As Saint Augustine wrote, “Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you [God].”
I would like to introduce you to my good friends, Beth and Carl. I have requested prayer for Carl over the last few months and he is healing and hopes to be home in a few weeks. Thanks to all that prayed.
Recently, I asked Beth to share with us their love story. She gave me what I might call Part 1. You just might want to hear more. ♥️
Rena Oynes (photo) on her way to Bible Study Fellowship, aka BSF, a branch in Alabama. Rena studies and works in Children’s ministry there as well as teaching Sunday School in her local Baptist Church.
Rena painted a Cardinal for Thedailylily for our Christmas enjoyment 2018. This little bright red Cardinal fluttered onto a sweatshirt made by Custom Ink. They did a great job to give praise to all of us that write and often journal our thoughts here. If you could read the ensign that has been silk screened on the shirt Rena is wearing you would read, “I know every bird on the mountains…for all the world is mine.” Psalm 50:11-12
Fly High in 2019!
We have been greatly blessed since August 2018 and ongoing 2019 to be a part of the study of the “Book of Judges” taught by Pastor Reggie Webb of Edenton, NC. We are so blessed to live in various places and yet join together in study, fellowship and prayer. When God gives us connections and we strengthen them through Bible Studies, sharing in understanding and prayers we are “Faith Keepers.”
We are deeply grateful for the personal touch of he and his precious wife, Nancy, that show us by example humility and include us in their prayers. Thank you.
If you haven’t joined the study yet the beauty of posting you can find lesson I posted here with ongoing studies as Pastor Reggie skillfully takes us through the book of Judges. Time and place not an excuse they are here 24/7.
Thanks Tammy Holton for the connection.
Peeks with a wink in windows everywhere🌏 Hope the peek-wink is welcome with joy for the New Year, 2019, in homes and hearts around the globe!
I had the opportunity of sharing in a listening group by Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson of St Monica Catholic Community, California. He surely peaked-peeked my interest by asking a question that he had been asked recently, “What is it like to really be you right now.”
He had been asked, “what is it really like to be you right now?” He was able to answer so thoughtfully from his inner being. He first recognized that he was being a Pastor from the age of now being 79 which rode into his life with a few new energy limitations. He felt more freer to be himself than ever before, more peaceful and grateful to have a reservoir of Grace to draw from among other interesting thoughts of knowing himself.
Monsignor was so interesting in sharing living in his now moment. He surely shepherded the heart of each listener into Hope, slow down, communicate, listen, share. The moral of his sharing from my peak-peek was taking time and heart to have meaningful conversations with others regardless of who they are or where you find others. Learn from one another.
I want to start now my asking you, yes you, “what’s it like to be you right now”?
So often I have joined groups singing, believing and doing;
🎼”Reach out and touch the Lord
As He goes by
You will find He’s not too busy
to hear your heart’s cry. ♥️
He’s passing by this moment
Your needs He will supply
Reach out and touch the Lord as He goes by.”
“If your heart is sad and lonely,
There’s no peace anywhere
There’s no one left to comfort
No one left who seems to care
Oh just cast your cares on Jesus
On His strong arms just rely
Just reach out and touch the Lord as He goes by“…
As we pause to celebrate the greatest of miracles, the Virgin Birth, the Birth of Jesus Christ of Nazareth…are we acting out of divinity by being His answer to those that sing this hymn in prayer and expect results?
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you...”It is there for each and every one of us” (Teresa of Ávila).
“Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven...”
Merry Christmas as you show and share Christ to all. Just as Elijah had to strain his ears to hear the still small voice of God, let us to do likewise as we Reach Out!