Thursday, December 16, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Find rest my soul in Christ alone,
When the oceans rise and thunders roar.
Find rest my soul in Christ alone,
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
BORED. Bored I tell you! After a long day of 'catch up' with chores I sit down, all ready to enjoy some good quality, (preferrably romance) television, but what do I find ... NOTHING! All these channels and not a good thing to watch.
SLEEP. Sleep I tell you! After a short period of time of channel surfing, I now turn the lights off on television watching.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I feel like a school girl, picking out what I will wear, organizing my yellow legal note pad AND packing my lunch.
I have this ... um ... side of me that LOVES a good prank. However, I have decided to lay low for a bit, giving my co-workers time to adjust to me. THEN, I will stealthily with great creativity share from my lovely decorated bag of got'chtya.
Until then ... to the office I go ...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Morning ... my attitude ... my desire ... either ... 'Good Morning Lord', or 'Good Lord, it's morning.' My choice. It is said of the Lord, 'His mercies are new every morning.' "Good morning Lord!"
YES! Even if we use up what 'we' think is our daily allowance, there is always MORE!
"This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I hope in Him!" The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him." ~ Lamentations 3:21-25
Nothing like a good 'ole soul chat!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
How many times while in 'hind sight' consideration do we regret to notice God in the moment, or take it a step further ... look ... SEEK ... PURSUE God in our daily routine.
We call this anticipated pursuit T.E.A.M. 'Today Expect A Mircale.' Paaleeze do not confuse this with the 'blab it and grab it' movement, where you DEMAND God perform for you, because YOU say so. No, this is God loving on you through out the day, and we actually seeing it, enjoying it, and thanking Him for it.
Example: I have been on the hunt for a flat screen for my youngest son's computer. My budget being tight, VERY tight, like that of a first time sky diver leaping from the plane with their instructor! TIGHT. I was at the 2nd hand store when I 'happen' to come across a 15 inch HP flat screen. The price tag stated $4.99 (yes, I put the decimal in the right place.)
While chatting with the salesman I was now aware the screen did NOT have the power cord with it, this being just a slight problem, I began looking through the shelves of 'stuff' and FOUND ONE! Taking the screen and cord to the salesman, he then took it and tested it for me with the computer in the back room. Whalaa... that puppy worked GREAT. HOWEVER, it was at that excited peak that I noticed 2 one inch scratches in the middle of the screen. By faith I went ahead and purchased my great find.
Taking it home, I sat it down on the table, sitting in front of it, I prayed this silly yet simple prayer, "Lord, please heal this screen." Knowing that my little lad would reject mom's great find with the scratches on it. With a sponge I gently began to rub over the scratches, and YES, the scratches are GONE! Coincidence of this great find, and finding the cord, scratches gone, and it WORKS? Never. This was my miracle. Miracle, God in the ordinary.
Most folks think a miracle HAS to be big and grand. Nope. God loving on us in His way, and granting the ability to see it, now THAT is a miracle. One of my favorite verses along these lines is what Joshua said to the Israelites when preparing to cross the Jordan, "Consecrate yourselves; for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you" - Joshua 3:5 Can you imagine the anticipation they had the next morning when they woke up? In the same breath may I exhort us to be thankful in the moment of awe. Luke 17:17, Jesus heals 10 lepors, but only 1 return to praise Him, "Were there not ten healed, where are the other nine?"
May we too, wake up each morning, we may not be in need to literally cross a massive river, but seeking God in our day, seeing HIM in the ordinary, and being so very careful to THANK HIM. May we see Him while we drive the car He lovingly supplied for us, and gets us safely to our destination. See Him when going to the grocery store and 'just' the right items are on sale waiting for us! Thank Him when we wake up full of energy when the day before we were dragging and possibly getting sick. God, in the ordinary.
Today, Expect A Miracle. Text this to your friends, encourage them to see God, T.E.A.M.
In Him, DeDe ('Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love & good deeds.' - Hebrews 10:24)