I Could

 I COULD 
by The People Pastor Bill Fix

I could step into a room and choose happy over sad
 I could look into my mind and be thankful for all I have
 I could wake up in the morning choosing praise & peace & joy
 I could remember that God gave us all of creation to enjoy
  
 I could look through all the pictures of family, friends, and faith
 I could be very grateful for God's loving mercy and His grace 
 I could preach a sermon about the love and joys in life
 I could tell of how my blessing includes a loving, patient wife
  
 I could tell of some great churches I was privileged to pastor
 I could tell how life seemed slow but now it’s moving faster
 I could talk about my aches and pains but that would not be fair
 I could ignore the many blessings of God's awesome tender care
  
 I could ignore the kindness or be thankful for all I've had
 I could tell you of the abundant life and how seldom I’ve been sad
 I could shrink away from failure and all that challenge me
 I could say it is not easy but through all, there is a victory
  
 I could run and hide when things get tough
 I could retaliate when folks are unduly rough
 I could live my life for Jesus and make the best of all
 I could remember in the journey God's helped me through it all
  
 I could tell you I’ve laughed, much more than I have cried
 I could tell how all His blessings are something I’ll not deny
 I could smile as I remember all the life that I’ve lived
 I could smile at life eternal and what my Savior did
  
 I could tell you that I'll not perish because I believe in Him
 I will tell you of His love for me, how being faithful is a win
 I enjoy and live the best life that I could ever live
 I thank my King for what He alone has given (eternal life) 

Published by People Pastor Dr. Bill Fix

Bill Fix loves people as he lives a fulfilling life. He has written several books and has continued to minister as "The People Pastor" since his retirement as a Lead Pastor. His most incredible thrill is witnessing people excel in their spiritual life. He was a Lead Pastor for thirty-seven years and has equipped hundreds of people to do various ministries in their church and community. Currently, he is a Director on the Board at Community Care Services and is a member of The Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force. Pastor Bill and his faithful wife Dottie recently celebrated fifty years of marriage. They have two adult daughters married to Godly men, four grandchildren, and are looking forward to being Great Grandparents. Pastor Bill and Dottie are blessed. Pastor Bill Fix began his pastoral career as a children's pastor and has written several children's books. He gives his parents credit for grounding him with principles and truths about life. He knows what good parenting is. His book New Dad Genius is for new dads. Pastor Bill and his entire family have performed illusion programs for hundreds of audiences in and outside the church as a hobby and ministry. He has used ventriloquism, puppetry, art, comedy and more to illustrate a message and put smiles on faces. The People Pastor Bill Fix has a ThD, enjoys education, and has many hobbies like writing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. This author is a popular officiant at weddings, funerals, home dedications, and other pastoral services. He desires to be a blessing as he lives out Matthew 5:16, his life verse. His books reflect who Pastor Bill is and what he believes.

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