a word from The Sponsor~October 19

“This is what the Lord says-your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.'” ~Isaiah 48:17

Why does God do this? The next verse tells the rest of the story…

“If only you had paid attention to My commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea” ~Isaiah 48:18

So we will have peace….He is The Jehovah-Shalom

May you experience Shalom this week….

 

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Mid-week Question of the Week~October 15

Buried beneath statistics homework for the passed several weeks has kept my question meter fixed on all that is quantitative.

Until I read this description from Alice Walker in her work In Search of our Mother’s Gardens* of older people:

“who persist in their beauty in spite of everything.”

I think of my mom and the beauty of her long obedience in a faithful  direction. I think of the persistent beauty of waiting. There is the persistent beauty of working hands and wrinkled smiles.

And I wonder…

In your life, Who persists in beauty in spite of everything and how do you know?

 

 

 

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a word from The Sponsor~October 12

1 Peter 1:23 is the 1-2-3 bulls-eye:

For through the living and eternal word of God you have been born again as the children of a parent who is immortal, not mortal. ~ 1 Peter 1:23

1 Peter 1:23

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a word from The Sponsor~October 5

a verse to remember at the start of a new season and a new month:

By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the one who called us to himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence. ~ 2 Peter 1:3

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a word from The Sponsor~September 28

My verse for this semester:

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, You are still with me! ~Psalm 139:17-18 (NLT)

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and this…

“God teaches us by this method of repetition through Scripture with good reason: The human mind is incurably centrifical, forever flying off at a tangent; it must be brought back to the great central truths of the gospel, over and over. Our minds must be made literally to con-centrate…Our thinking needs to intentionally con-centrate — to literally circle again and around again around the central thing.

” ~Ann Voskamp, at A Holy Experience quoting a theologian.

 

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a word from The Sponsor~September 14

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. ~Titus 3:4-7

 

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This Weekend~September 12~Ignore

This weekend, after a slew of unsettling abruptions (abrupt interruptions) here is my focus.

Perhaps it rings true for you too?

Ignore Negativity. Domestic Serenity explains that the active definition of the word Ignore is to Intentionally Disregard. Turn instead toward Grace. Soak in it.

Deep Breath. So true. This weekend, may you Intentionally Disregard all that negatively clamors to you and on you. (Wanna know a secret? They only get louder when you are doing work that matters.) Here is a good place to begin.

Ignore Negativity

This weekend, perhaps it rings true for you too? Ignore Negativity. Ignore The Spectator, The Complainer and The Hater. Focus on Grace, the Grace that can’t be ignored. This weekend, Ignore Negativity. Ease your mind into Grace.

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