40 thoughts on “A Respite”

    1. Wow. Now that I actually take time to stop and see and listen to what was posted this morning, I almost feel badly for such posting what seems like such a self-seeking comment.

      What a beautiful hymn, and so beautifully sung.

      I especially love this verse:

      Though He giveth or He taketh,
      God His children ne’er forsaketh;
      His the loving purpose solely
      To preserve them pure and holy.

      Thanks for this reminder this morning, Darrel.

  1. Thanks so much Darrell. Very lovely and needed. I got my power back last night and am cleaning up the Sandy mess. I didn’t realize how tense I must have been during the ordeal until I just suddenly started crying this morning. So many have a much bigger/longer path to return to normal.

    Oh and I missed you guys. πŸ˜†

    1. Ooh, an interesting math algorithm! So, if first gets a butt cushion (1/1), then second must get half a butt cushion (1/2), etc. But that would only give you 1/15 of a butt cushion! Are you trying to steal, or are you using a non-linear algorithm? Also, you forgot to adjust for Net Present Value. Based upon the current yield of T-Bill, adjusted for your tardiness of 2 hrs and 4 minutes, you actually only get…

  2. “There’s a lot going on in the world right now. Elections. Hurricanes. Strife and sorrow on every side”

    Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

  3. This truly is a great hymn, but whenever I hear it, I think of the boy who sat next to me in Children’s Choir all those years ago. He refused to sing “bosom” because he thought it was a dirty word. 😳

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