Quote of the Day

Teach us to care and not to care. Teach us to sit still.
T.S. Elliot

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The Beauty of Light

“Let your light shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

“they will see your good works…” People aren’t impressed by our knowledge or what we say, people are drawn to God by our good works.”

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I have a second home that I use for a ‘summer retreat house’ for those that want to come and spend time with God in prayer, study and meditation. It sits in the middle of a field with a few other homes around. It is not ostentatious, big and showy, or large and elegant. It really is not the kind of home that I ever dreamed of or even wanted. By some standards and even my own it would not even be considered a home. But, it is! It is a house to meet with God. Therefore, I feel a very strong responsibility to keep it as clean inside and out as I possibly can with the help or I should say the “good works” of others. Our good works will bring honor and glory to God; and when we honor Him, He always honors us. He will continue to pour out His abundant blessings in every area of our lives and those we serve and love.

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What I saw in church

Recently I visited the Kihei Lutheran Church in Maui,Hawaii. The pastor of this open air church was the Rev. David Krueger. I was quite impressed by his involvement of all the youth in his service. His sermon on compassion filtered out in all that was going on in the church from involvement with the youth, to collection for cancer, to picnics for community of believers. He introduced the sermon by saying have you heard the phrase, “If you love me, you’ll …………” This saying is of the world. If you love me, you’ll buy me this or that. Jesus never said if you love me you will do this or that for me. He never directed attention to his self.
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Coco-Cola Cake

Okay, here is a Coca-Cola Cake recipe of Mom’s – if you really like chocolate and have a sweet tooth this one is for you:
Coca-Cola Cake
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup coca-cola classic
1/3 cup butter or margarine
½ cup solid shortening
3 heaping tablespoons cocoa
2 eggs
½ cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups small marshmallows
Coca-Cola frosting

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My Thoughts on gardening

“The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” Isaiah 58:11

Gardening is for souls that are home-bound to the
soil of the land.
Being good stewards of God’s earth and all its resources.

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