Saturday, January 2, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

To my blog and twitter family.

Recipe for a Happy New Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anonymous
Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hate, cleanse them completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short, see that these months are freed from all the past—have them fresh and clean as when they first came from the great storehouse of Time. Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time (so many persons spoil the entire lot this way) but prepare one day at a time.
Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavor of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing— don’t do it), prayer, meditation, and one well-selected resolution. Put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humor.

Thank you for being such a blessing in my life. Let us continue to bless each other in 2010. Lots of Love and Hugs Pet.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Song

God Gives A Song
by Jan Couch

Read: Romans 5:6-11; I Peter 1:18-21; Philippians 4:6-8; and Romans 8:35-39

As sojourners, we find ourselves in unusual and varied circumstances. A journey has many teachable moments. Mentors who really want to know their students seize the opportunity to take a trip with them.. Along the way, unpredictable incidents occurs. It is how we react to these and how we interact with each other that become great teachable moments..

Move on to the challenge..

God is taking us on a trip to know us better and for us to know Him better. All we experience along the way can deepen our personal relationship. He varies the trip. It is customized to each individual. However, there is on thing we all must have in common we all must go through the blood of Jesus:
  • Because He leads us through the blood we stand boldly in His righteousness.
  • Because He leads us through the blood, we don't fear losing our redemption.
  • Because He leads us through the blood, we know the work is complete in us.
  • Because He leads us through the blood, Satan has no authority over us.
  • Because He leads us through the blood, we have salvation, healing, and restoration.

Experience joy in your journey...

No one knows what awaits just around the next bend in the road, but we can rest in knowing who is lading us along. We have peace knowing that we have been lead through the blood, by His grace, and no circumstance can change that.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Peace He Gives

I know not why my pathway leads through valleys rough and steep, but this I know, while waking there I've found communion sweet with those I love, and best of all, with Him who climbed for me, beneath a heavy cross, the hill that led to Calvary.

I know not why so many props have gently been removed, but I do know through every loss His arms unfailing proved. I have no reason, none at all, to doubt His Precious Word; though all I loved be swept away, His voice would still be heard above the storm, and as I lift my tear filled eyes to Him, The Great Creator, Lord of all He whispers "Peace," within.

So as I look beyond today, I pray that I may share this peace He gives with those who have a greater cross to bear. I know not now how long 'twill be before He calls me home, but this I know beneath His wings I'll never be along!
~Alice Hansche Mortenson

He gives Quietness

"... and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price" (I Peter 3:4)

Read: Mark 4:36-41

Quietness amid the dash of the storm. We sail the water with Him as we reach the center most portion., far from land and in the dark of the midnight, a sudden storm sweeps down. All earth and hell sweeps down against us. Each billow threatens to overwhelm our very being. Then He arises from sleep and rebukes the wins and the waves. His hand becomes an order to cease to the raging tempests surrounding us. His voice alone is heard above the howling wind, "Peace, be still." Listen for that voice. Can you hear it? Once you hear those words, there is an instant calm.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Take Time . . .

Take time to play...
it is the secret of youth.
Take time to read...
it is the foundation of knowledge.
Take time to work...
it is the price of success.
Take time to think...
it is the source of power.
Take time to dream...
it hitches the soul to the stars.
Take time to laugh...
it is healing medicine.
Take time for friendship...
it is the source of happiness.
~Katherine Nelson Davis

Day By Day

Each day brings us a new adventure in living. Each twenty-four period holds the promise of experiencing things we've never known before. There are new paths to take, new directions to follow, new challenges to meet, and new endeavors to pursue. And, then, there are the sorrows, the disappointments, the frustrations, and the uncertainties.
Remember: Life is in segments of time. For life to have meaning and purpose, make the most of the following segments.

Monday, December 28, 2009

A Dewdrop To Remember

Life is a journey; a road that leads up hills, over mountains, across valleys, through wilderness, and over deserts. It is long and it could be frightening, but you have a guide.
Read: Joshua 1:9
Psalms 73:23,24

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thank You Sitka