The Hem of Your Robe

June 23, 2008 at 1:59 pm (Flowers of Thought) (, , , )

It’s a humbling thing to come face to face with my own helplessness, driven to my knees in tears to plead with the King of the universe. But I come in confidence, praying like a beggar, yet knowing I will be heard—not because of my piety, but because of the mercy of the King I implore. Before the mercy seat of God, humility and hope stand hand in hand.

Colossians 4:2 urges us to devote ourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving. “Pray like beggars!” my brother once explained. I picture a beggar’s relationship to a king—prostrated before him, imploring his kindness even to allow her near him. It’s not completely outrageous that a kind king would look at a beggar—might even give her a gift, speak to her or touch her—were she clean. A just king might make sure she was provided for—in whatever manner she deserved. In the story of the woman with the issue of blood (Luke 9:43-48), our King proves the power of His love: an unclean beggar, hoping only to touch the dragging hem of His robe finds in His touch the healing for body and soul. The words of Jesus prove the depth of His kindness: in one instant of intense redemption, He adopted a beggar.

“Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”

Such a world of humanity, needing Your care,
Yet I grope through the crowd with a skeleton prayer.
I wish to escape all the eyes that would probe,
But, Lord, let me just touch the hem of Your robe.

Unclean, I approach You, ashamed of my sin
And reach out to know that You’ve healed me within.
You know it—You’d planned it—the powerful touch.
Only the Christ loves a beggar so much.

Of all those who touch You, who press You this day
The power comes only to those who will say:
“Lord, I’ll pursue You. Lord, You may probe.
But, Lord, let me just touch the hem of Your robe!”



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Granola–Cereal that makes you smile :)

June 20, 2008 at 6:38 pm (Counter Culture) (, , , , )

Ingredients:

12 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup oat bran
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup millet
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 cup nuts (almonds, sunflower seeds, pecans, cashews, mixture)

1 cup canola oil
1 tbsp vanilla
3/4 cup honey or sugar
3/4 cup water

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300-325 degrees. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat wet ingredients. Pour over dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour mixture into two cookie sheets or jelly-roll pans and spread evenly. Bake for an hour, stirring every twenty-minutes. Cool. Store in air-tight container. Serve with fresh or dried fruit and coconut. Makes a great breakfast with milk, or a good topping for yogurt, pudding or ice cream.

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The Birth of A Blog

June 16, 2008 at 4:20 pm (Announcements) (, , )

The blogging world seems like a perfect avenue for expressing what’s on one’s mind–and we’ve got two of them, by the time we get our red head and our brown head together. Which makes for a lot to express.

We have one passion between the two of us–the same passion that brought us together and has held us together as close friends for almost five years. (No, not Nathaniel.) Jesus Christ.

Our goal is to encourage young ladies, married and single, to pursue Him devotedly, obey Him uncompromisingly, glorify Him exclusively and serve Him through serving those He has placed in their lives. We have a vision of each of you as pearls and diamonds–once dust and ashes now made beautiful and precious by salvation, through the Creativity and grace of God–being shaped and refined to decorate His gospel.

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