Monday, September 24, 2012

GOD'S BEAUTY




Autumn's Descent
by Janet Martin

In dusty blues and rustic hues
Her steps at first descend
Then her hand sweeps all the land
As glorious colors blend
And, as we gaze at autumn's blaze
Which sets the world a-fire
It's like a breath of Heaven on earth
To calm us and inspire

The red and gold that we behold
O'er-takes the green and brown
And each hillside so far and wideIs decked in autumn's gown
The geese that fly across the sky
In spite of autumn's smile
Have felt the call of chilling fall
Within each lofty mile

Man can't use or ever choose
This perfect artistry
Although they've have tried with skillful pride
To paint her pure beauty
For up above a God of love
Is in perfect control
His touch will crown this glorious gown
Which claims all nature's soul


Saturday, September 15, 2012

WHERE DO WE GET WISDOM ?

Today there is more knowledge available to us than ever before.   Computers can transmit information in a millisecond to all corners of the world.   More knowledge has been discovered in recent centuries, than all the other centuries of mankind combined.   Yet during the recent explosion of knowledge and technology wars and genocide of man is more fierce than ever before.   In other words we are far from solving our basic problems.    We find in the Bible there are two kinds of wisdom.   The wisdom given by God,  the other is the wisdom of the world.   The wisdom that is from God is;  pure,  peaceable,  gentle,  willing to yield,  full of mercy and good fruits,  without partiality and without hypocrisy.        James   3:17      The wisdom of the world: excludes God along with His moral standards for human decisions and seeks to solve its problems apart from God.   Where has it gotten us? In turmoil to say the least.   Which kind of wisdom will you choose for your life?     

Sunday, September 9, 2012

THE WAY OF THE CROSS LEADS HOME

When I was a small lad I went to church with my father and mother, along with my brothers and sisters. Attending church was a little different then than now. We walked the two miles to church and back and only attended  services once a month due to the fact the minister pastured three other churches in the surrounding communities during the month. A little different than today's church but the message the pastor preached hasn't changed.  On a far away hill stood an ole rugged cross where Christ died for  the sins of the world He's still the Savior of the whole world today no matter what church you attend or how you get there. His love for the world will never change.
Just to be tender, just to be true,
Just to be glad the whole day through, 
Just to be merciful, just to be mild,
Just to be trustful as a child,
Just to be gentle and kind and sweet,
Just to be helpful with willing feet,
Just to let love be our daily key,
That is God's will for you and me.
Unknown poet;

John 3:16

Monday, September 3, 2012

FINGING HOPE FOR EACH DAY OF YOUR LIFE


Probably the greatest spiritual, psychological and medical need that anyone has is the need for hope.  Hope is a medicine that can cure nearly anything.  When our hope dies despair can overwhelm us.  Hope is pshchologically and biologically vital to us.   There is no differance between men and women we each must have hope and the greatest source of hope that can be found is in Christ.  He alone gives us hope for the present as well as for the future.  Is He your source of hope?   Your heart can rest in His hope.        Psalm  16.9