Friday, December 14, 2012
Every year, I think we'll get our game on and finally do some Christmas cards. I almost feel guilty getting such cute pictures and sweet cards from all of my people. They brighten the mail each day, and I don't return the love. :) Then, a certain window of time passes, and I start thinking... well, we'll do an e-newsletter, that's more economical. Faster. I can do that! And, then, I start wondering if even that will happen. So, for now, here are just a few pictures of December happenings around here that might be included should I ever get to cards or newsletters. Consider it a sneak peek, although probably a peek of something that won't quite come to fruition. Here's some music for you, too: http://matthewsmith.bandcamp.com/album/your-king-has-come. We're celebrating our family Christmas tomorrow, since we're going to TX next Saturday!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
We had the privilege of attending a Matthew Smith concert recently. I've especially been enjoying his new version of an old hidden gym by John Newton called, "The Lord Will Provide." Though troubles assail and dangers affright, Though friends should all fail and foes all unite; Yet one thing secures us, whatever betide, The scripture assures us, the Lord will provide The birds without barn or storehouse are fed, From them let us learn to trust for our bread: His saints, what is fitting, shall ne'er be denied, So long as it's written, the Lord will provide We may, like the ships, by tempest be tossed On perilous deeps, but cannot be lost. Though Satan enrages the wind and the tide, The promise engages, the Lord will provide. His call we obey, like Abram of old, Not knowing our way, but faith makes us bold; For though we are strangers we have a good Guide, And trust in all dangers, the Lord will provide When Satan appears to stop up our path, And fill us with fears, we triumph by faith; He cannot take from us, though oft he has tried, This heart-cheering promise, the Lord will provide He tells us we're weak, our hope is in vain, The good that we seek we ne'er shall obtain, But when such suggestions our spirits have plied, This answers all questions, the Lord will provide No strength of our own, or goodness we claim, Yet since we have known the Savior's great name; In this our strong tower for safety we hide, The Lord is our power, the Lord will provide When life sinks apace and death is in view, This word of his grace shall comfort us through: No fearing or doubting with Christ on our side, We hope to die shouting the Lord will provide credits from All I Owe, released 07 November 2006 Words: John Newton Music: Matthew S. Smith ©2006 Detuned Radio Music (ASCAP)