Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Soap box thoughts tumble through my mind. Instead of venting, I'll just share this song. Listening to it, even now, I am centered in His peace. *bigsigh* I hope your weekend is peaceFULL, Dry Ground friends!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Psalm 32 - A Psalm of David
(FYI - after his most notorious fall and suffering some of the awful consequences)
Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven,
whose sin is put out of sight!
Yes, what joy for those
whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt,
whose lives are lived in complete honesty!
When I refused to confess my sin,
my body wasted away,
and I groaned all day long.
Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me.
My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.
Finally, I confessed all my sins to you
and stopped trying to hide my guilt.
I said to myself, "I will confess my rebellion to the Lord."
And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.
Therefore, let all the godly pray to you while there is still time,
that they may not drown in the floodwaters of judgment.
For you are my hiding place;
you protect me from trouble.
You surround me with songs of victory.
The Lord says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you.
Do not be like a senseless horse or mule
that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control."
Many sorrows come to the wicked,
but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord.
So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey him!
Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!
Happy Wednesday, Dry Ground friends!
Monday, April 22, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
So today I thought I'd share a song from my favorite contestant on this year's American Idol. Although the top five girls are all amazing, Candice Glover makes me tear up almost every time because she's that good. I smile, too, of course. It's a happy combo.
I hope you enjoy. Happy Weekending, Dry Ground friends!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I thought it so interesting that this person voiced his desire to pray. I believe when senseless tragedies such as the bombings in Boston occur, our DNA kicks in - that built-in desire for help from Someone stronger and more powerful and able than we our tiny selves are. We suddenly feel small, helpless, and a mite bit like sitting ducks.
It saddens me, however, that this person was quick to clarify he did not in any way ascribe to a certain god.
So... who is he planning to pray to then? And... why?
One thing I rarely ponder, but sit back in awe whenever I do, is the fact that God - THE God, the ONLY God - is indeed knowable. He desires relationship with us and has gone to great lengths to introduce Himself to us in a personal way.
By all means, my friends, listen to your instincts to pray! Especially now. Just be sure you are not praying to the air! There is a God and He sees and hears and He's able to speak and act and answer. If you don't know to Whom you pray, don't fret. Just... ask. Ask God. He promised - seek, and you will find.
Hug some necks today, Dry Ground friends!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Pioneers of anything have it pretty tough.
It's a good one. High on the compassion and guts meter.
Standing for Truth is hard.
It always has been and it will always will be.
The trick is to learn how to stand for Truth in love.
Well, it's not a trick. One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is love.
I hope your weekend is indeed - fruitful!
(photo by photobucket.com)
Posted by Lori Lundquist at 3:31 AM
Monday, April 8, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Sorry, but we're not doing movie trivia this week. HUGE prayer answered for us this week, so I needed to have 'church' this morning. Hope you'll join me!
Happy Weekending, Dry Ground friends!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I knew they'd post it asap! Here's the link to the sermon I mentioned in yesterday's post - it's called 'Scandal of Grace' CLICK HERE! Happy Tuesday, Dry Ground friends!
Posted by Lori Lundquist at 9:23 AM
Monday, April 1, 2013
So, in the meantime...
I pray the message of Easter – of Resurrection Sunday – stays with us the whole year through. Happy Monday, Dry Ground friends!