Sunday, April 25, 2010

Are we almost there yet?

Driving to school this evening to pick up my youngest from his field trip, I enjoyed the twilight sky with the moon shining and the stars just starting to peek out of their velvet backdrop. From somewhere, thoughts of the ancients popped into my head. The ones that were in Christ--did they ever speculate as to what heaven would be like?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Precious Mem'ries... how they linger, and linger... and linger... and linger..

(Note: This post was originally started back in January during the winter months. Looking back, I am awed at how God continually renews my mind, and pulls me up from the stinking thinking.  Isn't God great??)

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

Are we resting yet?

"Come unto me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light" Matthew 11:28-29

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

To Serve or Be Served?

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

God's Gonna Get you!

"We must reverence the house of God! God is not pleased when He sees how we disrespect His house! Bringing in these red igloo cups.... eatin' our tater chips! Keep those on the OUTside!" the sermon blared from my CD player. Pretty much the entire sermon was how to keep the building clean by wiping your feet before entering--taking a shower before you come to church, and please, keep all the food out of the sanctuary. All of his scripture references were in the Old Covenant, before Jesus came and paid our penalty for sins.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Eenie meenie, miney, moe..

In my childhood days, a lot of important decisions were made using little rhymes like the one in the title. However, some decisions just should not be left to chance. This blog was inspired by another blog I read from time to time (note to self, do not build a house in Carrollton, Texas) 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

God Delivers Again

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?

Be angry and sin not

I am angry.
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

Well, I think it's time for me to re-read Ms. Amy George's book, 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.