Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Words of Wisdom for the Weekend: "Face the Sermon on the Mount"

"But since we belong to the day,
let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love,
and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 
For God has not destined us for wrath,
but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up,
 just as you are doing."
{1 Thessalonians 5:9-11}


"Nothing but the Holy Spirit can humble us, nothing but the Holy Spirit can make us poor in spirit and make us mourn because of our sinfulness and produce in us this true, right view of self and give us this very mind of Christ Himself. But this is a serious matter. Those of us who claim to be Christian claim of necessity that we have already received the Holy Spirit. Therefore we have no excuse . . . It is not something you do and I do. It is character that is produced in us by the Spirit. It is the direct fruit of the Spirit. It is offered to us and it is possible for us all. What do we have to do? We must face this Sermon on the Mount; we must meditate upon this statement about bing meek; we must look at the examples; above all we must look at the Lord Himself. Then we must humble ourselves and confess with shame, not only the smallness of our stature, but our utter imperfection. Then we must finish with that self which is the cause of all our troubles, so that He who has bought us at such a price may come in and possess us wholly."

A Soft Gentle Voice


Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm
"These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends. Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings, the gifted Russian artist creates cozy and heartwarming photography that will leave you amazed. 
The boys in the photographs are the photographer’s sons and the animals belong to the farm she runs. “I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. I get inspired mainly by my desire to express something I feel, though I usually cannot tell exactly what that is” Shumilova explained . . ."



Five Minute Friday: Encouragement
 Over 200 women share on the word, "Encouragement" at Lisa-Jo Baker's Five Minute Friday.

Need some encouragement this weekend on this sometimes slippery road in this journey of life.










Anne of Green Gables 

Have you read these novels by a Canadian author. A favourite in our home. I still have my original set, but now all of them on Kindle for .99c!!


A Give-Away

Beth, from Simply Beth is giving away "Anything" by Jennie Allen on her Friday Randomness.  I was just given a copy of this book and I've been 'cautioned' that it can stir deep things within you. 

Come on over for your chance to win!


Titus 2 Tips {on Thursdays} 
 
This weeks tip was a practical food tip. It would be a perfect weekend to roast a chicken and make your own homemade chicken broth. If you've never made it, I have seven reasons to entice you to and I leave you with a simple recipe.
I have some great women lined up willing to share from their hearts to encourage and mentor women. Here on this little house on the web on Thursdays.





A song for your Weekend



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{Words for Wisdom for the Weekend: These are words that I have been challenged or encouraged by that I have read throughout my week that I kept pondering; words that I couldn't get off my mind and heart throughout my week. 

For other Words of Wisdom for the Weekend posts see here.}


1 comment:

  1. What a great post! I love that you featured the Russian farm photos... those have touched me this week as well! Thanks so much for linking up with Recommendation Saturday! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

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