Friday, July 13, 2018

What did one antique say to the other antique?

“My, oh my !
    How time does fly !
Before you knows it
    the years go by.”

So, how did this happen
to me and to you ?
Smile, and remember:
Life’s a challenge, that’s true.

“One day at a time
doin’ stuff;
keepin’ busy,
Never done quite enough.”

Every day
there’s lots more to do !
It’s that way for me,
was that way for you.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Here It Comes !

Fly the flag, go see the parade.
     but remember to pray !
Life isn’t just for having fun,
     doing things our own way.
The Creator of everything,
      the Bible tells of His love,
Also tells about our sins
     so repent and go to Heaven above. 
Everyone needs to accept Jesus,
     in the world and the USA.
                         Let TODAY be your patriotic  
                         and faith-filled day ! 

by Elaine Hardt ©2018

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Do YOU Know This?

Why has God put you here on earth? First, to bring you to an awareness of Him, so you will want to turn your back on sin and choose to believe on Him so you can spend Eternity in Heaven. 
   God, the Creator of All, loves YOU. He gives you opportunity to choose to believe.  
   How can you make that choice, and know that it is true? 
   You invite Jesus into your heart.  Doesn’t have to be at church on Sunday . . . you can do this any place, any day, any time.  But you must be sincere.  
  When you own up to your own weakness and sins then you talk to God in prayer.  Receive Jesus.  It’s amazing.  According to the Bible, you are forgiven.  You can be baptized. 
 Then, He will allow you to be part of His reaching out to others who need to hear the way of salvation so they can have a loving relationship with Him, too.  
Sharing our life lessons with others is one way we can tell others about God’s grace.  
“Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; 
make the most of every opportunity.” 
(Colossians 4:5 NIV).
We are not expected to do this by our own abilities, clever arguments, or even heartfelt sincerity.  God will enable and empower us by His Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:8). Be thankful for this! 
Life is not meant to be a string of confusing and frustrating episodes without purpose or meaning.   Find out what God has been doing in your life, then ask Him to show you how to make the most out of what you’ve got.  Picture yourself hearing the awesome words, “Well done, good and faithful friend.  Enter into the joy of My eternal presence.”  (taken from Jesus’ words in Matthew 25:21, John 3:15 and John 15:14). 

 So, what do you know?  Do you know this? 
               + + + 
by Elaine Hardt ©2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Every Day is FATHER'S DAY

Fathers have a job to do,
thought I’d mention it here to you.

Raising your kids, helping your wife,
avoiding impatience and strife; 
Keep on smiling as your words you say —
it’s your challenge every day.

Notice other people too;
do they set an example for you?
Every day it’s God’s Word you read;
This is a blessing each of us need. 

“Nobody’s perfect,” you’ll hear it said,
but keep working to improve, tell your head. 
The LORD empowers you to think and do —
the Bible’s promises apply to YOU. 

So this is how to start each day,
Bow your head, and sincerely pray. 

Father’s Day 
is really every day !
God loves you, 
and that is true !

by Elaine Hardt ©2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

Idea for You for Father's Day

        Here comes Father's Day.  Here's an idea you could use for your family.  See if you remember, see if your kids remember . . . 

Your father's name and date of birth
Where he lived:
How long he lived:
Remember his occupations:
Think about any illness or physical problems he has or had:
Remember his wife, the children:
Recall what he believed about God: 

Your grandfather's name, date of birth & date of death, if he has already died
Where he lived:
How long he lived:
Remember his occupations:
Think about any illness or physical problems he has or had:
Remember his wife, the children:
Recall what he believed about God: 

On Father’s Day give the LORD thanks for His blessings on the family you came from. + + + 

by Elaine Hardt ©2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Two More for YOU

      "A Happy Anniversary" is booklet #103 -- and "Thinking About Tomorrow" is booklet #104.  We've found how handy it is to self-publish booklets and give them away FREE.  Some of these are 12 pages, some are quite a bit longer than that.  With BlueSquirrel's ClickBook program they're easy to format and print at home.  We like to encourage people . . . and this is one way to do it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Opportunity! Challenge! Blessing!

        Yes, consider Opportunity! Challenge!  Blessing!  We're talking about marriage.  Our latest booklet is #102, A Happy Marriage!  Maybe you know someone who is getting married soon.  Email us here and request this booklet sent to YOU so you can then give it to the happy couple.