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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Your Busy Brain at Work

Your brain makes labels
for the challenges you had;
Was it an invitation to learn?
Did it turn out good or bad?

Did you appreciate this
learning opportunity?
Can you smile, at least inside,
these lessons that you see?

Was there something you remember?
Or was it something new?
Did you face it calmly,
happy to make it through?

Did you congratulate
someone for doing good?
Did you you write to them,
or say it as you should?

Size up life’s situations,
Pray for wisdom now;
Here come more challenges
What to do?  You’ll know what and how.

by Elaine Hardt ©2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  HAPPY TODAY & TOMORROW !

It's a Happy Day, because God's love is always here!
Each person, friends, and family is a special dear;
We love each other and each of us will pray,
We ask the LORD’s blessing, and so we say:
Life is complicated, but we all know this much:
It’s important for us to try to keep in touch.

Jesus loves us, and He empowers us to do
Important things, like I am reminding you.  
Trust and Obey, remember that old song we’d sing?
Great memories for you, no doubt this will bring. 
Days of our life seem to be quickly flying by!
Of course, we look ahead to when we will die.

That’s why we read our B - I - B - L - E 
where instruction and inspiration we see.
Oh, what a relief it is to know what’s ahead!
So don’t forget what the Bible has said.
Happy Today and Tomorrow, and expecting more to see,
It will be an interesting challenge for you and for me. 


By Elaine Hardt ©2015 

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Pray for the Police Officers, Firemen, Ambulance & Rescue Teams!

Wisdom    +   Protection   +   Ability   +   Strength   +   Help
   Pray for reliable, truthful bystanders,
   Pray for excellent, honest leadership, 
   Pray for excellent, honorable leadership in our towns, cities, states, and US.
   Pray God’s blessing also on their families!

How often should I pray?  And what words should I say?
Just remember Who you are talking to; your Creator listens to you!
           Prayer is not a memorized bunch of words!

by Elaine Hardt ©2017

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The Missing Gold Ring

    The gold ring was lost, but she didn’t know it.  That old family ring was slightly larger and had been taking the place of her wedding ring since Olivia had put on a few pounds. 
Dressing up to go somewhere, the gold ring went on, but getting back home, the ring went into a pretty cup on the bedroom vanity.  It was a little loose, but doable.  She just didn’t wear it around the house.  The drive to the grocery store would be later this morning, so she didn’t know the ring was missing. 
“Hey, what’s this!” exclaimed her barefoot husband who was walking down the hall.
A quick look, bending over to separate some of the long carpeting fibers turned up that gold ring. 
If he’d been wearing slippers he probably would not have felt the ring. 
Before Olivia knew the ring was missing, there was a nice little surprise waiting for her.  
Ever found something you didn’t know that you’d lost?

Friday, January 27, 2017

Your Busy Brain at Work

Your brain makes labels
for the challenges you had;
Was it an invitation to learn?
Did it turn out good or bad?

Did you appreciate this
learning opportunity?
Can you smile, at least inside,
these lessons that you see?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

It's Free

On Amazon.com when you do a search for my name and the word "books" up comes this notice.  Take a look at the pages of preview and see if you or anyone you know would like to get "Your Discovery, Your Decision" via Kindle.  It's 122 pages long. 


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Alec's Amazing Ability

        A stroke of genius, he called it.  It was totally out of his range of experience and completely unexpected.  But oh, the interesting results.
It was terribly short notice, but someone had to do it. Substituting for the teacher of the third grade Sunday School class on the holiday weekend was not on schedule for Alec. 
The big smile was his way of establishing himself as the “one” for the “day.”  Fifteen kids were already seated in the small classroom, and their chattering could be heard down the hall.  
“Yes, girls and boys, I have here in my hands the most interesting book there is.  What is it?” his voice was clear and deep.  For being twenty-years old Alec knew how to sound like a man in authority.
Between frowns and smiles one chipper kid pronounced, “That’s the Bible.  We hear about it every Sunday.”
“Ah, very good.  And today you have a chance to show off for me.  I will tell you a little story.  But . . . “ he paused for emphasis.  The children were totally paying attention at this point.
“Every time I say something that is incorrect you will speak out with the word that is right.  See how often you all agree on what I’ve tried to trick you into . . . “ He nodded his head.  “Now, not too loud, we don’t want to wake up the fourth and fifth graders next door in the event that they have been assigned to take a nap by Mrs. Sterling or Mr. Gruber.”
“Let’s do a practice, first.  My name is Santa Claus . . . “