UPDATED Reading List

 

Hello  Friends! If you are like me, there is no place
better to be refreshed than in a BOOK! 
Truly, whether it's a Christian book or presidential
history, using my mind instead of "DOING",
keeps me BALANCED.
INTERESTED? Here's the latest book list!  
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WHAT I STUDY & DISCUSS WITH FRIENDS

  • Believing God by Beth Moore
  • The Call by Os Guiness
  • The Purpose- Driven Life by Rick Warren (I’m enjoying revisiting & teaching parts of this!)
  • Borden of Yale by Mrs. Howard Taylor
BRIAN & I ALWAYS RECOMMEND: 
May you be CHALLENGED, BLESSED, & REFRESHED! 
Tristie 

Heavenly ANTI-Inflammatory

“May JESUS HIMSELF and GOD the FATHER, who reached out in LOVE and surprised you with GIFTS of unending help and confidence, put a FRESH heart in you, INVIGORATE your work, ENLIVEN your speech.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (The Message)

Ouch.  I am inflamed.  Or rather, my back is!  Once you pass the marker of 40 years of age, you realize that injuries take longer to heal.  You will hurt your back.  (The phrase “threw my back out” makes me laugh..where exactly did this come from?) 🙂

I have done this before and learned from experience that an “ANTI-inflammatory” and ice can be my best friends!

I want the opposite of inflammation and pain. This is true in my Physical AND Spiritual world.

This preceding Bible verse calms me and gives me strength. Take this as your spiritual “anti-inflammatory” with me—our focus is removed from our own pain and  focused on the only One who give peace.

Wanna see it again?

  1. Jesus “Himself Reached out. ” (How?) In LOVE.
  2. He “Surprised” me. (With what?) With “Gifts of Unending Help and Confidence.”
  3. He “Put a Fresh Heart in Me”.
  4. He “Invigorates My Work”.
  5. He “Enlivens my Speech”.

Feel better?  Now that hits the spot!  May JESUS give you Healing and Peace today!

Love to you in HIM,

Tristie

Theological Multivitamin 2012 Edition

AUTHOR’S NOTE (2012): IN THIS MIDST OF TRIAL (KNOWN & UNKNOWN) THIS IS MY NEED TODAY!  WITHOUT MY BURDENS, SADNESS, OR EVEN STRESS, I DON’T NEED MY SAVIOR AS MUCH. HE GAVE PAUL THE ROSE  OF GRACE WITH THE THORN OF TRIAL….JUST TO KEEP HIM CLOSE! ME TOO-HOW ABOUT YOU? 

Hello friends!  I wrote this 2 years ago and still receive blessing from this verse! “As we move into the weekend, (and our family enjoys a “Sabbath” day tomorrow!) I happened upon a favorite devotional by Max LucadoGrace for the Moment.

This is what I am “chewing on” today as I spend the day asking God to move in my own heart (thankfully redeemed!) and my family. He writes….(from the book The Applause of Heaven)…

“Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28  “As long a Jesus is one of many options, then He is no option. As long as you carry your burdens alone, you don’t need a burden-bearer. As long as your situation brings you no grief, you will receive no comfort…..but when you mourn, when you get to to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other option than to cast your cares on Him, and when there is truly no other Name you can call, then cast all your cares upon him for he is waiting in the midst of the storm.”

How wonderful.

Love to you from Him and through Him,

tristie