Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Isaiah 61:11 -
For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Song of Solomon 2:12
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.

Sweet is the season of spring: the long and dreary winter helps us to appreciate its genial warmth, and its promise of summer enhances its present delights. After periods of depression of spirit, it is delightful to behold again the light of the Sun of Righteousness; then our slumbering graces rise from their lethargy, like the crocus and the daffodil from their beds of earth; then is our heart made merry with delicious notes of gratitude, far more melodious than the warbling of birds-and the comforting assurance of peace, infinitely more delightful than the turtle's note, is heard within the soul. Now is the time for the soul to seek communion with her Beloved; now must she rise from her native sordidness, and come away from her old associations. If we do not hoist the sail when the breeze is favourable, we shall be blameworthy: times of refreshing ought not to pass over us unimproved. When Jesus Himself visits us in tenderness, and entreats us to arise, can we be so base as to refuse His request? He has Himself risen that He may draw us after Him: He now by His Holy Spirit has revived us, that we may, in newness of life, ascend into the heavenlies, and hold communion with Himself. Let our wintry state suffice us for coldness and indifference; when the Lord creates a spring within, let our sap flow with vigour, and our branch blossom with high resolve. O Lord, if it be not spring time in my chilly heart, I pray Thee make it so, for I am heartily weary of living at a distance from Thee. Oh! the long and dreary winter, when wilt Thou bring it to an end? Come, Holy Spirit, and renew my soul! quicken Thou me! restore me, and have mercy on me! This very night I would earnestly implore the Lord to take pity upon His servant, and send me a happy revival of spiritual life!

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Variety of Links

Just for Fun ~ Shoe Fun at Deby's

Prayer Walking ~ Encouragement From My Heart

email ~ Some Where In Time

BJ @ Sweet Nothings ~ a giveaway ~ "I'll Fly Away".........

Song ~ Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

My Yard .... More Added

I bought myself a little digital camera, and I am trying to learn how to use it. I especially want to take pictures of flowers and birds. It has taken me awhile to learn how to get the pictures on the computer and onto my blog.

This is a picture of a cabbage plant that was not looking too good. But look how it has bloomed with the yellow flowers. It is in front of my porch. Part of my flag is showing, and if you click to enlarge it, you can see the pansy plant and "Make a joyful noise" plaque my friend gave me.

This is one of the most beautiful hanging baskets I have ever had. My little camera does not capture all the bright vivid colors. My sweet brother gave it to me for my birthday.

Try to ignore the leaves all around that I left for the winter. I am working on doing something with them.

This is just a practice post with my pictures. Thanks for joining me.

Pretty azaleas, but ivy needs to go!

Clematis on left side of front porch ~

Just wanted to share a few of my flowers with you ~
I believe I'm having fun with my new toy, don't you?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Another Meme

Deborah, at her lovely new blog, Songs From My Journey, has tagged me for a six word memoir.

The rules are:

1.Write your own six word memoir.
2.Post it on your blog, and include a visual illustration if you like.
3.Link to the person who tagged you in their post.
4.Tag five more blogs with links.
5.Remember to leave a comment on the tagged blogs inviting them to play.

I thought Deborah's memoir was excellent, and I enjoyed the pictures she posted. Some of the ladies are using words to describe themselves. However, I really liked my friend Adrienne's memoir here.

So my memoir is:

Saved by God's Gift of Jesus

I am tagging:
Saija @ Thro A Glass Darkly
Maxine @ Nanna's Reflections
Katherine @ Yellow Rose Arbor
Karen @ Let Me Walk With You Jesus
Barbara @ Tidbits and Treasures

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Our Soldiers

The Brave by Grace Pullen
The Brave

A Thank You Letter From Iraq

We need to remember our servicemen in prayer.

Military Prayer Point

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Monday, April 21, 2008

In Christ

View this "Flash" movie ~ In Christ

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Communion with God

Isaiah 2:3
Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord.

It is exceedingly beneficial to our souls to mount above this present evil world to something nobler and better. The cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches are apt to choke everything good within us, and we grow fretful, desponding, perhaps proud and carnal. It is well for us to cut down these thorns and briers, for heavenly seed sown among them is not likely to yield a harvest; and where shall we find a better sickle with which to cut them down than communion with God and the things of the kingdom? In the valleys of Switzerland many of the inhabitants are deformed, and all wear a sickly appearance, for the atmosphere is charged with miasma, and is close and stagnant; but up yonder, on the mountain, you find a hardy race, who breathe the clear fresh air as it blows from the virgin snows of the Alpine summits. It would be well if the dwellers in the valley could frequently leave their abodes among the marshes and the fever mists, and inhale the bracing element upon the hills. It is to such an exploit of climbing that I invite you this evening. May the Spirit of God assist us to leave the mists of fear and the fevers of anxiety, and all the ills which gather in this valley of earth, and to ascend the mountains of anticipated joy and blessedness. May God the Holy Spirit cut the cords that keep us here below, and assist us to mount! We sit too often like chained eagles fastened to the rock, only that, unlike the eagle, we begin to love our chain, and would, perhaps, if it came really to the test, be loath to have it snapped. May God now grant us grace, if we cannot escape from the chain as to our flesh, yet to do so as to our spirits; and leaving the body, like a servant, at the foot of the hill, may our soul, like Abraham, attain the top of the mountain, there to indulge in communion with the Most High.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Neat Links for You

An American Bald Eagle Lunges Toward its Prey Below the Water by Klaus Nigge
An American Bald Eagle Lunges Toward its Prey Below the Water

The story of Freedom, an injured bald eagle, nursed back to life by a cancer survivor ~

I saw this on Cindy's blog.
11 year old Keith Green on "I've Got a Secret" ~
I love the late Christian singer Keith Green. He and his two young children died on July 28, 1982, in a plane crash. His song ,"There Is A Redeemer", is very beautiful.

Sue's It Is Well With My Soul ~

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Monday, April 14, 2008

"Open Our Eyes"

I found this lovely video on You-Tube.

Open Our Eyes, Lord

Open our eyes, Lord
We want to see Jesus,
To reach out and touch Him,
And say that we love Him.
Open our ears, Lord
And help us to listen.
Open our eyes, Lord
We want to see Jesus.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Cast Cares on Him

1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.

It is a happy way of soothing sorrow when we can feel-"HE careth for me." Christian! do not dishonour religion by always wearing a brow of care; come, cast your burden upon your Lord.You are staggering beneath a weight which your Father would not feel. What seems to you a crushing burden, would be to Him but as the small dust of the balance. Nothing is so sweet as to
"Lie passive in God's hands,
And know no will but His."
O child of suffering, be thou patient; God has not passed thee over in His providence. He who is the feeder of sparrows, will also furnish you with what you need. Sit not down in despair; hope on, hope ever. Take up the arms of faith against a sea of trouble, and your opposition shall yet end your distresses. There is One who careth for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your woe, and his hand omnipotent shall yet bring you the needed help. The darkest cloud shall scatter itself in showers of mercy. The blackest gloom shall give place to the morning. He, if thou art one of His family, will bind up thy wounds, and heal thy broken heart. Doubt not His grace because of thy tribulation, but believe that He loveth thee as much in seasons of trouble as in times of happiness. What a serene and quiet life might you lead if you would leave providing to the God of providence! With a little oil in the cruse, and a handful of meal in the barrel, Elijah outlived the famine, and you will do the same. If God cares for you, why need you care too? Can you trust Him for your soul, and not for your body? He has never refused to bear your burdens, He has never fainted under their weight. Come, then, soul! have done with fretful care, and leave all thy concerns in the hand of a gracious God.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Lord's Prayer

I saw this precious child singing The Lord's Prayer on a friend's blog and thought it was adorable.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Animal Fun

I Do Dog Tricks ~ Be sure to type in "kiss" too, but do it last. "Dance" and "jump" are cute.

An elephant that paints?

Penguins Celebrate April 1st (Spring)

The Explanation

Monday, April 7, 2008

Songs of Praise - Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus

This hymn has just come to mind, and I think it is very appropriate for us today.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Church of Oprah Exposed

This is a video that is going around on the internet and blogs. It is deceiving and teaches new age doctrines. For some reason, I cannot even post it on my blog. It keeps cutting off. Go here to view the video.

John 14:6 -
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Go here for a hymn about Jesus suffering on the cross.

Regarding heaven:

Matthew 5:16 -
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 18:3 -
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 16:19 -
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

John 6:38 -
For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

Philippians 2:10 -
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

Colossians 1:5 -
For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

John 14:2 -
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

Matthew 24:30 -
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Revelation 5:13 -
And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

Regarding meditation:

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

Regarding a jealous God:

Exodus 20:5 -
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Exodus 34:14 -
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

Isaiah 42:8 -
I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

Exodus 20:3 -
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Isaiah 44:6 -
Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Isaiah 45:18 -
For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

Isaiah 45:22 -
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Isaiah 12:2 -
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Regarding belief:

Jesus said:
Mark 1:15 -
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

John 1:12 -
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 20:31 -
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Acts 16:31 -
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Romans 10:9 -
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Regarding this doctrine:

1John 4:1 -
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Psalm 36:7
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Blog Blessings

I am very honored to receive an award for blogging excellence from Adrienne at With A Grateful Heart. She and I share a love for music. Adrienne is a sweet, caring friend with a very interesting and inspirational blog. Thank you so much, Adrienne, for this award ~

Now I am supposed to pass this award on to 10 friends whose blogs I enjoy. As they accept this award, they will pass it on to 10 more friends. So I pass this award to:

1. Deby ~ Apples of Gold
2. Betty ~ Country Charm
3. Sharon ~ Keeper of the Home
4. Patricia ~ Pollywog Creek
5. Barbara ~ Tidbits and Treasures
6. Nancy ~ In my neck of the woods
7. Karen ~ Let Me Walk With You Jesus
8. Jane ~ lady janes journal

Friends with excellent blogs, that I don't believe show awards are Saija, Jodi, Beka, and Maxine.
Mimi also just received this award. Her blog is wonderful.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Seek the Lord

Hosea 10:12
It is time to seek the Lord.

This month of April is said to derive its name from the Latin verb aperio, which signifies to open, because all the buds and blossoms are now opening, and we have arrived at the gates of the flowery year. Reader, if you are yet unsaved, may your heart, in accord with the universal awakening of nature, be opened to receive the Lord. Every blossoming flower warns you that it is time to seek the Lord; be not out of tune with nature, but let your heart bud and bloom with holy desires. Do you tell me that the warm blood of youth leaps in your veins? then, I entreat you, give your vigour to the Lord. It was my unspeakable happiness to be called in early youth, and I could fain praise the Lord every day for it. Salvation is priceless, let it come when it may, but oh! an early salvation has a double value in it. Young men and maidens, since you may perish ere you reach your prime, "It is time to seek the Lord." Ye who feel the first signs of decay, quicken your pace: that hollow cough, that hectic flush, are warnings which you must not trifle with; with you it is indeed time to seek the Lord. Did I observe a little grey mingled with your once luxurious tresses? Years are stealing on apace, and death is drawing nearer by hasty marches, let each return of spring arouse you to set your house in order. Dear reader, if you are now advanced in life, let me entreat and implore you to delay no longer. There is a day of grace for you now-be thankful for that, but it is a limited season and grows shorter every time that clock ticks. Here in this silent chamber, on this first night of another month, I speak to you as best I can by paper and ink, and from my inmost soul, as God's servant, I lay before you this warning, "It is time to seek the Lord." Slight not that work, it may be your last call from destruction, the final syllable from the lip of grace.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Here is a pretty song written by Fanny Crosby ~ Behold the Lovely Spring-Time!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Fanny Crosby

Live- Fanny Crosby by Fanny Crosby
Live- Fanny Crosby

I enjoyed reading this about the life of the blind hymnwriter Fanny Crosby.
Fanny Crosby's Wonderful Life Ended

Pass Me Not

PS ~ Today is my birthday on April Fools Day.

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