Friday, May 30, 2014

A song and verse for the weekend. Joyful, Joyful we adore thee

Psalm 5:11
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Book Review: Shiloh Autumn

 Authors:  Bodie and Brock Thoene

In the autumn of 1931, Birch and Trudy Tucker are proud of what they’ve built with their love and labor in Shiloh, Arkansas. The farm produces fine cotton. The pantry and cellar are full of food for the winter. Tom and Bobby are old enough to help with the family chores but young enough to get into mischief. Little Joey is the joy of his mother’s heart.

To the Canfield family—once sharecroppers—Shiloh is a dream come true. Jefferson and Lily, their babies, and his parents, Hock and Willa-Mae, are reunited, and Jefferson farms his own land. Then, on October 1, 1931, disaster strikes. The cotton market collapses in Memphis, and the little town of Shiloh is hit hard. It will take a miracle to save what Birch and Trudy and so many others have labored to build. Yet even the forces of nature seem to conspire against them. . . .

Based on the lives of Bodie's grandparents, Shiloh Autumn is an inspiring story of courage, faith, love, and the healing strength of forgiveness in the face of loss and betrayal.

I love this book! It gives a good history lesson of the great depression-and the events surrounding that time-without actually seeming to be a "history" book. The characters will stay with you for a long time after you've finished the book. What more can I say??? It's a book I highly recommend! :D

Friday, May 23, 2014

A song and Verse for the weekend. The Bible Stands

1 Peter 1:25
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

The Bible stands like a rock undaunted
’Mid the raging storms of time;
Its pages burn with the truth eternal,
And they glow with a light sublime.

The Bible stands like a mountain towering
Far above the works of men;
Its truth by none ever was refuted,
And destroy it they never can.

The Bible stands and it will forever,
When the world has passed away;
By inspiration it has been given,
All its precepts I will obey.

The Bible stands every test we give it,
For its Author is divine;
By grace alone I expect to live it,
And to prove and to make it mine.

The Bible stands though the hills may tumble,
It will firmly stand when the earth shall crumble;
I will plant my feet on its firm foundation,

For the Bible stands.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Book Review: Evidence Not Seen

Evidence Not Seen, is the story of Darlene Deibler Rose. She was a newlywed, missionary New Guinea when suddenly her life new life was torn away by the events of WW11. She was told she would never see her husband again, and lived in a Japanese prison camp for 4 long years.  Through it all, God proves himself faithful even though it's not always visible, there is always Evidence Not Seen.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Her story is such a testimony of God's unfailing love and care for his children even through the darkest times of life. Even though she was told her husband was dead, forced to sign a false confession, and eventually face the executioner's sword, she never once gave up her faith in God. (Little did she know that she would be miraculously spared, and bring the truth of God's word to many who had never heard.)
In reading this book, you will laugh, you will cry, and you will find your faith and trust  in God and His word  strengthened by her true life story.  Definitely a book I would recommend to anyone and everyone!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

A song and verse for the weekend: Amazing grace

Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered that the offence might be found. But where sin did abound, grace did much more abound.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Random Rambligs...

After a busy day of sewing, cleaning, piano lessons, Dr. app. etc, I'm watching Disney's Frozen with my 7 younger siblings while my Dad and Mom go out on a date. It's really fun when you can find a movie all of of enjoy watching together. Both the youngest (who is 2) all the way up to Faith and I love watching it.  And nothing beats watching a movie with siblings :)  
By the way, if you haven't watched Frozen yet you need to see it!

I've got this song in my head now :)

Friday, May 2, 2014

A song and verse for the weekend

My dad was singing this song this, since I didn't have a particular song picked out, I thought I'd post it :)
What are some songs y'all would like to be posted?
Psalm 36:5 They mercy, O Lord is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.