Little Boy Blue
by Eugene Field (1850-1895)

The little toy dog is covered with dust,
   But sturdy and stanch he stands;
And the little toy soldier is red with rust,
   And his musket moulds in his hands.
Time was when the little toy dog was new,
   And the soldier was passing fair;
And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue
   Kissed them and put them there.”Now, don’t you go till I come,” he said,
   “And don’t you make any noise!”
So, toddling off to his trundle-bed,
   He dreamt of the pretty toys;
And, as he was dreaming, an angel song
   Awakened our Little Boy Blue—
Oh! the years are many, the years are long,
   But the little toy friends are true!

Ay, faithful to Little Boy Blue they stand,
   Each in the same old place—
Awaiting the touch of a little hand,
   The smile of a little face;
And they wonder, as waiting the long years through
   In the dust of that little chair,
What has become of our Little Boy Blue,
   Since he kissed them and put them there.




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It’s time to plant our gardens.  As you plant, may I suggest the following  
rules for your garden planting:  

PLANT three rows of squash:  
1. Squash gossip  
2. Squash criticism  
3. Squash indifference  

PLANT three rows of peas:   
1. Purity   
2. Patience   
3. Perseverance   

PLANT six rows of lettuce:   
1. Let us be unselfish and loyal   
2. Let us be faithful to duty   
3. Let us search the scriptures   
4. Let us not be weary in well-doing   
5. Let us be obedient in all things   
6. Let us Love one another   

NO GARDEN is complete without turnips:   
1. Turn up for church,prayer service, and Bible study  
2. Turn up with a smile, even when things are difficult   
3. Turn up with determination to do your best for God’s cause.   

After planting, may you “Grow in Grace and in the knowledge of our Lord  
and Savior Jesus Christ“.     2 Peter 3:18

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My mom is approving but still has a long ways to go.  Thank you  everyone for praying. 

Please pray pray warriors for my mom. she is critical condition with brain problems please please pray today. God is Great in time of troubles

Today me and my dad are taking our youth pastor out for lunch.  Sunday is his last day as a your pastor in our church New Hope.   I am going to miss him being around and his great work he does for the Lord.  He took a job back his home town.  You can read about his story at his blog   While I will misss him but God has great plans for my friend.  Check out his blog. 


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Twister Rips this town

Wow this twister rips up Parkersburg Iowa.  Please pray for this town. 


It took generations to build Parkersburg, Iowa. It took only seconds to obliterate it.

Sunday afternoon, one of the deadlier tornadoes in Iowa history chewed up much of the this proud, farming community, killing four people in Parkersburg and two in nearby New Hartford. “This town is not just torn up. It’s gone,” stressed Butler County Sheriff Jason Johnson.

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