Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Keep an Open Mind

See what no one else sees; see what everyone else chooses not to see--out of fear, or conformity, or laziness--see the whole world anew each day.

From the movie Patch Adams

Monday, October 16, 2006

Bill's Song

All week, little reminders of a life that once touched mine kept revealing themselves in the most interesting ways.

Last, night while working at the care home, a co-worker mentioned that Bill's family left all of his CD's for us to use. Bill loved to listen to Floyd Cramer. In a strange way a part of Bill was left at the home through his music.

Bill might be gone but memories of him have not left, they will be treasured in my heart. I have added his favorite song to the midi player so all who listen can share in this great classic music.

The amazing thing about this piece of music is that it was also my grandmothers favorite song. I cared for both of these people who God has now taken home.

As you listen to the music may you remember all the wonderful people God has placed in our life over the years.

robin Lee

Thursday, October 05, 2006

He Gives

Yesterday, someone placed in my mail box (I really do not know who, they did not sign their name) a devotional book by Charles Spurgeon. A gift from God to fulfill the calling? Perhaps. I would like to share the devotional for today, it spoke to my heart, it reflects upon the goodness and wonderful gifts God gives us daily.

The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Psalm 126:3 KJV

Some Christians are prone to look on the dark side of everything and to dwell more upon what they have gone through than upon what God has done for them. Ask for their impression of the Christian life, and they will describe their continual conflicts, their deep afflictions, their sad adversities, and the sinfulness of their hearts, yet with scarcely any allusion to the mercy and help that God has granted them.

But a Christian whose soul is in a healthy state will come forward joyously and say, "I will speak not about myself but to the honor of my God. He has brought me up out of a horrible pit and out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock and established my goings; and He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God. The Lord has done great things for me, where of I am glad."

It is true that we endure trials, but it is just as true that we are delivered out of them. It is true that we have our corruptions, and mournfully we know this; but it is quite as true that we have an all-sufficient Savior who overcomes these corruptions and delivers us from their dominion. The deeper our troubles, the louder the thanks to God who has led us through and preserved us. Our grief's cannot mar the melody of our praise; we reckon them to be the bass part of our life's song: "He has done great things for us, whereof we are glad."

God has an unique way of speaking truth and convicting my heart. Today this devotional spoke into my life. I desire to be a person who will say, yes the trials have been great but my God is the giver of good and GREAT gifts and I will give THANKS.

It is guaranteed that when God is training you to step up, the stairway will be full of unwanted circumstances. However, if you have a thankful heart and keep focused upward, not looking at the stairs as you climb, it is easier and you will find peace.