A True Friend
(a children's poem)
If you should need a friend that's true
Then Christ is the best friend for you
For he is faithful, true and strong,
And He will never get it wrong.
He'll always answer when you call;
He'll always be there when you fall
To comfort, heal and hold your hand;
To pick you up and help you stand.
This friend I'm telling you about
Has truly got a lot of clout;
Easier Said Than Done
Have you talked to God today;
Bowed your head down low to pray?
Have you bared your soul to Him;
Have you let Him in?
Have you fed a needy child;
Wiped away a tear and smiled?
Have you shown you truly care
By offering a meal and prayer?
Have you helped your friends in need -
Shown God's love through a good deed?
Have you listened when they talked;
Have you walked the
Going through the motions,
Seemingly all right;
Hiding my emotions,
Feeling quite uptight.
Plastering a smile
All over my face;
Trying all the while
To keep up the pace.
“Everything is fine,
Everything's OK -
Having a good time
Doing things my way."
Still I am so lonely -
Feeling dead inside;
Wishing I could only
Have someone at my side:
The Hour's at Hand
A hundred years or so ago
The 'War to end all wars' was fought -
Or so, at least, the people thought.
Nevertheless millions of people -
Women, babes, children and men
Have died between today and then.
Wars and rumors of more wars
Have been increasing day by day;
They simply will not go away.
The future looks quite bleak and scary;
Many things are going wrong;
The Big Fish
It happened on a stormy day
When the sky was dark and gray
That I was feeding in the sea
When suddenly in front of me
I saw a man struggling to swim
So I closed in and swallowed him.
For three days and three nights I swam
Carrying the praying man
Towards a town called Niniveh;
Then, without the least delay
I spit him out onto the land
And left him kneeling on the sand.