Wednesday, July 2, 2008

When Molehills Become Mountains

Molehills by Mark Hamblin
Molehills

When molehills become mountains
You think you cannot climb,
Remember Everest was conquered
One step at a time.

If you keep your sense of humor,
You can endure the pain,
And when you reach the summit,
your losses will be gains.


You can linger at the bottom
With multitudes of men,
But you may stay there forever
And wonder what might have been.

Life always offers choices
When troubles come our way,
And molehills become mountains
That will not pass away.

Each time our faith is tested
By mountains we must climb,
Our mountains become molehills
One step at a time
Clay Harrison

Don't let your molehills become mountains!
Mimi

9 comments:

Mike Golch said...

I try not to let the molehills become mountain.mole hills are a lot easier to get over. that's my story and by golly I'm sticking to it! big time hugs and God's love from my home to your home.

Tracy said...

What a wonderful poem and how very true. Thank you for sharing.

Cathy said...

That is really neat, Mimi. You find some great things by reading a lot.

Mary Isabella said...

In the Garden was one of my husband's Aunts favorite hymns. After batteling breast cancer for 10 months she went home to be with her Lord on July 5th 2002. She would always say not to make mountains out of molehills....Mary

Maxine said...

How I need to be reminded of this! I am a good one for making mountains out of molehills. Such a neat poem!

Sis. Julie said...

Amen!! I sure don't try to let my molehills become mountains...but at times they seem to without me even realizing they are or have.

Mary said...

Mimi,

A great post. We tend to make mountains out of molehills because that is human nature. We have to be cautious about this. Thanks for reminding me.

Blessings,
Mary

Me said...

I agree that this is a good lesson - although - you know - mountains are prettier than molehills. ;)

Laurie said...

Clay Harrison, I really appreciate your inspirational poem, entitled, "When Molehills Become Mountains" that you would have written in July 1986 and it is very positve. Back in 1986 Clarence Carter mistakenly recorded an inappropriate bawdy song "Stroking" that tore everybody else's holy lives apart in family crisis when nobody could find the right songs to sing; instead you would have asked me to finish writing the rest of my lyrics and finish composing my own music to your words from a former poem, "When Molehills Become Mountains" and gave it my own title, "One Step At A Time", plus I would have recorded that positive song as pre-teen idol in November 1986 and would have gotten it released in December 1986 on Midwest Records. Anyway, here are the lyrics to a full positive song that can change their lives forever:


ONE STEP AT A TIME
Written by Laurie Maitland & Clay Harrison


If you keep your sense of humor,
You can endure the pain,
And when you reach the summit,
Your losses will be gains.
You can linger at the bottom with multitudes of men,
But you may stay there forever and wonder what might have been.

Climb every mountain, search high and low,
Ford every stream, search everywhere, both far and wide.
Follow every rainbow as you take it
Step by step until you find you dream.

Chorus:
When molehills become mountains
You think you cannot climb,
Remmber everest was conquered one step at a time.
Each time our faith is tested by mountains we must climb,
Our mountains become molehills one step at a time.

Life always offers choices
When troubles come our way,
And molehills become mountains
That will not pass away.
Follow every byway, every path you cross
As you take it one step at a time
Until you find your dream.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going,
So reach the highest peak until your dream comes true.

Repeat Chorus and then fade