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posted 07-08-2001 03:19 PM

Lee and I have found our daily meditation in the Word of God to be very helpful when preparing to go to help my mother. May I offer a verse from the Psalms that has been helpful to me.
Psalm 1:3 "They are like trees planted by streams of water which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper."

I take this verse this way: I must be like that tree, and God helps me to be thus.

Peace,

Ruth
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posted 07-08-2001 04:36 PM

thank you Ruth for that scripture verse. a favorite of mine is 1Cor10:13.another one is foundd in Issiah that says that they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their stength they mount up with wings as egals they shall run and not be weary they shall walk and not faint. He has promised never to leave us or forsake us but that He'd be with us always.
thank you it's so god to see scripture quoted
Gloria
posted 07-08-2001 08:07 PM

Gloria, would you like to share Scripture verses periodically? Lee and I have found such strength and comfort in God's Word, and I would like to share with you and perhaps others would like to join us.
By the way, I like the two you mentioned. The one in Isaiah (40:31) is a real favorite of mine, too.

Let me know if you think that this would help us all?

Peace,

Ruth
posted 07-08-2001 09:24 PM

Hello Ruth i do think that woould be a great idea and yes it would help and i'm sure there are others who would agree with the idea.
It's just an answer to have a site where God's word can be proclaimed and believed and it's just awsome cause in our stressfilled lives it sure haelps to have another christain who is going through the same thing and understands th aloneness and the helplessness that is part and parcel with the calling that we have. I do believe we are chosen of God to take careof our loved ones it's our ministry. I believe that with all my heart.
God bles you for stepping out in obiedience to God and posting this idea. The Lord will bles you for it and yes i'd love to share scriptcure verses with you.
Blessings on you and your hubby
Gloria
posted 07-11-2001 09:15 AM

Do you need a Scripture for today? How about Psalm 8: 3&4 (NRSV)
"When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?"

But aren't we so thankful that He does care for us!!!!!

Peace,

Ruth
posted 07-11-2001 11:09 AM

yes when i think about how great and awsome our God is it totaly blows my mind. He hung the stars in place every last one of them, amazing isn't it.
another one is found in Ephians 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good work, which God has prepared in advance for us to do.
You know that from the very beginning of time He knew we'd be here today sharing scripture verses together via the internet.
I find that so uterlly amazing praise His wonderful name
God bless you both
love in and through Him
Gloria
posted 07-11-2001 07:34 PM

Good evening my dear friend and siste in The Lord. I enjoy our visits so very much. I started going to a new bible study this hmorning we are studing the book of Romans. My favorite books are ephians and philpians and galatians. so much instruction and teaching.
another verse for you it's in phalms God is our refuse and strength a very present help in trouble,therefore we will ot fear,though the earth be removed,and thoughthe mountains be carried into the midst of the sea. Psalm 46:1&2.
bless you my new found friend i do believe tha god has caused our paths to cross. I find that so awsome sharing our faith from miles away from each other.
blessing on you
Gloria
posted 07-12-2001 02:12 PM

Here are a few verses which I find encouraging. Ephesians 6:7,8&10 (NRSV) "Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women, knowing that whatever good we do, we will receive the same again from the Lord, whether we are slaves or free. --- Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His power."
By the way, Gloria, where are you from? I'm just curious.

Peace,

Ruth
posted 07-12-2001 07:51 PM

Good evening Ruth,I'm from Kentville,N.S.in the good old annapolis Valley. we're part of the Maratime Proviences.
I'm tking don in for a tread mill test tomorrow and if he fails it he will qualify for home oxygen so i covet your prayers concerning this.
He's so very short of breath and can't do nothing with out puffing and panting so I can see how he's ever going to pass tht tread mill test.
So plese keep us in yur prayers.
My scrpticure verse for today is Be still and know that I am God. can't remember right off hand where it's found but I know it's there.
another favorite is I can do all thing through Christ who strengthens m Philpians 4:13.
Bless you my friend
Gloria and Don & tabby & butons
Greetings. A couple of verses for us to consider today particularly seeing as how we sometimes get caught up in the gloom we may be feeling. The account is in John when the disciples were crossing the sea. It was dark and a storm came up and I can imagine that even though these men were strong fishermen, they were distresed. Then, verses 19 and 20: When they had rowed about three or four miles they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But He said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid."

Don't we get caught in that "gloom" sometimes? I wonder why? I often do not even recognize my Lord until I hear those precious words -- "It is I, be not afraid." It is so comforting to know that His promise is that He will never leave us nor forsake us -- even on days like today when my dear little Mom was so tird, and so insistant on not lying down to rest. God bless her. She needs to hear those words, too. I think I'll remind her of this experience when I go over to get her supper for her.

Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice, was the encouragement from the Apostle Paul.

Peace,

Ruth

[This message has been edited by rar75 (edited 07-14-2001).]
Hello my dear friend it's so good to have this time of sharing with you.
I went to a funeral today and our pastor talked about changes that are not perment.like aging. the lady who had assed away had so many changes in the last year or so of her life. she fell and broke her kneck and was in a halo type neck brace, and was in hospital then ended up in a nursing home and finally went home to be with her Lord. now that change is forever amen and amen.
She had ben disabled for years with a back injury then for 40 years had not been able to eat solid food bur he son-n-law said she was a great cook.
It got me to thinking yes life is full of changes some harder than others. and as a care-giver i'm seeing changes in my dear hubby evry day but instead of looking and thinking oh my what else i shoould be thaanking God that i can have him at home and have the opportunity to take care of him.
I'm not sure were it is but it says In everything give thanks for this is the will of the Father.we sing a chourse in church that goes like this
Give thanks with a grateful heart
there is much more to it but my mind has drawn a complete blank.
our hearts should always be filled with thanksgiving. Another verse is in everything you do do as unto the Lord. and do it without grumbling and complaining. Gloria's translation lol.
Bless you my friend Gloria
Gloria, you are a dear person! I think you know the Lord when you see Him through the dimness you sometimes must go through. I'm so glad we have gotten to know each other through this medium!

Mom was just super tired today, and felt so badly that we had to come all the way over just to get her supper. (We've been doing it now for nearly three years, but that's where she is now on her journey.)

We pray for you and your husband, and are amazed at the scope of these message boards. Just think -- praying with friends from Texas to Nova Scotia to Saskachewan to who knows where!!! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.

Have a wonderful day of worship tomorrow.

Peace,

Ruth
Hello Ruth,

Please keep all the posts on scriptures and psalms under this one topic... I have transferred your post as well as prose8 and have included it here. Thank you

Warmest wishes
Gail

Topic: A look into the Psalms
rar75
Member posted 07-16-2001 04:22 PM
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Psalm 95:1-7 (KJV) "O come let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel efore the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand."
God knows all of the difficulties we face, and He cares. How much harder would be our lives if we could not call on the Lord, and know that He is sharing our load with us. It is my prayer that you will find the comfort in His Word, also, and that you will share a verse from the Psalms that has been a particular blessing to you.

Peace,

Ruth

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proses8
Member posted 07-16-2001 07:45 PM
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Dear Ruth....
Psalms? My favorite..."Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death..."
It's what most of us face everyday...in fact that's what all of us face everyday...but as caregivers, and the recipients of caregiving; we're a lot more aware of it.
Isn't it amazing? Reading the Bible gives a lot of comfort; but when we share it, it really comes to life! It bursts forth on our hearts and minds like fireworks on the fouth of July!!!
By that means, it truly is the Living Word!
It's wonderful to find those of like minds!
" for there He is also.."
We know He's always there; but how much more aware we become when we share it!
God bless you and keep you, Dear Ruth. You're becoming our beacon....shinning through to lead the way in the darkness....Pat
A Psalm to consider -- and rejoice

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posted 07-22-2001 04:19 PM

Would you consider Psalm 3 with me?

"O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against mem; many are saying to me, 'There is no help for you in God.'

But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory and the wone who lifts up my head. I cry aloud to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy hill.

I lie down and sleep; I wake again, for the Lord sustains me. I am not afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.

Rise up, O Lord! Deliver me, O my God! For you strike all my enemies on the cheek; you break the teeth of the wicked.

Deliverance belongs to the Lord; may your blessing be on your people!

Does this Psalm not give you comfort. Aren't you glad that He cares for us, and that regardless of the difficulties and problems we face, deliverance belongs to Him. So, should we not bless His name every day? What do you think?

Peace,

Ruth
My dear friend, it's been such a very long time since I've visited with you. My but time passes by fast when one is so busy. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since our last visit but one thing that has not changed or never will change is the faithfullness of our God. God is our refuge and strength a very present help in time of trouble. He is able more than able to handle anything that concerns us today and the blood of Christ will never loose it's power. It reaches the highest mountain flows through the lowest valley, it will never loose it's power and because of Jesus's death on Calvary satan has no authority in our lives at all. We can do all things through Christ because of Calvary.
God bless you my friend.
Gloria

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