled by your fear,
Cherish the memories of all things you hold dear,
Don’t hold back the tears as they fall from your eyes,
Don’t give in to sadness, or fall for the lies
You can fly with the angels, you can sing in the night,
Don’t let your head doubt what your heart knows is right,
Whisper a secret to the dawn of the day,
Look to your loved ones to show you the way.
Don’t run from the truth, but accept it with pride,
Don’t keep all your feelings sheltered inside,
Let your silver turn gold, let your hopes all come true,
Pray your joys will be many and your sorrows be few.
Let the glow in your heart reflect in your soul,
So you know what it’s like to have and to hold,
Til death do you part, may you treasure the sights,
That this life had to offer, its enchantments and delights.
Search for contentment in each person you meet,
Let yourself find freedom, don’t just stand still on your feet,
Dance, be at ease, for you’ve got one life to live,
Put your heart on the line and give it all you can give.

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with many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Last Night I Took A Journey

Last night I took a journey
To a land across the seas.
I didn’t go by ship or plane
I traveled on my knees.

I saw so many people there
In bondage to their sin,
And Jesus told me I should go,
That there were souls to win.

But I said “Jesus, I can’t go
To lands across the seas.”
He answered quickly, “Yes, you can
By traveling on your knees.”

He said, “You pray, I’ll meet the need.
You call, and I will hear.
It’s up to you to be concerned
For lost souls far and near.”

And so I did; knelt in prayer,
Gave up some hours of ease,
And with the Savior by my side,
I traveled on my knees.

As I prayed on, I saw souls saved
And twisted persons healed,
I saw God’s workers strength renewed
While laboring in the field.

I said, “Yes Lord, I’ll take the job.
Your heart I want to please.
I’ll heed Your call and swiftly go
By traveling on my knees.”

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Just Checking In

A minister passing through his church in the middle of the day,
decided to pause by the altar and see who had come to pray.
Just then the back door opened, a man came down the aisle.
The minister frowned as he saw the man hadn’t shaved in a while.

His shirt was kinda shabby and his coat was worn and frayed.
The man knelt, he bowed his head, then rose and walked away.
In the days that followed, each noon time came this chap.
Each time he knelt just for a moment, a lunch pail in his lap.

Well, the minister’s suspicions grew, with robbery a main fear.
He decided to stop the man and ask him, “What are you doing here?”
The old man said, he worked down the road. Lunch was half an hour.
Lunchtime was his prayer time, for finding strength and power.

“I stay only moments, see, because the factory is so far away.
As I kneel here talking to the Lord, this is kinda what I say: –

“I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD, HOW HAPPY I’VE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHER’S FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.
DON’T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY DAY. SO, JESUS, THIS IS JIM CHECKING IN TODAY.”

The minister feeling foolish, told Jim, that was fine.
He told the man he was welcome to come and pray just anytime.
Time to go, Jim smiled, said “Thanks.” He hurried to the door.
The minister knelt at the altar, he’d never done it before.

His cold heart melted, warmed with love, and met with Jesus there.
As the tears flowed, in his heart, he repeated old Jim’s prayer:

“I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD, HOW HAPPY I’VE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHER’S FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.
I DON’T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY DAY. SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME CHECKING IN TODAY.”

Past noon one day, the minister noticed that old Jim hadn’t come.
As more days passed without Jim, he began to worry some.
At the factory, he asked about him, learning he was ill.
The hospital staff was worried, but he’d given them a thrill.

The week that Jim was with them, brought changes in the ward.
His smiles, a joy contagious. Changed people, were his reward.
The head nurse couldn’t understand why Jim was so glad,
when no flowers, calls or cards came, not a visitor he had.

The minister stayed by his bed, he voiced the nurse’s concern:
No friends came to show they cared. He had nowhere to turn.
Looking surprised, old Jim spoke up and with a winsome smile;
“the nurse is wrong, she couldn’t know, that in here all the while
every day at noon He’s here, a dear friend of mine, you see,
He sits right down, takes my hand, leans over and says to me: –

“I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, JIM, HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP, AND I TOOK AWAY YOUR SIN.
ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR YOU PRAY, I THINK ABOUT YOU EACH DAY,
AND SO JIM, THIS IS JESUS CHECKING IN TODAY.”

With many joy-filled  blessings

Geoffrey

Last Night I took a Journey

Last night I took a journey
To a land across the seas.
I didn’t go by ship or plane
I traveled on my knees.

I saw so many people there
In bondage to their sin,
And Jesus told me I should go,
That there were souls to win.

But I said “Jesus, I can’t go
To lands across the seas.”
He answered quickly, “Yes, you can
By traveling on your knees.”

He said, “You pray, I’ll meet the need.
You call, and I will hear.
It’s up to you to be concerned
For lost souls far and near.”

And so I did; knelt in prayer,
Gave up some hours of ease,
And with the Savior by my side,
I traveled on my knees.

As I prayed on, I saw souls saved
And twisted persons healed,
I saw God’s workers strength renewed
While laboring in the field.

I said, “Yes Lord, I’ll take the job.
Your heart I want to please.
I’ll heed Your call and swiftly go
By traveling on my knees.”

Have a truly wonderful day – in every way

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Smiling

SMILING

The thing that goes the furthest toward making life worthwhile,

That costs the least and does the most……is just a pleasing smile;

The smile that bubbles from the heart, that loves its fellow-men,

Will drive away the clouds and gloom and bring the sun again.

There is no room for sadness……when we see a cheery smile,

It always has the same good luck, it’s never out of style,

It spurs us on to try again when failure makes us blue,

The dimples of encouragement are good…..for me and you.
With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey