Sometimes life seems hard to bear, full of sorrow, trouble and woe,  It's then I have to remember that it's in the valleys I grow.

If I always stayed on the mountain top, and never experienced pain, I would never appreciate God's love, and would be living in vain.

I have so much to learn, and my growth is very slow,  Sometimes I need the mountain tops, but it's in the valleys I grow.

I do not always understand, why things happen as they do,  But I am very sure of one thing, my Lord will see me through.

My little valleys are nothing, when I picture Christ on the cross,  He went through the valley of death; His victory was satan's loss.

Forgive me Lord for complaining, when I'm feeling so very low,  Just give me a gentle reminder, that it's in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me Lord, and use my life each day,  To share your love with others, and help them find their way.

Thank you for valleys Lord, for this one thing I know,  The mountain tops are glorious, but it's in the valley I grow.

                                                                                                                              Jane Eggleston



Last night I had an awful dream, that the end of time had come,  The trumpets had been sounding, and life on earth was done.

An angel stood one foot on land, the other foot on sea,  And as I tried to kneel and pray, a voice said unto me.

There's standing room only, it's too late now to pray.  There's standing room only, this is the judgment day.

People filled each church and church yard, just as far as I could see,  I heard a pitiful cry for mercy, and then realized, it was me.

I saw the Savior then appear, as he split the Eastern sky.  I saw tears of joy on a Christian's face, and I heard the sinners cry.

And as I tried to touch his hand, with one last feeble plea,  I cried again . . . "Have mercy, have mercy, Lord on me".

I saw a tear come to his eye, as he turned my soul away,  I didn't know Him yesterday, and He knew me not today.

The earth was burning all around, the world went up in smoke,  And as the flames engulfed me, thank God, I awoke.

Then I got out of bed, got down on my knees, and you should have heard me pray,  For in my dream I witnessed, God's great judgment day.

There's standing room only, on God's great judgment day.




Facing a Difficult Decision?

Facing a Difficult Decision?

What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.
— 2 Timothy 1:13

Troubled by Disturbing Thoughts?

Troubled by Disturbing Thoughts?

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

There's POWER In The Name

There's POWER In The Name

Late one night, a burglar broke into a house that he thought was empty. He tiptoed through the living room but suddenly he froze in his tracks when he heard a loud voice say; “Jesus is watching you.”

Silence returned to the house, so the burglar crept forward again. “Jesus is watching you,” the voice boomed again.

The burglar stopped dead in his tracks. He was frightened. Frantically, he looked all around the room. In a dark corner, he spotted a bird cage and in the cage was a parrot. He asked the parrot: “Was that you who said Jesus is watching me?”

“Yes,” Said the parrot.

The burglar breathed a sigh of relief, then asked the parrot: “What is your name?”

“Clarence,” said the bird.

“That is a dumb name for a parrot,” sneered the burglar. “What idiot named you Clarence?”

The parrot said, “The same idiot who named that rottweiler behind you, Jesus...”

I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go . . .
— Genesis 28: 15