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How the Grinch Stole Missionary Books


How the Grinch Stole Missionary Books
Author Unknown.

Every whosoever down in Whosoeverville liked Missions a lot
And the Grinch liked Missions, but not every part.
The Grinch dislike reading books, the whole thing about reading.
Please don’t ask why, no one knows quite the reason.
It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right,
Or it could be his sneakers were too tight!
I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his eyesight was not quite up to par.
But whatever the reason—his eyes or his shoes—
He lived around Whosoeverville and knew all those Whos.
He knew that in rain, sleet, sunshine or snow.
Whosoevers would still like to go
Get together and worship the Lord.
He knew when they’re together they’re never bored
For there’s singing and praying and preaching to do
The things that the Grinch like to do too.
He gave in the offerings to God and his work
For spreading the gospel would always come first.
They hammered their dulcimers and played their Who trumpets
And often you’d find them eating Who crumpets.
The kids loved to come too and make lots of noise,
Learn about Jesus and play with their toys.
And the fun—well, you never saw such a crowd!
Hey, does the Manual say that’s allowed?!
Oh, yes, and the Missions service was no exception to that,
For you’d never know what (name of local NMI president) would pull out of (his/her) hat!
The Grinch just loved it, except for one thing,
Read a missions book? You’ve gotta be kidding!
Then he got an idea—an awful idea!
The Grinch got a wonderful, awful idea!
“I’ll break into the library and take every book,
I’ll hide them so they won’t know where to look!”
So one day when the little Whosoevers were snoozing,
And (insert name of church secretary) must have been out talking to (insert somebody’s name),
The Grinch found the key, slid it into the lock,
Went through the door and took one look at the clock.
Two minutes, I tell you, that’s all that it took,
To take every last Missions reading book!
He took all the tapes too, and can you believe it?
He took all the kid’s books, just at the last minute!
He checked down the hall, saw no one in sight,
Shut the door and turned out the light.
Little (insert name of kid at church) who had come out for a soda,
He saw the Grinch and said, “Whoa!
Where are you going with all those books in a bag?
Put them back now or my mom will be mad!”
But you know that Grinch was so smart and so slick,
He thought of a line and he thought of it quick.
“No, (name of church kid) dear, you don’t understand!
I’m the new church librarian!
I’m taking these books home to sort and to stack,
Now, don’t, (name of church kid), they’ll all come back.”
And with that, off he went in his Grinchymobile
Off out of sight, out over the hill.
So he took the books home and packed them away.
“Now, that’s the end of that,” he said.
But when he thought of what he had done,
He wondered shy the Whosoevers had so much fun,
Checking out the books week after week,
Well, it certainly won’t hurt, “I’ll just take a peek.”
And would you believe it, before he knew it,
He had read one missionary book, the whole way through it!
He read about snakes and dogs without tails,
Building of churches without any nails!
He stood to his feet and cried, “What should I do?
I’ll take them all back so more Whos can read too!”
The very next Sunday all things looked just the same,
But that day the Grinch took back his old name.
Now some say this story just couldn’t be true,
But (name of kid at church) told me. So I believe it, too.
“Who was this?” you ask. So now I will tell you.
You certainly know him; yet this may surprise you.
He’s no longer called the Grinch,
Today we affectionately call him Pastor . . .


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LAUGHTER'S POWER - By: Sue Ellen Sprouse


LAUGHTER'S POWER

Laughter is a gift from God
That transcends grief and pain.
It's like a healing ointment
Spreading hope and peace again.

A chuckle from down deep within
Fills listeners with delight.
They soon join in the merriment
And troubles soon take flight.

Cherish the friend who laughs with you
Helping you smile through your tears.
For they are a prize to hold onto
And treasure throughout the years.

For laughter is like a medicine
The Psalmist said in truth.
It makes you feel alive again
And helps preserve your youth.

If we find humor in little things
As we live from day to day
We'll be as a ray of sunlight
And we'll brighten another's way.


sueellensprouse@hotmail.com


SueEllen Sprouse
Des Moines , IA
USA



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A Hard Word To Take




A Hard Word To Take

The word submit, seems to some, a dirty word hard to take;
But if you love the Lord, it’s a commitment you will make.

I’m not saying it won’t be hard, alone for you to do;
In trusting God and staying close to Him, it is possible for you.

I know at times a man; can just drive you up the wall;
But the Lord dwells near by us, gives strength when we call.

Sometimes, I know, you feel like growling and pulling out your hair;
Strength to show him love is there, when you give to God your care.

I know, it’s hard, when he takes advantage of the love you’ve shown;
But because of your patience and love, he has spiritually grown.

When the skillet has lifted, to bang upon his head;
Just remember ladies, you’ll miss him, when he’s dead.

When you’re tempted ladies, with the dog his bed to make;
Take a deep breath, and sloooowly meditate.

Just remember all the good times, the candy and that single rose;
And that love filled night, when he got the courage to propose.

There are so many things to appreciate; he is after all, your prince;
Even if at times he lacks, a simple common sense.

I know submit is a really hard word to take;
But please ladies, do it, for testimonies sake.

Then the Lord will bless, both you your children too;
If you’re just willing, to do as the Lord has told you to do.

If a day gets hard and you really want to ring his neck;
Just reach those sweet lips over and give him a little peck.

Now, if you feel like gritting your teeth, and making some mean face;
Call upon the Lord, to provide you with His strength and gentle grace.

With all fun and kidding aside, this remains serious advice
Love your husband dearly and live a life of sacrifice.



I wrote this just to be a bit funny, but at the same time teach a biblical truth taught in the scriptures.

1 Corinthians 16:16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.


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