Friday, July 31, 2009

Nora the Piano Cat Performance

When I first started blogging, I posted a couple of videos of this cute cat. Everyone loved it. Now I see she is back.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

Isaiah 61:3

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Make Him Glad

Psalm 45:8
Whereby they have made Thee glad.

And who are thus privileged to make the Saviour glad? His church-His people. But is it possible? He makes us glad, but how can we make Him glad? By our love. Ah! we think it so cold, so faint; and so, indeed, we must sorrowfully confess it to be, but it is very sweet to Christ. Hear His own eulogy of that love in the golden Canticle: "How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine!" See, loving heart, how He delights in you. When you lean your head on His bosom, you not only receive, but you give Him joy; when you gaze with love upon His all-glorious face, you not only obtain comfort, but impart delight. Our praise, too gives Him joy-not the song of the lips alone, but the melody of the heart's deep gratitude. Our gifts, too, are very pleasant to Him; He loves to see us lay our time, our talents, our substance upon the altar, not for the value of what we give, but for the sake of the motive from which the gift springs. To Him the lowly offerings of His saints are more acceptable than the thousands of gold and silver. Holiness is like frankincense and myrrh to Him. Forgive your enemy, and you make Christ glad; distribute of your substance to the poor, and He rejoices; be the means of saving souls, and you give Him to see of the travail of His soul; proclaim His gospel, and you are a sweet savour unto Him; go among the ignorant and lift up the cross, and you have given Him honour. It is in your power even now to break the alabaster box, and pour the precious oil of joy upon His head, as did the woman of old, whose memorial is to this day set forth wherever the gospel is preached. Will you be backward then? Will you not perfume your beloved Lord with the myrrh and aloes, and cassis, of your heart's praise? Yes, ye ivory palaces, ye shall hear the songs of the saints!

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Saturday, July 25, 2009

And Can it be That I should Gain

I recently heard a couple of people say that this is their favorite hymn. I was not too familiar with it, but it is very pretty.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Links For Fun

I thought this was so cute at my friend Jodi's blog.

I really enjoyed this Distorted Tunes Test, but I can't figure out which one I missed!

A cute video you may have already seen ~ Children, Go Where I Send Thee by Tennessee Ernie Ford and his son Brian

A lovely post by Linda @ Being Woven ~ Thankful for Moments

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Psalm 90:17
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Looking Unto Jesus

Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto Jesus.

It is ever the Holy Spirit's work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan's work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ. He insinuates, "Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith; you do not repent enough; you will never be able to continue to the end; you have not the joy of His children; you have such a wavering hold of Jesus." All these are thoughts about self, and we shall never find comfort or assurance by looking within. But the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self: He tells us that we are nothing, but that "Christ is all in all." Remember, therefore, it is not thy hold of Christ that saves thee-it is Christ; it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee-it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, though that be the instrument-it is Christ's blood and merits; therefore, look not so much to thy hand with which thou art grasping Christ, as to Christ; look not to thy hope, but to Jesus, the source of thy hope; look not to thy faith, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy faith. We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul. If we would at once overcome Satan and have peace with God, it must be by "looking unto Jesus." Keep thine eye simply on Him; let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession, be fresh upon thy mind; when thou wakest in the morning look to Him; when thou liest down at night look to Him. Oh! let not thy hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus; follow hard after Him, and He will never fail thee.

"My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesu's blood and righteousness:
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesu's name."

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross

I woke up to this hymn on the radio one morning, and did not think I had posted this one yet. I used to post many hymns, now found under my Hymns Label. Many people today are not familiar with the old hymns.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

More Links to Share

My friend Jill's How Much Do You Matter about her precious daughter Lexi's "Jump For Joy"

Pentagon Denies Flyover of 'Patriotic God and Country Rally'

Facebook Memorials ( and other information about Facebook)

Promises of Hope

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Malachi 4:2 -
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

I love this verse, and also wrote music for it. You can find "Son of Righteousness" here on my Wordsong Collections blog.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Links to Share

I just realized that July 12th is my 2 year anniversary blogging. I am enjoying it and making so many sweet friends. I may be able to have another giveaway later.

I recently saw this video, Anguish, at Samaritan Women. It is a serious call to prayer.

If you love math like I do, this video will fascinate you.

I have enjoyed Peggie's Place since I first started on the internet. It is a wonderful Christian website, and I also enjoy her newsletters.

I have always loved Dino's beautiful piano music, and he has a new CD with hymns. You can click on the link to hear more samples of hymns.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Grace Flows Down by Christy Nockels (Lyrics)

I saw this on a friend's blog and thought it was very pretty.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Cute Video of the Day

I found this cute video in Kim Komando's newsletter. She describes it here:

"This YouTube video is just too cute. Two things are sure to put a smile on your face – babies and dogs. But what happens when you put the two together?

In this video you’ll see a pug pushing a baby stroller. That’s it. And really, what more do you need? It’s two and half minutes of pure cute. This is sure to brighten anyone’s day.

The pug’s name is Jenny. And she lives in Portland, OR. She’ll take you on a tour of Portland’s hotspots. You’ll see Waterfront Park, Union Station, The Grotto and more. That’s neat."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Rejoice in Him

Psalm 33:21
Our heart shall rejoice in Him.

Blessed is the fact that Christians can rejoice even in the deepest distress; although trouble may surround them, they still sing; and, like many birds, they sing best in their cages. The waves may roll over them, but their souls soon rise to the surface and see the light of God's countenance; they have a buoyancy about them which keeps their head always above the water, and helps them to sing amid the tempest, "God is with me still." To whom shall the glory be given? Oh! to Jesus-it is all by Jesus. Trouble does not necessarily bring consolation with it to the believer, but the presence of the Son of God in the fiery furnace with him fills his heart with joy. He is sick and suffering, but Jesus visits him and makes his bed for him. He is dying, and the cold chilly waters of Jordan are gathering about him up to the neck, but Jesus puts His arms around him, and cries, "Fear not, beloved; to die is to be blessed; the waters of death have their fountain-head in heaven; they are not bitter, they are sweet as nectar, for they flow from the throne of God." As the departing saint wades through the stream, and the billows gather around him, and heart and flesh fail him, the same voice sounds in his ears, "Fear not; I am with thee; be not dismayed; I am thy God." As he nears the borders of the infinite unknown, and is almost affrighted to enter the realm of shades, Jesus says, "Fear not, it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." Thus strengthened and consoled, the believer is not afraid to die; nay, he is even willing to depart, for since he has seen Jesus as the morning star, he longs to gaze upon Him as the sun in his strength. Truly, the presence of Jesus is all the heaven we desire. He is at once
"The glory of our brightest days;
The comfort of our nights."

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

[Bless the LORD] who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so
that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

-- Psalm 103:5

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Crazy yodeling

I enjoyed this cute, fun video.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Called to be Saints

Romans 1:7
Called to be saints.

We are very apt to regard the apostolic saints as if they were "saints" in a more especial manner than the other children of God. All are "saints" whom God has called by His grace, and sanctified by His Spirit; but we are apt to look upon the apostles as extraordinary beings, scarcely subject to the same weaknesses and temptations as ourselves. Yet in so doing we are forgetful of this truth, that the nearer a man lives to God the more intensely has he to mourn over his own evil heart; and the more his Master honours him in His service, the more also doth the evil of the flesh vex and tease him day by day. The fact is, if we had seen the apostle Paul, we should have thought him remarkably like the rest of the chosen family: and if we had talked with him, we should have said, "We find that his experience and ours are much the same. He is more faithful, more holy, and more deeply taught than we are, but he has the selfsame trials to endure. Nay, in some respects he is more sorely tried than ourselves." Do not, t hen, look upon the ancient saints as being exempt either from infirmities or sins; and do not regard them with that mystic reverence which will almost make us idolators. Their holiness is attainable even by us. We are "called to be saints" by that same voice which constrained them to their high vocation. It is a Christian's duty to force his way into the inner circle of saintship; and if these saints were superior to us in their attainments, as they certainly were, let us follow them; let us emulate their ardour and holiness. We have the same light that they had, the same grace is accessible to us, and why should we rest satisfied until we have equalled them in heavenly character? They lived with Jesus, they lived for Jesus, therefore they grew like Jesus. Let us live by the same Spirit as they did, "looking unto Jesus," and our saintship will soon be apparent.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Saturday, July 4, 2009

God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood

Have a Happy July 4th!

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Flowers and Vegetables

I have been taking some more pictures of flowers and the cucumber and squash plants I decided to add to my little flower garden. I really haven't bought many flowers this year, and I can't work in this heat. The weeds are really noticeable in these pictures, and some mulch is greatly needed. But I just do what I can.

Blue bells ~ They won't stand up straight.

Cucumber plant ~

Tall flowers ~ Don't know their name

Squash plant ~

Pretty flowers ~ Haven't planted them yet

I love taking pictures of Rose of Sharons. This one is from my neighbor's huge bush.

From a bush in my yard ~

This is especially for my friend, who thought my trees were hacked in the winter, when cut back. This one is in the back yard. It looks much better without the long limbs that could break off in storms or fall in the neighbor's yard. The others are slowly growing back.

Thanks for looking at my pictures.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Ps 19:1 -
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.

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