Prayerful Thoughts Over Morning Coffee

September 1, 2018

WEEKEND EDITION

Acts 2:42

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

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French Bread – 2 Pound Loaf

This quick to make, simple loaf is yummy, sure to please, and claims to be healthy.  The recipe has been floating about the internet for so long it is not possible to know where it originated . . . likely somebody’s grandma!

I made it in my bread machine opting for a light crust (color) and choosing the rapid setting.  If your machine doesn’t have a rapid setting, I am told the regular setting works fine.  Realize this will take much longer.  On my machine the regular (basic) setting is 3 hours compared to 1 hour on rapid.  I even sliced it while it was hot, being impatient to taste it!

Being watchful of the order in which your bread machine requires ingredients, here are all you need:

1 1/2 C warm water

4 C bread flour

1 -1/2 TSP Salt

2 -1/2 TSP Yeast

So simple and quick you’ll want to make extra to share!

Psalm 78:25

25 Human beings ate the bread of angels;
    he sent them all the food they could eat.

 

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WHAT FAITH LOOKS LIKE

August 17, 2018

Columbus On Faith

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”

― Christopher Columbus

Copyright 1995-2013 by Martha L Shaw all rights reserved


The ORIGINAL GPS Is STILL the Best!

August 4, 2018

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HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT!

August 1, 2018

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.

Psalm 119:114 ESV

 

“My hiding place” initially seemed like a joke.  Sure, before I truly knew the Lord, my life was one big hiding place.  Thinking about it now, my new life as a reborn creature reveals so much more yet my hiding place and shield are REAL and always there but seen by me while mystifying others.  For example,  Let’s  look at Daniel in the lion’s den.  Pretty vulnerable, no?  But the story didn’t end there, did it!  The lions walked on still hungry.

Then there’s David . . . young and small and left to defeat Goliath, well – expected to lose  the battle against the giant warrior.  But who was it that walked away unscathed?  The psalmist sure got it right! My hope is in Him – my Lord and my God.

 

WHERE HE LEADS, I WILL FOLLOW!

 

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IF HE LEADS YOU TO IT . . .

July 24, 2018

 

 

HE WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH IT!

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“You can never cross the ocean

until you have the courage

to lose sight of the shore”

― Christopher Columbus

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By Martha L Shaw ©2015

 

 


AND CHURCH IS NOT A BUILDING!

July 14, 2018

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A building is not just a place to be but a way to be. 

– Frank Lloyd Wright –

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and a church is built of flesh, bones, willing spirits, loving hearts

and God!

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TEAM JESUS

July 9, 2018

I tried to be all things for everyone.  Thinking back, I realize none of us were intended for that.  Hmmm . . . was I thinking of my Lord, my neighbors, or myself?  In my foolishness, I thought the answer was Jesus.  I remember reading the 23rd Psalm and thinking “STUPID SHEEP.” Me, I had it all together . . . NOT!   I  was all about Martha!

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Those sheep loved the Master, served Him well, and were lovingly cared for – Facing hunger or fear or uncertainty of any kind was no real problem.   The Master (Shepherd) who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask had it all together since long before we were we!  Those sheep had it good!  THIS SHEEP is gonna  follow the Shepherd far more closely than she used to!

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Ephesians 3:20-21 

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

 

GOOD COMPANY

Ah, those green pastures

Where did the still waters go?

Good, the Shepherd’s near!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

 

 


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