Wednesday, December 28, 2011


For those who didn't get our family picture...

Katie 'n Justin

Our sweet little girl who's not so little anymore!

There are several songs that have meant a lot to me lately, so I thought I would share!

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages cleft for me let me hide myself in Thee;

Let the water and the blood from Thy wounded side which flowed,

Be of sin the double cure save from wrath and make me pure.

Could my tears forever flow, could my zeal no langour know,

Nothing could for sin atone- Thou must save and thou alone:

In my hand no price I bring, simply to Thy cross I cling.

While I draw this fleeting breath, when my eyes shall close in death,

When I rise to worlds unknown, and behold Thee on Thy throne,

Rock of Ages cleft for me let me hide myself in Thee.

The Haven of Rest

My Soul in sad exile was out on life's sea so burdened with sin and distress

til I heard a sweet voice saying “Make me your choice!” And I entered the Haven of Rest.

I've anchored my soul in the Have of Rest, I'll sail the wild seas no more

The tempest may sweep o'er the wild, stormy deep, But in Jesus, I'm safe evermore.

I yielded myself to His tender embrace, And Faith taking hold of the Word, My fetters fell off, and I anchored my soul- The “Haven of Rest” is my Lord.

The song of my sould since the Lord made me whole, has been the old story so blest

Of Jesus, who'll save whosoever will have A home in the Haven of Rest!

O come to the Saviour He patiently waits To save by His power divine; Come, anchor your soul in the Have of Rest, And say My beloved is mine.

I've anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest, I”ll sail the wild seas no more; The tempest may sweep o'er the wild stormy deep But in Jesus I'm safe evermore.

Under His Wings

Under His wings I am safely abiding, Tho the night deepens and tempests are wild; still I can trust Him- I know He will keep me, He has redeened me and I am His child.

Under His wings, under His wings, Who from His love can sever?

Under His wings my soul shall abide, safely abide forever.

Under his wings, what a refuge in sorrow! How the hear yearningly turns to His rest! Often when earth has no balm for my healing, There I find comfort and there I am blest.

Under His wings, O what precious enjoyment! There will I hide till life's trials are o'er;

Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me, resting in Jesus I'm safe evermore.

Under His wings, under His wings, Who from His love can sever?

Under His wings, my soul shall abide, Safely abide forever.

What a comfort to know that our Father will always be there; He has already been through anything and everything that we may be going through; none of the circumstances in our lives catch Him by surprise.

I often see situations and want to “do” something about them. Having been given the spiritual gift of exhortation, I desire to “warn” everyone of the things I see. It's not that I want everyone to be exactly like me, not at all, but it is so painful to see others walking directly away from God and making decisions that have future and eternal consequences. God has been teaching me to let go; to trust Him with the lives of those around me. O how hard it is, but it has driven me to my knees in prayer. Sometimes it is my responsibility to say something, but God is showing me that He is able, He is willing, and He desires to make His power known in the lives of men. I think that we often hinder his ways with our limited knowledge and understanding. May we open our hearts to His perfect will, seeking not our own desires, but His deepest longings! How I desire for my heart to be as my Father's! To be so close to Him that my heart truly longs for His desires and His will to be fulfilled!