Such striving may seem admirable, but it is a way of endless frustration in the unobtainable, trying to please the unsatisfiable world.
Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of life.
Show them the joy of tasting home grown tomatoes, apples, pears, figs.
Show them how to cry when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand>
the crawl of a crab in an ocean pool, the delight of a dog at play.
Make the ordinary come alive for them
The extraordinary will take care of itself.
yes -we can miss life, if we keep thinking it's out there somewhere else__
-- in the unreachable...
The greatest medal when we grow older,
is looking back, being glad to have got through ok-
that our kids love us and we eat well enough to enjoy simple pleasures, bush walking, gardening, bird watching, beach combing, rock climbing.
God holds our hand, granting us peace and joy
and guiding us through the loops and twirls.
◠‿◠✿ Hello my friends ◠‿◠✿
THANK you, for your loving thoughts,
encouragement, kind words and heart hugs.
Our lil grandson is so cute with goos and gorgeous smiles,
how lovely it is to cuddle him.
God bless you all
.. (¯ `•.\|/.•´¯)..Have a Blessed Day My Friends.
- Read this new research
read re scurvy symptoms and our lack of VitC
NOTE- Buy Vit C in the form of - Buffered mineral ascorbate
OR fat soluble ascorbate palmitate
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He takes your tears and stores them in His bottle.
He knows each and every one of them.
Your tears are the dew of His roses that He adorns you with,
the ones that fall on your pillow at night,
and the ones that no other soul knows about.
He even holds the ones still trapped inside of you.
His scent is your perfume and you are His sweet fragrance. ~
"You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?"
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"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder he needs
the companionship of at least one adult who can share it,
rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement and the mystery
of the world we live in."
~ Rachel Carson
- What really matters is what happens in us, not to us.
Rev. James W. Kennedy
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He sang of love, with quiet blending,
Slow to begin, and never ending;
Of serious faith, and inward glee;
That was the song,— the song for me!
- THANK YOU GOD
The Year is now begun.
It may be a Year of many adventures, new pathways, trials,
- Heartaches, Tears, Pain & Victories.
We will Smile & Laugh,- and often need a Good Cry!
AND Through it All God will hold us secure.
and gave Us a PEACE that Surpasses All Understanding!
To God Be The Glory Through The Blood Of Jesus Christ - Amen.....
☆♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.♪♫•*¨*•♫♪ JESUS IN YOUR HEART
It is an awesome, challenging thought. The Lord comes to us in our
friends. What we do and are to them is an expression of what we are to Him.
We are commanded to stop (literally)...rest, relax, let go, and make
time for Him. The scene is one of stillness and quietness, listening and
waiting before Him. Such foreign experiences in these busy times!
Nevertheless, knowing God deeply and intimately requires such
discipline. Silence is indispensable if we hope to add depth to our
Charles (Chuck) Swindoll
He takes my nature that He may descend to me;
He gives me His nature that I may ascend to Him.
God with us—not in heaven, not out of touch or out of reach, not a phantom,
not a shadow, not a legend or a myth; God with us in grace, in truth, in mercy;
God with us in human flesh, touchable, seeable, knowable.
Love breathing, love giving, love caring, love dying.
Walking where we walk, crying our tears, knowing our pain, feeling our grief,
bearing our sorrows.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,
full of grace and truth.
When Jesus had a day of crisis or of difficult duty before Him, He gave
Himself specially to prayer. Would it not simplify our difficulties if
we attacked them in the same way? It would infinitely increase the
intellectual insight with which we try to penetrate a problem and the
power of the hand we lay upon duty. The wheels of existence would move
far more smoothly and our purposes travel more surely to their aims, if
every morning we reviewed beforehand the duties of the day with God.
When we give each other our Christmas presents in his name, let us
remember that he has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, the
earth with its forests and mountains and oceans and all that lives and
moves upon them. . . . And to save us from
all our sin/ death/ hell, He came down to earth and gave Himself.
THE HIGHEST HONOR
"She who can paint a masterpiece or write a book
that will influence millions deserves the admiration and the plaudits of mankind;
but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters,
whose influence will be felt through generations to come, whose immortal souls will exert an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded,
and books and statues shall have been destroyed,
deserves the highest honor that man can give, and the choicest of blessings of God.
In her high duty and service to humanity, endowing with immortality eternal spirits, she is co-partner with the Creator Himself."
~ David McKay
This is vital to read
the key to heaven.
I've sung in wheaten silo's like halls of opera sound,
and worshiped in the treetops, when there was none around.
I've sung to God in heaven, while watching stars aglow,
and felt the perfect love
of The Father that I know.
Derry's heart poems © Nov 2013
Billy Graham is 95 - Nov 2013
1. Youtube.com/The Cross by Billy Graham
2. Youtube.com/The Cross Dr Billy Graham 1958
3. Defining Moments Film: Stories of Hope with Billy Graham
4. Preview: Watch The Cross - by Billy Graham
- 5. Only One Way: Billy Graham
6. 1982 Billy Graham ● New England Crusade Boston (The Power Of The Cross)
8. The Value of a Soul ~ Billy Graham
9. The Home-Billy Graham
"If I were a perfect Mom, my children would have no need for God,
they would completely rely on me."
(I thank God they knew I was weak and HE is strong)
"To truly know God we
must long for Him without any other motive than
reaching God Himself."
~ A.W. Tozer ~
There are times when we stop.
We sit still.
and breezes from a whole other world
begin to whisper.
☆ ▓▒░☆ ♥ God loves you all ways for always ♥ ☆░▒▓ ☆
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How Jane Elliott changed her 3rd graders lesson plan
on the morning after Martin Luther King Jr. was killed.
Keep listening, she cleverly manages an adult class too
Bread free sandwiches
Good news - a Dr's discovery re his Diabetes
see the link for low carb
If you feel weak, limited, ordinary, you are the best material through
which God can work.
;) Krikey the kooka, how to make him laugh
Hold My hand, and walk joyously with Me through this day.
Together we will savor the pleasures and endure the difficulties it brings.
Be on the lookout for everything I have prepared for you: stunning scenery, bracing winds of adventure, cozy nooks for resting when you are weary, and much more.
I am your Guide as well as your constant Companion.
I know every step of the journey ahead of you, all the way to heaven. ~Jesus Calling
Pretty much all the honest truth telling
there is in the world is done by children."
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
But I will work like any slave Because I'm loved by God's dear Son!
William Henry Griffith Thomas
Some read the Bible to learn
and some read the Bible to hear from heaven.
THE ARMY of the Living God comes to your rescue when you call out...
That's way more than a few mighty elephants... ALMIGHTY GOD is on your side!!!
Remember the story of Daniel and all the days he prayed. God said help was sent the first day he prayed, but the angels had to fight their way through with the answer.
Don't give up! God ALWAYS hears you.
Gonna be honest, now. I have tried to tell God WHAT the answer ought to be.
But I have learned, when I pray to ask for what God knows is best for me,
not what I think is the best for me. I don't tell Him how many days
until I should get what I pray for any more.... I think I might be growing up!
Sunshine & Sweetie Pies
Dear Father, may all who are hurting, frightened, suffering loss and grief,
be miraculously comforted by Your love.
May their needs be met
by those who are strong and well.
May they feel Your touch in the night.
Being Loved - By Grace…
I am Loved and Desired by God
My life is one saturated with Grace.
My identity is found through it.
My desires are met in it.
My pain is made bearable because of it.
My suffering made beautiful through it.
My joy radiates it. I cry in it.
I listen to hurts through it.
I see people through it.
I gaze into others’ eyes in it.
My heart exudes it.
My acceptance is found in it.
My forgiveness is due to it.
My shame is nothing because of it.
My humility is caused by it.
My standing with my Father defined by it.
By grace, I am loved and desired by God.
~Margaret Kate Bushway
'In the Garden of Faith, Hope & Love"
I love America - By Carroll Roberson
One of the best ‘America Tributes’ video
nor intelligence that makes a nation rise,
it's being right with God - that is where the blessing lies." ~RJB~
SCAMS - never give bank account details over phone, or email it to someone we don't know.-
even if they want to PUT money IN our account.
The worst are Romantic scams, where millions are lost - Scammers are very charming, they know the tactics, so ordinary, intelligent people get hooked constantly.
PLUS -Don't give personal details, name address etc to survey takers...
Check this site for scammers SCAMwatch home
The 5 love languages,
Affirmation, Acts of service, Gifts,
Physical touch and Quality time.
Find out what language your partner speaks
and you will find love blossoms.
Just as a gardener plants seeds, waters and reaps a harvest, in marriage you and your spouse will reap what you sow.
If you nurture your love relationship, cultivating it through affirmation, acts of service, gifts, physical touch and quality time, you will reap a harvest of unconditional love and respect. Remember, when you are nurturing your marriage you need to keep Christ in the center. Pray with and for your spouse daily, read God’s powerful word and fellowship with other couples, Find beautiful things to do together, plant a garden, walk a forest path, beach swim, row a lake, take a picnic. This will prosper your marriage and fill you with JOY!
Every morning lean your arms awhile
upon the windowsill of heaven
and gaze upon the Lord.
Then with the vision in your heart,
turn strong to meet your day.
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I am glad you have come for a visit..
do take time to relax and unwind..
May you find peace and comfort
from your stroll through my Garden.
Sit awhile, and reflect on all the beauty
that surrounds you!!
I hope you can come back often
Hello - with a smile behind sparkling eyes,
for a smile from the heart-
is the beginning of love.
God bless your day with all He imparts!!
dining dogs + on
Quotes I love too
To those who see with loving eyes,
life is beautiful.
To those who speak with tender voices,
life is peaceful.
To those who help with gentle hands, life is full.
And to those who care with compassionate hearts,
life is good beyond all measure."
"My name is I AM."
I was regretting the past, and fearing the future. Suddenly God was speaking:
"My name is I am."
I waited and God continued: "When you live in the past, with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard. I am not there.
My name is not I was.
When you live in the future, with its problems and fears, it is hard. I am not there. My name is not I will be. When you live in this moment, it is not hard. I am here. My name is I AM."
~ Helen Mellincost
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To lift their heart with gladness,
and bless them with divine.
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Relieving of heart sorrow,
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Derry's Heart Poems © 2011
I sought for strength,
for all I could achieve;
I was made weak,
so I would then believe.
I sought for health,
to do what always wins;
I was given infirmity,
to do eternal things.
I sought for treasures,
that I might upward rise;
I was given poverty,
to learn what's truly wise.
I sought for influence,
that I might never plod;
I was given weakness,
so I'd have need of God.
I sought escape from night,
for all the joys of life;
I was given life, to find eternal light.
I got nothing that I sought for,
but all I need and more.
God always knows what's best;
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Health & food
Auto-immune dis-ease helps
Wheat and why it's become a problem for all-not just celiacs..
and is causing cancer too..
1. Gluten eats away at gut lining.
If the gut is damaged, it can not absorb nutrients.
2. It messes with the gall bladder and bile production.
If you do not absorb fats and fat soluble nutrients such as vitamins A, D, K, and other nutrients, you will have problems utilizing any minerals you do absorb, to say nothing of the nutrient deficiencies from inadequate essential fats.
3. Phytates tightly bind to metal ions and make them unavailable for absorption.
4. All of which can lead to autoimmune disease, learning difficulties, behavioural problems, depression, alzheimers, cancer etc.
Once the gut lining is damaged, we are at exceptionally high risk of autoimmune disease, such as Hashimoto’s, and several types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.The pancreas is assailed by grain-induced inflammation
due to CCK problems and elevated insulin levels.
This inflammation is a potential cause of pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
5. Avoid all transfats/heated oils, eg margarine, processed oils (avoid packaged foods)
DO use good oils eg coconut oil, ghee, avocado, for we need essential fatty acids.
Tip for burns - run burn under cold tap,
then apply eggwhite for amazing healing and no pain