Friday, September 2, 2011
For the first time since I started this blog, I am going to unplug from blogging for two weeks.
* I have been taking an online class and I need to focus on the information I have received.
*Also, I am trying to do some research on a topic for this blog for the month of October.
*My house needs some TLC.
* I want to get my writing room in better shape.
* Our son is wanting to come home for Thanksgiving and I need to spruce things up for that.
I believe God is in this. I have to obey. Please keep me in your prayers.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind
is steadfast because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isa 26:3 (KJV)
As we go through life, we have times of uncertainty, uneasiness, and depression. We begin to feel that we are alone in our walk with God.
It is when we find ourselves feeling as though we have been painted into a corner that we find out certain things about life. We realize what’s important. We discover Who can help us and wants to help us. We learn exactly how precious relationships are to us.
When we proceed through a time of difficulty or an illness, our own or that of a family member, we can get through it if we keep our eyes on the Lord.
People have been striving for peace since God cast Adam and Eve out of Eden. When mankind forges a peace with each other, the world greets is with favor but it is always short lived.
From time to time in my generation, there have been movements promoting peace. They fade from the forefront of the scene whenever an act of war occurs. We have to keep our eyes on Jesus. When He comes again to Earth; we will have lasting peace because He is the Prince of Peace.
Monday, August 29, 2011
“The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace.”
Psalms 29:11 (NIV)
This verse describes what I believe has happened in my one friend’s life. God has made her strong. She and her sister were in worship service two days after being told she had Cancer. She smiled and responded when I reached across my pew to shake hands with her sister and her.
As I made my way back to my seat at the end of the time of greeting one another, I stopped to give her a hug. (Yes, we hug at my church.) She told me she would know more sometime the upcoming week.
As the congregation began a time of intercessory prayer, another friend came across the back of the Sanctuary, sat down beside this lady and held her hand. I reached around in back me to join in prayer for the one who faces this fearful diagnosis.
As I reflect on that day’s service, I am reminded of the peace she had in her smile and her eyes- a peace that only comes from the Lord.
I believe my friend is at peace with all this. I know she believes we serve an awesome God.
Glenna H, who received this diagnosis, went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2011. She received divine healing-the best healing. My tribute to her is posted on .August 18, 2011
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