Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Galatians 5:22











Monday, February 20, 2012

Starting...again

     Oh my. I must start numbering again. Somehow I've really messed up and I've gotten behind once more.  Not in my journal, but posting them here. Deep breath. Here I go.

     Feb. 3 - three gifts found in writing
     349 - How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!
     350 - Romans 8:31  What are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
     351 - With this ring, I thee wed.

     Feb. 4 - three gifts found when bent down
     352 -  a sparkly white rock
     353 -  a Blue jay's stripey feather
     354 -  a rusty skeleton key, surfacing from underground, lost long ago

     Feb. 5 - one gift stitched, one hammered, one woven
     355 - a quilt
     356 - a new fence
     357 - a back door rug that collects muddy dog prints
  
     Feb. 6 - 3 gifts found outside
     358 - The scent of rain
     359 - Rain washed trees
     360 - Thunder clouds
     Feb. 7 - 3 gifts red
     361 - an apple
     362 - a balloon
     363 - mittens

     Feb. 8 - a gift broken, a gift fixed, a gift thrifted
     364 - a promise
     365 - a mug
     366 - a set of dishes

     Feb. 9 - 3 gifts that were surprises - unexpected grace!
     367 - a new journal
     368 - a tote
     369 - a granddaughters photo

     Feb. 10 - three times you heard laughter today
     370 - During Bible Study
     371 - on the phone
     372 - Out of my husband

     Feb. 11 -  3 gifts found in working
     373 - A memory shared
     374 - Forgotten fabric
     375 - Peace in creating

     to be continued.....

     A life so blessed.
     Blessings, Deborah

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Inspiration for Today

     A short note for today, wading through a migraine.

     http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/bible-verses-about-perseverance-20-defining-scriptures/#ixzz1mRuN1axG

    The link shares perseverance through scripture. Great stuff.

     Blessings, Deborah



    

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Truly Thankful Thursday

     I am very blessed today and so thankful. I entered a contest hosted by "Faithful Bloggers" and "What Every Christian Wants to Know" and I won the second prize; a $50 gift card to Amazon!!  There are so many Christian books I want from there and now I can make some of my wishes come true! Thank you, Lord!!

     One of the mistakes I found on my blog is that I have numbered wrong. Geesh. I went from 309 to 400. I am working backwards to correct my mistakes. Lordy. That's what I get for posting at night, but I want to wait until then to count them through the day. I will hopefully complete this task through the weekend and be more careful in the future. I make no promises, though. :o)

     February 2 - three things overheard today, all gifts
   
     101/344  Someone saying they liked the pictures I took at our quilt class
     102/345  Someone saying it was a good meeting
     103/346  Someone saying they liked the block I chose for our challenge block

     104/347  The Amazon gift card I won
     105/348  Comments left

     Blessings, Deborah

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday Walks

     Happy February! Not quite sure how it got here so fast. Wasn't Christmas just yesterday?

     January 31 -   a gift found on a paper, in a person, in a picture

     95/338  Godly news in an unexpected book
     96/339  Encouraging words from my hairdresser
     97/340  Big smiles of quilters holding up their completed blocks from the class I taught

     February 1 - a gift found at 11:30a.m., at 2:30p.m., at 6:30p.m.

     98/341  Brunch prepared by hubby
     99/342  A project turning out just right
   100/343 Clear skies for hubby's commute

     Ann, from the blog "a holy experience," asked us, "How do you love in difficult places, our husbands, our children? How do we live out the greatest of these commandments?"

     I told an experience I had to a friend just a couple of weeks ago that deals with this very subject. It was a couple of years ago that God called to my heart in the middle of night for about two weeks telling me to love my neighbors.  I said to Him, "But Lord, You know my heart better than anyone and You know I love my neighbors." Every night, at 2:ooa.m. He would call to my heart and say the same thing, "Love your neighbors." And my answer would always be the same, "I do, Lord."  Finally, the last night I said, "Lord, please tell me what you want me to do? I do love my neighbors!!"  He then asked me, "How do you love the ones who are evil?" I said that was maybe bigger than I could handle. The Lord said, "Pray for them."  He did know my heart.  I usually prayed for the easy ones. The ones I loved. I wasn't praying for the ones who really needed my prayers. The evil rulers of this world. I just hated them, but to pray for them? For them to see God's light? Now there's a concept. So I try to do that now. Only God can truly change someone's heart.

There is a wonderful story of Samuel in the Bible. Please read 1 Samuel 3: 3-10, for inspiration. It has always been one of my favorite stories, as well as the song, "Here I am, Lord."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxOkht8w7c

Blessings, Deborah