Oh Praise the Name

Roy Hicks wrote Paise the Name of Jesus, as well as several other hymns, before his death in February 1992 in Jackson Country, Oregon. He was returning from Los Angeles to the Foursquare International Church where he pastored.

Romans 5:8 tells us that “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” This song is a story of the Cross, a story of love, and of rebirth. Anástasis, Jesus’ resurrection that leads us to respond to His great love for us!

Hillside is leading the worship in this video.

I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me
I see His wounds His hands His feet
My Saviour on that cursed tree

His body bound and drenched in tears
They laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb
The entrance sealed by heavy stone
Messiah still and all alone

O praise the Name of the Lord our God
O praise His Name forevermore
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord oh Lord our God
O Praise The Name (Anástasis)

Then on the third at break of dawn
The Son of heaven rose again
O trampled death where is your sting
The angels roar for Christ the King

He shall return in robes of white
The blazing sun shall pierce the night
And I will rise among the saints
My gaze transfixed on Jesus face

Happy 4th July 2015

Three Day Quote Challenge flies by Jane Basil. I love the music of the person you quoted today, Jim Morrison. When Mark was in France he visited his grave. Thanks so much for inviting me to participate.

For the challenge, the rules are:
I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.
II – Thank the person who nominated you.
III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.
IIIb – Or pass it to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.

My invitation to participate in the challenge goes to Greg, Rachael Ritchey and Wild Daffodil.

Martha and I have had a lot of fun showing off our family for two days. The national holiday tomorrow lends itself to quote one of Martha’s and my heroes, Thomas Jefferson.

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We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. It matters not that the date the draft was completed was the 2nd of July. The handwritten copy was signed and dated the 4th of July. That was the day the nation celebrated our independence. Thomas Jefferson’s and John Adams’ deaths on July 4, 1826 may have made the 4th more important. In 1870 Congress declared July 4th to be a national holiday. In 1939 and 1941 further legislation about national holiday was passed.

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. – John Adams – See more at: US History Quotes About God and the Bible

[The Fourth of July] ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. – John Adams – See more at: http://www.usachristianministries.com/us-history-quotes-about-god-and-the-bible/#sthash.S27HLPxX.dpuf

Dwight D. Eisenhower – President of the United States of America “Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic, expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God’s help, it will continue to be.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower – See more at: http://www.usachristianministries.com/us-history-quotes-about-god-and-the-bible/#sthash.S27HLPxX.dpuf

Of the many influences that have shaped the United States into a distinctive nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible. – Ronald Reagan – See more at: http://www.usachristianministries.com/us-history-quotes-about-god-and-the-bible/#sthash.S27HLPxX.dpuf

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Crowning Glory

 

This is day two of the Three Day Quote Challenge. Jane Basil invited me to participate.

For the challenge, the rules are:
I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.
II – Thank the person who nominated you.
III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.
IIIb – Or pass it to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.

I’m sending out invitation for three talented bloggers to participate, Ramona Wray, Cat and Missy.

Our quote for today is about our favorite subject.

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Martha’s two daughters, Crissa and Angela gave her two grandchildren apiece.

all the grandchildren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My son Wesley Markham gave me two granddaughters.

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tay


 

 

 

 

 

Isadora James Quote

Jane Basil sent me an invitation to participate in the Three Day Quote Challenge. I had so much fun the first time, I accepted. Jane is a friend from Blogging University poetry class. Her poems are instruments to covey all the emotions you can imagine. She seems to write effortlessly.

For the challenge, the rules are:

I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.

II – Thank the person who nominated you.

III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.

IIIb – Or pass it to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.

I nominate three new friends:

Dorne, The Crazy Bag Lady and JanuarysDreamer. I hope you will accept the challenge.

Martha and I are collaborating on the quotes and photographs as we did before. We’ve been exploring sister quotes. Martha found this one that we feel expresses our relationship.

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 by Isadora James 

sistersMeredith and Martha

angela and crissaAngela and Crissa

S & TSamantha and Taylor

my sisterHarvest House Publishers offers a book by Isadora James – “adorable line drawings and whimsical watercolors pair wonderfully with loving quotes, uplifting poems, and insightful scriptures that all celebrate the incredible gift of a sister.”

Saturday All-Stars Baseball Game

Saturday morning at 6:20 a.m., Nick and I woke to rain. It looked like we were socked in for the day. Fortunately, we had breaks in the rain and the dogs were able to get out for potty breaks.

I settled with my coffee to talk with Martha about our day. She told me at 1:00 p.m. she was going for “Evanator’s” all-star game. I was  persuaded to go too with reassurance that the weather would clear and turn sunny.

evanEvan’s the one with the red glove.

I spent many years attending baseball games. My youngest son played more sports, and played consistently than my two older ones.

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Mike is on the right. I miss those days. Mike played baseball, basketball and football.  Now my sports man plays golf.

All three of my youngest great nephews play baseball. I should have opportunities to attend sports events they play in for a while to come.

 

 

 

 

Blessings, Gift of Life, Betterment and The Future

I missed our haiku challenge last Monday. I’m happy to be back. Thanks, Ronovan. The prompt words are future and give.

 

By Meredith

Blessings

fistopen palms

hands full and closed tight
there is  room for more blessings
if you let some go

Gift of Life

cup

my benefactor
presses down and fills my life
seals my fate with grace

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by Martha

 

Betterment
surprise
the past is over
future slowly emerges
what will be your gift
The Future
where you are
It lies undaunting
ahead of other concerns.
What’s giving you fright?