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To the heavens, my eyes gaze up,
heavy as a flower in the rain,
Sorrow now has filled my cup
only time can ease my pain.

But like the Bud and brand new leaf
leaves the mud and thorns below
to rise above these thorns of grief
I need some time to grow.


When things go wrong, as they sometimes will
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit!

Life is tough with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns,
But many a failure turns about
He just might have won had he stuck it out!

Don't give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow!
Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a tired and faltering man.

Often the struggler has given up,
when he might have captured the victor's cup!
And he learns too late when he steps down
How close he was to the golden crown.

You never know how close you are
It may be close when it seems far
So stick to the fight, when you're the hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit!

Author unknown


Laying down my head in total despair,
No hope and total emptiness, thinking why should I care?
Then in the darkest dark of the night,
a silhouette appeared surrounded by light,

Reaching across me I felt a feather soft touch
and the voice of an angel whisper "you'r loved so much".
As my eyes adjusted I saw wings that were tattered,
her hair a bit messy, her hands a bit battered.

She said "when you were a baby, in your mothers arms,
she prayed you an angel to keep you from harms.
That prayer was answered, when God sent me,
and that has been no easy job as you can plainly see!

She bowed her head as a tear fell from her eye,
I felt such shame to see my angel cry!
She told me of friends she had sent my way,
How she delighted in my joy and listened to me pray.

Then anger and violence took over my days,
yet still she held on in all of her ways.
She would never give up even though she grew tired,
Tho a time or two she admitted she wished she be fired!

Then I realized she was showing me my worth,
she said "you been loved since the day of your birth!"
"Never give up, your life is worth living!
It is not always taking, sometimes it's giving!"

Joy filled my heart like never before,
Till I awoke to the clanking of my prison cell door.
Just a dream I thought, as a tear fell from my eye,
Then I felt a soft touch as my angel flew by!


TOMORROW WHEN I GO TO PRISON ALONE. A poem by Carrie Neighbors

When your tomorrow starts without me
and I am not there to see,
That the sun shall rise, and find your eyes
are filled with tears for me.

I hated how you cried, the pain you felt that day
As you watched me stand before the judge, then slowly led away.
As I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
Shackled and chained like an animal, all I could say was "WHY?"

I had so much more to share with you, so much yet to do,
It seemed so impossible, that I was leaving you!
I thought of all our yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had!

If I could take back yesterday, if only for a while,
I'd take away, my foolish way, and work to make you smile!
But then I fully realized, that just could not be,
For my foolish follies have truly caused this reality!

When I thought of all my worldly things, I'd surely miss tomorrow,
My thoughts of you, and me not there is what filled my heart with sorrow!

Passing through those prison gates, so awfully far from home
I truly felt that painful sting of being all alone!
Someday I will leave prison, at long last be set free,
I pray on that day, you will still be waiting for me.
But when tomorrow starts without me, remember as you tarry
That prison life is full of strife when there ain't no commissary!

He was our shooting star


There are many stars, that dance across the sky
Some last for many years, some are born to quickly die.
A shooting star my friend, is a rare and wonderful sight
If you see one light up the night, you can wish upon its flight!

A shooting star with a comet tail, has a short time to live
But oh what a wonderful gift to the sky, this rare star has to give!
It doesn't look like all the rest, yet its a beauty to behold
A wonderous light and majical heir, has a mystery yet to unfold!

Many stars will stand alone, as they brighten up the night
But a shooting star is moving fast, in its rare and wonderful flight!
His life was like that shooting star, a gift we were not worthy of
A life that brought beauty down to earth, Yet he belonged to the heavens above!


Praise God for all his blessings
be thankful in all that you do
be an example in your life that is lived for Jesus
Someone may be watching you!

Treat each day as a new beginning
Make sure your words are spoken true
be a gift to those that come your way
Someone may be watching you!

The trials that you face
when each day begins anew
Shine in your Christian faith
For someone may be wathcing you!

Angels On loan From God

saying good-bye
A child is a gift from God,
no greater a gift could be
A God that sends his angels down
In human form to see.

Little ones that bring us joy,
yes joy beyond compare
We give them all we have to give
Our love we gladly share.

We plan to have our child there
until in our days we grow old
We sometimes take for granted
They will always be ours to hold.

But sometimes God has a greater plan
Our children are Angels on loan
and sometimes God needs his Angels
before the angel is grown.

So remember that hugs do matter,
and memories are made by the day
tender moments can last a lifetime
and never be taken away.

But the little angel you hold so dear
is only entrusted in your care
For she first belonged to heaven
and she could be needed there.

But of God we must trust his plan
and of him we shall not fear
Rejoice in the gift of each day we are given
Every moment of every year!


How could one person
have so much to give,
And teach us the meaning of life,
When he himself had so little time to live?

A steadfast love he possessed for the Lord
he set the bar on serving Jesus name,
He filled the church with the lives he touched
He loved all people the same.

He was always there to help a friend
For a friend truly was he
showing his faithfulness in his works
His life was a gift of love and generosity.

We cannot know why a life so precious
A life lived so well was ended.
But as the darkness of shadows fall
We can rest assured that to heaven he has ascended.

We know that he was yours dear Lord
A gift on loan to us for only a short while
But oh what a glorious gift he was
So precious and true was his smile!

Into thy hands that cradle him now
his journey on earth now is through
A life that was lived to the fullest down here,
Now in heaven and lifted up to you.

His life was a journey on earth
Today we celebrate his heavenly birth
Every journey must begin and end
And every journey's ending is a new beginning.

The meaning of being a Mother

Mother is another name for love
A child is a gift from our Lord up above
Biology in this union plays no part
For a mother is made by the love in her heart!

A bond between mother and child can't be broken
It runs deeper than any words ever spoken
The honor of motherhood is earned every day
With each hug or kiss shared on life's way

Sharing the good days, drying the tears
Yes mother is honor earned through the years
To carry a baby means a child you'll bear
But being a mother means you'll always be there!


To be a good parent is where greatness exceeds
It is not always easy to fulfill your childs needs
They are our future, our earth's greatest treasure
Each child in our life, deserves love beyond measure.

The loss of a child, can bring sorrow hard to comprehend
It's like walking in a tunnel that has no end
I have been through the happiness; and the loss too
Please read this chapter, let me share them with you!

The Garden with a Welcome sign

THE GARDEN with a welcome sign--------by carrie neighbors

There is a garden up in heaven where the colors never fade
Its welcome sign is always bright even in the shade

And going down the middle is a trail made out of stone
It’s wide enough for two so no one ever walks alone.

As angels prim the garden unto God they sing their praise
How could so much beauty not bring joy into their days?
A place with only sunshine, absent of life’s sorrow
Where days melt into years and there's no fear about tomorrow.

I walk through my own garden, its flowers smell so sweet
It’s my little piece of heaven, where God and me can meet
Someday in heavens Garden I will walk by Gods welcome sign
For now I am just content to know that God has walked by mine!

Thank-You, I hope to see you in heaven!


Look not at death for it's just a new birth
It's a pathway to heaven and a journey from earth!
Can I help you in some way today?
Can I brighten your path along lifes way?
Can I tell you of Jesus the one who is true?
For he is ready and waiting for you.

I want to be a soul winner for Jesus,
And send others to that mansion on high
Your soul means so much to my savior
in heaven there is no sad goodbye!

I can only point you to Jesus
The one who is true,
And Jesus my sweet savior
Is willing to help even you!

When Jesus comes in the clouds of glory
and calls his loved ones home
Oh don't you want to be called in that number
and have a mansion of your own?

Then you will tell others,
"Look not at death for its just a new birth,
It's but a pathway to heaven and a journey from earth!"


I may never own a mansion
polished with earths silver and gold
Never be rich like so many
who their earthly treasures hold.

But I'm looking unto Jesus
and I know he will carry me through
for in heaven I own a mansion
when I bid this world "a due"..

I love the sweet story of Jesus
the story of his wonderful love
how he suffered and died for me
and now lives in heaven above!

You would love this sweet old story
if your heart to him will give
though your sins are many,
he is waiting to forgive!

He will share with you his glory
when your life on earth is done,
Come to Jesus do not linger
For he is the chosen one!

WE ARE CREATED IN GODS IMAGE by carrie Neighbors


God did not create us to want to die
In times of suffering, we just want our pain to go away,
We love life as God loves life
God has created us that way!

The grave is a dark and lonely place
we long not that our loved ones go
God has made us to love life eternally
He gives us the gift of life in heaven to someday know.

For those who trust in Christ fully
the best is truly yet to come
Dimensions of happiness inconceivable now
A gift of new life when this life is done!

We were created in Gods image
and we should doubt him never
because if we trust and believe in him
Just like him; we shall live forever!

PLEASE JOIN ME IN HEAVEN! a poem by carrie neighbors

God sends down his promise
Worth more than worldly gold
"fear not I will be with you,
when the heavenly gates unfold".

Just beyond the banks of Jordan
beyond the chilling tide
I'll go to be with Jesus
the one they crucified!

Oh what a happy meeting
when my saviors face I see
When he takes my hand and leads me
to the ones that wait for me!

So today if you are walking
in that path thats not so straight
Just call out to Jesus
Let him guide you through his gate!

Trust in all God's wisdom
take his words and doubt them never
For there in Gods great kingdom
we all will someday be together!

Jesus is calling


Oh how I love Jesus,
he is all and all to me,
There upon the rugged cross
He died to set me free.

I can't help but love him
For did'nt he first love me
When I was just a sinner
he did not turn and flee!

He promised never to leave me
I am standing on his word
A truth he has spoken
The sweetest words I ever heard!

So when I go through sorrow
I dont have to go alone
For he is always with me
I have Jesus to lean upon.

I am satisfied with Jesus
Whether here or there,
If I know my savior is with me
I am contented anywhere!

Someday when my life is over
And I'm needed here no more
I will go to be with Jesus
on that bright and happy shore.

So won't you prepare to meet him
Don't turn to walk away
He's everly so tender calling
for you to give him your heart today!

Finding Courage out of tragedy


Together in love almost 15 years,
My Love, my life; sharing laughter and tears.
Then out of nowhere, in waters toiling and dim
Tragedy struck; and there I was alone without him!

He dived into the water,
they say he struck his head
I was lost and alone,
the love of my life was dead.
Scared and left alone,
in my time of tremendous sorrow
How could I face the rest of my life,
When I could't even face tomorrow!

I went to my room alone that night,
There I screamed and lay on the floor!
I pleaded with God to help me,
just make everything good like before!
I gazed accross the room,
saw my bible on a table just lying there,
God was reaching out to me, wanting my sorrows to share.

Soon the morning sun streamed in the window,
But my pain was not gone
I realized it was through Gods grace,
I would find strength to carry on!

I prayed,
"God if you are listening, and he is there with you,
let him look upon me, let him see I'll make it through!
God let him see me smile again, let him know I love him so,
Tell him that I'll be okay, as I struggle to let go."

Finally I turn to scripture, and Gods word I implore
He shall comfort me on earth, till in heaven we're together once more.
Turning to Psalms 30, to ease a heart thats torn,
Though sorrow comes by night, joy comes in the morn.

With God's mercy I shall go on, in his light is where I shall see
I can do all things, Through God who strengthens me!

Will you meet me in Heaven?

Will you meet me over yonder in that city of delight?
Where a mansion for me is waiting, with a robe of spotless white!

Once i hoped in Jesus, now I know that he is mine
Once my lamps were dying, in him they brightly shine!

Once for death I waited, now his coming hail,
My hopes securely anchored, safe within his veil!

Someday I'll walk with Jesus' in the land of endless day
when my journey here is ended, I'll go home with him to stay.

No longer feel this earthly pain, or suffer all alone
In Heaven no more tears will flow, our perfect eternal home.

In John 14:2-3 we read, "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."


On earth I know such sorrow,
I carry a heavy load,
But there is a brighter tomorrow,
Where there is no rocky road.

I know my Lord will guide me,
I have no need to fear,
For he always walks beside me
When I call out he will hear!

Jesus knows when I am lonely,
Knows when I need more,
He prepares for me a mansion
On heavens golden shore.

For you I will be waiting,
Beside the golden stair,
When Jesus bids you welcome
Look for me and I'll be there!

I will wait for you there,
In Gods great unknown,
Till he comes and he gathers
You too for his own!


God sends us down his promise
It's worth more than wordly gold,
"Fear not for I am with you"
When heavens gates unfold.

Just beyond the banks of Jordan,
Beyond the chilling tide,
Where I will be with Jesus,
The one they crucified!

That will be a happy meeting,
When my Saviors face I see,
He shall take my hand and lead me,
To the ones that wait for me!

So today if you're not walking,
In the path that's always straight,
Call on Jesus, who shall not leave you,
Let him guide you through the gate!

Trust in God's wisdom,
Take his words and doubt them never,
Someday in Gods great Kingdom,
We all will be together!


Salvation through Jesus what a glorious gift
He gives us a destiny beyond our dreams
He is our past, present and future,
He is as great as the values he redeems!

The gift of Salvation is ours through Jesus
We are justified by his past; he secures us today,
And because he shed his blood for us on the cross
Our future in Heaven is assured in every way!

Those who choose to reject this glorious gift
And the word they choose to not hear,
Will suffer Gods wrath poured out in full measure
Living life and eternity in anger, torment and fear!

The end is now nearing, Jesus shall soon return
Sending his glorious gift that each man has attained,
We shall fear not the day when we see his face
For by his gift our salvation was gained!

Jesus gave up His human life to save ours.
Jesus said that His death was the only acceptable payment for sin. He is our ONLY way to God. He died to give our spirit eternal life. Without Him, we are spiritually dead. Ephesians 2:1-2


We are on a Journey
To a land of peace and love
At the end we meet our Savior
In that happy home above!

Though our journey may be long
And often times we feel alone
The arms of our dear Savior
Are always open to lean upon.

He will always guide us
If his will we obey
Someday soon we'll be with Jesus
It could happen any day!

So watch the life we are living
And Walk with Jesus each day,
he will guide our lonely footsteps
So we never loose our way.

If to him we will be faithful
Seek his sheep that go astray
Our reward will be in heaven
Where we will see Jesus one sweet day!

for He will make a sudden end of all who live on the earth...Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, you who do what He commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord's anger." Zephaniah 1:14-18


I want Jesus to have his way in my life,
To guide my day, and guide my night,
With open arms should I fall,
And open ears should I call!

Then when I travel my last mile,
I face that fear with a smile,
For he shall reach his hand for me
And guide me into eternity.

With trials and tragedies I live through,
I shall serve my Lord, and know he is true,
One glimpse of his face will well repay
The price of my suffering and challenges today.

I'm going to heaven where beauty lies,
Up yonder in the golden skies
A place where goodness shall never fail,
Where only kindness and mercy prevail!

Once we are dead, there is no way to "cross sides". In fact, the Bible symbolically speaks of a "great gulf" that separates the two realms of the dead, who are awaiting the final judgment day (Luke 16:19-31). Choose life!

GODS PERFECT SLEEP a poem written about the death of an entire family

They didn't die, they just closed their eyes
and found Gods perfect sleep
Each troubled day, has vanished away
as each one he will safely keep.

When Christians go to be with God
He's promised sweet repose
Through night and day, the angels stay
Each name and need he knows.

Though the ones that are left behind
feel loss and sadness too
Hardships come, the spirit grows numb
yet he will all strength renew!

Along lifes way, through each day
be it calm or stormy night.
Each one he'll keep, with perfect sleep
until they wake in heavens light.

THE SUNSET ON EARTH compared to heaven

Oh how beautiful is the immensity of the ocean
How breathtaking the colors at sunset over water can be
Have you ever walked along the sand in solitude?
How magnificent the beauty as far as the eye can see!

There are simple joys that each of us can find
We must look beyond what we are holding in our hand
Spend time enjoying the immensity of Gods creations
truly then you shall understand....

True happiness is found in countless different ways
So many things in life play a simple part
Deep within our faith is where it all must start
True happiness will come when to god you give your heart.

Because the beauty here on earth fails to compare
with the wonder and beauty Gods kingdom has to share
Stored up for you in heaven is a sea of faith and love
shining in the colors of the sunset from above!

Colossians 1:5
You have these because of the hope which is kept safe for you in heaven. Some time ago you heard about this hope in the Good News which is the message of truth.

HEAVEN WAITS a poem about finding heaven by carrie Neighbors

Oh what a beautiful morning the sun it shines so bright
It reminds me of my Savior who shines in heavens light!
There we'll need no sun, never a cloud in the sky
Oh won't that be a wonderful day, a day in the sweet by and by!

Soon we shall all be called home, a home of peace and rest
There no sorrow can enter in, only the Lord and the blessed!
I cannot tell you half the joy we will find in heaven someday
I can only say just reach it my friend, let Jesus show you the way!

Leave the world as it pleases, you must not live to please them
Live to please Jesus the crucified one, live to only please him!
Your reward waits at the end of the way, when Jesus face you shall see
And all the loved ones who have gone before, oh what a wonderful day that will be!

Psalm 16:11
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

TO GOD GIVE THE GLORY by carrie neighbors

O' Great and powerful our mighty God
Creator of splendor and majesty
Rejoice O' my soul for I am a part
of all creation I see!

From the seas to the mountains
to skies up above
Exposed is your vastness
Great is your love!

On loan unto me
for it's not mine to keep
It all disappears
when my eyes fall asleep

All my riches
my treasures my worth
To God give the glory
for he owns this earth!

All my praise all my good works
These are the treasures I own
Stored up for me in heaven
when my spirit passes alone.

O' great and powerful our mighty God
Creator of earth and eternity
Rejoice O my soul for in heaven awaits
A mansion that's built just for me!

HEAVEN CHAPTER 4--the following are my poems about heaven


How can we bear the loss when a loved one passes away?

How can we find strength to continue on each day?

How do we know what's real when so much grief remains?

There is a promised land where there will be no earthly pains.

A place called heaven, that when we leave this world we go

A place with golden streets where crystal waters flow.

A place called heaven, that is what these next poems are about

I promise after you read them, there won't be any doubt.

Because in these poems you'll find facts and great promise too!

So please keep on reading because heaven is waiting for you!

IN THE SECRET OF HIS PRESENCE (I pray) A poem by carrie neighbors

alone in a room behind the door
I receive a renewed awareness of God
accepting him into my life forever more

In the secret of his presence
I can receive his gift of peace for my day
his guidance shall surround me
and always light my way.

In the secret of his presence
I shall go forward to live and walk in his light
as he fills my cup with his blessings
and he shelters me within his sight

In the secret of his presence
I thank God for every gift that makes my day bright
I thank him for making me whole and strong
through his guidance my life can turn out just right.

In the secret of his presence
I thank God for the gifts he will bring
Yes in my room behind my closed door
I thank my Lord for everything!

Matthew 6:6
when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.


A PRAYER FOR HEALING IS ANSWERED a poetic prayer for healing.

In the morning while in sickness
I pray to God to heal
to cast away my sorrows
and give me joy thats real.

He gives me hope and faith
that his wisdom shall prevail
He sends me signs of promise
with his strength I cannot fail.

Though my body weakens
my spirit still grows strong
His power shall sustain me
When everything goes wrong.

My prayers are always answered
Though some answers go unknown.
To be revealed to me in heaven
when God calls me for his own.

(Matthew 9:28-29)
"...the blind men came to Jesus and asked Him to heal them. Jesus asked them, 'Do you believe that I am able to do this?' 'Yes, Lord,' they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said, 'ACCORDING TO YOUR FAITH will it be done to you...'"

A PRAYER TO BE MORE HUMBLE a poetic prayer to be lifted up by the Lord

Let me be more humble Lord
take away my arrogant pride
Mold my life to please you
let me walk by your side.

Help me to be forgiving Lord
I come to you on my knee's
Please forgive me of my sins
Oh Lord please hear my plea's!

Undeserving I cry Lord
only you understand
how often I've failed you
still you reach out your hand.

You lift me up with your sacrifice
For by your grace I am saved Lord
Because you paid the price!

James 4:10
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up!

FINDING A MIRACLE a poem about today & acceptance

Each day we live is a miracle
It is a gift that's heaven sent
It is way to precious to be spent
In sorrow or discontent!

We all are but a mist
that soon will melt away
but a memory can last forever
They are the miracles of today!

The simple little things in life
so many are commonplace
Yet these are the precious miracles
that fill our time and space.

Everyday is a gift to make a memory
let us rejoice with joy and believe
treasured moments can last forever
Take this miracle now and Receive!

Psalm 118:24
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!

I SING MY PRAISES TO GOD A poem by carrie Neighbors

I sing unto you oh Lord
As I lift my hands to you in praise
you are alive and working in my life
I sing because of your marvelous ways!

I sing so others can hear oh Lord
may they listen in wonder and amaze
then they can know you in their lives too
and together we'll sing our praise!

I sing my praise unto you oh lord
because of you I am courageous and strong
You are my protector wherever I go
So I lift you up with my song!

I sing my praises to you oh Lord
as the clock ticks away my days
till one day I see your sweet face
And in heaven I sing you my praise!

SURRENDER YOURSELF TO GOD poem by Carrie Neighbors

The mystery of life is like the ocean deep
Tranquil on top yet turbulent below
If we confess not then our burdens keep
Its true guilt and condemnation we will know

There is true harmony if your surrender
surrender your life that you live
For true inner peace that God will render
if unto him your life you shall give

Render yourself in loyal submission
follow in faith where're he shall lead
allow God to show you life's new dimensions
And of your burdens you shall be freed.


Father today I want to praise you
You know my needs so well
I want to give you first place in my life
and my every secret tell.

You have given me everything that I need
and my needs you always know
Everything that I have is because of you
as I walk on this earth below

You shower me with blessings past and present
you lay the future out before me
You watch over and protect me with your unchanging love
you are in control of things I cannot see.

Now I praise you for your unchanging way
I can depend on you to see me through my day
I lift up my voice in praise of thy word today
Because it's you lord I live to obey

1 jOHN 1:9
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness"


God gives us yet another day
A chance to start anew
He gives to us his abundant love
and his forgiveness too.

He wraps us in his loving arms
he understands us all
then waits for us to let him in
he listens for our call

God is waiting to forgive
so don't think he won't understand
God already knows your needs
and he is reaching out his hand

So pray to him from your heart
Let your worries be still
then give to him your daily cares
and strive to do his will.

When you fail in your way
or in your duties falter
just ask forgiveness from our lord
and lay your burdens at the alter

Let God bring forgiveness and love
he will send them all our way
then you will be prepared once more
to face another day.

Psalm 32:1-2
Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord doesn't count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit".


How can I pray to God?
He is so much greater than me!
Why would he listen to my words
When his powers can part the sea?

Why would God send Angels down
to watch over me each day?
How can I pray to such a mighty king
How can I know what to say?

Why would God whose power reins
over all creation on earth and above
listen to one as underserving as me
then embrace me with all of his love?

Why would God perfect in wisdom
listen to one so broken?
With unmeasured deep awareness
he answers in words now unspoken.

God in his glory loves me and listens
as i come to him with each prayer.
For he not only listens but answers each one
then he lifts up the pain that I bear.

Though I'm not perfect
He forgives me and makes me whole.
He gives me each day anew
To embrace him and bless my soul.

Praise to the one who created heaven and earth
Praise to the one with great power
Praise to the who hears my prayers
Then sends light to my darkest hour!
Praise to the who sent down his son
So all sinners on earth may be free!
Praise to the one who was nailed to the cross
and shed his precious blood for me!

John 16:32
Behold, the hour comes, yea, has now come, that you will be scattered, each man to his own things, and you will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.


If you are feeling sorrow
Or heavy burden be
Reach out to Jesus
Let him set you free!

Pray to God the Father
I promise He'll be there
Nothing is too heavy
To take to the Lord in prayer.

Our daily trials test us
there are many that we face
Just give them all to God
and all his loving grace.

So many times we are heavy
with burdens we must bear
when all we need to do
is reach out to God in prayer!

Begin your day each morning
On bended knee in prayer
call upon his name
and truly he'll be there.

Take all your needs to God
Seek and you shall find
He will give you inner peace
for body soul and mind.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ


Thank-you father for being so patient with me
Even if I make mistakes, as so many times I do
I am grateful I have your endless mercy to lean on
There is so much strength I draw from you.

I know my spending is not always wise
Yet still you see my needs are met
Your always watching through sleepless eyes
I know you're not through with me yet

You always seem to protect me
You pick me up whenever I fall
You give me all your endless love
And you answer whenever I call.

So thank-you father for being near
Please help me to think more before I speak
Release me of my anger and fear
Then strengthen me when I am weak.

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for you are with me.

LORD HELP ME NOT TO GIVE UP (a prayer to go on)

Lord look upon me now help me be all I can be
here within your light help me learn to see
Although I have struggles in thee I can resolve
Although I have problems with you I can resolve.

When I loose direction you shall show me the way
help me not to give up and seek you out each day.
When others stand and say "my situation has no end"
I simply call upon you and find new strength within.

In the midst of all my broken pride my failures and my pain
You comfort me with words of wisdom and help me to sustain
I shall learn from all my struggles with you I can succeed
And if i fail I'll try again, your love is all I need.

Psalm 71:4
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.


To pray for a healing I first close my eyes
Then immersed with great focus I feel energized
I pray for gods healing as I focus my mind
On the things I need most and the energy I find.

I let go of concern that God may not hear
I know he is listening and soothing my fear.
his divine intervention is working within me
He shall open my heart and my eyes that I see

God is already in charge of my endless care
In sorrow and pain every moment he's there.
he has truly immersed me in his healing light
Never leaving me far from his attentive sight.

As i feel the warmth on my face from Gods healing sun
I know through my prayers his will shall be done
His power to heal is greater than my mind can comprehend
and his love is mine eternal as it goes on without end

So I trust in his promise he will always give me his best
For through him I know I will always have joy peace and rest
But God never promised I would never have pain
Nor does he need his will to explain

I go on and I trust in his healing hand
If this valley is dark, Someday I will understand
Never discouraged with God at my side
His all was mine, when upon the cross he died!

Psalm 42:11
O my soul, don't be discouraged. Don't be upset. Expect God to act! For I know that I shall again have plenty of reason to praise Him for all that He will do. He is my help! He is my God!


Shadows creep around my room
I toss and turn all through the night
My mind is filled with anguish and gloom
my heart is chained with fright!

I need you Lord to help me now
only you can heal my heart
unchain me from depression somehow
allow my anxieties to depart

My burdens now I give to you
can you carry them a while?
Watch over me in all I do
your tender mercies bring back my smile

I know that problems will come my way
Yet no matter what circumstance I'm in
These chains are broken when I pray
and my fears shall fade from within.

Chained to a world of dangers and fears
I cannot change things that have to be
But prayer shall strengthen me through the years
Till from these chains I shall be free!

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.


Before you left your home this morning
tell me did you think to pray?
Did you ask God to guide you
And keep you through the day?

Did you read his word this morning
telling you how to live today?
or were you in too big a hurry
as you went along your way/

So often we neglect him
we don't take time to pray
How we grieve him our dear Savior
as we walk along life's way.

When in trouble he is with us
he never leaves us alone
how could you bear your burden
without Jesus to lean upon?

When we are weary and heavy laden
upon the Lord we can call
He's always there to guide and keep us
not just one but all.

How can we fail so great a savior
neglect him as we do?
Won't you try to do for Jesus
as he has done for you!

Start each day with Jesus
and don't forget to pray
jesus knows how much you love him
call on him while you may.

don't put off your prayers much longer
for to wait may be too late
We don't know when he will call us
to meet him at the gate

He then will bid us welcome
if on earth we live for him
Don't neglect him now he loves you
and at the gate he will let you in.


In the ten years that I was blessed to be able to serve more than 23 children as a foster parent, I was able to grow in so many ways.

We had three of the sweetest little kids stay with us. They had seen so much hardship in their tiny short lives.

Then we had a little boy that was whipped with an extension cord so hard that he had scars across his back. Although the wounds heal, the pain remains. He was so angry when he came to us. But by time he left, he had made so much progress! He had learned how to be a little boy again!

We took in two little boys that were terribly abused. They had parents that did horrible things to them. So horrible I can’t even say what it was. They were one of the worst cases of abuse the agency had ever seen.

Each story is as unique as the child. Each child is in need of someone to love them. To tell them you are there for them. Being a foster parent gives a person a chance to make a difference in a Childs life. You can't always save them, but if you can make some small difference, I guess that is a good way to look at life! You take one day at a time! When you give all, it not only changes the lives of others, but it just may change your life too!

Matthew 18:4
Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.



Jesus is my solace
My healer and my friend
he comforts me with holy words
he truly loves me to no end

The one who gives me strength
the one with healing power
he carries me unconditionally
through my darkest hour

I come to him alone
I pray to him each day
that he might hallow all my thoughts
and show me his chosen way

Then in my hour of need
a song of praise I sing
hoping I can find new strength
to accept the challenge tomorrow will bring.

If healing is meant for me Lord
I pray thy will be done
If mercy is what you give me
I trust you oh holy one.

take me in thy hands dear lord
your healing powers be
Mold my life to give you the glory
I lay all my trust in thee!

Jesus you are my solace
my healer and my friend
I accept your mercy and peace
and your love that knows no end.
PSALM 42;11
O my soul, don't be discouraged. Don't be upset. Expect God to act! For I know that I shall again have plenty of reason to praise Him for all that He will do. He is my help! He is my God!


Father you made me with funny shaped eyes
and hair that is way too straight
You gave me legs that don't work right,
and I fear I'm overweight!

I'm not always pleasing
in my thoughts and my ways
Yet you cleanse me from evil
and bring light to my days.

Still I know I am exactly the person
you meant me to be
The delight of your heart
with every talent and ability

You formed me in the womb
you made me beautiful in your sight
You gave me everything I need
to make my life turn out just right!

Father you make me proud of myself
Who I am is who I am meant to be
Though my accomplishments might go unnoticed
I know you are proud of me!

So thank you Lord for giving me life
along with each challenge and test
Because in return I promise you Lord
you will always have my best!

John 15;5
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing


Take peace in yourself, trust in the Lord
Great gladness and love will be your reward

Read your bible daily, It's truly the greatest story
God breathed these words, that lead to his glory!

No greater power together we share
Than the love of our Lord, and the power of prayer!

These words that are woven with our Lord above
Will bring us great peace, in his mercy and love!

Matthew 7:7
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you
note: there are no requirements here, just ask and let God answer.


Alone before the others wake
I go out and sit on my chair
I feel the crisp wind against my face
And I know my Lord is there.

"Be still and know that I am with you"
I feel his whisper in the wind
it makes me feel rejuvenated and ready
for the day God will send.

This is the time just me and God
share my secrets and concerns for the day
I pray that he will watch over me
and guide me on my way.

I thank him for all he's given me
I sing "how great thou art"
For all this earth and beauty
I am blessed to have my part.

Now I am ready to face my day
Its a blessing for me to know
I'll not walk alone, for I am his own
as into this world I go.

Isaiah 40:31
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
Psalm 69:30
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.


O Lord open my eyes to see you more clearly
You offer an endless panorama of things to be thankful for
you bring hope and great promise into my world
for when this life is over I will have life evermore

I want to walk along the path to eternity
Where your words shall forever echo and stay in my heart
Give me the strength to hold to your truth O' Lord
And I shall follow you endlessly till this life I depart

Now I want to thank-you oh Lord for your most precious gift

For you so loved the world that you gave your son
that whoever believes in him should not parish
but have life eternal, when this life on earth is done.


John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes upon him shall not parish, but have everlasting life.


O stain of sin upon my soul
it causes such guilt and despair
the pain consumes the ones I love most
my life seems broken beyond repair.

Bring unto me wholeness and healing
as to thee I sorry confess
forgive me lord as I must forgive myself
and plead your righteousness.

Then in the midst of all that's evil
I must forgive others too
as I plead for your forgiveness
my confession I give unto you.

Unworthy and guilty I come calling
I pray thy spirit will come intercede
forgive and take away my sins forever
Oh Lord you know my need!

Redemption is mine through Crist's blood
I have the riches of Gods grace for my own
I know through him I can win this battle
For I will not be fighting my battle alone.

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.


There is true power in a silent prayer
In a quiet corner God will meet me there

in my quiet solitude I pray for my day
I have Gods full attention he will not turn away!

Just him and I establish my goal
with divine order he transforms my soul

he listens as I share every grief and woe
then with his wisdom he helps me grow.

he gently empowers me as I silently pray
My moment with God will sustain me all through my day!

In Luke 18:1 Jesus told his disciples that they "should always pray and not give up." and then Jesus asked "...will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?"


Lord help me to be
full of peace and harmony
where hatreds dagger is all I see
Make forgiveness and love a part of me

Give me tolerance Lord
help me bring hope out of despair.
When others are hurting and sad
Guide my words to show I care

Give me these gifts Lord
please humble me now
give me just enough courage
to help others somehow

Give me your wisdom
For there is knowledge for those that believe
Though I may be the giver
It is in giving that I shall recieve!


When I let my light, shine so bright
that Christ is revealed through me
All that is wrong, before too long
will be just a memory.

Its my hearts delight, in my darkest night
thy words become so clear
with trembling hands, at thy commands
your message still I hear.

My worried heart, though torn apart
is cradled in thy hands
so come what may, upon this day
I'll follow thy demands!

Oh what a thrill, to know Gods will
shall light my darkest days
My worries are gone, when I lean upon
my Lord in prayer and praise!

Phillipians 4:6-7
Do not worry about anything,
but in everything by prayer...let your request be made known.