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Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Day of Gratitude.....

I know we are to be THANKful each and every day.
But, since today is set apart for thankfulness.....
I want to share just one thing that I'm very grateful for this year.

FORGIVENESS

Not only God's forgiveness of my failures and shortcomings.....
my SINS.....
but, that He also gave me the capacity to forgive.....
which is so not easy sometimes!

Without Him living in me,
I know it would be impossible.

FORGIVENESS.....
it frees up a huge place in my heart to be filled with LOVE!





Happy THANKSgiving, sweet Friends!


Breathing in Grace,




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday's Word - THANKSgiving.....



HOPE all of you have a wonderfully, awesomely blessed THANKSgiving!!!

Breathing in Grace,







Monday, November 24, 2014

Standing in the gap.....

Ezekiel 22:30
I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land.   I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.

I've had this verse of scripture on my mind for a few days,
ever since I heard it mentioned in an on-air Bible broadcast I listened to while driving.  I really don't remember what the message was about because those words "stand in the gap" keep resonating through my mind.

I wondered how many times in my life somebody has stood in the gap.....
praying for me.....
possibly keeping God from punishing me for something that I so deserved a "spanking" for!!!

I've done that for a certain someone in my own life.....
often to what seems in my eyes, to no avail!
But God.....
well, He has a better view of the picture than me.
He sees completely.....
and I just see through that "glass darkly" (I Corinthians 13:12).
I have no idea what praying for this person has done.
I only know that there is power in prayer!

One thing I do know for sure!
I'm ever so grateful that Jesus stood.....
and still stands.....
in that gap for me!!!

HOPE everybody has a Marvelous Monday!!!

Breathing in Grace,



Sunday, November 23, 2014

SONday Morning Song - I Breathe You In, God.....

Jess recently told me about this song!

WOW!!!
WOW!!!
WOW!!!

It is absolutely awesome!!!

And, did you notice the title?
How fitting, right?


Breathing in Grace,


Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Fotos....and a Recipe.....


Chef Walter cooks/bakes something each day during the 12:00 newscast on one of our local TV stations.  One day recently he made this dish and I knew it was something Pappy would eat.....
'cause he's kind of a picky eater.  
It really was delicious!

Cran-Apple Pork & Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:
1 cup applesauce
( I used 3 of the individual cups )
1 or 2 Tbs brown sugar or honey
( I used honey )
3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 to 2 1/2 lbs pork chops or cutlets
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
( I didn't use the whole berry because Pappy doesn't like it )
Salt and Pepper to taste


Directions:
Pour applesauce into 3 1/2 quart slow cooker.
Add the sweet potato slices and sprinkle or drizzle with brown sugar or honey.
Salt and pepper lightly.
Add pork and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
Spoon cranberry sauce over all.
Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.
( It was completely done at 7 hours )

The pork absolutely fell apart and was so tender.....
and good!!!

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
    Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in Him!

HOPE everybody has an awesome weekend!

Breathing in Grace,





Thursday, November 20, 2014

Is that You, God.....

Sometimes, He speaks to me in that precious, still small voice!
Other times.....
He has to hit me up side my head with a proverbial two-by-four!

I'm just so glad that HE speaks to us personally!

Do you get the feeling that He's really doing a work in my heart about this topic lately?





HOPE y'all have a Thursday full of THANKS!

Breathing in Grace, 




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday's Word - He Knows My Name.....

 I couldn't decide on a single word today because I really wanted to talk a little about how God knows us personally.  It just never ceases to amaze me how He answers prayers and walks and "talks" with us.....
how He plants His Holy Spirit in us after He prompts us to come to Him in repentance and belief and how that same Holy Spirit is there ALL.THE.TIME to guide us!!!  Oh, how that makes my heart just want to sing and lift my hands in worship to the One and Only Lord of Lords and King of Kings.....
my Savior and my Redeemer!!!

A friend shared an experience she had recently where she felt the SONday morning message was for a situation she's in on her job.....
then, the very next day she was led to a devotional about the same topic!
And, while researching the lyrics of this song,
part of it just jumped off the page and I had to send them to her because it was totally along the same train of thought!

Another blogging friend posted how there was something so simple that she wanted.....
a little black and white cow.....
and God planted it right in front of her!

Isn't that just like our precious Heavenly Father to want to give us the desires of our heart.....
even the "little" things.....
like maybe a black denim skirt....;-)

I've heard this song several times lately and it just speaks to me deep down in my soul.....
that HE knows MY name....
ME, of all people!!!

Isaiah 49:16
See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.




"He calls me chosen
Free, forgiven
Wanted, child of the King
His forever
Held and treasured
I am loved"

Breathing in Grace,



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