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Welcome to my personal weblog! I have many areas of interest as a Christian wife and home schooling mother of 6 girls: writing, poetry, website design, digital photography, a home business (sewing); however, this blog will focus more on the wonderful journey the Lord has brought our family through and what the Lord has shown me in His Holy Word.


I know that my devotionals don't often speak of specifics in our lives, but I want my readers to know that what I write comes most often from what the Lord is doing in our lives, or has done. I don't just repeat words by this preacher or that one. My devotionals are often written through a haze of tears, sometimes in grief, sometimes in peace at God's goodness for what He is doing for our good. At other times, after a flood of tears over my lack of faith in His great plan for us, especially after I've seen Heaven's gates open in another miraculous answer to prayer. What I write is what God shows me through those trials which He brings because of His great goodness as He works out His perfect plan. - Angela.


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The Will of God

I Am unsure who wrote this, but have heard a couple lines quoted many times over the years, never knowing that it was a full poem and what a amazing reminders of the Word of God it contains. God bless the person who penned this! – Angela


The Will of God

The will of God will never take you 
Where the grace of God cannot keep you, 
Where the arms of God cannot support you, 
Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs, 
Where the power of God cannot endow you. 

The will of God will never take you 
Where the spirit of God cannot work through you, 
Where the wisdom of God cannot teach you, 
Where the army of God cannot protect you, 
Where the hands of God cannot mold you. 

The will of God will never take you 
Where the love of God cannot enfold you, 
Where the mercy of God cannot sustain you, 
Where the peace of God cannot calm your fears,
Where the authority of God cannot overrule for you. 

The will of God will never take you 
Where the comfort of God cannot dry your tears, 
Where the Word of God cannot feed you, 
Where the miracles of God cannot be done for you, 
Where the omnipresence of God cannot find you.

Things Our Mother Taught Us

Things Our Mother Taught Us

Our mother, our friend, you taught us so much.
You showed us your love, with just a small touch.
You taught us to love others, even if they didn't love back.
To do right's more important, than a pat on the back.
 

No matter the task, you taught us to press on, 
Quitting wasn't an option; you taught us to be strong.
It's all worth the effort, to see the task done.
If we'd only push through, we'd see the victory won.
 

We watched as you laid aside, your needs for our wants.
You gave us first place, and often went without.
You thought we weren't looking, when you wiped your tears.
As you felt an unworthy guide for us on life's great route.
 

The career of a mother, may have little pay, 
But some rewards have come back to you this day:
Children who love and would give all for you
That you would know how much we love you!
 

Angela Leger Trenholm
Mother's Day, May 8th, 2011

Why, Lord?

Lord, I have learned so much of you,
Yet how little do I truly know.
I know I should not ask you “Why”
Yet these things I would have you show.

Why, Lord, can you stand to look at me,
When my sins nailed you to the cross?
You endured such pain and agony;
For me you suffered such loss!

Why, Lord, have you made me your child,
When my heart is so prone to wander?
Perhaps you see in me the prodigal,
Who does return though I falter.

Why, Lord, do you still love me,
Though I fail you day by day?
I stumble and yes I fall,
Yet by my side you stay.

Why, Lord, do you hold my hand,
Through my temptations and trials?
You even give me strength to stand,
Though my faith fails you so often.

Why, Lord, have you prepared a mansion,
Where I will dwell with you eternally?
Walking through the streets of gold,
Lord, a wretched sinner like me?

The answers still elude me, Lord,
Though I’ve pondered this in my mind.
Yet seeing your arms open wide at Calvary,
Glimmers of understanding begin to shine.

Your mercy withholds from me,
The judgment I so much deserve’
And your grace bestows upon me,
Your great love that I could never earn.

Angela Trenholm
October 15th, 2007

Christmas Without Jesus


Christmas Without Jesus

Christmas without Jesus,
And all that the Saviour hath wrought;
Can you begin to comprehend
Why I just cannot bear the thought?

Christmas without Jesus,
Means more than an empty manger,
Or a wasted trip for wise men,
On a road of untold danger.

Christmas without Jesus,
Means more than a tree with no gifts;
More than no holiday fixings,
Or no extra-overtime shifts.

Christmas without Jesus –
What does it all really mean?
What impact does it have for me,
My life, my hopes and my dreams?

Christmas without Jesus
Means my sin debt, by me, still is borne.
It still has never been paid for,
For His body had never been torn.

Christmas without Jesus
Means Heaven cannot be attained;
We’ve all sinned; there’s no remedy.
Our good works are useless and vain.

Christmas without Jesus
Means an eternity of pain;
No hope for all mankind was brought.
without Christ’s loss, we have no gain.

Christmas without Jesus,
Oh no! It simply cannot be!
But praise the Lord! I know it’s not!
He came to die for you and me!

Christmas with Jesus –
My Saviour’s alive forevermore!
He arose victorious from the grave,
And He has opened Heaven’s door.

Christmas without Jesus-
A fairy tale, an empty show.
For Christ came to pay for our sin –
It’s real! I want the world to know!

Angela Trenholm
December 13th, 2003

For Such a Time as This

Our daughter, Sarah, my website partner, Jerry Bouey, and I wrote this song a few years ago. It was used for our church’s mission conference last fall.

For Such A Time As This
(To the tune of So Little Time by John R. Rice)

1. Esther was called to plead for her people.
Fear gripped her heart; Mordecai reminded her:
Twas her life too that now hung in the balance,
And she was given the king’s ear for this cause.

Despite her fears, boldly she went before the throne,
To plead the cause of her people before the king.
As she drew near, his favor was extended,
Grace was given, for such a time as this.

Chorus:
For such a time as this we have been called,
To preach the Gospel to a dying world.
How will they hear, except that we obey Him?
For such a time, for such a time as this.

2. Stand in the gap, petition for the lost world.
Snatch from the fire, rescue souls bound by their sin.
Break the chains of darkness that’s enslaved them.
Proclaim the truth in Jesus’ blessed name.

So as you stand in the place that God has given you,
Do not fear, He’s standing by your side,
And He will give the grace that you require,
As He promised, for such a time as this.

Chorus:

3. So little time, the day of grace is fading.
The sands of time are slipping through our hands.
Hold forth the Word, the Gospel of Salvation,
Lest you have their blood upon your hands.

Have compassion, our loved ones need the Saviour.
Let it not be said, “No man cared for my soul.”
Lift up your eyes, the field is white to harvest,
For such a time, for such a time as this.

Last Chorus:

For such a time as this we have been called,
To preach the Gospel to a dying world.
How will they hear, except that we obey Him?
Oh will you go, for such a time as this?

Sarah & Angela Trenholm and Jerry Bouey
April 2005

For Such A Time As This

(To the tune of So Little Time by John R. Rice)
(Missions Conference Version)

1. Esther was called to plead for her people.
Fear gripped her heart; Mordecai reminded her:
Twas her life too that now hung in the balance,
And she was given the king’s ear for this cause.

Despite her fears, boldly she went before the throne,
To plead the cause of her people before the king.
As she drew near, his favor was extended,
Grace was given, for such a time as this.

Chorus:

For such a time as this we have been called,
To preach the Gospel to a dying world.
How will they hear, except that we obey Him?
For such a time, for such a time as this.

2. So little time, the day of grace is fading.
The sands of time are slipping through our hands.
Hold forth the Word, the Gospel of Salvation,
Lest you have their blood upon your hands.

So as you stand in the place that God has given you,
And you hold, God’s Word in your hands;
Do not forget, all those who’ve yet to see it,
Do what you can, to place one in their hands.

Chorus:

4. Step out by faith, to see what God would have you do,
For the priceless worth, of even one lost soul.
And He will give the grace that you require.
To be exchanged for riches up in glory.

Stand in the gap, petition for the lost world.
Snatch from the fire, rescue souls bound by their sin.
Break the chains of darkness that’s enslaved them.
Proclaim the truth in Jesus’ blessed name.

Chorus:

Final Chorus:

For such a time as this we have been called,
To give the Gospel to a dying world.
How will they hear, except that we obey Him?
Oh will you go, for such a time as this?

Sarah & Angela Trenholm and Jerry Bouey
April 2005

The Words “Merry Christmas”

This is not my material, but I really appreciate it and hope you do too.

The Words “Merry Christmas”

Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.

Why the Politically Correct Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas – no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people’s feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a ‘ Holiday ‘.
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit.
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod.
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe’s the word Christmas – was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny’s and Sears
You won’t hear the word Christmas; it won’t touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace.

The true Gift o f Christmas was exchangednd discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate ‘Winter Break’ under your ‘Dream Tree’
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday !

Author Unknown

A Work in Progress

Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good work in you
will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
Philippians 1:6

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We serve such a gracious and merciful God. So often I am reminded of Lamentations 3:21-23:

This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

What would or could I do if it were not for His renewed compassions and mercies! It totally befuddles me as to why God would want to spend time with me. I fail Him, yet He lifts me up from the miry clay and sets my feet upon a rock, and that Rock is Christ!

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. Psalms 40:2

And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.1Corinthians 10:4

The following text is one of the greatest I have ever read on God and His attributes as it does an incredible job of summing up so much about Him. It is humbling, yet encouraging. Mind boggling, yet so simple.

God Is

Try to top this!

He is the First and Last, the Beginning and the End!
He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all!
He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all times.
He always was, He always is, and He always will be…
Unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated, and never Undone!

He was bruised and brought healing!
He was pierced and eased pain!
He was persecuted and brought freedom!
He was dead and brought life!
He is risen and brings power!
He reigns and brings Peace!

The world can’t understand him,
The armies can’t defeat Him,
The schools can’t explain Him, and
The leaders can’t ignore Him.

Herod couldn’t kill Him,
The Pharisees couldn’t confuse Him, and
The people couldn’t hold Him!
Nero couldn’t crush Him, Hitler couldn’t silence Him,
The New Age can’t replace Him,
and Donahue can’t explain Him away!

He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.
He is Goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.
He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure.
His ways are right, His word is eternal,
His will is unchanging, and His mind is on me!
He is my Redeemer, He is my Savior,
He is my Guide, and He is my Peace!
He is my Joy, He is my Comfort,
He is my Lord, and He rules my life!

I serve Him because
His bond is love, His burden is light,
and His goal for me is abundant life.

I follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise,
the power of the powerful, the ancient of days,
the ruler of rulers, the leader of leaders,
the overseer of the overcomers,
and the sovereign Lord of all that was and is and is to come.

And if that seems impressive to you, try this for size:

His goal is a relationship with ME!

He will never leave me, never forsake me, never mislead me,
never forget me, never overlook me,
and never cancel my appointment in His appointment book!

When I fall, He lifts me up!
When I fail, He forgives!
When I am weak, He is strong!
When I am lost, He is the way!

When I am afraid, He is my courage!
When I stumble, He steadies me!
When I am hurt, He heals me!
When I am broken, He mends me!

When I am blind, He leads me!
When I am hungry, He feeds me!
When I face trials, He is with me!
When I face persecution, He shields me!

When I face problems, He comforts me!
When I face loss, He provides for me!
When I face Death, He carries me Home!

He is everything for everybody,
Everywhere, every time, and every way.
He is God, He is faithful. I am His, and He is mine!
My Father in heaven can whip the father of this world.
So, if you’re wondering why I feel so secure, understand this…

He said it and that settles it.
God is in control, I am on His side, and
that means all is well with my soul.
Everyday is a blessing, for

GOD Is!

By – Mike Hilson for Vista Magazine

In the beginning God…
Genesis 1:1

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After reading this, the main thing that stuck out to me was: His goal is a relationship with ME!

Me? Why me? Why would the Creator of all want to have a relationship with me? As the Bible clearly teaches, it’s not because I’m anything special or sinless, far from that, but it’s just because of who God is! God chooses to work in my life.

The lesson’s verse:

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Philippians 1:6

has been one of my greatest comforts. God is still working on me! God doesn’t do a slip shod job! He that began a good work in my life WILL PERFORM IT, will fulfill it, will finish it!!

And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. Romans 4:21

This child’s song that many are familiar with really gives a smile.

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He’s Still Working on Me!

CHORUS:

He’s still workin’ on me,
To make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week to make the moon and the stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be,
He’s still workin’ on me!

VERSE 1:

There really ought to be a sign upon my heart,
“Don’t judge me yet, there’s an unfinished part.”
But I’ll be perfect, just ac-cording to His plan,
Fashioned by the Master’s loving hand.

(REPEAT CHORUS)

VERSE 2:

In the mirror of His Word, reflections that I see
Make me wonder why He never gave up on me.
He loves me as I am, and helps me when I pray,
Remember He’s the Potter, I’m the clay.

(REPEAT CHORUS)

© 1980 by Hemphill Music Company/BMI. All rights reserved.
WORDS & MUSIC: Joel Hemphill

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Have you stumbled in your Christian life and let Satan get you discouraged, thinking God cannot, does not want to use you? Yet…

“… a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: Proverbs 24:16

If you are God’ child, He has a special plan and purpose for your life. If you seek Him, He WILL be found and He will reveal His plan to you. Just like the potter molding the clay, God will take you and mold you to make a vessel fit for The Master’s use.

We may falter, stumble, and even fall flat on our faces, but what a blessing to know that our loving, Heavenly Father is waiting for us to…

“ …lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.â€? Psalms 121:1

…so that He can lift us up again.

I’ll close this lesson off with a song our daughters’ and I sang a few months back. What a blessing to see God’s working in our family’s life. I certainly wasn’t singing this kind of song at their age! Praise His Holy Name! We are a work in progress!

Vessels Unto Honour

In a great house, there are vessels
Some of wood and some of clay
There are great ones and small ones
You can choose the ones you may.

Some for service, some for beauty,
Others bear refreshing wine.
Lord I care not how you use me,
Please just hear this prayer of mine.

Chorus:

Make me a vessel unto honour
The fame of this world, I refuse
Sanctify me, cleanse me and fill me
Meet for the Master’s own use.

Lord, my vessel is empty
It is purged from dross and sin
By your precious blood on Calvary,
It has cleansed me now within.

Tho’ unworthy for Your service,
Yet Your grace is mine today.
So I offer You my vessel
For your use and this I pray.

Chorus:

Make me a vessel unto honour
The fame of this world, I refuse
Sanctify me, cleanse me and fill me
Yes I’ll me meet, for the Master’s own use.

Words and Music by Julia Montoro
Arr. By Rachel Walker
Available through The Marshall Family
http://www.johnmarshallfamily.com/

Angela Trenholm
May 1st, 2006

Are You Ashamed of Your Saviour?

It can be a daily struggle to live the Christian life. It is easy to bow to peer pressure and the jeers of the lost world, and even to people who profess to be Christians, but in all practicality, deny the Lord by their life. As Christians, we should be ashamed of our own sin (that needs to be confessed daily in order to maintain proper fellowship with our Lord – not to keep our salvation) but then we must continue daily to fight the good fight for the Saviour. We do not; however, have anything to be ashamed of in Jesus Christ. He is perfection. He is love incarnate and we should proclaim His love and salvation to a lost and dying world.

 

Not Ashamed of Christ?

As I sit in my pew during church,
It’s easy to agree with what’s said
To repeat “Amen” and “Praise the Lord”
Or simply agree, by a nod of the head.

 

Yet, leaving the church building,
My resolve just melts away.
What did cause my withdrawing?
Why was I in such a fray?

 

I thought I had all I needed
To fulfill the great commission,
But instead, working by myself
Was a cause for a great omission.

 

I was ashamed of my Lord that day –
And, oh, how many times in between –
I have denied the one who bought me,
As I perform my daily routine.

 

The boldness I needed so badly,
Was surely lacking from my effort.
I hadn’t the strength to sustain me;
In my spirit there was no comfort.

 

As I feasted on God’s Word at home,
I read of the Apostles’ boldness
And saw God’s power, and not their own,
Was the reason for their adeptness.

 

I saw how spending time with Jesus
Was what wrought such great victory:
Power to boldly speak forth God’s Word,
Regardless of government decree.

 

How I need to get alone with God,
And beseech Him for His power.
Without the strength He alone gives,
I can’t live for Him even an hour.

 

I don’t want to be ashamed of Christ –
The one who gave His all for me –
I want to live for Him day by day!
I want that great victory!

 

Going forth, but not on a whim,
To go out boldly and to proclaim;
Spending my life witnessing for Him,
That eternal life, others may gain.

 

So day by day, as I seek to please,
The one who died and rose for me,
I must spend time with Christ my Lord
If not ashamed of Him, I am to be.

 

Not Ashamed of Christ
Angela Trenholm
December 29, 2003

 

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13

And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,……And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:29-31

And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, Ephesians 6:19

According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. Philippians1:20

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Hebrews 13:6

 

More Like the Master 

Words: Charles H. Gabriel, 1906.

Music: “Hanford (Gabriel),â€? Charles H. Gabriel, 1906

 

More like the Master I would ever be,
More of His meekness, more humility;
More zeal to labor, more courage to be true,
More consecration for work He bids me do.

 

Refrain

Take Thou my heart, I would be Thine alone;
Take Thou my heart, and make it all Thine own.
Purge me from sin, O Lord, I now implore,
Wash me and keep me Thine forevermore.

 

More like the Master is my daily prayer;
More strength to carry crosses I must bear;
More earnest effort to bring His kingdom in;
More of His Spirit, the wanderer to win.

 

Refrain

 

More like the Master I would live and grow;
More of His love to others I would show;
More self denial, like His in Galilee,
More like the Master I long to ever be.

Refrain

Living For Our Lord

This was a very hard poem for me to write. Having six children has its hectic moments and I truly feel the burden of being the godly example I need to be for them. It is easy to get discouraged when my eyes are off the Lord, but I am so thankful He is always waiting with abundant help to walk in the paths of life!

 

The Path of Life

Lord, is my life a stumblingblock,
To babes in Christ around me?
Is it consistent with Your Word,
Or filled with hypocrisy?

 

Have I caused Your little ones,
To falter from the straight way?
My heart breaks at the very thought,
Dear God, of leading one astray!

 

Lord, search my reins and try my heart.
If there be any wicked way,
Pluck it out by its evil roots;
Let none of its vileness hold sway!

As David cried, so I plead of You,
“Create in me a clean heart!”
Renew a right spirit within me;
Only You Lord, give a new start,

That I may arise and proclaim,
Teaching sinners of Your redemption,
That they may be converted unto You,
Praising You in acclamation.

 

Keep my heart tender, oh Lord,
To hear that still small voice
That convicts the humble heart of sin,
And makes righteousness its choice.

 

Order my footsteps in Your Word;
Let me not falter in times of strife.
Let this my daily prayer be,
To walk in the path of life.

 

Angela Trenholm
December 26th, 2003

 

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. Psalm 51:1-4

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Psalm 51:10-13

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalms 16:11

 

All the Way My Saviour Leads Me

Words: Fanny Crosby, in Brightest and Best,
by William Doane and Robert Lowry (Chicago, Illinois: 1875)

 

All the way my Savior leads me
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who through life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well;
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.

 

All the way my Savior leads me
Cheers each winding path I tread,
Gives me grace for every trial,
Feeds me with the living Bread.
Though my weary steps may falter
And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see;
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see.

 

All the way my Savior leads me
O the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way;
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way.

My Prayer For His Will

Sometimes trials come and we truly want to question why, but for the child of God there is no need. God knows what is best for each one of us, and He uses our trials and tribulations to not only mold but refine us. He is making us into His image:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God. Zechariah 13:9

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. 2 Timothy 2:20-21

This poem was written as I stayed up to keep watch on Melissa (2 1/2 years old at the time) when she had a high fever that would not go down. At this point, suspecting RSV or pneumonia. Found out the next day she did indeed have pneumonia and an ear infection. The Lord answered my prayers and healed our little girl.

 

My Prayer for His Will

As I lay beside you in your bed,
My heart is so full of concern.
How I want to see you well again –
Is the prayer that within me burns.

 

To hear you laugh, as only you can do;
To see your precious smile light your face.
Each moment you have been with us,
Is a reminder of my Saviour’s grace.

 

Though I knew you have a heart condition,
You’ve been so well, I had forgotten.
But seeing you lying there, so frail and weak,
My heart is burdened with overmuch grief.

 

Your sickness is a clear reminder –
That to us, you do not belong,
But are lent to us from The Master,
And I know He’ll not steer us wrong.

 

You are our Lord’s, and He knows best.
As He fulfills His perfect will,
In each of our lives, it’s a test,
And we need but to stand still.

 

Too often we try so hard to control,
The circumstances that come our way.
Then these become a burden to our soul,
As we’ve led ourselves astray.

 

Dear Lord, if you choose to call her home –
Though I know my sorrow would be great –
Cause me to see that your grace will uphold me,
Help me, as in your care I commit her fate.

 

Oh Lord Jesus, may this my prayer be:
“That all in Thee, do I put my trust;
That I not question Your perfect will,
And all that You have planned for us.”

 

 

Angela B. Trenholm
December 9th, 2004

 

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:9a