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On The Third Day

Jesus Ascending

— by Margaret Wideyke As pale streaks of coral openThe closed, dark, nighttime skies,Two women trudge the dusty roadThat leads to the place where He lies. Bring burial spices, they enter,Subdued by all that happened before.As they near the tomb they rememberThe rock that blocks the door. But when they …

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It’s In The Valleys I Grow


By Jane Eggleston  Sometimes life seems hard to bear,Full of sorrow, trouble and woeIt’s then I have to rememberThat it’s in the valleys I grow.  If I always stayed on the mountain topAnd never experienced pain,I would never appreciate God’s loveAnd would be living in vain.  I have so much …

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A Soldier Died Today

soldier died

He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And …

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The Most Beautiful Flower

The park bench was deserted as I sat down to readBeneath the long,straggly branches of an old willow tree.Disillusioned by life with good reason to frown,For the world was intent on dragging me down. And if that weren’t enough to ruin my day,A young boy out of breath approached me, …

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How To Be Happy


— Author Unknown Are you almost disgusted with life, little man?I’ll tell you a wonderful trickthat will bring you contentment, if anything canDo something for somebody, quick!  Are you awfully tired with play, little girl?Wearied, discouraged, and sick –I’ll tell you the loveliest game in the world,Do something for somebody, …

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Gone From My Sight

Ship at sea

By Henry Van Dyke I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side, spreads her white sailsto the moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where …

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A Soldier’s Prayer


— Author unknownThe soldier stood and faced his God Which must always come to pass…He hoped his shoes were shining Just as brightly as his brass. “Step forward now, you soldier, How shall I deal with you?Have you always turned the other cheek?To My Church have you been true?” The soldier squared his …

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