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Amazing- Grace

Princess of the- Ponderosa
Purred: Wed Jan 30, '13 1:47pm PST 

-25 BUT THE SUN IS SHINING..way to gosnoopy
Does God really care about the small stuff?
January 30, 2013
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7
Dr. G. Campbell Morgan, the great preacher of a century ago, once gave a compelling sermon about how believers in Christ should bring every request before God. After the service, an elderly woman walked up to him and asked, “Dr. Morgan, should I really bring my every little request to God? Doesn’t He have so much more to be concerned about than my little request?”
G. Campbell Morgan looked at the lady with a gleam in his eye and said, “Madam, can you conceive of anything that’s not small to God?”
Well, the obvious answer is that there is nothing that’s not small to God. Your problems in life, be they a hurt toe or deep anxiety, are well within His control and worthy of being brought before Him. Why? Because God loves you and whatever concerns you also concerns Him if you’re walking in His will.
Don’t ever think God is too big to hear your little requests. Yes, He’s the Lord of creation, but He’s also an intimate friend. Take your requests to Him and trust He’ll work every single one of them out for your good and His glory.
MAZYbig hugkissingdog walk

Amazing- Grace

Princess of the- Ponderosa
Purred: Sun Feb 3, '13 7:56am PST 

Giving can be a sore topic with alot of believers. I'd like to say giving
covers a very large area. Think about the things that do not involve money.
A call to a friend,a note in the mail,a visit? Something done to assist your
neighbor,your school,community,the church. The possibilities are endless....
Doesn't the Lord expect us, to extend ourselves for others? Not be so wrapped up in ourselves, that we fail to see the needs of others in our own backyard.
Just food for thought....mazy

Where's Your Heart?
I want to have you read and think about Mark 12:41-44 today,
Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood."
That is quite a picture, isn't it? Jesus sitting opposite the treasury, watching what people put in and how they put it in. I believe Jesus still watches during offering time. He watches how we give, what we give, and why we give. He said, "Where your treasure is, that is where your heart is also."
Notice He calls His disciples over and says, "This poor widow has put in more than everyone else." Why? Because He wanted them to understand that God measures your gift based on what you have.
Some people could give $1,000, and there is really no sacrifice at all. It never touches their life, never causes any kind of change of priorities. While for other people, $10 or $15 is a great sacrifice.
I believe some of the rich people Jesus points to in this passage were giving out of their abundance, but from heaven's viewpoint, they were putting it in with a teaspoon. But this little widow, who put in less than a penny, walked up with a shovelful—everything she had. It got heaven's attention.
Where is your heart when it comes to giving?
kissingbig hugdog walk

Amazing- Grace

Princess of the- Ponderosa
Purred: Sun Feb 10, '13 8:58am PST 
wavewavewavewavewaveWe hope everyone is having a Pawsome Sunday.big grinbig grinbig grinbig grin
We are off to bake Heart shaped sugar cookies for the
February 10
Hard Love
"When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was" (John 11:6).
In the forefront of this marvelous chapter stands the affirmation, "Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus," as if to teach us that at the very heart and foundation of all God's dealings with us, however dark and mysterious they may be, we must dare to believe in and assert the infinite, unmerited, and unchanging love of God. Love permits pain. The sisters never doubted that He would speed at all hazards and stay their brother from death, but, "When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was."
What a startling "therefore"! He abstained from going, not because He did not love them, but because He did love them. His love alone kept Him back from hasting at once to the dear and stricken home. Anything less than infinite love must have rushed instantly to the relief of those loved and troubled hearts, to stay their grief and to have the luxury of wiping and stanching their tears and causing sorrow and sighing to flee away. Divine love could alone hold back the impetuosity of the Savior's tender-heartedness until the Angel of Pain had done her work.
Who can estimate how much we owe to suffering and pain? But for them we should have little scope for many of the chief virtues of the Christian life. Where were faith, without trial to test it; or patience, with nothing to bear; or experience, without tribulation to develop it?
"Loved! then the way will not be drear;
For One we know is ever near,
Proving it to our hearts so clear
That we are loved.
"Loved when our sky is clouded o'er,
And days of sorrow press us sore;
Still we will trust Him evermore,
For we are loved.
"Time, that affects all things below,
Can never change the love He'll show;
The heart of Christ with love will flow,
And we are loved."
MAZYkissingbig hugdog walk


When you're- chocolate, life- is sweet!
Purred: Wed Feb 13, '13 8:07am PST 
wave Mind if I share?

It's Ash Wednesday. Would you come to God in worship and confession?

It was the most magnificent worship structure the nation had ever seen. Its interior was covered with pure gold (2 Chronicles 3:4). Even its nails were made of gold (v. 9). As the ark of the covenant was put in its place, 120 priests sounded trumpets while others sang praises to God. In that moment, "the temple of the Lord was filled with a cloud," and "the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God" (2 Chronicles 5:13, 14). Can you imagine a more glorious sight?

By contrast, today is Ash Wednesday. This day marks the formal beginning of Lent, observed each year on the seventh Wednesday before Easter Sunday. Its name comes from the ancient practice of placing ashes on worshippers' foreheads as a sign of humility. They are made from palm branches used in the previous year's Palm Sunday and call us to mourn for our sins, remembering that our transgressions caused the death of Jesus.

As we begin preparations for spiritual awakening, we should combine both the worship of ancient Israel and the repentance of Lenten observers today. To approach the King of Kings, we "enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise" (Psalm 100:4). As we do, we recognize our sin and need for mercy and forgiveness.

Our culture considers us "spiritual" if we are religious. The truth is, the closer we draw to God, the further away we realize we are. Would you take a moment now to praise your glorious King and then to ask his forgiveness for your sins? Would you pray for a spiritual awakening that would empower his people for worship and confession?

Nelly ~ Bell- ~ May Angel- Girl

Cat Of Many- Colors
Purred: Wed Feb 13, '13 9:59am PST 
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When you're- chocolate, life- is sweet!
Purred: Thu Feb 14, '13 3:01pm PST 
2nd day of Lent!

Last month, America watched as the president took his oath of office. Three milennia earlier, another leader made another oath in the presence of God.

After Solomon completed the temple, he stood on a bronze platform in the center of its outer court. He knelt before the entire nation of Israel and spread his hands toward heaven (2 Chronicles 6:12-13). Then he thanked God because "you have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it—as it is today" (v. 15).

Our president promised to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Your King has promised to give you eternal life if you would make his Son your Lord (John 3:16). He now promises that if his people will approach him with humility, collective prayer, personal passion, and genuine repentance, he will hear us, forgive, us, and "heal our land" (2 Chronicles 7:14).

On this second day of Lent, let's continue our preparation for spiritual awakening by taking a moment for gratitude. Our culture continues God to church buildings and religious activities, but those who know the Lord personally know better. What was the last promise God kept in your life? Would you offer him your thanks? Would you pray for a movement of his Spirit that would fulfill his promise to heal our land today?


When you're- chocolate, life- is sweet!
Purred: Fri Feb 15, '13 8:18am PST 
3rd day of Lent dancing

Would you submit to the Spirit of God?

The Shwedagon Paya is a Buddhist temple constructed of gold and covered with more than 5,000 diamonds and 2,000 rubies. The Golden Temple in Punjab, India is covered with gold and precious stones. However, neither is the most glorious temple ever built. Nor was the Parthenon in Athens, the Taj Mahal in India, or the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Not even the temple constructed by Solomon: when the wise king finished his magnificent structure, he asked: "Will God really dwell on earth with men?" (2 Chronicles 6:18).

His word says that he will. In fact, "God's Spirit lives in you" (1 Corinthians 3:15). You are God's most significant temple. Now he wants to use you as a catalyst for a great spiritual movement in your city and our nation. However, we must be submitted to the Spirit before we can be used by him. Scripture calls us to "be filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18)—to "be filled" means to be controlled or surrendered.

On this third day of Lent, take a moment for submission. Would you yield your mind and body to the Spirit of God right now? Would you ask him to take control of your life this day and to use you as his catalyst for awakening?

Amazing- Grace

Princess of the- Ponderosa
Purred: Fri Feb 15, '13 12:42pm PST 

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We so appreciate your sharingdancingdancingdancingdancingWish more members would do sobig grin
The goals of the devotional threads were always to encourage sharing with one another. As well as feeding our spirits and offering encouragement to the believer.way to gokissingbig hugdog walkdog walkbig hughugs and kisses,mazy

Van Winkle

Call Me Winkie!
Purred: Sun Feb 17, '13 8:44am PST 
wave Good morning!

A quote fur the day:

"Our small progress deprives us of all natural
encouragement. For our minds must be thoroughly saturated with
supernatural principles, always to realize that one evil
thought repelled, one angry humour smartly chastised, one base
envy well warred down, one thorough Deo gratias [God be
thanked] in a piece of ill-luck, may be really hundreds of
leagues of progress; and each of them worth more than the whole
world to us, as something which pleases God, and which God
alone has enabled us to do."
... Frederick William Faber (1814-1863),


Queen of the- Country
Purred: Sun Feb 17, '13 9:29am PST 

PRECIOUS AND THE PONDEROSA PACKkittydogdogsnoopybig hugkissing

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