{I Rest My Weary Soul In Thee}

The Church Visiting Cathey in the hospital singing Hymns to her.

Cathey’s Home Fellowship group singing hymns and songs to her a few days before she passed.

Last night around 7:00pm a dear sweet lady, Cathey Marie Tierney, went to the Lord. I remember when I first met her and I sat down and told her my testimony and when I finished she just hugged me.. That was my first experience with this radiant woman and I will never forget it. Cathey beamed with Christ everywhere she went. She constantly had a smile and kind words for everyone. When you mentioned God to her she could go on and on with eyes and a voice of excitement, anticipating the moment of His presence on earth or in heaven. She has battled with cancer for 5 years and she has reached the goal of every Christian. To be with the Lord and made just like Christ. Currently she is in heaven worshiping the Lord perfectly and forever. What a glorious thought. I can not wait for the day that I meet my Lord and Savior. If you are reading this I would ask that you would pray for all the grieving family members and that they would all be comforted in the truth that she is where she has always wanted to be. The sting of death has passed and now she is healed and rejoicing. I will always remember her and continually be encouraged by the testimony of her life on this earth. I will also remember her face when I visited her at the hospital, so ready for heaven. I love you Cathey and I will see you soon.

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

{Psalm 15}

Tonight I was reading Psalm 15 and was greatly encouraged on how a believer lives righteously for the Lord:

O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?

Who shall dwell on your holy hill?

He who walks blamelessly and does what is right

and speaks truth in his heart;

who does not slander with his tongue

and does no evil to his neighbor,

nor takes up a reproach against his friend;

in whose eyes a vile person is despised,

but who honors those who fear the Lord;

who swears to his own hurt and does not change;

 who does not put out his money at interest

and does not take a bribe against the innocent.

He who does these things shall never be moved.

{Psalm 15}

On reading John MacArthur’s notes he states that Psalm 15 is possibly the most ultimate question-and-answer sessions out of all the Psalms. You see throughout the Psalm it’s a sequence of responses to the question of acceptable worship.

A Little Outline by John MacArhtur:

l. A two part question (vs.1)
ll. A twelve part response (vs.2-5b)
A. Three positively phased ethical characteristics (vs. 2)
1. His lifestyle exhibits integrity
2. His deed exhibit justice.
3. His speech exhibits reliability
B. Three negatively cast ethical characteristics (vs. 3)
1. He does not tread over people with his tongue.
2. He does not harm his fellow man.
3. He does not dump reproach upon family or friend.
C. Three positively phrased characteristics (vs. 4a-c)
1. He views the reprobate as rejected.
2. He respects the people of God.
3. He holds himself accountable.
D. Three negatively cast ethical characteristics (vs. 4d-5b)
1. He is not fickle.
2. He is not greedy.
3. He can not be bought.
lll. A one part guarantee (vs.5c)

I just wanted to share what my devotion was about tonight and hopefully encourage others to be living strongly for our God and Savior. “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” {Philippians 3:14}
 Jazz.

Sweet Baby Jane.

-22

So it’s been a while.. I know. So much has been going on and each day the Lord’s grace and love is displayed more and more and never ceases to end on a day by day, moment by moment basis.

On December 8th, 2012 my beautiful baby niece Scarlette-Jane Elizabeth Hoffman was born to the proud parents of Zach and Sasha Hoffman! What a blessing. She was premature, but was fine and healthy. Thank the Lord! It has been such a joy to watch my nephew Donnie grow up to be a fun and adventurous little boy. You could say my cup is full…

Wedding, wedding, wedding. Obviously, a great deal of planning has been taking place and also God showing both Serj and I that His timing and plan are completely perfect and that we must wait on Him patiently and that he will bless us. What a sweet time it has been of absolute excitement knowing that I am going to marry the love of my life, the man that God has intricately fashioned for me in His vast eternal plan.. Crazy. Anticipation is building and things are coming together piece by piece and I am just so eager!!