Lydia's Peace And Happiness Paper

7/2001 - 9/2001 Issue


By Lydia Coover

We have a cute cat named Sarah. She is gray and tan. She is a lovely cat. We like her. At night-time, she sleeps on our beds. Sarah likes Daddy. Sarah used to pull her water dish out on the floor, off of her cat mat, and she would spill water on the floor. So we got her a heavy water dish that she could not pull out. Now her old water dish is her food dish. Sarah likes to eat. Well that is all I have to say about Sarah.


by Lydia Coover

"Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength."

-Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

"A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength." Proverbs 24: 5

How CAN we be strong?

1. Prayer

2. Bible reading

3. Singing to Yahweh

4. Thinking about Yahweh

5. Being like Yahweh

"She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. Strength and honor are her clothing; and she rejoiceth in time to come."   Proverbs 31:17, 25

"The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head." Proverbs 20 : 29


by Lydia Coover

One day we decided to go to town. When we got back we found out that mom's office door was locked and Heidi, our big black dog, was inside the office. We did not know how we were going to get in there to get her out. Finally dad thought of how we'd get her out. He told me to go change into pants. I went. When I came down dad told me I was going to crawl through the ceiling and down into the office. He helped me up and I crawled through and down to Heidi. Then I unlocked the door and we both came out.

Where the soul is full of peace and joy, outward surroundings and curcumstances are of comparatively little account.                 - Hannah Whithall Smith