21 July 2019

God's Word for Sunday, 7/21/19

I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
Psalm 119:30 KJV


Barricade the road that goes Nowhere; grace me with your clear revelation. I choose the true road to Somewhere, I post your road signs at every curve and corner. I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me; God, don’t let me down! I’ll run the course you lay out for me if you’ll just show me how.
Psalm 119:30 MSG

20 July 2019

Another Round Completed

The drywall repairs on all three floors are complete: holes, cracks, breaks, splits all gone. Surfaces prepped, textured and ready for paint. Workmen compensated and out of the house. Painting can proceed at our own pace, as time permits.

Front exterior stairs no longer wobble from side to side; that's a good thing. There was no danger of them falling, but lateral support was lacking. No longer. Diagonal and cross-bracing is now installed, making them rock solid.

The remaining two-part project is the replacement of the septic system. Since that involves trenching across our raised driveway, major driveway repair is the second part.

But for now, we're happy to have the house to ourselves again, and without more chunks of damaged drywall falling every day.


19 July 2019

God's Word for Friday, 7/19/19

Praise report first: the drywall repairs are 99% complete, and surfaces prepped for painting. Happy dance shall ensue. :)
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Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Isaiah 41:10 KJV



Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.
Isaiah 41:10 MSG

18 July 2019

God's Word for Thursday, 7/18/19

I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
Psalm 119:7 KJV


You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; Then I’d never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel. I thank you for speaking straight from your heart; I learn the pattern of your righteous ways.
Psalm 119:7 MSG

17 July 2019

God's Word for Wednesday, 7/17/19

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16 KJV


It’s news I’m most proud to proclaim, this extraordinary Message of God’s powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts him, starting with Jews and then right on to everyone else!
Romans 1:16 MSG

16 July 2019

THINGS THAT WE DON'T GET TO SEE


THINGS WE DON'T GET TO SEE
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How ice cream cones are made  
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How a beanstalk grows   
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How Wi-Fi is distributed inside an apartment   
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How camouflage gets on a helmet   
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How Michael Jackson was able to defy gravity   
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Seeing how dogs drink water   
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How coins are sorted inside a machine   
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How braces change your teeth alignment   
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How a trumpet controls sound   
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The way pretzels are formed   
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How peanut butter jars are filled    
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What actually happens when a key is inserted into a lock to open a door    
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How the filling is put into a Pop-Tart   
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How it looks when you swallow   
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How hay bales get wrapped   
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How water affects light   
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How paper clips turn into paper clips   
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The life of a dandelion   
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How flight patterns change throughout the day   
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How strange the human face is when it's forming in the womb     
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God's Word for Tuesday, 7/16/19

Statement:
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Colossians 2:9-10 KJV


Commentary:

Watch out for people who try to dazzle you with big words and intellectual double-talk. They want to drag you off into endless arguments that never amount to anything. They spread their ideas through the empty traditions of human beings and the empty superstitions of spirit beings. But that’s not the way of Christ. Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything.
Colossians 2:9-10 MSG