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           Happy Grandparent's Day
                 by Jessie House

Before I was even thought of
You'd lived throught so many things,
You've told me all your stories
And carried me under your wing.

I am growing up now,
I can fly on my own,
But when my wings get weary,
I know you're waiting at home.

I appreciate you holding me before
I could hold myself.
I appreciate you loving me
Before anyone else.

You'd try to sneak me money
behind my parent's back,
You'd give me cake and cookies
Even if I didn't need a snack.  

I've told you all my secrets
And this thanks is overdue.
There is something specal that
I would like to tell you.

You are the one I confide in,
You kept my tears at bay,
I know it's not enough 
To just say this, but



The man whispered, "God, speak to me."
And a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear.

So the man yelled "God, speak to me."
And the thunder rolled across the sky.
But the man did not listen.

The man looked around and said,
"God, let me see you."
And a star shined brightly. But the man did not notice.

And the man shouted, "God, show me a miracle."
And a life was born. But the man did not know.

So the man cried out in despair,
"Touch me God, and let me know you are here."
Whereupon God reached down
and touched the man.
But the man brushed the butterfly away
and walked on.

Don't miss out on a blessing because it isn't
packaged the way that you expect it to be.

If Jesus Came to your house

If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two,
If he should show up unannounced. I wonder what you'd do?
Would you have to change your clothes before you let him in,
Or hide some books and put the Bible where they'd been?
Would you be glad to have him meet your very closest friends?
Or would you hope they stay away until his visit ends?
Would you be glad to have him stay forever on and on, 
Or would you sign with great relief when he at last was gone?
It might be interesting to know the things that you would do,
If Jesus came in person to spend some time with you.

God I Hurt

I said, "God, I hurt."
And God said, I know."
I said, "God, I cry alot."
And God said,
"That is why I gave you tears"
I said, " God, I am so depressed."
And God said,
"That is why I gave you sunshine."
I said,"God, Life is so hard."
And God said,
"That is why I gave you loved ones."
I said, "God, my loved one died."
And God said, "So did mine."
I said, "God, it is such a loss."
And God said,
" I saw mine nailed to a cross."
I said, "God, but your loved one lives."
And God said, " So does yours."
I said, "God, where are they now?"
And God said, "Mine is on My right,
And yours is in the LIGHT."
I said, " God, it hurts."
And God said, "I know."
~Author Unknown~