When you fret
You rob yourself
Making friends with stress
Putting peace on the shelf

Let the thief
Steal no more
Bring your thoughts back home
Trust God and be secure

God has all things
In control
He never changes
He loves us all

Holdfast to His word
You will be strong
Hope without wavering
All the day long

Why do we have this hope deep within
Because of the cross at Calvary
Joy can’t be robbed
When you live in His grace
With His victory, faith and dignity

Your joy can’t be robbed
When you live in His grace
With his victory, faith and dignity

By Kelly Sampson Griswold

Who Remembers

Who remembers?

Pretty as a pic

I remember that night
When I was six
Curlers tightly set
My head hurt a bit

Sleepy and tired
I awoke with a fright
I cried “Mom my curlers
Are pinching me tonight ”

With a hop skip and a jump
She came to my aid
“We must suffer to be beautiful”
Her soothing voice said

She put some ponds cold cream
Into the palms of my hands
We rubbed our hands together
To help me forget

Never mind the mere pinches
That danced on my head
I thought about tomorrow
I’d be beautiful by then

Kelly S Griswold

Our Brook

He is Faithful
He is kind

Our brook beside the mossy hill
Calms my soul
Calms my soul
I see the bubbles bobbing still
Up and down
Up and down

A forever flowing faithful bide
You’ll never hear it say goodbye
Moving with each branch and pine
Rushing in with each springtide

I hear the steady water mill
O’er the rocks
O’er the rocks
Right ‘long side me when I’m ‘lone
Bending down
Bending round

Barely running on today
Showing me it’s time to rest
I’ve endured a long day’s quest
I’ll slumber deep with God’s caress

Trusting when the river winds
For even in it’s downward phase
It is kind
It is kind
It is kind
For He is kind

Words and music
Kelly S Griswold

Tea Time

There’s a beauty that steeps on the inside
With teacups tipped and sipped
Table talks held til the break of dawn
As long as one teabag is dipped

And the water that boils; is endless
One cup tints another, for you
Whistling tunes that reach to the moon
At nights end; we’re drinking purely dew …

Olden autumn memories
Kelly Sampson Griswold

The Freedom of Forgiveness

When we are betrayed; we are deeply wounded. We feel hurt. Oh what to do with the painful feelings. We can hold on to them and compound the pain; or we can let go and let God take on the pain. Oh what a freeing choice it is, to forgive someone who has hurt you; as He does. God can turn all that sadness into joy once again. We can live in freedom, peace and happiness, by not holding a grudge.
Jesus Himself, endured the most crushing of all betrayals; as he lay dying on the cross for all of our sins. By doing this He gave us new life; victory over sin and death. “Jesus loved us so much. He sent His only son that whosoever believeth in Him Shsll have everlasting life.” John 3-16
He sent us Holy Spirit to lead us in power. A new way of life and living. One free from the weight and bondage; that is much too heavy to bear. Living with Christ and His perfect love in our hearts, is a life God intended for you. A life filled with happiness and joy!

Philippians 3-13-14
“Brethren I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do; forgetting those things which are behind reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Have a grace filled, weightless day,
Kelly Sampson Griswold


“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”
Phillippians 1:6

Rest assured that He that has begun a good work will accomplish that good work in you
till the day of Christ Jesus.
There there child; Life has it’s hard times, but all will be ok.
God has it all planned. You win over anything that comes in your way, or tries to harm you.
Nobody loses with Christ by their side. Our lives are in His hands. His word we thirst for;
as the tree thirsts for rain. Your roots grow strong and stronger than any enemy with the
power and word of Christ in you. He will bring you to your victory. Hang in there.

Fall time is approaching. The leaves are starting to change color; a spectacular show.
Fabulous,lush, beautiful, and sweet. All the sugar is being stored now in the leaves;
the reds the greens the browns the golds. Time for resting. Their leaves must fall.
The sap stops. The roots of the tree are growing deeper. The tree stands firm ready for
dormancy storing all it’s starch in it’s sapwood. The fall rains are a trees welcome kiss;
helping the trees roots to expand into a steady base. Now it will be able to withstand many
a storm; for soon enough; old man winter will come ’round again; with gale force winds.
But It’s root system is strong, for the drinking of rain.
I love rain. I’m waiting for the rain.
I love the sound of rainy days
The rhythmic pitter patter
Of brushes crossing the snare rum
Soothing to my brain
For now I’ll just listen to the rain
By Kelly Sampson Griswold

Have a great day k

Divine Loving Mercy

I’ve sailed for miles in creaky boats
From pier to pier and daunting seas
Hearing wind and water sing
What laps o’er rocks and hardness bring

Divine and loving mercy donned
Unceasing love is what saved me
Kneading balanced beams in prayer
To reap and send His blessings fair

Pouring down from Christ The Lord
The oil of joy for mourning
Glued and hardened seams to float
By God, His graceful temporing

The truth that truly freed my soul
Set point my rudder straight to Thee
Once I grasped the letting go
Where all is calm and stabling

A Hymn by
Kelly S Griswold

Jesus Christ The Living God
Puts all cares behind us

Divine Loving Mercy …
Float you to a restful sleep …

Kelly Sampson Griswold

Babies Lives Matter

Woe woe why
Woe woe why
Why must we let one precious baby die
Babies lives matter

Wondering and thinking
Who you’ll be like
Will you have blue eyes
The color of, a Carolina sky

Woe woe why
Woe woe why
Woe, woe why
Should they die

Wondering and thinking
The touch of your sweet velvet skin
In lovely shades of golden, umber brown
in a cabin chair, gently … rockin …

Deep in sleep like tea in sunny jars
Under the bright and beaming,
Smokey mountain stars
Will your eyes look up and say someday …

I love you
There’s a better way.

Woe woe why
Woe woe why
Why must we let one precious baby die
Babies lives matter

What can we do
What can we say
God has a better plan
Babies lives matter

Words and music by Kelly S Griswold

Jesus Matters

When all the world’s in tatters
When all is said and done
All breaths are drawn from God above
The Master, King, and Son
Here’s the thing …
Jesus Matters

When all earthly kingdoms fall
When all selfish desires fade
When man made rights crumble
The taproot still remains
Here’s the thing …
Jesus matters

He is the vine, We are the branches
The giver of life who makes us whole
He is the root, of all things living
He’s in control … of every soul
Here’s the thing
Jesus matters

By Kelly Sampson Griswold

Have a beautiful day!

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5

Mirrored Lovve

“By day The Lord directs His love
At night His song is with me
A Prayer to the God of my life”
Psalm 42-8 Holy Bible

Mirrored Love

Each day I look to Gods sweet face
My heart to Him I vow
My life to Him for each new day
I leave to Him the how

I’m safe, I trust in His command
My sufferings understood
Reaching out to Jesus hand
Past hardships for my good

By night I rest … on soft sweet cloud
Upon His loving word
In His blood that cleansed my stains
Let it rain …
Let it rain …

Prayers go up and time goes by
Storms roar sure enough
My faith and wisdom to increase
Through His mirrored love

Years it took, to assuage
The fears that held me down
There’s healing rain within my heart
All to Jesus now

Words and music
A Hymn By Kelly S Griswold