LESSONS OF HUMILITY

SELECTED POEMS AND PROSE

FOR CHILDREN

By Helen Pearson Garrett



TAKE ALL YOUR TROUBLES TO GOD

Take All
Your
Troubles
to Our
Heavenly
Father
In the
Name of
His Son
In Prayer.
Take Them
All to Him
and leave
Them There!




JUST ONE MORE HARD TIME


Lord, Just Help Me Through
This One More Hard Time,
And I Will Call This Day
Sublime.



GRACE

Grace pulled
Herself Up By
Hanging Onto
My Red Pants
And Stood
There just
Talking to Me
in her funny
little language
as though She
knew You Were
all leaving and
She Wanted
To
tell Me
A Special
Good-bye!

It Was
One of The
Most
Beautiful
Moments
Of My
Life!
I have Never
Forgotten how
Adorable It
Was!

Thank You
For Her ~ Lord!
Bless Her Sweet Life!






LITTLE GOODY TWO RED SHOES

Little goody Two Red
Shoes,
How did you happen
To Your two New
Red Shoes lose?
Did You just store them
Away?
Your Two Red Shoes
Thinking You Would come
Back again and get
Your Goody Two Red
Shoes?
It Might seem funny
To Some...
But Me it does not
Amuse.
For I loved seeing
You Wear
Your shiny little
Red Shoes.
If You find
Your Goody
Two Red Shoes,
Will You be
Careful
Not to Them
Again Lose?
I Want to
See You
Wearing Them
With Your
Red Plaid
Dress.
Then All the
People
You see
Will
Greatly
Impress.

( A poem to baby Grace)


BABY "GRACE"

(A gift From God)

When She smiles,
All Heaven pauses
And Watches ~ and
Smiles Too.
She is so very
        pretty
With her Eyes
of Blue...
And with  those
Enchanting dimples,
        Too!

She loves her
Little Pacifier,
And is an expert
At putting it in,
So that her fond
        Parents Wonder
If This Battle
They can ever
        Win!
She is so entertaining
When she Carries
                On
A Conversation
        All her Own.
To hear her Would
        Really Melt a heart
        of Stone.

She talks in such soft,
Tender, Cooing tones,
        And hardly ever
                Moans.
Sometimes a little Cry
Will turn into
A soft sigh `.

It sounds as though
        She says "Oh Well,
I guess it will All
Turn out all right,
Somehow or Other...
By Tonight."


TROUBLES ARE LIKE BUBBLES Troubles are like Bubbles... and When They Blow away - We Wonder Why From The Master's Side We have let them Lead us astray! For He is ever ready our battles to fight. And When We Pray... We Must Believe That Things are Coming out All Right!



THE STRENGTH TO SOAR

God Alone
Can empower Us
With The Strength
To Soar.
The Strength
Which Will enable
Us
To help lift
The people
Of The World
Above their
Troubles - and
Lead them to
Jesus' Feet.
God alone can give
Us
The Strength to
Rise Up as Eagles,
Trusting Everything
In Our Upward
Flight to The
Almighty,
The Source of
Our Power
And Our
Comfort.



WHO TEACHES THE BIRDS TO SING?

Who Teaches
The Birds how
To Sing?
Who helps the
Growing Birds
To stay on
The Wing?

Who gives Them
The Courage
To Fly -
And against
Great odds
All of the elements
Defy?

Who Paints
The radiant
Beauty
Into The Sky?
Who brings
Each splendid
Season
Unfailingly
By?

Who Brings
About
All of The
Earth's
Wonders Untold?

Who draws
The Sheep
That unhesitatingly
Come to the
Fold?

Who Promises
An end
To all of Our
Strife?
Who gives
To Each One
Who seeks It -
Eternal Life?


THE LITTLE THINGS

Watch thyself With
Care in The Little Things
And The Great Things
Will turn Out Well,
For it is In The Little
Things
That The Great Things
Dwell.


SONG OF THE LARK

It told
Me
To Be
Ever
Brave and strong
and filled
with His
Victory
and His
Song.
I heard The Clear
High
Sweet
Voice
of
The
Lark.
It Led
Me
Valiantly
On
Through
The Dark.


THE MOCKINGBIRD'S SONG

Every Morn
I Hear
A Bird
Sweetly Singing ~
"Tweet Twa Twee",
"Tweet Twa Twee"
As it goes
Winging.
I Know Somehow
In My Inner Heart
There is a Message
In It
About My part
In God's Plan.
Every Morn
I Hear It ~
"Tweet Tweet
Twa Twee",
A Message
For Me.
May I Know
God's Plan
As I listen, listen,
Listen.
May the knowledge
Seep in
And glisten, glisten
Like a Pearl's Bright
Shining.
That I May Know
The Way
My Wondrous
Lord
Would have Me
go Today.
`

NO RAIN, NO RAINBOWS

If Troubles
Did not Bring
the Rain
Into My life,
I should Never
Be Able
To See God's Great
Rainbows.
But Up above All of
My struggle
And Strife
Rise Their
Radiant Beauty...
Making Me
Sure
That HE
KNOWS.




I KNOW THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NAME

I know
The Most
Beautiful
Name
Yesterday, Today,
Forever
The Same.
It's JESUS!

I Know
A Name
Through Which
Many are Made
Whole,
Completely
Body, Mind and
Soul.
I know
A
Name
Which Echoes
Over Land
And Sea
And Which
With it
Brings
Glad Tidings
of Great
Victory!

I Know
A Name
Which has
A triumphant
All - conquering
Ring.
It's the Same
Most Beautiful
Name
To Which
The Angels
Sing.

I Know a Name
Which draws
God's Children
TO HIS FEET,
And Causes
Them
To grow More
Loving,
Gentle and
Sweet.
I Know A
Name
In
Which To
Give
of
Water
A Cup
Is As
Blessed
as
Asking
The
Savior
To Sup.

I Know
A Name.
Which Rings out
Like Ten Thousand
Bells!
It 's the beautiful
Name
Which Only
In The Humble
Dwells.
It's JESUS!
It's JESUS!
It's JESUS!


POOR LITTLE SHEEP

Poor Little Sheep
Who have lost
Their Way!
Poor Little Sheep
Who have gone
Astray...
Poor Little Sheep!
Poor Little Sheep!

They have fallen
Into Chasms deep,
Dear Good Shepherd,
Come and Rescue
Your Sheep.
Poor Little Sheep!
Poor Little Sheep!

Come and lead
Them
Into Pastures
Green
Come and Them
From the World's
Ways wean.
Poor Little Sheep!
Poor Little Sheep!

Come and Call
Them
To follow
THEE
For All Time
and Eternity.

Come and set
Them Blessedly
Free!
Happy Little Sheep!
Happy Little Sheep!


BUILD WITH PLEASANT STONES

Build Your life
With Pleasant
Stones,
And let
The structure
Not be Marred

By gruff ways
impatient
Tones.
Words which
Upon other
Hearts
May have sadly
Jarred.
Use instead
The pleasant
Stones
of Encouragement
And Cheer
Filled With
HIS Joy
And Grace. . .
Words Which
Will bring
special Happiness
and a smile
To Another's
Face.
Build With
Pleasant stones
A structure
Of Character
Fine and rare.
Build unto
ME,
Your Beloved
Lord,
A Building
Bright
And Fair.

Build With
Pleasant Stones
That their

shining beauty
Many others
May See,
And Seeing . . .
Know
beyond a doubt
That You
Have
Been
With
ME.




GARDEN OF PRAYER

I Come First
In the Mornings
To The Garden
Of Prayer
I Come First
In the Mornings
To The Garden
Of Prayer
For I find
Good Beginnings
For a Wondrous
Day
There.

The Lord's Prayer
and The Twenty Third
Psalm
Help Me so Much
To keep My Day
Calm.
Then I Walk
Carefree . . .
With JESUS
Holding My Hand.
I Hear a Mockingbird
Singing
Cheerily.
Then My Troubles
Disband.
On All Sides
Of Me
Grow flowers
Of radiant
Hues.
I forget All
My Troubles
And My gloomy
Thoughts
Lose.


MUSIC IN MY HEART

There is Music
In My Heart,
And it does Not
Depart
But plays on
All Day Long
Just like
A Lark's
Uplifted
Song.
It is Music
To My King
Master of
Everything!
My Sovereign
Lord,
Who dost
To Me
Every Grace
Accord.
There is Music
In The Brook
And I could Write
A Book
about the Music
In the Trees
As They rustle
In the breeze.
There is Music
In My Heart. . .
Music that plays
On and On
In a sweet, Tender
Love Song.
Sweet, lovely,
Tender Music,
Playing ever so
Softly,
Ever so richly
In My Heart!


TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER

Tomorrow Will be
A fresh New
Day
All shining With
Dew.
Dear Lord
May I spend
All The Day
Looking Unto
And Learning
More of You.

May I follow
In Your
Pathways,
May I try
To be More
Like You.
May Your
Blessings
Be Upon
All that I
Do!


SIMPLICITY

God Watches Out
For The Sparrow . . .
And Keeps It in
HIS Care.
Should it Not then
Be simple for Me
To know
That HE Will
Answer
My Prayer?


HOME

Go back for
Some Pumpkin Pie,
Oh there's No
Place like Home
for the Holidays.
O for the Holidays You Can't
Beat Home Sweet Home.
O, go Back For Some
Pumpkin Pie!


MY CASTLE IN THE SKY

My Castle In The Sky...
You have to reach it
From on High.
Because it truly is
A Castle In The Sky,

So Come To My
Castle
In The Sky,
But Remember - -
You have to
Reach it from
On High!

I Have A Castle
In The Sky
You have to Come
To it
From On High.
But Come to My
Castle
And See
How Great
Is Your
Victory!




JUST ONE STEP AT A TIME

Just One Step
At a Time
Is The Way
For Me.
For that is
The only Way
I Know.

Just One Step
At a Time
Is The Way
That I
Must Go...

Just One Step
At a Time
Is The Way
For Me
On the road
To God's
Full Victory.





THE VICTORY SHIP

The Winds
Sing through
Her rigging
Like
The sounds
From Many
Violins.

Her Sails
Stand Crisp
And full
against
The Sky.

The Golden Ship
"Victory"
Sails On
In Strength
And Glory,
With God
Conquering
All
That Would
Her Safe Passage
Belie.


GOD IS THE POTTER

God Is The Potter,
We are The clay.
May He shape us
And Mold Us
In His gentle and Wondrous
Way.
May We give Him All
Of The Glory for All
He has done,
And May We Know
Of a surety
That Our present
And future Battles
He has Already
Won.

Glory Upon Glory
Is due to His Name,
And We shall continue
To bring to it
Fame.
We shall continue to
It sweetly Proclaim.
We shall continue to
It sweetly Proclaim
We shall continue to
Give glory to His Name.




I HAVE AN ANCHOR

I have An Anchor
Wherever I May be
And I know that
Whatever My
Circumstances Are,
In Him I am
Set Free!
I am not bound
By painful happenings
From Almost every side,
For I Know that
As to our perfect
Well being
Our Father's influence
In Jesus' Name
Stretches far and
Wide.
All I have to do
Is to get on My
Knees,
And My Troubles
Will be swept
Aside.
As by a Passing
Breeze.
For They All seem
So infinitesimal
When I bring
Them to Him.
What a strange
Collection
To make such
A din!
How unperceptive
Of Me
To have Allowed
Them to have
Seemed so grim.
For I Know
That I have An Anchor
Wherever
I May be
And that however
Hard
Our circumstances
Are
In Him we Are
Set Free!


THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FLAG

It's the most Beautiful
Flag
In The World,
And When I see
It all Unfurled
I ask The ...
Father
To It richly
Bless
In all of It's
True Strength and Loveliness.
May It Stand For
All Goodness
And Courage ~
All Strength and
Devotion
And Love
And May It's
Pride
And It's Glory
Forever
Be Centered
In Our Great
God
Above!

The Flag looked
So Bright
Against the
Dark of The
Day,
It's The Most Beautiful
Flag
In The World
And When I see
It all Unfurled...
I ask The
Father
To it Richly Bless
In all of It's
True Strength and
Loveliness.


OUR COLORS

I Was Glad When I Saw
Our Colors Waving
Joyously in the Morning's Brisk
Air
And I thought, "I Have
Never Seen Anything That is
Quite so Fair."
I feel a thrill
That is Mighty
When I see
Our Colors
Waving Out There...
And My Heart fills
With deep
Thanks giving For
Our Troops as I lift Them
Heavenward
In Prayer..


A LETTER TO A GRANDSON (Spanish)

Join with Me In belonging to the
"No Negative Thoughts Club".
It is those Negative Thoughts That
Satan uses to Weaken You.
And Shatter Your Good Intentions.
You Say - I want a good strong Life
in place of the desolate experiences
through which I have gone. "With
Jesus to help Me Every Step of The Way!"
Mark says "You Can Have What You Say".
So Have a Good, firm, strong Life in place
of the terrible, desolate experiences through
which you have gone.
Keep Your Eyes On Jesus, And He
Can still Change Your Life
Miraculously.
If you do not give up alcohol now You Will
just grow Older and It Will be harder.
And you will lose Control of Your Life.
If You Will learn to Think This Way
and Your Life Will Change drastically.
Just fill Your Life With JESUS Before It Is
Too Late! Every time You get a wrong
Desire - You Know Who is giving
It To You! Refuse to accept it! Say
Over and over The Name of JESUS. . .
and the Evil One Will flee! He hates the
Name of Jesus - - Who is the Miracle
Worker In Our Lives! Does the evil One
Want Miracles In Our Lives?
No, he Wants Our complete downfall -
even our death.
God Is Greater Than Any Problem
We have. Join the No Negative Thoughts
Club!
If you Think or Say Negative Things - -
Negative Things Will Happen To You!
So if You Say ~ "It's a Miserable Day" ~
For You it Will be a miserable!
If You look on the Bright Side and say,
"Things Will get Better". . .They Will
get Better.
It Is a Spiritual Law. Bright Thoughts
Will bring Light to Your Darkness.
Satan just uses pessimistic thoughts
to make You Want to drink.
Do not think thoughts like
"I could collect cans to buy food."
Think Thoughts like " I Know
I Could get a job and Keep It.
I Know how to do good Work
and be an asset".
Jesus Loves You. Let Him Come fully
in control of Your Life. Take Your Mind
Off of Yourself - - and Keep It On Him!
Then, When You learn More of HIS Ways,
You can Help Him Win Others for His Kingdom.

(Amen!)



God's Goal
Is Not to push
Us into a
Corner - -
But to get Us
Out of a Corner!


RED FINGERNAILS

I was lying there so still in that hopital bed - just a pale wraith in much pain. I had been having surgery for the second time.
My Special Nurse said - "Why do you not brighten yourself up for your family?"
She, the next day had brought her own Red polish from home, and put it skillfully put it on my nails.
What a difference it made in My feelings!
Miraculously my spirits rose. I would make it! I was not as badly off as it had seemed. The whole World seemed brighter. Even the pain seemed lessened.
That is the reason I call the color Red My Courage Color and it still is. It still gives me a lift out of the doldrums which sometimes come to everyone no matter how cheerful a disposition.
June 27, 1987

(this is why the background is red)



WE'LL MAKE IT THROUGH

Lord, I Know We'll Make
It Through ~
Just Me ~ Plus You.
We'll make it
Through... With
Me following Closely
After YOU.




DARK DAY

The Day Is Dark and filled
With gloom - But There Is Sunlight
In My Soul.
My Heart
Is Like a Lighted Room -
And My Life will
find it's Goal.
My Heart
Is like
A lighted
Room . . .
And My Life
Will Reach
It's goal.


Recently, a lady called me. She said that Celeste had gone on to Glory. I told her that I had been sending her poems. "Oh", she said. "You are the one! She shared them with me. You brought her a lot of joy!" (It was precious fruit!)
For a week, her words rang in my Heart like Bells..."You brought her much joy!"
May God's Light Shine on My Pathway More brightly Than ever In 1990 so that I will be enabled to Help others with my Writings... More than Ever Before!
GOD HAS ASKED ME TO REACH FOR THE STARS, FOR EVERYONE WHO SEEKS THE LORD.




Fire does not destroy Gold.
It Makes it Shine.
So Shine!
Shine !
and forget about
The intensity of
The Fire!

March 15, 1990


There was one time in My life when I did not Know that God was Here...
One stormy Night when thunder rolled, lightning flashed; when I cried out to Him in great physical pain. And He did not answer. He seemed so very far away.
And how I needed Him!
As I walked the floor in devastating suffering. By the next night I found Myself on the what to Queen of Angeles Hospital for emergency surgery.

In The Morning I had awakened to see a huge beautiful Bouquet on the bedside table. A card said " Get well, Helen" . My nurse read it to me. And it was as though a shining Presence lingered back of it or near it- a Presence could not clearly see. Yet it was the gentle Presence of The Good Shepherd seeing me through. He seemed to understand all the pain.
He told Me in that still, small Voice to get WELL, and to take care of My Youngsters.

He knew that was My great concern. He asked Me to do His Work in the World. I told Him I would. It was not the end of My life - but a New and Wonderful Beginning - the Beginning of a close walk with My Savior. The Beginning of A Book - A Wonderful Beginning! He gave me the gift of writing Poetry. I had always written prose before. And He gave me the mission of writing it for others.

MY GOD KNEW THAT REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE DOCTORS SAID THAT I WOULD LIVE MANY YEARS AND DO MUCH WORK FOR THE LORD.


AND HE DID!
In 1948, her doctors had given her 6 months to live, but "Helena" as they called her in Chile, worked non-stop for God in a writing ministry for another 47 years until 8 PM, November 27, 1995 when the Lord took her home at age 90. She died without pain at the "ends of the earth" in Punta Arenas, Chile. She was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin on May 10, 1905.


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