Thursday, April 22, 2010
Sitting in front of a fireplace, I'm mesmerized by the sparks dancing around the wood like fireflies. Alone in the dark, my world is quiet, the warmth of the fire relaxing me, lulling me to drift off in my thoughts. Cuddled up with my favorite pillow, I appreciate the warmth amid the weird winter weather that has seemingly engulfed half the country. I am alone, but I am safe.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I learned a long time ago, that when I find myself getting too anxious about the family.... the job... the lack of job... the health... whatever, it's usually a good indication that my focus is off of Jesus and onto myself. Here of late is no exception.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
During this morning's service, the comparison was made between serving, and being served. The scripture references were in John 13, the story of Jesus washing the disciples' feet. Peter of course, would have none of that, until Jesus told him he HAD to, else Peter would have no part of Christ. Oh, well then, that's a horse of a different color. In that case, Peter asked that Jesus wash all of him.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
another blog I read from time to time (note to self, do not build a house in Carrollton, Texas)
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Once again, God has delivered. I bet I have spent the entire week fuming over world politics, knowing that I am helpless to totally eradicate the depravity of mankind. Don't you ever get tired of it? Wouldn't you love, just for a few minutes (okay, maybe longer) to be transported to the Garden of Eden, and really be in Paradise?
No matter how hard I have tried... the Philippians 4:8 verse eludes me.
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Goodbye is Not Forever. You see, this is a book whose setting takes place at the beginning of World War II, in Russia. Yes, Stalin is in control, and times are bad. Educated people are getting sent to Siberia, and whoever the government wants to ostracize, will be ostracized, and heaven help any lowly civilian that tries to help the one ostracized. This book finds Ms. Amy and her family losing her dad to the KGB, then a few months later, themselves herded up like cattle, and sent to live and work in the concentration camps.