August 24, 2017
When I was a child I never hesitated to run to my Daddy when I needed him, whether I had skinned my knee,was scared by a bug,you name it. I never stopped to wonder if I was a good enough girl, was my problem big enough … I knew his love was more than big enough no matter what I did or didn’t do. GOD WANTS US TO RUN INTO HIS ARMS THAT SAME WAY!
August 16, 2017
If we know the truth of the following words and that they apply to each of us created in His image, AS WE ARE, why must the hate continue to defeat love? Where is peace?
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well. -Psalm 139:14
April 15, 2013
How we feel does not need to rule the day. Hope is within us. Pray with me . . . Lord, I give my all to you and ask that you enable me to reflect your joy and hope on this day and always.
In you, Lord my God,
I put my trust.
March 5, 2013
Wow, what a quote:
For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great. – Jose Ortega y Gasset –
This one speaks hugely of God’s love and of the miracles happening to us every day. How often have I missed them. Yet, I speak the truth. No matter how broke I am, no matter how swollen my foot is, no matter how much it hurts, no matter how unfairly I’m treated . . . God Is. Jesus still died for me. Manifestations of that exist in every homent – the good ones and the “BUT WHY LORD” ones. It can be a great challenge to notice. Make the effort. If I sit and whine over the huge life changing event that I want, I miss the kisses from God which He sends to me all the day long. Those are truly a BIG deal.
February 25, 2013
Wow, this is so true. We have all read this sort of message in the Bible, sang of it in praise songs, etc., but I wonder as I think of some of the decisions and false judgments I have made whether “hearing it” requires a bit more thought.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery –
February 23, 2013
Money often costs too much.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –
I can remember, in another life as they say, working hard and being so hungry for the VP title. Those who had it said “it means nothing.” It wasn’t until I had it that I realized how right they were.
As I write this and contemplate Emerson’s words, I do so having, in the past, had not so much to worry about and having now the constant awareness of my financial concerns. As with the fancy title, money really doesn’t matter all that much. True, knowing I could pay my bills felt good and now the monthly “I wonder how” is showing me a different viewpoint, but honestly? I was more stressed back then even than now.
One way or another, the Lord provides in ways most important and I am a flawed human who needs constant reminder of His love. His mercy is UNCEASING though and while I learn more and more about our relationship, His and mine, and grow deeper and deeper with Him – learning anew what the word trust means, He understands, loves, forgives, and provides.
Emerson’s right. Money truly does cost too much. It’s all about trusting the Lord and reflecting His love. I can’t afford to deal with the rest of it. He’s handling it.
February 19, 2013
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. – Rumi
I’ve so often told folks that following the Lord in my life means that even if I go over the cliff, He will give me wings! The challenges in my life continue, but His love, provision and constant presence will NEVER fail me. Things don’t always go according to my plan. I don’t always see the ways in which He has redeemed some of the stuff I’ve lived through, but I have NO doubt that His purpose will be met in all my stuff and that He did bless my mess of the past and use it! His love NEVER ENDS.
February 19, 2013
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:11-12
Such truth in those words and they speak of our true and created need for one another as the collective body of Christ. We have not seen God but we are created in His image and thus reflect His splendor on one another. If I look in my own mirror, I am far more likely to see what I am not, but when I look at you I see the great I AM.