My parents celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary yesterday.
To watch their faithfulness to one another and to the Lord 
over the years has been a sweet privilege.
Yesterday was not without its challenges, but the afternoon turned out to be a gentle, peaceful one.
This morning, reflecting on the experience,
this old song kept running through my mind.
It is my prayer.

O Jesus, I Have Promised
John  E. Bode
  1. O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
    Be Thou forever near me, my Master and my Friend;
    I shall not fear the battle if Thou art by my side,
    Nor wander from the pathway if Thou wilt be my Guide.
  2. Oh, let me hear Thee speaking in accents clear and still,
    I dare not trust my judgment: Thy way shall be my will;
    Oh, speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
    Oh, speak, and help me listen, Thou Guardian of my soul.
  3. O Jesus, Thou hast promised to all who follow Thee
    That where Thou art in glory there shall Thy servant be;
    And Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end—
    Oh, give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.
  4. Oh, let me see Thy footprints, and in them plant mine own;
    My hope to follow duly is in Thy strength alone;
    Oh, guide me, call me, draw me, uphold me to the end;
    And then in Heav’n receive me, my Savior and my Friend.


  1. Happy 68th anniversary to your parents. This picture is so precious....what an awesome legacy they're leaving...already. They certainly raised a wonderful daughter!

  2. What a beautiful story of faithfulness!
    I am not familiar with this hymn, but I love these lyrics!

  3. Beautiful picture of your parents. Sending them a big Happy Anniversary greeting.

  4. Congrats to your Mom and Dad for their 68 years of marriage.

    I love that old song, it's not one I've ever heard and it is so uplifting and encouraging.

    Thank you ~ FlowerLady

  5. What a wonderful blessings...what a wonderful example. My husband's uncle and his wife celebrated 70 years last week.

    1. Wow! 70 years! (Folks we know - Harold and Eleanor - celebrated 75!) Isn't it amazing?

  6. Promises indeed! A covenant promise and of course vows.

  7. What a blessing to have loving, committed parents.

  8. So wonderful to see your parents and to know of their dedication to one another. May God continue to bless them ....and yourself. Crystal in Australia.

  9. A beautiful testimony of love and devotion, indeed! Wishing your parents a very blessed and Happy Anniversary!

  10. How wonderful for them and you! God Bless you all!


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)