Thursday, June 30, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
These were my dad's Gibson instruments. In his hand's, he
could make music with all four in my hand's I could only
make noise!

A MASTER CRAFSTMAN

A master craftsman,
The tools of his trade.
Are love, mercy and grace.
And courage, to walk unafraid.

A master craftsman,
Constantly works for perfection.
He hones his craft,
With the greatest protection.

A master craftsman,
Has the lightest touch.
He guides his hand,
His craft, he loves so much.

A master craftsman,
Jesus Christ, tis He.
For His craft, He gave all...
He died for you and for me!

Freda Fullerton
June 30, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Today is our lovely, daughter-in-law, Chris' birthday.
She has certainly been "a companion on the road," for
our son, John.

A COMPANION ON THE ROAD

A companion on the road,
We all need, you see.
A companion on the road,
A blessings for you and me.

A companion on the road,
When life gets very tough.
A companion on the road,
When the way gets rough.

A companion on the road
When we lose our way.
A companion on the road,
To be our very stay.

A companion on the road,
For whatever life will be.
A companion on the road,
Jesus Christ, tis He!

Freda Fullerton
June 29, 2016


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

TAKE TIME TO LISTEN:

Take time to listen...
To a bird's sweet song.
Take time to listen...
As you travel on.

Take time to listen...
To what your children say.
Take time to listen...
For they soon grow away.

Take time to listen...
When friends need to talk.
Take time to listen...
In your daily walk.

Take time to listen...
The world needs a tender ear.
Take time to listen...
God is always near.

Freda Fullerton
June 28, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my garden:
Hate and bitterness, sometime shown in demonstrations are
some of the enemies of faith.

ENEMIES OF FAITH

Enemies of faith...
Can be fortune and fame.
Gossip and slander,
That will ruin a good name.

Enemies of faith...
When we put things off till tomorrow,
have unrealistic dreams,
That bring about sorrow.

Enemies of faith...
Those who will not believe
God's everlasting love
And the blessing they can receive.

Enemies of faith...
Those filled with hate and bitterness,
Who cheat and lie
And will steal  our happiness!

Freda Fullerton
June 26, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Freda's Garden:

This is our grandson Jeremy, at his Eagle Scout Ceremony
and our daughter, Janet pinning on his badge, with his proud
dad, Richard looking on. Jeremy earned his badge doing
a project for at the school where Jnet taught.
Time does get away, he is now a doctor in the army and a husband
and father.

PEOPLE WANT TO SEE THAT YOU CARE

People want to see that you care,
Before they want to hear what you say.
They want you to listem to their troubles,
Help them find a better way.

People want to see that you care,
About the burdens they bear.
So be understanding and attentive,
They want you to know they are there.

People want to see that you care,
A visit, a not to convey....
That you are thinking of them
And hoping they have a good day.

People want to see that you care,
You must fill their hunger, you see.
Before you can fill the soul...
With words of God an eternity!

Freda Fullerton
June 26, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
The unexpected surprise for someone is always fun.
This is our granddaughter, Katie, when she was small.
She is seeing herself for the first time in the princess
dress that I made her for er birthday.

TGE UNEXPECTED

The unexpected...
We can't control.
The unexpected...
Worries the soul.

The unexpected...
Brings  some fear.
The unexpected...
We find God near.

The unexpected...
Comes day by day.
The unexpected...
We must pray.

The unexpected...
We tunderstand.
The unexpected...
Is in God's hand!

Freda Fullerton
June 25, 2019

Friday, June 24, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my garden!

I miss my roses. They are a breathtaking creation from God!

BREATHTAKING

Breathtaking...
Summer's lazy days.
Breathtaking...
Large ocean waves.

Breathtaking...
Roses in bloom.
Breathtaking...
A lovely bride in June.

Breathtaking...
An early morning sunrise.
Breathtaking...
Puffy, white clouds, in blue skies.

Breathtaking...
Fireworks, that light up the night.
Breathtaking...
Relationships that are just right.

Breathtaking...
The miracle of a new birth.
Breathtaking...
God's wonder on earth!

Freda Fullerton
June 24, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

WHO NEEDS HELP?

Who needs help?
I raise my hand.
I need help,
To understand.

Who needs help?
Poor old me.
I can't go it alone.
I do need Thee.

Who needs help?
I must explain...
I'm not self-sufficent,
I've made that plain.

Who needs help?
Lord, I'm not ashamed
To admit my needs,
As I call your name!

Freda Fullerton.
June 23, 2016


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

STAY ANCHORED TO THE ROCK

Stay anchored to the Rock,
Do not drift away.
Stay anchored to the Rock,
Don't forget to pray.

Stay anchored to the Rock,
When the storm's of life come.
Stay anchored to the Rock,
When you want to run.

Stay anchored to the Rock,
When it rains on your parade.
Stay anchored to the Rock,
When you are afraid.

Stay anchored to the Rock,
When troubles sweep you out to sea.
Stay anchored to the Rock,
For God will be with thee.

Freda Fullerton
June 22, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

This is our oldest great-grandson Sawyer, when he was a baby.
He is 11 years old today. He is spending his birthday at boy scout camp.

GOD MADE LITTLE BOYS

God made little boys...
In all sizes and colors.
Little boys are unique
And very special to their mothers.

God made little boys...
Some with toothy grins,
Some with freckles and unruly hair
And some with scrapes upon their chins.

God made little boys...
Who  like soccer and baseball too.
They like swimming, fishing and scouting,
Oh, they find a lot of things to do.

God made little boys...
And I'm sure He smiled when He was through,
For they are always filled with joy,
And will steal your heart from you!

Freda Fullerton
June 21, 2016


Monday, June 20, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This is Jim at Valley Forge...that winter so long go, Washington's Army
did not feel very victorious, but they won the war!

GEFEAT OT VICTORY?
Defeat or victory?
We face both each day.
Defeat or victory?
Both come our way.

Defeat or Victory?
We're knocked down and then...
Defeat or victory?
We rise up again?

Defeat or victory?
Some battles we lose.
Defeat or victory?
Victory, we choose.

Defeat or victory?
In Christ it shall be...
Victory, yes, victory,
Won on Calvary!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

Any man can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a daddy!

A DADDY

A daddy...
Comes in any size and color.
A daddy...
Is someone's uncle or brother.

A daddy...
Can fix most anything.
A daddy....
Knows most everything.

A daddy...
Will mend a daughters broken heart.
A daddy...
Will fix what his son has torn apart.

A daddy...
Will show a Father's love
Of our God...
From up above!

Freda Fullerton
June 19. 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This is sunset over Honolulu Bay in Hawaii.

SUNSHINE AND SHADOWS

Sunshine and shadows
We face along the way,
Life is not all sunshine
As we go along the way.

Sunshine and shadows
We meet trials and sorrow,
But if we keep our trust,
There's a better tomorrow.

Sunshine and Shadows
A balance in all things,
We may see some storm clouds.
But sunshine tomorrow brings.

Sunshine and shadows
When we live through them both
They will make us stronger
And teach us to cope!

Freda Fullerton
June 18, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This is our son John when he was a baby, with his two proud
sisters. Janet and Julie. Today is John's birthday..He's been a
blessing in our lives!

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

Thanks for the memories...
Dear Lord, I pray.
Thanks for the memories...
You've given me each day.

Thanks for the memories...
Of the love of dad and mother.
Thanks for the memories...
Of a sweet baby brother.

Thanks for the memories...
Of a young man and wife.
Thanks for the memories...
Of the three I gave life.

Thanks for the memories...
Of a life filled with love.
Thanks for the memories...
Of great blessings from above

Freda Fullerton
June 17, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Freda's Garden!

Welcome to my Garden!
This is our daughter Janet and her husband Ricard's wedding picture.
He has been part of our family for almost 40 years. Today is Richard's
birthday...we love you Richard and feel "most richly blessed" to call
you son-in-law!

MOST RICHLY BLESSED

Most richly blessed
I am, you see.
Most richly blessed
I have a lovely family.

Most richly blessed
In forgiveness and grace.
Most richly blessed
Jesus took my place.

Most richly blessed
With friends, so many.
Most richly blessed
In a land of plenty.

Most richly blessed
In the land of the free.
Must richly blessed
I pray it will always be!

Freda Fullerton
June 16, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Hold on to life, like I'm holding o to this sunflower!

NEVER LET DOWN

Never let down,
Your trust and faith.
Never let down,
Your belief in God's grace.

Never let down,
Your belief in God's hope.
Never let down,
Your confidence to cope.

Never let down,
That in God's love, you believe.
Never let down,
That your fears He'll relieve.

Never let down,
That you expect Him to return.
Never let down,
There's still lessons to learn!

Freda Fullerton
June 15, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This Flag Day and this is the flag that flies over Valley Forge.

OUR FLAG

Our Flag...
Has stood for God and country for many years
It has seen bitter wars and tears.

Our Flag...
Has flown half-mast to show respect
It has waved proudly without regret.

Our Flag...
Has covered the caskets of the slain,
And it has withstood hail and rain.

Our Flag...
The enemy has not defeated it before,
Bur now has come to our shore.

Our Flag...
If we want to see it still wave.
We must stand together and be brave.

Our Flag...
My prayer to God will be...
May it ever wave proud and free!

Freda Fullerton
June 14, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Freda's Garden!

Welcome to my garden!
Two ways that God shows us that He cares. a rainbow
and a cross. God gave us a rainbow as a sign that He keeps
His promises and the Cross as a sign of His love and forgiveness!

GOD CARES
God cares...
And shares our sorrow.
God cares...
About our tomorrow.

God cares...
About our tears.
God cares...
Through out the years.

God cares...
When we sin.
God cares...
When we begin again.

God cares...
About each loss.
God cares...
That's way there's a cross!

Freda Fullerton
June 13, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is Jim holding his bible. He used to read it through every year,
when he could see to read. This book will tell us where to find
our certainty.


FINDING CERTAINTY IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME

Finding certainty in an uncertain time
Some would say is impossible to find.
We live with the threat of war, not peace,
And fears we never do release.

We look to our Government for care
Often disappointed it's not there.
We strive to make a dollar or two,
Uncle Sam says, "One for me and one and one for you!"

We strive and search and look around,
Trying to find some common ground.
But we look to the world in vain,
When we look to politics and fame.

Tis Jesus Christ we must seek
And His commands, we must keep.
Our certainty is in Christ alone,
For He died, our sins to atone.

Freda Fullerton
June 12, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Sunset in the Ozark's.

BLESSED ASSURANCE

Blessed assurance,
At the day's end.
Blessed assurance,
Jesus is my Friend.

Blessed assurance.
When my path is obscure.
Blessed assurance,
God will be near.

Blessed assurance,
When storms alarms.
Blessed assurance,
In my Savior's arms.

Blessed assurance,
When life ebbs away.
Blessed assurance,
I'll go home to stay!

Freda Fullerton
June 11, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This is me sharing a memory of my mom the day of her funeral
Sometimes we adapt to loss by sharing memories.

ADAPT

Adapt...
To a crazy day.
Adapt...
To God's will and way.

Adapt...
When disappointments come.
Adapt....
When you want to run.

Adapt...
When you're feeling down.
Adapt...
Jesus is still around.

Adapt...
When you suffer loss.
Adapt...
Just remember the cross!

Freda Fullerton
June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

This is me wading in the Dead-sea, in Israel. It was so salty that it
 made your skin feel funny.

You are the salt of the earth. Matthew 5:13

BE SALT:
Share God with those in need.
Affirm God's will indeed.
Listen to what others say.
Transmit God's love today!

Freda Fullerton
June 9, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Of all of God's gifts and they are many, the
sacrifice of Jesus on the cross for our salvation,
is the greatest gift of all!


GOD'S GIFTS

God's gifts...
Are very many.
God's gifts...
His blessings are plenty.

God's gifts...
His love and grace.
God's gifts...
His sweet embrace.

God's gifts...
The beauty of creation.
God's gifts...
The freedom of this nation.

God's gifts...
Family and friends.
God's gifts...
Forgiveness of our sins.

God's gifts...
His Son upon a tree.
God's gifts...
Salvation for you and me!

Freda Fullerton
June 8, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

This is a picture of my mom on the right and her cousin Tressie
on the left. They were born in 1912.  In many ways the world is better.
There have been so many wonderful inventions  in both medicine and
technology...but in other ways it is NOT a better world!

A BETTER WORLD

A better world...
Is what we need, you see.
A better world...
For you and me.

A better world...
For the young and old.
A better world...
We need to be bold.

A better word...
If we take a look.
A better world...
We'll find in God's Book.

A better world...
For generations to come.
A better world...
Is in God's Son.

Freda Fullerton
June 7, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Jim and I on the beach in Hawaii, with Diamond Head in the back ground.

CHOOSE LIFE
Choose life...
Live it to the brim.
Choose Christ, your Savior
And live a life in Him.

Choose life...
Don't let troubles get you down.
Turn negative thoughts away,
Know God is still around.

Choose life...
Lay your burdens at the cross.
Each fretful day,
Is a day you've lost.

Choose life...
Smile through the tears.
Believe tomorrow will be better
And you'll be living through the years.

Freda Fullerton
June 6, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

THE LINK  OF LIFE

The link of life
For you and me.
Jesus Christ
It must be.

The link of life
To us each day,
When we kneel
And to God we pray.

The Link of life
It seems  for some,
Is kidding around
And having fun.

The link of life,
The greatest cost,
Was Jesus Christ
On the rugged cross.

Freda Fullerton
June 5, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

GOD CHANGES PEOPLE

God changes people,
From bitter to sweet.
God changes people,
When His grace they do meet.

God changes people,
Each and every day.
God changes people,
To His will and His way.

God changes people,
Their heart and their soul.
God changes people,
The young and the old,

God changes people,
Even those gone astray.
God changes people,
So continue to pray!

Freda Fullerton
June 4, 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

Freda's Garden:


Welcome to my Garden!

There will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who
repents than ninety-nine who do not need to repent. Luke 15:7

HEAVEN REJOICES

Heaven rejoices...
With the saving of each soul.
Heaven rejoices...
When the story is retold.

Heaven rejoices...
When we love each other.
Heaven rejoices...
With each sister and brother.

Heaven rejoices...
With each new mother.
Heaven rejoices
When we forgive one another.

Heaven rejoices...
When the lost is found.
Heaven rejoices...
When we're heaven bound!

Freda Fullerton
May 3, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Me holding Katie when she was little.
Being a grandma is... "more than enough!"

MORE THAN ENOUGH

More than enough....
God gives us each day.
More than enough....
To see us on our way.

More than enough...
Our blessings bound.
More than enough...
He keeps us safe and sound.

More than enough...
God's grace covers me.
More than enough...
He offers forgiveness, you see.

More than enough...
Just to know God's love
More than enough...
He guides me from above!

Freda Fullerton
June 2, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

SUMMER
You feel summer in the wind,
Hear the birdies sing
June roses are in bloom
Butterflies are on the wing.

Summer's early morn,
Day breaks bright and fair,
You smell summer in the wind
Its perfume is in the air.

Sunsets are far off,
The days are lazy, long.
Flowers blooming everywhere,
Makes you want to sing a song.

Children are excited,
Vacation time is near.
Barbecues, picnics and baseball
Are fun things when summer's here!

Freda Fullerton
June 1, 2016