Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

I want to share with you my friend Peggy's wonderful post, Completion, that I loved. She has added a New Year's wish with a card, beautiful scripture verses, and a video.

I looked for a New Year's hymn and found this lovely one.
Listen to this beautiful song, "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us" here. You can read about the hymn and find the lyrics here.

I am wishing for all my dear friends and everyone a blessed Happy New Year.

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She Rules

I don't know what I'm going to do with this little old lady outdoor cat, Jewels, that I have taken in. She wants to go from one place to another.

So I bought her a bed that she liked for awhile.

Then I saw someone examining it and sure enough, Honey, my wildcat took over.

The other day I could not find Jewels, and since a lower door was open a little, she was in a kitchen cabinet. Then I found her here on top of the hutch.

Lately she has been on a bookcase in the hall, but she really seems to enjoy this cozy place.

She is a very disobedient child. Since I don't want her scratching up what I call my new stove, I guess I'll have to close her in the living room and hall. These two are really a mess and are too expensive; but they do keep me company.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

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

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Monday, December 28, 2009

No More Weeping

Isaiah 65:19
The voice of weeping shall be no more heard.

The glorified weep no more, for all outward a causes of grief are gone. There are no broken friendships, nor blighted prospects in heaven. Poverty, famine, peril, persecution, and slander, are unknown there. No pain distresses, no thought of death or bereavement saddens. They weep no more, for they are perfectly sanctified. No "evil heart of unbelief" prompts them to depart from the living God; they are without fault before His thrown, and are fully conformed to His image. Well may they cease to mourn who have ceased to sin. They weep no more, because all fear of change is past. They know that they are eternally secure. Sin is shut out, and they are shut in. They dwell within a city which shall never be stormed; they bask in a sun which shall never set; they drink of a river which shall never dry; they pluck fruit from a tree which shall never wither. Countless cycles may revolve, but eternity shall not be exhausted, and while eternity endures, their immortality and blessedness shall co-exist with it. They are for ever with the Lord. They weep no more, because every desire is fulfilled. They cannot wish for anything which they have not in possession. Eye and ear, heart and hand, judgment, imagination, hope, desire, will, all the faculties, are completely satisfied; and imperfect as our present ideas are of the things which God hath prepared for them that love him, yet we know enough, by the revelation of the Spirit, that the saints above are supremely blessed. The joy of Christ, which is an infinite fulness of delight, is in them. They bathe themselves in the bottomless, shoreless sea of infinite beatitude. That same joyful rest remains for us. It may not be far distant. Ere long the weeping willow shall be exchanged for the palm-branch of victory, and sorrow's dewdrops will be transformed into the pearls of everlasting bliss. "Wherefore comfort one another with these words."

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Saturday, December 26, 2009

What Child Is This

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Jesus

Merry Christmas to all my dear friends and their families ~

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Psalm 147: 16, 17
He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

My sister took this lovely picture in Maryland.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Andrea Bocelli - The Lord's Prayer

I was shopping last night in Barnes and Noble, and I was pleasantly surprised to hear "The Lord's Prayer" playing. And then "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and other carols were played. As I was checking out, I told them how much I loved the music. This is a prayer we need to be praying in these difficult times.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Quiet Resting Places

Isaiah 32:18
My people shall dwell in quiet resting places.

Peace and rest belong not to the unregenerate, they are the peculiar possession of the Lord's people, and of them only. The God of Peace gives perfect peace to those whose hearts are stayed upon Him. When man was unfallen, his God gave him the flowery bowers of Eden as his quiet resting places; alas! how soon sin blighted the fair abode of innocence. In the day of universal wrath when the flood swept away a guilty race, the chosen family were quietly secured in the resting-place of the ark, which floated them from the old condemned world into the new earth of the rainbow and the covenant, herein typifying Jesus, the ark of our salvation. Israel rested safely beneath the blood-besprinkled habitations of Egypt when the destroying angel smote the first-born; and in the wilderness the shadow of the pillar of cloud, and the flowing rock, gave the weary pilgrims sweet repose. At this hour we rest in the promises of our faithful God, knowing that His words are full of truth and power; we rest in the doctrines of His word, which are consolation itself; we rest in the covenant of His grace, which is a haven of delight. More highly favoured are we than David in Adullam, or Jonah beneath his gourd, for none can invade or destroy our shelter. The person of Jesus is the quiet resting-place of His people, and when we draw near to Him in the breaking of the bread, in the hearing of the word, the searching of the Scriptures, prayer, or praise, we find any form of approach to Him to be the return of peace to our spirits.
"I hear the words of love, I gaze upon the blood,
I see the mighty sacrifice, and I have peace with God.
'Tis everlasting peace, sure as Jehovah's name,
'Tis stable as His steadfast throne, for evermore the same:
The clouds may go and come, and storms may sweep my sky,
This blood-sealed friendship changes not, the cross is ever nigh."

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Friday, December 11, 2009

Links to Share

A Little Of This And That ~ Spiritual Sundays - A Christmas Memory

A GRACIOUS HOME ~ Principals Of Giving ~ I loved Michael W. Smith's Christmas video.

Encouragement From My Heart ~ Christmas Without Daddy

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

2 Chronicles 7:14 -
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Circle of Friends

My sweet friend, Andrea, at Arise 2 Write, passed this award to her readers. I am blessed to receive it from her.

I am supposed to list 5 things I love to do.

1. Visit with my sweet grandson and family

2. Write music for God's glory

3. Take pictures of God' awesome creation

4. Read God's Word

5 Visit with my internet friends

I am passing this award to all of you, who have become my wonderful Circle of Friends.

Love and Blessings,

Friday, December 4, 2009

Like A Rose

This is a Christmas song I wrote some years ago. I am going to post it again this year, as some of my friends may not have heard it.

Click here for music.

He was born long ago, in a manger low,
Holy child, Prince of Peace, Son of God.
Wise men bearing gifts, knelt and worshiped Him,
Offering gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Like a rose of Sharon my Jesus lives.
Ever pure, fair and lovely is He.
He's the True Living Word, the Son of God,
Full of grace, tender mercy and love.

Shepherds watching their flocks on a starry night,
Saw a glorious light fill the sky.
Then a Heavenly Host from on high appeared,
Saying "Fear not, I bring good news."
Like a rose of Sharon my Jesus lives.
Ever pure, fair and lovely is He.
He's the True Living Word, the Son of God,
Full of grace, tender mercy and love.

Unto you, now is born, in Bethlehem,
Jesus, Savior, Christ the Lord.
Then the shepherds followed the shining star,
To the place where the infant lay.
Like a rose of Sharon my Jesus lives.
Ever pure, fair and lovely is He.
He's the True Living Word, the Son of God,
Full of grace, tender mercy and love.

God so loved the world that He gave His son,
As a light in the darkness to shine.
For the gift of God is eternal life,
Through Jesus Christ His Son.
Like a rose of Sharon my Jesus lives.
Ever pure, fair and lovely is He.
He's the True Living Word, the Son of God,
Full of grace, tender mercy and love.

Text and Music Cathy L. Simpson
© Copyright 1996 by Cathy L. Simpson/ASCAP

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mighty in Battle

Psalm 24:8
The Lord mighty in battle.

Well may our God be glorious in the eyes of His people, seeing that He has wrought such wonders for them, in them, and by them. For them, the Lord Jesus upon Calvary routed every foe, breaking all the weapons of the enemy in pieces by His finished work of satisfactory obedience; by His triumphant resurrection and ascension He completely overturned the hopes of hell, leading captivity captive, making a show of our enemies openly, triumphing over them by His cross. Every arrow of guilt which Satan might have shot at us is broken, for who can lay anything to the charge of God's elect? Vain are the sharp swords of infernal malice, and the perpetual battles of the serpent's seed, for in the midst of the church the lame take the prey, and the feeblest warriors are crowned. The saved may well adore their Lord for His conquests in them, since the arrows of their natural hatred are snapped, and the weapons of their rebellion broken. What victories has grace won in our evil hearts! How glorious is Jesus when the will is subdued, and sin dethroned! As for our remaining corruptions, they shall sustain an equally sure defeat, and every temptation, and doubt, and fear, shall be utterly destroyed. In the Salem of our peaceful hearts, the name of Jesus is great beyond compare: He has won our love, and He shall wear it. Even thus securely may we look for victories by us. We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. We shall cast down the powers of darkness which are in the world, by our faith, and zeal, and holiness; we shall win sinners to Jesus, we shall overturn false systems, we shall convert nations, for God is with us, and none shall stand before us. This evening let the Christian warrior chant the war song, and prepare for to-morrow's fight. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Word Filled Wednesdays

Isaiah 33:21
The glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers

and streams.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Perry Como - Bless This House

This will really bless the Grandma's like me. It brought back memories of listening to it many years ago. It was a very popular song. I saw it at a Spiritual Sunday post at The Sound How Sweet.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming & The Blessed Son..

Here is a previous post of this song with the words.

I needed something peaceful this morning and thought of this song. My blood pressure is up.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Medley

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Psalm 28:7 -
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

I have used this verse before, but I thought it was appropriate for me now at Thanksgiving. I just spent a day and night in the hospital when my heart went out of rhythm again. I had a wonderful view of the sky and everything. The clouds were so beautiful, and I kept talking about God's handiwork. I found a preacher I like on TV, and awhile after he prayed, my heart went back into normal rhythm. Thank the Lord I could come home today. I do have to take a stronger medicine. Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Pastor's Graduation to Glory

I don't know how many of you have heard about this. Kari Jobe let us know on Twitter, as she had requested serious prayer for Pastor Billy Joe Daughtery, a great man of God. His family and church family need our prayers.

Pastor's Graduation to Glory

Another article about his death ~

Saturday, November 21, 2009

BEST - For the beauty of the Earth

I found this different version of the hymn "For the Beauty of the Earth" tonight. I had previously posted the original hymn here.

For more inspirational music, visit Amy at Signs, Miracles and Wonders.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas With a Capital "C"

This is a video about Christmas that is going around. I was in Barnes and Nobles the other night and went to look at the music. After seeing their "Holiday" music, I decided I was not interested.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! 1 Jn 3:1

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Partakers of the divine nature

2 Peter 1:4
Partakers of the divine nature.

To be a partaker of the divine nature is not, of course, to become God. That cannot be. The essence of Deity is not to be participated in by the creature. Between the creature and the Creator there must ever be a gulf fixed in respect of essence; but as the first man Adam was made in the image of God, so we, by the renewal of the Holy Spirit, are in a yet diviner sense made in the image of the Most High, and are partakers of the divine nature. We are, by grace, made like God. "God is love"; we become love-"He that loveth is born of God." God is truth; we become true, and we love that which is true: God is good, and He makes us good by His grace, so that we become the pure in heart who shall see God. Moreover, we become partakers of the divine nature in even a higher sense than this-in fact, in as lofty a sense as can be conceived, short of our being absolutely divine. Do we not become members of the body of the divine person of Christ? Yes, the same blood which flows in the head flows in the hand: and the same life which quickens Christ quickens His people, for "Ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God." Nay, as if this were not enough, we are married unto Christ. He hath betrothed us unto Himself in righteousness and in faithfulness, and he who is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Oh! marvellous mystery! we look into it, but who shall understand it? One with Jesus-so one with Him that the branch is not more one with the vine than we are a part of the Lord, our Saviour, and our Redeemer! While we rejoice in this, let us remember that those who are made partakers of the divine nature will manifest their high and holy relationship in their intercourse with others, and make it evident by their daily walk and conversation that they have escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. O for more divine holiness of life!

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Let God Arise - Paul Wilbur

This is a video I had saved, and it caught my attention tonight. I believe I have one of his CDs that I need to find. It is some rather loud praise, so you may need to turn your volume down.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Links to Share

AMAZING GRACE ~ Mazes,Messes,Miracles ~ MIND SET ABOVE ~

This is something I received in Kim Komando's newsletter. I send myself lots of links, and I think I have been using this today.

Listen to Conservative Radio online here.

WELCOME TO MIMI'S GARDEN ~ The Buzzard, The Bat, and The Bumblebee

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Psalm 136:2, 7
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. . . .To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever.

This is a song I wrote about God's mercy. Click here for the music.

Lord, You Are Merciful

Lord, you are merciful, Oh Lord, God, so merciful.
You are filled with tender love and compassion.
Father of mercies, great is your faithfulness,
Great is your lovingkindness unto us.
You are so good and your mercy endures
Forever and ever, and ever Amen.
Lord, you are merciful, Lord, so gracious.
Your love endures forever more.

Text and Music Cathy L. Simpson
© 1995 by Cathy L. Simpson "Wordsong Collection"

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Monday, November 9, 2009

God's Mercy

Psalm 52:8
The mercy of God.

Meditate a little on this mercy of the Lord. It is tender mercy. With gentle, loving touch, He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He is as gracious in the manner of His mercy as in the matter of it. It is great mercy. There is nothing little in God; His mercy is like Himself-it is infinite. You cannot measure it. His mercy is so great that it forgives great sins to great sinners, after great lengths of time, and then gives great favours and great privileges, and raises us up to great enjoyments in the great heaven of the great God. It is undeserved mercy, as indeed all true mercy must be, for deserved mercy is only a misnomer for justice. There was no right on the sinner's part to the kind consideration of the Most High; had the rebel been doomed at once to eternal fire he would have richly merited the doom, and if delivered from wrath, sovereign love alone has found a cause, for there was none in the sinner himself. It is rich mercy. Some things are great, but have little efficacy in them, but this mercy is a cordial to your drooping spirits; a golden ointment to your bleeding wounds; a heavenly bandage to your broken bones; a royal chariot for your weary feet; a bosom of love for your trembling heart. It is manifold mercy. As Bunyan says, "All the flowers in God's garden are double." There is no single mercy. You may think you have but one mercy, but you shall find it to be a whole cluster of mercies. It is abounding mercy. Millions have received it, yet far from its being exhausted; it is as fresh, as full, and as free as ever. It is unfailing mercy. It will never leave thee. If mercy be thy friend, mercy will be with thee in temptation to keep thee from yielding; with thee in trouble to prevent thee from sinking; with thee living to be the light and life of thy countenance; and with thee dying to be the joy of thy soul when earthly comfort is ebbing fast.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tim Hughes, Beautiful One

My friend, Peggy, introduced me to Tim Hughes and this lovely song.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Links to Share

Clothed With Scarlet ~ I choose to stand.....will you?


Mille Fleur ~ You Have Got to Try This!!!

I have played this before, but did not realize there were different categories ~

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
-- Psalm 32:7

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Eternal Life

John 10:28
And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish.

The Christian should never think or speak lightly of unbelief. For a child of God to mistrust His love, His truth, His faithfulness, must be greatly displeasing to Him. How can we ever grieve Him by doubting His upholding grace? Christian! it is contrary to every promise of God's precious Word that thou shouldst ever be forgotten or left to perish. If it could be so, how could He be true who has said, "Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I never forget thee." What were the value of that promise-"The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee." Where were the truth of Christ's words-"I give unto My sheep eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father's hand." Where were the doctrines of grace? They would be all disproved if one child of God should perish. Where were the veracity of God, His honour, His power, His grace, His covenant, His oath, if any of those for whom Christ has died, and who have put their trust in Him, should nevertheless be cast away? Banish those unbelieving fears which so dishonour God. Arise, shake thyself from the dust, and put on thy beautiful garments. Remember it is sinful to doubt His Word wherein He has promised thee that thou shalt never perish. Let the eternal life within thee express itself in confident rejoicing.
"The gospel bears my spirit up:
A faithful and unchanging God
Lays the foundation for my hope,
In oaths, and promises, and blood."

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

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Friday, October 30, 2009

God of Wonders by Third Day

I found this beautiful version of Third Day's song "God of Wonders" tonight. I love Third Day's music.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Ephesians 2:6
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus

Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by by grace ye are saved:)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Links to Share

Spiritual Sunday @ A Scrapbook of Inspiration

The End of the Road Is But a Bend in the Road @ At Home In Scottsdale

Spiritual Sunday @ Where Memories Are Made

To God Be the Glory @ Welcome to Southern Lagniappe

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Avalon - Everything to Me - Front Row Live - Go...

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Songs in the Night

Job 35:10
God, my Maker, who giveth songs in the night.

Any man can sing in the day. When the cup is full, man draws inspiration from it. When wealth rolls in abundance around him, any man can praise the God who gives a plenteous harvest or sends home a loaded argosy. It is easy enough for an Aeolian harp to whisper music when the winds blow-the difficulty is for music to swell forth when no wind is stirring. It is easy to sing when we can read the notes by daylight; but he is skilful who sings when there is not a ray of light to read by-who sings from his heart. No man can make a song in the night of himself; he may attempt it, but he will find that a song in the night must be divinely inspired. Let all things go well, I can weave songs, fashioning them wherever I go out of the flowers that grow upon my path; but put me in a desert, where no green thing grows, and wherewith shall I frame a hymn of praise to God? How shall a mortal man make a crown for the Lord where no jewels are? Let but this voice be clear, and this body full of health, and I can sing God's praise: silence my tongue, lay me upon the bed of languishing, and how shall I then chant God's high praises, unless He Himself give me the song? No, it is not in man's power to sing when all is adverse, unless an altar-coal shall touch his lip. It was a divine song, which Habakkuk sang, when in the night he said, "Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation." Then, since our Maker gives songs in the night, let us wait upon Him for the music. O Thou chief musician, let us not remain songless because affliction is upon us, but tune Thou our lips to the melody of thanksgiving.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

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