Friday, November 28, 2008

My Favorite Thanksgiving Song! Post #4!!!

Count Your Blessings

Verse 1

When upon life's billows You are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged Thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings Name them one by one,
And it will surprise you What the Lord hath done.


Count your blessings Name them one by one.
Count your blessings See what God hath done.
Count your blessings Name them one by one.
Count your many blessings See what God hath done.

Verse 2

Are you ever burdened With a load of care,
Does the cross seem heavy You are called to bear.
Count your many blessings Every doubt will fly,
And you will be singing As the days go by.

Verse 3

When you look at others With their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised You His wealth untold.
Count your many blessings Money cannot buy,
Your reward in heaven Nor your home on high.

Verse 4

So amid the conflict Whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged God is over all.
Count your many blessings Angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you To your journey's end.

Post # 3 for the day...

Yes, I am one of those kind of people that posts in waves... I have had no activity for two weeks and now here I go... I read another GREAT adoption testimony that I wanted to share with you. This is a blog I have followed for a long time and have really enjoyed. I appreciate the commitment of Christ that can easily be seen through the posts. We all know that adoption allows God to show His amazing provision in many ways. Check out this post at His Hands His Feet and praise the Lord for His provision!

Attachment in Adoption

Through the blog of a new bloggie world friend I read this amazing post on attachment in infant adoption. Please dear friends, if you are going to adopt EVER or if you are going to spend time around a newly adopted child, read this beautiful and informative post at 4Little Twiggs!

Auntie Shelly!

Baby A came into the world on November 11th and we have been counting down the days until our Christmas visit ever since! He is a beautiful, healthy baby and a HUGE reason for us to be thankful this year!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My Hope!

Hope is such a beautiful word, but it has become a buzz word in our culture. What do you hope in friends? I decided to share the words of one of my favorite hymns, one which was sung at our wedding. It reminds me where hope is truly found. May your hope for the future, for eternity really, be built on nothing less...

On Christ the Sold Rock I Stand
  1. My hope is built on nothing less
    Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
    I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
    But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
    • On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
      All other ground is sinking sand,
      All other ground is sinking sand.
  2. When darkness veils His lovely face,
    I rest on His unchanging grace;
    In every high and stormy gale,
    My anchor holds within the veil.
  3. His oath, His covenant, His blood
    Support me in the whelming flood;
    When all around my soul gives way,
    He then is all my hope and stay.
  4. When He shall come with trumpet sound,
    Oh, may I then in Him be found;
    Dressed in His righteousness alone,
    Faultless to stand before the throne.