Inspiration

  Inspiration  

HOW GOD COMES


 

Each morning, when the eastern sky 
 
With opalescent tints grows bright, 


From out the dawn for those who hear 


Here comes a whisper, “I am light!”

 

When spring arrives in bright array, 


Transcending storms and winter strife, 


The budding trees and opening flowers 


Tell their sweet story: “I am life!”

 

 

 

Then through the glorious summer days, 


Long hours of bliss without alloy, 


The sun, the birds, all nature joins 


The great, glad chorus: “I am joy!”

 

 

 

And when the heart is strangely stirred 


With mystic echoes from above, 


A voice divine speaks to the soul ~ 


Ecstatic moment! ~ “I am love”

 

 

 

Or if life’s problems vex us sore 


And from our woes we seek release, 


God send His dew of quietness 


And gently whispers, I am peace!

 

 

And should there come the darker hours, 


The shadowy vale can hold no fear; 


That reassuring voice speaks forth, 


“Courage, My children, I am here!”

 

 

  


UNITY 


 [Author unknown.]

 

I dreamed I stood in a studio

 And watched the sculptors there,

 The clay they used was a young child’s mind

 And they fashioned it with care.

  


 One was a teacher, the tools he used

 Were books and music and art;

 One a parent with a guiding hand,

And a warm and gentle heart.

 

With touch that was deft and sure,

While the parent labored by his side,

And polished and smoothed it o’er

‘Till both were satisfied.

  


And when at last their work was done,

They were proud of what they had wrought.

 For the things they had molded into the child

 Could neither be sold nor bought.

  


 And each agreed he would have failed

 If he had worked alone,

 For behind the parent stood the school,

 And behind the teacher the home.

 

 

 

 

COURAGE

 

Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house.  The real tests of courage are much quieter.  They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re misunderstood.    Charles Swindoll

 

   GOD IS ALWAYS ON DUTY
 


 

In a world filled with so many causes for worry and anxiety ~ we need the peace of God standing guard over our hearts and minds

 


 

   THE FAMILY THAT EATS TOGETHER
 


 

A survey was taken at the UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO.  Graduate students were asked where they got most of their ideas about morality and religion.  The majority said, Through conversation with the family at mealtimes.

 

 

 

       GOD WANTS TO ENJOY YOUR VOICE!    
 


 

Our church can help you use your voice to please the LORD.  It starts by letting Him have the first word.  Come and listen sometimes soon.

 

 

 

        PREPARATION FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP    
 


 

“Dear LORD: Enable me to prepare myself for communing with You.  Quiet my spirit, direct my thoughts and enable me to grasp the Truth You have for me and my fellow worshipers today.”

 



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Talk To The Shepherd
 
Talk to the Shepherd,
Don't lie counting sheep;
Talk to the Shepherd
If you can't find sleep.
Tell Him your burdens
And pour out your soul;
He'll always hear you
When you're in His fold.
 
Talk to the Shepherd
If sleep cannot come;
Don't lie counting sheep,
Christ is the Balm. 
He'll quell all your fears
And give you sweet peace,
So talk to the Shepherd
He'll calm you to sleep.

Loise Pinkerton Fritz

If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you,
ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done
unto you.  John 15:7