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moon river-breakfast at tiffany´s

Classic, romantic, just one of those movies that you can enjoy with a warm cup of tea and your pj's on...and feel totally feminine. Audrey is so beautiful...recently I watched a biography of her and she really had a very sad life. Poor thing - wish she knew Jesus. Maybe she did, i don't know but the bio said she struggled with depression.... Anyhow, something in this movie struck me funny: The Nameless Cat.

I thought I was the only one with a Nameless Cat! She has many sweet lovey-dovey names but when i go to the vet, I feel too embarrassed to tell them, "Putty Tat" or "My Little Goose"....yes, really - these are what come out of my mouth when I see her...and of course, "Precious Kitty" is a favorite. So, when people ask me what my cat's name is, I confess and say - oh she doesn't really have one, but I call her Baby Kitty most often. So, this is for my "Nameless Kitty" ....and Audrey Hepburn.

What I am Meditating upon...

I am posting this more for me than anything else. Our battles really start and live in the mind - and this week a battle has been raging in my head. So, I am taking up this verse as my handle to my sword of the Spirit....and this is how I said it to myself tonight!

"However, (Tammie!) as it is written:
"No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him"— but God has revealed it to YOU by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. YOU are hearing the deep things of God! Are you listening and believing? God's Mind/Truth is in YOU, stop listening to your own! GOD wants you to know and believe HIS DEEP THOUGHTS - so He has given you HIS VERY SPIRIT, HE knows the very TRUE AWESOME WONDERFUL thoughts of God. (TAMMIE) YOU have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that YOU, YES You, may understand what God has freely given YOU! (Love, Peace…

Easy to Love

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Meet Milo. This is the little adorable kitten I gave my niece for her three year old birthday present. I have always loved kittens and Milo grabbed my heart when I first saw him. He is only six weeks old in this picture ...how can something so little grab your heart so? My niece is learning to be gentle...Milo seems to have a resilient personality so far ....as a three year old isn't always gentle; but we all have to learn some time! I thought you would enjoy seeing what has warmed my heart even today as I spent time with my niece and her new little charge.

Stones to Remember & Give Thanks to Our Great God!

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"What I want instead is your true thanks to God;
I want you to fulfill your vows to the Most High.
Trust ME in your times of troubles,
and I will rescue you,
and you will GIVE ME GLORY!" Psalm 50:14-15

"But giving thanks is a sacrifice that TRULY HONORS me,
If you keep to my paths,
I will reveal to you the salvation of God." Psalm 50:23

I Corinthians 2:9-13

However, as it is written:
   "No eye has seen,
      no ear has heard,
   no mind has conceived
   what God has prepared for those who love him"— but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.
      The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.

This is my next memory verse. I especially want to work on this one because it speaks of knowing God's mind - we can know it because HIS Spirit lives in us. I want to focus on this so I can hear Him more clearly, and receive more and more of what He has Freely given to me.

Psalm 40

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Lately I have been so thirsty for time with God. I have noticed I have been having a hard time focusing lately. When you have a "routine" for so many years - even though it is a very significant routine - you may find yourself falling asleep because it is so routine. Well, over the last few months I felt I wanted to do something new with my quiet times with God, so I bounced around trying new things.... but then I wasn't focused and i lost some depth that I usually enjoy. So, I knew I needed to pull back and do what I have always done....and enjoy HIM. Last night I went to bed knowing and purposing and desiring to spend quality time with Him today.

I pulled out my familiar tools, a cup of coffee and drew up close to Him. I opened my Chronological Bible and picked up a few days behind where I should have been but I didn't care which date it said, I was just thirsty! Psalm 40 was the second Psalm for the date.... I didn't get much farther that that! He beg…

Alive!

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Today I had the privilege of chatting with a gentleman who is TRULY ALIVE. I am so blessed to attend Columbia International University - in my humble opinion it is one of THE BEST schools in the world. It truly lives up to it's motto "To Know Christ and To Make Him Known" - it draws in amazing students whose heart beats to know Jesus and to make Him known in this world. It also houses amazing staff and faculty. One such soul I have a growing admiration for: Dr. T Hulbert. I have only had him for one class, about ten years ago. He is officially retired but is still faithfully serving on our campus. I am always blessed when I see him, he remembers who I am for one and he is a man full of God's truth and grace.

Today I crossed paths with him after our chapel service and we picked up on a conversation. His specialty is The Gospels: the Life of Christ. He has stuff published - yeah, he is famous! Anyhow, I asked what he was doing now and he told me he was teachi…

A Random Thought....

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I CAN NOT wait for the moment when God gives me a man that I can kiss without shame or hesitation and say, "I love you madly!" ...So the whole world will see.....yeah, that is random, but I thought I would let ya know now.... I believe ONE DAY it will happen!

I can't believe i just posted this...........

I Peter 1:8

Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. 1 Peter 1:8 NIV

Friends, have you ever felt that dark veil cover your mind and heart and makes you question - "Lord are you really there?" I have. Sometimes it comes over me and it feels very dark - yet I know that I know He is there even when I don't feel him. I am a "feeling" person and sometimes I wish I could reach out and literally touch his hands, his shoulder, hear his voice and hold him.
I Peter 1:8 is my next memory verse - I need to sit on it for a while. I want that "inexpressible and glorious Joy" to characterize my days - my LIFE! I know everyday and every moment won't be like skipping through a rose garden but loving Him and knowing He loves me is more than good feelings - it is knowing I am DEEPLY LOVED even when I know I don't deserve or feel it, that gets me through t…