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  • Happy May! How to Make a Better Future

    On Wednesday, May 01 st, 2013

      A better future always simply begins — in a series of prayerful nows. :: :: “If you cannot find time to pray, ask for forgiveness. Ask to be cleansed of the sin of having no time to pray … It could be that Satan is pushing you into too much work so that you cannot take time to pray.” – Corrie Ten Boom “It is by prayer that we coup...

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  • What God Really Promises in Pain…

    On Thursday, September 27 th, 2012

               

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  • when seeking simple, peaceful days …

    On Tuesday, June 05 th, 2012

    No one receives the peace of God without giving thanks to God. Thankfulness is the deep, contented breath of Peacefulness.   “I tread no path in life to Him unknown, I lift no burden, bear no pain, alone;   My soul a calm, sure hiding place has found: The everlasting arms my life surround.”   - Robert Browning from “God, Thou Art Love“...

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  • … upon the things of God

    On Thursday, August 18 th, 2011

    ‘T here are times when… silence is wiser than speech. We should be better … if we were more alone, waiting upon God. And gathering through meditation on His Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. . . .” ~ Charles Spurgeon :: :: :: ::

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  • regardless of the temperature of your heart…

    On Wednesday, August 17 th, 2011

    …so slipping in here late, the internet blinking out on the farm since last weekend… and today all went still as the service provider replaced internet equipment out on the tower… and way out here in the country, we really try not to take that little internet signal for granted ~smile~ All is Grace… so just snippets of thoughts I’m thinking about t...

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  • when you’re looking for patches of light…

    On Thursday, June 09 th, 2011

    And then there it is, warm and sure in shadows, simply, astonishingly this, this patch never fraying at edges…   “…there is nothing you can want, there is nothing you can ask for, there is nothing you can need in time or in eternity, there is nothing living, nothing dying, there is nothing in this world, nothing in the next world, there is nothing n...

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  • “There is but one cure…”

    On Thursday, June 02 nd, 2011

    It’s long after I turn the last light out. Long after that I hear the back door open and close. That I hear the footsteps. “Hey…” Who comes in through the door, comes in from the dark? “‘Night, Mom.” Ah… his voice. Firstborn. “You okay?” I can hear him lean against the railing at the top of the stairs. “Yeah…” He can’t know that Mamas hear heartac...

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  • weekends are for coming in out of the wind

    On Saturday, May 21 st, 2011

    ‘The real problem of the Christian life comes where people do not usually look for it. It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back, in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view… Letting that other l...

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  • ‘Draw Me Nearer, Nearer blessed Lord’

    On Thursday, May 19 th, 2011

      “So when we sing, ‘Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,’ we are not thinking of the nearness of place, but of the nearness of relationship. It is for increasing degrees of awareness that we pray, for a more perfect consciousness of the divine Presence. We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer t...

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  • Having it All?

    On Monday, May 16 th, 2011

    There is old light on the grain of the cutting board. I notice and run my fingers along lines of time and wood and the sharp edge of scars. The days here are simple and I keep looking. Blessings can be shy things, coming in disguise. And the thousands of gifts can be named in simply One: Christ.  For from Him and to Him and through Him are all things, and He has the supremacy ...

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  • “Let a Man Who is Thirsty…”

    On Monday, April 18 th, 2011

    ‘Let a man who is thirsty be brought to an ocean of pure water, and he has enough… God is a satisfying good — the soul cries out, ‘I have enough.’ God is the chief good. That which is the chief good must ravish the soul with pleasure! There must be in it rapturous delight and quintessence of joy! God is the chief good. Therefore the enjoyment of h...

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  • whatever happens today — this is the Plan…

    On Tuesday, April 13 th, 2010

    ‘D o not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever… Commend all to God, and then lie still and be at rest in God’s bosom… Whatever happens, abide steadfast in a determination to cling simply to God…‘ ~St. Francis de Sales Photos: swing peace Share your thoughts? If you would like Holy Experience posts quietly tucked into your reade...

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