Heavenly Flares

©Jeanne E Webster – All Rights Reserved

Thank you for the memories,
The joys and wonders of life,
The blessing of divine glories…
What peace abundantly rife!

You birthed me as a baby girl,
Swaddled up in my mother’s arms;
Tenderly kissed my golden curls
As I snuggled in her charms.

Thanks for all my family and friends,
Thanks for pretty flowers and weeds.
Sunshine and rain brought amends
As You sought to establish Your seeds.

Oh God, my sins no longer sting
They’re hung on the cross of Jesus.
He entered into my life to bring
A life so much more prestigious.

Your truth appeased my doubting heart;
I was healed by Your living waters.
Eternal life You did impart
To my spirit and many others.

I peered inside my very soul;
Faithfully, You are present there.
See that loving spirit glow…
A sweet heavenly flare!

Are You Marked?

a young chipping sparrow fresh from the nest

“Though lonely be thy path, fear not, for He

Who marks the sparrow fall is guarding thee.” 

–Anonymous

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© 2013 Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved and observed

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From dangers you crawl

Clutching your prayer shawl

Tremble you may

God still holds sway

Marking your soft place to fall.

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Winds may knock you down

Rains drench you and drown

Soaked like a sparrow

Sight becomes narrow

God marks you safe and sound.

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Peace shall forever reign

Turn frowns to joys again

Look upon His face

Fears shall displace

Your worries God shall restrain.

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Amen

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The Glowing

wetrose

copyright Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved

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Thank you for the memories,

The joys and wonders of life,

The blessing of divine glories…

What peace abundantly rife!

~

You birthed me as a baby girl,

Swaddled up in my mother’s arms;

Tenderly kissed my golden curls

As I snuggled in her charms.

 ~

Thanks for all my family and friends,

Thanks for pretty flowers and weeds.

Sunshine and rain brought amends

As You sought to establish Your seeds.

~

Oh God, my sins no longer sting

They’re hung on the cross of Jesus.

He entered into my life to bring

A life so much more prestigious.

 ~

Your truth appeased my doubting heart

I was healed by Your living waters.

Eternal life You did truly impart

To my lost spirit and many others.

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I peered inside my very soul;

Faithfully, You are present there.

See that loving spirit glow…

A sweet heavenly flare!  Amen

Recalling, Y’all!

© Jeanne E Webster

I sit here today and reminisce.   It’s Father’s day.  My dad has passed on; my mom too.  I’ve just come from a family reunion.  Seen faces I’ve haven’t seen in centuries, well… decades, and through the wrinkles and grey hairs and crooked smiles, I’d recognize them anywhere.  Where have they been all these years?  Living.  I lived too.  Though many years have passed, time has whizzed by like a noiseless carousel… up and down, forward and backward, stops and starts.

It’s time for the music to begin again.  I can hear it in the distance.  Yes, that sounds like Chris laughing; Lisa is brewing up some blueberry jelly.  Like a hastily compiled old-time cartoon, the faces blur by with a hint of familiarity.  Yes, there’s Jim; I’d know his profile anywhere.  And that one is Bruce, the Groucho Marx of our family.  There’s Connie wrapped in a new afghan!  Yes, I remember now.  But do I?

Reminiscing.  Come join me.

Shalom.

Name Dropping

 

©Jeanne E Webster

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Do you know my Jesus?  These writers did, I am sure of it.  Do you know them and the hymns they wrote? 

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Let’s venture a little test:  connect the names with their hymn title and perhaps hum a little hymn!

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1.  Folliott S. Pierpoint

2.  Martin Rinhart

3.  Edmund H. Sears

4.  Henry van Dyke

5.  Sabina Baring-Gould

6.  Henry F. Lyte

7.  Jeremiah E. Rankin

8.  Maltbie D. Babcock

9.  Joseph Mohr

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A.  Silent Night

B.  This is my Father’s World

C.  For the Beauty of the Earth

D.  Now Thank We All Our God

E.  It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

F.  Now the Day is Over

G.  Abide with Me:  Fast Falls the Eventide

H.  God Be With You Till We Meet Again

 J.  Joyful, Joyful—We Adore Thee

This exercise is presented in order to perhaps reintroduce you to the beauty and truth contained in the hymns of old.  Enjoy!

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Answers:  1C, 2D, 3E, 4J, 5F, 6G, 7H, 8B, 9A

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Humble Thanks

 

Rose bud in the rain

 © Jeanne E Webster

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Thank you for the memories,

The joys and wonders of life,

The blessing of divine glories…

What peace abundantly rife!

~

You birthed me as a baby girl,

Swaddled up in my mother’s arms;

Tenderly kissed my golden curls

As I snuggled in her charms.

~

Thanks for all my family and friends,

Thanks for pretty flowers and weeds.

Sunshine and rain brought amends

As You sought to establish Your seeds.

~

Oh God, my sins no longer sting

They’re hung on the cross of Jesus.

He entered into my life to bring

A life so much more prestigious.

~

Your truth appeased my doubting heart

I was healed by Your living waters.

Eternal life You did truly impart

To my lost spirit and many others.

~

I peered inside my very soul;

Faithfully, You are present there.

See that loving spirit glow…

A sweet heavenly flare! Amen

(jew)

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Pillow Talk

© Jeanne E. Webster


My pillow is my best friend

Oh yes it sure ’nuff be

It’s soft an’ cuddly

Silky an’ snuggly

And helps make me sleepy.

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Night, day or naptime

It’s always there for me

It’s lazy an’ lumpy

Cozy an’ comfy

Oh how it pleases me.

When day is done I’m tired

Oh yes I sure ’nuff be

Too daffy an’ dilly

Silly an’ nilly

Ole sleepyhead is me!

Thank you, Lord, for pillows

They’re the bestest things

For resting an’ nesting

Jesting an’ guesting

Oh the joys they bring!

~shalom