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Feelings….Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Feelings

Was working on my bible study and these words came up: 
I had thought that passion and compassion were opposites, but I am wrong.
I see that compassion comes with a prefix and suffix; a desire to alleviate the suffering or misfortune of another being.
Compassion is what we, as a whole, lack. 
Thats all I got. 
Be blessed, pray about these words and how we can incorporate them into our lives. 
Compassion
noun
1.

a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
verb (used with object)
2.

Archaic. to compassionate.
bible gateway    most of the time compassion is used to describe the Lord toward His people.
BBB classic  synonym~mercy
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Passion
noun
1.

any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
2.

strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.
3.

strong sexual desire; lust.
4.

an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire.
5.

a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.
6.

a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything:

a passion for music.
7.

the object of such a fondness or desire:

Accuracy became a passion with him.
bible gateway  only in new testament and always in the negative
BBB classic  to suffer, feel, be vexed
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Empathy
noun
1.

the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.
2.

the imaginative ascribing to an object, as a natural object or work of art, feelings or attitudes present in oneself:

By means of empathy, a great painting becomes a mirror of the self.
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Sympathy
noun, plural sympathies.
1.

harmony of or agreement in feeling, as between persons or on the part of one person with respect to another.
2.

the harmony of feeling naturally existing between persons of like tastes or opinion or of congenial dispositions.
3.

the fact or power of sharing the feelings of another, especially in sorrow or trouble; fellow feeling, compassion, or commiseration.
BBB classic    synonym for mercy

A Little Game of Catch-Up

so, hey, I’m still here. I come here and write things, but never finish.

I think of grandiose themes and rants and studies and research to put on here and then life grabs me and takes me in a different direction.

Probably a good thing, I have a habit of pissing people off. I think I am a realist. My hubby says I am a pessimist.

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My step son got married. They had a Day of the Dead wedding. Pretty crazy, pretty fun.

Samantha 92014 (2)This little girl was a client, she became real sick and I didn’t want her to die in her house alone. [the owner died and I am taking care of the 9 cats in their own home until owners can be found

oh, by the way, here is the listings for 2 of the cats: https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=WA618

So she died in my arms, cuddled in a blankie, warm and safe. Death is sad.

tempThese crazy kids are some of my clients. Lizzie, Triscuit, Ernie and Mickie.

IMG_20141008_132720I put my pig in a dress. Just like a 3 year old, she had it off in about 2 minutes. Priscilla turned 2 this month.

On Instagram there is a video of her eating her birthday pumpkin pie. Check it out at: http://instagram.com/kristinascrittercare

My son joined this network of bloggers and here is his 2nd post: http://www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/2014/11/04/suicide-prevention-overnight-walks/

more to come…..

 

 

 

Wisdom Garden of the Lord

As i was frantically searching for my Valley of Vision, WHICH I CANT FIND, I found this on my shelf. Pulled it out and read the first two meditations.

This sentence popped out of me:

Every day a thousand voices speak into my life and the vast majority of those voices have not gotten the flowers of their insight from the wisdom garden of the Lord.

He goes on to say all the [negative] things they tell him about who he is and and how he should live.

We all should go to the One True voice, we should all go sit in the wisdom garden at the feet of the Messiah.

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http://paultripp.com/

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The Lord’s our Rock, in Him we hide,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
Secure whatever ill betide,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

Refrain

Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

A shade by day, defense by night,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
No fears alarm, no foes afright,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

Refrain

The raging storms may round us beat,
A Shelter in the time of storm
We’ll never leave our safe retreat,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

Refrain

O Rock divine, O Refuge dear,
A Shelter in the time of storm;
Be Thou our Helper ever near,
A Shelter in the time of storm.

from here

What Should We Pray For? What do Blessings Look Like?

This song pretty much says it all:

We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering

All the while You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

What if trials of this life
Are Your mercies in disguise?

We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough

And all the while You hear each desperate plea
And long that we’d have faith to believe

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

And what if trials of this life
Are Your mercies in disguise?

When friends betray us, when darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
It’s not our home

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst
This world can’t satisfy?

And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise?

Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/laura-story/blessings-lyrics/#AeP1CjUDHZWvW2EK.99

Musings on…. My Next Tattoo [?]

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/asktheexpert/sep13.html

The Certainty of God’s Promise
13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” 15 And thus Abraham,[b] having patiently waited, obtained the promise. 16 For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. 17 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

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but on an owl:

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Thou Hidden Source of Calm Repose

Visited a different church today, another reformed church. Love the expository preaching. Text was Genesis 2:1-3.

Should we keep the Sabbath, make it holy? The resounding answer, yes.

 

1. Thou hidden source of calm repose,
thou all-sufficient love divine,
my help and refuge from my foes,
secure I am if thou art mine;
and lo! from sin and grief and shame
I hide me, Jesus, in thy name.

2. Thy mighty name salvation is,
and keeps my happy soul above,
comfort it brings, and power and peace,
and joy and everlasting love;
to me with thy dear name are given
pardon and holiness and heaven.

3. Jesus, my all in all thou art,
my rest in toil, my ease in pain,
the healing of my broken heart,
in war my peace, in loss my gain,
my smile beneath the tyrant’s frown,
in shame my glory and my crown.

4. In want my plentiful supply,
in weakness my almighty power,
in bonds my perfect liberty,
my light in Satan’s darkest hour,
in grief my joy unspeakable,
my life in death, my heaven in hell.

The 5 Christian Fundamentals with Scripture Proofs

1. The Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ

John 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 20:28 So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.

Hebrews 1:8-9

But of the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

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2. The Virgin Birth

Isaiah 7:14; Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Matthew 1:23;

21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel”
(which means, God with us)

Luke 1:27: 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary.

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3. The Blood Atonement

Acts 20:28; Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

Romans 3:25, 5:9; For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

5:9:  Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Ephesians 1:7; In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

Hebrews 9:12-14; 12 he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

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4. The Bodily Resurrection

Luke 24:36-46;

As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate before them.

44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4;

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

15:14-15; 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised.

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5. The inerrancy of the scriptures themselves

Psalms 12:6-7; The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,
purified seven times.
7 You, O Lord, will keep them;
you will guard us from this generation forever.

Romans 15:4; 4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
2 Timothy 3:16-17;  All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Peter 1:20;  19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

 

 

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