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Progress!

I love small town living where it isn’t unusual to see horses ridden down the street or tied to your neighbors porch.
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And here is progress on my stitching. Those french knots on the corn about drove me silly. Someone said it looked like there is a lot of backstitching and there is. I don’t much like so much but oh well. And I was asked what I will do with my Ruth piece. Well, I plan on framing it and hanging it with the wedding piece I have.
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So there ya go and I do have one favor to ask my readers. Please join me in praise to God. You see it took nearly 4 months but He made a way and Jack and I closed on our house Tuesday. We have one other minor detail to take care of and it will be done. So God bless you all!

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So what do you think of this shade of green? It is the color we are using in the living room and it nearly matches the green in our braided rug. I think it is calming and so much better than the dirty white walls under it!
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I want to share this with you. It is not a piece I made but I do really love it and it has happy memories. See it was given to me by a dear lady living at the nursing home where I cleaned a number of years ago. She had had it for years but was cleaning out items and wanted me to have it. I cleared it with the boss as gifts from residents are generally a no no. The lady who gave it to me is long gone but i can still see her in my mind’s eye.
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Here is Jack’s kitty. He sure is getting pretty and I can hardly wait to see it done.
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And here is the tiny bit I got done on my prayer. I am almost done with the secret project and should be able to show it to you soon. I am on the last page of the chart so hooray!
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Well, that is all I have to visit about today. Thanks for coming by. God bless you all.

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Tina came over Saturday to do laundry and help decorate the tree. It also seemed to be a good day to be silly as you will see. Here we have the invisible tree man.
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Next we have reindeer Tina. I think our reindeer was a bit sleepy.
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And this little reindeer seems most displeased with me. Wonder why? LOL!
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And look at this surprise my sweet hubby hit me with. A big box full of yarn. He knew I was nearly out of yarn and I so appreciate it.
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These are the pillowcases Jack made for Tina. He has another pair that have praying hands on them.
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Tina is doing great in her place. It is a very nice apartment and the staff are wonderful. Tina is a very neat housekeeper as well. We are slowly helping her learn to cook simple items too. Jack showed her how to make fresh ice tea. So there is some laughter for you and I hope happy feelings. Until next time, God bless.

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Prayer for the Discouraged and Wounded Soul

LORD, thank You for loving me just as I am. Thank
you for never giving up on me even though
I sometimes feel full of shame, anger and fear.
Thank you for your mercy, grace and forgiveness.
Breathe on me today with a fresh breeze of love,
peace and comfort. Restore me in the broken
places.
I’m tired and I rest in Your promise that You want the
best for me
and You are able to cause it to be, regardless of my
present circumstances.

I feel lost and have taken so many wrong turns,
You know the plans You have for me.
Order my steps! Meet me right now where my needs
are. Reveal to me your blessed assurance in a way
that I could not doubt your presence and provision in
my life. Change my heart, thoughts and words.
Restore my hope and joy with your direction and
protection. Lord you have my full attention. I listen
only to you.
I surrender my whole heart and life to You with
confidence
that You are able to make all things work together for
my good.
I turn my attention away from the enemy of
discouragement
and turn my face to Thee for my strength and provision.

I’m feeling stronger now and give You thanks in
advance for my unusual blessings and breakthrough.
I will stop counting my bruises and start counting my
blessings. I realize now it?s time to take better care of
myself.

Thank you Lord for the remembrance of the blood you
shed,
your wounds, your healing and resurrection power.
This inspires me rise and roll away the stone of my
cave of
depression and isolation. I am alive. I am still here.
This is a day I have never seen before.
I will rejoice and be glad in it.
I rise today in your love knowing that
my pain can change.
And so it is!
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Voice Of TRUTH
Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I’m in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He’s holding out His hand
But the waves are calling out my name
And they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I’ve tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. “Boy, you’ll never win!”
“You’ll never win!”
Chorus:
But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, “Do not be afraid!”
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
Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they’d have had the strength to stand
But the giant’s calling out my name
And he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I’ve tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again. “Boy you’ll never win!”
“You’ll never win!”
But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don’t seem so high
From on top of them lookin’ down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth .
Casting Crowns

Why Call Me “Lord”?

READ | Luke 6:46-49

Jesus asked a pointed question to a group of His followers in Luke 6:46. He said, “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” Using His illustration of the two builders, we can see four key truths.

First, professing faith in Christ without performance is deceptive. If you say you love Jesus on Sunday, but show no signs of a Spirit-led life all week, then you’re living a lie. There’s no other way to say it.

Second, profession followed by performance has a price. Some people wander through life without any real focus. They pay attention to the loudest voice or the brightest star. In contrast, living intently and passionately for Christ is usually difficult. Making wise choices may require extra effort, but the reward is well worth it.

The third key truth is this: profession followed by performance will succeed. Everyone on earth faces trials. And sometimes there’s one devastating storm after another. But if we focus on God’s Word and apply His truth to our circumstances, we’ll be able to stand firm in difficult times. Our lives will be supported by the strong foundation of Jesus Christ.

Finally, professing faith in Christ without performance results in ruin. The world’s “easy way” may seem more enjoyable, but it results in living without a spiritual base. When trouble comes, our lives would crumble. That’s a far cry from the victory and strength our Savior wants us to experience.

Why do you call Jesus “Lord”? Do your actions reflect your faith? Be a wise builder. Construct your house on the strong foundation of Christ, and let your performance match what you profess.
Charles Stanley

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