Praying Scripture: Psalm 119:1-8 א ALEPH

This morning as I woke up, God put it on my heart to set aside my planned reading in Jeremiah and to write a prayer through a Psalm. I hadn’t realized that it was the 31st, when my Psalm reading for the day would be Psalm 119. (I often include Psalm 119 on months withContinue reading “Praying Scripture: Psalm 119:1-8 א ALEPH”

Praying Scripture: Psalm 33

Today is September 3, 2022, this makes our Psalm readings for the day Psalm 3, Psalm 33, Psalm 63, Psalm 93 & Psalm 123. (To turn that into an IQ test, what would the next Psalm be… if it existed?) Today’s readings come at a time when I have much on my mind and inContinue reading “Praying Scripture: Psalm 33”

Rhyming Sermon Notes: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 & 1 Peter 3:18-22

This month I tried taking notes during sermons, Sunday School, etc. as rhymes. I wasn’t sure how it would go. I found it to be a wonderful way to push me to pay close attention and process the text, as well as a fun review with my family. With requiring full attention and thought forContinue reading “Rhyming Sermon Notes: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 & 1 Peter 3:18-22”

Rhyming Sermon Notes: Philippians 1:9-11

In a previous post, I introduced that I am going to try to take sermon notes as a rhyme. Here are my Sunday School notes from my first week. Actually, these are my first rhyming notes, since Sunday School is before the main service, even though I posted my notes for main service first. GraceContinue reading “Rhyming Sermon Notes: Philippians 1:9-11”

Rhyming Sermon Notes: Philippians 4:10-20

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Psalm 96:1 A few days ago we were at a missions conference at Grace Church in Middleburg Heights. At the end of the evening, the leader gave a summary in the form of a rhyme he had written that included manyContinue reading “Rhyming Sermon Notes: Philippians 4:10-20”

A Love Letter to My Boys

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;    his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;    great is your faithfulness.” — Lamentations 3:22-23 Dear E. & I., I am so delighted to call you both my sons! What a privilege to be your mom! No matter what happens in the future,Continue reading “A Love Letter to My Boys”

Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (13)

10. Cultural blessing (a) “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that IContinue reading “Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (13)”

Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (12)

Parental blessing (b) Let the Little Children Come! (Matthew 19:14) Okay, back to the times of house repair. I am grateful God has allowed me to see more of His preparations from years ago for the heart work for His eternal glory. The trip to China confirmed His unchanging love and perfect timing in everything andContinue reading “Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (12)”

Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (11)

Parental blessing (a) For the Lord is good;     his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100:5 Thank you, Father! In October, 2015, I started this blessing counting journal around the one year house-owning anniversary. The Lord put ten specific areas of blessings on my heart to record. By theContinue reading “Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (11)”

Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (10)

Marital blessing (b) “if you seek it like silver    and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord    and find the knowledge of God.” Proverbs 2:4-5 Marital blessing counting continued (Read previous post here)– Here are some more highlights from the digging : With our totally different backgroundsContinue reading “Called to go, Willing to stay: A Blessing Counting Journal (10)”