Archive | January 2015

to those who wait


The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. Lamentations 3:25

Everywhere in nature we are taught the lessons of patience and waiting. We want things a long time before we get them. The fact that we want them a long time makes them all the more precious when they come. ~ Joseph Smith

Photo by Ruth Diane Handley Domigan

softly and tenderly


Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me;
see, on the portals he’s waiting and watching,
watching for you and for me.
Come home, come home;
ye who are weary come home;
earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
calling, O sinner, come home!

2. Why should we tary when Jesus is pleading,
pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not his mercies,
mercies for you and for me?

3. Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
passing from you and from me;
shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
coming for you and for me.

4. O for the wonderful love he has promised,
promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon,
pardon for you and for me.
Text: Will L. Thompson
Audio Stephen Sollars
Photo Cheryl Cook

a little persuasion


A “Little” Persuasion Warms My Heart

Some brave folks still venture forth
When the wind chill numbs your mind
And creeps up your sleeves, unwrapping its sheaves,
planting goose pimples behind.

Not I, though craving company,
And some cocoa from the store;
When winter swoops down with its frosted crown,
I shiver behind my door . . .

Till the telephone rings out
And a little voice entreats,
“Hey, Grammy, it’s me! I’m calling to see
if you’ll make a snowman with me!”

“Oh, no, it’s not too cold, dear;
I’m glad you gave me a call!
We’ll wear mittens and caps and our warmest wraps,
and we won’t mind the cold at all.”

Poem by Connie Faust
Photo by Cheryl Cook