For My Grandmother
Go through life here & there
No one stops to just think
We take things for granted everywhere
And it makes my heart sink
To ponder on all of the good & bad
And wish back on wonderful times
It makes me just a tad sad
Things are gone that were once mine
Family members & loved ones
Send me an angel's kiss
There are tons
But you are the one I most Dearly miss
In a better place they say
But why not with me?
I guess this is the best way
My eyes are open for now I can see
Everything happens for a reason
And we are all where we were meant to be.
Heaven's Grocery Store
I was walking down life's highway, a long time ago.
One day I saw a sign that read, "Heaven's Grocery Store"
As I got a little closer, the door came open wide
And when I came to myself, I was standing just inside.
One handed me a basket & said, "Child, shop with care."
Everything a Christian needs is in that grocery store...
-and what you can't carry, why, just go back for more!
First, I got some patience, love was in the very same row...
further down was understanding, you need it wherever you go.
I got a box or two of wisdom, a bag or two of faith.
I can't miss the Holy Spirit, for it was all over the place!
I stopped for strength & courage to help me run this race...
- though my basket was nearly full...I realized I needed grace!
I did not forget salvation, for salvation...
that was free!
- so I tried to get enough to save both you and me.
Then I started for the counter to pay my grocery bill.
For I thought that I had everything to do my Master's will.
But as I started up the aisle, I saw prayer...
- I had to put it in.
For I knew when I stepped outside, I'd run right into sin.
Peace & joy were plentiful, lying on the very last shelf.
Song & praise were hanging near, so I just helped myself.
Then I said unto the Angel, "How much do I owe?"
He smiled & said, "Just take your basket wherever you go!"
Again I asked, "How much do I really owe?"
Still smiling he said, "Jesus paid your bill long, long ago.
Recipe for Encouragement
A pinch of friendliness
A dash of compliments
A cup of love
3 tablespoons of care
1 teaspoon of helping
A pint of respect
A big scoop of consideration
1/3 cup of sharing
A full cup of listening
Half a pint of cooperation
Get a bowl. Throw in a pinch of
friendliness. Crumble in a cup of
love. Add a dash of compliments.
Pour in 3 tablespoons of care.
Sprinkle in a teaspoon of helping.
Mix in a pint of respect. Knead
in 1/3 cup of sharing. Stir in a
full cup of listening. Place in
a big scoop of consideration. Mix
in cooperation. Then place very
gently in the oven. Set timer for
eternity. Make sure feelings
don't get hurt again.
- written by fifth graders Kim Kentley, Maryann Hoots, and Donna Tidwell of Longfellow School in Spokane, WA