These well-known words are the refrain from the Christmas carol O Come, All Ye Faithful, written in 1743 by John Francis Wade. It wouldn’t seem like Christmas without hearing or singing this, would it? O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O … Continue reading
The God who created, names, and numbers the stars in the heavens also numbers the hairs of my head….He pays attention to very big things and to very small ones. What matters to me matters to Him, and that changes … Continue reading
“This was one of my favorite books when I was growing up,” my mom told me years ago when she gave me a copy of Anne of Green Gables. It quickly became a favorite of mine, too. I loved reading about … Continue reading
We…see God reaching out to us in every wind that blows, every sunrise and sunset, every cloud in the sky, every flower that blooms, and every leaf that fades. OSWALD CHAMBERS (1874-1917) Linked to Inspire Me Monday at Create with … Continue reading
Here’s a promise God has given to each one of us–whatever is happening in our lives, He’s there with us and He’s taking care of us! It may be hard to see or understand how He is working sometimes, but even … Continue reading
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength. CORRIE TEN BOOM (1892-1983, Author of The Hiding Place) “Don’t worry” is easy to say, but so hard to do…yet we really don’t need to worry, … Continue reading
We’ve had lots of rain this spring and summer and everything is so green and lush and pretty. And the blackberries are growing well this year, which I’m really excited about! I love blackberries–eating them just the way they are, using … Continue reading
God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him. JIM ELLIOT (1927-1956) Each of us face times when there are tough choices to make. We all know how stressful that can be! But when I saw … Continue reading
O Lord, You have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit or stand. When far away You know my every thought. You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop … Continue reading
The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God’s heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth. –From GOD’S GARDEN, Dorothy Frances Gurney, 1858-1932 Hope you are enjoying the flowers, sunshine, and all the … Continue reading
Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven…. I PETER 1:3 The Message That’s a great reason to celebrate Easter, isn’t it? Wishing you … Continue reading
God gives us different passions so everything He wants done in the world will get done.
RICK WARREN, pastor and author, from Daily Hope with Rick Warren
Rick Warren also writes, “God is a passionate God….As you grow closer to Him, He’ll give you a passion for something He cares about deeply so you can be a spokesperson for Him in the world. It may be a passion about a problem, a purpose, a principle, or a group of people. Whatever it is, you’ll feel compelled to speak up about it and do what you can to make a difference.”
What has God given you a passion for?
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I’m so excited spring is here! After this especially cold winter, I’m looking forward to brighter, longer, warmer days with flowers blooming and birds chirping!
I’ve always loved springtime because it’s a time of fresh, new beginnings. Are you ready for something new? God delights in doing fresh new things in our lives. Ask Him to show you what “new thing” He has for you!
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
ISAIAH 43:18-19 (NIV)
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Lord, when my soul is weary and my heart is tired and sore, and I have that failing feeling that I can’t take any more; then let me know the freshening found in simple, childlike prayer; when the kneeling soul knows surely that a listening Lord is there.
–Ruth Bell Graham (1920-2007), from Ruth Bell Graham’s Collected Poems
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I took a picture of these peonies I had dried last summer. I just bundled them up and hung them upside down to dry. And they made a wonderful bouquet that I still enjoy looking at! Dried flowers remind me of something lasting, and I love them as much as I love fresh flowers.
As we celebrate those we love on Valentine’s Day with flowers and hearts and chocolates, I’m also reminded of the lasting love that God has for each of us. It’s a love that never quits! Think about the person or people you love most in your life and multiply your love for them by infinity–that’s how much God loves you. An unfathomable amount! I hope being reminded of that makes your Valentine’s Day a special one!
I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. JEREMIAH 31:3 (NIV)