Monday, July 30, 2018

Jesus Asked It #1. Progress on Got Your Back - Backpack #2. Book Date.

Questions Jesus Asked #1
On Sunday, July 22, 2018 Pastor Dale preached an amazing sermon:  Do You Want to Get Well?  It was based on John 5:1-15, the accounting of the man by the pool of healing waters.  During this powerful sermon, Pastor said something like this (paraphrased), "If you want to ask questions, why not start with the questions Jesus asked?"  

That set right with my Spirit.  
Therefore, I'm reading the four gospels:  Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in order focusing on the questions Jesus asked.  I'll be implementing the Color Coded Bible Study that I learned about here.  
This is a pretty intensive study that I break up throughout the week.  This morning's study looked like this:  
  I printed out the NIV version in column one and the Amplified version in column two.  As you can see in the Amplified version, "saltiness" can be construed as our purpose.  
I took a break here with one burning question:  If we lose our "saltiness" (purpose) or our light, how can we be made salty/filled with light again?

I'll continue the study with the next steps:  

-Read the chapter as if you are the author. Who are you? Where are you? To whom are you writing?  
- Then read the chapter as if you are the recipient.  What is the message they wanted to send you?
If you decide to follow along, I'd love to hear about how the LORD is working in your life!  
Or I'd love to read your comments about this study/these verses!  
Be blessed, my dear reader, be blessed.  

Progress on Got Your Back - Backpack #2

I finished Part 2 of Annie's Got Your Back 2.0!  The seam on the binding will disappear to night.  I've decided that hand binding will be prettier.  

I love this paisley fabric was from Hobby Lobby - a purchase from at least 3 years ago!  The pink was from my LQS!  
Soon, all these pieces will be a backpack!  :)

Book Date
The Priest: Aaron (Sons of Encouragement, #1)
Francine Rivers wrote a great series, Sons of Encouragement.  The description from Francine Rivers' webpage  states:  "In this five-book compilation of the Sons of Encouragement series, New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers illuminates the lives of five Biblical men who stood behind the heroes of the faith and quietly changed eternity. Aaron, Caleb, Jonathan, Amos, and Silas each faithfully sought after God in the shadows of His chosen leaders. They answered God’s call to serve without recognition or fame. And they gave everything, knowing their reward might not come until the next life." I am currently listening to The Priest: Aaron.  
Dreams of Falling
My current ebook is Dreams of Falling by Karen White.  

Peace in the Valley (Double S Ranch, #3)
Peace in the Valley by Ruth Logan Herse 
was a sweet romance with a predictable ending.  However, I absolutely loved how Ms. Herse integrated Scripture in her characters' personality.  As they faced various situations, they recalled Scripture that helped them trust in God.  Oh, that we should all remember that lesson!

Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult at first was hard to listen to.  Ms. Picoult addresses social issues and speaks for both sides of said issues.  This can make her books hard to read/listen to, but, as always, she wrote an engrossing read.  

You can see the list of books I've read over at Goodreads!  My user name is, of course, Miaismine!

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  1. Your backpack is coming right along. I love the color combo.

    1. Thank you! I fell in love with this combo and hesitated to cut into it. The backpack was the perfect choice for it!

  2. Your backpack will come out very nice. Lovely fabrics you have chosen. :-)

    1. Thank you! It will be my focus this week. I want to get it done and off my design board! :)

  3. I just picked up a few Jodi Piccoult books at the thrift shop - Keeping Faith was one of them. Haven't started it yet but I always love her novels.

    1. Yes, I discovered her when I read Lovely Bones. My MIL had just passed away and in a strange way, that book brought me a bit of comfort. I still hear her voice when I'm working in the garden.... :)

    2. I really enjoyed Keeping Faith, but the first part is a bit hard to take....but keep reading, it's worth it!

  4. Thank you for your link to the Show and Tell Monday and welcome to the week again !!
    Summer hugs from Bambi