“I’m a Baking Enthusiast” Award!

February 28, 2013

Have you been the the mydearbakes blog?  NO?  Oh, you simply must pop right over there and plan to stay a while.  The cakes you’ll see?  The inspiration you’ll feel?  Oh, I could go on and on, but I shall not spoil your fun.  Click the link and visit them soon and often!

I am excited and honored to announce that I have been chosen by mydearbakes to receive their “I’m A Baking Enthusiast” Award!

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I thank them so much for honoring me with this award!


Top 10 Award!

February 28, 2013

I am blessed to share with you that Betty Bolden and

Jesus Is My Joy

Ministries/Devotions

has presented me with a new blog award!  I woke this morning to find that she’d nominated me for the Top 10 Award!  Thank you so much Betty!  I encourage you to visit her blog and am sure you will be blessed by her writing and her heart for Jesus!

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Love and Forgiveness – A Poem and Prayer

February 28, 2013

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Forgive me Lord . . .

For the many times I’ve been so caught up

in the new problems of the day

that I never even thanked you,

nor even at first noticed

the answered prayers of yesterday.

I am truly thankful for your love,

Your patience,

Your provision,

And your constant presence.

Teach me to reflect your love in my suffering

Just as you did when you suffered

So much more than I can ever comprehend

Out of your immeasurable love for me.  Amen

By Martha L Shaw – © 2-28-2013

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February 28, 2013

Wow, the Lord has blessed me all day and this is one of the biggest yet.

Revelations In Writing

John just beheaded,

the loss of great friend.

Men seeking comfort

and rest at days end.

As they gathered round,

reported to Him,

people kept coming;

energy grew dim.

Jesus said, “Let’s go.”

So, off they all went.

Seeking solitude,

refreshing time spent.

The crowd, however,

did not get the news,

and ran on ahead,

as the eager do.

When Jesus landed

and saw the large crowd,

He said, “feed my sheep,

let go of your doubt.”

We have not the funds

to feed so many,

five loaves and two fish –

few would get any.

He had them sit down

in groups on the ground.

He raised what they had,

abundance abounds.

All who were present,

ate ’til satisfied.

With much left over,

God’s grace did provide.

(Responding to Mark 6:30-44)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that nothing is impossible for You.  Thank You that though we look and…

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February 27, 2013

I so badly needed this today. Must reblog for I am not alone . . .

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“I lie awake,
And am like a sparrow alone on the
housetop.”  Psalm 102:7

God knows about each sparrow.

Lord, please help me not to be discouraged when I must wait to hear from You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Yearning

Laying  awake at night
wanting to hear
Your voice
to feel Your presence

and if I don’t it doesn’t mean
that Your not near
just that I need to trust
and in faith persevere.

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Quote of the Day – Dance!

February 26, 2013

One of my favorite people quoted this to me and I’d forgotten who said it.  Love it.  This is life in Christ!

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You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.

– William W. Purkey –

 


Eyes of the Heart Quote!

February 25, 2013

Wow, this is so true.  We have all read this sort of message in the Bible, sang of it in praise songs, etc., but I wonder as I think of some of the decisions and false judgments I have made whether “hearing it” requires a bit more thought.

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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery –


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