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Son of Man to Thee I Cry

He who wept above the grave,
He who stilled the raging wave,
Meek to suffer, strong to save,
He shall come in glory!

He who sorrow’s pathway trod,
He that every good bestowed-
Son of Man and Son of God-
He shall come in glory.

He who bled with scourging sore,
Thorns and scarlet meekly wore,
He who every sorrow bore-
He shall come in glory.

Monarch of the smitten check,
Scorn of Jew and scorn of Greek,
Priest and King, divinely meek-
He shall come in glory.

He who died to set us free,
He who lives and loves e’en me,
He who comes whom I shall see, Jesus only- only He-
He shall reign in glory!

Author Unknown

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The Source of All Good

Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16

“He is the one who guides you into all truth and teaches you all things. You understand spiritual truth because the Holy Spirit is working in your life. You cannot understand the Word of God unless the Spirit of God teaches you. When you come to the Word of God, the Author Himself is present to instruct you. You never discover truth; truth is revealed. When the Holy Spirit reveals truth to you, He is not leading you to an encounter with God. That is an encounter with God!”
H. Blackaby

O Lord God, Who Inhabitest Eternity

The Heavens declare thy glory,

The earth thy riches,

The universe is thy temple:

Thy presence fills immensity,

Yet thou hast of thy pleasure created life,

   and communicated happiness;

Thou hast made me what I am, and given me

   what I have;

In thee I live and move and have my being;

Valley of Vision

 

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To the Moon and Back

I HAVE LOVED YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE.  
JEREMIAH 31:3

“The Holy Spirit is often pleased, in a most gracious manner, to witness with our spirits to the love of Jesus. He takes the things of Christ and reveals them to us. No voice is heard from the clouds, and no vision is seen in the night, but we have a testimony more certain than either of these. If an angel should fly from heaven and inform the believer personally of the Savior’s love for him, the evidence would not be one bit more satisfactory than that which is born in the heart by the Holy Spirit.

Ask the Lord’s people who have lived the nearest to the gates of heaven, and they will tell you that they have had seasons when the love of Christ toward them has been a fact so clear and sure that they could no more doubt it than they could question their own existence.

Yes, dear believer, you and I have had times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord, and then our faith has soared to the heights of assurance. We have had confidence to lean our heads upon the shoulder of our Lord, and we have not questioned our Master’s affection for us.”

Charles H. Spurgeon

Hum….
Never under estimate the sneakiness 😂
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My Escape

So much to do and it is so late in the season. Having covid in January really throws a monkey wrench in the best of plans.
It is beginning to get hot, yikes, I’m late.
Only just got the verbena planted.
Another great grass war has begun with nut grass, I have lost many battles, but I WILL win the war and put in artichokes.
Nasturtiums are trying to choke out everything, I have become ruthless with them. But they are such beautiful invaders.
Loving whatever this is.
Help! They’re crying out, don’t forget us over here, we could use some love too. (They forget they have the roses, and just need to be patient)
This is the candy nectarine tree. These I don’t share, nope.
I bought the rainbow spinner you see trying to hide behind the apricot tree. It makes me so happy.
Our Blue Bird of Happiness was shattered and flew away this year,
This pink flamingo moved in to fill the void…..hum let me see, I guess it tickles me pink? Okay that works, he can stay.
Mightily rewarded are they that wield a shovel, yep!

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Loving This……

I will rejoice greatly in the Lord,
My soul will exult in my God;
For He has clothed me with garments of salvation,
He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,
And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up,
So the Lord [God will cause righteousness and praise
To spring up before all the nations.

Isaiah 61:10-11

This passage makes my heart ache with love, full to bursting, sweetly hurting to almost unbearable lightness of being, a tangible and comforting Presence.

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

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