A Hospital ( A Haven of Rest)

The Church means people; people that know they are saved by grace. They don’t act like they’ve arrived; but they know that they need a Savior and are called to live according to God’s purpose for their lives. They are in a constant state of forgiveness for others; because they know they have been forgiven. This whole world is full of hurting people.

The church body is a group of people who love others just as Jesus (who is God) does. He left His glorious home in heaven, just for us because He loved us all. He loved all those that He encountered; unto the point of His death on the cross for us.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish and have everlasting life.” John 3:16.

Church is also people that support each other in the ultimate God given task to help and to lead others to His heavenly Grace. So if a church of people can treat all who enter, with unconditional love, they will see Jesus’ face; and grow together.

Paul gives a good description of what God’s church should be, in First Corinthians 12 and 13. We all have God given gifts that make the whole church complete. God’s pure sweet love grows in us; as we have His unconditional love in us for others.

The church is like a hospital where everyone comes to get well. Whether babes, children, youth, singles or adults; everyone must feel wanted. None of us is perfect, we are all just forgiven, saved by His grace, cleansed by His blood and healed in His name (Hallelujah!) Spread the word! That not one be lost. Love them into the Kingdom. Jesus is the way

By Kelly Sampson Griswold

Save me a seat at the esplanade
The perfect time surely is nigh
There’s no more tears in the clearing
The place where our eyes can fly

Floating so freely o’er sunset bay
Above the deep blue mackerel sky
The day will come, when the trump will sound
With angels He’ll come in the clouds upon high

All the violins will sound sweeter
and the church bells will ring in chime
For the time, I am bewailing
Where there are no more goodbyes

Eternal peace with Jesus
In perfect harmony
By the green grassed fields forever
There’s a mansion in heaven made for me

Save me a seat at the esplanade
That perfect time surely is nigh
There’s no more tears in the clearing
The place where our eyes can fly

By Kelly Sampson Griswold
Ksg. 23

Who Remembers

Who remembers?

Pretty as a pic

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

Sleeping very soundly
When I woke up with a fright
I cried “Mom my curlers!”
They’re pinching me tonight”

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

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 upon my head
I thought about tomorrow
I’d be beautiful by then

Kelly S Griswold

Our Response

Whenever I am feeling down, I draw close to Jesus in the quiet. He is my peaceful sanctuary in good times and in bad.
Life is full of ups and downs; and that will probably continue. But God is so good. He loves us so much. It’s all in His great design for us to grow stronger and closer to Him. In these times; we are being molded into His image. His love is perfect. He is always with us; and He never fails us. We look to Him and He shows us His way. It’s all In His perfect love for you.
-I always remember my Mother, who said how important our response is in difficult times. I haven’t always reacted the right way in tough situations; but I have learned to get right back to Gods way through sincere apology. Love and forgiveness wins the day. A friend once spoke it to me this way … “Listen to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit.”

Oh what a peaceful feeling it is
to sit in His presence, and meditate on His Word (God’s Holy Bible)

“When the going gets tough … The tough read the word” kg.

“Be still and Know that I am God” Psalm 46:10

You are so loved by our great and mighty God.
His name is Jesus; and He died to tell you so.

Kelly S Griswold

To be the benevolent hand that leads
Be deeply kind and generosity driven
Heed the call of the soul in need
Be true to God’s word
His word was made flesh
His name is Jesus Christ
He is truth and He is love
The wise in heart see
With the eyes of His grace and compassion
They live in the humble place
Sowing seeds of love and new life in others
By bearing the fruits of the Spirit
In the power of The Holy Ghost
Love, joy, peace, forbearance, patience
kindness, goodness,
and self control
Not in judging
But in helping, teaching, and affirming
The good progress in others
Forgetting the stain …
In Gods loving realm remain
Be led to lead selflessly
For in the pureness of love
Sometimes losing is gain
Avow to listen patiently
Scoping the heart’s true pace
Hearing the sound of a frown
Feeling the expression on someone’s face
Lifting up ne’r tearing down
With respect for others who are in pain
To find the true core of the need
We Must listen … With the heart
Listen …
And listen …
Once again

Kelly Sampson Griswold

Come a Time

Come a time; it will be over
In the twinkling of an eye
He’ll meet us in the clouds of glory
Our feet will leave here, come a time

We share in Christ’s long suffering
Where He saves, we walk new sod
Fan the flame, His power, love strong
Mercy’s graces, gift of God

Come a time; it will be over
In the twinkling of an eye
He’ll meet us in the clouds of glory
Our feet will leave here; we will fly

Not for the faint of heart, in learning
Holy Spirit, strength of dawn
By His word, we reap His victory
Faiths opposition, long since gone

Come a time; it will be over
In the twinkling of an eye
He’ll meet us in the clouds of glory
Our feet will leave here, come a time

Kelly S Griswold

Light of the World

John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

Sittin up tonight. The Christmas tree lit with brightly beaming light, shining through the Chandelier overhead. Winding down, my heart is reminded of the star that shone over the baby Jesus. Jesus who is the light of the world. He shines His light of love into our hearts everyday. Be loved my friend and rest well tonight

Mother’s Favorite Bible Verse

Love you Ma.
Miss you . . .

Remembering your favorite Bible verse …
And remembering your steadfast love,
that forever wraps around my heart.

“Delight thyself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” Psalms 37:4

Having Nothing, Having Jesus, I Have Everything

For what shall we have if we gain the whole world, but be losing our own soul… Dearest, we would have nothing. You see the way I see things; If I have everything and have not Jesus … I have nothing; and if I have nothing, but having Jesus; I have everything …
You are so loved k

My Beautiful Family

On His gentle wings we soar
His Mercy brings the morning
All our hearts to Jesus sing
Gratefully rejoicing k

Thank you Lord for my beautiful family….
I love them so much
My only prayer is that they are all
Happy, Healthy and Safe
In your precious love
With the warmth of Your touch
They are always protected by You
As they fly to their Dreams
In their wonderful life
That You have uniquely designed for them
Thank You for being their strength
They are so very beautiful
Each in their own special way
Thank You always Lord Jesus,