"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 is the blog verse for here

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WOW ~ Starting Over 2014 Again

It's a New Day, a New Week and a New Direction here for Weds.
in lieu of this being Resurrection Week, it's another start over 
or attempt by me to start 2014

FRESH and ANEW


[image credit: Sheri Rose Shepherd]

RESURRECTED

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Yep! another 
start of 2014 once again

When 2014 started, I had hoped to do this, yet then I was led to begin with something else ... so now I am back to this, which I just discovered in 2013 (but I guess it's actually from 2011) so I'm just a couple of years behind this time, instead of decades. 

As most of you know, and also do, I do not do "resolutions for the year" but instead I choose (or allow God to give me, as He impresses upon my heart) MY ONE WORD (I notice that the new fad this year is to have an "un-word") ... but I digressed and now return to ... what I discovered in 2013, and considered doing for 2014 ... with or by Priscilla Shirer

"The Resolution for Women"

No, I have not read this yet, but purchased it last year and then set it aside for such a time as this. Doing Blog posts about the books I have, motivates me to not only read them, but apply them and be accountable. So this is to preempt my saying that: I have no idea where this is going or for how long, but it is my new direction for today with these resolutions, especially the first one which is where I am and what I need for this fresh start after this glorious Resurrection SONday of 2014 ... Hallelujah! 

Resolution: [rez-uh-loo-shun] n

a. the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method,  procedure, etc. 
b. the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose.


{There are 13 resolutions and don't worry if you can't read them here, 
because the plan is to look at each one closer, each week}

In fact, on Priscilla's Blog, she actually had a Book Club for this for 14 weeks (if I knew about this THEN, when she wrote it and shared this in 2011, we could have done this with her back then). She does these on Fri. but that will not matter here since these were done in 2011 (And if you came here looking for the WORD ON WEDS. of 52 Scripture Verses, you'll have to go back to the last one to see what I did to finish 'em up-sorry). So in lieu of this, I may choose FRIDAYS ... we'll see. But I do know yet because I need this 1st RESOLUTION now of the 13 ... maybe it's the one I need to concentrate on.



1. "I DO SOLEMNLY RESOLVE to embrace my current season of life and will maximize my time in it. I will resist the urge to hurry through or circumvent any portion of my journey but will live with a spirit of contentment."~Priscilla Shirer

This is what I needed for this week and my restart of 2014 again!

Once upon a time here, on Wednesdays, I had "WOMEN OF WORTH" or "WOMEN Of the Word"; then moved it to a "page" above, and now it's archived ... however, doing "The Resolution for Women" will return me into building a foundation for being a "Woman of Worth" and so I thought about doing this on Weds. as WOW once again, although it would have been for this "Resolution Project" and turning over a new leaf with these RESOLUTIONS (I'm still not sure which day I will be doing them on regularly).  

I just did not want to be calling it "The Resolution for Women" ... some will apply to me, or you and some may not; it does not matter; but as the book image above says ..."this is what matters to me"; 


"This is who I am" is Part I. 

The Resolution for this week is: 
TO BE CONTENT! 


Boy, do I need this. Contentment. This is one special moment that my husband shared with me when I was home in MN after he had his truck rollover accident and surgery (that could have been fatal) but he is recuperating much better than I (lol) ... yet he did convey to me out of the blue, one morning, that "he is content". And I believe he truly is. 


"SURPRISINGLY SATISFIED"

Memory Verse
1 Samuel 12:16

“This is going to be a good year for you, my friend. 
Thirty-six is a great age.”~P.Shirer, from "Every Bite Counts",
1st chapter of Part I.

I wonder if this might be said for Sixty! (grrr)


"Carefully consider what the Bible says about content- ment: 
“True godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.” 
(1 Timothy 6: 6 NLT) 

“If we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content (satisfied).” (1 Timothy 6: 8 AMP) 

“Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, ‘I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.’” (Hebrews 13: 5 NASB)" ~Priscilla Shirer


Self- reflective Questions from Priscilla's 1st Chapter:

What have you been hurrying through? 
• What have you been hurrying to get to? 
• What are some of the good parts of your experience that you’ve missed in your attempt to rush through the more difficult ones?
 • What can you do differently today to “scrape the plate”— to gather up all the good things around you and begin enjoying the journey of your life?


There are actually 4 chapters in the "Surprisingly Satisfied" section (each one has 3-4 chapters for each resolution). And there are 4 in this 1st section: "Every Bite Counts"; "The Secret"; "Overflowing Blessing"; "The Balancing Point". I may take longer than 13-14 weeks, depending on the "resolution" and how the chapters apply or strike me. Priscilla even started this year with podcasts from this book. I'll be linking to each one(as I did with this first one) More of this on Fri. (I did not realize that I had shared so much today when I wrote Fri.-but I answer some of those reflections).

How I wish that I could do as Priscilla shared (but due to our house fire, no longer possible). My school memories were part of the kindle above the kitchen blaze of 2012 when our house in MN was considered totaled loss to this fire! Somehow, this leaves me far from content and amazed that someone else, who also experienced this great loss, is content. I'm a bit perplexed by this. 


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Have you seen "Courageous" the movie? (it's my understanding that this goes with this and is how I came across this book after viewing this movie because there is also a "resolution" book for "courageous" men).



So for me: on April 
(which was actually March 23rd when I wrote this),

I
RESOLVE
to
do
these

RESOLUTIONS
(at least post each one each week)
as I read along

Let me know if you'd like me to share more or if you have this book 
and would like to do it with me?
(in the comments)

If I am so led, I may respond or do one or more of the questions as well (but not today in this already lengthy blog post) in my blog posts or in the comments as I sometimes am known to do; like you do or can if you'd like to with any or all of the questions or choose one that strikes you

You will recognize the blog posts 
related to this series by
 this image of the book cover


I'm really ready to regain
2014
and
"begin enjoying the journey of your my life"
(from the last question)


Although this would have made a wonderful, daily weekly series, I was not ready to commit to doing this daily and taking up every day of my blog once again with this, so we will see how this goes ... Today is a significant day for me, the anniversary of my parents (although they are not here to celebrate it here), I'm sure heaven is rejoicing with them. So this is why I chose today to start over 2014! Just seems right! I'm also watching the heavens for that "Cardinal Grand Cross" that should be aligned by today. I don't know much about it but I think it's very appropriate for such a day as this!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SUPERNATURAL MIRACLES

RESURRECTION SONday, Holy Week and "Easter Monday" have come and gone, but have left a lasting imprint on me (and others, at SRT-for one example) which hopefully will continue to impact the way we continue on our life's journey. But on this day, I encountered 6 videos that I just had to share ... about  



"THE SIX MIRACLES of CALVARY"


... and since part of my blog title is MIRACLES it behooves me ...

to share more of these, "miracles" from the big ones to even the small ones that seem to go unnoticed, more than my MESSES and MAZES, which I believe I have done quite well in these 7 years of blogging (April is the month I began way back in 2008).

So without further ado, please view at least one of these from
Day of Discovery



#1 DARKNESS

..."I've seen God in darkness..."Jennifer Rothschild


#2 TEARING of the VEIL



#3 EARTHQUAKE
(like the one Mexico City felt on Good Friday 2014)

Matthew 27:54



#4 OPEN GRAVES



#5 GRAVE CLOTHES


#6 WALKING DEAD

"More than 2,000 years ago, extraordinary things happened at Calvary that modern science and human reasoning consider impossible. A midday sky turned dark; the veil in the temple suddenly split; an earthquake shook the land; graves opened; Jesus’ graveclothes were found undisturbed; and saints rose to life and walked the streets of Jerusalem.

The Six Miracles of Calvary looks historically and reflectively at these remarkable events surrounding the death and resurrection of Christ. In interviews with leading scholars, the meaning and purpose of each occurrence is examined, highlighting its significance to Christ’s suffering and relevance to the challenges faced by those who follow Him. Filmed on location in Israel and featuring singer-songwriter Shannon Wexelberg, this absorbing program recaptures the Easter story and increases awe for God, His power, and His unfailing love. " Product Description


Each one of these videos amaze me but "The Grave Clothes" touched me deeply by the immense power of Our King, 
woven into the very fabric of Calvary
and the glory of each one of these
MIRACLES

WHO IS THIS KING OF GLORY?


LOVE
the song 
"TAKE HEART"
by
Shannon Wexelberg
as I do so many others of hers

"Change Me"
"Nothing Can Separate Us"
"Faithful God"
"Cling"


dwelling in these songs and reflecting on the
MIRACLES of CALVARY
my life
yours




which video, miracle or song did you watch and allow to touch you?
{please share in comments}


Be blessed by 
the miracle(s) of God 
in you and around you this week
don't take any for granted



To my faithful visitors

Thanks for your visit! I so appreciate you!

Love & Sweet blessings & Hugs!

DIOS TE BENDIGA
GOD BLESS YOU

Peggy