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    american2

    about 4 years ago

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    Monday, August 29, 2011 Email Email Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Free Newsletters Free Newsletters

    “And she said to her father, ‘Let this thing be done for me; let me alone two months, that I may go and wander upon the mountains and bewail my virginity, I and my companions.’”
    Judges 11: 37
    Amplified Bible

    EXPLORATION

    I And My Companions

    Companion: One who accompanies or keeps company with another. One of a matched pair, such as bookends.

    “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.”
    Izaak Walton

    Is there a person in my life who has made my burdens lighter and my journey shorter?

    What is my personal definition of the word, “companionship?”

    “I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul.”
    Edith Wharton

    INSPIRATION

    “My friends are my estate.”
    Emily Dickinson

    Not long ago, a friend emailed me a video entitled, “Friends.” I’m not certain what it was I expected to see but I was in for a delightful surprise.

    In the state of Tennessee, here in the United States, is a Sanctuary located on 2700 acres of land where old, retired elephants, find a haven to live out the rest of their lives.

    Interestingly, the reporter telling the story, informed viewers, while the elephants arrive one by one from various parts of the country, it doesn’t take long before they “pair up” in bonds of friendship. But, there’s one unique “pair” that developed which surprised the co-founders of this restful habitat. While the elephants are the main inhabitants of the property, stray dogs also wander the land. To the utter surprise of everyone, a dog, they called “Bella,” became the inseparable friend of an elephant named Tara. They kept as close as possible – wandering the fields together. However, one day, Bella, the dog, suffered a severe back injury which left her temporarily paralyzed. The co-founders of the Sanctuary had to keep Bella inside their infirmary where she was immobilized for three weeks. And what of Tara, her elephant pal? Tara came to the infirmary and stood outside, as close as she could get to her ailing friend. One day, the co-founder, decided Bella, the dog, was well enough for him to carry her outside to the place where Tara, the elephant, had planted herself. To everyone’s absolute delight, little Bella began to wag her tail, evidence of her joy at being reunited with her friend. While there were immense differences in appearance, size and habits, an uncommon bond joined these two – a bond we humans call companionship.

    In our text for today, after the daughter of Jephthah found out the consequence of her father’s hasty and careless words, she asked for one thing: “That I and my companions spend two months together.” In Hebrew translation, the particular word, “companions,” used in this verse specifically means “female associates.” These were women she confided in. These were women she sought-out for comfort and encouragement.

    In a time when her world was caving in, it wasn’t family Jephthah’s daughter wanted to go to, it was her girlfriends. May I say, the same often holds true for many of us today.

    How thankful I am that in the midst of this tragic story, we uncover, what I believe to be, one of our heavenly Father’s main reasons for placing this story within the pages of the Holy Scripture.

    Not just in this Old Testament story, but also in the New Testament story of Jesus’ life, the bonds that were woven between the lives of women provided solace during heartache; strength during weakness; and faithfulness during times of hopelessness.

    This is why, from the story of Jephthah’s daughter, we will spend time looking at the qualities that true female friends bring to their relationships with each other.

    And to all the wonderful men who come to the “garden” regularly, there will be some highlights for you, too. For you may more clearly get an illuminated insight into the importance and function of friendship in the lives of the women in your own lives, while at the same time, you may explore ways to become better friends, as well.

    In 1866, author Dinah Craik penned these descriptive words, “Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling “safe” with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”

    May this be the example of companionship we offer to those in our lives – every day. And may this be the lesson we learn from the life of Jephthah’s daughter.

    “Time passes.

    Distance separates.
    Children grow up.

    Jobs come and go.
    Love waxes and wanes.
    People don’t do what they’re supposed to do.

    Hearts break.
    Parents die.
    Colleagues forget favors.
    Careers end.

    BUT……
    Sisters are there,
    no matter how much time and how
    many miles are between you.
    A girl friend is never farther away
    than needing her can reach.

    When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your lives will be on the valley’s rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley’s end.

    Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you….Or come in and carry you out.

    Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters. daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, mothers, g0randmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life!

    The world wouldn’t be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other. Every day, we need each other still.”
    Author Unknown

    AFFIRMATION

    A Companion’s Prayer

    “O God,
    You inhabit my heart, soul and body and those of all my sisters around the world. Be the bond that binds us together through the tough times. Be the Spirit of solidarity at the heart of our global love for You. Make us one in one another through the unity of Your presence. Fill us, fulfill us, and free us from all that hurts and hinders Your free-flowing love within us. Come, and as we journey together, be with us now and forever, Amen.”
    Womanworld
    Adapted

    Your friend,

    Dorothy Valcárcel, Author
    When A Woman Meets Jesus
    Now available wherever books are sold and at
    www.amazon.com and
    www.ChristianBook.com or
    1-800-Christian
    Dorothy@TransformationGarden.com

    P.S. My book, When A Woman Meets Jesus, is now available wherever books are sold and on the internet at www.amazon.com, ChristianBook.com, or by calling toll-free, 1-800-Christian. You can also go to www.whenawomanmeets jesus.com and purchase the book through Paypal.

    If you would like to purchase When A Woman Meets Jesus at a 30%-50% quantity discount for your Women’s Ministry Program or for Bible Study Groups, please visit: www.direct2church.com or email direct2church@Bakerpublishinggroup.com.

    For more from Dorothy, please visit transformationgarden.com.

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    09157238

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    Marti,
    "Love the cute little dog graphic-have 6 dogs @ home/Pit and English mix except for their Dad!!!!! Dogs names are PeeWee, ToTo, Twyla, and Rudy!!!!!! Dad's name is Taxmillian or Tax for short!!!!!! Love my dogs-can't help it!!!!
    Shonna

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    sinfullyso

    about 4 years ago

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    lol. well you have officially received my first comment

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    american2

    about 4 years ago

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    09157238

    about 4 years ago

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    Marti,
    "Thanks so much for the Garfield Monday graphic-feel just like that most Mondays!!!!!!!!!! Get the Monday blahs!!!!!! HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
    Shonna

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    about 4 years ago

    Hey Marti, thanks for all your wall comments. I love them!



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    snafflebit

    about 4 years ago

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    Marti, Oh my gosh!! You have E.S.P. Good friends and coffee---That's what keeps me alive! lol ! Thanks for wall posts , I love them .

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    09157238

    about 4 years ago

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    Marti,
    "That graphic on my wall is like a TINKERBELL DREAM!!!!!!!! It made me smile-love anything fanasty-like!!!!! Just makes you think of everything magical-Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland, The Lord Of The Rings!!!!! Thanks for keeping me inspired!!!! HAVE A BLESSED SUNDAY!!!!! "
    Shonna

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    american2

    about 4 years ago

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    Sunday, August 28, 2011 Email Email Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Free Newsletters Free Newsletters

    August 28

    Today’s Reading: Psalm 123-125; 1 Corinthians 10:1-18

    Today’s Thoughts: Whom Are You Seeking?

    Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” John 20:15

    The first person Jesus appeared to after His death was to Mary Magdalene. She had already told the disciples that Jesus’ body was missing. Peter and John ran to see. Peter did see but John saw and believed. The word “believe” means that he put his trust in God for what had happened. None of them had yet understood the resurrection. He just believed that God was responsible for the missing body of Jesus.

    While the disciples went home, Mary stayed at the tomb. She wept and stooped down to look into the tomb. Two angels in white were seated there and they spoke with her. She continued crying and questioning and seeking Jesus, despite the actual presence of angels. She would only be satisfied with Jesus Himself. Jesus stood behind her, but it wasn’t until He called her by name that she turned and clung to Him. I can imagine Mary was thinking, “You got away from me once and I am not letting You go again.” Once again, Mary went to the disciples, but this time with a different message. She had sought Jesus and He found her.

    The first person Jesus revealed Himself to as “the Christ” was the Samaritan woman (John 4). And the first person Jesus revealed Himself to after His death was Mary Magdalene. If you, male or female, are seeking Jesus, He will reveal Himself to you. He shows no partiality or favoritism. We are all given the same Holy Spirit, and one day, we each will behold our Lord face to face. But as of today His promise stands that if you seek Him, you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart. Whom are you seeking?

    Our mission is to evangelize the lost and awaken the saved to live empowered lives by the Work of God and His Holy Spirit. Daily Disciples Ministries makes a difference for the kingdom of God by teaching and training believers how to be in God's Word, how to pray and how to walk with Jesus every day, as His daily disciple.
    Daily Disciples Ministries, Inc.

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    belm1974

    about 4 years ago

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    Thanks for the add and the cool wall posts!

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    TeresahRN

    about 4 years ago

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    friendship Pictures, Images and Photos

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    09157238

    about 4 years ago

    4126 comments

    Marti,
    "Loved the coffee graphic on my wall - I have a cup or 2 everyday!!!!!! I guess that explains alot-LOL!!!!!!! HAVE A BLESSED SUNDAY!!!!! "
    Shonna