I've heard of a land far away
Where millions in darkness are dying,
And they sadly moan as they pass alone
Through years of endless sighing:
"Oh! We're lost!, and at awful cost,
For we heard not the story old
Of a Savior's love and a home above,
A shelter within the fold."
I see them in anguish and tears
Unable to stifle their moaning;
But in vain they plead, not a soul gives heed,
Nor hearken to their groaning.
Yet, they'll stand at last when their life is past,
And they'll tell as they leave the throne,
That since no one came in the Savior's name,
They suffered and died alone.
Enough that the Master I love,
In sorrow and pain has been calling;
That he bids me bear of their woe my share,
For lo, the night is falling.
And they seek for light in theirhopeless plight,
For the Light that comes from above;
So I gladly go, leaving all below,
To tell them of Jesus' love.
Here is another Poem I hope you will all enjoy!
"All I want is to have a little peace and quiet." Words like these from a frustrated mother or a harried father echo the sentiments of almost everyone these days. We live in a noisy world. Think of the sounds that we hear all the time in our homes. The hum of the refrigerator, the noise of the vent fan, the wound of the dishwasher, the clothes washer and dryer, the ticking of a clock, the food blender, the stereo and hi-fi, the radio and television. All these are sounds so common we hardly realize they are there. On top of this we have the sounds of quarreling children, the neighbor's lawn mower and the passing traffic. And it is no better at the shop or office. There are sounds that are different that continue all day long. Harry Still, in his book In Quest Of Quiet, says, "The noise of civilization has risen so high that more than half of our population may experience a gradual and partial deafness."
Into this frustrating picture we insert the Ward of God: "Be still, and know that I am God," or "In quietness and confidence shall be your strength." These are God's prescriptions for our soul's need. Robert Murray McCheyne said, "A calm hour with God is worth a whole lifetime with man." If we want to accomplish anything for God we must take time to be holy. It was Pascal who remarked, "One-half of the ills of life come because people are unwilling to sit down quietly for thirty minutes to think through all the possible consequences of their acts."
Jesus Christ is the source of our peace and quietness.
Slow down. Be still. Let Him calm the storm in your soul.
As I was reading this peom I have thought how many times I haven't taken the time to be quiet and listen to God Because of all the rush rush that I have planned for the day. It's just a reminder to me that I need to stop and smell the roses and Be quiet and let God speak .
Here is a Poem that was put in our bulletin at church this morning. When I read the Poem it really touch me, and as I read it I must agree that I have felt like this so many times. But I have found that God's Grace is Sufficient for me!
Have you had some disappointments as you travel life's old road?
Have you Found it hard to carry such a portion of you load?
Have you wondered at the struggle that His will has just bestowed?
HIS grace is sufficient for thee!
Have you wondered just the reason that His hand allows this pain?
Have you tried to trust completely - but to trust seems all in vain?
Do you find that, as you suffer, your own strength begins to wane?
His GRACE is sufficient for thee!
Do the skies seem dark and dismal and the stormclouds hover near?
Do you find it hard to listen while He tells you not to fear?
Do you wonder why His mercy will not every dim hope clear?
His grace IS sufficient for thee!
Yes, our dreams may all be shattered, but our lives are in His hands;
All our hopes and selfish wishes are but built on sinking sands;
Now our hearts' desires have vanished, for our Father's voice commands:
My grace is SUFFICIENT for thee!
Then why should we oft-times wonder at the leading of His will?
And why do we cry in anguish when our life He tries to fill?
Let us praise our Lord and Master as we hear His, "Peace, be still!"
MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR THEE!
Well that is the poem and so I hope that everyone enjoyed just as much as I did and always remember that God's GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU that read this post. No matter what we go through God will NEVER leave or forsake us.
Ok I just wanted to start out and say yes I am still living! I know it has been awhile since I have updated my blog. I am just having trouble with getting my pictures from my camera to my computer. Anyways I do have some stuff to update about and when I have time to just sit down and figure out how to get my picture on the computer then I will put some pictures up. Well here it goes. July was our Vacation Bible School and then the last Sunday of July as many of you already know Michael and RuthAnne resigned as being Pastor. So the search went on to find and try new churches. The church where we have been attending is Raisin Center Friends Church. On September 19 we had a Fun Day. They had a moon walk, food, vollyball, cookie decorating, painting pumkins for the little kids and a hayride. I decided that I would take Naomi, Abigail and Zachary and then my mom and dad was gonna stop after they finished up in Adrian. Needless to say we all had a fun time there.
Since it has been awhile since I have updated my blog I thought I would take this time to do so now. It Father's Day was coming up I wanted to do something special for my Dad on Father's Day. So I got onto the internet and looked up Blissfield Dinner Train to see how much it would cost to have dinner on there and take the 3 hour trip. So after I checked into it I asked Sarah and Tony if they would like to go, and they did so when I went to make arrangements I was informed that children 10 and under was not allowed to be on the Dinner train, So the next step was trying to find a babysitter so I made a call to Becky to see if she was busy and to see if she would be willing to babysit for us. She agreed to come and babysit for us. So on June 7 we loaded up into my mom and dad's car and went to Blissfield to board the train at 6:00 pm. When we boarded the train we went and found our name that was on the table and sat down. They had cracker's and cheese waiting for us on our table. Promptly at 7:00 pm the train pulled out from the station and that is when we got our bowl of soup, after we had our soup and they cleared the bowls away we then had a salad then next was the main meal which 3 of us had Prime rib and the other 2 had chicken marcella with red skin mashed potatoes w/ gravy and green beans. Then desert came which was raspberry cheesecake. It was all so good! It was a fun time. So I want to end this by posting some pictures which I will do later but right now I want to Say a BIG THANK YOU TO BECKY FOR COMING OVER AND BABYSITTING SO WE COULD GO.
Let's see...rules first. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names.
What I was doing 10 years ago: Going to School, Babysitting, and working in a DayCare
Five things on my to-do list today:1. Go to work 2. Fix Supper 3. Laundry 4. Check my Email 5. Take a nap
Snacks that I enjoy: Potato Chips,Crackers & cheese ball
Things I would do if I were a billionaire:1. Go on a Nice Vacation. Buy a nicer car, Foster Care or Adopt kids
Three of my bad habits:1. Waiting til the last minute to do things, Not posting on my blog regularly, not getting enough of me time
Five Places I have Lived:1. Milan, Michigan2. Dundee Michigan, 3.Petersburg, Michigan 4.Deerfield Michigan 5. Zanesville, Ohio
Five jobs that I have had:1. DayCare Helper, Babysitter, Home Health Care worker, Teacher's Aide, DayCare Teacher.... Much Much Much Different then a regular DayCare
Five people I want to know more about (A nice way to say TAG!)....I think pretty much all my readers have been tagged. If you haven't....COUNT YOURSELF TAGGED!!!
Ok I think it is time for another update! I recently took my computer in to have it updated and they had to completely wipe everything off my computer and reinstall it. Which means all my pictures I had on here and everything else is gone :( So when I get my camera stuff reinstalled onto my computer I will put more pictures on here. Anways April 5 we had a group called Hearts of Praise come from Cincinnati and they were gonna have the morning service on Sunday April 6. Well they arrived late Saturday afternoon and we all met over at the Christian Family Centre to have a little fun by playing a couple of games of Bowling, eating Pizza and Pop. Then Sunday morning our churches Young People made a waffle breakfast for the group and when they were finished eating we closed in prayer. Let me tell you something these young people especially the boys could really put the waffles away! Then after Prayer we all headed over to the church where they young people would since and give us what was on their hearts. They did a FANTASTIC job Sunday morning. I do have pictures of bowling so I will be posting them but I am sorry to inform you that I don't have pictures of Sunday morning because when I went to turn my camera on I found out that my batteries were dead so I wasn't able to get any pictures of them.
I really do apologize for not keeping my blog updated. I have really been thinking about deleting it because I really don't have much to blog. Anyways I will try to give you the run down on what has been happening since I last posted which was close to the last part of August. Nothing that I can think of right off hand really happened in September. November I was able to go down the weekend after Thanksgiving to my Grandma's house and visit with my Brother and His family. Then in December I had to work Christmas Day so I was able to go down to my Grandma's house and have Christmas with my family the weekend before Christmas, which now brings me up to the end of January. I have been very busy. I started out with working 1 job then I got a call asking me if I would be willing to put his parents to bed at night and get them up in the morning to which I agreed to do. So that put me up to 2 jobs and then I was asked to pick up some more hours for my first job and I accepted and now I am working 3 different jobs. You may ask when do you actually sleep! I honestly do whenever I possibly can. Well now that I have you all updated I will see if there is any pictures that I can add. I'm not real good at this blogging world so please forgive me.