Showing posts from January, 2015

A Refuge in the Time of Storm

Joshua 20:1-6 (KJV) The LORD also spake unto Joshua, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand at the entering of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall take him into the city unto them, and give him a place, that he may dwell among them. And if the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not deliver the slayer up into his hand; because he smote his neighbour unwittingly, and hated him not beforetime. And he shall dwell in that city, until he stand before the congregation for judgment, and until the death of the high priest that shall be in those days: then shall the slayer return, and come unto his own city, and unto his …

Growing in Grace

I belong to a wonderful cancer support organization, called WhatNext. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this group provides encouragement and information to all types of cancer patients and survivors.

A member, who recently had a double mastectomy, attended an important meeting at the insurance company, where she works. A loud and completely rude woman commented that my friend would no longer be able to check "female" on the gender box of the enrollment form.

Crushed, the WhatNexter shared her horrifying experience with our group. Unlike the cretin from her office, we supported her...and showed her grace.

Grace begins with Jesus Christ. He IS grace, but it is not limited to Him. We can show grace to others, too.

According to Finney's Systematic Theology, growing in grace takes two important ingredients: knowledge of the Bible and intense passion for the subject. These two seeds will germinate to produce the lovely fruit of grace in our lives.

When I am less cri…

Tomorrow is None of Your Business

Matthew 6:33 (KJV)
 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.

We all like to make plans, do New Year's resolutions, set lofty goals. It's all about what we hope to have happen in the future.

Some think of me as a leader. I like to think that I can handle most anything that life throws at me. I've learned my place, however, through years of hard lessons. The future is not my problem.

Don't let the "what ifs" in life take over your enjoyment of the now. God can take much better care of our future than we ever could.

Let Him take the lead...and be a faithful follower of Christ.


Female in Motion Health Update: I started taking 325mg of iron twice a day this weekend. I'm eating Cream of Wheat, spinach, liver, salads, red meat, oranges and raisins. Naps are my friends.


Notable Quote:

"A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough for the next six months, …

Miss Sweet: Love Without Limits

Miss Sweet is the oldest of our five cats. People who say cats are moody and loners haven't met her yet. She is quiet, loveable and sweet as her name.
She wants to stay beside her Master. Sweet's favorite activity is sitting on The Hubster's lap. Wherever he is, you can be sure she will be close by. Miss Sweet is The Hubster's girlfriend, and I don't mind a bit.
Sweetie loves with utter abandon. Her huge green eyes are full of bliss as she gazes at us. We can tell Miss Sweet has complete trust and faith in our care. 
Wouldn't it be cool if all Christians displayed such perfect love and trust toward our Master? We know He has our best interest at heart. Think of the warmth and safety in staying close by His side. 
I want to work on that in 2015. Loving Him without limits is a worthy goal.
Female in Motion Health Update: I enjoyed a relaxing four-day weekend, with lots of naps. When The Hubster and I went grocery shopping, I stocked up on anemia-fighting fo…