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I Don’t Have a Penny





I don’t have a penny

I don’t have a dime

I don’t have a great big house

The marble floored kind



I don’t own designer labels

I don’t have anything Chanel

I don’t own a pair of Louboutin’s

Although I’m sure they’d rock my world



I don’t drive a brand new car

I don’t drive a Merc

In fact I don’t drive a car at all

Unless it’s already had a lot of work



I don’t take expensive vacations

I don’t stay in five star hotels

I don’t travel very often

Although I’d love to see the whole world



I didn’t go to Uni

I didn’t get a P. H. D.

I didn’t aim for lots of money

Or to be secure financially



I don’t want fame

I don’t want prestige

I don’t want a spotlight

I’m very content wearing beige



I don’t need approval

I don’t need applause

I don’t need recognition

To hold and stay true to my cause




For I have something solid

I have something real

I have something that’s forever

That no one can destroy or steal



I own a rare Treasure

I own a priceless Pearl

I own a wealth of Talents

Worth more than the whole entire world



I know a shining truth

I know the thoughts of God

I know the news that must be spread

And so with that my feet are shod



This world is an awful mess

This world is on fire

This world is ruled by a betrayer

A killer, and a liar



He offers shiny things

He offers things that appear to be fun

He offers things soon to perish

Things that fade, disappear and run



You can see his mind in the air

You can see the propaganda

You can see the all-pervasive filth

The fake, and the slander



This world is a testimony to his rule

This world has nothing of lasting gain

This world offers naught but heartache

Hard-heartedness and pain



But I know something important

I know the truth

I know this world will soon disappear

There’s a mountain of proof




Soon all the pain will be gone

And all hurts will be healed

All people will live as one

With all their dearest desires filled



The earth will be transformed

The earth will recover

The earth will be populated

With people that truly love one another



Meantime we must endure

We must find a way

We must keep seeking

Keep striving, to listen and obey



There is a secure anchor

There is a trusted guide

There is a guaranteed promise

He will always provide



Jehovah is my confidence

Jehovah is my friend

Jehovah is my shining hope

My towering refuge to the end



Now is the time to focus on the Kingdom’s work

Time to keep a simple eye

Now is the time to support our friends

As shoulder to shoulder we strive



We are proud to be his Witnesses

We are proud to sing his praise

We are proud to bear his name

As we proclaim his loving ways



This is his work

This is his creation

This is his will

To gather together people from every nation



So as we endure

As we obey

As we do the work

We must not listen to anything the world has to say



We listen to Jehovah

Listen to his faithful slave

Listen to his words

His words light the way



So we do our part

We do our best

We do our utmost

Always trusting that Jehovah will do the rest




Just wait

You will see

Just test him out

Jehovah will provide super-abundantly



You don’t need a penny

You don’t need a dime

You don’t need to worry

Jehovah will never, ever, leave you behind!








“Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his Righteousness,

and all these other things will be added to you.”

– Matthew 6:33



“May people know that you,

whose name is Jehovah,

You alone are the Most High

over all the earth.”

– Psalm 83:18








“Live simply that others might simply live.” – Elizabeth Ann Seton



“It’s not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people.” – Patti Thor



“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history”. – Mahatma Gandhi



“Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.” – Wilfred Grenfell



“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison



“Love the earth and sun and animals,

Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,

Stand up for the stupid and crazy,

Devote your income and labor to others.

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.”

– Walt Whitman




Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy quote




“We ought to change the legend on our money from “In God We Trust” to “In Money We Trust.” Because, as a nation, we’ve got far more faith in money these days than we do in God.”

Arthur Hoppe, 1963



“Adornment is never anything except a reflection of the heart.”  – Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel



“Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” – Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man under Socialism, 1891



“Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” – Michael Leboeuf



“Your money, or your life.” We know what to do when a burglar makes this demand of us, but not when God does.  – Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966



“There are people who have money and people who are rich.” – Coco Chanel



“Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness. – Henrik Ibsen







Hold On

Count every thorn a flower




Hold On





Hold on

Through the pain and the tears

Through those festering fears

When there be rain and there be storm

And all hope seems to be forlorn

Hold on




Hold on

Through the gloom of night

Through the dark and through the fright

When all around is drab and gray

And though you cannot see the way

Hold on




Hold on

Through the sadness and the grief

Through the hurt and the disbelief

When you want to run and want to hide

And all your tears have not yet dried

Hold on




Hold on

Through the injustice and the wrong

Through the need to just belong

When no one seems to really care

And have walked away and left you there

Hold on




Hold on

Through the guilt and the shame

Through the anger and through the blame

When there is no hand to hold

And you feel you just cannot be that bold

Hold on




Hold on

Through the sleet and the snow

Through the stinging thorns that grow

When others give in to despair and to hate

And everything around you says it is too late

Hold on




Hold on

Through the never ending slog

Through the mud and the suffocating bog

When you feel trapped and feel caught

And the end seems a lot further than you thought

Hold on




Hold on

Through the evil and the bad

Through the sorry and through the sad

When others turn and flee and run

And ever so slowly rises the sun

Hold on




Hold on

Through the winter so bare and cold

Through the day you were betrayed and sold

When everything around you whispers give up

And you’re so tired of drinking from this bitter cup

Hold on




Hold on

Through the chaos and the trouble

Through the ruins and through the rubble

When for nothing you seem to have been toiling

And the sea is full of rage and is boiling

Hold on




Hold on

Through the night there will come a day

Through the hardship you will be shown a way

When the road is winding and rocky and narrow

And though you feel as unimportant as a sparrow

Hold on




Hold on

Through His word and in His love He has sworn

Through a turbulent end this world will be reborn

When the world is spinning towards its ruin

And when destruction seems to be brewing

Hold on




Hold on

Through tribulation will come never ending peace

Through a climatic conclusion will come release

When almost everyone is either blind or pretending

And though most refuse to see everything now is ending

Hold on




Hold on

Through sorrows and trial will come happiness

Through a New World and through a final test

When this system melts and passes away

A great crowd will sing because they heard Him say

Hold on









“I saw and look! A great crowd…

Out of all nations and tribes

And peoples and tongues… saying:

“Salvation we owe to our God,

Who is seated on the throne,

And to the lamb.”

…these are the ones that come out

Of the great tribulation…

And God will wipe out every tear

From their eyes.”

– Revelation 7:9-17