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    Pat's Photography
          It is my goal that the viewer of these photos of mine will sense the true meaning of the verse in the Bible that says,
          "Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD."
          Psalm 150:6

    Sat, Apr 29th - 11:11PM

    May the Mind of Christ my Saviour...



    "He suffered not as God,
    but He suffered who was God."

    ~John Owen~



    He (Moses) took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do and be obedient.
    Exodus 24:7

    The people were entering into a covenant with the Lord. God promised to be their God and they promised to be His faithful people.

    Moses sprinkled them with blood and said, "This is the blood of the covenant."

    When people today receive Christ, they too enter into a covenant relationship with God. Jesus said, "This is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins" (Matt. 26:28).

    Our response should be, "All that the Lord has said we will do and be obedient."

    Is that our attitude?
    --Donald Norbie

    May the Mind of Christ, My Saviour
    (Click to hear music)

    Let this mind be in you,
    which was also in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 2:5

    Author:  Kate B. Wilkinson, 20th Century
    Musician:  Arthur C. Barham-Gould, 1891-1953

    May the mind of Christ, my Saviour,
    Live in me from day to day,
    By His love and pow'r controlling
    All I do and say.

    May the Word of God dwell richly
    In my heart from hour to hour,
    So that all may see I triumph
    Only through His pow'r.

    May the peace of God, my Father,
    Rule my life in ev'rything,
    That I may be calm to comfort
    Sick and sorrowing.

    May the love of Jesus fill me,
    As the waters fill the sea;
    Him exalting, self abasing,
    This is victory.

    May I run the race before me,
    Strong and brave to face the foe,
    Looking only unto Jesus
    As I onward go.

    May His beauty rest upon me
    As I seek the lost to win,
    And may they forget the channel,
    Seeing only Him.

    Comment (78)

    Sat, Apr 29th - 12:08AM

    God meant it unto good

    "Joy fills our heart to the extent
    that Jesus fills our mind."

    ~Alexander Simpson~


    God meant it unto good.
    Genesis 50:20

    Joseph's brothers were frightened. Jacob had just passed away, and in their minds the last restraining influence that was holding Joseph's retribution back was gone.

    But there was no anger and no vengeance here. Joseph had seen God's good hand in the bad times. He knew that God allowed these
    extreme difficulties to happen--He had woven (lit.) it for good.

    Perhaps we have been broken up and battered down by the experiences of life.

    Like Joseph may we see that God allows these tests in our lives to bring good.
    --Craig Funston

    Wrung from the troubled spirit in hard hours,
    Of weakness, solitude, perchance of pain,
    Truth springs like harvest from the well-plowed field,
    And the soul feels it has not wept in vain.
    Horatius Bonar

    Comment (2)

    Thu, Apr 27th - 11:46PM

    Make me a Channel of Blessing



    Swan in the Sunset in Stratford, Ontario


    "We must read our Bibles
    like men digging for hidden treasure."

    ~J. C. Ryle~


    Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
    Philippians 2:4

    This text is the key to the theme of the chapter--life is not self but

    The perfect example is the Lord Himself. If He had looked only on
    His own things, He never would have come down to meet the need of lost sinners.

    And truly His was a coming down, down to death, even the death of
    the cross (v.8 and through that sacrificial work to  bring about the
    forgiveness of sins to all of us.

    The lesson is there for us: to live not for self, but for others.
    --Reg. L. Jordan

    Make Me A Channel Of Blessing

    Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ,
    as though God were pleading through us:
    we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.
    2 Corinthians 5:20

    Words and Music: Harper G. Smyth, 1903.

    Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Is the love of God flowing through you?
    Are you telling the lost of the Savior?
    Are you ready His service to do?

    Make me a channel of blessing today,
    Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
    My life possessing, my service blessing,
    Make me a channel of blessing today.

    Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Are you burdened for those that are lost?
    Have you urged upon those who are straying,
    The Savior Who died on the cross?

    Is your life a channel of blessing?
    Is it a daily telling for Him?
    Have you spoken the Word of salvation
    To those who are dying in sin?

    We cannot be channels of blessing
    If our lives are not free from known sin;
    We will barriers be and a hindrance
    To those we are trying to win.

    Comment (2)

    Wed, Apr 26th - 9:27PM

    Just as I am




    Just As I Am Medley
    (Click to hear music)

    Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
    John 1:29

    This is a beautiful medley of hymns. Just close your eyes and meditate.



    Comment (6)

    Wed, Apr 26th - 12:38AM

    I'd Rather Have Jesus




    "If your treasure is on earth, you are going from it."



    The LORD deal kindly with you.
    Ruth 1:8

    The lovely virtue of kindness is stated three times in the book of Ruth. It first appears as the kindness of Jehovah (1:8); secondly it is found in the kindness of Boaz toward Ruth (2:20); and finally kindness is seen from Ruth toward Boaz (3:10).

    First, in a pagan land God shows kindness toward the cursed; next, in the fields of Jerusalem a wealthy man shows it to a stranger; and finally at his feet the recipient returns it again.

    What a beautiful progression of God's kindness at work for and in us (Rom. 2:4):  first from the Father, then from our Kinsman-Redeemer, and these in turn prompting our response back to our spiritual Boaz, the Lord Jesus Christ.
    --Sam Thorpe

    Thy loving kindness is better than life.my lips shall praise Thee;
    Thus will I bless thee, I will lift up my voice unto Thy name


    (Click to hear music)

    I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
    I'd rather be His than have riches untold;
    I'd rather have Jesus than houses or land;
    I'd rather be led by His nail-pierced hand:

    Than to be the king of a vast domain or be held in sin's dread sway!
    I'd rather have Jesus than anything this world affords today.

    I'd rather have Jesus than men's applause;
    I'd rather be faithful to His dear cause;
    I'd rather have Jesus than world-wide fame;
    I'd rather be true to His holy name:

    He's fairer than lilies of rarest bloom;
    He's sweeter than honey from out the comb;
    He's all that my hungering spirit needs -
    I'd rather have Jesus and let Him lead:

    Comment (4)

    Sat, Apr 22nd - 11:44PM

    Life At Best is Very Brief

    Stratford, Ontario Swan on the Avon River

    "When filled with holy truth the mind rests."
    ~C. H. Spurgeon~



    But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
    Luke 16:25

    One of the greatest horrors of hell will be the memory--thinking of the
    times that God's offer of salvation was presented but it was not accepted.

    In hell, there will be memories of every rejected gospel invitation. What a solemn thought. The rich man is still there today and he remembers every opportunity that he missed.

    Turn to the Lord today and be saved from this awful place.
    --P. Robertson

    Life At Best Is Very Brief
    Author:  Author Unknown, 19th Century
    Musician:  William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838-1921

    Life at best is very brief,
    Like the falling of a leaf,
    Like the binding of a sheaf:
    Be in time.
    Fleeting days are telling fast
    That the die will soon be cast,
    And the fatal line be passed:
    Be in time.

    Be in time, be in time;
    While the voice of Jesus calls you,
    Be in time.
    If in sin you longer wait,
    You may find no open gate,
    And your cry be just too late:
    Be in time.

    Fairest flowers soon decay,
    Youth and beauty pass away;
    O you have not long to stay:
    Be in time.
    While God's Spirit bids you come,
    Sinner, do no longer roam,
    Lest you seal your hopeless doom:
    Be in time.

    Sinner, heed the warning voice,
    Make the Lord your final choice;
    Then all heaven will rejoice:
    Be in time.
    Come from darkness into light;
    Come, let Jesus make you right;
    Come, and start for heaven tonight:
    Be in time

    Comment (4)

    Fri, Apr 21st - 12:10PM

    The Bible Stands!




    "Union is the ground of communion."
    ~John Trapp~



    Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
    Ephesians 5:17

    After hours of driving we were nearly home when our five-year-old broke the silence, "Dad, does the Bible say we need to share?"

    I looked back in the rear view mirror and said "Yes, sweetheart, the Bible says we need to share."

    She immediately responded, "But Dad, where does the Bible say

    My wife and I looked at each other a bit amazed. This wee soul
    didn't want a watered down assessment--she wanted chapter and verse, which she received.

    Might all the Lord's people have such a desire to directly know the mind and heart of God.
    --Warren Henderson

    Holy Bible, Book divine,
    precious treasure, thou art mine;
    Mine to tell me whence I came,
    mine to teach me what I am.
    John Burton

    (Click title for music)

    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 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.

    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.


    Comment (3)

    Tue, Apr 18th - 9:52PM

    Man of Sorrows

    "Do all you can,
    By all the means you can,
    To all the people you can."

    ~John Wesley~

    In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth.
    Luke 10:21

    Jesus. groaned in the spirit and was troubled.
    John 11:33

    Both "rejoicing" and "trouble" are woven, in various degrees, into the fabric of every life. It is inescapable.

    How remarkable it is to read that our Lord Jesus also experienced these two emotions!

    It is a clear pointer to His close identification with us in our human state!

    So whether rejoicing or sorrowing today, be assured of this, whatever our emotional condition, He understands.
    --G. Hall


    In every pang that rends the heart,
    The Man of Sorrows bears a part.
    Michael Bruce


     Hallelujah! What a Saviour! 
    (Click to hear music)

    He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows,
    and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him;
    he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
    Isaiah 53:3 
    Author:  Philip P. Bliss, 1838-1876
    Musician:  Philip P. Bliss, 1838-1876

    Man of Sorrows! what a name
    For the Son of God, who came
    Ruined sinners to reclaim!
    Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

    Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
    In my place condemned He stood;
    Sealed my pardon with His blood:
    Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

    Guilty, vile and helpless, we;
    Spotless Lamb of God was He:
    Full atonement!— can it be?
    Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

    Lifted up was He to die,
    "It is finished!" was His cry;
    Now in heav'n exalted high:
    Hallelujah! what a Saviour!

    When He comes, our glorious King,
    All His ransomed home to bring,
    Then anew this song we'll sing:
    Hallelujah! what a Saviour!



    Comment (3)

    Sun, Apr 16th - 9:06AM

    Hi is Risen Indeed!


    There they crucified Him.                            
    Luke 23:33

    The ultimate crime!

    The supreme blasphemy!

    The vilest obscenity!

    The grossest stupidity!

    Sinners defiled and dead to God, actually nailed "Him" to the wood.

    He, the loveliest Man who ever walked the dust of earth. He healed their brokenhearted, dried their tears, and blessed their little children. He brought the Word of heaven to their hearts and would open heaven to their souls.

    Who were "they"?

    People like you and me. But, praise the Lord, He did it to procure forgiveness for people like you and me.

    J. Boyd Nicholson

    For me Thou has borne the reproaches,
    the mockery, hate, and disdain;
    The blows and the spittings of sinners,
    the scourging, the shame, and the pain;
    To save me from bondage and judgment,
    Thou gladly hast suffered for me--
    A thousand, a thousand thanksgivings,
    I bring, blessed Saviour, to Thee.

    Low In The Grave He Lay

    Low in the grave he lay,
    Jesus my Savior,
    waiting the coming day,
    Jesus my Lord!

    Up from the grave he arose;
    with a mighty triumph o'er his foes;
    he arose a victor from the dark domain,
    and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
    He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

    Vainly they watch his bed,
    Jesus my Savior,
    vainly they seal the dead,
    Jesus my Lord!


    Death cannot keep its prey,
    Jesus my Savior;
    he tore the bars away,
    Jesus my Lord!



    Comment (1)

    Sat, Apr 15th - 9:03PM

    He is Risen


    Now it was about the sixth hour, and
    there was darkness over all the earth
    until the ninth hour.

    Luke 23: 44

    And when Jesus had cried out with a
    loud voice, He said, "Father, into Your
    hands I commit My spirit."
    Having said this, He breathed His last.

    Luke 23: 46

    Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of
    the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene
    and the other Mary came to see the tomb.
    And behold, there was a great earthquake;

    or an Angel of the Lord descended from
    Heaven, and came and rolled back the stone
    from the door and sat on it.
    His countenance was like lightning
    and His clothing white as snow.
    And the guards shook for fear of Him,
    and became like dead men.

    But the angel answered and said to the
    women, "Do not be afraid, for I know
    that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
    He is not here, for

    "HE IS RISEN."

    Matthew 2: 6

    "For God so loved the world that He
    gave His only begotten Son, that whoever
    believes in Him should not perish
    but have everlasting life.

    John 3: 16



    Comment (1)

    Thu, Apr 13th - 10:45PM

    Where hast thou gleaned today?



    "Teachers may instruct heads
    but only God instructs hearts."

    ~Matthew Henry~


    Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn. So she gleaned in the field until even.
    Ruth 2:2, 17

    Where hast thou gleaned today?
    Ruth 2:19

    There was a provision under the law, to allow needy strangers, orphans and widows to go into the fields after harvest and gather the gleanings for their sustenance.

    This made them beneficiaries of the gracious provision of the Lord.

    We all fall into the classification of needy people. Everything
    that we have, whether physical or spiritual is graciously provided by the mercy and grace of God.

    Lord help me to accept the lowly status of a needy gleaner, that I may enjoy the bountiful banquet You have invited me to enjoy.
    --M. Haack


    O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
    (Click to hear music)

    Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
    shall be able to separate us from the love of God,
    which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    Romans 8:39

    Author:  S. Trevor Francis, 1834-1925
    Musician:  Thomas John Williams, 1869-1944

    O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
    vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
    Rolling as a mighty ocean
    in its fullness over me!
    Underneath me, all around me,
    is the current of Thy love
    Leading onward, leading homeward
    to Thy glorious rest above!

    O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
    spread His praise from shore to shore!
    How he loveth, ever loveth,
    changeth never, nevermore!
    How he watches oer His loved ones,
    died to call them all His own;
    How for them intercedeth,
    watcheth oer them from the throne!

    O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
    love of every love the best!
    Tis an ocean full of blessing,
    tis a haven giving rest!
    O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
    tis a heaven of heavens to me;
    And it lifts me up to glory,
    for it lifts me up to Thee!


    Comment (2)

    Tue, Apr 11th - 8:39PM

    Keep Your Eyes on Him




    "Nothing is so offensive to Christ
    as lukewarmness in religion."

    ~J. C. Ryle~



    So let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.
    1 Samuel 26:24

    I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul.            
    1 Samuel  27:1

    Young David moved from the pinnacle of confidence to the "slough of
    despond" in a matter of hours.

    In these days of terrorism, catastrophic events, and uncertainty, the adversary will see to it that we are assailed by doubt constantly--questioning our Lord's care of us.

    The moment we take our eyes off the Saviour and begin to look at self and circumstances we're vulnerable to defeat. Peter discovered that in his brief walk on the Sea of Galilee.

    Keep your eyes on Him and the waves will never overwhelm you.
    --Wm. Gustafson

    O troubled heart be not afraid,
    let thine eyes on God be stayed,
    Whate'er thy sorrow, let faith not fade,
    He will surely give thee aid.
    S. M.

    Comment (3)

    Fri, Apr 7th - 10:22PM

    I Surrender All


    Grape Hyacinths After the Rain


    "No man is conquered
    until his heart is conquered."

    ~George Barlow~



    And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
    Galatians 6:9

    A tract was discarded in the streets of Blantyre, Malawi. Perhaps the one handing it out was discouraged?

    Under the guidance of God however, a man picked it up and it led not only to his own salvation, but through him and missionaries who visited him, to the beginning of a new work of God in rural Malawi.

    Don't let discouragement stop you from serving the Lord.
    --David Croudace

    Christian seek not yet repose;
    Cast thy dreams of ease away;
    Thou art in the midst of foes:
    Watch and pray! 
    C. Elliott

    I Surrender All
    (Click to hear music)

    Author:  Judson W. Van DeVenter, 1855-1939 alt.
    Musician:  Winfield S. Weeden, 1847-1908

    All to Jesus, I surrender;
    All to Him I freely give;
    I will ever love and trust Him,
    In His presence daily live.

    I surrender all, I surrender all,
    All to Thee, my blessd Savior,
    I surrender all.

    All to Jesus I surrender;
    Humbly at His feet I bow,
    Worldly pleasures all forsaken;
    Take me, Jesus, take me now.


    All to Jesus, I surrender;
    Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
    Let me feel the Holy Spirit,
    Truly know that Thou art mine.


    All to Jesus, I surrender;
    Lord, I give myself to Thee;
    Fill me with Thy love and power;
    Let Thy blessing fall on me.


    All to Jesus I surrender;
    Now I feel the sacred flame.
    O the joy of full salvation!
    Glory, glory, to His Name!


    Comment (6)

    Thu, Apr 6th - 10:57PM

    By grace are ye saved

    Thanks for all your prayers and messages.  I'm still recuperating. 


    "It is but a short step
    from the critical to the hypocritical."


    For by grace are ye saved through faith.
    Ephesians 2:8

    Ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.
    Ephesians 1:13

    Made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
    Ephesians 2:6

    Salvation is by grace alone through faith in Christ, plus nothing.

    The moment we are saved, we are sealed by the Holy Spirit, signifying a
    finished transaction, ownership, and security. Also, at that moment,
    believers are lifted spiritually with Christ--seated together in heavenly
    places in Him, sharing His throne, even though physically still on earth.

    In Christ we are no longer earthbound, but risen high above this world's
    disappointments, enjoying His spiritual gifts.

    Saved, sealed, and seated--what a blessed trio!
    --W. Ross Rainey

    Rise, My Soul! Behold 'Tis Jesus
    (Click to hear music)
    Author:  J. Denham Smith, 1817-1889
    Musician:  Psalmodia Sacra Gotha, 1715


    Rise, my soul! behold 'tis Jesus,
    Jesus fills Thy wond'ring eyes;
    See Him now in glory seated,
    Where thy sins no more can rise.

    There, in righteousness transcendent,
    Lo! He doth in heav'n appear,
    Shows the blood of His atonement
    As thy title to be there.

    All thy sins were laid upon Him,
    Jesus bore them on the tree;
    God, who knew them, laid them on Him,
    And, believing, thou art free.

    God now brings thee to His dwelling,
    Spreads for thee His feast divine,
    Bids thee welcome, ever telling
    What a portion there is thine.

    In that circle of God's favor,
    Circle of the Father's love,
    All is rest, and rest forever,
    All is perfectness above.

    Blessed, glorious word "forever!"
    Yea, "forever!" is the word;
    Nothing can the ransomed sever,
    Naught divide them from the Lord.

    Comment (5)

    Sun, Apr 2nd - 10:52PM

    To God Be the Glory

    Hello folks!

    It's been so long since I've been here but I've been very ill and I'm so happy that tonight I can post.




    "Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor."
    ~Benjamin Franklin~



    I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
    Philippians 4:13

    Sadly, often when we experience victory, the flesh would be praised.

    Let us learn this well, that experiencing spiritual victory does not impart might or redound to our glory.

    We are still weak. God is strong. Give glory to God always--for every victory is His victory.
    The most productive Christians know that the battle is the Lord's.

    --Margaret Peters

    Witnessing Thy power to save me,
    setting free from self and sin;
    Thou who boughtest to possess me,
    in Thy fullness Lord come in.
    Mary E. Maxwell

    To God Be The Glory
    (Click to hear music)

    God and our Father:
    To Whom be glory for ever.
    Galatians 1:4-5

    Words: Fanny Crosby
    Music: W. Howard Doane

    To God be the glory, great things He has done;
    So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
    Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
    And opened the life gate that all may go in.

    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
    Let the earth hear His voice!
    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
    Let the people rejoice!
    O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
    And give Him the glory, great things He has done.

    O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
    To every believer the promise of God;
    The vilest offender who truly believes,
    That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.


    Great things He has taught us, great things He has done,
    And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
    But purer, and higher, and greater will be
    Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.



    Comment (6)

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