II Peter 1:5-7

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness, and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Father, Giver of All Good Gifts

Color of leaves change in the fall

Crisp cool air tells winter is near

Dancing leaves play and have a ball

Every day your blessings appear

Perfume of roses delights my nose

Laughter of children thrills my soul

Jesus my Savior who arose

The One who died to make me whole

Golden sunshine streams through the trees

Songs of birds float across the air

Thoughts of God bring me to my knees

All nature His glory declares

Mighty Father each day your bless

and give me all things which I need

Your love and grace I must confess

as I praise all your wondrous deeds.

Friday, August 23, 2019

I'll Never Stop Counting Gifts

Give me a song that I can sing

One to worship You as my King.

May I praise You for all You do

And for the sunset’s gorgeous hue.

You’re the giver of all good gifts.

My soul you restore and uplift.

How can I number the gifts You give

When You give them each day I live.

LORD, I can never stop the count.

Your gifts flow like an endless found.

Father God, You meet all my needs

 and I'll tell all Your wondrous deeds.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Counting Gifts

Thank you God

for the whisper of wind in trees
the happy dance of emerald leaves

perfume of roses delights my nose

thoughts of my Savior who arose.

Geese honking high above as they fly

cloud formations up in the sky

sweet songs of birds that thrill my soul

as around a lovely trail I stroll.

All of these many gifts I can claim

as I number each one and name.

Look at all my Father has done

Most precious is the gift of His Son.

Judy Wood

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Beauty Doesn't Happen Overnight

Beauty in a tree in the Fall is a process. It slowly

changes and turns into a beautiful flaming red,

orange, or bright yellow. Beauty in a person doesn’t

happen overnight either. Beauty on the inside. It

is years of prayer; asking God to help us get rid of

our flaws and overcome weaknesses. We still need

a lot of grace.

It is a process that takes time. Eph 4:25-32 tells us

we must get rid of certain things in our lives like

lying and put on truth. Do not steal, but work so you

can give to others. Don’t let unwholesome words

come out of your mouth, but speak things that will

lift others up.

Also, all trees do not change colors at the same time.

They do it when they are ready. All people don’t

change at the same pace either. Our faith matures

at different times. We should not judge one

another’s faith. We should encourage one another

and lift each other up.

Monday, June 25, 2018

He's Everywhere

I feel God in the gentle breeze

as it blows through emerald trees.

I see Him way up in the sky

in birds that flap their wings and fly.

As I smell a fragrant flower 
I’m reminded of God’s power.

From seeds I watch new life grow

Even with my faith this is so.

As I touch a baby’s precious face

I feel my father’s sweet embrace.

In all this world signs of His grace

In heaven He’s reserved my place.

Judy Wood

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Father Dear

Father Dear

Hold my hand

My legs are wobbly and weak

Without You I can’t stand

Hold my hand

Father Dear

Don’t let go

Or I might stumble and fall

Won’t You please hear my call

Don’t let go

Father Dear

I’m Your child

Never go out of my sight

Hold me ever so tight

I’m Your child

Judy Wood

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

He Colors My Life

My story is written day by day,

at times without color or sunshine ray.

My eyes are blind and I fail to see You,

then you clear my path and I get a view.

You bring the color back into my life,

amid all the anxiety and strife.

There have been those moments of feeling blue, 
but You make my soul feel refreshed and new.

You can splash my life with various hues

of purple, orange, green, yellow and blues.

When there are incredible storms that brew

I know that You care and will see me through.

You also have adventures planned for me;

amazing moments which I now see.

I cannot fully understand Your love

until I see You in heaven above.

Judy Wood