We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment,
Let’s not forget how great and awesome our God truly is. God’s voice is powerful, and can make All things align with His will. So, may our first response to any situation be, “I love and trust God to handle this.” For “greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the
In this life there are trials to bear We cry sometimes scream, sensing no one there. Have we come all this way to be let down? Or is there a hope contradicting a frown? Life has its joys and incredible journeys, Outrageous odysseys and prayerful pleas; Seeking and searching we drop to our knees.
We participated in the Harvest Festival last week at a local church. It was a joy to minister to children ages 3-10 years of age. The atmosphere was charged with brotherly love, homemade soups and stews, as well as cakes, pies, cookies, and more. The Wordless Book was shared with approximately 46 children. (We were
How often do you lift up your arms to heaven just to say to God- Thank you? The 1 Grateful Person Tag is based on Luke 19 and the account of Jesus with the 1 out of ten lepers he healed who came back thank him. Let us aspire to be like the 1 who
“You have been chosen for this recognition because of the encouragement and inspiration you bring to your readers. “ Thank you, Lydia, for this award that is truly after my own heart. Joy and encouragement are lifelines for me, and I am thankful that we serve a God who loves us so much that He
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NLT) May God richly bless you with hope, joy, and peace today, Jacquie ♥
Oh to encourage the disheartened, how good and pleasant when burdened; tohear words of grace and kindness spoken, so fitly employed – never a token. For somewhere on the horizon is hopeyou needn’t possess all the answers;lean on Him, Love, your telescope. When feeling low and disheartenedpraise and worship to get started, sing your joyous
She isn’t saying so, but she wants to go.She’s seen too much; she thinks – althoughThere’s still time to change her mind, and sow.Life has been textured with loss, love, and sorrow,She feels each day spent, now she must borrow;Whatever energy she can – just to make tomorrow.What can you say, when one makes up
Lowly, humble, strong, and right;Offer occasion to renew and heal.Volts of love’s currents exceedingly bright;Everything right, not how you feel.Beloved, let us love one another,Everlasting arms enfold anew.Always considering your brother,Reason: Giving is best and is true.Simply expressed – love each other.Although not based in feelings, brings joy.Lighting the way: Love brings hope,Look to God,
We recently held a “Pumpkin Run” party club in which we played a unique game. The goal: create the tallest structure possible using big marshmallows and pretzel sticks. The tallest structure still standing at the end of five minutes wins. There was a flurry of little hands and minds attempting to make the greatest structure
My friend Matthew posted about “A Day of Blessing” that he just experienced. I encourage you to take a read because: The light in the eyes [of him whose heart is joyful] rejoices the hearts of others, and good news nourishes the bones. Proverbs 15:30 (AMPC). I hope your heart is filled with rejoicing, and
The Versatile Blogger Award was created to celebrate bloggers who have unique content, good writing, beautiful images or photography. Thank you, Joshua, for this nomination. I encourage you to visit Joshua’s site. Joshua is creative and has a heart for people all over the world. He is generous and he leaves no one behind. The
Joy in every area, Joy. Come curious for what’s in store, He has healing love, and more. Joy in every area, Joy. Storms will always come, butYour heart can rest assured;That you will be matured. Joy in every area, Joy. Won’t you lay down your burdens? And while counting it all joy –
In times of desert darkness of soul, abandoned notions taking their toll.I wander weary woeful in thought; undone, unhappy and overwrought.Of ramble-roll in darkness of soul, I clearly see dismal’s role;stuck in this dull-dreary-darkness befitting a mole.Bring me from this darkness,and into your marvelous light;from a life filled with starkness,to one that’s shining so bright.Speaking
Hear counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction, that you may be wise in the time to come. Many plans are in a a man’s mind, but it is the Lord’s purpose for Him that will stand. Proverbs 19:20-21 (AMPC). https://www.biblegateway.com/ As I read this verse this morning, I felt compelled to share it. The days
And so faith, hope, love abide [Faith – conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; Hope – joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; Love – true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; But the greatest of
“If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored” Job 22:23 Restless in frenetic movement, I arise at 4 am. And like the now swishing and whirring of the dishwasher, my thoughts seem to swirl in rhythm. I just read a portion of Scripture, but cannot tell you anything about its contents. As I
Discipleship is Dangerous! I just read this post by Mitch Teemley, who has become a favorite for me on WordPress. The truth and reality of being a disciple is clear, and Mitch encourages the readers of this post to press into understanding the cost of discipleship. Lets “show the way out of this growing darkness.”
Thank you Dawn @Drawing Closer to Christ for including me in this Share Your Passion Tag. You encourage those around you in understanding God’s love and workings in our lives that is scripturally based. You are a true encouragement and emulate His care through word and deed. God bless you richly. The goal of the
Gail, thank you for thinking of me for this lovely award. Your heart for others to know God’s love is apparent, and the more I read from you, the more I experience the encouragement that comes with knowing God’s love. I encourage you check out Gail’s blog for truth and inspiration. Rules: 1. Use the
Clothed in love by faith in You, And through it all I’m made brand new. Petitions, pleadings, and praises – a Triad of trust; treasured graces. Under Your watch care, loving arms, Remind me I’m held safe from alarms. Enduring kindness You display, Divine maker, I am Your clay. Because You love and set
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Aligning with His holy message,Gleaning a compassionate edge.Allowing His love to flow through;Preferring others with healing in view.Entering in with compassion, unity the sole passion.Forever in love with God’s creation,Opposing selfish motivation;Relating in love, a godly nation.Turning away from evil desire,Heading to Him, no muck and mire.Ever coming in faith and love, descending with hope
But our way is not that of those who shrink back to destruction, but [we are] of those who believe [relying on God through faith in Jesus Christ the Messiah] and by this confident faith preserve the soul. Hebrews 10:39 (AMP). There are seasons of becoming reacquainted with God’s necessary attributes for living a godly
Thank you Perth, for this award. I appreciate the encouragement awards bring, and it is a joy to acknowledge fellow bloggers in our community. I encourage you to check out Perth Girl’s site, you will receive godly insight, with application, and you may even feel compelled to share in some of her yummy recipes. The
Christ is calling us to change and rearrange. Recount His blessing while troubles are pressing. Under grace, we will keep pace. Citing the Word is power transferred, His Inner courts contain joys – all sorts. Believe and bear when standing in prayer. Life isn’t transfixed, so don’t be bewitched; Exert His promise, don’t be like
Yesterday was good but difficult. I awoke with a migraine which remained throughout the day. My husband Ken, had a physical therapy appointment in the next town so complete with dark sunglasses I went. During these times, the vibration of my own voice is challenging, so I usually keep to myself. No talking. I had
Lean on Me. Fall into my arms, you will not be harmed. I am your fortress, your shield; I am the One who says you’re healed. Fall with abandon into My love, I will gently cradle you. The fearful do not fall, but the faithful see it all. The faithful see My love cast out
I love this time of year when you can hear, taste, and see the salty sea wind. I love this time of year when it’s clear that change is upon us. The leaves have begun turning, and the last full blooms of summer are in all their splendor. School buses filled with children, their hearts
Stay close to God. Remain. Do not give up, for you are growing and developing. Where you see failure and shortcomings, God sees opportunity for His glory. It does your Father’s heart good to see you press-in to Him, especially when you feel like giving up. You’re not feeling secure. When you feel weak, it
Your mercy cares for me beyond what is seen. Where curses be found, I’m not bound; My heart will pound with your trumpet sound. Pull me close-Your love’s large dose; The enemy steals, while your love heals. Your mercy cares for me beyond what I see. You crown me with favor, that which I savor;
He will help you pace your race. Don’t cling to how you thought life would be. It can blind you to His possibilities. Seasons come, then they go; just so you know they are like the wind that blows. Compare yourself to the Word alone, stick to instructions He has shown. Compliance with God’s pace,
Father, I desire to “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord [displaying admirable character, moral courage, and personal integrity], to fully please (You) in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing in the knowledge of God [with deeper faith, clearer insight and fervent love for (Your) precepts].” Amen. (Colossians 1:10,
Trust is built upon trust as we walk through trials together, and see God’s mighty hand at work.
Thank you Dawn at Drawing Closer to Christ for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I appreciate you and the wonderful impact you have on our blogging community. Check out Dawn’s blog to be refreshed in the things of God. She speaks His truth in love, and with great encouragement. Thank you Dawn for
Lately you’ve had to put up with the grief of many trials.
He alone has the answer to every heart that aches, grieves, and mourns – as well as being the One who whispers your name.
Wisdom is key to a life of stability.
He draws us near to bless us, heal us, and to meet our need.
Ejecting darkness, ushering light’s height.
“O Israel, hope in the Lord; for He is loving and kind and comes to us with armloads of salvation” Psalm 130:7 TLB. Consider what you have been through just to make it to today. Think of the various times you wanted to give up, and yet He brought you through. So, when you make
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them” John 14:23 NIV. Submission, easier to say than to do; Taking every aspect of life in its view. Coming to the end of what might be, close enough
The volunteers assured us this was not the same little boy that came last week.
Thank you so much Joshua, for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award, you are a constant source of encouragement, and I love that your favorite Irish Hymn is “Be Thou My Vision.” Please visit and follow Joshua’s enjoyable blog at: Joshua Swanson!!! The Rules for this Award: 1. Thank the nominator, and publish a
Experiencing God’s love is a result of a heart devoted to knowing Him.
The love walk happens through intimacy as we look for mercy within the Godhead.
Thank you to my sweet friend Deandra for this lovely award. I am enjoying the many “faces” of the Lieberman Award. You will definitely want to check out Deandra at Imago Dei, as you will be uplifted by her open discussion of life as she shares God’s love and grace. The Rules: 1. Thank the
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