Monday, February 29, 2016

Freda's Gaden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is the Garden tomb in Jerusalem. It is in a
beautiful garden and the morning we visited gardeners
were working and gave us a sprig of rosemary!

An empty tomb proves that, with Satan...
"it's God's fight."

IT'S GOD'S FIGHT
It's God's fight...
The evils of today.
It's God's fight....
His will and His way.

It's God's fight...
The horrors of war.
It's God's fight...
For now and forevermore.


It's God's fight...
The political unrest.
It's God's fight...
Satan's every test.

It's God's fight...
The powers that be.
It's God's fight...
For you and for me.

Freda Fullerton
February 29, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

ALL THINGS PRAISE HIM

All things praise Him...
Butterflies and birds that sing.
All things praise Him...
So what to Him do I bring?

All things praise him...
Rivers and mountains tall.
All things praise Him...
Should we not give Him our all?

All things praise Him...
Grass, trees and every flower.
All things praise Him...
So should we not go to Him in prayer?

All things praise Him...
Sunsets and the deep blue sea.
All things praise Him...
So why should we?

Freda Fullerton
February 28, 2016



Saturday, February 27, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
When I was small I as afraid of the dark!

FACING YOUR FEARS
Facing your fears...
Is not easy to do.
Facing your fears...
Can terrify you.

Facing your fears...
Brings on some dread.
Facing your fears...
Wishing them dead.

Facing your fears
They come least expected.
Facing fears...
Your faith is effected.

Facing your fears...
What should you do?
Facing your fears...
Rely on God to help you!

Freda Fullerton
February 27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is our daughter Janet on her first Easter. She is
our fist-born and we had no idea  how many questions
awaited us,  :)   Today is her birthday and she is a Librarian,
so now she is the one answering the question!

IT'S OK TO ASK
It's ok to ask...
When you want to know.
It's ok to ask...
Before you decide to go.

It's ok to ask...
When you're filled with indecision.
It's ok to ask...
For you, God has a vision.

It's ok to ask...
God's waiting just for you.
It's ok to ask...
He has the answer too.

It's ok to ask...
That's the way we learn.
It's ok to ask...
God's will  you 'll discern!

Freda Fullerton
February 26, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is me wadding in the Dead Sea.
Just thinking, it would have been wise if
Lot's wife had taken a "spiritual check-up!"

A SPIRITUAL CHECK-UP
A spiritual check-up...
Consult the manual each day.
A spiritual check-up...
Preparing to live a healthy way.

A spiritual check-up...
Is my heart beating right?
A spiritual check-up...
How's my spiritual appetite?

A spiritual check-up...
Being sure I take a love pill.
Spiritual check-up...
Finding energy to climb each hill.

Spiritual Check-up...
Do I pass God's exam?
Spiritual check-up...
He bids me come... just as I am!"

Freda Fullerton
February 25, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is a country road on Prince Edward Island. We
stopped along the road and took pictures of the wild
lupine.

STOP
Stop...
Look and see.
Stop...
Choose what today will be.

Stop...
Those negative thoughts.
Stop...
Choose what you ought.

Stop...
Self-pity ways.
Stop...
Look for brighter days.

Stop...
If you feel like giving up.
Stop...
God will fill your cup.

Freda Fullerton
February 24, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
"I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Matthew 28:20

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...
For an unsure tomorrow.

Never alone...
For with God you abide.
Never alone...
He's walking by your side!

Freda Fullerton
February 23, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

IT'S NOT THE PACKAGE
It's not the package...
That's important for you and me.
It's not the package...
That God will see.

It's not the package...
We know from the start.
It's not the package...
It's what's in the heart.

It's not the package...
All groomed and dressed.
It's not the package...
Where we will find rest.

It's not the package...
That will stand by God's Throne.
It's not the package...
But the soul He calls home!

Freda Fullerton
February 22, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
There is a way that seems right to man, but in the
end it leads to death. Proverbs 14:12
Doing everything "my way'' may cause trouble.

MY WAY
My way...
We all want, you see.
My way...
I want it to be.

My way...
It certainly seems best.
My way...
Will fail every test.

My way...
Is not always wise.
My way...
Will bring me some sighs.

My way...
I may be lost and alone.
God's way...
Will lead me home!

Freda Fullerton
February 21, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is Katie when she was small, at Disneyland with
Pooh Bear. The smile is free, the Disneyland experience...expensive!

GIFTS WHICH COST NOTHING
Gifts which cost nothing...
A smile big and wide.
Gifts which cost nothing...
A walk by the ocean tide.

Gifts which cost nothing...
A little hug or two.
Gifts which cost nothing...
Gazing at the sky so blue.

Gifts that cost nothing...
Words of comfort and cheer.
Gifts that cost nothing...
A bird-song that you hear.

Gifts that cost nothing...
Showing others that you care.
Gifts that cost nothing...
Time spent in prayer!

Freda Fullerton
February 20, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is our youngest grandson, Jeremy Walker.
I'm not sure if this is graduation from high school or college,
but he did dare to dream! He is now a doctor in the Army and
a husband and father and a faithful Christian! <3

DARE TO DREAM
Dare to dream...
In a big way.
Dare to dream...
It will change today.

Dare to dream...
Let your imagination go.
Dare to dream...
It will add a glow.

Dare to dream...
Of things, yet discovered.
Dare to dream...
Don't let them be smothered.

Dare to dream...
Whatever age you are.
Dare to dream...
And find that distant star.

Freda Fullerton
February 19, 2016


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is a past Anniversary dinner.
Human love is great, but God's love is everlasting

EVERLASTING LOVE
Everlasting love...
Comes from God, you see.
Everlasting love...
Just for you and me.

Everlasting love
God loves without fuss.
Everlasting love...
Is the love He has for us.

Everlasting love...
We come just as we are.
Everlasting love...
That stretches to the farthest star.

Everlasting love...
No one's turned way.
Everlasting love...
To one eternal day!

Freda Fullerton
February 18, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is me reading one of my poems.

FULFILLING YOUR MISSION
Fulling your mission...
Whatever it might be.
Fulfilling our mission...
That God gave to thee.

Fulfilling your mission...
God will lead the way.
Fulfilling your mission...
He will not delay.

Fulfilling your mission...
It may not be your plan.
Fulling your mission...
Do it while you can.

Fulfilling your mission...
Use your talent to God's glory.
Fulfilling your mission...
Tell others the old, sweet story!

Freda Fullerton
February 17, 2016


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is me at work in the lab at Kraft Foods.

GOD HAS SLOWED ME DOWN
Now that I am older
And my feet are not so sure,
My steps are much slower
And some pain I endure.

I need much more time
To get from here to there
And I notice with each day
There's more silver in my hair.

I find myself each day
Enjoying a nap or two
And find I'm asking more,
What is that and Who?

I suppose God made us age,
To move at a slower pace,
So we would stop and realize
That life is filled with His grace!

Freda Fullerton
February 16, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
One of my favorite pictures of our granddaughter, Katie,
when she was little.  This princess outfit I made for her was certainly
unexpected. This was her first look at herself dressed in it!

THE UNEXPECTED
The unexpected...
Sometimes comes our way.
The unexpected...
Will brighten up your day.

The unexpected...
A greeting through the mail.
The unexpected...
A special call on your cell.

The unexpected...
A visited from a friend.
The unexpected....
Whatever is around the bend.

The unexpected...
Life is filled with some.
The unexpected...
Heaven will certainly be one!

Freda Fullerton
February 15, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Happy Valentine's Day

HIDDEN IN MY HEART
Hidden in my heart
Where no one can see.
Are scars from the past
Known only to me.

Hidden in my heart
Are some shattered dreams,
Unfulfilled plans
And some painful scenes.

Hidden in my heart
Are burdens that I bear
Hidden from a world,
That doesn't seem to care.

Hidden in my heart
Are trenches made for love
And a pocket full of gratefulness,
For blessing from above!

Freda Fullerton
February 14, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Freda's Garden:

welcome to my Garden:
Jim and I in Rhode Island. I'm astonished at how fast time
has passed.

ASTONISHED
Astonished...
How the years have past.
Astonished...
To have found a love that last.

Astonished...
How the blessings flow.
Astonished...
At the many fiends I know.

Astonished...
To have lived so long.
Astonished...
To feel that I belong.

Astonished...
I'm sure that I will be.
Astonished...
When heaven I shall see!

Freda Fullerton
February 13, 2016


Friday, February 12, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Beautiful Hawaii

THE LAND
The land...
Nature's beauty.
The land...
To it, we have a duty.

The land...
Of the brave and the free.
The Land...
For it, a fight will always be.

The land...
Where dreams come true.
The land...
Created for me and you.

The Land...
Where troubles are many.
The Land...
Of heaven hasn't any!

Freda Fullerton
February 12, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

Because I'm human, I may let you down, but God never will,
because you are so loved by Him!

YOU ARE LOVED:
You are loved...
Even if others forsake you.
You are loved...
By a Savior so true.

You are loved...
No matter what your past.
You are loved ...
By a love that will last.

You are loved...
No matter, rich or poor.
You are loved...
Someone stands at your door.

You are loved...
More than you will ever know.
You are loved...
The Bible tells me so.

Freda Fullerton
February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Freda 's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
If  God protects the birds of the air, He will certainly protect us!

GOD'S PROTECTION
God's protection...
May not be seen.
God's protection...
Is a wonderful thing.

God's protection...
Is always there.
God's protection...
His love and His care.

God's protection...
In your darkest day.
God's protection...
Is here to stay.

God's protection...
Forgiveness of sin.
God's protection...
Brings peace within.

Freda Fullerton
February 9, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This is my Aunt Ethel and Uncle Raymond (Doc) Pitts.
They were married for over 70 years, lived into their 90's
and stayed very active. They were certainly "wholehearted
seniors."

WHOLEHEARTED SENIORS
Whole hearted seniors...
Have done a lot of living.
Wholehearted seniors...
Have done a lot of giving.

Wholehearted seniors...
Have contributed much to mankind.
Whole hearted seniors...
Have a wise soul and mind.

Whole hearted seniors...
Have a story to tell.
Whole hearted seniors...
Listen to them well.

Whole hearted seniors...
Have a great big heart.
Wholehearted seniors...
Their faith will not depart.

Freda Fullerton
February, 8, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is mom and dad and I. Life is certainly unpredictable.
Here I am a wife, mother of three, grandmother of six and
great grandmother of 5, with another one on the way. And
I will be 84 this year... God's plan works better than my
plan any of the week.

LIIFE  IS UNPREDICTABLE
Life is unpredictable,
Though you may have a plan.
Life is unpredictable,
As you travel through this land.

Life is unpredictable,
With detours along the way.
Life is unpredictable,
For God directs each day.

Life is unpredictable,
Filled with pain and sorrow.
Life is unpredictable,
So way worry about tomorrow?

Life is unpredictable,
I'm so glad that Jesus came.
Life is unpredictable,
But  Jesus remains the same.

Freda Fullerton
February 7, 2016


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
When I see a rainbow, I think of God's promise. God'a promises
are certainly, "riches of the soul."

RICHES OF THE SOUL
Riches of the soul...
Cleansing from my sin.
Riches for the soul...
Blessed peace within.

Riches for the soul...
The Holy Spirit's dwelling place.
Riches for the soul...
Hope to win the race.

Riches for the soul...
Strength for the burdens I face.
Riches for the soul...
God's mercy and His grace.

Riches for the soul...
We wear His Holy Name.
Riche for the soul...
Promises of heaven to claim.

Freda Fullerton
February 6, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This is Ann Berryhill and Birdie Ellis at a former ladies retreat.
I always loved those retreats and the wise words spoken there.
This poem was also written in the waiting room of the hospital
Wednesday.
"A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver."
Proverbs 25:17

A WORD APTLY SPOKEN
A word aptly spoken...
Is worth more than gold.
A word aptly spoken...
A story retold.

A word aptly spoken...
To someone in distress.
A word aptly spoken...
Can bring peace and rest.

A word aptly spoken...
Can mend a broken heart.
A word aptly spoken...
Will wisdom impart.

A word aptly spoken...
Can eliminate strife.
A word aptly spoken...
May even save a life!

Freda Fullerton
February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This is Jim and I in Vermont. "Life's purpose," Is not just
traveling, and having fun... we need a plan and a goal in life.

LIFE'S PURPOSE
Life's purpose...
Serving others.
Life's purpose...
Loving sisters and brothers.

Life's purpose...
Wear smile.
Life's purpose...
Walk that extra mile.

Life's purpose...
Be a friend.
Life's purpose...
Others on you depend.

Life's purpose...
You'll find, you see.
Life's purpose...
Tell what Jesus has done for thee!

Freda Fullerton
February 4, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
"And now these three remain: Faith, hope and love. But the
greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

THE GREATEST THING
The greatest thing...
Is it books?
The greatest thing...
Is it looks?

The greatest thing...
Is it wealth?
The greatest thing...
 Is it health?

The greatest thing...
Is it education?
The greatest thing...
Is it a free nation?

The greatest thing...
Is none of the above.
Then greatest thing...
Is certainly love!

Freda Fullerton
February 2, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Freda's Gaden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This is a past Sunday School class. All of these kids
are in their 30's now, doesn't seem possible!

THEY'RE WATHCING
They're watching...
The world watches you.
They're watching...
To see what you do.

They're watching...
The children you adore.
They're watching...
Your each and every chore.

They're watching...
The neighbors, by the way.
They're watching...
What you do each day.

They're watching...
So be on your best behavior.
They're watching...
Follow Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Freda Fullerton
February 1, 2016