Archives for August 2010

At The Beach…

…there are no perfect shells
Well, maybe there’s rarely one,
But most are broken and battered
And bleached by the white, hot sun.
Many wash in and go back out
The ocean just won’t let go,
Others remain and cling to the sand
And might move with the tide’s ebb and flow.
They are pretty and plain; all of them are
Unique and interesting to see,
I’m reminded by them and picture that God
Might see shells as He sees you and me!
We’re broken and battered and weak on our own
Tossed about on the waves of our lives,
God settles us down and anchors our souls
When we cling to Jesus Christ.
Shells in the sand will move all about
And be snatched by weather and man,
We, too, will lose our mooring
If on Christ, we don’t firmly stand!
God created the shells and what grows within
He created the people He loves,
But He sent Christ to die only for man
And it’s that, shells make me think of.

O come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
Psalm 95:6

Quiet Down!

Teach me Lord
To quiet down,
To still my soul
Against all sound.
To rest my heart
So I might see,
What You have
To say to me.
It’s hard to hear
Your still small voice,
Unless I’m quiet –
It is my choice.

Teach me, and I will be
quiet; show me where I
have been wrong. Job 6:24

Blessings!

God gives us blessings
One by one,
His gifts go on
And are never done.
His hand of mercy
Extends beyond,
What I want
And focus on.
He gives me more
Than I can ask,
All I need
From His storehouse vast.

From the fullness of His grace
we have all received one blessing
after another. John 1:16

My Hero!

Who is my hero?
I’ll let you guess,
He’s more than just awesome
And passes each test;
He’s kind and sincere
One to count on,
No character flaws
Always right, never wrong.
He’s proved himself over
And over to me,
I’m so very thankful
His love set me free.
Now do you know
Have you figured it out?
My hero is Christ
There’s no shadow of doubt!

You turned my wailing into dancing;
You removed my sackcloth and
clothed me with joy, that my heart
may sing to You and not be silent.
O Lord, my God, I will give You
thanks forever. Psalm 30:11-12
The Lord is my strength and my
shield; my heart trusts in Him, and
I am helped. My heart leaps for joy
and I will give thanks to Him in song.
Psalm 28:7