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If I Knew

If I knew it would be the last time
That I’d see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out! the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say “I love you,”
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I’m sure you’ll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there’s always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say “I love you,”
And certainly there’s another chance
to say our “Anything I can do?”

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I’d like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you’re waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you’ll surely regret the day,

That you didn’t take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you’ll always hold them dear

Take time to say “I’m sorry,”
“Please forgive me,” “Thank you,” or “It’s okay.”
And if tomorrow never comes,
you’ll have no regrets about today.

Most places I’ve seen on the ‘net claim that this poem is “Author Unknown” or “Anonymous”I found one page where it is credited to “Jaque”

God, Give Us Men

“God give us men…ribbed with the steel of Your Holy Spirit…men who will not flinch when the battle’s fiercest…men who won’t acquiesce, or compromise, or fade when the enemy rages.

“God give us men who can’t be bought, bartered, or badgered by the enemy, men who will pay the price, make the sacrifice, stand the ground, and hold the torch high.

“God give us men obsessed with the principles true to your word, men stripped of self-seeking and a yen for security…men who will pay any price for freedom and go any lengths for truth.

“God give us men delivered from mediocrity, men with vision high, pride low, faith wide, love deep, and patience long…men who will dare to march to the drumbeat of a distant drummer, men who will not surrender principles of truth in order to accommodate their peers.

“God give us men more interested in scars than medals, more committed to conviction than convenience, men who will give their life for the eternal, instead of indulging their lives for a moment in time. Give us men who are fearless in the face of danger, calm in the midst of pressure, bold in the midst of opposition.

“God give us men who will pray earnestly, work long, preach clearly, and wait patiently. Give us men whose walk is by faith, behavior is by principle, whose dreams are in heaven, and whose book is the bible.

“God give us men who are equal to the task. Those are the men the church and the world needs today.

We have not been able to track down the author for this excellent piece. If you know who wrote it, please drop us a note.

Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is…

Creekside Daily Devotional
July 4, 2001

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom!

During the years before the American Revolution the colonists became increasingly angry about the abuses they suffered from Great Britain, and the excessive taxes they were forced to pay. It did not help the cause of the King that the Colonies were not allowed to rule themselves, and they had no official representation in the English Parliament Thus, the very popular revolutionary slogan “Taxation without representation!” was born.

When asked, “Have you no loyalty to the King?”, the answer was “We have no king except Christ!” While for many people this was a rallying call to ignore the economic demands of England, for the vast majority it was the rallying theology of the Revolution, and the underlying theme and spirit of the new nation. Where the spirit of the Lord flourished, the people gained freedom.

The United States had its foundations solidly under girded by the Judeo-Christian faith of its people. While the nation was not a Christian theocracy, it was a nation heavily populated by strongly committed Christian citizens of many faiths. Even our currency carried the proclamation, “In God we trust!” For almost 200 years it is fair to say that this motto was firmly held throughout the land. The motto was well earned, for often in our history, our only hope for survival rested in the workings of a gracious and generous God.

Although our history of providing freedom for all the people in our nation was painfully slow to emerge, and for many, it is yet to be fully realized, no other culture has ever survived while making such massive social changes in such a short period of time. We can be proud of our progress, but, at the same time, we are humbled by the challenges still ahead.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. Conversely, history has clearly demonstrated that when the Spirit of the Lord is lost in society, either through military overthrow, political corruption or general moral decline, freedom is lost and quickly replaced by slavery.

Our greatest challenge, as citizens of our wonderful nation, is to make certain that our Judeo-Christian foundations are not destroyed, but are firmly re-established by each generation as the underlying moral and spiritual theology of our nation. Let “In God we trust” remain our rallying call for freedom. God bless our nation on this Independence Day, July 4, 2001.

George Bragg
San Juan Capistrano, California

George Bragg has graciously allowed us to post this excellent article on our site. You can visit his web site at: I particularly recommend the the section about Discovering God, it is one of the best places I’ve found that explains the fallacies of evolution and how we can KNOW that God exists through what He has Created.