Sweden

"To be a missionary you don't have to cross the sea, you just have to see the cross." - Mark Cahill
(from One Thing You Can't Do in Heaven)
A question to ask yourself..."How have I loved today?" Have I demonstrated Christ's love to those around me?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

"What Time I am Afraid"

"What Time I am Afraid" 
by Melissa Carlson

What time I am afraid,
I will put my trust in Thee alone.
For in You I safely rest,
Holding on through every test.

When I can't see; 
When I don't understand it all. 
When hope seems gone;
I know I'm not strong enough, 
O Lord, on You I lean. 
And when I fear, 
Still You are near, the shadows fade. 
Though around me storms are raging,
Lord, my heart is fixed, 
I will sing Your praise. 

I turn and soon I see
All the faces of the enemy.
Overwhelmed, my fear is stirred.
Still I'm clinging to Your Word.

These trials seem so long,
And the burden seems too great to bear.
But while these storms as such remain,
Remember God's grace is always the same.


Monday, February 13, 2017

"I Submit My Heart"

"I Submit My Heart"
by Melissa Carlson

My heart is overwhelmed, O Lord, uncertainties abound.
And I'm struggling, Lord, just to understand. And my strength is running out. 
Still You meet me in my weakness, and You teach me how to lean.
And you help me see Your purpose isn't always something seen. 

I submit my heart in ev'ry situation, Lord, to You. 
Help me just to trust, obey, as I'm growing in Your Word each day. 
I submit my will. No matter what the cost, I'll follow still. 
In my weakness, Lord, Your strength I find. 
I submit my heart. 

My life's been touched by turmoil, Lord - attacks on ev'ry hand. 
And I'm weary, Lord, but in faith I'll stay. For it's on Your Truth I stand. 
And You've promised to be with me; You are always in control. 
Help me use this time of testing as a chance to wait and grow. 

I pray, dear Lord, please guard my heart. Forgive my doubts and fears. 
And please grant me courage to stay the course as I strive to serve You here. 
All my life is Yours to use, Lord, so please use me as You will. 
Help me never doubt Your wisdom. Help me just keep trusting still. 


Saturday, June 20, 2015

"Who am I"

"Who am I" 

There are questions where answers seem lacking. 
There are prayers that I fear go unheard. 
There are times when I cry, "Break this silence, Lord" 
And I struggle to wait on Your Word. 

But/For who am I, Lord, to question Your will and Your wisdom? 
Who am I, Lord, to doubt the plan You've written for me?
I may not know how You're working each time You say, "Wait." 
But I know, Lord, You're working in me. 

Lord, You're faithful in all things, forever. 
I can trust You in all that I face. 
In my weakness, Your Spirit assures me
That Your grace is sufficient each day. 

There is great peace in waiting on You, Lord. 
Perfect joy stands all testing and trial. 
So no matter my path - clear or murky - 
I will trust in Your will for my life. 

So please help me to seek only You, Lord. 
For my wisdom is foolish and weak. 
Only You have complete understanding. 
In my waiting, I trust You to lead. 

- Melissa Carlson, 2015



Saturday, January 3, 2015

"When I'm Overwhelmed"

"When I'm Overwhelmed"

There are burdens in this world; there are hearts in pain.
There are worries that consume each passing day.
There are sorrows met with fears, times of joy erased by tears,
Angry waves that crash through days that once were clear.

But when my heart is overwhelmed, I turn to God.
He is the solid Rock of Truth I'm standing on. 
A Shelter for the hurting heart, a Tower that stands against the foe,
I trust the faithfulness of God and carry on.

Lord, I know that You are near, but it's hard to pray.
How the words just seem to stumble through my pain.
Still Your character stands true; Lord, your grace will lead me through.
Ev'ry darkening day I'm facing's known to You.

For when my heart is overwhelmed, I turn to God.
He is the solid Rock of Truth I'm standing on. 
A Shelter for the hurting heart, a Tower that stands against the foe,
I trust the faithfulness of God and carry on.

There is shelter, Lord, in You if I choose to rest
And I seek Your Word for wisdom in each test.
For when the waves are crashing strong and the battle rages long,
In that shelter I find refuge; fear is gone.

For when my heart is overwhelmed, I turn to God.
He is the solid Rock of Truth I'm standing on. 
A Shelter for the hurting heart, a Tower that stands against the foe,
I trust the faithfulness of God and carry on.

Lord, I praise Your name today in my joy and my pain,
For I trust the wisdom of Your guiding hand.
And I see Your mercy there, in the depths of my despair,
For the trial is never more than I can bear.

For when my heart is overwhelmed, I turn to God.
He is the solid Rock of Truth I'm standing on. 
A Shelter for the hurting heart, a Tower that stands against the foe,
I trust the faithfulness of God and carry on.

MC

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Resa mot Sanningen - Josef (Journey to the Truth - Joseph)



This is the kids program that we were working on this past spring!

When the Rains Descend

When the Rains Descend
Go ahead and grab your umbrella, because in life, there will be times when you journey through the storms. You see, in this world in which we live, the rains will fall. That is a guarantee. Trials will come - and they are going to come to everyone. Just because you are a Christian, don't think for a moment that life is going to be easy. There will still be pain, sorrow, and heartache. The good news, however, is that, as a Christian, you do not have to weather these storms alone. You have a solid foundation in Christ.

When the Rains Descend is a collection of poems written to be an encouragement to you as you face the downpours of life. May you rest in the Lord and grow closer to Him day by day.

*For information concerning purchasing a copy of When the Rains Descend, please contact Melissa Carlson through her website at www.sweden4christ.com or order one today from amazon.com.