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Season 14 Scripture Truths

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Deuteronomy 6:4-6 (NIV)

Then the Lord said to me, ‘Arise, begin your journey before the people, that they may go in and possess the land which I swore to their fathers to give them’ “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I command you today for your good? Deuteronomy 10:11-13 (NKJV)

Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 11:18-19 (NKJV)

Then the Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The Lord will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors,  if you obey the Lord your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. Deuteronomy 30:9-11(NIV)

MONTHLY FOCUS

September – Heart Surgery

Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love. Psalm 6:2-4 (NIV)

October – Longing and Delight

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Psalm 42:1-2 (NIV)

I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10 (NIV)

November – Yearning

How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Psalm 84:1-2 (NIV)

Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. Isaiah 26:8-9 (NIV)

December – Wise Men (Soul Sisters)

A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, but it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed. Psalm 13:19-20 (NKJV)

January –Strength

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2 (NIV)

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear… Psalm 46:1-3 (NIV)

February – Stillness

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 (NKJV)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Psalm 23:1-3 (NKJV)

March – Steadfastness

My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. Psalm 57:7-9 (NIV)

This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it and you will find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV)

April – Meditation and Prayer

Cause me to understand the way of your precepts that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds. My soul is weary with sorrow strengthen me according to your word. Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me and teach me your law. Psalm 119:27-29 (NIV)

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. Psalm 1:1-2 (NKJV)

May – Rest and Recovery

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matt 11:28-30 (NIV)

Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings. Leviticus 3:23 (NKJV)

Happy Birthday Dad!

dad at 25Alton Winfield Werner

Born on earth: January 3, 1915
Arrived in heaven: February 15, 1997

Wow! It is crazy to think but today is my dad’s 100th birthday! He is not here for me to share this birthday wish but I am sure that in heaven there is an awareness of this day. In memory of dad and as an expression of love from his family, I share a few pictures.

Before we know it, we too will be gone from the earthly realm.  Let’s live with eternity in full view!

Dad, I long for the day that we will be with you and mom in your heavenly home.  Glory to our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ!

weddingMom and Dad were married on Christmas Day in 1937.

John 14: 1-6  “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.  In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.  If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.  And you know the way where I am going.”  Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?”  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

(Click each image to view the full picture)

Dad as boy Mom and Dad Wedding
Werners 1954 Werners 1956 copy
Lis11 fishing014
jimmy with mom and dad Mom and Dad 1989
mom and dad 50th Jan 1988 Family at 50th 2
Full family at 50th Jim's Family009
mom and dad022 mom and dad bench
werner boys012 Dad and mom015
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