Sunday, August 31, 2008

Links to Share

Light Unto Me
Light Unto Me

"Who Calls Me Beautiful?" at Abounding Treasures ~

"Loved" at Thro' A Glass Darkly ~

I know I've posted a lot of videos lately, but these were so great. I watched them both! See all the wonderful things our God is ~ HE IS at MAZES,MESSES,MIRACLES...aMAZING GRACE ~

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

How great is our God

How wonderful to see this young boy singing praises to our God!
And he received at least 100 comments.

Visit Amy at Signs, Miracles, and Wonders for more music.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Run to Jesus

Mark 9:15
The people, when they beheld Him, were greatly amazed, and running to Him saluted Him.

How great the difference between Moses and Jesus! When the prophet of Horeb had been forty days upon the mountain, he underwent a kind of transfiguration, so that his countenance shone with exceeding brightness, and he put a veil over his face, for the people could not endure to look upon his glory. Not so our Saviour. He had been transfigured with a greater glory than that of Moses, and yet, it is not written that the people were blinded by the blaze of His countenance, but rather they were amazed, and running to Him they saluted Him. The glory of the law repels, but the greater glory of Jesus attracts. Though Jesus is holy and just, yet blended with His purity there is so much of truth and grace, that sinners run to Him amazed at His goodness, fascinated by His love; they salute Him, become His disciples, and take Him to be their Lord and Master. Reader, it may be that just now you are blinded by the dazzling brightness of the law of God. You feel its claims on your conscience, but you cannot keep it in your life. Not that you find fault with the law, on the contrary, it commands your profoundest esteem, still you are in nowise drawn by it to God; you are rather hardened in heart, and are verging towards desperation. Ah, poor heart! turn thine eye from Moses, with all his repelling splendour, and look to Jesus, resplendent with milder glories. Behold His flowing wounds and thorn-crowned head! He is the Son of God, and therein He is greater than Moses, but He is the Lord of love, and therein more tender than the lawgiver. He bore the wrath of God, and in His death revealed more of God's justice than Sinai on a blaze, but that justice is now vindicated, and henceforth it is the guardian of believers in Jesus. Look, sinner, to the bleeding Saviour, and as thou feelest the attraction of His love, fly to His arms, and thou shalt be saved.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Today I was honored by Sally at Smiling Sally with the following beautiful award. I recently met Sally, who is very sweet and has many friends. I am enjoying reading the variety of interesting, cute posts on her blog.

Thank you so much, Sally. It was so sweet of you to remember me. Sally looked up the origin of this award and posted this information about the original name and rules.

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and which also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog so that it can be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link of the blog that presented him/her the award.

4. The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link arte y pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award. [If my high school Spanish serves me right, this is translated to mean "little art."]

5. Show these rules.

I pass this award on to others, who I don't believe have this award:

Patricia at Pollywog Creek
Saija at Thro' a Glass Darkly
Adrienne at With A Grateful Heart
Mimi at Listen to Grammie

And I have to mention two very creative friends who already have this award ~ Lorie at Encouragement From My Heart and Deborah at Songs From My Journey.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Book Promotion and Giveaway

My friend Deborah at Songs from my Journey is having a book promotion and giveaway to celebrate her 6 month blogaversary. She is very talented at writing. She has written books and also recorded CDs with her pretty music. Please go over and sign up for her giveaway here. And be sure to mention that Cathy sent you, as I might just win one of her CDs. Oh, and Deborah also has a lovely new website where you can listen to all her beautiful music.

Friday, August 22, 2008

"He's My Lord"

This is a song I wrote while working at my church as a receptionist. Men have cried when I sang it to them.

You can find the music here.

John 14:6

He's My Lord

He's the light in the darkness, He's my Lord.
He's the strength in my weakness, He's my Lord.
He's the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Living Word.
Jesus Christ, the son of God, He's my Lord.

He's the love in my heart, He's my Lord.
He's the song in my spirit, He's my Lord.
He is everything my heart was seeking for.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, He's my Lord.

He's the joy on the mountain, He's my Lord.
He's the peace in the valley, He's my Lord.
He's the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Living Word.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, He's my Lord.

He's my hope for the future, He's my Lord.
He's my Blessed Redeemer, He's my Lord.
He's the King of Glory coming for His Bride.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, He's my Lord.

Text and Music Cathy L. Simpson
© 1994 by Cathy L. Simpson

The music is to the right on the sidebar. Click the arrow to listen.

Be sure to visit Amy's blog for more Then Sings My Soul Saturdays.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Outing at the Village

My grandson and I had a wonderful time today at Reynolda Village. We enjoyed taking pictures in the garden.

Orchids in the greenhouse ~

My hair certainly looks gray in this bright sun, 90 degrees ~

He loved taking pictures of this sort of tame rabbit ~

After visiting the bookstore, where I bought him a Latin dictionary, we had ice cream here ~

Scenes in my grandson's backyard ~

Some of the many deer feasting at their suppertime ~

Neighbor's guinea ~

Dove in the road on the way home ~

Thanks for looking at my pictures.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Moon

For the past two couple of nights, while sitting in my living room, looking outside my window, I have noticed how pretty the moon has been. Of course, I decided to take some pictures. I suppose the neighbors might have been wondering what I was doing.

Ps 8:3 -
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

Ps 104:19 -
He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

Ps 121:6 -
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

Ps 136:9 -
The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Ps 148:3 -
Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

Isa 24:23 -
Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

Isa 30:26 -
Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

Isa 60:19 -
The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

Isa 60:20 -
Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

Ac 2:20 -
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

1Co 15:41 -
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

Re 21:23 -
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Cedars of Lebanon

Cedars of Lebanon by Edward Lear
Cedars of Lebanon

Psalm 104:16
The cedars of Lebanon which He hath planted.

Lebanon's cedars are emblematic of the Christian, in that they owe their planting entirely to the Lord. This is quite true of every child of God. He is not man-planted, nor self-planted, but God-planted. The mysterious hand of the divine Spirit dropped the living seed into a heart which He had Himself prepared for its reception. Every true heir of heaven owns the great Husbandman as his planter. Moreover, the cedars of Lebanon are not dependent upon man for their watering; they stand on the lofty rock, unmoistened by human irrigation; and yet our heavenly Father supplieth them. Thus it is with the Christian who has learned to live by faith. He is independent of man, even in temporal things; for his continued maintenance he looks to the Lord his God, and to Him alone. The dew of heaven is his portion, and the God of heaven is his fountain. Again, the cedars of Lebanon are not protected by any mortal power. They owe nothing to man for their preservation from stormy wind and tempest. They are God's trees, kept and preserved by Him, and by Him alone. It is precisely the same with the Christian. He is not a hot-house plant, sheltered from temptation; he stands in the most exposed position; he has no shelter, no protection, except this, that the broad wings of the eternal God always cover the cedars which He Himself has planted. Like cedars, believers are full of sap having vitality enough to be ever green, even amid winter's snows. Lastly, the flourishing and majestic condition of the cedar is to the praise of God only. The Lord, even the Lord alone hath been everything unto the cedars, and, therefore David very sweetly puts it in one of the psalms, "Praise ye the Lord, fruitful trees and all cedars." In the believer there is nothing that can magnify man; he is planted, nourished, and protected by the Lord's own hand, and to Him let all the glory be ascribed.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

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Friday, August 15, 2008

"Tell Me A Story of Jesus"

I found something precious to make us all smile. I believe she is the same little girl who sang The Lord's Prayer so sweetly.

Go to Amy's Then Sings My Soul Saturdays - Natalie Grant, for more posts.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Links to share

Praise (Violin) by Christine Garner
Praise (Violin)

I found this cute video, Ape vs Tigers in Kim Komando's newsletter. I can't hear the sound, but it looks cute. I have heard her radio program late Sunday afternoons, and I recently subscribed to her newsletter. It is very informative about technical things and contains interesting videos, tips, etc.

Saija's singing in the rain

Good News ~ Jewels at Eyes of Wonder is back ~

I found this wonderful post about music, and I can't even view the videos! Something is wrong with my sound on You-Tube on blogs. They play for me at You-Tube. Strange ~
Then Sings My Soul Saturday - Downhere

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Press On - Live on Studio B

I love the group Selah, and I missed this beautiful song they sang, on what I believe is the Fox News Channel.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Update ~ I added something I was supposed to share about the creation of the Sharing the Love award.

My sweet friend, Lorie, has honored me with two precious awards. I have to add that Crystal, at Memoirs of a Mommy created the lovely Sharing the Love award in Honor of the Donor that saved her precious son, Noah's Life. Crystal says "The rules of this award are: SHARE THE LOVE!!! Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love. All the people who make you smile. All those that make you laugh. All those that make your day. All those that leave uplifting comments on your blog. **All I ask, is that you include a link to this post with the award and ask your recipient to do the same**"

Lorie has a wonderful, inspirational website Encouragement From My Heart, with poems she has written and beautiful music. Thank you so much for remembering me, Lorie. She and Nancy worked very hard sharing these awards with all their friends and listing them all. I just want to give them to my friends and readers of my blog. Many of you don't display awards. Please pick up these precious awards for your blog. I love and appreciate all of you, and I am blessed by your friendship.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Who Am I Casting Crowns

I saw this fascinating video at Cindy's blog. They are using hand mines.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Steven Curtis Chapman on Larry King Live

I just found out about these videos at Patricia's blog. Go here to You-Tube to view Steven Curtis Chapman and his family on Larry King Live. I just watched all 6 awesome videos. What a testimony this family is for the glory of God!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Really Severe Thunderstorm

The other day, we had a very bad storm. I was on the way out to eat late one afternoon. I heard storm warnings for surrounding counties on the radio. After eating at the bagel shop, the sky was really dark, and a storm was coming up, so I went into Staples. I saw all kinds of damage on the way home. I was hoping and praying that the big trees around my house had not fallen on the house. When I turned into my street, I saw a tree (smaller than mine) on a neighbor's roof. Big limbs were down in my back yard, and lots of limbs in the front from my two big trees. Later, I heard popping, saw sparks and smoke at my two neighbor's houses beside me. I believe it was a transformer, and lines were down in their yards. Then my power went out. When I called, they said it would be be fixed by Sunday night at 11:00PM. It involved four houses. I saw the power company come down the street, so I thought I would just stay here with candles and flashlights, hoping they would fix it soon. I opened the window in my bedroom, and it was cooler. I think so many people called that they fixed it by 9:30AM the next morning. The neighbor's beside me are in their 80's, and one is not well. The mess is still in the back yard!
I believe I will just have to have those huge tree limbs cut in the fall. I know it will be so expensive.

And another big limb was broken way up higher than this one ~

What a mess, huh ~

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Beauty Snappers

I saw something so funny over at Shelia's Note Songs. My friend thought it was hilarious. Be sure to read the funny comments. Anyway, I thought I would try a little of the fun. Although I think I will pass on her sign for my blog. I have been wondering how to take a picture of myself. I have always been camera shy, hating to have my picture taken. Most of the time, I am posing and nearly break the camera. I have been practicing in my bathroom, and you know, some of the pictures are just not too bad at all. lol at that last sentence!

A new picture with a shower curtain backgroud ~ lol

Isn't that all just too funny!

PS ~ See Shelia's cute comment ~

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Even Weeds Have Flowers

Awhile back, I read somewhere that "even the weeds have flowers." That's just a phrase that stood out, and I can't remember anything more. I think it had something to do with trials and better times. Anyway, I just saw this post at Patricia's, We're kindred spirits..., that reminded me of some pictures I took of weeds with flowers. Patricia is an excellent photographer. I made most of these pretty far from my neighborhood, leaving my daughter's house. I call it the "country." I had fun looking for flowers in the weeds.

Thanks for looking at my pictures.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Just for Fun

Numbers by Cheryl Piperberg

I found out about this Japanese Brain Age test on another friend's blog. Go here to Mari's blog to find out how to play. Since I'm 68 and can't have any caffeine anymore in the mornings, I don't think I scored too badly.
51, the first time, then 39 and 38 ~
But I did think it was fun.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Ever So Near

John 17:23
I in them.

If such be the union which subsists between our souls and the person of our Lord, how deep and broad is the channel of our communion! This is no narrow pipe through which a thread-like stream may wind its way, it is a channel of amazing depth and breadth, along whose glorious length a ponderous volume of living water may roll its floods. Behold He hath set before us an open door, let us not be slow to enter. This city of communion hath many pearly gates, every several gate is of one pearl, and each gate is thrown open to the uttermost that we may enter, assured of welcome. If there were but one small loophole through which to talk with Jesus, it would be a high privilege to thrust a word of fellowship through the narrow door; how much we are blessed in having so large an entrance! Had the Lord Jesus been far away from us, with many a stormy sea between, we should have longed to send a messenger to Him to carry Him our loves, and bring us tidings from His Father's house; but see His kindness, He has built His house next door to ours, nay, more, He takes lodging with us, and tabernacles in poor humble hearts, that so He may have perpetual intercourse with us. O how foolish must we be, if we do not live in habitual communion with Him. When the road is long, and dangerous, and difficult, we need not wonder that friends seldom meet each other, but when they live together, shall Jonathan forget his David? A wife may when her husband is upon a journey, abide many days without holding converse with him, but she could never endure to be separated from him if she knew him to be in one of the chambers of her own house. Why, believer, dost not thou sit at His banquet of wine? Seek thy Lord, for He is near; embrace Him, for He is thy Brother. Hold Him fast, for He is thine Husband; and press Him to thine heart, for He is of thine own flesh.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon