Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Old Paths

So, this post is not my words...but lines up well with my thoughts. Hope you enjoy.

THE OLD PATHS I liked the old paths, when Moms were at home. Dads were at work. Brothers went into the army. And sisters got married BEFORE having children! Crime did not pay; Hard work did; And people knew the difference. Moms could cook; Dads would work; Children would behave. Husbands were loving; Wives were supportive; And children were polite. Women wore the jewelry; And Men wore the pants. Women looked like ladies; Men looked like gentlemen; And children looked decent. People loved the truth, And hated a lie; They came to church to get IN, Not to get OUT! Hymns sounded Godly; Sermons sounded helpful; Rejoicing sounded normal; And crying sounded sincere. Cursing was wicked; Drugs were for illness; And divorce was unthinkable. The flag was honored; America was beautiful; And God was welcome! We read the Bible in public; Prayed in school; And preached from house to house To be called an American was worth dying for; To be called a Christian was worth living for; To be called a traitor was a shame! Preachers preached because they had a message; And Christians rejoiced because they had the VICTORY! Preachers preached from the Bible; Singers sang from the heart; And sinners turned to the Lord to be SAVED! A new birth meant a new life; Salvation meant a changed life; Following Christ led to eternal life. Being a preacher meant you proclaimed the word of God; Being a deacon meant you would serve the Lord; Being a Christian meant you would live for Jesus; And being a sinner meant someone was praying for you! Laws were based on the Bible; Homes read the Bible; And churches taught the Bible. God was worshiped; Christ was exalted; And the Holy Spirit was respected.. Church was where you found Christians on the Lord's day, rather than in the garden, on the creek bank, on the golf course, Or being entertained somewhere else. I still like the old paths the best!

"The Old Paths" was written by a retired minister who lives in Tennessee.

Barbara, what's for supper? Well, today Mama's been lazy and done a few chores so we'll take out the eggplant dressing, butter beans and potatoes that are left over.


  1. Thanks for the good post. It brings back memories and reminds me that things can change in the blink of an eye.

  2. Very nice post. So many things have changed from this way, some not for the better. Leftovers sound fine to me. :) Hugs, Kelly

  3. Great post thanks!
    Enjoy your Sunday1

  4. yuppers....the "old" days were good...and today is good also....but down a different road and today miss do parents..who in trying times...are trying their best to give a better life...or so it seems better...!!! God Bless...hugs...Ora

  5. Loved reading this again. You're always in my prayers. I've not caught up with everybody yet, am reading when I'm up to it, just not posting.

  6. Will we ever get anything like that back again?
    A leek is from the onion family but milder than an onion but it is long with lots of leaves wrapped round in a stem. In the US it is sometimes called a Carambole.

    Jenny <><

  7. love you Barbara! thank you for this entry!

  8. Just popped in to say hello and let you know I am still around.

  9. Hadn't seen you around in a while - just swinging by to say hi on my weekend blogathon blog jog :-)


So glad you stopped by! Come 'round any time. ~ Barbara

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