Thursday, March 19, 2009

(Arthur Pink, "Love Reproving" 1943) from Grace Gems

Few words have been used more inaccurately and loosely in recent years, than has "love." With a great many people--it is but a synonym for moral laxity, weakness of character, a taking the line of least resistance, a quiet tolerating of what is felt to be wrong.

read the rest here..........

It's excellent!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

I am a lamb of God and so many times in my life, as His child, I have felt His gentleness surround me. In times of doubt and sorrow, He comforts me so. Every groan I cry out, he hears it and He comforts me.

Psalm 38:9, "My groaning is not hidden from You."

Every tear I shed He has bottled up and lately I have been shedding many tears, "EVERY" tear we shed, can you imagine that someone loves us that much?

Paslms 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

He knows my name, me His child even though I fail Him at times, Yet, I can go before Him and He looks at me, and say You are my child, my lamb and gently puts His arm around me and guides me.

John 10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

We need to keep remembering and reminding each other the strenght we can draw from each other but mostly the strength we can draw from the Rock of our Salvation. When things are troubling us we have a place to go. I was feeling down tonight and the Lord brought me to a place where I felt love and comfort and it was the Lord that drew me there because of that reason .

"The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my Savior, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the strength of my salvation, my stronghold!" (Psalm 18:2)



Sunday, March 08, 2009

As I shared previously that things have not been the greatest lately, well it rain really, really heavy last night and part of our basement was flooded. There was no way we could have removed the water ourselves so we had a Carpet cleaner bring a machine in to remove it, they left behind 2 blowers to help dry the rest. In our basement we have fruit celler, I used it mainly for storage. The water came from a drain in the room, so some boxes in the room were ruined.

I kept saying to myself, "What next?" So this morning I started to clear out the fruit celler and as I cleared it out I found 2 boxes of cards and letters from as far back as 1980. I also found this letter that just made me laugh and made me cry at the same time. It's funny how the Lord will bring you out of feeling sorry for yourself or a trial just by a simple letter. This letter was given to me by my daughter Danielle when she as around 7 or 8 years old. Thank you, Lord and thank you my Dani-girl.

Here is exactly how she wrote it.......

I love you!!!
mom, you are a
babe. you are
a yummy pie. you are
hungka-hungka bern-in-love
and you are my
sweety pie. you
make me happy
when skys are
blue. You are
a baby sunny pie.
love Dani

Thank you Lord for my dear daughter Dani and all my children.


Friday, March 06, 2009

Please Pray

I have not blogged much lately as I have been under a lot of stress, as I am sure many other folks are. Problems come into our lives and sometime they are just so hard to solve. I have aways been the type of person that things just don't get to me, but as of late, I feel a bit over-welmed by life. I don't know if it is getting older or just the fact that there is so much one person can handle. I am trying to keep my focus on the fact the Christ is with me, He will strengthen me but I feel in a weak state of mind. May I ask that you please pray for me.