Wednesday, February 24, 2010


if you are of the female persuasion,you neeeed to listen to this....


the one who does not work

Romans 4:5 And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness... (ESV)


the Man comes around

the low piano tones just resonate in me...... wow.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

little blessings

found a cute pair of brown, size 11 dr scholls winter booties for 60% off. i've learned, after years of shoe shopping misery, if it actually fits, buy it.....

got 4 pairs of nice thick cottony socks for $6 in the clearance rack. i'm having a hard time finding matching socks these days, lol.

went blonde, and surprisingly, it looks pretty good on me! have had annie lennox's voice floating through my head the last 3 days tho. the bleach solution must have tuned me in to an oldies station.....

went swimming for the first time in years. swimming with kidlets is a blast. and my hair didn't turn green!

i have friends who love me! :)

am thankful that when the joys of life are wearing thin, i have something even better to look forward to...


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Thorn

I stood a mendicant of God before His royal throne
And begged Him for a priceless gift, which I could call my own.
I took the gift from out His hand, but as I would depart
I cried, “But Lord, this is a thorn and it has pierced my heart.
This is a strange, a hurtful gift that Thou hast given me.
He said, “My child, I give good gifts and give my best to thee.”
I took it home and though at first the cruel thorn hurt sore;
As long years passed I learned at last to love it more and more.
I learned He never gives a thorn without this added Grace.
He takes the thorn to pin aside the veil which hides His face.

“The Thorn”-- Martha Snell Nicholson


Treasure Christ above all


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

despairing of our abilities

“It is certain the man must utterly despair of his own ability before he is prepared to receive the grace of Christ.” --Martin Luther


Friday, February 05, 2010


this song captures something of the longing of my heart to see Him.... *sighs*

it could also illustrate a sense (in a small imperfect way of course) of His heart as He waits for us to enter into prayer and communion with Him....


The Role of Sanctification in Suffering

Eric Mason


Monday, February 01, 2010

Outcast, Adopted.

THIS BLOG IS IN NEED OF AN OVERHAUL. there are posts from years back i would not be able to post in good conscience now. i plan to overhaul the blog, and either delete or add a disclaimer to those posts. but that is gonna take time....

The Radical Summons: "
Therefore let us go to Him outside the camp and bear the reproach He endured. For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come." Hebrews 13:13.

"The Spirit never loosens where the Word binds; the Spirit never justifies where the Word condemns; the Spirit never approves where the Word disapproves; the Spirit never blesses where the Word curses." —Thomas Brooks

‎"God receives none but those who are forsaken, restores health to none but those who are sick, gives sight to none but the blind, and life to none but the dead. He does not give saintliness to any but sinners, nor wisdom to any but fools. In short: He has mercy on none but the wretched and gives grace to none but those who are in disgrace. Therefore no arrogant saint, or just or wise man can be material for God, neither can he do the work of God, but he remains confined within his own work and makes of himself a fictitious, ostensible, false, and deceitful saint, that is, a hypocrite." --Martin Luther (W.A. 1.183ff)

i will not let You go: "Jacob's sense of his total debility and utter defeat is now the secret of his power with his friendly Vanquisher. God can overthrow all the prowess of the self-reliant, but He cannot resist the earnest entreaty of the helpless." --Albert Barnes

i will not let You go: "Jacob's determination did not flow from his strength, it flowed from his weakness." --Charles Leiter