Archive | October 2013

happy halloween!

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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

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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