Thursday, July 24, 2014

APRONS FOR MISSIONS

four days and twenty five aprons later we are done!thanks to my two daughters who helped make this possible, the aprons are for Missionary friends of ours who wanted them for gifts for the ladies who run the schools, orphanages, bakeries etc. in Bustamante Mexico

 

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And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (Romans 10:15)

OVERDUE KINDNESS

 

kindness:the quality or state of being kind; an instance of kind behavior;to be generous

we often show kindness as thanks & to show our appreciation by doing the unexpected & going that extra mile to let them know that we love & appreciate them

(Prov.3:27) withhold not good from them whom it is due when it is in the power of thine hands to do it

notice how the scripture tells us  to be kind especially when it is in the power of our hands to do it, this can be as simple as taking a friend to lunch, accompanying them to the doctor or just share an encouraging word

WHEN IT IS IN THE POWER OF THINE HAND TO DO IT’

throughout the word we find many who showed kindness, to name  a few,

* Boaz to Ruth (Ruth cp.3)

* The Good Samaritan  to the man who fell among thieves & left for dead(Luke10:33)

* David to mephibosheth in honor of Jonathan (2nd Sam.cp.9) this is a beautiful chapter how David showed kindness to the whole family because of Jonathan

have you missed an opportunity to show kindness when it was in the power of thine hands to do it?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

THIS SO SWEET JUST TO TRUST HIM

 

Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus just to take him at his word...


Are you trusting in him today?

Are you standing firm in his word?...

Have you found yourself asking


"God you said"
"God when?"


Ist Thess. reminds us faithful is he that calleth you who also will do it (1Thess.5:24)

God is always faithful


Trust him

Stand on his word

 

Friday, June 27, 2014

FAITH TO WALK ON WATER

As I looked out my window, trees were beginning to sway as the wind was getting up, the sky was darkening as though a storm may be on the horizon, as the sound of heavy rain began to fall  I was reminded of another storm  that took place long ago  with a man on board whom when awaken, simply said peace be still & turned to those on board who were sore afraid & asked why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

(Mark 4:37-40) (37)and there arose a great storm of wind and the waves beat into the ship so that it was now full(38)and he was in the hinder part of the ship asleep on a pillow and they awake him and say unto him Master carest thou not that we perish?(39)and he arose and rebuked the wind and said unto the sea Peace be still and the wind ceased and there was a great calm(40)and he said unto them why are ye so fearful?how is it that ye have no faith?

It was Peter’s faith that allowed him to walk on the water, it was when he allowed fear to overtake his faith that he began to sink

Don’t let fear overtake your faith

keep your eyes on Jesus

and you will hear that still small voice saying

PEACE BE STILL !

Habakkuk  2 reminds us to keep watch , for the vision he has set before  us will not tarry, the promise will come at the appointed time, don’t give up,many grow weary because they have lost sight of the vision God has put in their heart  thou it tarry it will surely come!for if it was promised it will come!

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR

 

I need thee every hour most precious Lord

No tender voice  like thine

Can peace afford

I need thee oh I need thee

Every hour I need thee

O  bless me now my savior

I come to thee

while standing  at her kitchen sink a young wife & mother Annie Hawks began the feel a sweet presence around her as she wondered how could anyone live without the Lord in joy or pain, it was in that moment  the words I need thee every hour  begin to  flow form her lips

I need thee every hour

it was sixteen years later she writes about how a great shadow fell over her life as she faced the lost of her husband, her mind went back to those words I need thee every hour in joy or pain, the song  the Lord had given her  16 years earlier was what brought comfort & peace during her storm

(Psalms 86:7) says In the days of my trouble I will call upon thee for thou will answer me 

We may not understand every storm that we face in our lives but we can be assured that he will always be there to see us through

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

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There’s reading then there’s really reading where you study & absorb what you’re reading, books we call a good read, books that inspire , books that encourage  digging a little deeper by referencing certain words, studying  a topic, knowing my love for books a friend passed on a few from her collection, with titles like

KNOWING GOD”S WORD

ABSOLUTE SURRENDER

HOSTING THE PRESENCE

THESE ARE THE DAYS OF ELIJAH

THE FIRE OF HIS HOLINESS

WHICH NONE CAN SHUT

NEST ABOVE THE ABYSS

I can’t wait to get into them & share with you what they’re all about, how about you? how you like to read your books? do you like  to read? do you truly love to read or just you feel you have to read?

we sometimes read the paper  to be reading it to see what’s going on, we read through magazines mostly awing at the pictures, skipping most of the articles, we all read in some form or fashion, when it comes to God’s word is reading along with the pastor the only time you read it, do you feel you have to read it because,you’re told to read it or do you love  to read it,absorb  it, single out certain words  dig out the meaning

for example say you single out the word home you find it’s meaning a lot different than a house, what does the word home mean to the Virtuous women in proverbs, a home provides shelter, isn’t this what the Mimi nit woman did?

I’d like to encourage you to read more, to absorb what you read & look at words in a different light, you’ll be amazed how deep reading can take you  so keep a notebook, pen & dictionary close by & begin to feed your soul!