The inspiration for this website came from a Scripture song I heard over 10 years ago at a ladies retreat:

Like Apples of Gold in pictures of silver
A word fitly spoken shall be,
Like Apples of Gold in pictures of silver
Let my life bring glory to thee.

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Although some of the "stories" listed are made up, the Scriptural truths they illustrate are very real and can be of great benefit in a Christian's walk with the Lord and as illustrations for the lost.

It is my heart's desire that amongst the pages of this website, the Christian find words of encouragement and be spurred on to service for our Lord, and that seekers of the truth find Salvation in the timeless truths of God's Word for these troubled times.

- Angela

Through the Eyes of a Bus Worker

Through the Eyes of a Bus Worker

Some see a fight, a push, and a shove.
I see a desperate cry for love.

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Some see a brat; he acts so bad.
I see a boy who’s never met his dad.

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Some see the messes and the trouble they give.
I see the poverty and the place where they live.

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Some see a teenager that won't dress right. 
I see a girl who has to protect herself at night.

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Some see the disrespect and a smart mouth so loud. 
I see a kid who gets made fun of in a crowd.

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Some see a woman who comes just to use. 
I see a lady who by a drunken husband is abused.

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Some see a drug addict, withered and worn. 
I see a soul that the Lord wants reborn.

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Some see dirt, filth, and snot. 
I see a kid who without Jesus, doesn't have a shot.

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Some see a crook, who you don’t trust much.
I see a man who needs the Lord’s touch.

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Some see a bunch of heathen that holler and yell.
I see kids with parents in jail.

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Some see a teenager who gives a lot of flack.
I see a boy whose family is on crack.

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Broken homes, broken lives, those with no hope. 
They need compassion and God's grace to cope.

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For every little girl that lies awake hungry at night, 
Lord, help me to keep in the fight.

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For every scared boy who sees his mommy get hit, 
Lord, help me to be faithful and never to quit.

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For every mama who needs a new start, 
Lord, help me to show her how to ask You into her heart.

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For every man on whom sin has a hold, 
Lord, help me to make sure the "Old Story" is told.

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The Lord sure has been good to me and mercy He's shown. 
Lord, help me to reach out so that others may make Heaven their home.

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May others judge gently when these kids they see. 
If not for the grace of God, that's where we'd be.

- By Crystal Buchanan

The Contest

One day, a group of scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way, and no longer needed God.

They chose one scientists to go and tell Him that they were done with Him.

The scientist walked up to God and said, "God, we've decided we no longer need You. We are to the point that we can clone people and do many miraculous things, so we're just going to go on without You."
God listened to the scientist very patiently and kindly, then said to him, "Well, how about we have a test– a man-making contest."

The scientist replied with an enthusiastic "Okay! Great!"
Then God said, "We are going to do this just like I did in the old days with Adam."
The scientist still said, "Sure! No problem!" He bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt.

God looked at him and said, "No, no, no, you get your own dirt." :)

Man thinks he has come a long way in this life, but what he fails to remember is that God is the one who has made everything that exists. If you believe that God is the One Who created everything that exists, that God sent his only Son to die for your sins, and that God is the only one that can save you from that sin, then forward this to those you love.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Romans 10: 9-11,13  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Patriotism Without Religion?

"A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest Man without the fear of God. Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations bind, can have any real Good Will towards Men? Can he be a patriot who, by an openly vicious conduct, is undermining the very bonds of Society?…The Scriptures tell us "…righteousness exalteth a Nation." -Abigail Adams, 1775, wife if President John Adams

Disappointment – His Appointment

 

Disappointment – His Appointment

"Disappointment – His appointment,"
Change one letter, then I see
That the thwarting of my purpose
Is God's better choice for me.
His appointment must be a blessing,
Though it may come in disguise,
For the end from the beginning
Open to His wisdom lies.

"Disappointment – His appointment,"
Whose? The Lord, who loves me best,
Understands and knows me fully,
Who my faith and love would test;
For, like a loving earthly parent,
He rejoices when He knows
That His child accepts, unquestioned,
All that from His wisdom flows.

"Disappointment – His appointment,"
"No good thing will He withhold,"
From denials oft we gather
Treasures of His love untold,
Well He knows each broken purpose
Leads to fuller, deeper trust,
And the end of all His dealings
Proves our God is wise and just.

"Disappointment – His appointment,"
Lord, I take it, then, as such.
Like the clay in hands of potter,
Yielding wholly to Thy touch.
All my life's plan is Thy moulding,
Not one single choice be mine;
Let me answer, unrepining -
"Father, not my will, but Thine."

~Edith Lillian Young~

 

For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me:
and many such things are with him.

Job 23:14

Notes About Mothers

 

 

Mothers

 Real Mothers don't eat quiche;
 They don't have time to make it.

 Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils 
Are probably in the sandbox.

 Real Mothers often have sticky floors, 
Filthy ovens and happy kids.

 Real Mothers know that dried play dough
Doesn't come out of carpets.

 Real Mothers don't want to know what 
The vacuum just sucked up….

 Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?' 
And get their answer when a little
 Voice says, 'Because I love you best..'

 Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade… 

It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother……..


 The Images of Mother

 4 YEARS OF AGE – My Mommy can do anything!

 8 YEARS OF AGE – My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!

 12 YEARS OF AGE – My Mother doesn’t know everything! 

 14 YEARS OF AGE – My Mother? She wouldn’t have a clue. 

 16 YEARS OF AGE – Mother? She's so five minutes ago.

 18 YEARS OF AGE – That old woman? She's way out of date!

 25 YEARS OF AGE – Well, she might know a little bit about it!

 35 YEARS OF AGE – Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.

 45 YEARS OF AGE – Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?

 65 YEARS OF AGE – Wish I could talk it over with Mom…

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 The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair..

  The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, 

Because that is the doorway to her heart, 

The place where love resides. 

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, 

But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. 

It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she

 Shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Taking Hold of Your Legacy

The following is by Charles Spurgeon: “He who has once got fairly into the Scriptures can never leave them. The book holds you as a magnet holds a needle, or as a flower holds a bee. If you want great thoughts, read your Bible. If you want something simple, read your Bible. If you want the deepest and highest truth that ever was, read your Bible. The book talks to us in our own mother tongue. Why should I have to ask another what my Father says? … The Bible to many is a dull book, as dry as an old will. But when you hear your own name read out in a will, you prick up your ears. What if there should be something in the Testament of our Lord Jesus for you. When I found my own name there my heart danced for joy. It was in these lines: ‘God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life’ … Get your legacy at once!” 

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