Monday, June 26, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
"Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength."
Nehemiah 8:10

A JOY THAT ENDURES

A joy that endures...
Matters not the circumstance.
A joy that endures...
God's love is not just chance.

A joy that endures....
Matters not what you fear.
A joy that endures....
For God is always near.

A joy that endures...
Through the brokenness of life.
A joy that endures...
Through life's greatest strife.

A joy that endures...
Comes from God, you see
A joy that endues...
He will give to you and me.

Freda Fullerton
June 26, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
Today's poem was taken from today's "Jesus Calling"

THIS DAY IS A GIFT FROM GOD

This day is a gift from God
May we use it to his glory.
This day is a gift from God
A time to tell His story.

This day is a a gift from God
To bring thanksgiving to His feet.
This day is a gift from  God
And smile at those we meet.

This day is a gift from God
Give Him our worries and fear.
This day is a gift from God
Know that He is near.

This day is a gift from God
Give Him our pain and sorrow.
This day is a gift from God
Let Him take care of tomorrow.

Freda Fullerton
June 25, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Freda's Garden:



Welcome to my Garden:
Today's poem was taken from today's "Jesus Calling."

HOLD MY HAND AND TRUST

Hold My hand and trust
Through the lonelily night.
Hold My hand and trust
When you are filled with fright.

Hold My hand and trust
Through your every sorrow.
Hold My hand and trust
I'm already in your tomorrow.

Hold My hand and trust
When you can't see your way.
Hold My hand and trust
I'll lead you to a brighter day.

Hold My hand and trust
In your every pain.
Hold My hand and trust
Heaven will be your gain!

Freda Fullerton
June 24, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
It takes persistence for the butterfly to fly and that is the kind of
persistence God wants from us!
Poem taken from today's "Jesus Calling."

GOD LOOKS FOR PERSISTENCE NOT PERFECTION

God looks for persistence not perfection
In our walk each day
And to grow in knowledge
As we go along the way.

God looks for persistence not perfection
In the things we do
He whispers, "you need not be perfect
For I still love you."

God looks for persistence not perfection
He can take my small supply
And use it to His advantage
As I watch it multiply.

God looks for persistence not perfection
In each of us you see
For tis He that is perfect
And not you and me!

Freda Fullerton
June 23, 2017



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This was made at our 60th Wedding Anniversary... so many memories
to sustain me!

MEMORIES

Memories....
Are precious each and every one.
Memories ....
Will put the blues on the run.

Memories...
It is so comforting to reminisce.
Memories...
Are a blessing of loved ones I miss.

Memories...
Are sustaining, as I remember them all.
Memories...
Soothes the loneliness, as things I recall.

Memories...
Are healing, in my deepest sorrow.
Memories...
Will keep me going for tomorrow.

Freda Fullerton
June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
Today's poem was taken from "Jesus calling."

LIVING CLOSE TO GOD

Living close to God
Midst the storms of life.
Living close to God
Through each and every strife.

Living close to God
When my path is obscure.
Living close to God
Knowing He is near.

Living close to God
Even when I do not understand,
Living close to God
Doing the best I can.

Living close to God
For there is no other way.
Living close to God
Is how I get through each day!

Freda Fullerton
June 21, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

FINDING GOD

Finding God...
Each moment of the day.
Finding God...
In the sun's bright ray.

Finding God...
In the promise of the rainbow.
Finding God...
In all nature wherever I go.

Finding God...
In the vastness of the sea.
Finding God...
He's all around you and me.

Finding God...
In my deepest sorrow.
Finding God...
Who gives me hope for tomorrow.

Finding God...
In family and each friend.
Finding God...
Who's love has no end!

Freda Fullerton
June 20, 2017


Monday, June 19, 2017

Fred's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
Taken from today's "Jesus Calling"

JESUS SAYS, "LISTEN TO ME"

I am your song
When you are strong.
I am the strength you seek
When you are weak.

I am your shelter
When you fear.
For I promise
To be near.

I am the foundation
On which you stand.
I am your guide
Please take my hand.

I am your comfort
When you feel alone.
I am the way
That leads you home!

Freda Fullerton
June 19, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
Jim with his hands on his Bible...notice they make a heart! His heart was certainly with His God and his family.

A FATHER'S INHERITANCE TO EACH CHILD

A father's inheritance
To each child...
Should not just be money
But things worthwhile.

Leave each child a smile
That they can embrace.
Leave each child a faith
So the world they can face.

Leave each child a love
For the helpless and weak.
Leave each child a thirst for knowledge
So information they will seek.

Leave each child  a belief
In our Savior so dear...
A wonderful inheritance
That will not disappear!

Freda Fullerton
June 18, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

Happy Birthday John. Your dad was so proud of you.

A DAD'S LOVE FOR HIS SON

Your dad's love for you son
was one of great joy.
He was so proud,
When the doctor said, "it's a boy!"

Your dad's love for you son
As he watched you at play.
He was patient as he taught
And guided your way.

Your dad's love for you son
And the man, you grew to be
He was so very proud
Of all your achievements, you see.

Your dad's love for you son
For whom he prayed everyday
Wishing only the best
Would always come your way!

Freda Fullerton
June 17, 2017


Friday, June 16, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

What does the Lord require of you" To act justly and love mercy and walk humbly
with your God. Micah 6:8
Taken for today's "Jesus Calling"

ARE YOU ON THE HIGH ROAD?

Are you on the high road?
You'll find Jesus there.
He's there beside you
Your burdens to bear.

Are you on the high road
Of joy and peace?
I's only there...
That you'll find release.

Are you on the high road
Of love and care?
You will find redemption
When you travel there.

Are you on the high road
Of forgiveness of sin?
Just keep on climbing
Victory you'll win.

Freda Fullerton
June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."
Hebrews 11:1
Today's poem is taken from today's "Jesus Calling"

UNSEEN THINGS:

Unseen things
Like God above.
Unseen things
His constant love.

Unseen things
His tender care.
Unseen things
Are everywhere.

Unseen things
That give me peace.
Unseen things
His power He will release.

Unseen things
Answers to prayer.
Unseen things
He's with me each hour.

Freda Fullerton
June 15, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This poem was taken from this mornings reading in "Jesus Calling."
I've made the first week, which I hope is the hardest one!

THE LIGHT OF GOD'S PRESENCE

The light of God's presence
Heals the grief in my soul.
The light of God's presence
Shall never grow cold.

The light of God's presence
Will carry me through
The light of God's presence
When I think about you.

The light of His presence
In the darkest of night.
The light of God's presence
I'll never lose sight.

The light of God's presence
As alone, I travel on.
The light of God's presence
With every new dawn!

Freda Fullerton
June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Freda's Garden

Welcome to my garden:

This poem is taken from this morning's "Jesus Calling"

CREATING A NEW LIFE

Creating a new life
When now there is not two.
Creating a new life
When my heart is with you.

Creating a new life
Is going to take time.
Creating a new life
Leaving the old behind.

Creating a new life
In the steps that I take.
Creating a new life
In the decisions I make.

Creating a new life
With help of family and friends.
Creating a new life
On God I depend.

Freda Fullerton
June 13, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Freda's Garden

Welcome to my Garden.
 This poem was taken from the June 7, "Jesus Calling." That was the day Jim passed away.

 GOD WILL SURROUND ME

God will surround me
Like a cocoon.
God will surround me
Morning night and noon.

God will surround me
In my deep despair.
God will surround me
I know He is there.

God will surround me
In my darkest night.
God will surround me.
My fear will take flight.

God will surround me
With His great love.
God will surround me
With blessings from above!

Freda Fullerton
June 12, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
"And the two shall become one." Genesis 2:24

HOW DO I BEGIN LIFE WITHOUT YOU?

How do I begin life without you?
I miss so so very much.
How do I begin life without you?
I miss your tender touch.

How do I begin life without you?
With you no longer here.
How do I begin life without you?
When I so want you near.

How do I begin life without you?
I'll begin each day with God.
How do I begin life without you?
I'll find a new path to trod.

How do I begin life without you?
I know this battle I will win.
How do I begin life without you?
I know I will see you again!

Freda Fullerton
June 11, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
"I will go to him, but he will not return to me."
2 Samuel 12:23

I'LL BE SEEING YOU

I'll be seeing you...
Not in all the familiar places
I'll be seeing you...
With such fond embraces.

I'll be seeing you...
In the bright tomorrow.
I'll be seeing you...
God will lift my sorrow.

I'll be seeing you...
And though now, I cry.
I'll be seeing you...
Today is not goodbye.

I'll be seeing you...
So please wait for me.
I'll be seeing you...
When I come to thee.

Freda Fullerton
June 10, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

HELP ME GET THROUGH THIS DAY

Help me get through this day
O gracious Lord, guide my way.
Help me get through this day
Walk with me each step today.

Help me get through this day
Give me wisdom to know your will.
Help me get through this day.
Be with me up this steep hill.

Help me get through this day
The path is filled with grief, You see.
Help me get through this day
I know that You love me.

Help me get through this day
This is so hard to face, You see
Help me get through this day.
I'm so thankful for sweet memories.

Freda Fullerton
June 9, 2017


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden.

I WANT ONE MORE DAY

I want one more day
To say "I love you."
I want one more day
To feel your love too.

I want one more day
To know your smile.
I want one more day
To sit with you awhile.

I want one more day
With you to pray.
I want one more day
I had much more to say.

I want one more day
To be with you.
But I'll have endless days
When this life is through!

Freda Fullerton
June 8, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
I have seen the hand of God at work the last few days giving me support
and comfort, through so many others.

THE HAND OF GOD

The hand of God
Created this earth.
The hand of God
Is seen in the miracle of birth.

The hand of God
Is in the sunshine bright.
The hand of God
Is in the stars a night.

The hand of God
Is in the blossom's flower.
The hand of God
Is in the springtime shower.

The hand of God
We see each day.
The hand of God .
Will guide our way.

Freda Fullerton
June  7, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
If you need counsel... read God's Word.
If you need comfort... read God's Word.
If you need peace... read God's Word.
If you need love... read God's word.
The word love is mentioned more than 500 times.

GOD'S REFRESHING WORD

God's refreshing Word
Sustains us in the storms of life.
God's refreshing Word
Keeps us from a lot of strife.

God's refreshing Word
Will strengthen our faith.
God's refreshing Word
Tells us of His grace.

God's refreshing Word
Is a light to our path.
God's refreshing Word
Is where our anchor's cast.

God's refreshing Word
Is a road-map for life.
God's refreshing Word
Tells us of Jesus' sacrifice!
June 5, 2017


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

GOD IS MY STRENGTH AND SONG

God is my strength and song
He's with me when things go wrong.
God is my strength and song
He guides me all day long.

God is my strength and song
When I am weary and weak.
God is my strength and song
His presence I daily seek.

God is my strength and song
When hope seems lost to me.
God is my strength and song
My fortress He shall be.

God is my strength and song
He is with me in my sorrow.
God is my strength and song
I need not fear tomorrow.

Freda Fullerton
June 4, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
It's 3 in the morning and I can't sleep.
This is how God speaks to me.

IN MY DAREST HOUR

In my darkest hour
God speaks to me.
In my darkest hour
My need He will see.

In my darkest hour
My strength He'll renew.
In my darkest hour
He whispers, "I'm with you.

In my darkest hour
When I'm filled with sorrow.
In my darkest hour
He's promised a better tomorrow.

In my darkest hour
He whispers, "Peace."
In my darkest house
My faith will increase.

Freda Fullerton
June 3, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

HELLO JUNE

Hello June...
With roses in bloom.
Hello June...
You've come so soon.

Hello June...
Sweeping summer in.
Hello June...
Putting spring to an end,

Hello June...
With your sun's bright ray.
Hello June
With Father's Day.

Hello june...
With some beautiful brides.
Hello June...
God still abides!

Freda Fullerton
June 1, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
This is me playing with Katie when she was little.
Grandchildren will teach you to laugh.

LEARN TO LAUGH
Learn to laugh
Through the tears.
Learn to laugh
Through the years.

Learn to laugh
When things go wrong.
Lean to laugh
And sing a song.

Learn to laugh
At fear and doubt.
Learn to laugh
Instead of pout.

Learn to laugh
When you want to cry.
Learn to laugh
Instead of sigh!

Freda Fullerton
May 31, 25017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

SEEK GOD IN EVERY SITUATION

Seek God in every situation
Seek and you shall find.
Seek God in every situation
He'll help you out of every bind.

Seek God in every situation
Especially when people are unkind.
Seek God in every situation
He will give you peace of mind.

Seek God in every situation
When things are going right.
Seek God in every situation
Praise Him both day and night.

Seek God in every situation
In both pain and sorrow.
Seek God in every situation
He holds your tomorrow.

Freda Fullerton
May 30, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

Freda' Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

I'M PROUD TO BE A CHRISTIAN

I'm proud to be a Christian
In the USA.
And I'm proud that I can stand up
And call on Him today.

I'm proud of my freedom
And I don't like to brag,
But I'm proud of mycountry
And our grand ole flag.

I'm proud of the men and women
who gave their life for me.
And made the ultimate sacrifice
To keep this country free.

I'm proud to be an American,
But I'm prouder, still you see,
To be called a Christian,
For Christ set my soul free.

Freda Fullerton
May 29, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

THANK GOD

Thank God...
For giving you this day
Thank God...
For showing you the way.

Thank God...
For clean water to drink.
Thank God...
For a mind to think.

Thank God...
For  the air you breathe.
Thank God....
From sin a reprieve.

Thank God...
For family and friends you love.
Thank God...
For the blessings from above.

Thank God....
For the freedom we share.
Thank God...
For the service of those who care!

Freda Fullerton
May 28, 2017



Saturday, May 27, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden.

WHEN THINGS DON'T GO AS YOU LIKE

When things don't go as you like
Start all over again.
When things don't go as you like
Remember Jesus, your friend.

When things don't go as you like
Know that trouble won't stay.
When things don't go as you like
Remember, tomorrow is another day.

When things don't go as you like
You learn from every mistake
When things don't go as you like
Wipe the slate clean, for your sake.

When things don't go as you like
Take it to God in prayer.
When things don't go as you like
Know that God will always care.

Freda Fullerton
May 27, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden.

 WE LIVE IN A FALLEN WORLD

We live in a fallen world
Where war will never cease.
We live in a fallen world
Looking desperately for peace.

We live in a fallen world
Where the devil has his reign.
We live in a fallen world
Filled with sorrow and with pain.

We live in a fallen world
Where most have forgotten God.
We live in a fallen world
So be careful where you trod.

We live in a fallen world
Filled with scorn and hate.
We live in a fallen world
Stand firm in your faith.

We live in  fallen world
True it's filled with sin.
We live in a fallen world
But God will always win!

Freda Fullerton
May 26, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
This is an Amish farmer. The Amish know how to
cultivate the land.

CULTIVATE YOUR FAITH

Cultivate your faith
With the Son of His love.
Cultivate your faith
With blessings from above.

Cultivate your faith
with seeds of joy.
Cultivate your faith
Thought weeding employ.

Cultivate your faith
Feed it with prayer.
Cultivate your faith
Know God is there.

Cultivate your faith
It will grow for thee.
Cultivate your faith
A harvest you'll see.

Freda Fullerton
May 25, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Freda's Garden:


Welcome to my Garden
"Keep your focus," God is still in control!

KEEP YOUR FOCUS

Keep your focus
In this crazy world.
Keep your focus
When things are in a whirl.

Keep your focus
When trouble comes.
Keep your focus
Put fear on the run.

Keep your focus
When the waters are deep.
Keep your focus
When the mountains are steep.

Keep your focus
Go to God in prayer.
Keep your focus
He's always there!

Freda Fullerton
May 24, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
approach each new day with  JOY!

APPROACH EACH NEW DAY

Approach each new day
With the joy of being alive.
Approach each new day
With determination to survive.

Approach each new day
With a thankful heart.
Approach each new day
Know it will forever depart.

Approach each new day
Expecting a miracle, you see.
Approach each new day
As if God made it just for thee.

Approach each new day
As if a may be your last.
Approach each new day
Looking forward, not in the past!

Freda Fullerton
May 22, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
"The Lord is my strength and shield my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
Psalm 28:7

MY STRENGTH AND SHIELD

My strength and shield
When hope is not strong.
My strength and shield
When things seem to go wrong.

My strength and shield
When there's bumps in the road.
My strength and shield
When I have a heavy load.

My strength and shield
When I lose my way.
My strength and shield
At the end of the day.

My strength and shield
When others flee.
My strength and shield
Jesus Christ tis He!

Freda Fullerton
May 22, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden.
At most we spend two to five hours as a church, gathered together in
a church building.  But that is not near enough "training for life. If we
only ate once or twice a week, we would be weak and hungry, We
can't leave God on a church pew either and be in "training for life."

TRAINING FOR LIFE

Training for life
We have trouble, you see.
Training for life
For whatever may be.

Training for life
Being put to the test.
Training for life
God knows what's best.

Training for life
Learning from my mistakes
Training for life
Doing what it takes.

Training for life
Spending much time in prayer.
Training for life
Knowing Jesus is there.

Freda Fullerton
May 21, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden.
This is my dad, Clyde McCoy and his oldest great-grandson, Rich Walker. Today is dad's
birthday. He would have been 105. He loved music and four-part harmony gospel singing.
In fact I played a tape at his funeral, where he sang all four parts. Dad had many struggles,
he had Parkinson's, macular degeneration and cancer of the bladder.


GOD IS WITH US IN OUR STRUGGLES

God is with us in our struggles
When there seems no way out.
God is with us in our struggles
Even when we have fear and doubt.

God is with us in our struggles
When the nights seem very long.
God is with us in our struggles
When everything seems wrong.

God is with us in our struggles
He's with each and every step.
God is with us in our struggles
We must go to Him for help.

God is with us in our struggles
Even when we can't see the way
God is with us in our troubles
He'll be there when we pray!

Freda Fullerton
May 20, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden
This is three of our great grandkids. We have four more now, one
more girl and three more boys. I'm holding Teddy. He was three. Today
is Teddy's fifth birthday!

THANK GOD FOR LITTLE BOYS

Thank God for little boys
They all come with a grin
Thank God for little boys
Our hearts they always win.

Thank God for little boys
They love toy trucks and playing in the dirt.
Thank God for little boys
I pray keep them from all hurt.

Thank God for little boys
They are so curious to learn.
Thank God for little boys
May Your will they discern.

Thank God for little boys
Each precious, little face.
Thank God for little boys
They make the world a better place.

Freda Fullerton
May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden.
Jim bought this Seth Thomas school-house clock for 15
dollars, many years ago and it's still ticking on our wall.

TIME TOGETHER

Time together...
Is what I want, you see.
Time together...
With family.

Time together...
With friends I hold dear.
Time together...
Any time of the year.

Time together...
The years pass so fast
Time together...
We never know what day is the last.

Time together...
In a world that's in a rush.
Time together...
We must keep in touch.

Time together...
Without TV or cell-phone
Time together...
In a no high tech zone.

Freda Fullerton
May 18, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
A country road, a peaceful path to walk.

THE PATH OF PEACE

The path of peace...
I want from Thee.
A path of peace...
May it be.

A path of peace...
Bathed in God's grace.
A path of peace...
Far from life's race.

A path of peace...
In a world of unrest.
A path of peace...
Is my quest.

A path of peace...
With God's love divine
A path of peace...
Shall be mine.

Freda Fullerton
 May 17, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Freda's Garden:


Welcome to my Garden:
Sheep have faith in their shepherd... we need to have faith in our Shepherd
as well!
"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.
John 10:14

LIVING BY FAITH

Living by faith...
When the way I can't see.
Living by faith...
For what ever will be.

Living by faith...
When things are not great.
Living by faith...
Trusting God for my fate.

Living by faith...
When the nights are so long.
Living by faith...
When I've lost my song.

Living by faith...
Praying each day.
Living by faith...
There's no other way!

Freda Fullerton
May 16, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden.
The people in these two vehicles must have felt a bit uncertain?

UNCERTAIN

Uncertain...
Of how the day will go.
Uncertain...
Of life's ebb and flow.

Uncertain...
Of tomorrow.
Uncertain...
When life is filled with sorrow.

Uncertain...
Of what the future holds.
Uncertain...
Of how life unfolds.

Uncertain...
Of the path I trod.
Uncertain...
But never uncertain of God!

Freda Fullerton
May 15, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden..
In memory of my sweet mother, Alma McCoy.

MOTHER'S ARE FOREVER

Mother's are forever
From that role you don't retire.
Mother's are forever
No matter where you are.

Mother's are forever
Through mistakes you make.
Mother's are forever
And pray for the path you take.

Mother's are forever
When others misunderstand.
Mother's are forever
She's there to hold your hand.

Mother's are forever
Even when they've gone away.
Mother's are forever
For they are in our heart's to stay!

Freda Fullerton
May 14, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

This is a poem that I wrote for our Ladies Retreat.
The theme of the retreat was My Soul Longs For Worship.

MY SOUL

My soul longs for peace
In a world of unrest.
My soul longs for peace
It seems I'm put to a test.

My soul longs for hope
In a world where that is rare
My soul longs for hope
I cry, "God are you there?"

My soul longs for worship
As I kneel and pray.
My soul longs for worship
A closer walk each day.

My soul longs for God
He will give me the above.
My soul longs for God
For He is a God of love!

Freda Fullerton
May 13, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!

STRENGTHENING MY HEART

Strengthening my heart
My Savior tis He
He makes it strong
For whatever may be.

Strengthening my heart
With the storms that arise
With the promise of sunshine
When gray are the skies.

Strengthening my heart
With trenches so deep
That are now filled with love
And treasures to keep.

Strengthening my heart
When burdens I bear
So I can show others
His love and His care!

Freda Fullerton
May 12, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden.
What makes God happy? When we love one another.

WHAT MAKES GOD HAPPY?

What makes God happy?
When we're a help to another
When we love
Our neighbor and each other.

What makes God happy?
When we do His will
When we're filled with thanksgiving
His glory we reveal.

What makes God happy?
When we respect His creation
And live peacefully
With every other nation.

What makes God happy?
When we follow His Son
When we all work together
And forgive everyone.

Freda Fullerton
May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden!
Don't be so hard on yourself. God can take all the pieces of you life
and make a 'masterpiece."

DON'T BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF

Don't be so hard on yourself
God can use you mistakes you see
For He knows all your weaknesses
And He can still use thee.

Don't be so hard on yourself
In life, you cannot always win
Just trust God in your weakness
For He knows all your sin.

Don't be so hard on yourself
Don't set an impossible goal
Just remember you need a Savior
To give you courage and help you be bold.

Don't be so hard on yourself
Ii is not your effort that will see you through
You must rely on God
And to Him be faithful and true!

Freda Fullerton
May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden.
This is me talking about my mom after her memorial service May 1993
I need today's poem... taken from "Jesus Calling"

DO NOT LONG FOR THE ABSENCE OF PROBLEMS

Do not long for the absence of problems
For it is what helps you grow.
Do not long for the absence of problems
For God's wisdom, you would never know.

Do not long for absence of problems
For they help you understand.
Do not long for absence of problems
They help you be all you can.

Do not long for absence of problems
For they help you be patient with others.
Do not long for absence of problems
You can be of help to sisters and brothers.

Do not long for absence of problems
For it is then, on God you depend.
Do not long for absence of problems
For in the end, you shall win!

Freda Fullerton
May 9, 2017



Monday, May 8, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
WORDS...TWO BY TWO

Words... two by two
Get close... to God
In the path
That you trod.

Words... two by two
Praise God... and rejoice
Lift your hands
And raise your voice.

Words... two by two
Thank God...In everything
Look for some good
Each day will bring.

Words... two by two
Give in.... to Christ
Know His love
You were bought for a price.

Freda Fullerton
May 8, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:
A FRAGRANCE TO THE LORD

A fragrance to the Lord
Is not that we always win.
A fragrance to the Lord
Is being kind to a friend.

A fragrance to the Lord
Is not the law to the letter.
A fragrance to the Lord
Forgiveness is much better.

A fragrance to the Lord
Is not saying all the right things.
A fragrance to the Lord
Is the happiness that life brings.

A fragrance to the Lord
Are the prayers we send above.
A fragrance to the Lord
Is how much we love!

Freda Fullerton
May 7, 2017




Saturday, May 6, 2017

Freda's Garden:

Welcome to my Garden:

IF I COULD STOP THE CLOCK

If I could stop the clock
Where would it be?
Would I be a child at Christmas
Gathered around the tree?

If I could stop the clock
Would I stop it as a teen,
With my parents guidance
That often went unseen?

If I could stop the clock
Just where would it be?
Would I be a young mother
With babies at my knee?

If I could stop the clock
Perhaps it would be today,
For it is a gift from God
And will never again come this way!

Freda Fullerton
May 6, 2017