“Don’t worry” is easy to say, but so hard to do…yet we really don’t need to worry, since God has everything under control and continues to take care of us. Praying you sense His peace in a special way this week!
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you…Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. JOHN 14:27 NKJV
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 →
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.”
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.
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.
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)
And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you.
LUKE 12:28 (NLT)
It’s comforting to know that God will always provide for us and take care of us. It’s so easy to fall into worry and hopelessness when we’re going through tough times, but He’s always there, always caring for us!
It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when the Creator was a child Himself. –Charles Dickens, from A Christmas Carol
Wishing you a blessed and joyful Christmas and New Year!
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. ISAIAH 9:6 (KJV)
This chalkboard art is available on Etsy at Lily & Val.
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart….The Lord is gracious and merciful. He provides food for those who fear him; He remembers His covenant forever. He has shown His people the power of His works, in giving them the inheritance of the nations. The works of His hands are faithful and just….” PSALM 111:1, 4-7 (ESV)
This chalkboard art is available on Etsy at Lily & Val.
This verse is such a great reminder that God works through our imperfections and limitations. He can take our messes, mistakes, and weaknesses and make something beautiful and powerful out of them. He gives us the strength we need to get through whatever we need to get through and He works all things together for our ultimate good. All we have to do is “let go” and let God have control. And trust that He always knows what’s best!
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. ROMANS 8:28 NIV
Are any of you going through a difficult time? I hope this verse, Romans 12:12, encourages you to hang in there and not give up. Know that God is with you, that He loves you, and that He will see you through this. And continue to keep on praying!