Peekers and Seekers

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What Is Yom Kippur?

Ever wonder what Yom Kippur...The Day of all about? Jews have celebrated (and mourned?) this day for thousands of years. This 4 min. film explains it all.
As a believer in Jeshua, I celebrate this day often, although I should be doing it EVERYDAY!
I imagine scenes of ATONEMENT with God (at-one-ment-with-Him) as me walking alongside Him, arms linked, heads together sharing personal conversation, laughing together at times, crying at others. As one in mind, body and soul...agreeing on all things. And when He points to my sins, I immediately agree! When He commends me for actions on His behalf, I humbly listen. We are kindred spirits that will be joined, perhaps sooner rather than later. (sweet 4 min. film)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Who will strike the match?

The whole world has probably heard about the small church in Gainesville with the determined leader.  Is he a pastor?  Not like any I've known, but I haven't seen his degree.
That's too bad...that we've been 'force-fed' too much about him.  I'd choose to hear from dedicated, true to the Word pastors, doing a super job for the Lord...or dedicated missionaries...or Christian teachers...or
Hey, what about hearing more about what the Lord Jesus has done and plans to do?  This messy business has taken our eyes off Him and besmirched the witness of believers around the entire world.  We will be known by our love, not our predjudices.  The following is part of a quote from a blog I found:
Though I should not be, I am astonished that a 50-person church has gained more attention than any 5,000-person church could by living out the gospel everyday. Christ’s blood shed on the Cross in Jerusalem is eternally scandalous news that is overshadowed today by the scandalous news of Qurans burned by 50 people in Gainesville. [...] from:

"See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy ad empty deceit, according to human tradition,...and not according to Christ."  Col. 2:8

Thursday, September 9, 2010

witches, 'n goblins, oh my!

The closest I've come to a witch in my adult life (that I know of) was about 14 years ago when I worked in a stationery shop.  A co-worker, male, early twenties, learned I was a seasoned baker (seasoned: aging quickly, leaning slowly).  He asked if I would bake a lovely pumpkin pie for him to tote to a Halloween 'function' he would be attending.  The holiday was approaching and he planned to bring the pie to the gathering of his like-minded friends (like-minded: witches and warlocks gathering in Ashville, NC suburbs, (suburbs: wooded area). 
I had too much 'on my plate' as it was, and declined politely.  I had NO idea what the function was OR that he was one of the afore-mentioned persons.  If I had known from the onset, I still would have declined politely, but SUPER QUICKLY!
I was reminded of this 'dark' character when I read an article this morning about the WITCHES of Romania, and their economic struggles.
"(2)Lawmakers ...of the ruling Democratic Liberal Party drafted a law where witches and fortune tellers would have to produce receipts, and would also be held liable for wrong predictions, a measure which was part of the government's drive to increase revenue.

Romania's Senate voted down the proposal Tuesday. ....the lawmakers were frightened of being cursed."
It seems our nation's lawmakers deal with citizens some would call 'witches and fortune tellers', and I'm SO thankful the Lord didn't give ME that role (lawmaker).  So, as Halloween approaches, I caution you:  think twice if asked to bake a pumpkin pie for unfamiliar gatherings.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Lord surprised me with this UTUBE gifting just now...and I'm not keeping all the joy to myself.  Listen and smile:

Abby - Psalm 23

Thursday, September 2, 2010

recycle to make a little bag

My grandson had the neatest little waterproof bag with zipper that they bought for $1 at Target...neat idea.  So, of course, I had to copy.
I used a 28 oz. bag left from frozen potatoes. 

Wipe out if necessary, cut in two even halfs...can't just fold in half or the one side will be upside down.  Cut straight across the middle, through both thicknesses at once.

Next, I went to JoAnn's and bought a 12" zipper for $2.00...I picked one with metal teeth instead of poly; I probably could have gotten a 9", but I would cut off excess anyway, so it depends on the size of bag.  I enjoy putting in zippers, so that was no problem.

Please let me know if there's a place with cheaper zippers?
The bag is completely double and this is how the inside looks:

After sewing in the zipper, I sewed up the sides, then bottom lastly.  And, WALLAH!

Turned out GREAT...except one thing:  mine cost exactly double what my grandson's did...his was only a $1 and already made. Hmmmmm....
I give free lessons if you need help with yours.
....She likes to work with her hands.  Proverbs 31:13b

from faith to faith

Romans 1:16, 17
The gospel is the power (dunamis=dynamite) of God to deliver salvation to me...for in it, the gospel, God's righteousness was revealed to me....from faith to faith.  Before that certain day, I had no conception of God or His character.
The event of my first step of faith, I stepped into the beautiful garden of God's world and each step through the garden increased my trust in Him.  I see it like hopping from one stepping stone to the next...from faith to faith.
Have you walked through His garden during your life?  You'll find it's a precious walk.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

more about the changing Church...

I'm concerned for the's getting 'slim' without Weight Watchers.  This video that follows warns us of the drought of the Word today...and why.