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

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Hold Me Near

God of comfort hold me near,
gently wipe away sorrow's tear.
Strengthen me through this trial.
Walk with me each and every mile.

When Satan tries to discourage me;
LORD, hear my fervent plea.
Answer me quickly when I call,
ere I stumble and fall.

Be with me through darknest night.
Renew my hope with morning light.
Sustain me with your peace
until this life and sorrows cease.

Restore the happiness I once knew
as I continually praise you.
Then forever to be with thee;
from earthly cares I will be free.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Treasured Tuesdays

Remember When

Take lots of pictures and make memories.
One day you'll be glad you have these.
Loves ones won't always be around.
Place photos where they can be found.

Remember all those famous fishing trips,
where your Dad gave lots of tips.
How about the unusual things caught;
turtles and a sea gull that fought.

What about the fun times in the boat;
bottom of the lake with an anchor, you can't float!
Trying to get up on one ski,
once more around the lake was your plea.

How about all those fish on a line;
Wow! Franklin sure did fine.
How many people with hooks were stuck;
some people have all the luck.

Grandma stated with much pride,
“I set a record and hadn't even tried.”
Remember staying up half the night
cleaning all those fish by lantern light.

Telling stories that stretch the imagination.
Passing them down to the next generation.
Hope we all have lots more fun together;
even though at times there's stormy weather.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Songfilled Sundays

Precious Moments with You

Early in the morning
starting out with you,
precious quiet moments
refresh and renew.

Reading your Word,
putting it in my heart;
reflecting and meditating
hoping it'll never depart.

Praying with gratitude
for your blessings galore;
knowing you'll continue
to bless me o'er and o'er.

Help me speak to someone
about you today;
showing by my life
how to live your way.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Splendid Saturdays

At the Lake on a Cloudy Day

Cloudy days aren't always so bad,
look at the fun you had.
Relaxed and read a good book,
maybe even a nap you took.

Think about all you need to do.
Write a list of a thing or two.
Organize it all as you write.
Plan it with all your might.

Sitting at the lake on a cloudy day,
take it easy while you may.
Sun will soon shine so bright,
you'll have to work half the night.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Fantastic Friday

Special People

A child smiled at me today,
chasing my gloom away.
I sang a happy song.
She giggled, then sang along.
What a precious treat
from this child so sweet.

Two little boys made my day;
although they live far away.
New pictures up on facebook
that their sweet Mom took.

What changed your sadness,
turned it into gladness.
Thank God for family and friends,
the special ones He sends.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thankful Thursdays

I had a great time with my Mom today. We went
shopping at Guthrie. We enjoy the thrift stores
and antique shops. We even found a new cafe to
eat lunch at.

I'm still so thankful that I have my Mom. My
Dad has been dead almost 30 years. It will be
30 years in September. I have a step Dad,Delmar.
I'm glad Mom has him.

Another thing I'm thankful for is a lesson God
gave me today on my walk. As I was out walking
my big toe started hurting. I finally had to
stop and take my shoe and sock off. There was a

I thought about how much that small splinter
hurt. It made it difficult for me to walk. I
think our life as a christian is like that.
Small things can become big problems and cause
difficulty in our walk with God.

We have some minor thing that we allow ourselves
to get angry about and it grows and grows until
it causes us to lose our focus on God. Anger and
resentment are like that. They can fester and
become worse just like if I had not gotten that
splinter out of my toe.

We need to pray that God will show us the
"splinters" in our lives and that He will help
us remove those.

I hope that you have a Thankful Thursday and
think about a blessing you have had today!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Treasured Tuesdays

God has blessed me with many treasures:
forgiveness of sins, hope, an eternal home
in heaven.

Here are some of the other treasures He's
blessed me with:

Wish I had space to put all the pictures up of
family and friends.

Tuesdays are especially treasured because I spend
the evening with friends like Beth as we
go to be with the ladies in prison.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Songfilled Sundays

Sundays are a day of celebration;
time to show loving adoration.
Praise your heavenly King.
Lift your voices and sing.

Remember God's Son died for you.
Each day your love for Him renew.
God will always be very near.
He'll never forsake you, don't fear.

Did you praise Him in song?
Encourage others to sing along.
Tell them about the Savior
who died to show loving favor.

Don't praise Him on Sunday alone.
He's the Savior who died to atone.
Praise Him each and every day.
Point others to Him by living His way.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Splendid Saturday

Wow! Today was amazing. I knew I would
be going to a wedding on the 36th floor
of the Chase Building. I'm terrified of

I knew I needed to meditate on God's Word
today all day. I prayed for Him to help
with my fear.

Of course, He came through. He always does
if I stop and depend on Him.

I just had to change my thinking every
time Satan tried to tell me I couldn't do

Praise God for answered prayers and for His
strength to overcome.

Fantastic Fridays

Cherish Friends and Family

Family and friends
forever on our hearts,
bless the days of our lives
by the love they impart.

Cherish every minute
with those you love.
Let them know they
are often thought of.

These precious people
are God's gift to you
to share happy moments
and painful ones, too.

Go to your heavenly Father
without delay,
thanking Him for your
loved ones today.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thankful Thursdays

Today was a wonderful day. Fred and I got a
lot accomplished. The house looks better, we
went grocery shopping together and didn't
overspend. We went for a walk together and
even visited a sister from church who is
recovering from surgery.

It's been a beautiful day.

I'm even working on the office room trying to
get it straightened up.

I'm thankful God helped me accomplish a lot
and Fred and I got to be together.

What were your blessings of the day? Please

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wonderfilled Wednesday

My walk today was like a marvelous celebration.
The birds were singing to the God of creation.
It touched my soul and I also wanted to praise;
just seeing all the beauty your world displays.

Thank you Father for daily blessings you impart
that lift my spirits and bring joy to my heart.
May I live each and every moment of the day
aware of the good gifts you've brought my way.

Through your creation we are reminded of the story
of your power and might and we see your glory.
I will continue to find joy in the world around me,
daily noticing these precious gifts and praising thee.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Treasured Tuesdays

Today indeed is a treasured day. I spent time with
Esther. Her papa and I hid Easter eggs 4 times and
took her to the park. There is a new set of slides
and she tried all of them; even the one that was
high and fast.

I want to treasure all the time I can spend with my
grandchildren, children and my family and friends.

I think one thing about losing someone is you
appreciate the people in your life more.

I am going to try a different thing on my blog
because of my son changing his blog. I'm going
to post about magnificent Mondays, Treasured
Tuesdays, Wonderfilled Wednesdays, Thankful
Thursdays, Fantastic Fridays, Splendid Saturdays,
and Song for the Savior Sundays. At least, I'm
going to try. This makes me look at each day with
a new perspective.

I hope you try to see your blessings each day.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lay Your Burdens Down

When my life is filled with grief,
the pain more than I can bear;
I go to the one who gives relief,
knowing that He will care.

He gives strength when I'm weary,
comfort when I'm in despair,
sunshine when life is dreary.
All my sorrow with Him I'll share.

When your heart aches from loss,
go to your Father in prayer.
Lay your burdens down at the cross,
Jesus is waiting for you there.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I Seek You

Early in the morning,
you are the one I seek;
while the sky is still dark
before the sun is at its peak.

On my morning walk
you speak to me;
through your magnificent creation
of flowers, birds and trees.

Your mighty hand
is at work each day;
guiding and molding
me as if I were clay.

At night I go outside,
look up to the skies;
ask for your presence
with me until I arise.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

I Come Before Your Throne

Many people I love have
heavy burdens to bear.
I feel so very helpless, Father
so I come to you in prayer.

I have no power to heal
broken hearts or health,
no skills do I possess,
couldn't buy it with my wealth.

God, please listen as I share,
You're the compassionate one,
the mighty God who cares.
I'll lay them before you feet.
Thank you for listening
every day when we meet.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

He Warms Our Hearts

Gathered round the fireplace
on a chilly winter night;
I feel the warmth
of the flickering light.
At times the world
is a cold place to live;
people think of what they can get,
not what they can give.
If only they'd look to Jesus
as their example and guide;
trust Him as their Savior
who bled for them and died.
He's the one who shows us
a love that never fails.
It warms our hearts and
helps us over trials to prevail.