Saturday, July 16, 2011


" Be true today, you may not have a tomorrow " DAD

Good morning.

This is one mornings that we all look forward to. We think of a few days of time to rest and relax and get renewed in Spirit and body, and the thought brings me my first smile of the day.

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    Through The Storms I did not know His love before, the way I know it now.
    I could not see my need for Him, my pride would not allow.
    I had it all, without a care, the Self-sufficient lie.
    My path was smooth, my sea was still, not a cloud was in my sky.
    I thought I knew His love for me, I thought I'd seen His grace,
    I thought I did not need to grow, I thought I'd found my place.
    But then the way grew rough and dark, the storm clouds quickly rolled;
    The waves began to rock my ship, my anchor would not hold.
    The ship that I had built myself was made of foolish pride.
    It fell apart and left me bare, with nowhere else to hide.
    I had no strength or faith to face the trials that lay ahead,
    And so I simply prayed to Him and bowed my weary head.
    His loving arms enveloped me, and then He helped me stand.
    He said, You still must face this storm, but I will hold your hand.
    So through the dark and lonely night He guided me through pain.
    I could not see the light of day or when the storm might wane.
    Yet through the aches and endless tears, my faith began to grow.
    I could not see it at the time, but my light began to glow.
    I saw God's love in brand new light, His grace and mercy, too.
    For only when all self was gone could God's love shine through.
    It was not easy in the storm, I sometimes wondered, Why
    At times I thought, I can't go on. I'd hurt, and doubt, and cry.
    But God never left my side, He guided me each day.
    Through pain and strife, through fire and flood, He helped me all the way.
    And now I see as never before how great His love can be.
    How in my weakness He is strong, how God cares for me!
    He worked it all out for my good, although the way was rough.
    He only sent what I could bear, and then He cried, Enough!
    He raised His hand and said, Be still! He made the storm clouds cease.
    He opened up the gates of joy and flooded me with peace.
    I saw His face now clearer still, I felt His presence strong,
    I found anew His faithfulness, He never did me wrong.
    Now I know more storms will come, but only for my good,
    For pain and tears have helped me grow as naught else ever could.
    I still have so much more to learn as God works in me;
    If in the storm I'll love Him more, that's where I want to be

    I want to thank Joan Crane who lives way down south for the poem above, It came when I needed it so much, who told you Joan ?

    Just read the journal again and to remind you that the $6.00 price on the two books pictured above is wholesale only to businesses

    People might think they can order one or two for $6.00

    Wholesale buyers should buy a box of 20 to get that price.

    ( Correcting one of Dads many errors by Helen )


    Scattered thunderstorms. High 30C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.

    Showers early with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 86F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%

    Since this is Saturday I am not going to say very much about business, you hear enough of that all week long, you know that I sell a few books and try to sell advertising in this blog, nothing very big, I am just like a small fish in a very big pond. But I hope that I can keep on going. I know that I have the help of my many friends world wide.

    Mary and I will be in our Sunday morning meeting. There is another meeting at 4 P M at Inspirit but we seldom get to go as it a little far for Mary to drive, and as you know Old Dad does not drive anymore.

    Remember the Side Panel to your right for more.

    Sending best wishes and my love to all the world.

    If all is well I will be here early Monday morning

    Here I am back for just a minuet  at 12:44 P.M. just to tell you that it is a very quite  day here at Dads Tomato Garden not very many reading.  is a beautiful day 75 degrees and plenty of sun. I hope to see you Monday morning. DAD



    Anonymous said...

    Good Morning DAD..

    The birds are chirping and I am smiling as I sit sipping coffee on my own patio for the first time in 6 days, thinking there really is no place like home. My tomato garden box was glad to have me back, it and my basil plants were very thirsty. I think I saved the basil just in time.

    The poem is very beautiful and calming as it is read slowly and softly and thought about. On the drive home we passed thru the town of whittier, named after the poet. I will take some time today to research and read a few of his poems.

    I wish you a pleasant day, following your doctor's advise, so you can enjoy many tomorrows. ...Sara's Mom

    Dornbrau said...

    Good morning Dad,
    It's been a long time~ since AOL Journals to be exact. Don't know why but for some reason your Tomato Garden popped into my head and who am I to question the workings of the mind so I googled you, found you and here I am. Just wanted to tell you that once upon a time your daily commentary was a regular part of my day. I am glad I found you again. Take care,
    Dust Bunny Club of North America

    madcobug said...

    Thought I would come by and let you know that Sam Shafer has passed away in June. The one who use to be a bus driver. Have a nice Sunday. Helen