Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be
not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with
thee whithersoever thou goest.
-- Joshua 1:9

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pictures to Share

Looked out the living room window and she's at it again ~

Little Flower Garden ~

Pretty little flower came up from a year or two ago.

My rescued wildcat, Honey, on the picture window ~ trying to keep him in ~

Always looking up with camera in hand ~ Sky was not that blue.

My "little old lady" Jewels clawing on the neighbor's wooden edging ~

I was talking to my neighbors last evening, and they told me they had flowers blooming.
One of their Dahlias ~

I could not believe this yellow fern!

A Mophead Hydrangea ~ They said it is white, then green, then brown.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

"It Won't Rain Always" With Janet Paschal

So many are needing prayer, and I thought this would be a great song of encouragement.

My friend, Peggy, sent me this video about Janet's cancer and the lyrics of this song. Thank you, Peggy.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Christ Hath Made Us Free

Galatians 5:1
The liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free.

This "liberty" makes us free to heaven's charter-the Bible. Here is a choice passage, believer, "When thou passest through the rivers, I will be with thee." You are free to that. Here is another: "The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee"; you are free to that. You are a welcome guest at the table of the promises. Scripture is a never-failing treasury filled with boundless stores of grace. It is the bank of heaven; you may draw from it as much as you please, without let or hindrance. Come in faith and you are welcome to all covenant blessings. There is not a promise in the Word which shall be withheld. In the depths of tribulations let this freedom comfort you; amidst waves of distress let it cheer you; when sorrows surround thee let it be thy solace. This is thy Father's love-token; thou art free to it at all times. Thou art also free to the throne of grace. It is the believer's privilege to have access at all times to His heavenly Father. Whatever our desires, our difficulties, our wants, we are at liberty to spread all before Him. It matters not how much we may have sinned, we may ask and expect pardon. It signifies nothing how poor we are, we may plead His promise that He will provide all things needful. We have permission to approach His throne at all times-in midnight's darkest hour, or in noontide's most burning heat. Exercise thy right, O believer, and live up to thy privilege. Thou art free to all that is treasured up in Christ-wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. It matters not what thy need is, for there is fulness of supply in Christ, and it is there for thee. O what a "freedom" is thine! freedom from condemnation, freedom to the promises, freedom to the throne of grace, and at last freedom to enter heaven!

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill
cannot be hid.
-- Matthew 5:14

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View of Jerusalem, Early 19th Century, Giclee Print, David Roberts

Monday, September 21, 2009

Links to Share

From my friend, Karen, at Lily Valley ~ Blessings all mine with ten thousand besides

My friend, Lorie, at Encouragement From My Heart ~ Room of Hope - An Invitation

Heather's story ~ For those of you who missed it

From Woman on a Jouney ~ Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Saturday, September 19, 2009


I just found this beautiful video tonight.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Do Not Fear Evil Tidings

Psalm 112:7
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings.

Christian, you ought not to dread the arrival of evil tidings; because if you are distressed by them, what do you more than other men? Other men have not your God to fly to; they have never proved His faithfulness as you have done, and it is no wonder if they are bowed down with alarm and cowed with fear: but you profess to be of another spirit; you have been begotten again unto a lively hope, and your heart lives in heaven and not on earthly things; now, if you are seen to be distracted as other men, what is the value of that grace which you profess to have received? Where is the dignity of that new nature which you claim to possess? Again, if you should be filled with alarm, as others are, you would, doubtless, be led into the sins so common to others under trying circumstances. The ungodly, when they are overtaken by evil tidings, rebel against God; they murmur, and think that God deals hardly with them. Will you fall into that same sin? Will you provoke the Lord as they do? Moreover, unconverted men often run to wrong means in order to escape from difficulties, and you will be sure to do the same if your mind yields to the present pressure. Trust in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. Your wisest course is to do as Moses did at the Red Sea, "Stand still and see the salvation of God." For if you give way to fear when you hear of evil tidings, you will be unable to meet the trouble with that calm composure which nerves for duty, and sustains under adversity. How can you glorify God if you play the coward? Saints have often sung God's high praises in the fires, but will your doubting and desponding, as if you had none to help you, magnify the Most High? Then take courage, and relying in sure confidence upon the faithfulness of your covenant God, "let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Word Filled Wednesday

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can
carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith
-- 1 Timothy 6:7-8

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pictures to Share

I thought I would share some pictures I recently took. Keep in mind that I have not worked in my little garden much, so there are many weeds. Since it is cooler, I do need to get out there more.

Flag outside my front porch ~

I could not resist this pretty cross on sale at Belks. It says "Believe" at the bottom.

This vine has grown over my clemetis vine this year. I wondered why the clemetis was going crazy. It is a plant I got from a friend a year or so ago that has just taken over my clemetis. I can see just one little plant at the corner of the house. It has a sweet scent. Please overlook my old mailbox.

Does anyone know what this plant is? I think it might be a Lenton rose that I moved from the side of the house years ago. Here is a link, but I have not seen it bloom. I believe it blooms in the winter.

The leaf looks like a type of fern.

This ageratum, I believe it is, just came up naturally this year in a few places on the other front side of the house. I planted some on the side, around the corner, years ago.

Then of course I had to take some pictures of the beautiful moon.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cat Takes a Bath

I think this is the funniest thing. I believe the cat is just drinking water. And he keeps looking behind him, probably thinking, I wonder if I am doing something I'm not supposed to be doing.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Women Of Faith - In The Arms Of His Love

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering September 11, 2001

My friend Lisa had this video on her post, Pause and Pray on this 911 Remembrance Day.

It was such a shocking, horrible, sad day. How I miss President Bush, who loved God, our country, and protected us.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

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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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Psalm 91:1 He THAT dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

A Little Surprise

When I've been to the grocery store or Wal-Mart, I park my car close to the front door to unload. And sometimes it stays there overnight. Well, when I opened the front door, I was surprised to see my little old lady cat, Jewels, one morning sleeping away.

This is how she looked when I said "What are you doing up there?" Notice her little mouth is in that pouting position.

She really has that mouth in an unhappy pose here. :) Poor baby, sometimes I can't keep her in at night, though I do try. She has been an outdoor cat, and loves to be outside.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Hope of Glory

This is a hymn that I wrote in 1993.

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:

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Hope of Glory

Christ in us, our Hope of Glory, Jesus is our blessed hope.
He's the hope set before us, Steadfast and secure.
Jesus is our blessed hope, Living in our hearts,
He's the anchor of our souls, Steadfast and secure.

Jesus is the hope within us, Hope fixed on the living God.
He's our hope of salvation and eternal life.
Jesus is our blessed hope, Living in our hearts.
He's the anchor of our souls, Steadfast and secure.

Christ in us, our Hope of Glory, Jesus is our blessed hope.
He'll return in clouds of glory, We shall be like Him.
Jesus is our blessed hope, Living in our hearts.
He's the anchor of our souls, Steadfast and secure.

© 2009 Wordsong Collection II, Words and Music by Cathy L. Simpson

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Heart of Flesh

Ezekiel 36:26
And I will give you an heart of flesh.

A heart of flesh is known by its tenderness concerning sin. To have indulged a foul imagination, or to have allowed a wild desire to tarry even for a moment, is quite enough to make a heart of flesh grieve before the Lord. The heart of stone calls a great iniquity nothing, but not so the heart of flesh.
"If to the right or left I stray, That moment, Lord, reprove; And let me weep my life away, For having grieved thy love"
The heart of flesh is tender of God's will. My Lord Will-be-will is a great blusterer, and it is hard to subject him to God's will; but when the heart of flesh is given, the will quivers like an aspen leaf in every breath of heaven, and bows like an osier in every breeze of God's Spirit. The natural will is cold, hard iron, which is not to be hammered into form, but the renewed will, like molten metal, is soon moulded by the hand of grace. In the fleshy heart there is a tenderness of the affections. The hard heart does not love the Redeemer, but the renewed heart burns with affection towards Him. The hard heart is selfish and coldly demands, "Why should I weep for sin? Why should I love the Lord?" But the heart of flesh says; "Lord, Thou knowest that I love Thee; help me to love Thee more!" Many are the privileges of this renewed heart;
"'Tis here the Spirit dwells, 'Tis here that Jesus rests."
It is fitted to receive every spiritual blessing, and every blessing comes to it. It is prepared to yield every heavenly fruit to the honour and praise of God, and therefore the Lord delights in it. A tender heart is the best defence against sin, and the best preparation for heaven. A renewed heart stands on its watchtower looking for the coming of the Lord Jesus. Have you this heart of flesh?

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that
bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good
tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto
Zion, Thy God reigneth!

Isaiah 52:7, King James Version

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