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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

FREE - Vintage Graphic - Matthew 28:6 - Risen As He Said


Here is another vintage graphic that I edited. I got the original graphic somewhere online. I made some changes and added the verse. You can save the image from here, but it will not be very high quality. You can get it in higher quality if you go over and download it here. (Use the download button on the left.) 

If you wish to use this online, please do not link to the graphic from either of my locations. Save it to your own computer and then upload it to the place where you store graphics online for you own use. Thank you. 

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Evening Song - And Can It Be that I Should Gain?

2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. 

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 

Romans 5:6-9 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 

Monday, March 29, 2021

Hebrews 9:11-28

This passage of scripture is a good reminder for this week as we think of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 9:11-28 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Evening Song - Lead Me to Calvary

 Psalm 102:12 But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

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King of my life, I crown Thee now,
Thine shall the glory be;
Lest I forget Thy thorn-crowned brow,
Lead me to Calvary.


Lest I forget Gethsemane,
Lest I forget Thine agony;
Lest I forget Thy love for me,
Lead me to Calvary.

Show me the tomb where Thou wast laid,
Tenderly mourned and wept;
Angels in robes of light arrayed
Guarded Thee whilst Thou slept.

Let me like Mary, through the gloom,
Come with a gift to Thee;
Show to me now the empty tomb,
Lead me to Calvary.

May I be willing, Lord, to bear
Daily my cross for Thee;
Even Thy cup of grief to share,
Thou hast borne all for me.

Words by: Jennie E. Hussey
Music by: William J. Kirkpatrick

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Thousand Word Project - The Storms Come

Psalm 104:1-3 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Mummy Dash's Gumbo

I'm not sure where this traditional Southern recipe came from. It was contributed to The Home Maker's Corner years back. It may have been something my dad found somewhere, or it could have come from a reader. You will note that some of the ingredients don't have amounts. You will have to use your own judgement on that. :-)  It's adventure cooking. ;-)

Mummy Dash's Gumbo

Mummy Dash celebrated her
100th birthday on August 23rd,1995.

I was raised on gumbo; in my house we also called it Okra Soup. Gumbo has been described as the "poor man's meal," or a "Saturday dish," prepared when you emptied your refrigerator at the end of the week. As far as I'm concerned, Gumbo is a luxury. It takes all day to prepare (to do it right) and the fresh Okra required to make it can be difficult to locate and expensive. As with many gourmets, Mummy Dash doesn't use precise measurements. For best results, rely on your own sense of taste.

2 lbs. of fresh short-stemmed Okra
3 medium Ham Hocks (or use smoked turkey)
Tomato Sauce
Whole stewed tomatoes
2 medium onions
Fresh cut corn (or baby ears)
1/2 cup (cooked) lima beans
1 sliced green pepper
Sweet red peppers
Dash of sugar
2-3 cloves of garlic(diced)
Celery (instead of salt)
Crushed Tomatoes

Cook ham hocks or smoked turkey with water in a very deep pot. Cook on low flame, keep adding water. Cook until the meat is falling off the bone (the bone sweetens the soup).

While the meat is still cooking, cut the tips and heads off the okra. Finely slice the okra: don't dice it! Chop your onions, pepper, garlic, celery and parsley.
Add the chicken and the beef to the pot when the meat is almost off the bone. Add tomatoes, onions, green and red peppers, celery and garlic. Continue to cook slowly.

When it's almost ready, add cut corn and crushed tomatoes. Add okra and shrimp in the last ten minutes of cooking. If the shrimp cook too long they will be tough.

 This soup should be eaten with white rice.

Editor: I recommend putting a scoop of cooked white rice in the bottom of each bowl before adding the gumbo on top.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

The Only Way - A Poem by Annie Johnson Flint


Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

The Only Way

Oh, the roads men make and the ways they take

To lead them up to heaven,

Since the first made man, with his easy plan,

From Eden’s gate was driven!

Some turn and twist through the fog and mist

With a plea of the Father’s kindness;

Some only lead to a newer creed

For the cure of mortal blindness.

Some waver out in the sands of doubt

Where the trail is lost forever;

And some sink in to the swamps of sin

And cease their high endeavor.

Some stop before the open door

Of the Higher Critics’ college;

And some stretch on in the twilight wan

Of Scientific Knowledge.

Some love the way in the miry clay

Of the devil’s specious treason;

Some wander lone in the vast unknown

Of philosophic reason.

But never a way will reach the goal,

Save the Way that God has given,

For “the blood-red road of the cross of Christ”

Is the only way to heaven.

by Annie Johnson Flint 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Evening Song - The Ninety and Nine

Luke 15:4-7 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. 

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Thousand Word Project - Spring Is Here

Isaiah 45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

Peach blossoms. Texas.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

From Mom's Collection - Born Blind


Matthew 13:14-16 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

The story goes...

A preacher in Hyde Park had just finished what he had to say when a man stepped from the crowd and addressed the company in this strain:

"Ladies and gentlemen, you have been listening to this chap talking about God, Heaven, and Jesus Christ. He has had a lot to say about sin and death, the devil and hell. I hope you won't believe a word of it. I don't. I refuse to believe in what I cannot see."

And in this manner he went on for some time ridiculing faith in anything that could not be seen.

As he finished, another man elbowed his way forward and on the this wise he, too, addressed the company:

"Friends, I hear that not far from here runs a river. I don't believe it. Many declare the grass hereabouts is a beautiful green. I don't believe it. And some also say that by these walks are pretty shrubs which yearly blossom forth to please the eye of man and make pleasant the surroundings. Again, let me declare, I don't believe it! By all this, however, I am sure that most of you standing here will decided that I am talking like a fool. Really, I am serious...

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Evening Song - Join In Exultation

Revelation 5:9-14 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever. 

Revelation 14:6-7 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. 


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Thursday, March 11, 2021

A Documentary on the Lives of Adoniram and Ann Judson - Missionaries to Burma In the 1800s

 I ran across this documentary on YouTube yesterday and wanted to share it here. This is the story of Adoniram and Ann Judson who took the gospel to Burma in the 1800s. It is inspiring and moving to think about how people like this suffered for the privilege to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in heathen countries. God's grace was sufficient for them, and it is for us as well.

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Romans 10:13-15 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 

This documentary is well done, but I have to put a disclaimer on the source. Vision Video does sell/provide a wide variety of movies and films, so if you look them up please use discernment. Also, I do not know the history or character of the people interviewed for this film.

To view this video in a larger format, go to YouTube to view it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk6OJfBLviU

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The Thousand Word Project - Full of Sap

Psalm 104:16-17 The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

Elm trees. Texas.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Evening Song - Jesus Led Me All the Way

Psalm 23:1-6 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. 

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 

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Friday, March 5, 2021

A Short Thought On Grieving and God's Comfort


Here is something I shared on my Facebook page and thought I'd post it here as well.


Today marks one year since my dear mom went to be with the Lord. It feels like it shouldn't be that long yet, but in other ways it feels longer. She had started to leave by bits and pieces long before that because of the dementia that was stealing her away from us.

Grief is a strange, unpleasant thing that we struggle to deal with. Sometimes people say it is a normal part of life. I don't believe it is, and I think that is what makes it so hard for us to deal with it. God didn't intend for us to die and to deal with death. Mankind was not originally created to die. Did you ever think about that? It is not a natural part of life for us. It is unavoidable and predictable, but it hurts so much because it is part of the curse of sin, not one of the things we were created to deal with.

Adam and Eve sinned in eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but also failed to eat of the tree of life. I have wondered about that sometimes. Then God shut them out of the Garden of Eden so that they wouldn't eat of it and live forever in their sinful state (Gen. 3:22). He had a plan to give us eternal life, but the price had to be paid to make that possible.

1 Corinthians 15:26 says, "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." People sometimes talk like it's a blessing or something to look forward to even. I understand why Christians say that because of the hope of heaven and rest, but I don't believe it is entirely biblical. Death is an enemy. The process of giving us the victory over it and the hope of the resurrection was complicated and extremely costly to Jesus Christ. And, that enemy is not destroyed yet. We still face it over and over, both in our own experience and just by living in this death filled world.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

Here is something to think about - We cannot learn to give others God's comfort unless we have been in need of it ourselves. So feeling the grief and letting God comfort us in it is part of His will for us now, because He intends for us to pass it on to other hurting people.

Hebrews 4:15-16 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.