Trust and Obey

From Matthew 28:19-20:  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.  And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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Forgettable years adding up

Spiritual health needs checkup

 

Winter’s never-ending season

Now asking, “What is life’s reason?”

 

Empty heart filling with sorrow

God not waiting for tomorrow

 

Lost on dusty shelf, answer speaks

Holy Bible verses now seek

 

God’s guiding hands open each page

Grace unlocking life’s gloomy cage

 

Gospels speak of Messiah’s love

Son journeys to earth from above

 

Jesus speaks truth with conviction

Mercy’s faith heals each affliction

 

Son of God tells of one to come

Spirit beating hope’s steady drum

 

Lord’s Advocate, incessant voice

Each day fills with His divine choice

 

Trust and obey our Triune God

Righteousness shatters sin’s facade

 

Unforgettable years beaming

Spiritual health now gleaming

 

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From 2 Corinthians 13:13:  “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.”

Henry Blackaby Quote

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Only He can guide you to invest your life in worthwhile ways.  The guidance will come as you “walk” with Him and listen to Him.

From Psalm 37:23-24:  “Our steps are made firm by the Lord, when He delights in our way; though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong, for the Lord holds us by the hand.”

Daily Paradox (Haiku Series #163)

Filling Unlimited Pages

Nothing ever small

Dreaming, another novel—

Writing with bigness

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Choosing Right Stuff

Pick baseball or golf

Swinging for fences or greens—

Which swing shall I use?

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Playing Political Chess

Congress at impasse

Where’s spirit to compromise?

Buried long ago

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George Burns Quotes

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Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair.

I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life.

American comedian and actor George Burns (1896-1996) was one of the few entertainers to successfully navigate from vaudeville to radio, and then to film and television.  One of the joys of his life was his marriage to fellow comedian, Gracie Allen.

Monday Memories: Morning Waits

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Morning arrives, but not really too sure

Mysterious blanket stretches overnight

Thick, silent fog covers, dense and pure

It’s no wonder, not a single soul in sight

 

Tree tops arise above this soupy fog

Creek bottoms with clouds, so dense

While the sun waits, taking a long jog

Waiting on nature, makes huge sense

 

School delays pop up on the morning news

Students appreciate an extra hour of sleep

Busses wait, roads totally hidden from view

Headaches for parents, their day in a heap

 

Calmness and stillness thrive without wind

Street lights linger awhile, as if it is night

Damp, low clouds bring their mist to send

Out of focus, a hazy light ponders flight

 

Nearby airports close, everyone “socked in”

On the big lake, a lighthouse shines bright

Sky’s ceiling drops lower, gloominess within

Warning all of danger, fog covers the light

 

Small town’s main street, deserted to all

Pair of tiny car lights, puncture through

Darkness filling with gloom, as it crawls

Local police look out, very little to view

 

Deciding to wait awhile to do his chores

There is time for another cup of brew

A rancher returns for coffee and more

His wife’s cinnamon rolls, ready on cue

 

Morning waits, fog thicker than momma’s soup

Better the early birds, hang out in their coop

 

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Bill Russell Quotes

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My father once told me that anyone who worked for three dollars an hour owed it to himself to put in four dollars’ worth of work.

Learning is a daily experience and a lifetime mission.  I truly believe in the saying, “We work to become, not to acquire.”

Bill Russell (born 1934) is a former professional basketball player in the United States.  Before he embarked on a highly successful career in the NBA, he played on teams which won two national collegiate championships as well as an Olympic gold medal.  As a professional player, he played on 11 championship teams with the Boston Celtics.

Charles Stanley Quote

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The Lord wants us to lay down our ways of figuring things out and instead to walk by faith.

From 2 Corinthians 5:6-7:  “So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord—for we walk by faith, not by sight.”

Curious Trivial Facts (11/27)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  We can all appreciate some of the lesser known facts from around the world.

According to numerous pediatric dermatologists, duct tape is an effective, non-painful method for removing warts.

While searching for a way to store hydrogen and other gases needed for his chemistry experiments, London professor Michael Faraday invented the balloon in 1824.

These facts have been discovered in I NEVER KNEW THAT by David Hoffman (2009).

Devotion to Prayer (Elfchen Series #86)

Messaging

Prayer

Seeking God

Focusing on Him

Grasping His Holy text

Dependence

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Rejoicing

Prayer

Righteous faith

Praising Lord Jesus

Growing knowledge of Him

Transformation

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Rewarding

Prayer

Spirit’s interaction

Divine grace transcends

Love touches each heart

Faithfulness

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