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Showing posts with label Alabama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alabama. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Skies Proclaim the Work of His Hands

 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

Psalm 19:1-4 NIV

"Never be Afraid to Trust an Unknown Future to a Known God"

 Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9 NIV

The Lord is close to the Brokenhearted

 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 147:3

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Do Not Lose Heart


Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Morning has Broken


"Morning has broken" is the title of a Christian hymn first published in 1931.  It has words by English author Eleanor Farjeon and was inspired by the village of Alfriston in East Sussex, then set to a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune, "Bunessan".  It was recorded by English pop musician and folk singer Cat Stevens in 1971.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Seek and You Will Find


"So I say to you:  Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find; knock and the door will be
opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives;
he who seeks finds; and to  him who knocks,
the door will be opened."
Luke 11:9-10 NIV

Shout for Joy to the Lord

 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
Worship the Lord with Gladness;
Come before him with joyful songs.
Psalms 100:1-2 NIV

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The True Light

"The true light, which gives light to everyone, 
was coming into the world.  
He was in the world, 
and the world was made through him 
yet the world did not know him.  
He came to his own, 
and his own people did not receive him."

Isaiah 53:2

My Rock and Fortress

"The Lord is  my rock and my fortress."

2 Samuel 22:2

The Light of Men

"In the beginning was the word, 
and the word was with God, 
and the word was God.  
He was in the beginning with God.  
All things were made through him and 
without him was not any thing made that was made. 
In him was life and the life was the light of men.  
The light shines in the darkness 
and the darkness has not overcome it."
John 1:1-5

Hear the Voice

Isaiah 6:8

Also I heard the Voice of the Lord, Saying
"Whom shall I send
And who will go for us?"
then I said, "Here am I!  Send me."

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Scarlett "Let Your Light Shine"

Children are made with special gifts and talents and are the potential lights of the world and can make it a better place.  The Lord said to his disciples, "You are the light of the world.  A city set on a hill cannot be hid.  Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.  Let your light shine before men so that they may see your good works..."  For the Christmas Season, Scarlett is letting her light shine or should I say her "Lights" shine.  She is definitely the light in our world and her family's Christmas Tree is glowing from the touch of her tiny fingers.  Merry Christmas to Scarlett with much love! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cheaha Mountain Lookout Point for Talladega National Forest

A nice breeze, not too hot but a place to relax and take a dip and swim with a breathtaking view of the valley below and the Talladega National Forest.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Top of Cheaha Mountain

We promised to return to Cheaha Mountain and stay for several days and enjoy the mountain trails and wild life.  That was two years ago.  We must keep our word and go back to visit the mountain and valley below.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rock Stand, A Tale of an Old Mule

My husband was born in the Rock Stand community which is just north of Roanoke, Alabama on Highway 431. Here is a story he told me about this picture.  You, like I, may choose to question the accuracy of his memory, but here goes...The old barn where the one Jersey cow sought refuge from the cold on rainy wintry nights stood near this site. The old barn became the home of a long-eared mule named Jefferson. The door to his stable was designed for a cow so his ears always scraped the top of the opening when he entered or made his exit. Pretty soon, he wore all the hide off his ears and Papa knew he had to do something about that. With the help of a neighbor, Robert Ramsey, they set out to correct the problem. Robert had a long measuring tape that he used to measure the length and girth of his prize hog. He measured her daily and would often flag down a passer-by to give a personal demonstration of just how much larger was that hog this week than last. He got the mule's measurement with that tape in a standing position with ears erect and suggested that the barn needed to be raised just over 18" in order to get the top of the door off the mule's ears. They borrowed four hydraulic jacks from nearby garages and set out to raise the barn one corner at a time. It was during this process that a couple of smart ass Yankees drove by and noticed what was taking place. When they asked the reason for raising the barn, they were told the story of the sore-eared mule. One of the Northern guys commented, "Why don't you just take a shovel and make the entry eighteen inches deeper?" When they drove away, I remember old Robert turning to my Papa and saying, "Now ain't that just like a couple of dumb-ass Yankees! It ain't Jefferson's legs that is too long, it's his ears!" The rocks in the foreground gave the community its name for it was here that the Indians supposedly stood during deer hunts. Rock Stand was an Indian deer stand.