Friday, July 31, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

GOD'S FINGERPRINTS
God's fingerprints are everywhere;
You see them in the opening of a flower,
You see them in a cloudless sky
Or a sudden shower.

You see God's fingerprints
On an old lined face,
Of one who has spent a life,
Growing in His grace.

You see God's fingerprints
On the face of a new-born child
And in the promise...
Of an angelic smile.

You see God's fingerprints
In an ocean's roar,
You know it was His fingerprints,
That set the boundaries of the shore.

Yes, you see God's fingerprints
Everywhere you look,
But you'll find them most of all,
On the pages of His Book!

Freda Fullerton
July 31, 2015


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is a long ago anniversary dinner. God
has certainly increased our blessings through
the years!

INCREASE-DECREASE

Increase...
My love for others.
Decrease...
Impatience with sisters or brothers.

Increase...
My joy in living.
Decrease...
My reluctance in giving.

Increase...
My willingness forgive.
Decrease...
My fear, each day I live.

Increase...
my wisdom, I pray.
Decrease...
My mistakes along the way!

Freda Fullerton
July 29, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the  Most High will rest
in the shadow of the Almighty, He is my refuge, my fortress.
Psalm 91:1-2

GOD WILL BE MY SHELTER
God will be my shelter
In the storms of life.
God will be my shelter,
When I'm facing strife.

God will be my shelter,
When pain clouds my mind.
God will be my shelter,
When others are unkind.

God will be my shelter,
When I suffer loss.
God will be my shelter,
I know He's paid the cost.

God will be my shelter,
When fear and doubt creep in.
God will be my shelter,
My Savior and my friend!

Freda Fullerton
July 28, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is the ruins of Corinth...what they did or
did not do... brought down this powerful city
a good history lesson for America!

IT'S WHAT WE DO.
It's what we do...
That matters each day.
It's what we do...
Not what we say.

It's what we do...
The love that we show.
It's what we do...
So others well know.

It's what we do...
Though small it my be.
It's what we do...
Sometimes secretly.

It's what we do...
Living for God each day.
It's what we do...
That shows others the way!

Freda Fullerton
July 27, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Freda''s Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This picture is from my old King James Bible and one of my favorites.

FOR THIS I HAVE JESUS
For this I have Jesus,
When I'm afraid.
For this I have Jesus,
My debt He has paid.

For this I have Jesus,
When pain overwhelms me.
For this I have Jesus,
When I'm not what I want to be.

For this I have Jesus,
When heavy burdens I bear,
For this I have Jesus,
To let me know of His care.

For this I have Jesus,
When life comes to an end.
For this I have Jesus,
To be my Savior and Friend!

Freda Fullerton
July 26, 2015





Friday, July 24, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my  Garden!
You can encounter all kinds of difficulties on a "rugged road"

A RUGGED ROAD
A rugged road...
We travel each day,
It has some bumps
Along the way.

A rugged road...
Will have a detour or two,
But you can always
Keep God in view.

A rugged road...
But you can u-turn
And along the way,
Are things to learn.

A rugged road...
Is not smooth or wide,
But always know
God walks by your side!

Freda Fullerton
July 24, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Me in my neighbor's garden.

HERE I RAISE...
Here I raise...
My hands in prayer,
God is with me
Every hour.

Here I raise...
My voice in praise,
For He has blessed me
Throughout my days.

Here I raise...
My eyes to see,
All the things
He has done for me.

Here I raise...
My feet to go,
Wherever He leads me,
In this world below!

Freda Fullerton
July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
My first catch at Henshaw Lake.

FISHING LESSONS
Fishing lessons...
Don't you see
Teaches us to wait
Most patiently.

Fishing lessons...
Lets you dream
Of catching the big one
Down the stream.

Fishing lessons...
Satan baits his hook
We can chase him away
Reading God's Book!

Fishing lessons...
Christ said "follow Me,
I'll make you fishers of men
And I'll be with thee!"

Freda Fullerton
July 22, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

TRY TO BE...
Try to be a rainbow
In someone's cloud.
Be very humble.
Avoid being proud.

Try to be a light
In someone's darkness night,
Having faith to believe,
God will make it right.

Try to be the sunshine
In someone's  rain,
Easing another's burdens,
Sorrow and pain.

Try to be a leader
On life's stormy sea,
Knowing God's the pilot
And He will be with thee!

Freda Fullerton
July 20, 2015

Freda's Garden:



Welcome to my Garden!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Freda's Garden:


Welcome to my Garden!
Roses from our garden, before we moved. I miss
my roses.

BEFORE THE FLOWERS GROW
Before the flowers grow,
Plants must have tender care,
Weeding and watering,
And soil you must prepare.

And so it is with a soul,
That I would bring to Thee.
The heart must be prepared,
So wisdom give to me.

Help me to be kind
And just point the way,
Make my footsteps sure,
If someone follows me today.

And when I've sown the seed,
Help me to know,
That I just have to water,
Tis You that makes it grow!

Freda Fullerton
July 16, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same
Jesus that was taken from you into heaven, will come back
in the same way. Acts 1:11

 NOT IF-BUT WHEN
Not if-but when,
Jesus will return.
Not if-but when,
Sorrow, if Him you spurn.

Not if-but when
God will right all wrong.
Not if-but when
Angels sing a new song.

Not if-but when,
Sin will be wiped away.
Not if-but when,
There'll be a judgement day.

Not if, but when,
We'll see Jesus in the sky.
Not if-but when,
In that sweet by and by!

Freda Fullerton
July 17, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or stow away
in barns and yet you heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more
valuable than they?"  Matthew 6:26

ENVYING THE BIRD
Envying the bird
That flies so free.
Envying the bird
That sings to Thee.

Envying the bird
Who has no home.
Envying the bird
That's so free to roam.

Envying the bird
That depends on Thy grace.
Envying the bird
Free from life's race.

Envying the bird
That has no worry or care.
Envying the bird
That has no burden to bear.

I may envy the bird
For all of these things,
But I'm glad to be human
For the Blessings God brings!

Freda Fullerton
July 16, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
My favorite cloud formation!

MANY ARE....
Many are Your blessings,
O God, I thank You so.
Many are your mercies,
This I surely know.

Many are Your kindnesses,
That You show to me.
Many are Your patience,
My God, I thank Thee.

Many are Your Favors
Some I fail to see.
Many are Your plans
That You have made for me.

Many are Your servants,
Of whom, I'm just one.
Many are Your sacrifices,
Even Your own Son!

Freda Fullerton
July 15, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Lucy has brought laughter to millions and is still doing
so with old reruns!

THANK GOD FOR LAUGHTER
Than God for laughter,
It Brightens up each day.
Thank God for laughter,
It helps us along life's way.

Thank God for laughter,
It lightens a heavy load.
Thank God for laughter,
It helps on the weary road.

Thank God for Laughter,
It is easy on the mind.
Thank God for laughter,
I must make sure it's kind.

Thank God for laughter,
It  will relieve our pain.
Thank God for laughter,
It improves health, is plain!

Freda Fullerton
July 13, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Today's poem is aimed at me,  as I'm part of "The Sunday  Crowd."
Each poem I write speaks to me, as they come from my heart!

THE SUNDAY CROWD
The Sunday crowd...
Dressed in their best.
The Sunday crowd...
Put to the test.

The Sunday crowd..
Their friends, their quest.
The Sunday crowd,
May over-look a guest.

The Sunday crowd...
Lunch out with ease.
The Sunday crowd...
Sometimes, hard to please.

The Sunday crowd...
Are me and you,
We must not leave God
On the Sunday pew!

Freda Fullerton
July 12, 2014

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Someone posted pictures on FB yesterday "Stuff I Like " It made me
think of my own list... maybe you have a list too?

STUFF I LIKE:
I like morning,
When the day is completely new.
I like roses,
Fresh blooming too.

I like hot cornbread,
Buttered, just right.
I like rain
Falling at night.

I like old movies,
That make me cry.
I like old, Harlequin romances,
That make me sigh.

I like birds
And butterflies.
I like hellos,
But hate goodbyes!

Freda Fullerton
July 11, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome o my Garden!
This is an Amish farmer, near Lancaster, PA. the season of
summer is a busy time in the life of a farmer and the season
of summer is a busy time in life as well. Small children, church
and school activities and often, both mom and dad work!

SEASONS UPS AND DOWNS
Seasons ups and downs,
The season of the young.
The season's ups and downs,
Untried, unwise and unsung.

The seasons ups and downs,
Young adults, experiencing life.
The seasons of ups and downs.
Some relationships bring strife.

The seasons of ups and downs,
The middle years, with children all around.
The seasons ups and downs,
Children bring both laughter and tears I've found.

The seasons ups and downs,
Senior years bring both joy and sorrow.
The seasons ups and downs,
God holds every season's tomorrow!

Freda Fullerton
July 10, 2015
 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus preached the "sermon on the mount"
and gave the world His views!

VALUE HIS VIEWS:
Value His views...
When making decisions in life.
Value His views...
Through sorrow and strife.

Value His views...
When others do not.
Value His views...
And do as you ought.

Value His views...
When others laugh at your ways.
Value His views...
For peace for all days.

Value His views...
To the very end.
Value His views...
For He is your friend!

Freda Fullerton
July 9, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is lupine growing wild on Prince Edward Island. The best of God's garden,
are the wildflowers tended by the hand of God!


GOD'S GARDEN:
God invited me to His garden,
To sit a spell and pray.
I'll find peace within His garden,
To strengthen me each day.

While I'm in His garden
He whispers to me, you see,
"Come and unload your burdens
And give them all to Me."

I will linger in His garden,
For I know I'll find such peace
And I know that He is with me,
My fears I shall release.

When night draws upon me
And His garden I must leave
I have the calm assurance,
That a bit of heaven I've received!

Freda Fullerton
July 8, 2015




Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

GOD LEAD ME:
God lead me...
Through each day.
God lead me...
In Your will and way.

God lead me...
When I want to flee.
God lead me...
Back to Thee.

God lead me...
When I am afraid.
God led me...
When mistakes I've made.

God lead me...
Wherever I roam.
God lead me...
To my final home!

Freda Fullerton
July 7, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Flowers can sometimes bloom in unlikely places!

FINDING GOD:
Finding God...
In unlikely places.
Finding God...
In unlikely faces.

Finding God...
Down in the trenches.
Finding God...
Not always on pew benches.

Finding God...
In heartache or pain.
Finding God...
In sunshine or rain.

Finding God...
In a garden or on skid-row
Finding God...
Wherever you go!

Freda Fullerton
July 6, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Freda's Garden:


GOOD MORNING GOD
Good morning God...
Thank You for waking me today.
Thank You God...
For all the blessing You send my way;

Good morning God...
Thank You for the safety of the night
And I thank You...
For hearing and for sight.

Good morning God...
I thank You for another day to pray
And I want You to know...
I plan to walk with You today.

Good morning God...
Thank You for preparing this day for me,
And I want to ask...
What can I do for Thee?

Freda Fullerton
July 3, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is the graveyard, where the Von Trapp family hid from the Nazis.
God made a way for their escape and He makes a way for our escape
from sin!

GOD CAN MAKE A WAY:
God can make a way,
When the path seems to end.
God can make a way,
He wants to be your friend.

God can make a way,
When you have a discouraged heart.
God can make a way,
For fear to depart.

Go can make way,
when faith seems so frail.
God can make a way,
His promises will not fail.

God can make a way,
When all hope seems lost.
God can make a way,
For Christ has paid the cost!

Freda Fullerton
July 2, 2015


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
I don't have an Identity crisis, because I know
to whom I belong. I gave my life to Jesus when I was 14

IDENTITY CRISIS
Identity crisis...
Seems to take the world by storm.
Identity crisis...
Some do not know why they were born.

Identity crisis...
Some don't know who they are.
Identity crisis...
Some search for self near and far.

Identity crisis...
Some try and change the mortal "me."
Identity crisis...
It is the spirit that God shall see.

Identity crisis...
Christians have none!
Identity crisis...
We belong to God's Son!

Freda Fullerton
July 1, 2015