Friday, August 31, 2007

Song for Sunday

This Sunday, I am singing at my church.... the song is Each One Reach One by Babbie Mason. We have a former overseas missionary speaking on Sunday, so I think this song is perfect. But we don't have to go to Africa or India to tell someone that Jesus loves them. Tell them right now... Jesus loves you!!

Today a man is somewhere proclaiming the good news
winning families to Jesus all around his neighbourhood
He tells them that God is able to make their house a home
He wants to win his world for Christ, but he can't do it alone

But each one can reach one
As we follow after Christ
we all can lead one
We can lead one to the Saviour
And together we can tell the world
that Jesus is the way
If we each one reach one

The message is unchanging, "go ye into all the world and share the love of Jesus
far away and door to door."
You see just like somebody told you that Jesus loves you so,
you must tell someone who will tell someone
until the whole world knows

So will you go and labour will you hold high your light
One by one and 2 by 2 we can win our world for Jesus Christ

But each one can reach one
As we follow after Christ
we all can lead one
And we can all lead somebody to the Saviour
And together we can tell the world that Jesus is the way
If we each one reach one

Monday, August 27, 2007

"Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't."
-Richard Bach

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Looking for the Best

I was just reading a chapter in the book called "Let me count the ways" by Jim McGuiggan, and came across this passage....

Can you remember what A.J. Gordon told his readers about the two groups of struggling writers he was acquainted with, who gathered regularly to read their work to each other? The men's group was called "the Stranglers," and the women's was called "the Wranglers." The Stranglers crucified one another's work with savage criticisms, pointing out too plainly the obvious failings in the efforts, while the Wranglers kept looking until they could say something positive about everyone's work. Out of the group of men, not one made it as a noted writer; but out of the women there were several, including the author of "The Yearling."

(pg. 47, originally from A.J. Gordon's "A Touch of Wonder").

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


My boys started swimming lessons this week. A new adventure, for sure! The first day was a bit scary as they had never been in a "big" pool. I don't know how long they have been begging for swimming lessons and we have been gearing them up to go. The day arrived and the boys eagerly got into the pool, and were encouraged by the teacher (Mike) to walk down the steps and get completely wet. Todd boldly went down, but at the bottom found that the water was up to his nose... that just about ruined him for the rest of the day, but he managed to muster enough courage to make it for 20 minutes of the 30 min. lesson.

Scott was another story. Through tears and trembling, he did everything that Mike asked him to do. Each time Scott had a turn floating on his back I could hear Mike gently say, "I won't let you go. I will always hold you." So Scott progressed. It was so hard for him because he was so afraid, but he trusted Mike to never let go. Todd didn't and he gave up the lesson.

Today, Todd wouldn't even go in the pool (although with much coaxing and bribing... I think I have convinced him to participate tomorrow!!!!). And today Scott did the same kinds of things as yesterday, but with a huge smile on his face! No tears today, only joy. He learned to trust his teacher and is learning the skill of swimming with smiles.


Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

I like this verse in the Message too...

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Love and a Wedding

Tonight we went to a beautiful wedding. Steve's cousin got married at our church. I loved seeing how excited the bride was when she said, "I'm married!!!" Then the Pastor said this celebration today is just a taste of what we will experience in Heaven as the Bride of Christ. When vows are exchanged at weddings I am reminded that I, too, said those same kinds of words, and I do a mental check of how I am doing with those vows..... At our wedding we were challenged to live a lasting legacy with the three "L's" - Love, Loyalty, and the Lord.

There is always so much love at a wedding! This one was no exception. "And now I will show you the most excellent way.... Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perserveres. Love never fails. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 12:31b, 13:4-8a,13)

Thursday, August 9, 2007


“There is more hunger for

love and appreciation

in this world than

for bread.”

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


In the Fall I will be leading the Ladies Bible study at my church. So I wanted to create a place where we could continue the discussion outside of the times we meet. Here it is! If you are not a part of our Ladies Bible Study group, you are still allowed to ask questions and to leave comments! Please feel free to share here. And if you are not a Lady, you are also welcome to participate here!! The first book we are going to study is the book of Mark from the New Testament. Each week I will put the study questions and the text that we study. In between the weekly studies I will also try to put entries of other passages I am studying, and things I have learned, insights I have gleaned and other tid bits that might be of interest.