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Apr
11

Day 101

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The Excellence of Wisdom

“Does not wisdom cry out,

And understanding lift up her voice?

She takes her stand on the top the the high hill,

Beside the way, where the paths meet,

She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city,

At the entrance of the doors:

‘To you, O men, I call,

And my voice is to the sons of men, 

O you simple ones, understand prudence,

And you fools, be of an understanding heart,

Listen, for I will speak of excellent things,

And from the opening of my lips will come right things;

For my mouth will speak truth;

Wickedness is an abomination to my lips,

All the words of my mouth are with righteousness;

Nothing crooked or perverse is in them.

They are all plain to him who understands,

And right to those who find knowledge,

Receive my instruction, and not silver,

And knowledge rather than choice gold;

For wisdom is better than rubies,

And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.'”

Proverbs 8:1-11

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“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”

James 1:5 & 6

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Heavenly Father, I praise You and thank You for this day.  A new day to seek You, and Your ways; to serve You, and those around me.  Help me to set aside me, and clearly see You.  Help me to be who You created me to be.  I ask You for wisdom, Lord, believing that You will bless me just as Your word says.  May I speak only Truth, and right things.  May my mouth represent You, and Your righteousness.  Be with me, this day, Lord, that even one life will be changed for You, and Your kingdom; and that together we will change our homes, our nation; and this world, by the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Blessed be Your Holy Name, for You are worthy to be praised!  In Jesus’ name, I ask these things. . . Amen.

Blessings,

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Nov
05

Day 5 ~ Rejoice with Me!

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I am thankful that no matter how things appear – God is still on The Throne!  

 

A couple of weeks ago our refrigerator stopped working properly.  Then, less than a week after that, our car started making a troubling sound – it needs a new transmission.  Oh, my!  Today, my husband’s old truck left him stranded on the road.  Presently it is dead!  Oh, oh, my!  Inevitably, there always seems to be some sort of shakin’-up going on around here; but not one of these incidents alone or even combined is bigger than our God.

 

Rejoice with Me, because He is faithful and I can toss the entire complicated, financially impossible burden on Him.

[1 Peter 5:6-7] Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time,casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you.”

Rejoice with Me, not in the hardships but in the knowledge that God will bring us through the hard areas and the difficult times.

[James 1:2-4] “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Rejoice with Me!  God IS sovereign!

He is The Almighty, The Possessor of all power in Heaven and earth.  His counsels cannot be defeated nor His purposes thwarted.  Nothing happens without His permission!  

“…He is the blessed and only Sovereign, The King of kings, and The Lord of lords,” [1 Timothy 6:15]

 

 

Blessings,

 

#Thanksgiving  #Blessings  #SovereignGod

 

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Aug
06

Filling the Well

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I have a true story to share with you and what better place than here, on my blog, on the internet, where it will surely reach millions!  =)

Last week my children and I went camping on the lake.  The grandchildren were invited as an end-of-summer event.  We have been waiting for a break in the rainy weather but my window of opportunity was quickly closing with the end of July looming.  The forecast was for sunny skies; so, I planned to pick up the grands in the afternoon, while the final touches were put on the camp.

Over the last few years, we’ve developed a system for camping that actually works!  Simply:  I orchestrate; direct a lot and plan & pack for meals, my girls do most of the home work, getting clothes packed, bedding organized, etc.  My boys go to the designated campsite and start putting up the tents.  The idea is to have the tents up, supplies on site and then deliver the campers.  Smooth and easy.

So… I sent the boys down early with the tents.  Cell phones now make this job (orchestration) even easier.  I can sort of be in more than one place at a time.  I called after a while and found out that things were going well and two of the smaller tents were already up.  Things were going well at home, also, and we were all so excited to spend this time together.  Some time passed and I got a call about our big tent.  The tent.

After several years, we bought a new family-size tent just last year.  It’s the tent that I sleep in with my two youngest children and three or four young grandchildren.  I know exactly where they are each night and how they’re sleeping.  Too hot in this scorching summer, too cold in our unseasonably freezing fall (last year), giggling and telling stories way past lights out, rolled atop each other, etc.   I sing louder than the crickets and tree frogs, until the last one falls asleep,  zip tent flaps, move kids back into sleeping bags and generally watch through the night, even when my eyes are closed.  lol  This is an important tent.

My older son called to say that because they didn’t remember the specifics of putting this tent up and couldn’t seem to put their hand on a diagram, there was too much stress on one of the main poles and it broke.  “Don’t stress,” he says,  (I wasn’t), and he assures me that he isn’t, either.  They’re going to leave it alone for a time and concentrate on getting the other tents put together.  My response, “I’m not worried; not stressed, but…we must have this tent.  I need this tent.  This is not cool.  I don’t want to come up with a plan B; I am more than comfortable with plan A.  Okay, it’ll be fine.  We’ll think of something.  Call me in a little while.”  I remember thinking, “It’s a fairly new tent, right.  I bet we can order a replacement piece, but that’s not going to help now.  I wonder how long it will take to get it?  Maybe they can overnight it?  Wonder how much that will cost?”

Let me pause here, to tell you that this isn’t really a story.  It is a testimony.  If you’re already here, reading now, this post is for YOU.  Read on.  Don’t miss what God has for you.  It will be a deposit into your personal well of God’s faithfulness.  You will draw on it when you need it.  You’ll be able to tell others and it will be added to their wellI do not believe in coincidence.  I believe in the power of prayer and I believe in God.

We kept at our preparations and we prayed.  We asked God for help and wisdom.  I asked for peace and the ability to maintain a good attitude even if I had to change my ideas of what was best.  A couple of hours later my son called, again.  God had made a direct deposit into his well of faithfulness and he couldn’t wait to tell me what had happened!

Our youngest son had walked down to the lake’s edge to wade and explore.  The oldest decided it was a good time for a break.  They had been working, in the heat, with another brother, for several hours.  He walked from the campsite, across the shore and directly into the water, about 10 feet.  The bottom is sort of gooshy and it tends to make the water a murky, muddied-orange, until you reach some depth and the volume of water washes it out.   Just to his right, lying 2 feet under the surface, on a lake bottom he could still clearly see, was something shiny.  He said that before he even pulled the tent pole out of the water he knew what it was.

This lake encompasses 38,000 acres of water, and nearly 700 miles of shoreline.  There are more than 1/2 a dozen campgrounds and at least 20 designated swim areas; a huge water park and numerous marinas.  Yet, within sight of our camp, at a certain moment in time (not the day before or the day after), there was a tent pole lying at the bottom of this lake and he saw it!  It was not broken or even attached to a broken piece.  The pole that broke on the tent was an end piece.  It had a specific purpose and it’s manufactured for the position it held.  Tent poles come in different lengths and diameters according to the specifics of the tent.  There are ends and middles.  The pole that was in the water is an exact replacement for the broken tent pole.  Exact.  It did not have to be modified or manipulated in any way!  It is the correct size and the specific design for its position!  The FACT is, I could not have purchased a better fitting replacement and there it was.

In our house, this is a-God-thing.  It defies reasonable explanation.  We talk about it.  Praise Him and give Him the glory.  We stand in awe that He would care about something so small and seemingly insignificant in our lives that He would take the time to change our circumstances; to impress upon our hearts that He sees us and He knows our every need, long before we know it ourselves.  We are honored that He loves us enough to build our faith and trusts us to share His Good News.  No doubt, there will come a time when the enemy will tease and torment us with the thought that God has abandoned us and we are unimportant to Him, but the enemy is a liar and this history of God’s faithfulness will be a powerful tool to defeat him.  I share it with you.

 

Our campsite and its stunning view!

 

 

“And they overcame him because of the blood of The Lamb and because of the word of their testimony…”  Revelation 12:11

“Behold, I am The Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?”  Jeremiah 32:27

“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:2

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”  2 Corinthians 5:7

“…as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.”   Romans 12:3

I don’t have nearly all of the answers to my own questions, let alone yours.  I don’t know why children starve or are abused.  I don’t know why those that seem so good, die so young.  I don’t know why earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, fire and floods are allowed to destroy lives.  I.do.not.know.

What I do know is this ~  God knows and we can put our trust fully in Him.  He loves us, He is faithful and He keeps His promises.

“Yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving Glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.”  Romans 4:20-21

“Why are you in despair, O my soul?  And why have you become disturbed within me?  Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.”  Psalm 42:11

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.  Selah… The Lord of Hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold.  Selah.”  Psalm 46:1-3; 7

“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:19

“Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”  1 Peter 5:7

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

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Don’t give into the temptation of dwelling on your circumstances.  Look to God, where your help comes from.  Nearly 90 years ago, Helen Lemmel penned these words:

“Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.”

Blessings,

 

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Jan
26

Do you understand?

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The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids is meant as a guide to perceive the meaning of; grasp the idea of; comprehend, and generally, make understanding the Bible easier AND that’s exactly what it does.

This is a stunning, 209 pages plus, hard cover book!  750 Bible words.

-Definitions and pronunciation guides for those words that you find yourself mumbling or stumbling over, because you’re not quite sure how to say them.  Like these entries:

  • “Gennesaret, Sea of (gih NESS uh ret) Also known as Sea of Galilee or Sea of Tiberias.  Jesus calmed a storm on this lake, and with Jesus’ help, Peter walked on water on this lake.  Luke 5:1”  and
  • “World – 1.) Planet Earth.  2.) In the Bible world often means the people who live on Planet Earth.  In John 3:16, Jesus said, “God loved the world in this way:  He gave His One and Only Son,” to all the humans in the world.  3.) The Bible also uses world to describe evil and people who do not know Jesus as Savior and choose to do wrong.  Nehemiah 9:6; Colossians 2:20.”

-Charts and illustrations.  Among many, you’ll find:

Insects of the Bible

  • Birds in the Bible;
  • Food in Bible Times, and
  • Names of God, with the reference, meaning and English name

Elohim ~ Genesis 1:1 ~ Powerful God ~ God

Jehovah Jireh ~ Genesis 22:14 ~ The Lord provides ~ The Lord will provide

Yahweh ~ Exodus 3:14 ~ Israel’s Covenant God ~ I AM

and more.

-500 vibrant, color photographs, from the likes of Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Joseph A Calloway Archaeological Museum, Kentucky; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Biblical Illustrator photographers – Bob Schatz, Ken Touchton; even NASA.

Moses leads the Israelites across the Red Sea on dry ground.

-Numerous maps and reconstructions reinforcing that “Bible stories are true and happened in real places.”

Reconstruction of the City of Corinth

Map of Egypt: Land of The Nile

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids is kid-friendly without compromise.  I reference the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:1-17.  In this dictionary, they are worded in a way that a child can understand without changing God’s meaning.

  1. Do not have other gods besides the One True God.
  2. Do not make an idol to worship.
  3. Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
  4. Keep the sabbath day holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. Do not murder.
  7. Keep your marriage promises.
  8. Do not steal.
  9. Do not lie.
  10. Do not want things that belong to someone else.

And… I can put off having to explain the nitty-gritty of adultery and coveting your neighbors anything, until they’re older.

B and H Publishing has a PDF sampler of this book you can download.

This is an outstanding resource for $14.99.  I was blessed that LifeWay Christian Stores gave me a copy for this review.  “LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services…”  Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary for Kids is available at LifeWay Christian Stores, your local bookstore, online and through the publisher.

Making the language of the Bible more accessible and understandable to young hearts and minds is a worthy investment, with the possibility of eternal dividends.  Compiled with ages 5 – 10 in mind, I found it beneficial for all ages.

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Blessings,

This product was given to me, free of charge, in exchange, for my honest review, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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Oct
15

Could I? Would I? Should I?

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These are the questions we asked before we started our most recent unit study.  William Tyndale was God’s Smuggler.  Could I have done what he did?  Would I have been willing to give all he gave?  Should I even consider breaking laws set by man, to further The Kingdom of Heaven for The Glory of God?

William Tyndale, God’s Smuggler is a 21 page unit study, written by Kim Kargbo and published by her company, Soli Deo Gloria Resources. Soli Deo Gloria is Latin for “To God Alone the Glory.”  They provide unit study curricula, Bible studies and teacher resources for homeschooling families.

Soli Deo Gloria Resources is based on the belief that:

  • “If we educate our children so that they will be intelligent and successful – we may be seeking THEIR glory.
  • If we educate our children so that they will impress our family, friends and neighbors – we may be seeing OUR OWN glory.
  • If we educate our children so that they can pour forth facts and figures accurately – we may be seeking the glory of KNOWLEDGE (and knowledge puffs up).

But if we educate our children so that they have a big view of God, are aware of their individuals giftings and seek to use them for the advancement of God’s Kingdom around the world and in eternity – then we are seeking GOD’S glory.”

and their products clearly reflect this belief.  They have more than 20 unit studies, covering a wide range of subjects with each unit.

The William Tyndale study is shorter than most and is ideal for those that have never attempted to use a unit study method of teaching/learning or for those that want a break or filler between other studies.  It can easily be taught in five days or stretched over a longer period, like we did.  It incorporates history, science, geography, character study, Bible, art, and language arts.  It adapts well for grades K-12.


Kim supplies a list of resources needed: choices in movies, books and websites.


We were able to rent 3 of the 4 movies she recommended, from Netflix, and all 5 of the books listed were available from our local library.  It is her suggestion that you get one book and/or one movie corresponding to the age level(s) of your children. 

I wanted everything, because I have multiple age levels and because I wanted to be able to tell you just how hard/easy it is to fulfill her resource list.  Kim has compiled numerous activities and projects:  ie.  mapping, copywork, timeline, puzzles, etc. that reinforce the material covered in this study.

William Tyndale, God’s Smuggler is an $8 e-book.  Time is valuable.  I guarantee it would take, me or you, more than an hour to “build” our own unit study.  That alone makes this a wise investment, but the content of this study is likely to have eternal dividends.

I’m not going to tell you how we answered our original questions.  I encourage you to learn about William Tyndale and his contribution to your family.  He was a Christian hero and we’re glad we had a chance to meet him.

Blessings,

This product was given to me, free of charge, in exchange, for my honest review, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. I receive no other compensation for my reviews on this blog.  The opinions expressed are my own.

You can read other reviews of Soli Deo Gloria Resources, written by my crew mates, if you click here.


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Sep
19

The road to the Restoring Honor Rally

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PART 1 of THE BLESSINGS OF AUGUST ~

Sometimes, God may reward us for our good works, but most of the time, I think, He does things for us just because He loves us and He can.  August 2010 was a time of out-right, clearly-evident, blessing-upon-blessing, in my house, and not one of us did anything extraordinary to deserve it! We did not set a course to fast longer and pray more;  there was no uncommon repentance or life-rocking revival.

This is a testimony of God’s loving kindness and His constant faithfulness. “And they (the believers, saints) overcame him (the devil, satan) by the blood of The Lamb (Jesus Christ, sacrificed unto death, buried and raised from the dead) AND by the word of their (mine and yours) testimony…”  Revelation 12:11

There was a rally in Washington, D.C. on 8-28-2010 called Restoring Honor.  It was organized to bring people together from all over America, to thank our soldiers and restore honor to their gift of service.  We also saw it as a time to come together to ask God to restore our country, under His care.    From the moment we heard about it, my older children and I wanted to attend it.  We first heard about it on Glenn Beck’s program.  With 9 of us at home, I looked at our budget, juggled and jiggled;  attempted to manipulate it and then, in good conscience, decided it just wasn’t feasible.  I don’t even think I prayed about it, at that time, and I certainly wasn’t approaching my husband about it, when our ends barely ever meet anyway.   It was evident to me that going on such a trip was not a necessity and like most everyone I know, just meeting the needs of our large family was pushing it.

Not a lot of discussion was needed, to explain why we weren’t going.  My family lives firmly in reality and we all knew this wasn’t the type of thing that people like us actually do.   =)   Don’t get me wrong, we enjoy our life.  There are lots of free and inexpensive things to do together.  We live a few miles from Lake Lanier,  with free access to a little sandy beach, water and tons of Georgia clay!  Georgia is home to many, beautiful water falls and inexpensive state parks.  We love to hike and camp and picnic.  Amicalola Falls is stunning!

We look forward to the county fair every year (free admission day), Burt’s Pumpkin Farm (free fall photo op without purchasing even one pumpkin!) and walking down main street; drinking hot cider and listening to carolers in December.  Traveling, visiting museums and cultural centers, and such, tend to be more expensive and not something we have done much of over the years.  So, none of my children complained about not going to the Restoring Honor Rally, but…

Sometimes, when we would watch Glenn Beck and he would enthusiastically talk about the rally, I would notice the children speak a little wistfully, “Oh, that would be so cool!”, “I wonder who else is going to be there?”, “Can you imagine, actually seeing The Lincoln Memorial or The Washington Monument?”  They were just talking and I was just observing them.  I don’t think they even realized what I was seeing.  At some point, I started to speak, a little wistfully, to my Father God.  “It really would be so cool, God!”, “Just one time, Lord, I’d like them to experience the other possibilities of life.”  Sort of like, an occasional, brief, conversation-in-passing with a trusted friend.

You know how it is to have a thought race through your mind and you don’t really grasp it or think about it, it just flows across?  Toward the last week in July,  I remember a thought of asking for help to go to D.C.  It was a “flutter” of a thought.   Eventually, I grabbed it, examined it’s merit and unceremoniously set it aside.  First of all, I didn’t want to ask someone to help with something as frivolous as a “vacation” and second, I didn’t know anyone with that kind of money, that wasn’t already helping someone with their cost of living.  I can say that I felt prompted by God, in response to my heart-prayer, to ask for help and I flatly refused.  I said, “no” and then I didn’t speak of it again, wistfully or otherwise.  (How’s that for audacious behavior before the Creator of the Universe?  I do not recommend it!)

I have a facebook page (started so I could keep in touch with family.)  My sister has a website forum (Mama’s Coffee Shop) that I joined to boost her numbers and support her.  Because it is hers, I’ve actually left a couple of comments.   Recently, starting this blog was an uncomfortable necessity, if I wanted to review homeschool curriculum, for the first time, this year.  As a “techie”  (is that even a word?), my growth has been a bit stunted.   Anyway… The Restoring Honor Rally started a facebook page and I “liked” it.  I would visit it and read what everyone thought of the rally.  I’d look at the auctions  and general updates.  One evening,  I clicked on the discussions tab, that I had never really noticed before, and found so many people  “talking” about so many topics having to do with the rally.  I read through post after post.  I felt connected to strangers.  Then, before the thoughts or possible repercussions were even fully formed,  I began to type:

Topic: Sponsorship or Scholarship available from anyone?

I’ve never asked anything like this before, but…going with the “…you have not, because you ask not…” motto ~ would anyone like to sponsor (yes, pay for) my four teenage children and me to go to the rally? I have a small car and I’m willing to drive from Georgia to D.C., …the flesh and heart is willing, but the bank account is impossibly weak. We watch Glenn Beck every day as part of our history/government/economics class and we so want to participate “on the ground”. I HAVE a 14 y.o. son, 16 y.o. daughter, 18 y.o. son and 20 y.o. daughter that have a heart for God and America. What I do NOT HAVE is gas money and a place for us to stay. We have been praying about this since it was first announced and nothing has happened. I figured the worst that could happen with this plea is being told “no” and I can handle that. My example is one of pressing in and not giving up.

So, there you have it. Any one or more want to send us in your place?

God bless and keep each of you and may He bless America in answer to our cries.

Penny

This is the actual post copied from the Restoring Honor Rally discussion board.  It is still as embarrassing as it is bold, even though I know how God used it to accomplish His purpose.   I can say that three weeks of wrestling with God and wanting things my way, did me no good.  As I typed,  I felt compelled to get my children to Washington, D.C.  I was challenged to obey, let it go, and let God, be God. I was reminded that a little faith can move a mountain. I posted this note and then I told my husband and children what I had done.  I wasn’t sure what they would think of me.  As I re-read it, I discovered I was torn, believing no one would respond in any way and so hopeful that just one person, with-more-money-in-the bank-than-they-knew-what-to-do-with, would see it and make us their “charitable contribution”.  That wasn’t one of God’s ideas, either.

At this point, I began to pray, believing. After I “gave in” and asked for help, my idea was of a rich-uncle-with-a-soft-heart type benefactor with no sacrifice involved.  God’s idea was to move across the hearts of those with little and some with even less.   Within days we had notes of prayer and encouragement and calls of financial support.  The first woman that called me, asked what the needs were to get us to D.C., and then pledged to pay for our hotel room and gas.  She encouraged me to accept what God was doing and said maybe we were someone’s “Pay It Forward“.

Every comment to the board was not a positive one.  I was hurt and embarrassed by some comments that were made, especially in such a public forum, and where my children could read them, but the support that surrounded me, from people I’ve never met personally, was like nothing I’ve ever known.  They buoyed my spirit when it was weak.  My emotions were on the edge of my nerve endings.  I read nearly every comment, out loud to my family, through tears.  I could not fathom how God was using the “thread” on the rally board.  One man shared his personal testimony with me.  He had posted several comments of doubt and accusation.   In public forum he called me a “scammer”  and he believed it.  I felt broken and weary of  trying to explain or defend; so, I simply blessed him, in open forum, then I let it go, and let God, be God. He says God changed his heart and changed his mind.  He became one of my dearest champions.  There is no balm to soothe a wounded soul, like the love of God.

Another was reminded of her faith that had been buried under discouragement and disillusion in the state of our country.  She saw Faith, Hope and Charity alive in American hearts and her spirit was renewed!

Many small amounts came together to make one big difference.  God had provided a way, where there seemed to be no way, that would allow us to go to the Restoring Honor Rally in our nation’s capitol!  We had pledges and cash to cover Metro fares, hotel parking fees and gas.  One sent $10 and another sent $5.  Someone pledged to give $25 and then wrote the check for $28, in honor of Glenn Beck’s show on 8-16 about a donation of 8 cents and referencing the Biblical story of the widow’s mite.  God stirred hearts and every financial need was met, nothing more.  To the degree that, we had a $30 pledge to pick up in D.C. after we arrived.  Seemed simple enough in theory, but the rally was huge, everything was busy and we didn’t make the connection.  Never the less, I had enough money to fill the car at our last stop before home.  God knew I wouldn’t need an additional $30; so, I didn’t get it.  It was nice to let go, and let God, be God.

I can say that I saw God move a mountain.   I watched in awe, as He poured deposits of faithfulness in to my children’s lives.  I don’t know what is in their future, but I do know, that when they are pressed, they will remember this time.  They will know, that they know, that they know, that their God is able to do all things!  When doubt wants to creep in, they will be able to draw from a rich, personal history, of His faithfulness.

Last weekend, a friend said, “I think God just likes to hug and kiss and love on us.”

There is no god like Jehovah!  We are called to love one another, as He loves us.  My cup runs over…

Blessings,

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