Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Love of God

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell. 
It goes beyond the highest star
And reaches to the lowest hell.
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled
And pardoned from his sin.

When years of time shall pass away
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men, who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God's love so sure shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam's race
The saints' and angels' song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill
And every man a scribe by trade.
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry,
Nor could the scroll contain the whole
Though stretched from sky to sky.

     O love of God, how rich and pure! How measureless and strong! It shall forevermore endure, the saints and angels song.

~Words by Frederick M. Lehman

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Feeling Like a Poem

I love poetry. When the girls were school age, I used to love to take out my big book of Favorite Poems and let them pick out poems and I would pick out poems; sometimes they would even illustrate some of the poems. One year, Leah put together a whole book of poems that she composed herself. Yes, I still have it!

Today is sunny and the birds are singing in the trees. There is a gentle breeze blowing. And I am feeling nostalgic, so I once again turn to my big book of Favorite Poems.

Who Has Seen The Wind
~Christina Rossetti

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads, 
The wind is passing by.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Judah Lincoln Teague

Moriah and Josiah welcomed baby Lincoln January 2! He was the first baby born in Cherokee county in 2018!

Monday, September 11, 2017

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea,
Creation's revealing Your majesty.
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring,
Every creature unique in the song that it sings,
All exclaiming.

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God.
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim,
You are amazing God.
~"Indescribable" by Chris Tomlin

Monday, August 14, 2017

"Fret Not" - Easier Said Than Done

"Fret not yourself of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.
Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil."
~Psalm 37:1-8

Monday, August 7, 2017

Just some thoughts from Sunday:

We serve a God who does the impossible.

With God, all things are possible.

The God who created all things, calls me Friend, a child of God.

"O, Lord, my God. When I in awesome wonder, 
consider all the worlds Thy hand hath made.
I see the stars; I hear the rolling thunder.
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
Then sings my soul, my Savior, God to thee.
How great thou art, how great thou art!"
~How Great Thou Art

"Lord of all creation,
Of the water, earth and sky.
The Heavens are Your tabernacle;
Glory to the Lord on high.
God of wonders, beyond our galaxy,
You are holy, holy.
The universe declares Your majesty.
You are holy, holy.
~God of Wonders

Friday, August 4, 2017

God works His mercies by His Spirit, even amongst a rebellious people.
~She Reads Truth, 1&2 Samuel, Day 5

Be careful what you ask for! Israel asked for a king, and got one. Only this king was not going to be a good thing for God's chosen people. But God, in His infinite wisdom allowed them to have what they wanted, and the Savior would come through a future king, David.

Those Israelites are always teaching me lessons!