Hello Little Girl

Sydney Jayne Broyles

Since Monday, when Sydney was flown from Tyler to Dallas and has been in the hospital there, I have had a few lines of a poem/song floating in my head. Tonight I decided I needed to get it written down. The title is “Hello Little Girl. I started out planning to use the tune of the 1964 Jim Reeves song, “Welcome to My World.” While there are a few measures that are similar, the song now has its own tune as well. I hope you enjoy. I also got to thinking, I probably need to write poems/songs for the other five grand-kids too. I need to work on that…. lol.

[Verse 1]

Hello little girl,
We open our hearts,
For God’s love in you,
Hello little girl.


We’re all filled with Joy,
A blessing we see,
A miracle you are,
Little girl we love you.

[Verse 2]

We thank God for you,
As we see your face,
You fill us with love,
Hello little girl.

[Verse 3]

You take our breath away,
We know God’s at work,
You’re a special child,
Hello little girl.

[Verse 1 – Repeat]

Hello little girl,
We open our hearts,
For God’s love in you,
Hello little girl.

Copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved


Published by drjkbroyles

I love Mike Ashcraft's book, "My One Word." For the past nine years I have participated and encouraged others to participate to in the "My One Word" Challenge. My first word was discipline was my word the first year. Since then my word has been focus, sight, jungle, peace, concentration, serve, genuine and this year is fit. I seek to be fit for my health, my family, my church, my ministries. I seek to be fit in any are of my life where God might point to me. I also have a nickname, "Dr. B." When I was a public high school teacher, Dr. B. is what most of my students called me, at least in my presence. I am still called that by many people though I no longer teach in public schools. I am the author of "Average Joe: With an Extraordinary Story" (available on Amazon). The book fits into the genre of "Biblical Fiction" or "Christian Fiction" and features some of the Bible's lesser known characters. The name of my blog is, "Fork in the Road." Life is filled with forks in the road. It isn't a matter of if we encounter a fork in the road, but when will we and how many will we experience in a lifetime. I love to strum my guitar. I am not a great guitar player but I enjoy it. I also enjoy writing music. I get excited with I feel a new song emerging. I live with my wife Cindy and our little dog, "Bishop" in Lufkin, Texas. I spent the past 30 years as a United Methodist pastor, serving churches all over east and southeast Texas, from just north of Tyler to south of Houston, from the Gulf Coast to east of Madisonville. I currently serve Perritte Memorial UMC in Nacogdoches. I spent one year in the classroom, teaching High School government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Cindy and I have been married for 43 years. We have two grown sons and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. I enjoy preaching and all it's aspects from research to writing to the actual preaching event. I also love writing, reading. I have dabble in drawing and "painting" with pastels as well as woodworking and woodcarving. My current projects are two ukuleles. I collect, repair and restore guitars too. I play the guitar (badly, but I still do) I also enjoy working with paracord on various projects, mostly prayer ropes I usually give away. I hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Data Processing, from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX, a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in History from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Doctor of Ministry from Carolina University of Theology. This blog started out as devotional writings. In August of 2020, I made a major change to the blog, switching to a daily theme format. Sunday Sermon-usually my manuscript sermon Miscellaneous Monday-misc. writing, poetry, ministry Tuesday Thoughts-Devotion Wed. with Wesleys-hist. & theol. of early Methodists TED Talk Thursday-Video & appl. in current theology Five for Friday-5 things I've seen & my thoughts Sing-Along Sat. - Usually a new song I have written I write, "Strumming a G-Chord with Dr.B." to get my thoughts onto something permanent. After all, they say, once something is on the internet it never really goes away. Still, I hope you enjoy reading it. Who knows, it might generate a bit of discussion between you and me and anyone else who might make their way here. Seeking the Genuine, Keith Lufkin, Texas August 2020

2 thoughts on “Hello Little Girl

    1. I’m working on it. I had to write two more because those other two little girls are going to want theirs too. I have Jenna’s done and because it isn’t an original tune I can play it fairly well now. Natalie’s is giving me trouble in a couple of places with the rhyme schemes. Oh, and I think you meant “sing” and not “sign.” The signing isn’t going to happen. First, I don’t know much about signing and second, it is impossible for one person to sign and play the guitar (lol). Your little typo reminds me of a similar one I made several times early in my ministry. I would intend to type United as in United Methodist Church and would end up flipping the i and t and would end up with Untied Methodist Church. While funny at the time, with all that is going on the the UMC right now, it seems to also be pretty prophetic.


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