Mighty Woman

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Thoughts on Prayer October 22, 2010

Filed under: Life,Made me think — Julie Tindall @ 9:33 AM

“Can we believe that God ever modifies His action in response to the suggestions of man? For infinite wisdom does not need telling what is best, and infinite goodness needs no urging to do it. But neither does God need any of those things that are done by finite agents, whether living or inanimate. He could, if He chose, repair our bodies miraculously without food; or give us food without the aid of farmers, bakers, and butchers; or knowledge without the aid of learned men; or convert the heathen without missionaries. Instead, He allows soils and weather and animals and the muscles, minds, and wills of men to cooperate in the execution of His will. ‘God,’ says Pascal, ‘instituted prayer in order to lend to His creatures the dignity of causality.’ But it is not only prayer; whenever we act at all, He lends us that dignity. It is not really stranger, nor less strange, that my prayers should affect the course of events than that my other actions should do so.”

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), “The Efficacy of Prayer.”


Jesus Calling August 26, 2010

Filed under: Life,Made me think — Julie Tindall @ 10:28 PM

For the past couple of months I have been reading Jesus Calling – Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young.  It is a daily reading/devotional that has provided some amazing meditations that I take with me throughout my day.  I am digging deeper each and every day about what it means to completely let God seep into the inner recesses of my being.  To not close off any part of myself from Him.  To stop trying to present a “cleaned-up” version of myself to Him.

Trust Me in the depths of your being.  It is there that I live in constant communion with you.  When you feel flustered and frazzled on the outside, do not get upset with yourself.  You are only human, and the swirl of events going on all around you will sometimes feel overwhelming.  Rather than scolding yourself for your humanness, remind yourself that I am both with you and within you.

I am with you at all times, encouraging and supportive rather than condemning.  I know that deep within you, where I live, My Peace is your continual experience.  Slow down your pace of living for a time.  Quiet your mind in My Presence.  Then you will be able to hear Me bestowing the resurrection blessing: Peace be with you.

Colossians 1:27 – For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.

Matthew 28:20 – Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.


May 3, 2010

Filed under: Life,Made me think,Thinking — Julie Tindall @ 10:25 PM

Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

This verse if found smack-dab in the middle of God’s judgement of 70 years of captivity in Babylon.  In this context, the Lord instructs the people not to be overcome by the severity of the judgment, but to take heart in a long distant promise. They are to build houses, have children, carry on, etc., and not shrink back from all hope:

“This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” – Jer 29:10-14 (NIV)

70 years is generally regarded as the length of the human life span. It is the time that represents our lives here on earth.  So it is fitting that so many are drawn to this verse. For we too have been sentenced to live as exiles in this world for seventy years–so to speak.  Thus a ray of hope in this dark world…..not of short-term success and prosperity, but rather that after the just sentence of God has passed…..we will be restored.


Frustration April 8, 2010

Filed under: How to annoy me — Julie Tindall @ 2:45 PM

Do you remember those group projects in school, where you were part of a team trying to complete an assignment, but you always ended up picking up the slack so you could make the grade?  Welcome to my day! 

What is this?

Ahhh……..it is the light at the end of the tunnel.  Hope you are having a better day!


April 7, 2010

Filed under: How to charm me,K,Life,Parenthood — Julie Tindall @ 1:05 PM

Eenie-Meenie-Miney-Moe is now being used as the major decision-making tool by my 5 year old. It’s amazing how this method feels “fair” to her and does not result in pouting or tantrums. Thank you, eenie-meenie-miney-moe creator.


Filed under: Made me think,Thinking — Julie Tindall @ 12:26 PM

The human brain, which holds more than 10 billion cells and all of a person’s memory, reasoning, consciousness and emotions weighs only about 3 lbs. No computer can compare with the brain – it is the most complex machine ever made.


April 6, 2010

Filed under: Life,Made me think,Thinking — Julie Tindall @ 11:09 PM

Is your glass half-full or half-empty today? We can’t always control our circumstances, but we can control how we react to obstacles within our path. Wishing you a bright outlook today.