Do You Love Me Still?

This beautiful song means so much to me lately. My most favorite lyrics in the song are these.

If your eyes are on the storm
You’ll wonder if I love you still
But if your eyes are on the cross
You’ll know I always have and I always will

And not a tear is wasted
In time, you’ll understand
I’m painting beauty with the ashes
Your life is in My hands

Casting Crowns – Just Be Held (Official Lyric Video)

Download Free Christian Music for Children

You’ll want to be sure to download these albums for your children and/or grandchildren! There are several versions in other languages available also.

Songs for Saplings – FREE Digital Music Downloads

He All My Cares and Sorrows Will Share

He all my cares and sorrows will share

I Must Tell Jesus was my favorite hymn when I was a little girl. It still is one of my favorites. Jesus is the only Friend Who will always be there and Who will never let you down. You can tell Him anything–He understands. Even when you feel upset with Him. “He is a kind, compassionate Friend” (emphasis mine).

In Every Change

In Every Change He Faithful Will Remain

From one of my favorite hymns, Be Still, My Soul. We are going through some changes that are scary. What a comfort to know that God will remain faithful in every change.

Complete lyrics here.

Look Only at Him

You'll Get Through This

“When the Lord shall call to you over the waters, ‘Come,’ step gladly forth. Look not for a moment away from Him.”

Streams in the Desert, June 23

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The Work Which Your Master Gives You to Do

My Strength and ShieldJust where you stand in the conflict,
There is your place.
Just where you think you are useless,
Hide not your face.
God placed you there for a purpose,
Whate’er it be;
Think He has chosen you for it;
Work loyally.
Gird on your armor! Be faithful
At toil or rest!
Whate’er it be, never doubting
God’s way is best.
Out in the fight or on picket,
Stand firm and true;
This is the work which your Master
Gives you to do.


Streams in the Desert, June 21

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Can I Homeschool as a Single Parent?

I was very honored when a friend let me know that my personal web page on single parenting was mentioned in this article. I hope that all the advice and resources in this article will bless you.

Can I Homeschool as a Single Parent?

Encouragement: You Will Be Okay

Lamentations 3:21-26

This devotion and the comments below really encouraged me today! “It” may not be OK, but I WILL be OK, because of Jesus.

You WILL be OK — Proverbs 31 Ministries Devotions

Rejoice in God’s Will

Rejoice in God's Will“And thus amid manifold trials, souls which love God will find reasons for bounding, leaping joy. Though deep call to deep, yet the Lord’s song will be heard in silver cadence through the night. And it is possible in the darkest hour that ever swept a human life to bless the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Have you learned this lesson yet? Not simply to endure God’s will, nor only to choose it; but to rejoice in it with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”
Streams in the Desert, March 20

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Reading the Bible

Psalm 91

Precious Scriptures I have held onto through the last few years.

Our pastor said something very freeing this past Sunday. “Read the Bible for understanding, not to read it through in a year.” While there is nothing wrong with reading the Bible completely in a year, it’s much better to read to understand what God is saying to us, rather than reading to accomplish a goal. I’ve been a Christian for over 35 years and have never read the Bible through, although I have read much of it multiple times. I am working to read the Bible through, taking my own pace and trying to understand what I’m reading. I don’t get bogged down trying to study all the notes in my study Bible at this time except for what really interests or intrigues me as I read.

I have read through the New Testament. I did take the time to go through the notes in Revelation and thoroughly enjoyed it.:) I am now in the Old Testament and am reading in Leviticus. It’s hard reading sometimes! I want to read a chapter or two a day, but sometimes that’s too much where I’m at.:)

The Bible is God’s love letter to us and our instruction book for life. It IS life! It instructs us, corrects us, comforts us, guides us, and more. Be sure to read it every day and obey what God reveals to you. You will always be blessed for it!