A man, with heart so rare,
GOD will listen to his prayer,
So special a man with his heart,
GOD hates to lose it, when man does depart.
A man, with heart so special,
With prophets and artists he will nestle,
So scarce of a heart beats in his chest,
GOD says the man, he is blessed.
A man, with heart so unique,
He sees joy and wonder, not the bleak,
So happy a man with heart so glorious,
GOD smiles, as the man is victorious.
Randy L. McClave
Shadow of Death
The old man sat in his dismal dwelling,
So gloomy, sad and all alone.
While evening shadows gathered around
His house of cobblestone.
Loneliness crept upon him, to scared to move,
He’d set and stare, in one brave moment full of courage,
He called out “who’s standing there?”
He knew about him death lurked,
But for this he was not ready.
Deep darkness came all to suddenly,
His nerves were so unsteady.
To five up like a coward,
He said he knew that he just couldn’t,
Knelt down to pray, though short it was,
He knew that he just wouldn’t.
Looking up, he saw a faint streak of morning dawn,
The fear he carried through the night,
Like the fading dark was gone.
The Holy Spirit
The word of thy spirit
Is with us today.
Blessing and giving,
To all those who pray.
For those who have faith,
And believe in the Lord,
Know who He is
And what He’s here for.
For He is of the Lord
The spirit he be,
Stayed here when Jesus
Won the victory.
Left here to help,
Those who believe,
And give guidance to others
Who want to receive.
If your heart is heavy
And weighing you down,
Let his Holy Spirit
Lift you off the ground.
Let thy Holy Spirit
Come unto your prayers.
Ask His forgivness,
With repentance through prayer.
And you shall be inlightened,
For the victory you have won,
Was given unto you,
By Grace from God’s only Son.
Picnic In the Park
Want to go on a picnic here in Central Park?
The bright warm sun is shining,
And you can stay till dark.
Bring along a basket of food,
Look as you walk around.
Mays display of tulips nod all around the ground,
Squirrels and pigeons all about,
Happy Children play and shout.
Up above the sky’s so blue,
And friends are there to welcome you.
So, if you should be walking on such a nice May day,
Stop and join the picnic before you go your way.
No Place Like Home
I have traveled by bus and plane around the globe,
I have been to the forests and the beaches sand,
I have been to Japan, Amsterdam and Scotland,
But, for me there is no place like being home.
I have eaten haggis and I have also had eel,
I have eaten grasshoppers and also other bugs,
I have even eaten oysters and snails and also slugs,
But, to me there is nothing like a home cooked meal.
When exhausted and tired I have slept in a shed,
I have also slept in a cabin and on a boat and in a tent,
I have slept in a castle where I didn’t pay rent,
But, I miss and I enjoy sleeping in my very own bed.
I have traveled with friends and I have traveled alone,
I have traveled with Elisabeth, Donna and Andy,
I have walked by myself and also with Mandy,
But, even with friends abroad there is no place like home.
Randy L. McClave
Dressmaker to donate to girls in Africa
Morning Pointe Ridge Senior Living Volunteer Carolyn Adams has found another way to help others: She creates dresses from donated material to benefit girls in Africa, Brazil and Peru.
07/25/2014 — What's Happening
Reunion concert is a fundraiser for classmate
The Paul G. Blazer High School Class of 1991 has opened its doors to invite anyone interested to its reunion Friday, providing they pay $20 for the music show.
Lee Ward: Russell seniors cook; summertime, and the living is ... outdoors: 7/22/14
The good cooks at the Russell Senior Center will share their recipes — for a small price.
07/20/ 2014 — This Week in the Tri-State
07/17/2014 — What's happening
Marshall Artists Series reveals lineup of new season's shows
The Marshall Artists Series has announced its upcoming season, which includes appearances by Jay Leno, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Phillip Phillips and Kathy Mattea.
07/16/2014 — Regional Poetry
Works by local artists
Even though two of Glenn Martin’s scripts are being looked at by Hollywood production companies, he isn’t waiting.
Daywood collection on display
The Daywood Collection of art is on display at the Huntington Museum of Art through Nov. 2.
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