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Sunday January 14th 2018

It’s in the valleys I Grow (Jane Eggleston)


Sometimes life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe
It’s then I have to remember
That it’s in the valleys I grow.

If I always stayed on the mountain top
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God’s love
And would be living in vain.

I have so much to learn
And my growth is very slow,
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
But it’s in the valleys I grow.

I do not always understand
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing.
My Lord will see me through.

My little valleys are nothing
When I picture Christ on the cross
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan’s loss.

Forgive me Lord, for complaining
When I’m feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder
That it’s in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me, Lord
And use my life each day
To share your love with others
And help them find their way.

Thank you for valleys, Lord
For this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious
But it’s in the valleys I grow!

(This poem was written by Jane Eggleston who currently lives in Virginia. Her son Jeff states, “She is a wonderful person, loves Jesus and has been the best mother anyone could ever ask for.” What a fitting tribute to any mother.)

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5 Responses to “It’s in the valleys I Grow (Jane Eggleston)”

  1. Karen says:

    Where may I purchase this beautiful piece of poetry???
    Does anyone know?

  2. James Disney says:

    Trying to contact Ms. Jane Eggleston to see if she would permit me to put her poem to song and try to get it recorded by my contacts in the gospel music field.

  3. In response to the previous question, My Mom, Jane Eggleston still has some copies of her published book on Inspirational poetry left. The name of the book is “Feeling God’s Presence Through Poetry” and contains 50 of her poems. If you are interested, you can mail a check for $13 (10 for book + 3 for postage) to: Jane Eggleston, 1400-204 Conway Drive, Williamsburg, VA. 23185 to request a copy of her book, published by Famous Poets Press in Oregon

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