Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wonderful! Merciful! Saviour!


Wonderful, merciful Savior
Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would have thought that a Lamb
Could rescue the souls of men
Oh you rescue the souls of men.

Counselor, Comforter, Keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
Hopelessly lost our way
Oh, we've hopelessly lost the way.

You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
Oh, our hearts always hunger for.

Almighty, infinite Father
Faithfully loving Your own
Here in our weakness You find us
Falling before Your throne
Oh, we're falling before Your throne.
beautiful mountain

Sunday, July 21, 2013

My Heart is Full…

 

Too full to write words.. but God, both in His Word through the inspiration of the Holy Ghost and also through words penned by His children in hymns and spiritual songs, has given us comfort, conviction, exhortation, etc. … Here are some words that I have been thinking on lately:

A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.


In Christ alone! who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.


There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath.
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

Listen to this hymn here

“He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.”
Proverbs 22:11

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Never a Friend Like Jesus

 

Is there a heart bent o’erbound by sorrow?
Is there a life weighed down by care?
Come to the cross, each burden bearing;
All your anxiety—leave it there.

All your anxiety, all your care,
Bring to the mercy seat, leave it there,
Never a burden He cannot bear,
Never a friend like Jesus!

No other friend so swift to help you,
No other friend so quick to hear,
No other place to leave your burden,
No other one to hear your prayer.

Come then at once; delay no longer!
Heed His entreaty kind and sweet,
You need not fear a disappointment;
You shall find peace at the mercy seat.

Edward H. Joy

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4

Thankful for our Heavenly Friend~ He it is above all others that deserves the name of Friend! His is love beyond a brother’s. His comfort and care, His tender mercies for His children, are boundless. May all of His children everywhere find solace in prayer for whatever trial He sends them through… Some through the waters, some through the flood, some through the fire, but all through the blood; some through great sorrow, but God gives a song, in the night season and all the day long.

My dearest friend here on earth is in the hospital right now and I dedicate this post to her! Her faith in the LORD is high and I’m thankful for her ability to praise the LORD in this!

May the LORD be with you Sarah, continually! May you feel His everlasting arms beneath, above, all around you!

I love you my sister!

Photo by Joshua Brabo

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Thankfulness!

 

I have so many things to be thankful for… but today I’ll only mention a couple of things…

My family: Dad, mom, Bryant, Brady, Kathryn, Breagan, Bethany, Brigitta, Bellhannah, Berean and Bob!

And the rest of my family: Mr. Weir, Mr. Frisella, Ryan, Sarah and Jason!

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Ephesians 4:14-16

The LORD has been so good to me :) This weekend (well the end of the week meaning Thursday, and Friday) I got to spend time with most of the people listed above. There is nothing more pleasant and encouraging than being with my brothers and sisters! So much affection and care was given to me and I am full of gratitude. Here are a few pictures of some of my family… wish I had photos of all:

more friends

Some of the men… Ryan, Jason and my Dad :)

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. ~Proverbs 27:17

friends 2

Sarah, me, Brady, Bethany and Brigitta

My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it. ~Luke 8:21

fun!

Ice cream!

(I said something really dumb in response to my dad showing me a photo and Jason made an awesome joke about it=laughter :))

Dad: Look at this picture of Berean

Me: Haha! Looks just like ‘im!

Jason: yep! That’s how photography works :)

Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity~Psalm 133:1

icecream!

    O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. ~Psalm 34:8

the guys

Setting up for fireworks… Brady and Ryan

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. ~Proverbs 17:17

bonfire

We had a bonfire!

camp firefire

It was a bit on the LARGE side… so we had to stand back to take in God’s glorious invention:FIRE!

I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. ~Psalm 22:22

guitarsinging camp fire

No campfire would be complete without singing! Good memory tester to sing in the dark without a hymnal :)

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching andadmonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. ~Colossians 3:16

Thank you, O LORD, for my family!

Thank you for friends too!

You are good to your children!