Archive for July, 2009

This is an excerpt from the July 24th devotional in Springs in the Valley, by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman. I found this to be very encouraging, considering my struggles in staying in the Word and feeling God’s presence in my life.

Springs in the Valley

Springs in the Valley

July 24


Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet, have believed. (John 20:29)

There are those to whom no visions come, no moments upon the mount suffused with a glory that never was on land or sea. Let not such envy the men of vision. It may be that the vision is given to strengthen a faith that else were weak. It is to the people who can live along the line of what others call the commonplace, and yet trust, that the Master says, “Blessed.”

Beware of a life of fitful impulse. Live and act on sustained principle. It is a poor thing—the flash of summer lightning, compared with the steady luster of moon and star.

“The darkest night has stars in it!”

When the low mood comes, open your New Testament. Read it imaginatively: stand on the shore at Capernaum; visit the home at Bethany; sit by Jacob’s well and in the Upper Room; look into the eyes of Jesus; listen to His voice; take a walk around by Calvary; remember the crown of thorns; then tell yourself (for it is true), “All this was for me! The Son of God loved me, and gave Himself for me.” And see if a passion of praise does not send the low mood flying.

“Praise and service are great healers.” When life grows sore and wounding, and it is difficult to be brave, praise God! Sing something, and you will rally your own heart with the song!

You must learn to swim and hold your head above the water even when the sense of His Presence is not with you to hold up your chin. ~Garden Of Spices

Do not depend on frames or feelings. You cannot always live in the tropics.

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Yet another great song from Daughtry’s new sophomore release, “Leave This Town”!


Daughtry - Leave This Town

Daughtry - Leave This Town

Song: “Learn My Lesson”
Artist: Daughtry
Album: Leave This Town


Tonight the sunset means so much
The one thing that you know you’ll never touch
Like the feeling, the real thing
I reach out for that sweet dream

But somehow the darkness wakes me up
I’ve felt this emptiness before
But all the times that I’ve been broken
I still run right back for more

You’d think that I’d learn my lesson by now
You’d think that I’d somehow figure out
That if you strike the match
You’re bound to feel the flame

You think that I’d learn the cost of love
Paid that price long enough
But still I drive myself right through the pain
Yeah, well it turns out, I haven’t learned a thing

Sometimes I think I’m better off
To turn out the lights and close up shop
And give up the longing, believing in belonging
Just hold down my head and take the loss

You’d think that I’d learn my lesson by now
You’d think that I’d somehow figure out
That if you strike the match
You’re bound to feel the flame

You’d think that I’d learn the cost of love
Paid that price long enough
But still I drive myself right through the pain
Yeah, well it turns out, I haven’t learned a thing

“Learn My Lesson” by Daughtry