They Need Your Care

The headache, God, please relieve her headache.
His sinuses, Father, please stop his pain.
These people who serve You daily.
They have helped me again and again.
Touch their bodies, Lord.
Touch their lives.
Help them to smile
and bear their strife.
Give them peace.
Give them strength.
Help them to find joy
in You again.
My pastor and his wife
need Your care.
I thank You, God,
to trust You’ll be there.

6-4-03 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Inspiration: dear friends ❤

She’s Won The Heart of All

She’s the woman who won the heart of her God.
She’s the woman who won the heart of her husband.
She won the heart of a man who loves God,
of the heart of a man who won the heart of God, too.
She’s the woman who won the heart of her children,
who holds a place with them that no one else can.
She’s the woman who won the heart of her people,
the church who seeks to win the heart of God.
She’s the woman who won the heart of everyone she’s touched,
and yet to her the most important thing
is the very one she’s won the heart of most…
her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
the Savior who has won her heart
and will always treasure it so.
He will never allow her to be taken away from Him.
She’s the woman who won the heart of her God
who has won her heart!

6-4-03 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
Inspiration: A dear friend ❤

My Temple Baptist Church Family

Church family…
what does that mean to me?
In the past it has been a place of rejection,
condemnation, and a death threat every Sunday.
But there was nothing to worry about,
they only preached it on Sunday.
They never cared the rest of the week.
When I was an unwed teen mom,
it was a place I was no longer welcome.
When my son was a toddler, it became a place of love.
People were so caring… at church.
But never have I experienced the TV church family.
You know, where they come to visit,
take the kids for events,
cook and bring food over,
and the pastor himself comes to the hospital,
as well as the pastor’s wife herself!
Never… till now!
Temple Baptist Church is this church family!
They are not a televised sitcom church family.
They are MY church family… and I love them.

5-15-03 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
I am so grateful for the many loving years the Lord gave me and my son, and other family and friends at Temple! My son received his Christian schooling from 6th grade to graduation there, was a part of the P.I.T. Crew (Preacher’s in Training), and chose a Bible College from their influence and their great financial support. God bless each one, Lord. Thank You for making us a part of that permanent church family no matter where we are living or attending church! ❤

God, Help Them

He stands at the podium and preaches with earnest intent,
praying to save the lost souls.
When the congregation looks disinterested or asleep,
his spirit is saddened… God, keep him be bold!
She sits in the pew like a good wife on duty.
She is there for anything anyone may ask.
Underneath she has other worries and duties to remember…
family, friends, the house… God, help her with each task.
He stands in the parking lot, watching for each child.
The school holds him responsible for anything gone wrong.
Rushing parents, energetic kids, so many cars to watch.
He must keep the order… God, help him to be strong.
She watches the children as they play together.
Their parents have entrusted them with their lives.
As sick as they are, or caring for their own families,
they gladly do it… God, help these moms and wives.
These wise people sitting in the pews so long,
look at all they have brought to the church body.
These elders are our guides and friends
who know strife and Jesus… God, help them love everybody.

5-15-03 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)
For my dear friends