aiming for a quiet life...

here is where i collect my thoughts and count my blessings.

Monday, September 26, 2011

something to ponder

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Faith after Surrender

I am currently reading The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith.  This line stood out to me tonight...still need to meditate on it to fully hear what it is saying to me.  

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

saying yes to God

We proclaim Him,
admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, 
so that we may present everyone
fully mature in Christ.
Colossians 1:28

Each week I research commentaries, read various versions of the same passage and type up notes so that I can prepare a lesson for the Women's Bible study at our little church.

 Some weeks I also have a  message to prepare for the Sunday service...once a month I get asked to fill the pulpit.

Time spent in study is rewarding yet arduous.

There are days when I want to give up.

However, my desire to understand it better so I can admonish and teach overcomes me and I give in to going on.  

Taking a deep breath and whispering a quick "help me, Lord, to comprehend" I trudge on.

Trusting.  Knowing.  Believing.  It will be worth it.  It is worth it.

I am learning.  I am growing...


He is proclaimed.