Guidelines for the New Year

It has been a pleasant, soul-feeding day; not to mention the body feeding as well.  Oven fried pork chops, black-eyed peas, cabbage, turnip greens, cornbread and for some sweet tea; for yours truly unsweetened and I have actually grown to prefer it — most of the time.  And with a quick ‘have a little talk with JESUS’ prayer I resisted the urge for Dunkin Donuts this evening.

Speaking of ‘have a little talk with JESUS’ praying, I am determined to do more of that this year as evidenced by this evening – It works!

My Little Girl has a great guideline for the New Year. She posted it to Facebook; I’m borrowing it.

2014 is going to be a great year! Live a life of joy every day!! — feeling hopeful.

And she is smart enough to know that every day is not going to lend its self to happiness; but she is also wise enough to know we can CHOOSE to retain the JOY of the LORD.

John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

via John 15:11 KJV;CJB – These things have I spoken unto you, – Bible Gateway.

We have covenanted to remind one another.  🙂

By the way, did you know the word JOY is referenced in KJV 187 times? Click HERE and take a look.

Some pots and pans are calling. Happy Day 2 of 2014!!

Kathie

Early Rising

Well, y’all getting somewhere on time is easy! 🙂 when your hubby sets the alarm and inadvertently also resets the clock! But you know what is a pleasant surprise? I’m up WAY earlier than my norm, I feel just as good, perhaps even better! hum???

One more day folks to accomplish all the 2013 stuff! 2014 is moving up fast!!

I have one more book to finish reading to reach my goal of 12 books read in 2013 (In addition to Scripture and Sunday School prep and blogging and etc.) Not bad I think; but my goal for 2014 is 24. Perhaps ambitious but hey I might make it!

John 16:

33 “I have said these things to you so that, united with me, you may have shalom. In the world, you have tsuris. But be brave! I have conquered the world!”

via John 16:33 KJV;CJB – These things I have spoken unto you, – Bible Gateway.

Be Brave!

That’s a good Word for us to end 2013 and begin 2014.

Be Brave!

Be Brave because HE has conquered sin and death for us!

ABBA, thank You. Thank You ADONAI YESHUA that we can be brave because You live! Thank You, HOLY SPIRIT for infusing us with strength, courage, hope, faith and love.

Blessings my Friends,

Kathie

Happy Day!

Well, the years have clicked away and I have arrived at that milepost in time! I’m officially a senior citizen! But I don’t feel like one! I am reminded of Joshua. I like what he said and while I can’t truthfully say it, I’d like to keep working on it. 🙂

11 but I am as strong today as on the day Moshe sent me — I’m as strong now as I was then, whether for war or simply for going here and there.

via Joshua 14 KJV;CJB – And these are the countries which the – Bible Gateway.

My hubby is giving me a GREAT gift for my birthday – his time! He is taking the day off to spend with me and I am thrilled to squealing out loud when he told me. I am blessed beyond! And grateful!

One thing I greatly miss though: my Momma and I used to race to see who could call the other one first. If I was first I would congratulate her for being my Momma and she would wish me a happy happy birthday. Someday we’ll have a heavenly party!

Friends, even if it is not your birthday, make this day count!

James 4:13-15 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such-and-such a city, stay there a year trading and make a profit”! 14 You don’t even know if you will be alive tomorrow! For all you are is a mist that appears for a little while and then disappears. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If Adonai wants it to happen, we will live” to do this or that.

via James 4:13-15 KJV;CJB – Go to now, ye that say, To day or to – Bible Gateway.

21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

via Philippians 1:20-22 KJV;CJB – According to my earnest expectation and – Bible Gateway.

Joyous Celebrating of the Savior’s Birth!
Kathie

Let and Let Not

I picked up John 14 to read this morning, preliminary preparation for Sunday, and I am stopped at the first five words.

“Don’t let yourselves be disturbed.

via John 14 KJV;CJB – Let not your heart be troubled: ye – Bible Gateway.

As you may know this is Yeshua speaking to His Disciples and obviously He is speaking to me and I hope to you this morning. I suppose I could see this as a choice; I can choose to let not that or this disturb me and I am certain that is true. There must be a choice because I have done both – Let and Let Not. And having a choice theology feels good; we like that free will thing. Free to Choose.

But for the Disciples and for me this morning I am sensing more. I think I hear a Loving Command here. As in you are My Disciple so don’t let yourself be disturbed by this and that because I AM here with you.

I like choice. But I think I like this command more. It’s personal. It’s the Voice of the Savior speaking to one of His Own.

Perhaps you’d like to listen and see if you hear a loving command beyond a choice.

Joyous Celebrating of the Savior’s Birth!
Kathie