Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Grave could not hold him

The Cross could not best him
The Grave could not hold him
Death could not keep him
He willingly accepted our transgressions
Paid for us all
He died for YOU........
He would have done it even if you were the only one
You are that important to Him....
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Monday, August 29, 2011


Words that make me pause............

Psalm 119:129-136
Your statutes are wonderful;
therefore I obey them.
The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple.
I open my mouth and pant,
longing for your commands.
Turn to me and have mercy on me,
as you always do to those who love your name.
Direct my footsteps according to your word;
let no sin rule over me.
Redeem me from human oppression,
that I may obey your precepts.
Make your face shine on your servant
and teach me your decrees.
Streams of tears flow from my eyes,
for your law is not obeyed.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Fire that refines

Water that satisfies

Faith to believe

Oh that we may know the gift that only you give

It is our love that you desire

Fewer words more praise

Transformed hearts 

Unveiled eyes

Opened ears

Pure Love


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Monday, August 15, 2011

part of something much larger

In John 15 Jesus is referred to as the vine. Apart from him we the branches wither up and are lost. I started to think about this today when I sketched this simple drawing. Jesus is much bigger than my church, my town, my state, my country, my continent, and even the world. If I want to be part of his vine I must also realize that it is all of his followers that make up the body. Jesus reaches every corner of the earth. He does not see boarders, color, sex, or race. He is accepting of all and refines us individually. It is my prayer today that I would not cause another branch to stumble and that I would accept God's pruning with the understanding that he is shaping me to be the man he created me to be.

John 15:1-6
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Let your light shine

I have known my wife for 20 years. We met in college and it was her beauty that first caught my eye. Her heart for God sealed the deal. Over the years I have seen her faith grow, and experienced Gods light shining through her. This drawing represents what the love of God looks like in her life and how it continues to get brighter each and every day. Lynda you are truly an inspiration and I feel blessed that you are my wife.

“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be just as full of light as when a lamp shines its light on you.”
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Monday, August 1, 2011


When I become blue for a time, disenchanted, tired, disappointed, sick, or downtrodden I simply need to remember the one who tasted death for me. The one who became man, truly suffered, died, was buried, and rose again. When I consider what it is that Jesus did for me, my blue fades, my suffering seems trivial. "Thank You Jesus"

Hebrews 2:2-10

It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. But there is a place where someone has testified:

“What is mankind that you are mindful of them,
a son of man that you care for him?
You made them a little[a] lower than the angels;
you crowned them with glory and honor
and put everything under their feet.”

In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them.But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered.
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