February 2, 2010 by Beth Dow   Comments (5)

Jesus sat beside me,

and watched me, as I cried.

He sat there like a stranger,

His hands, I kept them tied.

With the Bible on the shelf,

and no scripture on my heart.

I'd sit there all alone,

My life would fall apart.

One thing I'd always wanted,

was in this world to be,

a wife, a mother, sister,

a happy family.

To love and trust and cherish,

all of those that I held dear,

to never feel the pain of hate,

and never live in fear.

I wanted to be loved,

and be overfilled with joy!

To have a peace within me,

That no one could destroy!

A kind and gentle spirit,

a soft and loving touch.

I really didn't feel like,

I was asking all that much.

But the love for which I longed for,

was never meant to be,

given by a human,

Jesus is the key!

He was always near me,

right there by my side.

When I turned, and looked at Him,

His arms were OPEN WIDE!

Patient in His waiting,

with love light in His eyes,

the relationship, I'd longed for

and Jesus heard my cries!

So, don't let Satan fool you,

no man can fill the bill.

Jesus is my one true love,

my heart's desire, still!

Beth Dow 2007



January 27, 2010 by Beth Dow   Comments (5)

I found this in a mailing yesterday, and thought that it was worth posting! 

A lady woke one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she had only three hairs on her head.  "Well," she said, " I think I'll braid my hair today."  So. she did, and she had a wonderful day.

The Next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed she had only two hairs on her head.  "Hmmm,"she said, "I think I'll part my hair in the middle today".  So she did, and she had a great day.

The next day, she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she only had one hair on her head.  "Well," she said, "I think I'll wear my hair in a ponytail."  So, she did, and she had a grand day.

The next day, she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that there wasn't a single hair on her head. "Yea," she exclaimed. "I don't have to fix my hair today." 

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!  :)         Author Unknown



December 5, 2009 by Beth Dow   Comments (2)

I had an interesting experience/blessing a while back.  I had a notification from facebook.  A high school classmate wanted to be my friend.  This was someone I never hung around with, that I could recall.  In fact, I wasn't sure, but, I thought I may have actually been mean to her, (teasing).  Well, I approved the request.  Some time went by and facebook sent me a message.  It said make______'s day, send her a message, so I did.  I could tell on her profile that she was a Christian...well, if nothing else, we could talk about that!  She replied, we visited giving each other our testimonies.  Then I asked her what prompted her to ask for my friendship?  She told me that I had always been on her heart....ever since she had become a Christian, (back in 7th grade), and I used to tease her.  She told me that she prayed for me.  She also said that after my Dad died, (same year), I approached her and asked her for prayer.  I didn't remember any of this, but, my hurtful words and actions were etched in her memory.  We have done alot of communicating.  I told her how sorry I was/am, she has forgiven me.  In fact, when I had stopped teasing her, I began to protect her from others that were as mean as I was.  Through our conversations, we found out that we had alot in common,  we had both experienced alot of pain and had both been victimized by others.  We acknowledged that "Hurt people, hurt people".  We both also had emotional/physical challenges during our adult years (we are nearing 50 now).  I thanked her for praying for me.  I don't know if there were any others that had prayed.  It took probably 25 years for her prayers to be answered, but, they were.  Now she sees the fruit of her prayers and persistance, the fruit of loving the unlovely.  We now really are friends, and I thank God for her!