Saturday, March 27, 2010

THEN SINGS MY SOUL SATURDAY & SPIRITUAL SUNDAY

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Gethsemane

Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane , and saith unto his disciples , Sit ye here , while I go pray yonder.And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee ,and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful even unto death:tarry ye here , and watch with me . And he went a little farther , and fell on his face ,and prayed ,saying, O my Father , if it be possible let this cup pass from me , nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. Matt. 26 :36 -39

We need to pay attention to the prayer that our Lord is praying here. "This cup" evidently represents His cross, and the contents are the sins of the whole world . More than the death itself and the terrible suffering of crucifixion is something else that we do not see to realize . It is this :Jesus,holy harmless, and separate from sinners,was made sin for us . There on the cross the sin of humanity was put on Him ---not in some forensic or academic manner, but in reality. We cannot even imagine the horror He felt when that sin was placed upon Him . It was a horrendous experience for this One who was holy .Notice that He was not asking to escape the cross, but He was praying that God's will be done . It is impossible for you and me to enter into the full significance of Gethsemane , but I think it was there that he won the victory of Calvary. Undoubtedly , he was tempted by Satan in Gethsemane as truly as he was in the wilderness. Notice verse 42 : "He went away again the second time , and prayed , saying , O Father , if this cup may not pass away from me , except I drink it , thy will be done . " He was accepting it . To say say our Lord was trying to avoid going to the cross,is not exactly true . In His humanity he felt a repugnance and the awful horror of having the sins of the world placed on Himself, and he recoiled a moment from it . But He committed himself to to the Father"s will.
Commentary By : Dr. J. Vernon McGee

I love this poem by Amy Carmichael

No Scar?

Hast thou no scar?
No hidden scar on foot, or side, or hand?
I hear thee sung as mighty in the land;
I hear them hail thy bright, ascendant star.
Hast thou no scar?

Hast thou no wound?
Yet I was wounded by the archers; spent,
Leaned Me against a tree to die; and rent
By ravening beasts that compassed Me, I swooned.
Hast thou no wound?

No wound? No scar?
Yet, as the Master shall the servant be,
And pierc├Ęd are the feet that follow Me.
But thine are whole; can he have followed far
Who hast no wound or scar?


Here is Keith Green singing , There is a Redeemer !





Have a Blessed day !
~Myrna

Friday, March 26, 2010

SHOW & TELL ,LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL !

I am joining Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home , to visit Cindy's wonderful Blog & others who are sharing today click HERE.

On Wednesday This Adorable little package arrived in my mail from Jackie at ONCE UPON A FAIRYLAND .Every month so far this year she has had a different themed interactive story on her blog in which you can play along with the story & win prizes.I won third place in one of her game shows give aways at THE CALICO CONSIGNMENT SHOPPE,which is being featured this month.


The package contained a wonderful whimsical gift certificate to the Poodle Dog Diner , & the cutest little Black Poodle Dog tucked away in a sweet heart-shaped box.Love & Thanks to Jackie who has become a sweet blogging friend . To visit her fascinating blog click HERE.

Blessings,
~Myrna

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

OUTDOOR &WORD FILLED WEDNESDAY

OUTDOOR & WORD FILLED WEDNESDAY
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For he will give you into the care of his angels to keep you wherever you go.Psalm 91:11

Blessings,
~Myrna

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

RUBY TUESDAY & REDNESDAY


RUBY TUESDAY & REDNESDAY
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My first Red is the Bible in this wonderful Give-Away I won from Crystal at In the Wings .When I opened her package yesterday it was a such a Blessing !Thanks so Much Crystal!You can visit her awesome Blog Here!


Next, another party pic from the weekend , the Red Balloon amongst the pink ones held by my grandniece Ava.

I also included the Red Balloons from this ceiling corral of balloons in the Dollar Tree , I snapped the other day.

Finally , the Red Tights in this pic of my niece Cissy, dressed as a Twister Game taken at the weekend Costume Birthday Party I attended .




I hope my Reds have made you smile today ! 8^) Thanks so much for stopping by, I love your visits !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Monday, March 22, 2010

BLUE MONDAY

My blues for this Blue Monday are from my Granddaughter Jasmine's 12th Birthday Costume Party I attended over the weekend. For other Blue Pics & to visit our wonderful Host click HERE.


First, the Blue in this Birthday Cake Inflatable.
Next, here is Jasmine & I. I am dressed as a Fairy, She is dressed as a Blue Sea Princess.


Here are the Blue Jeans on this adorable little Cow Girl .
Finally , Did you spot the Carolina Blue Basketball Player in the back of this party kid's group?

Thanks for stopping by for my Blue Monday Pics . I'm always happy for you to come !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Sunday, March 21, 2010

SPIRITUAL SUNDAY&THEN SINGS MY SOUL SATURDAY

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........They cast their garments upon the colt, and they put Jesus thereon.And as he went ,they spread their clothes in the way.And when he was come nigh ,even now at the descent of the Mount of Olives , the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all his mighty works that they had seen;Saying , Blessed be the King that comes in the name of the Lord :peace in heaven, and glory in the highest . And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him,Master rebuke thy disciples . And He answered unto them, I tell you that,if these should hold their peace , the stones should immediately cry out . Luke 19 35-40


This Bible commentary is By Dr. J Vernon McGhee.


The crowd did not know the the full significance of this action.A few days later the crowd cried"Crucify Him "Even the disciples did not know the significance until later : "these things understood not his disciples at the first:but when Jesus was glorified , then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him ."(John 12"16)
This episode of coming into Jerusalem as the Lord Jesus Christ did ,was bound to incite the Roman rulers to act because of two things . First, He accepted the reverence and loyalty of these followers. In the second place, he did not silence them .
The Lord Jesus Christ recognized that eternal and significant issues were at stake and that to rebuke His followers would force the silent stones to cry out . In, fact they were crying out ,for when Nehemiah had rebuilt the walls and gates of the city, there was a message in the stones . Those very stones and walls were proclaiming the gospel message,and the gates were fairly shouting ,"Lift up your heads, O ye gates , and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors and the King of Glory shall come in "( Ps24:7 ).
It should be remembered that the so-called triumphal entry ended at the cross.Christ will come the second time in triumph.Hebrews 9:28says, "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many;and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation . "The second time the Lord will come to this earth, His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives. (see Zech 14:4)Then the Lord will enter Jerusalem . His true Triumphal Entry will be at His second coming.His first entry into Jerusalem took him to the cross to die for our sins. By His death and resurrection ,Salvation is offered unto us .

I also have Big Daddy Weave singing :Every time I Breathe . This has blessed me this past week.


Have a Blessed week!
~Myrna

Friday, March 19, 2010

Give Away at Queen of the Castle Recipes

This Great mixer is being given away at Queen of the Castle Recipes !



Click here to visit Lynn's Blog & find out how to enter her Fabulous Give -Away .

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WORD FILLED WEDNESDAY

Word Filled Wednesday
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Happy St Patrick's Day ! It has been said that he used the shamrock as an aid in teaching about the Holy Trinity while He was a missionary in Ireland.




Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28.1

Have a Blessed Day!
~Myrna

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

RUBY TUESDAY & REDNESDAY

RUBY TUESDAY & REDNESDAY
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My Red for today is the Red in these Spring Red & Yellow tulips on sale at Trader Joes .




Hey, look what did Spring up in my home: Red & Yellow tulips . 8^)
I hope you enjoyed my Spring Reds! Thanks for stopping by !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Monday, March 15, 2010

INSPIRING VIDEO

A very inspiring video .



Blessings,
Myrna

BLUE MONDAY

During the weekend I visited Wally World & snapped these Monday Blues that show the coming of the Easter Bunny is near . To visit our wonderful Hostess & to see other Monday Blues , click HERE.


Here are the Blue Buckets in this stack of Easter Buckets .



And the Blue Grass amongst the other array of grass colors.

Finally the Blue Eggs in this colorful packaged Egg Display .

Thank you so much for joining me this Blue Monday for my Easter Blues . Please come again ! 8^)
Blessings,
~Myrna

Saturday, March 13, 2010

SPIRITUAL SUNDAY & THEN SINGS MY SOUL SATURDAY

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" Because I live , Ye shall live also. " John 14:19


Today, I have a devotion by Watchman Nee.

God has given to us his son to be our life as well as our substitute on the cross. To understand this ,we must first be clear on what life is . When someone who is difficult calls on you, you know at once the situation requires you to be patient, but whence does your patience originate ? To supply it , you know you must draw from your very life . Often to be patient , you must call forth the very best that is in you . You know this all too well. Or let us suppose you have a big task ahead, and you feel you should be diligent and not be slothful. To be diligent ,too, calls you to put forth all your energies. Or again , someone is in trouble and you know you should show them love and helpfulness. But where does your power to help come from ? It is your life, your nature , that causes you to love . The drain upon you is immense as again and again you exercise your very life to meet outside demands . And here is the wonderful thing : God has given Christ, with the purpose that He should be to you , your Life.



Here is a graphic poem by Amy Carmichael on the subject of Christ our Life .

DUST AND FLAME

But I have seen a fiery flame
Take to his pure and burning heart
Mere dust of earth ,to it impart
His virtue, till that dust became
Transparent loveliness of flame.

O Fire of God , Thou fervent Flame
Thy dust of earth in Thee would fall,
and be lost beyond recall.
Transformed by Thee, its very name
Forgotten in Thine own, O Flame .


Here is Brian Littrell singing In Christ Alone




Wednesday, March 10, 2010

OUTDOOR &WORD FILLED WEDNESDAY

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Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Blessings,
Myrna

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

RUBY TUESDAY & REDNESDAY

RUBY TUESDAY & REDNESDAY
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My Reds today are from my recent shopping trip to the Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, NC.

First , I have the Red Bows on all these cute Hello Kitties .

As ,I walked by this display case , the Red Shades caught my eye.

Finally,I lingered for a minute as I looked at the Red Ribbons on these Lindt Chocolate Easter Bunnies .

I hope you have enjoyed these Red Mall Pics !I always enjoy your visit ! ;~)
Blessings,
~Myrna

Monday, March 8, 2010

BLUE MONDAY

My Monday Blues are scenes from shopping & a movie last week .To visit our Hostess Sally & other Monday Blues click HERE.

First the blues in the Marquee Movie Lobby.


Next , the blue labels on these Gumballs as I passed a candy shop.

Finally , Donald Duck's blue sailor suit as he caught my eye from this Disney Store window display.

I hope you enjoyed my Monday Blues. Thanks so much for stopping by today ! ;~)
Blessings,
~Myrna

Saturday, March 6, 2010

SPIRITUAL SUNDAY&THEN SINGS MY SOUL SATURDAY

SPIRITUAL SUNDAY & THEN SINGS MY SOUL SATURDAY
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It is no longer I that live , but Christ livest in me.Galatians 2:20


Today's devotion is by Watchman Nee.

God has not constituted Christ our Example to be copied . He is not giving us his strength to help us imitate Christ .He has not even planted Christ within us to help to be Christ like. Galatians 2:20 is not our standard for record breaking endeavor.It is not a high aim to be aspired through long seeking and patient progress. No,it is not God's aim at all, but God's method.
When Paul says , " Christ liveth in me "he is showing us the life that gives God satisfaction in the believer, and there is no substitute. "Not I, but Christ, means Christ instead of me .When Paul uses these words ,he is not claiming to have attained something his readers have not reached to. He is defining the Christian life. The Christian life is the Christ-Life. God gives Christ to become my life and to live his life in me.


I also have In Christ Alone by Newsboys . I love this song.




I pray you have a Blessed week!
~Myrna

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

RUBY TUESDAY & REDNESDAY

Ruby Tuesday & Rednesday
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I am patiently waiting for Spring. Today I have Red tulips ,A little preview of Spring !








I hope you have a lovely day, Thanks so much for dropping by!
;~)
Blessings,
~Myrna

Monday, March 1, 2010

BLUE MONDAY

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Happy Blue Monday ! Happy March ! Spring is on it's way !
Today I am sharing the blue in this beautiful Cinderella Doll. She was a gift on a birthday. I love all the Disney princesses!






Thanks so much for spending a little bit of your Monday visiting me ! Please remember to pray for our Hostess Sally, she is having some outpatient surgery on Tuesday.
Blessings,
~Myrna

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