Sunday, July 26, 2009



Matthew 8:5-11

The Faith of the Centurion

5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, asking for help. 6"Lord," he said, "my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering."

7 Jesus said to him, "I will go and heal him."

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Wild huckleberries bushes carpet the woods of SHEPHERD'S WALK right now. The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Several guests were visiting this weekend. I suggested they might like me to make huckleberry pancakes for breakfast this morning. They loved the idea but only one soul was willing to pick the harvest [with me] so we could make them. The berries are in abundance but some are not easy to get to - they are small - and it takes TIME to pick them - especially enough for a batch of pancakes. But the two of us persevered. And the result... was a delicious breakfast of scrumptious huckleberry pancakes!



Matthew 9:36-39

When [Jesus] saw the crowds, He had compassion on them because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Then He said to His disciples,

"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest , therefore; to send out workers into His harvest field." [emphasis added]

Those huckleberries reminded me of the 'living sacrifices" that God asks us to be. They gave their lives to be made into pancakes for others to eat and enjoy. Are we as willing?

Lord Jesus ---
Make us willing LIVING SACRIFICES - a people of prayer - a people of giving - a people ready to lay down our lives for the sake of another. May others "taste and see that the LORD is good". And Lord, when the harvest is ripe and plentiful - give us willing hearts to participate in Your kingdom purposes to bring in that harvest so that none are lost!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Declaring His PRAISE today!

EXTOL HIM today!

Challenge for this day:

Look up all the verses in your Bible that declare to EXTOL the LORD, your God , and DO just that - where you are, in your offices, in your home, on your porch, backyard, swimming pool, vacation home, school, lunch break, in your car [parked of course]. Write them down on 3x5 cards or in your prayer journals - somewhere where you can pull them out and use them again weekly if not daily!

Then read and study this passage [below] on your own. Learn how the Israelites learned to fight the enemy with PRAISE. You can too! Take God at His Word. I could do all the work for you and type it all in here but we all need to spend time IN God's Word [in our own Bibles] and in prayer and praise. So please join me and others in this challenge.
2 Chronicles 20
Leading in with the Praise Band

Lastly: Join me in memorizing a simple yet profound verse:

Isaiah 12:3
you will draw water
from the wells of salvation!

The LORD enjoys your PRAISE and ADORATION!
I welcome your comments, praise and prayers here today!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

They're Back!



Genesis 1:19-21
19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
20 And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

One year ago on July 15th, 2008 - this pair of winged beauties came to visit the feeder here at SW. Today they returned in full color and glory. I praise God for the detail of His creation which makes me ponder how much He loves each and every one of us individually! He is Creator God!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Prayer Station #1 = ADORATION


As we continue to prepare each 'prayer station' - here at Shepherd's Walk - it is our goal to bring the 4 main prayer stations under the acrostic...



Adoration / Confession

Thanksgiving / Supplication

Psalm 22:22-24
[The Message]

Here's the story I'll tell my friends when the come [here] to worship,
and punctuate it with Hallelujahs:
Shout Hallelujah, you God-Worshipers;
give glory, you sons of Jacob;
you daughters of Israel.
He has never let you down,
never looked the other way
when you were being kicked around.
He has never wandered off to do His own thing;
He has been right there, listening.