Tuesday, November 16, 2010


A child of God is to live his life on earth exclusively by the grace of God.  Grace implies that which is done solely by God as a gift to us.  Therefore, men should have no part in that which God has declared is His responsibility to fulfill (Rom. 11:6).

Monday, November 15, 2010

Faithful in dealing

If a child of God is faithful in dealing with his sins and faithfully follows his conscience, he will receive light increasingly form heaven so as to expose sins that were previously unnoticed.  As this process takes place, the Holy Spirit enables one to understand more of God's law that is written on his heart, transforming what were previously vague ideas about holiness, righteousness, purity, and honesty into clearly understood realities (Ps.36:9; 1 John 1:7).

Monday, November 1, 2010


I release anything and everything that no longer serves my unfolding good.
"Perfect love casts out fear."
1 John 4:18

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"spiritual man"

What is meant by being a "spiritual man"?  It means being one who has placed himself under the total subjection of his spirit, one whose whole man is governed by his spirit.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Predigested food.

Milk is predigested food.  Those who are feeding on it are far less capable of communicating with God directly and must instead rely on others to transmit God's message to them.  1 Corintians 3:3

Heavenly light

Heavenly light comes in through the conscience to expose fault and condemn failure whenever we think, speak, or act in a way unbecoming as saints.  By submitting to its illumination and by eliminating what it exposes, we allow it to do its work; thus the conscience acts as a window that has been enlarged for more light to shine through to us in the future.  Unfortunately, if we allow sins to accumulate in our lives, the opposite occurs: the size of the window diminishes, eventually allowing no light at all to penetrate.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Controlled by Love

"My soul thirst for God, for the living God."


It is the soulish (soul-controlled) person who gains assurance by grasping things that can be seen and felt.  The opposite of sight and touch is faith. One who follows the spirit lives by faith, not sight (2cor.5:7).

Monday, October 18, 2010

The center outward

Center Outward

One way to discern between the work of God and the work of Satan in one's spiritual life is this: God always works from the center outward to the circumference, while Satan works from the circumference inward to the center.

Good Monday morning.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Experiencing God

"Our knowledge of God rests on the revelation of His personal presence. . . . Of such a presence, it must be true that to those who have never been confronted with it, argument is useless while to those who have, it is superfluous."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Don't sit back

Don't sit back and be passive. You've got to hold you head up high and know that God wants you to be favored.  He wants you to shine above your circumstances.

Today, Soar  :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sleep On It

People who mentally rehearse the nest day's goals before bed are more likely to execute those tasks, according to a study published in Psychological Science.  Picturing the context is key: If you need to write an important e-mail, picture yourself typing in the address and hitting send.  Chances are you will remember to do just that.


Sunday, October 10, 2010


Pursue Your Victory
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14

Monday, October 4, 2010


I enthusiastically accept
my good and go forward to achieve my purpose.
"Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord."
-Romans 12:11

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Russell Kelfer

 You are who you are for a reason.
You're part of an intricate plan.
You're a precious and perfect unique design,
Called God's special woman or man.

You look like you look for a reason.
Our God made no mistake.
He knit you together within the womb,
You're just what he wanted to make.

The parents you had were the ones he chose,
And no matter how you may feel,
They were custom-designed with God's plan in mind,
And they bear the Master's seal.

No, that trauma you faced was not easy,
And God wept that it hurt you so;
But it was allowed to shape your heart
So that into his likeness you'd grow.

You are who you are for a reason,
You've been formed by the Master's rod.
You are who you are, beloved,
Because there is a God!

Isaiah 44:2

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Turing over a new leaf.

 God promises that He will make you life new every day.

" The faithful love of the LORD never ends!  His mercies never cease.  Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin a fresh each morning"  Lamentations 3:22-23

Friday, August 20, 2010

The body, the soul, the spirit

Christians should be aware that not all senses emerge from the spirit.  Do not forget: the body, the soul, and the spirit each has its own senses.
Live simply so that others may simply live!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Burden in our spirit

 Every time we receive a burden in our spirits we should find out immediately through prayer what that burden is.  If it is a call to war, to war we should go; if a call to preach the Gospel, let us preach and if it is a call to pray, we should pray.
I am

Monday, August 16, 2010

Praying for Revelation?

in the spirit is the first qualification for a worker and should occupy a large place in the Christian servant's life.  It is this alone that empowers one to perform spiritual service and to walk in the spirit.
Pray for revelation :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Don't give up

My friends,
Don't give up. Don't get discouraged. Don't get tired. No matter how long you've struggled, no matter how dark it looks, no matter what that medical report says, you've got to know the favor of God can turn it around.

I know that sometimes waiting feels like forever, but know that He can and He will turn it around for your good.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010


Working on another project.
Miss everyone.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Something Sure

All his commandments are sure.  They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.  Psalms 111:7,8

In a world of crumbling standards, "the commandments of God are sure," and "stand fast for ever and ever."  They are true, for He is truth.  They are the criterion, for He is the standard.  They shall endure, for He shall be around to see that they do.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

For the Vegan in you

Broken-Lasagna Casserole
by ~Blessedmama 

"About a year ago, I was at a discount store when I saw something unique, something I've never seen before in the way of pasta: a bag of purposely broken lasagna noodle pieces! I stared at that, amazed that the simple act of breaking those long noodles into chunks could inspire a new dish spinning through my head. Being strictly a budget-minded girl, though, I couldn't buy them that day - they didn't fit in that day's wad of cash. And then I never bought them, I don't know why. But, oh broken noodles, I've never forgotten you! So, I recently went out and bought a box of lasagna noodles and broke them up all by myself. It was fun being destructive like that. Thus, the Broken-Lasagna Casserole was born. He may not be the most handsome boy in the room, but he is sure is nice and smooth talkin'! See if you don't like him too."
Broken-Lasagna Casserole right out of the oven.

A chunk of him on my plate next to some steamed asparagus.

Broken-Lasagna Casserole

1 pkg. lasagna noodles, broken in chunks
1 Tbs. canola oil
1 pkg. Smart Ground, original
1 pkg. extra-firm tofu, drained and diced small
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 green bell pepper, diced small
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 - 28oz. can petite diced tomatoes
1 - 15oz. can tomato sauce
1 - 4.25 oz. can chopped olives
1 cup of frozen corn
1 - 6oz. can tomato paste
15-20 fresh basil leaves cut into thirds or halves, depending on their size (if extra small, leave whole)
1 - 10oz. pkg. Vegan Gourmet Monterey Jack cheese, finely grated, divided

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the broken noodles according to package directions. In a large pot, heat the oil on medium heat. Saute the Smart Ground and tofu until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the seasonings, bell pepper and garlic and continue cooking for another five minutes, being careful not to burn. You can add a touch more oil or a little water, if the food starts to stick. Add the canned tomato products, olives and corn. Turn heat down to medium low and let simmer for 30 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the fresh basil. Add the noodles to the pot and stir. Set aside one cup of the cheese and thoroughly mix the rest in the pot. Pour the ingredients into a large casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining one cup of cheese on top. Bake for 30 minutes. Turn broiler on high, and broil for about five minutes to finish melting the cheese. Check to make sure the casserole doesn't burn. This was a fun variation to lasagna or an ordinary pasta dish. Everyone liked it - hope you do too. Feeds five hungry vegans for a couple of days.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Idle Idols

The denunciation of idols is a common characteristic of Psalms.  This is necessary because these people lived in the midst of idolatry where the scorning of idol-deities was constantly needed.

In the Psalm there is a contrast in the powerful God and the powerless idols.  It says of God. "he hath done whatsoever he pleased."  But all that could be said of the idols is:
They have mouths, but they speak not.
They have ears, but they hear not.
Noses have they, but they smell not.
They have hands, but the handle not.
Feet have they, but they walk not.
Idle idols they have the organs, but not the sensibilities.
They are the deified representations of a people's own frailties and passions.  And a study of a nation's gods will give you a nation's history.
Idols are only "the work of men's hands."  Having been made by man, they are inferior to him; and if there should be any worshiping of either, the idols ought to worship man.  So to make idolatry all the worse, it is practiced in reverse.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Not for Our Glory

When we properly relate ourselves to God, we put ourselves in the background.  We wear the Lord's name to glorify Him not ourselves.  We shine to His glory not to be applauded.  We give of our means because we have given ourselves not to be seen of men.  We pray to be heard of God not to be acclaimed by others.  Now these personal questions:
Why attend church?  To worship God or to hold up our reputation?
Why construct a new church building?  To glorify God or to exalt ourselves?
Why give?  To please God or man?
Why seek a church office or position?  To serve God or to dignify ourselves?
If we follow a make believe religion to impress people, our only reward will come from people none from God ( Matthew 6:5 ).

He that does good for goods sake seeks neither praise nor reward, though sure of both at last.
William Penns

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

He Is Able

Praise ye the Lord. 
Psalms 113

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wealth and Riches

Wealth and riches shall be in your house.
                                                Psalms 112:3

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fear and Delight

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
Psalms 112:1

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Reverence His Name

It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme
Rudely appealed to on each trifling theme;
Maintain your rank, vulgarity despise;
To swear is neither brave, polite, nor wise.
You would not swear upon the bed of death;
Reflect! Your Maker yet may stop your breath.
William Cowper

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Figs with Mascarpone and Warm Spiced Honey

Figs contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are associated with healthy heart and brain function, and lutein, which aids vision. Nutritionists recommend figs for helping to lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure.


8 small (or 4 large) fresh, ripe figs, stems trimmed, halved lengthwise

1/3 cup mascarpone, softened

1/3 cup mild honey

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

4 sprigs fresh mint


1.Arrange the figs cut-side up among four plates. Use the back of a teaspoon to gently press into the center of the flesh and create a small indentation.

2.Add a dollop of mascarpone to the center of each fig half and set plates aside.

3.Place honey and spices in a small heat-proof bowl and set over a pan with simmering water. Cook over medium heat, whisking to blend, until the honey is liquefied and warm, 1 to 2 minutes. Drizzle honey over each fig, garnish plates with mint sprigs, and serve immediately.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The New King

The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool...Ps 110:1-7

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Enemies Without Cause

They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.  Ps 109:3

They had hurt him severely, Because of the injury they had done to him, it caused some to look upon him and shake their heads.
But he had not caused the enmity.  Instead, he had treated them kindly, but his love was recompensed with hate and his goodness was rewarded with evil.
This is not an uncommon reaction   enemies for no cause.
Here are the despicable reasons for it:
  • Having what another likes may drive him to fight you.
  • Holding to truth may alienate those who don't want it.
  • Knowing something bad about a person makes him despise you.
  • Being harmed by another tends to make him hate you.
  • The feeling that you are a threat to one's job, honor or success may prompt him to detest you.
  • An inferior person's trying to feel bigger or cleaner can cause him to disparage you.
  • Seeking an outlet for frustration may move the frustrated to pick on you.
  • The feeling that one is dependent on you may cause him to loathe you.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Valiant

Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.  Ps 108:13

Bravery ~ How humanity loves it.  The world salutes the brave man, regardless of his weaknesses.  For bravery alone we're willing to pin a medal on him.  But the coward, though he has a thousand virtues, is held in contempt.  And justly so.  For his faintheartedness nullifies his excellencies.

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for the want of a little courage.
~Sydney Smith

O spirit of courage! what you can do for me!  In every hour of danger you can favor me in the struggle.
Fortune favors the brave.
~Virgil(70-19 B.C.)

In a world crowded with fears and dreads, anybody with a plan to generate a little more courage is welcome.
The surest place to find it, as David declared, is in God.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Worthless Help

Give us help from trouble for vain is the help of man.  Ps. 108:12

But to have God's help we must give up our exalted views of self-sufficiency and the mocking panaceas of others.  How many times have we depended on ourselves or others in vein.  And finally as a last resort, we turned to God for help.  Our God should not be the God of last resorts but often is.
We must become more settled in our dependence on God and ask for His assistance.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Oh, No! Joe?
There are real pros and cons to drinking coffee. by Kalia Doner
Confused by what you've heard about coffee and diabetes? Well, it is a bit confusing, so here's the rundown.

~The pros  Researchers say coffee can raise levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and improve the ratio of HDL to LDL (bad) cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease- the number one killer of people with diabetes.  Another study found that drinking four or more cups a day lowered a person's risk of being hospitalized for heart rhythm problems (arrhythmia) by 18 percent.

~The cons  Among those with type 2 diabetes, a small 2008 study from Duke University indicated that caffeine may cause blood sugar to spike a couple of hours after it is consumed.  In fact, caffeine seemed to raise glucose levels by as much as oral diabetes medications lowered them!

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Fixed Heart

The fixed heart brings the whole man into the effort, uniting and coordinating his labors; and this awakens the slumbering giant:

Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by keen desire and by definite resolution to do. ~Edgar Roberts

The fixed heart holds us to a purpose.

When my resolution is taken, all is forgotten except what will make it succeed. ~Napoleon 1

The fixed heart makes for favorable winds. Otherwise

When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is right. ~Latin Proverb

The fixed heart, summed up, is the way of success.

The secret of success is constancy of purpose.  ~Benjamin Disraeli

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Are you at your wit's end

For prayer is needed in smooth waters as well as in stormy seas.  And the God who calmed the briny deep for the Israelites and stilled the waters for the disciples can quiet those raging waves that threaten us.

Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o'er shadowed with blackness;
No shelter or help in nigh,
"Carest Thou not that we Perish?"
~Mary A. Baker

Yes, He cares.  Remember, when man is at his wit's end, it could be God's beginning of help.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Psalms 107:8

Fill Thou my life, O Lord, my God,
In every part with praise.
that my whole being may proclaim
Thy Being and Thy ways,

Not for the lip of praise alone,
Nor e'en the praising heart,
I ask, but for a life made up
Of praise in every part.
~Horatius Bonar
Ps. 107:8

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Are you saying so?

The redeemed, we are especially qualified to say so.  Having been rescued by the loving mercy and the outstretched hand of God, we are prepared to say so.  If we have been washed in the blood of the Lamb. This is our assurance; so let us sing it.
Redeemed- how I love to proclaim it.
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed thro' His infinite mercy,
His child, and forever, I am/

I know I shall see in His beauty
The King in whose law I delight;
Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps,
And giveth me songs in the night.

Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
His child, and forever, I am.
~ Fanny J. Crosby

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Salute to the Season

Tangerine and Avacado salad
Serves 4

3 T fresh line juice
4 T honey
1 T balsamic vingar
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
6 tangerines
1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced crosswise
3 T roasted sunflower seeds

~In a large bowl, whisk together the line juice, honey, balsamic vingar, salt and cayenne pepper.
~With a vegetable peeler, peel 3 long strips of zest from 1 tangerine. Cut the strips into 1/8inch silvers.  Then peel the tangerines and separate into segments. Cut the segments crosswise into 2 or 3 pieces, discarding any seeds.
~Add the tangerines, zest and avocado to the dressing in the bowl and toss to combine.  Chill until serving time.
~Sprinkle with sunflower seeds.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sweet Meditations

My Meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.  Ps.104:34

Close up his eyes and draw the curtains close; and let us all to meditation.
William shakespeare

Saturday, May 22, 2010

To treat light carpet stains without synthetic chemicals, mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and apply directly on stain. Let the solution sit for several minutes then clean gently with brush or sponge using warm, soapy water. For a heavy-duty carpet cleaning mix, combine 1/4 cup salt, 1/4 cup borax, and 1/4 cup vinegar. Rub paste into carpet, leave for a few hours, then vacuum area.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 21~A Psalm In My Heart

Calamities.  There is one thing about Calamity, it passes.
In the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.~57:1

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 20~A Psalm In My Heart

God Is on My Side
This I know; for God is for me. 
"I Believed" (110:10)
"In thee do I put my trust" (7:1)
"For I have kept the ways of the Lord" (18:21)
"I will worship toward thy holy temple" (138:2)
"I was also upright before him" (18:23)
It simply comes down to this: God is on the side of him who is on His side.  So a timely, soul searching question is, "who is on the Lord's side?"

Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of Truth with Falsehood for the good or evil side.
James Russell Lowell

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 19~A Psalms In My Heart

In God I will praise his word,
in God I have put my trust.
Praise His Word

GOD'S WORD IS INEXHAUSTIBLE.  it has a bottomless profundity: we can spend a lifetime digging and never reach the bottom.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Day 18~A Psalms In My Heart

O Thou Most High
Most High. The original means high, exalted, and the translators understood the poet used it in reference to God in contrast to his foes. Other names and appellations bear out His Highness:

God of Heaven.  Universal God.
Holy God.  Pure. Guileless.
God of Israel.  Israel's God.
Living God.  Alive. Deathless.
Merciful God.  Kind. Good.
God of All Comfort.  Counselor.
Eternal God.  Timeless
Just God.  Fair. Upright.
Shepherd.  Provider. Protector.

Hallowed be His name. Speak it with awe. Indeed, we need a personal relationship with Him but not a common and flippant one. For He is the Most High.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Toothbrush Meditation

Clean Your Teeth, Clean Your Soul

The morning rush is filled with various mundane activities, like brushing and flossing your teeth, which is hurried through to get to the days important stuff. And some days, forget it, there just isn’t enough time to floss! It’s either fuss with the plaque (and such) that nobody is noticing or be late for work, which everybody will be noticing.
Performing for the outside world too often wins attention over acting on behalf of the self. So how do you make brushing and flossing your teeth the important stuff?

First, let’s think about what is happening when you brush and floss.
You are cleaning off what has been left behind. You have taken what you want, what you have left is what you don’t want. If unwanted entities stay attached to you they begin to rule you. So brushing and flossing are ways that you take control over what is permitted to influence your life.

Imagine brushing and flossing your teeth as a deliberate action that frees the unwanted influences attached to you. The emotions, relations, reactions and actions you have experienced that diminish who you want to be could be referred to as entity influences.

You can clean away these entities by redirecting your mental outlook. Using the time you spend cleaning the left over, unwanted debris from your body (mouth in this case) as a time to clean the left over, unwanted debris from your mind increases the effects of both efforts. You are actively changing how the world influences you by changing yourself.

When brushing and flossing your teeth, visualize who you want to be. Feel what qualities you need to be that person. Allow your attitudes toward entity influences to change as you expand your definition of Self. What was once an influence that you were at the effect of can now be seen through compassion, patience, forgiveness and poise.

Using the mind-body connection to bring a deliberate focus into your consciousness is the art of living.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 14 ~A Psalm In My Heart

Oh That I Had Wings
Psalms 55:6

The poet wanted to get away from it all, to "wander far off. and remain in the wilderness," get out of the city, get back to the quietude of nature.
You cannot fly away like an eagle with the wings of a wren.~William Henry Hudson

So maybe we had better stay put, fight it out and grow some stronger wings; by then we might want only temporary leaves to regain strength for a renewal of the struggles.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 14 ~ A Psalm In My Heart

Praying in Troublesome Times
Psalm 54:2

In this short Psalm we have a most earnest prayer in time of dreadful trouble.
First, there is a plea for deliverance:
  • "Save me, O God." From the oppressors.
  • "Judge me." Vindicate me.
  • "Oppressors seek after my soul." Seek my life.
Second, there is an expression of confidence in the forthcoming help and a vein of gratitude for it:
  • "God is mine helper." The only sure help.
  • "The Lord is with them that uphold my soul." The Lord works with the helpers.
  • "He shall reward evil unto mine enemies." They shall reap their wrongs.
"I will praise thy Name . . . for he hath delivered me."  In his assurance and praise he treats the future as if it were the past.

Begin the day with God!
He is thy Sun and Day!
~Horatius Bonar

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thank you

Thank you Sitka

A Psalm In My Heart

Farewell to Fear

The people of God became fearful where there was no fear: they were filled with consternation because they felt the threat of being overthrown by the wicked. It was a cycle of decreasing faith and increasing fears. Hence, the Great Protector reminded them that He had scattered the bones of an adversary and had put the enemy to shame.  He refreshed their memory to abate their misgivings.
The passage addresses a common woe of man: fear, which often exists for no cause other than fear.  Man's major fear is fear. 
A wild, fearful imagination sees a storm in every cloud, a falling limb on every tree, a snake behind every log, and a death in every illness. The scared person sees more dangers than the world could possible hold.
O anxious people! O blind hearts! In what uncalled for fear we spend these few fleeting years! Where is our faith? If we are living in the promises of God, we have nothing to fear:
So with renewed faith we say, Farewell to fear.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love.  Where there is injury, pardon. . . .

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Remembrance Road

Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Henry Ward Beecher

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

If I Could Tell You

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

If I had loved you then

Every year I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given; the powers we have not used; the selfish prudence which will risk nothing and which, shrinking pain, misses happiness as well.        John B. Tabb

Monday, April 26, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shaken, Not Stirred

Want to keep you locks shiny without spending a fortune on pricey products?  Try this do it yourself hair tonic from Philip Kingsely, author of The Hair Bible: A Complete Guild to Health and Care.  Shake together 2 ounces each of mouthwash and witch hazel. Add 1/2 ounce of vodka and shake. Apple the mixture to your scalp with a cotton ball. Massage for five minutes with your fingertips; leave in and shampoo as usual.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The High Rock

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. 
Psalms 62:1

I love you, O Lord, my strength.  The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalms 18:1-2

Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.  From the end of the earth I will cry to You.  When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.  For you have been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. 
Psalms 52:1-3

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Divine Refuge

God. . . is my mighty rock, my refuge.  Trust in him at all times, O people, pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
Psalms 62:7,8

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Potter

You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, " He did not make me"? Can the pot say of the potter, "He knows nothing"?
Isaiah 29:16
Great Potter,
forgive me for complaining, grumbleing, rebelling, and help me submitt to whatever you need to do to make me into a vessel that meets you approval.  Amen.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Crafter

Great Crafter,
forgive me for seeing only imperfection in myself
and for seeing it in others.
Like them, I am your work
divinely created by you.
Thank you, Great Crafter, and teach me to rejoice in all your creation.  Amen.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Vitamin Overload

About one-third of children and teens in the United States take vitamin and mineral supplements, even though most may not need them, suggests a study at the University of California Davis School of Medicine.  Analysis of data on more than 10,000 kids ages 2 to 17 showed that kids with healthier diets and higher socioeconomic status were more likely to take supplements than children who are actually at risk for nutritional deficiencies.  The researchers warn that multivitamins for older children and adolescents are not regulated by the FDA and may cause side effects such as nausea, abdominal pain and liver abnormalities.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Burden-Bearer

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

Psalms 68:19

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Weeping God

Jesus, my Weeping God,
you care.
When I hurt, you not only understand my pain,
but you feel it.
When I cry, your tears match mine.
Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, for being the
Divinely Human One. Amen.

Jesus understands every weakness of ours, because he was tempted in every way that we are.  But did not sin.   Hebrews 4:15

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The God Of Whispers

Be still and know that I am God.  Psalms 46:10

Then there came a voice to him that said . . .    1 Kings 19:13

Teach me to listen in utter silence,
so that I may be ready,
and open to your silent whisper.  Amen.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Mysterious Stranger

Mysterious God,
Speak to me through the Bible,
or with a word from friends or people I don't know.
Use your voice as the Mysterious Stranger,
but most of all,
speak to me,
and when I hear you,
enable me to whisper, "Ah, yes."  Amen.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Surprising Fact:

Surprising fact:  One medium potato has nearly double the potassium of a banana! Potatoes also have vitamin C and essential minerals, and the are a great source of fiber.  Keep the skins on.

Thank You Sitka