Monday, May 30, 2011

Promises from Psalm- God is our Refuge!

Psalm 9:9-10 "The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you."

Psalm 17:6-7 "I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words. Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand."

Psalm 18:2-3 "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies."

Psalm 23 "The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever."

Psalm 31:3-5 "For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name's sake you lead me and guide me; you take me out of the net they have hidden for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God."

Psalm 32:7 "You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance."

Psalm 34:7-8 "The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!"

Psalm 34:17 "When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles."

Psalm 34:19 "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all."

Psalm 34:22 "The LORD redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned."

Psalm 37:3-5 "Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act."

Psalm 37:7 "Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!"

Psalm 37:40 "The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him."

Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."

Psalm 46:10 "Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!"

Psalm 55:22 "Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved."

Psalm 57:1-3 "Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. I cry out to the God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!"

God is faithful! He is our Protector and Refuge!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

5 Things

5 Things I love to do in Nashville! (in no particular order)

1. Cheekwood Botanical Gardens- "This garden in Nashville includes a Japanese garden, herb, perennial and wildflower gardens, as well as a woodland sculpture trail and a nature sanctuary ." There is also a museum! It is a beautiful place to go for a walk, picnic, party, or wedding! There are creeks and ponds to walk around. Right now there is a Train exhibit I am looking forward to seeing!

2. Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn- we LOVE the Symphony! The Schermerhorn is absolutely stunning. The music is always wonderful! Check out the 2011/12 season calendar! Have you heard about the Regions Classroom Classics program? Middle and high school students and homeschool families can get free tickets! Check it out here!

3. Frist Center for the Visual Arts- fabulous art museum! One of our favorite things is ArtQuest- a very fun place for kids (and adults!) to paint, print, draw, and more! Check out the list of current exhibitions!

4. Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)- I saw my all time favorite show here- Wicked! We have also seen Les Mis, Little Women, Beauty and the Beast, Little House on the Prairie, the Nutcracker, several education programs, and many more!
"TPAC is located in the James K. Polk Cultural Center at 505 Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville, occupying an entire city block between 5th and 6th Avenues and Deaderick and Union Streets. Also housing the Tennessee State Museum, the cultural center adjoins the 18 story James K. Polk Office Tower.

The performance venues at TPAC are Andrew Jackson Hall (2,472 seats), James K. Polk Theater (1,075), Andrew Johnson Theater (256) and War Memorial Auditorium (1,661), the historic landmark located across 6th Avenue and the plaza from the Center. Among its many operations, TPAC presents a series of
Broadway showsand special engagements, and administers a comprehensive education program.

TPAC is also home to three resident performing arts organizations:
Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, andTennessee Repertory Theatre. Presenting their work on the stages of TPAC, all of these organizations are independent of the center."

5. Gaylord Opryland- "GAYLORD OPRYLAND is the flagship property of Gaylord Hotels. Recognized around the world for its flawless service, luxurious accommodations and critically heralded entertainment, Gaylord Opryland offers planners 600,000 square feet of flexible meeting, convention, exhibit and pre-function space.

Located in Nashville, TN—hailed by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the "friendliest cities in the United States"—your attendees can head downtown to kick up their heels at the Wildhorse Saloon®, cruise the Cumberland River aboard the General Jackson® Showboat, or stay within the nine-acre complex to enjoy our lush indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls. Guests also can attend a performance of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry® right next door to the hotel, or spend a day on our Scottish-style links at Gaylord Springs® Golf Links.