Jesus Always Healed the Sick

I have found it written many times in the Gospels that when people came to Jesus requesting healing for themselves or their sick loved ones or servants, Jesus always healed them.

They came to him believing that he could heal them; which seems to be the common thread and a factor of great importance. A Roman centurion had such a great faith that he said “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.” (Matthew 8: 8) And Jesus replied “As you have believed, let it be done for you.” (Matthew 8: 13)

I believe that even today Jesus heals the sick this way. If you are sick, you could read in the Gospels stories of Jesus healing and ask that it be done for you the same way, that you believe Jesus can heal you without ever ‘walking over to your house’.

He also asked many of them not to tell anyone what he had done for them. I understand this as requiring a certain humility of those who believe.

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Spiritual Healing: Rediscovering

I am reading a book called Rediscover Jesus. It is by Matthew Kelly and it is a very helpful book. I found it in the Little Free Library in my neighborhood, missing the first 30 pages but wonderful anyway. It showed up there just exactly when I needed it, exactly when I was yearning to connect with my deep faith remembered from my childhood again and wishing for a teacher in that.

On the way down the street driving to the airport I began to regret leaving it in my room and mentioned that to my Dad who was driving the car. He asked if I wanted to go back to get it. He turned the car around and I am so glad we went back, because the book helped me have faith through my flight and let go of the awful stress I generally feel about flying. I took the trip one moment at a time and trusted both in God and that I had prepared well for it.

That trip was so blessed and is the easiest transatlantic flight I have ever taken.

Anyway, I have begun doing the ‘prayer process’ outlined in the book. It is short and simple and yet so powerful. Each day I noticed that my interactions with others have improved and I am receiving a measure of grace with which to deal with life.

This is my short post for today.

May you be blessed.

Siding

So much progress has been made since these were taken but I will show you just ‘cuz I haven’t taken new ones yet!

This is NOT the final color of the exterior. It has since been painted and I can’t wait to show you what it looks like now.

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Taken before winter set in 🙂

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The latter two images are of the back of the house and back side corner, respectively. Love that wood there.

Enjoy!

~Serenity Woman

15 minutes or 10 things?

I believe there are two camps when it comes to cleaning and clearing.

There’s the “I’m only going to clean for 15 minutes” idea which works for some, as it focuses the attention and releases one from attachment to the result or expectation of perfection.

And there is the “I will put away (or get rid of) 10 things” camp which works best for me, because it provides the same blessings mentioned above as well as a simple and definite goal. I don’t have to break my neck trying to vacuum the whole house in 15 minutes or ‘have the place spotless’ by the end of my cleaning. I have the satisfaction of knowing I removed 10 things that had been standing in the way (and it doesn’t matter which ten) and am 10 new open spaces closer to my goal of cleanliness.

Serenity can be attained regardless of your surroundings, as it is entirely reliant upon one’s attitude and willingness to be happy.

Blessings and peace,

~*Serenity Woman!

You’ve come a long way, Serenity!

Wow!! Let’s take a visit down memory lane, shall we?

Here is my intention for the space:

I’d like to create a peaceful space where Yoga can be practiced. I’d like it to be a beautiful non-distracting space with light, air, and cleanliness. This will be a space for serenity. So mote it be.

And here is the transformation process, photo by photo, beginning January 2, 2012.

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Now this is far from complete, but see the transformation? See the beautiful change from dark to light? I am loving it and feeling more peaceful every time I look at it.

~*Blessings and Peace

Serenity Woman

Making Space for Light

So I have more pictures! Yay!

They aren’t exactly new, but we’ve been taking a break since it began snowing, so these are still the latest progress. Enjoy them!

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Now that the headers are fully built and nailed in, the spaces for the new windows have been sawed-out.

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See how much light there will be?

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Dad on the ladder, hard at work.

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A view of the corner, filled with light and space.

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Just picture sitting inside enjoying the sun and lovely green views, mosquito-free!

Wishing you Peace and Hope~*

Serenity Woman