Posted by: lovinglinesandmore | June 7, 2017

Dad’s Month

This is the month to honor dads. If you have a devoted dad, you are truly blessed!

Below is a poem I wrote in honor of my dad. I have also included a poem about our Flag in honor of Flag Day. Both poems are available on our website.

A CHRISTIAN FATHER

When I look back on memories
Of how my father lived.
I remember a lot of special things,
Things to me he’d give.

He always worked so very hard,
So I’d have food to eat,
A home to live in, clothes to wear,
And shoes upon my feet.

And all the things a “teen” must have.
I had to have a car.
All painted fresh and shining,
Like a brand new sparkling star.

Material things – they seem to have
A way of getting gone.
They lose their shine. They fall apart.
They don’t last very long.

But a special gift Dad gave me
That will never fall apart.
The memories of a Christian man,
Who loved us with all his heart.

A heart that looked to God for strength.
He showed how I should live,
And his Christian example
Was the best thing he could give!

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OUR FLAG

The flag is a great symbol
Of the freedom we all know.
A freedom we take for granted
That was fought for long ago.

The freedom to make a home
Wherever we may choose.
The freedom to vote for our candidates
Whether they win or lose.

The freedom we have to worship
Our precious God above.
Not to hide in secret,
But to share his precious love.

Our flag – it should be honored,
And our hearts should fill with pride.
To live in this great country
With our families by our side.

We shouldn’t take our flag for granted
Or the country we adore.
We should realize how blessed we are,
And humbly thank our Lord.

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June Bible Verse:
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven”. Matt 18:10, NIV

June Saying:
“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” -Charles Wadsworth

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Posted by: lovinglinesandmore | May 5, 2017

Mom’s Month

Mother’s Day is a great day to send a poem! It is sure to touch any mother’s heart.

Below is a poem I wrote in honor of my mother. I have also included a poem that was written for my daughter and her husband. They were married in May.

The Christian Mother

Sometimes I take for granted
The Christian Mother who is there.
The mother who has raised me,
Who gave her love and care.

The Mother who helped me grow
In a fine, Christian home.
The Mother who has taught me
With God we’re not alone.

The Mother who has laughed with me,
When all was going well.
The Mother who has picked me up
The times that I have failed.

The Mother I didn’t appreciate
Until I was fully grown.
The sacrifices she made for me
As time quickly moved along.

The Mother with such Christian faith
That helped me from the start.
The Mother who I love and cherish
And treasure in my heart.

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Eric and Kristin

You both have been a blessing
To those along life’s way;
And it is only fitting
That you’d fall in love someday.

A paramedic trained to help
People in distress.
A nurse who works so very hard
And gives her very best.

The beginning of your story
Was a date at Smokey Bones;
And soon you found your special love.
It didn’t take that long.

A love that will be with you
Through good times and through bad.
A love that will comfort you
And dry your tears when sad.

A love that will speak the words,
When you can’t find words to say.
A love that lasts forever
And sustains you every day.

A love that God created;
It was destined from the start.
He knew that you would fall in love,
So he joined both your hearts.

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May Bible Verse:
Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father,
and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 19:3 ESV

May Saying:
“Focus on giants – you stumble. Focus on God – your giants tumble.” – Max Lucado

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Posted by: lovinglinesandmore | March 31, 2017

Easter is Hope

May we all be thankful and celebrate the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ, and the awesome hope we have because of it!

Below is a poem about how we need to pray. Also, included is a poem I wrote for our church newsletter about the crown Jesus wore. There is also a poem inspired by my dear mom. It is available on our website.

PRAY

Do you think God is as far away?
When in fact he’s really here.
He always walks beside us,
And when we need him he is near.

We can tell God how we love him,
And praise his holy name.
A name that we can call on,
In the sunshine or the rain.

God can give us strength,
And he can light our way.
He’s as close as a prayer.
We’re in his hands each day.

And when our tears are falling,
And our world’s been blown apart.
We can speak to God.
He knows what’s in our heart.

A heart that he can mend
No matter come what may.
He’s always been right there for us.
We just need to pray.

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A CROWN

Our Savior came to earth as man.
He did not commit a sin.
He spoke of God’s eternal love.
God’s greatest gift was him.
The precious only son of God
Heard them mock his holy name.
Then they beat the Lamb of God
Until his body ached in pain.

They placed our Lord upon a cross.
They nailed his hands and feet.
He asked for their forgiveness,
As he died for you and me.
They placed his lifeless body
In a tomb so dark and cold;
But death could not hold our Savior,
Just as prophets once foretold.

Three days passed, and he rose again
To save us from our sins.
He’s building us a home on high,
So we can live with him.
He loves us more than words can say
Or a pen could ever write.
Christ wore a horrid crown of thorns,
So we could have a crown of life.

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A Mother is Special

A mother’s voice is special.
It can calm a baby’s cry.
It can sing away a nightmare
With a special lullaby.

A mother’s hands are special.
They can do so very much.
They can heal our cuts and bruises
With just a little touch.

A mother’s smile is special.
It makes us feel so safe.
It gives us the assurance
That everything’s okay.

Our mothers – they’re just special,
And most special is their love.
A love so unconditional,
One of God’s gifts from above.

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April Bible Verse:
I will remember the deeds of the LORD;
yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. Psalm 77:11, NIV

April Saying:
Don’t dwell on your mistakes. Get it right the next time. – Kirk Speraw

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Posted by: lovinglinesandmore | March 1, 2017

Happy March

March is normally a windy month in my area. I hope these poems will help you through the winds of life.

Below is a poem I wrote for our church newsletter about March winds. Also, I have included a poem called “My Special Friend” that is available on our website. I have several good friends who have birthdays in March.

MARCH WINDS

March winds are blowing all around.
You can see it in the trees.
The limbs – they sometime break and fall.
They’re barren with no leaves.

Then the winds begin to calm.
The sun begins to shine.
Soon, the leaves will grow again,
For it will be springtime.

Just like the struggles we must face.
They can hit so very hard.
They can knock us to the ground with gloom
And tear our world apart.

But if we look to GOD with faith,
And trust the Bible is true.
We know all things work for our good.
GOD is there in all we do.

We may not understand HIS ways
And may feel bruised and torn.
But if we hold fast to Holy GOD,
HE’LL bring us through the storm.

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MY SPECIAL FRIEND

You helped me through some crazy times
And times – both good and bad.
I’ve cried upon your shoulder
All the times that I was sad.

You tried to help me be myself.
You helped me see the light.
You laughed with me in joy,
And in sadness you have cried.

You gave me your opinions,
The ones I listened to.
You helped me with my problems
With guidance on what to do.

There’s nothing more I cherish,
And I will unto the end;
Is the love and trust I have for you,
For you – my special Friend.

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March Bible Verse:
“A generous man will prosper, he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25, NIV

March Saying:
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.” – Helen Keller

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Posted by: lovinglinesandmore | January 31, 2017

The Love Month

Valentines Day is a wonderful time to give your loved one a personalized poem. Please visit us at http://www.lovinglinesandmore.

Below is a poem I wrote for our church newsletter about God’s love. Also, I have included a poem written for my precious daughter, who was born on Valentine’s Day. Lastly, I have shared a poem I wrote for my dear sister who is in heaven. Her birthday is also in February.

GOD’S LOVE

We always hear that God is Love,
And that is what we say.
But do we really show that Love
Each and every day?

When people look at you,
Do they see God in your eyes?
Can they tell by your actions
That He’s the center of your lives?

Do they see God’s love when they need a friend,
And no one seems to care?
When all they feel is loneliness,
Do they know you are there?

When sickness comes upon them,
And they feel so afraid,
Do they know your prayers and love
Will help them through the day?

When they’ve lost a loved one,
And they cry a million tears,
Do they feel comfort in your love
And peace that calms their fears?

As Christians, we should have God’s love,
But do we prove it’s true?
When people look inside your heart,
Do they see God’s love in You?

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HAPPY GRADUATION

Looking back on your childhood,
You know I have to smile;
A little girl with thick dark hair
And eyes so brown and wide.
Everything you learned so fast;
To talk and tie your shoes.
Before we blinked, it was time
For you to go to school.

Looking back on your first day,
It still can make me cry.
My little baby off to school
With a wave and then “goodbye”.
Grade school seemed to hurry by
Just like your high school days.
My little girl was growing up
In so many different ways.

Looking back, I saw college days
That for you were often rough;
But you are not one to complain,
My little girl is tough.
Tough through every problem,
Always there to lend a hand;
You encourage me when I fall down.
You’re there to help me stand.

Looking back on this special day,
As we think of all those years;
Of the laughter and the good times,
And, of course, we had some tears.
I hope you know I’m proud of you –
My little girl who’s grown.
You’re smart and independent;
Strong enough to make it on your own.

I know that God will guide you.
You will shine just like the sun;
And my little girl will stay in my heart,
Along with the woman you’ve become.

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Sherry

I look back on long ago,
When you took care of me.
You fixed my meals and fed me well,
When mom was gone – you see.

You always let me hang around,
When friends came to stay.
I’m sure I was a pest to you,
A little sister in the way.

I don’t believe you complained,
Even though we shared a room;
But I know when I moved out,
It was probably none too soon.

You’d always let me drive your car,
No matter where I’d go.
You’d always leave me lots of gas,
And I would leave you low.

In all your pain you always find
A reason you can smile;
And when I feel bad, you listen.
You go that extra mile.

You’re such a special sister
And a special friend to me.
You’re an inspiration in my life.
The way no one else could be.

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February Bible Verse:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

February Saying:
“”Today might be the worst day of your life…but tomorrow could be the best. You just have to get there.”

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Happy Valentines Day!

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Posted by: lovinglinesandmore | December 29, 2016

Happy New Year!

A new year is upon it. Let’s look toward it with the best attitude we can have!

Below is a poem I wrote some time ago for our church newsletter about a New Year.   Also, I have included a poem written for my nephew and his wife just before they were married.  Her birthday is in January.    Lastly, I have shared a poem I wrote that is called “Neighbors”.  It is in honor of my wonderful neighbors and is available on the website of Loving Lines and More which is http://www.lovinglinesandmore.com.

THE NEW YEAR

As we look into the new year,
We don’t know the things to come.
We don’t know the trials we’ll face,
Or the race that we must run.

We don’t know the hardships,
And we don’t know the pain.
We don’t know if the sun will shine
Or when storm clouds will rain.

We don’t know the happiness
Or the good times that will be,
We don’t know the friends we’ll have,
Or the places we will see.

We don’t even know
If we will face another day.
But God is right beside us,
And he will lead the way.

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STEVEN AND TANIKA

God gave us a treasure,
When he gave both of you to us.
He even knew before we did
That you would fall in love.

A Hampton girl, a Cyclone boy,
Who were destined to meet.
Two teenagers who played basketball,
Who both shot perfect threes.

Growing up together –
The dates, the proms – what fun.
We all thought it was “puppy love”,
But your love had just begun.

Though separated by miles
Too many times to count,
It only made you stronger
Along with the special love you found.

A love that will see you through
The good times and the bad.
You’ll laugh at the happy times
And wipe the tears when sad.

A love that will last forever
That grows stronger every day,
A love God knew that you would find
That would make you both soul mates.

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NEIGHBORS

You’ve always been right there for us,
Our neighbors across the road
So eager to be helpful;
You’re friends worth more than gold.

You always share the things you have,
Whatever it may be.
You always have a smile for us,
A smile so good to see.

You treat us just like family.
You’ve opened up your home.
With friends like you across the street,
We’ll never be alone.

We are so very lucky,
Because you’re the very best.
To have you as our neighbors,
We are truly blessed!

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January Bible Verse:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

January Saying:

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson

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Happy New Year!

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Posted by: lovinglinesandmore | December 4, 2016

Merry Christmas

Below is a poem I wrote for our church newsletter about Christmas. Also, I have included a poem written for a Christian mother, since my mom’s birthday is in December, and it is available on our website. Lastly, I have shared a poem I wrote for my cousin, who is like a sister to me. Her birthday is this month.

REALIZE CHRISTMAS

He was a tiny baby
In a manger filled with hay.
Many did not realize
Christmas was born that day.

Many did not realize
Why the shepherds came in haste;
That thorns would pierce his head
And men would bruise his face.

Many did not realize
Why gifts were brought by Kings;
That this baby came from heaven,
And had heard the angels sing.

Some still do not realize.
They turn Christmas all around.
Making it about material things;
Not a baby with a crown.

A baby whose name was Jesus;
Who was sent from GOD above.
HE sent his son that we might live.
That’s Christmas – That’s GOD’s love.

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MOTHERS

Sometimes we take for granted
The Christian Mothers who are there.
The mothers who have raised us,
Who gave their love and care.

The Mothers who have laughed with us,
When all was going well.
The Mothers who have picked us up
The times that we have failed.

The Mothers who have helped us grow
In fine good Christian homes.
The Mothers who have taught us
With God we’re not alone.

The Mothers with such Christian faith
That have helped us from the start.
The Mothers who we love and cherish
We treasure in our hearts.

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Judy

Judy-Poody-Mac-A-Flootie,
You’ve been my cousin all my life.
You’ve always been so giving.
You’ve make your life worthwhile.

When I was just a child,
You took good care of me.
You let me ride the bus with you,
Knowing how scared I’d be.

You put me in your wedding
To share your special day,
And it really meant so much to me;
More than words can say.

You never have condemned me
For the wrong things I have done.
You always offer a helping hand
And help me see the sun.

You treated my child just like your own.
You welcomed her in your home,
And I could never thank you enough
For the love to her you’ve shown.

You’ve always been right there for me,
Just like a friend would be;
But you’re so much more than a friend.
You’re a second sister to me.

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December Bible Verse:
“Though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor,
that you through His poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9 (NIV)

December Saying:
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” ~ Dr. Seuss

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Posted by: lovinglinesandmore | October 30, 2016

Give Thanks

Below is a poem I wrote for our church newsletter some time ago about thanking the Lord. Also, I have included a poem for a soldier in honor of Veterans Day, and it is available on our website. Lastly, I have shared a poem I wrote for a dear friend of mine. Her birthday is this month.

Thank You, Lord

Thank you, Lord, there is no place
So far your love won’t reach;
No heart so cold you cannot melt;
No child you cannot teach.

Thank you, Lord, for sending hope
And comfort when in need;
For mercy that I don’t deserve;
For blessings I receive.

Thank you, Lord, that when I sin,
Your grace will still forgive.
For giving strength in troubled times
And every day I live.

Thank you, Lord, for saving me
And making me brand new;
For preparing me a place to live
When this life is through.

Thank you, Lord, for opened eyes
That once refused to see;
But most of all I thank you, Lord,
For always loving me.
Inspired by a Prayer by Sharon Jaynes from “Messenger from Heaven”

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Solder

I just want to thank you
For all the things you do;
For all your sacrifices
And all that you go through.

For wanting to serve others,
For giving all your best;
For showing such commitment
No matter what the test.

For always showing courage
And never being weak.
Showing strength in troubled times
When freedom is what we seek.

For being an inspiration
No matter where you trod;
For striving to keep this nation
One nation under God.

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Carolyn

There are special people
God places in our lives.
People with a heart of gold,
Who will stand right by your side.

People who are willing
To give a helping hand.
No matter what the time of day;
They’ll do everything they can.

Even though they have their lives
And problems that they face;
They put others ahead of their own needs
With hope and a strong embrace.

They always have an attitude
As positive as can be.
They know our lives are in God’s hands,
And that promise gives them peace.

You are such a person,
And we’re honored to call you friend.
You’re a blessing to everyone you meet
In a world that needs to mend.

We thank God for your friendship,
And that He blessed us with your life.
We thank God you’re so precious
And our treasured sister in Christ.

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November Bible Verse:
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:30-31 (NIV)

November Saying:
“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” – Sally Koch

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Posted by: lovinglinesandmore | October 5, 2016

The Leaves are Changing

Happy October!  The leaves are starting to change.  A fresh season can always remind us of a new beginning!

Below is a poem I wrote for our church newsletter in 2005 about the miracle of the changing leaves in the mountains of Tennessee. Also, I have included a poem I wrote for a homecoming at my church. Lastly, I have shared a poem I wrote for my sister years ago before she went to heaven. It has been 24 years this month since her death.

Miracles

If you look up in the mountains
At all the many trees.
You’ll see the leaves start changing
As they rustle with the breeze.

So quietly it happens.
It seems like overnight.
It’s hard to capture in a picture
Such a lovely sight.

Golden, red, and orange
With rainbow colors for the trees.
It’s as if God took some crayons
And colored all the leaves.

Sometimes we forget to notice,
Because this happens every year.
We get so very busy.
We miss the miracle that’s here.

This happens in our daily lives,
And sometimes we don’t see
The very special miracles
God performs for you and me.

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A Little Church

There’s a little church in Stoney Creek,
Setting beside the road.
The kind you see in pictures
With sunshine and its glow.

The mountains setting all behind.
A steeple standing high
With bright colored windows
That sparkle day or night.

A church in size that is very small,
But this church is so much more.
A church that opens wide its arms
To those who pass its doors.

This church is not the building,
But this church is what’s inside;
A lot of loving people
And the Lord, who is their guide.

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Sherry

I look back on long ago,
When you took care of me.
You fixed my meals and fed me well,
When mom was gone – you see.

You always let me hang around,
When friends came to stay.
I’m sure I was a pest to you,
A little sister in the way.

I don’t believe you complained,
Even though we shared a room;
But I know when I moved out,
It was probably none too soon.

You always let me drive your car,
No matter where I’d go.
You’d always leave me lots of gas,
And I would leave you low.

In all your pain you always find
A reason you can smile;
And when I feel bad, you listen.
You go that extra mile.

You’re such a special sister
And a special friend to me.
You’re an inspiration in my life.
The way no one else could be.

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October Bible Verse:

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:26 (NV)

October Saying:

“Perseverance is the ability to progress in spite of adversity.”
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Posted by: lovinglinesandmore | September 2, 2016

The End of Summer

For most people September signifies the end of summer. Each season has a beauty all its own. Let’s enjoy all seasons.

Below is a poem I wrote for a wonderful couple at our church who had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. I have also included a poem written for a grandmother, since Grandparent’s Day is in September. Lastly, I have shared a poem I wrote for my nephew, TJ, years ago for his birthday, which is in September.

Jack & Nellie

The years go by so very fast.
Has it been 60 years
Since you pledged to love each other
Through good times and through tears?

You’ve built a home filled with love
And laughter all around;
A Christian home, a happy home
Where all felt safe and sound.

You’ve cared so much for all your kids.
You’d always freely give.
You both set great examples
Of the way that they should live.

You’ve held each other’s hand
Through very dreadful days.
Your faith is both so very strong.
Knowing God will lead the way.

You’re an inspiration to us,
Jack and Nellie Pate;
Two very special people
God knew would be soul mates.

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Grandmother

You’ve always been right there for me
Right from the very start.
I always knew you loved me
From the bottom of your heart.

When I was small you’d pick me up
And put me on your knee.
You could always make it better
And always comfort me.

You encouraged me no matter what
To do my very best.
With you I could do no wrong,
And I stood above the rest.

Some say you were harder
On your kids back in those days.
All I know is I can count on you
No matter come what may.
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TJ

Time is flying by us.
I can’t believe it’s true.
Sixteen years go by so fast,
And time catches up with you.

I remember a miracle child,
Who could hardly breathe;
Who fought as hard as he possibly could.
Because the world he wanted to see.

I remember a little baby
With a machine on his chest.
He’d just pull it off and laugh.
We never knew what might be next.

I remember a little boy
Going off to school.
He always came home filthy,
And he never tied his shoes.

And now – we have a teenager
With those sneaky, big, wide eyes;
Who’s always been so kind to me.
He’s a blessing in disguise.

No one could ever take your place.
You’re one of a kind—you see;
And no mater how old you are,
You’ll always be a miracle to me.

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September Bible Verse:
“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. Psalms 56:8 (NIT)

September Saying:

An optimist is one who sees an opportunity in every difficulty. A pessimist is one who sees a difficulty in every opportunity. L. P. Jacks

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