Beth Moore Bible Study – Day 7 – Called to Serve

Today’s Hangman: September 29
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beth_moore_bible_study_day_7The Joy of the Lord is my Strength.

Sorry I didn’t get back to sending out  a Bible update. Was so behind with my Social Media clients that I needed to spend time catching up. Puff. Puff.  🙂

It does seem to me as if God is telling me about service. Not only was it the message I received during the Beth Moore study and home-reading, but also in yesterday’s sermons (went to St. Mary’s & Oakville). I have noted that when I keep getting a message over and over – it is more than likely a movement of the Holy Spirit. I guess God knows I’m usually spaced out and have to tell me over and over before I tune in!

Interesting. Will see what develops. Share if you are getting this same message as well – or perhaps something different. God reaches out to each of us so individually.

Today looks like it is going to be a beautiful day. Slept in a little bit though so I had better get moving.

Hope your day is full of God’s blessings.

Patricia

Good Eye report – and some faith sharing

Easter message of Pope Francis
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 s11o my new focus is to focus on Jesus. Shouldn’t be new – and of course it isn’t totally – BUT I am trying to get back into putting more focus on Jesus than I have been. One thing I have noted that whatever I read, think about or come into contact with shows up in my dream life.

This tells me that little things that I discount as relatively harmless are actually being processed in my head while I sleep. Which made me realize that old saying – “what goes in – is what comes out,” is equally true for one’s spiritual life.

And here is an amazing thing. I have started reading a book on the Gospel of John by William Barclay. It is very good. We had this series in the Monastery and though I only read one book there I decided to buy one on John and read it. It has helped me a LOT in getting my faith centered. It’s written by a Protestant and there is only one thing I found I sort of wondered about Catholic wise but it wasn’t anything major and his stuff is so good that I will definitely continue reading it. It was published in 1956 so no doubt there is much more recent study about the Gospel of John but I love this so I’m staying with it. 🙂

Oh! The amazing thing! Forgot to tell what that was. Well, since I quite my other job I have been a teensy bit nervous about finances. So rather than jump into another job right away and get overwhelmed again I decided to jump into more of “trusting in Jesus.” Part of that is reading more faith centered books. Yesterday on my way to work at Oakville Church I was praying along and I made a few faith statements to put all my worries, cares and concerns in Jesus hands. One of them being my finances. When I got home I had a check in the mail! It was from the sale of some of my books through Amazon that had sold overseas. It wasn’t huge. About $160.00 for 6 – 8 months of books but it was certainly an unexpected blessing!

And the day before that I had another unexpected financial gift that was given to me. AND there you have it. Trust in Jesus and He truly does take care of you. I know this. I’ve experienced it a zillion times and yet somehow I am always surprised when I get trapped in the worry wort mode and think it’s up to me to take care of me and then come to my senses and get back into the “faith mode.” Works inside and outside of a monastery!

lady_like_sarahSo I am now trying to find Christian fiction books to read over secular ones. Not that I will discount my favorite other authors altogether but I am taking a more active concentration on finding ones that have a Christian slant. I just finished a fun Christian romance one today that I enjoyed a lot. Definitely not a heavy book but was nice without being syrupy. I downloaded it from the library so was a free read.

It was called, A Lady like Sarah by Margaret Brownley.

Let me know if you have any Christians romance or mystery books you like. I also like children’s books a lot which I have mentioned before. Recently read one that was okay and I thought it would be good but had a few questionable things about it faith wise so don’t think I will follow up with that one.

Went to the doctor this morning and got a good report on my Shingles in the Eye. Thanks be! I have to continue with drops for a few weeks but I am off of the shingles pill every 5 hours so that is a good thing. Since the medication itself can cause glaucoma and blindness did not want to be on it any longer than I have to. On the other hand I didn’t want it to come back either – so I am glad the doctor is taking the slow route for cutting back on the drops.

Well – this is enough for now. I hope to spend a lot more time in the future working on “faith” things like this blog and maybe a book and who knows what. One day at a time Lord Jesus.

 

Joy in Jesus – Snow Fun

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The weather is supposed to be cold again. So good time to introduce a new Snow Puzzle!

Today’s Word Search Puzzle: Love is Patient
Today’s Hangman: February 3
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Next month I am going on a Women’s Retreat – think I said this before. Anyway there will be about 15 of us and we are renting a house on the coast. Exactly what I hope to do in the Fall! So that will be fun and I will see how it works out and have more to share for the ‘Joy in Jesus’ retreat.

Not much going on. I am trying to find another little part time job to fill in the cracks with what I have now. No luck so far but I keep looking and I am sure the right thing will come up. I could go back to the Villas – I might – but will have to think about it a lot! 🙂

 

Keep planning our Ocean Retreat – we can make it happen

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Send as an eCard: Little Gray Kitten

Today’s Word Search Puzzle: Not easy being Green
Today’s Hangman: January 3
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I’m still thinking Retreat Thoughts

Because winter time is the perfect time to think of summer. What first begins as just talk can shape right up into reality if we keep the conversation going.

So just for interests sake . . . lets say we got four people interested we could find a rental home like this  for $125-$200 a night (September the rates are lower but we could decide what dates work best for people). If we spent four days each person’s cost would be $32 – $50 a night. Plus food of course. We would have to plan our meals and maybe eat out once or twice for fun.

If we got 19 people (why not dream) we could rent this place Oceanfront W/ Super Views . It would cost each person $25.00 a day for lodging if we had that many people.

Well do keep thinking about it. We could start saving up our quarters now and break open the piggy bank in late summer or early fall.

Rosary Book Update for Friday – Jan 3, 2014

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Day 59 of Book Production
115 days till Publication
Today’s Rosary Story from First Book:

Red Station Wagon on a Hill

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What? You too?

friendship2Here is today’s Friendship eCard.

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Word Search Puzzle: Cats are like that

Today’s Hangman: Wednesday

Mahjong    and  Memory Games

Lately I have been writing too much. So will keep it short.

Have a great day.

Patricia

P.S. I am blogging from my website Joy in Jesus now. At least trying it. To get to the old blogs you can go here. http://familyfunpuzzles.com/blog/