The Browders – Merry Christmas Tour 2016

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What is Love?

What is love? The dictionary’s definition for love is, an intense feeling of deep affection. The Bible says that we should love one another just as Christ does. In 1 John 3:16 it says, “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” Jesus Christ died on the cross for each and every one of us because He loves us so very much. We need to have unconditional love for each other just like Jesus does. No matter what we do, for better or for worse, Jesus will always have a love for us that no one in the whole entire universe can take away or destroy.

There is nothing like it

THERE’S JUST NOTHING LIKE IT

By Teri Couture

 

I could never begin to explain

I feel like I’ve been revived

This child that brings such pain

At the same time brings my love alive.

 

A new born babe so soft and  sweet

A wonder to have and to hold

A Grammie’s delight, a special treat

The joy cannot begin to be told.

 

Anxious, I wait to get my chance

To cuddle and snuggle a bit

To twirl him around in a happy dance

A Grammie – there’s just nothing like it.

Romans 8:28

ROMANS 8:28 (song)

By Teri Couture

I was ready to give up

My life was in despair

Then a fellow Christian told me

“It’s not more than you can bear.”

 

I started disagreeing,

I said “The battle’s just too great.”

He opened up his Bible

To Romans 8:28.

 

All things work together for good

To those that love the Lord

And are called according to His purpose

Oh yes, All things work together for good

To those that love the Lord

And are called according to His purpose.

 

Well, I got through the darkest hour

That comes before the dawn

Thinking of that Bible verse

It’s now become my song

 

I couldn’t understand the reason

Why I had to wait

It tells me in my Bible

Romans 8:28

 

All things work together for good

To those that love the Lord

And are called according to His purpose

Oh yes, All things work together for good

To those that love the Lord

And are called according to His purpose.

 

So if you see a soul in need

Let him take a look

For he can be encouraged

By what’s written in the Holy Book

 

Tell him all about the Lord

But let God set him straight

So he can go home singing

Romans 8:28.

All things work together for good

To those that love the Lord

And are called according to His purpose

Oh yes, All things work together for good

To those that love the Lord

And are called according to His purpose.

 

The baby in the manger

The Baby in the Manger (A Christmas poem for a child’s play)

by Teri Couture (Copyright 2007)

 

(1st child):

 

On a cold wintry night

While tending my sheep

My eyes got so heavy

I wanted to sleep.

 

But there in the sky

Was a very bright star

I watched as it shone

Much brighter by far.

 

I decided to follow

And only stopped when it did

It came to a stable

So behind it I hid

 

I heard the cry of a baby

And saw a new little stranger

Lying so innocently

There in a manger.

 

His face was so bright

His eyes so appealing

Could this be the one

That God was revealing?

 

I heard angels singing

A most heavenly sound

This sure is the Christ child

That I must have found.

 

He looks like a king

Something’s different for sure

He makes me feel happy,

Clean, and so pure.

 

I found him; I’m glad

And He lives in my heart

I love how He loves me

And now I’m done my part.

 

(2nd child):

 

Have you found him yet?

Is He living in you?

Why not give Him a chance

He can make you brand new.

No matter What

NO MATTER WHAT

By Teri Couture

(For my friend, John)

 

If the things I want so much

Are things I never get to touch

If I pray and do my part

If the yearning’s in my heart

But you don’t answer me

Lord, no matter what I do

I’ll still love you

If you don’t do one thing more

I’ll be happy, that’s for sure

If I long to hear a “yes”

When you know it’d make a mess

So you say “no” to me

Lord, no matter what I do

I’ll still love you

If you make me wait forever

Or if you should tell me “never”

If you see me through this life

If you get me past the strife

I’ll tell you every day

Lord, no matter what I do

I’ll still love you

If there is constant pain

And never any gain

If you live within my heart

If I know we’ll never part

And you let me know you’re there

Lord, no matter what I do

I’ll still love you

My Father, My Dad

MY FATHER, MY DAD

I’m here with my Father,

I’m here with my Dad

But he’s with the best Friend

He ever had.

 

I’m not very prosperous

No wealth do I hold

But Dad’s got plenty

Of riches untold.

 

I fight traffic each day

On a long endless road

But Dad’s up there walking

On streets made of gold.

 

He has been lifted on high

And sings with angels each day

While I’m down here with worries

That get in the way.

 

He can talk to the Savior

Has all that he needs

He walks through rose gardens

Planting more seeds.

 

One petal will fall

On the loved ones below

Each time we remember

How he loved us so.

 

Perfect peace has he now

And a smile on his face

For we believe with our hearts

He’s in a beautiful place.

 

And some day we’ll go

To be with my Dad

No more tears will we shed

Nor will we be sad.

 

‘Cause we’ll be with my Father

We’ll be with my Dad

We’ll be with the best Friend

We ever had.

 

Until then, my dear Daddy,

I want you to know

We’ll carry fond memories

Wherever we go.

 

(We love you, Dad and we’ll be there soon!)

Mother of Mine

Mother of Mine

(A Mother’s Day poem by Teri Couture – Copyright 2007)

 

On this one day of the year

We get to thank our mother dear

For all the great things she has done

There are so many; there’s a TON.

 

She taught us how to laugh and play

How to work and how to pray

How to love and to forgive

How to watch the way we live.

 

When I’m sick, to God she prays

And by my side all night she stays

Until she sees the light of day

And makes sure healing’s on the way.

 

She makes the house all nice and clean

And comforts me when kids are mean

She reads to me when I go to bed

There’s so much more to be said.

 

But here’s the thing I want to tell

I love my mother very well

Though Mother’s Day comes once a year

I’ll thank you always for your care.

 

I love you, Mom!

 

(option: before the last verse is recited, child gets his/her mother and says the last verse while looking at her and then hugs her).

 

 

 

I hope that I

I HOPE

I hope that I

Shall never live to see

The end of all days

It’s too scary for me.

I hope that I

Won’t be around

When the sun is a fireball

Scorching the ground.

I hope that I

Am gone anyhow

When checks are replaced

With marks on the brow.

I hope that I

Will long have passed

When the antichrist reigns

And evil holds fast.

I hope that I

See it’s coming soon

I know I must keep

My heart in tune.

I hope that I

Won’t get caught unaware

I hope you make it

I hope you care

God wants only the Best

 

 

GOD WANTS ONLY THE BEST

By Teri Couture

 

 

The phone rang as I watched my TV

It was my neighbor’s little boy on the phone for me

A little voice sounded frightened and shaky

Do you know where my mommy and daddy are, lady?

 

They aren’t at home; they were supposed to be.

They were coming by plane, at half past three.

Can you please help me find them? They don’t answer their phone,

And I’m too little to be left here alone.

 

I ran to that house, to that scared little boy

And held him and kissed him; it brought him some joy.

But how do I tell him the truth I now knew?

What do I tell him?  What do I do?

 

With tears streaming down, and a wrenched broken heart,

I told him the story right from the start.

I said, “God looked down from heaven today.

He told an angel to find those who pray.”

 

“Bring them to Me, bring only the best,

I want to give them a nice place to rest.

I have beautiful mansions, right here up above

And I want the best people to fill them with love.”

 

The angel flew down and started his search

He heard people praying and saw a plane lurch.

These must be the ones that need God’s rest.

They’re calling on Him, they must be His best.

 

The angel guided the large plane on his wings

And he presented these people to the King of Kings.

“Here are the ones You wanted to see,

They sure look and sound like the best ones to me!”

 

The little boy’s eyes filled up with big tears

But I was glad to see wonder replace all his fears.

Are my mommy and daddy there with the rest?

Yes, God took them to heaven, He chose only the best.