Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share

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Happy Monday!  This will be a quick post with a couple of miscellaneous NEW things I’ve noticed lately…then on to tackle the very long to-do list!  You understand, right?!?

1)  I have never heard of BeeSting cake.  Have you???  I first learned about it HERE, and HERE’s the recipe.

2) I’ve never heard of Sprite before (other than the soft drink). Apparently, it is something in the night sky that looks like a gigantic, glowing jellyfish many times the size of Mount Everest.

That’s it…that’s all for today.  Have a perfect day and do or learn something NEW!

 

a NEW photo of my week and a short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!  We spent last weekend in beautiful Monterey, California and I have a few pics to share in the next few days. I’ll start with this slower shutter speed photo of rocks, waves and seaweed.  It was great to relax and take walks on the beach with my hubby and enjoy the fresh ocean breezes.

Keeping with the ocean theme, here’s today’s short Sunday sermon:

Why We Need Anchors

The purpose of an anchor is to keep a ship safe and secure at a desired location or to help control the ship during bad weather. However, to accomplish these vital purposes, just having an anchor is not enough. The anchor must be solid, dependable, and used properly at the right time and place.

Individuals and families need anchors as well.

Adversity can come as a great storm to blow us off course and threaten to cast us against the rocks. But sometimes we are also in danger when everything appears to be safe—the winds soft and the waters smooth. In fact, we can be in the greatest danger when we are drifting and movement is so slight that we scarcely notice it.

Read the rest of THIS TERRIFIC ARTICLE to see how the Gospel of Jesus Christ can be our anchor.  Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!

 

a NEW photo of my week and a short Sunday sermon

lavender Happy Sunday!  I’m still lovin’ the Spring flowers everywhere!  Beautiful color makes for good photo shoots. For today’s short sermon, I hope you enjoy one of my favorite stories from one of my favorite leaders:  Bearing Our Burdens with Hope.  It’s about getting stuck in the snow.  I’ve been there – done that! :o)  Maybe I like this story so much, because I can relate, but it’s also about a really great lesson. Have a great day!  Do something NEW!

PERSPECTIVE: Life Depends on How You Look at Things!

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SO Cool!!!

Originally posted on Learn More Every Day:

Any dictionary would give two basic definitions for the noun, perspective:

1.  The representation in a drawing of parallel lines converging to give the illusion of depth and distance.

and

2.  The human capacity to view things in such a way as to see relationships and relative importance.

Those definitions are accurate but do little to explore the importance of perspective in day-to-day living.  They do share the idea of illusion, suggesting that what we see can change depending on lots of things:  our line of sight, expectations and assumptions, past experiences, other people’s views and input, ongoing events, and hundreds of other little things.

Perspective encourages us to look beyond ourselves, see things from other points of view and recognize the varying importance or significance of something.  Perspective says to throw assumptions and common expectations out the window, to look for something new and different. Perspective helps…

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Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share

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Happy Monday!  I was thrilled when my friend told me she knew the trail where these  wild poppies grow, and took me there many months ago.  When I went again last week, there were a lot of buds not yet in bloom, so I plan to go out again.  I’ll keep you updated!

This is my mantra for this week: “Blessed are those who have the ability to laugh at themselves, they will never cease to be amused!!!”  Oh man!  Was I ever amused this week!  I’d tell you about it, but really, I should have been on candid camera, cuz it was ridiculous!  (Just use your imagination).

Speaking of laughing…don’t you just love that you can pin all the really funny stuff on Pinterest  and have a customized, exactly-your- sort-of-humor, laugh-fest any time you want to go re-read all your pins?  It’s a wonderful thing!  Here’s a few of mine:

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Have a great day!  I hope you have a NEW laugh or two.

 

a NEW photo from this week and a short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!  And can someone please tell me where the month of May has gone???  I checked and I posted 3 times in May…(this one makes 4)!  Wowza, what a slacker I am. I’ll try to do better.  Nevertheless, here’s the short Sunday sermon:

I recently listened to His Hands and loved it (as well as the really great videography that went with it!).  Check it out!

Lyrics to His Hands by Kenneth Cope

his hands
tools of creation
stronger than nations
power without end
and yet through them we find our truest friend
his hands
sermons of kindness
healing men’s blindness
halting years of pain
children waiting to be held again

his hands would serve his whole life through
showing man what hands might do
giving, ever giving, endlessly
each day was filled with selflessness
and i’ll not rest until i make of my hands what they could be
’til these hands become like those from galilee

his hands
lifting a leper
warming a beggar
calling back the dead
breaking bread, five thousand fed
his hands
hushing contention
pointing to heaven
ever free of sin
then bidding man to follow him

his hands would serve his whole life through
showing man what hands might do
giving, ever giving, endlessly
each day was filled with selflessness
and i’ll not rest until i make of my hands what they could be
’til these hands become like those from galilee

his hands
clasped in agony
as he he lay pleading, bleeding in the garden
while just moments away
other hands betray him
out of greed, shameful greed
and then his hands
are trembling
straining to carry the beam that they’ll be nailed to
as he stumbles through the streets
heading for the hill on which he’d die
he would die
they take his hands, his mighty hands, those gentle hands
and then they pierce them, they pierce them
he lets them, because of love
from birth to death was selflessness
and clearly now i see him with his hands
calling to me
and though i’m not yet as i would be
he has shown me how i could be
i will make my hands like those from galilee (Source)

Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!