Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fantastic Machine Full Version

Interesting and amazing ~

Monday, March 30, 2009

Quiet Resting Places

Ducks Enjoy a Quiet Resting Place Amongst the Rice Paddies in West Bali, Indonesia by Adams Gregory
Ducks Enjoy a Quiet Resting Place Amongst the Rice Paddies in West Bali, Indonesia

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

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

At the Cross - Gaither Vocal Band

Another great video I found in an email ~

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

An Award

Lisa at Military Momz has given me the Keativ Blogger award. Thank you so much, Lisa.

Kreativ Blogger Rules

#1 - Name 7 things that you love, then pass this on to 7 other kreativ bloggers.

1. My family, especially my grandson

2. Flowers and my little garden

3. Music and songwriting

4. My blogging buds and friends

5. Fox News, unfortunately

6. God's Word

7. Photography

#2. Here are 7 bloggers I would love to pass this on to:

1. jAne at tickleberry farm

2. Sally at Smiling Sally

3. Jill at Forever ' n Ever ' n Always

4. Cheryl at Cherdecor

5. Connie at Connie's Thoughts From The Heart

6. Lorie at Encouragement From My Heart

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Words to Live By: Fruit of the Spirit by Debbie DeWitt
Words to Live By: Fruit of the Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such
there is no law.
-- Galatians 5:22-23

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For more encouragement from the Word of God visit ~

Monday, March 23, 2009

Taking It Easy

Well, I had to go to the emergency room Sunday with the fast, irregular heartbeat again. Thank the Lord I did not have to stay, and my heart went back into normal rhythm. But I am taking a stronger medicine, and am slowed down even more. So I thought I would just show some more pictures I have taken of all the beauty around.
PS. I took the pictures before this episode.

Little bird having a drink ~

The sky was just so beautiful the other evening. It is a shame all those lines are in the pictures.

I spotted some bright flowers under my neighbor's tree and had to go over to see them. I was so surprised to see these little primroses ( I believe) blooming.

Thanks for looking at my pictures again. And I appreciate your prayers.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Shine Jesus Shine

What the world needs now is Jesus.

Visit Amy's blog for more Then Sings My Soul Saturday videos.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Flowers of Springtime

Welcome first day of Spring! Flowers are popping out all over the place.

This is a song I wrote ~ "Flowers of Springtime."

Click here for music.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My High Tower

Rock Towers of the Rio Virgin by Thomas Moran
Rock Towers of the Rio Virgin

Psalm 18:2
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

He is Precious

1 Peter 2:7
He is precious.

As all the rivers run into the sea, so all delights centre in our Beloved. The glances of His eyes outshine the sun: the beauties of His face are fairer than the choicest flowers: no fragrance is like the breath of His mouth. Gems of the mine, and pearls from the sea, are worthless things when measured by His preciousness. Peter tells us that Jesus is precious, but he did not and could not tell us how precious, nor could any of us compute the value of God's unspeakable gift. Words cannot set forth the preciousness of the Lord Jesus to His people, nor fully tell how essential He is to their satisfaction and happiness. Believer, have you not found in the midst of plenty a sore famine if your Lord has been absent? The sun was shining, but Christ had hidden Himself, and all the world was black to you; or it was night, and since the bright and morning star was gone, no other star could yield you so much as a ray of light. What a howling wilderness is this world without our Lord! If once He hideth Himself from us, withered are the flowers of our garden; our pleasant fruits decay; the birds suspend their songs, and a tempest overturns our hopes. All earth's candles cannot make daylight if the Sun of Righteousness be eclipsed. He is the soul of our soul, the light of our light, the life of our life. Dear reader, what wouldst thou do in the world without Him, when thou wakest up and lookest forward to the day's battle? What wouldst thou do at night, when thou comest home jaded and weary, if there were no door of fellowship between thee and Christ? Blessed be His name, He will not suffer us to try our lot without Him, for Jesus never forsakes His own. Yet, let the thought of what life would be without Him enhance His preciousness.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Carrie Underwood - How Great Thou Art

A friend posted this on Facebook, and it is just beautiful.

Visit Amy's blog for more music videos.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Links to Share

Email to you from Iraq! ~ from Gretawire

You Are God's Idea ~ from my friend Adrienne's blog

Peggy's blog ~ great information about Lent

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

God's Wonders

I thought I would share some pictures I have taken during these beautiful days we have had.

Little old lady, Jewels, loves the outdoors, and followed me around while I took these pictures. I can't keep her inside. She just has to go out!

Groundcover blooming ~

Shrub in my back yard ~ thinks Spring is here ~

Neighbor's pretty floweres ~

Forsythia blooming ~

More of my fascination with the moon ~

Ducks at my grandson's house ~

Surprised to see all the flowers in front of their fence ~

Thanks for looking at my pictures.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

Jesus on Cross by Dynamic Graphics
Jesus on Cross

Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness
My beauty are, my glorious dress;
'Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,
With joy shall I lift up my head.

Bold shall I stand in Thy great day,
For who aught to my charge shall lay?
Fully absolved through these I am,
From sin and fear, from guilt and shame.

Lord, I believe Thy precious blood,
Which at the mercy seat of God
Forever doth for sinners plead,
For me, e'en for my soul was shed.

Lord, I believe were sinners more
Than sands up on the ocean shore,
Thou hast for all a ransom paid,
For all a full atonement made.

Text: Nicolas L. von Zinzendorf 1739; translated by John Wesley

You can read more about Zinzendorf and the hymn here. I remember another hymn in the Moravian Hymnal, The Savior's Blood and Righteousness with a different tune.

My Savior's Blood and Righteousness,
My beauty is, my glorious dress;
Thus well arrayed, I need not fear,
When in His presence I appear.

Hear this tune here. Click the black and white notes to the left of Harmony.

Music: William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1815

Listen to the music here.

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thank you for the Cross, Lord - by Hillsong

I saw this beautiful worship song on my friend Patricia's blog.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

God's Promise

Hebrews 13:5
I will never leave thee.

Living Water by Danny Hahlbohm
Living Water

No promise is of private interpretation. Whatever God has said to any one saint, He has said to all. When He opens a well for one, it is that all may drink. When He openeth a granary-door to give out food, there may be some one starving man who is the occasion of its being opened, but all hungry saints may come and feed too. Whether He gave the word to Abraham or to Moses, matters not, O believer; He has given it to thee as one of the covenanted seed. There is not a high blessing too lofty for thee, nor a wide mercy too extensive for thee. Lift up now thine eyes to the north and to the south, to the east and to the west, for all this is thine. Climb to Pisgah's top, and view the utmost limit of the divine promise, for the land is all thine own. There is not a brook of living water of which thou mayst not drink. If the land floweth with milk and honey, eat the honey and drink the milk, for both are thine. Be thou bold to believe, for He hath said, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."In this promise, God gives to His people everything. "I will never leave thee." Then no attribute of God can cease to be engaged for us. Is He mighty? He will show Himself strong on the behalf of them that trust Him. Is He love? Then with lovingkindness will He have mercy upon us. Whatever attributes may compose the character of Deity, every one of them to its fullest extent shall be engaged on our side. To put everything in one, there is nothing you can want, there is nothing you can ask for, there is nothing you can need in time or in eternity, there is nothing living, nothing dying, there is nothing in this world, nothing in the next world, there is nothing now, nothing at the resurrection-morning, nothing in heaven which is not contained in this text-"I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Pretty Snowfall

We had a beautiful snowfall Sunday night, one of the biggest in years.

I took some pictures of it from inside the house yesterday morning.

From my front door ~

My little stray cat, Honey, with eyes of wonder ~ He's in the picture window, and I had to cover my piano.

Happy to be in a nice cozy home ~

From my kitchen window ~ Sunset looks like a cross, doesn't it?

Isa 55:10 -
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Links to Share


I loved Linda's post for Then Sings My Soul Saturday and the song "No Other Name But Jesus."

Dobson resigns as Chairman of Focus on the Family

This Prayer Approved by the White House

In case you missed it ~ RUSH LIMBAUGH SPEAKS