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, November 26, 2016

In the Shadow of the Cross

In the shadow of the cross

while hand in hand we walk

I will share my heart as we talk

in the shadow of the cross.


In the shadow of the cross

my sin at last I see

your precious blood has set me free

in the shadow of the cross.


In the shadow of the cross

I’ll meet with You each day

and from Your love I’ll never stray

In the shadow of the cross.


Judy Wood

Thursday, November 17, 2016

We Wait in Hope

We cry to the LORD

(to the LORD)

who hears and rescues us

(rescues us)

We trust in Him

(we trust in Him)

Our mighty God

( Mighty God)


Our times are in

(times are in)

His hands.

(His hands)



When the storms arise

(storms arise)

He is our shield and help

(shield and help)

He guides our lives

(He guides our lives)

and lights our path.

(lights our path)

We wait in hope

(wait in hope)

for Him.

(for Him)


Judy Wood

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Refuge of My Soul

I lift up my eyes to the LORD,

the maker of heaven and earth.

Because He’s my helper I will 
 
not fear what man can do to me.


I seek my LORD every day.

He rescues me from all my fear.

He is the refuge of my soul

and I pour out my heart to Him.


Jesus, the lover of my soul

He supplies every need I have.

I’ll pray and thank Him no matter 
 
what – for that is God’s will for me.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Give Me Jesus

Give me Jesus when I awake

May my faith be real, never fake.

May I by His side always stay

as I read His word and obey.



Give me Jesus now every hour.

He’s my strong and mighty tower.

Whene’er I need some help to cope,

remind me that He is my hope.



Give me Jesus throughout the night

until the dawn brings morning light.

I’ll thank Him for glorious grace

and Holy Spirit’s sweet embrace.



Give Me Jesus when my life ends

and His angels my soul attend.

for now and through eternity.

Give me Jesus, Give me Jesus!

Monday, September 26, 2016

A Golden Life

My life is like a golden treasure chest

running over with gems of which I’m blest.

Memories like diamonds shine in my mind.

Like a prospector, gold nuggets I find.



Sixty-six years of blessings, I confess.

Then to God my gratitude I express.

He has smiled and rained blessings all around.

Each raindrop shines like a jewel on the ground.



If I forget how good God’s been to me

I’ll open up the treasure chest and see

all the ways my life with gold is arrayed.

Then I’ll thank Him for the love He’s displayed.



Each day He blesses me with new treasure

which bestows pleasures beyond all measure.

Precious gifts He gives to me each new day.

My Father knows just how His love to display.



The best treasure I have is eternal life.

Where I will be away from earthly strife.

Then this blessed woman will walk streets of gold

and my Father’s presence at last behold.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Longing to Soar

How should I be seen

As caterpillar crawling


Or a soaring butterfly


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Learn to Dance During Life's Rain

At times we yearn for days gone by

when we were young, we'd never die.


No falt'ring steps, our legs were strong.


Nothing with our health could go wrong.



Our eyes now dim, we cannot see;


we cry "What has become of me?"


We strain to hear our loved one's voice.


Now hearing aids must be our choice.



We cannot dwell upon the past.


Live to the fullest while life lasts.


Our God still has blessings in store


before we reach that final shore.



Open our eyes so we can see


how to serve others, this our plea.


Help us not grumble or complain,


but learn to dance during life's rain.

 

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Beware of Those Little eyes

She’s watching you

and hearing every word you say.

She’s watching you;

each action, good or bad, you do.

Be careful what you do today.

She’ll imitate your foolish ways.

She’s watching you.


Sunday, September 04, 2016

Soaring to Paradise

I soared above the cloudy sky 
 
and there appeared a charming land.

It’s splendor no one could deny.

It was not made by human hand.


Beauty like an island of ice

whose grandeur stole my breath away.

I felt lost in a paradise.

I’d venture there another day.


The plane landed upon the ground.

My feet are planted here for now,

but I won’t always be earth bound.

I’ll fly to there again, I vow.


To soar above the world so high

and see the glory there once more;

I’ll take the chance again to fly.

Then thank my God whom I adore.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Build a Bridge To You

I’ll build a bridge to be near you.

In Christ I’m new

I’ll lay sweet planks

of love and thanks


I’ll sing to you a special song

my whole life long

sing Psalms to praise

Your mighty ways


I’ll read the Bible every day

I will obey

to You I’ll pray

Let’s talk today

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tiny Treasures

Tiny treasures

planted in my path.

Permit me to perceive

these gifts as gems from you, God;

then utter praise.

Admit you’re the giver

Affirm my faith



Monday, August 08, 2016

You Take My Breath Away

When in the dark of night
I see your starry sky
Your splendor from on high
You take my breath away.

Chorus:
You take my breath away
each and every day
Your amazing ways
inspire my praise,
You take my breath away

When I go for a walk
I hear birds’ melody
Then your voice calls to me
You take my breath away.

Chorus:
You take my breath away
each and every day
Your amazing ways
inspire my praise,
You take my breath away.

When your wind blows my hair
and whispers in the trees
I feel your majesty
You take my breath away.

Chorus:
You take my breath away
each and every day
Your amazing ways
inspire my praise,
You take my breath away.


Your death upon the cross
from sin has set me free
And now your love I see
You take my breath away.

Chorus:
You take my breath away
each and every day.
Your amazing ways
inspire my praise
You take my breath away.


Judy Wood 8/7/2016

Friday, August 05, 2016

Home Run

Sometimes life’s like a baseball game;

though it may not bring you fame.

Perhaps you’ve been thrown a curve ball

and your back’s up against a wall.



You long to run around each base,

but you have to walk, you can’t race.

In life you can’t stand to go slow.

You don’t want to stop, you must go.



Then there’s that moment you strike out,

all of your abilities you doubt.

No longer do you want to play,

on the bench is the place to stay.


Then you finally hit the mark

and the ball soars out of the park.

You feel this game of life you’ve won

when you hit your golden home run.

Monday, August 01, 2016

A Longing

Home

Sweet Place

Sacred space

Can’t be replaced

Familiar faces

and cherished embraces

Memories galore are stored

within the walls, inside its doors

God’s placed a longing for home in us



Judy Wood

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Put on a Happy Face

Smile and put on your happy face.

Don’t you dare complain or grumble.

Positive thoughts you must embrace;

though in life you take a tumble.


At times on your face there’s a frown,

when heartache comes and you are sad.

But then you should turn it around.

Use your smile to make others glad.


A smile is great to give away.

When someone’s down it gives them cheer.

How many can you give today?

It can remove despair and drear.


A smile another’s life can touch

by making them their pain forget.

It really doesn’t cost you much,

but what a big return you get.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Recognize Your Blessings

Recognize each blessing God gives,

then name it to make it more real.

By these gifts you know your God lives;

then at mention of His name, kneel.


Let your mouth pour forth His praise

as gratitude flows in your heart.

Show Him honor all of your days

and never from His ways depart.


These blessings show your God is near.

He’ll never leave or forsake you.

So remember and never fear

all problems He will get you through.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I'm His Dad

His hand is small when held in mine.

I can’t believe he’ll soon be nine.

His eyes full of trust looked at me.

His loving dad I’ll always be.


I want to teach him right from wrong

and give him his very own song.

A song that’s just written for him

filling his young life to the brim.


To my son I will make this vow

to train him to live his best now.

By walking with him every day,

teaching him how to love and pray.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Our Journey

There’s a journey we all go through
A rendezvous
It will not wait
We can’t be late

There’s no one who can take our place
Thank God for grace
He’s by our side
Strength to provide

Our God is with us all the way
Both night and day
We’ll win this race
And see God’s face

Friday, July 08, 2016

My Heart's Reply

I walked outside while it was night
Before the morning light
Delighting in the starry sky
Praise was my heart’s reply

God sent a rushing mighty wind
My heartsickness to end
A song poured from within my soul
God sent peace to console

He made clear His presence to me
Doubts from my heart did flee
What a glorious God is He
His wondrous love for me I see

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

He Reigns

The glorious sunrise reminds me of you

providing me with a heavenly view.


Your sacrifice of being slain

for our sins would have been in vain.


You’re no longer held by death’s chains

therefore I’ll sing with joy He reigns.


He reigns, He broke the chains, He reigns

for all eternity, He reigns.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

No More War

I hate the very thought of war

Please LORD, no more

We need some peace

these wars should cease.


I want to live where it is calm

A peaceful balm

to heal the heart

make pain depart


War free final destination

my peace is won

on yonder shore

forevermore

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Reminders

Precious memories in my heart

Clicked and kept

Captured and framed

In a single moment of time


Brought out occasionally

To ponder on


Reminders

God

Loves me

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Without My God

Without my God

there would be no birds

to sing their melody

no sparkling stars splashed

across the ebony sky


Without my God

there would be no sunset

to bring forth praise

from my
 
trembling lips

no fragrant flowers

with splendor to behold

no peace 
or tranquility of mind


Without my God

there would be no love

no one to share 
 
my burdens or

joy of happiness

Without my God

Thanks to Tracy Wood for the artwork.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Safe in Daddy's Arms

She feels safe in her father's arms
 
Her dad would never let her go

No reason she should feel alarm

She feels safe in her father's arms

Her dad is dazzled by her charms

She hugs him, then a kiss she blows

She feels safe in her father's arms

Her dad would never let her go




Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Which Way

Feet planted 
 
upon shores of time

footprints may melt away

as wild waves come and go

the direction you take

is your choice

sinking sand 
 
or 
 
solid stone




Saturday, June 04, 2016

Let's Give Him Praise

When everything is going great

let's give Him praise.

He gives us cause to celebrate

our hands we'll raise.

We'll lift our eyes to see His grace;

someday in heaven see His face
.
Although the sunshine doesn't blaze,

let's give Him praise.


When bad health comes to devastate

we'll lift our gaze
.
Let's thank the LORD and meditate

on all His ways.

When trials in our life appear,

recall our God is always near.

In all His ways He does amaze,

let's give Him praise.




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