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Anne of Green Gables Quote   4 comments

Posted August 12, 2008 by Lana G! in God, Photo, Photography, Quotes, Sunset

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Saying A Prayer   2 comments

Saying A Prayer

When I kneel down
To say my prayer
Each word goes climbing
Up a stair
Of wind and air
To where
God sits
And listens and rejoices
In little children’s thoughts
And voices.

Rowena Bennett

Posted July 27, 2008 by Lana G! in Faith, God, Photo, Photography, Poetry, Prayer

Worship Sunday – My Savior My God   2 comments

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My Savior My God

by: Aaron Shust

Verse 1
I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned
I only know at His right hand
Stands one who is my Savior

Verse 2
I take Him at His word and deed
Christ died to save: this I read
And in my heart I find a need
Of Him to be my Savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

chorus
My Savior Loves, my Savior lives
My Savior’s always there for me
My God: He was, my God: He is
My God is always gonna be


Verse 3
Yes, living, dying: let me bring
My strength, my solace from the spring:
That He who lives to be my king
Once died to be my Savior

Posted February 3, 2008 by Lana G! in God, Jesus, Lyrics, Music, Sunday, Worship

Wildflowers in Winter – Literary Flowers   7 comments

 

This week’s theme is: Week 3 – January 30 – February 5. Literary Wildflowers – Stories, quotations or poetry about wildflowers written by you or someone else. Or write a book review about a book that features wildflowers, such a guide book, picture book, travel guide or something about wildflower gardening, etc. Or Write about some special places/trails/areas to go searching for wildflowers that you are familiar with. Tell about the best time of year to go there, and what you might see. Share photographs if you have them.

Song to the Creator
By Lana G!

Walking up the path to the crest of the hill
I came upon a sacred breathtaking scene.
An Artist had left a masterpiece in living color –
A hillside bursting forth with joyful, vivid blooms.
Hundreds of wildflowers gracefully swaying in the breeze
Were reaching out to touch their Maker’s face.
Each one reflecting His beauty in radiant splendor
They were seeking only to glorify Him in shameless praise.
My heart could not keep silent.
I joined the earthly chorus
We were singing Hallelujah to our Creator
We were singing Holy, Holy is His name.


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For more Literary Wildflower posts, head on over to Wildflower Morning.

Posted January 30, 2008 by Lana G! in Creation, Faith, God, Photography, Poetry, Wildflowers in Winter, Winter

Crazy Christians   5 comments

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It’s Friday but Sunday’s Coming – the pastor’s sermon preview: 

Christians are considered by many to be crazy. And with good reason, as A.W. Tozer notes:

“A real Christian is an odd number anyway. He feels supreme love for One whom he has never seen, talks familiarly every day to Someone he cannot see, expects to go to heaven on the virtue of Another, empties himself in order to be full, admits he is wrong so he can be declared right, goes down in order to get up, is strongest when he is weakest, richest when he is poorest, and happiest when he feels worst. He dies so that he can live, forsakes in order to have, gives away so he can keep, sees the invisible, hears the inaudible, and knows that which passeth knowledge.”

It should not be surprising that at times we are misunderstood. In the text that is before us this week, the Apostle Paul explains how crazy people like us can be effective in reaching a world that has lost its way. It all comes down to the “ministry of reconciliation” emanating from our transformed lives.

2 Corinthians 5:11-21 

The Ministry of Reconciliation
11Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience. 12We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart. 13For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
16From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

The verse that I struggle the most with above is verse 15:

…that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

Lord, may I truly live for you!

Posted November 16, 2007 by Lana G! in Bible, Christianity, Faith, God, Jesus, Life, Quotes, Religion, Sermon Notes