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

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Do We Judge

By how a person dresses
Or what a person possesses
The color of their skin
The house they live in
Amount of money they make
Or fancy vacations they take

How Does God Judge

By a person’s heart
The love they impart
The way they listen and obey
What they do and say

Sunday, October 25, 2009

God Colors My Word

Trees flaming red and orange so bright
Bring to my soul wonder and delight.
What an amazing marvelous sight
Changes the darkness into light

God changes my world from gray
Bold Fall colors, a lovely array
He created the beauty of each day
I will thank Him as I pray.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Follow Him

I ran ahead without my Father
He was going too slow for me
I thought I knew what was best
But I stumbled, then fell.
I should have waited
He picked me up
I’ll follow
His lead

Friday, October 23, 2009

What If

What if I thought about every action I took;
lived by the Bible, God's Good Book.
What if every idol in my life I'd forsake?
What kind of change in my life would it make?

What if I remembered His holiness,
paid Him the honor that's His due
Would it make people see Him differently,
Would it change their view?

Could I help others see God, the great I am?
Open their eyes to see Jesus, the perfect lamb?
God, I bow before you with this fervent plea.
Help me be more like Jesus fully devoted to thee.

Help me start out each day with songs of praise
Help me continue this all of my days.
God, you are my master, my only King.
You lift me out of despair and make my heart sing.

Instead of the world I'll depend on guidance from you
Meditating on your Holy Word will change my view.
I'll think about Jesus who died to see everyone free,
My life will no longer be all about me.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thankful Thursdays

Take Up Your Armor

In this moment in your life,
Where has God placed you?
What is He asking for you to
Stand up and do?

Now is the perfect time;
This is the season.
He has placed you here
For a special reason.

What excuse will you give
As you walk away;
I’m not wise enough,
I don’t know what to say.

Does Satan talk and
Whisper in your ear?
Does He know what to
Say to fill you with fear.

Will you give in to it,
Walking from the fight,
Forgetting on your side
Is the God of all might.

Pick up your Sword and
Armor to help you stand.
Remember your salvation
And home that God planned.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wonderfilled Wednesdays

Clear My Vision

LORD, I don't know why I'm feeling this way.
You've blessed me abundantly everyday.
Why is it my world seems so gray?
It's because Satan knows just what to say.

Clear my vision, make me more aware
of all you've created that's lovely and fair.
Help me see the love you declare.
Awaken me out of this despair.

Thank you for loving me again and again,
for saving and freeing me from my sin.
Walking with you brings great joy within
With your love and faithfulness I always win!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Meet Me at the Cross


See the Savior in the garden
Kneeling in prayer
With His Father
Thy will be done

Meet me at the foot of the cross
Feel Jesus’ love
See His blood flow
Cleansing your sins

Go with me to the empty tomb
He has risen
He lives again
New life is yours

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fill the Emptiness

What will satisfy the emptiness I feel?
Where can I go so my heart will heal?
The world calls out constantly to me
If you do this then happy you’ll be.

But then I still feel empty inside
Who can help, who will provide?
Where do I go so I can be whole?
Who will fill the longing in my soul?

God you place a song in my heart
Always be with me, let’s never part.
When I am weak, you make me strong.
You make me feel like I always belong.

When I cry out you always hear
You make the emptiness disappear.
Each day I will walk by your side
Please hold my hand, be my guide.

Monday, October 12, 2009

What Has God Done For You?

I've been challenged by my son, Franklin, to think and
write about what God has done for me.

I look back into my life and see that He's blessed me
abundantly. I had loving parents who brought me up in
the LORD. I have a loving, faithful christian husband
who believes in me and encourages me in the LORD.

God has blessed me with three children, 2 wonderful
daughters-in-law and three grandchildren. Our family
loves one another and wants the best for each other.

God has brought about a lot of change in my life. As
a teenager I was painfully shy. He's given me opportunities
to do things I never thought possible. I used to hate
standing up in class to even give a book report. He's
blessed me with opportunities to teach classes in Africa
to women and I taught grade 10 girls. Now I'm blessed to
be able to teach in the prison.

Because of God's answer to prayer I was able to overcome
fear and go live in Africa for 5 years. I hope I encouraged
people there, but my christian family there gave so
much to me and taught me many lessons.

God gave me opportunities in my work as He placed me at
jobs with other christians who have been amazing examples
to me: Landmark Bookstore with Norma and also Alva Roofing
with T.J., Tom, Oral, Kathryn, Greg, Sharon, Bill, and

I still have things I need to work on in my life, but I
know God will help me overcome.

God has also blessed me with opportunities to work with
many young christian women who have been a blessing in
my life.

Through the women in prison I've learned more about God's
grace. These women really know what grace is and how God
can change lives.

God works amazingly in our lives and has such great
plans for us. He teaches us lots of lessons through the
people He places in our lives. What has He done for you?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Songfilled Sundays

No Other One

Lord, be with me through the valleys
Walk beside me hand in hand
Carry me through the desert
Don’t let me sink in drifting sand

When tears flow like a river
Please wipe them from my face
I need your gentle touch
The feel of your warm embrace

When life seems to keep
Dealing blow after blow
You are my strength
The one who saves from any foe

You lead me directly through
The battles, not around
I look forward to the day
When I will be heavenward bound

No other friend can comfort
Through the darkest night
Or lift me from deep despair
To the most victorious height

What words can I possibly use
To thank you, my God and King
I’ll lay my life at your feet
And forever to your Word I’ll cling

No other Master is worthy
Of my devotion and praise
You alone will I worship
Today, tomorrow and always!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Travel Back to When

I’d like to travel the dusty road to granny and grandpa’s again
Travel back to that time long ago – that time when
I could gather fresh eggs from the chicken pen
Back when I was only nine or ten
Smell ham sizzling in that old frying pan
Go out in the yard and kick around an old tin can
Watch Daddy Pete bring home some fish
See granny make them into a delicious dish
Taste butter churned by granny’s own hand
Walk around again on my family’s land
Let the water bucket down into the well
Sit down in the living room and talk for a spell
On the way home we stop at the old country store
Buy ice cream, or candy with money from an uncle we adore
Yes, I’d like to travel the dusty road to granny and grandpa’s again
Back to that time long ago when – when I was only nine or ten.