They say everyone has a soul
I am in search of mine
I'll look to the heavens and to
I'll look until my heart shines
I feel unbelievably connected
To this man I've yet to meet
I'm determined I'm going to find
These odds I am going to beat
At times I get discouraged
Seems my search will never end
Then something inside me feels all
My journey starts once again
I know he's out there somewhere
I'll find my way to him
And once I feel his touch
My life will then begin
One can be in Christ, be very
Yet in his life not FEEL
Still living with guilt that's not
Yet, the bible makes it plain and
he is shown;
Jesus paid the price with His own
For all of men's sins, all of the
Knowing this, he enters another
This time out of life has gone all
So working for God will be his
Hoping by this to gain a large
For certain, God must put him on a
To gain a perspective, die more to
His flesh wants some activity,
For he loathes this state of
His nerves are jangled from so
Lonliness becomes a steady diet.
He always thought he had much to
But restraint is the way he must
Searching each day for the answer
Very seldom, if ever, are his eyes
Why is he destined to such a dry
If only the reason he could trace!
Praying hard but the answer was
Almost every night his pillow was
One day in prayer the answer
Such glory inexpressible was his
Not wanting to move lest turmoil
Soaking in the glory, the lesson
Finally, at last his soul reached
It was the best God had... sweet
place of rest!
In sabbath rest the soul will
The plan of God for it is just.
Entering rest is so refreshing,
No fleshly activity and threshing,
Just joy and peace and whatever he
Leaving the letter for it only
Rest, sweet rest, and oh, so
He can work with God for it's the
He's able to take life's hardest
Resting in Jesus while God's
©Doris J. Niswonger
Life Is For The Living
You are alive, you have your life
Are you enjoying it, or dragging
through each day?
How is your life? are you
accomplishing your dreams and your
Or are you plodding along
disillusioned in some way?
Life is not easy, we are being
tested every minute,
Life is a learning experience for
us every day,
Enjoy each minute and take time
out for you,
Life it too short, enjoy it while
©Anne R. C. Neale
The River Of Life
Over this river of life we flow,
Down the currents sail,
Upon the changing tides we go...
Fighting it ''tooth and nail''.
It is a long and rocky route
For all us sailors be;
Some souls will reach their goals
Some sink within the sea.
We're traveling with a hope for
Of love, and harmony;
And striving for all wars to
'Til everyone is free!
So we're sailing on this river of
To some far better place;
Where absent are the woes and
Just dwell in God's embrace!
William E. Hardison / copyrights
God's Great Plan
My DNA determines
Exactly who I'll be
This was all of God's plan
When he created me.
God gave us all a purpose
And my purpose I do know
He put me here for others
And ''His Way'' I am to show.
Some of us are rich
And some of us are poor
Because I have the Lord's love
All I ever need is more.
Our paths all lead to
And, sometimes mistakes we make
It's up to us to correct these
Because our ''salvation'' is at
God asked me to show you
How perfect life can be
I'm glad that I'm his vessel
And that he speaks through me.
God wants you to be patient
Kind and loyal too
So that he may share and spend
''Eternity'' with you.
Although we may not feel as though
We get what we deserve
It's important to remember
It's our Lord that we must serve.
In the end we'll be together
And have everlasting life
For once you'll know eternal peace
And end your toil and strife.
I hope that you will join me
At the party God has planned
We'll be there all together
At the Almighty's right hand.
©Rebecca Ann Rence
What A Joy It Was To Know You
Sweetheart, we already miss you,
And we know we’ll miss you more,
But it’s a cause for rejoicing
That you’re safe on Heaven’s
Your life here
For all of us it was too soon.
We know you’re singing Heaven’s
With perfect rhythm in perfect
What a joy it was to know you,
As friend, grandmother, mother,
And we, each one, are so
That you came into our life.
You were friendly, you were
And you were so much fun.
We can’t wait again to see you
When our journey here is done.
Thank you for the memories,
We’ve enjoyed you so much, Dear.
And forever and forever
We’ll rejoice that you were here.
We know you’re enjoying life in
Not a worry, not a fear,
And that in God’s perfect timing,
By his grace we’ll join you, Dear.
©Bob Hefner 6-28-04
To Love A Friend
Life is like a flowing river,
That flows from day to day.
It chooses its direction,
And flows along its way.
New waters fill the water’s flow,
And old ones never stay.
That is how we live our life,
With what we do and say.
We know not what’s before us,
Or how each day may end.
Is this the day we find our love,
Or just another friend?
The choice for this is up to us,
On our heart we must depend.
We never shall find happiness,
Until to others love we send.
© Ralph Bolick
As I walk along the sandy beach
And I watch the setting sun.
I think about some things you
And some that we have not done.
We’ve shared our thoughts so many
And how someday together we would
And often you have told me that
To show our love and also give.
And then there were some painful
When sadness filled my heart,
And you said you've always loved
Right from the very start.
I’ve often felt hurt by others
And each time I've cried and
But in time its made me love you
And has helped me along the way.
And as I walk along the beach
I can feel you here with me,
For I am thinking of our deep
And you, waiting back there for