April 21, 2012
In a private letter, written to a local paper by a resident of Cazenovia, N. Y., who is dwelling in Japan, the following was related:
I must tell a story connected with the visit of our American fleet. One day, just as some of the troops were marching to the railroad station, an enormous arch which stood just in front of the station took fire. Instantly one of the Japanese soldiers climbed to the top and brought down the United States flag that hung over in his direction. No greater act of courtesy could be performed, according to Japanese ideas than to save our flag from harm. But when without a moment’s delay, one of our blue-jackets ran up the other side of the arch, as tho it were the rigging of a ship, and snatched the Japanese flag just before it fell, tho his hands were scorched and he was nearly choked by smoke from the burning evergreen, the crowds nearly went wild with excitement and could not stop cheering.
April 20, 2012
JHS (iota eta sigma) in black by Kathy Grimm
JHS (iota eta sigma) in yellow by Kathy Grimm
JHS (iota eta sigma) in pink by Kathy Grimm
Titles (Names) of Christ In the Old Testament
- Seed of the woman. Gen. 3: 15.
- Mine Angel. Ex. 23: 23.
- A Star out of Jacob. Num. 24: 17.
- A Prophet. Deut. 18: 15,18.
- Captain of the host of the Lord. Joshua 5: 14.
- A Friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Prov. 18: 24.
- My Beloved. Song of Solomon 2: 10.
- Chiefest amoung ten thousand. Song of Solomon 5: 10.
- (One) altogether lovely. Song of Solomon 5: 16.
- The Mighty God. Isa. 9: 6.
- The Everlasting Father. Isa. 9: 6.
- The Prince of Peace. Isa. 9: 6.
- The Lord Our Righteousness. Jer. 23:5,6.
- The Son of God. Dan. 3: 25.
- The Son of Man. Dan. 7: 13.
- Michael, . . . the Great Prince. Dan. 12: 1.
- The Branch. Zech. 6: 12,13.
- The Messenger of the covenant. Mal. 3: 1.
- The Sun of Righteousness. Mal. 4: 2.
Titles (Names) of Christ In the New Testament
- The Word. John 1:1
- The Lamb of God. John 1: 29.
- The Bread of Life. John 6: 35.
- The Light of the world. John 8: 12.
- The Door of the sheep. John 10: 7.
- The Good Shepherd. Verse 11.
- The Ressurection and the Life. John 11: 25.
- The Way, the Truth, and the Life. John 11:25.
- The True Vine. John 15:1.
- The Rock. 1 Cor. 10: 4.
- The last Adam. 1 Cor. 15: 45.
- The Chief Corner-stone. Eph. 2: 20.
- The Man Christ Jesus. 1 Tim. 2: 5.
- A Great High Priest. Heb. 4: 14.
- The Author and Finisher of our faith. Heb. 12: 2.
- The Chief Shepherd. 1 Peter 5: 4.
- An Advocate. 1 John 2: 1.
- Michael, the Archangel. Jude 9.
- The Lion of the tribe of Judah. Rev. 5: 5.
- The Morning Star. Rev. 22: 16.
- King of kings, and Lord of lords. Rev. 19: 16.
Christ is referred to in the Bible under something like three hundred different titles and figures, of which the above are only examples. Why this is so is because He is all that these names and figures represent.
April 3, 2012
An old man who was just one hundred and three years of age, recently died in Chester, England. Not long before his death he tried to get out of bed, and they said to him: “Father, where do you want to go? What do you want to do?” He answered, “Father is calling me to breakfast.” He repeated it two or three times–”Father is calling me to breakfast.” The old man had become a child again. He was in his little trundle-bed again hearing his father’s voice up the stairway calling him to come to breakfast.
So when we have traveled around the circle of life, we get into the childhood of our old age, and hear the voices of the friends of our youth, which is one of the evidences of the belief that we shall hear those voices again. We would not thus recall them nor remember them if we were not to hear them again.
March 31, 2012
Henry Ward Beecher was once about to take a ride behind a horse which he had hired from a livery stable. He regarded the horse admiringly, and remarked: “That is a fine-looking animal. Is he as good as he looks?” The owner replied: “Mr. Beecher, that horse will work in any place you put him, and do all that any horse can do.” The preacher eyed the horse still more admiringly, and then remarked: “I wish to goodness he was a member of my church!”
–Louis Albert Banks.
- He comes (jglordtheway1.wordpress.com)
- ~ The Rider’s Prayer ~ (rickysangeleyes.wordpress.com)
March 31, 2012
Life changes all our thoughts of heaven;
At first we think of streets of gold,
Of gates of pearl and dazzling light,
Of shining wings and robes of white,
And things all strange to mortal sight.
But in the afterward of years
It is a more familiar place–
A home unhurt by sighs or tears,
Where waitheth many a well-known face.
With passing months it comes more near.
It grows more real day by day;
Not strange or cold, but very dear–
The glad homeland not far away,
Where none are sick, or poor, or lone,
The place where we shall find our own.
And as we think of all we knew,
Who there have met to part no more,
Our longing hearts desire home, too,
With all the strife and trouble o’er.
- Heaven (pickandprintgallery.wordpress.com)
- Heaven Knows (mommanaginglife.wordpress.com)
March 29, 2012
Years ago, in Central New York, lived a Dr. Delamater, a noted surgeon. It was before the days of anesthetics. A woman patient consulted him, and after examination he told her, with tears in his eyes, that a painful and dangerous operation was necessary. “Proceed,” said the woman. The surgeon’s success was complete. “Weren’t you afraid when you saw the surgeon affected so?” she was asked later. “No,” she said, “that was what helped me. Those tears assured me that the doctor was a tender-hearted as he was skillful. I could trust such a man.”
March 24, 2012
If all the world did not trust all the world, we could not do business for a single day. The amount of coin and bank-notes in circulation is ridiculously inadequate to the needs of business. By far the larger part of every day’s transactions of every kind is conducted by means of promises to pay.
The National Monetary Commission has just reported an investigation of this matter. About seventy per cent of the daily bank deposits consists of checks, and even more than half of the retail business is conducted in the same way, while the banks report weekly pay-rolls aggregating $134,800,000, seventy per cent of which is settled by checks.
This is a gigantic illustration of the principle of faith. We have faith in the integrity of the average man. We have faith in the business institutions of the country. We have faith that the future will be as good as the past. And in this faith we continue to accept bits of paper in return for most of our labor and the goods we sell.
In exalting the principle of faith in our relations toward God and the concerns of the next world, religion is merely applying to the Owner of all things the same rules that we apply without question to the petty properties of earth. –Christian Endeavor World.
- Comments on Acts 6:5 (kenboggs1.wordpress.com)
- You Gotta Have Faith #Scintilla Day 6 (reachingforpink.wordpress.com)
- F.A.I.T.H.: FINDING ANSWERS IN THE HIGHEST [Blog] (themoecashchronicles.com)
- Faith, the Principle of Power (girlwiththepen1118.wordpress.com)
- Have Faith in God (godisnear.wordpress.com)
- Faith and Reason (earthpages.wordpress.com)
- Faith and belief (mommysnaturalliving.wordpress.com)
- Tozer Devotional-Cultivating Faith (trinityspeaks.wordpress.com)
- In the Garden: Grace, Forgiveness and Faith (debbie915631.wordpress.com)
- Faith in Fallow Times (innocenceandimmanence.wordpress.com)
March 10, 2012
“Saint Patrick teaches the Holy Trinity,” graphic by Kathy Grimm
February 1, 2012
South African Children by Kathy Grimm
American King James Version
Matthew 19:14 “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come to me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Heaven Is Full of Children
Think it, at least, highly probable, that where our Lord says, ‘Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of heaven,’ He does not only intimate the necessity of our becoming like little children in simplicity, as a qualification, without which (as he expressly declares in other places) we cannot enter into his kingdom, but informs us of a fact, that the number of infants, who are effectually redeemed unto God by His blood, so greatly exceeds the aggregate of adult believers, that, comparatively speaking, His kingdom may be said to consist of little children. As if the full import of what He had said to his disciples was, think not that little children are beneath my notice; think not that I am a stranger to little children; suffer them to come to me, and forbid them not. I have often been in their society; I love their society; the world from which I came, and to which I go, is full of little children.
Flowers that once had loved to linger
In the world of human love,
Touch’d by death’s decaying finger
O! ye stars! ye rays of glory!
Gen-lights in the glittering dome!
Could ye not relate a story
Of the spirits gather’d home?”