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JONATHAN—A GIFT FROM GOD

JONATHAN—A GIFT FROM GOD

He’s not trying to be conceited,

Just telling what some have conceded…

The man has gifts

Too many to list,

And through them God’s word is seeded.

They aren’t in use all the time,

How could he know…doesn’t mind…

Identifying

Is so trying,

Just let me be used by THE MAN!

Live your life, says he,

Say, Lord how You will, use me…

Spirit control

Fills up the soul,

Fill me to full completely!

–Jonathan Caswell

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WANT ANY BREAD?

WANT ANY BREAD?

Jonathan—do you want any bread–

We have lots at home he said…

Wheat and white

For many a night,

But thanks for asking me, Fred!

–Jonathan Caswell

THE STORY OF MEPHIBOSHETH

THE STORY OF MEPHIBOSHETH*

(tune of “The Beverly Hillbillies” TV theme)

Now…

This is the story of Mephibosheth

Who was dropped by his nurse

After his Daddy’s death,

Raised in a home

Way down in “Loe-dee-bar”**

The son of Jonathan to be a star!

(Because of his father…he was redeemed!)

Now…

The next thing you know

This Jonathan’s boy

Was hidden away

So he wouldn’t be destroyed…

But then found grace

In the eyes of a king

Because of David, his praises would ring.

(Restored lands…and supper, too!)

For the sake of his Dad,

Mephibosheth was made to stay

At King David’s table

And not be sent away,

When David was forced to

Leave his kingly throne,

Mephibosheth mourned

Until David came home!

(Didn’t comb…a single hair.)

Now…

David came back to

His throne and concubines,

With Absalom gone

Everything was back in line…

Mephibosheth came and

Gave up all his land

Just welcome to David

To his land!

(Split the land..with a Ziba-man!)

So…

Mephibosheth stayed

And had him a son,

He was redeemed for

What his Daddy’ed done…

David and Jonathan

Were the best of friends

And that is how this

Story ends!

(Faithfulness…paid on down!)

–Jonathan Caswell

* Story contained in the Old Testament Book of 2nd Samuel, Chapter 4: Verse 4; Chapter 9: 1-13; 16:1-4; 19: 15, 24-30…nearly any translation or version of the Bible.

** Phonetic spelling (sounds like this!)

A POLAR BEAR SWIM, ANYONE?

A POLAR BEAR SWIM, ANYONE?

 

Ice barely covers the pond,

May we get in training now(?)…

The water is cooler than it was

Do we wait until we yell “OW!”?

Let’s get in gradually,

And acclimate over time….

When we’re ready for the big plunge

Our bodies will think it less of a crime.

It’s not that we’re made of blubber,

Ignore that chuckling in back…

We just want to make it over the ice

Without extraneous cracks!

Let us start with a gradual descent

Into a heated pool…

Then jump in every week or so

Into water increasingly cool.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

BLACK ICE BOBBY (A SILLY LIMERICK)

BLACK ICE BOBBY

(A SILLY LIMERICK-STYLE POEM)

Did you hear about “Black-Ice” Bobby?

His truck tires were big and knobby…

Hit black ice with his girl,

The truck took a whirl

And no one could find the bodies!

Remember that “Black-Ice” Bobby?

For safer roadways he did lobby…

But hitting black ice

Wasn’t so nice,

Drive too fast and your record’s shoddy!

–Jonathan Caswell

(Please note:  this story is fictional…I think!)

SNOW…NEXT WEEK???

SNOW…NEXT WEEK???

 

A fellow came in to say,

Snow is on it’s way…

A little too early

To dress up burly,

But we’ll get through okay!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

WATER PILL WOBBLE

WATER PILL WOBBLE

(“Yellow Rose of Texas”)

 

He got his medications

With double water pills,

Flushing out his fluid

Will take care of his ills…

With water weight reducing

He’ll easier breathe,

So he’ll not have to quickly

Make out a will to bequeath!

He’s feeling rather wonderful

As he runs for the pot,

Cloresterol reduction

Is not all that he’s got…

All this extra exercise

Is doing good as well,

As long as he wobbles

Carefully to avoid a spill!

His doctors have him taking stuff

With scientific names,

But when they say the name brand

He thinks they’re playing games…

It’s him who must coordinate

Between health services,

So there’s no duplication

Of what the other says!

He’s healthier but faces

Changing what he eats,

To not binge out on candy

Or salty tasty treats…

This is the hardest thing of all

But he’s got little choice,

He’s got to stop fooling himself

His doctors all voice!

 

–Jonathan Caswell