The Mushroom Patch

Thursday, March 17, 2005

St. Patty's day!

Woohoo! Make sure you wear green, it's saint patty's day! *Don's leprechaun's hat*

Aye and what're you doin' here at the Mushroom patch, eh Lassie/Laddie? Oh so ya tell me ya want some mushrooms, eh? Aye there ya are, some lovely li'l shrooms for me friend! Oh ya want to know why I'm talkin' with an Irish accent, eh? Well me friend, today be Saint Patty's day, the day the whole o' jolly ol' Ireland celebrates! We put on our green, and punish them tha' don't. 'tis a charmin' li'l holiday, full o' leprechauns and fairies. Ya should visit ol' Ireland someday. I meself be not Irish, and not knowin' much o' de culture, wish to go there someday, we should go together! Wha's that ya say? Ya got schoolin', family and buisness? Well me friend. *Chuckle* Tha's the magic o' Ireland, ya don't need to worry 'bout those things, because I'm sure that once ya visit it, you'll never be wantin' to come back! *Laugh* And if we should catch de leprechaun king, well me friend, we'll just ask for de pot o' gold, and buy our own li'l bit o' earth there, and live forever more in the land o' jolly ol' Ireland!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Song

I wrote a song today, tell me what you think!

Blessed be the name

Verse 1
The LORD giveth,
And he taketh away.
Blessed be the name of the LORD!

He send me these trials,
So that I may say:
"Blessed be the name of the LORD!"

Chorus
I am pressed,
But not crushed.
Perplexed,
But not despairing.
Persecuted,
Not abandoned.
Struck down,
But not Destroyed!

Verse 2
The LORD giveth,
And He taketh away!
Blessed be the name of the LORD!

He sends me these trials,
To glorify His name!
Blessed be the name of the LORD!

Go to Chorus

Bridge
My God is always with me,
He will never let me down.
Thought the waters rage around me,
He'll never let me drown.

The LORD giveth,
And he taketh away!
Blessed be the name of the LORD!


This song has been born of many trials that God has sent to my family. God has allowed satan to test us because I'm sure He wants us to grow. During this whole ordeal the verse from Job (Weel several, in fact) that says: "The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD" has been running through my mind. There's also a verse in
2 Corinthians 4:8-10:

We are hard pressed in ever side,
but not crushed;
Perplexed,
but not in depair;
Persecuted,
but not abandoned;
Struck down,
but not destroyed.
We always carry around in our body
the death of Jesus,
so that the Life of Jesus may also
be revealed in our body.

This song came to me today, along with a tune. I think God is telling me through this song that it's all going to be ok. I wrote this down because I want others to be able to read it and be encouraged, that no matter what they're going through, God is there, watching over you. Thank you LORD, for giving and blessing, then teaching us to be content with nothing, and blessing you!




Sunday, March 13, 2005

Hymns

Goodness Gracious me! I haven't written in......... okee so I won't make the fact that I've neglected this poor little blog elaborate, I'll just say....... Long times.

I'm on a spiritual high this week! Isn't God good?! He's amazingly and wonderfully stupendous! The first thing I wanna do when I get to Heaven is hug Him! *Ponders* I wonder if hugging God is allowed? I'll bet it prolly is! I can't wait!

I have decided to write down my favorite hymns, from A to Z, giving an explaination why I love them so much. *Sigh* There are so many I love, but I can only choose one per letter, so here goes!

A- Amazing Grace. Reason? Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!

B- Blessed Assurance. Jesus is mine, and I am His. He was, is and always will be mine, and I His.

C- Weel it's a toss up between: Crown Him with many Crowns. Or: Count your blessings. I'm gonna go with Count your Blessings. I'm blessed with so many things from the Father: a loving family (Even though we want to kill each other sometimes *Chuckle*) A roof over my head, good health, a Savior who would give His life for a despicable, unlovable worm such as myself. The list goes on and on!

D- Doxology. Weel after I count my blessings I want to praise the One who blesses me.

E- El Shaddai. It's a wonderful song of Jesus' sacrifice for me!

F- Fairest Lord Jesus. The earth is fair, yet Jesus is more so. Sun, moon and stars in their facets will never compare with the beauty of our Lord. He makes that which is most beautiful in our world, and yet the glory of the rising sun will never compete with my Father God.

G- Great is Thy Faithfulness. His faithfulness to His people will never fail or waver, that's one of the things I love so much about Him!

H- He Lives. Reason? He Lives!

I- I Love to Tell the Story. Jesus said to go out to the world and make disciples of all men, that's what I'm going to do, and I love doing, too!

J- Jesus Paid it All. Why would he pay such an unfair price for damaged goods, for a pitcher with a crack? There's a book on our bookshelf entittled: God Uses Crackes Pots. Perhaps that's why he would pay so high a price for me, he knew he could use me.

K- K?............ Kum-Bah-Ya my Lord, Kum-Ba-Yah! That's the only one I know. It is a good song, though.

L- Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. When the storms of life are battering my will, tossing my faith every which way, His arms will take hold of me. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.

M- Make me a Blessing. Lord, use me to be a blessing to the people around me. Let your light shine through me. Show yourself to the lost through your servant.

N- Nothing but the Blood. What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the Blood of Jesus.

O- Oh how I love Jesus! He first loved me and drew me to His side. He loved me so much that He would die for me, there is no greater love. How can I not love Him in return?

P- Praise Him! Praise Him! The tittle says it all!

Q- Eh......... Q........... Bill Gaither needs to write Q.

R- Rock of Ages. He's my rock, the only firm ground amid a perverse and corrupt world. I will hide myself in His shelter.

S- Standing on the Promises. God has promised me so much, I have many good things to look forward too!

T- Take My Life and Let it Be. Lord, all I have to give you is myself, will you take it?

U- Uhhh............ Untittled Hymn (Come to Jesus) written by Chris Rice. It's a perfect song about life before and after Jesus saves us, it makes me cry every time I sing or hear it!

V- Victory in Jesus! No one but Jesus can bring us victory, be it spiritual or physical.

W- I can't choose just one for this! What a Friend we have in Jesus. Why? When our closest friend abandons us, and the world has turned it's back on us, Jesus is always there. Isn't that such an encouraging thought? Also: What a glorious day! I can't wait for His return, can you?

X- Yeah right. Anyone wanna write the hymn of X?

Y- Don't know any Ys. *Sadened* Anyone want to teach me one?

Z- Noop.

There you have them folks, some of my favorites! Bill Gaither need to write hymns Q,X,Y and Z!

~Spiritualy High Hobbit (God is so good!)~