Monday, May 25, 2009

Safe on the Shepherd's shoulders,
Held by His pierced hand,
Found that I might forever
Firm on His precepts stand;
Therefore shall He uphold me-
His promise is sure as His throne-
When he placed me upon His shoulders,
His plan was to bring me home.
~G. Albert Ramsey

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Something to ponder

The moment we seek of ourselves to please God, we are placing ourselves under the law, a realm where grace does not operate. Grace implies that God does something for us. Law implies that we do something for God. Deliverance from the law does not mean that we are free from doing the will of God, but that another, the LORD Himself, does it in us and through us.
~Corrie ten Boom

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Purpose of My Blog

Hi everyone! My daughter, Sarah, has recently introduced me to the Blog world. I am excited about meeting you all. The purpose of my blog is to encourage others in their relationship with the LORD and to keep in touch with friends. I believe whether young or old , we all need encouragement!
When I was a young believer I attended a Women's Retreat and heard the most wonderful message on the book of Ruth. This was the first time that the verse in Ruth 2:16..."And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not," spoke to my heart in a special way. I have been saved now for 20 years and have seen how God continually sends "Handfuls of Purpose" to me for each season of life I am going through. I have learned that there is a lesson in all things if we are looking for it. The LORD is intimately acquainted with each one of us and desires for us to walk with Him more closely day by day. It is through these lessons that God draws us nearer.