Food for thought      7th August 09

"God prepares great men for great tasks by great trials." - J. K. Gressett



Video spot

Peace in the valley

Randy Travis

He reached down

Iris Dement

The Lord is saying: Cheer up and walk on. I am right behind you, and I am sorting everything out. Keep trusting and keep walking.


These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world John 16:33

Trust the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding Proverbs 3.5

Proverbs 4:

20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.








The Tears of Jesus

The heavens extol your praises
O God of hosts

Your majesty in cloth of gold
sit in triumphant splendour
surveying with rapturous love, the earth,
Your" footstool"
we who have caused you so much sorrow
humble ourselves into subserviant insignificance at your feet

Your loving tender and forgiving arms stretch out to us
who are no more than "grass dried up"
You weep at our misery
Your tears falling every one a waterfall drenching each desert place within our hearts of stone

The deserts are satisfied and look to your light
which has long awaited their upturned faces and so there is life, life in abundance
Your life in our hearts
O King of Kings
Glory and praise to you forever

The earth in us is softer now and shoots spring up
The flowers bloom in profuse coloration and delightedly
send their perfume for your pleasure

We thank you for the wonder of your tears
O Lord our God.

Catherine O'Halloran.