I can’t believe it broke today –
The coffee pot we got in May;
Those towels I washed got caught and frayed,
It seems I bought them yesterday.
I thought we fixed that squeaky door –
That could have been two-thousand-four.
The neighbor’s cat, our carpet tore;
And our van needs maintenance once more.
And on could go the list of stuff
We owned and thought would be enough –
To last for years and serve us well,
But ’tis the story life will tell…
Don’t hold on tight to things below,
They’ll one day come, and one day go.
Don’t let your joy and peace depend
On what will break once and again.
Hold all things lightly in your grasp
This earth will fade, and forever pass;
Rest heart and hand in God alone,
Bound, free of earth’s grasp, for your eternal home.
Nina came to know the Lord as a teenager, and is grateful for the Lord’s grace and mercy in her life as she has sought to grow in her relationship with Christ through the years.
She and her husband currently attend Lehigh Valley Baptist Church and enjoy being a part of the ministries there. Along with being a wife and homemaker, she is thrilled to be able to teach music lessons to a number of piano students in the area. Poetry and meditational or motivational writings based on scripture have also remained one of her passions through the years!
Nice, well done! It won’t be easily forgotten