Sunday, May 3, 2015


  1. Jesus, Savior, pilot me,
    Over life’s tempestuous sea;
    Unknown waves before me roll,
    Hiding rock and treach’rous shoal;
    Chart and compass came from Thee:
    Jesus, Savior, pilot me.
  2. As a mother stills her child,
    Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
    Boist’rous waves obey Thy will
    When Thou say’st to them, “Be still!”
    Wondrous Sov’reign of the sea,
    Jesus, Savior, pilot me.
  3. When at last I near the shore,
    And the fearful breakers roar
    ’Twixt me and the peaceful rest,
    Then, while leaning on Thy breast,
    May I hear Thee say to me,
    “Fear not, I will pilot thee.”
  4. Edward Hopper
  5.  This hymn was written in 1870, by the pastor of a church in the New York harbor area. It was written in words with which sailors were familiar, and was taken from Matthew 8:23-27.
  6. Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!”
    But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So the men marveled, saying, 
  7. “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Evangelist Steve Hill had great admiration for his mentor, Leonard Ravenhill. Just before Ravenhill died in 1994, he motioned to Steve, "Come closer....Closer! No, still closer!!" Until Steve's ear was next to his face.

"God has secrets, and He wants to share them with you, but He doesn't shout His secrets," Steve heard him whisper.

The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.
Psalm 25:14 Amplified Bible

Steve Hill died in March, 2014.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Entrust Yourself into His Keeping

My granddaughters have fun reading and acting out favorite Bible Stories such as Paul and Silas praising the Lord in jail after being unjustly arrested, beaten, and put into stocks. The men remembered Jesus' words: "When you are persecuted for my sake, REJOICE!"

The girls like to sing this chorus:
Precious Jesus, Holy Lord and King!
Precious Jesus, You make me want to sing.
Precious Jesus, There's power in Your name.
Precious Jesus, Precious Jesus.

While the prisoners were singing, an earthquake broke their bonds and opened wide the iron bars. The jailer, fearing the consequences of an escape, was about to take his own life, until Paul called out,"We are all here."

"Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" the jailer pleaded.

"Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, [give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping] and you will be saved, [and this applies both to] you and your household as well." Acts 16:31 Amplified

I am thankful I can put my trust in PRECIOUS JESUS!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Great Balloon Race

The Balloon Race in Louisville, KY, yesterday followed by the Balloon Glow reflected in the Ohio River.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Emergency Preparedness

In case of emergency
those who are calling on the name of Jesus
will be prepared. 
We will already be down on our knees.

Therefore, God elevated Jesus
to the place of highest honor
and gave Him the name above all other names,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:9-11