Small and great!

Psalm 104:24-26


24 Lord, how manifold are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all.
The earth is full of Your possessions—
25 This great and wide sea,
In which are innumerable teeming things,
Living things both small and great.
26 There the ships sail about;
There is that Leviathan
Which You have made to play there.






Psalm 34:1


19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Hummingbird on flying. Golden-tailed Sapphire (Chrysuronia oenone) in NE Venezuela by Marcia14

Hummingbird on flying. Golden-tailed Sapphire (Chrysuronia oenone) in NE Venezuela by Marcia14

Be of good cheer, dearest friend,

When we trust in Christ,

our afflictions all will end.

His promise is ever true,

and meant for me and you,

Our God Who cannot lie

will deliver us in His time!


A Little Time With The 1689: Day 180

Here is good pasture, friend!

reformed baptista


Day 180

Of Free Will.

Chapter 9, Paragraph 5.

The will of Man is made perfectly, and immutably free to good alone, inthe state of Glory only.

Scripture Lookup

Ephesians 4:13


“It’s only for a season.” This advice I have read numerous times, given to frustrated moms of little ones. While seemingly stuck in a time-loop of tantrums, tidying, and tiredness, the time these mothers have with young children is relatively short. No matter how dragged-out those days of toddlers seem, they will inevitably end.

Some seasons, however, do not end until our life does. The Christian’s struggle with sin is such a season. Until we die and are received into the presence of our Savior, we wage war against the remaining corruption of sin within us. The battle of our will to choose good is constant in this world.

While the fight against our sinful…

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Not My Will

A poem and a prayer!

The Abundant Heart

She walks beside the coursing stream
Her mind well full of thoughts that seem
To cloud her vision with their steam
All but a dream, all but a dream

She sighs aloud and breathes a prayer
That God will lift from her this care
Or else will come beside and share
The burden bear, the burden bear

She turns from stream to mount the hill
As answer comes so soft and still
In sweet surrender, words then spill
Lord, not my will—Lord, not my will

From mountaintop she views the sun
The twilight hour has just begun
No thought within her mind save one
Thy will be done, Thy will be done

Copyright © 2017 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved

6/29/17 — This poem was written to explore a verse form that is new to me, monotetra: a monorhyme written in tetrameter in the which the final…

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The Work That Saves – by Horatius Bonar

He loves us – wonderful truth!


The Work That Saves

Done is the work that Saves!

Once and forever done.

Finished the righteousness

That clothes the unrighteous one.

The love that blesses us below

Is flowing freely to us now.

The sacrifice is o’er,

The veil is rent in twain,

The mercy-seat is red

With blood of victim slain;

Why stand we then without in fear?

The blood divine invites us near.

The gate is open wide,

The new and living way

Is clear and free and bright,

With love and peace and day;

Into the holiest now we come,

Our present and our endless home.

Upon the mercy-seat

The High Priest sits within;

The blood is in his hand

Which makes and keeps us clean.

With boldness let us now draw near,

That blood has banished every fear.

Then to the Lamb once slain

Be glory, praise and power,

Who died and lives again,


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