To be perfectly honest, I struggle daily! I have been fighting a battle for so long; Sometimes I grow weary and want to quit! But I must never give in; Because if I do, Satan will steal any hope I have of living a victorious life! Jesus Christ paved the way and laid the groundwork, … Continue reading The Mind is a Battleground!
A weighty project is cleaning out flowerbeds!
A weighty project is cleaning out my flowerbeds! I have, twice now, made very poor decisions for what I sowed. Certainly, I have made many more than two, but this is concerning flowerbeds. One of my four big flowerbeds is a double-sided bed, covering a part of the front fence and continuing behind the fence. … Continue reading A weighty project is cleaning out flowerbeds!
Which Direction are your Eyes Fixed?
“We can never see the sun rise by looking into the west!” Japanese Proverb Focusing on our troubles or the difficulty of this life causes us to miss the beauty and joy of what God is doing. We miss living a life of faith to the glory of God. The Bible clearly points to a … Continue reading Which Direction are your Eyes Fixed?
A Fixed Eye!
A totally revamped post, even the title has been changed! I pray it will motivate a response of focusing anew!
From back problems with a herniated disc, to a tear in the retina, then on for a thumb issue (again), I passed go and dropped in for knee trials. There always seems to be plenty of physical ailments to endure in this transitory existence. Not to mention the most painful, losing family members in death, it can all seem impossible to endure. But . . .
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33, NLT
Jesus is informing believers to prepare for a life of sorrow and trials. However, it seems many Christians want to avoid those passages of Scripture while claiming others that make one healthy and prosperous; Looking for easy commands instead of passages which instruct a believer…
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Cough Up the Cornbread!
To escape the chore of the evening meal, we headed to Cracker Barrel. My mouth was watering for the warm, soft cornbread muffins. My favorites! As we waited for the food to arrive at our table, the server kindly dropped off a basket with several corn muffins inside. But what I had hoped to experience … Continue reading Cough Up the Cornbread!
Taking a Stand in 2023
We are at the beginning of a New Year and entering unfamiliar territory. It may seem dark and anxiety laden. But whether you feel slight trepidation or total chaos ensuing, you have a choice to make. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering … Continue reading Taking a Stand in 2023
I find so much editing that needs to be done when I re-read one of my post, laugh out loud! So this older post has been given another update, but the message of THANKS-LIVING hasn’t changed!
“October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book.” — John Sinor
What type of book draws you in: A mystery, a romance novel, maybe a western, or an exciting biography? I like a variety, but I mostly land in books of Bible doctrine and devotional in nature so that God’s Word is central. Each time I dive into the pages where truth can be found, I find new strength for the day. With such hard life experiences, I find the Psalms bringing that encouraging message to keep going. Psalm 118 richly records God’s mighty deeds “classified as a messianic thanksgiving psalm…written with a prophetic anticipation that finds its ultimate fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Specifically, it looks ahead to the Lord’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, his rejection by the nation, his crucifixion on the cross, and his…
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Seeing & Savoring, October!
You satisfy me when you shine at the center of my soul! I praise you for another October to radiate your glory!
Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. ~Jim Bishop
This picture, a vivid visual of what makes autumn “POP!” was taken at the Farmer’s Market a few years ago. A perfect place to inspect your favorite flavor of apples, scan for those yummy pecans, peruse mounds of beautifully colored Mums and pick the best pumpkins for decorating your porch. But even more rewarding at this time of year with shortened days is to not shorten our time with “seeing and savoring” our Savior. This indeed is where we reap the greatest satisfaction.
O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for You; my whole body longs for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen You in Your sanctuary and gazed upon Your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than…
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In seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall –F. Scott Fitzgerald
Memories of trick or treating bring me back to my small, Louisiana hometown where you knew everyone and everyone knew you. You didn’t wonder if it was safe to eat a homemade treat that had been dropped in your bag. One of my favorite treats, besides popcorn balls from the Fishers, were candy apples. Oh! How I loved candy apples! Since becoming an adult I crave caramel apples sprinkled with peanuts! With Halloween approaching, I’m planning what to hand out to all those ghosts and goblins, or batmen and princesses that will flock to our door. Our little neighbor boy has been donning his batman costume for a couple of weeks now, trying it out. Those that know us will certainly get something homemade, maybe even a popcorn ball!
Why am I wearing the witch…
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I Was Made For October
A great time of the year to get cozy and spend some much-needed time with the Lord!
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are OCTOBERS—Anne of Green Gables
October has always been my favorite month – crisp air, leaves raining from the trees, colorful mums, funny scarecrows and large pumpkins. When I was a kid, I looked forward to “trick or treating” in my small town especially at the home of the Fishers where homemade popcorn balls were the treat. Now, I look forward to decorating, eating everything pumpkin, a bonfire and roasting marshmallows with our grands, black cake, watching “Meet Me in St. Louis,” and of course, going to the Fair (previously the Kansas State Fair and currently the NC State Fair). But the real reason I love October certainly has to do with it being my birthday month, not to mention a baby’s birth the day before MY birthday, in 1990.
I also find it a grand time to hunker…
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