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  • Writer's pictureBrian Fuller

On Fifty Years...










18,250 days ago, on a Tuesday, in Nineteen-Seventy-Three,

You gave me life.

Roe was decided the month I was conceived.

But, You graciously preserved me.


I don’t remember a time of not hearing the good news.

You gave me parents and grandparents who taught me the Scriptures,

And many songs and hymns of grace.

That are still in my heart today.


It was on that 3rd day of July, 1985

When You, in mercy, opened my eyes

Then, and only then,

Did I see my sin and Your boundless love for me.


And, those teenage years, when You pursued me,

Even as I was cold towards Thee.

Then, six equipping years at BJU,

With caring mentors and friends that formed me.


She's the kindest gift You've ever given;

A certain, sweet, taste of Heaven.

On July 18, 1998, You gave me Becky

My soulmate, lover and dearest friend.


A miracle, four times over, You gave us,

First, Brianna, then Karyssa,

And, Aiden and finally, Cade, my last son.

But, there was still plenty of room for Jamison.


You gave us 18 years at Trinity. All our children were born in the 603 vicinity So many friends, memories and even heartaches, Yet we still call it "home" today.

In January of 2016 we said "goodbye" to Trinity,

Yet, our sad hearts were made glad by the EBBC Family.

On September 19th, our Hudson James Leiss was born,

And, my love for him is more than I can poem.


I realize that I've now lived more than I will live.

But, I want to use the rest of my life to give:

"Lord Jesus, take my life and let it be,

Consecrated, Lord to Thee."











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thehikers6
Oct 10, 2023

Happy Birthday!! God bless you with 50 more years!( people are living longer:) )

Adele H

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Kelly Luce
Kelly Luce
Oct 09, 2023

Happy Birthday friend. Welcome to the half century mark!!! God is so good, the older we get, the more people we get to love!!!

Praying for a time of refreshment for you as you draw closer to our Lord Jesus.

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awuertz23
Oct 09, 2023

Happy Birthday Brian, we are so thankful for you and your entire family Thank you for leading us so well, EBBC continues to be our church family and place of worship. Thankful the Lord chose you to be here for such a time as this!! Enjoy your day!!

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Bernice Harding
Bernice Harding
Oct 09, 2023

Happy Birthday dear one!!! Love this line:


I realize that I've now lived more than I will live.

But, I want to use the rest of my life to give:

"Lord Jesus, take my life and let it be,

Consecrated, Lord to Thee."


May that be my prayer as I journey through what is left of my days on earth.


xoxox

Ron and Bernice Harding


p.s. I will try to forget that you were BORN the year I GRADUATED from high school :)


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