Saturday, January 20, 2007

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labours increase;
To added affliction He addeth His Mercy
To mutiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
His Love has no limit; His grace has no measure;
His power no boundary known to men;
For out of His riches in Jesus
He giveth and giveth and giveth again.
- Annie Johnson Flint

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Touch of the Masters Hand

Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
thought it scarcely worth his while
to waste much time on the old violin,
but held it up with a smile;
"What am I bidden, good folks," he cried,
"Who'll start the bidding for me?"
"A dollar, a dollar"; then two!" "Only two?
Two dollars, and who'll make it three?
Three dollars, once; three dollars twice; going for three.."
But no, from the room, far back,a gray-haired man
came forward and picked up the bow;
Then, wiping the dust from the old violin,
and tightening the loose strings, he played a melody pure and sweet
as caroling angel sings.
The music ceased, and the auctioneer,
with a voice that was quiet and low,
said; " Now, What am I bid for the old violin?"
And he held it up with the bow.
A thousand dollars, and who'll make it two?
Two thousand! And who'll make it three?
Three thousand, once, three thousand, twice,
and going and gone," said he.
The people cheered, but some of them cried,
"We do not quite understand
what changed its worth." Swift came the reply:
"The touch of a master's hand.
"And many a man with life out of tune,
and battered and scarred with sin,
Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd,
much like the old violin,
A"mess of pottage," a glass of wine;
a game - and he travels on.
"He is going" once, and "going twice,
He's going and almost gone."
But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd
never can quite understand
the worth of a souland the change that's wrought
by the touch of the Master's hand.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Today, we went to Exploris Aquarium. We really enjoyed it:)
Here is some pictures of the Touch Tank. You can touch dog fish (a certain type of shark.) and rays and
can hold sea urchins, starfish, and clams.
Hannah will be putting pictures of seals on her blog soon.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Monday, January 01, 2007