LESSONS OF HUMILITY
By Helen Pearson Garrett

TO SOMEONE I MET
You and my sisters 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.


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SWEET HOLY SPIRIT

Sweet Holy Spirit,
Thou Wondrous
Dove
Please be With
Me
Today
In Thy Leading, Guiding
Strength and Love!






I LOVE YOU LORD

I Love You Lord!
I Love You!
To You I will
Ever be True.
You are so Great...
So Wise and
Strong.
I Will Worship
You
All This Day
Long!



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?



TAKE ALL YOUR TROUBLES
STRAIGHT TO JESUS

Take All Your Troubles
straight to Jesus.
Take them All to Him
In Prayer.
For He tells Us
In His Word
To take them
All to Him
And leave them
There.
We must leave
All in His hands.
His hands are
Strong
Our sorrows
To bear.
He counts them His,
and He does Not
Wish that We
Try to carry
a share.
So leave all with
The Lord.
What a Wonderful
Gift He
gives
When He takes
All our Cares,
And thus lets
Us Know that
He really and
Truly Lives!

He follows a plan,
And in time we
know
How great is
The Way of
His Heart.
If He seems
To say "No"
It may only
Mean
"Wait"...
And We shall
Find The Path
By His chart.
`

IF YOU ARE NEEDY

If You Are Needy
And You Pray -
Someone Will
Come to lead
Your Way.
Someone Will
Come to Help
Carry Your Cross.
Someone Will
Come to assuage
Your loss.
Then When You
Sit
At The Saviors
Feet -
He Will fulfill
His promises
Sweet.
If You Are Needy
And You Pray - -
Someone Will
Come
To Lead Your
Way!

`
A SONG FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS

There was
No room
For Them
In The Inn,
And Mary
Was so
Weary,
So weary
And worn,
On that prescient
Night,
That prescient
Night,
The awesome
Night
When Christ
Was Born.

But the straw
In The Manger
Shone like
Gold.
While the World's
Sweetest Story
Went on
To Unfold,
And silvery Songs
Of bright Angels
Richly filled
The air
as the humble
Stable
Became fragrant
With Prayer.

The Shepherds
Had followed
The Great Guiding
Star
Which had
Led
Them so surely
From Afar,
To the glowing
Spot
Where the wee Babe
Lay
In a Light
That was brighter,
Brighter
Than Day!
The Child
Had Come
To bring
Salvation,
Eternal Life,
To deliver
The World
From it's pain
And strife,
To bring it
Peace and rest
In it's
Mad pace,
And to fill
Our lives
With His Joy
And Grace.

Is there Room
In Your Heart
For The Babe,
Room for
HIS Joy
Divine?
Open Your
Heart
And Let
Him In,
Let Him In
This Christmas-
time,
O, Let Him
In
This Wondrous
Christmas time!

`

TRUST ME
Do Not Doubt!
Do Not Complain!
God Will Take Care
Of You, Never Fear.
He is Aware of You
He is Near.
Learn To Trust
Me
Perfectly.
Speak No Negative
Words - but Only
Words to His
Praise and Glory.
You are What
You see
And Hear.



IT'S EASY

It's Easy
Climbing Up
The Steep
Mountain Road
With Jesus
Up Ahead
Of Us
Carrying
ALL The
Load.




SMALL THOUGHTS

I would not think small
Thoughts
For then the Great Ones
Might escape,
And Never assume
Again
Their Shape.



PETTY THINGS

I would not occupy
Myself
With petty things
For then I might
Lose My Eternal Crown
And Never find
My Wings!
(11-1984)



HEAVENLY RICHES

And so I shall not
Think of the past
Defeats
In life
Or of any
negative things,
Because I Know
The Lord is delivering
Me
With a ransom
Fit for Kings!
I know
That Heavenly
Riches
Are coming
My Way
For I feel
Such Peace
and Security
Even before
I Pray.




FAITH IN THE UNSEEN

Faith is Believing
What We cannot
See -
It is the sure
Knowledge
That The Answer
Which is
Hidden from
Us
Is still to
Be.
It is the Wonderment
of Knowing
The answer
Is There
Behind The cloud
and that our Father
In His Loving,
Does have reasons
To With Mystery
Our Way
Enthroned.
Faith is Believing
What We cannot
See.
Faith Will Lead
Us
To Jesus' full Victory.




IT'S GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL
DAY!

It's going to be a beautiful
Day!
Not a Moment of it
Shall I Miss,
From the earliest
Break of Dawn
To The Sun's
First Morning
Kiss.

It's going to be A Wonderful
Day - -
Better than any of Yore -
Better than Any
That I have Ever
Known Before!



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