PORTRAIT COMPLETED by Ruth Bell Graham

Ruth Bell Graham began this poem for her mother when she was nineteen years old on Mother’s Day 1940. She finished it thirty-four years later on November 8, 1974, the day her mother died. PORTRAIT COMPLETED As the portrait is unconscious of the master artist’s touch, unaware of growing beauty, …

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IF I COULD PRAY

(The desire of the newly converted) So often I’ve been asked to pray Only to find my tang all tungled up And my mind in neutral. But, if I could pray I would tell You how grateful I am to be forgiven How surprised I am you would want to. …

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NO SHOTS FIRED

The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.  Ecclesiastes 7:8 Hunting season is upon us, and taken very seriously by some while completely ignored by others.  Take Neil and myself for instance, the only ‘wild game’ we ever killed were mice or …

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