Just Checking In

March 25, 2009 at 7:43 pm (Christianity, Email) (, , , , )

I just got this email. It is a nice friendship poem that you might want to share.

JUST CHECKING IN

Minister passing through his church,
in the middle of the day.
Decided to pause by the altar
and see who had come to pray.

Just then the back door opened,
a man came down the aisle.
The minister frowned as he saw,
the man hadn’t shaved in a while..

His shirt was kind a shabby
and his coat was worn and frayed.
The man knelt, he bowed his head,
then rose and walked away.

In the days that followed,
each noon time came this chap.
Each time he knelt just for a moment,
a lunch pail in his lap

Well, the minister’s suspicions grew,
with robbery a main fear.
He decided to stop the man and ask him,
‘What are you doing here?’

The old man said, he worked down the road,
lunch was half an hour.
Lunchtime was his prayer time,
for finding strength and power.

‘I stay only moments, see,
cause the factory’s so far away.
As I kneel here talking to the Lord,
this is kinda what I say.’

‘I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I’VE BEEN.
SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP
AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN.
DON’T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS THIS IS JIM,
CHECKING IN TODAY.’

The minister, feeling foolish,
told Jim, that was fine.
He told the man that he was welcome
to come and pray just anytime.

‘Time to go’, Jim smiled, said ‘Thanks.’
He hurried to the door.
The minister knelt at the altar,
he’d never done it before.

His cold heart melted, warmed with love,
and met with Jesus there.
And as the tears flowed, in his heart,
he repeated old Jim’s prayer:

”I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I’VE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN. I DON’T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY,
BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.

SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME CHECKING IN TODAY.’

Past noon one day, the minister noticed that old Jim hadn’t come.
As more days passed without Jim,
he began to worry some.

At the factory, he asked about him, learning he was ill.
The hospital staff was worried,
But he’d given them a thrill..

The week that Jim was with them,
Brought changes in the ward.
His smiles, a joy contagious..
Changed people, were his reward.

The head nurse couldn’t understand
why Jim was so glad,
when no flowers, calls or cards came,
Not a visitor he had.

The minister stayed by his bed,
He voiced the nurse’s concern.
No friends came to show they cared.
He had nowhere to turn.

Looking surprised, old Jim spoke up
and with a winsome smile said,
‘the nurse is wrong, she couldn’t know,
that he’s in here all the while.’

‘Everyday at noon He’s here,
a dear friend of mine you see.
He sits right down, takes my hand,
leans over and says to me:’

‘I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, JIM,
HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN,
SINCE WE FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP,
AND I TOOK AWAY YOUR SIN.

ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR YOU PRAY,
I THINK ABOUT YOU EACH DAY
AND SO JIM, THIS IS JESUS,
CHECKING IN TODAY.’

If this blesses you, pass it on.
Many people will walk in and out of your life,
but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart

May God hold you in the palm of His hand
and Angels watch over you.

I pray you are moved
to pass this page on to
your friends & loved ones.

Jesus said:
‘ If you are ashamed of me,’ I will be ashamed
of you before my Father.’

If you are not ashamed, pass this on.
But only if you mean it.

So this is me ……… Just Checking In

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My Random Post-It Notes Rhyme

October 5, 2008 at 7:33 am (Motivation-Inspiration) (, , , , , )

Hey if you are an English or Poetry major please do not grade this. This is for fun, and now it is shown as being published by me first. YAY. Well since I wrote it I guess it should be published by me first.

I like colorful post-it notes.
Aqua and Purple get my votes.
I work so much more than I play.
I write sticky notes every day.
Post it notes are everywhere.
I have more and I will share.
Do you like red or do you want blue?
I will make a sticky picture for you.
When I run out the supply room has more!
They are free for me-no trips to the store.
So stop by my desk and if I’m not there,
leave a sticky note by my chair.
I loves my post-its, I hope you do too.
If not then I guess this rhyme is through.
But if you love post-its like me,
You’re my friend for eternity.

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Looking for Friendship Poems

May 18, 2008 at 2:30 pm (Poetry) (, , )

Today I was looking for some friendship poems to give to some of the people I work with. I was looking for something that was a little different and something that I did not have to write myself. Plus it was fun to see what other people were doing. I did not want a greeting card type of poem either.
I found this site by doing a google search and I enjoyed the content here including the friendship poems. The selections were easy to read and fun. While I am not going to copy the poems here I will leave the link to their site so you can visit the poems.

If you like the poems there leave a comment to let them know, too.

Here is the site.

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