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As for God, His way is perfect:
The Lord’s word is flawless;
He shields all who take refuge in Him.
~Psalm 18:30, NIV~

~And from The Message~
What a God!
His road stretches
Straight and smooth.
Every God-direction is road-tested.
Everyone who runs toward him
Makes it.

(Click here to Tweet this Jim Elliot quote to your friends.)

Photo Backstory: Missionary Jim Elliot’s short life of service and sacrifice lend credibility to his calm assurance that we follow a God who He always has our best in mind. Jim’s quote seemed fitting to grace these lovely trees from my niece’s yard. That red color had me pulling out my iPhone camera to snap a pic. Of course, this was several weeks ago and pre-Hurricane Sandy!

I wrote about Jim and Elisabeth Elliot here: The Most Remarkable Woman I’ve Never Met.

And here: The Most Remarkable Woman I’ve Never Met, Part II.

This week I’m linking up with Word-filled Wednesday, Thankful Homemaker, Wholehearted Home Wednesdays, This and That Thursday, Little Things Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, Hearts for Home, Legacy Leaver, Beautiful Thursday, Simply Link, Favorite Things, Faith-filled Friday, Weekend WhateverScripture and a Snapshot, Your Sunday Best, Still Saturday, The Sunday Community, Heart Reflected, and Fresh-brewed Sundays.

****And now for some breaking news about COME TO THE TABLE, the blog link up for my wonderful bloggy friends!

When I started a blog link up, I was hoping to create a place where blogs would receive more visibility. So I encouraged folks to visit their link up neighbors and make new friends.

But visiting neighbor blogs takes time, and some folks had trouble visiting around. So I will try the hop one more time—as an END of the MONTH blog hop. I will post the hop during the last week of November. Bloggers can link any favorite post (or posts) from the month.

What do you all think? Any input? If there is not enough interest, I will move on to one of my other blogging ideas!

Oh—and the winner of the Amazon Gift Card from the last hop is Brittany! Congrats!

Thanks for stopping in today! Blessings, Friends!

***Right now my blog theme can’t handle those cute social sharing buttons that make life so easy. But here’s a quick link to Facebook if you want to spread this quote around. And I know you have a Pin It button by now!

Now that we know what we have,
Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God,
Let’s not let it slip through our fingers.
We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality.
He’s been through weakness and testing,
Experienced it all—all but the sin.
So let’s walk right up to him
And get what he is so ready to give.
Take the mercy. Accept his help.

~Hebrews 4:14-16, The Message~

Photo Backstory: This is a pic of my nephew and niece from a few years back. I loved following behind them as they ran through the woods looking for Autumn treasures. I used online software to give the photo an overexposed look. The quote is from an excellent new book by Mary DeMuth called Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus.

***Follow this link to read my review of Everything!

This week I’m linking up with Word-filled Wednesday, This and That Thursday, Little Things Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, Hearts for Home, Legacy Leaver, Beautiful Thursday, Simply Link, Favorite Things, Weekend Whatever, and Scripture and a Snapshot, Your Sunday Best.

****Now it’s time for Come to the Table, our EVERY OTHER WEEK blog link up party! I hope you haven’t given up on our hop yet!  Is anyone out there still willing to link up and share a great post?

Grab your favorite beverage, pull up a chair, and join us for a chat. You are encouraged to share a post of your own and then linger as long as you like over the other encouraging posts linked here. What kinds of posts? . . .

Old posts, new posts,
Giveaways, review posts,
Joys or sorrows or hopes for tomorrow
. . .

Bloggers, link what you will—as long as it is Inspirational or Family Friendly. Then try to comment on one or two posts in the group. It’s encouraging! Continue Reading…

~from William Cowper’s I Will Praise the Lord at All Times~

What! has autumn left to say
Nothing of a Saviour’s grace?
Yes, the beams of milder day
Tell me of his smiling face.

Light appears with early dawn,
While the sun makes haste to rise;
See His bleeding beauties drawn
On the blushes of the skies.

Photo Backstory: Two weeks ago on the day after I returned from the ACFW Conference, my mother was rushed to the emergency room. She’s 82, suffers with emphysema, and had come down with a dangerous case of pneumonia. For more than a week my sister and I haunted her hospital room. I captured this photo from the window of that room last Sunday, the day she finally turned the corner and began recovering. Mom’s now back at her nursing home, enjoying her Yankees games and Bingo pals 🙂

This week I’m linking up with Word-filled WednesdayThis and That Thursday, Little Things Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, Hearts for Home, Legacy Leaver, Beautiful Thursday, Simply Link, Favorite Things, Weekend Whatever, and Scripture and a Snapshot, Your Sunday Best.

UPDATE: A winner will be emailed soon!!!

****Now it’s time for Come to the Table, our EVERY OTHER WEEK blog link up party! In spite of the glitch I experienced this past  weekend when my blog disappeared for a bit, I hope you are brave enough to try this again 🙂

Grab your favorite beverage, pull up a chair, and join us for a chat. You are encouraged to share a post of your own and then linger as long as you like over the other encouraging posts linked here. What kinds of posts? . . .

Old posts, new posts,
Giveaways, review posts,
Joys or sorrows or hopes for tomorrow
. . .

Bloggers, link what you will—as long as it is Inspirational or Family Friendly. Then try to comment on one or two posts in the group. It’s encouraging! Continue Reading…

I’m beginning something new on the blog: a weekly Wednesday blog hop, which I’m calling Come to the Table.

Why call it Come to the Table? Because one of my favorite things is to gather around a cozy kitchen table with a group of friends–with a mug of coffee in hand, of course–and share whatever is on our hearts.

What is a blog hop? An event where bloggers link up their posts and share with readers whatever is on their hearts.

What kind of posts will bloggers link here? I invite bloggers to link . . .

  • A popular old post that we haven’t gotten to read yet
  • Your favorite post of the past week or month
  • Thoughts on how God has been working in your life
  • A post about your family
  • A review of a great book you’ve read
  • A giveaway we’d be interested in
  • A word about something wonderful that just happened to you
  • A post about a disappointment or heartache
  • Thoughts on Scripture
  • A list of what you’re thankful for

So with all those choices, readers will find a little bit of everything at this blog hop. Bloggers, link what you will—as long as it is Inspirational or Family Friendly. Continue Reading…