a NEW photo of my week and short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!

I think my favorite gospel subject is faith…and of course trust is very closely related – so I loved this quote.  Perhaps it should say ‘Trust in the Lord is the key ingredient of miracles”.  I also enjoyed re-reading this conference talk by Jean A. Stevens.  The sub title is: As we develop greater faith and trust in the Lord, we can access His power to bless and deliver us.

She also quotes C. S. Lewis: “I pray because I can’t help myself. … I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God. It changes me.”  It was an excellent talk with good reminders to exercise faith.

Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!

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a NEW photo and a short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!

After our kayak trip on Kauai, we walked to this spot which apparently was a scene in Pirates of the Caribbean Fountain of Youth movie.  I think I gave up watching the Pirates movies…I loved the first one, but after that – not so much.  Maybe I’ll give them another try and see if I can spot this spot.  It was green, luscious and almost like paradise there.

So, for today’s short Sunday sermon, I’ll share a little bit of what I learned about John Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost‘.  I haven’t read the entire work…it was published in 1667 and consists of 10 books with over ten thousand lines of verse.  Yet, I understand this seventeenth century poem corroborates some doctrines of the restored gospel such as the war in heaven, the creation, the fall of man, free agency, the atonement, the mission of the Son and subsequent apostasy, and the nature of the Godhead. Go HERE for a more detailed analysis.

I enjoyed reading up on John Milton.  He was considered to be one of the greatest English poets of his time.  Apparently he was also inspired to know and understand God’s truth.  Have a terrific day!  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 simple photo and a short Sunday sermon

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Happy Sunday!   I’m really, really, REALLY late to Kim Klassen’s ‘Simple Pear’ link up.  Too late to link up…but I saw so many beautifully simple pear photos, that I was totally inspired!  I just had to find time to make it to the market for pears. :o)

I have to say I’m in love with simplicity.  Simple still-life photos are the best!  Simplicity in other areas of life is also SO important.  For my short Sunday sermon, please  watch this message:  EVEN  A CHILD CAN UNDERSTAND…because God would indeed be unjust if the gospel were accessible only to an intellectual elite.  HE keeps it simple!

Have a great week ahead!  Do or learn something NEW!