He’ll Always Be

(c) Mandi's Photography

(c) Mandi’s Photography

He’ll Always Be


A love you can’t match

Mercy unending

Just call on His name

And your wounds He’ll start mending




A listening ear

When no one’s around

To Him you’ll always matter

You’re not just a face in the crowd


There’s not a burden too heavy

For His shoulders to bear

Whatever your trouble

He’ll always be there


Pull Him in close

Get lost in His presence

You need not look far

For eternal love and acceptance


~Amanda N. Sams

May 28, 2013

A Shepherd’s Guidance

Jesus, the Good Shepherd John 10:14  “And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you            with knowledge and understanding.”
~Jeremiah 3:15

As I was moving right along through Jeremiah this morning, this verse stopped me. The first time it was only for a few seconds, I acknowledged the fact that it caught my eye, added a note, and continued on with my reading. It took me less than a chapter to go flipping back to it though. I read it again and again, and just couldn’t shake it. In addition to Jesus being our ultimate Shepherd to lead us through our journey while we’re here on earth, He’s telling us that He also gives us earthly shepherds (mentors) to help us to grow in our walk with Him and encourage us along the way. It gave me a chance to take a few minutes to reflect on those that have been, and continue to be, shepherds in my life. I’ve been blessed with so many incredible Godly people who are there to keep me going, help me grow and encourage me. I’m so thankful for each and every person that has been put into my life to guide me and help me to become all that I can be in my spiritual journey and my walk with God. I don’t know what I’d do without them. Just take a minute to think about everyone in YOUR life that has been a shepherd or mentor to you. Maybe say a little prayer for them, give them a call, hug them. Let them know how much you appreciate them and their encouragement! Even if they’re not with us anymore and they’ve gone onto Heaven, we know that they’re still watching over us and guiding us to this day.

In Jesus’ Name

Jesus Name

In Jesus’ Name


The Alpha, Omega

Beginning and End,

Messiah, our Saviour,

The ultimate Friend


Lord, God Almighty

The Lamb that was slain

Redeemer, Creator,

On earth He shall reign


His titles are many

But He answers to all,

He’ll stick right beside you

When on His name you call


We’re His beloved,

His daughters and sons,

With Him as our Father

There’s not a battle that can’t be won.


~Amanda N. Sams

May 22, 2013

Mighty Hands

(C) Mandi's Photography

(C) Mandi’s Photography

Mighty Hands


The oceans reflect Your beauty

The universe sings Your praise

The mountains all reach up to heaven

As if they too, seek Your face


Each and every living thing

Unique in its own way

Created with just Your two hands,

Like the Potter, with His clay


Those Hands created all of Earth

The galaxies and stars

They held each and every one of us

And formed our beating hearts


From the greatness of the Heavens

To a single grain of sand

The beauty that surrounds us

All came from Mighty Hands


~Amanda N. Sams

May 19, 2013

Forever Changed

Photo courtesy of Bing Images.

Photo courtesy of Bing Images.

The scars in His hands,
our sin put them there
He bore it for us on the Cross

The death we deserved
He took in our place,
without Him, our lives would be lost

The pain that He suffered
the ridicule He faced
it was all an outpouring of love

With every crack of the whip
with each drop of blood
you and I are whom He thought of

It’s Christ who I live for
because He died for me
I’ll forever praise His name

And thanks to those scars
in His hands and His feet
my life is forever changed. ♥

~Amanda N. Sams
May 7, 2013