Archive for September 2007

Get Out of That Pit   9 comments

 

I just finished Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore.  I must confess that this is the first book I have read by Beth Moore.  She has a way with words and stories that drive a point home.  I enjoy her writing style. (Forget the fact that I also really like her hairstyle and will be asking my hairdresser/great friend if it would work for me! What do ya think Christi?)

This book is exactly what the subtitle says it is:  Straight Talk about God’s Deliverance.  I found the book to be refreshing, encouraging and down right in your face about tough issues.  She speaks truth and doesn’t apologize for it.  She doesn’t mix punches, so be prepared.  She uses lots of scripture – Love it!  She uses examples from her own life, which give her the credibility and permission, in my opinion, to “testify” and share a scriptural solution for pit dwellers (myself included).

Its like any addiction or affliction, if you are at a place where you want victory in your life, this book will help you and will encourage you.  If not, you will find something to dislike about this book.  Keep it on your shelf until your ready!

Beth Moore truly loves the Word of God and it excites her.  I want to be that excited about the Word of God.

I had so many favorite quotes from this book and it is really hard just to choose one.  So, I am choosing a quote that I think is the heart of why Beth wrote this book:

“Every one of us who authentically calls Jesus Lord has the right and power to be victorious.”

Can I get an AMEN!

Posted September 30, 2007 by Lana G! in Book Review, Books, Challenge, Faith, Life

Hymn for Sunday -Give Me the Bible   5 comments

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Give Me the Bible

Give me the Bible, star of gladness gleaming,
To cheer the wand’rer lone and tempest tossed;
No storm can hide that radiance peaceful beaming,
Since Jesus came to seek and save the lost.

Refrain

Give me the Bible, holy message shining;
Thy light shall guide me in the narrow way;
Precept and promise, law and love combining,
Till night shall vanish in eternal day.

Give me the Bible, when my heart is broken,
When sin and grief have filled my soul with fear;
Give me the precious words by Jesus spoken,
Hold up faith’s lamp to show my Savior near.

Refrain

Give me the Bible, all my steps enlighten,
Teach me the danger of these realms below;
That lamp of safety o’er the gloom shall brighten,
That light alone the path of peace can show.

Refrain

Give me the Bible, lamp of life immortal,
Hold up that splendor by the open grave;
Show me the light from Heaven’s shining portal,
Show me the glory gilding Jordan’s wave.

Refrain

Priscilla Jane Owens
1829-1907

Posted September 30, 2007 by Lana G! in Bible, Hymns, Lyrics, Music, Worship

Reading Time   3 comments

Its drizzling here in WA.  I’m heading to my reading chair…

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Posted September 29, 2007 by Lana G! in Reading, Relaxation, Saturday

What Season Are You?   4 comments

Saw this meme over at Lisa Writes and at my sister’s Happy Wonderer and decided to play along:


You Belong in Spring


Optimistic, lively, and almost always happy with the world…You can truly appreciate the blooming nature of spring.

Whether you’re planting flowers or dyeing Easter eggs, spring is definitely your season!

What Season Are You?

I would have to agree with this assessment 100%

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Posted September 29, 2007 by Lana G! in Blog, Entertainment, Spring

Peace Like A River   5 comments

I just finished it! Marvelous. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  The author has a way of drawing you into the story, so much so, that you feel like you are sitting along side each character.  You can see what they see; taste what they taste; and most definitely feel what they feel. 

Being that Ruben, the main character of this book, narrates the story, makes this book a success.  You laugh, cry, and feel awe inspired.  You feel the hair rise in terror on your neck.  You are thankful for every breath you are able to take!

My favorite character:  Swede!  I love her spunk and the way she writes!  She always had words!

Favorite quotes: 

“Here was the whole dizzying sky bowled up over us.  We were inside the sky.  It didn’t make the stars any closer, only clearer… Swede should’ve been there, she’d have had words.  She’d have know that orange to be volcanic or forgestruck or a pinprick between our blackened world and one the color of sunsets.  I thought of God making it all, picking up handfuls of whatever material…rolling it in His fingers like nubby wheat. The picture I had was of God taking these rough pellets by the handful and casting them gently, like a man planting.” (Page 224-225)

“Fair is whatever God wants to do.” (Page 294)

Run to your bookstore and pick this book up today! 

 

Posted September 28, 2007 by Lana G! in Book Review, Books, Challenge, Reading

Photo Hunters – Original   36 comments

PhotoHunters 

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An Original Cloud Formation

I think Casper is still around!

Posted September 28, 2007 by Lana G! in Photo, Photo Hunters, Photography

Waiting…   4 comments

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Going through a serious time of waiting on God right now.  In the midst of this waiting, I received an e-mail from my brother and he shared a quote that reached out and grabbed me.  He was not sure who the author of the quote was; he thought it might be Paul Tripp.  Here’s the quote:

“Waiting on God isn’t about the suspension of meaning and purpose. It’s part of the meaning and purpose that God has brought into my life. Waiting on God isn’t to be viewed as an obstruction in the way of the plan. Waiting is an essential part of the plan. For the child of God, waiting isn’t simply about what I’ll receive at the end of my wait. No, waiting is much more purposeful, efficient, and practical than that. Waiting is fundamentally about what I’ll become as I wait. God is using the wait to do in and through me exactly what He’s promised. Through the wait He’s changing me. By means of the wait He’s altering the fabric of my thoughts and desires. Through the wait He’s causing me to see and experience new things about Him and His kingdom. And all of this sharpens me, enabling me to be a more useful tool in His redemptive hands.”

Micah 7:7 But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

Posted September 28, 2007 by Lana G! in God, hope, Life, Photo, Quotes, Wilderness Wandering