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Waiting as Obedience

Text: Ruth 3:14-18,
Proverbs 31:10-11,
Matthew 22:23-33

Have there been times in your life when you’ve felt a strong call by the Lord to pursue something? I have. I often start strong, feeling bold and excited, my heart ready and willing to obey. I can’t help but think, This is it! This is the moment life changes because I said yes!

Then, inevitably, a bend or a bump in the smooth, straight road I envisioned leaves me doubting. But wait. I said yes. I was obedient. So why is this still so hard?

Ruth has said all the right yeses in her story. She has been faithful to her mother-in-law Naomi in many ways, but especially so where Boaz is concerned. Ruth has truly put herself out there in trust, and it seems everything has been leading up to this moment.

What a surprise it must have been to be told simply to wait—and not for a certain amount of time, but indefinitely. (Indefinite waiting is the worst kind of waiting, if you ask me.) Ruth was instructed to wait until Boaz found the nearer kin, or redeemer, and ask if that man would marry Ruth, per the custom of their culture (Ruth 3:12-13). And who knew how long that would take or what would happen?

We aren’t told if this frustrated Ruth, but it frustrates me for her. This is the point where I’d likely throw in the towel, caught up in a thought spiral that goes something like this: Well, it’s all over now. I’ll be married to some man I’ve never met, these past few months will have been a total waste, and all I’ll have to show for it is a sore back and some barley. Perfect.

But Naomi—the same woman who once named herself “Bitter”—offered enough faith for the both of them. She encouraged Ruth, saying, “Wait, my daughter, until you learn how the matter turns out” (Ruth 3:18).

Wait, and then wait again. Isn’t this the way of life? Nowhere are we promised an easy time just because we obey or come to what we believe is a capital-A Answer. But our Father waits too—both with us and for us. His Word says that He longs to be gracious toward us and show us compassion and mercy (Isaiah 30:18). “His steadfast love endures forever,” through all things, all the time, just like the psalm says (Psalm 118).

This doesn’t mean that things will turn out exactly the way we think they should. But it does mean that God’s hand is always at work in our story, even when we can’t see it. Even when we’re waiting. God’s plan would have still gone ahead of Ruth, even if Boaz came back to say he couldn’t marry her. She would still have been God’s daughter, and His covenant promise to her would still have been true.

In your waiting place, cling to the hope that God will not leave our stories unfinished or unredeemed. They may not look how we expected but, as with Ruth and Naomi, our story is His story. We can wait with hope, and we can trust and obey with confidence. Thanks be to God.

- she reads truth

DAY 3361(i)

Malta                             June 10,  2017                    Sat 11:31 local time




Birthday - EF - Dharmesh Kumar Patel , Chitra Sinha , Suresh Jumani Ef, (Chennai) .     Sun, June 11 .. we are in celebration for the Ef who celebrate with great distinction their dates of birthday .. and we wish them all the very best in life and in the many years to come … love from the Ef ..



The advent of sudden solitude within a time of great occupation of profession, does give time to ideate on various thoughts that come to mind quite mistakenly, but of one that makes compatible sense ..

Looking at the rapidity with which this 75 year old works on set and its environs, the concerned individuals of the work at hand decide to compliment me with the liberty of a day off .. and since Sundays are day off, due to certain ‘labour rules’ - the British Parliamentary Election result pun unintended - we have a situation of another off day tomorrow .. which brings a fear of the solitude in grave intensity .. however there is suggestion to move about this rather quaint, serene and compatible little space in the middle of the bluest deep of the Mediterranean and acquaint myself with the countries 100 churches ! .. a sense of religiosity prevailing among the inner thoughts of my mind !!

The suggestion or rather a most compassionate gesture, came from the head of Production, a most caring and affable gentleman, who I have to say has been most concerned and prompt with artist care and sensitivity - a trait that is deserved by the leading men or women of a project, and not one who has been assigned a passing or just a complimentary role in the project ..


There shall always be a great unwritten law, or a philosophy behind such acts and behaviour .. and I wonder if it would be prudent enough to mention those aspects here, without drawing controversy or unnecessary attention .. for, the value of any content does have some value somewhere .. even if it be a rather subdued sneeze a million miles away .. !! 


There are sudden fireworks at adjoining distance over the seas and islands of this country .. so its either approaching midnight, for it always occurs at this time of the night, or a continued celebration of the election results that came out on the day after I arrived June 3rd .. and we are talking Malta, not UK or the DUP ..

The debate and the stands taken in these circumstances, being of great interest, I dare say ..

So to come back to positioning .. there shall be and shall ever be a status divide in the hierarchy of any film production or the Industry in general .. who shall be getting the status they get and why ?

Status ..?? yes status .. it starts with the credit titles on film to what accommodation car room travel is deserving of ‘falaan-falaan’ artist .. and this continues an execution dependent largely upon the results of the box office ..

A selling stunning box officer shall get you first class travel and entourage at production expense .. the Presidential Suite, if available and all needs looked after - food, trainer, physio, spot boys luggage of limitless baggage .. guests and friends and family all to accompany the star  .. make the location a similar replica of the state he or she may have come from ..incredible detailing to need ..

AND when it fails .. the downgrading starts .. limited travel, lucky if the first class is still valid, step down room and car, sidelined attention by staff etc.,

Happens all the time .. happens now .. happened then …

Examples would be unethical .. even its descriptions would adversely effect the other .. the ones stretched in status limits .. so bets to shut up and get some sleep ..

Love you all and Good night


Amitabh Bachchan

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Duration: 10/31 (Mon) 22:00 ~ 11/14 (Mon) 15:59

Chance to get ☆5 “Awakening” enabled Asbel, Flynn, and Leon from the special gacha, as well as ☆4 Colette. They can be awakened by Sophie, the just-announced Yuri, and Chaltier respectively. 

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I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love - Shrek Addition

01. Shrekmance 0:00 

02. Shrek, This Swamp Isn’t Big Enough For the Two of Us 1:04 

03. Ogres Will Never Hurt You 4:58 

04. Onion Lessons 10:26 

05. Our Ogre of Sorrows 14:52

06. Headfirst for Onions 17:00 

07. Swamplines and Ogres 20:30

08. Early Sunsets Over Shrekville 23:55 

09. Shrek Is The Best Movie Ever 29:02 

10. Shrekicles 31:17 

11. Demolition Ogres 35:10

estherleeeeeee  asked:

for the past few months I've been texting a friend of mine diagnosed with cancer a verse or two a day and my supply of favorites are running out. if you don't mind can you tell me your favorites or some that come to mind? if your followers would like to as well I'd be more than happy to have messages in my inbox of their favorite verses. thanks and God bless :))

Wow, that’s such a lovely and encouraging thing to do.  I’m really, really sorry to hear that your friend has to go through this scary, awful time.

I’ll do my best - I’ve had a quick look through my bible for some of my marked favourites.  Hopefully they don’t double up too much with yours and you find relevance in at least a few:

- Exodus 15:2

- Numbers 6:24-26

- Deuteronomy 31:8

- Joshua 1:9

- Joshua 23:8

- 1 Samuel 2:2

- 2 Samuel 22:2-3 & 29-37 (you may want to pick at parts of the latter section if you use it)

- 1 Chronicles 16:11

- Psalm 3:3-6 & 8

- Psalm 4:8

- Psalm 5:11-12

- Psalm 6:9

- Psalm 9:9-10 & 12

- Psalm 16:1-2 & 8-9

- Psalm 18:1-3 & 28

- Psalm 22:10 & 24

- Psalm 23 

- Psalm 27:1 & 5

- Psalm 29:11

- Psalm 31:14

- Psalm 34:4

- Psalm 36:5-9

- Psalm 40:1-3

- Psalm 39:7

- Psalm 46:1-3

- Psalm 55:16-17

- Psalm 56:3-4

- Psalm 59:16-17

- Psalm 63:8

- Psalm 73:23-26

- Psalm 91 (quite a long verse - I particularly like v. 1-2, 4-6, and 14-16)

- Psalm 112:7

- Psalm 119:114

- Psalm 121

- Psalm 139:1-18 (would be a good one to break up as it is also a bit long)

- Psalm 143:8

- Psalm 144:2

- Psalm 146:8 (especially like the part “The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down”.)

- Proverbs 3:5

- Proverbs 30:5

- Isaiah 26:3-4

- Isaiah 40:26-31 (particularly like v. 29-31)

- Isaiah 41:10 & 13

- Isaiah 43:1-2

- Isaiah 46:4

- Jeremiah 17:7-8

- Jeremiah 29:11 

- Jeremiah 32:17 & 27

- Lamentations 3:25

- Hosea 6:3

- Nahum 1:7

- Zephaniah 3:17

- Matthew 6:25-34

- Matthew 7:7-10

- Matthew 10:29-31 & 39

- Matthew 11:28-30

- Luke 2:78-79

- John 10:27-29

- John 12:44-47

- John 14:1-4 & 27

- Romans 5:3-5

- Romans 8:38-39

- 1 Corinthians 13:13

- 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

- 2 Corinthians 1:3-7

- 2 Corinthians 4:6-10 & 16

- Ephesians 1:8

- Ephesians 3:17-20

- Ephesians 6:10-17

- Philippians 4:6-8 & 13

- Colossians 2:7

- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

- 2 Thessalonians 3:3 & 5

- 2 Timothy 1:7

- Hebrews 3:14

- Hebrews 4:16

- Hebrews 6:19

- Hebrews 10:23 & 35-36

- Hebrews 11:1

- Hebrews 12:1-2

- Hebrews 13:6 & 8

- James 1:2-5

- 1 Peter 1:6-7

- 1 Peter 5:7 & 10

- 1 John 1:5

- 1 John 3:1

- 1 John 4:4 & 16

I truly hope this helped in some way and am sorry if it’s a bit long.  I will keep your friend very much in my prayers and encourage anyone else reading this to do the same xxx

Anyone else feel free to contribute!!!!!

Me On 10/31 11:59 :

🎃🍫🎃🍫🎃🍫🎃🍫🎃🍫 spooky shit spo౦ky sHit🎃 thats 🍬 some spooky🎃🎃shit right🎃🎃th 🎃 ere🎃🎃🎃 right🍬there 🍬🍬if i do ƽaү so my self 👻 i say so 👻 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ👻 🎃 🎃🎃BO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ🎃 🎃🎃 🎃👻 🎃 🍫 🍫 🍫🎃🎃Spooky shit

Me On 11/1 12:00 :
🎄🎁🎄🎁🎄🎁🎄🎁🎄🎁 holy shit h౦ły sHit🎄 thats 👼 some holy🎄🎄shit right🎄🎄th 🎄 ere🎄👼🎄 right🎄there 🎅🎅if i do ƽaү so my self 🎅i say so 👼 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ🎁 👼👼👼ahhHHHhhHhHHhhHHhHhh🎄🎄🎄🎁🎅🎅👼👼🎄Holy shit

4/13: Wow… The end of Homestuck is finally upon us… 

10/24: Wow it’s another update! Too bad this is going to be the last. :(

10/31: Oh. Okay. 

11/11: The end will never come. Homestuck will forever keep us on a leash with it’s upd8s. Don’t let the children see, for they too will be part of the pact. It will never end. It will never end. It will ne

What the rest of the year will look like;

So, we are halfway through July, woohoo, and that means there is less than half of the year remaining. That being said, I figured I would post what is to be expected from this blog. Because I am a seasonal blog I change with the seasons/holidays.

Today-7/31: Tropical
8/1-8/31: Woodsy/camping
9/1-9/30: Autumn
10/1-10/31: Halloween
11/1-11/23: Thanksgiving
11/24-11/30: Autumn
12/1-12/25: Christmas
12/26-12/30: Winter
12/31-1/1: New Years

That is what the rest of the year for this blog looks like. I am so excited that the holiday season is slowly coming back. Can’t wait!

neiptune  asked:

5 AND 10 AND 11 AND 31 ily (u can tag this with my bts blog btw) 💖

5. Favorite color?

blue! 

10. Chocolate or vanilla?

vanilla if we’re talking about ice cream which i just assume we are idk why

11. Winter or summer?

winter

31. Do you like to cook?

i don’t really know how to cook that much but i would like to learn more i want to cook but my mom’s a terrible teacher because she just takes over every time

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The Week Ahead: July 31 - August 6, 2017

Void of Course Moons

Monday, July 31, 11:10 UT (Scorpio) - Tuesday, August 1, 12:01 UT (Sagittarius)

Thursday, August 3, 21:38 UT (Sagittarius) - Friday, August 4, 00:37 UT (Capricorn)

Sunday, August 6, 09:22 UT (Capricorn) - 12:15 UT (Aquarius)

Lunar Phases

Thursday, August 3, 17:42 UT - Gibbous Moon, 26:34 Sagittarius

Ingresses

Monday, July 31, 14:54 UT - Transiting Venus enters Cancer

Retrograde/Direct Motion

Thursday, August 3, 05:31 UT - Transiting Uranus stations retrograde

Aspects

Tuesday, August 1

  • 07:09 UT - Sun/Leo square Pallas/Taurus, 9:14

Wednesday, August 2

  • 05:06 UT - Ceres/Cancer sextile Pallas/Taurus, 9:25
  • 07:07 UT - Mercury/Virgo conjunct Vesta/Virgo, 7:05

Friday, August 4

  • 07:17 UT - Venus/Cancer opposite Juno Rx/Capricorn, 4:15
  • 18:48 UT - Jupiter/Libra square Pluto Rx/Capricorn, 17:31

Saturday, August 5

  • 02:31 UT - Mars/Leo square Pallas/Taurus, 10:01
TheDonFF Chapter List

Prologue                                                            Chapter 21         Chapter 42              

Chapter 1                                                          Chapter 22          Chapter 43

Chapter 2                                                          Chapter 23          Chapter 44

Chapter 3                                                          Chapter 24          Chapter 45

Chapter 4                                                          Chapter 25          Chapter 46

Chapter 5                                                          Chapter 26          Epilogue 

Chapter 6                                                          Chapter 27

Chapter 7                                                          Chapter 28

Chapter 8                                                          Chapter 29

Chapter 9                                                          Chapter 30

Chapter 10                                                        Chapter 31

Chapter 11                                                        Chapter 32

Chapter 12                                                        Chapter 33: part 1 , part 2

Chapter 13                                                        Chapter 34

Chapter 14                                                        Chapter 35

Chapter 15                                                        Chapter 36

Chapter 16                                                        Chapter 37: part 1 , part 2 , part 3

Chapter 17                                                        Chapter 38

Chapter 18                                                        Chapter 39

Chapter 19                                                        Chapter 40

Chapter 20                                                        Chapter 41

17 Facts about Halloween

1. The first jack-o’-lanterns were actually made from turnips. 

2. Thousands of people suffer from Samhainophobia which is an irrational fear of Halloween. 

3. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. 

4. Americans purchase over 20 million pounds of Candy Corn each year. 

5. The number one candy of choice is Snickers. 

6. In Alabama it’s illegal to dress-up as a priest.

7. In Hollywood there’s a $1,000 fine for using Silly String on Halloween.

8. According to legend, if you see a spider on Halloween, it’s the spirit of a loved one watching over you. 

9. October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. 

10. It’s very rare for a full moon to occur on Halloween. Although, it’s predicted to occur on 10/31/2020. 

11. While pumpkins are typically orange, they can also be green, white, red and gray. 

12. Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween. 

13. Magician Harry Houdini died on Halloween. 

14. In the UK white cats are thought to bring bad luck, not like black cats in the US. 

15. Have leftover candy? Save it! Hard candy lasts for a year, while chocolate can last up to two. 

16. Barmbrack used to be a traditional food eaten on Halloween. 

17. More candy is sold on October 28th than any other day of the year.