Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Corinthians 16:13, 14 NKJV

Monday, October 16, 2017

So this past weekend my husband and I went camping. And of course I came back with several posts written in my spiral- that I need to get typed up. I just don't have time right now. I'm hoping to get on my desk top and get them typed up.

I also have a post the type up about how to cook beans in a way to help eliminate the gassiness of them. So check back soon. In the meantime ~ it is a gorgeous 69 degree day today , which I am loving. My walk was very enjoyable! I need to get off of here because I need to go get some groceries- I am in need of fresh produce!  See ya soon! :0) 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

All Things Work Together

And one day soon, when our blurred perception shall be transformed into heavenly vision, we will be able to look back on the heartaches, the disappointments, the trials, and the dark valleys of life, and seeing the past in a different light, we would not want to have been led in any other way than that through which God has led us. The whole universe will then pulsate in eternal and perfect harmony. "For we know that all things work together for good to them that love God." (Romans 8:28)
~ Fordyce W. Detamore -

 quote found in the book "My Favorite Bible Text" written in 1946 by many different contributors. Great book.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

God says, "I will restore to you the years."

"Oh heart, be brave; O spirit, worn and beaten,
Reach up and claim God's word that will prove true,
And the years that the locusts and the palmer worm have eaten:
These wasted years, shall be restored to you.
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"Forget, forget the grief, the pain and sorrow,
The baffling frustration of the days,
For surely on some radiant tomorrow,
You will be walking up the sunlit way.

And these, the seeming endless, bitter hours,
Will be as shadows blown across the grass,
Or as the brief, light-running April showers
That are forgotten when their footsteps pass.

"Oh, lift your head, and shake away the tears,
God says, 'I will restore to you the years. ' "
~Grace Noll Crowell

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

"Fret Not"

Todays post is brought to you by my devotional that I have been using since the end of 2012.
"Streams in the Desert"
 
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Do not fret when wicked men seem to succeed! Do not envy evildoers!
 —Ps 37:1 NET


This to me is a Divine command; the same as “Thou shalt not steal.” Now let us get to the definition of fretting. One good definition is, “Made rough on the surface.” “Rubbed, or worn away”; and a peevish, irrational, fault-finding person not only wears himself out, but is very wearing to others. To fret is to be in a state of vexation, and in this Psalm we are not only told not to fret because of evildoers, but to fret not “in anywise.” It is injurious, and God does not want us to hurt ourselves.
A physician will tell you that a fit of anger is more injurious to the system than a fever, and a fretful disposition is not conducive to a healthy body; and you know rules are apt to work both ways, and the next step down from fretting is crossness, and that amounts to anger. Let us settle this matter, and be obedient to the command, “Fret not.”—Margaret Bottome
 
 
OVERHEARD IN AN ORCHARD
 
Said the Robin to the Sparrow:
“I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so?”
 
Said the Sparrow to the Robin:
“Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me.”
—Elizabeth Cheney

Sunday, October 8, 2017

"Does God Speak to you?"

"Does God speak to you?" was the last thing he said to me, but I am getting ahead of myself so let's rewind a bit.

Last Sunday, I took my granddaughter to the park. There was a dad there with his daughter. Sweet Pea went up to the little girl and said, "Would you like to play with me?" The dad made his way to where I was standing and introduced himself. The conversation went to how much unrest there is in in the world and how I don't like watching the news very much because it steals my peace- then we began to talk about how it seems like we may be getting to the last days of this old world with all the hurricanes, earthquakes, and hate in the world.

The man seemed a little different - like maybe he had a learning handicap, something just seemed off to me It just seemed weird. It was pretty hot outside and so after about an hour Sweet Pea and I were ready to go home. That's when he called to me and asked if God spoke to me.

The week that followed was a rough week for me. I have shared a bit about it here on my blog - our septic issues and so much more. And on top of all the other extra stuff, I was so frustrated with the fact that even thought I continue to work at losing weight it has been a very slow go the last few months.

I had bought a book to do a Bible Study with Courtney from the Women Living Well Ministries - the book is called "Rest and Release" click HERE to read about it. This study started the first of October, I was a couple of days late at getting started. And as I was working on the first few days of the study it became crystal clear that I had gotten away from my dependence on Him through this lifestyle change and goal of losing 50 pounds. As I was being reminded of God's guiding me in the past to make better decisions- all of a sudden I remembered the question" "Does God speak to you?" and it dawned on me that God has been trying to get my attention. It only took 4 days. Just think of all the struggling and frustration I could have avoided had I figured out that God was trying to speak to me sooner? If I had gotten the messages days before, that I needed to allow Him to guide me and depend on Him to lead the way?

We can bypass a lot of pain and suffering if we will just listen to Him. What is He trying to tell you? Are you quiet enough to hear what He has to say?

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Beloved Names of God...series..."Jehovahjireh"

Jehovahjireh

 

And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh; as it is said to this day,
In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen."
Genesis 22:14
 
 
  • Name of God the Father
  • The name "Jehovahjireh" appears once in the KJV.
  • Jehovahjireh means "the Lord shall see." at the time, it was simply the name of a hill in the land of Moriah. This was the hill on which Solomon would later build his temple. It is now know as Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • Abraham named the hilltop Jehovahjirah after he was asked to sacrifice Isaac, his only son, there. With a leaden heart, Abraham prepared to do as he was bid. Seeing his faith, the Lord stayed Abraham's hand and provided a ram as a substitute sacrifice.
 
Frequently on the news we see a political leader make an announcement, followed by the ubiquitous "Q and A" sessions, often cut short by a press secretary. Yet, reflecting on God's request of Abraham, and Abraham's obedience, it is significant that Abraham asked no questions. All we read is Abraham's unquestioning trust in God, from the beginning of the journey to Moriah to the provision of the ram, the intended sacrifice. Abraham believed that Jehovahjireh would provide- and he did.
~ Taken from The Top 100 Names of God 
Ellyn Sanna
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Next Week..."Chief Cornerstone"


Friday, October 6, 2017

God Has Promised...series "When You Are Tempted?"

 

When You Are Tempted

 
"In Christ, God has promised means for subduing every evil trait and resisting every temptation, however strong."
 
 
"Jesus revealed no qualities, and exercised no powers, that men may not have through faith in Him. His perfect humanity is that which all His followers may possess., if they will be in subjection to God as He was."
~ The Desire of Ages, p. 664.
 
"Those who fail to realize their constant dependence upon God will be overcome by temptation. We may now suppose that our feet stand secure, and that we shall never be moved. We ma say with confidence, I know in whom I have believed...But Satan is planning to take advantage of our hereditary and cultivated traits of character, and to blind our eyes to our own necessities and defects. Only through realizing our own weakness and looking steadfastly unto Jesus can we walk securely."
 
"The Father's presence encircled Christ, and nothing befell Him but that which infinite love permitted for the blessing of the world. Here was His source of comfort, and it is for us. He who is imbued with the Spirit of Christ abides in Christ. The blow that is aimed at him falls upon the Saviour, who surrounds him with His presence. Whatever comes to him comes from Christ. He has no need to resist evil, for Christ is his defense. Nothing can touch him except by our Lord's permission."
 
"Christ will never abandon those for whom He has died. We may leave Him and be overwhelmed with temptation, but Christ can never turn from one for whom He has paid the ransom of His own life."
 
"Nothing is apparently more helpless, yet really more invincible, than the soul that feels its nothingness and relies wholly on the merits of the Saviour. God would send every angel in heaven to the aid of such a one, rather than allow him to be overcome."
~ Testimonies, col. 7, p. 17.
 
"Our heavenly Father measures and weighs every trial before He permits it to come upon the believer. He considers the circumstances and the strength of the one who is to stand under the proving and test of God, and He never permits the temptations to be greater than the capacity of resistance. If the would is overborne, the person overpowered, this can never be charged to God, as failing to give strength in grace, but the one tempted was not vigilant and prayer and did not appropriate by faith the provisions God had abundantly in store for him. Christ never failed a believer in his hour of combat. The believer must claim the promise and meet the foe in the name of the Lord, and he will not know anything like failure."
~ Ellen G. White manuscript 6, 1889.
 
Could our spiritual vision be quickened, we should see souls bowed under oppression and burdened with grief...We should see angels flying quickly to the aid of these tempted ones, forcing back the hosts of evil that encompass them, and placing their feet on the sure foundation.
 


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bringing New Life To Old Clothes

This week I discovered an awesome tool. And before I tell you about it I need to say - No I did not get this free. And No I did not get asked to write about it. All this post is just about me finding something that I think can be a very handy tool and can help extend the life of our clothing and I wanted to share this information with you just in case you had never thought of using this.

So if I remember correctly I saw just a bit of a commercial for this tool and thought I would look it up. I typed in Pill Shaver on the search bar on Amazon. I did this because we have a Prime account with Amazon and get free shipping on select items. I checked out several and I decided to get this one. It was only $12.99.
As soon as I got it I began to use it on a favorite summer top that had gotten a lot of pills on it and was not looking very good any more. In fact, I had not wanted to wear it as much because it was looking old. I began to work and this is what I ended up getting - oh plus a little more lint from the top.

And to think I hadn't even charged it good. So once it charges I figure it will even do a better job.
It is easy to use and really makes a difference in how your clothing looks. If you have pills on your clothes and it is making them not as attractive - you may want to look into getting one of these handy gadgets for yourself! I wish I had have known about them years ago. I thinking of all the things I have gotten rid of because they were looking old with all the pills - now I can just get my dandy little tool out and let it do its magic. :O)
 
Any pointers or tips on how to take better care of our clothes? I would love to hear about them in the comments. Thanks :O)