SSB Gathering – March 22, 2015

Spiritual Sounding Board – This is your place to gather and share in an open format.

 by Kathi

tulips

Luke 7: 36-50

(36) Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.

(37) When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume, (38) and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.

(39) When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is – that she is a sinner.”

(40) Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said.

(41) “Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. (42) Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”

(43) Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.

(44) Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. (45) You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. (46) You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet. (47) Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven – for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.” (48) Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

(49) The other guests began to say among themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

(50) Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

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May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you: wherever he may send you;

may he guide you through the wilderness: protect you from the storm;

may he bring you home rejoicing: at the wonders he has shown you;

may he bring you home rejoicing: once again into our doors.

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Feel free to join the discussion.
You can share your church struggles and concerns.
Let’s also use it as a time to encourage one another spiritually.
What have you found spiritually encouraging lately?
Do you have any special Bible verses to share, any YouTube songs that you have found uplifting?

photo credit: Brian Bonham

18 comments on “SSB Gathering – March 22, 2015

  1. Kathi,
    Love it!!. The picture reminds me that I want to go to Tulip Festival in May and I had better book a hotel room before every thing is gone. I may already be too late. Ugh. I would like to experience the beauty once while I still can.

    The scripture reading is so visual. It is a vibrant picture of what I owe our Lord for His sacrifice for Me and all who will come to Him. The woman knew just how precious He was to her.

    Rich Mullins–The pictures that went with this song–amazing. What beauty was spoke in the words and the pictures. God created such a beautiful world. It is a blessing to know there is still some of it that has not been defiled by man. The beauty in a single flower or the pheasants wings. Every single portion of it brought to us by a wonderful Creator.

    My cup runs over. My love and prayers go out to all this morning!!

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  2. Amen to Brenda’s comments … you’ve shared my heart as well. The Lord is so utterly beautiful as He loves the oppressed. Such love is humbling to receive but oh, it feels so wonderful. Thank you and praise to Christ alone!

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  3. Hmmm?

    (47) Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven –
    for she loved much.

    But he who has been forgiven little loves little.”

    (48) Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

    (49) The other guests began to say among themselves,
    “Who is this who even forgives sins?”
    ———–

    Forgiving ISIS

    Myriam’s story and song


    ———–

    Myriam, this young girl, sets quite a standard…

    What precious Love… ===== tears =====

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  4. Amos – Thank you for the video. Myriam has a beautiful heart.

    Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday and coming week!

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  5. Kathi- I love tulips, unfortunately so do the squirrels in my yard, they raid my flowerbeds. That photo is amazing, did your husband take that? What is that pink machine? I want to say tractor, but not much of a farm gal, any who I love that it is pink. Hope you have a wonderful week too.

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  6. Gail – Yes, my husband took this photo last spring. This is at a tulip farm about an hour from our house. On really clear days you can get Mt. Hood in the background.

    And that is one very pink John Deere tractor sitting back there. Where I grew up, that would have been blasphemy!

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  7. Kathi – LOL … I’m a former farm gal and at first I thought well, maybe it’s just the angle of the sun making the tractor look “pink”? We didn’t work with John Deere; a faded red Massey Harris could look pink!! 🙂

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  8. Thank you, Amos. Miriam has raised the bar so far up, I don’t believe I could ever reach it. Tears—is right. We are to be thankful in all things, and this precious child truly is.

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  9. Julie Anne – It now costs $5/person ($20 max.) to get in. We used to get in for free on the weekdays and did field trips there. I guess if people are willing to pay, more power to them. Brian’s not planning on going back this year. He said it’s overrun with photographers. I noticed that they have a $20 photographer fee now.

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  10. Wow, I had no clue. Yea, I remember when it was free during the week.

    Prayer request – ok, friends, I have one big project/presentation tomorrow and one final on Tuesday, The most difficult/challenging term of my L.I.F.E. is coming to a close. Yahoo!

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  11. Julie Anne

    Wow!!!

    Way to go… So Proud of you…

    Quite a significant event and achievement.

    Praying for you.

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  12. Ann – I’m printing it out now. I talked about the assignment in the beginning of this post: https://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2015/03/10/was-your-spiritual-abuser-a-good-speaker/

    This is for my statistics class. I’m doing the “truth” side showing that you need to look a little closer at the data and not be fooled by people who try to mislead you with their bogus numbers in statistics. Here’s a little bit of it (the professor uses the word “crap” a lot, so I threw it in there a good bit – lol. I guess I’m always trying to expose the truth wherever I go. It’s Dr. Seuss rhyme style and I’m wearing a Dr. Seuss-type hat and have a cool red/white striped pointer with a white glove on the end. There will be a power point show playing while we are talking.

    It’s time to reveal the truth
    and discount this crap as ridiculous spoof.
    You’ll be a better stats expert
    And have mathematical proof.
    Watch very closely, and you will perceive,
    They took advantage of YOU and thought you naive.
    We’ll show you the truth so you can discern,
    And look at their numbers without dire worldly concern.

    It’s not flowing exactly the way I want yet, but I still have a couple hours to rehearse with my group. We’ll get it.

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  13. I think it went well, Gail. Regardless of whatever grade we got, she requested a copy of the Dr. Seuss script. That just made my day. 🙂

    And for anyone who needs to write up something in rhyme, I highly recommend this site. It rocked. rhymezone.com.

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