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Ramblings of a Tuesday Evening. June 28, 2011

Filed under: All other things in life — Felicity Combs @ 5:42 pm

 

Today I have absolutely nothing of consequence to say. Or type.
I DO feel fairly silly, and I did eat a whole lot of Trader Joe’s Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzel Pieces. This is the kind of snack you eat when you’re watching a movie with others that is serious and/or sad and quiet. It is a very loud snack. A crunchy snack. It is so much fun to make people angry while I crunch away. 🙂 I ate half the bag just now.

I am presently procrastinating getting up to make dinner. Chicken, spinach, and ricotta  quesadillas. Lovely recipe. But, I am lacking the motivation to make it, as i have filled up on the above mentioned.

All three of the children in my family have been especially loud, demanding, and draining today (that does not mean they are not sweet, mind you), which adds to my not wanting to get up and do anything problem, and also to the eating of half a bag of snack-crap problem. I am assured in my mind that I will make up for this after dinner and kid bedtimes by bodyrocking. No, that was not a sexual reference. (bodyrock.tv)

To lift my spirits this evening I am considering the donning of some gold lame leggings and ugly crocs while cooking dinner, followed by the consumption of some cheap wine.

 

I will be just fine.

 

“Swallowing Sea” June 7, 2011

Filed under: Felicity Combs Music,Uncategorized — Felicity Combs @ 1:42 am

An original song


Swallowing Sea (2/15/08)

An emerald green
swallowing sea
of apathy in your eyes
capsized me.
Suspended in
your still ocean
This flower in my heart
is drowning.

Where are you now, I’m sinking
Won’t you reach out your hand to save us
Where are you now,
I’m feeling the breath leave this love.

Sinking beneath
your listless sea
An eerie peace and calm
You forgot me.
There is no sound
as I go down
Slow motion dance
sinking down
to the bottom.

Where are you now, I’m sinking
Won’t you reach out your hand to save us
Where are you now,
I’m feeling the breath leave this love
I’m feeling the breath leave this love
I’m feeling the breath leave this love.

 

“Bitter Fade” June 6, 2011

Filed under: Felicity Combs Music — Felicity Combs @ 11:17 pm

 A song i wrote today…

Bitter Fade

the wither, no solace yet the someone’s right there
the stony, the cold loss, no warmth in the share
it’s tugging down and pulling in the depths of despair
and outside, a stranger, with beauty so fair
it’s burning inside
it’s blurring the lines

It’s no lie, when love’s a bitter fade
a man will pine for his better days
and the trying dies

the tearing, the breaking of sacred and dear
the horror of passion, the fear that you feel
the callus grows over, inviting repeal
the coming to terms that is pushing you near
to the burning inside, it’s blurring the lines

It’s no lie, when love’s a bitter fade
A man will pine for his better days
and the trying dies

where does it lead, where will he be
where will she go, how will she know
It’s burning inside.
It’s blurring the lines.
a bitter fade. a bitter fade

It’s no lie, when love’s a bitter fade
a man will pine for his better days
and the trying dies
the trying dies
the trying dies.

 

Sacrifice…An uncomfortable word. November 30, 2010

Filed under: Creator thoughts... — Felicity Combs @ 12:38 pm

Human nature is a tricky thing. On the one hand, we were created beautifully in the image of God, right? And our humanity is what sets us apart from the other creatures God has made, and we can do and have done wonderfully good things out of the out-pouring of our hearts. But, are we correct in assuming that what our heart tells us, even pleads and begs of us, is holy and just and righteous in the eyes of God?
Because, on the other hand, our human nature (which I’m using this term in reference to the desires which our heart would naturally lead us) can lie to us, and our heart can be wicked and so deceive us.

Jeremiah 17:9 – The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Mark 7:21-23 – For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

Ecclesiastes 9:3 – This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all. The hearts of men, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live, and afterward they join the dead.

So, this means that there are times in which we must deny our hearts of it’s desires! Because, ultimately, we are either living to please ourselves (and our hearts) or living to please and serve God.

Proverbs 16:9 – In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.

Which brings us to a word that I’ve been thinking so much about these past few months, a word that so many “Christians” would like to simply side-step for the sake of convenience, selfishness, “modernism”, and whatever other reasons they can think of: Sacrifice.
Let’s look at this in terms of an earthly love relationship.  If you are un-willing to sacrifice, to set yourself and your own desires aside at times for the sake of your partner, then many people would argue as to whether you are really LOVING that person.
So, why is it any different with God? If I am un-willingly to take the things he says seriously, and to set aside my own agenda and my own desires, then IS HE REALLY MY GOD, or do I BECOME MY OWN GOD?? If I decide that because my heart desires certain things that the Word of God speaks of as sin, that I’m just going to side-step and ignore those parts of the Bible, but believe other parts that don’t challenge my choices in life, then, sorry to rattle some cages, but I don’t really have the right to call myself a follower of Christ. I have more of a “Buffet-Style” spirituality, which, ultimately, puts ME in charge of what’s right and wrong, and therefore, I am my own God.

So…are you willing to give up your rights to follow God? And if not, who are you following?…

Matthew 16:24 – Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

 

A reason for doing good… November 8, 2010

Filed under: Creator thoughts... — Felicity Combs @ 9:07 am

Galatians 6:7-10::
Do not be deceived: God cannot me mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

There’s not much to say or follow up with after reading this passage. It sums it up pretty well on it’s own. DO NOT GIVE UP DOING GOOD!!!! I know for one, my patience (or lack there of) can get the best of me on this one. You WILL get out what you put in. And the funny thing is that we tend to look at the here and now and say, “but that’s not true! Look at so and so, they’re doing all this crap and look how great their life is…” or, “man, I’ve been doing all this good working SO hard for 2 years, and nothings come of it, yet! BOO!”. Somehow, we tend to forget that there is a HERE, and there is an AFTER, and a lot of our rewards for doing good and hangin’ in there are most likely going to hit in the AFTER part of the equation. How about this, one of the “doing goods” we can start doing more of is exercising our patience and our ability to keep the bigger picture in our minds. We must remember that “GOD CANNOT BE MOCKED. A MAN REAPS WHAT HE SOWS.” When it’s all said and done, this is the truth.

Keep rockin on and moving forward! Stay encouraged! We have a God who loves us dearly!

 

Pressing on… October 19, 2010

Filed under: Creator thoughts... — Felicity Combs @ 10:19 am

2 Thessalonians 3:13
And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
Philippians 3:13-14
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

1 Timothy 4:7-8, 12, 14-16
…train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come…
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity…
Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.


I read all these verses,  and in this moment my heart is saying one word, responsibility. I have a responsibility to be diligent and to work hard for God. And, the nice thing about it is that there IS a reward at the end of all the striving, although I don’t want that to be my motivation.

I’m particularly drawn to the passage in 1 Timothy…the entire chapter 4 is a gem. Just as an athlete has to train hard to accomplish his goals, so do I in my giftings God has given me if I want to see any kind of return or success in that area. We can’t avoid work, we can’t expect to get away without some hard labor going into whatever it is we desire to achieve. It’s the story of the Little Hen, right! No idleness allowed here, no laziness, no slackness! Train yourself to be godly, Press on toward the goal, Never tire of doing what is right, Don’t grow weary of doing good!
So what to do then, when I do grow weary, and I do want to throw in the towel (which inevitably will be the case at many points)? I put hope in my God of love, restoration, and strength.

 

Isaiah 40:28-31
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Philippains 4:13
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

 

PRAYER… October 18, 2010

Filed under: Creator thoughts... — Felicity Combs @ 10:45 am

PRAYER VERSES

  1. Philippians 4:6-7
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  2. Jeremiah 29:12-13
    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.
  3. Matthew 6:6-8
    And when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
  4. Matthew 26:41
    Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.
  5. Luke 18:7-8
    And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly.
  6. Matthew 21:21-22
    Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.’”
  7. James 5:16
    The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
  8. Ephesians 6:18
    And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
  9. Romans 8:26-27
    In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes for u
    s with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.
  10. Colossians 4:2
    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
  11. Colossians 1:9-14
    For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
  12. Philippians 1:9-11
    And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God.
  13. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
    Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
  14. 1 Timothy 2:1-4
    I urge you then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
  15. Ephesians 6:19-20
    Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.