Click here to see Jane swinging for the first time at the park on Memorial Day, and more.
Click here to see Jane during her first trip to Las Vegas, where she swam for the first time, and during Easter for her first Easter Egg hunt with her cousins.
Our family has suffered a tremendous loss of (my) Aunt Dee. Her life and strength and love will live on in us, although the void left by her passing will no less be felt and mourned. We celebrate her life today and thank our Lord, Jesus Christ, for being the atoning sacrifice for us, taking our sin on Himself, and willingly going to the cross to be judged in our place, creating a bridge between Earth and Heaven that we are now able to cross. Because of him, we can be sure we’ll meet Aunt Dee again. In celebrating her life, we bring out the best and the favorite expressions of love, hope and devotion to share with you.
I wonder if Christ had a little old dog
all shiny and silky like mine.
And a nose round and wet
with two cute little ears and two eyes
brown and tender that shine.
I’m sure if He had , that THAT little dog
knew right from the start that He was God.
That he needed no proof that Christ was divine
And just worshiped the ground where He trod.
I’m afraid that He hadn’t because I have read
How He prayed in the garden alone
For all of His friends and disciples had fled
Even Peter, the one called “Stone.”
I am sure that THAT little dog
With a heart so tender and warm
Would never have left Him to suffer alone
But, creeping, right under His arm
Would have licked the dear fingers
In agony, clasped, and counting all favors but loss.
When they took Him away, would have trotted behind
And followed Him right to the cross.
I’m sure, too, that THAT little dog
Would want us all to know
To ask Christ into our hearts is the way to go
And when we bow before the throne of God
In answer to His call
I know we’ll see that little dog, round, wet nose and all.
Prayer (written by Darlene Jane Owens)
Dear Lord, help us to remember that You so loved the world, You gave Your only begotten Son so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. When we are afraid, help us to remember, You are always with us. Give us the courage to follow Your will and to recognize You in the people we see in our lives; to have compassion for those that are hurting and be supportive of their needs. Help us to be Your messengers and to love one another. Thank You for all the blessings You have given us. We ask this in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Well, the third installment to the forthcoming “You Said It” album is here… The Mere. A tale of either a totally whacked out pastor or a sampling of a bunch of whacked out pastors, The Mere serves to remind us that growing a church, becoming the superstar in it, or losing touch with making contact with those outside aren’t good things. Please to enjoy my parody of Lily Allen’s “The Fear” – The Mere…
This song is available for purchase in high quality audio, along with my other parodies and several other original songs at www.speakerheart.com/jefflittle. Please stop by and throw a few dollars at music, thus encouraging its continued creation. You’ll be glad you did.
My new parody (of Lily Allen’s “The Fear”) “The Mere” has reached the Top 5 this week, which makes my second placement on the chart in the Song DISCovery Community. My parodies seem to do pretty well there. Perhaps I should save the celebration until one of my originals gets there, but what the heck? I still think it’s cool that other music ministers are appreciating my stuff.
I’ve spoken to George Williamson of Point Loma Nazarene University about developing a hymn project for churhes to use. Our hope is to provide updates for the holiness community. More to come.
Jane’s first experience with food on her 6 month birthday was wonderful. She laughed and played, and we all had a really great time together.