Archive for June 10, 2007

Summer Reading Challenge   2 comments


The Summer Reading Challenge is being hosted over at Seasonal Soundings. Check it out, sign up and get your summer reading started! Here’s my list so far (I know I will be adding more!):

The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver

Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore

God in My Corner: A Spiritual Memoir by George Foreman

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers

Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers

Unnatural Death by Dorothy Sayers

Voyage of Slaves: A Tale From Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques

I just finished:

IDOLeyes by Mandisa & Angela Hunt (my review is here)

And my crossover book from the Spring Reading Challenge that I am almost done with is:

Total Forgiveness by R.T. Kendall

Other reading challenges out there:  Choosing Joy 

Posted June 10, 2007 by Lana G! in Books, Events, Fellowship, Friends, Fun, Reading, Summer

Sunday Posts of Blessing   2 comments


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Art Thou Weary? – A Sunday Hymn   2 comments


Art Thou Weary?
John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Adapted from the Greek of Stephen the Sabaite, 725-815

Art thou weary, art thou languid, art thou sore distressed?
“Come to Me'” saith One, “and, coming, be at rest.”

Hath He marks to lead me to Him, if He be my guide?
“In His feet and hands are wound-prints, and His side.”

If I still hold closely to Him, what hath He at last?
“Sorrow vanquished, labor ended, Jordan passed.”

If I ask Him to receive me, will He say me nay?
“Not till earth and not till heaven pass away.”

Finding, foll’wing, keeping, struggling, is He sure to bless?
Saints, apostles, prophets, martyrs answer, “Yes.”


An 8th century Greek monk named Stephen wrote these lines. From the age of 10 Stephen lived in the monastery of Mar Saba in the wilderness of Judea.  He eventually became the abbot of this monastery until his death at the age of 90. 

This text in its present form is actually a paraphrase of Stephen’s writing.  This hymn has been a favorite of many notable people, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Its simple and direct arrangement of a question in the first line of each verse followed by the positive answer in each second line has given assurance of God’s constant faithfulness to countless despairing persons.

Amazing Grace – Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions by Kenneth W Osbeck

Photo Note: Monastery we visited on our trip to Mystra in Greece near Sparta.