“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest,Genesis 8:22
and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and
day and night shall not cease”
As a child I had a fascination with birds.
When I would visit my father, he would ask
me what I would like, I was too shy when
he asked me why
I would feel free I thought, if only I could have a
bird and with it learn to fly, to soar to places far away and
Leave my thoughts behind!
There lies in the shadows a peaceful scene,
a boat carries someone in an unsettled
Beyond the placid lake is a river scene,
where dreams flow to the ocean streams
Pearly fingers turning pages of the
past, messages are sent to my troubled
But who can remember dreams as we slumber,
somber dreams that encounter our hearts?
There is a God who never slumbers or sleeps,
carrying our memories in His deepest heart!
Inspired by the Book Of Psalm 121
As the sun is setting and the shadows are gathering,
may we enter the rest so graciously given us.
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork!Book of Psalm 19:1
On this 10th day of November
Celebrate the ‘Festival of the Harvest’ with rejoicing!
Violets are my favorite flower to grow
With a little love and care they bring
much fun and cheer!
Snuggled in their beds, watered and fed, they are happy
where they are planted, with dresses of pink, purple and
red and bright yellow eyes
One morning a large hand reaches low
these violets are lifted from their beds and
placed in a box, wondering where they are going
the littlest violet begins to cry “please don’t leave me behind”
The engines are roaring they are not sure where
they are going, suddenly they come to a stop, the
man places them on a shelf, their leaves are drooping
their flowers are dropping and they are not very
pretty as people are passing
The little one cries, “our toes are cold and soggy
and we have caught a chill, please won’t you give
us a chance and take us home before we die?
A time to heal is what we need after our difficult ride”
A sprinkle of water, their heads begin to perk and
people stop to look “These violets are prettier than
before, I think I will buy them”
The shadows are passing, they are placed on a shelf
sparkling, if not for their time of disaster, they would
not be brighter, filling this home with laughter!
Sometimes we look to others, instead of to God to get us where
we want to go!
It is a difficult road I have taken, my load is heavy and I am forsaken!“For it is by grace we are saved…
along this road to heaven
Preachers, teachers, friends, I look to all of them to help me get in
Holding my thumb up high, hoping for a ride, they wish
me well and pass me by
I don’t know how long I can do this, I cry, I weep, all the rules I keep
Run and run, busy, busy, barely taking a breath, lest I falter and be left
Every day I confess, what more can I do?
Throwing up my hands, I quit, there is nothing I can do, it is a gift!
it is not our own doing, it is God’s gift ” Book of Ephesians 2:8,9
May you find rest and peace at the close of this hectic week!
All things in the past forgiven, resting places have arisen!“Come with me, to a lonely place where
The magic number seven, opens the door of heaven,
a busy week of six, one day given for rest that all may be
you can rest quietly” Mark 6:31
New English Bible
And the last month of fall!
the trees are losing their leaves
and seem lifeless
Though winds from the east
and west blow
*The oak tree is the last tree to lose
Yet the old oak tree stands fully
We like this tree will stand
strong and true
We are never forgotten!
On October 31, 1517, just over 500 years ago
the Protestant Reformation began
October 31 isn’t just Halloween, and is not just a coincidence!
The reformer, Martin Luther, a former monk of the Roman Church, posted his“The reason He posted his theses on October 31 is because the next day
ninety five theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany,
protesting the acts of indulgences, taught by the church that ” all must pay
the full or partial remission of temporal punishment for sins after the sinner
confesses and receives absolution.” That they must pay for loved one to be
released from purgatory. After Luther’s discovery of the Gospel message,
human beings do not earn
their salvation by good works, but rather by God who freely offers salvation to all
who believe. “The Just Shall Live By Faith!’
was all Saint’s Day and he knew many well-educated people were going to
come to the services”