Friday, June 27, 2014


As I looked out my window, trees were beginning to sway as the wind was getting up, the sky was darkening as though a storm may be on the horizon, as the sound of heavy rain began to fall  I was reminded of another storm  that took place long ago  with a man on board whom when awaken, simply said peace be still & turned to those on board who were sore afraid & asked why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

(Mark 4:37-40) (37)and there arose a great storm of wind and the waves beat into the ship so that it was now full(38)and he was in the hinder part of the ship asleep on a pillow and they awake him and say unto him Master carest thou not that we perish?(39)and he arose and rebuked the wind and said unto the sea Peace be still and the wind ceased and there was a great calm(40)and he said unto them why are ye so fearful?how is it that ye have no faith?

It was Peter’s faith that allowed him to walk on the water, it was when he allowed fear to overtake his faith that he began to sink

Don’t let fear overtake your faith

keep your eyes on Jesus

and you will hear that still small voice saying


Habakkuk  2 reminds us to keep watch , for the vision he has set before  us will not tarry, the promise will come at the appointed time, don’t give up,many grow weary because they have lost sight of the vision God has put in their heart  thou it tarry it will surely come!for if it was promised it will come!






Wednesday, June 25, 2014



I need thee every hour most precious Lord

No tender voice  like thine

Can peace afford

I need thee oh I need thee

Every hour I need thee

O  bless me now my savior

I come to thee

while standing  at her kitchen sink a young wife & mother Annie Hawks began the feel a sweet presence around her as she wondered how could anyone live without the Lord in joy or pain, it was in that moment  the words I need thee every hour  begin to  flow form her lips

I need thee every hour

it was sixteen years later she writes about how a great shadow fell over her life as she faced the lost of her husband, her mind went back to those words I need thee every hour in joy or pain, the song  the Lord had given her  16 years earlier was what brought comfort & peace during her storm

(Psalms 86:7) says In the days of my trouble I will call upon thee for thou will answer me 

We may not understand every storm that we face in our lives but we can be assured that he will always be there to see us through