Some thoughts of
Helen Garrett Pearson:




God does care about small- great details of our lives. He wants Us to have the Best. I want to take a great many pictures. What a Garden! It almost looks like a garden of Eden, a primevel garden. This Morning's Lovely Surprise - The Red Candles out so flamingly and fully,
The Huge White Jades standing out, the Banana Trees gleaming in the Sunlight. It was a high spot in My life - a Victory. Fruition after Years of Labor, as I hope My (Poetry) Book Will Be!


I find in Christ's Love
Not a refuge
But a Light -
Not a sanctuary
But a Song -
A Song of Triumph
And Victory.

Berth 206, Terminal Island CA
March 31, 1976

Let me not think
of Circumstances
But only of
The Wondrous Deliverer,
My Christ
And My Redeemer.
Let Me Look beyond
Circumstances
And see
My Risen Lord!

Christ Will Answer
When You get
Your eyes
off of
Circumstances
And upon
Him - -
When Your
Expectation
Is from
Him
Not Others.
It is He
Who Wants to
Perform
The Miracle
In Your Life,
And Mine.
To Him be
All
The Glory from This Circumstance.
"No matter What
The Circumstances,
He Will Enable
Us
To bear them,
And He Will
Deliver Us!
"Believe ! and
Receive!
Christ's glorious
Gifts - - .
Feel His
Triumphant Presence.
"Exult in His Very
Presence! in Our Lives.
Today - -

Amid dangers.
(1976)



MY CHRISTMAS STORY- MERRY CHRISTMAS WITH LOVE!

One Christmas Season long ago, God Touched My Life Miraculously. I Was very ill in Queen of Angels Hospital With What a prominent Actor once called "The Big C." He Mercifully granted My deepest Wish - to go Home to be With MY very concerned family. Truly, I was saved by Grace! Doctors had predicted after surgeries that I would have only Six to Eight Months to live.
In addition to the Wondrous gift of Life, My Heavenly Father has given Me Other rich gifts - of Writing Poetry and Song; as well as the ability to paint in oils, Which I had not known previously that I possessed. Since then, I have shared these Gifts With Many Others around The World.

One of My sons Is a Missionary in Chile. In 1986 I spent a greatly Blessed Christmas with him There, and Met charming Monica, now his Wife. The Lord illuminates and guides My Life in a continuous Ministry of Letters, Poems and Songs. I had Written to the ailing President "Ike " Eisenhower. I had Sent Two Poems on Faith, and had asked him to run again.
I had worked on his Campaign.
I was surprised to receive a warmly appreciative
and detailed letter from the White House in response.
It was the Beginning of My Writing Ministry, for it gave Me Much encouragement in trying to help others
through the hard places.
Jesus' Birthday is Very Meaningful to Me, since It was at this time that He came close to Me and Whispered, "Get Well, Helen. Work For Me, Care for Your boys". So I Always celebrate by sending out Widely a Christmas Poem, to Glorify His Most Beautiful Name.


Merry Christmas With Love,
Helen Pearson Garrett
I am
Called
"Helena" in Chile -
Christmas 1987

I love these leisurely Mornings, gazing out to sea ~ attired in the Blue Robe to Match! I want to get back to My Little Book About The Sea! I Know it as going to sell - and I will be able to do more things to help others.
July 7, 1988

I Have not had much time for writing ~ as there is always something going on. A busy household ~ usually starting with the cooing and talking of baby Grace. She usually carries on for half an hour or so every morning. Quite entertaining! It has been a fun time to be with her. Now she is trying to roll over ~ but has not made it yet. Ben and Monica to start Missionary School sometime in Sept.
July 14,1988

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.

{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.}

KEEP IN HIS WILL
Keep In His Will.
Do Everything by Prayer.
Do Not Neglect it.

Fill Your Life
With His Glorious
Praise ~ and find
Strength and happiness
In all your Days.
Keep In The Word.




DO NOT LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE PROBLEM

Do not look
at the size
of the Problem.
Look only to Jesus.
//He is Mighty
To Save!//

SPEND TIME IN PRAYER

Spend Time In Prayer.
It Will Change Your
Life.
Prayer enables Us to
Come Closer.
Prayer enables Us
To Live
Fuller.
Pray Without Ceasing.
If You Want to have
A Full Life...
First PRAY.
If You Want to
Become Richer ~ Pray.
(In Spirit)
"Prayer enables us to
Go Further".
(Title of book by Charles Spurgeon.)


Peace Like a
River ~
It Is Well -
It Is Well
With My Soul -
It is Well
With My
Soul -

So good
That
even
when
tragedy
comes
like
a
flood,
We can
turn it
All over
To You.


BUILDING AGAIN

So ~ We start Over.
We Build Again,
Tears streaming down
Our faces, perhaps,
But Building again,
Brick by Brick
And stone by stone - -
A stronger structure,
A New and Better Edifice
Rising Up, Far and In
HIM - and to
His glory.



TO SOMEONE I MET

You and my sister's daughter, Sue, should be unendingly thankful to have escaped that word "Malignancy".
As I wrote Sue last year when she had a tumor operation in Washington D.C. and seemed to think it as a great hardship - - I had to go through the third drastic surgery before I could hear that wonderful phrase "No Malignancy".
It meant so Much, because I had heard it first at the Second surgery.
I had to hear that petrifying word during my second surgery, just weeks after the first operation.
Since I was still not even healed from the First surgery, they had given Me a spinal this time.
All through the first experience, all had been instructed not to tell me I had been a victim of Cancer. Later, I was so glad because My strength was so diminished that the shock Might have been too great . I - an Outdoor person, a Child of Nature Always - and Cancer! It could not be.
And yet, the new person on the team, the Italian Man, Was saying clearly, " Is that Where the Cancer was?"
"Cancer"! He had said it - the Word Everybody dreads, Cancer! The word that brings so many defeats.
But immediately I was glad that I had not been told. I had to get well for the sake of My Two Small Boys - - Waiting at for good News of the Mother they so tenderly loved. Had I known from the Beginning Maybe the huge Mountain I had to climb would have seemed too steep. Would my heart have faltered?
No, I do not believe it would - because out from the darkness that seemed to envelope Me as though I had been a little brown bulb pushing up toward the Light - My little Son's sad faces had loomed up ahead of Me clearly out of the mists swallowing me.
I had to get Well! I would get Well. I Must - - for their sweet sakes.
"Push Up through the darkness. A little harder. You Must get Well! Up, Up toward The Light, away from the darkness".
I had had an "obstruction". That was all I had been told at first - Whatever that Meant.
Then I had not known about The Second surgery. Again, I think it had been better that I did not know that was impending. It gave Me a chance to get a little foothold on Life - to reach the First Stepping Stone of "Hope" in the Climb to getting well.


Faith - The Priceless
Ingredient -
Is like Yeast In
Bread.
It Grows, Spreads,
Enriches, Enlivens,
Defeats All
Obstacles.

Look at
Your Life.
Don't just
Live it


GOD woke me up
with these "Thoughts
In The Night".
8/5/79

"Make no plans
for Your future,
I Am Your Future".

" I Do All Things
Well.
Do Not try to
do them For
Me"

"It is I
Be Not
Afraid".

"Where I
send You,
Ye shall Go
And What
I command
You, Ye shall
speak".

"You are My
Messengers - My
Examples. Be above
Reproach".

"I Alone am
in Command
of your time.
I know All
of Your Goings".

"It is I
Who
Have
Lifted
You".

"Ye shall rise
Up with Wings
of Eagles. Ye
shall run and
not walk".

"Glorify
My
Name".

"It is I
Who Walk
Towards You
On the Water".

"Speak
Boldly"

"Speak
What
You
Ought
to speak".


There is a mailing list of Helen's newly published poems.

It consists poems and prose as they are just transcribed from her notebooks.

If you want to be on this mailing list, please
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