Tag Archives: Praise God!

THREE YEARS—STILL PEDALING!

THREE YEARS–STILL PEDALING!

October, three years ago,

I started  a blog on my own…

Began with five LIKES

For a post and YIKES,

Look at how fast it’s grown!

Praise to God for the chance

To get up on stage and dance…

My song theme

Is “live  your dream”,

Work hard and keep your balance.

For those first five LIKES I say,

Sure glad you stopped on your way…

For an “atta boy”

This blogger found joy,

The rest is history through today!

THANK YOU ! ❤

–Jonathan Caswell

DREAMS OF WHAT CANNOT BE

DREAMS OF WHAT CANNOT BE

 

Day dreams he has a lot

About what he hasn’t got…

Abilities too,

That he cannot do

Reflecting those things he is not.

“If only” the visualization,

He’d been given better designation…

For things that he would

If only he could,

He’d be a source of inspiration!

But of course the real cost

Is beyond opportunity lost…

His identity

Would change naturally,

His current blessings thus tossed.

It is better by far

To praise God for who you are…

No need for a splice

With alternate vice,

You don’t know how bless-ed you are!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

HOLIDAY HAIKU

HOLIDAY HAIKU

(The first of many?)

 

Shopping lay away,

Managing debt rent style…

Happier morning!

Turkey’s waiting there,

Fixings still on “to buy” list…

Could we please eat out?

Putting ham on burger,

Kosher beef sandwich menued…

Culture dissonance.

Holiday times planned,

We can afford travel…how?

Making sacrifices!

Jesus the Babe born,

Royal bed was a manger…

Praise God–Christmas morn!!!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

SERENDIPITOUS OUTCOMES

SERENDIPITOUS OUTCOMES

 

Trying to gauge timing

By one’s self is horrible…

It’s hard to see the future,

As anything but deplorable.

One thinks all is lost

Then a pixie tweaks your nose…

Something wonderful happens,

Like an affordable set of clothes.

I don’t believe in coincidence

And neither am superstitious,

But when creative minds connect….

Results are oft delicious!

This kind of mystery in life

Clothed in spiritual certainty…

I can’t explain but praise God for,

And that’s enough for me!!!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

PRAISE NOW MY LORD

Praise Now My Lord
 
Praise the Lord, for He is just and good.
Give Him the thanks you know you should.
Proclaim the mighty act known to your sight;
Blessed be the voice of truth that speaks right.
 
Remember me Lord, when you favor this land;
Let me be a servant and follow your command.
May I see your blessings and sing your praise;
And may I know your love and follow your ways.
 
I’ve sinned and acted a fool, rebelling against you;
I have no excuse; I plea for mercy simple and true.
The only miracle I have is the hope that I find in you;
You are my amazing grace, my comfort my salvation true.
 
It was you that came into a sin filled world for me.
It was you that came and fulfilled the law for me.
It was you that came and suffered and died for me.
It was you that came and rose from the dead for me.
It was you that came and gave life a purpose for me.
It is I that give you praise now my Lord.
 
Carl A. Gooch

TWO OR THREE A LIFETIME

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TWO OR THREE A LIFETIME

Two or three a lifetime,

One finds friends who will stick…

Closer than a brother

Whether you’re well or sick.

Closer than a brother,

Standing with you there…

Praise God for friends, how few they are,

When they show how much they care.

—Jonathan Caswell