MONDAY RAMBLE

August 7, 2017

We allow our illusions to crush our hopes.  Isn’t it time we reversed the equation?  Where does YOUR hope come from- Martha L  Shaw 8-7-17 #mondayramble


IT IS A REALLY BIG DEAL!

March 22, 2017

Acceptance

All too often I find this word to be avoided, to be considered negative, to be considered “here comes trouble!”  My response to this truth was “here comes another positive word gone NEGATIVE, what a pity!”

I looked acceptance up in the dictionary and found that a primary defining word was “favor.”  WOW!

The following blessing has been bestowed upon me many times, and I quote it from the BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER:

“The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord’s face shine on you with grace and mercy.

The Lord look upon you with favor

and give you peace. AMEN

My friends, acceptance is a REALLY BIG DEAL and I am sorry to say we as a culture are not very good at it.  We need to do better!

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IT IS YOUR CHOICE!

February 22, 2017

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Lighten Up! – A Quote For Tuesday

June 24, 2014

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.Matthew 5:14,16

 
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Wow, what a day yesterday was!  So much going on in my life!  How about you?  Ever feel like “all at once” and wonder “how am I going to . . . ” fill in the blanks.  Some good, some “I can’t fix this” and some “Lord, what’s up with this?”

Know what?  He’s in it!  It sure is too heavy to carry . . . alone!  Hey, I wasn’t meant to do that!!!  Jesus wants me to lighten up!  Hey, in more ways than one!  I only need to carry my part and the heavier part is HIS – so I’m working hard on handing things over.  Guess what?  The more He and I work closely together, the lighter I feel!  Know what else?  His radiance reflects on me and through me onto those in darkness!

Isn’t that our purpose?  To reflect Him in all we do?  The good stuff is easy to smile about.  The things in life that are held together with DUCT TAPE?  NO problem!  We will be just fine – Jesus has it covered!  In all things, let your light shine, people!

Lead on, Lord!  I’m ready!

 


Here I Am Lord!

December 8, 2013

This song never fails to stir up that inner longing in me and make me more hungry for Him than ever!  Come, sing and praise with me!


And Why Not?

July 22, 2013

“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” – Robert Kennedy

There have been so many times life has brought me “why” situations and admittedly they are often expressed in the tone of a whine.  Sometimes, though, the Lord has led me in directions where I have felt surprised and unable and thought “but why?” in a fearful yet “could it really be?” sort of way.  When I have moved ahead in faith, I have been enabled and blessed.

Of late there have been a lot of both going on.  The former and the latter have both grown MUCH LARGER.  Am I being tested in a new season?  Am I being blessed in a wonderful way?  The impossible challenges sure can be a “never were” and the fear can be staggering, but with faith and trust in Him, no matter how many tell me “you’re crazy!” I don’t have to listen.  I can say “and why not?” knowing He’ll be there EVERY TIME.

 


Childlike Faith – Quote For A Desperate World

July 11, 2013

me in garden 1963We live in a world where we, yes we, make life complicated when it should not be.  We listen, yet we do not hear.  We are quick to assume, quick to argue, and a simple  act of kindness can cause some to wonder “what she did” or “what did he do now” assuming a love gift is an act of contrition instead!  Here’s a simple message:

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 18:2-4
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Become like children!  Trust, faith!  Is the rain coming down?  Dance in the grass in your bare feet and let it sprinkle you as you giggle with glee!  Walk on the beach and wiggle your toes in the sand!  Lay aside your worries!  The Lord has it covered!  Delight in Him!
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