Tuesday, April 28, 2020



The snowflakes were playing a game--
Racing across the expanse of my back yard
While the daffodils waved merrily
Cheering them on from the stands

And the trees nodded silently
Saving their strength
Waiting until just the right moment
To shower the pollen confetti

The referees blew their whistles—
The cardinal from the tall birch
The blue jays and chickadees
Sounding the two-minute warning

And me?
I’m just sipping my coffee
Announcing the game
Enjoying Spring


Gen 8:20-22
And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 
And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. 
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. 

The seasons are proof of the promises from God—enjoy all of them!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

If Need Be

If Need Be

We love to claim the promise
 God will supply our need
He hears and sees our problems--
Our greatest thought exceeds

He loves His little children—
His great love He displays
Keeping by His Power
Guiding in His Ways

But sometimes there are moments
Through which He works to teach
Trials come to test our faith--
To prove our deeds and speech

These times are as important
Though we may not know the reason
Rejoice—Our God is always God
But sufferings are for a season


1 Peter 1:5-9
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 

Sometimes we need suffering (I Peter 1)

1.      It reminds us that we are saved and Heaven is our home.
2.      It reveals our faith to others causing praise, honour, and glory to our Saviour
3.      It renews love and devotion as we see our Father’s care
4.      It rebukes our lack of holiness and causes us to fear and obey God
5.      It radiates the love of God and causes us to understand and help others in the suffering
6.      It rests us in God’s Word causing new strength for future seasons of suffering

Sunday, April 12, 2020

First to Mary

First to Mary

It wasn’t to the Pharisees
And not the temple Priest
First He went to Mary
The least of all the least

Before He went to Heaven
To rest by Mercy’s seat
He longed to show a sinner
Salvation was complete

So if you’re seeking in the garden
Needing a Saviour to care
Look up by faith to see Him—
Christ is risen and He will be there


Mark 16:9 
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene,
out of whom he had cast seven devils. 

Thursday, April 9, 2020



The Lamp was lit
A warm glow entered
Cheering the dark place
Revealing Thy Presence

The Oil supply was always there
Never running low
I only needed to come—
Come humbly to ask

The continual need is met
By the constant flame
I rest me in its light--


Romans 5:5
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Psalm 139:17-18
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
John 3:16-21
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Through the Valley

Through the Valley

The Valley was shadowed in death
But the voice of the Shepherd was clear
Follow me

Then we saw the comfort in sorrow
The rod and staff lay across His back
We fear not

Beside still waters—
Even here He brings peace
We will trust

The enemy is fierce
But cannot overcome Our Fortress
We hide in God’s Name

The Promise is certain
Goodness and Mercy are near
We rejoice in His Presence

Walking Through the Valley

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Hold Him Fast

Hold Him Fast

Grab hold—
This is your life!
There is nowhere safe
Except with Him

Don’t let go--
Distractions abound
Weakening the weary
But God is our Help

Look up!
See His wounds
 His hands and His feet--
He knows your pain

His strength is sufficient!
And you will find--
While you cling to Him--
He is lifting you


Job 5:8-11

I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: 
Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: 
Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields: 
To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety. 

Isa 40:10-11, 28-31 
Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. 
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. 

Philippians 4:13 
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Strong Tower

The Strong Tower

A song of praise
In troubled days
To Whom we kneel
Our hearts reveal

A restful peace
From fear release
A constant Friend
His flock attends

Through wind and rain
Through blackest pain
With this one shout
We conquer doubt—

Blessed be the Name of the LORD!

Proverbs 18:10 
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 
Job 1:20-21
Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, 
And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. 

                        Job did not say “Blessed be the name of the LORD” only when things were going well—this was his Rock when everything had fallen apart. In your worst day the shout of your soul should still be “Blessed be the Name of the LORD”! Run to this Name—learn it well—sing the hymn “Blessed be the Name of the LORD”.