Oh, What a Saviour!

234This morning we had a choir rehearsal to get ready for tomorrow, Easter Sunday Morning.

One of the hymns we went over was “What a Savior!”  It has been one of my favorites for a long time.

Some of the words include…”For the Son of God who came ruined sinners to reclaim…”  He came to pardon me.  I am the sinner but he paid for my sin.

“Bearing shame and scoffing rude.  In my place condemned He stood. Sealed my pardon with His Blood.”  Anything that is sealed cannot be unsealed.  It took the blood of Jesus to make the seal.

Verse 4 says…”Lifted up was He to die.  It is finished was his cry. Now in Heav’n exalted high. Hallelujah what a Saviour.”

Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
“Full atonement!” can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in Heav’n exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!


Remembering Mom, part 5


Mom loved to be where people are….She loved to be outside or inside.  But where spring came and through the fall, she loved to be outside.  Working in the yard, planting flowers, sitting on the porch watching people.  She loved it.  This picture was taken while I was in college.  A bunch of my friends were actually there, and she loved being everyone’s MOM.  Love you Mom.  See you at the HOUSE.




Remembering Mom, part 4

momjamieskipIt is time for a Wedding.  This picture was Skip and Molly’s wedding which was “outside” and it was very cold.

Not having sons, when Mom had grandsons they were everything to her.  She loved them unconditionally.  And the feeling was mutual.  I remember after my dad had passed, they would separately come by and check on mom even by just 5 minutes.  Thrilled her.

Love all 3 of them!

Remembering Mom, part 3

FB_IMG_1455065370617I believe she was 18 in this picture.  She use to talk to me about curling her hair.  No curling irons.  She wrapped it in rags and slept on it.  She was always particular about her hair.  Always wanting me to fix it.  She loved her red lipstick.  She said you weren’t ready to go out with lipstick on….In her opinion makeup was essentially “lipstick.” Love you Mom!


Remembering Mom, part 2

IMGOne of my favorites.   When mom and dad got married in 1949, they eloped.  They never really got to have a wedding or reception.  We wanted them to “have one” at their 35th anniversary.  We wanted them to recite their vows.  Dad agreed.  He would agree to almost anything we asked.  But Mom really didn’t want it.  She did agree to let us throw them a reception.  So we did.  A church, invitations, flowers, cake, punch, pictures, and very dress up clothes.  Some of their friends from the early days were even there.  It was a grand time.

The best part was this picture.  I love how Mom is looking at her girls.  Love you Mom!


Remembering Mom, part 1

IMG_0001Been thinking a lot of Mom these days.  Of course I have ever since she went to Heaven. It will be 15 years next Tuesday.

This picture was taken in Nashville Tennessee.

We went on a vacation when Donna was living in Georgia.  Mom and Dad had never been to the Grand Ole Opry, so we drove and got tickets at the Opry. The year was 1977.  And we got seats on the 2nd row!  Mom was so excited.  We had such a great time.


ImageIt is Saturday.  At last.  This has been a crazy week.  I think I got a lot accomplished at school, but not at home.  I need to be cleaning house but instead I am writing.  Oh well…priorities I guess.  

Lesson Plans…they come around so fast.  It seems I just finish and it is time to do them again.  They are going pretty well though.  Robin and I collaborate on them.  Two brains are definitely better than one.

We are in a battle.  

The forces of God on one side and the forces of darkness on the other side.


Knowing that there is a battle going on helps to know why things are always at unrest. Knowing our role will assure a safe passage. We must recognize when it is Satan and resist him! We must stand firm in the tools that God gives us. For I am a new creature in Christ…and we are on the winning team.

Monday Thoughts

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.”  (Matthew 5:6)

It is a great feeling to be filled.  Just to know that what you hungering for is filling you up.  God gives us that free will to want him.  He said that he would fill us with himself.  He gives us the exact amount.  No more and no less.  All we have to do is to thirst and hunger after him.  How easy is that??!!

Magnifying God

Does my life magnify God? God is worthy of our praise. Do I need to praise him more? Joy. Happiness. A Word. Songs. Excitement.
He is concerned about the humble. Am I too boastful? Do I rely on him or do I try to fix it myself? Do I give him a chance to let him take care of us.
God alone is capable to take care of his own.



Christmas is all about love. God loved us so much that he needed a way to have a relationship with us. But there was that sin issue! He made a way though. He offered his son to be the sacrifice for our sins. He did this from the very beginning. Family. Your family. My family. God’s Family. So glad to be a part of God’s family.