Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Precious Child -Ode to My Granny, Ollie Dona Ray Sizemore

O, precious child of mine
the one I held so dear
I've kept you in my arms
with love I've calmed your fears

I watched you as a child
As a mother and a wife
I never left your side
through the dark times in your life

Now you face the time
When life on earth will end
You will come here to the gates
I'll say "My Child Welcome In!"

Don't worry about the ones
Left on earth to live
The strength you possessed
In them will never end

The separation from those you love
will be but for a while
Then if like you they accepted my Grace
We'll welcome them home as our precious child

I wrote this on the Wednesday before my Granny Sizemore passed on friday in Feb 2008.

Waiting on You

I wake up each morning
A list of things to do
But it's all just to fill a day
A day spent waiting for you

Waiting for the distant day
The day you walk into my life
Waiting for our life to begin
With you as my husband, me as your wife

I look at you and desperately want
to know you through and through
to know the very reasons why
You say what you say and do what you do

So for now I know to be content
To love you from afar
I know not to be frustrated
By just seeing you, just being where you are

I've taken the love I have for you
And placed in in God's hands
I need to wait on His timing
Waiting as patiently as I can

So, now I can only in prayer and love
Sit and wait for you
Wait for the time you will declare
That you've waited for me, too.


The sun rises and then it sets
As another day passes by
while we carry on with living
Somethings missing from our lives
the laughter of a wee, small child
As he discovers something new
The joy expressed upon his face
The joy that, Trenton, is you
We only have to cling to hope
And lift our prayers in faith
that you are safe and sound this night
and will be back home one day
Never fear sweet little boy
You are always in God's care
And while you are not here at home
He is watching over you there
So, dear Lord, we pray to You
Please bring this precious child home
Guide the law enforcement officers
As they seek to bring Trenton back to us.

Where Are You?

Where on earthm are you now
My lover, mate and friend
I sit tonight and think of you
Praying for you yet again
I wonder when the day will come
When we'll finally meet
When in His timing God will choose
To reveal your name to me
Sometimes I get impatient
Looking at each man I see
Instantly my heart cries out
Is that him O Lord
The one You made for me?
I hunger for the coming day
When I become your wife
When we stand before God above
And began our brand new life
Where on earth are you now
When will our paths be crossed
May the day come quick that we meet
And not another second together be lost.

Well Done, Welcome Home

At the end of this life
When we stand before His throne
The words we all long to hear are
"Well done, welcome Home!"

Well done, my precious child
For all you have done
The times you gave all you had
Spreading the message of my love

You answered My call upon your heart
Surrendered to Me your life
Then you went out in My Son's name
Bringing into darkness My Grace and Light

Sure you had some days
When you felt the battle was lost
You didn't know if you could go on
If you could pay the cost

It was on those days I brought to mind
Someone I had you to reach
Some soul that is bound for glory now
Because of the message you had to bring

Remember my child upon those days
When things aren't going right
When your body aches and you can't go on
Healing is in your sights

I'm busy preparing a place for you
To live eternally
Where you will struggle not one more time
As you worship at my feet

One day our lives will be over
Our earthly bodies gone
We'll walk through gates made of pearl
And hear "Well done! Welcome Home!"

Written in tribute to Dewayne and Sue Murrell - who although Dewayne has been in extremely bad health for 10+ years still faithfully serve God as part of the ministry team at FBC Polk City, FL.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lady In Waiting

All of God's creation on earth and sky and sea
Are marvelously made and most wonderful indeed
But there is one creation that stands out for all to see
She's the lady of God - a lady who is in waiting
She goes about her day
With a kind and gentle spirit
Her hands and mind are never idle
She's about God's work minute by minute
You can find her aptly described
In God's most Holy Book
For Proverbs chapter 31
We find what she should do
The lady is above all things
A daughter of the King
The day she joined the Bride of Christ
Is when she became a lady in waiting
Waiting for her Prince Of Peace
To come and take her away
To live with Him in Heaven
For that eternal day.

The Dimming of Two Stars

In the twinkling of an eye
Their life as they knew it had changed
Even though their life would go on
Nothing would ever be the same

Two bright and shining stars will not
Shine on this earth anymore
Those bright, shining stars now sparkle
As they enter thru Heaven's door

We will never know what they would have become
Had they lived another day
Yet also know if they were spared
Many heartaches and pain

Parents count your blessings
As you kiss your child good-night
Never let them go without knowing
The love you have for them inside

For we never know when we leave our home
If we'll make it back safe and sound
We only know if we trust in God
Only in Him is safety found

If their parents had only known
It would be their very last day
What would they have done differently
What would they have had to say

In the twinkling of an eye
When your life is thru
I pray the words you all may hear are
Welcome Home Child, I've been waiting for you

Dedicated to the memory of the Burbank children killed on I-4 near Polk City, FL Saturday August 5, 2006

Once Second Later

How many times in life
Do we find ourselves thankful
That we came along
Just one second later

A tragedy or catastrophe occurs
Where many lives are lost
Yet we are spared by coming along
Just one second later

Do we take for granted
The angels who our path delayed
So we could be spared to live on earth
If only for one more day

Yet every Sunday morning
In the churches of our world
People make a choice to not go forward
Waiting just one second more

Please my friend do not be
Like those who procrastinate
Accept the gift in Jesus Christ
Before it is too late

For one day a trumpet will sound
The skies will split wide open
Jesus will come back to earth
To take His Bride to Heaven

Then in that day if you've not asked
Jesus in your heart to reside
You'll find that you decided to wail
The saddest second of your life

I wrote this poem in August 2006. On Saturday 8/5/2006 a family was in an accident on I-4 near the Polk City exit. Two of their 3 children were killed in the accident. I had spent a few minutes talking to a friend in the parking lot after work. Had I not taken those seconds which are now so precious to me, I would more than likely have been involved in the accident.

Never Alone

Although I may be the only person in a room
I am never alone
While I sit in the silence with noone to talk to
I am never alone
What to some may seem to be a time of lonliness and boredom
To me is a time of reflection and prayer
What to some is an unending deafening silence
To me is unending adoration and praise
For you see when all my earthly friends walk out
God and his angels walk in
And when the noise of this world has been silence
It's God's still small voice I hear
It's in these times with noone around
I lift my heart and voice in song
Praise you Father for your gift of Jesus
For with Him I am never alone.

July 23, 2006

A Beginning Thru An Ending

Thru tear stained eyes they watch
As their precious loved on slips away
From life upon this sinful earth
To the blessed land of eternal day
It's hard for them to let go
Of this one they hold so dear
Although they know she's better off
They selfishly want them here
To humans death seems final
An ending not happy but sad
But this is only partially true
It depends upon the lifestyle you've had
If you've rejected the Son of God
And lived your life to please only self
You will live for all eternity
And ending that leads to Hell
But if you've accepted God's precious gift
Your heart can joyfully sing
For when you breathe your final breath
It's not the end - life for you is just beginning

June 4, 2006

Mother by Choice

There is a group in our churches
Who are overlooked each year
But they are still just as needed
As the mothers we hold dear

This group of women vary
In their age appearance and size
But they are seen as loved
When viewed thru a child's eyes

Perhaps they are a woman
Unable to bear a child to term
Or a single woman who
For a husband and children yearns

Although these women haven't
Been given children from above
They've become surrogate moms for your kids
Out of abundant love

Thru Sunday School and VBS
Children's choir and the nursery rocking chair
They mother the church's children
With the utmost love and care

VBS - Our Very Best Service

It's not just for kids
This VBS thing
For no matter your age
Joy it will bring

Our Very Best Service
To Jesus our King
Is commanded of us
In Galations 5:13

You may say you're too old
For Vacation Bible School
But age is not a factor
When God gives you the tools

Now is the time
To kneel down and pray
Lord, what part in our VBS
Would You have me to play?

For it's not just the fun and games
Or the little songs we sing
VBS is the Very Best Service
To our God we can bring

The Touch

Sometimes you can barely feel it
The touch from Heaven above
A stirring down deep inside you
A loving, gentle nudge

Other times you can't escape it
It's upon you both day and night
The hand of reproof upon your shoulder
Guiding from wrong towards right

This touch of God upon your life
Is a marvelous wonderful thing
It's there upon all God's children
Discipline, love and comfort to bring

It guides you to salvation
Gives comfort when you are sad
And the love you feel from this touch
Is the greatest you'll ever have

Can you feel His touch this day
Is His hand touching you
Accept His gift of salvation
Try and see all He will do

Carry Her Light

On December long ago
Was born an ordinary girl
Noone would've guessed this tiny child
Would one day change the world

As she grew she was known
By the pranks and tricks she played
But one day a change came forth
When her heart to Jesus she gave

The Lord placed upon her heart
A drawing need to go
To Tengchow, China as a missionary
His love for them to show

She gave all she had to those there
She gave her very life
What more perfect example of God's love
In a human could we ever find

Today we honor the memory
of Charlotte "Lottie" Diggs Moon
With a yearly offering to fund
What our foreign missionaries do

Lottie Moon lit her candle in
China all those years ago
Will you give this Christmas to light yours
Send your candle to go

Carry her light and her message of
God, His Son & His Love
Until the day when face to face
We'll meet Lottie in Heaven above

When I Saw You

I saw you as you went about your day
As you complete dall your many tasks
I saw you as you went to and fro
But did you see me I wanted to ask

I saw you as you took a stroll
Thru a garden of flowers kissed by dew
I marveled as I watched your face
That none of them were as beautiful as you

I watched you as you took some time
To talk to a little child
The gentle way you treated them
Made my heart with love to swell

I watched you as you sat alone
And watched the evening sky
So boldly painted by the seetting sun
Your face shone in its fading light

I watched you as I hung alone
Upon a wooden cross
I looked out thru the ages of time
Making sure your sould would not be lost

I watch you now from my Heavenly home
And wait by my Father's side
For the day when I shall hear Him say
My Son, go get your bride

I'll watch for you that glorious day
As I claim you as my Bride
I'll bring you back to the kingdom of God
And forever you'll be mine