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I live in the woods with my Honey, Bill, just over the mountain and down the hill.


Background Information

My oldest grandson, Jim, is currently in the middle of a new adventure--He has made a challenge to his friends or anyone interested. Pledges are being made to make donations to the Pregnancy Care Center here for every pound Jimmy loses. He weighed well over 300 lbs. and has now lost over 75 pounds. His challenge will end this month, but he intends to continue improving his lifestyle and his health.

The News Item, our daily newspaper for the Shamokin area, is printing one of my poems each week during the Lenten season.  We got a late start, but still, I'm happy they are using them.  I pray they will bless the readers and draw them closer to God.

Easter is a time for joy, following the Lenten season.  Yet, Lent reminds us of the most amazing, wonderful, grace-filled day in the year, Good Friday, when Jesus fulfilled the plan of God to reconcile men to Himself.  Thank you, Lord Jesus, for becoming the perfect sacrifice for the sins of mankind.  Thank you for saying, "He that comes to ME I will in no way cast out." 

 


Birthdays are big days on earth; I wonder what they're like in heaven. How about this?




 


 Birthday in Heaven


It’s your birthday up in heaven,

And I’m wondering what you’ll do.

Will there be a celebration

And a cake to honor you?

Are the kitchen angels busy

Breaking eggs and sifting flour?

Is the angel choir practicing

As it gets close to the hour?

Is there ice cream made from snowflakes

And some candy made from clouds?

Will it be just you and Jesus,

Or all the happy crowds?

I won’t be there to hug you

Or to count and pull your ears,

And I’m sure I’ll feel lonely

As I shed some birthday tears,

But I know your heavenly birthday

Will be your best one ever!

Just remember, I still love you --

On your birthday, and forever!


 

 

 

ROSEBUD

 

Like a rosebud I tenderly formed you;

Each petal I touched with My grace.

In colors of infinite beauty,

Your spirit reflecting My face.

 

A rosebud is sought for a season,

While beauty and fragrance remain,

But unfading beauty adorns you,

Who trust and abide in My Name.

 

Come, walk with Me closely, My child,

Your heart with My heart intertwine;

Come, bask in the fragrance of Jesus,

Till all the world knows you are Mine.

 

". . . . the fragrance of the knowledge of Him"

(2 Corinthians 2:14 NIV)

 

 

 

 

 

 









"MISS WARRENE"



She was only a frail woman 

in a body weak and worn,

but she had a warming smile, 

and a song of praise each morn


"No Bible?  Then, no breakfast!" 

was her self-inflicted rule;

To her, the Holy Bible 

was as priceless as a jewel



And the little children loved her 

as they gathered all around;

In her quiet, gentle manner, 

a caring friend they found.


She taught the neighborhood youngsters 

to memorize God's Word,

then they went along to church with her - 

such was her reward.



In front of all the church-folks, 

the children would stand in a row,

flawlessly reciting 

all the verses she'd taught them to know


While their happy, glowing teacher 

beamed upon them in her joy,

sharing in her Lord's approval 

of each precious girl and boy.



She was frugal to the penny 

and "as skinny as a rail,"

but to share her meager offerings, 

she was never known to fail


For each child she put out a saucer,

preparing with heartfelt pleasure;

On each one, a Macadamia nut --

to the children, it was a treasure



Her influence still lives on today, 

though she's now in glory-land,

and the children still remember 

what she seemed to understand:



Though you're young, or poor or frail, 

God will bless you by His grace,   

for His Father-love is greater 

than the trials that you face;


And a cup of water given 

in the Savior's loving Name

will bring overflowing blessings 

worth far more than earthly fame.




"For whosoever shall give you 

a cup of water to drink 

in My Name, 

because ye belong to Christ...

...he shall not lose his reward."



 

 

 

 

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Billl and I have been married  54 years.  The statistics are: both married at age 19 (he's 3 months older than I am) 5 children--4 daughters and 1 son, 13 grandchildren + 3 step-grandchildren.  After our son was born, it seemed appropriate to let him be the caboose!  

 

 When we were dating,  "Our Song" was To Know, Know, Know Him Is to Love, Love, Love Him.  

 

I wrote "Old Love, The Best Love" to celebrate our 50 years together:  It was published in the magazine "Bread and Molasses." and later also was part of John Usalis' column "Wandering" in the Shamokin News Item.

 

Old Love, The Best Love

 

In the blush of first love, this wonder you will find:

Young love is discovery, filled with promise of youth.

Boundless, fulfilling, young love is so exciting,

But listen, my young friend, hear the wisdom of truth.

 

In the warmth of old love, this wonder you will find:

Old love is secure love, steadied by thye years;

Tempered in the fire, in God's love-glow purified,

Memories pervading, shared joys and mingled tears.

 

Old love is a strong love, forged by firm commitment;

Knowing one's thoughts before they are said aloud,

Friendship, two facing each challenge as one unit;

Finding that dear face in the midst of any crowd.

 

If you are discovering the joys of a young love,

I'm happy for you, and I pray God will bless;

If y
ou remember love grows with unselfish giving,

Someday you, too, will know that old love is best.
 

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This one is for you:

 

Greeting for You

I cannot come to visit you --

I rarely drive the car.

I cannot walk to your house --

For me, it's just too far.

 

But one thing I know I can do

even as I sit at home --

I'll pick up paper and a pen

and write for you a poem!

 

A friendly smile and happy thoughts,

especially penned for you.

I'll write some love, include a hug,

to cheer you when you're blue.

 

I'll add a tea bag and I'll say,

"Let's drink a cup 'round seven."

Together-apart, still one at heart,

let's praise our God in heaven.

 

Even better than a visit,

a poem you'll tuck away

to remind you someone loves you

so much more than words can say!

 

 

 

 

 

Did I hear someone say, "God is just a crutch"?

 

MY WHEELCHAIR, (i.e. "Jazzy," "Hoveround,"  "Scooter")

 

You say God’s a crutch;

You’re correct, I agree  --

He’s my constant companion

Who’s always here for me.

 

I don’t need to worry

or fret all the time --

God is my “Hoveround”

Ever present, He is mine.

 

When I feel depressed

From the cares of the day,

He is my “Jazzy,”

Who “Scoots” the gloom away.



He’s my unfailing wheelchair

Who carries me around;

He strengthens my soul

When fierce trials abound.

 

When friction has wounded,

And I’m weakened within,

He draws near to help me

As I lean hard on Him.



He’s not just my crutch,

He’s my doctor, my nurse;

My caring God and Savior,

He’s almighty and diverse.

 

So call Him my crutch

Or whatever you will.

Till the end of my days,

I'll be trusting Him  still!

 

 

 

John 15:5

I am the vine; you are the branches. 

If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit;

 apart from me you can do nothing.”

 

 

    

Birth Place
Shamokin, PA 
Additional Information

My page on Fruit of The Earth.net is called Valley of Beracah, and features my poems and comments. www.fruitoftheearth.net/Valley-of-Beracah Cut and paste the address to visit there.

Contact Information
The Poetry Corner
5131 Lower Rd 
Shamokin PA 17872   USA
Contact Author: Connie Faust
Favorite Links

Fruit of The Earth
Rhonda Galizia has given me a page on her beautiful website. She has Bible Study, counseling, gems of wisdom to help seekers find God and grow strong in faith and much more. My page is centered on Life, encouragement for unexpectedly pregnant women, resources and also some info and remarks for those searching for ministry or volunteer work.

Skywriting.net
Bob Miller's colorful website has resources including articles, poems, stories and comedy.

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About These Things
You will find some of my poems here, along with short devotionals and lovely art. A very nice site featuring Jean Pike, who's also a Denner!




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