Friday, July 11, 2008 | By: Melody Joy King

A Persevering Worshipper

"The heart of God loves a persevering worshipper, who though overwhelmed by many things in life, is overwhelmed more by the beauty of God."

"Joyful worship is not based on your circumstances; It is based on the overwhelming joy of knowing God, being loved and forgiven by Him and having the privilege of serving Him in return."
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 | By: Melody Joy King


A dear woman at my old church wrote this poem and gave it to me a few weeks back and it has been an unbelievable encouragement and blessing to me. I pray it is the same for you! :-)

" My Saviour, My Friend
Come sit with Me, He says, and talk
I have great stories to tell;
Or walk with me, I'll show you
Awesome things I've made
Or laugh with me as we rest
In the garden's shade
Or cry: And I'll catch your broken heart
And hold the pieces as it falls apart
Then I'll be the succor for your pain
'til you're revived, then we
Will walk and talk again."

** The word succor means: timely aide in distress
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 | By: Melody Joy King


".....That is why faith is such a necessary virtue: Unless you teach your moods 'where they get off', you can never be either a sound Christian, or even a sound atheist, but just a creature dithering to and fro, with it's beliefs really dependant on the weather and the state of it's digestion. Consequently, one must train the habit of faith. The first step is to recognize the fact that your moods change. The next is to make sure that, if you have once accepted Christianity, then some of it's main doctrines shall be deliberately held before your mind for some time every day. That is why daily prayers, religious readings, and church going are necessary parts of the Christian life. We have to be continually reminded of what we believe. Neither this belief nor any other will automatically remain alive in the mind. It must be fed.
~ C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | By: Melody Joy King

A Baby's Prayer"

I can hear her talking with a friend
I think it's all about me
Oh how she can't have a baby now
My mommy doesn't see
That I feel her breathe, I know her voice
Her blood, it flows through my heart
God you know my greatest wish is that
We'd never be apart
But if I should die before I wake
I pray her soul you'll keep
Forgive her Lord, she doesn't know
That you gave life to me
Do I really have to say goodbye
Don't want this time to be through
Oh please tell her that I love her Lord
And that you love her too
Cause if I should die before I wake
I pray her soul you'll keep
Forgive her Lord, she doesn't know
That you gave life to me
On the days when she may think of me
Please comfort her with the truth
That the angels hold me safe and sound
Cause I'm in Heaven with you
I'm in Heaven with you

~ Kathy Troccoli