Welcome to my site.  I am a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Generally speaking, life for everyone is a mixture of joys and sorrows.  Life is quite hard for most people nowadays and very difficult for many!  I have had both joys and sorrows in my lifetime and I hope I have managed to learn a few coping strategies!  The aim of this site is to cheer and help you as you face your own particular good times and problems. I am a christian and my faith has helped me.  There were many years before I became a christian and I realise now, that even then God was watching over me and protecting me.  My site, when complete, will contain favourite stories, poems, hymns etc which have inspired and helped me to keep going when things got tough!  Even christians have problems!  As you read the words of some of these articles I hope your spirits will be lifted and you will be able to face your own particular problems in a new way.  If your problems are severe please seek proffessional help.  If you are suffering from one of the kinds of depression please seek medical help.  My site is for people who have the kind of problems that can be overcome with patience, a sense of humour, perseverance, hope, love and optimism.  The older I get I realise the less I know!  I certainly don’t know all the answers.  One thing I do know is, whoever you are and whatever you’ve done God still loves you and always has!   He wants you to be His friend.  You can pray to Him through Jesus Christ.  Simply ask Jesus to forgive all your sins and past.  Then ask Jesus to live in your  heart and reign in your life as King and Saviour. 

                    IT IS NO SECRET WHAT GOD CAN DO      

The chimes of time ring out the news,
Another day is through.
Someone slipped and fell,
Was that someone you?
You may have longed for added strength,
Your courage to renew,
Do not be disheartened,
For I have news for you!!

It is no secret what God can do.
What He’s done for others,
He’ll do for you.
With arms wide open,
He’ll pardon you.
It is no secret what God can do.

There is no night for in His light
You’ll never walk alone.
Always feel at home
Wherever you may roam.
There is no power can conquer you
While God is on your side
Take Him at His promise,
Don’t run away and hide.

It is no secret what God can do.
What He’s done for others,
He’ll do for you.
With arms wide open,
He’ll pardon you.
It is no secret what God can do.

                                                            Words and Music: Stuart Hamblin

Isaiah Chapter 41 verse 10   ‘Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand’.

Hebrews Chapter 4  verse 16   Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

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FOR THOSE TEARS I DIED

You said You’d come and share all my sorrows
You said You’d be there for all my tomorrows
I came so close to sending You away
But just like You promised You came there to stay
I just had to pray

And Jesus said “Come to the water
Stand by my side
I know you are thirsty
You won’t be denied
I felt every teardrop
When in darkness you cried
And I strove to remind you
That for those tears I died.”

Your goodness so great I can’t understand
And dear Lord I know that all this was planned
I know You’re here now and always will be
Your love loosened my chains and in You I’m free
But Jesus why me? 

And Jesus said “Come to the water
Stand by my side
I know you are thirsty
You won’t be denied
I felt every teardrop
When in darkness you cried
And I strove to remind you
That for those tears I died.”

Jesus I give You my heart and my soul
I know that without God I’d never be whole
Saviour You opened all the right doors
And I thank You and praise You from earth’s humble shores
Take me, I’m Yours

And Jesus said “Come to the water
Stand by my side
I know you are thirsty
You won’t be denied
I felt every teardrop
When in darkness you cried
And I strove to remind you
That for those tears I died.”

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“There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.”     Washington Irving

“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.”      Washington Irving

    There are also tears of joy!

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LIVING HE LOVED ME

Lyrics: J. Wilbur Chapman Copyright      Composer Charles Marsh 

One day when Heaven was filled with His praises,
One day when sin was as black as could be,
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin,
Dwelt among men, my Example is He!

Refrain
Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever;
One day He’s coming—O glorious day!

One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain,
One day they nailed Him to die on the tree;
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected:
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He!
Refrain

One day they left Him alone in the garden,
One day He rested, from suffering free;
Angels came down o’er His tomb to keep vigil;
Hope of the hopeless, my Saviour is He!
Refrain

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer,
One day the stone rolled away from the door;
Then He arose, over death He had conquered;
Now is ascended, my Lord evermore!
Refrain

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming,
One day the skies with His glories will shine;
Wonderful day, my belovèd ones bringing;
Glorious Saviour, this Jesus is mine!
Refrain 

                                Jesus is our anchor in life.

                                    We are justified by Him alone through faith by grace

                                                         GRACE  (GOD’S RICHES AT CHRIST’S EXPENSE.)

Jesus is Mercy and Grace. Mercy witholds from us what we deserve. ie: (Punishment for our sins).

 Grace gives us what we don’t deserve. ie: (God’s favour on our life).

Jesus is also Love, Truth, Life and the Way to God the Father.

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Everybody’s  favourite hymn! 

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS

 

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,

The emblem of suffering and shame;

And I love that old cross where the dearest and best,

For a world of lost sinners was slain 

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

And exchange it some day for a crown. 

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,

Has a wondrous attraction for me;

 For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above,

 To bear it to dark Calvary.

 In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,

A wondrous beauty I see,

 For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,

To pardon and sanctify me.

 To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;

Its shame and reproach gladly bear;

 Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away,

Where His glory forever I’ll share.

 So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

 I will cling to the old rugged cross,

And exchange it some day for a crown.

 (Words & Music: George Bennard, 1913)

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My E-Mail Address:    maggie_mainwaring@live.co.uk

I recommend that you watch The Revelation TV Channel on Sky channel number 581 or Freesat channel 692 and Roku Box UK and USA. You can also watch programmes on their website at http://www.revelationtv.com/ They are a Christian channel. They have live, interactive programmes, which are wonderful for people who are lonely and many programmes that help people learn about the love of God and how to live the Christian life. The presenters and guests make you feel that you are part of the Church family.

Gliter Flower

If you feel you need God in your life and you don’t know how to find Him and you feel alone, lost, guilty and frightened, I recommend the website from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association http://www.PeaceWithGod.net

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