Saturday, November 10, 2012

My Favorite Finds and Day 10

This sheep farm is 10 minutes from us and on our usual route.  As we pass by, we like to observe
what pasture they're in and watch them graze... and see if we can spot their donkey-protector, who is always among them.
Yesterday, one was rubbing his rump on the fence, scratching his thigh... cute!

Day 10:  3 gifts found in bible reading

1.  For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.  Colossians 1:9, 10

2.  Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.  1 Peter 4:10, 11

3.   Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.  In a loud voice they were saying:

          “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
           to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
           and honor and glory and praise!”
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:
          “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
           be praise and honor and glory and power,
           for ever and ever!”      Revelation 5:11-13

“‘Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God Almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come.”

The power and praise and adulation in Revelation takes my breath away.  Praise to the King of Kings!

Now, for some of the faves...

Beth MooreTo New Writers, With Love - Oh, how this resonates.  It's long but, for me, poignant - reaching my depths.  It had me smiling, nodding and tearing with understanding.  
"You have to factor in more than writing time. Decent writing requires much more time than it takes to actually type the sentences. Decent writing requires thinking and spinning and mulling and living and watching and listening and experiencing and reaching. These bring the strokes to the page that turn the transfer of information into true connection."   Yes.  And really, is why this blog is not much more than a photo journal, at least for now. (...I must ditch that 40+ hour a week job! ;-) )

A Deeper Story:   "It’s true: world wants you to be distracted as all get-out, to flitter and flutter until we are too tired to do much use. World wants you to bounce around social media, gracing everyone with your thoughts on every little thing. World wants you to watch stupid shows about inane people experiencing one trivial problem after another, wants us to think it hilarious when people consistently fail to engage each other on a deep level. World wants you to buy more, on trend, on sale, because the faster you buy the less you care about the hands that make. World wants you to be a consumer, preferably seven days a week."

Ann Voskamp:  Ministry - Sisterhood - Hope...  Of cords not easily broken.
"I feel it like a lifeline for the Body: When you are born again into the Kingdom of God, how can you ever again forget your kin? Part of the solution to poverty is doing whatever it takes to get your heart to stay with the poor."

Homesteading... Inspiration for the beginner or the city dweller ~
Homestead Revival "Many believe that to homestead it's necessary to move out to the countryside and live on a few acres. If it were only possible for everyone, I think it might be heaven on earth! My heart goes out to all the urbanites who crave for some space to fulfill their homesteading desires. Sometimes we just need to 'bloom where we are planted'."

Care to join me in giving thanks?  In the comments name three things you're thankful for today, and if you have a blog... maybe you'd like to link up!

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