Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thoughts on Thankfulness


O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good:
 for His mercy endureth for ever.
Psalm 136:1 

As I look back on my life, seeing each day the Lord has brought 
me safely through, the abundant mercies that have been in my path all my life long,
and the great goodness of God on my behalf, I can't help but see how 
little in comparison I have stopped to meditate more fully on these things and how much I have 
neglected to lift my heart in thankfulness to the One Who has given me all

How much I need to thank Him for:

 having a father and mother who love the Lord, and have taught me in the way that is right;

 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. 
 Proverbs 22:6 

for all of the physical blessings that we often take for granted: eyesight, hearing, etc., but 
as wonderful as these are, far more importantly spiritual sight and hearing

 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
Proverbs 20:12 

 and how my heart ought to daily be lifted in thankfulness and adoration to 
God for His work of salvation in my life, praise His holy name!

    But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, 
and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John 1:7 

  Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory 
and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, 
and for thy pleasure they are and were created. 
Revelations 4:11  

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cuteness :)

 The kittens are growing up quickly! The other day we took them outside
for the first time, and I took the camera along. :) Most of the pictures
ended up being blurs of moving kittens, but I managed to get a few cute ones. :)

Isn't she adorable?!

It won't be long before we'll need to try to find new homes for them all, 
and I personally don't think we'll have too hard a time. :)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

He Cares For You

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, 
neither do they reap, nor gather into barns;yet 
your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not
 much better than they? 

Matthew 6:26

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


 This quote got me thinking of how easy it is to think "little" things aren't that
 important, and somehow we must do only great things to bring glory to God. 
But every seemingly "little" thing does matter to the Lord!

"People say, 'How few opportunities we have for serving the Lord!' Few opportunities! 
Why, your life is your opportunity. No matter what your circumstances are, every act of your 
life brings you an opportunity to bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ." ~G. V. W

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever 
ye do, do all to the glory of God.
 1 Corinthians 10:31

Saturday, November 14, 2015


 Recently we were surprised to discover a stray mother
 cat and her litter of four kittens in our barn.
Investigating her surroundings. :)
Pretty blue-eyed kitten!
SO cute! :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I Need No Other Argument

This is one of my (many) favorite hymns. What a wonderful Saviour we have!

My faith has found a resting place,
Not in device or creed;
I trust the ever living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.
I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
It is enough that Jesus died,
And that He died for me.

Enough for me that Jesus saves,
This ends my fear and doubt;
A sinful soul I come to Him,
He’ll never cast me out.



My heart is leaning on the Word,
The living Word of God,
Salvation by my Savior’s Name,
Salvation through His blood.


My great Physician heals the sick,
The lost He came to save;
For me His precious blood He shed,
For me His life He gave.


   Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, 
who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 

Romans 8:34 

  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son
 shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. 

John 3:36

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Finished Work of Christ

Faith does not come to Calvary to do anything. 
It comes to see the glorious spectacle of all things done, and to 
accept this completion without a misgiving as to its efficacy. 
It listens to the "It is finished!" of the Sin-bearer, and says, Amen.  
 ~H. Bonar

Monday, November 2, 2015

Seek Not Riches, Greatness, Honor


It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich, and great,
 and honored in this world where his Lord was poor, 
and [lowly], and despised. --George Mueller

Great in the world that knew Him not?
Well-known where His name is denied?
Rather let me bear His reproach,
For nothing on earth shall abide.