Thursday, October 27, 2016

Shade tree wisdom 10/27/16

Shade Tree Wisdom 10/27/2016 Here is verse one of Luther’s Reformation hymn for reflection This Sunday, October 30, Reformation day. “A mighty fortress is our God, A trusty shield and weapon. He helps us free from every need That hath us now o’er taken. The old evil foe, Now means deadly woe; Deep guile and great might, Are his dead arms In fight; On earth is not his equal. TLH 656,1 Many pay little attention to the Reformation, but history tells us of the very bitter struggle Luther had simply to tell us again that we are saved by grace alone. GPD 10/27/16

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Shade tree wisdom 10/25/16

Shade Tree Wisdom 10/25/2016 So that’s what happened, God had a hand in my creation. “I praise You, because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;” Psalm 139, 14. The doctor who delivered 4 of our children said to me, “marvel at each birth, so wonderful.” GPD 10/25/16

Monday, October 24, 2016

Shade tree wisdom 10/24/16

Shade Tree Wisdom 10/24/2016 We are not alone, for Peter, speaking of the devil, says, “Resist him, standing firm In the faith, because you know That your brothers throughout The world are undergoing The same kind of suffering.” 1 Peter 5, 8.9. That ought to renew our strength for thee battle, which seems so unending, and yet, the victory is ours, for Jesus died and rose again to give us the victory, thank God. GPD 10/14/16

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Shade tree wisdom 10/23/16

Shade Tree Wisdom 10/23/2016 Our God is all knowing, and we ought to be grateful for that. Though often when we do things we ought not be doing and so we might wish to hide from Him. Jeremiah asks. “Can anyone hide In secret places so that I cannot See Him?” declares the Lord. “Do not fill heaven and earth?” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 23,24. Since we are sinners, we often sin, that means we are doing something God does not approve, and we feel ashamed. But we can’t hide, but we can be forgiven and for that we n=must thank Our Gracious God ad Father. GPD 10/23/16

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Shade tree wisdom 10/22/16

Shade Tree Wisdom 10/22/2016 Here’s the truth of it. “He saved us, not because of righteous Things we have done, but Because of His mercy.” Titus 3,5 And that’s the real truth. It is not because we are so good, or better than others, but God’s mercy extends to us out of His love in Christ, our Savior. GPD 10/22/16

Friday, October 21, 2016

shade tree wisdom 10/21/16

Shade Tree Wisdom 10/21/2016 It is so easy to do, that is forget that God always knows what’s going on. Like the incident when they were crossing the sea and a great storm arose while Jesus was sleeping. So “They woke him saying, “Lord, save us, we are perishing.” And He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you of little faith?” Matthew 8, 25.26 It happens that we pray for something and it doesn’t happen. We forget God hears our prayer and is busy with His solution. And so we get afraid. GPD 10/21/16

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Shade tree wisdom 9/1-0/116

Shade Tree Wisdom 9/10/2016 James gives us the real reason. He says: “You do not have Because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, Because you ask wrongly, To spend it on your passions.” Maybe that is the real reason, we ask for selfish reasons Instead of having something to share with someone who is less fortunate. GPD 9/10/16