Hymn lyrics by Elvina M. Hall, 1865 Music by John T. Grape, 1868 Scripture: Isaiah 1:18; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Revelation 1:5-6 I hear the Savior say, “Thy strength indeed is small; Child of weakness, watch and pray, Find in Me thine all in all.” For nothing good have I Whereby Thy grace to claim; I’ll … Continue reading Jesus Paid it All
Lynn has written an inspiring post here about the importance of following Jesus’ lead, and of the dangers of not following him, who is the true light who gives life to us. I hope you will read it.
Author-Artist’s Notes: Recently a blogging friend asked if I ever painted lighthouses. Although lighthouses are not frequently my subject of choice, I recognize that they hold profound symbolic significance for Christ followers. And so, I took the plunge. This post is an extended version of a “Revue” post previously published in August of 2017. My thoughts at that time, however, fit this “lighthouse” painting best. Thus, I have developed them more. Thank you, Sue, for prompting me to “revisit” the lighthouse theme. 🙂
©2018 Lynn Abbott
Caught in a sudden, severe thunderstorm, I cautiously picked my way along a major interstate.
We were just 45 minutes away from our destination, and yet, visibility was next to nothing. And when my then eight-year-old son asked, “Are we there yet?” I didn’t know how to answer.
Quite frankly, given the dangerous…
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Luke 12:1 NASB Under these circumstances, after so many thousands of people had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.” Spreading Influences Under what circumstances? Jesus had been teaching out in public, and crowds … Continue reading Don’t Be Hypocritical
An Original Work / August 8, 2018 Sad to see so many lost, So many so afraid. Sad to see the circumstance When Christians fail to pray. Sad to see the Bibles closed, Now sitting on a shelf. Sad to see the church engaged In entertaining self. Sad to see the gospel told To satisfy … Continue reading Sad to See
Psalm 149:1 NASB Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones. Old Song/New Song So, nearly every morning, when I wake up, the Lord Jesus has a song in my head, whether it be an old hymn, or a contemporary Christian song that … Continue reading Let Us Sing!
Hymn lyrics by Fanny J. Crosby, 1869 Music by William H. Doane, 1869 Jesus, keep me near the cross; There a precious fountain, Free to all, a healing stream, Flows from Calvary's mountain. Near the cross, a trembling soul, Love and mercy found me; There the bright and morning star Sheds its beams around me. … Continue reading Near the Cross
Isaiah 33:1 NASB Woe to you, O destroyer, While you were not destroyed; And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him. As soon as you finish destroying, you will be destroyed; As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will deal treacherously with you. The Destroyer Who is the … Continue reading Our Strength Every Morning