Jorga standing watch

Been a little while….

I needed a break.  To gather my thoughts.  Which are always all over the place.

I needed a break. To regroup my direction. Which is always all over the place.

:)

Still not sure where I’m heading.  Why God wanted me to close my business or why anything.  But….

The one thing I am sure of, He knows the way and I will follow.

Right now I think I am going to focus on posting about God and what I have learned living with a Rhodesian Ridgeback. If that sounds interesting to you, great, glad to have you join me.  If not, I’ll pray that one day the God part does. :)

My Daddy

Looking Back Through My Fathers Eyes

My Daddy

My Daddy

 

Sitting here now I don’t see how my Daddy did it.  I never heard him question God as to why any of it happened.  I never heard him even complain that it happened.  Daddy got up every day, thanked God and faced the day.

Sitting here now I have an idea how he felt.  When the news came.  His son had been shot.  I think about it a lot now.  How my Daddy must of felt.  I had never thought about it before.

Sitting here now I think about how Daddy read his Bible A LOT.  How he read it to us.  One of his favorite verses was:

Psalm 121

King James Version (KJV)

121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.


I guess you could say that’s our family motto. :)

Sitting here now I think about how Daddy must have felt when Craig went blind twice and Daddy prayed scripture over him.

Matthew 18
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.  20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Sitting here now I think about when they told us that Craig had benign tumors that had killed several of his organs and they had to be removed.  I remember them telling us that they were going to be RUNNING down the hall with him to recovery.  Recovery was on the other side of the hospital.

We were all standing in this little room waiting for them to come out with him and my Daddy was standing close to the edge.  They came running alright.  Fast.  My Daddy grabbed the rail on Craig’s bed and ran with them.  Right into the recovery room.

Sitting here now I have an idea what he felt that day.  Still my Daddy prayed.  For the second time his son was on the very edge of life.  Still my Daddy prayed.

You don’t always know why God puts you where he does or why things happen the way they do.  But here at 46 I now have an idea what my Daddy went through all those years. Silently.  He never told anyone as far as I know.  Still has not.

But the one thing my Daddy did was trust God, NO MATTER WHAT.  I didn’t do that.  I am now. Thanks to what my Daddy did.

Happy Father’s Day to My Daddy who has always shown me that NO MATTER WHAT, he loves me and that I can trust him and the LORD.

Purple Wisteria

Sunday Morning Inspiration

Palm Sunday

Purple Wisteria

Purple Wisteria

Matthew 21

New Living Translation (NLT)

Jesus’ Triumphant Entry

21 As Jesus and the disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the town of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead. “Go into the village over there,” he said. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a donkey tied there, with its colt beside it. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will immediately let you take them.”

This took place to fulfill the prophecy that said,

“Tell the people of Jerusalem,[a]
‘Look, your King is coming to you.
He is humble, riding on a donkey—
riding on a donkey’s colt.’”[b]

The two disciples did as Jesus commanded. They brought the donkey and the colt to him and threw their garments over the colt, and he sat on it.[c]

Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting,

“Praise God[d] for the Son of David!
Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Praise God in highest heaven!”[e]

10 The entire city of Jerusalem was in an uproar as he entered. “Who is this?” they asked.

11 And the crowds replied, “It’s Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Nothing is New

Sunday Morning Inspiration – It’s All Been Done

Ecclesiastes 1

New Living Translation (NLT)

Nothing is New

Nothing is New

History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. 10 Sometimes people say, “Here is something new!” But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new. 11 We don’t remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now.

Think about it, NOTHING is new. Hmmm.

 

A New Day

Sunday Morning Inspiration – A New Day

The Resurrection of Christ
1 Corinthians 15

A New Day

A New Day

3 I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. 4 He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.

Every day that God gives us is a New Day, to share His Word, His Love and His Peace.

Nativity

Sunday Morning Inspiration

Luke 2

New Living Translation (NLT)

Nativity

Nativity

The Birth of Jesus

2 At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant.

And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

The Shepherds and Angels

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, 10 but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. 11 The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! 12 And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in highest heaven,
and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”

15 When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16 They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. 17 After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. 18 All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, 19 but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. 20 The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.

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Sunday Morning Inspiration Dec 15 2013

Isaiah 9

New Living Translation (NLT)

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Hope in the Messiah

[a]Nevertheless, that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever. The land of Zebulun and Naphtali will be humbled, but there will be a time in the future when Galilee of the Gentiles, which lies along the road that runs between the Jordan and the sea, will be filled with glory.

[b] The people who walk in darkness
will see a great light.
For those who live in a land of deep darkness,[c]
a light will shine.
You will enlarge the nation of Israel,
and its people will rejoice.
They will rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest
and like warriors dividing the plunder.
For you will break the yoke of their slavery
and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders.
You will break the oppressor’s rod,
just as you did when you destroyed the army of Midian.
The boots of the warrior
and the uniforms bloodstained by war
will all be burned.
They will be fuel for the fire.

For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor,[d] Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His government and its peace
will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David
for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
will make this happen!

Frost On the Pumpkin

Sunday Morning Inspiration

The Wisdom of God

Frost On the Pumpkin

Frost On the Pumpkin

18 The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. 19 As the Scriptures say,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise
and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”[e]

20 So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. 21 Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. 22 It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. 23 So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense.

24 But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles,[f] Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.

26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy[g] when God called you. 27 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 28 God chose things despised by the world,[h] things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. 29 As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.

30 God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. 31 Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.”[i]