Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Known By Name


Psalm 9:10
Those who know Your name trust in You, for You Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.


I am the farmer, tilling soil
Reaping in God's time
I am the miner, coal-face
Black with sooty rime
I am the fisherman at dusk
Hauling catch to shore
I am the local baker, maker
Treats supreme, galore
I am a seamstress, patient
Designs unique, my own
I am construction worker who
Makes a house a home
I am, and We the People, know
With whom we stake our claim
Deplorables, and worse, we're called
By Him, we're known by name

Amen

My friends, I'm going to be taking the rest of this week off as I have to travel back to my Mom's home to help her with some new hearing aids.  Yes, I will have my Chrome Book with me, so will be able to correspond with you as needed, but will not be posting anew until a week from today.  Know I keep you all in my prayers, and would appreciate yours for safe travels, and for Mom's continued health.
Love and blessings!

46 comments:

  1. Bon voyage, Martha and au revoir. Wishing you happy travel and a pleasant stay with your mom. Take care and may God be with you and bless you and your whole family.

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  2. Prayers for your safe travel and also patience as you deal with "stuff."

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    1. Thank you, Bill! How did you know I need prayers for patience? :)
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Blessed are all who have their trust in him.

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  4. So good that you can be with your mom, Martha.
    May lovely new memories be made in your days together.

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    1. Yes, Linda, we are blessed to still have Mom with us. I still can't believe she's 91 and going strong!
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Love your poem with every "I am" that's known by name. So glad He knows my name! Have a good trip, Martha!

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    1. Yes, so glad He knows my name, too, Karen! Glad you liked the poem, my friend.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. LOVE this poem, Martha. (Proud to call myself a Deplorable, too.) Wishing you a safe journey. And -- based on Tom's experience with the hearing aids -- lots of patience! (*smile*)

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the poem, Mevely! Yes, I've got my fingers crossed regarding the new hearing aids. The ones Mom has now have those wires that go behind her ears, and she got in the bad habit of twisting them, which affects the ability to hear as she should. The new ones simply fit in the ear canals, and they are custom-made to fit her. Here's hoping!
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Have a safe trip and good time with your mom. So wonderful that you are able to help her with things and be there for her as needed. She is blessed and so are you. I love the poem...and yes, we may be "deplorables", but we are strong in number and the backbone of America. Proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free!!

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    1. Proud to be an American for sure, Pamela, but prouder still that our heavenly Father knows each of us by name, and calls us His beloved children. What could be a greater gift? So glad you liked the poem, my friend.
      Love and blessings!

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    2. Amen!! Yes, very thankful to be a child of the King!!!

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  8. Bless you for helping your mom. Have a wonderful break from writing. Hope you come back refreshed and strong!

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    1. I hope so, too, Laurie. I already have some future posts in mind, but just figured I needed to focus on Mom this week.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. May the Lord be with you in your travels to be with your mother! A wonderful poem, whatever we may be labeled in the eyes of the world, makes no difference to our Lord, He tenderly loves all of us! Truly a comforting thought! Blessings to you sweet friend!

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    1. Yes, Marilyn, no matter what our state or status in life, God loves each and every one of us, and desires to have a relationship with us. The world's labels don't matter when we are children of the Father. Glad the poem touched you, my friend.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. I'm so glad you still have your mom, Martha. And she is blessed to have a devoted daughter like you. :) Have a safe trip and a wonderful time together! Love and blessings to you!

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    1. Trudy, I'm so grateful that Mom is still with us. We are fortunate, indeed, and I pray daily that the Lord will grant her many more healthy years with us. We will enjoy our time together!
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Always enjoy your poetry, Martha. Praying for a safe and enjoyable trip. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Beckie, for your words of affirmation regarding the poetry. Every encouragement helps!
      Love and blessings!

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  12. May you have a safe journey there and back (sounds like The Hobbit!) and a blessed time with your mom. Those hearing aids can be tricky things to get used to. My mom had a couple of sets and still didn't seem to hear that well. Hope your mom has success with hers and will be able to hear much better.

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    1. Oh, The Hobbit! One of my all-time favorites, Diane - There and back again. :)
      Yes, hearing aids can be tricky things, but technology has improved so much over the past decade, I'm hoping these new ones will help her out. So frustrating when I have to speak loudly to her. Talk about feeling your blood pressure elevate!
      Love and blessings!

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  13. I love the poem! Praying for safe travel for you, there and back, and good luck with your mom's hearing aids. xoxox

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    1. Thanks so much, Terri, for your prayers. Much appreciated!
      Love and blessings!

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  14. Lovely poem. I just this minute lifted you both up in prayer. Safe travels! God bless you both.

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    1. Glad you liked the poem, Nells, and thanks so much for your prayers!
      Love and blessings!

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  15. Praying for you and your Mom right now, sweet friend. May God bless you both and grant you sweet, meaningful moments together and keep both of you safe and in good health. Many blessings to you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cheryl, for your heartfelt prayers! Know I've been praying for you, too, my friend.
      Love and blessings!

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  16. "Known by name"

    late to the post, praying for your continued trip.

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    1. Late to the party? Never a problem, Ryan! I'll be heading home tomorrow from Mom's, but the great news is, her new hearing aids are working marvelously! Praise be to God!
      Love and blessings!

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  17. safe travel, Martha!! This was a lovely poem and verse to read today. Peace!

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    1. So glad you liked the poem, Jean!
      Love and blessings!

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  18. Thank you for praying for me with my mother. I am praying for you, as well. May all communications go smoothly and the hearing issues solved!

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    1. Thanks so much, Barbara! Mom did have some issues yesterday with remembering how to get her hearing aids in correctly, but I left her with detailed instructions, so praying that helps her.
      Love and blessings!

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  19. Another name verse that is a personal favorite: I have called you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1, from what might be my favorite chapter in the whole Bible.

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    1. Love, love, love Isaiah, Galen! The Lord has called us by name, and His fingerprints are upon us as a personal signature. What other identity do we need than Beloved Child of God?
      Love and blessings!

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  20. Just now getting around to catching up on blog reading so I didn't know you were out of town helping with your mom. Praying that you were able to get her hearing aids situation taken care of. I wish my mom were still here; she passed away at 71-years-old in 2010 and I still miss her terribly.

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    1. Lisa, I surely hear your grief at the loss of your mother. I lost my Dad in March of 2014 after a long and trying battle with Alzheimer's. Not a day goes by when I don't think about him, and miss him, too. Mom has been incredibly brave ever since, though some of this I have to credit to her Irish penchant to be stubborn and her British heritage of the stiff upper lip.
      Yes, we got the hearing aids taken care of, though I had to leave her detailed instructions as to how to put them in. So far, so good! Praying that these will continue to help her.
      Love and blessings!

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  21. Martha, your poem is beautiful. Oh how wonderful that God knows my name, and tells me that I'm His beloved.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Amen, Kim! That God knows us by name is glorious, indeed!
      Love and blessings!

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