MEMORY GARDEN

In memory of my Mother – Edna Jeanette Hickman Craig – October 10, 1921- August 15, 1995.  C. S. Craig  August 15, 2017 MEMORY GARDEN The roads of life are sweeter, shared Let us steal away if we dare On flights of wonder, winds of change Timeless moments –  life …

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WHISTLESTOP THOUGHTS

WHISTLESTOP THOUGHTS Is it the Spruce Tree or the wind that whistles?  Then, you must also answer: which is the whistling singer?  Deep in the forest could be heard the whistler’s song….tones of sadness…it seemed the whole earth gave heed, quieted, and listened.  Silence runs deep, when silence itself becomes …

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COUNTERFEIT ADDICTIONS

COUNTERFEIT WORLDS Fleshly Addictions Christ Himself told us that we have three enemies: the World; the Flesh; and the Devil.  The world refers to other people, temptations, and counterfeit living without God in the Devil’s world.  The flesh is our most powerful enemy….the flesh is most attracted to the world …

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Rocky Mountain Portals

We had a wonderful,  peaceful and beautiful vacation in the Vail Valley of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. Daily,  Sherry and I marveled at the deep blue sky and the gentle breezes and I couldn’t help but imagine that the majestic mountains appeared to be pushing the sky higher and higher.  Each mountain peak seemed to be pointing upward to its …

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Home Sweet Home

A few years after my parents married, (the same year I was born, 1941), Mom and Dad bought the house I was raised in along with my older sister and younger brother. It was Mom and Dad’s  lifelong home.  My Mom passed to be with the Lord in 1995, and my Dad …

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EMPTY HOUSES – FULL OF PEOPLE

Home schooling is on a dramatic increase across America.   More and more parents are  discovering the wonderful advantages for their children.  Today’s homeschooler parents  are the new american pioneers.  They  are “speaking softly and carrying a very influential stick.”  They represent an alternative to conventional education  –  “and the winner …

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WONDERFUL WORDS

WONDERFUL WORDS OF CHRIST THE UPPER ROOM DISCOURSE Please open your Bible to John chapter 13. In the Book of John, chapter 13, Jesus  shared His last evening with His disciples and the experience is recorded for all generations of believers.  In  verses 18-30, Jesus foretells His betrayal  by Judas.  Then Judas  …

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Bible Facts – Interesting Things To Know

The Old Testament begins with man in the image of God (Genesis 1:26).  The new testament begins with God in the image of man (John 1:14). At Christ’s birth wise men who worshipped Him brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh (Matthew 2:11). At Christ’s death wicked men ridiculed Him, crucified …

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FROM HEAVEN WITH LOVE

FROM HEAVEN WITH LOVE This message comes from heaven above It’s written to you with all my love The Lord called me home, but your grief must change ‘Cause I no longer suffer sickness and pain   Listen to my words and be of cheer As I tell you what’s …

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Walk Honestly With One Another

  FOOD FOR THOUGHT, PRAYER AND MEDITATION.   Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law” (Romans 13:10).  Let us walk honestly in the day, not in strife and envying, but let us walk together with brotherly love and Christian Integrity.  You cannot …

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OUR CHRISTIAN HERITAGE IN SONGS OF OLD

OUR MUSICAL HERITAGE IN CHRISTIAN AMERICA – AMERICA IS CHRISTIAN!   Our heritage is God’s Word in song.  Sing America – sing praises to the Lord.  Sing your heart out to God.  Sing God’s Word. Sing our Christian Heritage. The Bible deals extensively with music.   In the Old Testament …

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MEDITATIONS – A PRAYER WALK

Inspiration from God is subtle, but sometimes it can be a wonderful experience.  Have you ever considered keeping track of your meditations? You must be on guard to recognize God’s Inspiration, against your own desires.  WRITE DOWN YOUR MEDITATIONS – KEEP THEM AS A DIARY.  REVIEW THEM OFTEN.  Compare Scripture …

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Linger and Be Still

Withdraw into spiritual silence Kneel in your soul temple Sense the Lord’s Spiritual Perfection Behold the Lamb of God Take refuge in God’s Love Inhale God’s Eternal Breath In the presence of God’s Divine Glory – Linger and be still.          

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RESPECT and LOVE – A Devotional

Respect and Love are two of the most important words in english vocabulary. Respect and Love are two of the most important words is any language. Respect and Love. If everyone respected God what would the world be like? If all men loved one another, what would our relationships be …

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The Rushing In

Note: Inspired by Song Of Solomon – The Song Of Songs – Making Love is for Man and Wife. Marriage is a wonderful gift from our Lord. This expression of love between ‘right man, right women’ is the experience of becoming one flesh, which God ordained (Genesis 1:24). As clouds …

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Thirty Minutes A Day

When the believer really loves and appreciates the Lord, the believer is thirsty for God’s Word. The Bible is the Mind of Christ ( 2 Corinthians 2:16)! If you want to think like Christ, then you need to know the Mind of Christ. The Mind of Christ is Divine Viewpoint. …

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Look For Me There, Kiss Me There

As he held her in his arms, she whispered – look for me there, kiss me there Then, she crossed the finish line. The years have passed – the sun warms the earth As spring resurrection ends the winter curse. Now his time has come And with his last breath he whispered …

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Let’s Think Some More

By C. S. Craig June 20, 2014 Can we actually increase our thinking? If we are always thinking, do we think more at one time than another time? Too often we allow circumstances, attractions and distractions to interrupt out thinking.. TV is the greatest hindrance to our thinking….we never really …

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Compassion and Forgiveness

As with all studies, be sure your sins have been confessed and your Bible opened to the context for maximum blessing. This brief look at compassion and forgiveness is critical to our relationships and learning to walk in Christ. This is only the first of many studies in compassion and …

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Song of Christ – Substance of the Gospel

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God (Christ) was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of the angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into Glory.” (1 Timothy 3:16)  The Bible is the Glory of life!  Everything else is …

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How to Forgive Is Difficult

The Doctrine of Forgiveness may be defined as: letting go of resentment; excusing a guilty person of trespass; release from payment; forgetting an offense never throwing it up to the person again; and finally it means loving those who mock us, bully us, talk about us and malign us behind …

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Resolve And Wings

Our passing gives us wings. Spring tells the resurrection story. Morality preserves freedom. Share tears, face fears, spread cheers. Resolve to resolve what you resolve. Know the price before you decide to do it. Humility wears white. Soar often. Truth is a fortress in time, a mansion in eternity. Pride …

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A Believer’s Time With God

As I am – you gave your Son Lord to save my soul As I listen – your still small voice fills my senses As I study – you teach me and give me understanding As I seek – the meaning of life and death your Word whispers  As I …

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My Three Daughters

I will always be your father, no one can take that away I will always love you more than the words for love can say   If I could only turn back the clock to begin all over again Back to the days when we could play together and pretend …

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Little Feet Across The Floor

My children, when you read my rhymes Think of all the good family times For as I write this poem I hear once more Your little feet across the floor. Sweet little voices still echo in my mind Calling Daddy, Mommy from once upon a time I can still feel …

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Define Life

Life is mysterious, inquiring, amazing Paradoxical, contradictory,  always changing Throughout history only three perfect definitions have ever been expressed and they were expressed by one person – Jesus Christ: “I Am, that I Am” (Exodus 3:14). “I am the way, the truth, the life” (John 14:6)  “I am the resurrection …

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Footprints Of Love

   JULY 18, 2000  If God calls you home, Pop, you will always be, like Mother, a love song in my heart. You were a sailor, a radar man in fact, and so from this I know your ship is chartered and you may soon be riding high on the …

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Meet Me There

Clutching your hand in mine I knew it was your time Then, you took the plunge That joins the rushing winds above   I’ll find you there; hold you there, my love Somewhere between eternity and time   As the sun faithfully warms the earth Spring resurrection ends the winter …

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Grandma And Grandpa’s House

By C.S. Craig    “Grandparents help us with zippers and shoelaces and stuff like that. They send birthday cards with money, too.” When I was a kid, I loved going to grandma and grandpa’s house. When we arrived they were always waiting with open arms; hugs and loves; and lots …

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Where Are My Children Tonight

By C. S. Craig December 29, 2009 Where are my wandering children I pray I long for the years of yesterday Their faces so sweet and bright Where are my wandering children tonight?   As little babies pure in heart They filled my soul right from the start Seldom crying …

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The Place In The Dell

  From the dock, long lights seem to shake across the lake Like diamonds, to just reach out and take. Creature echo’s pass with the wind All becomes quiet as night begins. ——– In the house little Georgia waits with excitement for Daddy to tell     His wonderful stories she …

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From Heaven With Love

Originally written December 1995. My Mother seemed to speak to my soul and I just wrote.  This poem only took about forty-five minutes to write. Of course it came to me from the Lord  through me to my Dad. This poem is based entirely on Scripture stored in my soul …

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A Piece Of My Soul

Originally written – 1995 after my Mother’s passing away to Heaven to be with the Lord. She waits in bliss for me. Edna Jeanette Craig Hickman October 10, 1921 – August 15, 1995 Written by my the Lord’s  Inspiration. Mom seemed to be speaking softly and I just wrote.  A …

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A Tribute To My Dad

Written of my father George Woodrow Craig, Sr. December 13, 1918 – March 30, 2004 Dad was born in times of regression; He fought two wars and lived the great depression. In his day the opportunities were few; ‘Cause he served his country guarding freedom for you. He loved us …

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Grandma and Grandpa’s House

“Grandparents help us with zippers and shoelaces and stuff like that. They send birthday cards with money, too.”br> When I was a kid, I loved going to grandma and grandpa’s house. When we arrived they were always waiting with open arms; hugs and loves; and lots of attention. Yes, that’s …

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Happy Kisses

Tidbits of humor and a little more love for the road ahead. Every day, (raising four children), was laundry day. Every week day meant getting ready for school, and of course, the daily frustration for the three girls who always had nothing to wear. There were many wonderful laughs even …

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Rachel, My Portrait of Love

My Dearest Sweet Rachel,  God made you a portrait of my love God made us (you and me) a portrait of His Love.  I was appointed for time your father by Christ As my youngest daughter you have always decorated my life  As your special guardian when things go wrong  …

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