Archive | August 2019

the porch

My family lived off the land and summer evening meals featured baked stuffed tomatoes, potato salad, corn on the cob, fresh shelled peas and homemade ice cream with strawberries from our garden. With no air conditioning in those days, the cool porch was the center of our universe after the scorching days.
–David Mixner

Photo by Jean Pike

beautiful and wonderful

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.
Joseph B. Wirthlin

Photo by Jean Pike

‘Tis So Sweet To Walk With Jesus

‘Tis So Sweet To Walk With Jesus

’Tis so sweet to walk with Jesus,
Step by step and day by day;
Stepping in His very footprints,
Walking with Him all the way.

Step by step, step by step,
I would walk with Jesus,
All the day, all the way,
Keeping step with Jesus.

’Tis so safe to walk with Jesus,
Leaning hard upon His arm,
Following closely where He leads us,
None can hurt and naught can harm.

Step by step I’ll walk with Jesus,
Just a moment at a time,
Heights I have not wings to soar to,
Step by step my feet can climb.

Jesus, keep me closer—closer,
Step by step, and day by day;
Stepping in Thy very footprints,
Walking with Thee all the way.

Lyrics and Music: Albert Benjamin Simpson
Photo: Elaine Taylor