LRCA – 1976 – Crown Point, IN – Al Cappone’s Compound = Lake Region Christian Assembly

February 14, 2010


Pam Caribou, Cyndi Jillson, Judy Hollifield, Sheila Bruggeman & Daniel Parkman

Dan Parkman_6


Judy Hollifield & Daniel Parkman


The Touch of the Master’s Hand

February 13, 2010




The Touch of the Master’s Hand

‘Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer

Thought it scarcely worth his while

To waste much time on an old violin,

But he held it up with a smile.

“What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried,

“Who’ll start the bidding for me?”

“A dollar, a dollar,” then, two! Only two?

“Two dollars, and who’ll make it three?

“Three dollars, once; three dollars, twice;

Going for three…” But no,

From the room, far back, a grey-haired man

Came forward and picked up the bow;

Then, wiping the dust from the old violin,

And tightening the loose strings,

He played a melody pure and sweet

As a caroling angel sings.

The music ceased, and the auctioneer,

With a voice that was quiet and low,

Said: “ What am I bid for the old violin?”

And he held it up with the bow.

“A thousand dollars, and who’ll make it two?

Two thousand! And who’ll make it three?

Three thousand, once; three thousand, twice;

And going and gone,” said he.

The people cheered, but some of them cried,

“We do not quite understand

What changed its worth?” Swift came the reply:

The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”

And many a man with life out of tune,

And battered and scarred with sin,

Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd,

Much like the old violin.

A “mess of potage,” a glass of wine;

A game – and he travels on.

He is “going” once, and “going” twice,

He’s “going” and almost “gone.”

But the Master comes and the foolish crowd

Never can quite understand

The worth of a soul and the changes that’s wrought

By “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”

( Myra B. Welch – Author )

Footprints in the Sand

February 13, 2010


Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,

“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

Mary Stevenson, 1936





Ethan Bortnick & The Canadian Tenors – Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

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Celine Dion and The Canadian Tenors on Oprah Winfrey singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”




Leonard Cohen song writer of “Hallelujah” Lyrics:

Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah (original studio version)+Lyrics - YouTube


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