Earl and Ruth

Poems of inspiration and comfort about family, Church, relationships, special events, and the Christian walk in general.

This book* is dedicated to my husband, Earl, who often put up with an unkempt house and delayed meals while encouraging me to write, to the memory of our son, Paul, who went to be with the Lord in 1974, and to his eight brothers and sisters without whom many of these poems would not have been written.

*All of the poems on this website were written by this author, and the majority of them come from her book.

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven."

Matthew 5:16 KJV

Mere words cannot begin to express our gratitude to our daughter, Peggy, and her husband, Mike, for the many long hours they worked to prepare this manuscript and to our very dear friends, Duane and Janet Pratt, for making our dream come true.

Library of Congress Catalog Card number 86-601126

Copyright 1986 by Ruth Sutherland

ISBN 0-9616-133-0-0