Serenaded Softly


Scripture References;

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

6 After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand.  Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he would do.  Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii[a] worth of bread would not be enough for each of them to get a little.” One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 

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Serenaded Softly


Scripture References;

1But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Isaiah 43:1-3 KJV


How Firm a Foundation

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?

In every condition, in sickness, in…

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Transitions: (Part 16…Taking Turns)

Scripture references;


For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.

18 And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him. Isaiah 30:15-18 KJV

“Wait, it’s MY turn to move!”  How many of you remember shouting that when you were a kid? Do any of you remember the kid that would take forever to make his move, because he was going over every possibility in his mind? Or were you that kid?   :)

This past year has been……..eventful. But then again, whose hasn’t been eventful?  How far back should I go?

Last August my husband, daughter and I started our school year. Our daughter and I were first semester freshmen, and my husband was a sophomore. He was also working part time at his old job at the restaurant. Our son was working in Missouri. A few weeks later he decided to move back home and study to get his GMAT score up, so he could get into a Ph.D program, so there were four “full-time” college students all under the same roof in our little less than 1,200 square foot home…and none of us had time to clean. At first I tried to do it all myself  like I used to do it, but I started to get behind in school, so I just had to slack off and my sweet husband rolled his sleeves up and took over. I am a lucky lady.

Then my mother started having some physical problems and lost the use of her legs in just a couple months. They ended up doing surgery to remove bone spurs on her neck that were pressing on nerves back in December. My son took the GMAT exam, but didn’t get his score up enough, so he started plan B, which was job hunting. During the spring semester my husband’s glaucoma pressure went way up. Anywhere between 9-12 is considered normal. His was over 50. He had horrible pain and had to withdraw from school and take a leave of absence from work.  They put him on four different drops and it is finally down, but it is dangerous to take the drops, because they can cause heart damage. “Division of Services For The Blind” sent a man almost every week to train him to use a cane. He took my husband to different places around town and made him wear a blindfold and walk with the cane. They have been doing this, because he only has one eye and it is possible that he might lose the rest of his vision. He is back at work now and plans on returning to college this August.

Our son just left today for three weeks of training in another part of our state. He is still working on plan B which is becoming a certified math teacher for grades 7-12.

Our daughter got a summer job as a cashier in a department store, and plans on moving into an apartment with two of her friends from college.

Ever since my summer break from college started a month ago, I have done very little…just housewife/mom stuff and goofing off. My devotions have been suffering. I might as well be honest. I am trying to get it together. Say a little prayer for me, that I will let the Lord take His turn. He has been getting left out to some extent. I pray and read the word a little, but not in the systematic way that I did once upon a time. Does that make sense? I want to get back to the way it used to be.



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