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Bread for the Journey

In the stars His handiwork I see,
On the wind He speaks with majesty,
Though He ruleth over land and sea,
What is that to me?
I will celebrate Nativity,
For it has a place in history,
Sure, He came to set His people free,
What is that to me?

Till by faith I met Him face to face,
and I felt the wonder of His grace,
Then I knew that He was more than just a
God who didn't care,
Who lives a way out there and

Now He walks beside me day by day,
Ever watching o'er me lest I stray,
Helping me to find the narrow way,
He's everything to me.

Recently, while some of us were sitting around the table, working on plans for the new cookbook, this old song by Ralph Carmichael came up. One started singing and we all joined in! It was a 70's moment . . . a time in our lives when what we memorized stuck with us. I found it quite amazing that after all that's been added to our brains in the past 40 years, we all still knew all of the words to this old song!

More recently yet, my little four-year old grandson was playing in the family room with his two-year-old brother and trying to get him to say, "We believe in just one God!" I recognized it from a song that our kids learned in Wee College and remembered that he had attended a class that morning.

Once more, it just became very clear to me that it is important what we store in our hearts. It is there even when we do not realize it and comes out to bless or harm . . . depending on what we have allowed into it.

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the well spring of life."
Proverbs 4:23


  1. Love your post today and is specially impressed with the poem you have written down :-)

  2. Thank you for this memory refresher! I saw it and immediately had to sing it out loud! It's still beautiful! (The song, not me singing it. LOL)

  3. What you say is so true. This is why I sing "Jesus loves me" to my granddaughter when I am putting her down for her naps. I want that to be embedded in her, knowing the Jesus loves her.
    I remember this song "He's everything to me" from the 70's, too. We sang it at youth group and at camp A LOT!

  4. Beautiful, Anneliese.. and I think of the verse.. "Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee." How important it is what we hide in our hearts, especially when we are young, since that is what seems to stick the best and longest!
    I love the words to that song!

  5. Thank you, Anneliese, I have never heard this song "back when", but its a wonderful truth for today. I will print it and put it when I can see it often.



  6. I recognized the song and replayed it in my mind... now I will look it up on Youtube to enjoy. It is truly amazing what treasures are stored in our hearts and given the right cue take us back to precious moments. Today, the words are more meaningful than ever. Thank you for the reminder!


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