Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Hymns - Are You Washed in the Blood?



    Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing pow’r?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
    Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
      
        Are you washed in the blood,
        In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
        Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
        Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

    Are you walking daily by the Savior’s side?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
    Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

       Are you washed in the blood,
        In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
        Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
        Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?


    When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
    Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
    Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
    And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?

       Are you washed in the blood,
        In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
        Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
        Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?


    Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
    And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
    There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
    Oh, be washed in the blood of the Lamb!

        Are you washed in the blood,
        In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb?
        Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
        Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
 
Elisha A. Hoffman, pub.1878

Copyright: Public Domain
 



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Update on Bob DeWaay

Update on my dad:
He saw his pulmonologist and hematologist yesterday. The good news is that his lungs, heart, and kidneys are showing improvement. That bad news is that his hemoglobin dropped again. Please pray that his bone marrow would respond to the steroids and produce more red blood cells.
 Previous health update

Monday, October 22, 2012

Our Unfailing Friend, Jesus Christ

Look around the world, and see how failure is written on all of people's schemes. Count up the partings, separations, disappointments, and bereavements which have happened under your own knowledge. Think what a privilege it is that there is One at least who never fails, and in whom no one was ever disappointed! Never, never was there so unfailing a friend as Jesus Christ!
~ J.C. Ryle

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Hymns - How Sweet How Heavenly

How sweet, how heavenly is the sight,
When those that love the Lord
In one another’s peace delight,
And so fulfill His Word!


When each can feel his brother’s sigh
And with him bear a part!
When sorrow flows from eye to eye,
And joy from heart to heart!


When, free from envy, scorn, and pride,
Our wishes all above,
Each can his brother’s failings hide,
And show a brother’s love!


When love, in one delightful stream,
Through every bosom flows,
When union sweet, and dear esteem,
In every action glows.


Love is the golden chain that binds
The happy souls above;
And he’s an heir of Heaven who finds
His bosom glow with love.


Words: Jo­seph Swain, Wal­worth Hymns, 1792.
Music: Mount Calvary, Ro­bert P. Stew­art (1825-1894
 
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturday Snapshots 10.20.2012

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~ Jojo’s first-ever cookie.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thankful Thursday 10.18.201


 
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Blessed be Your name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in
Lord, still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the "world's all as it should be"
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say.
"Lord, blessed be Your name."

CCLI Song # 3798438
Beth Redman | Matt Redman
© 2002 Thankyou Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing)

*I've had this song in my mind and on my hear the last few days, and it's been such a blessing and comfort. When I sat down to write this Thankful Thursday post I felt that it speaks my heart better than my own words could. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Bob DeWaay October 2012 Health Update



Those of you who are Facebook friends already know this, but because many of you aren't, and many of you know and love my Dad (Bob DeWaay) I've decided to share a quick health update here. 


-He was recently hospitalized with a hemoglobin count of only 4. He has had multiple blood transfusions, a bone marrow biopsy and a lung biopsy.

-He has been diagnosed with Churg-Strauss syndrome. It is very rare and he is in the last stage of it (Vasculitic stage).

-It has affected his lungs, heart, kidneys, and bone marrow.

-He has fluid in his lungs and on his heart (congestive heart failure)

-His bone marrow is not producing any red blood cells. 
-If he is not making red blood cells after 30 days they will do another, more extensive, lung biopsy.

-We don’t know if the damage is permanent.

-He is home now and being treated as an outpatient with blood tests on Mondays and Thursday and infusions (if needed) on Tuesdays and Fridays.

-All of this is being treated by high doses of Prednisone. If that doesn’t work they will try another immune-suppressive drug.

That is all we know right now. Please pray that he would respond to the treatment and begin producing red blood cells and, above all, that God will be glorified through all of this.




Psalm 121

A Song of Ascents.
 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not smite you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The LORD will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in
From this time forth and forever.

December 2012 Update

January 9 2013 Update

January 25 2013 Update

March 7, 2013 Update

March 22, 2013 Update 

April 17 2013 Update







Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday Hymns - What Sacred Fountain

What sacred fountain freely springs up
From the throne of God.
And all new covenant blessing brings?
It's Jesus' precious blood.


What a mighty sum paid all my debt?
When I a bankrupt stood.
And has my life in credit set?
It's Jesus' precious blood.


O precious blood, it covers me,
It takes away the stain of sin.
Such power there is contained within
Jesus' precious blood.


What stream is that, which sweeps away
My sin just like a flood,
So not a hint of it can stay,
It's Jesus' precious blood.


What voice is that which speaks for me;;
In heaven's high court for good.
And justifies and sets me free,
It's Jesus' precious blood.


O precious blood, it covers me,
It takes away the stain of sin.
Such power there is contained within
Jesus' precious blood.


What theme my soul shall best employ
Your song before Your God,
And make all heaven ring for joy,
It's Jesus' precious blood.


Music: Ian Hannah
Words: Joseph Irons (1785-1852) Adpt. by David Hyde


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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday Snapshots 10.13.2012

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~A rare shot of me Smile

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~Admiring his new “muh-me suit”

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~Helping Dad

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Psalm for this Lord's Day

Psalm 103

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Praise for the Lord’s Mercies.

A Psalm of David.

1Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturday Snapshots 10.6.12

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Theology for Two-year-olds

Jojo ate a mango for snack today.
After he finished it he wanted the peel.

Me: No, Jojo, we don't eat the peel.
Jojo thinks for a minute. "God made the peel" he says, looking quite serious.
Me: Yes, God made the peel - but you still can't eat it.

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I just love these moments when I realize he is beginning to really understand what I've been teaching him.

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That's "Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty" for those of you not fluent in Toddler.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thankful Thursday 10.4.12

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~A pull-up wearing boy to help mop the floor

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~Baby smiles

~Fall colors

~Crisp morning and warm afternoons

~Clean windows

~Singing hymns to a little one in the middle of the night

Colossians 3:15

15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.