Friday, July 13, 2007

Worth Quoting on a Napkin

"Maybe the sand

you're walking in

is the sand

of a distant ocean".

by Margaret Ansett

Recipe for Happiness

Remembering the fullness and happiness of the past, I asked the Lord about my sadness of the last 2 years.

His response?

"You are doing none of the things that used to make you happy".


The Voice of Truth

But the Voice of Truth

tells me a different story.

The Voice of Truth says,

"Do not be afraid!"

And the Voice of Truth says,

"This is for My glory"

Out of all the voices

calling out to me

I will choose to listen

and believe

the Voice of Truth.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Romans 7--the Prequel

Today's teaching at church was out of Romans 7. Sort of the prelude to the almighty, oft-quoted, muchly memorized content of Romans 8. *Every* good Christian knows the content of Romans condemnation and God works all things for good...

But today, I sort of heard Romans 7--the O wretched man and who will save me? stuff. Heard many times before. Read it many times, as well. But today...what was it, Lord...?

Oh yeah. The whole sin nature vs. rightnous nature. Can't be two things at once. I am only righteous, through Christ Jesus.So, there is no war between good and evil within me. I am only godd, through Jesus.

More later....lost my point! Yikes :~)

No small thing...

Let's begin with the miracle.

Rachel. Seated next to me. In church. With Caleb. Smiling. At *me*, as I offer toys from a backpack to a restless Caleb. OMW!

The last time I sat with Rachel in a church was many, mnay years ago. maybe as many as 12-15? Mark brought his children to church and he and I attempted to sit together; one and all. Not gonna happen, according to young Rachel.

She literally kicked Mark in the shins (quite hard!) and all 4 kids hightailed it out of church, up to the parking lts, where the Cedar Falls police were called to help sort things out. Nice cop. Really nice. Helped get Mark and his kids over the immediate hump (they did not return to the service) and never returned to church.

Now, after waiting and praying and counseling and trying and crying and separating and coming back together, Rachel is at church. Seated next to me. Smiling.

Praises to the God Most High, for He has done great things for us!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Google Says, "Teri needs..."; Teri's Replies

Teri seriously needs to create a no-close-up-unless-an-army-of-photoshop-assistants-are-within-50m clause in her contract.


Teri needs saving.

Ahem: Correction. Teri has *been* saved.

Teri needs a gawky, baldheaded loser with red and grey boxer shorts.


Teri needs to be saved from her own damn self!

More often than I would care to admit.

Teri needs to be spoon fed.

By nubian goats? :snort::

Teri REALLY needs to eat something.

More like, needs to *stop* eating EVERYthing. Sheesh.

Teri need to eat a cheeseburger, or 10.

See above.

TeRi (NeEdS SoMe TiMe)

My personal fave! So true and so creatively written.

Terri needs to quit playing with her readers or she won't have very many left.

No-one reads this silly thing of mine.

Teri needs a hero.

I have One, thank you very much.

Recurring Dream, Recurring Dream, Recurring D

Symbol: Tornado

When a tornado appears, it is a symbol of confusion, chaos and emotional upset.

It can also represent uncontrollable change that is going to occur in your life or the lives of other people present in the dream.

Huh. Ya think?