Saturday, October 23, 2021

Worship into the Week- Seek


Part of the Worship into the Week Readings-

Psalm 119: 9-16

Epistle- Hebrews 4:1-16

Combining these two reading 

makes me think about them a bit differently 

when I hold them together.

Seeking God with my whole heart.

 is staying connected to His Word.

God's Word is ancient,

 but as timely as the latest novel.

His Word meets us in an active way 

that only the Holy Spirit can mediate in our lives- 

for this time and this place.

Our culture keeps changing-

God and His Word does not.

He still wants the very best for His children

 and He delivers these words right into my day, 

with the encouragement to Keep Seeking Him.


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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Fall Offerings in the Garden


Lantana- in glorious color.

Lovely grasses with full plumes.

Callicarpa- American Beautyberry

Fairy Roses in full bloom.f

Ms. Bee on the Cone Flower.

Angelonia- one of my favorites.

Another brilliant lantana.
Even the pots are forgetting it is mid- October.
Thankful for some warm days that allow these 
visions of summer for a bit more time.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Worship into the Week- Numbered Days


Worship into the Week
From Everlasting to Everlasting-

Psalm 90:12-17

Let me pay attention to my days, 

for they are numbered.

Help me to see the worth and value 

and learning opportunities 

that give me a heart of wisdom.

Lord, help me to BE HERE NOW.

Let my confidence not be in myself,

 but in you, O Lord.

 You are already working 

a heart of wisdom in me.

 Let me be teachable. Amen.


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Gospel of Mark and the Art of Sally Beck-Part 5

Devotional Journaling-

The Book of Mark- Chapters 13-16

with the Art of Sally Beck

Some time for reading and reflecting.
An image always helps me
 to recall a take away thought.
Downloaded from the Visual Faith Ministry website-
A Little bit of gold outline
 for the Easter story image.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Worship into the Week- Help when Tempted


Worship into the week-
Hebrews 2:3-18
The Founder of Salvation

The Jesus that knows us knows suffering.
He was made like his brothers in every respect.
He was tempted like we are- but did not sin.
He meets us in our low points.
We can tell our friends that our Jesus
 is worthy of praise.
"For because he himself has suffered when tempted,
 he is able to help those who are being tempted."
There is something very comforting 
about knowing this is my Jesus.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Bible Marginalia- Devoted


Bible Marginalia
Enduring Word Bible
Acts 2:42-27

I always love to see when time in God's Word 
crosses over teaching sessions. I was looking 
at this section last year 5-14-2020 
when doing some training with Dionne Lovstad-Jones
 from Lutheran Hour Ministries. 
She helped us to frame our faith world 
with encouragement to be "eager conversationalists"
 about our faith in Jesus. 
Last week was our final immersion in the D2MC
  (Discipleship to Missional Community) 
training with PLI-(Pastoral Leadership Institute.)
They use the triangle of Up, In and Out 
to frame spiritual formation.
Our relationship with our Father- UP, 
our own Spiritual formation with our family- IN, 
and our relationships with Others- OUT. 
In the setting of the look at the 
apostles living out their faith that becomes-
 Passionate Spirituality-UP, 
Radical Community-IN 
and Missional Zeal-OUT.  
 The main difference between the Biblical apostles
 and us in this modern age?
The apostles had the expectation of the miraculous.
I have thought about that the past few days.
I am praying about leaning in to
expect miracles.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Scripture Doodles- September 2021


Scripture Doodles-
A phrase from daily devotions.
A Take-away in a square that makes 
a picture of some things to remember.
To review. To see the connections.

Four colored pencils and a Sharpie no-bleed pen
This month?
The Holy Spirit is with me as I expand my horizons.
I keep coming back to:
the extension of God's Kingdom ALWAYS
involves resistance.

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