Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Takeaway from Believing God Bible Study


Backyard Moment

To sleep or not to sleep, that is the question.




Sunday, January 14, 2018

Wonderful Sunday Morning

What a wonderful Sunday morning! So good to be back in church! My husband and I both took the flu shot in October, but still managed to get the flu somehow--my husband right before Christmas and me two days after Christmas. Then I had a secondary sinus infection that cleared up two days ago. The upside of being sick for so long is that it strips away your busyness and reminds you that you are not the one in control, that you never were the one in control, and how very much you need to cling to and rely on the One who is in control.

On a totally unrelated subject, but to keep me from having to post again, I wanted to share my new most favorite song. Click here. Can't stop singing the chorus. I'm sure my hubby wishes I would.



Saturday, January 6, 2018

Sometimes the Lord Lets Us Know He's Heard Us



Psalm 6, ESV
O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,
    nor discipline me in your wrath.
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
    heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
My soul also is greatly troubled.
    But you, O Lord—how long?
Turn, O Lord, deliver my life;
    save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
For in death there is no remembrance of you;
    in Sheol who will give you praise?
I am weary with my moaning;
    every night I flood my bed with tears;
    I drench my couch with my weeping.
My eye wastes away because of grief;
    it grows weak because of all my foes.
Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
    for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
The Lord has heard my plea;
    the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
    they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.

Something happens between verse 7 & 8. Suddenly David knows deep inside that the LORD has heard him and will save him. God must’ve let him know somehow. Sometimes for me it’s like a sudden release of burden; sometimes it’s the Spirit moving in my innermost being; sometimes He puts a specific Bible verse in my mind; and sometimes He speaks a word to my soul.Sometimes I just know deep inside that God heard my prayer.
 
I love you, Lord; thank you for all the ways You let me know You hear me.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Our Lord Emmanuel

Modified post from 12/23/13




And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. (Luke 1:35) Spoken by Gabriel to Mary
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) Spoken by Jesus to believers in Him

The same Holy Spirit that came upon Mary, comes upon every believer who, like Mary, trusts in the Lord. You might say that Jesus is born in us when we receive the Holy Spirit. And so the words of the hymn, O Little Town of Bethlehem, “O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray; Cast out our sin, and enter in, be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel!”

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Message for the Depressed or Grieving

If you're feeling unloved, forgotten, forsaken, if you're grieving, or depressed for any reason this Christmas season, please take the time to click here and fast forward the video to about 19:30 minutes in to where Beth Moore, Mandisa, and Travis Cottrell are sitting on the stage. Mandisa has a short but wonderful testimony just for you--not the one about Lifeway, although that's good, but the one after that. She also sings an inspiring song as only she can.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

First Snow Since Dec 11, 2008

Our son called us around 3:30 a.m. yesterday to tell us it was snowing. The meteorologist had predicted snow but said it would not accumulate. God had other plans. We were thrilled and blessed to see this much snow in our part of Texas.