My Dad...in honor of those whom have moved on...

June 17, 2017
In honor of Fathers Day I want to share a poem written for my dad when he went to heaven:

My Dad in living his life I saw so much victory
But at times he and I never much about that agreed
His life in his eyes sometimes wandered in the wrong
Because to him life seemed really hard and long
In the final analysis of this man
My dad was unconditionally loved, truly admired I was a fan
The ways in which he is missed still com on so strong
He could certainly make you mad
A moment later or so, well I was so so glad
That Tom Gerald Swoope was my dad.

He is not gone, simply he has moved on
I feel his presence in many ways
He looks in on us each and every day
But it will be wonderful for me
The day heaven opens and I get to see
My loving, encouraging and best in the world blessed daddy.

Dad you were a little too strong for your good
To work so hard, rise to the top, find the fun in life...then
To raise five girls and remain married to one woman for about a hundred years should
Have made you feel enough was done
But, not enough was who you were without fear
When that did not work out, you shed a tear
We all miss you very much
Hanging in there, like you taught us, to be tough.

Sometimes my dad no one could move
Every Christmas you were a Scrooge
Just another reason we all wish you were still here
Your grumpiness quite near
That is one thing mom could count on
As if being happy all day long were wrong
For a guy who told the best joke in the room
It is just between you and me Daddy
Determined to keep you cool
And not crack a smile
I knew you were very tender hearted
All the while

He loved his girls completely
All of us agree
When my dad spoke
It was intelligently
His grandchildren did so well
Because of course, my dad's skill

Where you are now should tell it all
That great and extraordinary men do
At times fall
Your instruction even still
To run your race and stand tall
For our Savior Jesus
He paid it all

Now seeing the Lord face to face
You understand His pure grace
That would have seen you through
The disappointing times you could not
Count on you
I have seen my dad in heaven
During a dream
He is having fun...now young
Dad your ultimate healing came
In a place there is no more pain
Where time no longer counts
And often there are shouts
Of praise and all His glory
In that crowd, you my dad, you stand out.
 

The Most Hopeful Story Ever Told

May 4, 2017

The most hope in a story ever...

This one is simple it is the most hopeful story ever told. In 10 lines or less here goes. In the beginning God created the earth and its abundance. He made man in the image of himself and placed them in God’s garden…the garden of Eden where it was a forever deal. No bloodshed occurred in the garden. Man chose to disobey his one command as we do and fell. Now we are living in the permissive will of God not his perfect will. A fallen world is...
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The Season of His Second Coming...

February 22, 2017

The Season of His Return. 

   I have spent a good deal of time thinking about reading and researching and talking about the 'end times'

   The end times...that terms sounds a little gloomy and so this blog, well it is the same message but a different delivery with a positive connotation by using instead "The Season of His Second Coming" and talking in the affirmative that you are going to be ready. Are you ready? You know what I had never expected is that although the end times will be intens...


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Amber's Angels

July 12, 2016

                                      AMBER’S ANGELS

         On January 26, 2011 my beautiful 16-year-old niece Amber Lynn Hiker died. How Amber died is still a small bit of a mystery. The doctors do say it was her own hand-a suicide. Her mom believes that there was too much evidence to overlook the possibly that someone else was there and may have been involved. I have asked the Lord so many questions surrounding her passing and He has answered every question quickly and t...


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The Big 'C'

July 22, 2014

  The Big ‘C’

There is one time that when God says no-it is the best no heard. No you are not going to go anywhere I’m not finished with you yet. 

     The day I was diagnosed with cancer was not be the best day of your life. Adenocarcinoma. I remember seeing this in black and white on the lab form. And the doctors face as she told me. She seemed more upset than I was and she was so sweet.  

Then, my mind kind of switched. I went back in time. I still remember one of...


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Bold Audacious Faith

June 20, 2014

BOLD, AUDACIOUS FAITH...

 

I spoke to my friend Andrew today by way of facebook. It can’t be more direct communication than that because he lives in Ghana Africa and I live in America. So, we write on facebook. Andrew is young enough to be my son. He is a beautiful man in every way. A better son I could not have prayed for, but he has his own mother and father who call him ‘son’. He is also a son of God.

Recently, we had both experienced a big disappointment in the sa...


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Simple Grace

June 13, 2014

Simple Grace

 

     Some days I forget...I forget that I have a mansion in heaven. Somewhere I call ‘home’. I will see my daddy face to face who went before me. My grandmother Annie who was my rock on earth when I was a girl. I will see and hug tightly all the others I so dearly miss like my dog Brittany whom I loved with wild abandon. She was my baby. I will never shed another tear or have a thought called fear. Nor will I worry again-ever.

I will have eternity to exp...


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Now Faith and Today God

June 9, 2014

NOW FAITH AND TODAY GOD

 

Faith is a house with many rooms.Plenty of room for doubt. Why? Doubt creeps in there and tests our faith…keeping it alive. Ever think about it this way? You might not even know what faith is until it is tested.

It will be…maybe you don’t have enough money, or your very ill, someone you know is in big trouble like a spouse or child, maybe your best friend and you don’t agree and can’t remedy things…maybe your loosing your job. 

 

Then, you ...


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When God says "No"...

March 4, 2014

    When God says no...

 

There is usually a reason for it. My dad taught me once that when we ask the Lord for something, He always answers. His answer is either “yes”, “no” or “not now”.

 

My dad was a true prophet. He was never wrong-not even once when asked a question about anything. He sought the Lord, and the Lord always gave him the right answer. But you’d better be prepared to hear it because it was always a word from the Lord. My father once 3000 miles aw...


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You Can Be Right or You Can Be Happy

March 3, 2014

 YOU CAN BE RIGHT OR YOU CAN BE HAPPY...

 

There are times to be strong. There are also times to sing songs, don’t we know about that. Those who are bright...Don’t have to be right, That's right. In fact we enjoy being wrong if it is right.

We know this bit of wisdom that does keep us tight. Sometimes you are not wrong, being wrong is right. You can either be right or you can be happy. There is nothing wrong with being right except when you have to be right. I have lear...


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 "My dad Tom Gerald Swoope"
"The Most Hopeful Story" is Hope...Period. 

"The Season of His Second Coming" is going to be beautiful... 

This is a photo of Amber she took of herself about a week before she passed. She looks like an angel.

The Evening of the Movie Premier in the blog 

"The Big 'C'."...

      This is Andrew in the blog "Bold Audacious Faith"...

My Grandmother "Annie" who inspired "Simple Grace" and yes that is me sitting on her lap...

 We are only happy because we choose not to always be right…"You can be right or you can be happy".

This is Alex Haiek who inspired 

"Now Faith and Today God"... 

My Daddy who was always certain when it came to God the inspiration for "When God Say's No"...
My husband John who living with my man has taught me "You Can Be Right Or You Can Be Happy"...
"Prayer Works" and this is dedicated to my best friend Dee Dee. Thank you John for this blog...
"Got Peace" is dedicated to so many I know and love as His sacrifice is for us all...this one is also in honor of our memorable tour: The Dream Tour with the Dream Team Below.
"Satisfied" is dedicated to my husband and our baby girl who make everyday great and my Lord whose life and death allow us to be satisfied with ours...
"Seeing God" is usually done through each others eyes...

     This is Groby in the "Swoosh" blog... 

"You Choose" is dedicated to the One who no matter what He chooses YOU...

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