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It’s All Up to Me

It’s All Up to Me

[38 words] I cannot change othersBut I can change meI must learn to focusBeing the best I can be When I change my outlookAnd improve through and throughAmazingly I findThat others get better too Edd SterchiBroadway church of ChristCampbellsville, KY

Giving to Thee

Giving to Thee

[115 words] As I progress through my life,more clearly do I see,it is not what I gather, Lord,but what I give to Thee. I give to Thee by pouring out,my body, heart, and soul,in glory and devotion,trusting Thee to make me whole. I give to Thee by kindly helping,all...

Lockdown Lament

Lockdown Lament

[60 words] Alone and then, lonely - two different words,So alike and yet standing apart;One speaks of location, of not “being there,”The other, of bruising the heart. We may be at distance while we are confined,Unable to share the same space;Though love remains still...

Traveling the Rocky Road

Traveling the Rocky Road

[115 words] The road is long, the rocks are large,But we needn’t go ‘round them all,For if we muscle, and keep on moving,We’ll gain more strength for the haul. The road is tough, the rocks are many,But they needn’t cause us to slip,For if we’re careful where we...

The Cure for All Ills

The Cure for All Ills

[97 words] You may have the best of doctorsWho can treat the best of menBut there’s an ill he cannot cureIt’s the ravages of sin For sickness and diseasesCan take a mighty tollBut their dark and gloomy fingersCannot reach or touch the soul But sin, with its ugly...

The Lady And The Cross

The Lady And The Cross

[149 words] The Lady stands, Tall and proud,Her silent voice rings clear and loud.Welcoming all unto her shores,As the humble masses arrived in hordes. Thru war and famine, Calm and peace, To weary souls she brought release.From her perch she had to frown, As on that...

Show Me, O God, How to Hate

Show Me, O God, How to Hate

  [84 words] Show me, O God, how to hateThis wicked world and all its ways,To hate this life wrapped up in things,In thoughts that throw us far from you. Destroy what cannot remain forever,That I might gain eternal blessing,Release desires and old resentments,For...

Ten Little Christians

Ten Little Christians

[199 words] Ten Little Christians came to church all the time;One fell out with the preacher, then there were nine.Nine Little Christians stayed up late;One overslept on Sunday, then there were eight.Eight Little Christians on their way to Heaven;One took the low...

God is Everywhere

God is Everywhere

[127 words] Let not your heart be troubled,He knows and understands.He knows of all your heartachesAnd reaches out His hand.Don't crowd thoughts with worriesOr dwell on foolish things.God's love is everywhere,This to you He brings. The sparrows search the sky for...

A Mother Isn’t Just Somebody

A Mother Isn’t Just Somebody

[179 words] “Somebody” said a mother is an unskilled laborer. “Somebody” never gave a squirmy infant a bath. “Somebody” said you know how to be a mother by instinct. “Somebody” never took a three-year-old shopping. “Somebody” said that “good” mothers never yell at...

A Pack of Seeds

A Pack of Seeds

[96 words] I bought myself a pack of seeds,To grace my garden fair.And stuck them in my pocketFor months they waited there. And when the time had come to seeThe flower's lovely face,I thought it strange that only weedsWere growing in their place. How foolish then, oh...

A Little Place

A Little Place

[90 words] "Father, where shall I work today?"And my love flowed warm and free.Then He pointed out a tiny spotAnd said, "Tend that for Me." I answered quickly, "Oh no, not there,Why, no one would ever seeNo matter how well my work was done.Not a little place for me!"...

Don’t Quit

Don’t Quit

[192 words] When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,when the road you're trudging seems all up hill,when the funds are low and the debts are high,and you want to smile, but you have to sigh,when care is pressing you down a bit,rest, if you must—but don't you...

He Is

He Is

[149 words] When you are the neediest,He is the most sufficient.When you are completely helpless,He is the most helpful.When you feel totally dependent,He is absolutely dependable.When you are the weakest, He is the most able.When you are the most alone,He is...

Time for Eternity

Time for Eternity

[124 words] Why another day to open my eyes,To breathe at early mom a cooler air,To place my feet upon the floor, ariseFrom sleep, and wash the night from face and hairAnd soul, to face another sun's surprise? Why, indeed, if not to lift up praiseTo God Almighty?! For...

Think Happiness

Think Happiness

[150 words] Think of the things that make you happyNot of the things that make you sad;Think of the fine and true in mankind,Not its sordid side and bad;Think of the blessings that surround you,Not the ones that are denied;Think of the virtues of your friendships,Not...

Spiritual All the Time

Spiritual All the Time

[186 words] I go through cycles in my life,Times of weakness and of strength.The bad times seem to last too long,And the good are too short of length. But what I desire is always clear,What I want in my inner man.I want to be a man of great courage and faith,Always...

Are You An Active Member?

Are You An Active Member?

[110 words] Are you an active member,The kind that would be missed?Or are you just contentedThat your name is on the list? Do you attend the meetingsAnd mingle with the flock,Or do you stay at homeAnd criticize and knock? Do you ever go and visitA member that is...

The Wise May Bring Their Learning

The Wise May Bring Their Learning

[135 words] The wise may bring their learning,The rich may bring their wealth,And some may bring their greatness,And some bring strength and health;We, too, would bring our treasuresTo offer to the King;We have no wealth or learning;What shall we children bring? We'll...

Speak, Speak, Then Speak Again

Speak, Speak, Then Speak Again

[158 words] Fair topic of talk is today's weather,The rain, tornadoes, cold and heat,And, mostly for men, in sports whetherThis team or that will win the meet. Then comes chat about dramas and series,Movies, actors, and famous folk,Jobs, economy, political...

Hell

Hell

[231 words] The prison house of despair.Here are some things that will not be there:No flowers win bloom on the banks of HELL,No beauties of nature, we love so well;No comforts of home, music and song,No friendship or joy will be found in that throng;No children to...

There Was a Man…

There Was a Man…

[405 words] There was a manWho walked this landAnd passed through Galilee.He crossed the fields,Plucked corn for mealsAnd walked upon the sea. Despised of men,Yet without sin,He taught them truth and love.With smiling faceHe told of graceWhich came from God above....

Clearly In My Mind

Clearly In My Mind

[169 words] I have often wondered in my heart,As quiet moments of reflection take me,What in life is real and right and true?And what lies am I told by what I see? Things I touch seem so tangible,My fingers confirm it to be so,Yet, I know of a world I cannot touch,And...

Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

[196 words] There once was a ladWho often got madAt his brother while they were at play.He would fuss and fightWith all of his mightAnd, oh, the ugly things he would say! You never could tellFrom the way he'd yellIf he had any love in his heart.He never gave...

A Mother Isn’t Just Somebody

I Have No Voice

[132 words] To live or die,some say is a choice.But as for me, I have no voice. In my mother’s womb,I slowly am formed.With arms and legs,I soon am adorned. All that I need,My mother supplies.Nourishment and oxygen,Even the color of my eyes. And, although on her,For...

After the Rain

After the Rain

[55 words] The withering grass knows not its needs;The falling rain knows not its worth;But God the silent suffering heeds;And bids His showers refresh the earth. My drooping heart oft may not knowWhat things to pray for as I ought;But God will needed good...

The Clock of Life

The Clock of Life

[78 words] The clock of life is wound but once,And no man has the powerTo tell just when the hands will stopAt late or early hour. To lose one's wealth is sad indeed,To lose one's health is more,To lose one's soul is such a lossThat no man can restore. The present...

Soaring Faith

Soaring Faith

[50 words] The eagle sweeps across the sky,Wind under its wings and opened breast.It glides upon the current, highAbove the earth, for food and rest.Wait, wait upon the Lord,Renew your strength where the Spirit blows;Your soaring faith its own reward,The quiet heights...

The Bible and the Television

The Bible and the Television

[174 words] Oh, Lord, I like to read the Bible;Its teachings fill me with delight.But now I'm watching television;My favorite program's on tonight! I read it for my own up-building;I need it to lead my steps aright.Tomorrow night I'll read a chapter,But television's...

The Road to Success 

The Road to Success 

  [62 words] The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, A loop called Confusion, Speed bumps called Friends, Red lights called Enemies. You will have flats called jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called...

Peace from Pain

Peace from Pain

  [36 words] When days are rough, and times seem tough, and we’re under pressure and strain; Trust the Lord, and obey His Word, and peace will come from the pain. Edd Sterchi Broadway church of Christ Campbellsville, KY

Be Strong!

Be Strong!

  [96 words] Be strong! We are not here to play, to dream, to drift; We have hard work to do, and loads to lift; Shun not the struggle - face it; 'tis God's gift. Be strong! Say not, "The days are evil. Who's to blame?" And fold the hands and acquiesce -- oh...

Thank God For Little Things

Thank God For Little Things

  [66 words] Thank You, God, for little things That often come our way The things we take for granted But don’t mention when we pray.  The unexpected courtesy, The thoughtful, kindly deed A hand reached out to help us In the time of sudden need. Oh, make us more...

Whatever!

Whatever!

  [30 words] Whatever your trial, God sees. Whatever your struggle, God knows. Whatever your cry, God hears. Whatever your difficulty, God cares. Whatever your problem, God understands. Whatever your need, God provides. via Broadway church of Christ...

Changing The Past

Changing The Past

  [159 words] The past is the past for a reason. That is where it is supposed to stay, But some cannot let it go. In their heads it eats away Until all their focus becomes The person they used to be, The mistakes they made in their life. Oh, if only they could...

Hand in Hand, a Child and I

Hand in Hand, a Child and I

  [127 words] Dear Lord, I do not ask that thou shouldst give Me some high work of thine, Some noble calling or some wondrous task. Give me a little hand to hold in mine; Give me a little child to point the way over the strange, sweet path that leads to thee;...

Gratitude

Gratitude

  [66 words] For sunlit hours and visions clear, For all remembered faces dear; For comrades of a single day Who sent us stronger on our way; For friends who shared the year’s long road And bore with us the common load; For hours that levied heavy tolls, But...

If I Went Shopping For a Dad

If I Went Shopping For a Dad

  [97 words] If I went shopping for a dad, Here is what I'd buy: One who would always stop To answer a little child's "Why?" One who would always speak kindly To a little girl or boy. One who would give to others A bit of sunshine and joy. I'd pick a dad that...

The Time is Now

The Time is Now

[105 words] If you are ever going to love me, Love me now, while I can know The sweet and tender feelings Which from true affection flow. Love me now While I am living. Do not wait until I’m gone And then have it chiseled in marble, Sweet words on ice-cold stone. If...

The Wise May Bring Their Learning

What the World Needs

[73 words] A little more kindness and a little less greed; A little more giving and a little less need; A little more smile and a little less frown; A little less kicking a man when he's down; A little more “we” and a little less “I”; A little more laughs and a little...

A New Year with The Lord

A New Year with The Lord

[133 words] A new year is about to unfold,With new opportunities to explore.Doors will open for new experiences,New adventures with the Lord.Remember not the former things,The things of this past year.The Lord will do new things in us,Much more than we are aware.For...

Our Creator

Our Creator

[112 words] With various shapes and colorsOf flowers, trees, and birds,To say there is no GodIs really quite absurd. Try to count the stars,The number quickly mounts;God, however, does it,The many stars He counts.(Psalm 147:4) The hair that’s on your head,How many...

Somebody Else

Somebody Else

[112 words] There's a clever young guy named Somebody Else, There's nothing this guy can't do. He is busy from morning till way late at night, Just substituting for you. You're asked to do this or you're asked to do that, And what is your ready reply? "Get Somebody...

Take Note

Take Note

[132 words] Lying at your side, perhaps, Or living right next door, Or working at the desk across The company's polished floor; Seated next to you and riding On the city bus, Or walking in the city park And making nary a fuss; Hidden from view, a smarting hurt Behind...