May 14, 2017

Grace Missionary Baptist Church

A Growing Place


Prayer Names:

Thelma Farmer, Effie Caudill, Ann Shipley, Ellen Shultz, Chakara Dozier, Chuck Ryan, Nancy Snyder, Steve Steinmetz, Leo Merchant, Candy Knapp, Dave and Betty Wagner, Leola Justice, Robert Randall, Roger and Nellie Cultice

From The Pastor’s Desk

Sing me no eulogy of praise, Give me no hallowed stool; Just let me be my children’s friend, Their bulwark in life’s school. Don’t make of me a gilded queen, Or unsophisticated clod, But let me understand their needs, And point their way to God. Help me to live the things I preach, Admit my faults and fears, Oh let me be humbled enough To blend with theirs my tears. Let me be firm to earn their trust; Not gullible of weak. Let me be firm to earn their trust; Not gullible or weak. Let my child know I care enough To mean it when I speak! This world needs mothers with a goal, Unswayed by changing fad, Who love the Lord and by this grace, Can tell good from the bad. I seek no sentimental crown, No high and lofty praise. But give me children who will stand Through these ungodly days. The greatest ‘thank you’ I could ask, Most satisfying pay, Will come when they are at Christ’s side On God’s great Judgment Day! ~Dorothy Sickal