Saturday, September 26, 2015

My Most Practical and URGENT Request

Oh, Lord, help me keep all my marbles!
I don’t want to lose what You’ve given to me;
I don’t want to neglect living good now, as You can see.

Oh, Lord, fix my forgetter!
Help me remember what I’m starting to forget;
There’s so much inside my head, and I don’t want to regret.

Oh, Lord, fix my learner!
Help me acquire the knowledge I’m gonna need so;
The rest of the world keeps doing new stuff that I need to know.

Oh, Lord, fix my sorter-outer!
Help me get things in logical order for work and play;
Have names and dates and places for what I’ll need each day.

Oh, Lord, fix my analyzer! 
Help me improve my thinking things through;
I’d like to understand why and how and when and who.

Oh, Lord, fix my thinker!
Help me notice and find ways to be helpful to others, too;
The world needs to be reminded that Your love is true!

Oh, Lord, fix my attitude!
Help me not lose track of my life’s biggest goal
To go to Heaven when I die; You saved my soul!

Thank You Thank You Thank You!
                            By Elaine Hardt ©2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Solving That Problem!

          Got a problem? 
Talk it out
Figure it out
Work it out
This only lacks one thing to say:
Remember to pray!

Got frustration? 
Something’s wrong
Something’s incomplete
Something needs improvement
It’s very important today:
Don’t forget to pray!

Got a plan? 
You need words
You need examples
You need thinking
This might take a little time,
But don’t forget to pray!

Got a response?
Your Creator knows you, 
You know that’s true
You can get headed to Heaven 
You don’t really want to stray
So talk to Him: pray

Got a challenge?
Life is for learning
Life is for growing up
Life is for you choosing what to do
You’d better not delay:
Now is the time to pray.  

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by Elaine Hardt ©2015 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fly YOUR Flag Tomorrow

Tomorrow is 9-11 Flag-flying Day
And while putting up your flag
Be sure to pray!

There’s some bad situations
Don’t overlook those complications
Be sure to pray!

You need protection
All of us need the LORD’s direction
Be sure to pray!

These times of danger
We know can grow stranger
If our nation does not repent and pray. 

by Elaine Hardt ©2015

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

This is for YOU

Your  Faith
Your  Troubles
Your  Endurance
Your  Opportunity
Your  Joy

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way,
consider it an opportunity
for great joy.
For you know
when your faith is tested
your endurance has a chance
to grow.
So let it grow,
for when your endurance is fully developed,
you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”
James 1:2-3

May God “…make YOU complete in every good work to do His will,
working in YOU
what is well pleasing in His sight…”
Hebrews 13:20-21 

 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, 
and in the power of His might,”  
Ephesians 6:10