patricia newton
  I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 7 years, 5 months and 22 days.

  I have published 84 blogs and 51 comments.

 My most recent blog was published: Oct 04 2016 10:55:41am

 I currently live in: United States.
  My Newest Blogs
What's age got to do with it?
Patricia Newton
published . 3 min read
“Quick Jehoiada, lock the door,” frantically whispered Jehosheba as she unwrapped the tiny bundle in her arms. He searched her face for some clue as to what was going on. Breathlessly his wife Jehosheba said, “I know we're in terrible danger because of my actions” . “ You see when my brother's mother Athaliah heard he had died of his wounds, she's decided that she wants to be queen,” she continued. “She immediately ordered all of his children and successors to the throne, killed,” she explained. “I just happened to be in the nursery visiting my nephews when the soldiers came and started to kill them, she said as tears began to fall on her soft cheeks. “While the cowardly soldiers were busy engaged in their murderous rampage I......
Stop watching the clock!
Patricia Newton
published . 1 min read
This morning I woke up and the first sentence that came to my mind as I stood up from my bed was: “Stop watching the clock” I remembered the following scenario. Like a rocket my administrative assistant was out of the office door. No matter what was going on in the office as soon as the second hand and minute hand lined up together at three o'clock and not a second before she was gone. At 5 minutes to three she would start putting her things away. By a minute or two before three she would be standing looking at the clock. She had every right to leave at three o'clock. I could not require that she stay, even if there was an emergency. She was on a 220 day contract of an elementary school confidential secretary. This morning when I heard the sentence in my mind, “Stop......
My opening prayer
Patricia Newton
published .
May I have a life of devotion, not just a time of devotion May my life be consecrated, not just a time of consecration May I have a Sabbath heart, not just a Sabbath Day. May all my resources be at your disposal, not just a tithe. May all my time be sacred, not just a time for God. May I have a worshipping heart, not just a time of worship. May I walk in the light of Your love consistently, not just in my dark times.\ Help me to endure my dry spells, for I do not have a dry life. Remind me that you are always in control no matter what may rage around me during this enduring walk of faith Amen....
With some help from a tree
Patricia Newton
published . 2 min read
Zacchaeus was a man of wealth and of some reputation-but not the kind of reputation one wants. He had a desire and a problem. There was a buzz in the air. He felt the atmosphere change. Someone ran by and breathlessly yelled, “Jesus of Nazareth is coming.” A growing crowd was approaching his tax station. Zacchaeus, usually a very cautious wily man left his post unattended. He has heard about this man Jesus. Abandoning all sense of dignity and reserve Zacchaeus realized his only chance of seeing Jesus was to break away from the crowd and secure a position in a higher place. Notice he didn’t run up some house steps to an upper window. He gathered his robes and jumped up into a tree. Not just any tree either. The word of God specifically states a sycamore fig tree. He......
Marriage-whose portrait and inscription is on it?
Patricia Newton
published . 2 min read
Jesus answered this query over two thousand years ago in the New Testament Book of Mark. 13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. 14 They came to him and said, "Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren't swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? 15 Should we pay or shouldn't we?" But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. "Why are you trying to trap me?" he asked. "Bring me a denarius and let me look at it." 16 They brought the coin, and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?" "Caesar's," they replied. 17 Then Jesus said to them,......
And the winner is..
Patricia Newton
published . 1 min read
Oscar mania has seized the media outlets. Actors, actresses, producers and directors will be waiting breathlessly to see who captures a coveted golden statuette. I think most people like to be recognized for outstanding and positive achievements God knows His children like awards too. Therefore He has provided some awards for His children in this lifetime. I ve counted up ten crowns that a child of God can have in this life time. Six of these crowns are for everyone and four are optional crowns. The six crowns for everyone are 1. Crown of Loving kindness Psalm 103:4 2. Crown of glory and honor Psalm 8:5 3. Crown of Salvation Psalm 149:4 4. Crown of knowledge Psalm 14:18 5. Crown of Glory Proverbs 4:9 6. Crown of Blessings Proverbs 10:6 The four optional crowns are: 1. Gray hair is a crown......
I want a reliable bridge
Patricia Newton
published . 2 min read
All around Seattle there are floating bridges, draw bridges, and expansion bridges because Seattle is shaped like a long strip of land situated between two bodies of water. One is never far from water. Thousands of Seattleites traverse these bridges daily never questioning if these bridges are safe. So imagine a number of years ago, on a beautiful Sunday morning without warning we were shocked to hear that a bridge was running away. After the Sunday morning service my late husband and I joined the other gawkers to see this strange sight. A bridge we d crossed many times was floating in the middle of the lake towards the shore. The floating bridge was living up to its name. This bridge actually floats in the water. Built on the pontoon model these sophisticated, yet simple, pieces of......
Habits of the heart
Patricia Newton
published . 2 min read
God, I do not understand that you said that David was a man after Your heart. When I look at him I say he was disobedient, a murderer, an idolater, a wife stealer, a man who didn t correct his children, and a polygamist. Yet You say he was a man after your heart? His personal foibles would be fodder for newsprint today. I m pretty certain he could not have been electable for any office in this day and age. In fact he was run out of Office two times - no less than by two of his own children. The scandals in his own family would certainly have seen him out of office. His son raped his sister. His other son killed the one who raped her. My, my, tsk tsk he would have been gone in a heartbeat. Every time his name was mentioned it would have been tinted with shame. How then the contradiction?......
Decorated and furnished
Patricia Newton
published . 1 min read
I have to admit it I am a fan, okay I ll tell the real truth, I m a fanatic about HGTV. I love practically all of the shows about decorating, buying and selling homes. I sit in rapt attention as the experts tell the homeowners what upgrades they need to do to sell their homes. I am absolutely fascinated with the decorating chops my favorite designer of all times. Before HGTV I used to buy architectural magazines just to stare and salivate over the beautiful homes showcased in that magazine. When selling one s home, all of the experts agree that it is harder to sell a home that is empty, devoid of all furnishings. If the home is tastefully decorated buyers can come in and imagine how their own family might live there. Empty homes appear cold and uninviting. In order to attract a higher......
The ticketless passenger
Patricia Newton
published . 2 min read
One day an owner of an airline decided that he would give free passage and accomodations to anyone who wanted to his beautiful private island. Only his airline company could land there. The only thing a person had to do was to either write for, or go to the airport and get a ticket. There was no other requirement, but to just ask for a ticket. One could even go to a travel agency or go online and ask for a ticket. Absolutely no one was denied a ticket, if the person asked for one. The person would show up the airport and get the next available seat assignment. Even if a family of fourteen wanted to go to this island the only requirement was that each individual had to have a ticket and get a seat assignment. The airline became so well known that its nickname became Just Ask or JA. A fleet......
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