It's been close to a year since I've been able to blog. My computer crashed last May. With a new one, I have a different email. Whenever I would try to come to my blog it wouldn't let me. Somehow it is now working so I will try again. My last post was written quite a while ago but I just posted it. Thank you for checking back again.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I love this picture. It is so beautiful and meaningful. I wish I could find out who the photographer was. What a great shot.
injury kept me out of work for 7 weeks.At the same time, my husband had a stroke, my mother passed away andhusband back in the hospital with severe bleeding. Through it all, though, there has been thepeace that passes understanding and healing for our bodies and souls.
that spoke to me :"Know His strenth in quietness and trust." I thought of the chicks in the picture. Not trying to flap around trying to"fix" or "control" things, just snuggled under mama's
strong and comfy wings, trusting in her strength and love to care for them. Great "aha" moment.
Posted by A Woman, Kept by God at 10:34 AM
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
"The Christian life is less a matter of what we do than than what we are and about being sensitive to God’s Spirit rather than being wise in our own introspection."
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Saturday, February 26, 2011
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:1-2)
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Friday, January 21, 2011
As an addendum to my last post, I learned something more. The day after I wrote it was one of my worst. I was trying to put into practice this great revelation, take no thought, casting all my care upon Him, etc. but I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t get my peace back; I was cranky and did not want to forgive the people that were upsetting me. By the time I got home from work, I was a mess. I went to bed and talked to the Lord for a long time. I guess I should say, I questioned the Lord. What the heck was that! No answer.
The next morning, during my quiet time, I looked up the parable of the sowers. Matthew, Mark and Luke all have their perspectives but what I noticed was Matthew 13:20: “The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. “
When Joseph had his dreams about everyone bowing to him, it didn’t happen overnight. Psalms 105:19 says: “Till the time when his word came true; he was tested by the word of the Lord.” The word of the Lord tested him. When trouble and persecution came because of his dreams, he didn’t fall away. He struggled some but in the end the word of God became flesh in his life. My big revelation here is that the word God gives us MAY bring trouble with it to test us. Duh. Our job is not to fall away, hang tough in Him and allow the word to work in us. Joseph would say it’s not going to be easy. But it sure wasn’t easy for Jesus either.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
"But it was our pain he took, and our diseases were put on him..."
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Sunday, November 21, 2010
"A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle."
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe. -
Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
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Friday, September 24, 2010
"Seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you".
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