Judas and the Door

Jesus said, "I am the Door." While we know that it was God’s sovereign plan for Jesus to die for our sins, and that some will be saved while others reject Christ, we also have to recognize that we are responsible for our decisions. Although God planned...

A Day of Gratitude

On this day set aside for thanksgiving, may our hearts be lifted up in deep gratitude to the Lord for all He has done! Dad read this to us this morning at breakfast:   “When ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the Lord, offer it at your own will.”...

To My Savior, God, and King

Jesus, my Savior, my God, my King, I surrender everything. Take my life, my heart, my all, And on thee I’ll always call. Hear me, Lord, and use me now And before thee in heaven I’ll ever bow. Send me always where you will And I’ll forever follow still. Deliver me from...

What He Is To Me

As I behold the wonders of the flow’ring, blooming tree, I pause, in awe, to ponder what the Creator is to me. He’s Joy and Hope at each new morn; He’s Mercy when I fall; The Giver of sweet rest at night; the Hearer of my call.   The Craftsmen of the flow’rs that...

Happy Resurrection Day!!

The morning is beautiful here – looks like it’ll be perfect weather for Resurrection Sunday, when we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! It’s as if the whole earth is rejoicing in the glory and power of it’s Creator, just as I am rejoicing...

“… open thy mouth…”

One of the things that I set as a goal for 2010 was to read last year’s journal. I have a two-fold purpose in doing this. First of all, it’s interesting to see what all we did last year and refresh my memory on the little stories, incidents, and happenings that I...