• Christian Living

    Lest Any Root of Bitterness Springing Up Trouble You . . .

    I was prompted to write this post as I read a post that my daughter, author of Imperfect Homemaker, wrote on facebook. The truth of the matter is we live in an unkind, cruel world.   I catch myself so often being unkind to the very ones I love the most.  Many times the Lord reminds me of the verse in Proverbs 31 . Proverbs 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. I have had to confess to the Lord that my mouth is not filled with kindness like it ought to be.  And though it may hurt when others are unkind…

  • Do You Consider Yourself A Prosperous Person?
    Christian Living

    Do you consider yourself a Prosperous Christian?

    What is true prosperity?  Do you consider yourself a prosperous Christian?  God says that Joseph was prosperous even in bondage, even in prison, in all of his difficult circumstances – not just when things were going well.  It is obvious that Joseph’s  life followed Psalm 1: 1. He was blessed for not walking in the counsel of the ungodly… 2. His delight was in God’s law – he meditated in it day and night. (although the actual law had not been given, he still had been taught obedience to God’s commands. 3. He was like a tree planted by the rivers of water – his fruit came forth in the…

  • Christian Living,  Home and Family,  Thoughts and Meditations

    Sunrise, Sunset

    Sunrise, Sunset Is this the little girl I carried? Is this the little boy at play? I don’t remember growing older When did they? Sunrise, sunset Sunrise, sunset Swiftly flow the days Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers Blossoming even as we gaze Sunrise, sunset Sunrise, sunset Swiftly fly the years One season following another Laden with happiness and tear   You may recognize some of the words above from the lyrics of “Sunrise, Sunset” from “Fiddler on the Roof” The words are a good reminder of how swiftly the days go by and that our lives are but a vapor. As I meditate on this I am only prayerful that…

  • blessings,  Christian Living,  Encouragement,  Family,  True Stories

    Acts of Kindness–Do they transform lives?

    A friend of mine recently shared some blessings that he experienced.  Here is what he says: On two different occasions this Memorial Day weekend, God used stranger to bless my family and I in ways that can only be described as uncommon. On the way home from church Sunday, my wife suggested that we stop by and get a menu from a restaurant we had never eaten at before.  As we pulled into the restaurant parking lot, we decided to go ahead and get something to eat.  After placing our order, the children and I went for a walk around the parking lot while we waited. On the way back…

  • Christian Living,  Ebook,  Free,  poems,  Thoughts and Meditations,  Worth Quoting

    The works of Moses and the Lamb – by Isaac Watts

    How strong thine arm is, Mighty God, Who would not fear they Name! Jesus, how sweet they graces are! Who would not love the Lamb! He has done more than Moses did, our prophet and our King; From bonds of hell he freed our souls, And taught our lips to sing, In the Red-sea by Moses’ hand Th’ Egyptain host was drown’d; But his own blood hides all our sins, And guilt no more is found. When thro’ the desert Israel went, With manna they were fed; Our Lord invites us to his flesh, And calls it living bread. Moses beheld the promis’d land, Yet never reach’d the place; But…