LESSONS OF HUMILITY
By Helen Pearson Garrett



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


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ALL THE DAY I SHALL BE WITH JESUS
JESUS' LOVE
CLOSE TO THE HEART OF GOD
THE WAY OF THE CROSS
WALKING WITH JESUS
OUR SWEETEST THOUGHTS
THE GIFT
HOPE
REACHING HIGHER
BECAUSE OF YOUR LOVE
THE TOUCH OF THE BLUEBIRD'S WING




ALL THE DAY I SHALL BE WITH
JESUS

All the day I shall be with Jesus
and talk with Jesus.
It will be all joy
to my heart, and when
the day is over, we
will not have to part.

For He keeps coming
back to me and knocking
on my door. He walks
with me so often
now, ever more and more!

He is always so cheerful,
and He always says "be not afraid,

for I am here".



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JESUS' LOVE

Jesus' love is wider
than the ocean,
Far more beautiful
Than the sea~
And with all the
Love He has,
He still remembers
Me.
His grace fast
Suffices for my
every efficiency
As His love makes
of me a new creature,
Radiant, fearless
and Free!

If you do not
Know my Conqueror
Then come to Him
Today
He will gladly
Redeem you
When you give
Him all of your
Heart.
I know that
Myself I am
not worthy of any
smallest part,
Yet he reaches out
To draw Me close
To His very heart.

His Love unfolds
and draws Me.
I cannot stay
away.
I would remain
close Forever,
and Never from
Him stray.
For Jesus' Love
Is Wider than
The ocean,
Far more bountiful
Than the Sea
And with All
The Love
He has
He still remembers
You and Me.
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CLOSE TO THE HEART OF
GOD

Close to The Heart
of God
I would stay,
Sheltered in His Love
and Care,
Strengthened and
Fortified
As I wait His
Answer to My
Prayer
* * *
Close to The Heart
o God,
O What a Sweet
Place to Rest!
There I gain such
Real assurance
That Everything
In My Life
By The Father
Is Blessed.
Deep In The
Heart
of God~
O What a
Wondrous
Place...
So filled to
Overflowing
With His
Marvelous
Strength
and
Grace!


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THE WAY OF THE CROSS


He took the Pain
Away!
I dreaded the fatal
Day.
For Weeks
I had lingered
Near The Cross.
I had feared
That I would
Suffer loss.
went through
untold agony
Upon My way
to Calvary's
Tree

But when
I reached
The Cross's
Site,
I found all
pain
Has taken
Flight.
A wondrous Peace
Had settled There
In answer to
My Hours of
Prayer.
He took The
Pain away!
I dreaded
The fatal
Day.
But Christ
Had Long
Preceded
Me there.
The place
was filled
with fragrance
of prayer.

Instead of
To a Sepulcher
My heart to
Heavenly Places
took flight

A brave New Dawn
Has come to My
Life
at the end of It's Dark Night.
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WALKING WITH JESUS

All Day I shall walk
and talk with Him.
It will be all joy to
my Heart...
And when The Day
Is over, we shall not
Have to part

For He keeps
Coming back
to me
and knocking
at My door.
For He keeps coming
back to me, more
and more.
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OUR SWEETEST THOUGHTS



Our sweetest Thoughts
are sent by thee;
The greatest Thoughts of Man
Are Thine.
I pray that I May
Always See
In all that guides
Me
Thy Design.
(Feb. 1994)



THE GIFT

The greatest gift
Thou givest Me
Is the radiance I feel
As, When awed, uplifted,
Before Thy Throne I
Kneel.

My Heart Itself
a little Church
Becomes
And the Music
In My Soul
Which strums
With such grace
And mighty Majesty
Is but a Symbol
of My Love
for Thee.





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HOPE

Hope is not Hope
If your answer
Can be seen.

Hope is not Hope
By the Sun's
Brightest
Beam.

Hope is not Hope
Unless like
A Star you see
Your Fulfillment...
But from Afar!
(1994)

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REACHING HIGHER

If We reach up
Higher
and thus aspire
Toward greater
Things
And Larger Wings...
God helps us
To acquire.


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BECAUSE OF YOUR LOVE

Because of your Love,
Dear Lord,
Our future looks
Bright.
Because of Your
Power
In our Lives...
And your Brightly
Shining Light!
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THE TOUCH OF THE
BLUEBIRD'S WING

Praise God For everything,
Helena,
The Blue Skies!
The Butterflies
The Birds
That Sing!

Praise God
Too, for all
That
goes
Wrong.
Then He will
Give to You
His Cheerful over-
coming Bluebird's
Song!

Praise Him for all
of the Negative Things...
Then you Will quickly find
Your Bluebird Wings!

Find your Bluebird's Wings
and Fly Up
High, Helena
Into a Wider and
Wider Sky!

Praise Him for all
of the Negative Things...
Then you Will quickly find
Your Bluebird Wings!
( Helen's last poem ; Feb.28, 1994)


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