Monday, April 27, 2015

Pleasures in many shapes and sizes

Another week is done. It's been filled with ...

Walks in the sun and dandelions

Jamieson Furniture Gallery in Bellevue: 
a visit with a friend's friend,
who has an eye for one-of-a-kind furnishings

Wednesday, it's back to school: 
a classroom of information and passion for soul care

...with beloved faculty and girlfriends

A trip to ToysRUs with my granddaughter
= a princess in a princess bed
My dad starts to catalog old pics. Here I'm 6 or 7 years of age 
and with my three brothers.
Thursday, Asha, who is an artist, visits with me and brings me
a lovely hand-painted card and present
What a warm welcome at Neighborhood Church when
we speak to an Indian gathering on Friday
Sunday, we drive across Washington State to a conference,

stopping in Spokane, where friends show us
their new property - full of wildflowers
The week begins with inspiration and encouragement.

after which we eat pizza, huge cookies, and ice-cream
with a new friend, Mary Kidwell,
and others. (Mary was sharing this treat with 3 other people!)

Read more:
*Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request. 1 Chronicles 4:10  NIV

*For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10 ESV

*To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. Colossians 1:27-28 ESV

*I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, \he hears us. And if we know that he hears us-whatever we ask-we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:13-15 NIV

*Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25 ESV

So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment,  now that you have had a taste of the Lord's kindness. 1 Peter 2:1-3  NLT

Prayer: At the end of one day and the beginning of another, you alone, O God, know what we need. Thank you for forgiveness and for loving us despite our failures.

Help us to find our hope and joy in you. We are so grateful for Jesus. Amen

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