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Posted on 04/01/2013 9:46:08 AM PDT by JustAmy
July, 2005, Closing Thread
(Sept 26, 2008)
There once was a man from Nantuckette with a .....
Happy Birthday, Dear Jaycee!
I LOVE Horses.
My Mom does too. She likes to watch the Old Westerns on Me TV JUST to see the Beautiful Horses.
Thankfully, she is back home in her own easy chair with her 50” HD Screen and back watching Bonanza, the Big Valley, The Rifleman, etc.
I think she’s on to something!
While I was visiting my son in San Diego, we decided to go to Shadow Mountain Church to hear Dr. David Jeremiah preach. Steve and I got up early on Sunday morning and took the hour-long drive to the church. But our anticipation turned to disappointment when we discovered that Dr. Jeremiah was not there that day. Some other guya substitutewas preaching.
A couple of weeks later, I was scheduled to preach at the church in Grand Rapids where my wife and I attend. As I stood in front of the congregation, I realized that now I was some other guy and they might be disappointed because they had come to hear our pastornot mespeak.
While we find comfort in the familiarity of those we depend on in life, we have to recognize that at times they can be substituted. But the One we need mostthe One on whom we depend for life itselfis always present (Ps. 139:7-8). When we desire to enter Gods presence in prayer, He is always there: Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice (55:17).
Looking for God? Hes always right there. No substitute needed.
Read: Psalm 139:1-12
Thank you for the lovely post about horses!
Here is a horse that is considered to be
one of the most beautiful horses in the world:
The Friesian Horse
Oooooooo...I saw some babies coming up the turnpike on Saturday! So sweet and wobble-legged!
Thank you to Everyone for the Pings, Links, and Posts.
(((((Goodnight, and God Bless)))))
Friendship is one of lifes greatest gifts. True friends seek a special kind of good for their friends: the highest good, which is that they might know God and love Him with all of their heart, soul, and mind. German pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, The aim of friendship is exclusively determined by what Gods will is for the other person.
Jonathan, Davids friend, is a sterling example of true friendship. David was in exile, hiding in the Desert of Ziph, when he learned that Saul had come out to seek his life (1 Sam. 23:15). Jonathan went to Horesh to find David. The significance of this scene lies in Jonathans intent: He helped David find strength in God or, as the text puts it, he strengthened his hand [grip] in God (v.16).
That is the essence of Christian friendship. Beyond common interests, beyond affection, beyond wit and laughter is the ultimate aim of sowing in others the words of eternal life, leaving them with reminders of Gods wisdom, refreshing their spirit with words of His love, and strengthening their grip on God.
Pray for your friends and ask God to give you a word in season to help them find renewed strength in our God and His Word.
Read: 1 Samuel 23:14-18
Awwww, so sweet, JC!
Thank you both, my friends! I thought she was so cute leading that big horse. She seemed to know what she was doing.
I’ve been on a few errands. The sun is shining but its still coat weather! It won’t be long though until we can run out without these coats, I hope!! Running errands wears me out! I sorta feel a nap coming on...LOL!
I have to go to work soon...very weird day today.
Walk with God daily.
Oh my gosh, what a beautiful cake, yorkie. I love it and if I’m correct, it has 25 candles on it.....I’ll accept that....LOL!! Of course, that’s just candles on this side that I can see!!
This was so sweet, Meg.
(((((Goodnight to All FRiends, and God Bless)))))
Just precious, jaycee.
Love is the centerpiece of thriving relationships. Scripture makes it clear that we need to be people who lovelove God with all our hearts, love our neighbor as ourselves, and love our enemies. But its hard to love when we dont feel loved. Neglected children, spouses who feel ignored by their mates, and parents who are alienated from their children all know the heartache of a life that lacks love.
So, for everyone who longs to be loved, welcome to the pleasure of knowing that you are richly loved by God. Think of the profound impact of His love that was poured out for you at the cross. Meditate on the fact that if youve trusted in Him, His love covers your faults and failures and that you are clothed with His spotless righteousness (Rom. 3:22-24). Revel in the fact that nothing can separate you from His love (8:39). Embrace His loving provision of a future secured for you where you will be eternally loved (John 3:16).
When John tells us that we ought to love one another, he calls us the beloved (1 John 4:11; see also 3:1-2). Once you embrace how wonderfully loved you are by God, it will be much easier to be the loving person God calls you to beeven toward those who dont show you love.
Read: 1 John 4:7-21
What a great picture! Those were the days.
Thank you, Rus..I love the warmth and love in that picture, too.
I love this picture too, Meg!
Good Morning to you and everyone! Wishing everyone a great day!
Those horses are beautiful and probably love what they’re doing!
I love “Horses in the Surf” kind of pics!
I LOVE that graphic, Meg! This is the first time I have seen it! Oh, for the ‘good old days’ (gone by). Sigh.
Thank you so much!
IIRC it was an accidental find while I was searching for something else one day.
It’s 75 degrees and it’s SNOWING in the neighborhood.
I guess I should explain... One of our neighbors has a cottonwood tree in their back yard. Snowy cotton puffs are floating throughout the neighborhood and piling up in every nook and cranny. Also, it’s floating in the pool. I’ve cleaned up the snow in the pool yesterday and today and will likely do it again over the next few days.
(((((Goodnight, and God Bless)))))
Not far from my house, authorities have rigged a camera to snap pictures of drivers who race through red lights. The offenders later receive in the mail a ticket along with a red-light photo, which is visual proof of their traffic violation.
Sometimes I think of God in the same way I think of that cameraHes up there, just waiting to catch me doing the wrong thing. While God does see our sin (Heb. 4:13), He sees and takes interest in our good deeds as well. Due to His supernatural surveillance, God sees the size of our sacrifice when we give money to the church or to those in need (Mark 12:41-44). He hears our private prayers (Matt. 6:6). And when we fast, we can carry on as usual being assured that our Father . . . sees in secret (v.18).
Knowing that God sees everything frees us from thinking about the watchful eyes of others. When we do what is right, we need no applause from onlookers; when we sin, we do not need to worry about our reputation once we settle the issue with God and anyone weve harmed. We can rest knowing that the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him (2 Chron. 16:9).
Read: Matthew 6:1-6,16-18
I know about Cottonwood snow! It sticks to screens, too.
Hope your day goes well.
That post makes me want to take my sewing machine out of the closet and MAKE something! :-)
You are a lady of many talents!
My Grandmother taught me how to sew. She was amazing!
I learned from a perfectionist old maid homeeconomics teacher...but it was not something I had a talent for..My daughter used to enjoy sewing when she was younger...has plans for turning an extra bedroom into a sewing room and starting again.
I might just do that too.
I am getting inspired....
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