Sunday Morning Thoughts

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I hope you are having a nice Sunday morning. Its cooled off a tiny bit. I walked outside and I could smell that smell that I always connect with school starting. I have been reading Streams in the Desert for years and years. I think it was the very first devotional I bought when I became a Christian. I am so glad I did because it became a part of who I am today. I became acquainted with teachers that have been gone hundreds of years if not more. Some I wish I knew more about like Annie Johnson Flint. I love her poetry.

IMG_1547.JPG On August fifth each year my favorite thing to read is this poem by dear Miss Annie. (I call her that in my mind.)

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,

He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;

To added afflictions He addeth His mercies,

To , multiplied  trials His multiplied peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,

When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,

When we reach the end of our hoarded resources

Our Father’s full giving is only begun.

His love has no limit. His grace has no measure;

His power no boundary known unto men;

For out of His infinite riches in Jesus

He giveth and giveth and giveth again.

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A long time ago, I made that into wall hanging with counted cross stitch and it has hung in my house for years and years. It still means that much to me, except now, I know so much more that these words are full of truth.

I started a Bible Study this week by Jennifer Rothchild. It is on Psalm 23. We started with one verse. “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” Nine words. Those nine words have made me think and ponder all week. At different times different thoughts will come in, like “I will not want.” Every time my thoughts might stray to something I don’t need,

that will come in like a fog horn. Or The Lord is My shepherd. Not someone down the street, or anyone else, but my shepherd. Just some thoughts I wanted to get out of my head.

Have you ever noticed that about blogging? How much it helps to think out-loud?

It didn’t take me quite as long to write this post, so maybe I am finally starting to figure this out. It seems to be a very nice platform. The only thing that is hard is the operator errors that have nothing to do with the platform that is Word Press.

Have a lovely new week,

~Kim~

 

015“Never turn God’s facts in into hopes, or prayers, but simply use them as realities, and you will find them powerful as you believe them.”

—Prebendary H.W. Webb Peploe

8 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Thoughts

  1. I always look forward to a post from you, Kim, Streams In The Desert is a favorite devotional of mine, for some reason I loaned mine. This year Dh and I are using a devotional by David Jeremiah, we really like it.
    I know you are going to enjoy the study of Psalm 23, I like the fact that ou only take a phrase at a time, to me it is so much betters we do get to meditate on the Word.

    Your hydrangeas are beautiful, I have about 7 bushes that are lush in foliage, but no blooms, please tell me how you get yours to bloom.

    I am so glad you are enjoying your new blog, I have wanted to change my format but have no idea where to start, if you have any ideas please let me know.

    So glad you have gotten a break from the heat, we are still very hot, and with all the rain, it feels like a sauna.
    Thank you for all your sweet comments and prayers.
    Have a blessed evening.
    Sue

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  2. Hi Kim! I found Psalm 23 written out in one of my old journals so I stuck it to the fridge. The teachers here have to go back tomorrow. Thank you, Jesus, that I don’t.

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  3. That poem by miss Annie, as you call her 🙂 has been made into a hymn. Did you ever hear it? It’s definitely an older hymn that I hardly hear any more, but it’s quite pretty!

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  4. Beautiful post.
    Love your thoughts, adore your gorgeous flowers, and I think your quiet porch looks so peaceful and inviting!
    I think I have linked this blog to my blogroll, and if I didn’t, let me know and I’ll fix it right away 🙂

    Have a lovely rest of your weekend.
    {{hugs}}
    ~K.

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  5. Your hydrangeas look well cared-for. Mine are in pots, so they are forever getting too dry. Do you work at getting the colors you want? I recently bought some acid-lovers’ plant food, hoping to get more blue color, but have I opened the package? No.

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  6. Have you thought of putting a link to your new blog at the top of your old, in a box at the sidebar, perhaps? I think there are people who still check in there first, and then they come to my blog sometimes, and when I follow the link back to read yours, I am at your *old* blog, and I wish for an easy way to get to this one, but the names aren’t quite the same, so it’s hard for my old brain… And maybe that will help you get more traffic to the new one generally?

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  7. I love meditating on Psalm 23. There’s a lot of meaning there. I also appreciate the poem. I know I’ve read it before and it really rings true to me too. Beautiful flowers at your place. I’d love to sit on that porch with you and talk.

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