End Year - Sights of the Envisioned

 Taking count of this....

  1. 2010 - a trying year...trying...! Naaay!
  2. The Bible - my goal was to read cover to cover...and Yay I did it!
  3. The Propeller - I attended a night service on the eve of 2009 - and 2010 was to be the year of the propeller ; I thought that meant good stuff...coming my way...some of which did...but now I know, the propeller being talked about then was endurance....coz I tell you...this year was ridden with tough stuff that kept propelling me to heights of endurance!! Naaaay!
  4. Church service; came to the end of my term serving in bible study! Yay!
  5. Dreadlocks!...am shaking em 9 months long locks...and loving it! Yay!
  6. Love! Its a fight between logic and what I am feeling ....Hmmh!
  7. Wheels - had them for 8 months now! Yay!
  8. School - All school had made me a dull girl for the last three years, I took a break this year!...(ok maybe I got lazy, but 2011 - its getting done!) Nay!
  9. The Orphans - Yay! Yay! both him and his brother are in school!!!!
  10. The Job - eluded me! Nay!
5 Yays! 4 Nays! 1 Hmmhs! Guess not as bad as a year as I thought!

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Pregnant : Not his baby!

My name is Mary.

My mother and his broke the china plate....betrothed - I was to be his forever. Now, I carry a child that is not his!

Lower your brow and allow me explain;

About eight months ago - of years long past, a man came to me...he looked wonderful, never had I set my eyes on anything like him. Truth be told, he fitted the cliche "out of this world - an angel". ..." You are endued with grace! " he said..."You are unlike any woman!" he added...

My heart flattered....he told me not to fear, for I had found favor in the eyes of the greatest ONE. He said that I 'd have a bulge soon - but of-course I'd hoped, for Joseph - my fiancee had asked me to be his, and when he and I were one, my prayer was that his soldiers would match.

He- the man that had come to my house, dismissed my reasoning....and said..."not so!". For the timeliness in which I speak, is in the now. "Now?", I questioned - "now - how?? for I have never laid with a man...! never ever!".....

The bulge you will have will not be from human soldiers, - he said - but one who is the great ONE would cause His power to overshadow me and by this power would I conceive.


I believed him. "So be IT as you say", was my response.

He spoke of GOD. GOD had favored me - a hand maid to carry His Son. This was too lofty for me. But I had come to know that with God, nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.

I sang.

 "I'm bursting with God-news;
      I'm dancing the song of my Savior God.
      God took one good look at me, and look what happened...
      I'm the most fortunate woman on earth!
   What God has done for me will never be forgotten,
      the God whose very name is holy, set apart from all others.
   His mercy flows in wave after wave
      on those who are in awe before him.
   He bared his arm and showed his strength,
      scattered the bluffing braggarts.
   He knocked tyrants off their high horses,
      pulled victims out of the mud.
   The starving poor sat down to a banquet;
      the callous rich were left out in the cold.
   He embraced his chosen child, Israel;
      he remembered and piled on the mercies, piled them high.
   It's exactly what he promised,
      beginning with Abraham and right up to now."


Next three months saw me stay at Elizabeth's house - she is my relative - also 6 months pregnant at the time of my arrival. After that I returned home and Joe! well Joe got to know about the bulge and decided to bail. Who can blame him?! In  his eyes, I had betrayed him - yet he loved me so....and to save me public shame...began to devise secret plans to break away from me.

But whatwouldthouknowest! Joe had a dream and in it, my God asked him to stay by me - and so did Joe.

That my reason, is why I carry a child that is not Joe's but a child who is described thus;

"His name will be called Jesus
He will be great,
      be called 'Son of the Highest.'
   The Lord God will give him
      the throne of his father David;
   He will rule Jacob's house forever—
      no end, ever, to his kingdom."


and Joseph knows deep down that he too is highly favored to be part of God's great plan.

In two weeks or so - as was then, the child I carry will be born. 

I write like its today but this happened many years ago at a time such as now.

I write to remind you of God's gift to mankind.

For God so loved the world that He sent His own begotten son, that we may live and not perish.

No one is without a gift this Christmas. God sent One that could be enjoyed by all.

Take time to understand my story - and I hope you'll be curious to find out what became of Jesus after his birth, his lifetime until His death.

I am but a handmaid called Mary.

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In You Alone...

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This Is It....!

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November's Life Cards.

It’s about this time last year when they visited….and when I saw them…. I was troubled. Not one to co-exist with my phobias… (or so a’ve convinced myself)….I packed and left….in the night….

At midnight I broke! It wasn’t them, nor the accident while leaving….nor the feeling of letting my loved one down…..nor the fear for the exam I had to sit the next day…..It wasn’t the rain that drenched me earlier nor the darkness of returning to my past….. neither was it the cold uncertainty of what lay ahead….no! not these, I broke because “my disappointment (s) had run over….…”.  

I reasoned this may be a fall tripped by pride....or one of those trials which Paul reckons we should rejoice in….perhaps the devil had came out earlier than 3am for his prowl…and I happened to be his target all day….or maybe, I just woke up on the wrong side of life!

Morning brushed off yesterday’s tears, I embraced the cards dealt and signed back to the game of life. For a while, I seemed to draw only black cloves (also read clubs)….cloves are meant to bring good luck…but what when they come in black?....I lagged in the distance score-wise…….more than once I prayed for hearts and diamonds….didn’t want no spades.

 Life cards were reshuffled…and cock-crow broke….I drew quite a number of diamonds, spades and some more cloves…..weird it would seem as my co-players seemed to always draw hearts..but me, not one!. I began to wonder if my hands were jinxed…that wonder threw me into a swirling pot of doubt vs. faith.

I withdrew from the game and journeyed to a dry land of no food to meet with card maker. Perhaps he could explain this bizarreness.  Three days I sat under a canopy and gazed at the horizon; land of hills and valleys this dry land was.

A candid conversation we had, simply put the explanation was; “time and chance happens to all”. The blacks of disappointments and the reds of success happen to all. If likened to the sea, life has both high and low tides. The long and short of it; cloves and spades come in equal number with hearts and diamonds.

I returned to the game and it seemed like I’d been away for eons and eons ….or so the deceiver painted….but the card maker thrust me back to reality with...” It’s only been a year!”

At 6pm yesterday, a new game began….and the card maker called and guaranteed me a heart….! One hour later I had 3 of hearts, I played it….two hours later I had a 5 of hearts , I’ll play it tomorrow as I await my 7 of hearts because Jesus had already acquired my King of Hearts.

A year! That’s how long a tide can sometimes be….but it’s only a yearlong!  After that, the tide BREAKS!!

November to November – for one day can be a year, as a year can be a day.

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Centre of My Life

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From What I Know.....

1. God cannot lie. If  He told you so...It will happen. Bank it!

2. God is not mocked. Everything we do is ridden with consequence...good or bad...everything!

3. God is not robbed. If you withhold what belongs to Him....you find yourself being discontent with so many things in life.

 4. God's mercy will get you out of what you need not go through - and the same mercy will get you through what you need to go through.

 5. God is a persistent lover - He is one who never leaves no matter what! He stays through it all - the good, bad, ugly and all the in-betweens....He never forsakes, never!

These five I know through personal experience.

...and I know more. I know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.

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Saying "Thank You"!

"Let the giving of thanks be your sacrifice to God, and give the Almighty all that you promised. Giving thanks is the sacrifice that honors me, and I will surely save all who obey me." Psalms 50:14,23

Enjoy :-)  

By "So-overjoyed"...I like his spirit!..and voice too.

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"hello! smiled my wild sunflower!"

.......I didn't pay much attention to the group of them....huddled together, I considered them, what they were or so they looked, weeds and shrubs!

But what greeted me home last evening, looked like no weed, with more than 10 sunny wavy leaves, and a dark chocolate mid, "hello! smiled my wild sunflower!". I was taken aback. It was so beautiful..! I reached for my phone camera and snap! saved it as a memoir!.

I'd parked very close to it, so I slowly opened the car door, careful not to dislodge it....and my evening prayer included a thank you note for a "sunflower smile". Early this morning, I was battling with a certain decision....as I pulled out to work...I glanced at the sunflower again and made careful maneuvers not to glaze it.

Alas! when I got to work and opened my door, what fell out???!!! my sunflower head! (sob!)...and there came the answ
er to my indecision!
 
Opportunities only last so long...like a wild sunflower they soon shrivel away or get plucked....


Lord, help me make this right.


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Why Do I?

I may be different … reason being, there are certain conversations that take place in my head…and sometimes I wonder... if the same are replicated in other human minds….( now why is my mind-built stereo playing …Whitney’s “Am every woman “ …??? Am not!…ok -maybe I am…in some aspects!…may-could be??… ugghhh !mute goes the stereo)

The other night, I knelt down to pray….and felt this presence…twas rather intimidating…I actually choked on my words, very few let out….I’d probably liken it to stage-fright…aahhh...."prayer-fright" ...would be a good word to describe it. I was terrified of the acute sense that God was actually listening…. (don’t know why, I talk to Him lots)….this awareness scared the words out of me…and my mind began to spin…


Why do I pray? What is it that makes me believe He hears me? Why do I believe in Him….and why do I blog about Him….? Why do I choose daily to live by the Christian faith? Why does His presence scare me?…..(... pin off the “why” mind disc!!!…this can go on and on and on….)


Last night, I lit a sole pink candle, turned off the lights, and knelt. There is something magical about candle light…..and here began to answer myself....


Why do I pray? : My aunt gave me a pink pen many years back with 3 grafted words, “Prayer Changes Things”….….does it? (my personality is a bit strange; I have a tendency to want to prove if stuff works!)….fast forward, many years later, my prayer results have been: some things changed immediately after one prayer, others took many sessions….and amazingly, prayer also changed my want for un-necessary things. So why do I pray? Because things are always changing….
 

What is it that makes me believe God hears me? : …hmmh, Lucy walks in with a hot cup of milk and says; “You love milk yea?”, and am like, “Yea, how’d you know? …..and she goes, “I guessed”…and I think, if…He hears my cravings, what about my words and thoughts?!....


Why do I believe in God? : …the birth process (labor – humans/animals alike…is just too profound for me?!....and while we are at that, baby talk ;....have you ever beheld a 6 month baby having a conversation with its toes – na- na.. those coos and gaas…call me paranoid, but them cuties are talking with someone?!)...then there's how the wind steals past, the smell of rain, the warmth of sunset…..and yes, animal shapes and their weird traits!, these for me, are sealers!!


Why do I blog about my experiences with God? : …because He is incomprehensible….and this is my way of putting minute revelations together …though this is one jigsaw that can only be complete when I behold Him.


Why do I choose daily to live by the Christian faith? : I have believed the message of Jesus Christ. … enuff said!


Why does His presence scare me? : I revere God because all my faculties combined cannot fathom Him.


(Image credit : Lester Kern - Show me thy way, O Lord.)

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Letters to God

Dear Mr. God,

I laughed when the kid called you Mister….

(((…long minute….I have this indescribable feeling towards you right now)))

Amen.


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The Only Thing...

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I wonder what God was thinking.....

My favourite listen, this morning on radio.

By Newsong feat Natalie Grant.

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I Miss.....

Yesterday, I was thinking about you.

Took a long breath, reminiscing our walk together over the years. Hard to believe we made it this far...but again, we always knew, we'd be whatever we set our minds to be.

We laughed a lot especially at Donkey(Shrek)...we were always on the move...we danced to salsa as we cleaned,....to relax, we listened to Josh Groban ....we loved to read...ohh...how we soaked words....and out of their abundance, spoke with passion and deep conviction! The good ol days....

Our feet were swift to sound of praise....to every good beat, we had a likewise good jig....gratitude was forever on our lips....we loved life! we did love life!

Then it happened! October 10th 2008...the night, we wish we could relive....remember?... there has never been a night like that since....as one, mind, body and soul & spirit....we sang....we danced...we talked....we felt....we left...forever changed.

I miss you! I have missed you for the better length of this year...

I miss you now more than ever because, come Friday 17th, the night returns....this has always been our night of the year since 2006. I enjoyed last year's night too....there was a new beat... remember...and though space was limited...we still had our chakacha jig....(the guy on our left bumped up tho' hic! hic!)

I want you back. Especially for this night.....and if you can please stay after that too.

You have been my cheerleader...I am, because you have been.  
You needed some time away to rejuvenate - I understand....but the effects of your absence are beginning to show....and am hoping we can rekindle and start all over again....this Friday night from 9pm.

I miss me!.

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That's My King!

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Eden's Apple

I'd barely breathed out of my last article Created for Man, when at a family function, I met a relative whose very dear to me...and catching up on her family...she let out lowly that she is secretly separated from her husband, who threw her and their two kids out...and ended with "its only temporary!".

I felt sad for her, she looked sullen all through the function.

Sunday morning, I thought about Paul's words....those who marry will have worldly troubles (I Cor 7 : 28b) and sought an answer from He who made them male and female.

This was the explanation that brought me peace;

Desktop Security! A rogue malware struck my laptop - it disguises itself as an anti-virus...and it has this annoying voice-over of..."new virus"...after every 10 seconds...and before long my alert tray read 231 "fake" viruses...and it suggested that I could get them all out @ $40!!.(Scam marketing!). Fortunately, combo fix and Kaspersky got the rogue out!

Eden's Apple Security! A rogue preposition to Eve and Adam, paralyzed human lives - disguised itself as the cure to death....and with it came the voices of temptation - to be supreme. And whilst, the two became one, threads, worms and trojans were released to disintegrate the one....and history can ascertain, the crippling damage Eden's Apple Security has had.

Not Alarmed! an anti-apple defense was launched, named the commandments - which the users had extreme difficultly following...and the creator launched an even more sophisticated anti- apple combat - not wordy but manly. He sent His Son, Jesus - to whom all authority was given and He disarmed principalities and powers, made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them.

I guess, this is the faith my relative had when, she said, "Its only temporary!". Whatever trojan ails her husband, the power of prayer to Jesus who conquers all, will arrest and neutralize.

Such is her faith.

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Created for Man.

I read a certain article from a fellow blogger,  she/ he (profile wasn't clear)...wrote about two ladies who both at 21 years old prayed to God for husbands, one was called Maria, the other, I forget...so lets call her Sue. Maria grew up in a christian home and accepted Christ as Savior at age 7 - has served faithfully her entire life since. 

Sue, well, grew up in an abusive home, was sexually active at a young age, but has since known the love of Christ, accepting Him as Savior at age 20. God answers their prayers as follows: Sue gets married at 22, 1 year after her prayer, Maria at 29, 8 years after her prayer. Writer explaining God's reasoning, expounds - Maria has fortitude, has walked with the Lord for many years, so has developed perseverance....she can wait, Sue - well, is vulnerable - the wind of despair if asked to wait - will whisk her into the arms of a man for reassurance- aftermath will be guilt that may lead her back to her old ways.

I have summarized the story, the post comes in six parts, its quite an entertaining read....but last night, I thought about its truth - it could have been fiction...but I wondered about the whole, strong vs weak christian in terms of God's treatment - I didn't dwell much on that but my thoughts were drawn to the topic of praying for a spouse - ( I fell by this article's blog by googling "prayer for spouse"....yesterday was a day designated to pray for marriage).

In the quietness of my room, my focus was directed to the beginning. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, the first day...on the sixth day, man was made. A while after that, God said, " It is not good for the man to be alone, I will make a helper suitable for him."

A careful search was made among the created animals, but alas, none was found suitable. Man was sedated, God took his rib and made a woman out of it and brought her to man. The man said, "bone of my bones, flesh of my flesh, I call her woman, for she was taken out of man".

Truth is naked. How hard it is to stare at nakedness! Why so, its just skin?!

The naked truth dictates that, "woman was created for man - to be his suitable helper". That is a woman's blue print. The reason God thought up woman - was because, "it was not good for the man to be alone" and "no other suitable helper was found".

My thought process follows; A man needs to first sense his "alone - ness" and then seek for a suitable helper - "i.e. a woman". Man then needs favor from God, for the woman to want, to be "his helper"....I would think...this is where a girl falls for a guys ears - or oh his voice! or his dark skin...or whatever it is, she says makes you the "one". - that needs favor, Prov 18 : 22 - "He who finds a wife, finds a good thing and receives favor from the Lord. 

So, as a woman, my prayer for a spouse should be guided by the following;

Lord, may he recognize he is alone,
and come out to find his suitable helper,
May You guide him along my path
And when we meet, your favor, may you grant
For, I am a woman, created primarily to help a man!
Amen.

" Behind every successful man, stands a woman!".

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Tip your ear....

.....let me tell you about my God...

He bends but does not break.....

He stretches but doesn't tear....

He pulls but doesn't rip....

He presses but does not crush...

He may hide but never forgets nor forsakes....

He heats up but never burns....

He fills up but never drowns.

My God is stable
            is unchanging
            is strong
            is purposeful.

and He sustains.

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Tell Me, Please

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
    "I don't much care where –" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.
    "– so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

- From Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
                                                  
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?''
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," replied the Voice.
" To a far- far- away land where I can find peace and rest," said I
" Space and distance will not bring you to it," said the Voice
" -no? what will?", asked I
" Trust," - the Voice.
 -  I
When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19
                                                       

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Pa.

The Lord is my Pa, I have everything I need
He makes me lie down in a warm bed
He leads me to songs and people,
places and writings
and there restores my soul

He guides my thoughts, my walk, my talk
Because I have identified myself with Him
An identity He protects,
For His name's sake

As often as my count has failed
I face shadows, daunting voices, demise
I will not fear
For, Pa stands guard
He wills to sustain and comfort

The day of answer comes!
In the face of my shadows, voices and demise
You light and they are vanquished!
Ha! You reward patience and courage
And my joy overflows!

Indeed goodness and love
are my abode, all my life!
And I dwell with you.
Forever
Amen.

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Drinking from my Jar.

Below, is a precept of an email response I sent to a friend who fell by this blog when he was going through a rough moment....(You'll know yourself - when you read this - this is to thank you for being in my life - words I spoke to you in my day of strength are now here to encourage me in my day of struggle).
 
This requires no introduction, if you've had a struggle/ are struggling - you should pick up just fine.
  --------------------------- I wrote;

".......One thing that stands out from your story…is resilience and the desire to do God’s will….that, my friend…is a most noble thing…
 
….I know what it feels like to burn with passion for a cause and at the same time, feel chained to the ground on which you seek to run..2008 was such a year for me…I felt like I had spent the entire year in the desert….I knew that God was with me…yet He seemed so far away….prayer was hard…faith was hard…I wondered, if really I needed to go through such dry times…truth be told…I felt imprisoned by God…because I couldn’t leave….for where can you hide from God?…He is everywhere…and leaving has never been a choice for me….so to be honest, when I couldn’t pray…I just told God, I couldn’t pray…when I didn’t feel Him, I told Him so…when I couldn’t read the bible…I told Him I couldn’t….when I felt famished…I told Him so…
 
What am trying to say…is I have been there…but greater than being there…I was able to move on from there….and the secret…you have it …"RESILIENCE”
 
Habakkuk talks about writing the revelation down….in a sense to say…write your dream down…that storm which rages in your heart….put it down….the analogy you’ve written about what you are feeling…journal it…and revisit it from time to time….. write about what you are going through now - and who knows one day, it will be you encouraging someone else in a similar situation. Here is what I think…God has a great purpose for you to accomplish and these dry and hard times are there to strengthen you….so that when the storm breaks out…you’ll not be carried off by the storm…..
 
Say all resistance to hold the storm within the house gives way….and the door bursts open…..it has the power to rip off the roof and shatter the windows….and the walls can even come tumbling down….but if your house is built on a rock….then the storm will break but your house will remain standing (you remember Jesus teaching on building a house on the rock and not on sand, right?). Building a foundation on a rock is no easy task…envision chiseling through the rock to put up walls….it takes resilience and lots of patience and truth (this is what you going through…building your house on the rock – building resilience, patience and truth) – and all this comes with resistance ( a rock is naturally very hard – and you are not helped by the fact that this storm seeks to destroy the devils camp)
 
I say to you, hang in there….if there is one thing I learnt while in the desert…is truthfully talking to God and not putting up a spiritual face…its telling Him as it is….and since you are one that doesn’t give up…then the only way available to you is forward….run when you can, walk when you can…crawl when you can….sit when you can’t…there will be times of refreshing as God promises in Isaiah 40 – that they who hope in the Lord, He shall renew their strength….and before long….you will come to the end of this period and you will look back and be amazed at how far the Lord will have brought you through your struggles. Jesus also faced the desert for 40 days.
 
Our spiritual experiences are not always the same…but I am confident that the God who formed you in your mother’s womb…who knows you by name….who sees your heart…your desire to use the very gifts He has given you…..He will guide you through this time in your life….and loose your chains at His time.
 
My final encouragement, that helped me through my hard days, was to subscribe to daily devotionals as they help you read the bible whilst at the same time, God used these to give me strength…I highly recommend Joel Osteen’s daily devotions….and also surround yourself with worship songs…and positive friends…"

Stand Strong.
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This was the content in my jar of encouragement for a friend in a storm, I have found substance in it as I traverse the desert again, for after every so many easy-go happy life miles...we Christians, hit the desert and face the storm again and again.

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Wonder of Colors

What if grass was blue
And the sky green
The sun was red
Clouds were yellow
Trees were black
Leaves were grey
Mankind purple
Dull!

You are Lord of colors!
Lord of style!
Perfect are the shades of the world
The sea reflects the sky
Trees are one with grass
Mankind and earth alike
White sand or brown soil

White clouds tell of your softness
Yellow sun beams of your joy
Colorless wind and water, of your transparency
Animals, of your gamut of beauty

I wonder about you God
Will I ever comprehend you in totality?
You confound me
You consume me with admiration
Colors of the world
Perfectly matched

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Wholesome!

I am reading through the bible this year, cover to cover and last night my passage was Psalms 1-20. These writings are wholesome for prayer! The 19th below;
 
A psalm by David.
 
How clearly the sky reveals God's glory!
How plainly it shows what He has done!
Each day announces it to the following day; each night repeats it to the next.
No speech or words are used, no sound is heard; yet their message
goes out to all the world and is heard to the ends of the earth. 
 
God made a home in the sky for the sun;
it comes out in the morning like a happy bridegroom,
like an athlete eager to run a race.
It starts at one end of the sky and goes across to the other.
Nothing can hide from its heat.
 
The Law of the Lord
 
The law of the Lord is perfect; it gives new strength.
The commands of the Lord are trustworthy, giving wisdom to those who lack it.
The laws of the Lord are right, and those who obey them are happy.
The commands of the Lord are just and give understanding to the mind.
 
Reverence for the Lord is good; it will continue for ever.
The judgments of the Lord are just; they are always fair.
They are more desirable than the finest gold; they are sweeter than the purest honey.
They give knowledge to me, your servant; I am rewarded for obeying them.

No one can see his own errors; deliver me, Lord, from hidden faults!
Keep me safe, also, from willful sins; don't let them rule over me.
Then I shall be perfect and free from the evil of sin.
 
May my words and my thoughts be acceptable to you, O Lord, my refuge and my redeemer!

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...they made me smile....












These pictures warm my heart....the boy seems so intent in his unspoken words..and his dog knows help comes from above....

Can't get over the dog - I can write a thousand words on his posture!

The lovely pinky girl has her dolls all praying with her...and her little hands so respectfully balance her bowed head....

Digress...the day before yesterday, as I walked towards my gate, two boys, say 7 years old, sped past me and sat on a porch two houses from mine. I was curious as to what they were up to....so I watched them walking by....

They had small transparent bags which revealed a mixture of different types of sweets (candy)...and each peeped at his friend's selection....I was about four feet away from the first boy...

He shut his eyes, made the sign of the cross....my eyes quickly glanced at the second boy who'd already started removing the wrapper from his candy...he looked up...looked at his friend and shucks! he'd forgotten!threw the candy back into the paper bag...shut his eyes, made the sign of the cross with incredible speed! stole a glance at me and smiled sheepishly....and proceeded to join his friend in muttering a few inaudible words...two feet past them, I heard an audible amen!

I smiled...then a bubble of laughter let loose....I looked up to heaven..I'd been let into the cheekiness of a child's prayer.

I looked back, threw a smile at the boys, then winked at heaven!

Take time to thank God for life's candy!

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A Time for Everything

Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses. 

He sets the time for birth and the time for death,
the time for planting and the time for pulling up,
the time for killing and the time for healing,
the time for tearing down and the time for building.
He sets the time for sorrow and the time for joy,
the time for mourning and the time for dancing,
the time for making love and the time for not making love,
the time for kissing and the time for not kissing.
He sets the time for finding and the time for losing,
the time for saving and the time for throwing away,
the time for tearing and the time for mending,
the time for silence and the time for talk.
He sets the time for love and the time for hate,
the time for war and the time for peace. 

What do we gain from all our work?  I know the heavy burdens that God has laid on us.  

He has set the right time for everything. He has given us a desire to know the future, but never gives us the satisfaction of fully understanding what he does. So I realized that all we can do is to be happy and do the best we can while we are still alive. All of us should eat and drink and enjoy what we have worked for. It is God's gift. 

I know that everything God does will last for ever. You can't add anything to it or take anything away from it. And one thing God does is to make us stand in awe of him. Whatever happens or can happen has already happened before. God makes the same thing happen again and again.

Ecclesiastes 3 :1-15

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