Wednesday, November 14, 2018

LITTLE DISHCLOTHS


Trying to get a "jump" on Christmas by starting now to make a few little dishcloths to add to some Christmas Baskets I want to make for some friends and family.  Michael's had some nice colors that match the kitchens of the gals in my family.
 
Isn't this a lovely color?

Health Update ~ We have an appointment on December 15th for Don's consultation with the lung specialists.  That is the earliest date they had open.
I am waiting for a approval from the insurance for a kidney sonogram and I will be doing a 24 hr. urine test on December 13th, and blood work on the 14th.
As always, your prayers and love are appreciated.

The "Golden Years" are sure filled with doctor appointments!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY

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OBSESSED WITH FORGIVENESS

Ephesians 4:30-32  "And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you."

Colossians 3:13  "Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you."

Last Sunday we shared Communion in our Worship Service.  It was a powerful message on forgiveness.  II Corinthians tells us to examine our hearts before taking communion and Pastor share how we can tell if we have a sensitive heart.  Are we sensitive to our own sin?  To the Spirit's leading?  Are we sympathetic to sinners and saints?

If we are so aware of God's forgiveness ~~then we will be obsessed with forgiving others!  Ouch!  That's one that can be hard to obey, but we do it for Christ's sake.

Dear Lord ~ Open the eyes of my heart and examine it.  Lord I want you to find it sensitive and sympathetic to saints and sinners.  Lord I want to be obsessed with forgiveness because I know what the cost was for you to forgive my sins and set me free.  I pray today for a forgiving spirit with a heart full of gratitude for the forgiveness I have received.  I love You.  Amen.


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Thursday, November 8, 2018

CANDLES, COFFEE AND SOLITUDE



 
Every morning, before putting in my hearing aids, I light the candles on our coffee table and sit sipping that piping hot coffee.  It's my time for silence, solitude and prayer.  When I don't start my day like this.....I can tell the difference!!  (The noise you hear in the background is the TV in the other room where my dearest is...but remember, I don't have my hearing aids on, so it was silence for me..HaHa)  I was surprised when I played the video of the noise.

But after my quiet time, it's off to do the tasks of the day.  The ladies in my Tuesday morning Bible Study group are doing the "Sharing Plate".  A plate that has no home, because it keeps getting shared and passed on.  Last week my Bible study leader, Jessica, gave me the plate filled with yummy chocolate cookies.  Last night I passed it on with scones (white chocolate, apricot, cherry, walnut with drizzle).  Wonder who will get it next?  Have you every done this?

Update on my dearest .  All tests have been done, and now we wait for the consultation from the lung specialists for answers.  Thanks again for all your love, support and prayers.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

PREMEDITATED KINDNESS

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 One good deed is worth more than a thousand brilliant theories.  Don't wait for greater opportunities or for a different kind of work.  Just do the things you find to do day by day ..... Do it promptly.  Do not waste your life thinking about what you intend to do tomorrow.  No one ever served God by doing things tomorrow.  If we honor Christ and are blessed.  It is with the things we do today.
                                                                                 ~~Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)


Dear Lord, we know evil is premeditated.  Carefully planed and thought out.  Lord I pray you will let me premeditate Kindness.  To store kindness in my heart, so when something happens that would cause me to say, or act unbecoming, I will have a storehouse of premeditated kindness to respond with on a daily basis.  Thank you that your loving kindness is everlasting, and always available.  I love You.  Amen.



Sunday, October 28, 2018

THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY

HURRICANE FAITH

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 As I was reading my Bible this morning, I notice some sermon notes I had put on the margin of my Bible from 9/4/2005.   A message my dearest had preached when he got back from a trip of helping after Hurricane Katrina.  The title of the message was called "Herricane  Faith".

Hurricans are so devastating, people in the midst of them need something to hang on too.  This message gives 5 things you can bank on from God's Word.

1.  Focus on God's eternal presence.  ~ Duet. 31:8, I John 14;16
2.  Focus on God's eternal promises.  ~ II Sam. 22:31
3.  Focus on God's eternal power.      ~  Isa.26:4, Psm. 89:8
4   Focus on God's eternal purpose    ~  Jer.29:11, Rom 8:28
5   Focus on God's eternal hope        ~   Psm. 62:5

Dear Father, as we think of all the folks that have loss so much in the recent Hurricane's, we pray that their hearts can focus on God's Eternal, Presence, Promises, Power, Purposes and HOPE.  Bring peace and a sense of comfort and healing to all those who have suffered so much and lost their earthly possessions.  How thankful you have promised to be with us and never leave us.  I love You.  Amen.

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