A Decade of Praise

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Xlibris Corporation, Jun 25, 2009 - Poetry - 373 pages
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Celebrate the beauty of Gods love and greatness in this inspiring compilation of lyrical praises by G. Helen Bolton in A Decade of Praise. Written along her spiritual journey with God, these lyrical praises are exceptionally touching and motivating revealing feelings of love, hope, trust, faith, gratitude, and exaltation. Find comfort and security in these scripture-based praises and acknowledge that life is awesome with God. Join G. Helen Bolton as she encourages everyone to strengthen his or her spiritual journey and live Gods way in this one of a kind book. Let these praises inspire you.

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My friend Helen Bolton, who was a Port Arthur ISD teacher for three decades before retiring and moving to Brady, has written a book that is truly A Decade of Praise. Filled prolifically with her daily thoughts and prayers expressed in simple rhyme schemes, A Decade of Praise presents all the situations in which we find ourselves and reveals how one can face them squarely with the help and asked-for presence of God.

She writes graphically about both the highs and lows of life, constantly praising God for the help she finds in meditation, prayer and scripture. Her words serve as a spiritual guide that will help us see ourselves and evaluate the path we are taking toward a meaningful and purposeful life.

Each of her hundreds of prayers is referenced with verses from the Bible, ranging from The Potter and the Clay, (Isaiah 64:8) to The Darkest Night (John 17:11), and everything in-between. A favorite of this writer is Heal Our Land, based on 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Helen taught students from fifth grade through college in settings as diverse as American schools overseas to Texas youth correctional facilities during her long teaching career. She published 10 collections of poetry and designed greeting cards.

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--By Janet Cline

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The First Step 48 Our Confidence 49 The Garden 49 Finding the Right Words to Pray 50 Broken Hearts 51 Answered Prayers 52 Our Quiet Time 53...
Your Life 45 26 Prayer 46 27 Prayer Time 46 28 Precious Minutes
Gods Living Will and Testament 119 The Family Business 119 Without Reservation 120 A Higher Plane above Our Pain 121 Justice with Mercy 122...
The Apple of His Eye
Gods Gift 98 95 Keep in Touch 99 96 Resting Comfortably 99 97 True Love 100 98 The Invitation 100 99 RSVP 101 100 A Note of Thanks
For My Sister 135 In the Doctors Office 136 My Bread and My Water 136 Patiently Waiting 137 Nothing But Bread and Water 138 For a Little Bab...
2 174 Like Sheep 175 Close Watch 176 My Shepherd 177 The Good Shepherd 179 On Eagles Wings 180 The Wings of the Morning 181 In the Stil...
Then and Now
An Interpretation 234 Lessons Learned 235 Words of Comfort 236 Love and Obey 237 Obey 237 My Commitment 238 Gratitude 239 My Cup of J...
Summer Rain 261 Rainbows 261 Rest Assured 262 Rest and Be Blest 262 Reactions 263 At Heavens Gate 263 At My Ropes End 264 Theres Hope 2...
Your Living Word 292 The Living Word 293 The Pleasure of His Company 294 Number One 295 What to Say 295 Water 296 Prisoners of Hope 2...
Across Time 323 Revisiting an Irish Blessing 324 On Easter Morning 325 On Thanksgiving Day 326 The Three Are One 327 Each New Day 327 Gr...
The Written Word 354 The First Ray of Morning Light 355 The Bond of Friendship 356 A Work of Heart 356 No Wonder 357 Right Before My E...

True North 201 More 202 Only One Step Away 203 A Ray of Sunshine 204 Healing and Restoration 205 Restoration 206 Walking the Walk and Ta...

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I was an educator for almost thirty years. I have taught Teaching Mathematics to Elementary School Teachers, Algebra I, Fundamentals of Math, Algebra II, Math 5, Math 6, Language Arts 6, Social Studies 6, Reading 6, Language Arts 7, Geometry, Mathematics of Money, Computer Math, Calculus, COBOL, and Business Basic and FORTRAN. I have taught students from grade 5 through college juniors. I also taught mathematics for almost two years at the Ron Jackson State Correctional Facility Unit I in Brownwood. The math teachers who worked with me in Port Arthur cannot say that I forgot how to teach after being an administrator for fifteen years. When I was in Abu Dhabi, I realized that I have a gift for teaching. I always had a creative streak. I do not know how many lessons I have written over the years, but I do know that I have written over four hundred poems. I started writing poetry when I was teaching Sunday school at First Christian Church, Port Arthur, Texas. I made the poems and meditations into bookmarks that related to what we were studying. I wrote and self-published ten collections of poetry. I created greeting cards and sent them to people on the prayer list. I also wrote prayers for the people that I worked with and people who asked me to pray for them. I shared mini-collections with the women at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility where I was a volunteer minister for seven years. We retired and moved to Rochelle, TX in 2005 where we built a log home, planted a pecan grove, and raise goats. We belong to Rochelle Baptist Church where I am an active member of the choir and Women’s Missionary Union. I hope these prayers, meditations, and poems comfort you as much as they have comforted me.

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