Pam’s Tea & Testimonies

Welcome to Pam’s Tea & Testimonies!

Drifting by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

TEA & TESTIMONIES-TEA FOR ALL REASONS

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This teaware image is simple.

Often simplicity is superior to sensationalism.

Note the simple piece of driftwood.

It was driven by winds and waves, tossed to and fro…

Have you been tossed about by circumstances and trials?

“Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.  But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. An indecisive man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:1-8 HCSB).”

 

Head of the House by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share}

TEA & TESTIMONIES-TEA CUPS and CUPCAKES

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Who is the head of your house?

“But if it doesn’t please you to worship Yahweh, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship Yahweh.’

The people replied, ‘We will certainly not abandon the Lord to worship other gods!  For the Lord our God brought us and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery, and performed these great signs before our eyes. He also protected us all along the way we went and among all the peoples whose lands we traveled through. The Lord drove out before us all the peoples, including the Amorites who lived in the land. We too will worship the Lord, because He is our God (Joshua 24:15-18 HCSB).” 

 

 

Gifts by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

TEA & TESTIMONIES

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Gift givers purchase special gifts for family and friends. Family and friends are grateful for those gifts.

Most people enjoy giving gifts as well as receiving them.

Do you prepare gift lists?

I’d guess most of us do have wish lists. In reality, wishes do not always come true.

I will worship the true God, giver of the gift of salvation.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning (James 1:17 NKJV).”

 

Friends by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

Tea & Testimonies- TEA FOR ALL REASONS

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Friends…

“After this, he left Athens and went to Corinth, where he found a Jewish man named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul came to them, and being of the same occupation, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath and tried to persuade both Jews and Greeks (Acts 18:1-4 HCSB).”

Relationship…

“So Paul, having stayed on for many days, said good-bye to the brothers and sailed away to Syria. Priscilla and Aquila were with him (Acts 18:18a HCSB).”

Good friends share same goals…

“The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, along with the church that meets in their home (1 Corinthians 16:19 HCSB).”

Jesus calls His disciples (followers) friends.

“I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father (John 15:15 HCSB).”

Mother’s Day Meditation by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

Tea & Testimonies-The Teapot Shoppe

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Celebrate Mother’s Day.

It is a day to honor the mothers among us.

The day is also used to cherish the memories of mothers’ no longer living.

Some will accompany their mothers to church worship service and treat them to dinner at a favorite restaurant. Many will give gifts of flowers.

Sadly, others will place flowers upon the graves of wives and mothers.

“After this, Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave of the field at Machpelah near Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan (Genesis 23:19 HCSB).”

Shower Her With Love by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Have you checked your calendar lately?

Mother’s Day is Sunday the 14th.

Is your mother is still living, (is the mother of your children)? Shower them with love.

If not, express your appreciation to mothers in your midst.

“Who can find a capable wife?
She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will not lack anything good.
She rewards him with good, not evil,
all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
and works with willing hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from far away.
She rises while it is still night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her female servants.
She evaluates a field and buys it;
she plants a vineyard with her earnings.
 She draws on her strength
and reveals that her arms are strong.
 She sees that her profits are good,
and her lamp never goes out at night.
 She extends her hands to the spinning staff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
 Her hands reach out to the poor,
and she extends her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid for her household when it snows,
for all in her household are doubly clothed.
She makes her own bed coverings;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known at the city gates,
where he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes and sells linen garments;
she delivers belts to the merchants.
 Strength and honor are her clothing,
and she can laugh at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom
and loving instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the activities of her household
and is never idle.
Her sons rise up and call her blessed.
Her husband also praises her:
‘Many women are capable,
but you surpass them all!’
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting,
but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.
Give her the reward of her labor,
and let her works praise her at the city gates (Proverbs 31:10-31 HCSB).”

The Right Choice by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

TEA & TESTIMONIES-WINSOME TEA COMPANY

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Relax; have a seat.

Let me pour you a cup of tea.

What’s your hurry?

Don’t rush off.

“While they were traveling, He entered a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord’s feet and was listening to what He said. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, ‘Lord, don’t You care that my sister has left me to serve alone? So tell her to give me a hand.’

The Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her (Luke 10:38-42 HCSB).”

Testimony of Faithfulness by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

TEA & TESTIMONIES-PEONIES & TEA

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Service with a smile?

Though I cannot see the face of this server, I imagine a smile on her face and Jesus in her heart.

“Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord (Romans 12:10-11 HCSB).”

As the server carries the tray, she carries a testimony of faithfulness to Christ.

“And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me (Matthew 25:40 HCSB).”

The Guest Room by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

TEA & TESTIMONIES-FANIQUITO

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Do you have a guest room in your house?

More importantly, have you made room in your heart for a guest?

Jesus wants to dwell in your heart, abide there.

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

‘I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing (John 15:4-5 NKJV).”

Your Easter Basket Empty? by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

FOR TEA & TESTIMONIES-AND EVERYTHING NICE ANTIQUES

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Getting ready to hide or hunt Easter eggs?

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV).”

Easter eggs come in a rainbow of colors…

“I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth (Genesis 9:13 NKJV).”

Have an empty Easter basket? Rejoice!

 “Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them,came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, ‘Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’

And they remembered His words (Luke 24:1-8 NKJV).”

A Cruel Master by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Jealousy is a cruel master.

Ever been green with envy?

It’s easy to succumb to spells of envy. Someone has what we lack and we mope and bristle. Life is not fair (or so we surmise).

The next time I feel a case of envy building I’ll ask for strength to resist.

I’d much rather me sunshine-yellow with contentment!

“I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need (Philippians 4:11-12 HCSB).”

A Love Letter by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

A TEA & TESTIMONIES-GREAT BRITISH TEA PARTY

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Dear Child…

Do you realize that the Bible is God’s love letter to his world?

His people have wandered far away. He wants all to know how very much that he loves them. The LORD God wants them to return…

“And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart (Jeremiah 24:7 KJV).”

A Way of Escape by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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{above image: Victorian Tea Time}

There are baskets for fruit, vegetables and flowers.

Many use laundry baskets and the athletic play basket ball.

In today’s image, we find delightful teaware.

There was a time when Apostle Paul found deliverance with the use of a basket!

After many days had passed, the Jews conspired to kill him, but their plot became known to Saul. So they were watching the gates day and night intending to kill him, but his disciples took him by night and lowered him in a large basket through an opening in the wall (Acts 9:23-25 HCSB).”

Flowers Fade by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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Fresh flowers add to any room.

We appreciate their beauty and fragrance. Yet, the flowers fade; the petals fall.

We know there must be more to life than fleeting pleasures…

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever (Isaiah 40:8 KJV).”

Taste Test by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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It’s a matter of taste.

One man’s trash is indeed one man’s treasure.

What pleases one’s appetite is instead distasteful to another.

Personally, I like the color pink. You might prefer a royal blue or crimson.

We should not quibble about the most important thing.

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
 Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing (Psalm 34:8-10 NKJV).”

Romantic by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

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{above image: BJ’s Secret Place}

Valentine’s Day & romance are synonymous.

If you are female, the posted images might be your idea of a romantic afternoon. Yet; the dominance of pink likely wouldn’t be men’s first pick.

Isaac loved Rebekah; it was a match his God had made in heaven. (Genesis 24:1-67)

“In the early evening Isaac went out to walk in the field, and looking up he saw camels coming.  Rebekah looked up, and when she saw Isaac, she got down from her camel and asked the servant, ‘Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?’

The servant answered, ‘It is my master.’ So she took her veil and covered herself. Then the servant told Isaac everything he had done.

And Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah and took Rebekah to be his wife. Isaac loved her, and he was comforted after his mother’s death (Genesis 24:63-67 HCSB).”

Teacup & Teapot Towers by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)a-tea-testimonies-aunt-tea-time

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Beware!

Do not begin a building project without first knowing the cost of materials and labor. Our family has put a low power TV station and several radio stations on the air.

We had to purchase transmitters, studio equipment and broadcast towers before we could begin broadcasting.

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—  lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,  saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish (Luke 14:28-30 NKJV).”

As followers of Christ, we must tell others the truth. There is a cost.

“Then He said to them all, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me (Luke 9:23 NKJV).”

Pearls by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)rsz_image_11

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This teacup and saucer features a delicate pink pearl finish.

Pearls appear in Bible texts.

Let’s peer into two particular scripture passages.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it (Matthew 13:45-46 NKJV).”

Pearls appear in the New Jerusalem…

“The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl (Revelation 21:21a NKJV).” 

Thoughts of pearls… Sips of tea.

 

Royal Blood by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)rsz_image_11

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Any royalty in your family tree?

As Christians, we trace our royal line back to the King of Kings.

We are God’s adopted children; we have royal blood.

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9 NKJV).”

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A Trinity Christmas by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

Remembering the Holy Trinity this Christmas…

God the Father sent his Son.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV).”

It was a miraculous conception, a work of the Holy Spirit.

“Then said Mary unto the angel, ‘How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?’

And the angel answered and said unto her, ‘The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God (Luke 1:34-35 KJV).”

Jesus willingly left the glory of heaven.

“But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men (Philippians 2:7 KJV).”

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Sharing the story behind the candy cane… Merry Christmas!

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Showing Hospitality by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

Planning to do some Christmastime entertaining? Don’t merely open your home and door; open your heart.

Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels (Hebrews 13:1-2 NKJV).”

(image above: TeaTime Magazine)

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Christmas Ornaments & Adornments- Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

Tree ornaments are a Christmas tradition. Some women use ornaments that have been passed down through generations.

If an ornament once hung on grandma’s or grandmother’s tree, it has great sentimental value.

Of equal worth are ornaments of a baby’s first Christmas.

Later, mom’s hang their children’s construction paper chains and other handmade ornaments. They are priceless.

What about our personal adornment? How should I decorate my life?

Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel—  rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands,  as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror (1 Peter 3:3-6 NKJV).”

I’ll decorate my tree and search my heart…

Exercise Your Faith by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)10548200_10202295569142174_8783156642607469982_o

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                            {above image: Blessed, Tea and Me}

Stretch out on your sofa; cast aside your cares.

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you (1 Peter 5:6-7 HCSB).”

Forget deep breath exercises; exercise your faith…

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.  Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:4-6 HCSB).”

Thanksgiving holiday blessings!

Why Not Share? by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)10548200_10202295569142174_8783156642607469982_o

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Some tea for you, some for me…

Good things are meant to be shared.

“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you (Luke 6:38 NKJV).”

Will we live to daily give?

3 Times a Day by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)10548200_10202295569142174_8783156642607469982_o

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                     {above image: Katy’s Flowers and Antiques}

Notice the 3 pretty teacups…

Unless on a diet, fasting or simply too busy…

We usually eat 3 meals a day.

Will we remember to offer up thanks to the Father?

Jesus set the example, He offered a blessing.

“Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude (Luke 9:16 NKJV).”

The Key by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)10548200_10202295569142174_8783156642607469982_o

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I believe I see a delicate & detailed key balanced in a corner of the lovely teacup.

Or is it a spoon?

I’ll play it safe and assume it is a key shaped spoon.

Have you given away the key to your heart?

The LORD is a jealous God. He deserves first place.

“One of the scribes approached. When he heard them debating and saw that Jesus answered them well, he asked Him, ‘Which command is the most important of all?’

This is the most important,’ Jesus answered:

Listen, Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is One.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength (Mark 12:28-30 HCSB).”

Comfort by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)10548200_10202295569142174_8783156642607469982_o

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In times of stress, I have frequently turned to comfort foods.

In times of anxiety, I turn to comforting tea.

I can always turn to God for His comfort.

In turn, I can extend comfort to others.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation (2 Corinthians 1:2-7 NKJV).”

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Indulge!

The King of Kings loves His children.

Receive nourishment.

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh (John 6:51 HCSB).”

Quench your thirst.

“… and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from a spiritual rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ (1 Corinthians 10:4 HCSB).”

Bygone Days by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)10548200_10202295569142174_8783156642607469982_o

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What are your fondest memories?

Do you reminisce about bygone days?

Wish you had lived in the Victorian era?

Missing lace and afternoon tea parties of long ago?

Yesterday is gone; yet, we can still find pleasure in its traditions.

The good old days make up today’s memories.

“Don’t say, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’
since it is not wise of you to ask this (Ecclesiastes 7:10 HCSB).”

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When saving the image for this post, I failed to write down the name of the site where I found it. I did message the contributor saying I’d be sharing it (and where). So, refer to it now as ‘unknown’ and share an old image.

Man has an innate desire to worship.

We will worship someone or something…

Some worship stone.

Some worship self.

When on mission, Apostle Paul made this observation.

“… for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:

TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.

Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you (Acts 17:23 NKJV).” 

He met the people at their point of need. They needed a relationship with the true God.

Cream or Sugar? by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)10548200_10202295569142174_8783156642607469982_o 

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I vaguely remember buying a toy tea set for our daughter April, for her 2nd Christmas.

Was it pink?

Little girls are natural nesters. They dress in mommies’ close, play house and host imaginary tea parties.

Cream or sugar?

If siblings or friends are unable to attend, dolls & stuffed animals will suffice.

Little girls grow up. Yet, they still like to dress up. They settle into comfortable homes and are delighted when friends drop by for tea.

“A friend loves at all times (Proverbs 17:17a HCSB).”

Many False gods by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)10548200_10202295569142174_8783156642607469982_o

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Please ignore the word Zen. I am not promoting a false religion. I did not even notice the wording on the image until now.

Sadly, we live in a world of many false gods.

“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.
Do not have other gods besides Me.
Do not make an idol for yourself, whether in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God (Exodus 20:1-5a HCSB).”

I worship the LORD God.

I cherish my friends!

Solitude by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)10548200_10202295569142174_8783156642607469982_o 

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We live in a world of sight & sound.

Many wake to the sound of an alarm clock.

After turning it off, they turn on the TV or radio. 

We have become so accustomed to sound, that silence is deafening.

Listen to the LORD. He speaks in the stillness of solitude.

“The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
Come, behold the works of the LORD,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah (Psalm 46:7-11 NKJV).”

Enemy on the Wall? by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)10548200_10202295569142174_8783156642607469982_o

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It’s always tea time!

Morning, noon or night; this clock keeps teacups in clear sight.

The enemy on the wall…

Do you feel that way about the clock on your wall?

Time is not our enemy. 

“To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born,
And a time to die (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2a NKJV).”

Sing Praises! by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)10548200_10202295569142174_8783156642607469982_o

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Sing praises unto the LORD!

Sing in the shower; sing in the storms of life…

“Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the LORD is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations (Psalm 100:1-5 NKJV).”

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Express your love…

Express your affection…

Tell people that you love them.

Give away frequent hugs.

Send cards in snail mail and email.

All people matter; remind them often.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another (John 13:34-35 NKJV).”

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Is the customer always right?

No, not really.

They can be rude, unruly and dishonest.

Is the server or clerk always right? Sadly, they can have the same bad attitudes and behavior as rude customers. God holds both the servers and customers to the same standard.

“Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive (Colossians 3:12-13 HCS).”

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Times of leisure pass by rapidly.

Smell the roses…

Linger over tea and give thanks.

“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
And let them say among the nations, ‘The LORD reigns.’
Let the sea roar, and all it contains;
Let the field exult, and all that is in it.
Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the LORD;
For He is coming to judge the earth.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting (1 Chronicles 16:31-34 NAS).”

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I encourage you to sip your tea…

Enjoy the outdoors…

Examine your fruit.

Walk in the sand and …

Walk in the Spirit. 

“I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another (Galatians 5:16-26 NKJ).”

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Are you a gardener?

Flower gardens?

Vegetable gardening?

Blessings upon your fruit!

You can receive a bountiful and holy harvest.

“For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:20-23 NKJ).”

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How can we recognize true love? 

“Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:4-13 NAS).” 

To know God is to know love…

“The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love (1 John 4:8 NAS).”

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I hope that you enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend with family & friends.

Remember why America has set a special day apart…

Remember… Multitudes have sacrificed their lives in the defense of our nation.

Remember… Give thanks to the one who made the ultimate sacrifice to save us from sin.

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep (John 10:11-15 NKJ).”

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Children like to play house.

That includes hosting make believe tea parties.

I have a hunch the little boy pictured is not as enthusiastic as the girl. He’d rather play cops & robbers. The lad likely agreed when hearing a bribe of free cookies.

The cat… Well, that’s a long story, nearly as long as his tail.

As followers of Christ, we have a goal of reaching spiritual maturity. Yet, we must never lose the childlike faith that led to our salvation.

“Then He called a child to Him and had him stand among them. ‘I assure you,’ He said, ‘unless you are converted and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child—this one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:2-4 HCS).”

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Love one another.

Three little words…

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“I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another (John 13:34-35 HCS).”

The Apostle John took the Lord’s command to heart.

“Now this is His command: that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another as He commanded us (1 John 3:23 HCS).”

My prayer is that we may all remain anchored in God’s enduring love.

“But you, dear friends, as you build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, expecting the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life (Jude 20-21 HCS).”

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The Mother’s Day last minute shopper’s scenario is reminiscent of Valentine’s Day.

Husbands and sons scurry to checkout counters. Waiting to the last minute, they have snatched up jewelry, candy and flowers.

Ladies, let’s give them some slack; in appreciation of mothers, they braved the super store jungle.

A woman of faith receives her reward.

“Her sons rise up and call her blessed.
Her husband also praises her:
‘Many women are capable,
but you surpass them all!’
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting,
but a woman who fears the LORD will be praised (Proverbs 31:28-30 NKJ).”

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1-2-3…

To a young child, counting to ten is a major accomplishment.

Imagine trying to count the stars in the sky.

Abraham and Sarah believed God and He rewarded their faith.

“By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude—innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore (Hebrews 11:11-12 NKJ).”

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Think back, way back to preschool or kindergarten class…

Do you remember learning how to tell time? I can recall the homework pictures with minute and second hands.

What time is it now?

“So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
(Psalm 90:12 NKJ).”

It is likely later than I think.

As tea is my favorite beverage, it is always tea time. Through scripture, I’m reminded that life is fleeting.

“For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away (James 4:14b KJV).”

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Seaside Breakfast …

I’m not a poet and I know it.

Yet, tea and sea do rhyme.

Imagine the disciple’s rush of excitement when sharing a seaside breakfast with the Savior.

“When daybreak came, Jesus stood on the shore. However, the disciples did not know it was Jesus.
‘Men,’ Jesus called to them, ‘you don’t have any fish, do you?’
‘No,’ they answered.
‘Cast the net on the right side of the boat,’ He told them, ‘and you’ll find some.’ So they did, and they were unable to haul it in because of the large number of fish. Therefore the disciple, the one Jesus loved, said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord!’
When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tied his outer garment around him (for he was stripped) and plunged into the sea. But since they were not far from land (about 100 yards away), the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish. When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish lying on it, and bread.
‘Bring some of the fish you’ve just caught,’ Jesus told them. So Simon Peter got up and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish—153 of them. Even though there were so many, the net was not torn.
‘Come and have breakfast,’ Jesus told them. None of the disciples dared ask Him, ‘Who are You?’ because they knew it was the Lord. Jesus came, took the bread, and gave it to them. He did the same with the fish (John 21:4-13 HCS).”

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Most survive regular bouts of cabin fever.

They excitedly come out of winter hibernation and explore the big outdoors.

My Grandma Ford was a believer. She believed in the Lord and in the benefits of His fresh air and sunshine. He is a big God; I can never see all He created; neither can I fathom all His promises.

Ponder His words to Job.

“Where were you when I established the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Who fixed its dimensions? Certainly you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
What supports its foundations?
Or who laid its cornerstone
while the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy (Job 38:4-7 HCS).”

Indoors or out in His vast creation, I will rest in His promises!

“For I am persuaded that not even death or life,
angels or rulers,
things present or things to come, hostile powers,
height or depth, or any other created thing
will have the power to separate us
from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39 HCS).”

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Life of the Party by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share) 12471528_10204979913689110_9211174592249462285_o  

Costume parties can be great fun.

I remember that my Mom and Dad once attended a party dressed as bride and groom. The garb in today’s picture might fill the bill if I hosted a vintage tea party. Her flamboyant hat is fabulous.

Are you the life of the party or more the wallflower type?

Zacchaeus avoided the throngs; instead, he found a bird’s eye view in boughs of a sycamore tree. Jesus saw him in his perch. 

“He entered Jericho and was passing through. There was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he was not able because of the crowd, since he was a short man. So running ahead, he climbed up a sycamore tree to see Jesus, since He was about to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus hurry and come down because today I must stay at your house.’
So he quickly came down and welcomed Him joyfully. All who saw it began to complain, ‘He’s gone to lodge with a sinful man!’

But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, ‘Look, I’ll give half of my possessions to the poor, Lord! And if I have extorted anything from anyone, I’ll pay back four times as much!’

‘Today salvation has come to this house,’ Jesus told him, ‘because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:1-10 HCS).”

Zacchaeus was not the life of the party; he received eternal life, the gift of salvation.
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Easter egg decorating is fun for toddlers and a challenge for moms.

Easter egg dye can be pretty messy and getting it on the eggs instead of the children is a balancing act. Easter eggs are not only for children.

Artists create masterpieces on fragile empty shells after carefully blowing out the contents of the egg through a pin point hole. Beautiful pastel colors and intricate designs are breath taking. An Easter tree makes a beautiful center-piece and brings sunshine to a dreary home, following a long winter.

Do you want to be a designer Easter egg? You can, you know. Pretend you are an egg, grouped with eleven other eggs in a box, all in neat little rows. The box represents your closest relationships, including both family and friends. Easter time comes and every egg desires to change from a sunny side up breakfast to an Easter egg. You are chosen for boiling by the cook.

Wow, this water will scald me! I don’t know how much more I can take!

You are relieved when that is over.

Wait a minute, now I am in cold running water! Talk about extremes, this is ridiculous! What is that terrible smell? Oh, I see; that is the coloring dye I have heard about. I am getting sea sick, twirling around and around in this solution! Stop the world; I want to get off! I wish I could find a mirror; I wonder what I look like…Good, I see my reflection in that toaster on the counter. I am beautiful! I have been transformed!

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I have your attention please? 

If you trust Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord you can be His very special Easter egg, every day of the year. The boiling process involves the trials you are faced to endure. They are painful; but they are temporary, resulting in a surface with great strength. Your life even has more weight- God’s glory. Why the cold water? Life is filled with extremes; one moment you have mountain top faith and the next you are hurled into the valley of despair. Don’t try to escape; there are others who need your strength and comfort.

God will lift you out soon; “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, and establish you (1 Peter 5:10 NAS).”

The dye may be compared to the circumstances we individually go through, each unique and varied, to suit us best. These are not crisis times, just daily routines and relationships that at times keep us stressed, feeling tossed around like a ship at sea. They help to shape our lives, giving us the personality we are gifted with. The final result is a transformed life, a beautiful creation made by the Masters hands.

He will not use you as a centerpiece; He will put you back in the box, to influence the eggs around you. You can prepare them for the time God will reach in, take them out, and create another very special Easter egg.
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Once upon a time…

There was once a simpler time.

Father read the day’s paper while mother caught up on mending or crafting hand knitted or crocheted gifts. Children lived in an imaginary world of knights rescuing damsels in distress.

We cling to cherished memories of the good old days.

“Remember the days of old,
Consider the years of many generations.
Ask your father, and he will show you;
Your elders, and they will tell you (Deuteronomy 32:7 NKJ).”

 

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Smile by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share) 12471528_10204979913689110_9211174592249462285_o

Smile!

‘Oh, but you don’t know what I’m going through.’

True.

We all have burdens to bear.

‘What do you care?’

I’ve been through hard times too.

The LORD comforted me. He wants to help you too.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer; and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3-7 NAS).”

Memories of Easters past play in my mind.

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Memories of Easters past play in my mind.

Sadly, in formative years my family rarely attended church. Yet, my parents did dress us in Easter finery for morning worship service and picture taking.

Today’s colorful image contains a pretty hat and gloves; such attire was commonplace in the 1950’s-60’s.

Ladies, do you have dress hats and gloves from your past tucked away in a closet? Maybe in a trunk up in your attic…

Why not get them out of storage?

Reminisce and rekindle Resurrection Sunday memories.

“Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again (Luke 24:5-7 NKJ).”

The photographer wants me to focus on what is up front. I readily oblige. Yet, my eye does glance at the background; though out of focus, it is discernible.

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The photographer wants me to focus on what is up front. I readily oblige. Yet, my eye does glance at the background; though out of focus, it is discernible.

My life is sometimes a blur. Time moves at rocket speed; in an attempt to keep pace I miss some of what is most important. Truly, I must stop and smell the roses. If I push the pause button, purposely redirect my attention to first in priority and seek God, I have clarity.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33 NKJ).”

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The majority are not privileged to eat from a silver spoon. Daily provisions are not delivered to us on gold trays; yet, we are blessed beyond measure.

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“LORD, grant me the gratefulness of King David; he counted his blessings.”

Do I?

“Then King David went in and sat before the LORD; and he said: “Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far? And yet this was a small thing in Your sight, O Lord GOD; and You have also spoken of Your servant’s house for a great while to come. Is this the manner of man, O Lord GOD? Now what more can David say to You? For You, Lord GOD, know Your servant. For Your word’s sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all these great things, to make Your servant know them. Therefore You are great, O Lord GOD. For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears (2 Samuel 7:18-22 NKJ).

In generosity, he shared of his bounty in preparation of building the temple.

“King David also dedicated these to the LORD, along with the silver and gold that he had dedicated from all the nations which he had subdued—(2 Samuel 8:11 NKJ).”

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Love is in the Air  by Pam Ford Davis (Free To Share) 12471528_10204979913689110_9211174592249462285_o

Love is in the air. Heart shaped red boxes and red roses are in multitudes of stores.

Is love in your heart, in mine?

“If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:1-13 NAS).”

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True Peace by Pam Ford Davis 12471528_10204979913689110_9211174592249462285_o

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‘Peace!’

What was once recognized as the ‘V-for-Victory’ sign took on new meaning in the turbulent 60’s. The hippie generation touted peace and love.

They appeared sincere on the surface but true peace runs much deeper…

“I have spoken these things to you while I remain with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit—the Father will send Him in My name—will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you. ‘Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful (John 14-25-27 HCS).”

Wing His Words
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New and Improved by Pam Ford Davis   12471528_10204979913689110_9211174592249462285_o

I have to admit it; I believe advertising slogans. Advertising companies reel me in with ‘New and Improved.’ I’m hooked.

Such claims may be hype; yet, I can trust God’s promises.

I’m getting a new and improved body.
“It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, ‘The first man Adam became a living being.’ The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man (1 Corinthians 15:43-49 NKJ).”

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Safekeeping by Pam Ford Davis

Decisions on safe storing of china and teaware collectibles are not always easy. Heirlooms have both sentimental and monetary worth as well. Many collectors insure valuable antiques; yet, some items are irreplaceable.

Will they hide them under lock and key or put them on public display?

Our hope and eternal security is beyond question.

“We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for the saints; because of the *hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel (Colossians 1:3-5 NAS).” [*Italics mine]

Jesus has us in His safekeeping.

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand (John 10:27-28 NAS).”

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Fruitful by Pam Ford Davis

Farmers plant good seed and pray for bountiful crops.

God plants the seed of his Word.

Will we produce fruit of faith?

Abide in Jesus, the vine…

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing (John 14:5 KJV).”

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‘Time on Our Hands’ by Pam Ford Davis

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV).”

Hands of the clock and time on our hands…

60 minutes in each hour and 24 hours in every day, will I submit my time into the hands of the One who holds eternity?

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Friends by Pam Ford Davis

Friends…

Where would we be without them?

Wherever we’d be, we would be lonely and sad.

I cherish time tested friendships and the expressions of love that my closest friends have shared.

Jesus calls us friends.

“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you (John 15:15 NKJ).”

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Light the Way by Pam Ford Davis (Free to Share)

Where do you expect to find Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?

Will he be sulking at the North Pole or lagging behind a sleigh in flight?

Is he really needed by the team?

Can one solitary deer make a difference?

In the children’s story, Santa Claus gives outcast Rudolph the place of honor. On Christmas Eve, he leads the Christmas present filled sleigh though clouded skies. His red nose, which brought him shame and humiliation, helps others.

Santa needs him; the team of reindeer needs him.

The world waited for a deliverer, they needed the promised Messiah.

They prayed with expectation.

God sent a special man to light the way…

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true light which gives light to every man coming into the world (John 1:5-9 NKJ).”

John’s bold preaching lit the path to the Light of God!

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‘Come, come all ye faithful?’  By Pam Ford Davis

Most have been invited to multitudes of Christmas parties and activities. It can be challenging, and at times inconvenient to attend all functions.

Have you accepted Jesus’ invitation?

He invites us to come.

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28 HCS).”

 

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Rock-a-Bye Mary’s Baby by Pam Ford Davis

She had no handcrafted cradle, to rock her newborn babe in, that starry Bethlehem night.

Instead, the Virgin Mary lifted him from a makeshift manger, and cradled him in her arms.

Bye and Bye, the Rock of ages would cradle a world of lost sinners from Calvary’s cross.

He embraces us with eternal life.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16 KJV).”

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The Gift of Worship by Pam Ford Davis

Mary, and husband Joseph gave her babe the gift of protection. Simple shepherds gave adoration and wise men gave gifts worthy of his royal status.

What do you give to someone who has everything? The Lord owns the world, its inhabitants, and all it contains. (Psalm 24:1)

Our giving to him should be sincere, and given from hearts of thanksgiving, for all he has given to us. It is the thought that counts.

Think surrender….

“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and facilities] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God (Romans 12:1a Amplified Bible).”

Aim to please, while presenting your life in sacrificial service to your Lord.

The Lord received the gift of a tomb, a testimony of Joseph of Aramathea’s love for him.

“And Joseph took the body and rolled it up in a clean linen cloth used for swathing dead bodies. And laid it in his own fresh (undefiled) tomb, which he had hewn in the rock (Matthew 27:59-60a Amplified Bible).”

Jesus first earthy dwelling was a stable, his last-an unused grave, given as a gift of worship by Joseph of Arimathea.

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“… always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father (Ephesians 5:20 NAS).”

I am indebted to Apostle Paul. He knew I would need occasional memory jogging. Thanksgiving is a special day, yet so much more.

Offering up prayers of thanks to the Lord ought to be as natural as breathing. My words of thanks are an outward expression of gratitude for his ongoing giving.

I wish to you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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Erroneously Believe by Pam Ford Davis

S.O.S.

Save our Ship?

Sink or Swim?

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H-E-L-P!

“Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us (Psalm 12:1-4 KJV).”

As the Prophet, Elijah, we may erroneously believe that we are all alone in service to the LORD and yet, he always has a remnant.

“Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him (1 Kings 19:18 KJV).”

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‘MUSIC IS A MINISTRY’

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Music is a significant ministry.

Lift the name and divinity of Jesus in worship and praise!

Vocalists and instrumentalists become His willing instruments.

“…speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:19-20 NKJ).”

One not need know how to read music or even to sing on key!

“Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth;
Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises (Psalm 98:4 NKJ).”

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