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Friday, November 3, 2017

Inspired by . . . Life thru My Lens 44:52

We now return to regularly scheduled blogging . . . 

For many of you, the month of October is either Fall or Spring. Here is south Texas, October is summer's swan song.

This year, except for one brief cold snap, was no exception.

While I was busy here on the blog giving you my best of the Psalms, October was giving us butterflies. More butterflies than I saw all summer long!

Black Swallowtail

Gulf Fritillary

Monarch - female

Monarch - male

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

And now, finally, Fall is beginning to make an appearance.

Sadly, the hummingbirds are gone.

But others, like the (elusive) Meadow Lark and this pretty Song Sparrow, are making their migratory and winter appearances.

The bucks are back in town for the annual rut.

And the cottonwood tree in our front yard has dressed itself for the season.

What are you seeing through your lens this week?


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Inspired by . . . Sing to Jesus: Day 31

Finishing up the #write31day challenge today! You can find the entire series here.

Today's Reading:

Psalm 119

Today's Offering:

Day 31 - we made it! Thank you for your faithful following! I know you were blessed in your reading of the Psalms this month and I pray you were also blessed by the offerings here.

We're tackling Psalm 119 today. I hope you have time to sit with these verses. There are many hidden gems of comfort and pearls of wisdom to be uncovered!

In my Bible, Psalm 119 covers four full pages and part of two others. At the top of the first full page, I have written:  Da hodie perfecte incipere, which, translated is: Give this a perfect start, or, as C.S. Lewis would say, "Grant me to make an unflawed beginning today, for I have done nothing yet."

Psalm 119 sets forth for us that 'perfect start.' More than that, it sets forth our perfect life-path.
Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light on my path; (vs 105)
The psalm begins by telling us that "Happy are those who obey His instruction, who set their heart on finding Him."

It continues on, verse after verse, extolling the joys of following God's instruction and comforting us with the truth about Him and His promises.

Teach me, show me, grant me are the prayers of the Psalmist. May they be our prayer as well.

May you be moved by the Spirit to seek Him through the daily reading of His word and prayer. In the name of Jesus, Amen.



PS For those of you who have missed it, Life thru My Lens resumes later this week!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Inspired by . . . Sing to Jesus: Day 30

Continuing the #write31day challenge  . . . you can find the entire series here.

Today's Reading:

Today's Offering:

I hope you've been with me often this month, learning to sing to Jesus. David made it a habit in his life and I hope you are learning to make it a habit in yours.
You have turned my laments into dancing; You have stripped off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that I may sing psalms to You without ceasing. Lord, my God, I shall praise You for ever. (Psalm 30:11-12)
Even the psalms of war and battle we have learned to embrace, if not for their physical truths then for their spiritual ones.

Psalm 90 is a beautiful prayer. It reminds us of our frame (vs 10) and of God's eternal essence that will be with us always. (vs 1-2)

Psalm 150 is a favorite and one easily memorized. What a blessing it would be to be able to chant or sing this psalm softly throughout our days.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Tomorrow is our last day in the psalms. We'll be tackling the longest of the Psalms, 119. I hope you'll come back to celebrate with me.
May the favour of the Lord our God be on us. Establish for us all that we do, establish it firmly.