The Adornment of the TONGUE

  Are our TONGUES flowing with sweet water or bitter ?  Are we ALWAYS FOUND speaking words of Truth or words of flattery ? Have we DETERMINED not to know any thing among our friends, relatives, and acquaintances…  except JESUS CHRIST and HIM+ crucified ? 1 Corinthians 2:2 The tongue is a WORLD of iniquity;…

Wisdom Not to Waste Our Trials

      Embracing HOPE  yet ?   If we will embrace this Scripture , James 1:2-5  brings us all a firm hope.   This HOPE is so FIRM that it will hold our feet on a SOLID FOUNDATION and sustain us through all the shaking trials we face.     This firm HOPE, however, is…

Shoes Are for Wearing…

. . . not  for  showing. [ An  example of training in Christian humbleness.] Katie,  an  adorable  little girl, about 5 or 6, was always glad to see visitors come, especially us. Soon after we arrived and news items exchanged, Katie eagerly ran to her Mother to whisper something in her ear.  Mother  leaned down…

Our First LOVE of CHRIST JESUS

How important is our FIRST LOVE of JESUS CHRIST … to HIM+  ?   REVELATION 2  Courtesy of BIBLE GATEWAY Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith HE+ that holdeth the seven stars in His+ right hand, Who+ walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;  I+ know thy…

Apart From ME+ …

APART FROM ME+ … What  Can YOU Do ?   I+ am the Vine, ye are the branches;   he that abideth in ME+, and I+ in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit;   for without ME+, ye can do nothing. John 15:5   +  +  +     These dear Words of Life…

Come Away, My+ Beloved… A Call to Quietness

Come Away, My+ Beloved , sit beside the sea … or orchard , or graveyard or prayer closet… whatever is near… But, sit still Beside ME+.   Come Away, My+ Sheep who struggles, still your heart;  you are Mine+.  Hear the sound of My+ Breathing. Stop the ever-flowing traffic busy-ing your mind. Come Away, My+…

Multiflora Roses in the Grapevines…

    Thriving, vining weeds INVADED the grapevines this year.   One was a LOVELY, multi-branching, multiflora rose bush which, unfortunately, did not STAY a bush but twined its thorny self insidiously and thoroughly around the grapevine trunk and little branches.    Large or small, all the grapevine branches became intangled with the multiflora rose…