Ten on Tuesday – Packing for Vacation


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts ‘Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Things You Always Bring on Vacation.

(listed not in order of priority, just as items came to mind)

A lawn chair, sturdy and my size, with room for my elbows for comfy knitting
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Books, my Bible and pleasure reading

Paper, graph and lined, pencils, and a pencil sharpener

An extension cord, outlets are not usually where I need them

A cushion for under my knees when lounging or sleeping

A camera

My I-pod & charger with stories for listening

Snacks; pretty snack plates and cloth napkins; my favorite cups;
coffee with filters and tea bags (one time I even took my coffee pot).

Comfy pj’s for lounging and knitting

And then there is the knitting
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Current knitting projects (more than I could finish in a month)
Fresh yarn and needles,
cause I just never know, I might finish one
Directions to Local yarn shop
Pattern that needs yarn
Money to buy yarn

I don’t always take my laptop,
because the Farmer always takes his.

Click here to see what others take on Vacation.

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April 9, Today’s thought – Ashamed?

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Good Morning

Jesus said, “Whoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:38.

We live in a culture that has all but quarantined faith;
holding virtually any public display of love
for God in contempt and ridicule.
Nevertheless, as Paul said,

“I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16.

Perhaps we need a spiritual boost, like young Timothy;
something to encourage our boldness to stand up for Christ.

“God has not given us the spirit of fear,” Paul wrote,
“but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.” 2 Timothy 1:7,8.

Our shameless response to Christ’s persuasive love
makes Him proud to stand up for us as our God!
The writer of Hebrews tells us,

“He is not ashamed to call them brethren” (Heb.2:11),
and, “God is not ashamed to be called their God” (Heb.11:16).

Since He is not ashamed to be associated with us,
shouldn’t we be able to say the same in return?
Turning the pages in an old book,
I came upon this wonderful poem by Joseph Grigg,
entitled Ashamed of Jesus?

Jesus, and shall it ever be,
a mortal man ashamed of Thee?
Ashamed of Thee, whom angels praise,
Whose glories shine through endless days?
Ashamed of Jesus!
Sooner far let evening blush to own a star!
He sheds the beams of light divine
O’er this benighted soul of mine.
Ashamed of Jesus!
That dear Friend on whom my hopes of heaven depend!
No! When I blush, be this my shame,
that I no more revere His name.
Ashamed of Jesus!
Yes, I may, When I’ve no guilt to wash away;
no tear to wipe,
no good to crave,
no fears to quell,
no soul to save.
Till then, nor is my boasting vain,
Till then I boast a Savior slain.
And, O, may this my glory be,
that Christ is not ashamed of me!

Be not ashamed . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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