Thursday, April 26, 2012


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One of my favorite sections of scripture is Psalm 139.  I take such comfort and encouragement from the truth declared there.  I am special to God!  Following is a little poem that sums up the wonderful truths in this Psalm.

You search my heart
You know my thoughts
I'm covered by Your hand.
You're by my side
Each step I take.
It's hard to understand.

I cannot run
I cannot hide
In heaven or in hell.
The darkest night
To You is light.
Safe in Your hand I'm held.

You formed me in
My mother's womb
According to Your plan.
Your thoughts toward me
I cannot count.
They number more than sand.

Lord, help me keep
My mind on Thee
And help my faith to grow
Until You come
To take us home.
I cannot wait to go!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


5–7 “Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth....I trust in the LORD. I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities...”

14–16 “But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.”
22 “For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.”

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

There are many beautiful truths in this psalm of David.  I am always encouraged when I read how even David, a man after God's own heart, had to struggle to cling to God's promises when he was discouraged and times were hard.  The key is--He held on!  May God grant us the strength to do the same.  May the hard times prove to refine us and bring us forth as gold.  May our testimony in the hard times bring Him glory both before men and angels.  (Click pictures for larger view.)

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I love to go to the ocean to enjoy a beautiful sunrise or sunset and just to listen to the waves rolling in and enjoy the fresh air.  It always promotes a spirit of peace as I enjoy the beauty of God's creation.  Scripture tells us that those who love God's law, His word, are rewarded with great peace, peace in abundance is the thought from the Hebrew.   The word offend is a reference to a stumbling-block or an obstacle that causes one to fall.  Those who love God’s law are not going to lose faith because of tough circumstances; their faith is in God.  I am reminded of my life verse. 

Isaiah 26:3 "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."

Those who love God’s word are those who have their minds stayed (leaning upon, resting upon, standing fast) on God and trust (are confident, secure, sure) in Him and His word.  When the Lord is center of our thoughts and and we have yielded to Him as LORD in complete confidence for our security, it follows that we will honor Him with our praise.

I love Thy law.
I will not fall.
On You I've fixed my gaze.
And for Your peace
I will not cease
To sacrifice with praise.

Thank you Father for the gift of Your Son and the promises that are mine in Him.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


As we get ready to celebrate Easter, I hope you are focusing on the real reason for the celebration.  God loved us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to become the only perfect sacrifice that would be acceptable to pay the debt for my sin.  When Jesus rose from the grave, God made very public His pleasure in the sacrifice of His Son.  I pray continually that He will do whatever it takes in my life to turn me into a vessel of His honor and glory.  And because He lives—I am looking forward to spending eternity with Him.  
Take time to thank and praise Him for His unconditional, amazing love.
And keep looking up............He's coming to take us home soon!