Ten on Tuesday – Blessings

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

10 Times You Felt Grateful Last Week.

My ten ‘thankfuls’ as our family calls them are not in any order of importance.

1. My home and my stash shed on Cozy Acres,
why I call it Cozy Acres.
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2. I strolled around our yard last week — I’m thankful for the Farmer’s hard work and the reward of flowers.

June 4 030 Coneflowers
June 4 041Hydrangeas
June 4 043Hydrangeas
June 4 030Coneflowers
My picture of red roses only wanted to load sideways,
boo wordpress.

3. the Farmer’s Garden
June 4 010Corn
June 4 008Squash with Sunflowers

June 4 012Cucumbers
June 4 013a Variety of Peppers
June 4 016Tomatoes

4.Grapes and Berries
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5. A Mother’s day gift that enabled me to get needed clothes (underwear) and yarn I desired for me.

6. The Bible

7. Questions that caused me to search and answers that drew me nearer to God.

8. Grandsons rushing in asking for caramel apple suckers.

9. My dear Friend

10. Sunflowers
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More things come to mind,  my family, my cats, cooler weather, homemade meatloaf, and an air-conditioned car.
I am so blest.

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December 13, Today’s thought — Christ Came to Serve

dec11 012Love the fall coloring of the hydrangas

Good Morning

Philippians 2:5-8
Let this mind be in you,
which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God,
thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
But made himself of no reputation,
and took upon him the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man,
he humbled himself,
and became obedient unto death,
even the death of the cross.

Jesus came to serve.
He let a woman in Samaria interrupt his rest,
a woman in adultery interrupt his sermon,
a woman with a disease interrupt his plans, and
one with remorse interrupt his meal.
Though none of the apostles washed his feet,
he washed theirs.
Though none of the soldiers at the cross begged for mercy,
he extended it.
And though his followers skedaddled like scared rabbits on Thursday,
he came looking for them on Easter Sunday
The resurrected King ascended to heaven only after he’d spent
forty day with his friends—
teaching then, encouraging them. . . serving them.
Why?
It’s what he came to do
He came to serve.

Max Lucado, Cure for the Common Life

Trust God for your day. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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June 30, Today’s Thought — Just When I Need Him Most

The Hydrangeas love this shady spot.

“God is our refuge and our strength; a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1).

If you had your choice, which would you pick:
1) to have God’s presence with you,
or 2) to have God’s presence really, really with you?
If your smart, you’ll choose number two.
But, you must realize that by making that choice,
you are accepting the fact that there’s gonna be trouble.
God is with us always,
but He is really, really with us in trouble.
Trouble?
What exactly are we talking about here?
The Hebrew word means tightness.
The kind that is caused by adversity, anguish, distress, or tribulation. It refers to a situation or a time of extreme discomfort, any affliction which comes for many different reasons.
God delivers His people from this condition.

“God is our refuge and our strength;
a very present help in trouble.”
It was this verse that led a tried and harried former Augustinian monk named Martin Luther to pen his famous Reformation hymn, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” Its message is timeless and its encouragement unceasing.

Jacob built an altar at Bethel to “the God Who answered me in the day of my distress and was with me wherever I went.” (Gen.35:3).

Job’s friend, Eliphaz, assured him that “from one disaster after another He delivers you; no matter what the calamity, the evil can’t touch you” (Job 5:19).

David tells us that God is “a sanctuary during bad times” (Psalm 9:9).

“Just when I need Him, Jesus is near,
just when I falter, just when I fear;
ready to help me, ready to cheer,
just when I need Him most.
Just when I need Him, Jesus is true,
never forsaking, all the way through;
giving for burdens pleasures anew, j
ust when I need Him most.
“Just when I need Him, Jesus is strong,
bearing my burdens all the day long;
for all my sorrow giving a song,
just when I need Him most.
Just when I need Him, He is my all,
answering when upon Him I call;
tenderly watching lest I should fall,
just when I need Him most.”
(William C. Poole, 1907).

Jesus is there for you — just when you need Him most. Rylie

Trust God for your day. . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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