YOUR CHOICE . . . SULK OR SOAR

January 22, 2019

She stood in the corner alone and sad

and looking at the crowd, she wished she could join them

but did not.

People asked the band. . . .

“Oh, please play this!”

Still, she stayed in her corner thinking

“I don’t like this music!”

Did it NOT occur to her

to ask,

to seek,

to knock?

By Martha L Shaw ©2019

Related image

[ Ask, and It Will Be Given ] “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Matthew 7:7-8 ESV

 


LIFE IS ASTONISHING!

January 18, 2019

I just bought a new devotionals book on praise so perhaps this is why my interpretation of the following quote made me think of my life as a Christian.  It is encouraging regardless of our individual interpretations.  Enjoy!

Instructions for living a life. 
Pay attention. 
Be astonished. 
Tell about it.

– Mary Oliver –

Image result for PRAISE


Inspired By Mother Teresa

January 16, 2019

See the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.

– Mother Teresa –


LOVE AND KISSES!

January 5, 2019

Luther Burbank: “Flowers always make people better,happier, and more helpful: they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.”

I like this quote because it states something I have come to believe but in a different way. I believe that God created flowers solely for the purpose of making us smile, feel warm,and know that we are loved. They represent God’s kisses to me. 


TBTG!

December 18, 2018

CAN I GET SOME AMENS?


THE BEST GIFT EVER

December 14, 2018


MY CHOICE

November 28, 2018


LAWS . . .Wondrous???

November 16, 2018

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.Psalm 119:18 ESV

Related image

As a child, I often thought “Why is the teacher always picking on me?” At the time it seemed not only was I picked on, but a very high percentage of the time!  As an adult, I saw things differently. Rules and laws save and protect us and for certain keep us on the right path so that we will learn and accomplish what we very much need to.  As we mature in life and in relationship with our Heavenly Father, Teacher . . . it is espectially important!  We are created out of His amazing love for a blessed purpose which could result in our hurting ourselves and others if we do not obey!

Our Father God is waiting for us to seek forgiveness when we disobey and His sadness while waiting for us is due to His immeasurable love!  How incredible is it that once we repent, He eagerly holds us and leads us to the right path!!

 


Let Everything Praise the Lord

November 15, 2018

Poor sleep made me grumpy this morning. . . knowing better didn’t help.  Puppy kisses thawed me out some . . . temporarily.

PhotoMontager_Creation_2018-04-18_043625

 

Then this quote from Psalm found me and brought with it a definite deterging quality.  “Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.” Psalm 119:143 ESV

 

Image result for ten commandments

GRUMPY?  Not me!

Psalm 150 Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens![a]
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!

Praise him with trumpet sound;
    praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
    praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals;
    praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

 

Image result for joy


LIFE CHANGING TRUTH!

November 10, 2018

Alistair Begg:

“Remind yourself every day you get up

and everywhere you go,

‘I am in the presence of God.’”

\36384-lead2bme2blord


%d bloggers like this: