Archive | June 2015

wonderful words

Wonderful Words

Wonderful words of life

1. Sing them over again to me,
Wonderful words of life,
Let me more of their beauty see,
Wonderful words of life;
Words of life and beauty
Teach me faith and duty.
o Refrain:
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of life;
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of life.
2. Christ, the blessed One, gives to all
Wonderful words of life;
Sinner, list to the loving call,
Wonderful words of life;
All so freely given,
Wooing us to heaven.
3. Sweetly echo the Gospel call,
Wonderful words of life;
Offer pardon and peace to all,
Wonderful words of life;
Jesus, only Savior,
Sanctify us forever.
Hymn by Philip P. Bliss, 1874

Audio by Stephen Sollars

Photo from Garrigues Family Album

just say thanks


Just Say “Thanks”

Have you looked around you lately,

God’s blessings to observe?

Have you thought about your God and His great love?

Have you recognized His mercy

in gifts you don’t deserve?

Have you raised your eyes and talked with God above?

Just say “Thanks” to Him, why don’t you?

Just look for the marvels

That He gives each day you live and draw a breath;

Thank him for your Savior Jesus

Who came to die for you,

And by rising, gave you victory over death.

Watch the winter birds arriving

As summer’s songs depart;

Feel the sun’s warmth as it shines through your window;

He gives blessings to each season,

New strength for every day,

And abundant grace to serve Him here below.

Why don’t you just say “Thanks!”

“Devote yourselves to prayer,
being watchful and thankful.”
(Colossians 4:2)

Poem by Connie Faust
Photo by Ruth Diane Handley Domigan



“The one encouragement we can always give our children, and one another, is that God’s grace is more powerful than our sin, and He is strong enough to make us want to do the right thing.”
― Elyse M. Fitzpatrick,

Photo by Elaine Taylor



Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
― Franz Kafka

Photo by Peggy Logue

children of the heavenly Father

Wishing all the dads out there a very happy Father’s Day!


Children of the Heavenly Father
1 Children of the heavenly Father
safely in his bosom gather;
nestling bird nor star in heaven
such a refuge e’er was given.

2 God his own shall tend and nourish;
in his holy courts they flourish.
From all evil powers he spares them;
in his mighty arms he bears them.

3 Neither life nor death shall ever
from the Lord his children sever;
for to them his grace revealing,
he turns sorrow into healing.

4 God has given, he has taken,
but his children ne’er forsaken;
his the loving purpose solely
to preserve them pure and holy.

Author: Carolina Sandell
Photo by Jean Pike
Audio by Stephen Sollars