Friday, November 27, 2020

Worship into the Week- Rise and Go

Worship into the Week
Thanksgiving Day
Jesus Cleanses 10 Lepers
Luke 17: 11-19

In this story of the aftermath of healing the lepers,
 Jesus asked about gratitude.
He ws in the land between Galilee and Samaria.
The Jews had little regard for the Samaritans,
 but this is who returned after seeing the priests.
 A Samaritan- the least likely.
In least likely scenarios- 
there is always something to be grateful for.
A time to return and give praise.

Gracious Father,
Many our faith be strong enough to remember
 that we give thanks and praise to you FIRST.
 May we remember to give thanks
 for each and every good gift.
Not just on Thanksgiving Day, 
but that every day be in thanksgiving.


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Thanksgiving Cards
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Worship into the Week- The Least


Worship into the Week
Matthew 25:31-46
The Final Judgment
Christ the King Sunday

Jesus is pretty plain when
 he talks about the subject of judgment.
Christ the King returns for final judgment 
to divide the sheep and the goats. 
He paints a scenario of caring for the least, 
seeing those who usually go unseen, 
and finding ways to provide for those who need help.
Jesus says, "Truly, I say to you, 
as you did it to one of the least
 of these my brothers, you did it to me."
Sometimes we need to really understand
 that it's the little things.
When our dear Shepherd gathers his sheep
 and tenderly cares for them-
we are his little ones.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Worship into the Week- Use Your Gifts

Worship into the Week-
Matthew 25:14-30

 Use your Gifts

"Well done, good and faithful servant."

Those are the words I want to hear Jesus

 say when I get to heaven.

"You have been faithful over a little;

 I will set you over much.

enter into the joy of your master."

Do not hide your talent, 

your God-given gifts.

Use them, multiply them, grow them.

Bless the Kingdom with all the things

 the Lord has prepared for you in your days.

"For everyone who has will more be given, 

and he will have an abundance."

The forecast to those who have not used

 their gifts is just not good-

outer darkness and there will be 

weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Seems like it is 

Time to Make an Impact.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Amazing November Scripture Writing Plan


This is the November Scripture writing plan
 that I am currently using this year.

Today I wrote out the significant part 
of this reading for today- November 18.

The truth is that I created this project in 2016-
with every intent of finishing it that year.
Life doesn't always finish on intent.
I think I have added to each each year since then-
with every good intention of finishing
 the Scripture writing that year.
But, just because THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN-
 doesn't mean that the PROCESS 
and the Biblical connections are any less relevant.

I often think about how God and time 
are probably so different in how that all gets played out
 in the world.
 My agenda and my timeline 
and my parameters might be important,
but I also believe that God uses all
 the bits offered to him through the years 
to make a wonderful finished blessing.
This is the amazing Scripture writing plan,
 because I am still writing- not that I finished.
No matter the sequence of the journey 
or the detours on the way, 
keep moving forward, dear friend.
 Pick it up again, start over, 
or start anew.
And..... I am not dating my little booklet
 till it gets finished.
By grace... we shall see.

The lovely website below is where 
I got this plan that I am following.
Below is the new 2020 November Scripture 
writing plan and you can find that right here:

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Worship into the Week- Be Prepared


Worship into the Week-

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

Matthew 25: 1-13

Watch, Be Prepared.

We don't know the day or the hour.

This parable is a reminder 

for a call to readiness.

Each and every day could be

 the return of King Jesus.


Visual Church Year Printable


Old Bulletin cover

Magazine cutouts

Washi Tape

Colored Pencils

Thanks to Jessica Denninger Meier 

for her margins for this week.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Worship into the Week- Peacemakers


Worship into the Week- Peacemakers
Matthew 5: 8-9
This election week in America has caused
 me to pray for our country on a daily basis.
Over and over again I have prayed
 for pure hearts for our leaders.
Over and over again I have prayed
 that our leaders would be peacemakers,
 not the energy behind division. 
I pray that our country 
would return to you, O Lord.
May they see who is most important- YOU.
May there be a return to our leaders
 of humble, servant hearts.
May you lead us, Lord. Amen.

Visual Church Year Printable
by Jessica Meier
Felt markers
Magazine Cutouts
Thanks to Jessica Denninger Meier
for her margins for this week.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Halloween Gatherings


Joined the crew in Michigan
 for Halloween this year.
In this 2020 year,
 we decided to have a cousin party.
Five bigger friends.
The littlest guy with daddy 
also was here for the party.
Sweet little Hadley 
made an adorable little skunk.
She was also pretty in pink.
Hard to get them together, right?
Busy mommas getting lunch.
Sisters celebrating with Hadley.
Momma and daughter with "her baby."
Our littlest pumpkins.
Our Virginia dino crew this year.
This little guy has a really great ROOAARR!
This little one wasn't sure about a costume this year, 
but he kept in on long enough for a photo.
Newly hatched little dino.
So let's have a candy hunt like an
 Easter egg hunt,
 when it is a COVID 19 year.
This guy is in his element!
This is a really tall dino dad.
Don't need a costume to do a candy hunt!

Fun to visit at Papa and Gigi's house.
This little dino is as cute as can be.
Even in this very different year, 
we give thanks for family time together.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Scripture Doodles- October


                                Scripture Doodles- October 

One square a day.

The words that stand out 

from a devotional reading.

Reading- Habits of the Heart.

Calendar from Concordia Publishing House.

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