Saturday, May 30, 2015

Some snaps Around our Home

My Mother's Day Present- Rock Garden Redone

Rock Garden Dressed Up for Memorial Day

We have lived here for almost 40 years. We have tried to grow different  types of plants, even a pine tree. But this is what grows best for us. ;)

Friday, May 29, 2015

Book Review: The Supernatural Power of Peace

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                                 By Dennis and Dr. Jen Clark

               The Clarks write about how we can tap into the peace that Jesus gives to those who follow Him. Their purpose in writing this book is “. . .  our endeavor to teach you how to make Jesus Christ Lord of your life in a very practical way.”

               In two sections of this book, they explore the five aspects of peace. Each aspect begins with the letter “G”. Peace governs, guides, goes and gathers, and grounds us as believers.

               In the last chapter, Dennis takes the readers through the 23rd Psalm using these aspects of peace as explanation of the way we can incorporate peace in our lives.
               I would recommend this book to anyone who seriously seeks peace in their life. I also would recommend it to any clergy person who counsels those who are seeking a deeper walk with the Lord.

               I received this book from Destiny Images Publishers, Inc. All they asked was I give an unbiased review.Review

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

God's Righteousness

“In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
let me ne’er be put to shame.
Rescue me and deliver me in you righteousness;
turn your ear to me and save me.”
Psalm 71:1-2

               When issues get us down, we who are in Christ can run to Him and find shelter in His arms. God searches for us, brings us out of the doldrums of our lives, and enriches our lives with His love.

               Our heavenly Father is the only One who can do this because only He is holy and without sin. He chose to enter our world in the form of His Son to show us that He loves us and to show us how we can live for Him.

               The psalmist asks God to listen to his pleas and to save him. These supplications come from his heart. Our requests should likewise come from deep within our souls. God answers our pleas when we make our hearts transparent to Him.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Righteousness, Peace, and Joy


“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,
 but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.”
 Romans 14:17-18 (NIV)

               From time to time the issue of what we, as Christians, eat comes into discussion. At one time, those of the Catholic faith abstained from eating meat on Friday. Those of the Adventist tradition adopt a vegetarian diet, partaking of fruit, nuts, and vegetables.

               The Apostle Paul tells us the goals of the kingdom of God are righteousness—inherent or imputed guiltlessness before God, peace—the presence or experience of right relationships, and joy—great delight, gladness of heart. (1)
               For me, there are several items of food I don’t eat but it has to do with health issues not spirituality. God loves those who can and do partake of those foods just as much as he loves me.

               His focus is on pronouncing us, His children, without sin, bringing us into His preence and giving us that great delight of being protected by Him.

(1.)  Definitions are from Guideposts Family Concordance © 1982 Thomas Nelson Publishers,

 Nashville, TN  pp. 592, 515, 378

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