Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Perspective on Aging Well

 
 
Leaves drifting down
Yellow golden jewels
Orange orbs fluttering
Their final goodbye
 
Wind whipped scarlet
Tempest tossed, torn
Reminding of snowy winter
Which can’t be lingering far
 
In autumn years
Sunshine’s lingering rays
Of summer past
Shine on my back
 
My face looks
Not to bleak winter
Only to the light
Of heaven’s city
 
Beyond the winter,
I live on shores
Yet unexplored
Ignoring cold of old
 
Hope being open doored
A smile forming slowly
In cheeks wrinkled
New lines since yesterday
 
Eyes can almost see
Him who died for me,
Arms opened welcome
This freed child
 
He guides hesitant footfalls
Age slowed feet making
Progress towards eternal,
Forward walking me
 
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Full Moon Going Down


This morning from our front porch!




 

The Glory of the Lord in Creation

To the Chief Musician. On the instrument of Gath.[a] A Psalm of David.

O Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth,
Who have set Your glory above the heavens!
Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have ordained strength,
Because of Your enemies,
That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
For You have made him a little lower than the angels,[b]
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
All sheep and oxen—
Even the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air,
And the fish of the sea
That pass through the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Does this Resonate With Anyone?

Maybe I am being too black and white.... but my heart is aching for many people choosing obvious sin on a regular basis (lifestyle) and then wondering why God's doesn't answer their prayer. Does it make sense based on this:
 
Psalm 66:18
If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear.
 
 
1 Corinthians 6:9-12New King James Version (NKJV)
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,[a] nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
Glorify God in Body and Spirit
12 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
 
The time is VERY short and it is time to get REAL serious with the Lord Jesus. Does this resonate with anyone else? PLEASE hear what the Bible has to say to us....we are to be His Bride -"without spot or wrinkle" Lord Jesus, bring on the fuller's soap and the hot iron in our lives...
 
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Absorb Yourself in My Word Devotional (Words from the Lord Series)


 
Child, draw nigh unto Me as you are – absorb yourself in My word – study and I shall bless. My discipline really shall be an exciting delight to you. Remember your childhood – the security of knowing you’re cared for within parameters of limits – security, yes, even joy. So rejoice my child as I move you into obedience. Set your will to follow Me. And I will shore you up and reinforce that decision with my strength and encouragement. We are getting ready and I love you!
2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (NIV)
Jeremiah 33:6
Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. (NIV)
Romans 15:4
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (NIV)
1 Corinthians 14:3
But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort. (NIV)
Jeremiah 16:19
O LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth….(NIV)
Prayer: Dear Lord of all, thank you for giving us your discipline and parameters and making us sense the security in You and obedience to Your Word. Thank you that we can rejoice in your leading and guiding us daily. Please help us to stay yielded and going and growing in you, dear Jesus and your Word. AMEN
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fruitful Praise Poems


 

October Praise
I give October praise to You
A fruitful harvest
From my past year in Jesus


Pure adoration and praise sung
From sunset's rosy magenta
Across the cloud scattered sky


Blown like pearly leaves
By autumn's tingling wind
Let Your Holy Spirit's wind


Gather Your Body together
So that the storm tossed lost
Might have a chance to know You too!
 
Fruitful Because
Praise You, Jesus for speaking to me
For moving upon the ears
Within my heart
To cause me to KNOW
I have heard Your Spirit


Your patience persevered
And I WILL bear Your fruit
Because You are righteous
You are all powerful
You are more than able


And I yield my SELF
To You, My Jesus
Lord of Lords, King of Kings
The Lord God Omnipotent
Who does, indeed, reign!!
 
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My sister's birthday!

Today is the birthday of my little sister, Colette.... Happy 66th Squeeky!