September 29, 2012

Today’s post on my devotionals blog!

My Soul Dances Devotionals

 

Read: Psalm 119:97-99

 

Thought for the day:  “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.
Luke 15:30-32

 

Working a bit in the garden got me to thinking, as such tasks so often do. Hands busy while the mind, heart, and soul are set adrift . . . these are usually times I spend with Jesus.

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Good Friday came to my mind and I found myself wondering what those very close to Jesus were thinking or doing on that particular day. He had tried to tell His apostles what was going to happen, yet we know they didn’t understand. Though the Bible doesn’t reveal it, I’m thinking He may also have tried to tell His friends in Bethany . . . Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, what was about to happen and if He did, I’m thinking they as well may have misunderstood . …

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September 29, 2012

Simple to do and kid friendly!

Quilting, FiberArt & Painting

Tassels  are always popular and quite expensive in my personal opinion.  You can make your own quite simply and it doesn’t need to cost much.  Admittedly, I had some heavy thread on hand and a small amount of metallic ribbon and a handful of bells, but these can be bought inexpensively in discount stores and craft shops.  However, you can use things you have on hand as well such as string, fancy yarn, cute buttons, beads, and more.  If you have bedspread cotton on hand from a knit or crochet project, that’ll work nicely.

Stores are eager to sell you multi part plastic “tassel makers” for several dollars.  I didn’t buy one.  I had some cardboard on hand from an old box I flattened and saved for recycling.  I cut it the approximate length I wanted my finished tassel to be (slightly longer actually) and I wound the thread around it…

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A Challenge for Saturday – Bible Verse

September 29, 2012

So, I am in a wilderness “season” spiritually and the peace and calm can be rudely interrupted by surprise attacks and loud unpleasant sounds nearby.  Yet, trust and peace and hope are the required fare to continue on the journey.  As I type this I’ve jumped twice from sounds nearby.  Know what though?  I am loved.  I will be okay.  I do not know what’s next or when, but I know the amazing love of my Lord.  It’s all good.  I was just having some quiet time with HIm and it was completely uninterrupted and I drifted into half slumber of perfect peace in Him and suddenly found myself singing a song I can’t identify.  However, the one line in it which was coming from me as I returned to this world was based on the following verse and since many of you are in a wilderness as well, I hope this calms the present situation some and reminds you of how much you are loved:

Isaiah 26:3

]3 You will keep in perfect peace
him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in you.


The Wilderness

September 28, 2012

 

Undefined and undiscovered pleasure,

My mind, heart, and soul are filled with you

And I could just stay in this intimate place forever.

What was that?

Where’d you go?

I just heard something . . .

I’m scared.  Hold me. 

I see those menacing eyes!

I see the angry set of his jaw!

Oh, no! 

He about to pounce, I’m certain of it!

Just as he seems poised to,

And my heart stops . . .

I feel, not his teeth and claws,

But your loving embrace.

I hear nothing but the sound your breath.

I feel it on my skin

as you and I become one,

Giving me life as I’ve never known before.

I am yours.

 

by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 9-28-2012


September 28, 2012

Home dec secrets!

Quilting, FiberArt & Painting

So, do you ever watch those home shows on tv and either wish you had the “magic” that enabled folks to find treasure at yard sales and thus redo an entire house for 100.00 or 1000.00?  Perhaps, you see the ones who have “only” a million to spend and have to trim things off their list of “needs” in order to afford a place?  It is not entire real, from some interviews I have seen and heard . . . but you can do so wild things on the cheap . . . Boring empty walls . . . see some folks with lovely coordinated wall art arranged like an art gallery might?  Check this out as a potential idea . . .

Okay, again sorry for showing you this image taken with a cell phone, but my camera died and I cannot yet replace it, so . . …

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September 28, 2012

My latest devotional!

My Soul Dances Devotionals

Read:  Matthew 5:16

 

Thought For The Day:  Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You.”

 

If you use a search engine with the keywords “let your light shine” you will find 238,000 hits. If you then search “darkness” you’ll get a shocking 75,900,000 hits. We, as Christians have much to do. Those numbers – so sad. But, look at Matthew 5:16 and we have our commission! Reminds me, too, of my days as a church school teacher. I first taught 5th grader and I myself was just in the 9th or 10th grade in school at the time, but Mom was in charge and knew what I could do and there were no adults willing to take on the task, so there I was excited to do it!  I was to teach them the Ten Commandments.

 

It was priceless because…

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Friday’s Food For Thought

September 28, 2012

Okay, I feel like I’ve just eaten the bread of angels.  I got a waffle maker for a mere 3.00 and that fit my budget and better still the money spent will go to charity as it was bought at a church thrift shop.

Men ate the bread of angels; he sent them all the food they could eat.
Psalm 78:24-26

 


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