Sunday, January 31, 2010

All the Way My Savior Leads Me

All the Way My Savior Leads Me
by Fanny Crosby

All the way my Savior leads me;
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who through life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well;
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.

All the way my Savior leads me,
Cheers each winding path I tread;
Gives me grace for every trial,
Feeds me with the living Bread.
Though my weary steps may falter,
And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see;
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see.

All the way my Savior leads me
O the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day
This my song through endless ages—
Jesus led me all the way;
This my song through endless ages—
Jesus led me all the way.
The Lamb…will lead them to springs of living water.
Revelation 7:17

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Little One!

It seems just like yesterday that we got the call telling us that a new little member to our family was finally here. Now that "new little member" is ONE! Such a sweet little one, too. Unfortunately I have only seen her once because they live far, far away. What a lot we have missed!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

You Are a Silly Kitty If... think that the top of the TV is a good seat. go under a chair while you play with a ball. sit in the window sill and stare out the window. sit on a box that just came in the mail. decide that under the Christmas tree is a good spot to hunker down. explore the next to the top shelf of the bookshelf. get behind the books on the bookshelf. drink out of the bird bath even though there is fresh water right inside. sit on the top of the off-limits recliner. (Don't tell Dad!) get behind the computer.

Such a silly kitty! :-)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Need Thee Every Hour

I Need Thee Every Hour
by Annie Hawks

I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.

I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;
Temptations lose their power when Thou art nigh.

I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide, or life is in vain.

I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.

I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;
O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessèd Son.

I need Thee, O I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.
“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Snowflake Cake

Last Saturday I made a three tiered cake for Poppop and Mommom's anniversary party. I decorated it with snowflakes because the party was a Winter theme. After many snowflake ideas and a few attempts the cake turned out like this.

(For more details of the party visit Mom's blog post about the occasion.)
*Happy sixty-fifth anniversary**Poppop and Mommom!*

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What Are You Reading? January 2010

I am always reading a lot. I have several books going at one time and I don’t read all of them each day. I might feel like reading an easy read or a harder read or a deeper read. Here is what I am reading right now.

My own choices:
The Hidden Flame by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke
Christy by Catherine Marshall
Betrayed by Stan Telchin

For school I am reading:
I am Regina by Sallie Keehn
George Washington’s World by Genevieve Foster
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

I am continually reading:
The Bible. (I am currently in Psalms and Luke.)

What are you reading?

"My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I haven't read."
— Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Face to Face

Face to Face
by Carrie Breck

Face to face with Christ, my Savior,
Face to face—what will it be,
When with rapture I behold Him,
Jesus Christ Who died for me?

Only faintly now I see Him,
With the darkened veil between,
But a blessèd day is coming,
When His glory shall be seen.

What rejoicing in His presence,
When are banished grief and pain;
When the crooked ways are straightened,
And the dark things shall be plain.

Face to face—oh, blissful moment!
Face to face—to see and know;
Face to face with my Redeemer,
Jesus Christ Who loves me so.

Face to face I shall behold Him,
Far beyond the starry sky;
Face to face in all His glory,
I shall see Him by and by!

Now we see but a poor reflection…then we shall see face to face.

1 Corinthians 13:12

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Crown Him with Many Crowns

Crown Him With Many Crowns
Matthew Bridges (stanzas 1, 2, 4), Godfrey Thring (stanza 3)

Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne.
Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

Crown Him the Lord of love, behold His hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his burning eye at mysteries so bright.

Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed over the grave,
And rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save.
His glories now we sing, who died, and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.

Crown Him the Lord of Heav’n, One with the Father known;
One with the Spirit through Him giv’n from yonder glorious throne.
To Thee be endless praise, for Thou for us hast died;
Be Thou, O Lord, through endless days adored and magnified.

His eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are
many crowns. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood,
and His name is the Word of God.
Revelation 19: 12, 13

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


For the past couple of years, on PBS, they have played classics such as Austen and Dickens. This year they are having a new version of Emma! When they aired the complete works of Jane Austen before they had an older version. But they have made a new one starring Romola Garai (Emma Woodhouse), Jonny Lee Miller (Mr. Knightley), and Michael Gambon (Mr. Woodhouse). It begins on Sunday, January 24. Part two airs on Sunday, January 31, and on Sunday, February 7, the last installment will be aired. For the time and length click this link.
I don't know about you but I will be watching this with a hot cup of tea and a blanket (or my new snuggie). I can't wait!
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
~Jane Austen, Emma

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Church's One Foundation

The Church's One Foundation
by Samuel Stone

The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord,
She is His new creation by water and the Word.
From heaven He came and sought her to be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her and for her life He died.

Elect from every nation, yet one o’er all the earth;
Her charter of salvation, one Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy Name she blesses, partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses, with every grace endued.

’Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation of peace forevermore;
Till, with the vision glorious, her longing eyes are blest,
And the great Church victorious shall be the Church at rest.

Yet she on earth hath union with God the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion with those whose rest is won,
O happy ones and holy! Lord, give us grace that we,
Like them the meek and lowly, on high may dwell with Thee.

“No one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 3:11