Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hodgepodge of Animals

A few little cute links today for all to enjoy ~

Another great link found at Cindy's Notes in the Key of Life - Singing Horses

Crow and Cat video found here

Another cute story from The Source Daily newsletter - Hippo and Torto

Song for Today - This Is The Day That The Lord Has Made

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Lovely Links

Greta's Gretawire - Our lovely First Lady, Laura Bush, in the middle east - Pink Majlis

Patricia's Pollywog Creek - Saturday Photo Hunt - Pink

Tea Graces Newsletter - Crown Jewel Club

Betty's Country Charm - Friday Show and Tell.....Yes it it isn't.......

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

"There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing"

Recently we had a few days of much needed wonderful rain. I know it seems I am preoccupied with the rain topic, but we have really had a shortage. My friend asked if I had posted this hymn, so I thought it would be appropriate. Thank God for His refreshing rain.

"There shall be showers of blessing,"
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Saviour above.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

"There shall be showers of blessing,"
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

"There shall be showers of blessing,"
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor thy Word.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

"There shall be showers of blessing,"
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we're confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

Words: Daniel W. Whittle,1883
Music: James McGranahan

Just in case you don't know the tune, listen here at The Trinity Hymnal.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"How Great the Bliss to Be a Sheep of Jesus"

How great the bliss to be a sheep of Jesus, And to be guided by His shepherd staff! Earth's greatest honors, how so e'er they please us, Compared to this are vain and empty chaff. Yea, what this world can never give, May through the Shepherd's grace, each needy sheep receive.

Here is a pasture, rich and never failing, Here living waters in abundance flow; None can conceive the grace with them prevailing, Who Jesus' shepherd voice obey and know: He banishes all fear and strife, And leads them gently on to everlasting life.

Who e'er would spend his days in lasting pleasure Must come to Christ and join His flock with speed; Here is a feast prepared, rich beyond measure, The world meanwhile on empty husks must feed. Those souls may share in every good Whose shepherd doth possess the treasuries of God.

Words by Johann Jakob Rambach (1727)
Music by Johann Gottlieb Wagner (1742)

This is a beautiful old Moravian hymn, and Cyber Hymnal does not have it. After much searching, I finally found the tune. Just click on the first black and white notes to the left of Harmony here. Be sure to listen to hear the wonderful sound of the Moravian music.

Johh 10:14 - I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

John 10:27 -
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

John 10:11 -
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Assortment of Videos

This cute video of Snowball, the dancing and singing cockatoo, has been circulating on the internet. Though it is not my kind of music, Snowball loves the Backstreet Boys and even takes many bows at the end. I think it is very cute, and you can see it here in "The Source Daily" newsletter.

This is a very short, cute video of a cat, Duslo Falls Asleep. See it here.

This video is of a 7 year old singer, Anthony Garfiula, and you can see him here. I found out about him at Cindy's Notes in the Key of Life.

I found this lovely beautiful video at Sue's Praise and Coffee. It is David Crowder's Everything Glorious.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Refreshing Rain

I went outside today after some much needed rain. My little flower garden looked very refreshed. During the summer, when it was so dry, I did a post about rain here.

Psalm 104:13 -
He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

Psalm 68:9 -
Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.

Acts 14:17 -
Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Our Good Shepherd

This is a wonderful devotional by Charles Spurgeon about how our good shepherd takes care of His lambs.

Isaiah 40:11
He shall gather the lambs with His arm.

Our good Shepherd has in His flock a variety of experiences, some are strong in the Lord, and others are weak in faith, but He is impartial in His care for all His sheep, and the weakest lamb is as dear to Him as the most advanced of the flock. Lambs are wont to lag behind, prone to wander, and apt to grow weary, but from all the danger of these infirmities the Shepherd protects them with His arm of power. He finds new-born souls, like young lambs, ready to perish-He nourishes them till life becomes vigorous; He finds weak minds ready to faint and die-He consoles them and renews their strength. All the little ones He gathers, for it is not the will of our heavenly Father that one of them should perish. What a quick eye He must have to see them all! What a tender heart to care for them all! What a far- reaching and potent arm, to gather them all! In His lifetime on earth He was a great gatherer of the weaker sort, and now that He dwells in heaven, His loving heart yearns towards the meek and contrite, the timid and feeble, the fearful and fainting here below. How gently did He gather me to Himself, to His truth, to His blood, to His love, to His church! With what effectual grace did He compel me to come to Himself! Since my first conversion, how frequently has He restored me from my wanderings, and once again folded me within the circle of His everlasting arm! The best of all is, that He does it all Himself personally, not delegating the task of love, but condescending Himself to rescue and preserve His most unworthy servant. How shall I love Him enough or serve Him worthily? I would fain make His name great unto the ends of the earth, but what can my feebleness do for Him? Great Shepherd, add to Thy mercies this one other, a heart to love Thee more truly as I ought.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

O for a thousand tongues to sing My great Redeemer's praise,
The glories of my God and King, The triumphs of His grace.

Jesus! the name that charms our fears, That bids our our sorrows cease, 'Tis music in the sinner's ears, 'Tis life and health and peace.

He breaks the power of canceled sin, He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean; His blood availed for me.

Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb, Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Savior come, And leap, ye lame, for joy.

My gracious Master and my God, Assist me to proclaim,
To spread thro' all the earth abroad, The honors of Thy name.

Words: Charles Wesley (1739) (on the first anniversary of his conversion to Christ)
And be sure to see all the other beautiful verses he wrote.
Music: Carl G. Glaser (1828)

Listen to the hymn here.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Posts to Share

Listen to Your Grammie ~ God's Timing

Chocolate and Coffee ~ Peaks or Valleys

Tidbits and Treasures ~ Perfect Love

For Rebecca St. James lovers : Pollywog Creek ~ L'Abri, Rebecca St. James and homeschooling

For Laughs: praise and coffee ~ Have a good laugh on me

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Our Life on Earth

Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but these first few scripture emails recently caught my attention.

Psalm 103:15 -
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

Job 8:9 -
For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)

1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.

Psalm 90:17 -
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

John 9:4 -
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

Psalm 91:16 -
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Proverbs 3:2 -
For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

"I sing the Mighty Power of God"

I sing the mighty pow'r of God, That made the mountains rise; That spread the flowing seas abroad, And built the lofty skies. I sing the wisdom that ordained The sun to rule the day; The moon shines full at His command, And all the stars obey.

I sing the goodness of the Lord, That filled the earth with food; He formed the creatures with His word, And then pronounced them good. Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, Where'er I turn my eye: If I survey the ground I tread, Or gaze upon the sky!

There's not a plant or flow'r below, But makes Thy glories known; And clouds arise, and tempests blow, By order from Thy throne; While all that borrows life from Thee Is ever in Thy care, And ev'rywhere that man can be, Thou,God, art present there.

Words: Isaac Watts - Divine and Moral Songs for Children (1715)
Music: from Gesangbuch der Herzogl, Wurttemberg (1784)

Listen to the music at Cyber Hymnal. Although the music playing is pretty, I like William H. Monk's (1868) (Midi,Score) best.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Trusting God

This is another wonderful devotional by Charles Spurgeon.

Isaiah 36:5
Now on whom dost thou trust?

Reader, this is an important question. Listen to the Christian's answer, and see if it is yours. "On whom dost thou trust?" "I trust," says the Christian, "in a triune God. I trust the Father, believing that He has chosen me from before the foundations of the world; I trust Him to provide for me in providence, to teach me, to guide me, to correct me if need be, and to bring me home to His own house where the many mansions are. I trust the Son. Very God of very God is He-the man Christ Jesus. I trust in Him to take away all my sins by His own sacrifice, and to adorn me with His perfect righteousness. I trust Him to be my Intercessor, to present my prayers and desires before His Father's throne, and I trust Him to be my Advocate at the last great day, to plead my cause, and to justify me. I trust Him for what He is, for what He has done, and for what He has promised yet to do. And I trust the Holy Spirit-He has begun to save me from my inbred sins; I trust Him to drive them all out; I trust Him to curb my temper, to subdue my will, to enlighten my understanding, to check my passions, to comfort my despondency, to help my weakness, to illuminate my darkness; I trust Him to dwell in me as my life, to reign in me as my King, to sanctify me wholly, spirit, soul, and body, and then to take me up to dwell with the saints in light for ever." Oh, blessed trust! To trust Him whose power will never be exhausted, whose love will never wane, whose kindness will never change, whose faithfulness will never fail, whose wisdom will never be nonplussed, and whose perfect goodness can never know a diminution! Happy art thou, reader, if this trust is thine! So trusting, thou shalt enjoy sweet peace now, and glory hereafter, and the foundation of thy trust shall never be removed.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Impressive Posts

Today I thought I would share with you a few posts I have recently enjoyed.

Gracious Hospitality: Musings on Transitions

Coffee Tea Books and Me: Sunday Afternoon Tea

There is no place like home: Moon Flowers

praise and coffee: Changing plans ~ changing seasons

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Monday, October 8, 2007

Give Thanks

Some of my Canadian friends have just celebrated Thanksgiving over the weekend, so I wanted to post a little something with them in mind.

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

I thought of this song "Give Thanks", sung by Don Moen.

Friday, October 5, 2007

"Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"

Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of Heav'n, to earth come down; Fix in us Thy humble dwelling, All Thy faithful mercies crown. Jesus, Thou art all compassion, Pure, unbounded love Thou art; Visit us with Thy Salvation, Enter ev'ry trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit Into ev'ry troubled breast! Let us all in Thee inherit, Let us find that promised rest. Take away our bent to sinning, Alpha and Omega be; End of faith, as its beginning, Set our hearts at liberty.

Come, Almighty to deliver, Let us all Thy life receive; Suddenly return, and never, Nevermore Thy temples leave. Thee we would be always blessing, Serve Thee as Thy hosts above, Pray and praise Thee without ceasing, Glory in Thy perfect love.

Finish then Thy new creation, Pure and spotless let us be; Let us see Thy great salvation Perfectly restored in Thee: Changed from glory into glory, Till in heav'n we take our place, Till we cast our crowns before Thee, Lost in wonder, love and praise!

Words: Charles Wesley (1747)
Music: John Zundel (1870)

Listen to the music at Cyber Hymnal.

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

God Will Make A Way - Don Moen

I think this is a beautiful song, and Don Moen has such a pretty voice. You can turn off the music on the right sidebar.

Jer 32:17 -
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Mathetes Award - Excellence in Discipleship

Barbara at Tidbits and Treasures has given me this awesome Excellence in Discipleship award. Thank you, Barb, for recognizing me. I am deeply humbled, and I pray that the Lord will use me for His glory.

Dan King at Management by God created the award. I also searched the roots of the award and found this post. We are supposed to pass it on to five others who we think are deserving of this award. Choosing just five is very difficult for me, because I am so blessed by your blogs.

Mimi at Listen to Your Grammie
Jodi at The Deputy Domain
Patricia at Pollywog Creek
Karen at Nanny's Rocking Chair
Saija at Thro' a Glass Darkly

Three at Home

The last of the three little triplets, the sweet little boy got to go home yesterday. Now he is at home with his twin sisters, his mom and dad. It's hard to believe they are now a family of five! You can read all about them in my Finally Arriving post. Their grandmother and an aunt are going over to help them this weekend. Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. And thanks to our God for hearing and answering them! I pray He will bless and keep their precious family.

Monday, October 1, 2007


Ne 8:10 -
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

Ps 5:11 -
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

Ps 16:11 -
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Ps 30:5 -
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Ps 32:11 -
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Ps 43:4 -
Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

Ps 51:12 -
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Ps 126:5 -
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Isa 12:3 -
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

Isa 35:10 -
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Isa 51:3 -
For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Isa 55:12 -
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Isa 61:3 -
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Isa 65:19 -
And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

Zep 3:17 -
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

Mt 25:21 -
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Lu 2:10 -
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

Joh 15:11 -
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

Joh 16:20 -
Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

Joh 16:24 -
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Ro 14:17 -
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Ro 15:13 -
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Ga 5:22 -
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

1Th 1:6 -
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

Heb 12:2 -
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Jas 1:2 -
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

1Jo 1:4 -
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

3Jo 1:4 -
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Jude 1:24 -
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

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