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A new song

He has given me a new song to sing of praises to our God…” Psalm 40:3

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Knowing Christ adds a whole new dimension to life. As the beauty of his truths grow in clarity, old thought patterns and beliefs fade away. There’s a new song rising in hearts open to Him.

This new song sounds different. It speaks of love that conquers and peace beyond all understanding, of no condemnation and comfort for the soul. It speaks of life filled to the brim and deep purpose—a higher calling for which to live.

Let the new song ring loud and clear. Let the old song be drowned out by strands of joy and peace, of hope and love eternal. Let the old song of fear and regret be silenced. Forever.

Lord, sometimes the old song threatens to take over. Let it be silenced. And as the new song swells may it drown out the old refrains. And may a song of praise ever rise to you.



“When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth…He who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.” *Psalm 104:30-32


All praise to God who reigns on high

Glory to Him who bends below.

All creation stirs at his breath

His presence—magnificently known.


With but a look the earth, it trembles

With but a touch the mountains, they smoke.

He who created the earth and skies

Brought forth life—when He but spoke.


poem and photo by Patty Perkins


*The One Year Bible, NIV, May 4, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


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Christmas in Proverbs

Proverbs 30:4 “…Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and the name of his son? Tell me if you know!”*


Did you catch it? Or, should I say, him? Many times before he was born, Jesus is alluded to in the Old Testament. And right there in Proverbs, we’re given a nugget of hope—a foretelling of Christ.

Just imagine Christmas in the middle of the work day…that’s what the Son in Proverbs is like.

*The One Year Bible, December 15, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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Heart’s one song

Ephesians 5:19-20 “…Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (NIV)*


Phlox in afternoon sun (photo by Patty Perkins)

Thank yous

all day long,

may gratefulness be

this heart’s one song.


Thankful for

each circumstance,

unending praise—

this heart’s one dance.


by Patty Perkins


Psalm 69:30 “I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving…” (NIV)*


*The One Year Bible, September 27, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Pubishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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I will sing

Psalm 13:6 “I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me.” (NIV)*


Sing (Photo credit: Don McCullough)

Uninhibited and free

like the bird that sings,

let heart songs rise

to Creator King.


If I but look

at all he’s given,

what else but lift

alleluias to heaven.


Through his eyes

I now can see,

he has indeed

been good to me.


by Patty Perkins


All glory to the Father, from whom all blessings flow.


Beside Quiet Waters will be taking a break for a couple weeks…enjoying summer.


*The One Year Bible, July 17, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

All day praise

Psalm 113:3 “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” (NIV)*

Ukulele (photo by Patty Perkins)

Ukulele (photo by Patty Perkins)

Praise him in the morning

And in the noontime, too.

When evening comes

And day is done–

May then his song ring true.


In every in-between time

Ascribe him glory due.

With voice & string

Let praises ring–

Alleluias, through and through.


by Patty Perkins


The poetic language of the Psalms touches my very soul. The Psalmist could have said, “from sunrise to sunset”. But no, it is elegantly phrased to grace the ear, “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets…”* Ministering words to be sure. Sigh.

Have a blessed weekend!

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

The Daffodils Sing

Psalm 98:4 “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music.” (NIV)*


Bend close your listening ear

Daffodils sing, do you hear?

Jubilant adoration they bring

With faces lifted to their King.


Blooms shout loud today

Songs of joy, words of praise.

Here with us but for a moment

Proclaiming divine atonement.


All year patiently waiting there

Bulbs of hope without a care.

Now their chance to rise and show

The Savior, they must surely know.


photo and poem by Patty Perkins


All the earth is praising Him…beckoning hearts to join in.

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.