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Pondering these things in my heart ...

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What if ... ?

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (4)

One day, when I was out walking, a beautiful young woman w/her precious newborn baby approached me with her cardboard sign asking for help.  (Normally, I would have taken her grocery shopping.)  However, I didn't have anything on me to help her, but I wasn't far from my car, so I told her to come with me and I'd give her something.  Well, she couldn't understand me, and even though I was pointing toward my car on the other side of the parking lot, she turned and walked away.  I called my friend Mary who speaks Spanish, in hopes she could interpret for me, but my call went straight to voice mail.  When I got back to my car, I got some stuff together for her, and then went back looking for her, but she was nowhere to be found.  So, I prayed, trusting Jesus to take care of her and her baby. (I still pray for her ...)
 
That wasn't the only time I've needed Spanish to communicate with someone in need, so I’ve also been thinking, “Why didn’t I just open my mouth and speak in tongues, as in The Bood of Acts 2 ??? I’ve had the gift of “diverse tongues” since the 1970’s, and sometimes recognize the languages, so I do believe that in situations like this, the Holy Spirit would speak just as He did in Acts 2:8-11.  Selah …

New Seasons

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (7)
I am a writer, not "published," but a writer.  It all started when my mother gave me a "diary" for my tenth birthday.  She told me to write my thoughts and prayers in it.  I have been keeping a diary/journal ever since.  I have written so much, that I have a trunk filled with journals!  There are several books in me waiting for God's "kairos" time to manifest.  Some day, I will publish ... for now, I will just put my thoughts, a tiny taste of what I see Jesus doing in the lives of those I meet by His design ...

Shoulder to shoulder, and grace upon grace, Betty

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