Saturday, May 31, 2008
These are some of my daily scripture emails that I saved for blog ideas.
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of
the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and
that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
-- 1 John 5:13
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation
by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or
sleep, we should live together with him.
-- 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have
transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why
will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death
of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves,
and live ye.
-- Ezekiel 18:31-32
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were
yet sinners, Christ died for us.
-- Romans 5:8
King James Version
Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth
more and more unto the perfect day.
Proverbs 4:18, King James Version
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world
knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
-- 1 John 3:1
Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord
Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the
everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his
will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight,
through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
-- Hebrews 13:20-21
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Thursday, May 29, 2008
Deborah at Songs from my Journey has given me this sweet award. Thank you Deb. Deb has a very interesting, creative blog, with lots of beautiful songs she has written.
I am supposed to pass the award on. Many of my friends don't accept awards. I love and appreciate all of you who read my blog, and I am very thankful for you. Those who do read my blog and comment, please feel free to take the award from your sister in Christ.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Song of Solomon 1:13
A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me.
Myrrh may well be chosen as the type of Jesus on account of its preciousness, its perfume, its pleasantness, its healing, preserving, disinfecting qualities, and its connection with sacrifice. But why is He compared to "a bundle of myrrh"? First, for plenty. He is not a drop of it, He is a casket full. He is not a sprig or flower of it, but a whole bundle. There is enough in Christ for all my necessities; let me not be slow to avail myself of Him. Our well-beloved is compared to a "bundle" again, for variety: for there is in Christ not only the one thing needful, but in "Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily," everything needful is in Him. Take Jesus in His different characters, and you will see a marvellous variety-Prophet, Priest, King, Husband, Friend, Shepherd. Consider Him in His life, death, resurrection, ascension, second advent; view Him in His virtue, gentleness, courage, self-denial, love, faithfulness, truth, righteousness-everywhere He is a bundle of preciousness. He is a "bundle of myrrh" for preservation-not loose myrrh tied up, myrrh to be stored in a casket. We must value Him as our best treasure; we must prize His words and His ordinances; and we must keep our thoughts of Him and knowledge of Him as under lock and key, lest the devil should steal anything from us. Moreover, Jesus is a "bundle of myrrh" for speciality. The emblem suggests the idea of distinguishing, discriminating grace. From before the foundation of the world, He was set apart for His people; and He gives forth His perfume only to those who understand how to enter into communion with Him, to have close dealings with Him. Oh! blessed people whom the Lord hath admitted into His secrets, and for whom He sets Himself apart. Oh! choice and happy who are thus made to say, "A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me."
Devotional by Charles Spurgeon
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I've seen this little girl before and recently on another blog. She is adorable and sings beautifully.
Watched almost 6,000,000 times on You Tube ~
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
These sweet dogs live across the street from me. Since I don't have a dog anymore, my neighbor's dogs have become my dogs away from home. I talk to them from my front yard and often have to go visit them. I keep an eye out on them.
Sweet, jealous girl, loves to pose ~
Very sweet girl, plays with her buddy above ~
Soft little dog, barks all the time, protects the place ~ hangs with his big pal (below) ~
Big, soft, sweet boy, barks when his little buddy above does ~
They are blessings for this dog lover.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Behold the Lamb
Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.
9-year old Boy has Dream and is Saved in Georgia Tornado
Sue at Praise and Coffee ~ Because of Him... I Can
Great Dane makes a deer friend
Only thing is, I don't think their deer will accept them back after humans have raised them.
Rest between your shoulders
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Friday, May 16, 2008
He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom.
Who is He of whom such gracious words are spoken? He is THE GOOD SHEPHERD. Why doth He carry the lambs in His bosom? Because He hath a tender heart, and any weakness at once melts His heart. The sighs, the ignorance, the feebleness of the little ones of His flock draw forth His compassion. It is His office, as a faithful High Priest, to consider the weak. Besides, He purchased them with blood, they are His property: He must and will care for that which cost Him so dear. Then He is responsible for each lamb, bound by covenant engagements not to lose one. Moreover, they are all a part of His glory and reward. But how may we understand the expression, "He will carry them"? Sometimes He carries them by not permitting them to endure much trial. Providence deals tenderly with them. Often they are "carried" by being filled with an unusual degree of love, so that they bear up and stand fast. Though their knowledge may not be deep, they have great sweetness in what they do know. Frequently He "carries" them by giving them a very simple faith, which takes the promise just as it stands, and believingly runs with every trouble straight to Jesus. The simplicity of their faith gives them an unusual degree of confidence, which carries them above the world. "He carries the lambs in His bosom." Here is boundless affection. Would He put them in His bosom if He did not love them much? Here is tender nearness: so near are they, that they could not possibly be nearer. Here is hallowed familiarity: there are precious love-passages between Christ and His weak ones. Here is perfect safety: in His bosom who can hurt them? They must hurt the Shepherd first. Here is perfect rest and sweetest comfort. Surely we are not sufficiently sensible of the infinite tenderness of Jesus!
Devotional by Charles Spurgeon
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Here are some more links remembering the beloved singer, songwriter Dottie Rambo.
Remembering Gospel Music Legend Dottie Rambo
How Dottie Rambo wrote "We Shall Behold Him"
Treasures and Tidbits ~ Dottie Rambo - Sheltered in the Arms of God
Gaithers ~ Remembering Dottie Rambo
Monday, May 12, 2008
A friend and I enjoyed lunch one afternoon last week at the Olive Garden. Then we went to a favorite flower shop, and the boss agreed to let me make pictures with my new camera. I had a wonderful time admiring all the lovely flowers and playing with my new toy.
At the checkout counter, there was a sweet black cat, Harvey, who used to be a stray. The lady who worked there said he rules the place.
Here are a few of the pictures I made ~
An unusual color verbena
Then we went to my friend's house where I took more pictures from her neighbor's yard.
We had a wonderful time of fellowship and enjoyed all the beautiful flowers.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
The Lord taketh pleasure in His people.
How comprehensive is the love of Jesus! There is no part of His people's interests which He does not consider, and there is nothing which concerns their welfare which is not important to Him. Not merely does He think of you, believer, as an immortal being, but as a mortal being too. Do not deny it or doubt it: "The very hairs of your head are all numbered." "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in His way." It were a sad thing for us if this mantle of love did not cover all our concerns, for what mischief might be wrought to us in that part of our business which did not come under our gracious Lord's inspection! Believer, rest assured that the heart of Jesus cares about your meaner affairs. The breadth of His tender love is such that you may resort to Him in all matters; for in all your afflictions He is afflicted, and like as a father pitieth his children, so doth He pity you. The meanest interests of all His saints are all borne upon the broad bosom of the Son of God. Oh, what a heart is His, that doth not merely comprehend the persons of His people, but comprehends also the diverse and innumerable concerns of all those persons! Dost thou think, O Christian, that thou canst measure the love of Christ? Think of what His love has brought thee-justification, adoption, sanctification, eternal life! The riches of His goodness are unsearchable; thou shalt never be able to tell them out or even conceive them. Oh, the breadth of the love of Christ! Shall such a love as this have half our hearts? Shall it have a cold love in return? Shall Jesus' marvellous lovingkindness and tender care meet with but faint response and tardy acknowledgment? O my soul, tune thy harp to a glad song of thanksgiving! Go to thy rest rejoicing, for thou art no desolate wanderer, but a beloved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and defended by thy Lord.
Devotional by Charles Spurgeon
Monday, May 5, 2008
Spirit of the Savior
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before
honour is humility.
Matthew 18:4 -
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 23:12 -
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
James 4:6 -
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
James 4:10 -
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Song of Solomon 5:13
His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers.
Lo, the flowery month is come! March winds and April showers have done their work, and the earth is all bedecked with beauty. Come my soul, put on thine holiday attire and go forth to gather garlands of heavenly thoughts. Thou knowest whither to betake thyself, for to thee "the beds of spices" are well known, and thou hast so often smelt the perfume of "the sweet flowers," that thou wilt go at once to thy well-beloved and find all loveliness, all joy in Him. That cheek once so rudely smitten with a rod, oft bedewed with tears of sympathy and then defiled with spittle-that cheek as it smiles with mercy is as fragrant aromatic to my heart. Thou didst not hide Thy face from shame and spitting, O Lord Jesus, and therefore I will find my dearest delight in praising Thee. Those cheeks were furrowed by the plough of grief, and crimsoned with red lines of blood from Thy thorn-crowned temples; such marks of love unbounded cannot but charm my soul far more than "pillars of perfume." If I may not see the whole of His face I would behold His cheeks, for the least glimpse of Him is exceedingly refreshing to my spiritual sense and yields a variety of delights. In Jesus I find not only fragrance, but a bed of spices; not one flower, but all manner of sweet flowers. He is to me my rose and my lily, my heart's ease and my cluster of camphire. When He is with me it is May all the year round, and my soul goes forth to wash her happy face in the morning-dew of His grace, and to solace herself with the singing of the birds of His promises. Precious Lord Jesus, let me in very deed know the blessedness which dwells in abiding, unbroken fellowship with Thee. I am a poor worthless one, whose cheek Thou hast deigned to kiss! O let me kiss Thee in return with the kisses of my lips.
Devotional by Charles Spurgeon