Every Day’s A Good Day

 

 

 

Every Day’s A Good Day

Chorus:

Every day’s a good day
With Jesus in my heart.
Every day’s a good day
When evil does depart.

Every day’s a good day
Right from the start.
Every day’s a good day
With Jesus in my heart.

Verse 1:
Looking at those stormy clouds
I say it’s oh so bad.
I feel it’s not a great day
My face appears so sad.
I see beyond the clouds
To heaven above
And next I’m drenched
With God’s wondrous love.

Chorus

Verse 2:
I didn’t get a lot of sleep
And tossed and turned all night.
My eyes can barely open
And blurry is my sight.
I take each moment one by one,
Thankful for His sacrifice.
He helps me through the day
I trust in Jesus Christ.

Chorus

Verse 3:
I read the news today.
I think it’s not so good.
The day could be so frightening
In all likelihood.
Hard times are always with us
So why stew and fret?
The Savior guides me past them.
He’s never failed me yet.

Chorus

Verse 4:
Staying at my home sweet home
I shelter in place.
But really I now live
By God’s marvelous grace.
Wearing a mask and distancing,
I hope in His Son.
And then I dwell in beautiful peace
Because He’s my only One.

— Charles B. Mayes

Every Day’s A Good Day  © 2020 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

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Behind the Curtain

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Behind the Curtain
Hebrews 6:18-20

Jesus went behind the curtain,
(From top to bottom rent),
To the Holy of Holies,
For us His life was spent.

Jesus is our pioneer,
Dying and rising on this earth’s sod.
Now we are running
Toward our Hope in God!

We now can go through Jesus,
(To the open gates of Heaven, too),
To be in the very presence of God,
Our Hope – firm and true.

— Charles B. Mayes

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“Behind the Curtain” – that phrase touched me deeply recently. Jesus went there so we could have daily Hope in Him, and Hope of Heaven!

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

” . . . creative energy evidenced through every line . . .” – Dr. P.T. Mammen

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Done

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Done

Just touching the present,
“Done” jumps into the past.
The prayer is requested –
They respond fast.

They take time to act
With words to the Lord,
Forgetting everyday busyness,
They pray with one accord.

When they say, “Done,”
As if yesterday,
I know what they mean –
I can trust them to pray.

— Charles B. Mayes

Done © 2015 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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When close friends say, “done,” when we ask them to do something, we know that it is very important to them and that it is as good as finished.  This is the same with our brothers and sisters in Christ when praying for a certain need.  “Done” gives us the assurance that they will really pray and pray quickly.

I am happy to welcome some new followers to our site. I really appreciate you. Also, if you have stopped by for awhile to my site, I really appreciate this also. May God richly bless all of you!

If these poems minister to you, I’d encourage you to pass the word along talking with your friends; when you write an email; or when you’re on Facebook or other social media to include a mention of http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com.

If you would like to use this poem reading as a performance; or on your website; in your newsletter; bulletin; speech; sermon; class; etc., you must indicate on the communication that the author is “Charles B. Mayes” and it is “Used by Permission”. If it is used on a website, please add our website address, or link to http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com which can be connected to from outside this site.

Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

” . . . creative energy evidenced through every line . . .” – Dr. P.T. Mammen

If you would like to purchase a copy of the above book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with the description, price, payment, and mailing arrangements.

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Is Your Day Preprayed?

 

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Is Your Day Preprayed?

Have you talked to the Lord?
Early in the morning or late the night before.
Have you an agreement made?
Is your day preprayed?

Thanking Him for what He’s going to do
In your life and for others
Blessings through and through.

Asking for loved ones home and far away
That they’ll have clear paths
Daily joy during their earthly stay.

Planning with Him each part of the day
His Holy Spirit to lead
Step-by-step in His way.

Being guided to opportunities for Him
So He may grace bestow
To persons whose eyes have been opened to sin.

Serving others when the time is right.
Demonstrating to others
What is Christ-like.

You have talked to the Lord
Early in the morning or late the night before.
With Him an agreement you’ve made.
Your day is now preprayed.

— Charles B. Mayes

Is Your Day Preprayed? © 2011 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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Talking to God about our day is very important.  Thinking about what we believe will be going on, and giving it to Him is vital.  When we ask Him, He will direct our path during the day.

I really appreciate the followers of my site.  Also, if you have stopped by for awhile, I really appreciate it also.  May God richly bless you!

If these poems minister to you, I’d encourage you to pass the word along talking with your friends; when you write an email; or when you’re on Facebook or other social media to include a mention of http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com.

If you would like to use this poem reading as a performance; or on your website; in your newsletter; bulletin; speech; sermon; class; etc., you must indicate on the communication that the author is “Charles B. Mayes” and it is “Used by Permission”. If it is used on a website, please add our website address, or link to http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com which can be connected to from outside this site.

This and other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

” . . . creative energy evidenced through every line . . .” – Dr. P.T. Mammen

If you would like to purchase a copy of the above book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with the description, price, payment, and mailing arrangements.

If you receive these poems by email, to use my form to answer me, just forget the form on the email and go to the bottom left and click on farsails which will take you to my blog. Then choose this poem and you can use the form with the poem.

Thank you!

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Part 2 – Save the Date – This Friday – Lee Hall

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Part 2 – Save the Date – This Friday – February 6th –                                                             Lee Hall – Bethel Church

Larry Pine has now given me the exact location at Bethel Church in San Jose, CA for the Hymn Sing including my Poetry Reading (see below).

Please join me this Friday, February 6th, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Bethel Church, 1201 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128 for a Hymn Sing.

“We meet this month in Lee Hall, at the back of Bethel’s main building on the ground floor. Park in the back and look for the signs.” (Larry Pine)

Midway through the Hymn Sing, I’ll be presenting some of my poems and singing.

“You pick the hymns. This is an inspiring time of singing by the audience. No preaching, no pretext, no fees, just hymns. Put your hymn request on a paper, and we sing as many as we can from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Hymnbooks are provided. Meets the first Friday of each month except July.” (Larry Pine)

If you have any questions, please ask me on the Contact Form below.

Thank you!

See you there!

— Charles B. Mayes

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Save the Date – February 6, 2015

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                         Save the Date – February 6, 2015

Please join me this February 6th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Bethel Church, 1201 South Winchester Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95128  for a Hymn Sing.

Midway through, I’ll be presenting some of my poems and singing.

“You pick the hymns. This is an inspiring time of singing by the audience. No preaching, no pretext, no fees, just hymns. Put your hymn request on a paper, and we sing as many as we can from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Hymnbooks are provided. Meets the first Friday of each month except July.”  (Larry Pine)

The information as to the exact location at Bethel Church is coming soon.

If you have any questions, please ask me on the Contact Form below.

See you there!

— Charles B. Mayes

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Praying Through

Against All Odds
Against All Odds

    Praying Through

Is the weather rough
On your life here?
Having trouble trusting?
Are you in fear?

Are the winds blowing
Hard on your soul,
So strong that you aren’t
Letting God have control?

When Peter was put in chains
The Church knew what to do.
They got together
And earnestly prayed through.

Then the chains fell
And Peter walked away free.
The Church was astonished
At what they did see.

Do the dark clouds overcast you
With not one answer found?
Then it’s time to pray through,
‘Twill make your life abound.
(Based on Acts 12:1-19)

— Charles B. Mayes

Praying Through © 2013 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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Sometimes when we encounter tough times it is necessary to pray through those situations.  Tough times don’t last, only our tough God does.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog!

If you would like to use this poem on your website; in your newsletter; bulletin; speech; sermon; class; etc., you must indicate on the communication that the author is “Charles B. Mayes” and it is “Used by Permission”.  If it is used on a website, please add our website address, or link to http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com which can be connected to from outside this site.

Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes.  It contains 22 poems.  The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of International Christian Center San Jose and San Bruno International Christian Center.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the above book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with the description,  price,  payment,  and mailing arrangements.

I would love to do Poetry Reading for your group in the San Jose, California area.  If you are interested, please fill out the form below.

If you receive these poems by email, to use my form to answer me, just forget the form on the email and go to the bottom left and click on farsails which will take you to my blog.  Then choose this poem and you can use the form with the poem.

Thank you!

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There Is A Bridge

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Suspended over unfathomed depths,
There is a bridge, not very wide,
But people decide to traverse it daily,
Eyes drawn to the other side.

Some won’t travel this lean span,
But choose a different wider way,
“Plenty of room and safety
To get me across,” they say.

While others know that
This is the only way to go,
Across this stained wood,
Safely from the abyss below.

Of wood and nails,
This bridge was cheaply made,
But with toil and love
A big price once was paid.

You see this Bridge spans
The gap between mankind and God,
And has supported people
Who, one way, from past to now, have trod.

Salvation comes by the Bridge,
Laid down by Christ before,
As He gave His life on the Cross,
So many could cross o’er.

                                                                           — Charles B. Mayes

There Is A Bridge © 2013 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

The Bridge between mankind and God is the Cross of Jesus Christ.  Jesus Himself said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”  (John 14:6 – NIV – Holy Bible)

I am really thankful to God for my readers.  Thank you for letting me share my poetry with you and I prayerfully hope that you will be uplifted and blessed.

If you would like to use this poem on your website; in your newsletter; bulletin; speech; sermon; class; etc., you must indicate on the communication that the author is “Charles B. Mayes” and it is “Used by Permission”.  If it is used on a website, please add our website address, or link to http://www.ChristianPoetryPublishing.com which can be connected to from outside this site.

Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes.  It contains 22 poems.  The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of International Christian Center San Jose and San Bruno International Christian Center.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the above book, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you with the description,  price,  payment,  and mailing arrangements.

I would love to do Poetry Reading for your group in the San Jose, California area.  If you are interested, please fill out the form below.

If you receive these poems by email, to use my form to answer me, just forget the form on the email and go to the bottom left and click on farsails which will take you to my blog.  Then choose this poem and you can use the form with the poem.

Thank you!

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Excerpts – A New Year Resolution and Other Poems . . .

Here are some excerpts from A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes.  The foreword is by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of International Christian Center San Jose, California.

The poem excerpts below and chapbook mentioned above Copyright © 2011 by Charles B. Mayes.  All rights reserved.

      The Giving Book

A Currier and Ives Christmas
Is what I’m planning for –
The hearth and decorations,
The wreath upon the door.
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But one came the other day.
It was the very best.
The Giving Book,
Had gifts – nothing like all the rest.
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Even children who have heart trouble,
To the U.S. they can fly,
To see the doctor – now all fixed up.
So they can live – not die.
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    A New Year Resolution

As this New Year dawns before us
We will humbly pray
That we may trust in our Lord Jesus
Each and every day.

We don’t know what ill awaits us.
We don’t know what good.
But we will trust Him now and always
So we’ll do what we should.
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             The Missionaries

The children marched from the schoolhouse
To the church across the street,
To see The Missionaries
Who were very kind, gentle, and sweet.
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The man led them in the songs
While the woman played with grace,
The children sang and sang and sang
With smiles on every face.
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Everyone got very quiet
Because the prayer time came.
The power of the Lord just filled that place.
They prayed in Jesus’ Name.

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He’s Already Taken Care of It

The problem may be difficult
As it looms along our way,
Or maybe not so hard
As we live each and every day.
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As His Son died on Calvary –
The Cross for you and me,
He’s already taken care of it
From sin to set us free.

I would like to do some Book Readings in the San Jose, California area. If you are interested in having me come to your group, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Also, if you would like to purchase a copy of this new book (22 poem chapbook),  A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. 2011, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you about description, price, payment, and mailing arrangements as soon as possible.

Thank you.

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New Book Ministers To Readers

November 30, 2011

NEW BOOK MINISTERS TO READERS

” . . . creative energy evidenced through every line . . .” – Dr. P.T. Mammen

San Jose, California – Do you want to read Christian poetry that actually rhymes, and prayerfully will help you “rally ’round – a little closer to Heaven?”

Charles B. Mayes, M.A., a community volunteer, including being a Director of Media Relations, has released his first book, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries), in a chapbook format, through his own Christian Poetry Publishing, with a release date of December 1, 2011.

Mayes’ goal is to inspire the reader to move closer to God. Twenty-two poems include Christmas, New Year’s,  and Easter verse, as well as plenty of devotional insight, and encouragement for Christian service. “My Bible Is My File Cabinet” is a humorous piece that reveals a “problem” of all too many.

The main aim is that the reader not only feels, but actually experiences God’s power in their life. It’s geared especially to Christians who need a boost in their walk with the Lord, and also to those seeking to learn more about the Christian life.

In his foreword, Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of International Christian Center San Jose, reveals that, “These poems evoke a sense of pure love for God, nature, and those around us. The reader is invited to enter into a unique thought process to appreciate everyday occurrences in life in perspective of time and eternity.”

Charles B. Mayes is a freelance writer living in San Jose, CA. He’s written for the Christian Standard, Northridger, CCC Caller, radio, TV, and websites. Mayes grew up in Muskogee, OK, and was graduated from Ozark Christian College Joplin, MO; California State University at Northridge; and Bethany University, Scotts Valley, CA, where he was also employed.

I would like to do some Book Readings in the San Jose, California area. If you are interested in having me come to your group, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Also, if you would like to purchase a copy of this new book (22 poem chapbook),  A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. 2011, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you about description,  price, payment, and mailing arrangements as soon as possible.

Thank you.

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