Archive | April 2016

i love cheetahs

cheetas

“I love cheetahs. Every moment of every day is spent in fear of dying a terrible death yet they always carry themselves elegantly, remain loyal to their family, and never complain about anything.”
Author: Gregor Collins

Photo by Ruth Diane Handley Domigan

solitude

solitude

Solitude is not always what it seems. Spending time alone with God takes determination and discipline, but pays the richest dividends as we get to know God better.

S – Spending time alone with You

O – Oh, Lord, why is it so hard to do?

L – Letting the tears or the laughter flow

I – Intimate moments when finally I know

T – The solace of seeking your mercy and grace

U – Unhindered by others in our quiet place

D – Dear Lord, may I be faithful and true

E – Ever sustained by moments with You

“every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea come, buy wine and milk without money and without price……
Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live…..”
(from Isaiah 55)
Poem by Connie Faust

Photo by Alan Hopkins

in silence

insilence

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Teresa

Photo by Cheryl Cook

One Day

dogwood

One Day

One day when Heaven Was filled with His praises,
One day when sin was As black as could be,
Jesus came forth To be born of a virgin,
Dwelt among men, my example is He!

Chorus:
Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
Buried, He carried My sins far away;
Rising He justified freely forever:
One day He’s coming– O glorious day!

One day they led Him Up Calvary’s mountain,
One day they nailed Him To die on the tree;
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected:
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He![Chorus]

One day they left Him Alone in the garden,
One day He rested, from suffering free;
Angels came down o’er His tomb to keep vigil;
Hope of the hopeless, my Savior is He![Chorus]

One day the grave Could conceal Him no longer,
One day the stone rolled away from the door;
Then He arose, over death He had conquered;
Now is ascended, my Lord evermore![Chorus]

One day the trumpet Will sound for His coming,
One day the skies With His glory will shine;
Wonderful day, my beloved One bringing;
Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine![Chorus]

John Wilbur Chapman (1859)
Photo: Ruth Diane Handley Domigan