Excavating For Happiness II
Field of Flowers

I walked with You throughout a field of wildwood flowers;You held my hand and talked with me for what must have been hours; You told me of creation and the end of the world;When I heard of the tribulations; I besought You, that we could not bear; You gently reassured me, that we would not be there; I asked You about certain others;Some You would not say;Others You said You knew and some had fell away; You told me great stories; Heroes of the faith;Some that had difficulties; But toiled on for Your sake;”Oh, when will You come for us?”; I besought You, to know;”Watch the eastern sky,”You said; “I will not be long.”; Then it became time,for me to take a rest;You let go of the hand You took; And as I drifted off to sleep;You gently closed the Book.

I asked God for all things,that I might enjoy life. God gave me life, that I might enjoy all things. Author Unknown

You didn’t give me a castle, but You gave me a church; You didn’t give me a knight, but You gave me a leader; You didn’t give me popularity, but You gave me a few friends; You didn’t give me a father, but You gave me a family; You didn’t give me riches, but You gave me eternal life; All in all,I’d say I came out pretty good; Especially when you consider, that none of those things did I deserve.

Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. Is 8:13

And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes..Isaiah 5:2

First they will ignore you, next they will mock you, then they will fight you, then you win…Ghandi

Be yourself, because the people who mind don’t matter, and the people who matter don’t mind…Dr. Suess

To The Graduate

Don’t neglect the Bible. It is your instruction for life. Don’t neglect the church. It is your encouragement. Don’t neglect prayer. It is your hope and privilege. Don’t neglect the Lord. He is your refuge.

God keeps working on our prayer requests long after we have removed them from our list.

Kindred Spirits


Kindred spirits,

Once we were.

An unbroken pair,

Now just a blur.

Am I speaking out of line,

Or do you miss it too?


Oh, the past erases the future,

If only the opposite were true.

I would take our past mistakes,

And paint over them.

But how could we restart

What tragic lives condemn?


Sorrowful, dreadful, tears.

I cannot face another dawn,

Without you, my friend,

To help me carry on.