A Prayer for Betty

Dear

Lord,

Wish

My

Heart

Be

Calm

and

My

Prayers

for

Betty

Fulfilled.

Ease

her

Heart

and

Mind

as

YOU

Comfort

HER.

And thank you Dear Lord for this…

 

glide, slide, waltz and breeze – (What seeds have you to sow?)

seedsThe antonym of “trudge” lists these words: glide, slide, waltz and breeze.

Why should we trudge on? Why should we befall to our interpretation of what appears to be division, political discord and chaos?  Why should we doubt His abilities to orchestrate our best in everything?  Isn’t our faith clearly revealed when we have reason to use it? Isn’t our love for Jesus confirmed when we put him first in our attention and in our conversations?

Please think about these questions and bare your heart toward my answer.

Please don’t talk to me about the political weather.  Please don’t confess your loyalty to a party based on lower things.  Show me that you are a Christian by loving every color of human made.  Show me how you extend His mercy and grace in fruitful ways to people in need.  Show me first that you trust God.  Show me He is in every cell of your breathing, moving, thinking, feeling body and heart.  Show me how you live in the body of Christ first and foremost and I will join my hand with yours.

If I give you repeated audience to your comments of the current politics; can I better serve my dear, dear Jesus? I don’t know how to do this.  I let slumber the things of this world that I may be kept close to His world.  Can you grasp my need right now to have His strength waltz in the breeze of the Holy Spirit within me?  Please let’s dance with him between us- let’s try.

I pray earnestly for every appointed and elected politician to do the things Jesus would consider right and true.  I pray for those who appear to be enemies of Jesus.  I don’t confess to know all of God’s enemies.  And… I can’t even be sure if they are; but if these suppress my practice of bringing forth His fruits – I pray.

I’m not ignorant of the news.  I read and research what’s going on in doses that allow my honor toward Jesus to prevail.

Please keep me from your focus on the current political happenings.  Please help me in keeping Jesus our most important and cherished elected official.

If your beliefs differ and

you can’t see eye to eye with a brother or sister on a political topic,

if you think your voice made louder and more often will sway,

isn’t this a wonderful opportunity to unite in the joy found solidly in Him-in a grip that will not tear us apart?

Thank you brothers and sisters for your consideration…

 

Growing together

a community of plants

 

The Church of Christ might be like plants.  Some plants look different than others.  In a lens view you can see many differences.  Still, they all belong in the same place.  Maybe Jesus made us all different so we can hold different qualities, views, perspectives and opportunities.  I like to think we are all put here to prevail HIS will.  I like to think we compliment each other like the plants that make a garden beautiful.  These creations were made to be beautiful.

What

His

will

seeks

to show us

we

can

pray

to

be shown

giving

to

Him

settling

on

His

will.

 

As Sure As Bacon- Tan Saguaro Como Tocino

 

sure as bacon

Believe

me.

Créeme.

His

patience

Su paciencia

in

our believe

en

nuestra creencia

is faithful promise

es la promesa fiel.

 

A small contingency of a variety of ages and genders departed for Rosarito, Mexico very early the day after Christmas.  After twelve hours of caravanning we arrived at our base camp.  The camp had bunks and beds, pillows and sheets, showers (some days) and a kitchen that produced dozens of pieces of bacon every morning.  With bacon at the head of every breakfast, fresh eggs, Sonia’s salsa and prayer; we began each day.

After years of dormant Spanish speaking; some of my abilities with Spanish returned.  But sometimes there are better things than words.  A loving gaze, a reassuring smile, a gentle touch, a piece of bacon; these things communicate well too.  The people we met were open to our efforts.  They were kind to our group and thankful.

My husband Archie and I have added Mexico to our prayers.  We ask you to pray too for the people in Mexico.  We ask you to pray for the orphans and the young girls that have been trafficked.  We ask you to pray for the families.

Thanks for reading and for praying….

reconcile

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Reconcile by Shelly Euser

Recon

cile

what

God

puts

be

fore

you

Level

the

scales

that

they

tip

in

HIS

direction

(forgiveness

the

great

tipper)

 

least of all

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-2-35-42-pmWe begin this season, most of all, trying to acquire most of all.  The least of us will celebrate this Christmas with the least of all.  Here is a poem, inspired by the style of Robert Lax.  May it fill your heart, empty your pockets to the poor.  May it enrich your spirit.  May it nourish your soul.  May it bring light to the least.  How Merry is your Christmas?

 

Least of All

by Shelly Euser

 

Most

of

All

of

Most

of

Us

are

Least

of

All

giving

the

Least

of

Us.

 

While living in Patmos; I became acquainted with Robert Lax.  At the time, Robert was well into his purpose of serving Jesus with simple poems of recognition and praise.  Robert’s clear blue eyes, fixed on yours, could burn meaning into a simple word of response.  He was brief at every opportunity.  And every word given by his love for Jesus was elevated by its simplicity and worth.  This Christmas; I remember Robert’s love for savior Jesus.

 

about Robert Lax