What God Has Built Up From Tears

Today’s post is part of the devotion I read this morning from Streams in the Desert devotional by L.B. Cowman; edited by Jim Reimann.





The flowers live by the tears that fall

From the sad face of the skies;

And life would have no joys at all

Were there no watery eyes.

Love the sorrow, for grief will bring

Its own reward in later years;

The rainbow! See how fair a thing

God has built up from tears.

Henry S. Sutton


Sunday Hymnal: Nearer My God To Thee


Nearer My God, To Thee

(Sara F. Adams)


Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.


Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
Darkness be over me, my rest a stone.
Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God to Thee.


There let the way appear, steps unto Heav’n;
All that Thou sendest me, in mercy given;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee.


Then, with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee.


Or, if on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I’ll fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.


There in my Father’s home, safe and at rest,
There in my Savior’s love, perfectly blest;
Age after age to be, nearer my God to Thee.


Lyrics Courtesy of  PopularHymns.com

Weekend Wisdom: Games

I chose the subject of “games” for today’s Weekend Wisdom, because a game I played last Wednesday had a major impact on my life. You will find out more about that next Saturday, August 1st when I publish the July edition of “Something New.” 

Until then, enjoy these quotes about games.


It may be that all games are silly. But then, so are humans.

Robert Lynd

Life’s too short for chess.

Henry James Byron, Our Boys, 1874

Games lubricate the body and the mind.

Benjamin Franklin

There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing. All the rest are merely games.

Ernest Hemingway

All quotes courtesy of QuoteGarden.com

See you tomorrow for Sunday Hymnal


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