Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Jim bought this school-house clock, years ago for 15 dollars
It is still hanging on our wall.

WAITING ON GOD
Waiting on God...
 Is not easy for me.
Waiting on God...
When I must wait and see.

Waiting for God...
For an answer to prayer.
Waiting on God...
In hopes He is there.

Waiting on God..
When the nights are long.
Waiting on God...
When the day hs gone wrong.

Waiting on God...
He lives out of our time-zone.
Waiting on God...
But not waiting alone!

Freda Fullerton
May 31,2016

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
 World War 2 Memorial:

PROMOTING UNITY
Promoting unity...
For the red, white and blue
Promoting unity...
Not divisions as some do.

Promoting unity...
Is God's call to you and me.
Promoting unity...
If we want to be free.

Promoting unity...
Calls forgiveness and grace.
Promoting unity...
Is not about saving face.

Promoting unity...
Is kneeling humbly at the cross
Promoting unity...
Before all is loss

Freda Fullerton
May 30, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
Sometimes God' power is a still small voice.

TRNSFORMING POWER

Transforming power...
Sometimes, looks like defeat.
We sometimes must be broken,
For God's power to be complete.

Transforming power...
Is not a sudden thing,
It is like a growing plant,
Takes time for the heart to sing.

Transforming power...
Is going on each day
When we meet with God
And sincerely pray.

Transforming power...
We may not always see
But a little bit each day,
God changes you and me!

Freda Fullerton
May 29, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is our family. We've added four more since then!
What really matters is loving and serving God and loving family!

WHAT REALLY MATTERS:
What really matters
When you've come to the end?
What really matters,
Will be family and friend.

what really matters
When you strive and labor?
What really matters,
Have you been nice to your neighbor?

What really matters,
If you have burdens to bear,
What really matters,
Is going to God in prayer.

What really matters,
Is not fortune or fame.
What really maters,
God knows your name!

Freda Fullerton
May 28, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is a cactus plant. It blooms in May. I see this morning that three on the plant
are just about ready to open... they are a joy to see.

FIND JOY IN LITTLE THINGS

Find joy in little things
that confront us each day.
Blue skies and white clouds
And the sunshine's bright ray.

Find joy in little things,
A smile on someone's face.
A birds that sweetly sings
And flowers that open with such grace

Find joy in little things
A phone call from a friend,
An early morning walk,
And a good book at day's end.

Find joy in little things
Memories you can recall.
Then you soon will find...
They're not little things at all!

Freda Fullerton
May 27, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my garden:
Welcome to my Garden!
Felt puppets of the story if David and Goliath. David must have had
a troubled heart as he fought Goliath.

 TROUBLED HEART

Troubled heart....
In the world we live.
Troubled heart...
With no peace to give.

Troubled heart...
With disappointments and sorrow.
Troubled heart...
With no hope for tomorrow.

Troubled heart...
Filled with sin.
Troubled heart...
Let Christ in.

Troubled heart...
God whispers, low,
"Troubled heart...
Let it all go!"

Freda Fullerton
May 26, 2016


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my garden!
This is Jim and Katie at Disneyland. When Janet and Julie were small, once
the three of us spent the day at Disneyland and I got lost coming home!  :)

LOSING  OUR WAY

Losing our way,
Is so easy to do.
Losing our way,
Forgetting God's view.

Losing our way,
With distractions each day,
Losing our way,
Good decisions, we delay.

Losing our way,
In a world filled with sin.
Losing our way,
We can begin again.

Losing our way,
But God didn't move.
Losing our way,
His love, He will prove.

Freda Fullerton
May 25, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is my dad with his two youngest great grandkids. Katie
on his lap and Jeremy standing beside Him.
Strong family ties are important in helping children in shaping their
thoughts.

SHAPING YOUR THOUGHTS:

Shaping your thoughts
By the way you live.
Shaping your thoughts
By the way you give.

Shaping your thoughts
By what you read.
Shaping your thoughts
By each little deed.


Shaping your thoughts
By what you say.
Shaping your thoughts
When you pray.

Shaping your thoughts
When awake or asleep.
Shaping your thoughts
By the company you keep!

Freda Fullerton
May 24, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Cactus blooms makes me think of "keeping faith," in hard times!!

KEEPING FAITH

Keeping faith...
Must renewed each day.
Knowing God's will,
Following His way.

Keeping faith...
Begins with prayer,
Reading His Word,
Finding God there.

Keeping faith...
Means keep moving on,
When we're tired and weary
And not feeling strong.

Keeping faith...
Means if we fail today,
Whisper to God,...
"Tomorrow I'll try it Your way!"

Freda Fullerton
May 23, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
One of the ways God has shown His goodness is in His
beautiful creation!

GOODNESS AT WORK
Goodness at work...
When you offer a smile.
Goodness at work...
When walk the extra mile.

Goodness at work...
When you give a helping hand.
Goodness at work...
When united we stand.

Goodness at work...
When you kneel and pray.
Goodness at work...
When you show kindness each day.

Goodness at work...
When we forgive one another.
Goodness at work...
When we love sister and brother!

Freda Fullerton
May 22, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
A country road in Arkansas.
We never know what's around the bend in the road.

YOU NEVER KNOW

You never know...
All the blessings poured on you.
You never know...
What others are going to do.

You never know...
Who may follow you.
You never know...
Who may look up


You never know...
Your smile, may make another's day.
You never know...
Whom you may bless along the way.

You never know...
What each day will bring to you.
You cam know....
Who holds the day, it's true!

Freda Fullerton
May 21, 2016




Thursday, May 19, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

Sharing special days with family and friends, brings joy and
laughter...Thank God for laughter!
"A happy heart makes the face cheerful." Psalm 15:13

THANK  GOD FOR LAUGHTER

Thank God for laughter...
It lifts the spirit so.
Thank God for laughter...
It keeps you on the go.

Thank God for laughter...
It's good for the soul.
Thank God for laughter...
It will keep from getting old.

Thank God for laughter...
It lightens the burden of the day.
Thank God for laughter...
It helps us along the way.

Thank God for laughter...
It will improve your health.
Thank God for Laughter...
It's a greater value than wealth!

Freda Fullerton
May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fra's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

A FIRM PLACE TO STAND

A firm place to stand...
On Jesus Christ, the rock.
A firm place to stand...
When you walk the talk.

A firm place to stand...
On the promises of God.
A firm place to stand...
As through this world you trod.

A firm place to stand...
On God's Word, so true.
A firm place to stand..
For others follow you.

A firm place to stand...
Just beneath the cross.
A firm place to stand...
When we count the world as loss.

Freda Fullerton
May 17, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

TEARS AND LAUGHTER

Tears and laughter,
Storms and a calm sea
If all was smooth sailing, Lord,
Would we have need for Thee?

Tears and laughter,
Sunshine and rain
Life is a balance.
Of good health and pain,

Tears and laughter
A valley, a hill,
We must do some climbing,
For life to appeal.

Tears and laughter,
With detours along the way
Enjoy life's scenery
As you travel each day!

Freda Fullerton
May 17, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

STRENGTH FOR THE WEARY

Strength for the weary,
Comfort for those who mourn.
Strength for the weary,
Hope for the forlorn.

Strength for the weary,
Grace for the lost.
Strength for the weary,
Jesus has paid the cost.

Strength for the weary,
Mercy for those in pain.
Strength for the weary,
A promise of heaven's gain.

Strength for the weary,
heavy burden's to bear.
Strength for the weary,
God whispers, "I care!"

Freda Fullerton
May 16, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

LORD HELP!
Lord help!
Let me know You're there.
Lord help!
Let me know You care.

Lord help!
I need an answer to my prayer.
Lord Help!
I can't find You anywhere.

And the Lord answered,
"I have helped you each day
I have been there,
In each and every way.

I have proved My love to you
On the cross, you see.
When you say 'Lord help,'
Know I've given My all to thee!"

Freda Fullerton
May 15, 2016


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is a long ago anniversary dinner and our focus was on one another.

WHAT IS YOUR FOCUS?

What is your focus?
Is it  your walk of life?
What is your focus?
Is it peace or strife?

What is your focus?
It it just to have fun?
What is your focus
Is it to put Satan on the run?

What is your focus?
Is it a growing bank account?
What is your focus?
Is it the living fount?

What is your focus?
it will show in how you live.
What is your focus?
It is show in how you give!

Freda Fullerton
May 14, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

GOD OF THE ORDINARY
God of the ordinary...
Little children and the lame.
God of the ordinary...
Sinners He will reclaim.

God of the ordinary...
Farmers, fisherman and such.
God of the ordinary...
These people God loves so much.

God of the ordinary...
Shepherds and widows poor.
God of the ordinary...
He has an open door.

God of the ordinary...
I'm so thankful, you see.
God of the ordinary...
That includes me!

Freda Fullerton
May 13, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden.
Pooh visiting Katie during lunch one day at Disneyland.
Sometimes the "unexpected" brings us much pleasure!

UNEXPECTED
Unexpected...
Gifts are a treasure.
Unexpected...
Notes, joy without measure.

Unexpected....
Calls from someone you love.
Unexpected...
Blessings falling from above.

Unexpected....
Money found in a forgotten purse.
Unexpected...
Situations that bring forth mirth.

Unexpected...
When you're feeling blue.
Unexpected...
How much others care for you!

Freda Fullerton
May 12, 2016


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Freda'd Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

HAVE YOU SEEM JESUS MY LORD?

Have you sen Jesus my Lord
In the smile on a child's face?
Have you seen Jesus my Lord
In a life lived in God's grace?

Have you sen Jesus my Lord
In the face of an elderly saint?
Have you seen Jesus my Lord
In Dawn's early paint?

Have you seen Jesu my Lord
In the miracle of a new birth?
Have you seen Jesus my Lord
In all of God's creation on earth?

Have you seen Jesus my Lord
In those that give infinite care.
Have you seen Jesus my Lord
Just look, you'll see that He's there!

Freda Fullerton
May 11, 2016


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Freda's garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is one of my best I Do's!

I DO
I do...
Love God, you see.
I do...
Want to be the best I can be.

I do...
Want an answer to my prayer.
I do...
Want to know that God is there.

I do...
Want to be forgiving and kind.
I do...
Want to have a peaceful mind.

I do...
Want to want to walk with God each day.
I do...
Want to let God have His way!

Freda Fullerton
May 10, 2016


Monday, May 9, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

LET US....
Let us...
Unite and sing.
Let us....
Peace bring.

Let us...
Love others.
Let us....
For give sisters and brothers.

Let us...
Laugh at life.
Let us...
Get rid if strife.

Let us...
Constantly  pray.
Let us ...
Follow God each day!

Freda Fullerton
May 9, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

My Mother on a long ago Mother's Day!
Today's poem was written several years ago:

MOTHERS ARE PARTNERS WITH GOD
Mothers are partners with God,
His arms to hold you tight.
His voice to sing softly,
His lips to kiss goodnight.

His tears to share your sorrow,
His hands to dry your tears.
His feet to walk beside you,
Through the growing years.

His back to labor always,
For the things you need,
Between God and mothers,
Is an unspoken creed....

Of patience and forgiveness,
Sacrifice and love...
Yes, mothers are willing partners,
With our God above!

Freda Fullerton
May 8, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

BROKEN TO BE MADE NEW
Broken to be made new
Sometimes, we must be.
We need to give God all the pieces
To renew us, you see.

Broken to be made new
A humble spirit we will need
God is, ever constantly
Polishing and mending us indeed.

Broken to be made new
He sees every tear we shed
He comforts and relieves
Our each and every dread.

Broken to be made new
No one is beyond repair
For we have the Lord Jesus
And He is always there!

Freda Fullerton
May 7, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is Jim with our two oldest grandsons Russ and Rich. They are men now,
but still prayed for every day!
Today's poem was also written in ER.

WHEN WE DON'T UNDERSTAND
When we don't understand,
We must continue to believe.
When we don't understand,
God, our fears will relieve.

When we don't understand,
By faith we must live.
When we don't understand,
Trust in God, we must give.

When we don't understand,
Leave it in God's hand.
When we don't understand,
Have patience with God's plan.

When we don't understand,
Live just for today.
When we don't understand,
We must stop and pray!

Freda Fullerton
May 6, 2016


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Freda

Welcome to my Garden!
This was also written in ER.

THE BEST IS YET TO COME
Whatever you are going through today,
The best is yet to come.
If you live in God's will and way,
The best is yet to come.

Remember when the nights are long,
The best is yet to come.
Remember to Whom you belong,
The best is yet to come.

If your footsteps are unsure,
The best is yet to come.
If you have pain to endure,
The best is yet to come.

Dawn will surely arise,
The best is yet to come.
Heaven will  be a lovely surprise
The Best is yet to come!

Freda Fullerton
May 5, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is Jim at Valley Forge. One of the reasons Washington and
his rag-tag Army won the war...they never gave up!

This poem was written yesterday in ER.

NEVER GIVE UP
Never give up...
Smile through the tears.
Never give up...
Though lonely be the years.

Never give up...
Though friendships falter some.
Never give up...
Follow God's own Son.

Never give up...
The storm clouds will disappear.
Never give up...
The sun is sure to reappear.

Never give up...
Stand firm and tall.
Never give up...
Give life your all!

Freda Fullerton
May 4, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
Felt puppets from a long ago Sunday school class.
What mother or teacher has not said, "Repeat after me!"

REPEAT AFTER ME
Repeat after me...
I'm wonderfully made.
Repeat after me...
My sins have all been paid.

Repeat after me...
God loves, even me.
Repeat after me...
I count, you see.

Repeat after me...
I'm covered with God's grace.
Repeat after me...
Jesus is preparing me a place.

Repeat after me...
His Word I shall defend.
Repeat after me...
Jesus is my forever friend!

Freda Fullerton
May 3, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
Parents greatest purpose is to teach their children.
I'm so thankful that mine taught me about Jesus!

YOU HAVE A PURPOSE
You have a purpose...
In God's master plan.
You have a purpose...
In this weary land.

You have a purpose...
God is with you.
You have a purpose...
In everything you do.

You have a purpose...
When you walk each day.
You have a purpose...
To follow God's way.

You have a purpose...
It is important what you do.
You have a purpose...
For Jesus died for you!

Freda Fullerton
May 2, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

COME SIT A SPELL
Come sit a spell...
And have a chat with me.
Come sit a spell...
I'd love to talk with thee.

Come sit a spell...
Rest each weary bone.
Come sit a spell...
We'll talk about our home.

Come sit a spell...
We'll share a memory or two.
Come sit a spell...
Tell me what God has done for you.

Come sit a spell...
Talk of God's great love.
Come sit a spell...
And count our blessings from above!

Freda Fullerton
May1, 2016