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Psalm 13

A friend said to me "singing is praying twice. Have you noticed how your spirit lifts when you sing? You cannot sing well and frown, that's a fact! Psalm 13 ends with a plea to sing. Vs. 6 "I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me." Bountiful = generous, abundant, plentiful.

Do you sing? Do you encourage your children to sing? Do you teach them songs about Jesus and his love? Do you sing songs from you childhood, silly songs happy sings? Sometime today, sing a song.

Sing a song about your love for Him.

Sing a song about His love for you.

"I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me." Amen.




Spring will come!

Here they come!!!
What could be more welcome to a resident of Michigan in January, than the arrival of
seed catalogs? Wayside catalog is one of my favorites. The promise of spring at my
fingertips. This winter has lived up to one of those stories Grandpa tells about describing
snow up to the roof tops etc. etc. We have experienced some mild winters and with all the global
warming talk perhaps folks really expected Florida temperatures within a few years.
Again we learn the weather is totally out of our control. Sitting here by the fireplace, listening to
the winds howl and whip the snow around the house and pile it up in the roads; I am so grateful
for these printed pages of beautiful pictures and the promise they bring of spring.

Nelle - May your snow flakes land Jelly Side UP!


Psalm 12

In Psalm 12, David laments that the faithful have vanished. How dark would be the world if the faithful vanished. I read a quote the other day that said if the world seems dark perhaps it is because the Christians are not sharing the light. David knew others must see hope. In his anger and disappointment he writes, vs. 6 "The words of the Lord are pure words....." Read Psalms 12 today, that your hope may be a light to others.

Nelle will be speaking at Trinity UMW

Nelle Cooper will be speaking at the Trinity United Methodist Women's meeting

on Jan. 13, at 7 P.M. in Lapeer, Michigan.

Psalm 11

Psalm 11 begins “In the Lord I take refuge;”
David is declaring his trust in the Lord, although his friends encourage him to
flee to the mountains. What happened the last time you felt weak and vulnerable?
Perhaps you have been there when you are trusting in the Lord and others tell you
to run away and seek other resources. Maybe the beginning of a new year is a good
time to take inventory of your life, look at those places of refuge you seek when trials
come. I encourage you today to declare, “In the Lord I take refuge.”