Today's Featured Poet is
Gary James Smith
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Birth month and day
Sept. 22, 1946
High School Graduate
Reading and listening to messages from great preacher's of past days, Spurgeon, Wesley, Murray, Talmadge etc,
ten grown children and twenty-five grand children and 4 great grandchildren
Professional or Philanthropic associations (including religious affiliation)
Baptist Church and
Poetry writing experience
The Lord has enabled me to write poems and songs since 1976.
State or country in which the poet resides
Testimony of saving faith for Christians only
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in Jan of 1972
About the Poet
I came to know the Lord as my personal Saviour in January of 1972.
I was married on Oct 21,1966 to my wife Linda who also loves the Lord. We have ten children and now twenty-four grand children. In Aug 2012 we got the announcement of the birth of our first GREAT grand child (a baby girl).
I was thrilled to find others of like precious faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
I am presently living in Champion, Alberta, Canada but we are originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. That is where the poem Canadian Tribute to America was birthed. One Sunday as I walked across the city on my way to church I came to the top of a hill and looked across at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After watching the events of the Sept 11 tragedy it was weighing on my heart and mind and the Lord gave me these words. We came to Calgary and when my oldest daughter saw this poem she said, ďDad, whatís this?Ē and I said a poem and she replied ďDad, thatís not a poem , thatís a songĒ and she then went to the piano and began to sing and play it. The result of which turned into a song entitled, A Canadian Tribute to America which she recorded on CD.
Chime Of The Day
March 20, 2018
Shine in Me, O Almighty God