No Rest Sunday

Not a typical weekend at our house.

After 18 years, it was time to replace the pool liner.

We started on Saturday morning, and working as a family. The new liner, in the 24′ pool began to be filled by 5:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Sunday morning, waking to sore bodies and a job to finish,

 

Yep, my job was cut and bagging up the old liner as husband and son worked on replacement of rails etc…

With that said, I missed Church today, and it sure was nice to take time to rest on the couch and be encouraged by reading post from my neighbors here at WordPress!

Thank you FearlessinJesusChristhttps://fearlessinjesuschrist.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/sunday-devotion-25/

I sure enjoyed your Sunday Devotional on Eagles!

My family and I turned a “job” we were not looking forward to doing, into an opportunity to work together, laugh together, and thank the LORD for the cool weekend in southern Oklahoma! 

Oh, and Abby did manage to get her rest! 

 

Installing tip: don’t forget to load up on the spray when doing a job like this! 

Reclaim the vine

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“Poems and rhyme,
Sore limbs and time.
My son and I work to
Reclaim the vine.”

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After years of overgrowth, we have labored since last fall to reclaim what was once a lovely horse pasture. No horses in the future plans, but the sense of accomplishment has been price less!
“You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be.” Psalm 128:2 NLT

Fashioned as of old

I can remember laughing as Abraham,

“Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old?

Shall Sara, who is ninety years old, bear a child?” Genesis 17:17

Celebration poem in honor of our son’s birthday today!

“Who would ever imagine

We would ever have a son?

Prayed for,

Wanted so,

Desire of my soul.

Then one day,

As in fashion of the old,

Truth sprouted up,

And his story did unfold.

 

Blessed be his plans even in the strife.

May Your Countenance rest upon him and

Keep him secure through long life.

May Your Loving hand be upon him

As he travels road in bold.

May he keep his eyes upon

You Father,

For Your Love and Faithfulness is more desirable

Than jewels and gold.

 

Order his steps,

As he walks along the way.

Draw his heart towards Yours;

Never may he stray.

 

May he walk in the Light of remembering

Whose son he is;

For he is created in Your image,

And in him

Your Son does live.”

 

“For the LORD will be your confidence

And will keep your foot from being caught.”

Proverbs 3:26 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog

Photo captured by denisebalog.

Light Will Shine on Your Ways

“Season of beginnings

And brand new.

But first;

Graduation’s path of time to embrace, and

Walk on through.”

 

“You will decide on a matter, and it

Will be established for you, and

Light will shine on your ways.”

Job 22:28 (ESV)

 

“For everything there is a season…

A time to be born,

A time to plant,

A time to heal,

A time to laugh,

A time to dance,

A time to embrace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-6

 

Celebrating our Son’s High School Graduation today!

 

Poem by denisebalog©

You Are Our Delight

In honor of heading to a Women’s Conference Event in Wichita Falls, TX

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!” Psalm 34:4

This day plan long

Before time understood.

Your will,

Your desire,

Your plans for our lives.

Call me after You Lord Jesus,

You are our delight!”

 

“I sought the LORD

And He heard me,

And delivered me from

All my fears.

They look to Him and were radiant,

And their faces were not ashamed.”

Psalm 34:8 NKJV

Shaking my tambourine!! Whooohooo!!

Poem by denisebalog©

 

 

Snow’s Timing

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“A “dusting” of snow,

Well don’t ya just know!

Was waiting on a winter

Blanket to show!

Layer of white,

Would be a delight!

I guess we’ll sit tight

Till the timing’s just right.

Cause “snow” didn’t happen

This particular night!”


“God thunders marvelously with His voice;

He does great things which we cannot comprehend,

For He says to the snow, “Fall on the earth’;

Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.”

Job 37:5-7 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©

Photo out my backdoor.

In A Place Where Two Ways Met

As we approach the New Year, my heart is now ready to share with my WordPress friends.

After much turmoil of internal school politics, my family and I made the decision in July for me to quit my “loved” position as an elementary secretary.

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We are now enjoying our son’s senior year in high school.

Thank you Faye, from Passionate Creative Christian https://fayerootsauthor.com/   Your comment on July 1, 2016 to my post “The Roar of the Blue” unknowingly guided my feet to find the answer to God’s plan and path for my way.


In A Place Where Two Ways Met

“How could I have known, or ever believed to say,

I found direction and freedom within the Words that day.

One was from the OLD, and the other from the NEW,

But there was no doubt involved,

My heart heard clear from You.

 

In the “donkey and the lion” and “in the place where two ways met”,

You mightily untangled both my feet from within the fowlers net.

 

The “donkey” is a servant,

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But it’s My Peace I give to you,

Not to be ridden hard, whipped and broke in two.

 

The “lion” is your strength, not to cast aside.

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I’ve given you My Power when in Me you do reside.

 

So now you find your peace “in the place where two ways met”.

One way was by Law, 

Law - the stony, hard way.
Law – the stony, hard way.

and the other

Grace by Faith.”

Grace - resting in Jesus Who loves me.
Grace – resting in Jesus Who loves me.

 


Poem by denisebalog©


Mark 11:4 KJV

1 Kings 13:24-25

Psalm 124:7

Psalm 91:34

A Splash of Truth

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I stained our fence today. I learned a few “spiritual” concepts.

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If I start at the “lower” rail, I can lean on, find “support” from the “upper” rails.

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One doesn’t always need to use the “biggest” tool, sometimes the “lesser” or a “small” word/tool will do.

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And I do my best work, on my knees!

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The work is only half done, the “back” or “hidden” side needs a “splash” of moisture too!

30, 60, 100%, I am almost through!

Equipped In Power

"Sigh in silence, make no mourning...bind your turban on your head, and put your sandals on your feet...and do not eat man's bread of sorrow." Ezekiel 24:15-17 NKJV
“Sigh in silence, make no mourning…bind your turban on your head, and put your sandals on your feet…and do not eat man’s bread of sorrow.” Ezekiel 24:15-17 NKJV

“Put on your sandals, your new hat too.

I AM about to change your thinking,

And make your address new.

So don’t walk about discouraged,

Covered in shades of blue.

Trust in Me,

I have good plans for you.

 

Stay away from man’s bread of sorrow,

Eating up your today, and worrying about tomorrow.

Your blessings are here, and in this hour.

Embrace this “season” of new,

For I have equipped you.

Not by your will or strength, but by

My Love and Power!”


After much Word and prayer, my Jesus has led me here. Embracing a new “season” where in the “natural” makes no sense or reason. But this I know is sure, listening to His Voice, I am embracing a new open door.

 

Thank you WordPress friend for always welcoming back my pen.

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I pray you each are well;

I’ve missed our

“Show and tell!”


“Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me…” Exodus 19:5 (KJV)

Peculiar – Hebrew #5459   Sigullah (seg-ool-law)

Peculiar – treasured, unique, special.

Word pictures of the word Peculiar encourages me to…

Samech – To rest, lean upon;

Samech - 15th letter. Word Picture: Prop or Support. Meaning: Uphold, to rest, to lean upon, to aid.
Samech – 15th letter.
Word Picture: Prop or Support.
Meaning: Uphold, to rest, to lean upon, to aid.

Gimel – The Kindness, the Help, of

Gimel - 3rd Hebrew letter Word Picture: Camel Meaning: to lift up, transport, kindness, service, burden-barer
Gimel – 3rd Hebrew letter
Word Picture: Camel
Meaning: to lift up, transport, kindness, service, burden-barer

Lamed – The Shepherd of

Lamed - 12th Hebrew Letter Word picture - Staff or Rod. Shepherd, to learn, to accompany, Instruction, authority. Lamed is one of my favorites! Can you see the staff of the Shepherd?
Lamed – 12th Hebrew Letter
Word picture – Staff or Rod.
Shepherd, to learn, to accompany,
Instruction, authority.
Lamed is one of my favorites! Can you see the staff of the Shepherd?

Hey – Grace

Hey - the 5th letter of Hebrew. Word picture: Window Meaning: behold, to reveal, Grace My very personal favorite!
Hey – the 5th letter of Hebrew.
Word picture: Window
Meaning: behold, to reveal, Grace
My very personal favorite!

 

“…then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me.” Exodus 19:5 (KJV)

To rest, lean upon; The Kindness, the Help, of The Shepherd of – Grace


Poem by denisebalog©

Dawn of Day

...I held Him, and would not let Him go." Song of Solomon 3:1-4 (ESV)
“…I held Him, and would not let Him go.” Song of Solomon 3:1-4 (ESV)

“A wall of Word

Surrounds my heart.

Protection for the

Week to start.

Beginning at the

Dawn of day,

In You,

All Strength,

I find my way.”

 

“Do not be afraid, for I know you seek Jesus…” Matthew 28:5 NKJV

 

“When wisdom enters your heart,

And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,

Discretion will preserve you;

Understanding will keep you.”

Proverbs 2:10-11 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©

Photo – Dawn of day – Sea of Galilee

Visiting Friends

“I’ve been around town
Visiting my friends.
Its been quite a while
Since I’ve seen most of them.

There’s always a “word”,
A photo or thought,
To stir up my pen,
And cause me to start.

To write,
To soar,
To open my heart.
Your each an
Encourager.
I’m blessed
To be part!”

Thank you WordPress
Neighbors and Friends!
blessings from me,
As I begin again:)

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Poem by denisebalog
Photo by lgibson