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  • Evening Praise the Lord.




    Praise the Lord!

    These all died in faith, not having received the promises,
    but having seen them afar off were assured of them,
    embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

    Hebrews 11:13
    Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims,
    abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.

    1 Peter 2:11
    ...for you are strangers and sojourners with me...
    Leviticus 25:23





    Pilgrims In the Wilderness

    We’re pilgrims in the wilderness;
    Our dwelling is a camp;
    Created things, though pleasant,
    Now bear to us death’s stamp.
    But onward we are speeding,
    Though often let and tried;
    The Holy Ghost is leading
    Home to the Lamb, His bride.

    With fellow pilgrims meeting,
    As through the waste we roam,
    ’Tis sweet to sing together,
    “We are not far from home!”
    And when we’ve learned our lesson,
    Our work, in suffering, done,
    Our ever loving Father
    Will welcome every one.

    We look to meet our company
    From every distant shore;
    Not one will seem a stranger,
    Though never seen before:
    With angel hosts attending,
    In myriads, through the sky;
    Yet ’midst them all Thou only,
    O Lord, wilt fix the eye!

    Lord, since we sing as pilgrims,
    O give us pilgrims’ ways!
    Humble thoughts of self, befitting
    Proclaimers of Thy praise;
    O make us each more holy,
    In spirit, pure and meek:
    More like to heavenly citizens,
    As more of Thee we speak.




    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!
      8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. 9 He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever. 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father pities his children, so the LORD pities those who fear Him. 14 For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. Psalm 103:8-14



      What If

      What if...
      God couldn’t take the time to bless us today because we couldn’t take the time to thank Him yesterday?

      What if...
      God decided to stop leading us tomorrow because we did not follow Him today?

      What if...
      we never saw another flower bloom because we grumbled when God sent the rain?

      What if...
      God didn’t walk with us today because we failed to recognize it as His day?

      What if...
      God took away the Bible tomorrow because we would not read it today?

      What if...
      God took away His message because we failed to listen to His messenger?

      What if...
      the door of the church was closed because we did not open the door of our heart?

      What if...
      God stopped loving and caring for us because we failed to love and care for others?

      What if...
      God would not hear us today because we would not listen to Him yesterday?

      What if...
      God answered our prayers the way we answer His call for service?

      What if...
      God met our needs the way we give Him our lives???



      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!

        And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
        Philippians 4:19





        In Time of Need

        Not by my need alone I ask this token
        That Thou, O Lord, dost hear and heed my cry;
        But by Thy promise that cannot be broken,
        That all my need in Christ Thou wilt supply;
        Not by my love for Thee, so oft disproved,
        Not by my gifts to Thee, so poor and small,
        But by Thy love that gave Thy best-beloved,
        And with that one great Gift included all.

        Not by my faith I plead, for that can falter,
        Aye, and has faltered in the days gone by;
        But by Thy faithfulness that cannot alter,
        And by Thine ordered covenants on high,
        Set safe and sure above Time's brief duration,
        Beyond all change, eternally the same;
        By these I dare my fervent supplication,
        By Thy great mercies and Thy holy name.




        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!

          Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.
          1 Corinthians 4:2





          In a Small Place

          Fret not because thy place is small,
          Thy service need not be,
          For thou canst make it all there is
          Of joy and ministry.

          The dewdrop, as the boundless sea,
          In God's great place has part;
          And this is all He asks of thee;
          Be faithful where thou art.

          In thee His mighty hand can show
          The wonders of His grace,
          And He can make the humblest room
          A high and holy place.

          Thy life can know the blessedness
          Of resting in His will;
          His fulness flows unceasingly
          Thy cup of need to fill.

          His strength upon they weakness waits,
          His power for thy task.
          What more, O child of all His care,
          Could any great one ask?




          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!
            I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
            2 Timothy 4:7-8




            Find Us Faithful

            We’re pilgrims on the journey of the narrow road,
            And those who've gone before us line the way,
            Cheering on the faithful, encouraging the weary,
            Their lives a stirring testament to God's sustaining grace.

            Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
            Let us run the race not only for the prize,
            But as those who've gone before us, let us leave to those behind us,
            The heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives.

            After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone
            And our children sift though all we've left behind,
            May the clues that they discover and the memories they uncover
            Become the light that leads them to the road we each must find.

            Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful,
            May the fire of our devotion light their way,
            May the footprints that we leave lead them to believe,
            And the lives we live inspire them to obey
            Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful.




            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






            • Praise the Lord!

              Jesus answered and said to him,
              “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.”

              John 13:7

              I (Jesus) still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
              John 16:12





              Dark Threads The Weaver Needs

              My Life is but a weaving
              between my Lord and me;
              I cannot choose the colors
              He worketh steadily.

              Oft times He weaveth sorrow
              And I, in foolish pride,
              Forget He sees the upper,
              And I the under side.

              Not til the loom is silent
              And the shuttles cease to fly,
              Shall God unroll the canvas
              And explain the reason why.

              The dark threads are as needful
              In the Weaver's skillful hand,
              As the threads of gold and silver
              In the pattern He has planned.

              He knows, He loves, He cares,
              Nothing this truth can dim.
              He gives His very best to those
              Who leave the choice with Him.




              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!

                Later you will understand.
                John 13:7





                We Will Understand it Better By and By

                We are tossed and driv’n on the restless sea of time;
                Somber skies and howling tempests oft succeed a bright sunshine;
                In that land of perfect day, when the mists have rolled away,
                We will understand it better by and by.

                We are often destitute of the things that life demands,
                Want of food and want of shelter, thirsty hills and barren lands;
                We are trusting in the Lord, and according to God’s Word,
                We will understand it better by and by.

                Trials dark on every hand, and we cannot understand
                All the ways that God could lead us to that blessed promised land;
                But He guides us with His eye, and we’ll follow till we die,
                For we’ll understand it better by and by.

                Temptations, hidden snares often take us unawares,
                And our hearts are made to bleed for a thoughtless word or deed;
                And we wonder why the test when we try to do our best,
                But we’ll understand it better by and by.

                By and by, when the morning comes,
                When the saints of God are gathered home,
                We’ll tell the story how we’ve overcome,
                For we’ll understand it better by and by.




                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






                • Praise the Lord!

                  And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
                  Matthew 23:12





                  The Willow and the Oak

                  I saw, when the wind swept over the mead,
                  The willow that stands by the brook;
                  Bending low, as, with pitiless force, the storm
                  Threw down the unbending oak.

                  The storm had passed by, the willow uprose,
                  Her branches in beauty outspread;
                  But the monarch of trees, in his pride cast down,
                  Lay prone on the earth and dead.

                  O Christians, look up! life’s storms will soon pass;
                  Rejoice ye with sorrow low bowed;
                  Our Lord in His hand holds the lightning’s shaft,
                  His smile is behind the cloud.

                  And thou, who art proud, O turn ye in time,
                  Nor fall as the desolate tree!
                  God’s mercy, His infinite love are thine,
                  Awaiting, inviting thee.

                  Bend low till the storm passeth over,
                  The sun will shine out by and by;
                  Bend low till the storm passeth over,
                  And the stars twinkle out in the sky.




                  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!

                    Be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.
                    1 Peter 5:5





                    Clothe Yourself With Humilty

                    Clothe yourself with humility;
                    Don’t try to take first place.
                    For God opposes all the proud,
                    But gives the humble grace.
                    Humble yourself beneath God’s hand;
                    Someday He’ll lift you high.
                    Cast your anxiety on Him;
                    His care will never die.

                    Be self-controlled and on alert;
                    Satan is prowling round.
                    He’s like a lion seeking prey;
                    Stand firm and don’t give ground.
                    Stand firm and steadfast in the faith;
                    You’re not alone in trial.
                    Your Christian brothers round the earth
                    Suffer like you a while.

                    The God of grace will see you through;
                    Someday His face you’ll see.
                    You’ll share the glory of His Son
                    For all eternity.
                    And after you have suffered here,
                    God will remove your care.
                    He’ll make you strong, steadfast, and firm;
                    His be the power fore’er!




                    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






                    • Praise the Lord!

                      Your eyes will see the King in His beauty;
                      They will see the land that is very far off.

                      Isaiah 33:17





                      When We See Christ

                      Oft times the day seems long, our trials hard to bear,
                      We're tempted to complain, to murmur and despair;
                      But Christ will soon appear to catch His Bride away,
                      All tears forever over in God’s eternal day.

                      Sometimes the sky looks dark with not a ray of light,
                      We're tossed and driven on, no human help in sight;
                      But there is one in heav’n who knows our deepest care,
                      Let Jesus solve your problem just go to Him in pray'r.

                      Life's day will soon be o’er, all storms forever past,
                      We'll cross the great divide, to glory, safe at last;
                      We'll share the joys of heav’n a harp, a home, a crown,
                      The tempter will be banished, we’ll lay our burden down.

                      It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
                      Life's trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
                      One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
                      So bravely run the race till we see Christ.




                      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!


                        The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.
                        Romans 8:16





                        It’s Real

                        O how well do I remember how I doubted day by day,
                        For I did not know for certain that my sins were washed away.
                        When the Spirit tried to tell me, I would not the truth receive;
                        I endeavored to be happy and to make myself believe.

                        When the truth came close and searching, all my joys would disappear,
                        For I did not have the witness of the Spirit bright and clear.
                        If at times the coming judgment would appear before my mind,
                        O it made me so uneasy, for God’s smile I could not find.

                        When the Lord sent faithful servants who would dare to preach the truth,
                        How my heart did so condemn me as the Spirit gave reproof!
                        Satan said at once, “Twill ruin you now to confess your state;
                        Keep on working and professing, and you’ll enter Heaven’s gate.”

                        But alas I tired of living such a life of fear and doubt,
                        For I wanted God to give me something I would know about,
                        So the truth would make me happy and the light would clearly shine,
                        And the Spirit gave assurance a that I’m His and He is mine.

                        So I prayed to God in earnest, and not caring what folks said.
                        I was hungry for the blessing, my pour soul I t must be fed.
                        Then at last by faith I touched Him and, like sparks from smitten steel,
                        Just so quick salvation reached me O bless God, I know it’s real!

                        But it’s real, it’s real!
                        O I know it’s real
                        Praise God, the doubts are settled,
                        For I know, I know it’s real!




                        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!

                          Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
                          for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

                          Joshua 1:9





                          Sunday Morning Praise


                          God of Grace and God of Glory

                          God of grace and God of glory, on Thy people pour Thy power.
                          Crown Thy church’s story, bring her bud to glorious flower.
                          Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the facing of this hour.

                          Lo! the hosts of evil ’round us, scorn Thy Christ, assail His ways.
                          From the fears that long have bound us, free our hearts to faith and praise.
                          Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the living of these days.

                          Cure Thy children’s warring madness, bend our pride to Thy control.
                          Shame our wanton selfish gladness, rich in things and poor in soul.
                          Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal.

                          Set our feet on lofty places, gird our lives that they may be,
                          Armored with all Christ-like graces, in the fight to set men free.
                          Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, that we fail not man nor Thee.

                          Save us from weak resignation, to the evils we deplore.
                          Let the search for Thy salvation, be our glory evermore.
                          Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, serving Thee whom we adore.




                          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!

                            The LORD bless you and keep you;
                            The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
                            The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

                            Numbers 6:24-26

                            God be merciful to us and bless us,
                            And cause His face to shine upon us.

                            Psalm 67:1





                            God of Mercy, God of Grace

                            God of mercy, God of grace,
                            Show the brightness of Thy face;
                            Shine upon us, Savior, shine,
                            Fill Thy Church with light divine,
                            And Thy saving health extend,
                            Unto earth’s remotest end.

                            Let the people praise Thee, Lord!
                            Be by all that live adored;
                            Let the nations shout and sing
                            Glory to their Savior King,
                            At Thy feet their tribute pay,
                            And Thy holy will obey.

                            Let the people praise Thee, Lord!
                            Earth shall then her fruits afford,
                            God to man His blessings give,
                            Man to God devoted live;
                            All below and all above
                            One in joy and light and love.




                            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






                            • Praise the Lord!
                              Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us……Titus 2:13-14




                              We Have This Hope

                              We have this hope that burns within our hearts,
                              Hope in the coming of the Lord.
                              We have this faith that Christ alone imparts,
                              Faith in the promise of His Word.
                              We believe the time is here,
                              When the nations far and near
                              Shall awake, and shout and sing
                              Hallelujah! Christ is King!
                              We have this hope that burns within our hearts,
                              Hope in the coming of the Lord.

                              We are united in Jesus Christ our Lord.
                              We are united in His love.
                              Love for the waiting people of the world,
                              People who need our Savior’s love.
                              Soon the heavens will open wide,
                              Christ will come to claim His bride,
                              All the universe will sing
                              Hallelujah! Christ is King!
                              We have this hope, this faith, and God’s great love,
                              We are united in Christ.




                              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


                              • Thanks Psalmist.
                                It is this love that sustains me/us when sorrow threatens to overwhelm.
                                Because of God's love I am able to love for as long as I live.
                                Blessings

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