Sunday, July 15, 2018

THHOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY


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 In the Book of I Chronicles David is returning the Ark of God back to the city of David.  There was rejoicing, laughter, dancing and music as the Ark of the Covenant was returned.  Part of that celebration is as follows and is my prayer for today.

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness
Let the whole world know what he has done.
Sing to him, yes, sing his praises.
Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.
Exult in his holy name.
Rejoice, you who worship the Lord.

Search for the Lord and his strength;
Continually seek him.
Remember the wonders he has performed,
His miracles, and the rulings
he has given.

Would you join me in the freedom we have in Christ to rejoice, to laugh, to dance and to sing of his great goodness.  At this joyous celebration there was also gifts from King David.  Each person was given a loaf of bread, a cake of dates, and a cake of raisins.  

Lord, let our rejoicing be in the singing, dancing, laughing, loving and giving gifts in Your Holy Name for what you have done for us.  I love You.  Amen.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY ~ SPEAK UP

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Proverbs 31:8  " Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute."

Lord, I am so grateful that You love us, regardless of our appearance, our wealth, our social or political status.  We cannot impress You, nor do we need to.  You have chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and inherit the kingdom.  In light of this, Father God, give me a compassionate heart.  Help me be as impartial in my love for others as You have been in loving me.  I love You.  Amen. 

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

RECORD HIGHS

Southern California had a heat wave yesterday~  Setting records with 118 at Villa Ramona.  We stayed inside with the AC at 79 and had a nice cold chef salad for dinner.  Today it's only going to be 105.  The pool looked inviting, but in that weather.. it probably felt like a sauna!

Hopefully it will continue to cool off.....

Been really busy around here...hardly open the computer!! Perhaps one of these days, I'll get back to a regular routine.  Does anyone else find it hard to find time to blog???

Saturday, June 30, 2018

THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY ~ FREEDOM



 II Corinthians 3:17  "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, and are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is Spirit."

Father, I praise You.  Through Jesus You have removed the veil of doubt from my mind so that I might understand Your Word more clearly.  You have removed the veil of bondage from my heart so that I might live in freedom before You.  You have removed the veil of darkness from my face so that I might reflect You light to others.  Help me to live boldly before You, realizing that you have placed me here to fill my corner of the world with the hope and glory of Christ.  I love You.  Amen.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A "FRENCH" ANNIVERSARY

 I have a favorite French Bistro in Santa Barbara ~ Stella Mares.  So quaint and special and that's were we celebrated 57 years of marriage on June 24th.

My choice was delightful.  No ordinary eggs when I could have blueberry stuffed french toast with fresh blueberries, raspberries and whipped cream.  It was dessert for breakfast, and it was heavenly.
 My dearest had Eggs Benedict and he enjoyed every bite!

 I love this garden room and requested when we made our reservations to be seated there.  I could move into a French Villa like this!
A couch sits in front of the fireplace and we sat after brunch and just enjoyed the atmosphere and reflecting on our life-long love for each other.