I am a Writer, Poet, Therapy Dog Mom, Homeschool Mom, Nana, and much more. My days are full, but there is always time for writing and reading. It is my prayer GOD will choose to use me in the "craziness" of each day.
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As I sip my morning coffee, I gather my thoughts. Weary and tired, I face a new day. The beauty of GODS creation renews my senses and reminds me of GODS comfort and peace. HE is faithful to prepare the way before me. HE loves me and most certainly HE loves each of you.
Take comfort as the storms of life toss you about. Climb into HIS arms and rest!
"And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows." Luke 12:7 NLT
A beautiful Christmas snow! The snowflakes continue to fall here in Richmond, Virginia. I pray each of you who are experiencing snow (winter weather) will be warm and safe while enjoying a peaceful day!
Each of you who left a comment on my last post touched my heart. I, too share both of those scenario's. I "love" church, yet there have been times when I have been terribly wounded there. Recently, God placed many in my path who have shared their pain. After praying about my own situations and many of theirs, I felt led to simply post the question, "What is church to you?" I had no idea what GOD was doing, but I knew I had to obey and post. Thankful is not a strong enough word! I know your comments moved mountains in many lives. Your honesty, love, and sincerity are sprinkled through each comment. Truly, the heart of GOD shined brightly! GOD BLESS each of you and thank you for taking the time to answer.
For anyone visiting who is not familiar with the last post, please go back and read it, taking time to soak and absorb each comment. You will be blessed by the many living vessels who allowed GOD to speak through them.
And, the truth is: Anything good or worthy coming from my actions is clearly GOD and HE alone! On my own, I bumble and stumble my way through life. Try as I may, my sinful nature rears its ugly head more times than I would like to admit.
" 4 So, my dear brothers and sisters, this is the point: You died to the power of the law when you died with Christ. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God. 5 When we were controlled by our old nature,[a] sinful desires were at work within us, and the law aroused these evil desires that produced a harvest of sinful deeds, resulting in death. 6 But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit." Romans 7:4-6 NLT
This picture was taken a few weeks ago at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond, Virginia. A close friend and I walked, chatted, and snapped some pictures as we enjoyed the beauty surrounding us. Much of the time, life is what we make of it. Our attitude is key to whether amidst life's storms we are able to enjoy life or not.
"If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose." Philippians 2:1-2 NAS
Today, I am thankful to step beyond life circumstances and enjoy the beauty and blessings around me. I am thankful GOD has brought me to this place in life. I pray each of you will step beyond your circumstances and enjoy all GOD has for you, today!
By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,
~Prayer request: Please pray for a close friend who has breast cancer. Also pray for me as I join her visiting doctors and surgeons. THANK YOU!