Turn on the Lights!

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Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do,
Do not wait to shed your light afar,
To the many duties ever near you now be true,
Brighten the corner where you are.

Just above are clouded skies that you may help to clear,
Let not narrow self your way debar;
Though into one heart alone may fall your song of cheer,
Brighten the corner where you are.

Here for all your talent you may surely find a need,
Here reflect the bright and Morning Star;
Even from your humble hand the Bread of Life may feed,
Brighten the corner where you are.

Brighten the corner where you are!
Brighten the corner where you are!
Someone far from harbor you may guide across the bar;
Brighten the corner where you are!
The author if this bright song is Ina Duley Ogden. She was born in Rossville, IL in 1872, and died in Toledo, OH, May 18, 1964.
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Fill My Cup

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What a beautiful song is Fill My Cup, written by Richard Blanchard. Funny, I had thought it was written by the Gaithers. Sometimes it is good to look things up. Anyway, here are the lyrics:

Like the woman at the well, I was seeking
For things that could not satisfy.
And then I heard my Savior speaking—
“Draw from My well that never shall run dry.”

There are millions in this world who are seeking
For pleasures earthly goods afford.
But none can match the wondrous treasure
That I find in Jesus Christ my Lord.

So my brother if the things that this world gives you
Leave hungers that won’t pass away,
My blessed Lord will come and save you
If you kneel to Him and humbly pray—

Chorus:

Fill my cup, Lord;
I lift it up Lord;
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more.
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.

I sure do want to be made whole.

 

(I merged two clipart drawings I found online, so this isn’t an original drawing. )

Peace in the Valley

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There will be peace in the valley for me some day, 
there will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray, 
there’ll be no sadness, no sorrow, no trouble I’ll see, 
there will be peace in the valley for me. 

–Thomas Dorsey

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4

 

Butterfly Wings

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How do you distinguish a moth from a butterfly? Keeping in mind that there are exceptions, below is a list of physical and behavioral differences.

  • Moths are nocturnal. Butterflies are out and about during the day.
  • When at rest, butterflies will fold their wings back. Moths flatten their wings against their bodies or spread them wide.
  • During pupal stage, a moth cocoon is made of silk. A butterfly emerges from a chrysalis, which is hard and smooth.
  • Butterfly antennae are smooth and have a ball at the tip. The moth has antennae that are feathery or like a comb.

For more information, see THIS PAGE from livescience.com.

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Above is an Emperor Gum moth.

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Photo of the Emperor Gum moth by Fir0002 at English Wikipedia – Adapted (background edited) from File:Polyphemus moth.jpg (Own work) (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=153565