Friday, July 8, 2011

Lisa Buffaloe's Blog: Centered in peace

Lisa Buffaloe's Blog: Centered in peace: "'You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you. Note the words – ‘stayed on you.’ This shows that in order to enjoy conti..."

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Comfy In The Kitchen: Follow those directions to THE T!

Comfy In The Kitchen: Follow those directions to THE T!: "I really feel the need to touch on this topic because it is SO important...especially when baking. If you are a beginner cook or just are..."

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ephesians this prayer....

Prayer for Strengthened Love
3:14 For this reason 37 I kneel 38 before the Father, 39 3:15 from 40 whom every family 41 in heaven and on the earth is named. 3:16 I pray that 42 according to the wealth of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person, 3:17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, so that, because you have been rooted and grounded in love, 3:18 you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 43 3:19 and thus to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled up to 44 all the fullness of God.

3:20 Now to him who by the power that is working within us 45 is able to do far beyond 46 all that we ask or think, 3:21 to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Sharing the Pages of Life: Life is Hard.

Sharing the Pages of Life: Life is Hard.: "It doesn't matter who you are, how many kids you have, whether you have a lot of money in the bank or a little, if your house is big or smal..."

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lisa Buffaloe's Blog: Living under The umbrella

Lisa Buffaloe's Blog: Living under The umbrella: "“When we live under the umbrella of God’s authority and seek to obey His commands, the enemy may oppose us and even oppress us, but he canno..."

Seeds and Sheaves: Tangled up forgiveness freedom

Seeds and Sheaves: Tangled up forgiveness freedom: "Forgiveness. It has always sounded a bit trite to me - that forgiveness is for you, not to person you are forgiving. I have reminded myself ..."

Under God's Mighty Hand: Graceful Forgiveness

Under God's Mighty Hand: Graceful Forgiveness: "When I find myself failing or struggling to love so often , I sometimes forget we have a forgiving God. Perhaps I forget because I am poor a..."

Wendy Blight: Taking Steps Toward Forgiveness

Wendy Blight: Taking Steps Toward Forgiveness: "Good Morning to all my Hidden Joy sisters and to each woman God draws to my blog today. Before I wrote this morning, I prayed for every wom..."

Monday, July 4, 2011

NACR's meditation is powerful today...

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
John 14:18

There are many ways to become an orphan. Some children become orphans when their parents die. Others become functional orphans when their parents divorce. Other people become orphans as a result of their parent's emotional unavailability. Anyone who has been neglected, abandoned, or abused by people who were important in their life will appreciate what it is like to be an orphan. It is a painful and lonely experience. Orphans doubt their ability to sustain intimate relationships and find it difficult to trust others. Experiences of abandonment leave us full of loneliness, fear and self-loathing.

Jesus understood the acute pain that orphans experience. In this text he responds to that deep pain with a promise of relationship. "I will not leave you as orphans," Jesus says, "I will not abandon you. You will not be without family because I will come to you."

In Jesus we see most clearly that God is attentive and available to us when we feel abandoned or neglected. God respects our needs and responds to our desires for relationship. God calls us out of the brokenness and dysfunction of our very personal orphanage into the community and fellowship of God's family. We are no longer orphans. We are God's children.

Lord, I know about being an orphan.
I know about abandonment.
Thank you for understanding my fear of separation.
Thank you for understanding my need for your presence.
Be present today with me.
I want to spend time with you.

Copyright Dale and Juanita Ryan
I too know about abandonment and have what I would call a terror of being abandoned. Lord I need you, I long to feel your pressance constantly which comforts me so I know you haven't left me. Thank you for your mercy,thank you for understanding my need and thank you for lovingly putting this broken little girl back together. I love you so much and I stand on your promise that you will never leave me and never stop loving me. Thank you so much for your love...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Love this from God Calling....

The Child-Spirit
Does the way seem a stony one? Not one stone can impede your progress. Courage. Face the future, but face it only with a brave and happy heart. Do not seek to see it. YOU are robbing Faith of her sublime sweetness if you do this.

Just know that all is well and that Faith, not seeing, but believing, is the barque that will bear you to safety, over the stormy waters. "According to your faith be it unto you" was My injunction to those who sought healing of Me.

If for wonder-working, if for healing, if for salvation faith was so necessary then the reason is clear why I urged that all who sought entrance to My Kingdom must become as little children. Faith is the child-attitude.

Seek in every way to become child-like. Seek, seek, seek until you find, until the years have added to your nature that of the trusting child. Not only for its simple trust must you copy the child-spirit, but for its joy in life, it's ready laughter, its lack of criticism, its desire to share all with all men. Ask much that you may become as little children, friendly and loving towards all -- not critical, not fearful.

"Except ye...become as little children ye cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven."

And Jesus called a little child unto him...And said... Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:2,3

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Have a blessed day!!
Karey :-)