Decided for Jesus, like, adrenalin charge,

Vitality thundered, this boy is in charge.

For example; I led another to the Lord!

Exuberance!  Could I anymore afford?



Sure cooled off later, fire grew dim,

Though established it was!  I would live for Him!

I often fell back to the old ways,

Then cried for forgiveness, up and down those days!



Those days, service days of World War II!

Philippine Islands, sure, nothing to do,

But get shot at, killed,

Whittled down, it is true!



Squad of 12, down to 4 often, and what is new?

Six months without let-up again down to 4.

After combing that forest then!  War no more!

Peace!  Sweet sound of it!  Home, state-side!

Prepare for preaching task, no free ride!



Then 30 years across this country, Pastorates filled,

Three-year man, east to west, new sermons distilled.

Invited back, at times, but we kept plodding on!

California, of course, from most states upon!



Nothing like pure sunshine!  Roaming no more!

Settled back, of course, near that salten shore,

California, all roaming is done!

Living for Jesus!  Do not need that old fun!



Fun is for kids, full of pleasure the norm,

Soon grow out of this pattern and senseless form

Of activity leading just nowhere!

Now heaven is my home with souls I led  there!



the Sam is going

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