Biography of Val Jennings
Val John Jennings is a published poet, genealogist, webmaster, scouter, grandparent and an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife, Karla, reside in Norfolk, Virginia.
Val Jennings's Works:
Within Your Grasp: 'Self-Enrichment by Unselfish Means' ebook
Val Jennings Poems
A Godly Garden
We must first want to, then we must try, patiently striving, to identify what we are growing
Val And Values
My father gave me his name. I'll honor it always. I value my bequest. I'm known as, Val, today. I was the oldest child; expected to lead the way. I often wanted childishness. I'd really rather play.
Uprooting The Family Tree
I wanted to explore and let my family see the wonder of our past found in our family tree.
Rainbows are the sky's bouquet, a celestial adornment. And children are a mother's ray of sunshine and fulfillment.
If our hearts entwine are you stringing me along? If we do it for a lark are we both engaged in song? If we loose it in the clutch have we both stripped our gears? If we hold the tender moments will our marriage last the years?
Kind acts are not the boasting kind but show humility.
I wanted to be happy. I worked for it in vain, for happiness is not the goal, and, so I tried again.
Virtue is it's own reward. To be the best that we can be is to conclude, with fortitude, and show integrity.
He walked upon the water. He calmed the raging sea. He suffered in Gethsemane. He died for you and me.
On a fact finding mission, I traveled one day Observing obstructions that got in the way. I found, when I wandered too close to the hole, I kicked loose the gravel and cankered my soul.
How I feel and what I do should not be determined by an angry few. On me, alone rests my tone and set for I can enjoy or I can fret.
Puzzles And Poetry
A puzzle is like poetry. It causes us to reflect And see a thing quite differently. Is it object or object?
Sunflowers are obedient, to the sun's eternal light. Drawn upward by the sun's warm rays, they praise Him, day and night.
When you can keep your faith when all about you Are loosing theirs and friends are but a few. When you can keep your head while discouragement surrounds you, And hold a lifeline to the drowning crew.
A Godly Garden
We must first want to,
then we must try,
patiently striving, to identify
what we are growing
and pull out the weeds.
What's left in our garden
are godly seeds.
Watered and nurtured
loved and caressed,
their fruits are virtues.
Our growth, happiness.