This old houseboat was once full of life, but now it sits moored to the river’s edge.  It’s in need of paint, some refurbishing, but the bones remain and it can be saved.  Much like us.  We become tarnished and worn by the sins of each day, but God knows just how to restore us.

I once in poverty did lay, my heart was full of need,

You came and took my sins away and now I’m rich indeed,

You gave your richest treasure – your one and only Son.

You are my greatest pleasure. With you I now am one.


You came to earth on Christmas Eve, a tiny, little child,

A manger would become your bed, a cradle undefiled,

Your tiny hands reached up to God, Your Father had a plan,

To save the world from all their sins, when you’d become a man.


You didn’t have to do a thing, the blame was ours to bear,

But still you took on human form, Your love for us to share,

You left your royal throne above, became a lowly child,

The perfect, sinless Son of God, we now are reconciled.


As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. Thankful beyond words for God’s restoration in my life! So much depth in your poetry, Kathy! ❤️

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