All Things Witness

Thoughts on the mission and power of Jesus Christ

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Commonwealth War GraveToday is Remembrance Sunday, and I woke up this morning with a few words of rhyme in my mind, so have put these on paper.  It’s not terribly sophisitcated, but I think sums up how I feel.



Called to raise a sword,

To serve with all his might

To defend his home, and family;

To protect their lands and rights


Defending freedoms to work and play,

To worship as they choose

He, and countless others,

Went forth – their lives to lose Continue reading

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The Carpenter of Nazareth

Many years ago some friends gave me the book “Christ’s Ideals for Living” by Obert C Tanner.  It has a number of gems in it, and this poem by George Blair is one of them which has stayed with me.  Jeffrey R Holland quoted it in his April 2006 Conference talk “Broken Things to Mend”.

It reminds me that no matter what part of our life is broken, we can be made whole by Jesus Christ, the Great Healer.

The Carpenter of Nazareth

In Nazareth, the narrow road,
That tires the feet and steals the breath, Continue reading