Friday, July 7, 2017


It is like the Lord to fasten a world upon nothing, and make it stay in place. Here He takes that wonderful, mysterious microcosm we call the human soul and makes its future weal or woe to rest upon a single word--if. If any man, He says, and teaches at once the universal inclusiveness of His invitation, and the freedom of the human will. Everyone may come; no one need come, and whoever does come, comes because he chooses to. Every man holds his future in his hand. Not the dominant world leader only, but the inarticulate man lost in anonymity is a man of destiny. He decides which way his soul shall go. He chooses, and destiny waits on the nod of his head. He decides, and hell enlarges herself, or heaven prepares another mansion. So much of Himself has God given to men. There is a strange beauty in the ways of God with men. He sends salvation to the world in the person of a Man and sends that Man to walk the busy ways saying, If any man will come after me. No drama, no fanfare, no tramp of marching feet or tumult of shouting. A kindly Stranger walks through the earth, and so quiet is His voice that it is sometimes lost in the hurly-burly; but it is the last voice of God, and until we become quiet to hear it we have no authentic message. He bears good tidings from afar but He compels no man to listen. If any man will, He says, and passes on. Friendly, courteous, unobtrusive, He yet bears the signet of the King. His word is divine authority, His eyes a tribunal, His face a last judgment.
A. W. Tozer Sermon: The Quiet Call of Christ

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Some Days


Some days are just about catching up



 Busy summer sometimes requires a forced slow down day here and there

 Daily thankful





Slowing down, pausing, taking it in and enjoying my moments. All these moments are a gift from God.

The daily news that I'm enjoying and fully taking in is the Good News of Jesus Christ!

The world can have their news channels but mine is tuned into the good news channel of the holy pages of Gods word.

Jesus conquered death so that you and I could live.

He did it all.

The people cried out in Act 2, what shall we do? 

Peter told them:

Repent

be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins so that you may receive HIS gift of HIS Holy Spirit within us.


And on that day about 3000 souls were added to that beautiful book of life.

I love being HIS child. 

I love the security of his holy seal over my life.

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Dear Heavenly Father,

it's just me.

I want my life to honor and bring glory to you

In Jesus name,

Amen



 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 
 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.   --Proverbs 3:5-6

Trusting in God to see me through it all.

~ejoying the moments





Monday, June 26, 2017

Busy Weekend Wanderings



For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there's nothing else. It is here and you'd better decide to enjoy it or you're gong to be miserable where ever you go, for the rest of your life, forever. --Lev Grossman 

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Things I am thankful for this past weekend:


A busy weekend helping the daughter and her husband move into their new place.

Uhaul truck in front of the house Saturday morning (snickering as neighbors driving by thinking that we were moving)

Box of donuts on counter

cups of coffee all along the counter

Daughters things are now with her...big smile

Trip over to Tukwila  for a new mattress

The husband brings back amazing sandwiches from Great Harvest in West Seattle

Cleaning out new place while the daughter and her hubby pack up old place 

Unpack Uhaul truck into the wee hours of the night/morning

Hit the bed hard and thankful for a good night sleep

Sunday morning church...I slept through it all and husband was faithful

Drive over to West Seattle again to help daughter and her hubby

back over to the old place for last few items

Helped move some furniture at the new place

Happy for this daughter and her hubby and their new adventures

Oh and a great bar-b-q place right down the street from them...bonus points

we will be back... < snicker >


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 I think today is going to be a slow catch-up kind of day. 

Starting this day out with some JOY just thinking of the fun weekend with this family. 

Happy Monday blessings...


~enjoying the moments   


Sunday, June 25, 2017




Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, how great Thou art. ..♪♫♬
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, how great Thou art! ..♪♫♬

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Peaceful Moments




"GOD'S MERCY, LOVE AND GRACE"

Sometimes my mind wanders,
all over the place . . .
but, it always comes back
to God’s amazing grace.

Some days I try to make it,
on my very own . . .
but, I’m always lead back
to God’s loving throne.

Sometimes my faith,
begins to doubt and waiver
but, I’m always brought back
to God’s abundant favor.

Sometimes for my wrongs,
I still feel I am guilty
but, it always comes around
to God’s tender mercy.

Sometimes my feet roam,
as I run the faithful race . . .
but, they always return
to God’s mercy, love and grace!

~ Poem by Deborah Ann Belka
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