Friday, June 26, 2009

A Poem by Annie Johnson Flint

Have you come to the Red Sea place in your life,
Where, in spite of all you can do,
There is no way out, there is no way back,
There is no other way but through?
Then wait on the Lord with a trust serene
Till the night of your fear is gone;
He will send the wind, He will heap the floods,
When He says to your soul, "Move on."

And His hand will lead you through -- clear through --
Ere the watery walls roll down,
No foe can reach you, no wave can touch,
No mightiest sea can drown;
The tossing billows may rear their crests,
Their foam at your feet may break,
But o'er the seabed you will walk dry ground
In the path that your Lord will make.

In the morning watch, 'neath the lifted cloud,
You will see but the Lord alone,
When He leads you on from the place of the sea
To a land that you have not known;
And your fears will pass as your foes have passed,
You will be no more afraid;
You will sing His praise in a better place,
A place that His hand has made.

Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;
Yes, our God is merciful.
The LORD preserves the simple;
I was brought low, and He saved me.
Return to your rest, O my soul,
For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
For You have delivered my soul from death,
My eyes from tears,
And my feet from falling.
I will walk before the LORD
In the land of the living.
Psalm 116:5-8

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

John Wooden

Found this quote on Twitter:
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
John Wooden (1910- )
An American Basketball Couch

I liked Mr. Wooden's quote, so I looked him up on Wikipedia and found lots of interesting and inspiring information about him. In the article, I found his Seven Point Creed which had been given to him by his father when he graduated from grammer school.

Here is a copy of the Seven Point Creed:
  • Be true to yourself.
  • Make each day your masterpiece.
  • Help others.
  • Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
  • Make friendship a fine art.
  • Build a shelter against a rainy day.
  • Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day
He was outstanding in his field having many great success stories and honors given to him. I would encourage anyone to look him up, if you don't know him, and be inspired to be all that you can be!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

All Will Be Well

Dear Lord,
Thank you that I can trust in you
because you will always keep your word.
Help me to trust you more
and to not worry about things which
I can't do anything about.
Give me faith so I can give you
everything that is too big for me.
I know you are good
you do all things well.
Thank you for the hope that
'All will be well'
I don't want to waste my time
worrying about things that are beyond
my ability to control.
I want to use my thinking energies
to appreciate
all the beautiful wonders
around me.
I want to be free to be creative
so I can be
one of those beautiful wonders
in the lives of others
for your glory.

Words of Encouragement

"The Lord looks on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his love,
to rescue their souls from death,
to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
The Lord is our help and shield.
Our hearts find joy in the Lord.
We trust in God's holy name.
May your love be upon us, O Lord,
As we place all our hope in you."
Psalm 33:18-22

"They call and the Lord hears
and rescues them in all their distress.
The Lord is close to the broken-hearted;
those whose spirit is crushed God will save."
Psalm 34:18,19

As I was praying last night, I came upon these verses of hope in the Lord. I am sure there are others who will be blessed to hear these words, so I decided to post them. Where ever you are in life, take peace in knowing that God is close to you, He will rescue you when you call out to Him, He will never let you down and His great love is all over you!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Keep Your Eyes on Him

"When the Lord calls you to come across the water, step out with confidence and joy. And never glance away from Him for even a moment. You will not prevail by measuring the waves or grow strong by gauging the wind. Attempting to survey the danger may actually cause you to fall before it. Pausing at the difficulties will result in the waves breaking over your head."
(From "Streams in the Desert" - this morning)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Nothing changes the truth.
Whether or not I have been
successful with applying it,
doesn't change the validity of the truth

A path should be well worn between
heart and brain
by the frequent passage
of truth
~yours truly

Monday, June 15, 2009

Prayer and Faith

"Delayed answers to prayer
are not only trials of faith;
they also give us opportunities
to honor God
through our steadfast confidence
in Him
even when facing
the apparent denial
of our request."

Charles H. Spurgeon

"My hope come from him." Psalm 62:5

Thursday, June 4, 2009

From Twitter

This is a quote from 'redstarvip' on Twitter:

"Good Morning! Where there's a will there's a way!
Go hard! Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes!"

I like it! :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Destination in Time

Time -
so intangible - and yet,
it's spendable
it drags
it flies
it can't be stopped
you can give it
you can take it
you can save it
you can waste it
you can't borrow it
you can't store it up
it can disappear
it can be your best asset
it can be your worst enemy

Destination in Time -
where I want to be

Lately I've found that time seems to move proportionately to the pace I am moving.
If I am sitting around, in a negative or even wishful mindset, time can drag on and on and on. It seems to go nowhere - which is exactly what I'm doing then, too!
But, if I am busy, even if it is doing something not pertaining to a 'Destination in Time' where I'd like to be, time moves along at a good pace as well.
So, I am endeavoring to keep busy (even with a torn triceps muscle that hurts like H---), that way, I am getting things done, even tho' they may be small or not related to my ultimate goal. I can keep a positive attitude which is very important for creativity, health, and an optimistic outlook! And, I can live the day; count it off with a smile; minimizing the pain of longing with the emotional endorphins that result from feeling I have accomplished something!

Here's a little poem I wrote this morning:

I constantly make choices
Some insignificant, some great
And whether or not I sit or do
Each choice creates my fate

I can choose to settle or go far
Be hopeful or full of pity
The fact remains, no one to blame
(I wrote this little ditty)

SO! Let's choose to move time! Let's make some good choices, even if the choice seems small or insignificant! And let's enjoy all that we can on our way to our 'Destination in Time' :)