Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Journey of the Lamb

This week, while doing my study of the covenantal love of God, I was again reminded of the journey of ... the Lamb. From Genesis to Revelation the Lamb of God.

Genesis 22, God declares to Abraham to take his son Isaac, his only son to the mountain and offer him as a sacrifice. As Abe and son begin their hike up the mountain, father placing the wood on the shoulders of the son, Isaac says "The fire and wood are here." Then asks, "but where is the lamb ...?"

As the story progresses, Abraham obeys to the fullest, God knowing His heart, stops him, and provides a ram for the sacrifice. The lamb. Hearing God, following His commands, sacrificing until it hurts. The Lamb ... provided.

Exodus 12, God prepares the Israelites to leave the captivity of Egypt. Instructions were given, "... take the lamb..." slay and place the blood on the doorpost of the home. Taking the lamb into their home, the blood now over them, death avoided. freedom from captivity. The Lamb ... protected.

John 1, John the Baptist, known eccentric evangelist, see Jesus approaching, he openly declares "Look, behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world." John purposely points to Jesus, the shift of attention. The Lamb ... proclaimed.

Revelation 5, the angelic choir sings before the throne "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise." The Lamb ... praised.

Jesus, from the foreshadowing in the Old Testament, to the celebration at the foot of the throne ... the Lamb of God.

We too, hold a progression of the Lamb. Perhaps we are wondering, where is He, 'where is the Lamb?' Carring our own wood, agony of heart in the sacrifice, NEEDING provision. Have we taken Him 'take the Lamb', the offering of protection and deliverance from our captivity. Are we beholding Him, behold the Lamb, openly declaring Him before others, re shifting the focus from us to Him. Does our heart and lifestyle harmonize with heaven 'worthy is the Lamb' joining the celebration.

This week, may we contemplate where we are in our own personal journey of the Lamb.
Jesus. The Lamb of God.

"Where is the lamb?" The Lamb, provided.
"Take the lamb" The Lamb, protected.
"Behold the Lamb" The Lamb, proclaimed.
"Worthy is the Lamb" The Lamb, praised.

In Him, DeDe "Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." ~ Heb. 10:24
Lambs Expressions Ministry

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Little Farther

Matthew chapter 26 ... Jesus leaves the crowds. Leaves the disciples. Now with Peter, James and John, He goes a little farther ... alone He falls on His face and prays "FATHER ..."

May we too take it a little farther to be alone with the Father.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Awesome Advisor

We might say today, that God is an Awesome Advisor, and that He is, yet the Israelites knew Him as ... Pele Ya’as ~ ‘pela yaw-ots’ (Hebrew) ‘Wonderful Counselor’ found in Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

God is Wonderful … unusual, extraordinary, so much so that He is separate, like none other. A Counselor, One Whom deliberates on our behalf, advises with the greatest wisdom, the One who resolves the most difficult of situations. Wonderful Counselor!

"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask of God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him" (James 1:5)

Ask, seek, knock ... come BOLDLY before the throne, who gives generously to all...
~ DeDe

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Wheels on the bus ...

"The wheels on the bus go round, and round, round and round ..." (sing it with me!) Now, next verse ... "The moms stand and yell FINALLY school, FINALLY school..." I am kidding of course! Well, maybe not for some of us.

I adore my boys, but at 10 and 16 boredom raised it's ugly (and I mean UGLY) head way too many times this summer.

As the days drew closer to the first day of school, there was conversation of supplies, clothes, classes, teachers. It was all a blur to me as I raised a heart felt "THANKS" ... to God.

Awe, what is THAT? Do you hear it? NOPE. It is quiet, (said with a gentle whisper) Even though my routine is the same: make the beds, wash clothes, clean the kitchen and bathrooms. I can actually hear my own thoughts, that alone can be scary at times. HGTV beats out Sponge Bob for back ground noise, all the while inspiring me, sorry Sponge Bob.
School is in session.
Brought to you by yet another happy mom
~ DeDe

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Look in the Book

The Bible, often we sit down and thumb through the pages, waiting for something to catch our attention, perhaps reach out with those parchment pages wrapping them around our face, saying 'READ HERE.' Now wouldn't THAT trip us out, the Word is however 'living and active'. There really should be warning labels on the front of Bibles declaring "Warning: May grip your very soul!"

I have designed a website just for this soul gripping, page grabbing adventure. It is called "Look in the Book". The goal is to have a place to interact with small portions of scripture and share with each our insights.

Please take a look and share a comment.

Be blessed.

In Him, DeDe (Ps. 92:4 "You thrill me, Lord...")

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Crave'n the Cozy

With these warm ... um ... HOT days, and even still hot nights, I am crave'n the cozy. I miss my blanket. I miss the soft fibers up around my neck. The great desire to snuggle down deep in the covers. I LOVE the cool mornings as the breeze flutters past as to awaken with a gentle whisper, it is then that the blanket is our fondest friend.

I long to watch an old black and white Spencer Tracy movie, with a mug of hot coco in hand, while sitting comfy on the couch in my flannel jammy pants, sweat shirt and blanket across my lap.

I know, I know, as I look at the weather prediction for tomorrow, a hot day of 87 degrees, that my blanket will still be folded nicely in the closet, the coco will have to wait, ice water is calling.

I love the fall... the transition of summer to winter. Yet and yet, I will enjoy the sun shining. My blanket afternoons and cozy nights will have to wait.

~ DeDe

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil;
cling to what is good.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.
Honor one another above yourselves.
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,
serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction,
faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are
in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who
persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with
those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud,
but be willing to associate with people of low position.
Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil.
Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace
with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave
room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine
to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. On the contrary:
"If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty,
give him something to drink. In doing this, you will
heap burning coals on his head."
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

~ Romans 12:9-21

And we thought Moses' list was a dandy!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

God's Sticky Fingers

Summer. A season of beautiful lawns, luscious productive gardens, colorful blooming flowers, and sitting on the back deck in the cooling evening breeze. With these long awaited benefits comes ... responsibility. I know, ick. (Stop reading NOW, and you won't be held accountable ~ kidding)

Most benefits require responsibility. The garden needs watering, and weeding. We water the flowers, know the plant well, giving it correct placement in the yard, shade, or full/partial sun. Then, for a healthy continuing blooming process comes, 'dead heading.' No, this does not mean slapping your neighbor along side the head, no matter how obnoxious they are!

Stay with me, I had a 'God moment' while dead heading the above flowers ... this becomes painful. Ok, NOW stop reading!

The Gardeners Network, defines dead heading as "Snipping, pruning, pinching, cutting or using any other means to remove spent blooms." There are great benefits of this process, or might I say, menial task. It promotes new flower growth, extends the reproductive life cycle of the plant, and prevents the plant from wasting valuable energy on a stem that will no longer blooms, energy is then spent on the health of the plant and new blooms (or fruit). Ever 'feel' any of these action words done on YOU ... snipping, pruning, pinching and cutting?

My mom and Gardener, Aunt Mona (everyone should have an Aunt Mona) taught me how to dead head. Mona owned and puttered around in a plant nursery. She could NOT walk through one of her green houses without touching the plants, and they were beautiful!

There are two plants I dislike dealing with, those are marigolds (they stink). When pinching the marigold the seeds found in the old blooms often go scattering about. The other is the petunia they are STICKY! It has a defense system of a sap that flows from the stem to the petals. You may want to wear gloves for this little gem. Yet, stinky and sticky, both these plants have the potential to be FULL of bright colored blooms and can last the whole summer.

Jesus shares in John 15, He is the vine, the Father is the Gardener. "He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even MORE fruitful" (verse 2, emphasis mine) God the Father, the Gardener of our lives.

He is not bothered by sappy sticky defense systems we have set up, or the crunchy ugly spots here or there. The Gardener desires to have us fruitful, luscious, beautiful and healthy. To be and do so, takes snipping, pruning, pinching, cutting or any other means to remove the spent blooms.

May we all have a God's sticky fingers all over us, week!
~ DeDe

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

One Bad Mamma

Summer has its fun, boring, sunny, and yes competitive moments! Recently our family was given a Foosball table. Just the sight of it, and the feel of the grips firmly in my hands brought back memories from my teens years.

There has been alot of laughter around that table, especially tonight when playing my teen son and his friend. At one point, the red head teen across from me, looks to my son and declares "Dude, your mom is kicking my back side." (edited for family reading) I then, make the motherly statement needed at this precious moment, "Yes, I am one BAD MAMMA!"

It is comforting, that even in the phase of teenage glamor where parents are unsurpassingly 'stupid', I can impress them with the flick of the wrist, the spin of the man, and the ultimate victory dance! Say it with me, "Go Mamma, Go Mamma."
Yep, one bad mamma!
~ DeDe

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday America! "O say can you see by the dawns early light..." (sing it with me!) The United States of America is officially 233 years old today. Just like any nationally declared holiday, it has slipped from it's original meaning to the commercialized display of self centered wonder.

Christmas, the birth of Jesus to Santa Claus and presents. Easter, the death and resurrection of Jesus to the bunny and candy filled baskets. Thanksgiving, the sharing of thanks and friendship, to turkey, football and over eating.

Today, Independence Day, the birthing of a nation with God Almighty's favor upon it, to fireworks, beer and the backyard BBQ.

O we may not agree with all that our nation stands for in this current era, or be proud of the decisions made in the name of democracy. But may we not forget the years rolled out behind us of those who followed whole heartedly their convictions, standing up for freedom, for justice. Mostly for the ability to read our Bibles, pray, and say the name of Jesus without the fear of a gun shot ringing out.

This nation has STRONG roots in God. Just like the nation of Israel in the Old Testament, we too have wandered away and NEED the loving yet firm words of the Lord over and to us "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, THEN will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14 emphasis mine) Our nation is not known for 'humility' by any means, however each heart rendered individually is God's desire. Our pride of our country should not over write our humility before God.

Today, as we celebrate, let us not criticize our country (perhaps rightly so on some issues) but share about the favor of God, about the signing of the Declaration of Independence, about our fore fathers who loved and believed in this country. When we see the 'ole red, white and blue' waving in the breeze, see in our minds eye the uniforms worn, lemonade stands in front yards, Chevrolets and parades of soldiers coming home from battles, wearing bands on their arms of fallen friends. Picture children in school with their hands over their heart reciting "... one nation under God ..."

If we humble ourselves ... God bless America!

~ DeDe

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Thanks Berry Much

I have been feeling domestic. Not quite Martha Stewart, but enough to actually use my strainer and dug out the metal ladle. We planted 3 strawberry plants about 3 years ago. Amazing how they have grown teeth and have become territorial in the north end of my small garden. While they have choked out the near by 'want to bes', the green leaved beauties have produced a wonderful bounty.

I was hoping for enough berries to make at least one batch of jam. As I stood back and admired my stack of 4 completed jam products, I was content.

Three days later, to my astonishment the once pink fruit now smiled at me with a deep red readiness. I again, maneuvered fashionably about in the kitchen.

Today, a couple of days following, I stood in the garden while the liquid Oregon sunshine drip down my back, I picked yet MORE strawberries. The finished jam sits proudly on the counter. As I was smashing the plump berries, my mind went to the loaves and fishes from Matthew chapter 14. The mental picture was that of Jesus looking up to heaven, giving thanks, and breaks the bread along with the fish which feeds 5,000 men (this NOT including the women and children).

Oh, I may not feed an arena sized group, but a 16 year old boy can account for much of that, with a steady attempt by the 10 year old as well. I smile as I gave thanks for the berries that totally surprised me. God is so good at decadent delightful displays of His love.

Thanks berry much Lord!

~ DeDe

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Sick Mind

I have heard the statement, "A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind." Well, I really should be hospitalized! I have been going from room to room, THOROUGHLY cleaning. As I approached my desk, I knew the job was going to be a dandy. It took quite a while, and a filled garbage bag later ... it is clean, C-L-E-A-N I tell you!

I can now find a pencil, the yellow highlighter, AND one of many pads of paper. Paper clips are all tucked in. Oh, the doors to the shelves actually shuts. My poor mouse now has room to roam on the pad. Life is good for that electrical rodent.
Now, (taking a DEEP breath) on to my sons room.
~ DeDe

Monday, June 8, 2009

Straining 4 the Finish Line

Schools out for summer! So the song goes. As I go about my normal routine, or attempt to, my youngest son asks me to play Playstation with him. Hm... this could be a nice break from scrubbing the bathroom floor. As I meander on over, I tell him 'build me a car and lets do this', knowing his game of choice would be 'Need for Speed'.

Handing me the controller which I find to be completely foreign to the touch, he begins the technical instructions: gas, stop, turn, back up. I thought, "I can do this, how difficult can it be to race through town."

The count down. 3 - 2 WAIT! "which car am I again??" "The Y-E-L-L-O-W one mom!" he says with exhausted breath like I had asked what came after the letter A or something.

Eyes fixed on the yellow sports car, controller in hand, the light turns green. He spins off with high speed screeching. Me, NOTHING. Not a thing! Exasperated, I begin to push ALLLLL the buttons. Now I am moving. Which button did it? I have no clue, but I am going... going... speeding ... straight for the cement WALL! Attempting to turn, sparks spraying in all directions, I hug that wall tighter than a jockey atop a race horse. Looking confidently as my son begins to laugh at the mishap, I steadily told him, "I wanted racing stripes on my car, now I have it."

Continuing with the race, a guttural laugh begins within me, soon turning to an uncontrollable hysterical roar, now unable to maneuver my vehicle at all, I aim somewhat for the street signs, asking my son if I get points for those. "Um.... no mom." "What?" I declare. "THAT was a perfect hit!"

When I FINALLY reach the finish line, my son passing me in a flash of glory, the screen flashes 'RACE OVER'. It is then that I am compelled to kindly return the controller to the 10 year old.

As I return to the cleaning of the floors, my thoughts go to Paul, as he says in Philippians "But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." I give a little chuckle, how is it that I KNOW Paul was not referring to racing through town via a hand held controller straining for the finish line. But it humors me to think so. And straining I was.

~ DeDe

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

My New Site

For fun, check out my new site called Dancing Literary Art. Click on it over at the right of this page. enjoy!

~ DeDe

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hosanna! The Easter Gospel

'Makarios Anastasis'. This week is the traditional season of Passover for those of Jewish heritage or faith. Passover is the Hebrew celebration of remembering God delivering them from Egyptian bondage. The story is found in the book of Exodus.

The FINAL delivering power was that of the blood of a lamb. In short, the Israelites were to slay an unblemished lamb, and place the blood of the lamb on the door posts of their home. The angel of death came, (killing all first born males) when the blood was seen, the angel passed over the home. Soon the Israelites were leaving Egypt FREE.

A different time:WAIT. what is that we hear.. LISTEN ~ do you hear the muffled sounds of a crowd, now the clip ~ clop of hooves? Someone is yelling something. Who is it that comes riding in on a donkey... the LAMB of God!(Mark 11:7-10) The crowd yells "Hosanna... Hosanna in the Highest."

Hosanna is the Greek version of the Hebrew saying 'yasha na' (yaw-shaw naw) meaning 'save we pray'. This is taken from the Hallel, from Psalms 118:25,26 "O LORD, save us; O LORD , grant us success.Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.From the house of the LORD we bless you." (NIV) The King James says "Save now, I beseech thee" (hosanna)

As Jesus rides into Jerusalem, they yell "Hosanna!" ~ "Save we Pray!" Can you grasp the impact of what they are saying? Jesus was fulfilling the prophetic words of Zechariah 9:9 and that of 2 Samuel 7:12-13

Then.. just 4 chapters later, that same crowd was again yelling, but this time. "Crucify Him! ~ Crucify Him!" Little did they know they were yelling the same thing. both times! For you see, for Jesus to 'save we pray', they had to 'Crucify Him!'

Loved ones. Jesus is our Passover Lamb! But we can't stop there. Luke chapter 24. Early, three days later after the death of Jesus, women were said to have gone to the tomb, when arriving they found the stone had been rolled away. When they entered in, they did not find the body of Jesus, yet 'two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them' (wouldn't that scare the Easter bunny out of anyone). The men said, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; HE HAS RISEN " (emphasis mine). They reminded the women of Jesus' words . "The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.

"This is where we celebrate .. 'Makarios Anastasis ! Blessed Resurrection!' Oh the joy of Easter, the story, the reality, the TRUTH.

Hosanna, Easter ... the gospel truth. Hosanna has become a phrase of praise. In it's declaration it holds the complete gospel story. 'Save we pray'. THAT HE DID!

Blessings to you and yours,


Sunday, March 29, 2009

You Define the Depth

Have you ever felt compelled to get all spiffied up, put on your best duds, or perhaps slide into a nice warm jacket, then realize you have no destination in mind, 'all dressed up and no where to go.'

Our relationship with God is like that at times, we read our Bibles, have our devotions, say our prayers, yet ... that is as far as we get. I am guilty of this. It is as if I am waiting for God to make the first move. James says clearly "Come near to God and He will come near to you." (4:8)

One of God's strongest attributes is that of His patience. He longs for us to come to Him, He is waiting. The principle is the same in all relationships, if you want it to be strong and deep, you have to cultivate it, put time and energy into it ... particupate IN it.

So today, enjoy your relationship with Jesus, YOU define the depth, call out to Him, seek Him, enter in, come close to Him. Don't merely stand out in the cold and allow just a few drops of God to fall on you, DIVE in and get Him all over you!

~ DeDe

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Oh to Learn

This week I was again reminded of the NEED to ... learn. Often I think, "O I have been at this long enough ... I SHOULD KNOW THIS!" Yet, at least for me, I keep coming up short every time. I felt God nudge me, (in doing so I am humbled, and must say to my relief) He showed me, that the things, the qualities that it takes to be strong in God, do not come natural to me, they are to be learned. Then, reviewed ~ worked ~ walked and learned AGAIN

These are a few, 'to learn' I gleaned from bible study this week, and found a couple extra on my own. (yep even MORE to learn)

Deut. 4:10 LEARN to revere the Lord
1 Chr. 28:9 LEARN to know God intimately (NLT)
Job 34:4 LEARN what is good
Psalm 51:6 LEARN wisdom
Psalm 119:73 LEARN His commands
Matt. 11:28-30 LEARN to rest
Luke 11:1 LEARN to pray
Heb. 5:8 LEARN obedience
Phil. 4:12 LEARN contentment
Col. 1:10 LEARN to know God better and better (NLT)

Learning is a process, and the Holy Spirit is an awesome Teacher ~ teach us, teach ME!

~ DeDe

Sunday, February 15, 2009

But Sir !

When was the last time something was asked of you, that you KNOW you could not possibly do it, or even come close to attaining it? Kind of frustrating isn't it? This is how Gideon felt when out minding his own business, when the angel of the Lord came and appeared to him. The Israelites at this time had been oppressed by other nations, primarily the Midianites. Now the Lord calls Gideon "... mighty warrior." Telling him, "go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian's hand..."

I LOVE Gideon's response, "But Sir...how can I save Israel ... my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family." (Judges 6:13,15) We all have had "But Sir" moments, haven't we? Moments when God asks something of us, moments when we need to do or be something that is beyond us. We feel weak, and insignificant. Oh, God's response is SO valuable and the TRUE foundation of success. The Lord answered, "I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together."

Gideon goes on to lead a small army to victory, with unconventional ways ... blowing trumpets, breaking pots and holding huge Bic lighters. I believe God wants us all to have Gideon experiences. Turning our 'But Sir, I am weak ... and the least... how can I...?' to victory believing His word to us, 'I will be with you, and you will...'

What is God asking of us today? What name like 'mighty warrior' is He giving, that totally blows us away, perhaps ... courageous missionary, passionate teacher, gentle leader, faithful friend, and prayer warrior, even loving mom. He may even call us to unconventional ways, yet how exciting to see how it all unfolds.

Join with me, as we turn our 'but Sir' into 'I will be with you and you will...'

In Him, DeDe (Ps. 92:4 "You thrill me, LORD ...")

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Found Favor

I do love a good story. One full of intrigue, challenge, and PLEEEZE the underdog WINS! I have been studying the book of Esther, better yet, Esther herself. The story hits a high note as Esther stands before the king, beginning her request to spare the Jews, she says "If I have found favor with you, O King..."

How often do we stand with a request, and seek the King's favor, or merely just stand before the King, praying ~ hoping His favor flows strong today! There is so much that we encounter on a daily basis, trials and choices, loves and loses. A wise friend shared with me recently "you know the righteous and narrow would judge harshly, but I think that King David, would understand.. he had such an insight into love, passion, and beauty." I would add, and his God. David experienced God on so many levels, he knew Him on the battlefield, as a shepherd boy, and yes, as one with authority to have whatever he wants as king, yet it is David that said, "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart" (Ps. 37:4)

He knew Him too with a closeness many of us long for, "... You are familiar with all my ways." (Ps. 139:3b) yet even in the familiar setting, David shares from an experienced heart, "The Lord is gracious and compassionate slow to anger and rich in love." (Ps. 145:8)

Found favor ... As Esther experienced the favor of King Xerxes, and David with the King of Kings, we too, as children of the Most High God, come 'boldly before the throne ... let your request be made known.' God desires to love on us, Father us and bless us.

~ DeDe

Thursday, January 29, 2009


How often do we go to the frig with great hopes of finding something to satisfy that craving, the craving we really aren't sure what we want, but we want something. So we reach around, dig through, push things aside looking for fulfillment.

This is true too with our souls as well. We hunger, and often rummage around to find fulfillment, through people, possessions and position. David declared in Psalm 63:1 "O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you, my soul thirsts for you... ." When God created man, He created him body and soul. Our bodies being from the dust of earth, it is therefore nourished by the earth. Yet our souls where created by the breath of God, Genesis 2:7 "The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being." 'Living being', this is the translated Hebrew word for soul. It is the breath of God that nourishes the soul, HE is our souls only fulfillment.

The Psalmist beautifully shares, "For He (the Lord) satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things." (Ps. 107:9) Today, as we begin our day, pouring that cup of coffee, snacking on that bagel, may we seek as David did, "O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you, my souls thirsts for YOU!"

~ DeDe

Friday, January 23, 2009

Yes ... Amen

Ah, a new word. Well... not a NEW word, but my next scripture I am meditating on and working towards memorizing.

"For no matter how many promises God has made they are 'Yes' in Christ. And so through Him the 'Amen' is spoken by us to the glory of God" (2 Cor. 1:20)
Yes, yes ... AMEN!
~ DeDe

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Current Study

10 chapters, thats all ... but FULL of tremendous insights. Esther ~ the only book in the Bible that does not mention God by name, yet God is all over it! Join us will you?
~ DeDe
* Beautiful art work done by Scott

Monday, January 5, 2009

Taking on the Challenge

I have joined a group of women from across the nation to memorize 2 portions of scripture each month for the WHOLE year of 2009! Whahoo that is 24 verses! (or MORE)

I have chosen the below to get me started:

"Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for His compassion's never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. I say to myself 'The LORD is my portion therefore I will wait for Him.' The LORD is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him" (Lamentations 3:22~25 NIV)

Join me will you in taking the challenge to meditate and memorize HIS word!

"If Your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction" (Ps. 119:92)

His word ~ my delight! A new verse the 1st and the 15th of the month.

~ DeDe

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Every Morning

"The LORD's loving-kindness indeed never ceases, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22,23)

It is as if God lays out compassion (mercy) for us each morning. We merely need to accept it and wear it! "So as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience" (Colossians 3:12)

Each morning we prepare for our day whether that be home, work or school. May we reach for what God has laid out for us to put on... His qualities. "They are new every morning..." Now THAT is a wardrobe! Dressed for success!

In Him, DeDe