Record Keeping

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Psalm 130: HOPE IN GOD'S FORGIVENESS Have you ever had to cry out to God for forgiveness of your sins? We all have sinned and need that peace and forgiveness that comes when we realize that GOD KEEPS NO RECORDS of our sins - as we cry for mercy from the depths (verse 1) Psalm 130 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD 2 O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. 3 If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. 5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. 6 My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning. Also the waiting time is so hard, as seen in verse 6, as the watchman have to wait for the morning. They know when they see that first light that morning will soon arrive and they can get some much needed rest, so they watch for the morning with great intensity. Lord help us to WAIT upon You and Hope in Your Word alone. Thank You Lord for forgiving us when we cry out to You and ask You. Thank You Lord for not being a record-keeper. Forgive us when we keep records against others. Help us to know how to cry out to You and make a difference for others.

Baby Bulldog

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My grandson Zeke got a little bored with the UGA football game this past Saturday, so he just took a little nap in Gran Jan's lap...pure SUGAR that's what he is...I am absolutely smitten. He wore his jersey during the game...he will be 1 month old tomorrow and we are still praising Jesus for the miracle of this baby. Love y'all, Georgia Gran Jan

Peace of Mind

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Peace of mind is a matter of choice,
choosing to listen to that Still Small VOICE.
Not relying on feelings – not surviving by might,
living by faith and not by sight!
Clinging to the good – avoiding the wrong,
ignoring the NOISE, embracing the SONG!
Trusting completely, believing the best,
escaping the turmoil, restored and at rest.
Seeking God's guidance on each journey I start,
submitting my will and surrendering my heart.
Thankful in all things, content by His Grace,
claiming his Glory in whatever I face.
Seeking Him daily assured I will find,
joy in my journey – and sweet peace of mind!
By Randy Vader, Praise Gathering Music

Moonflowers...I LOVE them!

Friday, September 5, 2008

I love gardening...besides spending time with my men-folks (husband, sons, grandson) and my girls (daughters-in-law), it's my most favorite thing to do. Gardening is pure therapy for me...and much cheaper...unless I've been to the Lowe's Garden Center!
Have you ever seen a moonflower? Well they are wonderful and I grow them from seed every year! They grown on a beautiful vine and the foliage is heart-shaped. The flowers are spectacular, about 6" across, lightly scented, and they are white with a "star" in the center. They begin to bloom at dusk...when the day is winding down.

One of my favorite authors, Jan Karon wrote a wonderful book entitled The Trellis and the Seed, a book of encouragement for all ages. It is all about waiting for a moonflower to bloom, it is delightful.
I just wanted to share some gardening joy today. I'm sorta like those moonflowers in that I am not a morning person (or a morning glory)! I begin to wind up when the day is winding down myself. Maybe that's why I love these flowers so much. There's nothing sweeter that sitting in my back porch swing and enjoying the moonflowers blooming. Did you know there's even a night-time hummingbird? Oh yes there is...I'll save that for another post!
Georgia Jan
Isaiah 58:11...your soul will be like a well-watered garden...



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