Bible Verse of the Month...

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Deut 31:6

Monday, November 24, 2008

All Good Gifts

Father, all good gifts come from thee,
Creator of all that is beautiful to see.
Lover of my soul, the one I adore
The true God all earth will bow before.

I am a sinner unworthy to see your face.
I thank you for your mercy, grace
and willingness to send your Son to earth
So I could die to sin and have a second birth.

Because of you I have been made new.
I can count on your Word that is true.
What a blessing to commune in prayer,
All my joys and sorrows with you I share.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

You Are

A Songbird that brings sweet
Melody into my wistful heart
The savory spice which adds
Zest to my lonely days

The exquisite flowers on a hillside
That bring beauty and delight
Living and cooling water
A tonic to revive and refresh

The master teacher of knowledge
And I, the adoring student at your feet
Light that illuminates my night
Guiding me through raging storms.

A king adorned in purple robe
And I'm your beloved servant
The strong citadel that protects
Me from all dark and evil forces

My loving Savior, your scarlet blood
Flowing from your brow and side
Sweet nectar of forgiveness that
Brings abundant joy to my soul.




Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Victorious Hope

Everyone has a need for hope,
a way to cope,
overcome strife
within their life.

Hope shines like a candle at night,
sharing its light,
shedding despair,
showing God's care.

Jesus brought us hope through God's plan,
redeeming man,
freeing from sin,
vict'ry to win.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Saving You, Saving Me

Precious LORD, amazing grace you send,
as my soul you defend.
Wondrous love that doesn't end.
Oh my Savior and my friend!

Loving Saviour who died for me,
paid my debt on Calvary,
cleansed my soul and set me free.
Now I come on bended knee.

God, your only Son you gave
wanting us, from sin to save.
Raising Him from the grave.
Daily now, your Word I crave!

Chorus:

Loving you, Loving me
He died for us on Calvary.
Saving you, Saving me
By His blood we are set free.

Superman Rescues the Baby Pumpkin




















Nebraska's weather was beautiful on Halloween day,
cool and crisp, but pleasant. All the children dreamed about
the large amount of delicious candy they would receive.

Adults bought lots of candy and decorated so neighborhood
children would have fun. The adults didn't mind having a
little candy leftover to munch on.

Superman was excited about Halloween. He enjoyed flying
around and seeing all the children walking around from door
to door getting treats. He also wanted to make sure all the
children were safe.

What a huge responsibility! He was watching one baby
pumpkin very carefully. This baby had a difficult time when
he was born.

Baby Garrison was dressed as a pumpkin. He was sleeping
soundly in his stroller. Someone had pushed him around and
left him close to a hill. All of a sudden his stroller was bumped
into by one of the children trick or treating. It started rolling
down a hill. Garrison's Mom started screaming. She and his
Daddy started running down the hill trying to stop the runaway
stroller. Other friends started helping in the chase to save
baby Garrison.

It was a long hill and the stroller picked up speed. It was then
that Superman or Supperman, as he was sometimes called, saw
the danger.

Immediately he turned and flew in the direction of the runaway
stroller. With the speed of light he was there to stop the
stroller. He picked up Baby Garrison, who was actually laughing
and enjoying his ride down the hill. He was too little to know the
danger he was in.

Garrison's grateful parents thanked and thanked Superman for
saving Garrison, the baby pumpkin.

Superman didn't want a fuss made about it. He was just glad to
help. Seeing Garrison safe was all the reward he needed.

He flew off so he could continue his mission to watch over the
children so they would all have a Happy Halloween.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Amazing, Simply Amazing















Fall colors bold and bright
Beauty of a starry, starry night
A formation of geese in flight
Gazing from a mountain's height.
Oh, what an amazing sight!
Warmth from the sun's light.
All remind me of His power and might.
God, “You are my soul's delight!”



Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Child in Me

I felt like a child at play,
running to the mailbox today.
Leaves danced merrily down the street
some swirling around my feet.
The wind teased as it blew my hair.
What joy to be without a care!
My friends and I laughed with glee
the leaves, the wind and me.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Compromise - Good or Bad

Compromise. It can be good. We all need to remember that someone
else needs their turn sometimes. Fred's wonderful at saying: "Where
do you want to go eat or what movie do you want to rent?" I need to
remember to be thoughtful and take turns doing what he likes.

But what about compromising your beliefs. I see too much of that.
We say "everybody's doing such and such now". Nothing's wrong with
it. Did God's standards for us change or are we trying to change it to
fit our own wants? We certainly don't want to stand out from the crowd,
do we?

Sorry if I seem to be preaching. I'm actually reminding myself that I
need to be holier, hold myself to a higher standard. I'm thankful for
Christian friends who live a great example and encourage me to live for
Christ. We go together to the prison on Tuesday nights and share our
lives. None of us are perfect, but we try to encourage one another to live
above the world's standards.

If you're living a Christian life, can anyone see a difference? Would they know
you're a Christian by how you talk, the movies you see, the places you go?

There's always someone watching us. Teachers have lots of children who
watch them daily. They have a big responsibility to model the right way to
act to those students. What about you? Who's watching you?

I've got three beautiful grandchildren. Children need lots of encouragement
nowadays to know how to not get caught up in worldly activities. How to
live in the world, without looking like the world.

Wow. I've got lots to do, lots of praying, lots of reading God's Word. I've got
to be a godly wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Too many souls look at
me. What kind of example am I? What kind of example are you? Think
about it.

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