"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matthew 11:28,29




Let your loins be girded
about, and your lights burning; Luke 1




Then shall we know,
if we follow on to
know the LORD: his
going forth is prepared
as the morning; and he 
shall come unto us as
the rain, as the latter
and former rain unto
the earth. Hosea 6:3


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I Just keep Trusting



My LORD... 














 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their
cry, and will save them.
Psalm 145:18,19


  The Fall near Killarney  Matt 7:7,8







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Knowledge of the Truth

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In meekness instructing those that oppose
themselves; if God peradventure will give
them repentance to the acknowledging of
the truth;    
II Timothy 2:25

Wonderful Words of Life

Sing them over again to me,
Wonderful words of life,
Let me more of their beauty see,
Wonderful words of life;
Words of life and beauty
Teach me faith and duty.

Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of life;
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
Wonderful words of life.

Christ, the blessed One, gives to all
Wonderful words of life;
Sinner, list to the loving call,
Wonderful words of life;
All so freely given,
Wooing us to heaven.

Sweetly echo the Gospel call,
Wonderful words of life;
Offer pardon and peace to all,
Wonderful words of life;
Jesus, only Savior,
Sanctify us forever.

by Phillip P. Bliss

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How Shall We Escape

Fall and Hebrews 2:3

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The Anchor

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Having a Clear View

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Follow peace with all men,
 and holiness, without which
no man shall see the Lord:
Hebrews 12:14

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  Fall, Train, Track

Watch therefore:
for ye know not what
hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 24:42


Lighthouse in Kagawong On.

As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing;
as poor, yet making many rich;
as having nothing, and yet
possessing all things.

2 Corinthians 6:10


Manitoulin Beach

Charity suffereth long,
and is kind;
charity envieth not; charity vaunteth
 not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh

 not her own, is not easily provoked,
 thinketh no evil; 
 Rejoiceth not in
iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
1 Corinthians 13:4,5,6

The word Charity can be
substituted with the word Love.

Two Things That Precipitate faith

How then shall they call on him in whom
they have not believed? and how shall
they believe in him of whom they have
not heard? and how shall they hear
without a preacher?  Romans 10:14

The Holy Spirit
For after that in the wisdom of God
the world by wisdom knew not God,
it pleased God by the foolishness
of preaching to save them that believe.
1 Corinthians 1:21

And when he is come, he will
reprove the world of sin, and of
righteousness, and of judgment:
1 John 16:8

Of his own will begat he us with the
word of truth, that we should be
a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
James 1:18

  And he said, Therefore said I unto you,
that no man can come unto me, except it
were given unto him of my Father.
John 6:65

For by grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.

 Ephesians 2:8,9

His Eye is on the Sparrow>Sound

None Lost

All that the Father giveth me shall

come to me; and him that cometh
to me I will in no wise cast out.
John 6:37

The Father's will is, that not one of  
those who were given to the Son,
should be rejected or lost by him.
No one will come, till Divine grace
has subdued, and in part changed
 his heart; therefore no one who
comes will ever be cast out.

Just as I am>Sound

Promise and Instruction

For he knoweth our frame; he
remembereth that we are dust.
Psalm 103:14

Let your conversation be without
covetousness; and be content with
such things as ye have: for he
hath said, I will never leave thee,
 nor forsake thee.
Hebrews 13:5

But my God shall supply
 all your need according
 to his riches in glory by
Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

  And the LORD, he it is
that doth go before thee; he
will be with thee, he will not
fail thee, neither forsake thee:
 fear not, neither be dismayed.
Deuteronomy 31:8

Let us therefore come boldly
 unto the throne of grace, that
we may obtain mercy, and find
 grace to help in time of need.
 Hebrews 4:16

What shall we then say to
these things? If God be for
us, who can be against us?
 Romans 8:31

But seek ye first
the kingdom of God, and his
 righteousness; and all these
 things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 6:33

The intence glow of a bed of flowers that stop you in a park

Hymn > I Will Pilot Thee

 Everlasting Covenant

  For the mountains shall depart,
and the hills be removed; but my
 kindness shall not depart from thee,
 neither shall the covenant of my
peace be removed, saith the LORD
 that hath mercy on thee
. Isaiah 54:10

Followers Blessings Promissed

  Then shall we know, if we
follow on to know the LORD:
his going forth is prepared as the
morning; and he shall come
unto us as the rain, as the latter
and former rain unto the earth.
Hosea 6:3

Spiritual Knowledge

Then spake Jesus again unto them,
 saying, I am the light of the world:
 he that followeth me shall not walk
in darkness, but shall have the light
 of life. John 8:12

Spiritual Light

My sheep hear my voice, and I
know them, and they follow me:

   And I give unto them eternal life;
 and they shall never perish, neither
shall any man pluck them out of my
hand.  John 10:27,28

Guidance of the Still Small Voice

  If any man serve me, let him
follow me; and where I am, there
shall also my servant be: if any
 man serve me, him will my
Father honour. John 12:26

See also John 21:22, Ephesians 5:1
Niagra Rainbow

Softly and tenderly

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
Calling for you and for me;
See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching,
Watching for you and for me.
    * Refrain:
            Come home, come home,
            You who are weary, come home;
            Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
            Calling, O sinner, come home!
Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
      Pleading for you and for me?
      Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,
      Mercies for you and for me?
Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
      Passing from you and from me;
      Shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
      Coming for you and for me.
Oh, for the wonderful love He has promised,
      Promised for you and for me!
      Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon,
      Pardon for you and for me.


  The Goodness of God

Photo of a fountain

Good and upright is the LORD:
therefore will he teach sinners in the
way.    PS 25:8   

 Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life: and I
will dwell in the house of the LORD
for ever.   PS 23:6  

He loveth righteousness and
judgment: the earth is full of the
goodness of the LORD. PS 33:5    

O taste and see that the LORD is
good: blessed is the man that trusteth
in him. PS 38:8    

The LORD is good, a strong hold in
the day of trouble; and he knoweth
them that trust in him. Na 1:7    

And he said unto him, Why callest
thou me good? there is none good but
one, that is, God: but if thou wilt
enter into life, keep the
commandments. Mt 19:17   

Or despisest thou the riches of his
goodness and forbearance and
longsuffering; not knowing that the
goodness of God leadeth thee to
repentance? Ro 2:4  

Faith in Christ

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that
heareth my word, and believeth on
him that sent me, hath everlasting
life, and shall not come into
condemnation; but is passed from
death unto life.  John 5:24

All Your Anxiety

   1. Is there a heart o’erbound by sorrow?
      Is there a life weighed down by care?
      Come to the cross, each burden bearing;
      All your anxiety—leave it there.
          * Refrain:
            All your anxiety, all your care,
            Bring to the mercy seat, leave it there,
            Never a burden He cannot bear,
            Never a friend like Jesus!
   2. No other friend so swift to help you,
      No other friend so quick to hear,
      No other place to leave your burden,
      No other one to hear your prayer.
   3. Come then at once; delay no longer!
      Heed His entreaty kind and sweet,
      You need not fear a disappointment;
      You shall find peace at the mercy seat.

Midi Audio
Edward H. Joy,  

 Calling and Election

Boat and Time

I Kings 19

Jezebel sent Elijah a threatening message...

Carnal hearts are hardened and enraged
against God, by that which should
convince and conquer them.

Great faith is not always alike strong...
and he flees. God thus left Elijah to
himself... and by himself no better than
his fathers. God knows what he designs
us for, though we do not. God questions
him, what are you doing there ?

And we as well should ask ourselves,
am I where I should be?
Despair of success hinders a many a
good enterprise. Did the prophet come to
meet with God about his situation? wind
and earthquake would not.
The power of the mild voice of Him who
speaks from the cross did and again asked,
what are you doing there ? The Prophet
 then complains of his discouragement
 and of his dilemma, where else should he
go with such complaints.

God provided his answer, and he would not
be left alone. Elisha was then found
to accompany him. Those threatening him
Ahab house were to be rooted out and the sin
 of Elijah's people would be delt with. Thus all
his complaints were answered.

Gods faithful ones are often His hidden
 ones. The Lord knows those that are His.
He sees in secret.  

May we, in like manner, feel the energy of his
of his grace working in us mightily,
and by unreserved submission at once, may
we make our calling and election sure.


Know the LORD

Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise
 man glory in his wisdom, neither let the
mighty man glory in his might, let not the
man glory in his riches.  But let
 him that glorieth glory in this,
 that he understandeth and knoweth me,
 that I am the LORD which exercise
lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness,
in the earth: for in these things I delight,
saith the LORD.  

Jeremiah 9:23,24


How firm a foundation,
ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said—
To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?
“Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismayed,
For I am thy God, and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand.
“When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
For I will be with thee thy trouble to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.
“When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not harm thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.
“The soul that on Jesus doth lean for repose,
I will not, I will not, desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.”

by John Rippon



“The evening and the morning were the first day"
Genesis 1:5

Was it so even in the beginning? Did light and darkness divide the realm of time in the first day? Then little wonder is it if I have also changes in my circumstances from the sunshine of prosperity to the midnight of adversity. It will not always be the blaze of noon even in my soul concerns, I must expect at seasons to mourn the absence of my former joys, and seek my Beloved in the night. Nor am I alone in this, for all the Lord’s beloved ones have had to sing the mingled song of judgment and of mercy, of trial and deliverance, of mourning and of delight. It is one of the arrangements of Divine providence that day and night shall not cease either in the spiritual or natural creation till we reach the land of which it is written, “there is no night there.” What our heavenly Father ordains is wise and good.

What, then, my soul, is it best for thee to do? Learn first to be content with this divine order, and be willing, with Job, to receive evil from the hand of the Lord as well as good. Study next, to make the outgoings of the morning and the evening to rejoice. Praise the Lord for the sun of joy when it rises, and for the gloom of evening as it falls. There is beauty both in sunrise and sunset; sing of it, and glorify the Lord. Like the nightingale, pour forth thy notes at all hours. Believe that the night is as useful as the day. The dews of grace fall heavily in the night of sorrow. The stars of promise shine forth gloriously amid the darkness of grief. Continue thy service under all changes. If in the day thy watchword be labour, at night exchange it for watch. Every hour has its duty, do thou continue in thy calling as the Lord’s servant until he shall suddenly appear in his glory. My soul, thine evening of old age and death is drawing near; dread it not, for it is part of the day; and the Lord has said, “I will cover him all the day long.”

 Fenced Flowers

Paul's Short Summary of the Gospel Message in Romans

 But now the righteousness of God
 without the law is manifested,
being witnessed by the law and
the prophets;

 Even the righteousness
 of God which is by faith of Jesus
Christ unto all and upon all them
that believe: for there is no difference:

 For all have sinned, and come short
of the glory of God;

Being justified freely by his grace
 through the redemption that is in
Christ Jesus:

Whom God hath set forth to be a
propitiation through faith in his blood,
to declare his righteousness for the
remission of sins that are past, through
 the forbearance of God;

To declare, I say, at this time
his righteousness: that he might
 be just, and the justifier of him which
 believeth in Jesus.

Romans 3: 21-26

There Shall Be Showers of Blessings

Water in Black Creek

God setteth the solitary in families:
he bringeth out those which are bound with chains:
but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
 Psalm 68:6

When the poor and needy seek water,
and there is none, and their tongue
 faileth for thirst, 
 I the Lord will hear them...
 Isaiah 41:17

Showers - Spiritual

Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the
LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning;
and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the
 latter and former rain unto the earth.
Hosea 6:3

Sow to yourselves in righteousness,
 reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground:
for it is time to seek the LORD, till
he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Hosea 10:12

music key

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

* Refrain:
  Showers of blessing,
   Showers of blessing we need:
   Mercy-drops round us are falling,
   But for the showers we plead.

There shall be showers of blessing,
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.

There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor Thy Word.

There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!

There shall be showers of blessing,
If we but trust and obey;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
If we let God have His way.

Author: Daniel W. Whittle , Musician: James McGranahan

 Clouds opening John 4:13,14 

The Right Guide

Look up to the Sky

    I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way
which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
 Psalm 32:8

The Key 

 Small Lighthouse near Gravenhurst

But is now made manifest by the
appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
 who hath abolished death, and hath
brought life and immortality to light
through the gospel.  
2Timothy 1:10

  Hold Fast 

Steps and Flowers

... for I know whom I have believed,
 and am persuaded that he is able
 to keep that which I have committed
 unto him against that day.
Hold fast the form of sound
 words, which thou hast heard
of me, in faith and love
which is in Christ Jesus.

II Timothy 1:12,13

The Light of Life

Lighthouse (Painting) at Southbaymouth

   Then spake Jesus again unto them,
saying, I am the light of the world:  he
that followeth me shall not walk in
darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12






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pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

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Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. Proverbs 17:1

Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
 Proverbs 27:1


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Trust in the LORD
with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own
understanding. In all
thy ways acknowledge
him, and he shall direct
thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5,6

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