Monday, May 30, 2016

Bravely They Serve, Faithfully We Remember

On Memorial Day we honor veterans who died.
On Veterans Day we honor those who are still alive.

There could be more time for recognition, celebration,
More time given for our thoughtful consideration;
Let us pray for these brave women and men
Who give their lives In the service of our nation.
Yes, fly the flag, watch what we say,
And for their families, we also pray.
And pray for our leaders to do what is right,
Turn from sin’s darkness towards the light.

We, should bravely serve each other, too.
The LORD has a blessing for me and for you.

by Elaine Hardt ©2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Home-Going Song

        The Sons of the Pioneers singing an old song, "The Last Round-up" caught my attention.  Such harmony, such touching words.  Hearing it again it sparked my interest in "fixing" the song to a new version. I call mine, "The Home-Going Song." 
         Here's the original:  “The Last Round-up” by Billy Hill.  
Listen to the Sons of the Pioneers:  
Read his words here:

I’m heading for my Home going,
I’m living my life with Jesus by my side;
He’s brought me through, and His love is true, 
I’m heading for my Home-going.

Keep going on for it won’t be so very long,
Keep going on for it won’t be so very long.

I’m heading for my Heavenly Home!
I can make it, empowered by the LORD;
I talk to Him daily and I read His Word,
I’m heading for my Home-going.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

See If This Works for You, Too

Haven’t seen this old friend of mine
For such a very long time.
There’s a solution for this
I’m sure you don’t want to miss!
All you do is run to the store
To grab a few things, nothing more.
You’re wearing some pathetic old clothes
And who do you see?  Goodness knows!
He (she) recognizes you, oh my!
And chats before he says, “Good bye.”

So, what a new thought, this remedy!
You decide who you would want to see.
Of course, you’ll greet everyone with a smile,  
"The LORD bless all of you,  all the while!" 

by Elaine Hardt ©2016

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Worry? Fuss? Neglect? What YOU Can Do

        Today some bad news comes on the TV news or on social media or some Internet news site? Or, in the neighborhood or downtown?
        Are you accepting complacency?  Choosing to overlook problems?  That aggravation or that problem could be the nudge for you to try a new approach.  Don’t let yourself be buried under a negative snow slide of massive calamity.  
        Maybe there’s no easy way out, no quick fix?  So, go sit in the rocking chair?  What is a considerate person supposed to do?  Quit caring about anybody else? 
        For the careful, concerned person there is something that’s not complicated, not confusing, not time-consuming that you can do.  You don’t need to neglect what YOU can do. Shed your anxiety and save lots of time by not worrying. 
        Right there and then . . .