Sunday, January 31, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
Jim bought this Seth Thomas school-house clock
from a barber several years ago. It has ticked away
several memories. A clock reminds us that time slips
away.

LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME
Live one day at a time,
This moment, this minute.
Live one day at a time
Put your heart right in it.

Live one day at a time,
Yesterday has slipped by.
Live one day at a time,
Don't wish for this day to fly.

Live one day at a time,
Keep your mind on today.
Live on day at a time,
Your burden is lighter that way.

Live one day at a time,
Don't walk an another's shoes.
Live one day at a time,
Life will be as you choose!

Freda Fullerton
January 31, 2016


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
"Out of the depths, I cry to you, O Lord." Psalm 130:1

WHY ME?
Why me?
A question oft spoken.
Why me?
I feel so broken

Why me?
I can't  see my way.
Why me?
Please lighten my day.

Why me?
This burden's hard to bear.
Why me?
Please someone care.

Why me?
All is not loss.
Why me?
I follow the cross!

Freda Fullerton
January 30, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
I have memories of this day. It was at the LA Zoo.

MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS
Memories are made of this...
Stories from the past.
Memories are made of this...
Experiences that last.

Memories are made of this..
Happenings of the day.
Memories are made of this...
Hugs and smiles alone the way.

Memories are made of this...
Days and months fly by.
Memories are made of this...
Loved ones with you cry.

Memories are made of this...
Time spent in prayer.
Memories are made of this...
When God's love we share

Freda Fullerton
January 29, 2016


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This is where the Jordan River begins. God's blessings
are as constant as the flow of a river.

THE CONSTANT ONE
The constant One...
Is my Savior so dear.
The constant One...
He is ever so near.

The constant One...
Who see all my pain.
The constant One...
He holds no blame.

The constant One...
Brings me real peace.
The constant One...
My fears will release.

The constant One...
My love will not spurn.
The Constant One...
Someday shall return!

Freda Fullerton
January 28, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This is one of my favorite pictures. Jim holding
his Bible.  His hands form a heart.
Right after Janet and Richard left yesterday, he led a prayer for
safe travel. I never get tired of this blessings or fail to thank God for it!

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS
Prayer changes things,
With God have a talk.
Prayer changes things,
It will help our walk.

Prayer changes things,
Turns worry into rest.
Prayer changes things,
When we're put to the test.

Prayer changes things,
When we don't know where to turn.
Prayer changes things,
When God's trust we learn.

Prayer changes things,
At the end of the day.
Prayer changes things,
Burdens change shoulders when we pray.

Freda Fullerton
January 27, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

BETTER THAN PLANNED
Better than planned...
Life sometimes can be.
Better than planned...
Following God, you see.

Better than planned...
Is the spirit-filled heart.
Better than planned...
Is the day's new start.

Better than planned...
Are the blessings from above.
Better than planned...
Is God's great love.

Better than planned...
Will be life ever-after.
Better than planned...
For it was planned by the Master!

Freda Fullerton
January 26, 2016


Monday, January 25, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This picture was taken from our hotel window
on our first trip to Hawaii.

CALMING THE STORM
Calming the storm,
On a storm-tossed sea.
Calming the storm,
In you and me.

Calming the storm,
May your fear subside.
Calming the storm,
God holds the tide.

Calming the storm,
That mounts in your heart
Calming the storm,
The waves will depart.

Calming the storm,
Is the Savior, you see.
Calming the storm,
For He hears your plea!

Freda Fullerton
January 25, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Freda's Garden:

This is a mob of sheep in New Zealand.
They have more sheep than people.
"Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world."
John 1:29

THE LAMB WHO DIED TO SAVE US
The Lamb who died to save us
Is the Shepherd who lives to lead.
The Lamb who died to save us
Will answer our every plead.

The Lamb who died to save us
Is Emanuel, you see.
The  Lamb who died to save us
With us shall always be.

The Lamb who died to save us
The great Physician is He
The Lamb who died to save us
Promises us eternity.

The Lamb who died to save us
Is the Hight Priest around God's throne.
The Lamb who died to save us
Is now preparing us a home!

Freda Fullerton
January 24, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

GOD IS FAITHFUL
God is faithful...
Even when life is unfair.
When things are tough,
He is always there.

God is faithful...
When burdens we bear.
He soothes our soul,
He really does care.

God is faithful...
When overwhelmed by pain.
His promises are sure,
Our labor's not in vain.

God is faithful...
When we suffer loss,
He gently reminds us
Of His victory on the cross!

Freda Fullerton
January 23, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This is me holding up a sunflower in my former
neighbor's garden.
These last few weeks, God has certainly strengthen my hands,
faith, love and will, for the extra tasks that have come my way!

STRENGTHEN MY HANDS
Strengthen my hands
And help me to be
A blessings to you,
As I follow Thee.

Strengthen my faith
In the coming days
May I follow You,
Your will and Your ways.

Strengthen my love
For my fellowman,
Knowing that You,
For them, You have a plan.

Strengthen my will
For whatever may come
And help me to say,
"Thy will be done."

Freda Fullerton
January 22, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light
for my path." Psalm 119: 105

THE POWER OF WORDS
The power of words...
Mighty is the pen.
It is more powerful than the sword,
And can be a way to win.

The power of words...
Can either make or brake,
Some fragile soul
And the path that they take.

Power of words...
Make them soft and sweet.
For tomorrow, it may be,
That they, we must eat.

The power of words...
More powerful than sticks and stones
For the power of some words,
Will break a heart, not bones!

Freda Fullerton
January 21, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.

ONE DAY
One day...
God will right all wrong.
One day...
Unbelievers will see to whom we belong.

One day...
Wrong will not pay.
One day...
Everyone will see things God's way.

One day...
Everyone shall bow to Christ
One day...
It will be too late to suffice.

One day...
In judjment we shall all stand.
One day...
God shall revel His every plan!

Freda Fullerton
January 20, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

GOD'S CLOCK:
God's clock...
Ticks out of our frame of time.
God's clock...
He never has to wind.

God's clock...
Is never too fast or slow.
God's clock...
Is with us wherever we go.

God's clock...
Will teach us to wait.
God's clock...
Is never too early or late.

God's clock...
It ticks for all of us.
God's clock...
Tells us not to fuss!

Freda Fullerton
January 14, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This is me as Mrs. Pumpkin, on Pumpkin Day.
 I also was Sunshine the Clown. I often said 'I do not mind
being a fool for Christ!"

HUMBLING OPPORTUNITIES:
Humbling opportunities...
We do the best we can.
Humbling opportunities...
Sometimes, we do not understand.

Humbling opportunities...
We may overlook.
Humbling opportunities...
Are not always by the book.

Humbling opportunities...
We may see as a drone.
Humbling opportunities...
We may fail to claim as our own.

Humbling opportunities...
We must set our pride aside.
Humbling opportunities...
With us, God shall abide!

Freda Fullerton
January 13, 2016





Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Blessed assurance, the tomb is empty!
This is the "Garden Tomb" in Jerusalem.

BLESSED ASSURANCE
Blessed assurance
God knows my name.
Blessed assurance
He remains the same.

Blessed assurance
Jesus died for me.
Blessed assurance
He died for thee.

Blessed assurance
Jesus is my Friend.
Blessed assurance
He will return again.

Blessed assurance
He calls me His own.
Blessed assurance
He'll carry me home!

Freda Fullerton
January 12, 2016


Monday, January 11, 2016

Freda's Garden:

I'm thankful for God's promises.

THANKFUL IN ALL THINGS?
Thankful in all things?
But Lord I'm in pain!
The Lord answered softly,
"Heaven is your gain."

Thankful in all things?
But Lord, I've suffered a loss!
The Lord answered softy,
So did I on the cross."

Thankful in all things?
But Lord, I'm so alone!
The Lord answered softly,
"Alone, your sins I did atone."

Thankful in all things?
But I've been betrayed by a friend!
The Lord answered softly,
"On no one could I depend."

Thankful in all  things?
Just how can that be?
The Lord answered softly,
"I won a victory to set you free!"

Freda Fullerton
January 11, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
A Fullerton Sunset!
Another ER poem:

ABIDE WITH ME
Abide with me...
In the evening fair.
Abide with me...
Let me know You're there.

Abide with me...
At the morning break.
Abide with me...
Whatever path I take.

Abide with me...
In the noontime sun.
Abide with me...
In this race I run.

Abide with me...
In the midnight dark.
Abide with me...
And from me never part!

Freda Fullerton
January 10, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is another poem from ER Wednesday night. I chose it
this morning, as I think of Bernard Stanfill's memorial service this
morning.  He has begun a new journey!

THE JOURNEY BEGINS
The Journey begins
Today is a new day.
The Journey begins
A whole new way.

The journey begins
Forget what's behind.
The journey begins
Keep a clear mind.

The journey begins
Write your story well.
The journey begins
With new things to tell.

The journey begins
Start it with prayer.
The journey begins
God will be there!

Freda Fullerton
January 9, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is another poem from ER Wednesday night.

IN TIME OF NEED:
In time of need...
Call your Friend.
In time of need...
On God depend.

In tine of need...
Ask friends to pray.
In time of need ...
Live for today.

I time of need...
Pray for grace.
In time of need...
Stay in the race.

In time of need...
Be in prayer.
In time of need...
God will be there.

Freda Fullerton
January 8, 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Freda's Garden!

Welcome to my Garden!
This is one of 5 poems I wrote in ER last night, when I was not
arguing with the powers that be!   :)

NEVER ALONE:
Never alone...
Wherever you are.
Never alone...
God's not very far.

Never alone...
When you're afraid.
Never alone...
In the plans you have made.

Never alone...
When overcome with sorrow.
Never alone...
When unsure of tomorrow.

Never alone...
When with God you abide.
Never alone...
God walks by your side!

Freda Fullerton
January 7, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is me the day of my mom's memorial service.
It was a hard day, but I had the hope of seeing her again!

HARD DAYS
Hard days...
Will come our way.
Hard days...
Are not here to stay.

Hard days...
Are part of life.
Hard days...
Are filled with strife.

Hard days...
Sometimes we fall.
Hard days...
Will teach us all.

Hard days...
We all endure.
Good days...
Will return, for sure!

Freda Fullerton
January 6, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

Ask and it will be given to you.
Matthew 7:7

ASK
Ask...
If you want to know.
Ask...
For forgiveness as you go.

Ask...
When you lose your way.
Ask...
For blessings each day.

Ask...
When you don't know why?
Ask...
God sees you when you cry.

Ask...
For wisdom from above.
Ask...
For God' everlasting LOVE!

Freda Fullerton
January 5, 2016





Monday, January 4, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Katie when she was little, with Pooh Bear at Disneyland
Pooh looks happy, maybe because he lives at the happiest
place on earth, Disneyland!

HAPPY?
Happy?
Remember it is a journey, not a destination.
Happy?
It depends on your determination.

Happy?
It's a choice you make each day.
Happy?
If you seek it, it will not come your way.

Happy?
Stay busy with many things to do.
Happy?
Making others happy, it will come back to you.

Happy?
The world defines it in a different way.
Happy?
Know God and happiness is yours today!

Freda Fullerton
January 4, 2016


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
My favorite cloud formation!


HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD
How great is our God,
So loving and wise.
How great is our God,
Creator of the skies,

How great is our God,
His promises He will keep.
How great is our God,
Watching over us as we sleep.

How great is our God,
So full of mercy and grace.
How great is our God,
No other can take His place.

How great is our God,
With His great sacrifice.
How great is our God,
Who gives everlasting life!

Freda Fullerton
January 3, 2016


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart
be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my  redeemer.
Psalm 19:14

THE ROCK
The Rock...
Of ages, is still with me.
The Rock...
My refuge, He will be.

The Rock...
Is solid and so sure.
The Rock...
Is constant and is near.

The Rock...
Will help me to stand.
The Rock...
Holds in sinking sand.

The Rock...
In a storm will be my shield.
The Rock ....
With grace , my soul will fill!

Freda Fullerton
January 2, 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

NEW BEGINNINGS
New beginnings...
A new day, a new year.
New beginnings...
Let's all give a cheer.

New beginnings...
A very clean slate.
New beginnings...
No the bitterness and hate,

New beginnings...
Looking to the year ahead
New beginnings...
The old year is gone and is dead.

New beginnings...
Make God the start of each day.
New Beginnings...
Happiness will come your way!

January 1, 2016