— Author unknown While watching a little TV on Sunday instead of going to church, I watched a church in Atlanta honoring one of its senior pastors who had been retired many years. He was 92 at that time and I wondered why the church even bothered to ask the …Read More »
— Linda Ellis © 1996 I read of a man who stood to speak At the funeral of a friend He referred to the dates on her tombstone From the beginning… to the end. He noted that first came her date of birth, And spoke the following date with tears, …Read More »
This poem was written in 1869, reprinted during the 1918 Pandemic. It was written in 1869 by Kathleen O’Mara: And people stayed at homeAnd read books, And listened, And they rested, And did exercisesAnd made art and played, And learned new ways of being, And stopped and listened, More deeply, …Read More »
To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say,But first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.I’m writing this from Heaven, where I dwell with God above,Where there are no tears or sadness, there is just eternal Love. Please do not be unhappy, just because I’m …Read More »
Don’t piss off old people… the older they get, the less “Life in Prison” is a deterrent. Have you ever listened to some folks for a minute and thought…”Their cornbread ain’t done in the middle.” Teenagers! Tired of being harassed by your parents? ACT NOW!! Move Out. Get a Job. …Read More »
Mellen-Thomas Benedict is an artist who survived a near-death experience in 1982. He was dead for over an hour and a half. During that time, he rose up out of his body and went into the light. Curious about the universe, he was taken far into the remote depths of existence, and even beyond, into the energetic void of nothingness behind the Big Bang. Eminent near-death experience researcher Dr. Kenneth Ring has said, "His story is one of the most remarkable I have encountered in my extensive research on near-death experiences."
A Profoundly Inspiring Near-Death Experience Story
ÔÇ¿-- A True Story by Mellen-Thomas Benedict
New Year's Prayer by Charlotte Anselmo Thank you Lord for giving me The brand new year ahead Help me live the way I should As each new day I tread. Give me gentle wisdom That I might help a friend Give me strength and courage So a shoulder I might lend. The year ahead is empty Help me fill it with good things Each new day filled with joy And the happiness it brings. Please give the leaders of our world A courage born of peace That they might lead us gently And all the fighting cease. Please give to all upon this earth A heart that's filled with love A gentle happy way to live With Your blessings from above. ------------- The New Year lies before you, like a spotless track of snow... be careful how you tread on it, for every mark will show.Read More »
I want to teach my students how To live this life on Earth.
To face it's struggles and it's strife
And to improve their worth.
Not just the lesson in a book
Or how the rivers flow, But how to choose the proper path
Wherever they may go.
To understand eternal truth
And know the right from wrong,
And gather all the beauty of
A flower and a song.
For if I help the world to grow
In wisdom and in grace,
Then I shall feel that I have won
And I have filled my place.
And so I ask your guidance, God,
That I may do my part.
For character and confidence
And happiness of heart.
-James J. Metcalf
-- By Al Albrecht, Home Spun Poems
I love walking in the rain,
Listening to its pitter pat.
As it falls so softly,
Upon my old felt hat.
To smell the freshness in the air,
As is gently falls to earth,
Bringing freshness to everything,
And giving forth new birth.
As it causes seeds to sprout,
And everything to grow,
It washes off God's pretty greens,
In winter, it is snow.
I love to walk out in the rain,
What peace comes to my soul.
By Bessie Anderson Stanley (1904)