Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Way by John Oxenham

I came across this poem from a 19th century English poet, William Dunkerley, writing under the pseudonym John Oxenham

The poem was included in perhaps the Christian book that most impacted my life as a young man...By Searching...written by Isobel Kuhn, a missionary to China.

Eloquently written, the poem’s message transcends the ages. We have choices in life. Take the high way or the right path; take the low way or the wrong path; or somewhere in-between. The choice is ours to make!  

To every man there openeth
A Way, and Ways, and a Way,
And the High Soul climbs the High Way,
And the Low Soul gropes the Low,
And in between, on the misty flats,
To rest drift to and fro.
But to every man there openeth
A High Way, and a Low.
And every man decideth
The way his soul shall go.
John Oxenham

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

God Will Not Forget You

No matter how rough the road might be...God
will NOT forget you.  That's His promise!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Russell King - A Celebration of a Life Well Lived

Recently I had the pleasure of participating in the funeral/celebration of life of a lifelong friend, Mr. Russell King.  I had known Russell for over 50 years and he was a godly, generous man.  My brother Jon is married to Russell's daughter Elaine.

The Celebration of Life was captured on video and I'm sharing it here.

Thank you, Russell King, for the impact you made on many lives around the world.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."

Friday, August 10, 2018

Verse # 3 - A Personal Testimony

Many years ago during a particularly difficult time, the Lord gave me a poem/song that lifted the burden. Several years later He gave me the 2nd verse. 

Tonight, while waiting for our pizza, the 3rd verse came to my mind.  I'm sharing it below. It's my personal testimony regarding God's amazing care and provision. 

I've quoted this poem countless times since then. God knows our needs before we even ask. The answer may already be on the way. Trust the Provider. He has never failed! 

Our Great High Priest above, 
In righteousness arrayed; 
Presents our every need to God 
Before we've even prayed. 

Jehovah is His name, 
Our needs He will provide; 
His Word declares it to be true 
And He has never lied. 

Verse # 3...many years later...

Now after all these years
Grey hair adorns my head;
Yet from a child I can attest
I've never begged for bread.  (Psalm 37:25)

- David W. Fisher 

Safer Than a Known Way

So very true!  We can trust our God with every detail of our lives...

Thursday, August 02, 2018

A Great Evening of Music for a Great Cause


We're looking forward to a great evening of music in Del Crary Park on August 26th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The concert will feature Pete Gauthier and his band, Washboard Hank and the Wringers and the McDonnel Street Gospel Quartet!

The concert is to benefit FRIENDS Peterborough, the humanitarian agency where I've been the frontline staff worker since October 2011.

Come on out and enjoy the evening!

See you there!