Posts tagged ‘river’
It’s Catch and Release
On the Madison River:
It’s Throwback Thursday!
Each of us changes,
But the Madison River
Keeps on producing.
Fly fisherpersons come;
They come from the whole wide earth
To catch these wild trout.
Keep the river wild.
Don’t overfish or pollute –
And always throw back!
What’s your favorite sport?
Swan Song has the connotation
Of the last performance here –
The last time you will finish something –
A time to bow out and cheer.
This swan on the water is singing
To the tune of something new –
A day to appreciate the river –
Swim freely and enjoy the view.
We may stay in the freezing river
And sing our song to the Montana sky,
Or we may head off to Switzerland
Sing to grape-covered Alps way up high.
We may go to the market in Spain,
See the display of candy – amazing!
Or sing our Swan Song to friends
Whose life-times are closing and changing.
Today I went to a Memorial Service
For five friends whose earth-life had ended.
Their lives were lived to the fullest,
But their last tune was poorly attended.
As I sang of the Old Rugged Cross,
And heard what a friend in Jesus we find,
I reflected on the Swan Songs of these
Who lived long lives, impactful, and kind.
They outlived their dearest earthly friends,
And they spent their last years in a bed
Where gentle caregivers loved them.
They’d have preferred to be home instead.
They’ve taken their stories and sweet songs
To their heavenly home – so don’t cry.
Just celebrate their lives lived in love,
And remember their Lights in the sky.
Each star that sparkles in the brilliant night
Is a reminder of one of these friends.
They lived lives of service; their stories don’t stop;
They’ll keep shining on us ’til eternity ends.
Whose lives are you remembering today?
Look up this evening… see their Lights blinking bright
as you remember their lives and legacy.
God bless them… and you … and have a good night!
Assures us in chapter seven
Faith flows eternal
If faith’s eternal,
Shouldn’t my faith lead me straight?
Why do I wander?
Are you always right?
All your decisions are great?
All of us at times
Make boneheaded decisions.
Thank God for His Grace!
All the rivers flow
Into the eternal sea,
Yet it never fills.
My river of faith
Is evolving to follow –
Not because of me
God’s got me covered
In spite of my boneheaded
Lord, lead me into
Your sweet everlasting sea;
Guide my faith river.
Jesus is Walkin’ on the Water Again!
I saw the fish ajumpin’ –
Areachin’ for my fly.
I saw the trout acomin’ –
Then turn; I don’t know why.
Then Jesus walked beside me –
Come right up to my boat
And skeered them fish to leavin’.
He sure done git me goat!
I’ll try another bugger,
And when I set me hook,
I’ll check to make sure Jesus
Ain’t there. Take a good look!
Cuz sure as them’s raisin’ –
Ya, sure as there is play,
I thought I seen my Jesus
Walkin’ the river today!
It weren’t no sacred Sunday.
I ain’t done nothin’ wrong.
But maybe He’s attracted
To the river’s bubblin’ song.
I sure as heck cain’t blame Him.
That river calls me, too.
I don’t suppose that river song
Has ever attracted you.
Ya ain’t the only one!!
Ya got a fish story to tell!??