Seasons Of Life (Thirteen Poems)

Seasons Of Life (Thirteen Poems)




This Christmas

Jesus is the reason for the Season!


What is it that you think of
when Christmas comes our way?
The many presents you must buy?
Or people who'll come to stay?


Do you hurry through the Holidays?
Not stopping to enjoy,
the love and peace it's giving,
Just to find that rare new toy.


Do you ever stop to gather
the true reason for this day?
Or has the memory of our Savior,
been lost along the way?


The greatest friend we've ever known!
What a gift from Heaven above,
Should hear our Praises raise high
Just to thank Him for unending love.


Couldn't we stop this Holiday season
to tell someone about Him?
No greater gift could we give our Savior
than to carry His love to them!


Linda Sue Etling


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Passing Birthdays...

to my precious friend at church who inspired this poem.


Today's my daughters birthday
just another without me,
She's had eight pass by so far
without me being there to see.


I wish God would let me be there
someday soon to help celebrate,
For she's with Him up in Heaven
and the years now have been eight.


Many thank you's Lord I give You
for that sweet spirit she did share,
Her life's gift so graciously given
too soon sailed away out there.


How I long to be there with her,
My home there too I'll make,
But until then I'll just remember
us chatting and eating cake.


Lord, today I ask a favor
Just a small one, if You will,
Please tell my daughter "I love her"
and her birthdays I remember still.


Linda Sue Etling


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A Christian Mothers Heart


It's so very hard to describe
love a mother has for her child
the feeling's like a warm blanket
when she sees their 1st smile.


So many worries she carries
from the day she is told
that her little one is soon to arrive
in this world so loud and cold.


In a mother who Loves the Lord
all worries are softly calmed
by the guidance that she is given
from her Saviors loving arms.


She knows no matter what's ahead
that her child is safely cared for
and the angels warm guarding wings
will hold them and love them more.


For our Lord will never leave us
when our worries over come
He loves our children so much
That HE sent His ONLY Son.


Linda Sue Etling


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Good-Bye

To my Friend in her loss.......


I had to say good-bye today
to a dream almost come true,
I do not know the reason
But my dream belonged to you.

You made my heart so happy,
A song you gave my days,
This little blessing I felt inside,
was soon to go away...

I know you're in a better place
than this cold old world down here,
And I know you're in His gentle arms
So I have no need to fear.

Someday I'll be there with you,
What a joyful day we'll see,
So for now my dreams are with you love,
till that day you'll be with me.

Thank you Lord for being there
and the peace I feel today,
No greater Love could heal this pain
than yours you've sent our way.


Linda Sue Etling


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I'm Going Home

To the brother who passed away last night at church.


I gave my life to the Lord dear friend!
Don't shed a tear for me.....

I found His Grace and Mercy Dear
My home in Heaven I see!

I walked through Life just holding His hand
He always guided my way!

Now my hands in His as I leave this world
In Heaven I'm home to stay!

Sing Praises for His love for me!
Fix your eyes upon His face.

Let joy befall around you dear
for I'm in a heavenly place!

My only prayer shall always be
That you'll come home to me.

Oh give your heart and soul to Him
I'll be waiting there for thee!


Linda Sue Etling


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Angry Words

Forgiving each other!


The winds of time
blow through our lives
but yet we struggle
to enjoy you and I.


For worries and anger
get in the way
and hateful words
come in what we say.


We love each other
so very much
But we fail to
show it when we touch.


What is the answer
to this great pain?
But to control our words
we say in vain.


For we only hurt
the ones we love
and time's too short
for this push and shove!


Linda Sue Etling

Copyright © 2003 by Linda Sue Etling
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My Favorite Season

The warm air is flowing
the robins are singing,
Soon on our trees
the buds will be springing.


People are smiling
the children are playing,
Peace in our hearts
I'm sure will be staying.


For Spring is a wonderful
time of the year,
The days getting longer
and no cold winds to fear.


Enjoy every minute
It's a gift from above,
It shows all thru nature
for all is in Love.


Linda Sue Etling


Copyright © 2003 by Linda Sue Etling
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Treasures of Life

This life offers many treasures
Some too wonderful to believe
Our status in life is measured
By the money we receive.


It's a show of size and measure
In the amount that we possess
We walk proud at the vision
Of one living with much less.


We have a pride that's so large
It cannot be controlled
Our mouths speak so foolish
Of All that we could hold!


But you know that we really
Hold nothing at all...
What a short life that we live
When eternity gives its call.


Will we cry of pride and stature?
When we're standing before our Lord?
Will we show a pile of money?
Or hide in shame of all we've hoard?


You see dear friend that life
Is not the wealth that we own?
It's in the precious grace of Jesus
And the forgiveness He has shown!


No possession will go with us
As we travel that last mile
Will He know us when we're knocking?
And greet us as His Child?


Or will the door close slowly
With a tear running down His face
As He cries He knows us not
Why did you turn from Grace??


Linda Sue Etling


Copyright © 2003 by Linda Sue Etling
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Spring

The days are warming, the wheat is growing,
Cold winds soon away from us flowing.

The buds are popping out all over the trees,
and soon I'm sure will come the bees.

This is my favorite time of year,
for springs warm days are very near.

It's still a little early I know it's true,
But this feeling's so very much like the flu.

I am longing to dig and plant the ground,
But wait I will, until spring comes round!

For many times this fever I've faced
and to the garden shops I race...

Happily planting and feeling so good,
With the next week in snow I stood.

Lessons sometimes are hard to learn,
I think this time I'll wait my turn.

Its beautiful flowers that I want to see,
So hurry up Spring for I have SEEDS!


Linda Sue Etling


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I Wonder

I wonder when I see a smile
where that person's been
or if they know the blessings given
from what that smile begins.


I wonder as I see a grave
if that person's life was good
and what they did to add to life
and just wonder where they stood.


I wonder if I have helped enough
when someone came to me
have I tried my best to show them Lord
so Your Will they would see.


I wonder when You're coming back
and when Your face we'll see
I wonder if You really know
just how much You mean to me.


Many things there are to wonder about
all the how's and when's and why's
There's only one person to ask these things
for all this He will supply.


Linda Sue Etling


Copyright © 2003 by Linda Sue Etling
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Looking Glass

I wish I had a Looking Glass
to see the future before it passed.

Of mistakes I've made in this old life
it would have helped avoid the strife.

But you know I guess the mistakes we make
could be a looking glass our kids could take.

If only they'd listen and learn from them
My parents said that probably way back when.

It's funny we miss this simple fact
to take the knowledge and THEN react.

But we feel we know all the answers so young
when it's only with age knowledge has begun.

That is why there's proof our God exists
for He holds our future when we resist

His love so great to guide our steps
and comfort us on the nights we've wept.

He's given this looking glass where life goes,
If you'll only learn His Knowledge is GOLD!


Linda Sue Etling


Copyright © 2003 by Linda Sue Etling
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Wasted Time

I need some time I can't go on
to slip away and sing my song.

To tell the world just how I feel,
of wasted time and minutes it steals.

We only have a short time here,
so find your loved ones and hold them near.

One minute wasted is such a loss
for time is precious and oh what a cost.

The minutes are gone we can't bring them back,
so start right now and get back on track.

Say I Love You each day to all you hold dear,
and thank our Lord and never fear!

For he is with us each step of the way
He will guide our foot steps
each and every day!


Linda Sue Etling


Copyright © 2003 by Linda Sue Etling
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Long Distance Friend

Thank you Leona!

Blessings come to each of us
through unexpected ways,
They're gifts from Heaven up above
to brighten up our day!


Many blessings have come my way,
God's very good to me!
One that especially comes to mind
in an E-mail I opened to see.


One writing with such caring words
Her wisdom I would find
Would help me in my many thoughts
with friendship through all time.


I thank you Lord for sending her
across the miles my way,
Keep us in Your loving arms
and watch over Her each day!


Linda Sue Etling


Copyright © 2003 by Linda Sue Etling
All Rights Reserved




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