The Potter’s Lady by Judith Miller

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I really loved this book The Potter’s Lady because in the beginning we see Rose is graduating from design school where she had a lot of bad experiences so she has closed herself off to the world. Then her brother Ewan comes to get her from the school and on the carriage ride he tells her that Aunt Margaret went and hired another worker under his nose  which was unlike this character to do because she never hired another worker. Ewan tells his sister that they are going to look at a pottery business to see if that is the shop they want to buy and own. Here we are introduced to Rylan Campbell who comes from a broken home and comes with his own emotional baggage at first he is reluctant to change at the pottery when Rose wants the kids to get an education and wants the shop to be cleaner.

We are also introduced to the nanny Beatrice who is always mad at the Mckay’s because she thinks that they are stuck up and she believes they only look out for themselves and we find out she is hiding her own skeletons that we don’t find out about until way later in the book.I will not give that away to you all I can say is wow and I understand that she was a flawed character. We also are introduced to Joshua Harkness whose father  owns a pottery business and he will do whatever it takes to get ahead, and later in the book we will find out what he did to get ahead. Also  we discover a couple who I didn’t know if they would get together or not, but in the end glad they did. I received this book from Bethany House publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Week 8 Summarizing Psalm 119:161-176

Well here is my final summary of Psalm 119 for Love God Greatly because we just concluded the study this week. So September 7 I will be back to give a summary on Galatians looking forward to that study.

First, I know that I need to praise the Lord no matter what circumstances are going on in my life just like David did.

Second, I need to continue to enjoy the law of the Lord because that is where my great peace will come from. I also need to stop letting things offend me, and to remember that nothing can make me trip and fall as long as I lean on the Lord’s guidance.

Third, I need to let praises to the Lord come out of my mouth. Also I need to remember to continue to let the Lord’s hand be ready to help me, and continue to obey his commands.

Finally, I need to continue to cry out to the Lord. I need to remember even when I went astray and went down the wrong path I knew deep down that I wanted to the Lord to come and find me, but now I know he was always there I just had to seek him with my whole heart.

Psalm 119:175-176

S- Psalm 119:175-176 175 Let me live so that I can praise you. May your laws keep me going. 176 Like a lost sheep, I’ve gone down the wrong path. Come and look for me, because I haven’t forgotten to obey your commands (NIRV). Psalm 119:175-176 175 Let me live that I may praise You, and let Your decrees help me. 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek, inquire for, and demand Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandments (AMP).

O- David cried out to the Lord to let him live so that he could sing praise to him. He wanted the Lord’s laws to keep him going. David was a lost sheep for a little while when he ordered Bathsheba’s husband to be killed on the battlefield because he had slept with her and did not want anyone to find out. He asked the Lord to come and look for him like a lost sheep because he had not forgotten to obey his commands.

A- I need to continue to cry out to the Lord. I need to remember even when I went astray and went down the wrong path I knew deep down that I wanted to the Lord to come and find me, but now I know he was always there I just had to seek him with my whole heart.

P- Lord, help me to continue to cry out to you, and help me to remember that even when I went astray and went down the wrong path that you were always looking for me. Create in me a pure heart O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Lord, help me to control my temper, and mold me into the woman of God that you have created me to be.

Psalm 119:171-173

S- Psalm 119:171-173 171 May my lips pour out praise to you, because you teach me your orders. 172 May my tongue sing about your word, because all your commands are right. 173 May your hand be ready to help me, because I have chosen to obey your rules (NIRV). Psalm 119:171-173 171 My lips shall pour forth praise [with thanksgiving and renewed trust] when You teach me Your statutes. 172 My tongue shall sing [praise for the fulfillment] of Your word, for all Your commandments are righteous. 173 Let Your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen Your precepts (AMP).

O- David continued to praise the Lord with his lips. He would sing about the Lord’s word, and all his commandments. David said to the Lord let your hand be ready to help me, because I have chosen to obey your rules.

A- I need to let praises to the Lord come out of my mouth. Also I need to remember to continue to let the Lord’s hand be ready to help me, and continue to obey his commands.

P- Lord, help me to let the praises that come out of my mouth be about you. Help me to remember to continue to let your hand be ready to help me, and continue to obey your commands. Create in me a pure heart O God, and renew a steadfast Spirit within me. Lord, thank you for helping me to keep my temper under control, and mold me into the woman of God that you have called me to be.

Psalm 119:165

S- Psalm 119:165 165 Those who love your law enjoy great peace. Nothing can make them trip and fall. Psalm 119:165 165 Great peace have they who love Your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble.

O- David loved the law of the Lord and enjoyed great peace because of it. Nothing offended David because he knew that the Lord was on his side and would not let him fall down.

A- I need to continue to enjoy the law of the Lord because that is where my great peace will come from. I also need to stop letting things offend me, and to remember that nothing can make me trip and fall as long as I lean on the Lord’s guidance.

P- Lord, help me to continue to enjoy your law because that is where my great peace will come from. Help me to stop letting things offend me, and to remember that nothing can make me trip and fall as long as I lean on your guidance. Create in me a pure heart O God, and renew a steadfast Spirit within me. Lord, thank you for my new job, and help me to inspire the next generation of your children. Lord, continue to mold me into the woman of God that you have called me to be.

Psalm 119:163-164

S- Psalm 119:163-164 163 I hate lies with a deep hatred. But I love your law. 164 Seven times a day I praise you for your laws, because they are right (NIRV). Psalm 119:163-164 163 I hate and abhor falsehood, but Your law do I love. 164 Seven times a day and all day long do I praise You because of Your righteous decrees (AMP).

O- David hated those who would lie, but he loved the laws of the Lord. David would praise the Lord seven times a day no matter what he was feeling through all of his circumstances he continued to praise the Lord.

A- I know that I need to praise the Lord no matter what circumstances are going on in my life just like David did.

P- Lord, help me to praise you no matter what circumstances are going on in my life. Create in me a pure heart O God, and renew a steadfast Spirit within me. Lord, help me with the anxiety in my life and help me to remember to cast my cares on you. Continue to mold me into the woman of God that you have created me to be.

Summarizing Psalm 119:49-64

Well here is my Summary of last Week’s Week 7 for Love God Greatly

First,I will continue by faith thy mercies in view; I will continue to prevail by prayer. I need to continue to pray that I may never be afraid or ashamed to own God’s truths and ways before men. I will continue to keep God’s law in a constant obedience, without backsliding. I will not be ashamed to be a Christian because as Joyce Meyer’s has said God did not die so we could have a religion, but a relationship with him, and that is what I have with Jesus is a true genuine relationship.

Second, I need to continue to find comfort in the promises of the Lord. I need to not turn away from the Lord’s law. I will continue to remember the laws that the Lord gave long ago.

Third, I need to pray before I go to bed at night and continue to remember who the Lord is. I need to not waver from the faith like David.

Finally, Like David I need to look to the Lord with all of my heart. I also need to be quick to obey the Lord’s commands.