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Thank you, Jesus!


I made a statement on a fellow blogger’s BLOG … that has remained with me for days… Do you ever wonder where things you say or do come from?… I was listing things about myself  … Some things from my childhood days … some things from my early years of marriage  and some about me right now

I know you are wondering what I said that has got me to thinking

Well, what I said was…

God knew I would need Him… So He came into my life”  …

This happened in my early twenties… It was a day I’ll always remember …and have spoken of before…

I have needed my Lord… as I call Him… every day since I found Him… because He already knew me!… He opened up my heart to accept Him and I never looked back… That is not to say I haven’t done things I’ve shouldn’t…said things I’ve shouldn’t…acted in ways I shouldn’t…But, I always knew I needed to return to my Savior, and then things would be alright… No, believe it or not I’m not perfect …I’m not wise …I’m not the best …I’m not outstanding… I’m just a woman who is living this life that was given her 63 years ago… I was blessed and shown mercy  in that God knew me before I was born… at my conception… when I was young and now that I’m getting older … He knew I would need Him… so He came into my life… Isn’t that the most amazing thing!… It just makes me smile to myself … and gives me a feeling of love  in my heart like no other thing could give…

Thank you, Jesus!

“Love of God”


As I read the poem  I wrote about God‘s Love… it reminds me of Easter  … God’s true love was his son, Jesus… who He knew had been born for redemption of our sins… What a burden He had to have had… to finish what He knew He had to do to get His people back in His grace… As that day approached… I know He had to be in agony… and when He heard His son asking,  “Is there any other way?”   He must have felt as if his heart was breaking… His will had to be done… He had to sacrifice such a precious being… But, as the day of resurrection  came after such a tormenting time… How ecstatic He must have been!… I remember my Salvation… Oh, what a burden was lifted as I felt the Spirit of God come into my body… I couldn’t praise   Him enough… So if I get discouraged… if I get sad… if I get lonely… I draw on that Special Day… to keep me walking straight… to keep me smiling… to keep me having faith… I thank you Lord for that day! … That you saw me as a special child of yours … ready to return to You with Hope again!

Love of God” 

The Love that God has given-

Comes to us so free-

It will never be taken-

It’s for you, as well as me.

“He” loves us all-

Yellow, Black or White-

Whether big or small-

“His” love is just right!-

“He” came from above-

To set us all free-

With abundance of love-

“He” will always be!

Just open your heart-

Let “Him” come in-

“He’ll” never depart-

Always a friend!

“He’ll” stay by your side-

Lifting you high-

Even when pride-

Has made you cry!

God’s love is so dear-

You’ll feel it inside-

And it will keep-

Your arms opened wide!

For those who in need-

That you see every day-

You’ll be able to plead-

For them as you pray!

For forgiveness of sin

For those that are lost-

Their hearts can mend-

Through the “One” on the cross!

Jesus… He’s the “One”-

Who died for our sins

“He” said, “It’s done!”-

The love of God wins!

By: Marilyn Kay Griffin – July 10, 1983 -mkg

“The Spirit of God”


After looking for my lost (misplaced) Birth Certificate  I ran across some poems I had written in July 1983… 29 years ago … As you can tell … I am a keeper of “some” things … I reread them… only to change a few words… I felt inspired at that time… “Who by?”, you ask?… My LordMy Savior… My sweet Jesus … is all I can say… We were having such difficulties at that time… and it seems if you are a “Believer”… that’s when your closeness to the power you believe in becomes so relevant  … I remember not being able to sleep at night … so I would get up and on a sheet of paper jot down my thoughts… As I said… It seemed as though I had no control of the words I was writing down on paper … but, the help they gave me was tremendous!… I then typed them on an old typewriter  I had… just on notebook paper… They weren’t really for anyone but, myself… They gave me peace … and a way to cope with my consequences… As I read them this week I am “compelled” to share them now… Maybe someone will gain some strength  from the simple words of a young woman in need…

“The Spirit of God

The “Spirit of God” dwells inside,

Lying there in wait,

It came to us when “He” died,

Through “His” love , not hate.

When we give our life to save,

The “Spirit” comes alive,

It is something God gave,

Nothing we should hide.

The “Spirit” works as our guide,

Helping us through strife,

In “Him” we should abide,

Enjoying abundance of life.

We need to open up our hearts,

And let the “Spirit” in,

Never will it depart,

It’s there, instead of sin.

The “Spirit” fills with happiness,

Allowing us to care,

If only we will confess,

We’ll gain a love so rare!

Just open up our hearts to listen,

As the love of God it proves,

Left to comfort and to strengthen,

The “Spirit of God” moves.

By: Marilyn Kay Griffin “mkg”… July-1983

“Complete Humility”


You know the best thing about having friends and family … the encouragement they give… And to do that… they have to listen to you… I can tell when someone really listens … really cares… and is looking out for my best… They have a sincerity about them… giving me their total attention … answering my questions without condemnation… offering advice in a kind way… It is such a wonderful feeling to have these certain people in my life… I could name them… but, I believe they already know who I’m speaking of… I try to be this kind of friend , acquaintance, or family member… I get tips from all over… You notice acts of goodness… acts of caring and acts of kindness … Don’t you just love to have that feeling surrounding you! I do!… My findings are that these wonderful people have hardships that they are enduring or have overcome… These people have had a taste of what grace  is all about… These people have God in their heart … Sometimes I don’t think they even know they do…but, it’s there and just waiting for them to activate it!… Bowing your head… asking forgiveness… and acceptance of all that wonderful presence Jesus gives us … I think people have such difficulty in this concept… because it is so simple … so unselfish… so free!… I just want to express my gratitude to all have given me a part of that complete humility…

Thank you Jesus…