All About Mii

my blog is filled with lite-devotionals, some thoughts, just stuff from my world

the praying heart

The heart that prays soars high on strong, glad wings,  and finds strange rest beyond the strife of things;  the heart that prays in trusting self-surrender  finds Christ’s own peace and life’s eternal splendor. 

Through prayer God breathes His secret to the heart;

Speak to Him often in the busy mart,  or call Him in the deep of sorrow’s night;

His love floods in with healing, guiding light.

An Inspirational Poem by~ Nellie Jean Stratton

                                                                                                                     

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December 29, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

feeling bloggy…

i started this blog at 2:30 in the morning on December 28th.   so, trying to think of a cute or catchy name is almost impossible for me to do…besides all the one’s i came up with were already taken…so…never mind this subject isn’t important.   

what is important is for me is to ….. what was i talking about??       Oh,  its that bloggy feeling again.

Have a blessed day~ mii

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ouTta focus…

…its so easy for me to start focusing on stuff that hasn’t even happened yet.   for instance, lack of funds has caused schools to shut down.   will this effect my job in some way?    well.  i hope not.    too easy to fall into “what’s next?”  … afterall, if i really REALLY think about it, this job practically fell in my lap to begin with!   i did not have to go looking for this job…nope… it was in God’s hands to begin with.     so, i tell myself to hang in there…don’t give up.    if God brought me this far~will he also let me drown??  … I don’t think soo.    I will place my trust in HIM.   In his promises. 

As it says in the Word… And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.   phillippians 4:19

And~ You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You,  because he trusts in You.  Isaiah 26:3

Another promise~ “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”  John 14:1

are you worried too, about something that hasn’t happened yet?    instead of worry…let your focus be on God’s promises.   He will see you and I through.   Don’t give up!  

hugs, Mii (Mary)

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not all lemon’s are bad..

Especially when its used in a recipe! 🙂   We got to sample this at the store, I don’t usually like the taste of lemons in my recipes but this one is excellent!  Try it you might like it.

Lemon Dijon Chicken

Ingredients: 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1/4 fresh lime juice

1/2 fresh lemon juice

4 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

Creole-style seasoning, to taste

1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Pour olive oil in medium size skillet and add chicken.

Mix lime and lemon juice, and stir in mustard, pepper, and Creole seasoning.  Add mixture to skillet.

Cook, turning chicken occasionally, until the chicken pieces are done, about 12 – 15 minutes.

 

Enjoy!

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Jesus loves you

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the lighthouse

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.   I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”    Psalm 91: 1-2

We all experience problems from time to time~ some days it may be a flat tire on the way to work…   locking the keys in the car…  a dreaded dental appointment…   whatever trouble we face… it makes us want to run the other way… or to run and hide from the day.     I know when problems or feelings get me down, I run to Psalm 91.   Have you read it through?   It reads like a prayer.   A prayer for safety.   Safety from evil, from problems of the day.   Psalm 91 is like the lighthouse shown at beginning of this post.   Jesus is like a strong tower or  a (lighthouse)  where we can run and be safe.     If anxiety and dread are lurking on the threshold of your tomorrow, remember the Lord’s promise in Isaiah 41:10  ” So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”    ~mii

December 28, 2009 Posted by | devotional | 1 Comment

Keeping Joy

Psalm 84 verses 1-2

How lovely is your dwelling place,  O LORD Almighty!   My soul yerns, even faints,  for the courts of the LORD;  my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

We tend to feel cheerful when the sky is clear and a deep blue.   But, when the weather turns grey and rain drips down the window pane.. we start to feel low or depressed.    When Jesus is in our heart,  he will replace the darkness with His Light.   So even when the weather turns gloomy, our hearts can be full of joy.   ~mii

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chase away the blues

there’s such an excitement or hype that goes with shopping for presents.   the commercials and ads “rev” up your heart’s desire to spend.      maybe its that desire we have to please the person or family member with a special gift.  

Christmas is special~after all!     the glitter and wrapping of the gifts to set under the tree is quite special indeed..and Christmas morning is fun when children gather ’round to see what santa brought!     Christmas is really about the gift of Love.   the love of the baby Jesus.   Silent Night~Holy Night.. all is calm all is bright.   Jesus is the LIGHT of the world. 

Let the light of Jesus come into your heart, he will chase away the blues.

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is it read..or red?

my favorite author has got to be Liz Curtis Higgs.   i would laugh until i cried, reading the book “help I’m laughing and I can’t get up”.. and “One size fits all”.   Really great books to read over and over again.   I’m more of a short story person, although I have read more lengthy novels in the past…its like i can’t seem to settle myself down to just read.    i feel like if i sit and read, i won’t accomplish much.    hmmm… mii thinks i need to re-think this a little more… what do i accomplish in a normal day?   well…heh…not much.   toss in some laundry to be washed, clean up the kitchen, watch some tv… surf the internet.    and then there are days i pour candles..(when i get orders)…right now I’m taking a break in candle making… all the orders i did receive are finished.  so now i can relax, right.    okay…the next time i feel like there’s nothing more to be done, nothing good on tv, or the internet…. i will make myself curl up with a good book…only this time, read the book a friend sent to me.   sisterchicks~ by robin jones gunn.   sounds like a good read. or is that red?

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daze of flowers

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