2018 Calendar

 

 

 

 

2018 Calendar

Pick up your 2018 ChristianPoetryPublishing.com self-stick calendar available free at LifeWay Christian Store – San Jose, CA location only, while supplies last, on the Community Center table.

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Christmas Reading / 2017 Calendar

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Christmas Reading / 2017 Calendar

Pick up the reading, The Eve of Christmas Eve …, with the 2017 ChristianPoetryPublishing.com pocket calendar, both available free at LifeWay Christian Store – San Jose, CA location only, while supplies last, in the Community area.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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My Praying Chair

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My Praying Chair

It doesn’t look so nice,
Setting over there,
All lumpy and threadbare –
I just call it my Praying Chair.

Some pray other positions,
But I sit in that seat,
A very usual place,
For the Lord and me to meet.

If I wake up in the night
From my bed to stay,
I rise and go there,
To simply, quietly pray.

I praise the Lord,
For Who He is.
And then I thank Him,
For all He gives.

This for shelter, food,
Clothing, and water, too.
For the morning soon breaking,
For life—for me, for you.

Next, about a burden,
Binding a dear one,
Whom I’d thought about,
After the day was done.

Perhaps for healing . . .
Coming to the Lord . . .
Getting closer to Jesus . . .
Or for finances—to afford.

In my chair,
I talk to the One,
My Friend—my Comfort
Through His dear Son.

Later, I fall,
Into a sleep so sweet,
Until the night,
Is past complete.

You may wonder,
All lumpy and threadbare,
Why I keep it –
I just call it my Praying Chair.

                     —  Charles B. Mayes

Copyright © 2012 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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Maybe there’s a special place where you like to pray.  In college we had a Prayer Room.  The most important thing is to pray.  Talk to God as if He were your best friend because He is.

If you are visiting this blog for the first time or are returning – welcome and thank you for stopping by.  I also really appreciate the followers who receive these poems in their email inbox, and my Linkedin friends.

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.
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The above poem was recently published in a periodical.  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 was glad to present a poem at an area church Sunday.  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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A New Year Resolution

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A New Year Resolution

As the New Year dawns before us
We will humble 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.

As we see the days unfolding
That God holds there one by one
We’ll trust Him more daily
And remember how He gave His Son.

So walking through the days
We’ll ponder our God helper in the past.
So during this New Year we won’t wander
But stay by Him to the last.

— Charles B. Mayes

Copyright © 2011 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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We don’t know our future, but we know who holds our future.   We have seen Him help us in the past, and He will continue to help us in the future.  Our part is being
faithful to Him, as He is faithful to us.

If you would like to receive my free Christian poetry reading emails from time to time, fill out the Contact Form below with the word “Follow.”

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This new domain is due to the generosity of one of my readers!!!

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Many of the followers of this blog have received it for one year or close to it.  Thank you!  Welcome also to those who stop by right here at this website.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

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Are You A Thanks Giver?

 

 

 

Are You A Thanks Giver?

Are you a thanks giver
As you walk along your way?
Do you remember to really
Thank God when you pray?

Do you talk to God
Like the Friend He really is
Thanking God for what
He constantly daily gives?

Are you thankful
Only for earthly things,
Or also for things heavenly
Does your heart sing?

Do you thank Him
Through good and bad?
Do you keep thanking God
No matter how happy or sad?

Are you a thanks giver
As you walk along your way?
Do you remember to really
Thank God when you pray?

— Charles B. Mayes

Copyright © 2012 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

Illustrations/graphics supplied by GospelGifs.com are copyrighted and used with permission.

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.
Note:  The illustration is not to be used in any way without permission from GospelGifs.com.

We can never thank God enough for what He was done for us.  We tend to thank Him for material things, but should also remember the spiritual things.  The first is that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Rescuer and Leader.  This is not only something that happens when we trust Him, but continues to happen now, and in the future.

I am thankful to God for all of you who follow my blog whether by email; web browsers; or Linkedin.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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 and Happy Thanksgiving.

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Caroling Tonight

 

 

 

 

Caroling Tonight

O Come All Ye Faithful,
Hearts so very bright,
Come on, children!
It’s caroling time tonight.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,
On every carolers’ face,
From ear to ear, they grin,
Now on their way with haste.

The First Noel,
The opening house sought,
It’s Mr. Wood,
Who at the school had taught!

The door opens,
He and his wife appear,
What Child Is This?
They excited, and up-geared.

Silent Night!  Holy Night,
The stars light up the sky,
They invite them in –
Some cookies and some pie.

Go Tell It On The Mountain,
And then a treat so right,
Miss Grace whistled bird calls,
They’d like to listen all night.

Spotting Mrs. Pat and elder mother,
The children softly start,
Away in a Manger,
They all knew it all by heart.

O Holy Night,
The minute they see her cry,
Weather crispy, clouds wispy,
The children get misty eyed.

Joy to the World,
They travel from house to house,
A big surprise when they sing,
Children, at first, quiet as a mouse.

We Three Kings,
Hum as they leave – all the bunch,
Detour back to church,
For delicious Christmas punch.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas,
Hearts so very bright,
Come on, children!
It’s caroling time tonight.

— Charles B. Mayes

Copyright © 2012 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

Illustrations/graphics supplied by GospelGifs.com are copyrighted and used with permission.

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.
Note:  The illustration is not to be used in any way without permission from GospelGifs.com.

As we approach the Christmas season, we may be involved in, or remember Christmas caroling.  This could be the high point of the day or week in someone’s life – both caroler and listener.

Thank you for following my site; and if you are new dropping by, I appreciate this and please drop by again!

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 and Merry Christmas!

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The Last Thanksgiving

 

 

 

The Last Thanksgiving

Remember the First Thanksgiving,
When the Pilgrims prayed,
To thank God,
Who was their daily stay?

They thanked Him,
With their Indian friends,
After that terrible winter,
For food and helping them.

He provided for them:
There was much to pay,
Even with great losses,
Each and every grueling day.

In the morning,
Did your knees bow
And thank God for another day
Of life in the now?

At noon did you remember
To return thanks for what God has given,
At this mid-day time,
The sun high in the heavens?

Your hands – did they clasp
When you sat down to eat,
Thanking the Lord above
For the vegetables and meat?

Did you give gratitude,
Like a vesper time,
In the cool of the evening,
For getting you through, just fine?

So the Last Thanksgiving
Is really up to you.
When was it?
When did you last give thanks, too?

— Charles B. Mayes

Copyright © 2012 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

Illustrations/graphics supplied by GospelGifs.com are copyrighted and used with permission.

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.
Note:  The illustration is not to be used in any way without permission from GospelGifs.com.

“Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  (Holy Bible – Ephesians 5:20 – NIV)

It seems that we always need reminders to the thankful.  It should not be so, but it is.

I’m thankful for you who read my poems.  I prayerfully hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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.

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

Also, 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 and again Happy Thanksgiving!

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