Bringing to the table…


My last post I spoke about those wonderful people who visit this blog and how each of them bring something different to the table. I really do mean that. I am so blessed to have them in my life. So this post is just a shout out to those wonderful people.

Lorrie from “Grow Up Deep” has an amazing way with words. She is picturesque and has a great love of poetry. Lorrie is able to find God’s lessons in just the small things that life has to offer. An example of that is written in a post called “Silly little girl”.

Another lovely woman is DD from “Caribbean Shulamite”. A discerning soul and with love that oozes from her writings. She is also not ashamed to write about her struggles either. Just check out her post called “Not ashamed of ‘God’ – just ‘Jesus’ and ask yourself if you have found yourself doing the same.

And Leonie who doesn’t have a blog that I am aware of. But she’s always been an encouragement to me. I just wanted to give my personal thanks to Leonie.

One of my longest blogging friends is Carla from “More Books and Things”. She has finished with her blog and has gone on to do other things at the Lord’s calling. I really do miss her many, many posts on the examination of today’s books in light of the Word of God. If you haven’t been to her blog and have any queries about books that you may be seeing in the Church library or being spoken about in the pulpit, her blog is exhaustive. You can search  her blog too. I love Carla because she has a discerning spirit coupled with a loving heart.

I can’t wait for the day when I actually meet these lovely women. It may not be in this world, but I have no doubt that it will be in the New Heavens and Earth.

Thanks to all these woman who give me encouragement and best of all they are all walking in God’s strength, His Grace and forgiveness. I love you all.

Just saying 😀

1Co 12:14  For also the body is not one member, but many.
1Co 12:15  If the foot says, Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body, on account of this, is it not of the body?
1Co 12:16  And if the ear says, Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body, on account of this, is it not of the body?
1Co 12:17  If all the body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If all hearing, where the smelling?
1Co 12:18  But now God set the members, each one of them, in the body, even as He desired.
1Co 12:19  But if all was one member, where would the body be?
1Co 12:20  But now, indeed, many are the members, but one body.
1Co 12:21  And the eye is not able to say to the hand, I have no need of you; or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
1Co 12:22  But much rather the members of the body seeming to be weaker are necessary.
1Co 12:23  And those of the body we think to be less honorable, to these we put more abundant honor around them. And our unpresentable members have more abundant propriety.
1Co 12:24  But our presentable members have no need. But God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to the member having need,
1Co 12:25  that there not be division in the body, but that the members might have the same care for one another.
1Co 12:26  And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it. If one member is glorified, all the members rejoice with it.
1Co 12:27  And you are Christ’s body, and members in part.


12 thoughts on “Bringing to the table…

  1. Hi Vee! That is some serious blog love you’re giving us 🙂 Thank you for the mention.
    Let me return it sincerely and tell you that I have been following your blog since I found it in 2008, and it is simply chock full of good stuff!
    In fact, I didn’t know if to categorize it with ‘personal blogs’ or ‘ministry blogs’ in my feed Reader but I eventually thought it too good to just be a ‘personal blog’ and chose the other 😀

    Blessings in Jesus!


    • Awww, thanks DD. The one thing I have noticed about all my blogging friends is the different perspective. I would love to be able to do what you and the other girls do. But we are ALL part of the same body and we ALL bring something different. Your blog is so uplifting and so is Lorrie’s. Have you been to Lorrie’s? She is such a good writer. One that I admire as I do you.

      By the way, I love your blog name… Caribbean Shulamite. Perhaps one day you could treat us all and write about why you call yourself Shulamite. I would love to hear about that.

      May Jesus (see, I used His name, the name above all names!) Bless you 😀


  2. Hi Vee ~ You are spoiling me rotten you know! I’m with DD… some serious blog love 🙂 Thank you so much and I do hope you know how much I appreciate you, your blog and the love you so generously pour out to me and others. I often think of how wonderful it will be when we are all in heaven together and our Living Journey really cranks up full blast!! So exciting!

    Until then I am enjoying all the fabulous truths you share with us. You have a wonderfully discerning yet graceful approach. I wish I had half your ability but that is what is so wonderful about the family of God… put us all together and we are synergistic and whole. I appreciate you so much!

    Tons of love sister and abundant blessings!! We have eternity!!


  3. Truly a glowing and tender read, Vee. No truer words could be spoken on how the Lord uses His own for His own. I look forward to getting to know, learn and be blessed by these sisters in Christ.

    As for Carla, her easy-going, conversational tone combined with that remarkable, encyclopedic knowledge have made her blog an indespensable tool and a true joy to read. As you so rightly stated, it will continue to be an excellent “go-to” source for questionable “books and things”. Learning of her retirement has left an ache in my heart (and a gap in my morning routine!), but I know she’ll eventually come back with something just as powerful.

    Thank you, Vee, for the encouragement you’ve so freely given ever since I started out. I really don’t see how I can keep up with you seasoned pros; but just to enjoy sweet fellowship with ya’ll is enough.


  4. You make me chuckle, Vee! :-D)

    I thought “Uh oh, somebody’s asking about my blog name…I had a feeling this might come some day and then I won’t really have a exciting story”, LOL…But that does give me something for a future blog post 🙂

    Your last comment about dyslexia was funny too! Well you only got it misspelt 2X that I can recall…but ‘Shumalite’ is pretty close, ha! 😉

    Blessings IN JESUS to you too :-D)

    p.s. Thank you for the mention again, I was visited by Lorrie and Pearl over at my blog and so I found their sites!


  5. Oh Vee, what can I say to such high praise! Many thanks. I don’t have a blog – there are so many wonderful sites such as yours (& I don’t have the imagination :)) God bless you and all the others who are Christ’s.


  6. Oh…thank you Vee.

    Your blog has been one of the few I actually comment on, although I don’t always do that. But I do love to check here often, and can’t begin to express how thankful I am to have met you – but of course, am looking forward to actually meeting you in person some day as well!

    Friends always! 🙂


  7. Have been so blessed by your blog, and continue to stretch my understanding of new things. I am not an intellectual, but always come away feeling as if I have a deeper understanding of the issues and ideas when I read your posts. By the way, Carla is just as sweet in person as she is online. She is another woman whom God has placed in my life that pointed me towards growing deeper in the Lord. Thanks again for your tireless research and willingness to share with others the truth.


    • Awwww… thank you so much for your kind words and the encouragement. It means so much to me, it really does 🙂

      I read just yesterday that it’s not a matter of being an intellectual to understand God’s Word but more of being faithful and putting God’s Word into practice…

      biblical insight and understanding is promised not as a gift to a privileged few granted a superior intellect, but to anyone attaining to greater faithfulness by putting God’s Word and ways into practice.

      It was from an article that you can find on the Moriel site:

      I really found it a great help to go to some really good trustworthy sites to teach me the basics which then allowed me to delve deep into His Word.

      A few places to start are:


      A wealth of good teaching on the blue letter website. 😀

      I highly recommend reading Jacob Prasch’s sermon on Midrash. You can find that on my site under the pages section and his sermon is under the topic called “Midrashim”. If you haven’t hear of that before it’s basically how the New Testament writers handled the Old Testament. In fact, I would read that first and you will learn and start to recognise typology and shadows of type when you are reading scripture.

      If there is anything else I can help you with please feel free to let me know.




  8. Thanks Vee,
    I do agree that God gives wisdom to those who ask for it, not just for those who are smart. I have checked out the Blue Letter Bible site before. It is excellent. I am going to have to check out that message, as I have spotted it online before. I am sure I will take you up on your offer one day. God bless, Dawn


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