July 25, Today’s thought – Not Just Contemplating

482012 007Wilkes by Tom Clark

Good Morning

Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. As he spake these words, many believed on him. John 8:28-30

The Christian compulsion is threefold:
A sense of direction–to “do always those things that please him”. Nothing can transcend the examples and practice of our Lord Jesus Christ. Among all treatises on personal relationship and conduct, there can be found no more reliable guide in matters of faith and conduct than that afforded in this simple and vital summary–that is, that we occupy ourselves with doing (not just contemplating) the things pleasing to Christ, “always”.
A sense of mission.Christ, ever our example, recognized and accepted His Divine Mandate, With Him the task was not a self-appointed one, but rather He was conscious of Divine Compulsion. “He sent me.” So it must be with all who bear His name.
A sense of companionship. Christ reiterates this fact of the Divine Presence. “He hath not left me alone.” Supremely important in this reassurance. ~~~Selected

Be a doer, not a contemplater. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday — April 8, 2012

This week I hunted, searched and looked until I found every item.

 New

This blossom of wild strawberry and ladybug are new to Spring.

Life

  In the beginning was the Word,and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 1:1, 4

Fragrant

We have Chickens.                We have fresh Eggs.          We have Fragrance.

Nosy Grissabell!  All the chicks left their nests.
What a noisy disturbance occurred.

Pink

I took my camera to church this morning, thinking surely some little girl will be wearing Easter pink.  What I found was our pastor’s wife’s shoes!

Obvious

I collect Tom Clark figurines. Wilkes and Molly are my favorites.
It is obvious they are in love and have loved for a long time.
When the Farmer and I were going together, he would often play and sing while I finished my chores.  These hold a special place in my heart.  The Farmer hasn’t played in a long time.
Our love continues;  in June will be our 45th anniversary.

You’ll find more hunters and their photos here:

Scavenger Hunt Sunday items: New, Life, Fragrant, Pink and Obvious

Published in: on April 9, 2012 at 12:29 am  Comments (13)  

Whimsical, Light-hearted, Quirky

The Nester wrote about

Whimsical, Light-hearted and Quirky things that live with us.

The storyteller lives with me.

I purchased her in New Mexico.

I also have a collection of Tom Clark figurines.

Knit and Pearl are two of my favorites.
My youngest daughter bought them for me at a ‘junke shoppe.’

See her ‘W-L-M’ here
http://www.thenester.com/2012/02/de-seriousfyyour-home.html

Published in: on February 3, 2012 at 10:39 am  Leave a Comment  
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