Archive

Uncategorized

Originally posted on Levi's Daily Thoughts:

How lost was my condition
Till Jesus made me whole!
There is but one physician
Can cure a sin-sick soul
Next door to death he found me,
And snatched me from the grave,
To tell all around me
His wond’rous pow’r to save.

The worst of all diseases
Is light compared with sin;
On ev’ry part it seizes,
But rages most within;
‘Tis palsy, plague, and fever,
And madness-all combined;
And none, but a believer,
The least relief can find.

From men, great skill professing,
I sought a cure to gain;
But this proved more distressing,
And added to my pain;
Some said that nothing ailed me,
Some gave me up for lost;
Thus ev’ry refuge failed me,
And all my hopes were crossed.

At length this great Physician,
How matchless is His grace!
Accepted my petition,
And undertook my case;
First, gave me sight to view him,
For sin…

View original 60 more words

Originally posted on Ramblings of a Creative Mind:

I’m sitting on a plane on my way home after a long week on the road, and I’m tired. Baked, fried, closed for business. Once I get to my seat, I usually want to shut down. I don’t talk to the people sitting next to me. Instead, I prefer to put on my headphones, crank up the beats, close my eyes and shut the world away.

Tonight is a little different though. I heard the mumble of the muffled pilot’s voice and would have ignored it, if it had not been for the woman next to me leaning across my lap to peer out the window. Curiosity got the best of me, so I paused the beats just in time to hear him say “Milky Way Galaxy.” Now, I’m peering out the window too, staring at the black canvas sky, littered with stars.

There are millions of them. They’re magnificent…

View original 243 more words

Originally posted on The Shepherd's Presence:

This interpretive reading is from my story file and has been there for more than forty years. It has no copyright, and you are more than welcome to print it and use it yourself is you happen to be teaching on compassion, it makes a wonderful illustration.

“Who Kissed Me” by Eva Booth

Eva Booth, an earnest Christian service worker in Great Britain, remind us the little effort it sometimes takes to touch what we might believe to be a heart of stone. But let her tell you about it.

One morning I stood outside the large iron gate of a local police court and temporary prison. There were people waiting there with me. Some of them were waiting out of curiosity and others were waiting because they had relatives inside the forbidding walls.

I waited that morning expectantly, hoping for an opportunity to reach some hungry soul with the…

View original 862 more words

Originally posted on this girl is free:

Your eyes open quickly. You glance around, confused for only a moment before you are able to adjust to the black of your room. Did you sleep past your alarm? No – you check your phone and your alarm hasn’t even gone off yet. You still have plenty of time. You think that if you get out of bed now, you might actually be able to look presentable. But try as you might, you can’t seem to move. The blankets weigh you down, your head feels heavy, and you have no desire to face the world.

If you don’t leave this warm bed, you won’t have to think about all the ways in which you failed yesterday and face the many ways you will fail today. You won’t have to speak to the people who consistently dig their claws into your soul and offer them a placating smile while pretending…

View original 978 more words

Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:

I love walking in the rain,
Listening to its pitter pat.
As it falls so softly,
Upon my old felt hat.

To smell the freshness in the air,
As is gently falls to earth,
Bringing freshness to everything,
And giving forth new birth.

As it causes seeds to sprout,
And everything to grow,
It washes off God’s pretty greens,
In winter, it is snow.

I love to walk out in the rain,
What peace comes to my soul.
It seems to wash away my cares,
As it falls to earth below.

By Al Albrecht, Home Spun Poems

View original

Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:

Dilbert

An article in National Geographic several years ago provided a penetrating picture of God’s wings…

After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno’s damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree.

Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother’s wings.

The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies.

When the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast. Because she…

View original 55 more words

morningstoryanddilbert:

At the end of the week I like to read over some of the older stories in the MS&D archive….. I found this one and had to share…. make sure you have a Kleenex!!! Take Care and God Bless :-) Kenny T

Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:

Dilbert

The Board Meeting had come to an end. Bob started to stand up and jostled the table, spilling his coffee over his notes. “How embarrassing. I am getting so clumsy in my old age.”

Everyone had a good laugh, and soon we were all telling stories of our most embarrassing moments. It came around to Frank who sat quietly listening to the others. Someone said, “Come on, Frank. Tell us your most embarrassing moment.”

Frank laughed and began to tell us of his childhood. “I grew up in San Pedro. My Dad was a fisherman, and he loved the sea. He had his own boat, but it was hard making a living on the sea. He worked hard and would stay out until he caught enough to feed the family. Not just enough for our family, but also for his Mom and Dad and the other kids that were still…

View original 545 more words

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,383 other followers

%d bloggers like this: