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Why monastic? - There is well-being (healing) in the quietness. "Be still and know I am God." Ps 46:10


Thursday, February 28, 2013

True Peace

 Everyone will find rest beneath their own fig trees or grape vines, and they will live in peace. (Micah 4:4)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Scattered Over The Earth

Genesis 11:6-8

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
And the Lord said, “Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down, and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.

John 11:51

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
51 He did not say this on his own, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was about to die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but to gather into one the dispersed children of God. 

~ "The City" with its mean streets, dark alleys and bright avenues - man's power - "responsible for all slain" since Cain slew Abel. [Revelation 18:24 "all slain"]

Friday, February 22, 2013

What A Long Day!

Can I even remember what was in my mind to blog this morning..?
I came across this sort of, well known saying, recently, "Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God." --G.K.Chesterton.
- And I thought of it later when I read "..the hireling when he sees the wolf, leaves the sheep and flees.." John 10:12,13.
- I hate to leave it at that, after all I don't want to focus on the negative! It's simply preparing just a bit 4 the negative.. and maybe not even us, but maybe our kids and grand kids..
Matthew 24:29-31 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days.. shall they see the Son of man coming on the clouds.. He will send His angels with the great sound of the trumpet and they shall gather His elect from the four winds.."
- "The cow and the bear shall graze,
    their young shall lie down together;
    and the lion shall eat straw like the ox." Isaiah 11:7
- He will settle arguments
between distant
    and powerful nations.
They will pound their swords
and their spears
    into rakes and shovels;
they will never again make war
    or attack one another.
 Everyone will find rest
beneath their own fig trees
    or grape vines,
and they will live in peace.
This is a solemn promise
    of the Lord All-Powerful."
Micah 4:4
                   (Contemporary English Version)
- "...from the four winds.." Some versions read "from the four corners" (of the world) and some have used this verse to claim Jesus thought the world was flat. (Rofl! North, South, East, West! dah.. Oh well, I wasn't born believing either!)
-  "The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.." John 10:11. "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.." John 10:27. ["..the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep." John 10:11]

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Goofy Account Of My Morning

I had such a funny morning this morning. It was morning Quiet time and I was feeling very blessed. (I've been out of sorts lately and the Lord has been straightening me out. Thank Goodness.) So I was just sittin' there reading and contemplating, etc, feeling very wealthy. (I'm very rich in the people I know and get to go through life with! We're second only to the Lord in this, don't you know!!)
- I heard such great preaching (messages) on the radio the other day when I ran to town for weekly errands.. One being "the Seal of God on our heart, which, as we know, is the down payment and ``pledge`` of what shall be and all that is to come.. the Seal (loving thumbprint?) of the LORD on our heart-which cries 'my Father!' ..The Spirit being in our life proves we are His and all that brings" and the other message on Philippian's verses "rejoice in the Lord always! ..And again! I say rejoice! - It had been midnight, Paul and Silas were in jail (chained in jail) after having been beaten, and they were singing joyful songs to the LORD, when the earth shook and all the doors and chains of the jail opened.. the jailer and all his house was saved/believed, and it was to these folks/this 'church' the teacher on the radio said, who Paul wrote these words to: rejoice in the Lord always! And again - he said - rejoice!"
- So there I was this morning, in my recliner watching the birds eat out the window, with the cat all comfy beside me on the footrest part of the recliner, when I noticed the big spread wings of a bigger bird, or rather one wing, was all I saw of the bird. One of the big birds which fly higher.. and of course I thought of the "birds of midheaven" in the Book of Revelation. After a few moments I saw the top of the pine tree rustle. I had been looking, trying to see where the bird, likely a 'turkey buzzard' had gone. Although it's possible it was a hawk, but the color looked pretty dark. (I'm going to google 'turkey buzzard'. They have to have another name than that!)
- I can't help it, whenever I see a deer or other wild animal, or a big bird soaring, I always think of it as a 'hello' from 'above'. And I had just been particularly blessed.. Felt like I could almost see the peaceful stream of God's peaceful and joyful Spirit, the Holy Ghost (I love to call it!) His presence like a fountain of light and rich love, or stream from 'above' which fills us. I wanted to get up for a moment, but the cat was just so comfy! But it was right then she decided to try to sneak into my lap, don't you know, so I decided to get up. I was closing the footrest very slowly, giving Tipper a chance to get down, but even so, when I closed it, there she was with her tail softly trapped in the fold of the footrest. She looked at me like "what!" so I laughed, upon which the dog, big ole black lab, jumped up with a snarly bark, ready for whatever. Well now, the dog and cat are mortal enemies. (Tipper's not too friendly even after they've been living in this place together for three years or more now.) So she's very paranoid right about then! But we avoided calamity. I released the cat and she ran behind the other recliner and the dog laid back down after I laughed at him and told him too. (By this time Tipper knew I hadn't for some reason deliberately trapped her.. yes, we had that pet/person eye to eye thing going on and had reached an understanding.)
- Okay, so it's not as exciting as a blockbuster movie or anything, but I thought it was kind of kool and a bit funny ..and I've been neglecting this blog a bit lately.. (Have a Good day!:)