Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Greetings to you,  Well it is another beautiful day in Colorado, with promises of high temps later today.  I began my day with walking approximately 2.5 miles and then doing strength training exercises with my friend.  I had hoped that once we established our routine the exercises would get easier or at least more enjoyable.  I can tell you they haven't but isn't that like any discipline, it will yield benefits in due season. 
My day is filled with normal errands etc., things like purchasing some baby outfits for our dear friends first grandson, housecleaning, grocery shopping, some quilting and maybe even some reading, that is after I've caught up with all of you.
My devotional this morning was so relevant that I have to share it with you.
From Sarah Young's Jesus Calling for August 23rd:  "Entrust your loved ones to Me; release them into My protective care.  They are much safer with Me than in your clinging hands.  If you let a loved one become an idol in your heart, you endanger that one-as well as yourself.  Remember the extreme measures I used with Abraham and Isaac.  I took Isaac to the very point of death to free Abraham from son-worship.  Both  Abraham and Isaac suffered terribly because of the father's undisciplined emotions.  I detest idolatry, even in the form of parental love.    When you release loved ones to Me, you are free to cling to My hand.  As you entrust others into My care, I am free to shower blessings on them.  My Presence will go with them wherever they go, and I will give them rest.  This same Presence stays with you, as you relax and place your trust in Me.  Watch to see what I will do."
I don't know about you but this really spoke to me today; do you have a prodigal in your life that you need to release to the One who loves them more than life itself?
At the foot of the cross,  Noreen


  1. hi noreen and reggie...i was happy to see you at farmhouse kitchen, my sweet friend...

    sounds like you have a fun day planned...we are taking teddy to gopher glen apple farm today !!!!

    i loved seeing the little doggys...the show looked like so much fun too...

    hope this finds both you and reggie well....

    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  2. Have a BLESSED day my friend.

    I so LOVE Sarah Youngs Jesus calling. What words of encouragement are found there every time I pick up her book.


  3. Hi! Noreen, how are you?...sounds like you are doing great! I have dove in and started walking again and back in full swing of Curves! I have gotton off track for the summer w/keeping grands! At least it does make me feel better about myself! this post just hit the target in my spirit w/ a wayward child so to speak, thanks for the encouragement! I left early this morning to be w/a SIL for surgery, just got home, so I am busy doing the house thing:) Have a Blessed Day!

  4. Thank you, thank you. I so needed to hear those words today. I know in my heart that God loves my boys even more than I do but it is hard to let go. I will be rereading those words of hope for all of us. Appreciate you. Amy

  5. Hey Noreen,

    Our day plans sound very much a like! however I didn't get up and walk ;) Loved that devotional... hit me right between the eyes (if ya know what I mean) I know I will be pondering it for awhile. Any way just want to wish you happy sewing!



  6. Hi! Noreen,(ME AGAIN)~ you just never know where God's Spirit may lead us~ just to let you know that as I was catching up on blogs today, I read a sweet post from Amy~ I had to suggest that she hop over to you today! So just see HOW GOD WORKS!! LOVE IT!! THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR PERFECT TIMING!

  7. Hello Noreen,

    Great Post!! Love the devotional today as I am learning to let go and let GOD in all areas but especially with sending children off to college for the first time.

    Great to hear about your exercise program. I started attending Jazzercise 18 years ago and it is almost my favorite part of the day.

    Love and Blessings,

  8. Hey there. I love reading Sarah Young's devotional too...what a blessing!
    Today's thoughts about idolatry really convict me. I recently posted about LDGs (Long Distance Grandmas) on my other blog: www.motherdaughtertango.blogspot.com
    I need to police my heart so that JESUS alawys has first place.
    Thanks! ((HUGS))


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