Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thoughtful Words to think on today....

LORD, High and Holy, meek and lowly,
Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision,
where I live in the depths but see Thee in the heights;
hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold Thy glory.

Let me learn by paradox
that the way down is the way up,
that to be low is to be high,
that the broken heart is the healed heart,
that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
that to have nothing is to possess all,
that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
that to give is to receive,
that the valley is the place of vision.

LORD, in the daytime, stars can be seen from deepest wells,
and the deeper the wells the brighter Thy stars shine;
Let me find Thy light in my darkness,
Thy life in my death,
Thy joy in my sorrow,
Thy grace in my sin,
Thy riches in my poverty,
Thy glory in my valley.

--from The Valley of Vision:
A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Bithday to the Love of my Life ! ! !

Today is the birthday of the one whom God has given to me to share all of life on this earth with.
I am so thankful for you, Myron.......

You are God's masterpiece, created in His image and by His divine design.
God said FAITH and gave you the strength to conquer mountains,
God said HOPE and shaped the desires of your heart (to love & care for me!)
God said LOVE and made you the AMAZING PERSON you are!

We have been so blessed. I could not even begin to mention to mention all the the LORD has showered upon us.

I look forward to all that the LORD has for us.....
walking the journey with YOU has been an amazing path.
I wouldn't want it any other way.

S H M I L Y ! ! ! !

Monday, April 13, 2009

I enjoyed the Easter/Resurrection weekend so much. What a precious thing it is to gather with a group of the LORD's own people and remember His work on the cross for each who has 'received' Him as their Savior. My favorite 'old' Resurrection hymn is "Low in the Grave He Lay'. I have been thinking about the Messianic Psalm - 40 this past week. And ohhhh how those words from that hymn touched my heart yesterday......"up from the grave HE arose.....with a mighty triumph o're His foes. HE arose a VICTOR from the dark domain, and HE lives FOREVER with HIS saints to reign....
He arose,
HE arose.....
Hallelujah....CHRIST AROSE!!"

I do have a 'newer' Resurrection hymn, "See, What a Morning" that is becoming a fast favorite. The words ....." See God's salvation plan, Wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice", speak so truthfully of the Father's plan. I wish you could hear the tune. Its a lovely song by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend. Keith's wife Kristin sings it so beautifully.
You can see more of their hymns here and perhaps even download some of them to enjoy yourself.

What is your favorite Resurrection hymn or song?

"See, What a Morning" (Resurrection Hymn)
Words and Music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
Copyright © 2003 Kingsway Thankyou Music

See, what a morning, gloriously bright,
With the dawning of hope in Jerusalem;
Folded the grave-clothes, tomb filled with light,
As the angels announce, "Christ is risen!"
See God's salvation plan,
Wrought in love, borne in pain, paid in sacrifice,
Fulfilled in Christ, the Man,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!

See Mary weeping, "Where is He laid?"
As in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb;
Hears a voice speaking, calling her name;
It's the Master, the Lord raised to life again!
The voice that spans the years,
Speaking life, stirring hope, bringing peace to us,
Will sound till He appears,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!

One with the Father, Ancient of Days,
Through the Spirit who clothes faith with certainty.
Honor and blessing, glory and praise
To the King crowned with pow'r and authority!
And we are raised with Him,
Death is dead, love has won, Christ has conquered;
And we shall reign with Him,
For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!