Archive | October 2013

happy halloween!


Golden Opportunity

Halloween’s acomin’ ~
Witches, elves and gnomes,
And those little goblins
Each haunt different homes.

As those trick-or-treaters
Knock upon your door,
Give them treats as usual…
Then go one step more:

As you hand them candy,
Fruits and sweets to eat;
Pray the angels guard them
And safely guide their feet.

Make a point to pray for
Each child you contact,
In each bag of candy
Place a Godly tract.

In the name of Jesus
Bind the evil one,
Ask that God watch o’er them
Till the evening’s done.

Ask the Holy Spirit
To walk each step with them,
Pray each child and parent
Will turn their lives to Him.

Ask the Heavenly Father
To strongly intervene,
Claim each soul He sends you
And hallow Halloween!

“Make the most of your chances
to tell others the Good News.
Be wise in all your contacts
with them.”
(Colossians 4:5, LB)

Poem courtesy of ~ Connie Hinnen Cook ~
Photo by Marge McCoy

love divine


Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down;
Fix in us thy humble dwelling;
All thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation;
Enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit,
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit;
Let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its Beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.

Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all Thy life receive;
Suddenly return and never,
Never more Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
Glory in Thy perfect love.

Finish, then, Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see Thy great salvation
Perfectly restored in Thee;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

1 John 4:16 God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.

Hymn, Love Divine all Loves Excelling by Charles Wesley, 1747
Photo by Cheryl Cook




Soft as a lullaby…..
as Spring’s gentle rain…..
Haunting, the echo,
when I whisper Your name

Name that illuminates…..
Love’s burning flame…..
Lighting my darkness
when I whisper Your name

Calming, the peaceful sound…..
healing my pain…..
Bringing me freedom
when I whisper Your name

Jesus, the Son of God,
for me You came…..
forgiving my sin
when You whispered my name

Power and majesty!
One day You’ll reign…..
Every knee bowing
then to whisper Your name

Poem by Connie Faust
Photo by Cheryl Cook

Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place
and gave Him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2, verses 9, 10, 11

six things


There are six things which the LORD hates,
Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood,

A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that run rapidly to evil,

A false witness who utters lies,
And one who spreads strife among brothers.
Proverbs 6: 16-19

Photo by Aaron Paul Lazar



And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.
Genesis 1:29,30

Photo by Cheryl Cook