Saturday, September 30, 2023 – “Moonrise” by Peggy Williams

This Week We Had a Special Gift
As the Sun Slipped Below the Horizon

The Super Moon Climbed Slowly Into the Dark
Lighting the Evening Sky.

Last Supermoon of the Year
I Walked Outside to Gaze at This Huge Orb

The Light It Created was Magnificent
And It Felt So Close… Like I Could Reach Out and Touch It

I Kept Wondering if God
Gets to See and Appreciate His Special Work

Like An Artist Gazing at His finished Product
His Work That Comes from His Heart

So tonight Walk outside and take in This
God’s Miracle… He Shares With Us
His Gifts of Beauty and Wonder…Things Beyond Belief

He Shares the Power of His Love
His Presence Every Day… In Our Hearts

He Protects Us and Teaches Us
And Always, Always Loves Us

Enjoy the Super Moon
It Is a Gift From God… Our Gift

It Closes Out Our Day with
Thanks and Joy for the Blessing
For Another Moonrise.

God Bless each one of You


Wednesday, September 28, 2023 – “Listening” – by Margaret J. Wheatley

Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don’t have to do
anything else. We don’t have to advise, or coach or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Sweet Hour of Prayer

1) Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer! That calls me from a world of care
And bids me at my Father’s throne make all my wants and wishes known.
In seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare by thy return, sweet hour of prayer.

2) Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer! Thy wings shall my petition bear.
To Him whose truth and faithfulness engage the waiting soul to bless;
And since He bids me seek His face, believe His word and trust His grace,
I’ll cast on Him my every care, and wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer.

3) Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer! May I thy consolation share,
Till, from Mount Pisgah’s lofty height, I view my home and take my flight.
This robe of flesh I’ll drop, and rise to seize the everlasting prize
And shout, while passing through the air, Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer.


Saturday, September 16, 2023 – “Cookies” by Peggy Williams

What kind of cookie Do You Like Best?
Maybe fancy or maybe Plain? Frosted? Shapes?

My daughter loves Molasses Cookies… Rolled in Sugar
And My Son loves Chocolate Balls… Dipped in Chocolate

HS Loved Chocolate Chip with Pecans and
My favorites are Oatmeal Lace….

Think about those… just like Life….
Everyone different… but Working together – Good

Every member of Your Family is unique….
But…. We are all the Same… Made with God’s Love.

We are all Working towards Happiness
And Helpfulness and Giving and Loving

And Mixed together… Bake and Cooled…
We all come out WONDERFUL… Perfect!

Different But Yet The Same… You are Special
Have a Cookie Today – Cherish God’s Love
And Know He cherishes You and Me!

God Bless You


Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – “Red Strands of Hatred” – from David Jeremiah Devotions

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient…. Being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and
love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us.
Titus 3:3-5, NIV

Christians are sometimes accused of hatred for their refusal to yield on biblical truth. We must never be what others
accuse us of being. Though we must not compromise biblical truth, we can offer God’s Word as the only medicine
for a sick world. If others refuse to believe, we can grieve over them, pray for them, share Christ with them, be kind
to them, differ with them, ask God for patience with them, and when appropriate, avoid them.

But hatred?

The world can shout “hatred” all it wants, but we cannot let one red strand of a hateful attitude embroider its way
into our personalities. Don’t let bitterness become rooted in your heart. It’s tempting to feel hatred for those who
don’t agree with us, but there’s no room for that. “Bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and
pray for those who spitefully use you” (Matthew 5:44).

Leave the rest to Jesus.


Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023 – “One Drop of Rain” by Peggy Williams

Rain Came Along on Friday afternoon
Not So Much at my house… Just a Sprinkle or 2

But it Created Steam Rising from the Pavement
Made the trees Drippy and Crystal Drops Covered the Grass.

Thunder Rumbled for half an hour Before the First Drop Fell.
Clouds Are Still “Running Into Each other” Up There… Banging together.
That’s What little children Think… Sounds Good to Me.

I Keep Going to the Window to Watch…
Wonder Why…. I’ve Seen Storms for Many Years…
Still Love to Watch Nature’s Dance.

Wind Blows and Rain Drops Run off of leaves.
Then Out comes the Sun… like Showing Off the “War Between the Weather”

Clean, Bright, Joyful… God’s Power and Gifts to Each of Us

All in A Drop of Rain.


Wednesday, September 6, 2023 – “Just Pray” by Joretta K. Klepfer

and enjoy a special relationship with God.

"Good morning, Lord" -
A simple beginning to the day with profound results.

What more does God ask of us than to be in relationship with him,
and prayer is the foundation of that relationship.

The more time we spend in prayer,
the stronger the relationship becomes.

The beautiful truth is that our prayers need not be
complex, complicated, or comprehensive,
just honest and heartfelt.

Just begin the day with "Good morning, Lord,"
and revel in the joy of his presence.

Just tell him about your love for him
and bask in the warmth of his love.

Just thank him for your life - all of it,
the satisfactions and the sadness,
the concerns and the celebrations.

Just hand your burdens over to him
and he will heft them to his shoulders
while he lifts the weight from yours.

Just rest in the wonder of his peace.


-from "Just Pray! A book of poetic prayers and prayerful poems" by Joretta K. Klepfer