Saturday, January 31, 2009

God of Wonders by Third Day

I found this pretty video tonight.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

World Needs Jesus

Jesus Spreading the Word by Myung Bo
Jesus Spreading the Word

I just had to share with you what I just saw on my Direct TV, a Billy Graham TV channel. His son Franklin Graham is really working hard to share the gospel. He is even training young people to evangelize. I believe we all need to be sharing the good news and telling the world that God is our Hope. Check out these two websites.

BGEA: Our Ministries: TV Specials

Dare to Be a Daniel Training

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Shoplifting Dog

I found this funny video at my friend Sally's. Her blog is very interesting and cute with cartoons.

And at a friend of hers blog I found another very cute dog video here.

Sally also shared this cute picture about loving blogging friends and sending a big hug. Please take it for your blog to remember that you are loved.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cold Weather

A view of a snow-covered bridge in the woods by Richard Nowitz
A view of a snow-covered bridge in the woods

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?

I often think of this verse when is is very cold outside. I am grateful we do not get too much snow and ice down here. And I hope I am not speaking too soon.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Email I Received

This is WHAT REALLY HAPPENED on the Hudson
(Be sure to click to view.)

Rex Babin
Sacramento Bee
Jan 18, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Heavens Gateway by Linda Braucht
Heavens Gateway

Hebrews 4:9
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

How different will be the state of the believer in heaven from what it is here! Here he is born to toil and suffer weariness, but in the land of the immortal, fatigue is never known. Anxious to serve his Master, he finds his strength unequal to his zeal: his constant cry is, "Help me to serve Thee, O my God." If he be thoroughly active, he will have much labour; not too much for his will, but more than enough for his power, so that he will cry out, "I am not wearied of the labour, but I am wearied in it." Ah! Christian, the hot day of weariness lasts not for ever; the sun is nearing the horizon; it shall rise again with a brighter day than thou hast ever seen upon a land where they serve God day and night, and yet rest from their labours. Here, rest is but partial, there, it is perfect. Here, the Christian is always unsettled; he feels that he has not yet attained. There, all are at rest; they have attained the summit of the mountain; they have ascended to the bosom of their God. Higher they cannot go. Ah, toil-worn labourer, only think when thou shalt rest for ever! Canst thou conceive it? It is a rest eternal; a rest that "remaineth." Here, my best joys bear "mortal" on their brow; my fair flowers fade; my dainty cups are drained to dregs; my sweetest birds fall before Death's arrows; my most pleasant days are shadowed into nights; and the flood-tides of my bliss subside into ebbs of sorrow; but there, everything is immortal; the harp abides unrusted, the crown unwithered, the eye undimmed, the voice unfaltering, the heart unwavering, and the immortal being is wholly absorbed in infinite delight. Happy day! happy! when mortality shall be swallowed up of life, and the Eternal Sabbath shall begin.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

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Monday, January 26, 2009

A Post For These Times

I just had to refer you to Jill's post here with words from our forefathers about our country, since everybody wants change. These videos really give you something to think about. How far we have strayed from our beginnings! Many are going to be surprised at the changes that will take place. I have even heard speculation about changing the Constitution.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Michael W. Smith - Worship - Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

A friend and I were discussing how we need to stop focusing on the news, and to spend time with the Lord in His Word. Then I found this lovely video tonight.

Go to Amy's for more pretty music.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Welcome Home

A friend of mine with a private blog recently had many tributes to President Bush.

President Bush Welcome Home Back To Texas video
There were many pictures on this website, but I believe they have been removed.

Bush's Better World - Overlooked Successes in Foreign Policy & Security

You can leave President Bush a thank you note at MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

I almost forgot. Have you seen the new White House website? It is all about him.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

God, Our Hope

I have been listening to Rush Limbaugh today, and he was very good at explaining what is happening today. So many people were calling in and talking about hope. I believe that we, as Christians, need to get busy and spread the good news that GOD IS OUR HOPE!

1Timothy 1:1 Paul, An apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

I am posting again what I posted last year on hope.

Little Hope by Dona Gelsinger
Little Hope

I often used to set scripture to music. I hope the following song I wrote and scripture on hope will be an encouragement to others.

Psalm 42:11
Psalm 43: 3,4

Click here for the music.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul, O my soul?
And why art thou disquieted within me?
Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him,
Who is the health of my countenance and my God, and my God.
O send out thy light and thy truth,
Then will I go to the altar of God, unto God, my exceeding joy.

Music copyright 1995 "Wordsong Collection" Cathy L. Simpson

Job 11:18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea thou shalt dig about thee, and shalt take thy rest in safety.

Psalm 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

Psalm 33: 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy.

Psalm 71:14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more.
Psalm 119:114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Psalm 146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

Psalm 147:11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Proverbs 26:12 Seeth thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 29:20 Seeth thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Jeremiah 31:17 And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.

Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

Joel 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Romans 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.

1Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

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;

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

1Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

1Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have ye ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

2Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

1Timothy 1:1 Paul, An apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

1Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

1Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in you hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

1John 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Hi There

Well, I have just read something about a De Lurking week. This is to encourage folks who visit your blog to leave a comment. It would be nice to know those who read my blog that I don't know about. I would love to visit you. And I am very curious. I have noticed a visitor who used to visit me all the time from Reston, Virginia. It could be someone I know, as I am not great at knowing where everybody is from. Please do leave a message, and let me know who you are. Thank you so much friends.

Couple of Posts I Enjoyed

I Am the Way by Danny Hahlbohm
I Am the Way

This week I really enjoyed so many of the "Then Sings My Soul" posts of music videos. This one at Mocha With Linda's blog talked about the election and featured a lovely hymn.

And this post, at my friend Patricia's Pollywog Creek, made me think of spring.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mac Powell & David De Vane - "By His Wounds"

I found this video at Little Things In Life and liked it. I love that scripture verse ~ Isa 53:5 - But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Visit Amy's for more pretty music.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Praying at Wailing Wall in Old City, Jerusalem, Israel by Oliver Strewe
Praying at Wailing Wall in Old City, Jerusalem, Israel

I received this in my email today. Go here to see a short movie. It may take a little time after you click on the bottom to see the movie.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hymns Rewritten

I received this today in Peggie's "Fun ‘n Faith for the Soul" newsletter.


The way we might sing some well-known hymns if we were being honest!

- I Surrender - Some
- There Shall Be Sprinkles of Blessings
- Fill My Spoon, Lord
- Oh, How I Like Jesus
- He’s Quite a Bit to Me

- I Love to Talk About Telling the Story
- Take My Life and Let Me Be
- It Is My Secret What God Can Do
- There Is Scattered Cloudiness in My Soul Today
- Where He Leads Me, I Will Consider Following

- Just As I Pretend to Be
- When the Saints Go Sneaking In
- Sit Up, Sit Up for Jesus
- A Comfy Mattress Is Our God
- Self-Esteem to the World, The Lord Is Come

- Oh, for a Couple of Tongues to Sing
- Amazing Grace, How Interesting the Sound
- Go Tell It on the Speed Bump
- Lord, Keep Us Loosely Connected to Your Word
- Praise God From Whom All Affirmations Flow

- My Hope Is Built on Nothing Much
- O, God, Our Enabler in Ages Past
- I Lay My Inappropriate Behavior on Jesus
- Pillow of Ages, Fluffed for Me
- All Hail the Influence of Jesus’ Name!

- When Peace, Like a Trickle
- We Give Thee but Still Think We Own
- What an Acquaintance We Have in Jesus
- My Faith Looks Around for Thee
- Joyful, Joyful We Think Thee Pretty Good

- Above Average Is Thy Faithfulness
- We Are Milling Around in the Light of God
- Spirit of the Living God, Fall Somewhere Near Me
- Blest Be the Tie that Doesn’t Cramp My Style
- Sweet Moments of Prayer

–Selected from
Pastor Tim’s Illustrations List.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Variety of Links

Pink Rose by Anna Scott
Pink Rose

Note: A change in the cost of the inauguration below

Kim Komando Radio Show ~ Top 20 of 2008

Price tag of Obama's Inauguration

FLASHBACK: Lefties outraged at cost of Bush's inauguration, security

Something beautiful ~ posted by Dallas at Abounding Treasures

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

He Gathers His Lambs

Jesus the Shepherd by Myung Bo
Jesus the Shepherd

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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Monday, January 12, 2009

Honoring President Bush

The Pentagon Channel has a video of the "Armed Forces Farewell" to Commander in Chief George W. Bush. Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates hosts the ceremony for President Bush at Fort Myer, VA. They also honored Mrs. Bush. It is long, but I watched the whole thing. Go to the Pentagon Channel and click on the Armed Forces Farewell video.

I just found a link to President Bush's last news conference here.

Friday, January 9, 2009

A Lovely Award

I want to thank my friend, Deborah, at Songs From My Journey, for giving me this lovely blog award.

I am supposed to pass this award on to seven other bloggers and to link this post back to the person who gave it to me. I am passing it on to:








Thursday, January 8, 2009

Glory of God

Heaven's Glory by Larry Dyke
Heaven's Glory

Revelation 21:23
The city hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it.

Yonder in the better world, the inhabitants are independent of all creature comforts. They have no need of raiment; their white robes never wear out, neither shall they ever be defiled. They need no medicine to heal diseases, "for the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick." They need no sleep to recruit their frames-they rest not day nor night, but unweariedly praise Him in His temple. They need no social relationship to minister comfort, and whatever happiness they may derive from association with their fellows is not essential to their bliss, for their Lord's society is enough for their largest desires. They need no teachers there; they doubtless commune with one another concerning the things of God, but they do not require this by way of instruction; they shall all be taught of the Lord. Ours are the alms at the king's gate, but they feast at the table itself. Here we lean upon the friendly arm, but there they lean upon their Beloved and upon Him alone. Here we must have the help of our companions, but there they find all they want in Christ Jesus. Here we look to the meat which perisheth, and to the raiment which decays before the moth, but there they find everything in God. We use the bucket to fetch us water from the well, but there they drink from the fountain head, and put their lips down to the living water. Here the angels bring us blessings, but we shall want no messengers from heaven then. They shall need no Gabriels there to bring their love-notes from God, for there they shall see Him face to face. Oh! what a blessed time shall that be when we shall have mounted above every second cause and shall rest upon the bare arm of God! What a glorious hour when God, and not His creatures; the Lord, and not His works, shall be our daily joy! Our souls shall then have attained the perfection of bliss.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace by Lorraine Brewer
Amazing Grace

I found this very pretty song about Amazing Grace at Hallelujah Anyhow!

No Other Word For Grace

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Links to Share

Words to Live By, Decor Spirit by Debbie DeWitt
Words to Live By, Decor Spirit

I guess the secular world has always been against the Christians. I received this scripture in my email yesterday.

Psalm 2:2
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed.

I am getting back into the political links today, because some have come to my attention.

Modern 'David' defeats New York 'Goliath'

Traditional family defenders now in 'gay' agenda bull's-eye

President Bush has written to family of ever single fallen soldier...

Very scary - Gaza rockets put Israel's nuclear plant in battle zone

To end on a positive note, after all this, I am referring you to my sweet friend Adrienne's blog for Another Year is Dawning.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

A Sweet Award

Cheryl at Cherdecor has blessed me with a sweet award.

Thank you so much, Cheryl. I have certainly enjoyed your friendship and blog.

To accept this award, I must mention who I received the award from
and link back to her/him. Then I am to write the following in my post:

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are extremely charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award."

I am passing the award on to:


Saturday, January 3, 2009

God Will Make A Way - Don Moen

I have posted this beautiful song, sung by Don Moen before. I thought it would minister to so many going through difficult times.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Rejoice in Him

Song of Solomon 1:4
We will be glad and rejoice in Thee.

We will be glad and rejoice in Thee. We will not open the gates of the year to the dolorous notes of the sackbut, but to the sweet strains of the harp of joy, and the high sounding cymbals of gladness. "O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise unto the rock of our salvation." We, the called and faithful and chosen, we will drive away our griefs, and set up our banners of confidence in the name of God. Let others lament over their troubles, we who have the sweetening tree to cast into Marah's bitter pool, with joy will magnify the Lord. Eternal Spirit, our effectual Comforter, we who are the temples in which Thou dwellest, will never cease from adoring and blessing the name of Jesus. We WILL, we are resolved about it, Jesus must have the crown of our heart's delight; we will not dishonour our Bridegroom by mourning in His presence. We are ordained to be the minstrels of the skies, let us rehearse our everlasting anthem before we sing it in the halls of the New Jerusalem. We will BE GLAD AND REJOICE: two words with one sense, double joy, blessedness upon blessedness. Need there be any limit to our rejoicing in the Lord even now? Do not men of grace find their Lord to be camphire and spikenard, calamus and cinnamon even now, and what better fragrance have they in heaven itself? We will be glad and rejoice IN THEE. That last word is the meat in the dish, the kernel of the nut, the soul of the text. What heavens are laid up in Jesus! What rivers of infinite bliss have their source, ay, and every drop of their fulness in Him! Since, O sweet Lord Jesus, Thou art the present portion of Thy people, favour us this year with such a sense of Thy preciousness, that from its first to its last day we may be glad and rejoice in Thee. Let January open with joy in the Lord, and December close with gladness in Jesus.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon