Thro' a glass darkly ...
random thoughts on chronic pain and life issues ... with the occasional weather report thrown in!
Sunday, June 04, 2023
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Jesus ... salvation in no other.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Jesus words ...
in our "throw away" world, where nothing seems permanent - it is good to know that Jesus' words will remain ... until HE returns for HIS Church!
Sunday, May 14, 2023
Sunday, May 07, 2023
the Sky scapes created by our God ...
Our Amazing Creator God ... forever grateful that I am His ... so I need not fear ... He cares and He is always always with me - for now and forever.
Thursday, April 27, 2023
pray, read the Word, believe
This ole world is not turning right ... something is up ... something is happening... but child of God - take note - God is not done with us yet. Keep reading the Word ... keep believing HIS promises ... they are proven truth ... day in, day out.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Dr. Charles Stanley went HOME to JESUS
We know that Dr. Stanley is with Jesus ... he was a steadying force here on earth ... preaching the word in season and out of season ... we are thankful for all the hours of sermons that he has left behind ...
R.I.P. Dr. Stanley ...
Thursday, April 13, 2023
It is a choice
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
The Puritan's Prayer
I am a shell full of dust,
but animated with an invisible rational soul
and made anew by an unseen power of grace;
Yet l am no rare object of valuable price,
but one that has nothing and is nothing,
although chosen of thee from eternity,
given to Christ, and born again;
I am deeply convinced of the evil and misery of a sinful state,
of the vanity of creatures,
but also of the sufficiency of Christ.
When thou wouldst guide me I control myself,
When thou wouldst be sovereign I rule myself.
When thou wouldst take care of me I suffice myself.
When I should depend on thy providings I supply myself,
When I should submit to thy providence I follow my will,
When I should study, love, honour, trust thee, I serve myself;
I fault and correct thy laws to suit myself,
Instead of thee I look to man's approbation,
and am by nature an idolater.
Lord, it is my chief design to bring my heart back to thee.
Convince me that I cannot be my own god, or make myself happy,
nor my own Christ to restore my joy,
nor my own Spirit to teach, guide, and rule me . . . .
Then take me to the cross and leave me there.1
- Arthur Bennett, ed., The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions (Carlisle, Pa.: The Banner of Truth Trust, © 1975, 1988, 2003).
Sunday, April 09, 2023
How blessed to know Jesus ... what peace He offers to those who are the saved - the called - redeemed - heading for heaven ... AND, it is available to all who call on His Name ... John 3:16 ... no discrimination - "whosoever will, may come" ...