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Have You Got Time?

Tulip trees quoteIt’s not true for everyone, but in this country, most of us have plenty of everything. In fact, we have so much we take it all for granted. And yet, we often complain.  I sometimes catch myself grumbling when things aren’t perfect, or I want something I can’t afford. “Want”, being the key word. The reality of it is I have everything I need and more! I have more than enough to eat, a house that’s too big, two nice vehicles that are always full of gas, and I can hop into either one and go just about anywhere I want to go any time I want to.

So your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine. Proverbs 3:10

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Life In A Bobsled

Sometimes I find myself in a rut; so steeped in routine that each morning I feel like I’m in a bobsled race, tucked into the sled—my life—speeding around the same course day after day, every turn familiar; every straightaway zipping by too quickly.

But I’m learning to remind myself each morning that God is with me in truth and love, and His grace, mercy and peace are mine for the asking.

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Maybe it is the same old sled and the same old ride, but you control the brakes. So slow down and watch for sudden blessings. You never know what’s around the next curve.

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s son, will be with us in truth and love. 2 John 1:3

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BELIEVE IT!

day 2 - 6 QUOTEWhat would this world be like if God wasn’t in it? Well, think on this: If God were not in the world, love would not be in the world.

Yes, there is evil and greed, murder and mayhem, but there is also love. God is here. And He is in control. I know, especially when bad things happen, we sometimes wonder how God can be in control. But it is at those times we must turn away from the bad, and focus on the good—God and His love for us.

I believe we can go boldly into each day without fear, knowing our God goes into the day with us to fight against all that will come against us, and… He will give us victory.

Believe it!

… For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” Deuteronomy 20:3-4

 

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What’s In Your Heart?

River walk 3 - quoteI used to wonder how a person could pray without ceasing then I realized prayer is not always about asking for something, and it should actually more often be about praising God and thanking Him. Praise and thanksgiving are prayer, and that’s how we can pray without ceasing! God is not complicated. Keep it simple; focus on the good stuff, constantly thanking and praising Him for His love and faithfulness. He not only hears the prayers that come out of our mouths; He hears our hearts.

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Keep On Smilin’

I’ve been there; weak and worn out, beat down, with no hope of things getting better. Yes, there have been times when I felt I had nothing to look forward to and no prospects for the future.

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Beauty and Blessings

Beauty and Blessings

Beauty and Blessings

I was just sitting on the back deck, taking a break, when I noticed this scene. Sometimes, we can have something beautiful right in front of us, and we don’t see it. Now, in this case, there was a multitude of beautiful things to look at, but when this came into focus, it made me say, “Wow!” Read the rest of this entry »

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Before and After

before 5As most of you know, we moved to a beautiful place about 22 months ago. Ray Brown and I have worked pretty much non-stop, “fixing the place up”, and I’ve pretty much decided we’ll never be finished. Seems like every time I finish one thing, I find another one I want to do. Read the rest of this entry »

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