The  Journey

Should you go first and I remain

to walk the road alone,

I'll live in memories garden dear,

with happy days we've known.

Star Image

In spring I'll wait for roses red,

when faded, the lilacs blue.

In early fall when brown leaves fall,

I'll catch a glimpse of you.


Star Image

Should you go first and I remain,

for battle to be fought,

Each thing you've touched along the way

will be a hallowed spot.

Star Image

I'll hear your voice, I'll see your smile,

though blindly I may grope,

The memory of your helping hand

will buoy me on with hope.


Star Image

Should you go first and I remain,

one thing I'll have you do:

Walk slowly down that long long path,

for soon I'll follow you.


Star Image

I want to know each step you take,

so I may take the same.

For someday down that lonely road

you'll hear me call your name.

Author Unknown




Life is changed, not taken away.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.




The Journey


Ships are not built for the harbor,
 surely in life there is more;
 The journey is what brings fulfillment
 to a life that is worth living for.

From the heart comes the hope of the present,
 from memories dreams from the past.
 From the soul comes the spirit of living,
 from experience lessons that last.
 Look ahead to see where you're going,
 look behind to see where you've been.
 Look inside to discover your purpose,
 then let life’s voyage begin.
 Take care as you sail to your future.
 Share kindness with people you meet.
 Take heart in the oceans you conquer,
 till your journey through life is complete.
 And when life’s voyage is over,
 when your sun starts to set in the sea,
 pass on to the next generation
 the joy that the journey can be.

© 2000 ~ Tom Krause 

  ~ The Journey ~

In memory of  Jerry Wayne Jeffries

"Thank you, Tom"


Directory updated 10-27-09

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What Children Learn
The Other Side
The Face Of Christ
God and the Spider
Beholding Beyond Words

We the People

In God We Trust

Personal Tributes
Beyond Is God
Lifting & Leaning
When I Think Of Love
Blue Moon
Brothers 1-2
This Room (Johnna)
The Road Not Taken
Jerry's Significant #7
SEVEN (essay)

What Children Learn

Military Pages
Seven Steps
Bill Of * No* Rights
The Troop Tree
Troop Names
The Freedom Truck
The One Dollar Bill
Land Of The Free
Thank you, Veterans!
Visitor From The Past

God's Marines
God and the Spider

In God We Trust

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Memorial Candles-2
Close Your Eyes
Only A Dream?
The Journey
In The End
Safely Home

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Holiday Pages
Memorial Day
Veterans Day
4th of July 1 - 2 - 3
Christmas-1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Fathers Day 1 - 2

Author Tributes
In the End, by Steven Manchester (Chapel)
God and the Spider,
by Mark Phillips (Chapel)
The Journey, by Tom Krause (Inspiration)
Who Are You?, by Terri McPherson (Inspiration
 Beholding Beyond Words, by Jerry Calo (Military)
The Other Side,
by Dianna Doles Petry (Inspiration)

Artist Tributes
Face Of Christ,
by Joe Castillo
Spirit Calling,
by Jonathon Bowser
On Eagle's Wings,
by Gail Gastfield
Shadow Rapids,
by Jonathon Bowser
Phantom of the Falls,
by Jonathon Bowser
Mystic Passage, by Jonathon Bowser

Try to be UGLY
Step UP!
God Laughs Too

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