Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bedtime Snack ...

This past Sunday evening, a 7- year- old was enjoying a bedtime snack at the kitchen table and playing with his iPad.

His life was interrupted by senseless violence.

He was killed by a stray bullet that shattered a window in his home. There had been a fight in his neighborhood. Someone pulled a gun in a nearby yard and the stray bullet hit him in the head.

Our homes are a place where we are supposed to feel and be safe. Safe...

 This incident happened in a city that is located just an hour away from me. Yet, I know this could happen in any city.

Police, politicians, and community leaders are outraged. We are weary with sadness.
We wring our hands, shake our heads, and feel powerless. Are there any solutions? I don't think there are any easy answers.

Our national and local leaders need our prayers as they work to formulate strategies.

 Governor Bevin was quoted saying the following:

“I have a solution that has nothing to do with politics,” he said. “It has nothing to do with spending more money. It has nothing to do with more police on the streets. It has everything to do about engaging you as members of our communities – people who understand this is a cultural problem, a community problem, a spiritual problem, an economic problem.”


Sunday, May 21, 2017

God is ...

Psalm 46

“God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, through the earth give
way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its water roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging

There is a river whose streams make glad the city
of God.
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts,

The Lord Almighty is with us;
The God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
the desolations he has brought on the  earth.
He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
He says, “Be still and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

The Lord Almighty is with us;

The God of Jacob is our fortress.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Blue

Blue is a Bluetick Coonhound and the pet of the week. You would not believe how long it took to take this picture! Sitting attentively, Blue is waiting for a treat. Can you guess what the treat is? 
Give up? Okay, it is a hot dog. Yay! 

Lisa owns Blue.
She is also the owner of Hickman Creek Kennel. 

Friendship Friday

Do you love a good laugh? I do! I think laughter is gift from God. Laughter  creates some sort of release of chemicals in our bodies. I know that there is some science to support this truth. We can accept and  embrace the knowledge that laughter is good.

I'm also grateful for the joy of fellowship.

Carol is my friend and one of our church's Bible teachers. Over the past five years, I have had the joy of taking several classes with her. My most recent class was Anointed, Transformed, and Redeemed. Pricilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Arthur offer this video based teaching. Then, each week women gather to discuss our daily lessons. As always, time spent in studying and applying God's word transforms our thinking and our lives.



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Pet of the week, Sasha

Sasha is pet of the week. Can you tell by her lease that her owner is a Cub's Fan? Her owner has taken part of some milestone events as Cub Fans savor their 2016 World Series Championship.

 Sasha is taking a break while we talk about the Cubs. What a sweet dog!
This quote is from the May 22, 2017 issue of Time Magazine,
"Our love affair with dogs has been going on for 15,000 years, and there is
no sign that it's flagging. About 44% of families in the US include at least one dog,
meaning a canine population of up to 80 million."
Me: Wow! 




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