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, September 17, 2009

Thankful Thursdays

A Woman Like Hannah

I passed an old house with curtains tattered and worn
and couldn't help wondering who in this house had been born.
I decided I must stop my car and go look at this place
As I approached the old house I thought I saw a face.

What was the sound I heard? It couldn't have been crying.
My imagination was taking over, maybe it was the wind sighing.
Weren't homes a place with the voices of happy children singing,
but I could tell no children had been here to a mother's skirt clinging.

All of a sudden a woman appeared with lots of children around.
The crying I'd heard had changed to laughter what a joyous sound.
She had her Bible open, marked at I Samuel, how strange!
Then I remembered the old story and I knew why such a change.

At first the woman was childless with lots of crying and prayer,
But God had given her laughter and children over which to care.
I pondered over my faith as I drove down that old country road
Did I spend lots of time in prayer sharing with God my own load?

Oh to be like Hannah, when blessed she lifted her voice in praise.
She adored the God she served and devoted her son to him all his days.
I need to humble myself before God and lay something before His feet.
I'll use what He's entrusted into my hand all my days until we meet.

I want my life to shine His light and to give Him all the glory.
He's blessed me abundantly so I'll share with others the old story.
To live my life like Hannah did and be devoted to my King
With my voice His praises throughout all eternity I'll sing.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Treasured Tuesdays

Moment by Moment

Moment by moment I live each day
Trusting God as I walk the narrow way
Living by faith and not by sight
Following as He leads me by His light

Wondering how He could love me so
Thankful for the Savior I've come to know
Why did He choose to die for a sinner like me
Praise God for the blood that sets me free

We talk together each day as friends do
I read His words that are precious and true
He declares that He loves me o'er and o'er
He's my King, my master, the one I adore

Moment by moment I walk with my King
Throughout eternity His praises I'll sing
I can hardly wait to see Him face to face
When at last I have won my lifelong race

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Splendid Saturdays

Lord, Remove the Weeds

This morning I walked past a field
where colorful weeds thrived and grew.
Thoughts about weeds God revealed.
Were there weeds in my own life, too?

Weeds choke out other things that grow.
They thrive without any tender care.
Are there weeds that are my foe?
Help me recognize these is my prayer.

LORD, please remove these from my life,
activities that keep me from you.
Weeds only cause me heartache and strife.
A relationship with you I'll pursue.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Songfilled Sundays

Be a Teacher

First Sunday with 4's and 5's.
I did it, a great surprise.
Two students: Caleb J and Claire
What fun with this delightful pair.

Mr. Fred enjoyed each song
as the children sang along.
Claire and Caleb are very sweet
The memory verse they did repeat.

Precious Children need a teacher to care.
They'll steal your heart, so beware!
If I can do it, so can you.
Come on now, make your big debut.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Marvelous Monday

Little Children Ask Why

Little children may be shy,
but still they like to ask why.
Why's the sky so blue
and little kittens mew.

Why do fireflies have a light
and the sun shines so bright?
Why do the stars twinkle
and old people's skin wrinkle?

Why did God make tiny fleas
and sharks to swim in the seas?
Why did God make eyes to sea?
Why, oh why, does Jesus love me?