How encouraging is the thought of the Redeemer’s never- ceasing intercession for us. When we pray, he pleads for us; and when we are not praying, he is advocating our cause, and by his supplications shielding us from unseen dangers. Notice the word of comfort addressed to Peter—”Simon, Simon, Satan hath desired to have you that he may sift you as wheat; but”—what? “But go and pray for yourself.” That would be good advice, but it is not so written. Neither does he say, “But I will keep you watchful, and so you shall be preserved.” That were a great blessing. No, it is, “But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not.” We little know what we owe to our Saviour’s prayers. When we reach the hill-tops of heaven, and look back upon all the way whereby the Lord our God hath led us, how we shall praise him who, before the eternal throne, undid the mischief which Satan was doing upon earth. How shall we thank him because he never held his peace, but day and night pointed to the wounds upon his hands, and carried our names upon his breastplate! Even before Satan had begun to tempt, Jesus had forestalled him and entered a plea in heaven. Mercy outruns malice. Mark, he does not say, “Satan hath desired to have you.” He checks Satan even in his very desire, and nips it in the bud. He does not say, “But I have desired to pray for you.” No, but “I have prayed for you: I have done it already; I have gone to court and entered a counterplea even before an accusation is made.” O Jesus, what a comfort it is that thou hast pleaded our cause against our unseen enemies; countermined their mines, and unmasked their ambushes. Here is a matter for joy, gratitude, hope, and confidence.
Tomorrow I drop these two off at the animal shelter so they can find their very own FAMILY ! I had these two for about 4 weeks and it was very fun (as you can see) and will miss them ! Although, kinda of excited to not step on kitty litter as I walk around my room.
Fostering kittens is a great way to help out your local animal shelter. It provides a loving comfortable home until your kittens are old enough to be adopted out.
Basically = you get to play with cute kittens for a few weeks. And you are helping out the kittens by socializing them & they don’t have to be stuck in a tiny cage. WIN !
..and the two years previous (included at the end).
The last week of March I was in Dubai again for a quick trip. It was nice to go back for a final visit to the place I lived for four years. I timed it so I could attend The World Cup they do every year -it’s so much fun.
Dressing up + champagne + fascinators.
How can you go wrong? (you can’t!)
This year the weather was acting up and being weird, which made it more interesting — but definitely just as much fun!
(FYI: The movie clip at the beginning is from My Fair Lady , when they go to the races. All of the outfits are amazing. )
Three ingredients . So easy and so delish. And the cherry on top?! You can satisfy that sweet tooth with it being good for you too.
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
3 ripe Bananas
3c old fashion oats
1/2cup chocolate chips (sugar free or 80% dark chocolate)
Smash bananas. Add oats. Should be cookie dough consistency. Add chocolate . Scoop onto sheet and flatten. These cookies do not change shape so they can be close together on the trays.
Bake 350F 12-15 minutes
This recipe , you don’t even have to measure. Eyeballing it is easy (and quicker)! Just make sure there’s enough oats. If it’s too “wet” the texture is more banana-y and you will miss that chewiness the oats bring. But no matter what you do with this recipe , they are still yummy!