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  • Evening Praise the Lord.




    Praise the Lord!

    Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me?
    Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.

    Psalm 42:5

    Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
    1 Peter 5:7





    Leave It There

    If the world from you withhold of its silver and its gold,
    And you have to get along with meager fare,
    Just remember, in His Word, how He feeds the little bird;
    Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

    Leave it there, yes, leave it there,
    Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
    If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out.
    Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.






    Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you.
    Psalm 55:22

    Jesus Took My Burden

    Oft-times the way is dreary and rugged seems the road,
    Oft-times I’m weak and weary when bent beneath some load,
    But when I cry in weakness how long O Lord how long,
    Jesus takes the burden and leaves me with a song.
    Yes, Jesus took my burden I could no longer bear,
    Yes, Jesus took my burden in answer to my prayer;
    My anxious fears subsided my spirit was made strong,
    For Jesus took my burden and left me with a song.



    Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

    Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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    .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
    .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
    Psalm 25:1

    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

    The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

    Comment






    • Praise the Lord!

      Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
      Nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful
      .
      Psalm 1:1
      Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil.
      Proverbs 4:14





      No Compromise

      No compromise with evil shall be our battle cry,
      For God and right must conquer, and sin and wrong must die;
      Unflinching we are standing, uncompromisingly,
      Beneath the flag of holiness forever we will be.

      No compromise with error, for Bible truth we stand,
      Let none remove the landmarks erected by God’s hand.
      With loyalty our watchword and faith in Christ our stay,
      We’ll bravely storm the forts of sin and thro’ Him win the day.

      No compromise with worldliness, no yielding to the wrong,
      No lowering the standard that’s stood thro’ ages long;
      With Jesus as our leader, His Spirit as our guide,
      We’ll firmly stand for righteousness whatever may betide.

      No compromise, no compromise,
      This shall be our battle cry, no compromise!
      For God and right we will boldly fight,
      We'll firmly stand, we'll keep the standard high.






      Keep your heart with all diligence,
      For out of it spring the issues of life.

      Proverbs 4:23

      Keep Thy Heart

      Keep thy heart with earnest effort,
      To thy God thy ear incline;
      Put away all foolish longings,
      Waiting for His will divine.
      Keep thy heart with fervent watching;
      Cleanse its courts with loving care
      Face to face in sweet communion,
      Thou shalt meet thy Savior there.



      Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

      Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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      .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
      .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
      Psalm 25:1

      Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

      The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

      Comment



      • Evening Praise the Lord




        Praise the Lord!

        A soft answer turns away wrath,
        But a harsh word stirs up anger.

        Proverbs 15:1





        Kind Words Can Never Die

        Kind words can never die, cherished and blest;
        God knows how deep they lie, stored in the breast;
        Like childhood’s simple rhymes, said o’er a thousand times,
        Aye, in all years and climes distant and near.
        Kind words can never die, no, never die.

        Sweet thoughts can never die, tho’, like the flow’rs,
        Their brightest hues may fly, in wintry hours.
        But when the gentle dew gives them their charms anew,
        With many an added hue they bloom again.
        Sweet thoughts can never die, no, never die.

        Our souls can never die, tho’ in the tomb
        We all may have to lie, wrapped in its gloom.
        What tho’ the flesh decay, souls pass in peace away,
        Live thro’ eternal day with Christ above.
        Our souls can never die, no, never die.






        Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
        Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.

        Proverbs 16:24

        Somebody Did a Golden Deed

        Somebody did a golden deed, proving himself a friend in need;
        Somebody sang a cheerful song, bright’ning the sky the whole day long.
        Somebody tho’t ’tis sweet to live, willingly said, “I’m glad to give;”
        Somebody fought a valiant fight, bravely he lived to shield the right.
        Somebody made a loving gift, cheerfully tried a load to lift;
        Somebody told the love of Christ, told how His will was sacrificed.
        Somebody filled the days with light, constantly chased away the night;
        Somebody’s work bore joy and peace, surely his life will never cease.
        Was that somebody you?



        Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

        Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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        .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
        .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
        Psalm 25:1

        Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

        The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

        Comment






        • Praise the Lord!

          It is good to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High.
          Psalm 92:1
          Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
          Psalm 95:1





          Sunday Morning Praise


          Sing to the Lord, the Rock of Our Salvation

          Sing to the Lord, the rock of our salvation!
          Sing to the Lord a song of joy and praise!
          Kneel in His presence, lowly in thanksgiving!
          The lofty psalm upraise!

          The land and sea are His, for He has made them,
          The valleys of the earth, its rugged hills;
          Corn-land and vineyards and the olive orchards,
          All these His mercy fills.

          And we, His people, sheep of His own pasture,
          Lambs of His bosom, whom His hand has fed,
          Shall we not hearken to our kindly shepherd
          By whom our feet are led?

          Oh, harden not your hearts, like those who wandered
          The desert forty years to Jordan’s strand;
          Humble and comforted, O chosen people,
          Enter the promised land.






          With what shall I come before the LORD….
          Micah 6:6
          Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
          Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

          Psalm 95:2

          Songs of Thankfulness and Praise

          Songs of thankfulness and praise, Jesus, Lord, to Thee we raise,
          Manifested by the star to the sages from afar;
          Branch of royal David’s stem in Thy birth at Bethlehem;
          Grant us grace to see Thee, Lord, mirrored in Thy holy Word;
          May we imitate Thee now, and be pure, as pure art Thou;
          That we like to Thee may be at Thy great Epiphany;
          And may praise Thee, ever blest, God in man made manifest.



          Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

          Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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          .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
          .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
          Psalm 25:1

          Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

          The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

          Comment



          • Evening Praise the Lord.




            Praise the Lord!

            Give thanks to the LORD for His goodness.
            Psalm 107:8





            Break Forth, O Joyful Heart

            Break forth, break forth, O joyful heart,
            And make His goodness known,
            Who all thy life, though undeserved,
            Such love to thee has shown.

            ’Twas Jesus sought my wand’ring soul,
            And with a shepherd’s care
            He brought me kindly to His fold,
            And still protects me there.

            He is my advocate with God,
            My Savior and my friend,
            His mercies new with every morn
            Like balmy showers descend.

            My soul shall magnify the Lord,
            My voice His love proclaim,
            And every power within me join
            To bless and praise His name.

            Break forth, break forth, O joyful heart,
            Break forth, no longer silent be;
            Break forth, break forth in grateful praise
            To Him who came to ransom Thee.






            Fear not, for I have redeemed You.
            Isaiah 43:1

            I am Redeemed

            I am redeemed, O praise the Lord;
            My soul from bondage free,
            Has found at last a resting place
            In Him who died for me.
            I am redeemed, I am redeemed,
            I’ll sing it o’er and o’er;
            I am redeemed, O praise the Lord;
            Redeemed forevermore.



            Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

            Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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            .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
            .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
            Psalm 25:1

            Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

            The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

            Comment






            • Praise the Lord!

              We love Him because He first loved us.
              1 John 4:19





              Because He First Loved Me

              I’m trusting, only trusting in Jesus day by day:
              I feel His presence nearer, while pressing on my way;
              My soul is full of glory, and this my song shall be:
              I love my blessed Saviour, because He first loved me.

              I’m trusting, only trusting in Jesus ev’ry hour,
              Who saves me by His mercy, and keeps me by His power;
              I’ll publish His salvation wherever I may be:
              With all my heart I love Him, because He first loved me.

              I’m trusting, only trusting my Saviour’s hand to guide,
              I know His grace sufficient, and ask for naught beside;
              My soul is on the mountain, my home beyond the sea:
              O bless the Lord! I love Him, because He first loved me.

              Because He first loved me, I love Him, I trust Him,
              Wherever I may be, my soul is full of glory,
              I sing because I’m free; I love my blessed Saviour,
              Because He first loved me, I love Him, I trust Him.






              Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.
              Philippians 3:8

              Blessed Savior, Thee I love

              Blessed Savior, Thee I love, all my other joys above,
              All my hopes in Thee abide, Thou my Hope, and naught betide;
              Once again beside the cross, all my gain I count but loss;
              Earthly pleasures fade away, clouds they are that hide my day;
              Hence, vain shadows! let me see Jesus, crucified for me.
              Blessed Savior, Thine am I, Thine to live, and Thine to die;
              Height or depth, or creature power, ne’er shall hide my Savior more;
              Ever shall my glory be, only Thee, yes, only Thee.



              Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

              Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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              .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
              .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
              Psalm 25:1

              Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

              The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

              Comment



              • Evening Praise the Lord




                Praise the Lord!

                Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
                Romans 8:35





                The Love of God

                The love of God is greater far than tongue or pen can ever tell;
                It goes beyond the highest star, and reaches to the lowest hell;
                The guilty pair, bowed down with care, God gave His Son to win;
                His erring child He reconciled, and pardoned from his sin.

                When years of time shall pass away, and earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
                When men, who here refuse to pray, on rocks and hills and mountains call,
                God’s love so sure, shall still endure, all measureless and strong;
                Redeeming grace to Adam’s race The saints’ and angels’ song.

                Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made,
                Were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade,
                To write the love of God above, would drain the ocean dry.
                Nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky.

                O love of God, how rich and pure! How rich, how pure.
                How measureless and strong! How measureless! How strong!
                It shall forevermore endure, forevermore endure!
                The saints’ and angels’ song. Amen and Amen!






                Because He first loved us.
                1 John 4:19

                O How I Love Jesus

                There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth;
                It sounds like music in my ear, the sweetest name on earth.
                Jesus, the name I love so well, the name I love to hear:
                No saint on earth its worth can tell, no heart conceive how dear.
                O how I love Jesus, because He first loved me!



                Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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                .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
                .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
                Psalm 25:1

                Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

                The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

                Comment






                • Praise the Lord!

                  Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
                  Galatians 6:7





                  You’ll Reap Whatsoever You Sow

                  Sow flowers, and flowers will blossom around you wherever you go;
                  Sow weeds, and of weeds reap the harvest, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow.
                  Sow blessings, and blessings will ripen, sow hatred, and hatred will grow;
                  Sow mercy and reap sweet compassion, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow.

                  Sow love, and its sweetness uprising shall fill all your heart with its glow;
                  Sow hope, and receive its fruition, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow.
                  In faith sow the word of the Master, a blessing He’ll surely bestow;
                  And souls shine like stars for your crowning, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow.

                  Preach Christ in His wonderful fullness, that all His salvation may know;
                  Reap life thro’ the ages eternal, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow.
                  You’ll reap whatsoever you sow, yes, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow,
                  The harvest is certainly coming, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow.






                  He found nothing but leaves.
                  Mark 11:13

                  Nothing But Leaves

                  Nothing but leaves! The Spirit grieves o’er years of wasted life;
                  O’er sins indulged while conscience slept, o’er vows and promises unkept,
                  And reap, from years of strife…No gathered sheaves of life’s fair rip’ning grain,
                  We sow our seeds; lo! tares and weeds, idle words, for earnest deeds
                  Then reap, with toil and pain…Sad mem’ry weaves no veil to hide the past;
                  And as we trace our weary way, and count each lost and misspent day,
                  Sadly find…we shall thus the Master meet, and bring but withered leaves?
                  Ah, who shall, at the Savior’s feet, before the awful judgment seat,
                  Lay down, for golden sheaves Nothing but leaves!



                  Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                  Blessings, peace, grace and mercy to all here at TOL!
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                  .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
                  .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
                  Psalm 25:1

                  Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

                  The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by Psalmist View Post



                    You’ll Reap Whatsoever You Sow

                    Sow flowers, and flowers will blossom around you wherever you go;
                    Sow weeds, and of weeds reap the harvest, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow.
                    Sow blessings, and blessings will ripen, sow hatred, and hatred will grow;
                    Sow mercy and reap sweet compassion, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow.

                    Sow love, and its sweetness uprising shall fill all your heart with its glow;
                    Sow hope, and receive its fruition, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow.
                    In faith sow the word of the Master, a blessing He’ll surely bestow;
                    And souls shine like stars for your crowning, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow.

                    Preach Christ in His wonderful fullness, that all His salvation may know;
                    Reap life thro’ the ages eternal, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow.
                    You’ll reap whatsoever you sow, yes, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow,
                    The harvest is certainly coming, you’ll reap whatsoever you sow.






                    He found nothing but leaves.
                    Mark 11:13

                    Nothing But Leaves

                    Nothing but leaves! The Spirit grieves o’er years of wasted life;
                    O’er sins indulged while conscience slept, o’er vows and promises unkept,
                    And reap, from years of strife…No gathered sheaves of life’s fair rip’ning grain,
                    We sow our seeds; lo! tares and weeds, idle words, for earnest deeds
                    Then reap, with toil and pain…Sad mem’ry weaves no veil to hide the past;
                    And as we trace our weary way, and count each lost and misspent day,
                    Sadly find…we shall thus the Master meet, and bring but withered leaves?
                    Ah, who shall, at the Savior’s feet, before the awful judgment seat,
                    Lay down, for golden sheaves Nothing but leaves!



                    Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                    Blessings, peace, grace and mercy to all here at TOL!
                    I so love this! At 76 years of age I know how wise this is!

                    Comment



                    • Evening Praise the Lord




                      Praise the Lord!

                      He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing,
                      Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

                      Psalm 126:6





                      He That Goes Forth Weeping

                      He that goeth forth with weeping,
                      Bearing precious seed in love,
                      Never tiring, never sleeping,
                      Findeth mercy from above.

                      Soft descend the dews of heaven,
                      Bright the rays celestial shine;
                      Precious fruits will thus be given
                      Through an influence all divine.

                      Sow thy seed; be never weary;
                      Let no fears thy soul annoy;
                      Be the prospect ne’er so dreary,
                      Thou shalt reap the fruits of joy.

                      Lo! the scene of verdure brightening,
                      See the rising grain appear:
                      Look again; the fields are whitening,
                      For the harvest time is near.






                      Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.
                      Psalm 126:5

                      Bringing in the Sheaves

                      Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
                      Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
                      Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
                      We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
                      Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
                      Though the loss sustained our spirit often grieves;
                      When our weeping’s over, He will bid us welcome,
                      We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.


                      Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                      Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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                      .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
                      .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
                      Psalm 25:1

                      Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

                      The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

                      Comment






                      • Praise the Lord!

                        Show me Your ways, O LORD;
                        Teach me Your paths.

                        Psalm 25:4





                        Lord, To Me Thy Ways Make Known

                        Lord, to me Thy ways make known,
                        Guide in truth and teach Thou me;
                        Thou my Savior art alone,
                        All the day I wait for Thee.

                        Lord, remember in Thy love
                        All Thy mercies manifold,
                        Tender mercies from above,
                        Changeless from the days of old.

                        Sins of youth remember not,
                        Nor my trespasses record;
                        Let not mercy be forgot,
                        For Thy goodness’ sake, O Lord.

                        Just and good the Lord abides,
                        He His way will sinners show,
                        He the meek with justice guides,
                        Making them His way to know.

                        Grace and truth shall mark the way
                        Where the Lord His own will lead.
                        If His Word they still obey
                        And His testimonies heed.






                        He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul.
                        Psalm 23:1-3

                        He Leadeth Me


                        He leadeth me, O blessed thought!
                        O words with heav’nly comfort fraught!
                        Whate’er I do, where’er I be
                        Still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.
                        He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
                        By His own hand He leadeth me;
                        His faithful follower I would be,
                        For by His hand He leadeth me.


                        Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                        Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
                        sigpic

                        .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
                        .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
                        Psalm 25:1

                        Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

                        The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

                        Comment



                        • Evening Praise the Lord




                          Praise the Lord!

                          Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
                          Matthew 5:7
                          Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.
                          Luke 6:36





                          Mercy Drops

                          It is hard to carry a full cup of water with a steady hand, some spilling will occur…

                          When the gardener carries a full bucket of water in hand while walking the path to a place in need of much water, the flowers along the pathway will benefit from the spilling drops of water that splash on them, and after getting those unexpected refreshing drops of water, their drooping buds lift their heads, and blossoms show forth that radiant beauty that is in them, all because of a few drops of water.

                          The chorus of the old hymn, “There Shall be Showers of Blessing,” states in part, “Mercy drops round us are falling.” Do we ever think about those “Mercy drops” in the light of little blessings? Blessings like spilling drops of water, little drops of mercy along the way as we go to tend to a specific task; yes, I believe there times when we are those mercy drops, small blessings of mercy drops that we can give to others. Nothing major, a momentary blessing of mercy or kindness, that relieves and revives the weary soul, uplifts a sagging spirit and opens a heart of “can do.”

                          We can do that because of the fruit of the spirit that is in us is watered and renewed everyday by the Holy Spirit. The daily filled cup we carry is meant to be overflowing and touch the hearts and lives of others, and sometimes if but for a moment like “Mercy drops,” because of our willingness to be a blessing and regardless of how small. Dare we ask, “Fill my cup Lord?” Can we hear the chorus of an old hymn that states, “He will fill your heart today with overflowing.”

                          Then how are we when we do not feel blessed to the full and not overflowing? I believe there will be another who will come along and like the gardener who carries water filled buckets to overflowing, spill golden drops of blessing, mercy and kindness on us; then we are revived, what a precious reviving it is. Remember He forgets not His own, He calls us by name and anoints us to bless, to be merciful, and radiate the loveliness and truth of the altogether lovely — Jesus. Yes, we can be mercy drops of cheer, encouragement, help, comfort, hope and love.

                          You know, I think I hear the foot steps of our Great and Glorious Gardener.


                          Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                          Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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                          .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
                          .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
                          Psalm 25:1

                          Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

                          The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

                          Comment






                          • Praise the Lord!
                            Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 1 Peter 4:12-13

                            My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4

                            That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:7




                            Adversity Can Bless Us

                            The way we use adversity is strictly our own choice,
                            For in God's hands adversity can make the heart rejoice.
                            For everything God sends to us,no matter in what form,
                            Is sent with plan and purpose, for by the fierceness of a storm
                            The atmosphere is changed and cleared and the earth is washed and clean,
                            And the high winds of adversity can make restless souls serene.

                            And while it's very difficult for mankind to understand
                            God's intentions and His purpose and the workings of His hand,
                            If we observe the miracles that happen every day,
                            We cannot help but be convinced that in His wondrous way
                            God makes what seemed unbearable and painful and distressing
                            Easily acceptable when we view it as a blessing.






                            You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
                            2 Timothy 2:3

                            It matters not how the battle goes,
                            The day how long;
                            Faint not! Fight on!
                            Tomorrow comes the song.




                            Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                            Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!

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                            .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
                            .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
                            Psalm 25:1

                            Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

                            The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

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                            • Praise the Lord!

                              My cup runs over.
                              Psalm 23:5





                              My Cup Runs Over

                              O Thou, whose bounty fills my cup
                              With every blessing meet!
                              I give Thee thanks for every drop —
                              The bitter and the sweet.

                              I praise Thee for the desert road,
                              And for the riverside;
                              For all Thy goodness hath bestowed,
                              And all Thy grace denied.

                              I thank Thee for both smile and frown,
                              And for the gain and loss;
                              I praise Thee for the future crown,
                              And for the present cross.

                              I thank Thee for the wing of love,
                              Which stirred my worldly nest;
                              And for the stormy clouds which drove
                              The flutterer to Thy breast.

                              I bless Thee for the glad increase,
                              And for the waning joy;
                              And for this strange, this settled peace,
                              Which nothing can destroy.






                              The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying:
                              “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
                              Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.”

                              Jeremiah 31:3

                              O Love that wilt not let me go,
                              I rest my weary soul in thee;
                              I give thee back the life I owe,
                              That in thine ocean depths its flow
                              May richer, fuller be.




                              Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                              Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!
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                              .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
                              .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
                              Psalm 25:1

                              Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

                              The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

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                              • Praise the Lord!
                                As He went out of Jericho with His disciples…blind Bartimaeus, sat by the road begging…when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”…So Jesus…commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man…And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus…Jesus said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.”…Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road. Mark 10:46-52




                                I Asked the Lord

                                I asked the Lord to comfort me
                                When things weren’t going my way.
                                He said to me “I will comfort you
                                And lift your cares away.”
                                I asked the Lord to walk with me
                                When darkness was all that I knew.
                                He said to me “Never be afraid,
                                For I will see you through.”

                                I did not ask for riches.
                                He gave me wealth untold;
                                The moon, the stars, the sun, the sky,
                                And He gave me eyes to behold
                                I thank the Lord for everything
                                And I count my blessing each day.
                                He came to me when I need Him,
                                I only had to pray.

                                He’ll come to you if you’ll ask Him to.
                                He's only a prayer away.






                                He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
                                2 Corinthians 12:9

                                He Giveth More Grace

                                He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
                                He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
                                To added affliction He addeth His mercy;
                                To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
                                His love has no limit; His grace has no measure.
                                His pow’r has no boundary known unto men;
                                For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
                                He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again!



                                Praise the Lord! Amen! and Amen!

                                Blessings, peace, grace and to all here at TOL!

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                                .....O LORD my God, in You I put my trust. Psalm 7:1
                                .....To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
                                Psalm 25:1

                                Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo Buscaglia

                                The best portion of a person’s life -- are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~ William Wordsworth

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