Sunday, February 20, 2011

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
words by Elisha Hoffman

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Refrain
Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

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“The eternal God is your Refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” ~ Deuteronomy 33:27

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"Alaine Looks Just Like Aunt Kati"

"Alaine looks just like Aunt Kati", which started because we both had brown curly hair, has turned into more than that. We were looking at some old baby pictures of mine and we noticed that pictures of me at five months look a lot like Alaine looks now (at five months). She also scoots herself under things and can't get back out, "just like Aunt Kati". :)

Left: Me at five months; Right: Alaine at five months



Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rescue the Perishing

Rescue the Perishing
words by Fanny Crosby

Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o’er the erring one, lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save.

Though they are slighting Him, still He is waiting,
Waiting the penitent child to receive;
Plead with them earnestly, plead with them gently;
He will forgive if they only believe.

Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness,
Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.

Rescue the perishing, duty demands it;
Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
Back to the narrow way patiently win them;
Tell the poor wand’rer a Savior has died.

Refrain
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Saved By Grace

Saved By Grace
words by Fanny Crosby

Some day the silver cord will break,
And I no more as now shall sing;
But oh, the joy when I shall wake
Within the palace of the King!

Some day my earthly house will fall.
I cannot tell how soon ’twill be;
But this I know—my All in All
Has now a place in Heav’n for me.

Some day, when fades the golden sun
Beneath the rosy tinted west,
My bless├Ęd Lord will say, “Well done!”
And I shall enter into rest.

Some day: till then I’ll watch and wait,
My lamp all trimmed and burning bright,
That when my Savior opens the gate,
My soul to Him may take its flight.

Refrain
And I shall see Him face to face,
And tell the story—Saved by grace;
And I shall see Him face to face,
And tell the story—Saved by grace.


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Ever the silver cord be loosed…then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God Who gave it.  ~ Ecclesiastes 12:6-7

Thursday, February 3, 2011

These Are a Few of My Favorite Teas

I love tea! I drink about two to three cups of tea a day. There are so many teas that I like but there are three that I classify as my Top Three Favorite Teas.

Constant Comment:
Made by Bigelow, this black tea has a spicy flavor with a hint of orange intertwined.

This tea is made by The Republic of Tea. Subtitled "Tea of Conviviality", this tea, which is also black, has a hint of cinnamon in every sip. Once you get hooked on this tea you will never want to run out!


Cranberry Pomegranate:
This green tea, made by Lipton, has tons of flavor packed into each tea bag.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How True!

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~C.S. Lewis