Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Houses of God

You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church.
Joel Osteen
Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better.
Winston Churchill
Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
Martin Luther

A Little Country Church

‘Twas a little frame Country Church, standing over there.
Many times, I walked this way, under parents' loving care.

We had a special pew, room enough for a babe to have a bed,
As we sat quietly and listened to what the preacher said.

He was a man of God. The Spirit of God, through him, truly ran.
God’s words he spoke to us. He was a Godly man.

We would sing the songs of old, about our Savior’s love
And how awesome it would be when we get to Heaven above.

Our Church was out in the country, beside a lovely wood.
We’d listen to the gentle breeze blowing through the trees, as oft as we could.

It seemed so peaceful, the little Church ever so full of Grace.
Wouldn’t it be a wonder, someday, just to go back and see this place?

I can almost hear the singing now, about how amazing was God’s love;
How the river of life was ever flowing in Heaven, there, above.

When a soul was saved by grace, the Angels would shout and sing
For the victory of our Savior, to Heaven, more souls to bring.

There aren’t as many little Churches, today, standing closely by.
We would have to go back to yesterday, maybe break down and cry.

But those days are gone forever. For, now, we have Churches of brick and stone.
But if we can still, in our hearts go back, then it’s never really gone.

© by Pearlie Duncan Walker 

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Babies Babies Babies!

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
Bill Cosby

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.
Elizabeth Stone

A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
Eda J. Le Shan
Ten fingers, Ten toes
She's laughter and teardrops
So small and brand new
And amazingly angelic
She's sent to bless you
She's one special Baby
The best of life's treasure
And will grant and bless you
Many hours of great pleasure.
Author Unknown

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
Author Unknown

A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it.
Frank A. Clark
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
Carl Sandburg
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
Carl Sandburg

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Power of Prayer!

2 Samuel 7:27   (Read all of 2 Samuel 7)
For thou, O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer un
Job 22:27   (Read all of Job 22)
Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.
to thee.
love this pic!
Psalm 4:1   (Read all of Psalm 4)
Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
Psalm 5:3   (Read all of Psalm 5)
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Psalm 66:19   (Read all of Psalm 66)
But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.

Psalm 66:20   (Read all of Psalm 66)
Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.

Psalm 102:17   (Read all of Psalm 102)
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
Proverbs 15:29   (Read all of Proverbs 15)
The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.