How CanFeathers Protect Us?

Hello and welcome back to my table friends! Imagine a table covered with a beautiful pink floral spring time table cloth. Basket weave chargers set at each place. A spring green linen napkin twisted into a rose type pattern placed in the middle of the charger and a plate of muffins sit in the middle. A lovely coffee mug sits at each place waiting to be filled with your favorite hot beverage. It’s poured and it’s now steaming next to your muffin on a beautiful rose patterned plate. A aromatic candle burns in the center of the table. Now… let’s have our chat at the table…

 

Father in Heaven, please bless these words with Your power and grace. In Jesus name, Amen.

 

Have you ever collected feathers or simply held one and looked at it? We all have heard and used the phrase “as light as a feather” or “you could have knocked me over with a feather” or describing someone as being a “feather weight”. So how in the world can feathers protect us? Let me jump right into our verse…

Psalm 91:4 says “He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge. His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.”

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I want to focus on the first part of this verse, “He will cover you with His feathers…”

While studying this verse, I discovered just what these feathers are. Some versions call them “pinions” . I learned that these specific feathers of a bird are the feathers used for flight. They are the ones used to lift the bird up up and away. They carry the bird. They have much strength in them to perform this duty.

 

If these are the feathers God is protecting us with, then He is protecting us with the ability to lift us up in times of sorrow. The ability to carry us through grief. The ability to have our hearts take flight. God is our protector. His feathers are big enough to shelter all of us. In times of uncertainty, He spreads His wings and invites us to gather beneath them.

 

I have had several prayer sessions this week involving this pandemic, isolation, and fear that is circling our world. These prayer times are a gathering under His wings… under His feathers. When we pray silently in our beds at night, we are gathering under His feathers. When we pour out our hearts to Him in fear and trembling, we are gathering under His feathers.

 

Take some time today and find your place under your heavenly Fathers feathers. He is waiting for you with wings out-stretched. He will shelter you and you will find comfort there. Think about how soothing it is to feel the wisps of a feather. How comforting it is to brush a feather across your cheek. Let the feathers of the Lord sooth you in these most trying times Gather under His wings table family… just gather. Blessings to each of you  🙂

 

 

 

 

A Message for Monday

Good Monday morning everyone! How is the table family doing with week two of staying in? Has it been good to be home or are you feeling claustrophobic? Have you gotten a lot done around your house or have you been feeling like you don’t want to do anything at all?

 

Do you feel like it’s been difficult to see Jesus through all of this? Does it feel like He hasn’t been working throughout this pandemic? I’d like to share a verse with you about the work Jesus has done and continues to do…

 

John 21:25 says “Now there are also many other things that Jesus did, were everyone of them to be written I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.” (ESV)

 

We read about the miraculous things that Jesus did while here on earth, but there are so many more things that He did and still does. So many that ALL the books in the whole world couldn’t contain all the things Jesus has done! Think about that for a moment… every single book in the world right now, if they were all written about Jesus, could not contain all He has done. That sort of takes my breath away! So think of this verse when you are tempted to feel like Jesus isn’t doing anything. Look for what He has done… you’ll see Him.

 

Have a blessed Monday friends 🙂

Foodie Fridayon hold

Hi all, I come humbly before you and ask your forgiveness. I have lagged on the Foodie Friday posts. My heart has been focused on praying with people during this global crisis. I have made the decision to post Foodie Friday recipes only occasionally, as a particular recipe crosses my path and I feel you all would enjoy it.

 

Right now I think the best thing we can feast on is Gods word. I don’t relish the idea of backing off on something I began, but I do feel prayer is what’s most needed at this time. I will be continuing “A Message for Monday” and the regular Wednesday posts, but trying to keep up with my church family, my biological family, and my table family in prayer is about all I can handle effectively right now.

 

Please Please, feel free to Email me or comment on any post with any prayer requests. I really would love to hear from you all. Tonight I am making breakfast food for my family. I love breakfast for dinner… do you?

 

I’m sorry to have to do this but it won’t be permanent. We just need to get through this crisis. Let’s get through it together. Please let me know how you are doing, okay? Blessings to you all.

Better late then never… I hope?

Hi to all the Table family! I am so sorry for the delay in posting but I have been creating content for my Youtube channel… it’s live now! I’m so excited for how God is going to use this ministry. I’m putting the link for you here and I hope it will give you something else to focus on for a time so we don’t get to overwhelmed by what’s happening in our world right now. Please let me know your thoughts on anything you’d like to share your thoughts on. Don’t forget to subscribe as well, so you get notified when the next video is ready. I just put one up today and wanted to get it to all of you. Thanks always for your support 🙂

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXZvnIy35sEiF475OIQChfQ?view_as=subscriber

 

A Message for Monday

Good Monday morning all and welcome to the table for a spiritual breakfast. We are in some strange times right now and we might be going a little stir crazy at this time. So with that being said, I’d like to offer this verse to you…

 

Isaiah 57:19 says “Peace, Peace, to the far and to the near says the Lord,and I will heal him.”

 

We need peace now more then ever. No matter what swirls around our world, we can have the peace that Jesus offers. Think of it as the medical masks that are desperately needed right now. The masks filter out germs and keep the person wearing it safer. Put on your spiritual mask of peace. Praying you all are well. Blessings 🙂

It’s Foodie Friday! (Leftover Time)

Hi and happy Foodie Friday to all of you! Right now we are all in a time of social distancing so that means fewer trips to the grocery store. So what better to do then get creative with leftovers? These will just be some ideas for possible leftovers you might have or maybe even consider making so you have leftovers.

 

A big batch of homemade mac and cheese makes for great baked mac and cheese for lunch the next day. Simply reheat the batch on the stove, adding some milk for smoothing. When it’s heated, place into a lasagna pan and top with turkey bacon, turkey sausage, any color pepper chopped, onion, turkey pepperoni… get creative!

 

Extra mashed potatoes? Make shepherds pie with ground beef or turkey, any veggie you prefer and maybe some cheese on top and bake in the oven for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees F. and there’s another meal!

 

Consider making a breakfast casserole for dinner with leftover fried potatoes, and some sausage and eggs. Perfect and filling. Place the potatoes and sliced up  sausage in a large fry pan together and heat through. Scramble up some eggs (enough to feed your family) and pour those into the fry pan along with the sausage and potatoes. Using a rubber spatula, stir continuously until eggs are firm. Top with cheese and vwaa laa! Comfort food!

 

Did that meatloaf you made have quite a few leftover pieces or patties? Toast up some bread, grab some lettuce, cheese, and maybe some tomato and make some meatloaf sandwiches. Simply heat up the patties or slices and your good to go.

 

I’d also like to take this opportunity and encourage you to think about planting a garden this year. I’ve been wanting to and just haven’t gotten around to it. But this year, I’m getting it done. There is nothing like picking from your own vegetable garden for meals. Then being able to pull a jar or freezer bag out and have veggies for dinner or lunch all winter long. What sorts of veggies would you like to plant? Let me know in your comments.

 

Also, do you have some awesome leftover favorites? Share those as well. Let’s share with each other and take this time to look after one another.

 

Thanks for joining me at the table today. I pray all is well with each one of you. Blessings to you all!

Exercising faith over fear

Father in Heaven, I pray these words will reach those who are feeling fear during this time and that it brings comfort. In Jesus name, Amen.

 

Well since we all seem to be staying at home these days, let’s gather around the table and chat! How are you feeling during this distressing time? Are you feeling fear? Are you feeling anxiety? Are you feeling peace?

 

So much uncertainty is swirling around us and various news stories are offering conflicting opinions. Hospitals are overflowing, grocery stores are overwhelmed, and our hearts may be overcome with the shaky unknown.

 

“Use wisdom” they say.

“Wash your hands” they say.

“Stay away from those who have compromised immune systems” they say.

 

You know what really needs to be advised? “Trust in the Lord”.

 

Of course we need to take precautions and keep everyone safe. But in the midst of all of it, our trust in God should be at the top of the “how to stay safe” list. It’s every bit as vital as washing our hands or sneezing into our arm. You know what the greatest part of trusting God is? It can never be sold out or out of stock!

 

Romans 8:18 says “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

 

God’s glory will be revealed. Nothing happens without His knowledge and He will see each one of us through these tumultuous times. It may seem as though He is far away and simply unleashed this virus on the earth. But friends please understand that All things work together for good to those who love and trust Him. (Romans 8:28)

 

God’s plan is so much more involved then we can see or understand. Trust comes in in those times. If we knew all He knew, we would have no reason for faith or trust. Just as we exercise the hand washing, arm sneezing, sanitize wiping rituals, we must exercise faith over fear. Practice the same diligence of sanitation, in prayer and quiet time with the Lord. Make it the first thing you do in the morning and before you lay your head back on the pillow at night. Stay close to God and cleanse yourself with His words of comfort.

 

Father I pray for all of us to be protected from this virus that is so threatening. Lord watch over our families and friends. Give us peace in these uncertain times. Forgive our fear Lord and fill us with Your peace. May we remember to lean on You and cling to Your word always. In Jesus name, Amen.

 

Stay safe table family and please feel free to keep in touch with me here or Email any private prayer requests. I’m here to pray for you any way I can. My prayers and love to you all.