Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday Tids and Bits

 What loveliness the rain unfurls
When nature's dress is decked in pearls

If you have
 Work you love
 A home you love 
 Someone to love 
 Be glad
And thank the
Gracious Lord above
For what many wish
They had

© Janet Martin

The above poem was inspired as we watched the garbage collectors at the end of our driveway this morning.
Matt remarked, 'I don't think I would love that job.'


 Worth Whiles
(this little fellow's smile puts worth in every while:)

Nobody knows,
Without a doubt
How long our life
On earth
Therefore, we ought
With humble clout
To fill its while
With worth

For it is very
Worth our while
While ‘whiles’ winnow
The air
To take stock of
Who, what we love
And how we show
We care

Futile, these miles
And smiles and whiles
To which each day
Gives birth
If nothing more
Than was before
 Has filled its while
With worth

© Janet Martin


There is a little lord
That lives somewhere inside
The more we try to please his ply
The less he’s satisfied

The more he gets he wants
How much his hunger craves
Of such-and-such beyond the touch
For which his body slaves

Then he is prone to hoard
His pile of pilfered pelf
…this lofty little lord
That goes by name of Self

© Janet Martin

1 Tim.6:6-11
 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 
For we brought nothing into this world, 
and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, 
and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, 
which drown men in destruction and perdition.
 For the love of money is the root of all evil: 
which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, 
and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; 
and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

A Good Deal of Responsibility comes with A Good Deal

We all love 'a good deal'
But herein lies 'the pawn'
With the 'saved dollars' from our 'steal'
Who do we spend it on?

The test of who we serve
Is not our boast of tongue
But how we use the 'what we have'
And who we spend it on

Lord, make us more aware
Of the mercies we hold
And help us lay up treasure where
Wealth is not weighed in gold

© Janet Martin

A Thursday Thoughts style post on a Tuesday because 
Thursdays are generally long, busy-with-lots-of-tots days.


  1. What a lovely and inspired post.

    1. Martin, thank-you (as always!) for reading and your kind words:)


Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!