Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cereal and Prayer

My four year old was talking on the phone this morning. She wanted a turn since I was hoarding all the phone fun to myself. She took the phone and said an expectant
"Hello?" Silence. "Uhhhh- ha!" "She doesn't wanna be bothered right now", looking over at me. I gave her a confused look ( where did that come from?).  I offered her a better response,"Say 'She's nursing the baby right now'." I Assumed she was trying to say I was busy. Pause.
"She's doing laundry."  "Uh-huh. We ate cereal, and then we had prayer." She kept talking, making herself comfy on a pillow that fell to the floor.

I was still stuck on her saying of the word prayer. It stuck out to me because, to her, it didn't stick out. It was in the same line as cereal. We ate, because we eat. We prayed (And our "prayer time" is incorporated with singing, dancing, playing instruments, and exhortation from the Word), because we pray.  It wasn't the odd  thing out.

And then I think of how she loves to carry her tiny New Testament Bible around with her. To the doctor's office, the supermarket, the neighbor's house- she has her bible. She just likes to carry it- that and her pink bag full of tiny entertainment. It' one of the must haves, right by the half clothed Barbie doll.

My prayer is that we strive to exemplify worship as a daily living rather than a dutiful task.
It must be more than a front for the assembly, but an intricate part of who we are, as sons and daughters of the King.
(semi) attentively at church


Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.


Psalm 34:11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Singing a new song and other things

It is amazing how God can use so many of us in so many different ways, yet for one purpose and that is for the progression of His kingdom here on earth.


PhotobucketThis has me thinking about the hundreds of us singer/songwriters out there. How can there be room for anymore? still, for some reason, no matter how many ways to say I love you, there are still many more ways it can be said. No matter how many times sadness and joys are felt, there are still more ways to tell it. We can still, like the Psalm says, sing a new song. ( Click to hear)


And this brings me to the CROSS. It is the one place, where, though millions have come- there is still room for one more, and another 
                  one, 
                     and another 
                               one...


 When it comes to following the vision and calling God placed in your heart, step out on faith. Don't compare yourself to so and so. God's calling on you is as unique as you are. Remember that he will equip you, He will provide, and He is not slack concerning his promises to you. 





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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Far Above Rubies: Mistress of the House

Far Above Rubies: Mistress of the House: "'...the woman, the mistress of the house.' I Kings 17:17 Dear homemaker, how do you picture yourself in your home? Trapped, Imprisoned? Do..



A Woman and Child in a Sunlit Interior, 1889 Giclee Print
A Woman and Child in a Sunlit Interior, 1889