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My Father…

Loves me… John 3:16  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Cares for me… Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Forgives me… Psalm 103:12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Is compassionate... Psalm 103:4-5 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Is giving… Romans 8:32  He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

Is understanding… Psalm 139:1-2 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

Is accepting… Psalm 139:1-6 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Satisfies… Psalm 107:9 for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

Persistently persues me… Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

is Reason… Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

Pardons… Psalm 103:3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

Heals… Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Redeems… Job 19:25 I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.

is Loving-kindness… Psalm 86:15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

Renews… Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Is Righteous… Jeremiah 9:23-24 This is what the Lord says “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.

Is Gracious… Ephesians 1:7-8  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the richesof God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,

Is Sovereign… Psalm 103:19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.

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Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Uncategorized


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He took the nails for me…

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!

“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:4-5

Glorious Day (living He Loved Me) lyrics

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
Word became flesh and the light shined among us
His glory revealed

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
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day

One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected

Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He
Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me

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 He’s ascended, my Lord evermore
Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him
From rising again

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my Beloved One, bringing
My Savior, Jesus, is mine

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Posted by on April 22, 2011 in Uncategorized


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What I Am Reading – or Re-reading….

LYNN AUSTIN’S Chronicles of the Kings series

This is an awesome series. This is the second time that I am reading through it. I’m on the 4th book out of 5 and I’m loving it all over again!

This series is based in fact, historical fact, Biblical fact, from the pages of the Old Testament and it is because of this strong foundation of truth that it is a must read series. The stories come to life from the books of 2 Kings, Isaiah and 2 Chronicles recounting the life of King Hezekiah and his son, King Manasseh.

He was born to rule the people of God…but Yahweh is only a vague, powerless memory in the minds of His people.

To read more about book 1, Gods and Kings, click here.

An excerpt can be found here.

A promising start to a series that will acquaint Christian readers with some little-known biblical prophets and kings.” —Publishers Weekly
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“Austin brings this biblical account to vivid life in her well-researched fictionalization of the life if one of Judah’s most fascinating kings. 3 stars” –Romantic Times


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Posted by on October 26, 2010 in Uncategorized


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Confession Time

The sky before Katrina struck . . .

Magee MS, before Katrina struck

I have been stumped, blocked or stymied – my thoughts are cloudy and jumbled. For months now, I sit down to write and my thoughts go helter-skelter and I look at the screen and go cross-eyed. I really don’t know why. It feels like when you sit down at an exam and look at the first question and go blank. Like that horrible dream many people (myself included) have where you are suddenly in highschool and must write an exam for a class you never took. I have perfectly good, rational and articulate thoughts but cannot seem to get them together and transfer them from my grey matter to my virtual paper – this blog.

I admit, I don’t have a whole lot going on in my life – something to be very thankful for by the way. I know plenty of people who would love to have my semi-uncomplicated life right now. I could talk about the Bible study we are doing on King David or the books I have been reading, or the devotions I do each day (mostly). I could talk about the shows I watch but this blog isn’t about TV, there are plenty of blogs about TV and celebrities, this isn’t one of them. I could talk about current events, what is happening in the world today. I could talk about my kids – I learned a long time ago – don’t bore people about your kids’ accomplishments – and especially don’t burden them with your kids’ problems. These are all half-decent topics of conversation but the problem is, my mind is thinking of all of them at the same time and that makes it very difficult to organize those thoughts clearly into the written word.

One of these days I will get this together and attempt to put my perfectly good, rational and articulate thoughts down on my virtual paper but I’m pretty sure it won’t be today.

The photo above is awesome isn’t it? It is one of about 5 or 6 that were sent in an email. This is the sky just before hurricane Katrina struck Mississippi with sustained winds at 195 km/hr in Aug. 2005. In the photo, it looks ominous and beautiful at the same time, the results were anything but beautiful. The photo and the subject of the photo really have nothing to do with the topic of this blog post – kind of does illustrate how jumbled my thoughts are – thinking about too many things at once!

I don’t want to abandon my blog. I have no idea if anyone even looks at it but me but it is a place that I can express myself and share pieces of who I am with others. I am going to certainly try to be more faithful at blogging my interests and thoughts. In the meantime, expect more random stuff like the hurricane photo, there is plenty more “random” where that came from!!

From my morning devotion – from, Abiding in Christ – by Cynthia Heald

“Do you not know? Have you not heard?

The Everlasting God, the Lord,

the Creator of the ends of the earth

Does not become weary or tired.

His understanding is inscrutable.

He gives strength to the weary,

And to him who lacks might He increases power.”

– Isaiah 40: 28 – 29

“…where do we go for rest when we are emotionally and spiritually weary? Isaiah brings us the good news (“Have you not heard?”) — our eternal God abounds in strength and understanding, and He gives His strength and power to the faint. “For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh every one who languishes.” God proclaims in Jeremiah 31:25

What an encouragement to know that this is God’s desire. Yet how do we receive His refreshment?

Isaiah continues, “But those who wait for the Lord (who expect, look for, and hope in Him) shall charge and renew their strength and power…” (Isaiah 40:31) Here is the key to spiritual strength: to be still, fixing our eyes on the Lord. Another way of saying this is simply to rest and abide.

When I am in dire need of spiritual and emotional strengthening, I cry out to the Lord, “What am I to do?” His answer is always the same: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and over burdened, and I will cause you to rest — I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls” (Matthew 11:28, AMP).


Posted by on February 17, 2010 in Uncategorized


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Who He Is…



He is everything for everyone in everytime and everywhere.

(I am not the author of this poem/song)

“He Is.”  by – Aaron Jeoffrey

He Is

In Genesis, He’s the breath of life
In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb 
In Leviticus, He’s our high priest 
In Numbers, the fire by night 
Deuteronomy, He’s Israel’s Guide 
Joshua, He’s salvation’s choice 
Judges, He’s Israel’s Guard 
In Ruth, the kinsmen’s redeemer 
1st and 2nd Samuel, our trusted prophet 
In Kings and Chronicles He is Sovereign 
In Ezra, He’s the true and faithful scribe 
In Nehemiah, the re-builder of broken walls and lives 
In Esther, He’s Mordecai’s courage 
In Job, the timeless redeemer 
In Psalms He is our morning song 
In Proverbs, He is our wisdom 
Ecclesiastes, He’s the time and season 
In Song of Solomon, He is the lover’s dream 
In Isaiah He is Prince of Peace 
In Jeremiah, the weeping prophet 
Lamentations, the cry for Israel 
Ezekiel, the call from sin 
Daniel, the stranger in the fire 
Hosea, the forever faithful 
Joel, the spirit’s power 
Amos, the strong-arms that carry 
Obadiah, the Lord our Savior 
Jonah, the great missionary 
Micah, the promise of peace 
Nahum, our strength and shield 
In Habakkuk and Zephaniah, He’s brings revival 
In Haggai He restores that which was lost 
IN Zachariah, He’s our fountain 
And in Malachi, He’s the son of righteousness rising with healing in His wings 

In Matthew Mark Luke and John, He is God and Messiah 
In the spirit filled book of Acts, He is the reigning fire from Heaven 
In Romans, He is the grace of God 
Corinthians, the power of love 
Galatians, freedom from the curse of sin 
Ephesians, our glorious treasure 
Philippians, the servant’s heart 
Colossians, He’s God and the trinity 
Thessalonians, our calling King 
In Timothy, Titus and Philemon, He’s our mediator and our faithful pastor 
In Hebrews, the everlasting courage 
In James, the one who heals the sick 
In 1st and 2nd Peter, our faithful shepherd 
In John and Jude, He’s the lover coming for His bride



AND in the Revelation, in the very end, when it’s all over, said and done, when time is NO MORE. He is and will always be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Prince of Peace, son of Man, Lamb of God, The Great I am, Alpha and Omega, God and Savior He is Jesus Christ the Lord HE IS EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED!

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Posted by on February 26, 2009 in Uncategorized


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Have Faith:”For Nothing Is Impossible With God”











The Christmas story is known by people throughout the world. To some it is merely folklore, fairytale and nothing more. It is estimated that 75% of adults in Canada and the U.S. are Christians so I would guess that to at least that population, the Christmas story is not a fairy tale at all, but a fundamental part of their religious beliefs.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. ”    — Isaiah 9:6

These words are speaking of the Messiah. I think of Mary, a young Jewish girl, who surely knew of the prophecy of the One who would come and fulfil scripture. Biblical scholars have estimated that based on the customs of the time, Mary may have been only 12 or 13 years old!  I cannot imagine what it would be like for her, an angel of the Lord appeared to her and told her she would conceive the Son of God…but we don’t have to imagine her reaction, it is in the scriptures. After hearing the words from the angel, says: “I am the Lord’s servant, May it be to me as you have said.” What a humble response to this life-changing news! The news that she was to give birth to the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace!!

“In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the powere of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. –Luke 1:26-38

I wonder how Mary felt? She was engaged to be married, she was pure, how would she explain this? What would become of her? Many of these thoughts may have rushed through her mind when she learned that she was part of God’s plan, and yet she humbly replied, “I am the Lord’s servant, May it be to me as you have said.” She accepted it, she didn’t have all of the answers as to how this would come to pass, she simply trusted that if God was going to use her to accomplish His will, she was ready to be His servant. What a lesson that is! We don’t have to have all of the answers, we have to have faith!

These thoughts about Mary make me think of the song… Mary Did You Know? The words of this song are descriptive of the enormity of what it meant to give birth to the Son of God.

Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?

Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?

Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?

This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you.

Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?

Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?

Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?

And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God?

The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again.

The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the Lamb.

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?

Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?

Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?

This sleeping child you’re holding is the great I AM.

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Posted by on December 18, 2008 in Devotions, Inspiration, Uncategorized


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